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helltopay.jpgHell To Pay: Costa Mesa evangelist Chuck Smith, founded a Christian radio empire. But he’s about to give it all up to the “devil.”

beyonceill.jpgHep Party Caterer Infected With Hep-A: Beyonce, Sports Illustrated models and other beautiful people are at risk for infection with hepatitis A after a Wolfgang Puck Catering prep cook was diagnosed with the disease. Good thing none of those people eat.

winningscreenwriter.jpgJay Hearts Screenwriter: In his Scriptland column, Jay A. Fernandez calls the Oscars a triumph for screenwriters, saying “the ceremony was arguably the most screenwriter-friendly in modern history and, hopefully, a sign that their part in this great and glorious distraction is beginning to get its due recognition.” We’re sorry, Jay, we were distracted by Jennifer Hudson’s jacket. Did you say something?

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