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  • $858 Million Left in Cash for Clunkers Pot

     
    If you remember the movie ???Brewster???s Millions,??? you might recall how hard it was for Richard Pryor to spend $30 million in 30 days with nothing to show for it in order to later win an inheritance of $300 million.......
  • Bill Cosby feted by Kennedy Center with Mark Twain Prize

     
    Bill Cosby received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center last night. Among those on hand to salute the multitalented Cosby were comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Sinbad and Dick Gregory. Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson...
  • Festival of Books: actress Pam Grier

     
    The classic blacksploitation pics "Coffy" and "Foxy Brown" made Pam Grier a star, and Quentin Tarantino made sure people didn't forget her talents with the 1997 picture "Jackie Brown." Now Grier has penned her first memoir, "Foxy: My Life in......
  • Tina Fey to receive Mark Twain Prize

     
    Tina Fey will have to give a big thank-you to Sarah Palin. The “30 Rock” star will be the 13th humorist to receive the Mark Twain Prize, the Kennedy Center announced today. “I am truly thrilled to receive this honor,” Fey said in a...
  • Tina Fey feted by Kennedy Center with Mark Twain Prize

     
    Mark Twain once said, "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them." He need not worry about the worthiness of the recipients of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the first winner, Richard Pryor,...
  • Brand X Files: Simon Cowell says goodbye to 'Idol.' Glenn Beck gold scam? How Rand Paul blew it

     
    Simon Cowell era comes to close on 'American Idol' Wednesday night: Viewers have had a love/hate relationship with the tart-tongued judge. (Yahoo!)'Dancing With the Stars' finished up its 10th season crowning Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough the...
  • Pam Grier looks back on blaxploitation: 'At the time some people were horrified'

     
    FIVE QUESTIONS: PAM GRIER Pam Grier will appear Saturday at the American Cinematheque in Hollywood to sign copies of her new memoir “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts” and a screening of “Foxy Brown” and “Jackie Brown,” but the 61-year-old......
  • 'Miss Rona' returns to Hollywood

     
    Before Hollywood was invaded by Perez Hilton, TMZ, "Access Hollywood" and "Entertainment Tonight," there was "Miss Rona." Rona Barrett was one of the first celebrity journalists, pioneering the concept of the in-depth, one-on-one interview, inviting stars...
  • Anger, the upside

     
    Carlos Zambrano's hissy fit in the Cubs' dugout the other day showed us again the destructive downside of rage. But in all the talk about how he needs to be in therapy, little has been said about the constructive uses......
  • 10 minutes with Jamie Foxx

    10 minutes with Jamie Foxx
    You've seen him cry in front of the world while accepting an Oscar. You've seen him climb to the top of the Billboard charts with his popular hip-hop singles, including his current hit "Blame It." You've seen him dominate the TV screen with In Living...
  • Dwayne Johnson has found his rock: Kids

    Dwayne Johnson has found his rock: Kids
    A funny thing happened on the way to "supporting roles only" in Dwayne Johnson's movie career: Kids. The struggling action star did The Game Plan, a comedy for Disney, and all of a sudden he's big box office and every child's best bud. He did Cory in the...
  • 10 things you might not know about taxes

    10 things you might not know about taxes
    It's tax season, and Monday is the 100th anniversary of Illinois' ratification of the 16th Amendment, which allowed the U.S. income tax. Please itemize these 10 tax facts: 1. Did 7 million American children suddenly disappear in 1987? On paper, it seemed...