These were the highest paid celebs in the world this year

This year’s top-earners list is full of familiar faces, along with a few golden oldies.

One day, there will be a world where boxer-turned-human-mint Floyd Mayweather doesn’t celebrity/athlete highest earning lists, but today is not that day. As reported by Forbes in their highest-earning celebrities list for 2018, “Money” cashed in hard on the hype surrounding his much-publicised fight against UFC star Conor McGregor, and his $386 million earning him the top spot. George Clooney squeezed in at second, largely due to the profits he earned from the sale of the Casamigos Tequila Company to Diageo, which he co-founded.

One last thing that deserves a mention, queen of the American lower-middle-class, Judge Judy herself, is still going strong as ever, raking in a mind-boggling $198 million over the course of 2017 through her show and production company. Not bad, considering she apparently only tapes the show 1 day a week.

Check out the full list below:

#10 – Cristiano Ronaldo ($146 million)

#9 – Ed Sheeran ($149 million)

#8 – Lionel Messi ($150 million)

#7 – Coldplay ($156 million)

#6 – U2 ($159 million)

#5 – Dwayne Johnson ($168 million)

#4 – Judge Judy Sheindlin ($199 million)

#3 – Kylie Jenner ($225 million)

#2 – George Clooney ($323 million)

#1 – Floyd Mayweather Jr ($386 million)

[Via GQ]

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A ranking of the 8 most “interesting” celeb baby names revealed!

baby namesThanks to new mothers Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian, this year has seen the Kardashian family tree expand wider than ever, most notably with Stormi and True. Let’s not forget, though, that there are also other celebrities in this world—ones who’ve also been busy coming up with their own celebrity baby names as of late. This week, for example, Cardi B gave birth to her child with Offset, which could’ve made news just because of the baby’s name: Kulture Kiari Cephus, which is not only a mouthful but also a clear impingement on the Kardashians’ domain of K’s.

Before that, though, recent history has not disappointed when it comes to thinking outside of the box while naming one’s spawn—to the point that over the course of just a few years, Kate Winslet and Alicia Silverstone both happened to call their children Bear. So we felt it was time to rank the most “interesting” celebrity baby names. Here, our very subjective list.

8. Sunday

Ah, Sunday: the day you spend putting off washing your sheets and dreading getting back to the work week. Evidently, the word has much more positive connotations for Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, seeing as they named their now 10-year-old daughter just that.

7. Bronx Mowgli

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Back when Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson were married, the latter gave birth to a son that they decided to name Bronx Mowgli (so: New York borough + Jungle Book character). After clarifying to Ryan Seacrest that the name was not, in fact, a joke, Wentz elaborated on their decision, citing his and Simpson’s shared love for the Jungle Book and leaving “Bronx” up to interpretation, other than the fact they had apparently been “throwing [it] back and forth a while ago.”

6. Moroccan

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In 2011, Mariah Carey gave birth to twins with her then-husband Nick Cannon, whom the couple named Monroe and, um, Moroccan. No, not Morocco, which would have actually rhymed with Monroe—not that Carey appears to have any ties to the country anyway. While Monroe is a homage to Marilyn Monroe, Moroccan is actually a homage to Carey’s apartment in New York where Cannon proposed to her, which is home to her so-called “Moroccan room.” It’s certainly helped the now seven-year-old stand out even further, now that he’s moving in on his mom’s title of reigning diva.

5. Cricket Pearl

Busy Philipps has so far had two daughters with her husband, the screenwriter Marc Silverstein, both of whom they named rather eccentrically: Birdie Leigh, who was born in 2008, and Cricket Pearl, born in 2013. Sure, Birdie isn’t particularly usual, but it’s Cricket in particular that really stands out—to the point that People felt compelled to publish a story with the headline “Busy Philipps: Why We Named Our Baby Cricket.” Apparently, a week after her birth, the couple still hadn’t come up with a name, prompting the hospital to call them for a confirmation, and Silverstein to put his screenwriting skills to use by somehow dreaming up the character Cricket Pearl, whom he imagined as being “the coolest camp counselor” and “hot in college.”

4. Saint

Other than anointing himself Yeezus, is there any better way for Kanye West to drive home the fact that he thinks he’s god—as well as set some sky-high expectations—than to christen his and Kim Kardashian’s only son Saint?

3. Blue Ivy

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Similarly, is there any better way for Beyoncé to demonstrate how much power she has over the world than naming her daughter with Jay-Z something as seemingly random, ridiculous, and impossible to pull off as Blue Ivy? (No—except perhaps naming one of their other children Sir.) In the six years that she’s been on this earth, Blue has, of course, managed to live up to her name, as evidenced by—for starters—her already having a stylist, and liberally scolding her grandma on her Instagram usage.

