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Dying ‘Simpsons’ co-creator giving away fortune

Dying ‘Simpsons’ co-creator giving away fortune

Getting news that you've been diagnosed with a terminal disease is something we all hope we never have to face. But, as some say, we can't always choose our circumstances.

But we can always choose how we react, no matter how negative the news is.

Sam Simon, who made his fortune developing shows such as "The Simpsons" and "The George Carlin Show," has decided to react to a terminal cancer diagnosis the way he always has to everything else: by giving.

When Simon was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer and given a few months to live, he announced in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he would donate his fortune to various charities. And how much is it worth? Simon confesses that's he not sure, but an appropriate description would probably be "a lot."

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  • Written by CNN

Morris Day and The Time

Morris Day and The Time

WHAT'S HAPPENING MYRON? If you're willing to take a short road trip down Highway 61 this weekend, you might find it worth your while. Morris Day and The Time – one of the greatest party bands – will be in concert at the Isle of Capri Casino in Lula, Miss. on this Saturday night.

If you haven't gone to a party and danced off of either "The Bird" or "Jungle Love" you have been attending the wrong functions. These guys have always been at the center of popular party music...and it never gets old.

Also, aren't these guys the reason why you can never watch "Purple Rain" too many times?

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Amanda Berry hits stage with Nelly at concert

Amanda Berry hits stage with Nelly at concert

(CNN) – One of the three women held captive for nearly a decade in a Cleveland, Ohio, home, made a public appearance Saturday at a concert.

Amanda Berry, along with members of her family, got onstage, surprising concertgoers at the daylong music festival Roverfest. Berry didn't speak onstage, but she smiled and waved to the crowd.

"I told her she had a little bit of time to make up on the partying and you guys would help her out tonight," radio personality Shane "Roker" French told concertgoers.

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  • Written by Kamal Wallace/HLNtv.com

Kanye West starts music program in Chicago

Kanye West starts music program in Chicago

Kanye West is arguably the biggest music star to have ever come out of Chicago, but sometimes people forget about his roots in the Second City. West himself has made it no easier for fans to remember, rapping almost exclusively about trips to Paris and other worldwide travels, but recently he made a grand gesture toward his hometown, reminding all of us he hasn't forgotten where he comes from.

According to VIBE, West has started a music program called Got Bars. The program will be launched through West's nonprofit organization Donda House and teach music writing and production.

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  • Written by Jozen Cummings/The Root

Crouching Viper, Hidden Wolverine!

Crouching Viper, Hidden Wolverine!

("As the only film opening in wide release, James Mangold's dark take on the clawed mutant opened strong and walked away with about $21 million on Friday, which includes the $4 million it made in theaters that began showing the movie at 10 p.m. on Thursday night." EW.com via CNN)

Logan, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), is a mutant with retractable claws and a self-healing, metal skeleton. As a member of Marvel Comics' X-Men, he has appeared in all five of the franchise's prior screen adaptations, most notably, the eponymous installment exploring his origin.

At this episode's point of departure, we find him in Alaska and awaking from the clever cinematic contrivance of a nightmare within a nightmare. In the haunting dream, he'd been confronted by Jean Grey, aka Phoenix (Famke Janssen), the lover/colleague gone bad he'd been forced to stab to death in "X-Men: The Last Stand."

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‘Fruitvale Station’ Opens in Theaters Nationwide Today

‘Fruitvale Station’ Opens in Theaters Nationwide Today

"Fruitvale Station" will not be one of the top 10 titles listed in the weekend's box office, but when looked at on its own, the independent film, which debuted in seven theaters nationwide, had a remarkable opening. Deadline reports that the film, about the 2009 killing of 22-year-old Oscar Grant III by a transit cop, is a bona fide hit if judged upon what it brought on a per-screen average. They also suggest the strong opening is due in part to this past weekend's Trayvon Martin news.

Deadline excerpt:

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  • Written by Jozen Cummings/The Root

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