Shining And Falling Stars: Natalie Portman & Britney Spears

December 28th, 2012 10:14am EST

Natalie Portman Hollywood is the home to the best of the best- the epicenter of Entertainment in America; and even the world. The greatest films, TV shows, and red carpet events are produced in Hollywood. And though Hollywood itself is not large in size- it has quite a slew of talent. With 2012 coming to a close and a new year upon us, Forbes has released it's list of most “bankable” names in Hollywood, and Natalie Portman is at the top of the list! Forbes ranks stars off of the return they make their producer for each dollar they are paid. Portman tops the list: for every dollar she makes, she gives a return of $40.60 for the producer. Right behind her are actors Shia LeBouf and Twilight actors Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. To be titled #1 out of all the talented actors and actresses in Hollywood is quite a feat, so Natalie Portman deserves two thumbs up this week!

Falling Star: Britney Spears

Not the best week for Britney! Rumors are swirling that she is getting the ax from X-factor! And apparently, Simon Cowell wants to kick her off for being “too boring!” He wanted a fun crazy Britney, but looks like she didn't live up to his expectations. She was only a judge for just one season, and what is being called a “low energy” performance isn't deserving of her whopping $15 million contract for being a judge on the show. She's also said to of given boring feedback to contestants, and just seemingly not as enthusiastic as X Factor producers hoped she'd be. Bye-Bye Britney! There were also rumors swirling of a paternity scandal involving her oldest son Sean and her ex-husband's brother making headlines this week, but turns out it was a hoax.

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