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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JUNE 25: Beyonce performs during opening night of the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at Sun Life Stadium on June 25, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
Miami Heat's LeBron James talks to reporters during a news conference in Miami, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. James says he's going on vacation with his family before making any decisions about his future. The Miami Heat held their season-wrapup team meeting on Tuesday afternoon and one of the biggest questions is about the future of the roster. James could become a free agent in a couple of weeks and the four-time MVP says he still has not thought about his plans.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Jimmy Iovine, the co-founder of Interscope Records, left, stands with partner hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre, as they announce a $70 million dollar donation to create the new "Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts and Technology and Business Innovation," Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the University of Southern California, during a news conference at in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Oprah Winfrey poses backstage at the hit musical 'After Midnight' on Broadway at The Brooks Atkinson Theater on May 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK NY - JUNE 19: Ellen DeGeneres sighting on June 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JUNE 25: Jay-Z performs during opening night of the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at Sun Life Stadium on June 25, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks onstage during the 'BET AWARDS' 14 held at Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Rihanna attends the Spike TV's 'Guys Choice' Awards held at the Sony Studios on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: (Exclusive Coverage; Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at the Verizon Center on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Robert Downey Jr. presents the milestone award at the 25th annual Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Producers Guild/AP Images)
Executive producer Steven Spielberg attends the premiere of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' photocall at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Jon Bon Jovi performs at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Bruno Mars seen on stage after winning the award for International Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards 2014 at the O2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant gives a thumbs-up to a fan during the NCAA basketball game between Duke and Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Roger Federer of Switzerland prepares to serve to Santiago Giraldo of Colombia during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
In this picture made available on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 US singer Miley Cyrus performs during a concert in Cologne, Germany, Monday, May 26, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa,Marius Becker)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Taylor Swift leaves the gym in New York City, on June 20, 2014. Photo Credit: mpi67 / MediaPunch Inc./IPX
Singer Lady Gaga arrives at the Roseland Ballroom on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Kanye West American rapper, songwriter, record producer, film director, entrepreneur, and fashion designer, Kanye West attends the Cannes Lions 2014, 61st International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival is a world's meeting place for professionals in the communications industry.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 21: Calvin Harris attends the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium on June 21, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 27: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on during the second round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club on June 27, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 28: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his Gentlemen's Singles third round match against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan (not seen) on day six of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon in London, England on June 28, 2014. (Photo by Yunus Kaymaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 07: Musician Bruce Springsteen performs onstage during USC Shoah Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 7, 2014 in Century City, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Glenn Frey (R) and Don Henley (L) perform during a concert by legendary American rockband 'Eagles' at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on May 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ANP / PAUL BERGEN ***Netherlands out*** (Photo credit should read PAUL BERGEN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Justin Timberlake performs on stage at the 02 Arena on June 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Anglo-Irish pop boy band One Direction perform during their 'Where We Are Tour 2014' at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark Monday June 16, 2014. The Concert was the first of two Concerts, Monday and Tuesday in Copenhagen. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Mogens Flindt) DENMARK OUT
Paul McCartney arrives for the NME Awards 2014 at a central London venue, London, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo stands with hands on hips during the group G World Cup soccer match between Portugal and Ghana at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Portugal won 2-1 but were eliminated from the competition. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs delivers Howard University's commencement speech during the 2014 Howard University graduation ceremony in Washington, on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Combs attended Howard in the late 1980s but did not graduate. He'll be among five people who receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Television personality Ryan Seacrest attends the FOX Network 2014 Upfront event on Monday, May 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Justin Bieber arrives at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 67th international film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 22, 2014. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Kevin Durant seen at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures' World Premiere of '22 Jump Street' at The Regency Village Theatre on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Westwood, Calif. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)
Jennifer Lopez arrives at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at Fontainebleau's BleauLive at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 28, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
