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The Quick 10: The Beatles’ Ed Sullivan Debut

As a big Beatles fan, I sure wish I was there 46 years ago when the Fab Four appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time. Since we haven’t quite worked out that whole time travel thing yet, I’ll have to content myself (and you!) with trivia. 1. Although appearing on Sullivan was [...]

11 Famous Roommates From the World of Sports

Most of us remember our college roommates as partners in crime who ate all our Easy Mac. Some famous athletes may remember their roommates as “that four-time Super Bowl winner who slept on the bottom bunk,” though. Here’s a look at 11 famous roommate pairings from the world of sports: 1. Tony Dungy and Flip Saunders The [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Eddie Murphy

Funnyman Eddie Murphy has been on the national stage for nearly 30 years now, so it’s understandable that audiences think they know the comedian and actor inside and out. Here are five things you might not know about the man who brought Axel Foley to life: 1. He Knew What He Wanted to Be When [...]

6 Famous Veterans

Here’s a TV-Holic tribute to some familiar faces who served their country. Happy Veterans Day to all our men and women in uniform, then and now! 1. Bill Cosby Cosby Show fans will see a lot of Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable in Bill Cosby’s biography. In 1956, Cosby dropped out of high school and joined the Navy. While [...]

10 Bizarre Uses for Your Discarded Hair

Ed. Note: Todays’ guest blog star (and our good friend) Dr. Michael Reed knows hair care. The Manhattan-based dermatologist and hair loss expert has devoted his life to helping folks keep the locks on their heads. He’s even got a new book out on the topic: Women’s Hair Loss: The Hidden Epidemic. Today, Dr. Mike’s [...]

The Late Movies: 5 Full Episodes of NOVA

Did you know that NOVA has a YouTube Channel? Well, surprise! Not all the episodes are there, but here are some of my favorites. Cracking the Maya Code About the decipherment of Mayan hieroglyphs. This episode includes several appearances by my former FSU professor, Kathryn Josserand (she was a linguist and Mayan language expert; there’s nice remembrance [...]

The Medical Credentials of 7 Famous Doctors

Slate’s recent shocking revelations about rapper-turned-psychologist Dr. Roxanne effectively knocked the wind out of one of this year’s feel-good stories. And while we never really pictured, say, Dr. J performing major surgery, the piece did make us wonder about the credentials of some other famous “doctors.” 1. Dr. Roxanne Shanté Lolita Shanté Gooden was just 14 [...]

A Brief History of the Jerry Lewis Telethon

There’s probably a special place in Hell reserved for those of us who watch Jerry Lewis’s annual Labor Day Telethon strictly for laughs. After all, Jerry’s humanitarian efforts over the years have raised over a billion dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, money which not only pays for research but also medical equipment and recreational [...]

Alone in the Wild: Yukon Survival Saga

“QUANTUM SHOT” #586Link – by A. Abrams Film-maker Ed Wardle’s Trek Across the Canadian Yukon – Follow the Adventure Online! You’ll remember our previous article about survival techniques in the Western wilderness – Man vs. Wild. This time we present another harrowing survival odyssey in the Canadian Yukon (this time in cooperation with the National Geographic Society, [...]