Madonna has been named the top-earning celebrity of 2013. Editors at Forbes magazine estimate the pop superstar earned the majority of her $125 million (GBP83.3 million) fortune, between June 2012 and June 2013, from her MDNA tour, strong merchandise sales, a clothing line, fragrance and investments in companies like Vita Coco.
The earnings are the most the Material Girl has ever made in one year.
Director Steven Spielberg comes in second with $100 million (GBP66.6 million) in earnings, while Simon Cowell, author E.L. James and Howard Stern round out the top five.
Others included on the rich list are author James Patterson, TV personality Glenn Beck, moviemaker Michael Bay, Hollywood mogul Jerry Bruckheimer and Lady Gaga.
Actress Katie Holmes joined rocker Lenny Kravitz, funnywoman Ellen Degeneres and politician Colin Powell onstage for a bizarre finale at a party thrown by businessman Ron Perelman at the weekend (24-25Aug13). Tom Cruise's ex-wife was among guests at the event at Perelman's home in the Hamptons, New York on Saturday (24Aug13), which was also attended by Billy Joel, Anjelica Huston, Howard Stern, and John McEnroe.
Stars including Jon Bon Jovi, Darlene Love, and Mary J. Blige performed for the evening, which was dubbed Apollo in the Hamptons, but it was during Kravitz's headline set that the night took an odd turn.
Several guests including Holmes, DeGeneres, Jamie Foxx, Ciara, Pharrell Williams, and the Roots joined the Fly Away hitmaker for a unique performance, which included a snippet of Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke.
According to New York Post gossip column Page Six, Holmes later told pals, "I haven't had such a good time in so long."
The event reportedly raised more than $3 million (£2 million) for education and culture programs at New York's Apollo Theater.
Ron Howard's fast-paced Formula One racing movie Rush is to open the ninth annual Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland on 26 September (13). The film stars Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl as James Hunt and Nicki Lauda.
Actress Rosanna Arquette has wed for the fourth time. The Pulp Fiction star exchanged vows with fiance Todd Morgan at a private ceremony in Malibu, California on Sunday (18Aug13) after a two-year engagement.
Arquette and investment banker Morgan married in front of family and close friends including singer Barbra Streisand, according to UsWeekly magazine.
A representative for the actress tells the publication, "Rosanna Arquette and Todd Morgan were married in a private family ceremony in Malibu on Sunday... They are very happy."
Arquette has been married three times before - to film director Tony Greco, composer James Newton Howard, and to restaurant owner John Sidel.
A documentary about Jay Z's role as curator of a music festival in Pennsylvania is to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Canada next month (Sep13). The movie, titled Made In America, is directed by Ron Howard.
Two And A Half Men star Ashton Kutcher and Ncis' Mark Harmon are among U.S. TV's highest paid stars, according to TV Guide magazine. Kutcher, who was the best-paid TV star in 2012, is the highest-paid comedy actor on TV, making $750,000 (GBP500,000) per episode, and Harmon leads the drama series category with $525,000 (GBP350,000) per episode.
Others on the list include The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, who is the highest paid late-night host, earning $25 (GBP16.6 million) to $30 million (GBP20 million) a year, and Howard Stern tops the reality star category with $15 million (GBP10 million).
Actor David Arquette has admitted he is drinking alcohol again after staying sober for more than two years. The Scream star completed a four-week rehab program in early 2011 to receive treatment for "alcohol and other issues" following his split from actress Courteney Cox in October, 2010.
Arquette then boasted he had overhauled his lifestyle, concentrating on health and fitness in a bid to stay clean, but in a candid chat with U.S. DJ Howard Stern on his Sirius XM show on Monday (19Aug13), the star admitted he has fallen off the wagon after two years and four months.
He said, "I'm a drinker, so yes, I drink a lot... I've been sober for two years and four months. And I was feeling like I wasn't being that true to myself, like what I enjoy and this and that."
Arquette also admitted he occasionally smokes marijuana, adding: "Yeah, I'll smoke a little weed."
Explaining he fears a backlash over his honesty, he says, "I'm afraid to be honest with you and with the world because people are so cruel... I got my own problems, yes, and I will sort them out. I go to a therapist, I really am working on myself."
Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. has heaped praise on The Butler director Lee Daniels for opting to cast Forest Whitaker instead of him in the lead role - because his fellow Oscar winner and Oprah Winfrey make a better husband and wife in the film. The Jerry Maguire star initially tested for Whitaker's title character, Cecil Gaines, but, after seeing the actor and Winfrey, together he understood why Daniels chose The Last King of Scotland star instead.
He says, "So when he (Daniels) sent me the Butler script, it was like six years ago... I read it and I was like, 'This is the most amazing tale I've read in a long time' and I'm just glad that its being realised now.
"When Oprah Winfrey got involved with it, that's when he came back and said, 'I need you to screen test with her along with Forest Whitaker and Terrence Howard,' and after the screen test he said, 'I'm casting Forest because it works', and he was right.
"I mean, to me, the relationship it's so special and you don't see African Americans in this light, the family relationship in this light in cinema very often, and I think it was such a powerful statement to make and I get it now, I understand relationships."
Actor Terrence Howard has been evicted from his New York apartment and slapped with a lawsuit over allegations of overdue rent. The Iron Man star's lease on his Manhattan home came to an end in November last year (12), but he reportedly continued to live at the property rent-free until he was formally kicked out in May (13).
Now his landlord is taking court action against Howard in a bid to claim back money for the additional months he stayed on at the pad.
The property owner is suing for an unspecified amount in compensation, in addition to legal fees, according to TMZ.com.
The lawsuit is the latest trouble for Howard - he's also in the midst of a legal battle with his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent, who has obtained a restraining order against him amid allegations of physical assault.
He has denied the claims and insists he was the real victim as Ghent reportedly maced and threatened to kill him, his adult daughter and son-in-law during a family vacation last month (Jul13).
The former couple split in 2011 after a year of marriage.
An elderly theatre-goer passed out during the opening night of Sir Ian Mckellen and Sir Patrick Stewart's new play, but refused to be taken to a hospital until after the performance finished. The X-Men co-stars unveiled their new production of Howard Pinter's No Man's Land at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California this month (Aug13), but opening night was too much for one audience member.
The man, said to be in his 80s, collapsed during the second act and had to be escorted outside by medics.
However, he refused to be taken to hospital and even signed a treatment waiver form so he could stay until the end of the play, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
The man watched the show on a video monitor at the theatre before he eventually agreed to go to a nearby hospital for a check-up.