You may have noticed that Katy Perry is on the cover of the new Forbes. She's criticizing criticizers who hate her for it: "There's no shame in being a boss," says she. Why is she coverlady for the money mag? 'Cause she's on Forbes' Celebrity 100, that list of the highest-paid celebs of the last year. Floyd Mayweather Jr. wins, as he always does, evidently, jamming $300 million in his pockets. The guy he beat in a boring bout, Manny Pacquiao, made $160 mils. Number three? Katy, another pugilist (with Taylor Swift verbally), at $135 mils. Others: (4) One Direction, who collectively collected $130 mils; (5) Howard Stern, $95 mils; (6) Garth Brooks, $90 mils; (7) scribbler James Patterson, $90 mils; and tied at (8) Robert Downey Jr. and Tay-Tay Swift herself, grumbling and fuming, with only a measly $80 mils. At (10) is soccer-baller Cristiano Ronaldo, kickin' it with $79.5 mils. And then the other 90 also-rich.
CBS3 cans May, Orr, Reece
The Philadelphia Daily News' Jenny DeHuff reports that Eyewitness News anchor Chris May, weather woman Kathy Orr, and sports anchor Beasley Reece all got the ax at CBS3 Tuesday. According to DeHuff, May tweeted, "I've anchored my last broadcast at CBS3. Hope to see you all again." A source at the station, which has been struggling with low ratings, told DeHuff the house-cleaning by the station's new general manager was a move to "turn things around."
Ben and Jen no more
Ben Affleck notches a second high-profile breakup from a Jennifer. This time around, it's wife of 10 years (and one day) Jennifer Garner. People first reported that the duo were done-zo. There was much tabloid speculation in recent months that BenJen were having problems, but they shot down those rumors and appeared holding hands. The couple have three kiddos: Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel.
Is Tiger trying again?
Rumors have been booming for a couple of weeks now, so here: Putter and long-driver Tiger Woods (last big title: 2008) broke up with his skier gf, downhiller Lindsey Vonn, in May. Tiger's ex, Elin Nordegren, broke up with her moneybags man, Chris Cline. Ooooo! Both are, like, single and unaccounted for!!! Oooo ooo! Source, as busy and anonymous as ever, tells TerezOwens.com that Tiger has "reached out" to Elin, seeking a reconciliation.
And then there were . . .
WXPN's Michaela Majoun played her final morning show Tuesday after 26 years on the air. Her final jam? The Beatles' "She's Leaving Home." Majoun is leaving for her computer, where she'll return to her first passion: writing . . . NeNe Leakes, celeb star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta, said Monday that she was leaving the show. She Instagrammed it, so it must be true. . . .
Compiled by Inquirer staff.