Twilight author beats P Diddy, Cameron Diaz

Stephenie Meyer, the author responsible for the teen-favourite Twilight trilogy, has just been ranked at 59 of Forbes list of most powerful celebrities on the planet, a few days after Eclipse, the latest film instalment of the series, premiered at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles to fans who had been queuing and camping for days.

Meyer beat not just fellow genre author Stephen King (by 10 rankings) but also rapper/producer Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, actress Cameron Diaz and tennis superstar Serena Williams. Interestingly, the author has also surpassed the female lead of her stories, as actress Kristen Stewart, who plays the romantically beleaguered Bella, ranked at 66. 

Eclipse will be released in local cinemas next week.

For the full Forbes list, visit: http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/22/lady-gaga-oprah-winfrey-business-entertainment-celeb-100-10_land.html

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