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All is not completely hopeless for Lindsay Lohan. If she’s ever in doubt about making a legitimate comeback, all she needs to do is look at Robert Downey Jr. for inspiration. There once was a time when the 48-year-old actor was considered damaged goods after a string of drug arrests, rehab stints and box office bombs. Now, he’s Forbes Highest-Paid Actor In Hollywood based on earnings from June 2012 til June 2013.

According to the publication, Downey Jr. raked in an astonishing $75 million over the past year. A massive sum bolstered by gigantic blockbuster hits like The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Both of those movies made over $1 billion at the international box office.

Coming in second place is everyone’s favorite former stripper turned Hollywood A-lister, Channing Tatum. The 33-year-old new dad’s runner up status was buoyed by the success of Magic Mike. Since he self-financed the flick, he laughed all the way to the bank with most of the film’s profits. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below. There’s a couple of surprises including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson making the cut.

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Pain & Gain Muscles Its Way To The Top

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For the first time since not directing a Transformers flick, Michael Bay returns to the top spot at the box office. However, the take was the 48-year-old director’s smallest opening since 2005′s The Island. Pain & Gain starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson muscled in an estimated $20 million during its opening frame. Not the most impressive total, but given its reported $26 million budget, the studio can breathe a sigh of relief. Supposedly, they only greenlit the film in exchange for Bay directing the upcoming fourth Transformer film.

Also opening this weekend was the ensemble romantic comedy, The Big Wedding. Even with a huge cast that includes, Diane Keaton, Robert Deniro, Katherine Heigl, Topher Grace and Robin Williams, not that many people RSVP’d to the big event. The flick earned a paltry $7.5 million.

Last week’s champ, Oblivion, took the runner-up slot with another $17.4 million. As expected it fell sharply by 53%. Also not holding up well is the baseball drama 42. Given its A- CinemaScore grade, most predicted it would have box office legs. It’s amassed $69.1 million to date but will have a hard road to reach the $100 million milestone. Check out the rest of the top 10 below.

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When someone mentions celebrity fitness videos, Jane Fonda quickly pops to mind. After all, she practically invented the genre with her highly-successful exercise videos in the 80s. Naturally, everyone and their dog wanted to jump on the fitness bandwagon. Even The Golden Girl’s Estelle Getty made one. Til this day, stars are still sharing their workout routines to make a bit of extra cash.

BuzzFeed recently shared some vintage fitness videos from back in the day. There’s something about the production values during the 80s and early 90s that makes everything super cheesy.

Since the Reunion Part 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs tonight, I thought I’d share BuzzFeed’s list. For those who don’t watch the Bravo reality show, this season was all about the competing Stallion Booty and Donkey Booty workout videos. Check out a few of my favorites vintage ones below.

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The second I saw paparazzi pics of Mark Whalberg in his undies while filming Pain & Gain, I knew I had to check out this film. The 41-year-old actor reportedly spent two months intensively training before shooting. Job well done. Clearly, I’m not the only one impressed with Wahlberg’s new buff physique. Director Michael Bay who directed the flick, hired him again. This time to take over the Transformers franchise.

Besides the allure of Mark all beefed up, the film also stars the hilarious duo of Ken Jeong and Rebel Wilson. Adding even more muscle is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. In the film, Wahlberg and The Rock play Miami bodybuilders who get involved with extortion, kidnapping, and murder. Believe it or not, the film is based on real life events. In fact, Mark’s character received a death sentence and currently sits on Florida’s death row. Check out the upcoming action comedy’s first trailer below.

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Transformers 4 Finds Its Shia LaBeouf & Megan Fox

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Mark Wahlberg finally has some co-stars who aren’t Autobots or Decepticons. The fourth installment in the Transformers saga finally has its young leads. Will the franchise catapult the careers of these young actors as it did with Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox? Based on the number of articles already on the interweb about their casting, I would say so. That said, both of the newbies have notable credits to their name already. Find out who they are below.

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Transformers 4 Finds Its New Leading Man

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At first Michael Bay denied it, but it appears rumors were true after all. The producer confirmed what people were speculating. What a difference a week makes. Transformers 4 revolves around a new cast of characters (so long Shia Labeouf) and will be a much darker sequel to Transformers: Dark of the Moon. With Labeouf out, Bay was on the hunt for a new leading man to save humanity from the evil Megatron and his army. Find out who below. Side note, how wicked is the new logo incorporating half of the Decepticon insignia? That alone makes me want to revisit the franchise, plus the fact this actor is on board.

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The trailer for an upcoming thriller called Broken City has just been released, starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, and Catherine Zeta Jones. It looks good! As the trailer begins, we hear Crowe say, “There are some wars you fight and some wars you walk away from. This is the fighting kind.”

Broken City follows the story of an ex-cop named Billy Taggart (Wahlberg) who trails the wife (Jones) of New York City’s mayor (Crowe) and finds himself in the middle of a larger scandal. It’s a very corrupt situation, hence the name “broken city”. The mayor wants Taggart to find the man that is sleeping with his wife. Taggart agrees and does the job, but what happens after is not what he signed up for.

Both Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg’s performances look awesome in this movie. The movie comes out on January 18, 2013. Check out the trailer below!

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As you may or may not have heard, 72-year-old comedian/actor/TV host Fred Willard was arrested last night for lewd conduct in an adult movie theatre as he was allegedly masturbating, TMZ reported.

As a result of the scandal, PBS has fired him from his role on ‘Market Warriors,’ releasing a statement saying: “Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the ‘Market Warriors’ series.” Willard has since denied the allegations and said it’s a complete misunderstanding. Ironically, he’s apparently working on a film called ‘The Yank‘. LOL.

Willard is best known for his roles in such films as “Best in Show” and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy“. So the question remains, who will be replacing him on ‘Market Warriors’? Find out who it is below.

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