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Entertainment: Stars trying to get a leg up on one another with revealing looks

When Angelina Jolie struck her ridiculous pose at the Oscars in February, little did we know that months later we'd still be up in arms about stars' legs on the red carpet.An informal survey of entertainment slideshows -- and other places on the Internet where attract … Full story

Stars celebrate the sweet smell of success at the Fifi Awards!

   You know the Grammys, The Emmys, The Golden Globes… but have you ever heard of the Fifi’s? They’re the Oscars of the Fragrance World and they were held in New York City with the help of some serious star power.

U.S. census bridges pre-war 1940 with the present

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Ginger Rogers won an Oscar, McDonald's opened its first restaurant, there were only 48 U.S. states, and the average annual salary was $1,299. Full story

Entertainment: Humanitarian Sean Penn admits: 'I don't control my temper well'

Cannes isn't just home to the glamorous, glitzy film festival -- it's the spot where two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn recently hosted a different kind of celebrity bash. He threw his "Carnival in Cannes" benefit to raise funds for relief in Haiti, which is still trying to rec … Full story

Talent show makes kids’ dreams come true

   The Garden of Dreams organization gives children struggling with illness and poverty the chance to shine onstage at Radio City Music Hall. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

Meow, 39-pound cat, weighs more than a toddler

   Two-year-old Meow arrived at a Santa Fe animal shelter last Thursday weighing a whopping 39 pounds. Jennifer Steketee introduces the hefty kitty to TODAY’s Matt Lauer and Ann Curry and explains how she’s helping him get back into shape.

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  Jennifer Hudson testifies in murder trial

Singer Jennifer Hudson struggled to hold back tears while testifying at the trial of the man accused of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in a jealous rage four years ago. NBC's Katy Tur reports.

  At home with Robert Duvall

TODAY’s Jill Rappaport visits the legendary Oscar winner at his farm in Virginia, where they chat about his 50 years in the movie business.

  Ricky Gervais: ‘I’d love’ to do Oscars

The comedian chats with TODAY’s Ann Curry about his animated HBO series, “The Ricky Gervais Show.” He also tells why he may not host the Golden Globes for a fourth time, and explains what he could bring to the Oscars.

  Oscar among upscale items at Beverly Hills pawn shop

Pawn shops are going upscale and nowhere is it more evident than in Beverly Hills. CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at what's selling.

  Kathy Bates ‘excited’ to lay down the ‘Law’

Golden Globe and Oscar winner Kathy Bates says she loves her current role as a defense attorney in the NBC show “Harry’s Law” and tells TODAY she’s been blessed with many juicy television and film roles throughout her career.

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