Oprah, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Ellen are on “Forbes” 100 Most Powerful Women List
“Forbes” released its list of the 100 Most Powerful Women yesterday. There aren’t too many celebrities on it, and none in the Top 10. German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the list, followed by Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates. The CEO of GM is at #5, the COO of Facebook is at #8, the CEO of YouTube and Google is #9, and Michelle Obama is at #10. Oprah is the first celebrity to make it, at #12. She’s followed by Beyonce at #21, Ellen Degeneres at #50 . . . and Angelia Jolie at #54. Then comes Sofia Vergara at #57, Taylor Swift at #64, and Shakira at #81. Get more here.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are now Action Figures
Toymaker Bif Bang Pow! has created a limited edition “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update playset featuring the 3 1/2-inch-tall duo. In addition to a bespectacled Fey and a gray pantsuit-sporting Poehler, the set comes complete with the faux news show’s world map graphic and desk. Only 2,400 sets have been made. The toys are currently available for pre-order on the Entertainment Earth website. However, pre-ordering is no guarantee of getting them. The set was specially made for the Entertainment Earth booth at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con. Only figures that don’t sell there will be sent out to those who order online in late July. Get more here.
Kelly Clarkson Sings Karaoke with a Ten-Year-Old
When Kelly Clarkson was at Sam’s in Nashville, a ten-year-old named Ava Davis asked her to sing karaoke with her. She agreed, and they did a duet of the B52’s “Love Shack”. Ava’s mom Angie posted a video of them on YouTube, with the caption, “A BIG Thank You to Kelly Clarkson! Ava asked her to sing karaoke with her tonight @ Sam’s & she did.” Get more here.
Jeremy Renner Crashed a Wedding – Sort Of
Jeremy Renner showed up at a random couple’s wedding in Houston, but he was not the center of attention. The ‘Avengers’ star was in Houston for Comicpalooza when he decided to wander into the reception at the Regency Hotel, where he was staying. Sources told TMZ that he was actually kind of standoffish with most of the guests, and even refused to take a pic with the bride and groom! Renner told TMZ, he was hiding at the bar to avoid upstaging the newlyweds, but he adds, “I did enjoy conversations with many of the guests for about 15 minutes and went off to enjoy the sights of Houston for the night.” Get more here.
Ryan Seacrest Is Hosting a New Fox Reality Show
With “American Idol” on its way out, Ryan Secrest has lined up a new hosting gig. It’s a Fox reality show called “Knock Knock Live” and it sounds like a juiced up version of Publishers Clearing House. Each week, Ryan’s crew shows up at someone’s front door, and offers them a chance to either win a big cash prize, meet their favorite celebrity, or, quote, “turn their dreams into reality,” whatever than means. Some examples include: Someone’s favorite NBA player challenges them to a game in their driveway, or someone’s favorite musical artist performs a concert on their front lawn. The show premieres on July 21st. Get more here.
A Man in Kenya Is Offering a Dowry of 70 Sheep, 50 Cows, and 30 Goats for Malia Obama’s Hand in Marriage
A man from Kenya named Felix Kiprono is offering a massive dowry for Malia Obama’s hand in marriage, including 70 sheep, 50 cows, and 30 goats. Malia is only 16. It’s unclear how old Felix is, but he’s a lawyer with a huge amount of livestock, so let’s just say he’s got a few years on her. Felix hopes to make his offer to President Obama personally when he visits Kenya in July, and he insists his love is “real” that he’s not after the family’s money and that they would lead a, quote, “simple life.” He says he’ll teach Malia how to milk a cow, and cook traditional porridge and sour milk like other woman there. Quote, “I will propose to her on a popular hill in Bureti near my father’s land where leaders and warriors are crowned. The place is called Kapkatet, which means ‘victory.’ Felix claims he’s been interested in Malia since 2008. She was nine at the time. But remember, other cultures have different customs. Get more here.