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Larry King’s Suspenders

This is the kind of thing the internet was made for. Longtime broadcaster Larry King did an AMA at reddit, and was asked how many miles of suspenders he owned. King did not know, just that he had 150 pairs of suspenders. IAmNoodles came to the rescue. I’ll do the math! [1] According to Google, Larry [...]

11 Expansion Teams That Just Missed the Cut

When the NFL expansion committee headed by current league commissioner Roger Goodell awarded franchises to Charlotte and Jacksonville in 1993, three other prospective teams with nicknames, logos, and color schemes already unveiled and season ticket deposits sold, were left disappointed. Here are the stories of those three (almost) teams and eight other failed expansion bids [...]

10 Actors’ Dramatic Departures from Popular Shows

As the season premiere of Two and a Half Men edges closer, many fans are alternately waiting to see how the addition of Ashton Kutcher to the cast will change the show while simultaneously shaking their heads over an actor (we’re looking at you, Charlie Sheen) who was unwilling to rein in his self-destructive behavior [...]

The Chilling Tale of James Bedford, Cryonics Pioneer

Hundreds of people have been cryonically frozen since the idea became feasible in the 1960s. The most famous is baseball legend Ted Williams, but Larry King, Muhammad Ali, Simon Cowell and Gore Vidal have all said they’re interested in giving cryonics a shot when they pass on. The first man to go through the process, however, [...]

The Almost Famous Relatives of Famous People

If you are famous, people are always trying to get something out of you. From Frank Stallone to Jim Belushi, we’ve seen how even your own family will try to ride your coattails. Here are some of the infamous and almost famous that are following in their relatives more famous footsteps. Tom Hanks Son is a [...]

How Are Q Scores Calculated?

When celebrities go off the deep end, we’ll hear folks say they’ve “damaged their Q rating.” What does that really mean? What is a Q Score in the first place? Let’s take a look at the mysterious numbers. How are Q Scores calculated? The methodology behind the mysterious ratings is actually fairly straightforward. Marketing Evaluations, Inc. [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wayne Newton

You don’t earn a nickname like “Mr. Las Vegas” without leading a pretty interesting life. Let’s take a look at five things you might not know about the child star who became one of America’s most beloved crooners. 1. He Got an Early Start According to Newton’s website, he decided to become a musician after his [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Larry King

Larry King is one of television news’ most immediately recognizable personalities, and it’s not just because of his trademark glasses and suspenders. King has interviewed all sorts of subjects, from contentious beauty queens to influential world leaders, and has a unique knack for getting them to open up. Here are five things you might not [...]

The Late Movies: Very Public Cellphone Disruptions

It’s always embarrassing when your cellphone goes off at the wrong time — in a class; in a movie theater during a quiet, dramatic scene; in an important meeting. Today’s Late Movies look at how people react when cell phones go off in even more embarrassing situations — while on TV, while talking to [...]