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"Twilight" Stars Make "Forbes" List of the Highest-Paid Celebs Under 30

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Twilight star Kristen Stewart is the only non-musician to rank in the top 10 of Forbes’ new list of the highest-paid celebrities under 30.

Stewart earned $34.5 million between May of 2011 and May of this year, placing her seventh, while her Twilight co-stars Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson earned $26.5 million each to land them outside the top 10.

The top 10 is littered with pop stars.  Taylor Swift took the top spot on the list with $57 million, which put her just a notch above Justin Bieber and his $55 million.

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Kristen Stewart Tops "Forbes" List of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actresses

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Starring in the Twilight films has really paid off for Kristen Stewart.  She ranks first on Forbes magazine's new list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.

According to the magazine's calculations, Stewart earned $34.5 million between May of 2011 and May of this year, thanks to her work on the last two Twilight movies, plus the current hit Snow White and the Huntsman

Cameron Diaz ranks second at $34 million, and Sandra Bullock rounds out the top three at $25 million.

Forbes considered the actresses' salaries, residuals and endorsements in compiling its list.  An interesting stat: the top 10 highest-paid actresses made a total of $200 million, compared to $361 million collected by the top 10 highest-paid actors.

Here are the top 10 highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, according to Forbes:

1. Kristen Stewart, $34.5 million
2. Cameron Diaz, $34 million
3. Sandra Bullock, $25 million
4. Angelina Jolie, $20 million
5. Charlize Theron, $18 million
6. Julia Roberts, $16 million
7. Sarah Jessica Parker, $15 million
8T. Meryl Streep, $12 million
8T. Kristen Wiig, $12 million
10. Jennifer Aniston $11 million

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Leo DiCaprio: Highest Paid Actor

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Leonardo DiCaprio has fame, good looks and, according to Forbes, the biggest paycheck in Hollywood.  

DiCaprio tops the magazine’s 2011 list of the five highest-paid actors over the past year with $77 million in earnings.  

The magazine says the actor moved to the top spot from 5th place thanks to his 2010 films Shutter Island and Inception.  

Last year’s highest-paid actor, Johnny Depp, fell to second place when his earnings dropped from $75 million to a mere $50 million.

Earlier this summer, Sarah Jessica Parker and Angelina Jolie topped the Forbes 2011 list of the highest-paid actresses, with both stars earning $30 million between May 2010 and May 2011.

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie Are the Highest-Paid Actresses

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker has something else in common with Angelina Jolie besides beauty and fame. The two stars share the top spot on the latest Forbes magazine ranking of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses.

In the magazine’s 2011 list, Parker and Jolie are tied for first, with each earning $30 million between May 2010 and May 2011.  The magazine says Parker’s residual checks from Sex and the City and her $18 million perfume lines put her in the top spot with Jolie, who earned big bucks from her movies Salt and The Tourist.

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon each earned $28 million in the past year to tie for third place.  Julia Roberts and Twilight star Kristen Stewart were tied for fifth with $20 million each in earnings.

Altogether, the 10 highest-paid female stars in Hollywood earned a total of $218 million in the past year.

Forbes compiled its list by interviewing agents, lawyers, producers and others in Tinseltown.  You can find the complete list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses at

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U2 Tops 'Forbes' List of Highest-Paid Musicians

Isaac Brekken/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After recently compiling a list of the highest-paid musicians under 30, Forbes magazine has now published a roundup of the 25 highest-paid musicians overall.

Number one on the list is U2, who raked in $195 million between May of 2010 and last month, thanks to their super-successful tour.  For that same reason, Bon Jovi is number two on the list with $125 million, Elton John is number three with $100 million, Lady Gaga is number four with $90 million, and Michael Buble is number five with $70 million.  All of those acts enjoyed sold-out, long-running tours.

Others on the list range from 68-year-old Paul McCartney to 17-year old Justin Bieber.  There's also one married couple on the list -- Beyonce and Jay-Z -- but he earned more than she did for the first time since their 2008 wedding.

Here's the list, which includes a five-way tie for 18th place:

1. U2 ($195 million)
2. Bon Jovi ($125 million)
3. Elton John ($100 million)
4. Lady Gaga ($90 million)
5. Michael Buble ($70 million)
6. Paul McCartney ($67 million)
7. Black Eyed Peas ($61 million)
8. Eagles ($60 million)
9. Justin Bieber ($53 million)
10. Dave Matthews Band ($51 million)
11. Toby Keith ($50 million)
12. Usher ($46 million)
13. Taylor Swift $45 million)
14. Katy Perry ($44 million)
15. Brad Paisley ($40 million)
16. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ($38 million)
17. Jay-Z ($38 million)
18. AC/DC ($35 million)
18. Sean "Diddy" Combs ($35 million)
18. Beyonce ($35 million)
18. Tim McGraw ($35 million)
18. Muse ($35 million)
23. Rascal Flatts ($34 million)
24. Kenny Chesney ($30 million)
25. Rihanna ($29 million)

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