Forbes recognizes conservative talkers' power
Conservative talk-radio hosts are well-represented in the new edition of Forbes' World's Most Powerful Celebrities list, which was released on Tuesday.
Glenn Beck landed at No. 39, between “Happy” singer Pharell Williams and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
Beck is the eighth-wealthiest celebrity on the list, with 2013 earnings of $90 million.
Rush Limbaugh came in at No. 66, behind celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay but ahead of Jon Stewartof “The Daily Show.”
Limbaugh earned $66 million last year.
Sean Hannity, who hosts a cable-TV talk show on Fox News, finished at No. 86, between Chinese tennis player Li Na and producer-director Seth McFarlane.
Hannity made $30 million in 2013.
And though the celebrity deemed most powerful on the Forbes list doesn't host a talk show, she can be heard frequently on the radio: Beyonce Knowles,whose earnings in 2013 totaled $115 million.
RICK MIXING POPCORN, PEWS. Coming this fall to a theater or house of worship near you: the Hobby Lobby story!
EchoLight Studios, the family-friendly movie production company headed by Rick Santorum, former U.S. senator of Pennsylvania and Republican presidential wannabe, plans a September release for “One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty.”
Among the topics the movie will address is last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared some corporations can refuse, on the basis of religion, to provide employee health insurance that includes coverage for some forms of birth control. The ruling gave closely held private businesses that leeway, even though the Affordable Care Act requires such coverage.
EchoLight plans to screen the movie in churches before it opens in theaters. Be sure to check your weekly church bulletin for showtimes.
A WAGNER ERA ENDS. A seismic political shake-up occurred in Pittsburgh's southern communities on Monday when Pete Wagner declined to seek another term as 19th Ward Democratic Committee chairman.
Wagner, who had been chairman of the ward committee for nearly three decades, stepped aside when it became apparent he couldn't muster enough votes for re-election.
Anthony Coghill, Wagner's political foe and a former Pittsburgh City Council candidate, easily was elected chairman without Wagner on the ballot.
Pete Wagner is the brother of former state Auditor General Jack Wagner and the father of Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner.
— compiled by Trib Total Media staff
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