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Beyonce famously sang that girls run the world and based on the results of Forbes annual list of the most powerful celebrities, it seems she was on to something.

Thanks in part to her On the Run tour with Jay Z, Queen Bey pulled in an estimated $115 million in the past year, nearly doubling the earnings of her rapper husband.

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Mrs. Carter tops the list. She pulled in an impressive $115 million in the past year.

Between rumors of marital troubles and the now-infamous Jay-Solance fight video, 2014 has seen Bey struggling with some problems in her personal life, but she clearly hasn't allowed the drama to affect her career.

Other celebs may earn more than Beyonce (Thanks to his deal with Beats Audio, Dr. Dre raked in an astonishing $620 million in 2013.), but according to Forbes  no one can match Mrs. Carter when it comes to sheer power.

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Want to know one of the secrets of Hollywood magic? Making surprisingly short stars look super tall through a little camera trick known as perspective.

Super short celebrities have nothing to fear when it's time to make a movie. If a guy is shorter than his leading lady, directors will fix that right up!

Bam! Audiences will never know he's actually 5" shorter than his costar! That is, until the press tour. Those images can't be faked quite as easily. 

Some stars, especially those of the male persuasion with easily bruised egos, demand that co-stars and/or wives don't wear heels on the red carpet. (coughTomCruisecough!!)

Others, however, own their short stature and make it part of their shtick. For the ladies of Hollywood, it might mean never being a supermodel, but doesn't typically affect their star power.

It does, however, make for comically hilarious photos when they stand next to really tall celebrities like Joel McHale. Check out this list of 25 super short celebs to see!

Anna Kendrick
Don't underestimate Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick because she's only 5' tall!

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What's in a name? As it turns out, maybe everything.

Since Shakespeare first posited the question in Romeo and Juliet, actors have been using fake names to land professional roles. Not only did it allow them some semblance of privacy before the dawn of Wikipedia, but let's face it, some people just aren't born with great names.

Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor? Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta? Quite a mouthful.

If an actor or musician's entire career is dedicated to being someone else - a character or personality, perhaps - then a good stage name can go a long way to making that career explode.

More celebrities use pseudonyms than you might think. In fact, here are 67 stars who don't use their real names. Which ones did you know before viewing this gallery?

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Musical sensation Lorde was given the name Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor at birth. We'd probably go with Lorde, too.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

It's rather clear at this point: Bruno Mars was the proper choice to perform at halftime of this year's Super Bowl.

With thousands of votes cast, over 75% of THG readers have given the singer's halftime show an A.

But Jody Rosen, a New York magazine, initially took issue with Mars as the game's selection, saying he isn't a true star because he doesn't have a "clothing line" or "fragrance."

In response, Mars appeared on Ellen this week and blasted this take as "by far the most disgusting thing I've heard."

Why?

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By selecting Bruno Mars as this year's Super Bowl halftime act, those behind the NFL's biggest game pretty much guaranteed that we wouldn't be adding to our collection of Crazy Celebrity Wardrobe Malfunctions.

But that's okay.

There are few acts in the music business more universally appreciated than Mars, who combines pop with jazz, a smooth voice with show-stopping dance moves, and who was joined at MetLife Stadium today by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

How did the solo artist and the iconic rock band do as a team?

Pretty darn well, as the show opened with "Locked Out of Heaven” and "Runaway Baby" before the Peppers came in for "Give It Away" and Mars closed with a troop-inspired "Just the Way You Are."

Watch the full performance now and then scroll down for a collection of the other memorable Super Bowl halftime shows:

What grade would you give the Bruno Mars Super Bowl halftime performance?

 

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Mike Ditka and... Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball?"

Two things we certainly never thought would come together, but alas, we were wrong!

A new Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime show spot aired during last night's Grammy Awards, bringing together the magic of music and the great sport of football.

The ad features pigskin greats like Terry Bradshaw (ahem, dressed like bedazzled cowboy), Deion Sanders and Shannon Sharpe.

But the real kicker (get it?) is Mike "Miley" Ditka, who appears singing his heart out on a giant wrecking ball. 

Of course, these aren't the real musical performers at next Sunday's big game. 

Billboard Artist of the Year Bruno Mars is set to take the stage during halftime. (Sorry, Ditka.) 

Watch the hilarious spot and let us know what you think!

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Bruno Mars will kick off 2014 by performing at halftime of the Super Bowl on February 2.

But the talented singer has another reason to celebrate today, and it's related to the impressive ride he went on throughout 2013: Mars has been named Billboard Artist of the Year.

Bruno Mars at the EMAs

Bruno's album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," enjoyed an amazing 10-month run on the Billboard 200 chart and also spawned a trio of Top 10 singles -- "Locked Out of Heaven," "When I Was Your Man" and "Treasure."

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Freida Pinto is front and center in Bruno Mars' just-released "Gorilla" music video, playing a stripper by the name of Isabella who is new to the pole-dancing game.

Mars co-wrote the song and directed the video. Actor Luis Gusman is the seedy club owner who introduces Pinto's character as "the new girl in town."

In the six-minute video, Bruno watches men throw dollar bills at Freida as she grinds on the pole, whips her hair back and forth and touches her body.

Watch the provocative Bruno Mars "Gorilla" video below:

"You got your legs up in the sky / With the devil in your eyes," Mars croons, regarding his muse. "Let me hear you say you want it all / Say it now, say it now."

As you may have guessed, the two end up together.

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Bruno Mars turns 28 years old today.

But the singer has already received quite the birthday gift, of course: he'll be performing at halftime of Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2.

Those looking to purchase something for the musical superstar should take note, however. That game will be played outdoors in New Jersey. In the dead of winter. The guy may need a heavy winter coat.

A multiple-time Grammy Award winner, Mars was overshadowed at this year's VMAs by Miley Cyrus (ever heard of her?), though his rendition of "Gorilla" may actually have been the best performance of the evening.

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Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014, a person familiar with the NFL's entertainment plans told the AP.

Bruno Mars Picture

The season-ending event is set for February 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Yes, an outdoor stadium minutes from New York City. In February.

The potential for bad weather, marketing tie-ins and a deluge of media, advertising and branding giants may make this Big Game the biggest yet.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently noted that there's "already more buzz around this Super Bowl this year than any Super Bowl in its history."

The halftime performance will be a major stage for Mars, as the telecast has drawn over 100 million viewers in the United States alone in recent years.

Football season kicks off in earnest today.

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