1001 Facts About Writers

1. Ian McEwan denied charges of plagiarism, claiming he was unaware of the earlier work.

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2. Dylan Thomas hoped to find employment in the film industry and wrote to the director of the films division of the Ministry of Information.

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3. Meryl Streep was accepting the Cecil B DeMille lifetime honor, and when Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect.

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4. In September 1959, Steve Allen relocated to Los Angeles and left Sunday night television.

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5. Stephen Colbert can speak more than one language if you count the fictional language of Quenya—spoken by elves in Lord of the Rings—as one of them.

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6. In 1995, Stephen Fry was presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Dundee, which named their main Students' Association bar after his novel The Liar.

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7. Susan Collins appears to have no idea what she's about to face if she's seeking re-election in 2020, drunk on the standing ovation she received from Republicans on the Senate floor and the accolades that no doubt came in from President Donald Trump's base all across the country.

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8. Enzo Calzaghe won the 2010 Soccer Aid, a British charity football match with the Rest of the World team beating England, and Joe scored the Rest of the World team's first goal.

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9. Carol Burnett has celebrated the total number of 85 birthdays till date.

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10. Lena Dunham was born on May 13, 1986, in New York City.

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11. Kevin Smith is the owner of Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, a comic book store in Red Bank, New Jersey.

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12. Anurag Kashyap made his directorial debut with as yet unreleased Paanch, with Kay Kay Menon as the lead.

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13. Sarah Silverman Program has two sisters; Reform Rabbi Susan Sarah Silverman Program and Laura Silverman; the famous actress, and two brothers; Rabbi Susan—a screenwriter and Jeffrey Michael, who died when he was a toddler.

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14. Churchill was a prolific writer, often under the pen name "Winston S Churchill", with the American novelist of the same name to avoid confusion between their works.

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15. Margaret Atwood has a slew of awards and honors to her name, including the Man Booker Prize, and there's no question why.

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16. Jorge Luis Borges can be credited with having invented an entire new genre: what we might call "essay-fiction", combining aspects of both.

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17. Jorge Luis Borges appears by name in Borges's Dialogue about a Dialogue, in which the two discuss the immortality of the soul.

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18. In 1966, a memorial to Ernest Hemingway was placed just north of Sun Valley, above Trail Creek.

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19. Colin Jost is working as a "Weekend Update" co-anchor since 2014.

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20. In 2006, Kevin Smith got offered a part in the fourth "Die Hard" film, Live Free or Die Hard.

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21. Piers Morgan captioned the picture "every cloud" in reference to his bitterness at having lost out to This Morning for Best Daytime Show.

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22. Lu Xun Park contains the tomb of Lu Xun, with an inscription by Mao Zedong.

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23. Carol Burnett took him up on his offer; she and Saroyan left college and moved to New York to pursue acting careers.

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24. White America, the Harlem Renaissance provided the gateway into an unfamiliar culture that was a major ingredient of the country's "melting pot".

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25. Ta-Nehisi Coates said he lived with his father the whole time.

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26. John Grisham vowed to "take a naked stab at commercial fiction" with his next novel, The Firm, about a law school graduate who is seduced into joining a Memphis law firm that turns out to be a front for the Mafia.

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27. In September 2012, Stephen Fry made a return to the stage at Shakespeare's Globe, appearing as Malvolio in a production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which transferred to the West End in November 2012.

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28. James Baldwin made a prominent appearance at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, with Belafonte and long-time friends Sidney Poitier and Marlon Brando.

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29. Anderson Cooper said he grew up watching Donahue and wanted to "pay homage" to him.

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30. John Grisham contributed to a $1.2 million donation to the Cavalier baseball team in Charlottesville, Virginia, which was used in the 2002 renovation of Davenport Field.

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31. Michael Palin began working with Terry Jones on comedy scripts for numerous television shows.

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32. Stan Lee was always a hero of mine; a feeling I share with many comic book fans.

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33. Conan O'Brien accepted his doctor's offer to process his DNA to learn about his heritage.

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34. Steven Bochco thought his performance was a little disappointing, because he thought Bernsen was good-looking enough to be in the show.

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35. Peggy Noonan has not shared much information about her childhood days and family history.

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36. Tyler Lockett was a 2012 All-Big 12 honorable mention selection both at wide receiver and special teams.

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37. Kevin Smith was offered the opportunity to direct a film that was compiled by Robb Cullen and Tag Cullen called Cop Out.

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38. Rod Serling spent two weeks at Tompkins County Community Hospital before being released.

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39. Rod Serling was interested in sports and excelled at tennis and table tennis.

