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Caviar Vending Machine

You’ll need a lot of quarters when using this vending machine. It and others like it in the Burbank, California area offer caviar and other luxury foods: Beverly Hills Caviar has unveiled its first touch-screen vending machine at the Burbank Town Center, offering “a large selection of the world’s finest selection of caviar, truffles, escargot, bottarga, [...]

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 [...]

11 Long Celebrity Marriages That Ended in Divorce

When some celebrity couples divorce, it’s not at all surprising (here’s looking at you, Kim and Kris). But when couples like Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito announce they’re divorcing after 30 years of marriage, it comes as a true shock. We really thought those crazy kids—and many of the couples on this list—would make it! 1. [...]

11 Dolls the World Could Have Done Without

1. Full House Dolls Image via eBay seller zap-1 2. Fran Drescher Talking Doll Image via USMarketDB.com 3. Blossom Dolls Image via Etsy seller Angela Miller of Angela’s Vintage Shop 4. Family Matters Steve Urkel Doll Image via eBay seller bellavintage 5. Rosie O’Donnell Doll Image via eBay seller wrightsvillebeachseaglass 6. The Drew Carey Show Dolls Image via eBay seller 9859roberth 7. [...]

The Woman Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

Making it in Hollywood is a tough game. For every success story, there are a thousand failures. A vast majority of hopefuls understand the odds and still choose to go for it. But some have a tougher time dealing with the competition than others. Wikimedia Commons One such hopeful starlet was Millicent Lilian “Peg” Entwistle, who was [...]

Harry Potter Hedwig Cake

What’s that spell again? Oh yeah, fantasticus cakus getinmybellius. Check out this wedding cake featuring Hedwig the owl from Harry Potter by Rosebud Cakes in Beverly Hills, California. The glasses, wand, and polyjuice potion [...]

The Missing Links: TV & Food

Today’s edition of The Missing Links contains TV and food. And that’s pretty much it. Because who doesn’t like those? Gone Too Soon: TV Character Edition Try not to tear up as you read through the 30 Saddest Television Deaths. And since people hate spoilers, I will tell you not to read this if you’re halfway through any [...]

Does the Key to the City Actually Open Anything?

LOUIS LANZANO/Landov The short answer: no. The long answer: Once upon a time, being presented with the key to the city served a real function. In ancient times, when it was common for European towns to be ringed by walls, visiting dignitaries were presented with a key to the city gate as a gesture of trust [...]

The Death of Manners

Are we becoming more rude? Lisa Gache, co-founder of Beverly Hills Manners in Los Angeles, thinks so. She noticed that courteous language is slowly going away, and blames society’s modern, casual style: "The slow erosion [...]

Dietribes: Lima Beans

• Though we have come to pronounce them differently, Lima beans were indeed named for the capital of Peru where they have been growing for over 7,500 years. Through trading and cultivation, limas became popular throughout the world, spreading across central America and the United States to Europe and Africa via Spanish and Portuguese ships!   • Lima beans [...]