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Longoria and Fey top US TV earners

Eva Longoria and Tina Fey have been named Hollywood's highest paid TV actresses by Forbes.com.

The Desperate Housewives star and the 30 Rock comedienne both earned an esitmated £8.3 million in the last year, helping them top the list as they tied for first place.

The stars of Desperate Housewives dominated the list, with Eva's co-star Marcia Cross just behind her in joint third place, but ahead of fellow Wisteria Lane residents Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman, who shared fifth place.

Marcia's was estimated to have earned £6.3 million in the last year, along with Law And Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay and CSI's Marg Helgenberger.

Teri and Felicity apparently earned £5.75 million each last year.

Friends star Courteney Cox, who went on to produce and star TV show Dirt and is about to appear in her third series of Cougar Town, was next in the top ten with earnings of almost £4.5 million.

She was tied with Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo.

Former ER star Julianna Marguiles, who has just won an Emmy for her role in The Good Wife rounded off the top 10, earning £3.8 million.

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