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Staggering Celebrity Paychecks

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It's no secret that celebs rake in the big bucks. Still, you might be surprised to learn the monetary mother lodes that some of these stars have hit. From super-lucrative deals to surprising financial firsts, click through to see what jaw-dropping figures were on these huge celeb paychecks.Mariah CareyMimi's salary for her first season of "American Idol" makes Jennifer Lopez's paycheck look measly.BING:How much is Mariah worth to "Idol"?FIND:Who will sit at the judges' table with Mariah?SEARCH:Watch Mimi's music videos
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