Beyonce at the very top of which list?… Joel McHale’s “Community” has been saved… Robert Downey Jr.’s son was arrested… Selena Gomez has a scary stalker… and Has Shia LaBeouf checked into rehab?
Forbes has revealed its annual Celebrity 100 list, which is based not only on money but also on fame. And who’s sitting at the very top? Beyonce. Between June 1, 2013-June 1, 2014, Forbes estimates Beyonce earned $115 million. It’s not the most money earned by a celebrity, but her A-list status, dropping her album with zero notice and all her non-stop projects put her in first place. Just a few months ago, Time magazine named Beyonce the most influential celebrity, so she’s really on a roll. Coming in second on the Celebrity 100 list is LeBron James, who earned an estimated $72 million. Dr. Dre’s Beats by Dre was sold to Apple for $3 billion and his earnings were estimated to be about $620 million, which lands him in third place. Coming in fourth is Oprah, whose earnings were about $82 million. And rounding out the top five is Ellen DeGeneres with estimated earnings of $70 million.
At the very last second, Joel McHale’s “Community” has been saved from cancelation by Yahoo. Season six will feature 13 new episodes, all online. The hold on the cast was set to expire yesterday, but Yahoo stepped in. Joel issued a statement: “Thank you Sony. Thank you Yahoo. Thank you (show creator) Dan Harmon. And thank you to the greatest f%$#ing fans in the history of the human race. It’s the internet. We can swear now.”
Robert Downey Jr.’s son Indio was arrested on Sunday for cocaine possession. Reportedly Indio was a passenger in a car and an officer noticed a man smoking something out of a pipe. He pulled over the car and found Indio to be in possession. Sources told TMZ that Robert has been privately helping his now 20-year-old son struggle with addiction problems for years. Indio has been in and out of several rehabs and until this weekend, sources say he’d had a fairly long stretch of remaining clean. Robert released a statement to TMZ: “Unfortunately there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we’re all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he’s capable of being. We’re grateful to the Sheriff’s department for their intervention, and believe Indio can be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale.”
Selena Gomez has a long history with a scary stalker. A man broke into her home and was arrested, but the minute he was released from jail, he headed straight back to Selena’s home. He was arrested again but police freed him just a few days later. On June 20, this guy was admitted to a mental hospital, but he’s only required to be there for 30 days. Selena is obviously on edge, so when she came home Sunday night and found her back door flung wide open, she immediately called 911. Police rushed over but found nobody inside and no evidence of forced entry. Selena is still extremely freaked out.
Shia LaBeouf has checked into rehab…..maybe. As far back as 2008, it was reported that Shia was attending AA meetings and in 2011, he admitted to a reporter that he’s an alcoholic. Yesterday, X17Online reportedly followed Shia from his home to a private facility where other celebrities have sought treatment for addiction issues, and he was carrying his AA handbook. X17Online says they have an eyewitness who saw Shia looking very nervous — “like he didn’t want to do it, but knew he had to.” No confirmation from Shia’s reps if he did, in fact, check in.