It probably comes as no surprise to learn Lady Gaga snagged the No. 1 spot in Forbes magazine’s list of top-earning women in music. The singer grossed a whopping $90 million in profits thanks to album sales, endorsement deals, and her worldwide Monster Ball tour. Taylor Swift ranked second on the list, making a respectable $45 million which stemmed mostly from her 2010 Speak Now album and Katy Perry came in close behind in third place with $44 million after scoring five consecutive No. 1 hits off her album Teenage Dream. Additionally, Beyoncé came in fourth place with $35 million and Rihanna ranked fifth with $29 million. For a full rundown of the list, click here. Congrats to all the outstanding divas! – E!
Simon Cowell confessed to Barbara Walters during his 10 Most Fascinating People interview that at one point he seriously contemplated getting intimate with his fellow Idol and X Factor judge, Paula Abdul. The British music mogul said, “We didn’t like each other in the beginning,” adding, “I think it was sexual tension — on her part.” But when Barbara asked him if he ever wanted Abdul in a romantic capacity, Simon admitted, “I considered it. But then I thought, I don’t think the after would be as good as before.” However, if anything had ever happened between the bickering duo, Simon would’ve been a complete gentleman about it, remarking, “I’d let her stay for a few hours, but then it would have to be ‘Good night.'” Oh what could’ve been! – Access Hollywood
In less happy news, US Weekly reports that Ashley Tisdale is no longer dating her boyfriend of two years, Scott Speer. A source confirmed the end of the couple’s relationship, saying, “They had been on and off for a while. They tried to work it out but realized their relationship ran its course.” And another one bites the dust. – US