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40. Ivana Trump has five children by three marriages, as well as nine grandchildren.

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41. Thomas Jefferson read the law under Professor Wythe's tutelage to obtain his law license, while working as a law clerk in his office.

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42. Steve Albini is the founder, owner and principal engineer of Electrical Audio, a recording studio complex in Chicago.

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43. White America, the Harlem Renaissance provided the gateway into an unfamiliar culture that was a major ingredient of the country's "melting pot".

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44. Kevin Hart was the creator and star of the BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood.

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45. In December 1807, Thomas Jefferson announced his intention not to seek a third term.

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46. Zora Neale Hurston was born in the all-black town of Eatonville, Florida, located about five miles from the larger city of Orlando.

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47. David Brenner was a comedian who rose to stardom through his many appearances on The Tonight Show after having a career as a documentary filmmaker.

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48. In February 2018, Terry Jones released his latest book The Tyrant and the Squire, with Unbound.

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49. Mike Huckabee married the former Janet McCain on 25 May 1974.

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50. In January 2018, Piers Morgan presented President Trump—The Piers Morgan Interview for ITV, which many thought of as "sycophantic" and a "love-in" for Trump.

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51. Kevin Smith remembered the great Stan Lee in an emotional tribute at an event celebrating the late comic book icon this week.

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52. Sue Grafton received the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America in 2009.

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53. In 1959 Philip Roth became one of the rising stars of American fiction with the publication of Goodbye, Columbus.

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54. Donald Glover was voted "Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons" in his high school yearbook.

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55. Meryl Streep is often mixed up with Glenn Close, a longtime friend of hers.

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56. Larry David went ahead to create and star as the semi-fictionalized version of himself, in one of the critically adored TV comedy of recent history, HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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57. Brooks Hall is one of the few people who have received an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy.

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58. In November 2012, Stephen Fry hosted a gadgets show called Gadget Man, exploring the usefulness of various gadgets in different daily situations to improve the livelihoods of everyone.

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59. Stephen Fry scored well enough to gain a scholarship to Queens' College, Cambridge.

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60. Stephen Colbert took the Myres Briggs personality test during a segment of his The Late Show which resulted in him being an INFP.

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61. In 1953, Churchill won a Nobel Prize, and it was in Literature, not Peace.

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62. Philip Roth became one of the most awarded American writers of his generation.

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63. Shashi Tharoor asks why BJP has not built bigger statue for Mahatma Gandhi.

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64. In 1930, a year after Langston Hughes graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, his novel Not Without Laughter was published.

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65. Susan Collins said lawmakers involved in the bipartisan talks should consult experts, including Customs and Border Patrol officials, to determine the best approach to border security.

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66. Thomas Jefferson sought a "general suffrage" of all taxpayers and militia-men, and equal representation by population in the General Assembly to correct preferential treatment of the slave-holding regions.

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67. Since 2012, Jimmy Carr has presented 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, a combination of his panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats and daytime quiz show Countdown.

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68. Donald Glover contributed to the soundtrack of Creed—a film in the Rocky film series which was composed by Ludwig Goransson—providing vocals to the song "Waiting For My Moment" and co-wrote another titled "Breathe".

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69. Chevy Chase raised money for Bill Clinton in the 1990s and John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential Election.

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70. Lena Dunham gained the attention of writer and filmmaker Judd Apatow who got her to be an executive producer in the HBO original series Girls.

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71. Stan Lee was creating new superhero called Dirt Man, daughter says.

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72. Ivana Trump receives a pension as a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

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73. In 2010, while in character, The Colbert Report appeared before judiciary subcommittee hearing on the issue of farm workers and immigration.

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74. Zora Neale Hurston influenced many writers, forever cementing her place in history as one of the foremost female writers of the 20th century.

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75. Piers Morgan commenced his journalism profession in Fleet Street as a writer and editor for numerous tabloid papers like The Sun, News of the World and the Daily Mirror.

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76. Samantha Bee is a Canadian comedic actress and author best known as a cast member on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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77. Zora Neale Hurston was buried at an unmarked grave in Fort Pierce, Florida.

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78. Piers Morgan believes Liam Neeson's career could be finished after he made racist comments, claiming it is similar to something the Ku Klux Klan would say.

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79. Rod Serling supported antiwar politicians, notably Eugene McCarthy in his presidential campaign in 1968.

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80. Ernest Hemingway bought a boat in 1934, named it the Pilar, and began sailing the Caribbean.

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81. Donald Glover contributed to the soundtrack of Creed—a film in the Rocky film series which was composed by Ludwig Goransson—providing vocals to the song "Waiting For My Moment" and co-wrote another titled "Breathe".

