Dick Clark by the numbers
April 18th, 2012
08:07 PM ET

Dick Clark by the numbers

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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While you were working...
April 18th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Lionel Richie is back, ladies and gents: The singer has scored a No. 1 hit on the Billboard 200, his first in 25 years. [MTV]
  • We figured as much from the photos that've been circulating, but Jason Segel has sorta confirmed that he's dating Michelle Williams. He said in an interview, "I think we would very much just like to be happy. That's all I'm going to say about it." [Extra]
  • Someone had the audacity to try to kill off Ryan Gosling! It was only on the Internet, but still. Don't these people know he's a hero? [E!]
  • Katy Perry maybe wants Russell Brand back, which we get. We all have moments of weakness when it comes to an ex. As long as you're not drunk dialing, Katy, you're good. [Us Weekly]
  • The baby news just keeps coming (and it's making us afraid to drink the water....clearly, this thing is catching!): Baby No. 5 is on the way for Hanson brother Taylor. [People]
  • If you somehow haven't heard of Azealia Banks yet, we're guessing this move means you soon will: The rapper's been signed by Lady Gaga's manager. [Vulture]

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Demi Moore steps out post-treatment, wants new Twitter name
Demi Moore and Amanda de Cadenet (right) attended an InStyle party on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
April 18th, 2012
05:03 PM ET

Demi Moore steps out post-treatment, wants new Twitter name

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.

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'Black Swan' director takes on George Washington biopic
April 18th, 2012
04:45 PM ET

'Black Swan' director takes on George Washington biopic

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.

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Stars mourn loss of icon Dick Clark
April 18th, 2012
04:35 PM ET

Stars mourn loss of icon Dick Clark

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.

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Vince Vaughn to star in 'Rockford Files' movie?
April 18th, 2012
04:21 PM ET

Vince Vaughn to star in 'Rockford Files' movie?

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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