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Carrey Not a Real Life Scrooge

January 22, 2001

NEW YORK (AP) _ Comic actor Jim Carrey may play a convincing Grinch, but that Scrooge-like demeanor doesn’t extend to real life, says People Magazine.

Carrey, star of ``How the Grinch Stole Christmas,″ recently snapped up four Porsche Carreras as gifts for his agents and managers. He also splurged on lavish vacations for his personal assistant, lawyer and publicist.

Carrey can afford to be generous. In addition to a string of hit films, including ``The Mask,″ and ``Me Myself & Irene,″ Scrooge grossed $330 million worldwide at the box office.

Carrey reportedly netted $55 million, or about 17 percent of the gross.

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