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82. At that time, Jorge Luis Borges discovered the writings of Arthur Schopenhauer and Gustav Meyrink's The Golem which became influential to his work.

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83. On October 28, 2007, Stephen Colbert received the key to the city of Columbia, South Carolina from Mayor Bob Coble.

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84. Kevin Hart began pursuing a career in stand-up comedy after performing at an amateur night at a club in Philadelphia.

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85. Stephen Colbert paid tribute to Stan Lee on Monday, hours after news outlets reported the legendary 95-year-old writer, editor and publisher at Marvel Comics had died.

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86. The Colbert Report was unable to solicit his own name as a write-in because of state-laws.

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87. Sarah Silverman Program starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program from 2007 to 2010, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

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88. In 1982, Michael Palin wrote and starred in The Missionary, co-starring Maggie Smith.

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89. Michael Gove rules out resigning over Brexit deal—Politics live.

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90. Stephen King implored writers to stop using the word "amazing".

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91. Jimmy Kimmel is expanding his content push with a new partner, Brent Montgomery.

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92. Denis Leary added viral obituary for Boston sports fan to Comics Come Home set.

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93. At an early age, Carrie Fisher showed an interest in books and writing poetry.

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94. Sarah Silverman gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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95. Stephen Colbert was notable for other moments when his character entered into "real world" events.

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96. In March 1965, James Baldwin joined marchers who walked 50 miles from Selma, Alabama, to the capitol in Montgomery under the protection of federal troops.

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97. Vince Russo would surrender the title at the next WCW Monday Nitro, and in an outlandish turn of events, would show on Nitro a brain operation he had due to a concussion he sustained in the cage match.

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98. Frank Cottrell Boyce is one of the most respected screenwriters working in the English film industry.

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99. Meryl Streep has an estimated net worth of $65 million.

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100. Jonathan Gold eats at three to five hundred restaurants every year.

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101. Michael Gove began his career in politics when in May 2005 he was elected to the House of Commons Conservative seat for the Surrey Heath constituency.

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102. Harlem Renaissance was an African American cultural movement that flourished in the 1920s and had Harlem in New York City as its symbolic capital.

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103. Stan Lee offers touching salute to fans in one of his final videos.

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104. Kevin Hart would go on to marry his second and current wife Eniko Parrish in 2016.

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105. Larry David was nominated for an Emmy award 19 times for Seinfeld, winning twice—once for best comedy and once for writing.

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106. Adam Smith returned home that year to Kirkcaldy, and he devoted much of the next decade to writing his magnum opus.

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107. Howard Hawks began his career in films as an editor, writer, and assistant director.

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108. David Brenner is an American actress and director who rose to prominence from the film Savages 2012.

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109. The Colbert Report "is really interested in high status people and low status people, and the dynamics between them", writer Rob Dubbin explained, so one thing that doesn't work is when the "victim" is the punchline.

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110. In February 2013, Lena Dunham became the first woman to win a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing—Comedy Series for her work on Girls.

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111. Michael Lewis described his experiences at Salomon and the evolution of the mortgage-backed bond in Liar's Poker.

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112. Albert Brooks continued his voiceover work in Pixar's Finding Nemo, as the voice of Marlin, one of the film's protagonists.

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113. Donald Glover contributed to the soundtrack of Creed—a film in the Rocky film series which was composed by Ludwig Goransson—providing vocals to the song "Waiting For My Moment" and co-wrote another titled "Breathe".

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114. Rian Johnson acknowledged the great responsibility handed down to him by Disney and Lucasfilm on his Twitter.

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115. Margaret Atwood announced her work in progress, titled The Testaments, on Twitter with a chilling video that hints of what's in store for the dystopian Republic of Gilead and its people.

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116. On May 16, 2005, Denis Leary received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from his alma mater Emerson College.

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117. Kevin Hart was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 6, 1979.

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118. Zora Neale Hurston's writing career began not long after she left home.

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119. Chevy Chase was actually born Cornelius Crane Chevy Chase on the 8th of October 1943.

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120. Kevin Smith was raised in a Catholic household, in the nearby clamming town of Highlands.

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121. Meryl Streep was born on June 22, 1949, in Summit, New Jersey.

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122. Chevy Chase appeared in a prominent recurring role as villainous software magnate Ted Roark on the NBC spy-comedy Chuck.

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123. Philip Roth brought a satirical focus on a new world of prosperity opening up for Jews in the suburbs in the 1950s.

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124. Ricky Gervais was trained for the three-round contest by famous boxing trainer brothers Frank and Eugene Maloney, at their Fight Factory gymnasium.

