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From hoops star to lawyer to broadcaster

A man long associated with March Madness, Len Elmore is currently appearing on CBS for his 12th season as an analyst during the network's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship coverage. In addition, he has served as a basketball analyst for ESPN for the past 13 consecutive years, calling ACC and Big East games, including the Big East Tournament.


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Daily program being billed as economic coup for the city

CHICAGO (AP) -- Steve Harvey is going to star in his own daily television show, and it's going to be taped in Chicago.

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Oscar-winner opines on reprising role as ghoulish Marvel comics character

Here, he talks about reprising the title role of the "Ghost Rider," aka Johnny Blaze, in "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," the sequel to the original adaptation of the Marvel Comics series about a motorcycle stuntman who sells his soul to the devil in order to transform into a superhuman vigilante.


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Actress' contribution the largest donation ever received by Upward Bound Scholarship Endowment Fund

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Actress Meryl Streep has donated $10,000 to a Rhode Island scholarship fund in honor of fellow Oscar nominee Viola Davis.


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She will again be paired with Jamie Foxx as his spouse in 'Django Unchained,' Quentin Tarantino's revenge flick about slavery in the antebellum South

Here, she talks about her latest film, "A Thousand Words," a comedy co-starring Eddie Murphy. 


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Comedian dressed in "The Dictator" garb claimed to be carrying remains of Kim Jong Il

Outfitted extravagantly in character, Sacha Baron Cohen ran amuck on the Oscars' red carpet Sunday night and all over E! host Ryan Seacrest's tuxedo.


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Presenting team Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis have a 'great gag,' with more light moments planned courtesy of co-presenters Tina Fey and Bradley Cooper

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Oscar ceremony has much to prove Sunday, including whether a blockbuster-free field can draw a TV audience and if Billy Crystal's host routine remains a crowd-pleaser.


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It was a simple piece of advice from Oprah Winfrey that set Tyler's career in motion

Here, he talks about his new film, 'Good Deeds,' a relationship drama which he wrote, directed and stars in opposite an A-list cast which includes Thandie Newton, Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Beverly Johnson and Brian White.


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Kam Williams Special To The Skanner News

Here, T.J. talks about the possibility of becoming the first African-American director to win an Oscar.


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She has created a book series to empower young girls called Fabulous Girls and has founded a Fabulous Girls charity to help bring support and awareness to kids with cancer.

Here, she talks about "How to Rock," which premieres on Nickelodeon on Saturday, Feb. 4


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