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Why Bob Geldof Got Fired From His Photo Processing Job
Rocker Bob Geldof was once fired from his job in a photo-processing plant because he ruined a batch of film while smoking marijuana in a darkroom. 
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Marilyn Monroe - high maintenance woman?
In the five years he was married to Marilyn Monroe, playwright Arthur Miller managed to complete only one script—The Misfits—which he wrote for her. Why was he not more productive? "There was no way," Miller once remarked. Coping with Marilyn "was all I could manage to do."
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When Brian Clark Saved Stanley Praimnath On 9/11
On September 11, 2001, Canadian businessman Brian Clark was working in the World Trade Center's South Tower when the second plane crashed into the building a few floors below his office. Clark and several colleagues entered a stairwell but were told by a woman coming up that it was blocked by flames. A debate ensued and most of Clark's colleagues turned around and later perished.  Clark was saved because, hearing banging noises on the 81st floor, he and a friend went to investigate. Inside, a man was crying for help. Clark's friend, overcome by smoke, returned to the stairs and found his way out but Clark, armed with a flashlight, pressed on in the darkness and found the source of the cries. It was Stanley Praimnath.   ...
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Tim Conway - bad reviews
After his third headlining TV series (out of three) was dropped [in 1977], bumbling Carol Burnett Show banana Tim Conway decided it was time to boycott his notices. "Even in a good review," Conway explained, "there's always one line that spoils it: 'He's great, terrific—'course he's very short.'" That didn't mean that the 5'8" comic was canceling his subscriptions. "I do like to read bad reviews of other performers' acts, though," he said. "I know how mad they're going to be."
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Jay Leno - caught speeding?
Michael Clarke Duncan once asked Jay Leno about a rumor that he never got speeding tickets. Jay Leno confirmed the rumor, and explained: "I don't have tinted windows!"
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Joy Behar - your bag is vibrating
Joy Behar: "One time I had one [a vibrator] in a bag.. I was single, I was lonely. I put a mustache on it. It reminded me of my ex-husband I guess. So it's in my bag, and the guy [security guard] picks me up on the other side and he says, 'Miss Behar your bag is vibrating.' So I said, 'Oh, that must be the wind up toy I bought for my nephew...'"
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Harvey Weinstein - casting Samantha Morton?
During the production of The Brothers Grimm (2005), someone suggested casting actress Samantha Morton over Lena Headey for the role of Angelika. Miramax producer Harvey Weinstein was not amused. "Samantha Morton!" he exclaimed. "You must be kidding me! You think Matt or Heath would want to f*ck that?" [Headey got the role, but in a funny coincidence, the name of her stunt double was... Samantha Martin!]
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Morgan Freeman - nearly quitting
Morgan Freeman: "In the spring of 1967 [after countless rejections], I was ready to start driving a cab, go work in somebody's office, anything... [I thought] 'Yes, I got talent, so do half a million other people right here on this block.' I would've quit many times. There was always somebody else who'd just say, 'You can do it, come on!'"
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Funny Title For A Speech On Taxes
"Every title should make a point," say Dorothy Leeds in her book Power Speak, "and a little humor can make your audience anticipate the speech to come. You don't need to be matter-of-fact or dull when you can title a speech for telephone salespeople, 'Why Am I Still on Hold?' or a speech on public speaking, 'If I'm the Speaker, Why Is the Audience Snoring?' One of my favorite titles was for a speech on tax deductions. The accountant who presented the information called his speech, 'Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Charitable Deductions, but Were Too Cheap to Ask.'" 
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Frederick of Saxony, surnamed the Sage, rendered his claim to this title doubtful, by his attention to the descent of his family. A celebrated genealogist had told him, that a copy of his pedigree was preserved in Noah's ark. To substantiate this account, the prince neglected all affairs of state, to the great regret of his ministers, who remonstrated with him on the absurdity, but all to no purpose. At length his cook, who was his favorite buffoon, desired an audience of him, when he told the emperor, that this curiosity to know his origin was neither useful nor honorable. "At present," said the jester, " I look upon you as subordinate only to the Deity; but if you search ...