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Beyonce tops Forbes most powerful celebrity list

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 01:35

June 30 - The latest celebrity news including Beyonce tops Forbes and ''The Who'' heading out for a farewell tour. John Russell reports.

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U.S. pop singer Beyonce headed Forbes' list of the world's most powerful celebrities released on Monday (June 30). With estimated earnings of 115 million dollars (USD) over the past 12 months and a string of chart hits, Beyonce, 32, nabbed the top spot on the annual list, pushing entertainment mogul Oprah, 60, from first place last year into fourth. LeBron James jumped from 16th place last year to No. 2. He earned an estimated 72 million thanks to his performance on the basketball court and endorsement deals. But the most impressive rise on the list was No. 3's Dr. Dre. The 49-year-old co-founder of Beats earned 620 million in 2014, and climbed from the 63rd spot in 2013. Actor Robert Downey Jr's son has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession in West Hollywood. Indio Falconer Downey, the 20-year-old son of the "Iron Man" actor, was arrested on Sunday (June 29) afternoon with what authorities believe was cocaine and a pipe used to smoke it, according to the Los Angeles county sheriff's office. Downey Jr said in a statement that he believes his son likely has a genetic predisposition to addiction and that the family is looking to rally behind him. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, the two original members of legendary rock band The Who, announced the group will undertake their last ever tour as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations at the end of the year. The Who 50th Anniversary Tour will kick off in Scotland on November 30.

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Beyonce tops Forbes most powerful celebrity list

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 01:35