Friday, June 15, 2007

Forbes: The Celebrity 100

The cast of Grey's Anatomy was ranked as nr 12 on Forbes Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Celebrities:

It was a year of conquest in Hollywood. The worldwide box office soared to a record $25.8 billion, buoyed by global blockbusters like Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Sony's Da Vinci Code. Madonna reclaimed her title as the mightiest force in music, thanks to her record-breaking Confessions tour, which drew over a million fans and generated $195 million in ticket sales. And golf ace Tiger Woods banked $100 million, more in a single year than any athlete in history.

Tinseltown's triumphs are reflected in this year's Celebrity 100, Forbes' annual list of the world's most powerful--and best-paid--celebrities. To generate the list, Forbes analyzes celebrity earnings, plus media metrics like Google hits, press mentions as compiled by Lexis/Nexis, TV/radio mentions from Factiva and the number of times an A-lister appears on the cover of 32 major consumer magazines.

#12 Grey's Anatomy Cast

Power: Rank 12
Pay: $33 mil

Pay Rank: 26
Web Rank: 37
Press Rank: 25
TV/Radio Rank: 16

Several members of ABC's medical mega-hit renegotiated their contracts, securing the ensemble a combined $33 million for the third season. (Salary talks for some of the stars will continue over the summer.) But the off-set drama eclipsed the show's storyline: Katherine Heigl, now a bona fide movie star with Knocked Up, griped to the press about her salary; Kate Walsh jockeyed for a spinoff (and won); Isaiah Washington scuffled with co-star Patrick Dempsey, then reportedly called castmate T.R. Knight a homophobic slur. The scandal eventually resulted in Washington's dismissal in June.

Source: Forbes
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