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Scarlett Johansson Is Easily 2018’s Highest-Paid Actress Thanks To ‘Avengers’ Films

Scarlett Johansson Is Easily 2018’s Highest-Paid Actress Thanks To ‘Avengers’ Films
It pays good money saving (or not saving…) the universe from Thanos, apparently.

Forbes has recently come out with its list of the 10 highest-paid actresses for 2018. And vaulting into the #1 spot, after not even making the top 10 in 2017, is none other than Black Widow, aka Scarlett Johansson, with a whopping $40.5 million.

And believe it or not, if you look at her output over the last year, it’s mostly coming from her role in “Avengers: Infinity War” and the upcoming “Avengers 4.” Not too shabby at all, especially considering her very limited screentime in the aforementioned ‘Infinity War.’ Johansson has become a highly sought-after actress, commanding big paydays and spearheading productions.

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Scarlett Johansson Dethrones Emma Stone as World’s Highest-Paid Actress

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Scarlett Johansson Dethrones Emma Stone as World’s Highest-Paid Actress
Scarlett Johansson is this year’s highest-paid actress, raking in $40.5 million in pretax earnings between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018.

According to Forbes, Johansson quadrupled her earnings from 2017 to bump Emma Stone from the No. 1 spot. Last year, Stone banked $26 million, dethroning Jennifer Lawrence, who had topped Forbes’ ranking two years in a row.

Johansson’s role as Black Widow in Marvel’s “The Avengers” has made the actress extremely profitable, especially with the recent film “Infinity War” grossing a whopping $2 billion at the global box office.

Also Read: Hollywood's Highest Paid Executives: Who Made Bank, Who Sank in 2017 (Updating)

Johansson beat Angelina Jolie (who grossed $28 million), Jennifer Aniston ($19.5 million), Lawrence, and Reese Witherspoon ($16.5 million).

Together, the world’s 10 highest-paid actresses brought in a combined $186 million in Forbes’ 12-month scoring period, before fees and taxes, up 16 percent from $172.5 million in 2017.

Also Read: Emma Stone Dethrones Jennifer Lawrence as World's Highest-Paid Actress

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Ariana Grande Performs Emotional Tribute To Aretha Franklin On ‘The Tonight Show’

Ariana Grande Performs Emotional Tribute To Aretha Franklin On ‘The Tonight Show’
Four-time Grammy nominee Ariana Grande delivered an emotional tribute to her idol, Aretha Franklin, on Thursday’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The 25-year-old Grande was at the show to promote her fourth studio album, Sweetener, out today. She arrived at The Tonight Show expecting to merely participate in a comedy sketch. But she was then asked to sing a song with backing by house band The Roots as a tribute to Franklin.

After the performance, one report indicated Grande was emotionally overcome backstage.

Earlier, Grande posted a touching photo on Twitter of herself with the Queen of Soul.

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— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 16, 2018
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‘Albert Nobbs’ Star Glenn Close Weighs In On Scarlett Johansson Transgender Casting Controversy

‘Albert Nobbs’ Star Glenn Close Weighs In On Scarlett Johansson Transgender Casting Controversy
Glenn Close, who starred in the 2011 film Albert Nobbs as a woman living life as the male title character, weighed in on the recent controversy over Scarlett Johansson’s casting in a transgender role.

“My thinking right now is that people who are producing and directing properties like that need to go out of their way to get trans actors jobs,” Close said in a podcast with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, “but they also should have the opportunity to cast the best person.”

Listen to the podcast below.

Close added that “acting is a craft” and that she believes “anyone should be able to play anyone. But I do understand the frustration.”

Last month, Johansson withdrew from the film Rub & Tug, in which she’d been cast as a transgender man. Her casting had been criticized by many in the transgender community, and GLAAD later called her withdrawal
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Prince Estate and Sony Release 23 Long-Unavailable Albums Digitally

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Prince Estate and Sony Release 23 Long-Unavailable Albums Digitally
As part of an agreement struck in June, the Prince Estate and Sony’s Legacy Recordings today launched their first round of catalog digital releases with a set of 23 albums originally issued between 1995 and 2010.

The recordings, which include such popular albums as “The Gold Experience,” “3121” and “Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic” as well as a new 37-track compilation called “Prince Anthology 1995-2010,” had been largely unavailable for many years. All are now available across all major streaming services and digital service providers. Many of these albums are available for the first time for streaming and download, adding more than 300 songs to the artist’s online in-print catalogue.

The recordings date from the latter half of Prince career, in which the intensely prolific artist released as many as four albums a year, either through his own labels or via one-off deals with indies or major labels.

Assembled and curated under the auspices of The Prince Estate,
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Sally Field, Bill Pullman Set London Stage Debuts in ‘All My Sons’

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Sally Field, Bill Pullman Set London Stage Debuts in ‘All My Sons’
Hollywood stars Sally Field and Bill Pullman are set to make their London stage debuts in a new production of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.” The pair will headline a spring 2019 production at London’s Old Vic Theatre.

