Taylor Swift was the highest paid entertainer of the year and the Momo Challenge is coming to a theater near you…
Here are your Hollywood Headlines for Friday, July 12th!
Forbes released its annual Celebrity 100 list of the highest-paid entertainers, and Taylor Swift is on top, after pulling down $185 million over the past year. “Self-made billionaire” Kylie Jenner barely missed the top spot and landed in second place with $170 million. Rapper and lunatic Kanye West was third with $150 million, soccer star Lionel Messi was the fourth highest paid celebrity with a total of $127 million, and pop star Ed Sheeran rounded out Forbes’ top five with an estimated $110 million.
By the way, “Forbes” also highlighted the actors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe who have made a combined total of $340 million over the past year. Surprisingly, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, was number one with $76.4 million, while Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. was second with $66 million. Rocket Raccoon’s voice, Bradley Cooper, was third with $57 million, the Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson was fourth with $56 million, and Captain America himself, Chris Evans, rounded out the top five with $43.5 million. It’s good to be an Avenger.
The insanity over the “Momo Challenge” seems to have mostly disappeared, but Hollywood still thinks it can wring a few bucks out of it. There are currently two movies in the works about it. Just in case you aren’t familiar with the Momo Challenge, there didn’t seem to be any reports of any kids actually being harmed… and it was most likely a hoax. But parents were pretty freaked out over it for a while. Supposedly, kids would text a number, and be encouraged to complete increasingly dangerous tasks that might start with something silly, like watching a horror movie at night. Eventually, though, they’d be prompted to harm or even kill themselves. “Momo” was represented by a really freaky woman with a deformed face, which was actually a sculpture created by a Japanese special effects company years ago.
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