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125. In January 1940, Pep Archie Comics debuted with the Shield, the first USA patriotic comic book hero, created by writer and managing editor Harry Shorten and designed by artist Irv Novick.

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126. On 22 May 1936, Churchill was present at a meeting of Old Guard Conservatives at Lord Winterton's house at Shillinglee Park, to push for greater rearmament.

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127. Jimmy Carr has presented special episodes known as The Big Fat Quiz of Everything.

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128. Mike Huckabee entered the ministry in 1972 at Garrett Memorial Baptist Church in Hope.

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129. Langston Hughes got his opportunity in 1931, when he joined a group of twenty African Americans whom the government of the then-Soviet Union had invited to Moscow to produce a film about the African American experience.

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130. Conan O'Brien got his nickname "Coco" after the second episode of his Tonight Show run.

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131. White America, the Harlem Renaissance provided the gateway into an unfamiliar culture that was a major ingredient of the country's "melting pot".

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132. Colin Jost was hired for SNL when he was 22—as ya do, immediately after graduating from Harvard, where he was the president of the Harvard Lampoon, that hallowed publication of humor that has spewed out countless comedy notables in its time.

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133. In 2009, Stephen King published Ur, a novella written exclusively for the launch of the second-generation Amazon Kindle and available only on Amazon.

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134. In 1900, Churchill became a member of Parliament in the Conservative Party for Oldham, a town in Manchester.

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135. Zora Neale Hurston's would not "bow low before the white man", and claimed "adequate Negro schools" already existed in 1955.

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136. In May 2011, Stephen Colbert joined the Charleston to Bermuda Race yachting race, as captain of the ship "the Spirit of Juno".

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137. Jason Momoa won Hawaii's Model of the Year 1999 and hosted the Miss Teen Hawaii contest.

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138. In March 2011, Michael Gove was criticised for not understanding the importance of school architecture and having misrepresented the cost.

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139. Carrie Fisher made her film debut in the Columbia Pictures comedy Shampoo starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn, with Lee Grant and Jack Warden as her character's parents.

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140. Colin Jost is working as a "Weekend Update" co-anchor since 2014.

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141. Ruskin Bond has published his autobiography: Scenes from a Writer's Life describes his formative years growing up in Anglo-India and very recently "Lone Wolf Dancing".

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142. Dorothy Parker was an American writer and poet, best known for her caustic wit, wisecracks, and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles.

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143. Benjamin Zephaniah was born in Birmingham, and grew up in Jamaica and in Handsworth, where he was sent to an approved school.

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144. On June 20, 2014, news broke that Rian Johnson would write and direct the eighth installment in the Star Wars film series.

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145. Meryl Streep could only recall six of her nominated movies as part of Kimmel's comedy bit.

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146. Meryl Streep moved to New York City in 1975, and was cast by Joseph Papp in a production of Trelawny of the Wells at the Public Theater, opposite Mandy Patinkin and John Lithgow.

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147. Thomas Carlyle became known as the "Sage of Chelsea", and a member of a literary circle which included the essayists Leigh Hunt and John Stuart Mill.

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148. Ricky Gervais has starred in the Hollywood films Ghost Town, and Muppets Most Wanted, and wrote, directed and starred in The Invention of Lying and the Netflix released Special Correspondents.

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149. Ruskin Bond sustained himself financially by writing short stories and poems for newspapers and magazines.

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150. Rian Johnson penned the script and will work with longtime producing partner Ram Bergman.

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151. Thomas Jefferson had taken her older brother James Hemings to Paris as part of his domestic staff, and had him trained in French cuisine.

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152. Carrie Fisher was taken by ambulance to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where she was placed on a ventilator.

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153. Jorge Luis Borges had little formal education, no qualifications and few friends.

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154. Donald Glover is a co-founder of Derrick comedy, which is an internet sketch comedy group.

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155. Meryl Streep is a brilliant actress, but apparently she's an incredible physical comedian.

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156. Tony Kornheiser had a cameo appearance as a bar patron in a 2015 episode of The Americans.

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157. Zora Neale Hurston was born in Notasulga, Alabama on January 15, 1891.

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158. Rupi Kaur took her writing to Instagram in 2014 and began adding simple illustrations.

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159. Conan O'Brien got his nickname "Coco" after the second episode of his Tonight Show run.

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160. Stephen Colbert describes his parenting style as "Go watch the TV", something he picked up from his mom, who had 11 kids to deal with, so her time was sparse.

