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The New List of the Highest Paid Celebrities! has released its annual list of The Highest-Paid Celebrities . . . and this year, MADONNA tops it, thanks to her highly profitable tour.  She banked $125 million over the past year. Must be nice Material Girl! ~Dennis



This breaks OPRAH WINFREY'S four-year run at the top of Forbes' list.  Oprah dropped to #13 this year.



Here's the Top 20, along with their earnings over the past year:



1.  Madonna,  $125 million


2.  Steven Spielberg,  $100 million


3.  A three-way tie between Simon CowellHoward Stern and "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James, who all made $95 million


6.  Author James Patterson,  $91 million


7.  Glenn Beck,  $90 million


8.  Director Michael Bay,  $82 million


9.  A tie between Lady Gaga and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who both made $80 million


Bruckheimer is best-known for producing the "CSI" shows . . . and a ton of blockbuster action movies, including "Top Gun","Armageddon""Black Hawk Down""Pearl Harbor" and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.



11.  A tie between Tiger Woods and Tyler Perry, who both made $78 million


13.  Oprah Winfrey,  $77 million


14.  Robert Downey, Jr.,  $75 million


15.  Dr. Phil,  $72 million


16.  Tennis player Roger Federer,  $71 million


17.  TV show producer Dick Wolf,  $70 million . . . He's probably best-known for creating the "Law & Order" franchise.


18.  Rush Limbaugh,  $66 million


19.  Toby Keith,  $65 million


20.  TV show producer Mark Burnett,  $63 million . . . He's best-known for producing the U.S. versions of "Survivor" and "The Voice", but he also created the History Channel's "Bible" miniseries this spring.



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TV's Highest Paid Stars

The new issue of "TV Guide" magazine has their annual report on TV's Highest Paid Stars.  The full list of 150 stars is only available in the magazine but some highlights have already hit the Internet. Nice work if you can get it! ~Dennis
DRAMA (per episode):
Mark Harmon ('NCIS'):  $525,000
Claire Danes ('Homeland'):  $250,000
Michael Weatherly ('NCIS'):  $250,000
Peter Dinklage ('Game of Thrones'):  $150,000
Tatiana Maslany ('Orphan Black'):  $50,000
COMEDY (per episode)
Ashton Kutcher ('Two and a Half Men'):  $750,000
Jason Segel ('How I Met Your Mother'):  $225,000
Amy Poehler ('Parks and Recreation'):  $200,000
Robin Williams ('The Crazy Ones'):  $165,000
Max Greenfield ('New Girl'):  $75,000
Howard Stern ('America's Got Talent'):  $15 million per year
Keith Urban ('American Idol'):  $5 million per year
Blake Shelton ('The Voice'):  $4 million per cycle
RuPaul ('RuPaul's Drag Race'):  $50,000 per episode
Reza Farahan ('Shahs of Sunset'):  $18,000 per episode
LATE NIGHT (per year)
Jon Stewart ('The Daily Show'):  $25-30 million
Jay Leno ('The Tonight Show'):  $20 million
David Letterman ('Late Night'):  $20 million
Jimmy Kimmel ('Jimmy Kimmel Live'):  $10 million
Andy Cohen ('Watch What Happens Live'):  $2 million
NEWS (per year)
Matt Lauer (NBC):  $22-25 million
Rachel Maddow (MSNBC):  $7 million
Megyn Kelly (Fox News Channel):  $6 million
Scott Pelley (CBS):  $5 million
Chris Cuomo (CNN):  $2.5 million
Judy Sheindlin ('Judge Judy'): $47 million
Katie Couric ('Katie'):  $10 million
Michael Strahan ('Live with Kelly and Michael'): $4 million
Sharon Osbourne ('The Talk'): $1 million
Aisha Tyler ('The Talk'): $1 million
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COCA-COLA, PEPSI TOP LIST OF MOST RESPECTED BRANDS: A new survey from CoreBrand, a company that researches branding and its impact on business, found that Coca-Cola and Pepsi were tied as the most-respected corporate brands in the eyes of other business people. That means they combined high recognition with very favorable views. The top 10 were:

