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Christopher Lee: Acclaimed Actor and Metal Head

Christopher Lee: Acclaimed Actor and Metal Head

Staci Lehman August 6, 2013 0

While many seniors celebrate their birthdays playing Bingo, followed by a late dinner at the Denny’s at 3pm, actor Christopher Lee had other plans this year- he was busy rocking out. Lee partnered with

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The First African American to Co-Star in a Dramatic TV Series

The First African American to Co-Star in a Dramatic TV Series

Eddie Deezen June 9, 2013 1

Like so many later-comedians, Bill Cosby described himself in school as “the class clown”.  Born in 1937, William Henry Cosby worked at several different jobs growing up, including selling produce, stocking shelves in a

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10 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Walt Disney

10 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Walt Disney

Matt Blitz May 20, 2013 4

Walt Disney epitomized the American dream like few others. Sure, he wasn’t perfect. He was a ruthless businessman, long rumored to be anti-semitic and otherwise racist, and was a ringleader for Hollywood’s anti-communist witch

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The Tragic Family Life of Kelsey Grammer

The Tragic Family Life of Kelsey Grammer

Terynn Boulton May 17, 2013 20

Most people are lucky enough to never experience having a loved one taken from them as a result of violence. Kelsey Grammer is not one of those people- his father was shot and killed

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10 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Eddie Deezen

10 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Eddie Deezen

Eddie Deezen April 24, 2013 9

O.K., I know you might be asking yourself, “Who the devil is Eddie Deezen?”  And if you do happen to know who I am, the question might be, “Who cares?” ;-)  Look, I know

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WWII Files: Audrey Hepburn and the Dutch Resistance

WWII Files: Audrey Hepburn and the Dutch Resistance

Melissa April 23, 2013 3

Like a number of other celebrities, Audrey Hepburn helped fight against the Axis Powers during World War II, joining the ranks of Jimmy Stewart, Ian Fleming, Roald Dahl, James Doohan, Moe Berg, Noel Coward,

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Why the Beatles Split Up

Why the Beatles Split Up

Eddie Deezen April 18, 2013 9

Jim Al asks: Why did the Beatles break up? Well Jim, most failed marriages didn’t end because “I found Bill wearing my dress,” or “Sam lost the kids’ college fund in a poker game,”

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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis- After They Split Up

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis- After They Split Up

Eddie Deezen April 16, 2013 5

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis formed the most electric comedy team in the history of show business.  Joining together in the summer of 1946, their act caught on like wildfire.  A combination of Dean

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The Origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Origin of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Matt Blitz April 10, 2013 10

For anyone of a certain age, Saturday mornings in the 90s were holy. It was a time to sit in front of the TV in your Pee Wee Herman PJs, eating your Cap’N Crunch,

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The Night Elvis was Shown from the Waist Up

The Night Elvis was Shown from the Waist Up

Eddie Deezen April 9, 2013 1

It all happened over half a century ago on January 6, 1957.  One of the more famous, and by today’s viewpoint bizarre, acts of “censorship” in television history.  Elvis Presley was deliberately filmed from

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The Origin of the Looney Tune’s “ACME” Corporation Name

The Origin of the Looney Tune’s “ACME” Corporation Name

Nicola Quinn March 25, 2013 3

For those of you who didn’t spend your childhood with your eyes glued to the TV screen watching Saturday morning cartoons, “ACME” is the name of the fictional company that appeared in almost every

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The Famous “Wilhelm Scream” Heard in Over 200 Films is Thought to Have Come from the Vocal Talents of the Guy Who Wrote and Sang the Song “Purple People Eater”

The Famous “Wilhelm Scream” Heard in Over 200 Films is Thought to Have Come from the Vocal Talents of the Guy Who Wrote and Sang the Song “Purple People Eater”

Amanda Poitras March 15, 2013 6

Even if you don’t recognize the name, odds are you’ve at least heard the Wilhelm Scream (listen to it here). It’s that classic scream that movie goers around the world remember and is sometimes

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The Beatles’ Worst Experience

The Beatles’ Worst Experience

Eddie Deezen February 28, 2013 2

The Beatles arrived in Manila to give two concerts in early July of 1966.  This was to be one of their gigs on their 1966 final-ever tour; they had just finished a few very

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The Day John Lennon Met Paul McCartney

The Day John Lennon Met Paul McCartney

Eddie Deezen February 13, 2013 3

Much of the genesis of the Beatles is a bit nebulous and is often argued, but most Beatles historians cite the date, July 6, 1957, as the official beginning of the Beatles. John Lennon,

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The Story Behind Marilyn Monroe’s Nude Calendar

The Story Behind Marilyn Monroe’s Nude Calendar

Eddie Deezen January 23, 2013 2

It was 1949, then as now, countless thousands of young actresses in Hollywood were unemployed.  Many give up the struggle.  Others take a wrong turn and make decisions they will later regret. A certain

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How the Momentous “Rock Around the Clock” Song Nearly Never Was

How the Momentous “Rock Around the Clock” Song Nearly Never Was

Eddie Deezen January 2, 2013 0

Contrary to popular belief, “Rock Around the Clock” was not the first Rock ‘n’ Roll record to be recorded.  In fact, it wasn’t even Bill Haley’s first Rock record.  “Rock Around the Clock” was,

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Ernest Borgnine Facts

Ernest Borgnine Facts

Eddie Deezen December 31, 2012 5

As someone who’s been lucky enough to work in movies and is a gigantically huge movie fan on top of that, I was saddened this last July by the death of the great Ernest

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The Johnny Cash Song “A Boy Named Sue” was Written by Shel Silverstein

The Johnny Cash Song “A Boy Named Sue” was Written by Shel Silverstein

Daven Hiskey December 27, 2012 1

Today I found out the Johnny Cash song “A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein. The song was originally inspired by a friend of Silverstein’s, Jean Shepherd (noted writer, actor, radio personality,

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