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Study Discovers Wealthier Parents More Likely to Download Apps for Kids

A new study by the San Francisco-based non-profit group Common Sense Media found that affluent parents download apps specifically for their young children more than parents of lesser financial means do.

Deemed the “app gap,” researchers found almost half of families with incomes above $75,000 had downloaded such apps, compared with only one in eight families earning less than $30,000. Lower-income families were also more likely to have televisions in their kids’ bedrooms.

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Filmmaker Offers Director Kevin Smith $10,000 to Review His Movie

This might be an offer that Kevin Smith just can’t refuse.

A filmmaker from New Jersey, Jim Riffel, has offered the ‘Clerks’ director $10,000 if he will review his new horror-comedy film. Why Smith? Riffel says it’s because “this film is a comedy, and Kevin Smith made some great comedies so I’m hoping it might be a good match.” It will certainly get people’s attention.

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Samuel L. Jackson Is the Highest-Grossing Actor of All-Time

When it comes to the box office, the number one actor of all-time is none other than Samuel L. Jackson. And this isn’t just a guesstimate, it’s an actual record recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records. Jackson’s movies have made $7.2 billion.

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Awkward! $2.5M Tour Yacht Sinks During Launch [VIDEO]

A $2.5 million luxury tourist yacht was being launched on the Yellow River in China’s Gansu Province when, suddenly, it began to sink at the stern.

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What Are America’s Most Expensive Colleges?

Forbes, along with the Center for College Affordability & Productivity, tallied up the cost of tuition, books, transportation, computers, and room and board to determine the new list of America’s most expensive colleges. And some of them may surprise you.

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Sly Stone is Homeless, Living in a Car

As recently as four years ago, funk legend Sly Stone was living in a home in Napa Valley, CA that was large enough to be described as a compound.

Those days are gone now, as Stone — whose group Sly and the Family Stone was one of the most successful acts of the late 60s and early 70s — has lost his home and his fortune due to poor financial management and crippling bouts of substance abuse.

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‘Jersey Shore’ Costs New Jersey Taxpayers $420,000

‘Jersey Shore’ doesn’t just rot brains — it drains tax coffers, too.

MTV’s hit reality show, which depicts the exploits of a group of raisin-tanned 20-somethings as they live and party along the New Jersey coastline, has just had $420,000 of its 2009 production costs covered by the state’s Economic Development Authority.

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Tyler Perry Is Hollywood’s Highest Paid Man, Courtesy of the $130 Million He Makes

Tyler Perry’s phenomenal success shows no sign of waning anytime soon. On top of his other accomplishments, it was recently announced that the multi-hyphenate was the highest paid man in entertainment.

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Insomnia Costs America $62 Billion in Productivity

Insomnia isn’t just a bad deal for those who suffer through it.

It’s also a bad deal for the nation’s economy.

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Star Wars Coins Minted on South Pacific Island – And They’re Real, Spendable Money

The force is strong with big spenders. Niue, a Pacific nation northeast of New Zealand has minted Star Wars coins adorned with images of classic characters from the trilogy including Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Vader and Princess Leia.

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Janitor Wins $3.4 Million Lottery — and Continues to Be A Janitor [VIDEO]

Tyrone Curry doesn't have to wake up at 4 a.m. and mop the floors at Evergreen High School in Seattle.

Not after the custodian won the Washington State lottery to the tune of $3.41 million five years ago.

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Billions Worth of Treasure Discovered in Indian Temple [VIDEO]

In a story that sounds like it came straight out of a Nicolas Cage movie, archaeologists have uncovered a treasure trove of of jewelry, coins and precious stones estimated to be worth $10 to $20 billion.

Parsed among five vaults in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala, the bounty represents centuries worth of gifts from the temple's devotees.

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