Media mogul Oprah Winfrey topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid celebrities, raking in $165 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
Winfrey, whose earnings actually fell by $125 million from the previous year, remains at the top thanks to the final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as her eponymous magazine, OWN, her spin-off shows and Sirius radio deal.
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Coming in just behind Winfrey is movie director Michael Bay, who earned $160 million. His Blockbuster film Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, which he earns profits on, took in a whopping $1.1 billion at the box office.
Steven Spielberg took the No. 3 spot, earning $130 million in the last year. His company DreamWorks produced Falling Skies, Terra Nova and Smash for television and the Oscar-nominated films The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse.
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Another sign Tyler Perry's taking over the world? He's Hollywood's highest-paid man, Forbes says.
The prolific actor, producer and director was the top male earner from May 2010 to May 2011, according to a list Forbes released Monday. Perry was No. 2 last year behind James Cameron.
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Matthew Fox has signed on to play the villain in the upcoming thriller I, Alex Cross, Deadline reports.
In his first major role since wrapping ABC's Lost, Fox will play Michael Sullivan, a man who kills for both money and the thrill. The character comes from the series of books about detective-psychologist Alex Cross by James Patterson.
Get ready for Tyler Perry's Alex Cross.
The multi-hyphenate will star as the detective-psychologist in I, Alex Cross, a reboot of the film franchise based on the popular James Patterson books, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Rob Cohen (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) will direct the film. Patterson and Kerry Williamson wrote a draft of the script, to be polished by Marc Moss.
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