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Cheers to Denzel Washington who is just plain awesome

QUIGLEY PUBLISHING COMPANY DENZEL WASHINGTON AND ANNE HATHAWAYThe versatile Denzel Washington (who just turned 58) has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2012 in Quigley Publishing Company’s 81st Annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors. He plays a wide variety of roles with ease and outside of acting, well, he’s pretty private and the tabloids don’t seem interested.

With Denzel the drama ends on screen. He has been happily married for 29 years. He’s also served as the national spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 1993. So it’s pretty awesome that a good guy has come out on top.

This is Washington’s eighth appearance in the Quigley Poll, and his first win. Exhibitors felt Washington was responsible for more traffic to movie theatres than any other Hollywood star this year based on his performances in “Flight” and “Safe House.”

Top Ten Money-Making Stars of 2012

  1. Denzel Washington
  2. Anne Hathaway                                              
  3. Hugh Jackman                                               
  4. Mark Wahlberg                                 
  5. Johnny Depp
  6. Daniel Craig
  7. Daniel Day-Lewis
  8. Brad Pitt
  9. Leonardo DiCaprio
  10. Robert Downey, Jr.

The only woman in the Top Ten this year, Anne Hathaway, placed second with her roles in “Les Miserables” and as Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Hugh Jackman and Mark Wahlberg, both with their initial Poll appearance, were third and fourth respectively. Jackman was in “Les Miserables” and a voice talent in “Rise of the Guardians” and Wahlberg scored with “Contraband” and in the sleeper hit of the year, “Ted.” Johnny Depp was in “Dark Shadows” and had an uncredited role in “21 Jump Street,” but still managed a fifth this year. He has been in the Top Ten eight times, with wins in 2010, 2007 and 2006.

Daniel Craig made his second showing in the Top Ten in sixth place with “Skyfall” and Daniel Day-Lewis, playing “Lincoln,” had his debut in seventh place. Last year’s winner, Brad Pitt, made it seven years in the Poll and was voted into the eighth spot. Leonardo DiCaprio was ninth with a performance in “Django Unchained” and has been in the Quigley Poll eight times. Robert Downey, Jr. came in tenth with his performance in “The Avengers.”

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Wahlberg is hitched, Brit is blonde and Entourage is a hit

Jude Law was shocked to find out he’d gotten model Samantha Burke pregnant with his fourth child – he thought she was on the Pill, it has been claimed.

“Jude assumed she was on the Pill,” a source told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper. “He was stunned at being informed of the pregnancy. Jude feels like now he has been made to look the bad guy. One of the reasons their brief relationship didn’t work out is because Samantha was a little too keen.

She claimed she was falling in love after just a couple of weeks.”

And that is what you get for assuming…


Mark Wahlberg and his girlfriend Rhea Durman tied the knot Saturday in Los Angeles.

Wahlberg and Durman wed in an intimate ceremony at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills.

Their children were there for the celebration.


On break from her Circus tour duties, Britney Spears was spotted changing up her hairdo at Andy Lecompte Salon in West Hollywood on Sunday (August 2).

After hours of salon work at the popular stylist’s shop, the singer ended up switching her hair extensions – leaving with a bright blonde hairdo after arriving with her streaky brunette locks.


After confirmation that Hillary Duff is indeed headed to Upper East Side, Entertainment Weekly reports that another unlikely celebrity will be dropping by the CW hit Gossip Girl.

Model and television personality Tyra Banks has confirmed that she will be appearing on Gossip Girl this fall, playing an actress co-starring in a film with Duff’s character at around episode 4.


Amidst disparaging comments that the current season of Entourage is not living up to expectations, star Jeremy Piven tells CNN that the HBO series’ sixth season will be the “most interesting” yet.

“I kind of have the best arc this year,” he said. “The backstage life of Hollywood is such fertile stuff for our show that I think we could continue on for as long as it stays fresh.”


Lauren Conrad’s fitness coach is sharing tips via Twitter. Her trainer Jarett Del Bene has been Tweeting his best tips for the general public, so we can all get a little guidance, gratis! If it’s working for Lauren, I’m game.

Jarett Del Bene’s tips include “To get great legs do lots of step-ups, squats and lunges” and “One way to get abs and a flat stomach is to eat 6 small meals a day … Try to eat every 3 hours.”

What’s true, what’s not?

Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired “The B Team,” a spec pitch package for an Adam McKay-directed action comedy that will team Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as cops, with Chris Henchy and McKay writing the script.

Pic will be a co-production between Gary Sanchez Productions and Mosaic. Sony has not set a release date on the film, but it is expected to go into production as quickly as the filmmakers can get it ready.


I’m hearing reports that Jessica Simpson has fired her band, called off her tour and is taking a year off from the music business. I don’t have any clear confirmations yet, but I would think this means things are perhaps getting more serious with Tony Romo, perhaps wedding serious.


Nicole Kidman has sparked pregnancy rumors after she wore a black loose-fitted dress to the premiere of Australia in Tokyo. She had her hands resting on her tummy. Kidman already has a 7 month old daughter Sunday Rose.

The rumors began at the Oscars but I really can’t see her and Keith Urban having another kid this early. I mean he is preparing to tour and she’s been crazy busy with her upcoming roles. For a bump to be showing now it would mean she’s a couple months along, I just don’t think this one is true.


Lisa Rinna likes being naked and thinks she’s pretty hot.

“While I’m definitely a product of this mindset, I don’t get all the fuss our society has over people’s weight,” actress Lisa Rinna told PEOPLE Tuesday night during Kate Somerville’s skin care launch at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach. “I am more comfortable being nude than hosting an event like this.”

The actress believes she looks better now than she did at 34 when she posed for Playboy while pregnant. Well, she WAS pregnant than so I’m not sure she should compare notes.


Imagine Entertainment spokesperson, Michael Rosenberg, has confirmed to RadarOnline.com that Michael Cera is officially joining the cast of “Arrested Development” for the big screen version of the cult TV series.

The “Superbad” star is joining other series regulars Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale and David Cross, who are all reprising their roles for the film.

And series creator, Michael Hurwitz, is expected to write and direct the comedy.

More twins and baby shark drama

The Happening star Mark Wahlberg revealed to Usmagazine.com that he and his fiance, model Rhea Durham, will be expecting their third child, a boy, “around the third of September.”

The couple are already parents to 4-year-old Ella and 2-year-old Michael.


Ryan Seacrest was bit by a shark this past weekend.

We’re told that the Idol host was at a nearby beach in the L.A. area when he was bit by a baby shark on his foot.

The sea creature even left a little tooth behind as a souvenir.


More celeb baby twins…

Congratulations to Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connel!

The couple, who got married last summer, are expecting their first children together.

It was confirmed this morning that they are going to be having twins.

The babies are due this winter.


Shia LaBeouf is in trouble again. He was arrested for suspicion of DUI after crashing his pickup into another car early Sunday morning. His two passengers suffered minor injuries while Shia required surgery on his hand at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.


“The Dark Knight” continues to obliterate box office records, crossing the $300 million mark in just 10 days.

I saw it yesterday with my hubster and it is an amazing flick. I loved every minute of it, darkness and all.