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17 Famous Actors in Tiny Background Parts

Before they were headlining movies and TV shows, these celebs were just like everyone else trying to make it in Hollywood: thrilled to call home to report that the “Flight Attendant #3” role was totally in the bag. Check out a few of today’s big names back when they were cast as no-names. 1. Jason Segel [...]

The 9 Best Angelina Jolie Legs

It’s official! Angelina Jolie’s leg has itself a meme complete with more than 30,000 followers @AngiesRightLeg and a place for fans to get in on the fun with their own user-submitted pics on angelinajolieing.tumblr.com. But we know how busy you all are, so we’ve done the curating for you. Below, you’ll find the Top 9 [...]

Angelina Jolie’s Right Leg

Hollywood’s extensive hype over the Academy Awards presentation is all about publicity. Going into the weekend, many tried to guess what the big story would be. Sasha Baron Cohen’s costume? The best and worst gowns? No, they were all upstaged. Angelina Jolie’s right leg was the star of Oscar night. It so overwhelmed everything else [...]

That One Time Abraham Lincoln Threw a Wedding Reception for Tom Thumb

It’s a bit unbelievable to think that Barack Obama would hold a White House wedding reception for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but something just like that happened almost 150 years ago when Abraham Lincoln held a White House reception for General Tom Thumb and his wife. The 2’11″ Charles Stratton had toured with P.T. Barnum [...]

Dating Website for the "Aesthetically Challenged" Celebrates Its First Engagement

The Ugly Bug Ball is a dating website marketed to people with, uh, unique aesthetic qualities. It’s now celebrating its first marital engagement: Mr Clifford, 36, a carpet fitter who has a ”face that makes children cry”, said: ”I’ve been a joke to women for years because of the way I look. ”I always thought that I [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Josephine Baker

Singer and dancer Josephine Baker was probably the closest thing the Jazz Age had to a Britney Spears-type character. The African American diva, who was known as “La Baker” in her adopted France, was a worldwide celebrity and devoted civil rights activist who first rose to fame by dancing in a “skirt” of artificial bananas [...]

9 Spiders and the Stars They Were Named For

When I read that a new spider species was named Heteropoda davidbowie in honor of David Bowie, it reminded me of several other celebrities whose names were enshrined in taxonomy because there are so many new spiders being discovered as distinct species. With a little digging, even more star spiders turned up! 1. David Bowie German arachnologist [...]