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It’s True: Bloggers Tend to Be Very Physically Attractive People

Photographer Gabriela Herman took an extensive series of portrait photos of bloggers in their native habitats, such as Ruben Natal-San Miguel (above). Her selections prompted Gizmodo’s Kyle Van Hemert to ask “Why are all these bloggers so hot?” It really shouldn’t be surprising. But, anyway, the photographer’s selection process was quite appropriate for her subject [...]

The Early Game Show Appearances of 10 Future Stars

1. Mel Harris In 1979 future thirtysomething star Mary Ellen Harris (her real name, as we found out) competed on the $20,000 Pyramid. She gave her occupation as a “professional dog trainer,” a resume bullet point that seems to be missing from all her official biographies. Mel was a fierce competitor, but she missed the big [...]

The Quick 10: 10 First Magazine Covers

Some magazines have been around so long, we tend to forget there was a time when they were just fledgling start-ups. Check out who appeared on the first covers of these 10 popular magazines still going strong today – some of them are rather surprising. 1. People: Mia Farrow, whose movie The Great Gatsby was coming [...]

Movie Trivia: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a staple in our household, which is funny, because I remember being quite scared of the steamroller scene near the end when I was a kid. Now that I’m older, I appreciate it more from standpoint of how much work it took to get such a groundbreaking movie made – [...]

Pee-Wee Herman’s 1988 Christmas Special: Streaming Online!

Remember Pee-Wee Herman’s 1988 Christmas Special? It featured an insanely long list of guest-stars, including: Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Grace Jones, k.d. lang, Dinah Shore, Little Richard, Cher, Magic Johnson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Del Rubio Triplets, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Joan Rivers, and Charo. It was a hell of a production, and as far [...]