2. Apple

Comparatively, it’s not too odd these days, but the baby name that arguably sparked some of the most creative ones to follow in the 21st century is undeniably Apple, which Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin named their newborn in 2004. (Paltrow later elaborated to Oprah that she chose it because apples are “so sweet,” “wholesome,” “biblical,” and “clean!”)

1. Kulture

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The baby may have only the world less than 48 hours ago, but already, Cardi B and Offset’s offspring has taken the cake with the name Kulture Kiari Cephus. There’s a lot to unpack here: It was bold when Migos named their albums Culture and Culture II, making naming a baby so even bolder—especially when spelling it with a Kardashians-adjacent “K.” What’s more, Cardi unveiled the baby’s name via a pregnancy portrait that strikingly resembled Beyoncé’s. Is there anyone she’s not afraid to mess with?

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Chrissy Teigen just shared a picture of her kids bonding and it will give you all the feels

Chrissy Teigan and John LegendChrissy Teigen and John Legend welcomed their second child – a baby boy – earlier this month.

And it looks like little Miles Theodore Stephens and his big sister, Luna, are already getting on like a house on fire.

Chrissy took to Instagram to share this *adorable* snap of the brother and sister together at home – and it will melt your heart.

Little Luna can be seen watching over her baby brother and offering him a dummy while he sleeps in his cot. This is too much.

❤️ / 📷: @bumper3077

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Taking to Instagram to share baby’s first picture earlier this month, Chrissy wrote: “Hello, world! This is Miles Theodore Stephens – We are drowning in his little peeps and nuzzles. Our household feels overwhelmed with love. Thank you for all your well wishes!”

We can’t wait to see more updates.

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12 Female celebrities on how they spent their first big paychecks

True story: I spent pretty much my entire first “big” paycheck on my first Blackberry cellphone. It was 2012. I’d just scored a spot on the cheerleading team for the rugby team – The Southern Kings (not one of my finest moments), and my first paycheck was substantial, especially for a 16-year-old girl: R2000. Instead of saving that cash, I went straight to my closest cellphone provider and dropped the cash on a Blackberry I’d been wanting forever. I felt quite empowered and proud of myself and my mom was pretty impressed too. That was probably the best part.

And these 13 celebrities, below, also have similar stories about what they did with their first big paychecks. From blowing it all at the Gap to splurging on fancy conditioner to buying cars—or, even funnier, weed—their stories are so relatable. And hilarious. Read on.

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“My first job was a promotions job in France and we got paid by cheque. I put the cheque in my handbag and not even two hours later my bag got snatched so I didn’t even get to cash the cheque.”

Kerry Washington

“This is so Bronx girl of me…. Save the Last Dance was my second movie, and we had a per diem. I couldn’t believe somebody was handing me cash, and I literally used to hide it under my mattress for the whole movie. I put myself on a tight budget of what I could spend. And at the end of it, I used all the cash from the three months and bought my first laptop.” —The Hollywood Reporter

Jade Hubner

“My first job ever was when I was a toddler for a toy commercial and then again as a waitress and model. Both times, it went straight into my savings account for my studies. I think the first time I bought something with my savings was for a laptop in high school, clothes and a car at the age of 17.”

Sarah Paulson

“I bought a lot of stuff at the Gap. I was 19. I was still living at home, and I was understudying Amy Ryan on Broadway in The Sisters Rosensweig. My check was substantial…and I went to the Gap on the daily. I would give Gap presents to all my friends.” —The Hollywood Reporter

Julia Anastasopoulos

“In my first job, I played a nursery school teacher in a margarine commercial. I used the money to buy a MacBook which was a really big deal for me at the time. It really helped take my illustration career to the next level.”

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

“I bought my mom and dad a washing machine. Later on, I bought some boots for myself that were, like, the coolest boots I’d ever seen in my life.” —Timemagazine

Roxane Hayward

“My first job was a television commercial for KFC’s new “Glitter Pops”. I ate enough chicken that day to last me a lifetime! I found a special pair of Italian red velvet pumps at one of Joburg’s finest shoe shops and spent my first paycheck on them. I lived in them!”

