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Mark Wahlberg claimed the top spot on Forbes' list of the highest-paid actors in 2017, ahead of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Vin Diesel.

According to the list, Wahlberg earned $68 million before taxes, his highest earnings ever, due to fees for films that include Transformers: The Last Knight and the upcoming Daddy's Home 2.

Wahlberg received a massive pay day for the most recent Transformers film, despite poor reviews and the lowest gross income for the franchise, due to fixed compensation.

His earnings in 2017 edged out Johnson, the former wrestler and Baywatch star, who earned $65 million, as well as Johnson's Fast and the Furious co-star Vin Diesel, who earned $54.5 million in 2017.

Comedian Adam Sandler followed the trio of action stars, earning $50.5 million, largely due to his lucrative film deal with Netflix.

Actors featured in Marvel's cinematic universe dominated the list, including Avengers stars Robert Downy Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt.

The list of the largest male earners in Hollywood also included international stars such as Jackie Chan, as well as Bollywood artists Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar.

The rest of the list included industry veterans Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise and Matt Damon.

Wahlberg's $68 million earnings in 2017 were nearly three times Forbes' highest-paid actress, Emma Stone, who made $26 million in 2017 off the strength of her Oscar-winning film La La Land.

Stone's La La Land co-star Ryan Gosling placed 14th on the list of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, despite out-earning Stone with $29 million in 2017.

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Jerry Seinfeld says Jerry Lewis taped a segment of 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'
Jerry Seinfeld paid tribute to the late Jerry Lewis this week and revealed they taped a segment of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee shortly before he died.

"As I've said many times, if you don't get Jerry Lewis, you don't understand comedy. Spending an afternoon with him a couple of months ago in Vegas for Comedians in Cars was a comedy life moment for me," Seinfeld captioned an Instagram photo of him laughing with Lewis, while riding in a convertible with the top down.

Lewis died Sunday at the age of 91. EW.com said his episode of Comedians in Cars is expected to air during Season 10 of the show on Netflix.


'Dancing with the Stars' Season 25: Nikki Bella, Drew Scott join cast
WWE's Nikki Bella and Property Brothers star Drew Scott have signed on to compete on Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars.

Bella and Scott will be seen on the reality dancing competition series when it returns to ABC on Sept. 18, TV Guide reported.

Bella a professional wrestler, also stars on E!'s Total Divas, which features other WWE Superstars, and Total Bellas, alongside her twin sister Brie Bella and her fiance John Cena who proposed to her in April in the middle of the ring at WrestleMania 33.

Scott stars alongside his identical twin Jonathan Scott on HGTV's Property Brothers which features the siblings helping couples to find, buy and remodel homes into their dream spaces.

In April, it was announced that Scott and his finace Linda Phan had landed their own Property Brothers spinoff at HGTV titled Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House.


LOOSE LIPS:
"It's nice to keep people you love around you. When you get older, lines get blurred."
--Katy Perry, on keeping in touch with ex-boyfriend Orlando Bloom, on The Morning Mashup, a SiriusXM Hits 1 program



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Which 'Happy Days' cast member will guest star on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'?


Morgan Freeman to receive SAG Life Achievement Award on Jan. 21
Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has been chosen as the recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award.

Freeman, 80, will be presented with the honor at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS Jan. 21.

"I am thrilled to announce Morgan Freeman as this year's recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award. Some actors spend their entire careers waiting for the perfect role. Morgan showed us that true perfection is what a performer brings to the part," SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement Tuesday. "He is innovative, fearless and completely unbound by expectations. As a chauffeur, convicted murderer, boxing gym attendant, pimp or president, Morgan fully realized every character, baring their souls and showcasing their humanity. It has been a privilege to see his genius at work."

Freeman's many credits include Driving Miss Daisy, Unforgiven, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight, Million Dollar Baby, Glory, Lean on Me, Se7en, Amistad and Bruce Almighty.


Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale expecting second child
Celebrity couple Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale are expecting their second child.

The 38-year-old Australian actress announced the news in an interview with the Australian magazine Jones.

"I'm a little tired but feeling good," she told the publication. "Everyone was very sweet on set today, and you always get a little bit more attention when you're pregnant, which is fabulous."

Byrne already shares 18-month-old son Rocco with Cannavale, who is also dad to 22-year-old son Jake with ex-wife Jenny Lumet. The actress said her son inspired her to take a voice role in the upcoming animated movie Peter Rabbit.

"I've always wanted to do a kids' film," she said. "And I thought it would be sweet to do one now that I've had my own child."

Byrne previously said in a 2016 interview with Australia's The Daily Telegraph that having Rocco completely changed her life.

"How can it not?" the star said. "You have this huge responsibility you didn't have before -- there's someone you have to keep alive! I also like to think Rocco has brought out better qualities in me."

"I was already becoming my parents, even before I had Rocco," she jokingly confessed. "You know how that happens? One day, you're like, 'I've turned into my parents!'"

Byrne will also star in the movie Juliet, Naked with Chris O'Dowd and Ethan Hawke, while Cannavale will play Irving in Season 3 of the USA Network series Mr. Robot. The actor will also appear in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.


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Which 'Happy Days' cast member will guest star on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'?

Actor and singer Don Most has confirmed he will guest star on The Bold and the Beautiful later this week.

"I am having so much fun doing so many things. Mark your calendars for Aug. 25 and 28. Shout out to the magnetic Patrika Darbo. This lady shines as bright as her emmy. And if your TV breaks before the airing, hit me up. Apparently I have skills. #BoldAndBeautiful #SoapOperaMadness #ICanFixThat," Most said in his social media post.

The 64-year-old, Happy Days icon also linked to a TV Insider story that says Most will play Pete, a handyman who interacts with Darbo's Shirley Spectra on the CBS soap.

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