Greenwich’s Judge Judy Sheindlin is highest paid TV star

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Every time Judge Judy Sheindlin bangs her gavel, the sound she’s really hearing is “cha-ching!” Sheindlin, of Greenwich, makes a whopping $47 million per year — almost $129,000 per day of work — to sassily chastise those locked in petty disputes on the daytime show that bears her name. The information comes from TV Guide’s […] [Read More]
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Silhouette dancers get standing ovation for Newtown tribute on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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A team of silhouette dancers launched itself to the top of the “America’s Got Talent” scoreboard last night with a show-stealing performance that paid tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Catapult Entertainment, which performs behind a screen using their bodies to project eye-popping images and stories, honored the victims with […] [Read More]
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‘Hypefest’ taps emerging talent for Stamford hip hop concert

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Pictured: (Above) The Perk Influence and (right) Jahan Nostra are among the artists to perform at HypeFest in Stamford on Saturday, Aug. 24. If you turn your attention to the stage at the Yerwood Center this weekend, you could be looking at “the next big thing in music.” That’s the message from Jesse J. Perkins, […] [Read More]
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Kung Fu, Like Violet play ‘A Concert for Kevin’ at Toad’s Place

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Tim Palmieri will never forgot the time when Kevin Shea let “five young, stinky guys” sleep at his place. “He was a very, very nice guy,” said Palmieri, who stayed at Shea’s home in Los Angeles while on tour with his then-band, The Breakfast. “Every time I saw him after that, he was always nice […] [Read More]
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Chris Brown hit with 1,000 hours of community labor, then hits Connecticut pool party

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Well, this sure beats picking up trash. Chris Brown,¬†who was recently slapped with a new sentence of 1,000 hours of community labor that can include cleaning beaches and highways, celebrated his punishment at Liquid Sundays at Foxwoods Resort Casino this past weekend. Despite his ongoing legal troubles, the artist “seemed unfazed as he soaked up […] [Read More]
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Brand Nubian to play ‘Summer Groove’ show in Norwalk

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This one’s for all the Golden Age hip hop heads out there. Brand Nubian — the trio of Grand Puba, Sadat X and Lord Jamar — is set to perform at “Summer Groove Comedy Show & Concert” at Norwalk Concert Hall on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show, which cost $25 […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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You are going to have to wait a month to see Funky But Better, but in the meanwhile, there are plenty of activities coming your way in the days to come. Music: See the American Idol Live tour as it swings into Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, or catch legendary performer Diana Ross in Stamford. […] [Read More]
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Original ‘ThunderCats’ stars the voice of New Canaan resident

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For many 80s babies, his voice is unmistakable. When you get on the phone with him, it’s like you’re talking to the Lord of the ThunderCats himself. That’s until he starts waxing nostalgic about his days as the voice of Lion-O on “ThunderCats,” the late 80′s cartoon series that follows the adventures of a group […] [Read More]
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