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THE POWER LIST: Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce Knowles & Rihanna Take Over Forbes’ 2013 100 MOST POWERFUL Celebrities In the WORLD

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Forbes Magazine has ranked the 100 most powerful celebrities in the world in 2013…and Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Rihanna and Lady Gaga all took over the rankings.  Girls clearly run the world.  See who else made the list inside…


With a cool $ 77M in the bank this year (according to Forbes Magazine) media mogul Oprah Winfrey is back on top as the most powerful celebrity in the world. And for those wondering how Forbes calculated its list of most powerful celebrities, the focus shifted beyond finances and looked at the holy grail of how power is defined by pop culture: fame.

For Forbes, "fame" equals power measured by "…celebrity earnings over the last 12 months…how often each celebrity is mentioned in print and on TV, and the strength of their Internet presence and how they’re viewed by a critical constituency: American consumers."

For those reasons, Beyonce and Rihanna, who’ve both embarked on successful world tours and have a huge social media following, also rank very high on the list.  And just because you made more cash than someone else, doesn’t automatically mean you rank higher than them.

As for athletes, LeBron James is joined in the Top 20 by Tiger Woods, who has really bounced back from his nasty divorce and sex scandal from a few years ago.  

Here’s the top 20, and it’s sprinkled with plenty of YBFers!

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Kelly Rowland ANNOUNCES “Talk A Good Game” RELEASE Date + FORBES Reveals The TOP 5 MONEY EARNERS In Hip Hop

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Kelly Rowland has announced a release date for her upcoming disc "Talk A Good Game."  Find out when the album hits the streets inside and see the list of Hip Hop’s biggest money earners.


We saw "Ice" singer Kelly Rowland hit the studio with Wiz Khalifa, Akon and Pharrell a few days ago and now we know when we’ll get the whole album.

Ms. Kelly has confirmed that her fourth solo disc, Talk A Good Game, will be available on June 3 in the UK and June 4 in the US.  The disc will feature her collaboration with Lil’ Wayne on "Ice" as well as her current chart single "Kiss Down Low."

In the meantime, Kelly, who recently hosted BET’s "Rip The Runway," has been doing club dates and red carpet hosting,

Chatter about her proposed BET pilot series, "What Would Dylan Do" has been pretty silent lately, but it looks like it’s still coming this fall.


And in other music news…


Forbes’ magazine has comprised a list of the top five wealthiest Hip Hop acts of 2013. Based on a tally of their business holdings, records sales, endorsements, and other factors, their total net-worth is close to $ 2 billion. The top five are: They include Diddy ($ 580 million), Jay-Z ($ 475 million), Dr. Dre ($ 350 million), Birdman ($ 150 million), and 50 Cent ($ 125 million).  Watch a clip about the Top 5 above….


Oprah Winfrey COVERS “FORBES” Magazine, LaTocha Scott DISHES ABOUT An Xscape REUNION To “BE” & Jourdan Dunn COVERS “i-D”


Oprah Winfrey is among the hotshot moneymakers who covers FORBES "126 Billion Cover."  See the photo inside and get deets on LaTocha Scott dishing on an Xscape reunion and see Jourdan Dunn on the cover of "i-D."


Back in June 26, FORBES Magazine put on the first-ever Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, a gathering of 161 billionaires and near-billionaires who want to solve the world’s problems. During a break, the mag snapped up a picture of 12 of the attendees and Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett were among them.

The photo was taken by photographer Michael Prince in the Trustees Room at the New York Public Library. The net worth in the room was $ 126 billion! The pic covers the 30th annual Forbes 400 issue which ranks America’s wealthiest people.

And in BE magazine……………..

LaTocha Scott covers the latest digital cover of BE Entertained Magazine where inside she talks about life after Xscape and the possibilities of an Xscape reunion. Here are the highlights:

On life after Xscape:
"Well it’s BEen busy! I’ve BEen writing my memoirs, mentoring young girls and I started my foundation called “Golden Gyrl Foundation.” I started working on a mixtape and my new album. I’ve just BEen busy. It’s BEen a whirlwind, but I’ve started to write and explore myself and the thoughts inside of me. Continuously working!"

On the possibilities of an Xscape reunion:
"I would LOVE for that to happen! I know Tiny she hit me like a week ago like you know lets talk and do lunch, so I may put that bug in her ear and see how she feels about it. My sister Tameka is always down so that’s her, as far as Kandi, I haven’t spoken to her, but you never know. I mean I don’t know if she would BE willing to do a reunion, I know she busy with her businesses and things. But as far as the group is concerned I would definitely wanna do something. I’m thinking about including the girls on one of my songs for my album. I think it would BE great. I think we owe our fans that as well."



And in other magazine news….

Model Jourdan Dunn covers the latest issue of "i-D" magazine.  She tweeted, "Oh Look what we got here……another ID COVER!!!!!!!"    This happens to be her sixth cover!  She added, I ♥ @iD_magazine soo much you guys along with my fashion daddy @EdwardEnninful have supported me from the get go Truly appreciate the love.

And coming up, fans will also see Jourdan in Russian Vogue next month.



Photo Credit: Porsha Antalan/Emma Summerton/Michael Prince

Diddy, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre Top FORBES 2012 FIVE WEALTHIEST Hip Hop Artists

Well we’d be cheesin’ this hard too if we were worth over a billion dollars combined. FORBES just released the 5 wealthiest hip hop artists.  And the usual suspects are indeed on the list.  Continue reading

Baseball Cash King Matt Kemp Talks $160 Mill Contract In FORBES + LaLa’s Bestie Po Rocks PYNK Magazine

MLB star Matt Kemp isn’t just known for nabbing Rihanna at one point.  He also nabbed an eight year $ 160 mill deal from his bankrupt team, the L.A. Dodgers.  And FORBES is talking about Continue reading

“FORBES” Magazine Names Tyler Perry The Biggest Money Maker In Hollywood, Raking In $130 Million

Thanks to his films, tv shows and plays..and Madea…Tyler Perry has landed atop FORBES list of highest earning men in Hollywood. Find out how much Tyler made inside and who joined him on the list…..

After having one of the most successful years of his career, Tyler Perry nows joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Elton John, and Steven Spieberg as part of an elite group who make jaw-dropping amounts of money every year.  But he just skipped everyone and went all the way to #1 on Forbes’ "Highest Entertainment Earners" list that just came out.

And having turned 42-years-old this week, Tyler has many years ahead to make even more than the $ 130 million he made between May 2010 and May 2011.  That’s 1 year folks.

Only time will tell if his venture into cableland and owning a network will be as financially successful as his other media ventures.  But one thing is for sure, Tyler puts a lot of heart and soul into his passions and his loyal fan base seems to help turn everything he touches into gold.  Congrats!