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Wednesday
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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Friday
Dec032010

'24' Fans Try to Set Guinness Record for Continuous TV Viewing

Photo Courtesy - 20th Century Fox(LOS ANGELES) -- One hundred fans of the Kiefer Sutherland series 24 will attempt to watch the drama for 24 consecutive hours -- and several more hours on top of that.  It's the highlight of the "24 Marathon Challenge and Fan Fest Experience" in Los Angeles, which is ongoing.

Since Thursday, the 100 marathoners have been inside a custom home theater where they're watching episodes of 24 -- which ended its run in May after eight seasons -- with the goal of snapping the Guinness World Record for longest consecutive TV viewing, currently 86 hours.  Whichever fan watches the most hours will receive $10,000.

The event also has props from 24 on display.  You can follow what's happening at the fan festival at Facebook.com/24.

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