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8 Celebrity Tactics For Responding to Fan Mail

In the days before the Internet, writing a letter to a celebrity and sending it out via snail mail was almost a rite of passage. Nearly everyone did it. As a kid, I wrote letters to my favorite athletes requesting autographs, and was always thrilled—and a little shocked—when I received a response back. But now, celebrities [...]

The Late Movies: Tim Burton

Filmmaker Tim Burton has made plenty of feature films, animations, shorts, and side projects. His Frankenweenie is now in theaters. Here are some other Tim Burton clips you might like. Frankenweenie 1984 Frankenweenie was a half-hour story the first time Burton made it. Stop-motion was expensive, so this version was live-action. Only part one is gown [...]

Early Movie Character Concept Art

Look what Shrek was originally conceived to look like -before he was altered to more resemble Mike Myers. How different would the movies have been! Screen Crush looked up the early concept art for many of the film characters we know and love, so we can see what might have been. Yoda originally looked like [...]

Alice’s Bucket List

When British teenager Alice Pyne found she had terminal cancer, she made a “bucket list” of things she wanted to do before she died. That was four years ago. One year ago, she started a blog and posted her list, but acknowledged that “some are possible, some will remain a dream.”    She quickly became something [...]

The Favorite Movies of 42 Famous People

Presidents & Politicians What’s with presidents and High Noon? 1. Barack Obama – The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) When Katie Couric asked then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama what his favorite movie is, he replied, “Oh, I think it would have to be The Godfather. One and Two. Three not so much. That saga — I [...]

11 Celebrities Posing with mental_floss

Dateline: Novi, Michigan – Motor City Comic Con 2012. Your intrepid reporter and her ever-patient husband/photographer brave the hordes of Darth Vaders, Dudley Do-Rights, and Daryl Dixons to bring you 11 celebrities posing with mental_floss: 1. Sean Patrick Flanery With a name like Sean Patrick Flanery, one would presume that that Irish brogue used by The Boondock Saints’ [...]

McCartney Video in ASL

(video link) In the video for Sir Paul McCartney’s new song “My Valentine,” Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp present the lyrics in American Sign Language (more or less). Read more about it at The Huffinton Post. Link -via Metafilter

Johnny Depp Will Star As Dr. Seuss

Do you love Johnny Depp movies? Do you love Dr. Seuss? Well then, I assume you’ll be lining up to go see the new Seuss biopic being produced by Mr. Depp that will also star -Johnny Depp. Personally, while I love the actor and the writer, I just don’t see Johnny’s eccentric character acting style working [...]

11 Strange Celebrity Hobbies

Did you know Leonardo DiCaprio collects action figures or that Johnny Depp likes to play with Barbies? Also awesome -Ben Stiller is a Trekkie. If you want a little more insight into some of today’s most popular stars, this BuzzFeed article is a great place to start. Link

Coming to You Live from the D23 Expo!

You guys may have noticed that I have written a few Disney posts in the past, so it may not be too surprising that I’m headed to the D23 Expo in Anaheim this weekend. D23, in case you’re not a diehard, is the Disney-sanctioned fan community. D = Disney and 23 = 1923, the year [...]