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Kylie Jenner tops Forbes’ 2020 list of highest-paid celebrities

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Kylie Jenner has topped Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities for the year 2020, followed by her brother-in-law, rapper Kanye West.

The Make-up mogul, 23, earned $590 million following the massive earnings from the sale of 51 percent of her Kylie Cosmetics line to Coty, according to Forbes.

Her brother-in-law, rapper Kanye West, raked in $170 million in large part due to his Yeezy clothing and sneaker deal with Adidas.

The list shows that the world’s highest-paid celebrities earned a combined $6.1 billion before taxes and fees, a $200 million drop from 2019.

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The rest of the top 10 on the Forbes list is comprised largely of athletes, with five of the eight earning their riches through sports salaries.

Tennis legend, Roger Federer takes the third spot overall with $106.3 million in earnings, largely from endorsement deals, including a 10-year $300 million deal with Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo.

Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo took fourth place with $105 million, most of which comes from his $64 million annual salary with Juventus.

His arch rival, Lionel Messi, came in fifth with $104 million, earning $80 million a year from Barcelona along with other endorsement deals.

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Filmmaker, Tyler Perry took sixth place on the list with $97 million, most of his earnings came from his “Madea” film franchise. He also opened the 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta last year and struck a deal with Viacom to own 25% of streaming service BET+.

Perry is followed by another soccer star Neymar in seventh place with $95.5 million, who has a five-year contract worth $350 million.

Here are the top 25 highest-paid celebs of 2020, according to Forbes:

1. Kylie Jenner — $590 million

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2. Kanye West — $170 million

3. Roger Federer — $106.3 million

4. Cristiano Ronaldo — $105 million

5. Lionel Messi — $104 million

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6. Tyler Perry — $97 million

7. Neymar — $95.5 million

8. Howard Stern — $90 million

9. LeBron James — $88.2 million

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10. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — $87.5 million

11. Rush Limbaugh — $85 million

12. Ellen DeGeneres — $84 million

13. Bill Simmons — $82.5 million

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14. Elton John — $81 million

15. James Patterson — $80 million

16. Stephen Curry — $74.5 million

17. Ariana Grande — $72 million

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18. Ryan Reynolds — $71.5 million

19. Gordon Ramsay — $70 million

20. The Jonas Brothers — $68.5 million

21. The Chainsmokers — $68 million

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22. Dr. Phil McGraw — $65.5 million

23. Ed Sheeran — $64 million

24. Kevin Durant — $63.9 million

25. Taylor Swift — $63.5 million

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“Lord Of The Rings” actor Ian McKellen hospitalized after falling off stage during London performance

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Sir Ian McKellen has been taken to hospital after falling off stage during a performance of Player Kings at the Noël Coward theatre in London. (more…)

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German officials decry racist attack on 8-year old Ghanaian girl and her father

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German officials decry racist attack on 8-year old Ghanaian girl and her father

Police say a group of youths and teenagers injured an 8-year-old Ghanaian girl and her father in the town of Grevesmühlen in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

German officials have condemned an attack that resulted in the injury of a Ghanaian girl and her father.

Police said that an 8-year-old Ghanaian girl and her 10-year-old sister were attacked by a group of around 20 teenagers and young adults late on Friday.

The 8-year-old girl and her father sustained mild injuries and were hospitalized.

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The attack occurred in the town of Grevesmühlen in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Police said the attackers kicked the younger girl in the face, after which the girl’s parents intervened.

According to police reports, one of the suspected attackers continued to direct racist insults at the victims after officers arrived at the scene.

Police are investigating a breach of the peace, grievous bodily harm, incitement of hatred and verbal abuse.

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Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said on the platform X, formerly Twitter, that her thoughts and solidarity were with the children and their family.

“Calling children racist names and brutally attacking them is a sign of deep hatred and inconceivable inhumanity,” she said.

Grevesmühlen Mayor Lars Prahler told the German public radio station NDR 1 Radio MV that he was shocked at the incident.

“This racially motivated offense simply leaves me stunned. It shows bottomless hatred and uninhibited inhumanity and cannot be excused,” he said.

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He added that the fact that some of the suspects are teenagers is no excuse for the behavior.

State Premier Manuela Schwesig condemned the attack in a post on X.

“The injured girl is 8 years old — as young as my daughter. We must not allow hatred and hate speech to poison our society and violence to threaten our children,” she declared.

Jana Michael, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Integration Commissioner, urged those in the group of youths to name the perpetrators.

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“Every witness who remains silent is complicit and prevents the investigation of this disgusting violence against children,” she said.

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Social Trends: 101 Nations Unite for Ukraine Peace

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101 Nations Unite for Ukraine Peace

The Ukraine Peace Summit in Bürgenstock, Switzerland, convened with the participation of 101 countries and international organizations, focusing on achieving a just and sustainable peace between Ukraine and Russia.

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Key issues discussed included nuclear and food security, the release of civilian and military prisoners, and the return of deported children. A draft declaration emphasized the recognition of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the need for Russia to hand over control of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to Ukraine, and the unacceptability of attacks on merchant vessels in the Black and Azov Seas.

