You already know our obsession with Pin-ups, today I find some funny & cute photo manipulation pin-ups and animals, These collages are from Belgian artist Natasa Denic.
Forbes has released The Celebrity 100, an annual list of most powerful celebrities ranking them on the basis of their salaries, web rank, press rank, TV/radio rank and social rank.
News that this coming season of The Oprah Winfrey Show will be her last helped the self-made billionaire garner more media attention than any other member of the Celebrity 100. (Oprah has made as much as $315 million last year!)Her Harpo production company, which spawned the careers of Dr. Phil, Rachel Ray and Dr. Oz, will introduce interior designer Nate Berkus this fall. Months later, the list's top-earner will add the lifestyle-themed Oprah Winfrey Network in partnership with Discovery Communications to her media empire.
One half of the most famous couple in hip-hop, Beyoncé continues to expand her business empire beyond music. Endorsement deals with companies ranging from Nintendo to L'Oreal and her growing House of Dereon fashion line bring in millions of dollars per year on top of the $86 million she grossed from a 93-stop world tour.
As the director of the highest grossing film of all time, Cameron is definitely "king of the world." Avatar has earned $2.7 billion at the box office alone and has changed the way Hollywood makes films. In the near future almost every studio blockbuster will be released in 3-D. Cameron is already at work on Avatar 2
A newcomer to the Celebrity 100, Lady Gaga broke down the door to fame with outlandish outfits and quirky videos, including one that featured her and Beyonce poisoning an unappreciative boyfriend. Bringing in an estimated $31 million with a 106-date tour that grossed $95 million, Lady Gaga is also a marketer's dream, teaming up with Polaroid, Virgin Mobile, Monster Cable and Viva Glam.
Tiger Woods' fall from global sports icon to tabloid fodder was stunning. He saw Accenture, AT&T and Pepsi drop him as a pitchman, but he remains the highest-paid athlete in the world thanks to huge deals with Nike, Electronic Arts and Upper Deck. Nike built a $650 million (sales) golf business from scratch on Woods' back. His fledgling golf course design business has been hurt by the economic downturn, as all three courses he's worked on have experienced major delays.
Not long ago, most of the entertainment world had written Britney Spears off as a celebrity flameout. But over the last year Spears logged the fifth highest-grossing tour in the world, bringing in $130 million in gross box office receipts by playing 98 dates. High-profile endorsement deals with Elizabeth Arden and Candies' prove that the public expects Spears to stay in the spotlight for good.
The world's biggest rock band, U2 launched a massive world tour in 2009 that has brought in more than $311 million in gross box office receipts. Each tour stop brings in $10 million in gross ticket sales. Add in lucrative merchandise sales, heavy radio play and a steady-selling back catalog, and you have the highest-earning band on the planet.
With two hit movies (The Proposal and The Blind Side) and an Oscar win, Bullock should have been sitting on top of the world. She is financially. With $56 million she's the highest-earning actress. But a messy breakup with cheating husband Jesse James turned her into tabloid fodder. Bullock overcame adversity with news of an adoption and a public return at the MTV Movie Awards.
Depp zooms close to the top of our list this year thanks to his work as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's 3-D update of Alice in Wonderland. The Disney film has grossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, making Depp the only actor to headline two $1 billion films. Depp also landed a big upfront payday for The Tourist. Costarring Angelina Jolie, the film is a rare case these days of two big stars getting big bucks.
The Material Girl isn't quite ready to cede her spot in pop music's hierarchy to Lady Gaga or Britney Spears just yet. The 52-year-old singer had the fourth highest-grossing tour of 2009, bringing in $6 million a night and $138 million overall. An episode of the Fox hit sitcom Glee, which featured cast members singing several of her songs, added to her already high profile and cushioned her significant earnings from publishing royalties.
Model Gisele Bunchen Heidi Klum and Kate moss have been included into the list of Top Celebrity 100
Gisele Bundchen No.85
The 29-year-old Brazilian beauty, who has been named the richest modelmarried to NFL quarterback Tom Brady, gave birth to the couple's first child in December, lost the baby weight instantaneously and went back to work. A multinational brand name, Gisele remains the industry's most sought-out face and body. Aside from starring in campaigns that included True Religion jeans and Dolce & Gabbana, she has her own sandals line—Ipanema by Gisele.
