Tyra Banks told her critics to "kiss her fat black ass", but she's kissing her piggy bank every night and laughing all the way to the bank. The daytime talk show host and star of America's Next Top Model topped Forbes list of Prime-time TV five Top Earning Women, beating out Project Runway's Heidi Klum and Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl for No. 1.
Desperate Housewives'' Eva Longoria landed at No. 4 with 9 million dollars. I'll bet she wouldn't have earned that much at The Young and the Restless in ten years, let alone one.
Forbes.com Prime-Time TV's five Top-Earning Women 2008:
1. Tyra Banks - $23 million
2. Heidi Klum - $14 million
3. Katherine Heigl - $13 million
4. Eva Longoria - $9 million
5. Maura Tierney - $7.5 million