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161. Thomas Jefferson suspected Burr of seeking the presidency for himself, while Burr was angered by Jefferson's refusal to appoint some of his supporters to federal office.

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162. Jason Momoa portrayed the title character in the sword and sorcery film Conan the Barbarian.

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163. In December 2008, Garcia Marquez told fans at the Guadalajara book fair that writing had worn him out.

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164. David Baldacci had a prodigious memory and made his brother and sister quiz him about Civil War history.

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165. Ruskin Bond started his career by working in a photo studio.

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166. Sue Grafton moved to California in 1962 and began writing short stories and novels.

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167. David Walliams performed in the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio play Phantasmagoria, written by Mark Gatiss in 1999.

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168. Ivana Trump was elected president in a surprise victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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169. Colin Jost was hired for SNL when he was 22—as ya do, immediately after graduating from Harvard, where he was the president of the Harvard Lampoon, that hallowed publication of humor that has spewed out countless comedy notables in its time.

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170. Stephen Hillenburg held various jobs in 1984, after graduating from college, including park service attendant in Utah and art director in San Francisco, before landing the job he wanted—teaching children.

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171. Tim Conway was born on December 15, 1933 in Willoughby, Ohio.

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172. Chevy Chase appeared on the show's 25th anniversary special in 1999, and was interviewed for a 2005 NBC special on the first five years of SNL.

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173. Kevin Smith revealed information about the original planned ending for the first Justice League movie and the rest of the planned trilogy after his recent set visit to Star Wars: Episode IX in the UK.

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174. Jorge Luis Borges can be credited with having invented an entire new genre: what we might call "essay-fiction", combining aspects of both.

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175. Woody Allen was not involved in the adoption, but when Dylan arrived he assumed a parental role toward her and began spending more time in Farrow's home.

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176. In 2012, Anthony Anderson starred as a Gary, a 30-something father in Guys with Kids, which ran for one season.

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177. In 1914, Dorothy Parker sold her first poem to Vanity Fair.

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178. Simon David was, in the end, a Middle Eastern politician, and can only have ruled by division and terror.

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179. Donald Glover turns his comedic focus on multiracial dating and the curious existence of Santa Claus.

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180. Dylan Thomas refused to align himself with them and declined to sign their manifesto.

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181. David Walliams sold £16.57 million worth of books in 2017.

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182. Margaret Atwood has instead offered the genre "speculative fiction" to describe The Handmaid's Tale and other such books, claiming that science fiction should be used to describe space adventures or alien stories.

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183. Alan Moore decided that there were too many people involved to back out from the project, and so ABC was launched in early 1999.

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184. In 1972 Delia Smith started a column in the Evening Standard.

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185. On Sunday, Mindy Kaling opened up about being friends with Oprah on Busy Tonight, a new talk show hosted by Busy Philipps.

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186. In 1982, Donald Ivana Trump was a Miami Beach kind of guy.

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187. Chad Michael Murray initially moved to Hollywood where he supported himself modeling for such clients as Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger, and Gucci.

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188. Terry Jones was born in the seaside town of Colwyn Bay, on the north coast of Wales.

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189. David Mamet emerged as a nationally acclaimed playwright with his 1975 two-act American Buffalo.

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190. Piers Morgan turned to journalism as a career in the 1980s.

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191. Steven Bochco liked to punish the character of his brother-in-law.

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192. Stan Lee is the recipient of the 2,428th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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193. Jimmy Carr wrote and starred in a sketch for the 25th anniversary special of Comic Relief in 2013.

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194. In 2007 Stephen Fry wrote, for director Peter Jackson, a script for a remake of The Dam Busters.

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195. Mindy Kaling has appeared in numerous commercials including Nationwide Insurance, American Express Credit Card, Xfinity X1 Platform entertainment operating system (2013) and others.

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196. Steve Albini regularly engages in public-speaking appointments for the audio industry.

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197. Steve Allen had begun his recording career in 1953 by signing with the Decca Records' subsidiary Brunswick Records.

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198. Piers Morgan was called "ruthless, arrogant, evil and obnoxious" by Trump in the final.

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199. Adam Smith considered the teaching at Glasgow to be far superior to that at Oxford, which he found intellectually stifling.

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200. Zora Neale Hurston was an African American writer who lived mainly during the 1900s.

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201. Mark Twain has made an enduring part of American literature.

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202. Stephen Colbert hosted the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in September 2017.

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203. The Harlem Renaissance was an artistic flowering of the "New Negro" movement as its participants celebrated their African heritage and embraced self-expression, rejecting long-standing—and often degrading—stereotypes.

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204. Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer, comedian, writer, and actor.

