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Ashton Kutcher owes Charlie Sheen big time. Since replacing Sheen on Two and a Half Men, Kutcher has rocketed to the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ list of highest paid TV actors. The business magazine unveiled the list on Wednesday, following the July announcement of TV’s highest paid actresses.
Between May 2011 and May 2012, Ashton Kutcher earned $24 million, Forbes estimates. Last year, Sheen was in the top spot with $40 million, but this year he didn’t even make the list. Kutcher’s earnings are also boosted by his appearances in Nikon camera commercials and his continued investments in Silicon Valley. He got in early on Skype, Spotify and Airbnb.
Kutcher’s Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer also made Forbes’ top 10, moving down from spot No. 4 to No. 7 but earning $2 million more than he did from May 2010 to May 2011.
Others who made the list for a second consecutive year are Ray Romano, Mark Harmon, Patrick Dempsey and Hugh Laurie. Check out the full list below: READ FULL STORY
Celebrity Avengers, assemble! Dustin Hoffman and Mila Kunis join the ranks of Hollywood's real-life heroes
Is there something in the water in Hollywood… and also New Jersey? Because in the past five weeks, saving a civilian’s life has become the new Kabbalah — everyone who’s famous is doing it. In April, Ryan Gosling grabbed a woman who was this close to being flattened by a taxi. Newark mayor Cory Booker one-upped the Blue Valentine star by pulling a woman out of a burning building later that month. And Patrick Dempsey proved his own life-saving bona fides two weeks ago by prying a 17-year-old boy out of a wrecked car. (When the kid came to, he asked Dempsey if he was famous. McDreamy’s response? “Yeah, I’m a doctor.”)
But these three dreamy dudes aren’t the only boldfaced names getting into the superhero game. EW has confirmed that less than two weeks ago, 74-year-old Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman tended to a jogger who suffered a heart attack while running in London’s Hyde Park. As The Sun originally reported, the onetime Marathon Man quickly dashed over when he saw lawyer Sam Dempster collapse. Hoffman called paramedics and tended Dempster until they arrived, not leaving the stricken man until he was taken to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Afterwards, Hoffman soared into the sky — where he will stay, waiting and watching, until another exerciser is in need.
And then there’s Mila Kunis, who came running when a 50-year-old member of her household staff suffered a seizure Saturday. TMZ writes that Kunis quickly had a friend dial 911, then turned the man’s head to one side so he wouldn’t choke. She also allegedly volunteered to ride with the victim to the hospital. (Kunis’s rep didn’t immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.) Beauty, brains, and bravery — it’s all part of the celebrity hero package.
Move over, Ryan Gosling. Take a hike, Newark mayor Cory Booker. There’s a new hero in town. According to People, Patrick “McDreamy” Dempsey rescued a 17-year-old boy from a flipped car last week. With the reflexes of an incredibly handsome puma, Dempsey grabbed a crowbar and a fire extinguisher to pry Malibu resident Weston Masset, who was losing consciousness, from his Ford Mustang. After pulling Masset from the wreck, Dempsey called paramedics and stayed by the teen’s side until help arrived.
Even with a concussion and an eye injury, Masset recognized the star. When he asked if Dempsey was famous, the man who plays McDreamy answered, “Yeah, I’m a doctor.” And even in the midst of almost-tragedy, Masset’s mother Mary Beth got a treat when Dempsey called her to update her on Weston’s accident. ”He had a certain authority in his voice,” she said. “I asked if he was a paramedic and he said, ‘No, this is Patrick Dempsey.’ I thought, ‘McDreamy?’”
What do you think, PopWatchers? Is 2012 the year of the real-life superhero? Should Joss Whedon tap The Gos, McDreamy, and Booker to join Nick Fury and Co. in at least one of The Avengers‘ 437 sequels?
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