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Whoopi Goldberg debuts as marijuana columnist

This Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo provided by ABC shows, from left, featured guest co-host, attorney Sunny Hostin, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters and Gerald Schwartzbach, on "The View," during the career celebration all season featuring “The Year of Barbara,” a look back at many of her most notable interviews, originally featured on ABC’s “20/20." Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her. (AP Photo/ABC, Lou Rocco)

Oscar-winning actress, comedienne and talk-show host Whoopi Goldberg sang the praises of marijuana inhaled through a pocket vaporizer on Thursday as she made her debut as an online pot columnist.

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Peter Gabriel, Kiss lead new class into Rock Hall

Hall of Fame Inductees Kiss original band members Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, and Gene Simmons appear in the press room at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April, 10, 2014 in New York. AP/Andy Kropa/Invision

Kiss, thumbing their noses at critics who disdained them, entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday in a class that included Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

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James Franco apologizes for Instagram flirtation

In this Aug. 31, 2013 file photo, actor and director James Franco poses for photographers on the red carpet for the screening of the film "Child Of God" at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Franco has apologized for his Instagram flirtation with a 17-year-old. On the morning talk show “Live With Kelly and Michael,” Franco said Friday, April 4, 2014, that he used “bad judgment” and “learned my lesson.” (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

James Franco has apologized for his Instagram flirtation with a 17-year-old.

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Rolling Stones leave Perth after Scott suicide

This 2005 file photo, originally supplied by the Rolling Stones, shows members of the group, from left, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, and Ron Wood posing during a photo shoot. The Rolling Stones have called off their tour dates in Australia and New Zealand following the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend and designer L’Wren Scott on Monday, March 17, 2014. The iconic band says in a statement Tuesday they “are deeply sorry and disappointed to announce the postponement of the rest of their 14 ON FIRE tour.” AP FILE PHOTO/The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones jetted out of Perth on Thursday after the suicide of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott, with Keith Richards consoling his “soul brother” and vowing they will be back on stage soon.

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This accidental director wanted to be a doctor

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“Determine if you have the passion for it,” film and television director Olivia Lamasan counseled young and aspiring filmmakers.   “You always need a burning desire for you to be able to take on the hardships you’re going to encounter in getting to where you want to go,” she told them through the Inquirer. Lamasan [...]

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Season of Serenity

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SHE SPRUCED up the garage with colorful ‘parol’ and boughs of holly. INQUIRER/GRIG MONTEGRANDE

Actress Tessie Tomas inexplicably shed tears when work was done on the heirloom home she bought and started restoring in June 2011. Designed by National Artist for Architecture Pablo Antonio, the two-story structure stands in a bustling neighborhood somewhere in Pasay City.

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Only when I’m home

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LOTIS Key: Walking around the malls is the best show in this town.

“Ang taba mo, Lotis! Kumusta si Dolphy? Mag-pepelikula ka? (You’ve gained weight! How is Dolphy? Are you making a movie?)” I get this every time I clear NAIA immigration.

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Passage to Tacloban

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In Tacloban these days, the simplest conversations could assume a totally different meaning.

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A biopic on National Artist Ishmael Bernal in the works

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BERNAL (in dark shirt) on the set of “Himala” with his star, Nora Aunor (center). FROM THE BOOK, “SA PUSO NG HIMALA”

A biopic on the late National Artist for Film Ishmael Bernal is in the pipeline, to be written by Ricky Lee, produced by Joji Alonso and directed by Chris Martinez.

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Character actress Kate Williamson dead at 82

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Character actress Kate Williamson, who appeared in such films as “Disclosure,” ”Dahmer,” ”Dream Lover” and “Racing With the Moon,” has died at age 82 after a lengthy illness, said her manager, Judy Fox.

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‘Vampire Diaries’ hottie wants to play a superhero

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“I feel like I am constantly learning,” said actor Steven R. McQueen, who plays young vampire hunter Jeremy Gilbert in the hit horror-drama series “The Vampire Diaries (TVD).” He told the Inquirer in a recent e-mail interview that acting in the weekly, hour-long show continues to be “very rewarding, so far.”

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International Emmys to honor J.J. Abrams

In this Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, director J.J. Abrams smiles during the Japanese premiere of his film "Star Trek Into Darkness" in Tokyo. Abrams will accept a special honor at the 41st International Emmy Awards Gala on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at the Hilton New York. AP

J.J. Abrams may be immersed in a galaxy far, far away these days, but he’s taking a break from preproduction work on the new “Star Wars” film to accept a special honor at the 41st International Emmy Awards Gala.

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