*Power couple Jay Z and Beyonce have been named the highest-earning celebrity couple of 2013.
The artists earned a combined $95 million through album sales, touring and business ventures, according to Forbes.com.
They earned $15 million more than the second couple on the list, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who raked in $80 million collectively.
Others couples on the list are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with $50 million, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis with $35 million and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian with $30 million.
*While Oprah Winfrey remained the world’s top money maker in entertainment, Lady Gaga and reality star/businesswoman Bethenny Frankel are hot on her heels, according to Forbes.com.
Winfrey held on to the top spot with $290 million in earnings from May 2010 to May 2011 and an estimated net worth of $2.7 billion. But Winfrey’s daytime talk show, which ended in May, was her biggest money earner and her newly launched cable network, OWN, has struggled in the ratings since its January launch.
“The network has a long way to go before advertisers start paying the kind of rates Winfrey was charging for her syndicated show,” said Forbes’ Dorothy Pomerantz, who compiled the list by culling information from agents, managers, lawyers and others in the know.
Lady Gaga was a distant second with $90 million in gross earnings, followed by Frankel with $55 million. Frankel, who launched her own diet and lifestyle brand, sold her Skinnygirl Margarita cocktail mix for an estimated $100 million and has been expanding her brand, which will soon include food, supplements and a possible talk show.
Four women, model Gisele Bundchen, singer Taylor Swift, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and Judge Judy Sheindlin, each earned $45 million last year and tied for fourth place.
The entire list can be found at Forbes.com.
*Queen YoNasda, granddaughter of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, has teamed with rapper NYOIL and a number of organizations to create Hip Hop 4 Haiti, a nationwide fundraising event that will take place Jan. 30 in 10 major cities across the United States, reports Allhiphop.com. In New York, the event will be hosted by NYOIL at the National Black Theater in Harlem New York, from 5-11 p.m. All proceeds and relief collected from the event will go to its nationally recognized Haiti Relief Fund. The official list of performers and cities involved will be unveiled on Wednesday, Jan. 27 and will include rappers, poets, dancers, singers and educators. For more info, contact: NYOIL at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://hiphop4haiti.ning.com and http://www.ibw21.org.
*Leonardo DiCaprio has donated $1 million to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to help with the Haiti earthquake relief. Other $1 million donors include: Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and George Clooney. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has donated $1.5 million to Haitian earthquake relief, and Madonna has said she’s donated $250,000.
*Simon Cowell has recruited British “X-Factor” winner Leona Lewis, Rod Stewart and Michael Buble for a cover of R.E.M.’s 1993 ballad “Everybody Hurts.” Proceeds will benefit the relief efforts in Haiti following a deadly 7.0 earthquake. The Sun newspaper, which is helping Cowell organize the charity single, said that Robbie Williams, Coldplay, Take That and Paul McCartney also have been approached R.E.M. had agreed to waive royalties and the British government says the record will be exempt from sales tax.
Snooki of MTV's Jersey Shore
*Snooki of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” is doing her part for the cause by selling autographs, proceeds of which will go to help earthquake relief in Haiti. She’ll be at the Star Pontiac Buick GMC in Easton, Penn. from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The dealership is also donating “$100 per every car sold on Saturday,” sales manager Eric Watson tells UsMagazine.com.