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Kylie Jenner: Officially the World’s Youngest Billionaire?!

If the American business tycoon's greatest talent is the ability to turn a negative into a positive and a want into a need, then Kylie Jenner is the living embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit.

Kylie proved that she has a firm understanding of how the rich stay rich when she looked at the online commentary about her sizable lips (much of it mocking) and recognized a market niche.

These days Kylie's cosmetics line is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

The most valuable part of the business, of course, is not the makeup itself, but Kylie's name.

Kylie covers the new issue of Forbes magazine as a symbol of the era of "extreme fame leverage."

Some might say her success is built on a shaky foundation, as young people and social media audiences are notoriously fickle.

But the thing about Kylie is, she's in on the joke — and she's laughing all the way to the bank:

1. Kylie Covers Forbes

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Kylie covers the new issue of Forbes, a major honor for the young mogul. The magazine touts her cosmetics brand as being worth $ 900 million.

2. What’s She Worth?

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According to Forbes, Kylie is a soon-to-be billionaire — but she’s not quite there yet. Fortunately, she’s not entirely dependent on the popularity of her lip kits to reach that goal. As her fans know, that’s just one of many revenue streams for Kylizzle.

3. Insta-bucks

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An independent market research firm recently concluded that Kylie pulls in roughly a million dollars every time she posts sponsored content on her Instagram page. And if you follow her on the ‘Gram, you know that’s quite often.

4. The Family Business

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And of course, there’s the reality show that started it all. Unlike her sisters, Kylie isn’t a producer on Keeping Up With the Kardashian, but she still rakes in a massive salary as one of the stars of the show.

5. Sibling Rivalry

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It’s long been rumored that Kylie has eclipsed Kim as the family’s top earner, and Forbes confirms this fact in the magazine’s lengthy profile of the cosmetics mogul.

6. In the Driver’s Seat

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“Like Kardashian West, [Kylie] has leveraged her assets to gain both fame and money,” Forbes writes. “But while her sister is best-known for the former, Jenner has proved adept at the latter. In historic fashion.”

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Jersey Shore Family Vacation Recap: Ronnie Gets Busted, Goes on World’s Saddest Bender

Back in 2009, Jersey Shore became TV’s ultimate guilty pleasure thanks in large part to the willingness of its twenty-something castmates to put their various organs in harm’s way for our amusement (livers, genitals, irradiated leathery skin).

But will the schtick play as well now that they’re in their thirties and most of them have kids?

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro aims to find out!

If you watched last week’s episode of Jersey Shore Family Vacation, you know that Ronnie made the questionable decision to take a braless Swedish blonde into the bathroom, despite the fact that he has a pregnant girlfriend waiting at home.

(Sadly, his roommates admonitions of “Raaahn, staaahp!” fell on deaf ears.)

Pauly D pulled a move that once would’ve been known as a robbery, but now looks something more like an act of mercy.

Ron and the Swede put on the brakes, but they were well past the point at which his girlfriend would’ve been cool with that transpired.

To his credit, Ron was overcome with guilt, so he dragged his drunk ass to bed and resolved to make things right in the morning.

Just kidding, he stayed up and continued to guzzle Ron-Ron juice with Snooki until it seemed like a good idea to drag their daytime drunk asses out in public.

Ron proceeded to make things even worse by 

“I don’t trust her for shit. I don’t,” he revealed. “So all I can do is act happy and be the best father I can be, and at the end of the day, I’m still f-cking miserable.”

Ronnie adds, “If Jen was not pregnant, I don’t know if I’d be with her,” apparently forgetting in his inebriated state that there’s a camera crew documenting his every word,

(He later jokes about “canceling cable” before the episode airs, a rare occasion in which a reality star actually acknowledges the fact that they’re on a reality show.)

In one of the series’ most darkly hilarious moments to date, Snooki drunkenly accosts some children, while Ronnie, instead of stopping her from traumatizing the poor kids reflects on impending fatherhood.

At that point, he and Snooks finally decide to remove their balloon crowns and go to bed.

Unfortunately, a few hours later, they’re forced to wake up and answer the question: do hangovers and yachts mix?