Heidi Klum No.86
Klum remains a longstanding member of the Victoria's Secret Angel entourage while also hosting Project Runway in America and Germany's Next Top Model. She endorses a slew of products, including Diet Coke, Volkswagen, McDonald's and LG. This year she gave birth to her fourth child and celebrated her fourth wedding anniversary to singer Seal.
Kate moss No.91
Despite well-publicized personal and professional ups and downs, Moss is one of the world's most influential fashion icons. Aside from designing a fashion line for the British retailer Topshop, Moss recently released a new perfume, announced she's designing handbags for Longchamp and started a trend by dying her hair with gray streaks. Moss remains the face of Versace, Longchamp and David Yurman
For some celebrities what I concern:
Taylor Swift No.12 (2009 rand #69)
The most-played artist on the radio in 2009, Swift's 100 live dates during the last 12 months grossed $54 million. She's one of the few artists who can still convince millions of fans to legally buy music—her Fearless album topped the 2009 sales charts, moving 3.2 million units, while fans downloaded another 12 million tracks from iTunes and Amazon. Large endorsement deals with Sony and CoverGirl helped her bottom line, too.
Angelina Jolie No.18
The mom of six is a constant tabloid presence with 38 magazine covers in the last 12 months. She also makes movies. Jolie lost some ground this year because she didn't have a new movie in our timeframe. But she continues to cement her bankability with big thrillers like Salt and The Tourist, costarring Johnny Depp.
Ellen DeGeneres No.23
In addition to her new gig judging American Idol, DeGeneres remains host of her popular talk-show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and lends her face to American Express, CoverGirl and new entry Vitamin Water. More recently, she announced she was launching her own record label, eleveneleven, and promptly signed up 12-year-old YouTube sensation Greyson Chance as her first artist
Jennifer Aniston No.26
Box office stinkers like Love Happens and The Bounty Hunter can't stop America's sweetheart. Aniston still gets tons of press attention and decent-sized upfront paydays for romantic comedies like Just Go With It, costarring Adam Sandler. Aniston also earns from Friends reruns and a lucrative deal with Glaceau Smartwater.
David Beckham No.36
Becks suffered a torn Achilles tendon in March that sidelined him for this year's World Cup in South Africa. It was a big disappointment for Beckham, who has 115 appearances for England's national team, the second-most of all time. He has used his time off to lobby for bringing the World Cup to England in 2018. Beckham's most lucrative endorsement deal continues to be Adidas, which is now using him as the face of two lifestyle lines, Essentials and ObyO. Beckham is working on his own line of underwear and grooming projects to be released later this year.
Kristen Stewart No.66
The 20-year-old Stewart is now recognizable to teens around the world as Bella, the human caught between a vampire and a werewolf in the Twilight series. The movies have so far earned $1 billion at the box office and made Stewart a star. She stretched her wings this year with the indie film The Runaways where she played Joan Jett.
Sarah Jessica Parker No.70
Between the TV series and movie franchise, Sex and the City will keep Parker in Manolos for years to come. The actress also has a successful line of perfumes that brought in $24 million the U.S. in 2009. Parker is now helping to design clothes for fashion label Halston.
Julia Roberts No.77
Roberts is no longer the draw she was in the days of movies like Erin Brockovich and Runaway Bride. Instead she is focusing on more personal movies like Eat Pray Love, based on the bestseller by Elizabeth Gilbert. Roberts will star opposite Tom Hanks for the second time in Larry Crowne, about a man reinventing himself.
Kiefer Sutherland No.89
After eight highly rated seasons, Sutherland's star vehicle ended its run in May. Though details are sparse, a movie version of the long-running 24 has been announced. What the show's executive producer Howard Gordon has made public: his plan for Sutherland to give big-screen action stars Bruce Willis (Die Hard) and Harrison Ford (The Fugitive) a run for their money. In the meantime, Sutherland—or rather, Sutherland's voice—recently graced the silver screen as raspy alpha dog Bosco in the animated flick Marmaduke