Read Also: Freedom Fashion Ukraine heads to New York

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed hope for international agreement on a peace proposal to present to Russia, while President William Ruto of Kenya and other world leaders participated in discussions aimed at addressing the conflict.

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Social Trends: Global Leaders Unite in Eid al-Adha 2024 Celebration

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Global Leaders Unite in Eid al-Adha 2024 Celebration

Eid al-Adha, a significant Muslim holiday, was celebrated globally on June 16, 2024. Public figures, politicians, and sports personalities took to social media to extend their greetings and wishes to the Muslim community.

The messages conveyed unity, joy, and blessings, with many expressing hope for peace, prosperity, and acceptance of sacrifices made during the festival.

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The greetings were shared across various platforms, reflecting a global celebration of the event.

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Social Trends: Alicia Keys & Jay-Z Tease New Collab

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Alicia Keys & Jay-Z Tease New Collab

Alicia Keys and Jay-Z are set to release a new collaboration soon, following the success of their previous hit ‘Empire State of Mind’ which recently surpassed a billion streams on Spotify.

The announcement has sparked excitement among fans, with many expressing anticipation for the upcoming song.

Read Also: Alicia Keys Reflects on the 20th Anniversary of The Diary of Alicia Key With Apple Music,First Grammys Experience & Learning To Celebrate Herself

“Empire State of Mind” is a song performed by American rapper Jay-Z featuring American singer Alicia Keys from the former’s 11th studio album, The Blueprint 3 (2009). It was released on October 20, 2009. Produced by Al Shux, the song features a music sample of “Love on a Two-Way Street” performed by The Moments. Angela Hunte and Janet Sewell-Ulepic originally wrote it as a tribute to their hometown, New York City.

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The following month, they submitted it to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation, whose reviews were discouraging. They later took the suggestion of an associate of EMI Music Publishing and resubmitted it to Jay-Z, who kept the “New York” singing part on the hook, changed the verses, and recorded it. The song’s title, similar to “New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel and “N.Y. State of Mind” by Nas, is a wordplay and tribute to New York’s nickname “Empire State” and could also be a reference to the Empire State Building in Manhattan.

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Tyla, Ice Spice, Ms. Lauryn Hill & YG Marley join the performance lineup for BET Awards 2024

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BET announces Culture’s Biggest Night, “BET Awards” 2024, just got bigger with the addition of Tyla, Ice Spice and Ms. Lauryn Hill & YG Marley, hitting the stage with previously announced performers GloRilla, Latto, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, and Victoria Monét. Additionally, Tanner Adell will perform on the BET Amplified stage. Academy Award® nominated, and Golden Globe® winning actor, author, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will return to host, and GRAMMY® award-winning global entertainment icon USHER will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement BET Award. BET Awards” 2024, will air LIVE on Monday, 1 July, 2024, at 2:00 am WAT/3:00am CAT on BET Africa  DStv Channel 129 and GOtv Channel 21.
“BET Awards,” has been the #1 cable award show among all adults 18-49 for the last three consecutive years and is the #1 cable award show among Black adults 18-49 for the 22nd consecutive year (CY02-CY23). “BET Awards” is the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – honoring the present and future of Black music, creativity, and sportsmanship, by celebrating the culture and being a driving force for social change.
Drake leads “BET Awards” 2024 nominations with an outstanding seven nods, while African global stars, Tyla, Burna Boy, Tems, Ayra Starr, Focalistic, Davido, Lojay, Asake, Tyler ICU, Seyi Vibez, Ayo Edebiri, Damson Idris among others, received nominations across various award categories The official “BET Awards” 2024 nominees were selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, performers, and presenters. Click HERE for the complete list of “BET Awards” 2024 nominees.
Vote now for “BET Awards” 2024 Viewer’s Choice Award. Voting ends June 30, 2024, at 6:30 PM PT/ 9:30 PM ET.
BET.com/bet-awards is the official site for “BET Awards” 2024 and is the official source for the latest news and updates about this year’s show. Follow us @BET and @BETAWARDS.
Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, will oversee and Executive Produce the annual show, with Jamal Noisette, SVP of Tentpoles & Music Community Engagement, to also Executive Produce for BET. Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company for the show, with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay also serving as Executive Producers.
BET is transforming Culture’s Biggest Night into Culture’s Biggest Week with BET Experience 2024, promising the ultimate in Black culture and entertainment. With a lineup of culture’s most influential artists, including Davido, Cardi B, Gunna, Sexyy Red, The Roots, Common, Queen Latifah, Jungle Brothers, and many more electrifying talent, experts, and tastemakers, the week promises to be one to remember.
Attendees will enjoy unforgettable live performances, comedy shows, culture-shifting conversations, immersive workshops, and much more! Anchoring this year’s Experience is fan-favorite BETX 2024 Fan Fest, a free, all-ages two-day cultural festival taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29. For more information, visit BETExperience.com.
For more information about BET, visit www.bet.com and follow @BET on social platforms. For more BET news announcements, visit betpressroom.com.
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