My mother always told me there was big money in alien movies

 
 

Nicole Kidman

The Hollywood Reporter has just released their annual list of the top-paid actresses in Hollywood, and Nicole Kidman is the winner this year, proving that the best way to overcome Bewitched Stepford Wives is Happy Feet and an alien Invasion (the latter is what put her on top of the list this year – look for it in theaters this summer):

  • Nicole Kidman: $16 million-$17 million
  • Reese Witherspoon: $15 million
  • Renee Zellweger: $15 million
  • Drew Barrymore: $15 million
  • Cameron Diaz: $15 million
  • Halle Berry: $14 million
  • Charlize Theron: $10 million
  • Angelina Jolie: $10 million
  • Kirsten Dunst — $8 million-$10 million

There are a lot of the usual names on the list, but this is the first time in years that Julia Roberts hasn’t topped it – she’s been taking it easy this year and taking on only a few smaller roles. Come back Julia! I want a Mystic Pizza 2.