Lady Gaga tops DoSomething.org’s list of the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good for the second year in a row, according to the site.
The list, compiled by the volunteer organization, ranks celebrities according to their charitable work and donations.
The “Born This Way” singer held on to her No. 1 spot thanks to her anti-bullying efforts, like her Born This Way Foundation. Gaga is followed by fellow pop star Justin Bieber.
Bieber, who sat at No. 10 on last year’s list, nabs second place in 2011. He launched the Believe Charity Drive, benefiting music education and children’s cancer, and also encouraged fans to participate in Pencils of Promise, which raises money for new schools.
George Clooney comes in third place, followed by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Will and Jada also aren’t the only power couple who give back. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore (despite splitting up in November) and Brangelina also made the list.
(Flying solo, Nick Cannon makes the list without wife Mariah Carey.)
For the full list, visit DoSomething.org.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are doing just fine, thank you very much.
After a tabloid claimed Tuesday that the couple have separated after almost 14 years of marriage, the couple fired back in a joint statement to Us Weekly.
“Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false,” Smith, 42 and Pinkett Smith, 39, told Us. “We are still together, and our marriage is intact.”
After meeting on the set of Fresh Prince of Bel Air in 1990, the superstar couple tied the knot on New Year’s Eve in 1997, and are parents to actor-singer kids Jaden, 13, and Willow, 10, plus Trey, 18, Will’s son from his first marriage.
Indeed, there were no signs of trouble when Pinkett Smith recently appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight — with her man proudly watching in the wings. “He stood in the wings and flew in to be by her side,” a show source says. “They were super affectionate…They were like teenagers, so in love!”
Back in June 2009, Pinkett Smith shot down speculation about her marriage.
“I’ve heard all the things — their marriage is not real, he’s gay, she’s gay, they swing,” the Hawthorne actress said. “But at the end of the day, people have to believe what they have to believe. I’ll tell you what, it’s too hard to be in a pretend marriage. Life’s too short for that one.”
In Hollywood, you always have to expect the unexpected.
An A-list celebrity could become a nobody in a year, and that nobody from a year ago could be the coolest thing since sliced bread now (funny how that works). But the guys who stick around and make a name for themselves rack in some major millions.
Forbes has released their list of the five highest-paid actors in the past year. Guess who made the cut?
Let’s count ’em down and see what they made:
5. Tom Hanks ($35 million): Hanks’ latest film, Larry Crowne, didn’t do his career justice, earning less than $100 million. But the actor still makes some serious bucks from voicing Woody in Toy Story. The franchise’s third film was the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. Hanks next project is starring opposite Sandra Bullock in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
4. Will Smith ($36 million): Lately, Smith has put his own career on the back burner in order to focus on his children’s budding careers. He produced The Karate Kid, which starred son Jaden, and is developing a remake of Annie for daughter Willow. Smith did however pick up a nice big paycheck this year for Men in Black III, slated for a May 2012 release.
3. Adam Sandler ($40 million): While he brings on the laughs, he’s laughing all the way to the bank. Sandler’s films may not be a critic’s fave, but his most recent film, Just Go With It, earned $214 million at the global box office.
2. Johnny Depp ($50 million): Depp came in first on this list last year, but got knocked down this time around. He is known for putting his own quirky, and sometimes scary, spin on every role. Whether he’s tackling an animated film or being a drunk, hot pirate, his movies bring in the cash. Depp’s next role is in Dark Shadows, directed by, you guessed it, Tim Burton.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio ($77 million): The actor shot up to the top from last year’s No. 5 ranking. Between Shutter Island and Inception, DiCaprio had an excellent 2010. Aside from creating buzz because of his romantic life with Blake Lively, this year he’ll star in J. Edgar, a film about the famous FBI director, directed by Clint Eastwood.