Star Scoop: Jay Z and Beyoncé Make Bank, Prince George the Powerful, How to TKO Justin Timberlake

By  September 20, 2013

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Not that it’s a surprise, but Beyoncé and Jay Z top Forbes’ highest-earning celebrity couples list for the second year in a row. Back in 2011, they came in second to Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen‘s $76 million sum, only to come out swinging with $78 million in 2012 and a staggering $95 million in earnings from June 2012 to June 2013. [Forbes]

London’s most powerful person is only three months old. That’s right—Prince George was named the country’s most influential being according to the Evening Standard‘s annual Power 1000 list. He beat out his mum Kate Middleton who landed at number seven, and his dad, Prince William, who ranked in at number 11 with brother Prince Harry. [Vogue UK]

Apparently Justin Timberlake doesn’t know me anymore. Because I knocked him out. “TKO.” No really—the second single from part two of The 20/20 Experience is absolutely, positively about me… you know, before Jessica Biel came along. [E! Online]‘

Newsflash: Ben Affleck can handle all the #Batfleck bashing. During a late-night chat with Jimmy Fallon, the impending Batman addressed fan criticism of his new role… in jovial form, of course. “I’m a big boy. If I can handle an Emmys snub, I can handle anything… I’m very tough.” [YouTube]

Graduation congratulations! We never would have guessed that Mark Wahlberg didn’t pass the ninth grade. Nor would we have imagined that 2013′s most notable high school graduate shared screen time with a talking teddy. [CNN]

The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory aren’t the only animated pictures being put on hold. Universal’s Despicable Me spinoff, Minions, has been pushed back from December 2014 to July 2015. [L.A. Times]

Jerry Bruckheimerbrain behind Pirates of the Caribbean and National Treasure, is backing out of Disney. After 20 years and 27 movies with Walt Disney Studios, Bruckheimer said that he “look[s] forward to returning to films like Black Hawk Down, Enemy of the State, Beverly Hills Cop, and The Rock.’” [Huffington Post]

Speaking of splits, ABC Family president Michael Riley, is leaving his post after two years. [Hollywood Reporter]

So is ABC’s reality chief John Saade, who oversaw production of Dancing with the StarsShark Tank, and The Bachelor. [Hollywood Reporter]