The answer of course, is hell no, but the two of them fare surprisingly well, considering they were pounding giant fishbowl cocktails in theme restaurants as the breakfast crowd made way for the lunch crowd.

Ronnie’s plight worsens as the day goes on, when his girlfriend refuses to answer his phone calls.

He lets out some aggression by taking a few shots at Mike “The Incarceration” Sorrentino, but for the most part, the rest of the cast sits this episode out.

The strange pacing is a testament to the fact that the guidos’ lives are simply less eventful these days, and as a result, producers are often forced to expand on a single storyline until it fills 60 minutes of screen time.

That’s not necessarily a knock on Family Vacation, so much as its an acknowledgement that its a very different show than the original Jersey Shore.

The good news (we think?) is that Ronnie and Jen welcomed their first child and they’re still very much together.

Hopefully, going forward, he’ll take hs family vacations with his actual family.

Watch Jersey Shore online for more hijinks from our favorite aging UV ray enthusiasts.

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Stephen Hawking, World’s Most Famous Physicist, Dead at 76

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant British theoretical physicist known and respected around the world for his incredible life story, died on Wednesday.

He was 76 years old.

Hawking overcame a debilitating disease to publish enormously popular books that delved into the mysteries of the universe.

His passing was confirmed to the press and the public by a family spokesperson and his three kids and first wife released a statement early today that reads as follows:

We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.

He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.

His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people across the world.

He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him forever.

The cause of death is unknown at this time.

Simply put, had been widely considered the world’s greatest scientist.

But he was more than that; he was also a cosmologist, astronomer, mathematician and author of numerous books including the landmark “A Brief History of Time.”

The latter has sold more than 10 million copies across the globe.

Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurons disease at 21 years of old in 1963 and given two years to live at the time.

As this condition worsened, he eventually started to lose his ability to move, slowly being able to only communicate by using a single cheek muscle that was attached to a device which allowed him to speak.

Despite his diagnosis, however, Hawking defied every possible odd.

He continued his studies at Cambridge University and went on to merge Einstein’s theory of relativity with quantum theory in order to suggest that space and time would begin with the Big Bang and end in black holes.

“A star just went out in the cosmos,” Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist and cosmologist, wrote on Twitter. “We have lost an amazing human being.”

Hawking was wheelchair-bound and paralyzed.

He used a speech synthesizer that allowed him to speak in a computerized voice with an American accent.

“I try to lead as normal a life as possible, and not think about my condition, or regret the things it prevents me from doing, which are not that many,” he once wrote on his website, adding:

“I have been lucky that my condition has progressed more slowly than is often the case. But it shows that one need not lose hope.”

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In 2014, Hawking’s life was adapted into the film The Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne, who portrayed the physicist, and Felicity Jones, who played his ex-wife Jane.

Redmayne (below) won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work on the film.

Elsewhere in entertainment, Hawking appeared on such hit shows as The Simpsons and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Across Hollywood, stars have taken to Twitter to express their sadness over Hawking’s passing, with actor Kumail Nanjiani, for example, writing:

“RIP Stephen Hawking. Genuinely very sad to hear that. If you haven’t, read A Brief History of Time. It’ll make the world feel more amazing and beautiful and strange. It’ll also make you feel smart and stupid all at once.”

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Hawking, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, was also married twice.

He and his aforementioned first wife, Jane Wilde, were together for over 30 years before divorcing in 1995.

Hawking was later married for 11 years to Elaine Mason, one of his former nurses.

The late scientist’s three kids are named Lucy, Robert and Tim and we send them our best wishes.

May Stephen Hawking rest in peace.

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John Stamos and Wife Caitlin McHugh Honeymooning at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

John Stamos and his new bride Caitlin McHugh are honeymooning … at a spot where the magic happens. John and Caitlin were spotted at Magic Kingdom — “The Most Magical Place on Earth” — at Disney World in Florida Friday night, still rocking the…

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Release World’s Most Beautiful Engagement Photos

Your Royal Highness?

Based on the following official engagement photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it’s really more like the following:

Such royal hotness!

