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Since retiring from the ad game in 1996, Patterson has written 93 novels, many featuring his most popular character, forensic psychologist Alex Cross. He claims to be the author of one in every 17 hardcover novels sold in the U.S. We believe it.
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Oh, myyyyyyy! The guy we knew as Star Trek's Mr. Sulu has reclaimed fame with his pithy Twitter patter (“Pot legalized in two states, and the maker of Twinkies shutters its doors? Now that's IRONY”). You should beam him up sometime.
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She gave up her official title of “princess” in 1972 — then launched a new fashion empire with her revolutionary wrap dress. In 2012 von Furstenberg launched her first children’s collection, luring a new generation into DVF duds.
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TV HOST, The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The reigning queen of daytime television uses her bully pulpit to discourage bullying. And for bullying’s victims, who sometimes find it too hard to go on, she says, “Things will get easier. People’s minds will change. And you should be alive to see it.”
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With apologies to the late James Brown, Asbury Park's favorite son is the hardest-working man in show biz, thrilling arena audiences with shows that run three hours and more. With an appeal that cuts across all demographics, Bruce is still the Boss.
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In 2000, he helped adapt a Swedish TV series for U.S. audiences. Survivor was born, and television has never been the same. Every reality show — from Big Brother to Burnett’s own Celebrity Apprentice — traces its DNA to Survivor.
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If football is our nation’s drug, he’s the dealer. Since taing charge in '06, Goodell has championed the even-Steven talent dispersal policies that have resulted in a league where, on any given Sunday, anybody can be a winner.
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TV HOST, Sábado Gigante
Even if you don’t speak a word of Spanish, you’ve likely stumbled upon Univision’s flagship variety show and its charismatic Chilean host. For 50 years he's been Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson and Bob Barker rolled into one.
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