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Kardashians made $65 Million

Kardashians made $65 Million - While some people may dismiss their credentials for being famous, the Kardashian family has proven they do one thing well: make money.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reality TV family earned $65 million last year, raking in more than Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock and Tom Cruise combined.

Paid endorsement deals, appearance fees and their E! hit, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and its subsequent spinoff shows are the big moneymakers for the family.

"It has changed the face of E!" Lisa Berger, the network's programming exec, said of the show. "We were a place to report on celebrity; we weren't a place to break and make celebrity, which is now the whole idea of the E! brand."

And mom Kris Jenner reveals she has no immediate plans to end the series.

"My fantasy is to have 'Keeping Up With Kardashians, Season 26,'" Kris tells THR. "Who knew it would be this profitable? I should have…

Serene Branson had Migraine not Stroke

Serene Branson had Migraine not Stroke - KCBS 2 television reporter Serene Branson's garbled speech during a live Grammy broadcast last Sunday was not the result of a small stroke as many have speculated but was instead a symptom of a "complex migraine," according to her physician, Dr. Neil Martin, chief of neurosurgery at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Martin received permission from Branson to discuss her condition publicly.

Branson appeared fine when she appeared on air following the awards show, but her words made no sense, and the show's producers immediately cut away from her and paramedics were called. She recovered quickly and was taken home.

A complex migraine can mimic the symptoms of a stroke, with weakness, loss of vision and difficulty speaking, in addition to a headache. It is often mistaken for a stroke.

Serene Branson had Migraine not Stroke

Former Meet the Press Host Bill Monroe Dies

Former Meet the Press Host Bill Monroe Dies - Bill Monroe, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home.

Monroe, 90, was the NBC show's fourth moderator, from 1975 to 1984, and interviewed prominent political figures ranging from President Jimmy Carter to U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Tim Russert, the best known host of "Meet the Press," assumed the host's chair in 1991 after a series of short stints by others following Monroe's departure.

Monroe's daughter, Lee Monroe, said her father had taken a fall in December that put him in a nursing home and he had not been well since.

Bill Monroe was born in New Orleans on July 17, 1920. He graduated from Tulane University, served in World War II and later began his career in television journalism at the New Orleans NBC affiliate, WDSU.

In 1961 he moved to Washington, where he became NBC's…

King Tut's Father Statue Found

King Tut's Father Statue Found - Egyptian antiquities officials say a small limestone statue of the father of King Tutankhamun that went missing from Cairo's famed Egyptian Museum during recent turmoil has been found.

Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass had reported a total of 18 missing museum artifacts, three of which were found on the museum grounds, possibly abandoned by looters making their escape.

The most important missing object was the limestone statue of the Pharaoh Akhenaten, which depicts the standing king with a blue crown, and holding an offering table in his hands.

The Antiquities Ministry said Thursday that an anti-government protester had found the statue beside a trash can, and his family contacted officials to arrange its return.

King Tut's Father Statue Found

Christian Slater and Lindsay Lohan

Christian Slater and Lindsay Lohan - Lindsay Lohan is getting advice from all sorts of famous people.

Charlie Sheen told Dan Patrick he had some words of wisdom for her, telling her to "think things through a little bit before you do them."

Now Christian Slater, who says he just celebrated five years of sobriety, has offered his help to the star. In an interview with Details, Slater talks about his struggles with addiction.

"Addiction is not pretty, and you don't fully understand it unless you're dealing with it head-on. That's why when I see other kids struggling, I will sometimes reach out to them — a call or an e-mail."

And he did that with Lohan? "Sure, of course. I appreciated the people who reached out to me. It's a brutal position to be in. You feel alone and confused over where your life went and how you got yourself in this situation."

Christian Slater and Lindsay Lohan

Wrestler Joel Northup Refuses to Face Cassy Herkelman

Wrestler Joel Northup Refuses to Face Cassy Herkelman - Cassy Herkelman didn't get a chance to wrestle her opponent to the ground, but she made history anyway.

The Cedar Falls, Iowa, teen became the first girl ever to win the state wrestling match after her competitor forfeited rather than face a female opponent.

