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Amount paid in Aug. 2009 for the burial vault directly above Marilyn Monroe's:

$4.6 million
On April 24, 2009, an anonymous buyer successfully bid $4.6 million in an auction on eBay for the burial vault above Marilyn Monroe's remains in Los Angeles's Westwood Village Memorial Park cemetery. The vault currently holds the remains of Richard Poncher, who was buried face down so he could face Monroe following his death in 1986. Poncher's widow decided to remove the remains of her ex-husband and sell the vault to raise money.
Source: New York Daily News, 8/25/2009

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Ellen Barkin chokes on shrimp:

March 2005
In March 2005, Ellen Barkin was eating at New York's Regency Hotel with her then-husband Ron Perelman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Larry David's wife, Laurie, when she started choking on a piece of shrimp. According to the Daily News, after one person performing the Heimlich maneuver "expelled only a few bits of the shellfish, a doctor was called and did the maneuver successfully."
Source: Daily News, 3/17/2005

  Value of insurance policy that covers Tom Jones chest hair:


Source: , 1/1/1900

  Planned size of Howard Stern's house in Southhampton, New York:

16,000 square feet
The three-level custom-built oceanfront mansion will include eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a great room, a media room, an attached cabana, a bowling alley and a wine cellar with a tasting room.
Source: BRADON KEIL, The New York Post, "Gimme Shelter", 6/14/2007