Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence once again is the world's highest paid actress. (Courtesy Lionsgate)

Scoop: It pays to be Katniss Everdeen

For the second year in a row, Jennifer Lawrence has topped Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s highest-paid actresses, earning $46 million.

The sum resulted from her “Hunger Games” work as Katniss Everdeen and a big advance for her upcoming space adventure movie “Passengers.”

The 26-year-old actress appealingly has a healthy attitude about it. She has said, “I’m grateful I can live very freely and do something I love and get paid very well to do it. I tell my friends to slap me if they ever think I’m getting full of myself.”

On the other hand, she also hasn’t been shy of addressing disparity in pay between genders. Last year, when Robert Downey Jr. earned $80 million to her $52 million, she said she was “finished being adorable” when it came to negotiating better deals for herself.

The remainder of the 2016 top 10 earners are: Melissa McCarthy ($33 million),Scarlett Johansson ($25 million), Jennifer Aniston ($21 million), Fan Bingbing ($17 million), Charlize Theron ($16.5 million), Amy Adams ($13.5 million), Julia Roberts ($12 million), Mila Kunis ($11 million) and Deepika Padukone ($10 million).

Note: None came close to singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, the year’s top-earning celebrity. who raked in an estimated $170 million from record sales and and concerts.

MORE FOX MISOGYNY?

Why is it not surprising to hear that Fox News broadcaster Andrea Tantaros has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News, former CEO Roger Ailes and other company execs?

“Fox News masquerades as defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny,” said her suit, filed Monday in New York Supreme Court in New York County.

Fox News said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

For those who may have forgotten, Gretchen Carlson, formerly of Fox, sued Ailes on similar allegations. Ailes left the job (with $40 million severance).

Carlson’s suit, filed only against Ailes, is ongoing.

QUICK TAKES

The Grilled Cheese All-Stars – Michael Kalish, who lives in Sausalito, and his teammate (and identical twin) Charlie — are competing for $50,000 on “The Great Food Truck Race” hosted by Tyler Florence; the first episode airs at 9 p.m. Sunday on the Food Network. … Steven Hill, best known as district attorney Adam Schiff on “Law & Order,” died Tuesday at 94.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Model Sofia Richie is 18. … Actor Rupert Grint is 28. … Actor Chad Michael Murray (”One Tree Hill”) is 35. … Actor-comedian Dave Chappelle is 43. … Director Ava DuVernay. … is 44. … Actress Marlee Matlin is 51. … Talk-show host Craig Kilborn is 54. … Director Takashi Miike is 56. … Director Francesca Zambello is 60. … Novelist Orson Scott Card is 65.

– Staff, wire reports


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