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205. Andy Richter left his post at Late Night in 2000 to pursue a career acting in films and television.

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206. Terry Jones read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, but "strayed into history".

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207. In 1965, Brooks Hall teamed up with comedy writer Buck Henry to create a comedic TV show about a bumbling James Bond-inspired spy.

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208. Mindy Kaling says much of Late Night's inspiration was simply her love of Thompson's body of work—and her desire to see her in more juicy, starring roles like those she landed earlier in her career.

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209. Samantha Bee was the sole female correspondent on The Daily Show from her debut in 2003 until Kristen Schaal joined the show in March 2008.

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210. Larry David has won two Primetime Emmy Awards, and was voted by fellow comedians and comedy insiders as the 23rd greatest comedy star ever in a 2004 British poll to select "The Comedian's Comedian".

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211. David Baldacci was one of the new writers focused on threats closer to home.

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212. Brooks Hall was built with a tunnel underneath Grove, connecting the exhibition space to its neighbor to the south, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

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213. Zora Neale Hurston tells their tales simply to chronicle their existence in this town and thereby to take Eatonville and its inhabitants on a pilgrimage into literature.

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214. Zora Neale Hurston's would not "bow low before the white man", and claimed "adequate Negro schools" already existed in 1955.

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215. One of the key influences on Neil Simon is his Jewish heritage, says Koprince, although he is unaware of it when writing.

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216. In 1917, Zora Neale Hurston attended Morgan College which was the high school division of the Morgan State University and a Historic All-Black school in Baltimore, Maryland.

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217. Stephen Colbert boldly kicked off his Super Bowl Edition of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night by welcoming a very special guest: Patrick Stewart.

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218. In June 2016, Tony Kornheiser participated in the roast of political commentator and strategist James Carville.

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219. Denis Leary won $125,000 for the foundation on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

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220. Jimmy Kimmel had just broken up with his famous girlfriend Sarah Silverman.

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221. The Colbert Report has never forgotten about his beloved South Carolina, the state where he grew up.

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222. Paul Reiser went on to write and star in a semi-autobiographical comedy series The Paul Reiser Show.

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223. In 2013, Kevin Hart made a donation of $250,000 to the Philadelphia school district, who in recent years have been troubled by budget shortfalls and school closures.

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224. Shashi Tharoor had waded into a controversy at the Bangalore Literature Festival on Sunday.

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225. Harlem Renaissance was an African American cultural, social and artistic movement which peaked in the 1920s.

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226. Brooks Hall said a university could do that because player eligibility and institutional violations are handled by separate NCAA committees.

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227. Mike Huckabee is no stranger to the pulpit—or politics.

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228. Jorge Luis Borges examined the themes of universal randomness and madness ("The Zahir").

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229. Conan OBrien has hosted Conan since 2010 and has hosted such events as the Emmy Awards and Christmas in Washington.

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230. Robert Bly employed the Arabic ghazal form in the poems comprising The Night Abraham Called to the Stars and My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy (2005).

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231. The Colbert Report discovered that a camera, any camera, even his camera, is irresistible to men and women seeking re-election every two years.

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232. Sarah Silverman was a writer and occasional performer for 18 weeks on Saturday Night Live and starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program, which ran from 2007 to 2010 on Comedy Central, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

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233. Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of thirty-one novels and one work of non-fiction.

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234. Michael Gove had criticised Cambridge professor Sir Richard Evans saying his views were more like that of an undergraduate cynic in a Footlights review.

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235. Sue Grafton set her books in a Californian city called Santa Teresa, a fictionalised version of Santa Barbara, whose name she borrowed in homage to MacDonald.

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236. On May 22, 1967, Langston Hughes died from complications of prostate cancer.

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237. The Harlem Renaissance was an artistic flowering of the "New Negro" movement as its participants celebrated their African heritage and embraced self-expression, rejecting long-standing—and often degrading—stereotypes.

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238. Meryl Streep replaced singer Madonna, who left the project before filming began due to creative differences with director Wes Craven.

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239. Enzo Calzaghe hangs up his gloves as the best British boxer of his generation and, arguably, the greatest British champ of all time.

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240. In 2010, David Walliams appeared with Paul Rudd and Steve Carell in the comedy Dinner for Schmucks.

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241. Nana Patekar was bestowed with the fourth highest civilian honour of India, the Padma Shri award for his dedication in the field of Films and Arts.

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242. Harlem Renaissance was a period in African American history when art, literature, and music flourished.

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243. Stephen Fry was granted a lifetime achievement award at the British Comedy Awards on 5 December 2007, and the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards on 20 January 2010.

