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Sarah Silverman won an Emmy in 2008 for her video I'm F******* Matt Damon, which appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. Steve Agee hide caption

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Joan Rivers says that she would like a "77th facelift" for her 77th birthday. The brash comedian stars in a new documentary about her career in comedy. Seth Keal/IFC Films hide caption

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Jay-Z tells Terry Gross one of his earliest rhymes, which he wrote when he was just 9: 'I'm the king of hip-hop / Renewed like the Reebok / The key in the lock / Words so provocative/ As long as I live." The hip-hop artist says that when he looks back on that rhyme now, he thinks, "Wow, that was pretty prophetic." Jay Mohegan via Random House hide caption

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When James Murphy was 22, he was offered a writing job on the sitcom Seinfeld but turned it down to focus on his musical career. Ruvan Wijesooriya hide caption

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Sondheim, shown here in 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. He has also received eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy awards and a Kennedy Center Honor. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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A New York Times/CBS News poll found that 30 percent of people under 45 said the use of devices like smart phones and personal computers has made it harder to concentrate. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In July 2009, Time magazine held an online poll asking who America's most trusted newscaster was; Jon Stewart won with 44 percent of the vote. Comedy Central hide caption

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Futurama's clueless starship commander Zapp Brannigan is just one of the many cartoon characters voiced by Billy West over the years. Matt Groening/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Brian May wrote "We Will Rock You," "I Want It All," "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Tie Your Mother Down," among other Queen hits. courtesy of Queen hide caption

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Tracey Thorn's third album focuses on the small details in life: weddings, singles bars and the size of one's jeans. Edward Bishop hide caption

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After hiring a U.S. Marshal to find her father's killer, Mattie (Hailee Steinfeld, left) joins forces with Texas Ranger LaBeouf (Matt Damon), who's tracking the same man. Wilson Webb/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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In this file photo from 2001, a migrant child sits atop a pile of unrecyclable computer waste imported to Guiya, China, from other countries. Basal Action Network hide caption

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Sofia Coppola was nominated for an Academy Award for her film Lost in Translation. Her new project, Somewhere, won the Gold Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Stephen Dorff plays Johnny Marco, an aimless actor living in Hollywood's Chateau Marmont, in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere. Merrick Morton/Focus Features hide caption

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