Judd Apatow: “As a young person, everybody that encountered him thought, ‘This guy is going to be a gigantic star.’ Because he was making us so happy when we hung around with him.” WaPo (Gift Article): Adam Sandler doesn’t need your respect. But he’s getting it anyway.

+ Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston and Chris Rock were among the actors and comedians in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Adam Sandler as he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

+ “Because of the array of unique challenges the race presents, only 17 individuals have completed the race since it started in 1986. For the past five years, no one has finished the race.” So this year’s course must have been too easy! For the second time in history, a record 3 people have completed the Barkley Marathons.

+ NYT: Life Isn’t Fair. He Didn’t Want This Race to Be, Either.