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244. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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245. Jimmy Kimmel sent Borat to meddle in the midterm elections.

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246. Kevin Smith moved home to the New Jersey and again got his old job back at a convenience store in Leonardo.

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247. Sue Grafton had a degree in English Literature with a minor in Humanities and Fine Arts.

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248. Ricky Jay was responsible for the effect in the Broadway version of Angels In America: Perestroika, where a man climbs up on a ladder of light before vanishing into thin air.

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249. In 1996, Kevin Smith was hired to write a script for Superman.

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250. In 2000 Margaret Atwood published her tenth novel, The Blind Assassin, to critical acclaim, winning both the Booker Prize and the Hammett Prize in 2000.

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251. John Grisham was promoted to a fence crew for $1.50 an hour.

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252. David Brenner had earlier hosted a syndicated weekly radio show, David Brenner Live, for three months in 1985.

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253. Kevin Hart returned in the sequel, Ride Along 2, which was released on January 15, 2016.

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254. In 1959, Carol Burnett became a routine on the Garry Moore Show.

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255. Ruskin Bond has written more than five hundred short stories, novels, and essays.

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256. Stephen Colbert began his show Monday night with a skit about Election Day starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

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257. Tom Petty has a stepson named Dylan from Dana's previous marriage.

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258. Apart from filmmaking, Anurag Kashyap serves as the Member of board of the Mumbai-based NGO, Aangan, which helps protect vulnerable children around India.

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259. Steven Bochco was a huge producer and writer in the television industry.

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260. Tom Petty had no recollection of this, but a certain tree has nevertheless been dubbed the Tom Petty Tree.

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261. Ricky Gervais is the only British comic to write and star in a Simpsons episode.

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262. Shaun King co-founded the Real Justice PAC in February 2018, which supports progressive candidates running for district attorney offices in 2018.

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263. David Brenner was born in 1936 and raised in poor areas of Philadelphia.

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264. Langston Hughes became involved in the movement from the time he studied at Columbia University.

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265. The Harlem Renaissance was an artistic flowering of the "New Negro" movement as its participants celebrated their African heritage and embraced self-expression, rejecting long-standing—and often degrading—stereotypes.

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266. Lu Xun was the pen name of Zhou Shuren (25 September 1881—19 October 1936), a leading figure of modern Chinese literature.

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267. Ruskin Bond had written Vagrants in the Valley in 1956, as a sequel to The Room on the Roof.

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268. Steve Allen was a student and supporter of general semantics, recommending it in Dumbth and giving the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture in 1992.

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269. Garcia Marquez originally wrote his Erendira as a third screenplay.

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270. Conan O'Brien is a normal guy—at least in the context that he is a comedian, not a beer geek—so when he recently toured the Samuel Adams Brewery in a genuinely funny segment for his late night talk show, the results were pretty inevitable.

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271. Donald Glover contributed to the soundtrack of Creed—a film in the Rocky film series which was composed by Ludwig Goransson—providing vocals to the song "Waiting For My Moment" and co-wrote another titled "Breathe".

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272. Luis Borges was reared in the then-shabby Palermo district of Buenos Aires, the setting of some of his works.

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273. Shashi Tharoor is a member of the Indian National Congress and served as an official spokesperson for the party from January to October 2014.

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274. Piers Morgan compared her to Rocky Balboa and applauded her "gumption" after she got up and carried on despite face planting the ice to Celine Dion with her partner Matt Evers.

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275. Anurag Kashyap launched his directorial debut with the film Paanch, but unfortunately, the movie was denied a theatrical release due to censorship complication.

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276. Shashi Tharoor sends legal notice to Ravi Shankar Prasad—'Apologise within 48 hrs or face action'.

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277. Stephen King made an appearance as a contestant on Celebrity Jeopardy! in 1995, playing to benefit the Bangor Public Library.

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278. James Baldwin wrote another play, Blues for Mister Charlie, which debuted on Broadway in 1964.

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279. Tim Conway won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Bucky Bright in the 30 Rock episode "Subway Hero", which initially aired on April 17, 2008.

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280. Colin Jost was hired for SNL when he was 22—as ya do, immediately after graduating from Harvard, where he was the president of the Harvard Lampoon, that hallowed publication of humor that has spewed out countless comedy notables in its time.

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281. Michael Palin notes in his book of Around the World in 80 Days that the final leg of his journey could originally have taken him and his crew on one of the trains involved in the Clapham Junction rail crash, but they arrived ahead of schedule and caught an earlier train.

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282. David Walliams channels his inner villain for Jonathan Ross' Halloween party as Charlie Brooker goes full Ghostbusters.

