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Forbes has released the list of highest-paid television show hosts of 2016 and we are thrilled to see some diversity in the top ten names.

Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan made the list at No. 9, tying with his former Live with Kelly and Michael co-host, Kelly Ripa, both earning an estimated $17 million in 2016.

Above Strahan, his new co-host, Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, who locked in a cool $18 million this year. Roberts has been working for GMA since 1995, but it wasn’t until 2005 when she was promoted to anchor.

Based on this list, we’d say there’s been clear progress and growth with the inclusion of successfully paid Black personalities on network television. But sadly, there is still a lack of other ethnicities being represented.

Will this change?

Also making the list: Bill O’Reilly, Project Runway’s Heidi Klum, Matt Lauer, Judge Judy’s Judy Sheindlin, Ryan Seacrest for his time on American Idol, and, no shocker here, Ellen DeGenres, who pulled in $75 million for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 

Coming in at No. 1: Dr. Phil McGraw, who earned an estimated $88 million in 2016 for The Dr. Phil Show.

Are you surprised by the list?

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Reports: Mariah Carey Signs With Jay Z’s RocNation



We know Mariah Carey changes managers like she changes clothes, but her next move could be her best move. According to Page Six Carey is in talks with Jay Z’s Roc Nation to manage her career.

Roc Nation manages Rihanna, Shakira, J Cole and DJ Khaled to name a few.

Apparently, the pop diva is hoping Hov and his team can put her back on top now that she parted ways with former manager Stella Bulochnikov earlier this month.

Sources tell HipHollywood Carey is cleaning house, and has also fired her publicist, assistant and attorney Darrell Miller.

But one person who hasn’t gotten the boot is her back-up dancer boyfriend Bryan Tanaka. Rumors were swirling that she hired Tanaka to take over her day-to-day management, but he’s actually her creative director.

Carey just released her holiday movie Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, and is slated to bring her Christmas concerts back to the Beacon Theater in NYC this month. She hasn’t however dropped a new album in almost four years.

Fingers crossed this new partnership with Roc Nation brings about new music, and a Mariah / Jay Z collaboration. The two did make magic back in 1999 with their #1 single “Heartbreaker.”

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