Sandra Bullock accepts the decade of hotness award at the Guys Choice Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Author James Patterson visit the SiriusXM studios for 'SiriusXM's Town Hall with James Patterson and special guest Grant Hill' at SiriusXM Studio on June 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Singer Pharrell Williams speaks onstage during the BET Awards '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
In this photo provided by DISH, Glenn Beck, right, shows a diagram on his hand as he and Gov. Eliot Spitzer, left, square off at DISH's "War of the Words" at the Fillmore on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/DISH, Chris Schneider)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 5: Peyton Manning at Late Show with David Letterman on May 5, 2014 in New York City. Credit: RW/MediaPunch/IPX
Mark Burnett accepts the award for best reality series - competition for “Shark Tank” at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Simon Cowell arrives at the Savoy Hotel Riverside Entrance, in central London, Monday, June 2, 2014, for the Health Lottery Tea Party. The event is attended by celebrities and representatives from local charity projects that have been funded by People’s Health Trust. The Trust uses the good causes money to support people in disadvantaged communities. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Golfer Phil Mickelson, center, arrives at an event honoring the 2013 Presidents Cup team during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Washington. The U.S. team beat an international squad during the Presidents Cup matches in October 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon attends the NBC Network 2014 Upfront presentation at the Javits Center on Monday, May 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi jogs during a training session at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. Argentina will face Switzerland in their next World Cup soccer match, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, the Grammy-nominated Swedish DJ-producer, Avicii poses for a portrait, in New York. Avicii released his debut album, “True,” on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The album features the international hit “Wake Me Up” and collaborations with Adam Lambert, Nile Rodgers and Aloe Blacc.(Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
Bradley Cooper attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Peter Jackson arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at the Dolby Theatre on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
American director Michael Bay speaks on the red carpet as he arrives for the world premiere of the movie "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" in Hong Kong Thursday, June 19, 2014. The latest installment in the blockbuster series of "Transformers" films is making its world premier not in the usual entertainment hubs of Los Angeles or New York but in the wealthy Chinese metropolis of Hong Kong, the latest sign of Hollywood's increasing focus on China's booming film market. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
FILE - In this April 7, 2014 file photo shows Toby Keith performs at ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops in Las Vegas. The New York location of country music star Toby Keith's chain of restaurants owes more than a quarter-million dollars in sales taxes to the state. A tax warrant filed by the state earlier this month seeks $107,000 owed by Keith's I Love this Bar & Grill at the Destiny USA shopping mall in Syracuse. Keith's Syracuse bar, which opened last year, also owes more than $145,000 in sales taxes from earlier in 2013. The musician's chain of restaurants, named for the title of one of his hit songs, features guitar-shaped bars, beer in mason jars and traditional southern food. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at the second day of the State Department's 'Our Ocean' conference at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world by protecting a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean from drilling, fishing and other actions that could threaten wildlife, the White House said. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Matthew McConaughey arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Sofia Vergara seen at the Katie Couric Show in New York City on April 28, 2014. Credit: RW/MediaPunch
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade smiles as he is asked a question during a media availability for the NBA basketball finals on Saturday, June 14, 2014, in San Antonio. Miami plays Game 5 against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Gisele Bundchen attends the 2014 Rainforest Alliance Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AMERICAN EXPRESS - Tyler Perry, narrator of new documentary Spent: Looking for Change, at the New York premiere on Monday, June 9, 2014. The film which focuses on financial inclusion is available at spentmovie.com. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for American Express)
Judge/executive produceer Gordon Ramsay from "Master Chef Junior," attends the FOX 2013 Summer TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh speaks during a secretive ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians on Monday, May 14, 2012, in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Julie Smith)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Emmy-award winning television host and comedian Jon Stewart attends the 2014 Achilles Hope & Possibility 5 Miler, funded by the Cigna Foundation at Central Park on June 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 30: Actor Mark Wahlberg attends the Transformers: Age of Extinction press conference (german title: Transformers - Aera des Untergangs) at Ritz Hotel on June 30, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Radio personality, Howard Stern, introduces Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden on Friday, May 9, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Hugh Jackman attends the Julia Glushko v Sabine Lisicki match on centre court during day two of the Wimbledon Championships at Wimbledon on June 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 25: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was created using a variable planed lens) Actor Ashton Kutcher attends day 1 of 2014 Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 25, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
Russia's Maria Sharapova blows a kiss to spectators after winning her women's singles third round match against US player Alison Riske on day six of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 28, 2014. Sharapova won 6-3, 6-0. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Vin Diesel is seen filming 'Fast & Furious 7' on June 02, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Ben Affleck is seen on May 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21: Joss Whedon attends the 'Much Ado About Nothing' Paris Premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie on January 21, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Serena Williams of the United States speaks during a press conference after losing her Ladies' Singles third round match to Alize Cornet of France on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 28, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/AELTC/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 10: Musician Kenny Chesney presents Dale Morris with the Tony Martell Lifetime Achievement Award onstage during the T.J. Martell Foundation Nashville Honors Gala at the Omni Hotel on March 10, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for the T.J. Martell Foundation)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: J.J. Abrams attends the UK Premiere of 'A New York Winter's Tale' at ODEON Kensington on February 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends the Trevor Project's 2014 'TrevorLIVE NY' Event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
