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Sep142011

'Guinness' Highlights Hollywood World Record Holders

John Shearer/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The 2012 edition of Guinness World Records debuts Friday, and a handful of celebs lend some Hollywood glamour -- and a lot of green -- to the famed book's usual collection of astounding feats and astonishing freaks.

Among the stars making this year's Guinness world record rankings are Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, who can add "Highest Paid Actress" to her list of accolades for earning $56 million from June 2009 to June 2010.  Johnny Depp took home an enviable haul of Pirates booty, raking in $75 million in the same time frame, earning him "Highest Paid Actor" title.

Other Guinness rankings include House as the "Most-watched TV Show," for which star Hugh Laurie scored "Highest Paid Actor on TV."   The record book also crowned a different kind of World's First: "First Billion-Dollar Author," an honor earned by Harry Potter series creator J.K. Rowling.

Here's a list of some of the showbiz winners immortalized in Guinness World Records 2012:

  • Sandra Bullock - Highest Paid Actress
  • Johnny Depp - Highest Paid Actor
  • Hugh Laurie - Highest Paid Actor on TV
  • Angus T. Jones - Highest-Paid Child Actor on TV ($250,000 per episode of Two and a Half Men)
  • Miranda Cosgrove - Highest-Paid Child Actress on TV ($180,000 per episode of iCarly)
  • Most-Watched Show - House
  • Highest-Rated New Show in the U.S. - Hawaii Five-0
  • First Billion-Dollar Author - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter book series author

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