Tina Fey tops Forbes list of highest paid actresses, beats out Desperate Housewives

In Hollywood, where marginally talented actors and actresses are constantly rewarded for upholding stereotypes and maintaining the status quo, it’s nice to see someone like Tina Fey — a trailblazer in the comedy game — is the one on top of heard. Forbes released their highest paid actresses list this morning and it turns out Fey, producer, head writer and star of 30 Rock, made $13 million last year, tying

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Comedy powerhouse Tyler Perry is the highest paid man in entertainment

It turns out highest paid man in entertainment is known mostly for dressing in women’s clothes. Well, sort of. Comedy writer, director, producer and actor Tyler Perry came in at number one on Forbes’ list of Entertainment’s Highest Paid Men, raking in $130 million between May 2010 and May 2011. So, you might be asking: How in the hell did he make all that loot? Well, a big part of

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Chelsea Handler more powerful than Heidi Klum, Rachel Maddow, your mom

Comedian Chelsea Handler is powerful. Like, it’s official now. Forbes just named her as one of the ‘100 Most Powerful Women.’ To be exact, she’s the 33rd most powerful, which means she’s not nearly as powerful as Michelle Obama or Oprah Winfrey, but she does power over folks like Heidi Klum and Rachel Maddow. At 35, Handler also made Forbes’ list of top-earning stand-up comics coming in fourth just behind

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Jeff Dunham, Dane Cook, Chelsea Handler top Forbes list of highest paid comedians

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If you’re like me, you’ve probably never associated Forbes with stand-up comedy, but in a recent article, the online source of all things business has published a list of the top-earning stand-up comics in the past year (June 2009-June 2010). Collectively, the bunch made a whopping $165 million; here’s the breakdown: 1. Jeff Dunham, $22.5 million 2. Dane Cook, $21 million 3. Terry Fator,

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Jeff Dunham hits Forbes Power 100 list

For maybe the first time ever, a puppet has reached Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Well, a puppet master, to be precise. As America’s top-ranking force in the world of ventriloquist-based comedy, Jeff Dunham’s considerable influence as an entertainer is beginning to hold sway with the folks in the business world, earning the venerable comedian a slot on Forbes Power 100 list as number 84 list and a featured an article

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