Jennifer Lopez

“I was driving a Honda Hatchback that Keenen Ivory Wayans had given me when I was a Fly Girl, and I had been driving it to every audition and everything. And when I got a regular series, I bought a car. I bought a Mercedes. And it was a huge deal. It wasn’t a Hatchback! It wasn’t a Honda….I remember, though, I was signing the lease to the car and I was breaking up with my boyfriend the same week. That’s what I remember. We were in the dealership, and I was crying but I was buying the car, and he was going back. It became a thing, like, ‘I’m gonna be on my own.’ He had been living with me. We had been dating for 10 years. And I was like, ‘That’s it. The Hatchback is out, and so are you!’” —The Hollywood Reporter

Kia Johnson

“My first job was that of a PA Announcer in the then Hyperama store. I used to do this on the weekends. Who knew being on the mic advertising specials was my first taste of where I was meant to be in the media industry. Honestly, I bought a whole lot of crap with my first paycheck, although there were a few things I needed to get as my parents (rightfully so) cut me off and said: “stand on your own two feet.” Whatever was left over was spent on chocolates (I had the biggest sweet tooth), clothes and really nice perfume.”

Tiffany Haddish

“I purchased my house. When I finally signed those papers, I was like, ‘You’ll never be homeless again, Tiffany. I’m so proud of you.’ I cried because now I could really provide for myself. But then the next day I was like, ‘Oh, shoot, you gotta work even harder now to make these mortgage payments!’”

Tumi Voster

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“My first job was as a YO.TV presenter and I took myself on a shopping spree for the first time, that didn’t fall under my mom’s budget!”

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

“I never touched [my first million-dollar paycheck]—just put it in the bank. And I remember I went through the drive-through to deposit my check, and then they were like, ‘I think you need to come in for this,’ and so I ended up going inside.” —Kneading Dough*

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Celeb tributes pour in for award-winning actor Akhumzi Jezile

Akhumzi Jezile Death

Former Yo Tv presenter, and Golden Horn Award-winning actor, Akhumzi Jezile passed away in a car accident over the long weekend. Details surrounding the accident, which took place on the N6 near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape, have yet to be confirmed.

Many celebrities have taken to Instagram to share their touching tributes.

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RIP Akhumzi x

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Why Akhumzi Jezile was a big deal

Akhumzi was one of the most talented people in Mzansi entertainment. 

Renowned television personality Akhumzi Jezile died this past weekend, at 29. Jezile’s death sent shock waves throughout social media, as his friends, fans and colleagues expressed their sadness over his death. Jezile passed away in an accident in Queenstown, Eastern Cape. The accident also took the lives of Inxeba actor Thobani Mseleni and former Joyous Celebrations singer Siyasanga Kobese.

Jezile was born in 1989 in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. He was a renowned television presenter and producer as well as an actor.

Jezile was one of the most loved personalities in Mzansi, here is why;

Triple thread talent

Whether he was hosting a television or radio show, producing, acting or being an MC, Jezile was always excellent. His brilliant acting is what made him walk away with a SAFTA for best-supporting actor for his role in SABC 1 show Tempy Pushas, in 2015. His was passion evident in all he did, hence many followed his career, all the way from his days as YOTV.

‘He was one of those MCs that was always accommodating to performers to express themselves freely,’ says music legend Arthur Mafokate. 

Consummate professional 

Jezile has been hailed by his peers in the entertainment industry for his professionalism. This is one trait that made them respect him. 

‘He was one of the hardest working dudes in the industry. Always went the extra mile, he was really passionate about what he did. He really cared,’ hip-hop star AKA said on Twitter about Jezile. 

AKA’s mate and fellow rapper DaLES concurred, ‘Akhumzi was very passionate about entertainment it was so admirable to watch. It seemed like he was passionate about everyone.’

Encourager 

Jezile was also loved for his way of encouraging other performers and how he always pushed them on. 

Rapper Gigi Lamanyane took to her Twitter to express how the star had believed in her before anyone else. ‘You started believing when nobody did. This was years ago. I’m super hurt.’

Mr Funny Guy 

If you followed him on social media, this isn’t news to you. Jezile was one of the funniest people around. The videos he posted always left many in chuckles. Since he passed on his friends have been sharing some of their favourite videos of him.  

Watch some of the videos below; 

 

My heart just broke into pieces ✂📍💔📌❗🚫🛑🆘

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Still doesn’t make sense 💔

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Renowned television personality Akhumzi Jezile has died at 29

Akhumzi was a Safta award-winning actor. 

Television presenter, actor and producer Akhumzi Jezile has died. According to reports Akhumzi died in a car crash in Queenstown, Eastern Cape. 

Jezile was born in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. He got into the spotlight in 2007, when he became a presenter on SABC 1’s YOTV. Jezile then went on to become one of Mzansi’s most loved and sought after personalities. 

In 2014, Jezile won a SAFTA for best-supporting actor for his role in SABC 1 series Tempy Pushas. 

Jezile was also a radio presenter for Umhlobo Wenene for a while. 

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