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(L-R) Actress Karen Allen, director Steven Spielberg, and Kate Capeshaw attend the "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, France. 

Topping the list is Oprah Winfrey. At age 54, she earned $275 million last year. In addition to her own daytime chat show, Oprah has ownership stakes in a magazine, a station on XM Satellite Radio and a cable channel called OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network scheduled to debut next year. She also gets a share of the profits from her successful protégées, Dr. Phil McGraw and chef Rachael Ray.

Bruce Willis is the only actor to make the list with $41 million last year, mostly from his fourth turn as blue-collar cop John McClane in Live Free or Die Hard. Most of the in-front-of-the-camera celebrities are talk show hosts like Howard Stern and David Letterman. At 77, Regis Philbin is the oldest person on the list with $21 million.

In general, men fare better than women when it comes to being famous and over 50. Of the three on our list, Oprah and Madonna are the only famous faces. No female actresses make the cut. Author Danielle Steel is the other lady to land on our list. She earned $30 million with her 71st romance novel, released last year.

Producers do well, scoring three of the top five spots. In second place is Jerry Bruckheimer. His latest film, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, was the top-grossing movie of 2007 with $961 million in worldwide box office sales. He is reportedly working on a fourth installment for Disney. Bruckheimer’s TV shows, (CSI, Cold Case and Without a Trace) continue to attract millions of viewers every week. Last year, he earned $145 million at age 63.

Steven Spielberg ranks third on our list with $130 million. At 61, Spielberg is still at the top of his game, overseeing hits like Transformers and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. This year, Spielberg’s production company DreamWorks broke free of Viacom’s Paramount thanks to a $500 million investment from India’s Reliance bank. Under the company’s new structure Spielberg could get an even bigger chunk of upcoming DreamWorks films like the Transformers’ sequel.Television producer Dick Wolf comes in behind Spielberg at fourth place. Last year he earned $75 million off the Law & Order franchise. Between new and syndicated shows some version of Law & Order is on almost every night, and all of them pay him money.

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Christiano Ronaldo

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Ronaldo the Mancheter united star scored his 100 n 101 goal againt stoke city at old trafford….

The red devils won the game with a great margin by out playing the Stroke’s to a 5-0 victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Manchester United hammered sorry Stoke 5-0 at Old Trafford.

The Portugal winger opened the scoring after just three minutes, his 100th United goal, with a trademark free-kick and Michael Carrick made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time.

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A lady with a four star

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WASHINGTON: Ann E. Dunwoody, after 33 years in the Army, has ascended to a peak never before reached by a woman in the U.S. military: four-star General. At an emotional promotion ceremony, General Dunwoody looked back on her years in uniform, said it was a credit to the Army — and a great surprise to her — that she would make history in a male-dominated military. “Thirty-three years after I took the oath as a second lieutenant, I have to tell you this is not exactly how I envisioned my life unfolding,” she told a standing-room-only auditorium. “Even as a young kid, all I ever wanted to do was teach physical education and raise a family. “It was clear to me that my Army experience was just going to be a two-year detour en route to my fitness profession,” she added. “So when asked, ‘Ann, did you ever think you were going to be a general officer, to say nothing about a four-star?’ I say, ‘Not in my wildest dreams.”’ She added: “There is no one more surprised than I — except, of course, my husband. You know what they say, ‘Behind every successful woman there is an astonished man.”’ General Dunwoody hails from a family of military men dating back to the 1800s. Her father, 89-year-old Hal Dunwoody — a decorated veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam — was in the audience, along with the service chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, plus the Joint Chiefs chairman, Admiral Mike Mullen. General Dunwoody, whose husband, Craig Brotchie, served for 26 years in the Air Force, choked up at times during a speech in which she said she only recently realised how much her accomplishment means to others. “This promotion has taken me back in time like no other event in my entire life,” she said. “And I didn’t appreciate the enormity of the events until tidal waves of cards, letters, and E-mails started coming my way. “And I’ve heard from men and women, from every branch of service, from every region of our country, and every corner of the world. I’ve heard from moms and dads who see this promotion as a beacon of home for their own daughters and after affirmation that anything is possible through hard work and commitment.” She was sworn in as commander of the Army Materiel Command, responsible for equipping, outfitting and arming all soldiers. Just five months ago, she became the first woman deputy commander there. General Dunwoody (55) has made it clear that she feels no need for special acclaim for her historic achievement. There are 21 woman general officers — all but four at the one-star rank of brigadier. It was not until 1970 that the Army had its first one-star: Anna Mae Hays, chief of the Army Nurse Corps. Women now make up about 14 per cent of the active-duty Army and are allowed to serve in a wide variety of assignments. They are still excluded from units designed primarily to engage in direct combat, such as infantry and tank units.

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Charlize Theron UN messenger for peace

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Oscar winning Charlize Theron was nominetd as a messenger for peace by the UN secretaries on sunday.She was appointed ona special focus on ending violence against voilence against women.She was nominated as an messenger for peace.

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Yuvraaj a Subhash Gai creation…..

Yuvraaj starring Salman khan,Katrina Kaif…Music:A.R.rehmaan

 

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The film is said to be a typical creation of SUbash Gai.In thios movie salman plays a  role of a warrior.The movie is much awaited and people are waiting to see Salman in his 6 pack.whether slmaan will come first in the race in which King khan is leading checkout the movie relwasing next friday.It  is believed that Subhash Ghai was shooting for Yuvraaj on a 10 day schedule in Panvel. While Salman who is also known for his hospitality invited everyone for a lavish dinner party on the last day of the shoot.

A close friend of Salman says “Yuvraaj is 75% complete but Salman doesn’t need any reason to celebrate. He keeps such celebrations with his friends at his farmhouse. Last week he invited Anil Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Subhash Ghai and others at his farm house where Katrina played a perfect host. This puts this rumor to the rest that Salman and Katrina are no more a couple.”

Speaking about the bash Subhash Ghai said “It was great fun at Panvel shooting with these actors, who were full of excitement. Salman was also a perfect host by inviting us to his Panvel farmhouse.”

It seems Salman who plays title role in Yuvraaj, has same qualities in real life too!

November 16, 2008 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , | 1 Comment