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Pop culture icons like Don Cornelius and Dick Clark are irreplaceable. They will never be duplicated, their shadows are inescapable, and no one can fill their shoes. Each of them have flames that will burn forever. It is possible, however, […]

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[caption id="attachment_32739" align="aligncenter" width="300"] In this 1982 performance, comedian Richard Pryor makes fun of his well-known difficulties with cocaine.[/caption]

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There are few modern musical artists who have had as unconventional and remarkable journey as Rihanna. Just think where we were just a few

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“The Lifestyle Specialist,” Kenny Burns, is a huge influencer to pop culture and constantly surrounded by the best in the industry, yet he has remained



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