Oprah tops Forbes list 4th year in a row
Oprah Winfrey might not have her daily syndicated talk show, but with OWN and other ventures, she’s still bringing home enough to top Forbes’ list of the highest-paid celebrities for the fourth straight year. Though the magazine estimates that Winfrey’s income dropped by $125 milllion last year, her total haul from May 2011 to May 2012 is estimated to be $165 million.
Next is Michael Bay. Thanks to “Transformers: Dark of the Moon’s” $1.1 billion in box office earnings worldwide, and a cut of Transformers toy sales, he made an estimated $160 million. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is No. 3, with $130 million, followed by action producer Jerry Bruckheimer and producer-rapper Dr. Dre.
Lohan won’t face burglary prosecution
Lindsay Lohan will not be prosecuted for an Aug. 18 burglary at a home where she had been a houseguest, prosecutors determined Tuesday.
The decision came after Los Angeles police detectives presented a potential felony burglary case against the actress and two men who were reportedly at the Hollywood Hills home of an acquaintance after several items went missing.
Prosecutors cited lack of evidence to prove Lohan was involved in the thefts. The items taken were described as keys, cash, sunglasses and a credit card holder. The homeowner later told authorities he did not want to pursue a case.
LL Cool J burglary suspect enters plea
The man accused of breaking into LL Cool J’s home pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a felony burglary charge.
Jonathan E. Kirby, 56, was arrested after the actor-rapper subdued him in his Los Angeles-area home Aug. 22, breaking Kirby’s jaw, nose and ribs. He was charged with felony residential burglary and faces 38 years to life in prison if convicted, because of a lengthy criminal history.
LL Cool J, whose real name is James Todd Smith, and his family were unharmed during the break-in, and nothing was apparently taken from their home.A district attorney’s spokeswoman said Kirby’s bail was set at $1.1 million.