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Ellen DeGeneres' winning smile

Ellen DeGeneres has been selected to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, becoming the 15th comedian so honored by the Kennedy Center. "It's such an honor to receive the Mark Twain Prize," the talk-show host said in a statement about the award, which she'll pick up in October. "To get the same award that has been given to people like Bill Cosby, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell, it really makes me wonder ... why didn't I get this sooner?" Michael Rozman / Associated Press
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