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What does Hillary share with Madonna' A record

London, Sept. 29 (Reuters): Madonna’s pay-packet, Janet Jackson’s malfunctioning wardrobe, Hillary Clinton’s memoirs and Sigourney Weaver’s height all have one thing in common — they’re world record breakers.

Veteran pop singer Madonna supplants younger rival Britney Spears in the latest edition of Guinness World Records, winning the title of highest annual earnings by a female singer after she took home an estimated $50 million in 2004.

Despite the relentless media coverage of her personal life, Spears is also unseated by another 40-something as the world’s most searched-for person and most searched-for news item on the Internet.

She loses those top spots to pop diva Janet Jackson who also gets credit for the largest ever fine imposed on a broadcaster after one of her breasts was exposed live on air.

The most wanted man on Internet search engine Google in 2005 was Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt, according to the star-studded 2007 version of the Guinness World Records book which goes on sale today.

In the world of publishing, senator Hillary Rodham Clinton holds the title for fastest-selling non-fiction book after her memoirs sold 200,000 copies on day one.

Not to be outdone, her husband, former US President Bill Clinton, also clinches a place for the largest advance for a work of non-fiction.

At 6 feet, Hollywood’s tallest leading women are Alien star Sigourney Weaver, Brigitte Neilsen and Oscar-winner Geena Davis.

Oscar winning star Nicole Kidman holds the record for the most money paid per minute to an actor after she earned a reported $3.71 million for a four-minute commercial for Chanel No. 5 perfume.

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