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10 Celebrities Who Might Be Real-Life Superheroes

Forget teacup poodles and ripped denim vests — there’s a new fad in Hollywood, and it’s much more exciting than any old-fashioned accessory. These days, it seems like everyone wants a piece of the superhero pie. Although, after all this Avengers hoopla, can you really blame them? Upon hearing that Jennifer Lawrence has been dubbed a “hero” after helping an unconscious stranger, we were inspired to round up some more celebrities who just might be superheroes. Check ‘em out after the jump, and feel free to suggest some appropriate superhero alter egos in the comments — because, well, we can’t kick the idea that Ryan Gosling’s superhero persona should resemble an actual gosling, or perhaps our favorite Gosselin, and neither of those things are very intimidating. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. It’s official: After 15 years with the Today show, co-host Ann Curry is being kicked off with a reported $10 million severance package. Her replacement is expected to be announced later this week. [via NYP]

2. Rufus Wainwright says that he’s planning to write a musical film that is “very, very” loosely… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Lady Gaga, who was a guest judge on last night’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance, was moved to tears by one pair’s performance. You can watch a highlights reel — including the moment when she felt inspired to throw her shoe at some contestants — here.

2. Alex Trebek… Read More

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Major Jackpots in Game Show History

The Bridge over the River Kwai earned University of Delaware graduate student Roger Craig a total of $77,000 on yesterday’s episode of Jeopardy! making him the biggest single-day-earner in the history of the program. Craig was already on a warpath after raking in $47,000 before Final Jeopardy even started, so wagering 30-grand on the category, “Literary and Movie Title Objects,” probably seemed like chump change. Also, everyone knows Literary and Movie Title Objects is, like, the easiest category ever.

But despite his killer payday, Craig still has a lot of answers to question before he ekes out the previous Jeopardy! record holder and dozens of other game show contestants for the most money earned on a television game show. In honor of Roger Craig, let’s take a look at five other guys (and, yes, unfortunately, they’re all guys) who made some memorable bank on TV. … Read More

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