  • 1. Coca-Cola
  • 1. Pepsi
  • 3. Hershey's
  • 4. Harley-Davidson
  • 5. Bayer
  • 6. Johnson & Johnson
  • 7. Kellogg's
  • 8. Campbell's Soup Company
  • 9. Colgate-Palmolive
  • 10. Estee Lauder

On the other end of the spectrum, the companies with the least brand respect, meaning they had much less favorable views, staring from the worst, were:

  • Delta Air Lines
  • Phillip Morris
  • H&R Block
  • Denny's
  • Big Lots
  • Best Buy
  • JCPenney
  • Capital One
  • Rite Aid
  • Foot Locker
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Ten words that most people mispronounce!

There are some words that pretty much everyone mispronounces.  Check out this list from Buzzfeed and see if you (or someone you know) has trouble with any of these! ~Dennis

1. "Mischievous."  You might be saying "miss-CHEEV-ee-us."  But it's supposed to be "MISS-chiv-us."

2.  "Chipotle."  A lot of people think it's "chi-POL-tay."  But it should be "chi-POAT-lay."

3.  "Often."  It rhymes with "soften."  Don't say "OFF-ten."

4.  "Sherbet."  Not "SHER-bert" . . . "SHER-bet."

5.  "Candidate."  You might be used to hearing "CAN-a-dit."  But it's actually "CAN-di-dit."

6.  "Banal."  If you use this word at all, you're probably saying "BAY-nul."  But it's "buh-NAHL."

7.  "Prerogative."  Don't say it like Bobby Brown.  Don't do ANYTHING like Bobby Brown.  The word is "preh-ROGG-uh-tiv."
8.  "Seuss."  As in, Dr. Seuss."  Everyone says "SOOSE," but it's supposed to be "SOICE."  Even the Doctor himself gave up and started accepting the wrong way.

9.  "Bruschetta."  Almost everyone says "bruh-SHETT-uh."  But you should be saying "broo-SKETT-uh."

10.  "GIF."  Don't say "JIFF."  It's "GIFF," with a hard "G."




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Greatest Summer Songs of All Time!

Yahoo! recently held an online, bracket-style tournament to determine The Greatest Summer Song of All Time . . . and when it was all said and done, THE BEACH BOYS' "Surfin' USA" came out on top. See if you agree with this list.  Would you add others? ~Dennis


They started out with 32 songs, and over the course of the competition, they supposedly received tens of thousands of votes.


The Final Four also included:  "Vacation" by THE GO-GO'S"California Gurls" by KATY PERRY, and JIMMY BUFFETT'S"Margaritaville", which went up against "Surfin' USA" in the finale.


In addition to "Margaritaville" and "Vacation", to make it to the end, "Surfin' USA" had to beat "Wipeout", by THE SURFARIS"In the Summertime" by MUNGO JERRY, and "Summer Nights" from the "Grease" soundtrack.

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Bon Jovi sings his new song on Katie Couric's show

Bon Jovi's new anthem.  Your chance to win a pair of tickets to see him tomorrow morning @ 7:20 on 104.5 The River! ~Dennis

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5 Best Things to Say in an Interview!

The best things you can say in an interview won’t necessarily get you the job on their own, but they can certainly pave the way. Keep these five things in mind as you go through the interviewing process to give yourself the best chance at landing the job.

Good Luck! CeCe

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The Five Most Annoying Double Standards in Relationships

 I think it's safe to say every couple in the world has gotten into a fight over a DOUBLE STANDARD . . . maybe more than one! Do any of these hit home with you and yours? ~Dennis

Here's a list of the five most common double standards in relationships that drive people CRAZY . . .

1.  When you're driving, they have no problem being a backseat driver or telling you what you're doing wrong . . . but when they're driving, you can't say anything.

2.  When you say something mean, you're a bad person.  When they say something mean, you're a bad person for pointing it out, which makes them feel bad.

3.  They hate being interrupted . . . but have no problem constantly interrupting you.

4.  They get mad when you don't want to hang with their friends . . . but they never want to hang out with your friends.

5.  When they spend money on something, somehow there's always a valid reason . . . but when you spend money, no reason seems valid enough.


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