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  • 1. 

    What is the French meaning of actor Josh Duhamel's surname?

    • A.

      From The Hamlet

    • B.

      With Ham

    • C.

      Of Caramel

    • D.

      Lordly

    Correct Answer
    A. From The Hamlet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "From The Hamlet." This suggests that the French meaning of actor Josh Duhamel's surname is derived from the word "hamlet," which refers to a small village or settlement. This implies that his surname may have originated from a place name or could be connected to a rural or countryside association.

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  • 2. 

    What did Hayden Panettiere's last name originally mean in French?

    • A.

      Drumbeat

    • B.

      Baker

    • C.

      Saddlebag

    • D.

      Cannon

    Correct Answer
    B. Baker
    Explanation
    Hayden Panettiere's last name "Panettiere" originally means "Baker" in French. This suggests that her ancestors were involved in the profession of baking or were associated with a bakery.

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  • 3. 

    Who wrote the theme song "Ten Years" for "The Oprah Winfrey Show"?

    • A.

      Elton John

    • B.

      James Taylor

    • C.

      Barry Manilow

    • D.

      Paul Simon

    Correct Answer
    D. Paul Simon
    Explanation
    Paul Simon wrote the theme song "Ten Years" for "The Oprah Winfrey Show".

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  • 4. 

    Kiefer Sutherland was born in the capital of what country?

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      Liberia

    • C.

      Canada

    • D.

      South Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. England
    Explanation
    Kiefer Sutherland was born in the capital of England.

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  • 5. 

    What disease was Edie Falco treated for in 2006?

    • A.

      Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    • B.

      Breast Cancer

    • C.

      Tuberculosis

    • D.

      Melanoma

    Correct Answer
    B. Breast Cancer
    Explanation
    In 2006, Edie Falco was treated for breast cancer. Breast cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. It is one of the most common types of cancer among women. Treatment for breast cancer may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, or targeted therapy, depending on the stage and characteristics of the cancer. Edie Falco's diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in 2006 would have involved a personalized treatment plan based on her specific circumstances.

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  • 6. 

    How much did Heidi Klum have her legs insured for in 2004?

    • A.

      Five Hundred Thousand Dollars

    • B.

      Two Hundred Thousand Dollars

    • C.

      Forty Million Dollars

    • D.

      Two Million Dollars

    Correct Answer
    D. Two Million Dollars
    Explanation
    In 2004, Heidi Klum had her legs insured for two million dollars. This suggests that Klum's legs were considered extremely valuable and important to her career. Insuring body parts is common among celebrities, especially those who rely heavily on their physical appearance for their profession. Klum, being a supermodel and TV personality, likely insured her legs to protect herself financially in case of any injuries or accidents that could potentially affect her ability to work.

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  • 7. 

    With whom did Oprah Winfrey sign a $55 million radio deal in February of 2006?

    • A.

      Howard Stern

    • B.

      Sirius Satellite Radio

    • C.

      XM Satellite Radio

    • D.

      Worldspace Radio

    Correct Answer
    C. XM Satellite Radio
    Explanation
    In February of 2006, Oprah Winfrey signed a $55 million radio deal with XM Satellite Radio.

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  • 8. 

    Carson Daly broke off an engagement with what "American Pie" star in June of 2001?

    • A.

      Natasha Lyonne

    • B.

      Tara Reid

    • C.

      Jennifer Coolidge

    • D.

      Shannon Elizabeth

    Correct Answer
    B. Tara Reid
    Explanation
    Carson Daly broke off an engagement with Tara Reid in June of 2001.

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  • 9. 

    Howie Mandel suffers from what phobia that involves fear of germs?

    • A.

      Hebephobia

    • B.

      Ailurophobia

    • C.

      Acrophobia

    • D.

      Mysophobia

    Correct Answer
    D. Mysophobia
    Explanation
    Mysophobia is the correct answer because it is a phobia that involves an intense fear or aversion to germs and dirt. Howie Mandel, a well-known comedian and television personality, has openly discussed his struggles with mysophobia, which has led him to adopt various hygiene practices, such as avoiding handshakes and using fist bumps instead. This fear of germs can significantly impact a person's daily life and interactions, causing them to take extreme measures to avoid potential contamination.

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  • 10. 

    What actor worked as a landscaper after dropping out of high school?

    • A.

      Justin Timberlake

    • B.

      Christopher Walken

    • C.

      Dominic Purcell

    • D.

      Lucy Lawless

    Correct Answer
    C. Dominic Purcell
    Explanation
    Dominic Purcell is the correct answer because he worked as a landscaper after dropping out of high school. This indicates that he pursued a different career path before becoming an actor.

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  • 11. 

