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10 Other People Ronald Reagan’s Diary Only Mentions Once

During last night’s GOP debate, Mitt Romney attempted to minimize Newt Gingrich’s connection to President Reagan: “I looked at the Reagan diary. You’re mentioned once in Ronald Reagan’s diary. And in the diary, he says you had an idea in a meeting of young congressmen, and it wasn’t a very good idea and he dismissed it. [...]

5 Questions: Drew Barrymore

Our “Actress Week” theme glides into Thursday with today’s 5 Questions quiz: Drew Barrymore

Ronald Reagan and Drew Barrymore Recruiting Future Astronauts in 1984

President Reagan with Drew Barrymore at a ceremony launching the Young Astronauts program on the South Lawn. (10/17/1984) From Jack Anderson’s column the following week: “Then Drew Barrymore, child star of the movie ET, came up to him, smiled sweetly and said, ‘Mr. President, meeting you has made my day.’ Reagan, smiling back, said that meeting the [...]

The Late Movies: Celebrity Advertising

If you aren’t a big name (or aren’t a big name yet), the easiest way to generate cash for an actor or musician is to do ads. Commercials. Advertising. But we will forgive you later when you make the big time. One of your favorite stars may be in here! The Rolling Stones for Rice Krispies This [...]

The Quick 10: It’s a Wonderful Life

I’m going to have to watch this on the sly at some point in the next week, because every time my husband walks in the room and sees it on T.V., he starts making fun of me. And he likes Jimmy Stewart. But I digress. For those of you who love this classic as much [...]

Nixon as Skeletor? 7 Great Actors in Movies Promoting Toys

Every actor may dream of winning an Oscar, but it’s safe to say not quite as many aspire to someday portray an action figure or video game character on the silver screen. This doesn’t mean that only hacks end up playing He-Man, though. Quite a few great actors have lent their faces or voices to [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About Stephen King

It’s Stephen King’s birthday! Do you suppose he’s celebrating somewhere with a Bloody Mary? (He’s not: see Fact #8.) I know – just because a guy writes in the horror genre doesn’t mean he loves all things creepy. But in King’s case, I think he does. Anyway. Whether you like his writing or consider it [...]