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283. Sarah Silverman is the Jewish Princess we wish to see in this world.

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284. In 2015, Chevy Chase reprised his role as Clark Griswold in the fifth Vacation installment, titled Vacation.

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285. The Colbert Report took method acting to a whole new level when he purposely fell asleep on stage during a sketch at Second City.

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286. Langston Hughes stressed a racial consciousness and cultural nationalism devoid of self-hate.

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287. Stephen Fry interviewed the Prime Minister Tony Blair as part of a series of podcasts released by 10 Downing Street.

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288. Stephen Colbert is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Monastery.

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289. Steve Allen was a "philosophy fanatic" and avid reader of classic literature and history.

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290. In 2008, TaNehisi Coates published The Beautiful Struggle, a memoir about coming of age in West Baltimore and its effect on him.

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291. Dan Harmon was a member of ComedySportz Milwaukee, alongside Rob Schrab, a member of the sketch troupe The Dead Alewives.

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292. In 2000, Barbara Kingsolver established the Bellwether Prize for Fiction to support writers whose unpublished works promote positive social change.

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293. The Harlem Renaissance was an artistic flowering of the "New Negro" movement as its participants celebrated their African heritage and embraced self-expression, rejecting long-standing—and often degrading—stereotypes.

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294. Robert Bly was influenced by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung who developed the theory of archetypes, the discrete structures of the Psyche which emerge as images in both art and myths.

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295. John Grisham wrote for The New York Times in 2013 about an unjustly held prisoner at Guantanamo.

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296. Jimmy Carr has since made comments critical of organised religion.

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297. Michael Lewis is a best-selling author and contributes to various periodicals, including Vanity Fair, Bloomberg, and The New York Times.

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298. Thomas Jefferson advocated nullification, allowing states to invalidate federal laws altogether.

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299. Jimmy Kimmel has praised his former partner Sarah Silverman as a "great comedian and vastly underrated actress".

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300. Ian McEwan was separated from his parents in 1959 when he was 12 years old and they were living in Libya.

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301. In 1973, Barbara Kingsolver enrolled in college at DePauw University in Indiana and was involved in activism on campus, protesting against the Vietnam War.

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302. The London Underground is thought to be the third largest metro system in the world, in terms of miles, after the Beijing Subway and the Shanghai Metro.

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303. Meryl Streep was last nominated for her role in The Post in 2018, in which she played Katharine Graham, the second female publisher of a major American newspaper.

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304. In 2009, The Colbert Report filmed a series of four episodes for the troops in Baghdad, Iraq.

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305. Stephen Colbert describes his parenting style as "Go watch the TV", something he picked up from his mom, who had 11 kids to deal with, so her time was sparse.

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306. Susan Collins had the best fundraising quarter of her life in 2018, boosted in part by her decision to support Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

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307. Kevin Smith is an avid fan of the original Degrassi series Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High, and references to the original are present in some of his early films.

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308. Larry David was nominated for an Emmy award 19 times for Seinfeld, winning twice—once for best comedy and once for writing.

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309. Just before moving into there, Dylan Thomas rented "Pelican House" opposite his regular drinking den, Brown's Hotel, for his parents who lived there from 1949 until 1953.

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310. David Mamet was the executive producer and frequent writer for the TV show The Unit.

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311. Ruskin Bond was born on 19 May 1934 and is an Indian author of British descent.

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312. Stephen Fry met his future comedy collaborator Hugh Laurie at Cambridge and starred alongside him in the Footlights.

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313. Mike Huckabee started 24-hour television stations in both Pine Bluff and Texarkana, where he produced documentaries and hosted a program called Positive Alternatives.

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314. Mindy Kaling was texting Oprah Winfrey when she was in labor.

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315. Mark Twain loves his country better than he does the countries of other people.

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316. Jorge Luis Borges can be credited with having invented an entire new genre: what we might call "essay-fiction", combining aspects of both.

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317. Thomas Jefferson issued a proclamation banning armed British ships from US waters.

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318. Dorothy Parker was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1959 and was a visiting professor at California State College in Los Angeles in 1963.

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319. John Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University and received a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981.

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320. Colin Jost is working as a "Weekend Update" co-anchor since 2014.

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321. Conan O'Brien was again found fit to stand trial on April 4, 2008.

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322. Sarah Silverman loves America, and she really, really wants you to know that.

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323. Enzo Calzaghe is the longest-reigning super-middleweight world champion in boxing history to date, having held the WBO title for over 10 years and making 21 successful defences before moving up to light-heavyweight.

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324. Stephen Colbert was notable for other moments when his character entered into "real world" events.

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