Ellen, Tyra are top-earning women in prime-time
September 20th, 2010
01:45 PM ET

Ellen, Tyra are top-earning women in prime-time

Her job as a judge on "American Idol" may not have worked out, but it's unlikely that Ellen DeGeneres is singing the blues. That gig helped the comedian land the top spot on Forbes's list of Prime-Time TV's 10 Top-Earning Women.

According to Forbes, DeGeneres raked in an estimated $55 million between June 1, 2009 and June 1, 2010, thanks to her brief stint on "Idol," her ads for American Express, CoverGirl and Vitamin Water, as well as her daytime chat show.

Coming in at No. 2 is Tyra Banks, who banked $25 million within the same time frame. Besides producing and appearing on "The Tyra Banks Show" and "America's Next Top Model," Banks also produced ABC's reality show "True Beauty" and recently signed a deal to release a teen book series called "Modelland."

Former "Grey's Anatomy" star Katherine Heigl comes in third with a cool $15.5 million, owing many of her megabucks to her success on the big screen. Because of hits like "Knocked Up" and "27 Dresses," Heigl, who co-stars with Josh Duhamel in the upcoming dramedy "Life As We Know It," now commands $12 million per picture.

Rounding out the rest of the list of gals who are in the green: Eva Longoria Parker ($12 million); Marg Helgenberger ($10 million); Mariska Hargitay ($9.5 million); Tina Fey ($7.5 million); Ellen Pompeo and Marcia Cross (tie; $7 million); and Jennifer Love Hewitt and Calista Flockhart ($6.5 million).

April 16th, 2010
10:40 AM ET

Life without 'Grey's' is great for Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl recently confirmed reports that she's done with "Grey's Anatomy," and so far, it looks like she made the right choice.

"Life is great, it's really family oriented right now which feels fantastic, and feels as it should be," Heigl told Entertainment Tonight.

Her exit from the soapy medical drama had nothing to do with her growing film career (next up: the action comedy "Killers" and another rom-com, "Life As We Know It") and everything to do with her adopted infant daughter, Naleigh, Heigl said.


Filed under: Celebrities • Grey's Anatomy • Katherine Heigl • television
January 19th, 2010
02:48 PM ET

The 'Most Desirable Women' list

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There are plenty of desirable women in Hollywood, but this year Emmanuelle Chriqui tops the list.

The Canadian actress best known for her role on the HBO series “Entourage” came in first place in the annual list of the “Top 99 Most Desirable Women.”

The poll, conduced for the past 10 years by the site AskMen.com, had six million men weighing in over a six-week period as to what female celebs they felt met the criteria.

This year’s top ten included Marisa Miller who ranked second, Jessica Alba (5), Beyonce (6) and Miranda Kerr (10). Last year’s first place finisher, Eva Mendes, placed ninth this year. FULL POST

September 10th, 2009
01:55 AM ET

Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley adopt a baby

Katherine Heigl's publicist has confirmed to CNN that the actress and her husband, singer-songwriter Josh Kelley, are adopting a baby. It'll be their first child together - adopted or otherwise.


No details were provided by the publicist, but the website RadarOnline reports that the couple's been trying to adopt for about six months, and that the baby is a 10-month-old girl from Korea.  Her name is reportedly Nayleigh, and her nickname will be Leigh.

The star of "Knocked Up" and TV's "Grey's Anatomy" is following in her own parents' footsteps: her sister Meg was adopted from Korea. Earlier this month, various blogs and entertainment newsites reported that Heigl was taking a leave of absence from her role of "Dr. Izzie Stevens" on "Grey's" to film the romantic comedy "Life as We Know It."  Hmmm... maybe she got the time off instead to prepare for her new arrival?  What do you think?

September 3rd, 2009
11:02 AM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

DJ AM was remembered Wednesday in a small funeral attended by family and friends, including Travis Barker, People reports. A larger memorial service will take place today at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl is taking a short leave of absence from "Grey's Anatomy" to film the romantic comedy "Life as We Know it," according to EW.com. The Web site reports that Heigl will miss five episodes and her character's absence will be explained on the show.

The 3D craze hitting theaters will soon extend into your living room. The Hollywood Reporter says that consumer electronics manufacturers are working on 3D television sets. Bob Perry, the executive vice president of Panasonic Consumer Electronics, tells the paper that this is "the new frontier of television."

"Will & Grace" star Megan Mullally is joining the cast of the Starz series "Party Down" after the departure of cast member Jane Lynch (now on "Glee"), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show's new season is scheduled for April.

People reports that Lisa Loeb is expecting a baby with husband Roey Hershkovitz. Their first child is due in the winter.

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