Field and Pullman will star as Kate and Joe Keller, an American couple who, despite hard choices and even harder knocks, are a success story, having built a home, raised two more sons and established a thriving business. Set in 1947, the story sees the Kellers’ lives about to be shattered. With the return of a figure from the past, long-buried truths surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

All My Sons” is a co-production between the Old Vic and U.K. theatrical touring company Headlong. It will be directed by Headlong’s New York-born artistic director, Jeremy Herrin, marking his first production at the Old Vic. Further
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Ohio State's Zach Smith Took Penis Pics In White House, Ex-Wife Claims

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Ohio State's Zach Smith Took Penis Pics In White House, Ex-Wife Claims
Ex-Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith took pictures of his penis while inside the White House during a 2015 team visit to celebrate the Osu national championship ... so says his ex-wife.  But, Smith's attorney says the penis in the photo -- which reportedly shows a tie and wedding ring that match up with Smith -- does not belong to his client. Fyi, Zach is the former Ohio State WRs coach who was fired last month
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Taraji P. Henson Is Cursed With the Ability to Hear What Men Are Thinking in New Comedy

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Taraji P. Henson Is Cursed With the Ability to Hear What Men Are Thinking in New Comedy
If you're a fan of Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt's 2000 rom-com What Women Want, then get ready for a very special treat courtesy of Taraji P. Henson. The Empire actress is starring in a remake of the film, only this time, her successful sports agent character Ali ends up hearing what men want after a drunken accident. (Can you guess the movie's title?) "Blessed" with her newfound "gift," Ali finally has the chance to climb the ladder at her company, where she's always been excluded by her male colleagues, as well as helping things along with a new love interest (Aldis Hodge). The Adam Shankman-directed comedy also stars Tracy Morgan, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, and Erykah Badu and hits theaters on Jan. 11.
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Shonda Rhimes Sued Over Sidewalk Slip and Fall

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Shonda Rhimes Sued Over Sidewalk Slip and Fall
Shonda Rhimes hasn't had a misstep in her career, which is more than can be said about a world-renowned physician who tripped and fell in front of her house, and now the good doc is suing her. Dr. Kuo Chao claims in a new lawsuit, he was jogging past Shonda's Hancock Park mansion in L.A. back in June 2017, when he tripped over a buckling sidewalk in front of the 8,400 square foot home. He says he broke his wrist,
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Ufc's Cowboy Cerrone Almost Dies In Cave Diving Incident

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Ufc legend Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone says he's lucky to be alive after a major disaster during a cave diving excursion in Mexico ... but he told the Grim Reaper, "Not today Mother F**ker!" Cowboy is an avid diver -- and went to Cozumel to explore some of the underwater caves with a team of scuba divers. Fyi, some of the caves extend about 11 miles inland. During the dive, Cowboy says he had a "catastrophic worst
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The Plot For Liam Neeson’s ‘Hard Powder’ Sounds Like A Sequel To Mr. Plow From ‘The Simpsons’

Expect a handful of “The Simpsons” fans at the “Hard Powder” premiere. Related: Liam Neeson Is Too Serious To Play Cupid On ‘The Late Show’ The plot for Liam Neeson’s next action flick was recently revealed and many on social media were reminded of a particular episode of Matt Groening’s animated series. “Hard Powder” stars “The Phantom Menace”
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Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Enjoy Date in Mumbai Ahead of Their Families Meeting

Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Enjoy Date in Mumbai Ahead of Their Families Meeting
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra enjoyed some alone time ahead of their big weekend.

The engaged couple was spotted at the Jw Marriott in Mumbai, India, after he arrived at the airport with his parents, Kevin Sr. and Denise Jonas.

Jonas, 25, was dressed in a navy dress shirt and patterned grey pants while his bride-to-be Chopra, 36, wore a plaid patterned white dress.

The pair, who have been dating since May, walked hand-in-hand and gazed lovingly into each other’s eyes. Noticeably on her left hand was the Tiffany’s diamond engagement ring he presented to her when he proposed on
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15 Lightweight Horror Movies on Netflix That Won't Scar You For Life

15 Lightweight Horror Movies on Netflix That Won't Scar You For Life
Still cursing the soul who convinced you to watch Hereditary? Horror movies are fun until you find yourself paranoid about encountering the Babadook or the Grady twins in the wee hours of the night. Luckily, there are frothy, funny horror movies out there that won't induce psychologically scarring nightmares. From family favorites like Ghostbusters to hilarious slashers like Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, here are the best scary movies on Netflix that aren't so scary - perfect for low-key Halloween celebrations or for whenever you want a controlled adrenaline rush.
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50+ Sexy Cole Sprouse Photos That Will Have You Tuning Into Riverdale Every Damn Week

50+ Sexy Cole Sprouse Photos That Will Have You Tuning Into Riverdale Every Damn Week
To be completely honest, I'm still a little bit floored at how well Cole Sprouse grew up. Long gone are the days of being Ross Geller's son, Ben, on Friends. Now Cole stars in Riverdale, the series I love to hate as Jughead, one half of the beloved Bughead duo with Betty, who hopefully will have their sh*t together when season three rolls around.

