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Fast Track: Ricky Gervais is worth how much?!?

February 23, 2011
  • Ricky Gervais said one of his plans for his reported fortune is "to use the rest of the money to take over Libya."
Ricky Gervais said one of his plans for his reported fortune is "to… (Paul Drinkwater / Associated…)

Ricky Gervais has "confirmed" a report that he's worth $80 million. But how much is his tongue in his cheek? He blogs: "Now this is out, I will have to get my family a million scratch cards each for Christmas." (Entertainment Weekly)

Garth Brooks will now be a part of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (Los Angeles Times)

"Star Trek," "Twin Peaks" and "Cheers" will soon be available to stream on Netflix. Time to call out sick. (Los Angeles Times)

Or if you don't like Netflix, you can go across cyberspace to Amazon, which is also streaming movies now. (Los Angeles Times)

Alyssa Milano is pregnant with her first child. (Los Angeles Times)

The Oscars aren't here yet, so it's not too late for more awards. The Costume Designers Guild sneaks in some winners. (Los Angeles Times)

How will the Oscars be different this year? (The Hollywood Reporter)

First rule of "The View": Never, ever bring up Barbara Walters' affairs. (Huffington Post)

"Glee" will unveil its first original songs March 8. (Entertainment Weekly)

It seems Britney Spears' new music video is a product placement-palooza, with sources saying Brit-Brit is raking in six figures from the deal. (TMZ)

Lady Gaga's new single has sold more than 1 million iTunes downloads in fewer than five days. (Digital Spy)

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