The supermodel-turned-chatshow host is leading the way with her earnings in the last year, pulling in $30 million (£20 million) for America's Next Top Model, as well as her daytime talk show.
Runner-up Katherine Heigl raked in $18 million (£12 million) for her role in Grey's Anatomy and her film projects, while CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actress Marg Helgenberger is in third with $9.5 million (£6.3 million) in earnings.
Forbes' full primetime top earners list is as follows:
1) Tyra Banks - $30 million (£20 million)
2) Katherine Heigl - $18 million (£12 million)
3) Marg Helgenberger - $9.5 million (£6.3 million)
4) Eva Longoria Parker - $9 million (£6 million)
5) Mariska Hargitay - $8.5 million (£5.6 million)
6=) Julia Louis-Dreyfus - $8 million (£5.3 million)
6=) Maura Tierney - $8 million (£5.3 million)
8) Tina Fey - $7 million (£4.6 million)
9) Marcia Cross - $6.2 million (£4.1 million)
10) Jennifer Love Hewitt - $6 million (£4 million).
Tyra Banks is catching up with her idol Oprah Winfrey in the fortune stakes -- she's topped a Forbes list of the highest-earning women on primetime TV.
The supermodel-turned-talk-show host is leading the way with her earnings in the last year, pulling in $30 million for America's Next Top Model, as well as her daytime talk show.
Runner-up Katherine Heigl raked in $18 million for her role on Grey's Anatomy and her film projects, while CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actress Marg Helgenberger is in third with $9.5 million in earnings.
Forbes' full primetime top earners list is as follows:
1) Tyra Banks - $30 million
2) Katherine Heigl - $18 million
3) Marg Helgenberger - $9.5 million
4) Eva Longoria Parker - $9 million
5) Mariska Hargitay - $8.5 million
6=) Julia Louis-Dreyfus - $8 million
6=) Maura Tierney - $8 million
8) Tina Fey - $7 million
9) Marcia Cross - $6.2 million
10) Jennifer Love Hewitt - $6 million
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Olivia Wilde (TV's House) and Jonathan Tucker (The Ruins) have joined the cast of Paul Haggis' remake of the thriller, The Next Three Days.
Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks are already signed on to headline the movie, which revolves around a woman imprisoned for a murder she claims she didn't commit and her husband who tries to vindicate her.
Wilde will play a young mother who befriends the Crowe's character; Tucker will play a street tough running a meth lab.
U.S. lifestyle queen Martha Stewart and designer Diane von Furstenburg also attended the Important Dinner for Women, where the world's most powerful women were celebrated.
The gala was also held to support the Millennium Development Goal, which aims to reduce the number of women who die from childbirth every year.
Brown, the wife of U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, co-hosted the charity event and urged the 300 attendees to help save lives by using their voices to raise the profile of the global initiative.
She told the crowd, "When a mother survives, a lot survives with her, and when women come together, they are an unstoppable force for change."
The TV talk show host has piled on the pounds in recent years, and her new figure was a far cry from her days on the catwalk.
Banks was determined to regain her enviable curves and enlisted the help of pals on the set of her beauty contest to stick to a healthier regime.
And it worked - Banks is happy with her newfound figure.
She tells Larry King, "I did this challenge with my friends. There was about eight of us from America's Next Top Model, some past talk show people and some friends. And we were sitting around a table and kind of trash talking and decided to do this challenge because we all love food. I trash talked so much where I had to win - and I did. I always feel great when I don't have clothes on."
The modest beauty insists she'd never strip off for cameras - but she loves the way she looks naked at home.
She says, "I always feel great when I don't have clothes on... I always feel good that way."
And sometimes she'd prefer to be naked than clothed: "Sometimes certain clothes, when I put them on and they don't fit the way that I would like them to, that's when I tend to get self-conscious."
The pair had gossips in a frenzy earlier this month (Sep09) when they were spotted enjoying two nights out together in the British capital - just a month after Penn's wife Robin Wright Penn handed him divorce papers.
Penn and White were seen laughing and joking and the Oscar-winner even fed the model food from his own plate.
Besides dating Buffalo Bills wide receiver Owens, 25-year-old White has appeared in Jay-Z and John Legend music videos and modelled for Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger. She was once dubbed the "model of her generation" by former catwalk queen Tyra Banks.
She's not the first model Penn has been linked with - he was spotted with Petra Nemcova after a previous split with Wright Penn.
The acting couple first began divorce proceedings in December 2007 only to officially end their separation four months later.
And in April (09), the actor filed papers for a "legal separation", just days before the couple's 13th wedding anniversary.
They went on to dismiss the bid a month later (May09), only for Wright Penn to kickstart proceedings again last month (Aug09).
Dickinson was fired from Banks' beauty contest America's Next Top Model amid reports the two former catwalk stars never got along.
Banks has not spoken about her decision to get rid of the ageing supermodel, but was asked about things Dickinson has said about her in a recent TV news interview.
When quizzed by interviewer Cynthia McFadden whether Dickinson and fellow sacked judge Paulina Porizkova were jealous of her, Banks refused to answer, but smiled and replied, 'Is that what you think?'
And the veiled hint has made the older model seethe.
In a new interview on TV news show The Insider, Dickinson sarcastically says, "Damn right I'm jealous... Everybody's jealous of the great Tyra."
But she insists she has no issues with the way she was dumped from Banks' hit show: "There's no problem - Tyra hires people, uses them and then boots them out and then hires the next person - I guess for a nominal fee."
But she does take issue with her ex-boss' claims that she's not much of a diva, adding, "She is the biggest diva on the planet next to me."