Joel Northrup, a high school sophomore who entered the tournament 35-4 and was favored to win, refused to face the 112-pound Cassy today.

"I have a tremendous amount of respect for Cassy and [Megan Black, the second girl who qualified] and their accomplishments. However, wrestling is a combat sport and it can get violent at times. As a matter of conscience and my faith, I do not believe that is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner," he said in a statement to reporters. "It is unfortunate that I have been placed in a situation not seen in most other high school sports in Iowa."

Wrestler Joel Northup Refuses to Face Cassy Herkelman

Facebook Adds Civil Union Relationship Status

Facebook Adds Civil Union Relationship Status - Amidst some of the more alarmist news revolving around Facebook (Privacy settings! News feed changes! Hackers!), there's good news for same-sex couples looking to validate their relationships on the site.

Facebook quietly added two new options -- "in a civil union" and "in a domestic partnership" -- as relationship statuses. Word of the change started spreading virally through tweets and status updates this afternoon.

Why is it significant? For same-sex couples living in a state where gay marriage isn't recognized, something as small as a Facebook relationship status can symbolize the various types of relationships its users are in. Before, it had been narrowed to "single," "in an open relationship," "in a relationship," "married," "divorced," "widowed" or "separated."

Facebook Adds Civil Union Relationship Status

Sarah Jessica Parker and Third Sex and the City

Sarah Jessica Parker and Third Sex and the City - aspiring Manhattanites and fashionistas everywhere by killing rumors that she'd be stepping into a young Carrie Bradshaw's stilettos in an adaptation of "The Carrie Diaries," but Carrie herself is reminding fans that she is still ready and willing to work it out on the big screen.

"I would go back," Sarah Jessica Parker told the L.A. Times' 24 Frames, while filming her newest project "I Don't Know How She Does It"—another adaptation of a successful novel—in New York. "I think there's one more story to tell. I know there is," she said.

But whether she wants to step into Carrie's Manolos again is one thing, and whether we're willing to sit through another two hours of lavish spending and somewhat tired characters is another. Fact: The series itself is untouchable; it's the gold standard when it comes to stories of single friends and their attempts at love, but after …

Aretha Franklin to Return to Stage

Aretha Franklin to Return to Stage - Singer Aretha Franklin has announced she is to return to the stage in May, months after being admitted to hospital for an undisclosed ailment.

The 68-year-old - who also has plans to release a new album - will perform at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Buffalo, New York on 28 May.

Last November Franklin cancelled all concerts and public appearances for six months under doctor's orders.

The following month she had what she described as "more than minor surgery".

Since then the "queen of soul" has revamped her diet and lost weight.

"I want to not only maintain the weight I am at now, but better it by one dress size," she told the Associated Press news agency.

In January she told US magazine Jet that she was "feeling great" and her medical condition had been resolved.

Aretha Franklin to Return to Stage

South Park Shake Weight Episode Quotes

South Park Shake Weight Episode Quotes - Here are some quotes from the South Park shake weight episode.

Shake Weight: I just needed help going to sleep... mode.

Sharon: Shake Weight, you're not really work out equipment, are you?

Shake Weight: Your work out is finished. Here is some cab fare. Now going to sleep mode.

South Park Shake Weight Episode Quotes

Janet Jackson Diet at 11

Janet Jackson Diet at 11 - Janet Jackson has revealed the pressure on famous women to look good and stay slim is so intense, some stars eat tissue to stop hunger pangs.

The singer is open about her own longstanding issues with food and her weight, insisting she is an emotional eater whose problems with self-esteem stem from her time as a child actor on hit TV show Good Times.

During a candid interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, Jackson admits famous females are falling victim to the pressure of looking perfect all the time due to constant scrutiny, and insists some of her peers push their body to the limits to maintain their figure.

She tells the newsman, "It's crazy, it's crazy. That's why I think a lot of the women today swing in the opposite direction. They're under eating. Some of the stories I hear... I'm not going to name names (but) this is the worst. Eating tissue, Kleenex, so it fills the stomach. So you're full. So you don't want another bi…