To compile our list, we talked to agents, managers, producers and other in-the-know folks to come up with estimates for each celebritys entertainment-related earnings between June 2012 and June 2013, the time frame for our Celebrity 100 list. We do not deduct for taxes, agent fees or the other expenses of being a celebrity. Ranking second on our list with $25 million less than Madonna is Steven Spielberg . The director earned an estimated $100 million between June 2011 and June 2012. Most of that money comes from his extensive library. Hit movies like E.T. and Jurassic Park are always playing on TV somewhere in the world. Last years Lincoln was a critical and financial hit earning $275 million on a budget of $65 million. Now Spielbergs DreamWorks is starting to show some real strength on TV. The studios latest show, Under the Dome, is one of the few bright spots on broadcast television. Author E.L. James, Howard Stern and Simon Cowell all tie for third place on our list with $95 million each. James took the publishing world by storm with 50 Shades of Grey. The trilogy has sold 70 million copies worldwide and a movie is now in the works at Universal Studios.
Costa Concordia: How cruise ship tragedy transformed an island paradise
READ: Costa Concordia reveals its darkest secrets One such worker is Jan Walhout, a Dutch engineer who will be one of the eight people in the control room when the Concordia is rotated upright in a delicate procedure called “parbuckling” that is scheduled to take place September 16. He lives in an apartment in the port and not on the Discovery, but he still has seen very little of the island. That’s not why he’s here. “I am here for a job,” Walhout told CNN inside a simulated control room attached to the Bahama’s Hotel next to Pasquotti’s church. “I know a lot of people on the team who socialize in town, but I am here to concentrate on this job.” The rest of the temporary crew are mostly contracted shift workers who learned their perilous trade in places like west Texas and the British midlands. Salvage jobs are a natural leap for skilled deep-sea drillers and rig constructors looking for lucrative seasonal work, and many of them have taken up with the local girls, completely transforming the social scene at the port. On any given night of the week, the portside bars are filled with men in gray Titan Salvage jumpsuits. An occasional salvage woman joins the mix, but the vast majority are men who come in to port to unwind. Some wear holsters with scissors hanging on them — a cowboy-esque equivalent of a pistol for deep sea oilrig divers. Others sling their red inflatable Titan-Micoperi life vests over their shoulders or dangle them on the barstools. READ: 5 convicted over Concordia disaster People are still talking about the night last June when a life vest inflated spontaneously inside the Bar Monti, one of the most popular hangouts for the salvage crew. Matteo Di Mariuz, who runs the popular hangout, doesn’t mind the new clientele. Sure he has had to introduce country music and imported beer for the new crowds, but he takes it all in stride. “They are hard workers who work long hours to move that monster from our waters,” he told CNN.
The 55-year-old singer has revealed a third look at her Secret Project collaboration with photographer Steven Klein – and the 46-second teaser mixes politics, S&M and violence. The black and white trailer begins with Madonna staring at the viewer through the bars of a jail cell, with immobile face and wearing a shiny dark coat and blunt-cut blonde wig. Scroll down to view video… Pleasure and pain: Madonna delivers another memorable performance in a third teaser for her Special Project with photographer Steven Klein In voice over Madonna can be heard singing, ‘Let freedom ring… are you with me?… art for freedom.’ In another scene a writhing Madonna is shown being caressed by a muscular shirtless man while wearing a midriff-baring black brassiere with tassels attached to it. The teaser escalates into more violent territory as Madonna is dragged mercilessly through a dark-lit alley before being thrown face-down on the floor of a jailhouse cell. Madonna jailed in violent in third teaser for Secret Project From the inside looking out: The 46-minute montage begins with Madonna in blonde wig and starring through the bars of a jailhouse cell It’s rude to point: The 55-year-old singer is shown wearing a pointy bra attached with tassels and a corset as she’s being strangled by a shirtless man Dark alley: The black and white trailer escalates into violence as Madonna is rough handled by two jailhouse guards in an alley The final scene announces ‘September 24,’ which presumably is meant to indicate the date of the short film’s debut. The ‘Secret Project’ is reported to also feature Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Cher. Madonna has been sending out visual teases using provocative photos via her Instagram account. Down the corridor: Madonna sings in voice over, ‘let freedom ring’ Tossed: The guards literally throw Madonna into a stark cell Klein is reported to have tweeted to Cher back in December, writing: ‘This is Steven Klein Photographer. I am doing a secret project that is political and artistic. Its time that we work together,’ And he is claimed to have told Rihanna: ‘I am doing a secret project that we can do and we can go off the charts and be wild @rihanna #secretproject.’ In June, the first trailer was released showing Madonna holding a gun and pointing it at a man’s head execution-style. Down and out: Madonna is thrown face-down onto the hard concrete floor of a jailhouse cell Moody: Steven Klein’s artsy photography shines through in scenes such as this one She then straddles a man in what looks like a police cell and holds the gun above his head. A second teaser released in July shows Madonna talking about revolution, democracy, history and fascist dictators while the camera slowly pans around a group of scantily-clad dressed men and women. ‘We are becoming more and more afraid of people who are different,’ she says at one point.