US actress Angelina Jolie waves as she poses during a photo session before a press conference to promote her latest film 'Maleficent' in Tokyo on June 24, 2014. The film, which opened in the US in late May, will hit cinemas across Japan on July 5. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Kevin Spacey attends the UK Premiere of 'Now' at Empire Leicester Square on June 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
U.S actor Will Smith arrives at the Lanvin men's Fall-Winter 2014-2015 fashion collection, presented Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 in Paris. (AP Photo/ Thibault Camus)
Scarlett Johansson attends a publicity event ahead of the April release of the movie "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" in Beijing, China, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
FILE -- In this April 16, 2013 file photo, Jennifer Aniston arrives at the world premiere of "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. The 45-year-old actress narrates a 90-second spot about Aveeno's natural ingredients set to premiere Monday, March 24, 2014, online. She has represented the skincare brand since last year. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)
In this Monday, May 13, 2013 photo, author Dan Brown is interviewed in New York. His new book, "Inferno," published by Doubleday releases on May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
John Green, author of "The Fault in Our Stars," poses during an interview in New York on Monday, June 2, 2014. The book has been adapted into a feature film starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Kim Kardashian attends the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment 2014 Upfront at the Javits Center on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Amy Adams arrives at the 2014 TIME 100 Gala held at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Author Stephen King sits in the stands before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins in Boston, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
FILE - In this July 24, 2007 file photo, Dr. Phil McGraw is shown in Los Angeles. Talk show host McGraw's pristine 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible has been stolen from a Southern California hot rod shop. Los Angeles police say they've recovered a stolen 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible that belongs to talk-show host Phil McGraw. Detective Jess Corral said Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 that investigators recovered McGraw's classic car, along with 13 others, after law enforcement began targeting auto theft rings. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
FILE- British author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers at the Southbank Centre in London, in this file photo dated Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Author of the Harry Potter series of books, J.K. Rowling is having second thoughts about the romantic content for the characters in her Potter books, in an interview published Sunday Feb. 2, 2014, Rowling reveals she chose the relationships for very personal reasons, "as a form of wish fulfillment", and having little to do with literature. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, FILE)
Li Na of China plays a return to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday June 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Political commentator Sean Hannity addresses the crowd during his speech, "Get America Back to Work," Thursday, May 22, 2014, during the 22nd Williston Basin Petroleum Conference oil expo in Bismarck, N.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)
FILE - This May 15, 2014 file photo shows actor Seth MacFarlane at the World Premiere of "A Million Ways To Die In The West" in Westwood, Calif. MacFarlane has agreed to match up to $1 million in contributions to the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter fundraising campaign by LeVar Burton that ends July 2. Burton's goal of raising $1 million by July 2 was reached within hours of the campaign's May launch, according to the website. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Bryan Cranston poses with his award for best actor in a play in the press room at the 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
EXCLUSIVE - Jon Hamm arrives at the Mad Men Cast and Crew Wrap Party presented by Johnnie Walker and Brooks Brothers at The Roosevelt Hotel on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Johnnie Walker and Brooks Brothers/AP Images)
In this picture taken Saturday Feb. 1, 2014, US actress Gwyneth Paltrow poses with her award , she received as best actress International, during the Goldene Kamera (Golden Camera ) media award event in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/ Britta Pedersen,Pool)
British model, Kate Moss launches her new clothing range at a well known story in Oxford Street, London, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
Meryl Streep speaks on stage at the 42nd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Gala at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John ShearerInvision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Actress Kerry Washington attends the 2014 BET Awards at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Kate Upton attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
US writer Veronica Roth arrives at the European film premiere of Divergent, in Leicester Square, London, Sunday March 30, 2014. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)
Actress Zooey Deschanel attends the FOX Network 2014 Upfront event on Monday, May 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Cameron Diaz speaks at the 42nd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Gala at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John ShearerInvision/AP)
Lena Dunham attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Natalie Portman attends the screening of "Thor: The Dark World" hosted by the the Cinema Society & Dior Beauty at the Crosby Hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
US actress Natalie Portman poses for photographers as she arrives on the red carpet for the Paris Premiere of “Thor: The Dark World” in Grand Rex, Paris, on Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Executive producer Steven Spielberg attends the premiere of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
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(Reuters) - U.S. pop singer Beyonce, basketball player LeBron James and record producer and rapper Dr. Dre headed Forbes' list of the world's most powerful celebrities released on Monday.

