12:29 PM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 03/07/2014 08:00AM
Ninth-graders across America are sighing in relief: In 2016, the SAT exam will scrap its mandatory essay component, tone down its highfalutin vocabulary questions and return to its iconic top score of 1600.
Besides attempting to open up the SAT to students of all backgrounds – scores on the current SAT are highly correlated with family income – the new move helps today's students in another unexpected way.
Once again, it will be very easy for them to compare their own SAT scores with those of their favorite celebrities.
To celebrate the occasion, we've done some research on stars' reported SAT scores, all of which came on the old 1600 test. Besides Oscar winner Ben Affleck, who the New York Times says earned "almost perfect" SAT scores, did you beat any of these celebs?
Originally posted 02/27/2012 10:00AM
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Blade Runner actress Sean Young reportedly clashed with a security guard at the Governors Ball following Sunday night's Oscar ceremony and found herself ejected from the event.
After allegedly arguing with the guard over taking photos at the entrance to the ball – and not having a ticket for admittance – the actress, 52, was placed under citizens' arrest by another member of the security force and then removed by police and booked for battery, reports TMZ.
TMZ says Young slapped a guard who may have placed a hand on her.
Originally posted 09/21/2006 06:00AM
NEW SHOWSWatch It: Shark (CBS, 10 p.m. ET) James Woods, who is starting to look like the better-groomed twin of Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, gives a performance that's smooth, playful and big – on a different scale than you'll see in most dramatic series. He plays a hotshot defense attorney who suffers a moral crisis and decides to devote his formidable cunning to doing good by taking a job with the L.A. district attorney's office. I actually wish he'd stayed on the dark side, quashing considerations of decency under his shoe like a stale marshmallow. But an actor this good having a time this good is worth at least a nibble.
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