Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey and Justin Bieber are at the top of Forbes’ annual Most Powerful Celebrities list. Unveiled today, the list is compiled based on earnings as well as TV, press, web and social rankings. So while JLo took home a healthy $52 million last year, that’s chump change compared to Glenn Beck, who, while #23 on the list, is #11 (tied with Elton John) in pay, taking home an estimated $80 million, more than Leonardo DiCaprio ($37M), Brad Pitt ($25) and Julia Roberts ($16M) combined. Beck moves up seven spots from last year’s list.
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ABC’s Christiane Amanpour appeared in taped message presenting an award. Other tvnewsers in the audience at Carnegie Hall: CBS Evening News EP Rick Kaplan, CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux and Oprah BFF and former local news anchor Gayle King.
Winfrey presented an award to Julia Roberts. Other winners included Fergie, Donatella Versace, four female heads of state and Cher, who was presented a lifetime achievement award.
Barbara Walters was presented a lifetime achivement award in 1999 and Couric was given awards in 1992, 2002 and 2006. This was the 20th year anniversary of the mag’s Women of Year Awards.
> Mediapost reports that BrandIndex, which tracks consumer perception of brands, finds Fox Business Network (and not “Fox Business Channel,” as they write) to be the 15th-largest gainer of all brands. Four other TV networks, including CNN, were in the top 25.
> CNBC’s Jim Cramer gives his “State of the Market Address” tonight at 6pmET. The live studio audience edition of Mad Money features Google CEO Eric Schmidt. It re-airs at 11pmET.
> Wolf Blitzer made an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, competing in a political trivia competition against two Hooters girls. Also: what Julia Roberts movie does Blitzer like? Click continued to see the Leno clip…