Here’s the Highest Paid Rack on Television


“Modern Family” bombshell Sofia Vergara has topped Forbes’ list of the highest paid actresses for a second year in a row, netting $20 million in 2013 — partly by being a Cover Girl spokeswoman or suggestively slurping from cans of Diet Pepsi. (She’s selling soda AND boners.)

“The Big Bang Theory”‘s Kaley Cuoco came in second, maybe because someone realized she’s the only enjoyable thing on the program. Bolstered by her Priceline and Toyota endorsements, she hauled in $11 million.

Mariska Hargitay was No. 3, but since she’s been in the game longer than the other two, I’m thinking it equals out. Also making $11 million now, she’s been solving predictable sex crimes cases on “SVU” for 15 years.

Next is the imitable Tina Fey, raking in $10 million for her run on the erstwhile “30 Rock.”

And rounding out the top five is Bethenny Frankel, who seems to make a nice living by just refusing to go away. These days, she’s getting her own talk show and selling Skinnygirl margaritas to body-conscious alcoholics, which means she’s somehow managed to turn her villain position on “Real Housewives” into a $10 million venture. (Congratulations, America. You did this.)

Don’t spend it all at once, ladies.