But back to how hot Cole is, yes? Maybe it's his swoon-worthy hair, maybe it's his killer smile, maybe it's how delicious he looks shirtless, or maybe it has something to do with his sharp and witty personality. Whatever the case, Cole is one seriously attractive man, and we may only be a teeny tiny bit envious of his girlfriend and costar, Lili Reinhart.

If you want to spice up your day a little bit, keep scrolling for more than 50 pictures of Cole that will
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26 Iconic Musicians to Pay Tribute to This Halloween

26 Iconic Musicians to Pay Tribute to This Halloween
Choosing a Halloween costume is pretty much like choosing a new identity: it's one night to be whoever you want, and what's more fun than pretending you're a celebrity? Of course you could go more current and channel Beyoncé, Britney Spears, or Justin Bieber, but going back in time can be really exciting too - especially when it comes to paying homage to an iconic musician. Last year, Kim Kardashian and her sister Kourtney channeled Madonna and Michael Jackson with spot-on looks, and other stars have paid homage to legends like Selena Quintanilla, Amy Winehouse, Cher, and Prince. If you're thinking about taking a trip down memory lane, keep reading for our costume inspiration!

Related: 15 Nostalgic Hollywood Couples to Dress as For Halloween
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Deven Davis, Wife of Korn Lead Singer Jonathan Davis, Dead at 39

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The wife of the lead singer of Korn has died Friday ... and it comes on the heels of a request for a domestic violence restraining order and major drug issues ... TMZ has learned. Deven Davis was the estranged wife of Jonathan Davis. Deven was a former porn star who married Jonathan in 2004. They had 2 kids together. Jonathan filed for divorce in October 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. Jonathan filed for a domestic violence restraining order today --
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These Are the 7 Highest-Paid Actresses in the World

Forbes' annual list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood has been unveiled. Last year, La La Land star Emma Stone reigned supreme, raking in a cool $26 million for her Oscar-winning performance. She surpassed Jennifer Lawrence, who claimed the top spot in both 2016 and 2015, and who also found herself on 2018's list despite underperforming films like Mother! and Red Sparrow. But at the top of this year's ranking? Scarlett Johansson.

The 33-year-old actress earned $40.5 million in pretax earnings between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018. Last year, she appeared in Rough Night and Ghost in the Shell, the latter of which stirred up a whitewashing controversy. In 2018, she popped up in Isle of Dogs and Avengers: Infinity War, and recently found herself in hot water yet again after she announced she'd be portraying a transgender character in an upcoming film. With that project no longer in the works following a tidal wave of backlash,
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Awkwafina and the Crazy Rich Asians Cast Read Inspiring Fan Tweets About Representation

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Awkwafina and the Crazy Rich Asians Cast Read Inspiring Fan Tweets About Representation
Crazy Rich Asians has become one of the most talked-about films this Summer, and for good reason. Not only is it a truly perfect, feel-good rom-com that will have you quite literally cheering, but it's also groundbreaking, becoming the first major studio film in 25 years to have an all Asian-American cast in lead roles.

This powerful moment of representation naturally led to people on Twitter sharing just how much this film means to them, so when we had the chance to sit down with Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Gemma Chan, they took a look at some of those exact messages. All of which made the cast both slightly emotional . . .

. . . and extremely proud and grateful.

Watch it all go down in the video above, and check out Crazy Rich Asians now in theaters everywhere!
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Tyron Woodley is Furious Over Ufc 227 Encounter with Darren Till

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Tyron Woodley was so pissed off that he was forced to sit near Darren Till at Ufc 227 -- he stormed out of his seat and ordered staff to open a room at the arena so he could release some of his aggression in an impromptu training session.  Woodley and Till are scheduled to fight at Ufc 228 in Dallas on Sept. 8 -- but, Tyron says someone at Ufc 227 in L.A. thought it would be "real
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Who Plays Astrid in Crazy Rich Asians? You're About to See the Actress Everywhere

Rachel Chu may be the leading lady in Crazy Rich Asians, but Astrid is clearly the film's It girl. From her impeccable style to her sophisticated attitude, she's the girl everyone wants to be best friends with. So, just who exactly is the actress behind the lovable socialite? Allow us to introduce you to Gemma Chan.

Related: Yes, You Should Definitely Stay For the Credits When You See Crazy Rich Asians

While the 35-year-old British actress is already gaining major recognition for her role as Astrid, this isn't her first big role. In addition to making guest appearances on shows like Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and Fresh Meat, Chan has also appeared in a handful of blockbuster films like Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. You might recognize her for her small role as Madam Ya Zhou in the latter.
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