    What actor's birth name was Alphonso D'Abruzzo?

    • A.

      Robert De Niro

    • B.

      Al Pacino

    • C.

      Tony Danza

    • D.

      Alan Alda

    Correct Answer
    D. Alan Alda
    Explanation
    Alan Alda's birth name was Alphonso D'Abruzzo.

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  • 12. 

    In what 1984 music video did Courteney Cox dance with Bruce Springsteen?

    • A.

      Working On The Highway

    • B.

      Glory Days

    • C.

      Dancing In The Dark

    • D.

      I'm On Fire

    Correct Answer
    C. Dancing In The Dark
    Explanation
    In the 1984 music video "Dancing In The Dark," Courteney Cox danced with Bruce Springsteen.

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  • 13. 

    Charlie Sheen accidentally shot what actress in 1990?

    • A.

      Anna Paquin

    • B.

      Kelly Preston

    • C.

      Courteney Cox

    • D.

      Helen Mirren

    Correct Answer
    B. Kelly Preston
    Explanation
    In 1990, Charlie Sheen accidentally shot Kelly Preston.

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  • 14. 

    Howie Mandel sold what product after being expelled from high school?

    • A.

      Vacuum Cleaners

    • B.

      Brushes

    • C.

      Carpet

    • D.

      Candy

    Correct Answer
    C. Carpet
    Explanation
    After being expelled from high school, Howie Mandel sold carpets. This suggests that he found a job in the carpet-selling industry, possibly as a salesperson or a distributor. Selling carpets could have been a way for him to earn a living and support himself after leaving school.

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  • 15. 

    Wentworth Miller first appeared on TV as student-turned-sea monster in what supernatural show?

    • A.

      Charmed

    • B.

      Buffy The Vampire Slayer

    • C.

      Supernatural

    • D.

      Sabrina, The Teenage Witch

    Correct Answer
    B. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
    Explanation
    Wentworth Miller first appeared on TV as a student-turned-sea monster in the supernatural show "Buffy The Vampire Slayer."

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  • 16. 

    What friendly actress was originally hired for the role of the man-hungry producer Roz on "Frasier"?

    • A.

      Jennifer Love Hewitt

    • B.

      Jessica Biel

    • C.

      Lauren Graham

    • D.

      Lisa Kudrow

    Correct Answer
    D. Lisa Kudrow
    Explanation
    Lisa Kudrow was originally hired for the role of the man-hungry producer Roz on "Frasier".

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  • 17. 

    Wentworth Miller's big break may have come from appearing in two music videos by whom?

    • A.

      Mariah Carey

    • B.

      Sting

    • C.

      Celine Dion

    • D.

      Lindsay Lohan

    Correct Answer
    A. Mariah Carey
    Explanation
    Wentworth Miller's big break may have come from appearing in two music videos by Mariah Carey. This suggests that his appearance in those music videos helped to boost his career and gain recognition in the industry. Mariah Carey is a highly successful and influential artist, so being associated with her work would have been a valuable opportunity for Miller to showcase his talent and gain exposure.

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  • 18. 

    In 2005, Wentworth Miller played Ryan Hunter on what short-lived fantasy drama?

    • A.

      Joan Of Arcadia

    • B.

      The Class

    • C.

      7th Heaven

    • D.

      Supernatural

    Correct Answer
    A. Joan Of Arcadia
    Explanation
    Wentworth Miller played Ryan Hunter on the short-lived fantasy drama "Joan Of Arcadia" in 2005.

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  • 19. 

    Friends star Matthew Perry made his directorial debut on what NBC comedy?

    • A.

      How I Met Your Mother

    • B.

      Gilmore Girls

    • C.

      Jericho

    • D.

      Scrubs

    Correct Answer
    D. Scrubs
    Explanation
    Matthew Perry made his directorial debut on the NBC comedy "Scrubs".

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  • 20. 

    In the early 1990's, Matt LeBlanc played Vinnie Verducci on what Fox series?

    • A.

      The Simpsons

    • B.

      King Of The Hill

    • C.

      Married...With Children

    • D.

      Beverly Hills, 90210

    Correct Answer
    C. Married...With Children
    Explanation
    In the early 1990's, Matt LeBlanc played Vinnie Verducci on the Fox series "Married...With Children". This sitcom revolved around the dysfunctional Bundy family and their humorous misadventures. Vinnie Verducci was a recurring character who was the boyfriend of Kelly Bundy, the daughter of the Bundy family. Matt LeBlanc's portrayal of Vinnie Verducci added comedic moments to the show and contributed to its popularity during that time.

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  • 21. 

    Courteney Cox and her husband, David Arquette, are the executive producers of what FX series?

    • A.

