By the time he died Wednesday at the age of 82, Dick Clark's career had spanned decades and earned him countless accolades. Here are some of the more interesting numbers in his career.
500,000 – Sales mark to get a "Gold Record" award from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
$10,000 – The grand prize on the original incarnation of the Pyramid game show, launched in 1973.
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Demi Moore is slowly but surely making her comeback after taking some time to seek treatment for exhaustion earlier this year.
She returned to Twitter over the weekend, and on Tuesday night was back on the red carpet at InStyle's launch party for her show with pal/collaborator Amanda de Cadenet,"The Conversation."
Looking refreshed and happy, Moore's also getting around to changing that Twitter handle of hers.
Perhaps that myth about George Washington cutting down a cherry tree will be put to bed once and for all.
Darren Aronofsky is reportedly entering into negotiations with Paramount Pictures to direct as well as produce “The General,” a biopic on the first U.S. president’s life.
According to Variety, the script was written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage.
An entertainment mainstay, Dick Clark touched the lives of countless celebrities before passing away at the age of 82 on April 18. That much was evident as condolences poured in from all corners of the industry on Wednesday:
TV personality Jenny McCarthy, who worked with Clark on "New Year's Rockin' Eve," tweeted Wednesday, "RIP dick Clark. You were amazing to work with. U will be missed. Xxxoo."
Ryan Seacrest, who stepped in to help host Clark's New Year's Eve special after the entertainer suffered a stroke in 2004, said via Twitter, "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Clark's family said in a statement that the legend died Wednesday morning following a heart attack.
It looks like Vince Vaughn will be behind the camera as well as in front of it for his next round of projects.
According to Deadline, the “Couples Retreat” actor will reportedly star in a big-screen adaptation of the hugely popular 1970s TV series “The Rockford Files." He's also expected to produce the movie under his Universal-based Wild West Picture Show Productions company.
The sites says that Universal Pictures has cast Vaughn in the role made famous by James Garner, who played an L.A.-based ex-con-turned-private investigator.
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