With estimated earnings of $115 million over the past 12 months and a string of chart hits, Beyonce, 32, nabbed the top spot on the annual list, pushing entertainment mogul Oprah, 60, from first place last year into fourth, while TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, 56, jumped from No. 10 in 2013 to No. 5.

The top 10 spots included five men and five women.

Forbes credited Beyonce's massive concert tour for pushing her into the top spot ahead of her husband, rapper Jay Z, who ranked sixth, and singers Rihanna at No. 8 and Katy Perry at No. 9.

"The superstar played 95 shows, bringing in an average of $2.4 million," said Forbes, referring to figures from Pollstar, which covered the concert industry.

Along with her latest hit album "Beyonce," which was released late last year, she earned millions from endorsement deals and her clothing line, and last week she kicked off her first world tour with Jay Z.

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James, 29, who last week opted out of his NBA contract with the Miami Heat team, jumped from 16th place last year to No. 2. He earned an estimated $72 million thanks to his performance on the basketball court, endorsement deals and the sale of headphone maker Beats Electronics to iPhone-maker Apple Inc for $3 billion. James was a small part-owner of the business.

But the most impressive rise on the list was No. 3's Dr. Dre, born as Andre Romelle Young. He earned $620 million in 2014, and climbed from the 63rd spot in 2013.

Forbes said the 49-year-old co-founder of Beats with music executive Jimmy Iovine, earned more money in the past 12 months than any other person in the history of its list.

Forbes compiled its 15th annual list by estimating pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2013 to 2014 from tours, books, contracts, endorsements, movies and residuals.

Fame and influence is gauged by how often celebrities appeared in the media and the impact they had on the entertainment industry and culture. Forbes also used StarCount, which looks at 11 social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to determine presence in social media.

While Forbes said the list measured global influence, those on it were mostly American.

Music producer and "Happy" singer Pharrell Williams was a newcomer to this year's list at No. 38, along with Grammy winner Bruno Mars at No. 13, actors Bradley Copper (48) and best actor Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey who was 52.

Singer Madonna, retired soccer star David Beckham, actresses Kristin Stewart and Charlize Theron, property developer Donald Trump and actors Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler were among the celebrities who dropped off the list this year. (Reporting by Patricia Reaney; Editing by Eric Kelsey and Cynthia Osterman)

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