Toni Morrison on Snooki: 'Don't know her...don't care'
April 4th, 2011
11:18 AM ET

Toni Morrison on Snooki: 'Don't know her...don't care'

The fact that "Jersey Shore" star Snooki snagged a higher payday than Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison to speak at Rutgers University has caused quite a stir, but Morrison herself seems to be unfazed.

According to the New York Post, Snooks was paid $32,000 from student activity funds to drop advice like “study hard but party harder” at a campus event last week while Morrison was given $30,000 to provide the University’s commencement address this year.

The $2,000 difference sparked some grumbling, but the prolific author didn't seem to be bothered when the Post asked about the Snooki situation.

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Filed under: Books • Celebrities • Jersey Shore • Snooki • television
Phil Collins' daughter cast as Snow White
April 4th, 2011
10:34 AM ET

Phil Collins' daughter cast as Snow White

Phil Collins may be getting ready to retire, but his daughter's career looks like it's about to skyrocket.

Lily Collins has officially been cast as Snow White in an upcoming live-action version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale co-starring Julia Roberts.

Collins, who played Sandra Bullock's daughter in "The Blind Side" and will next be seen in the action-adventure "The Mortal Instruments," reportedly wowed the Snow White producers with her audition, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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April 4th, 2011
09:51 AM ET

Is Katie Couric leaving 'CBS Evening News'?

There's plenty of speculation that Katie Couric is departing "CBS Evening News" to focus on another gig, but the network tells CNN it's still in talks with the 54-year-old journalist.

The Associated Press reported that Couric is vacating her post less than five years after joining the ranks and becoming the first woman to anchor an evening newscast solo.

Her contract with CBS doesn’t expire until June 4, but there’s talk that Couric is planning to launch a syndicated talk show in 2012.

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