      Dirt

    • B.

      Supernatural

    • C.

      30 Rock

    • D.

      Medium

    Correct Answer
    A. Dirt
    Explanation
    Courteney Cox and her husband, David Arquette, are the executive producers of the FX series "Dirt".

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  • 22. 

    Both Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston dated what Counting Crows musician?

    • A.

      David Bryson

    • B.

      Dan Vickrey

    • C.

      Charlie Gillingham

    • D.

      Adam Duritz

    Correct Answer
    D. Adam Duritz
    Explanation
    Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston both dated Adam Duritz, a musician from the band Counting Crows.

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  • 23. 

    Which "Desperate Housewives" star once worked as a cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers?

    • A.

      Nicollette Sheridan

    • B.

      Teri Hatcher

    • C.

      Eva Longoria

    • D.

      Marcia Cross

    Correct Answer
    B. Teri Hatcher
    Explanation
    Teri Hatcher is the correct answer because she once worked as a cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers.

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  • 24. 

    What stunning blonde was named 2004's "worst dressed" after being a presenter at the AMA Awards?

    • A.

      Katherine Heigl

    • B.

      Nicollette Sheridan

    • C.

      Kim Cattrall

    • D.

      Lisa Kudrow

    Correct Answer
    B. Nicollette Sheridan
    Explanation
    Nicollette Sheridan was named 2004's "worst dressed" after being a presenter at the AMA Awards.

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  • 25. 

    Which "ER" star voiced the character of Dr. Aki Ross in "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within"?

    • A.

      George Clooney

    • B.

      Ming-na

    • C.

      Anthony Edwards

    • D.

      Julianna Margulies

    Correct Answer
    B. Ming-na
    Explanation
    Ming-na is the correct answer because she voiced the character of Dr. Aki Ross in "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within."

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  • 26. 

    Erica Gimpel, who plays Adele Newman on "ER", was formerly in what TV series?

    • A.

      Fame

    • B.

      Everwood

    • C.

      Beverly Hills, 90210

    • D.

      Gilmore Girls

    Correct Answer
    A. Fame
    Explanation
    Erica Gimpel, known for her role as Adele Newman on "ER", was previously a part of the TV series "Fame".

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  • 27. 

    What frequent "Friends" guest star appeared on "Boston Legal" as Shirley's former lover, Ivan Tiggs?

    • A.

      Tom Selleck

    • B.

      Giovanni Ribisi

    • C.

      Bruce Willis

    • D.

      Paul Rudd

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom Selleck
    Explanation
    Tom Selleck is the correct answer because he is a frequent guest star on the TV show "Friends" and also appeared on "Boston Legal" as Shirley's former lover, Ivan Tiggs.

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  • 28. 

    After high school, Oprah Winfrey began a career in what field?

    • A.

      Social Worker

    • B.

      Modelling

    • C.

      Radio

    • D.

      Stock Market

    Correct Answer
    C. Radio
    Explanation
    After high school, Oprah Winfrey began a career in radio. This is evident from her early professional life, where she started working as a radio host and news anchor. She gained recognition and popularity through her radio show, which eventually led to her breakthrough in the television industry. Oprah's success in radio played a significant role in shaping her career and establishing her as a prominent media personality.

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  • 29. 

    Oprah Winfrey first hired Dr. Phil's company (Courtroom Sciences, Inc.) to do what for her?

    • A.

      Radio Publicity

    • B.

      Survey Housewives

    • C.

      Analyze A Jury

    • D.

      Janitorial Work

    Correct Answer
    C. Analyze A Jury
    Explanation
    Oprah Winfrey hired Dr. Phil's company, Courtroom Sciences, Inc., to analyze a jury. This means that she sought their expertise in studying and understanding the behavior, attitudes, and opinions of potential jurors during a trial. By analyzing the jury, Winfrey could gain insights into their potential biases, beliefs, and decision-making processes, which could help her attorneys strategize and present their case more effectively. This analysis would involve studying the jurors' backgrounds, personalities, and any potential biases that could influence their judgment in the courtroom.

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  • 30. 

    In October 1998, Oprah Winfrey produced and starred in what movie based on a Toni Morrison book?

    • A.

      The Color Purple

    • B.

      Driving Miss Daisy

    • C.

      Beloved

    • D.

      The Bluest Eye

    Correct Answer
    C. Beloved
    Explanation
    In October 1998, Oprah Winfrey produced and starred in the movie "Beloved" which was based on a Toni Morrison book. This film adaptation of Morrison's novel tells the story of a former slave who is haunted by the ghost of her deceased daughter. Oprah Winfrey's involvement in the production and her performance in the movie garnered significant attention and critical acclaim.

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