The British muffin of stud and the former USA Network actress have posed for a series of breathtaking pictures that are taking the Internet by sexy storm.

They’ve been unveiled by Kensington Palace, whose Twitter account left the following simple message on the wake of these wonderful portraits:

“Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen to release official photographs to mark their engagement.”

The two main snapshots were taken by fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski earlier this week at Frogmore House, Windsor.

One is color (above), one is black and white (below) and a third has also been posted on social media as a sort of thank you to the public for showing such enthusiasm for the first pair.

In the above photograph, Markle leans on her fiance’s leg as they pose on a set of stairs, the beauty donning a black gown and the hunk sporting a blue suit.

They’re holding hands, with Markle showing off her engagement ring very clearly for the camera.

Directly above, meanwhile, the Royal and the soon-to-be Royal nuzzle in close together and appear to be laughing over something.

Perhaps over those silly rumors that Markle is feuding with Kate Middleton.

“It was an incredible honor to be asked to document this wonderful event, but also a great privilege to be invited to share and be a witness to this young couple’s love for one another,” Lubomirski through the Palace, adding:

“I cannot help but smile when I look at the photos that we took of them, such was their happiness together.”

Seriously.

Have you ever seen a happier, better looking couple?!?

Due to the overwhelmingly positive responses to these pictures, Kensington Palace was kind enough to release a third image.

“As a way to say thank you, [Harry and Meghan] have decided to share this candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings directly with all of you,” read the caption to the following photo.

Simply glorious, right?

The public release of these pictures comes just a day after Markle joined her man and other senior members of the royal family for Queen Elizabeth II’s annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.

She is also scheduled travel to Sandringham with Harry to join the royal family for Christmas.

How special!

We guess things really are serious between these stars.

Following weeks of rumors, Harry and Markle got engaged a few weeks ago and have already announced that they will wed on May 19 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

We hope to be invited.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Release World’s Most Perfect Christmas Card

It’s the most wonderful time of the year?

Maybe, to some.

But we’d like to make an addendum to this saying:

It’s the most ROYALLY wonderful time of the year!

This is now officially the case because Prince William and Kate Middleton have released their 2017 Christmas card and it featured their two children and it’s just so unbelievable cute and perfect that we want to squeal out loud.

In fact, we can’t help it. We’re going to do so:

EEEEEEK!!!!!!

Getty photographer Chris Jackson snapped the lovely portrait earlier this year and then posted it on Twitter on Monday, writing the following as he did so:

“Delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to use this family portrait I shot as their Christmas Card this year.

“Merry Christmas!”

The stunning snapshot depicts Prince George, Princess Charlotte and their parents wearing matching blue outfits.

Check it out here:

It should be noted that Jackson also took Prince George’s fourth birthday photograph this summer.

The Christmas card photograph was probably taken on the same day as Prince George’s birthday picture, considering he’s wearing the same outfit.

See it HERE.

For last year’s Christmas card, the beloved quartet used a candid shot Jackson took during the royal tour of Canada.

It marked the full immediate family’s first overseas trip together.

And, not that it even needs to be said, but the final product was downright precious:

2016 card

About a year from now, of course, the 2018 version of this card will look very different… because Middleton is pregnant!

Heck, Middleton may even be pregnant with twins.

Whether it’s one additional child or two, however, expect another cute face to be added to this portrait in just a few months.

(Middleton is reportedly due in April; just a short while before Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle. It’s all VERY exciting!)

In addition to sharing their 2017 Christmas card, meanwhile, their Royal Highnesses also shared some exciting news today:

Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London!!!!!!

“We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte,” a spokesperson for the school said, adding:

“We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January.”

George, in case you were somehow not aware, is currently enrolled at Thomas’s Battersea in London.

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Rampage Jackson to Keaton Jones: World’s Gone Soft, Kick Your Bullies’ Asses!

If Keaton Jones REALLY wants to get bullies off his back, Rampage Jackson says there’s only one way he can get the job done. “I would kick somebody’s ass!” Rampage told TMZ Sports. “You fight — you go down swingin’ — they ain’t gonna kill you,…

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