Fey, Longoria Highest Paid TV Actresses

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    "30 Rock" star Tiny Fey and "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria top Forbes' list of highest paid TV actresses.

    It pays to be "Bossypants."

    Forbes just released its annual list of the highest paid TV actresses, and author and "30 Rock" creator/star Tina Fey shares the number one spot with "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria to the tune of $13 million each.

    Fey's first book, the semi-memoir "Bossypants," sold a healthy 150,000 copies, which contributed to the writer/comedian's rise to the top. Longoria can thank her deals with cosmetics giant L'Oreal and electronics manufacturer LG more than her "Housewives" paycheck.

    Second place is a three-way tie, with Longoria's co-star Marcia Cross,  "Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit" star Mariska Hargitay, and "CSI" star Marg Helgenberger each coming in with $10 million.

    Rounding out the rest of the list: "Desperate Housewives" stars Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman ($9 million), "Cougar Town's" Courteney Cox ($7 million), "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo ($7 million), and "The Good Wife" star (and recent Emmy winner) Julianna Magulies ($6 million).

    Selected Reading: Forbes, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly