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He thanked the Kennedy Center as “one of the few places that uphold comedy as what it truly is, an art form.”

Thirteen other people have won the Mark Twain Prize since 1998, including Tina Fey, Bill Cosby, Steve Martin and Whoopi Goldberg. It recognizes people who have followed the tradition of Samuel Clemens, the writer known as Mark Twain who used social commentary and satire to have an impact on society.

‘Jersey Shore’ house available to renters

Fans of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” can get a firsthand look at the gym-tan-laundry lifestyle by renting the house where the reality series is taped.

All you need is $2,500 a night and your own drama.

Renters of the home in Seaside Heights have access to the duck phone and the double bed in the Smush Room — but they won’t find the usual mess because the landlord cleaned the place, the Associated Press reported.

Joe Ambrosini of Philadelphia, who rented the house, told the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey that people took his picture anytime he went out on the deck. The 33-year-old said it was like “buying 15 minutes of fame.”

Jennifer Bauer of Toms River, N.J., said it was cool sleeping in the same bedrooms where the cast stayed. But Miss Bauer said she brought her own sheets.

Bieber, Aguilera, Maroon 5 set to perform at AMAs

Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5 are set to perform at the American Music Awards next month.

Producer Larry Klein announced the latest group of AMA entertainers Monday. They join previously announced performers Katy Perry and Pitbull.

Fans can vote online for the winners of the AMAs, which will be presented Nov. 20 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Mr. Klein said the host-free show will feature unusual pairings such as Miss Aguilera performing “Moves Like Jagger” with Maroon 5.

The AMAs will air live on ABC.

Chord Overstreet returns to ‘Glee’ in December episodes

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