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Here's reading matter that should make your day while waiting on the unemployment line: Oprah Winfrey has reclaimed her spot as the most powerful celebrity in the world, according to Forbes magazine's annual list of "The Celebrity 100" (compiled from June to June). Course Forbes doesn't figure in just money to determine its list of top celebrities, it also factors in print, TV, radio and social media appearances; but money certainly plays a big part in the totals: the cumulative earnings this year has grown to $4.7 billion from $4.1 billion last year, with Winfrey (who was No. 1 in 2008 and 2007) making $315 million. Here's the rest of the Top 10: Beyonce Knowles, James Cameron, Lady Gaga, Tiger Woods, Britney Spears, U2, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp and Madonna. And who, you might ask, was No. 1 last year? Angelina Jolie, who fell to No. 18 this year. And just so you'll know, Brad Pitt is No. 30 while his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, is No. 26. For the complete power list, check out the Forbes article. Here's reading matter that should make your day while waiting on the unemployment line: Oprah Winfrey has reclaimed her spot as the most powerful celebrity in the world, according to Forbes magazine's annual list of "The Celebrity 100" (compiled from June to June). Course Forbes doesn't figure in just money to determine its list of top celebrities, it also factors in print, TV, radio and social media appearances; but money certainly plays a big part in the totals: the cumulative earnings this year has grown to $4.7 billion from $4.1 billion last year, with Winfrey (who was No. 1 in 2008 and 2007) making $315 million. Here's the rest of the Top 10: Beyonce Knowles, James Cameron, Lady Gaga, Tiger Woods, Britney Spears, U2, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp and Madonna. And who, you might ask, was No. 1 last year? Angelina Jolie, who fell to No. 18 this year. And just so you'll know, Brad Pitt is No. 30 while his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, is No. 26. For the complete power list, check out the Forbes article.

Guillermo del Toro's thriller 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' finally has a release date: Jan. 21, according to Variety. The remake of the 1973 ABC telefilm, which is produced and written by del Toro, directed by Troy Nixey and stars Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison and Jack Thompson, centers on a young girl sent to live with her father and his girlfriend in the old mansion they are renovating, where she unwittingly unleashes malevolent creatures bent on destroying all of them. The film will be released under Disney's Miramax label.

Warner Bros. is putting the pieces together for the foundation of its 'Lego' movie: the studio is in talks with the 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to write and direct, according to HeatVision. The film, which has been in development for more than a year, is slated to be a mix of live action and animation. Warners, which has sent several producers to Denmark to work with Lego's brass on the concept, is keeping the logline under wraps.