Jennifer Lopez: She’s queen of the world

Jennifer Lopez beat out Oprah to head Forbes magazine’s list of most powerful celebrities. Photos: Associated Press
Jennifer Lopez beat out Oprah to head Forbes magazine’s list of most powerful celebrities. Photos: Associated Press
Posted: May 18, 2012

Jennifer Lopez has been named Forbes’ most powerful celebrity on the money magazine’s annual list.

Without a daily TV show and with a failing TV network, Oprah Winfrey fell all the way to No. 2.

Rounding out the top five are Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

Maybe it’s just Tattle’s convoluted worldview, but we don’t see those last three, as successful as they’ve been, as having real POWER.

They’ve got money and fame, but that’s different.

But we to bow to Forbes’ expertise on this.

In other Lopez news, Marc Malkin of E! Online reports that Jenny from the Block is going to pack it in on “American Idol.”

She’s just too busy, says a source.

When you can walk away from a multimillion-dollar payday like “American Idol,” in which the heaviest lifting you have to do is swoon over karaoke, that’s power.

TATTBITS

Aaron Sorkin, who won an Oscar for his screenplay about Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network,” has been tapped to adapt Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs.

The film will mark Sorkin’s directing debut, so we probably shouldn’t become too attached to his upcoming HBO series about TV news. Sorkin’s film is not to be confused with “Jobs,” the indie bio in which Ashton Kutcher will play the Apple guru.

Producers of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” said Wednesday that the musical, adapted from the 1994 film comedy, will close June 24 after 23 previews and 526 performances. The show is about three drag performers who set off through the harsh Australian desert in a beat-up bus, encounter intolerance and lip-synch disco.

In other Broadway news, producers announced Wednesday that “Bring It On: The Musical” will cheer New York as part of the show’s 13-city national tour. Its new 12-week stand at the St. James Theatre is set to begin July 12 with an official opening planned for Aug. 1.

The musical, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amanda Green and Tom Kitt, is based on the popular cheerleading movies. It will return to the road after its Oct. 7 show.

Tia Mowry, star of the hit BET series “The Game,” formerly on the CW, won’t be back for the sixth season.

Season five is airing now on BET. Tia stars as Melanie Barnett-Davis, a med-school grad and wife of football star Derwin Davis, played by Pooch Hall.

Mowry and her identical twin, Tamera, starred in the 1990s hit “Sister, Sister.” Season two of their Style Network reality show, “Tia & Tamera,” premieres next month.

Eddie Fisher, the drummer for OneRepublic (and not the late Philly crooner who married Debbie Reynoldsand Elizabeth Taylor), was arrested in Denver after his girlfriend said he grabbed her head and threw her down during a fight.

Fisher was being held in jail Wednesday, a day after being arrested on suspicion of assault, destruction of private property and disturbing the peace.

OneRepublic’s songs include “Apologize.”

Alleged John Travolta masseuse Luis Gonzalez has told the National Enquirer all about their alleged bedroom romp, saying the sex was great and Travolta was “very experienced” in bed.

“Grease” is the word. n

— Daily News wire services contributed to this report.

Email gensleh@phillynews.com.

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