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Donny and Marie Osmond Do Star Wars

(Video Link) The Seventies. It was a weird time to be alive. Redd Foxx is Obi-Wan Kenobi. Kris Kristofferson is Han Solo. Paul Lynde is Grand Moff Tarkin. The best part: Donny is Luke Skywalker and Marie is Leia Organa. Donny and Marie Osmond are brother and sister. Spoiler: they don’t kiss. -via Geek Diaper

11 Famous People Who Started as Lowly TV Writers

Becoming a comedic icon doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years and years of hard work. In some cases, this means paying your dues as the low-level member of a sitcom writing staff – a rite of passage for many successful comics, actors and directors. Here are 11 notable examples. 1. Norm Macdonald: Roseanne The deadpan comic [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrities Who Used Childhood Nicknames

Having a rather straightforward name like Stacy means I’m not really subject to a lot of nicknames. Stace is pretty much it, although a select group of friends call me Stac (back in note-writing days, a spelling-challenged friend who meant “Stace” actually wrote “Stac” – I know, it’s a fascinating story). These 10 people presumably [...]

Dietribes: Chili Weather

• Whether it came from the turn-of-the century prison system, the 1893 World’s Fair or the Chili Queens of San Antonio (or from traditional dishes prepared by Mexicans living in the Southwest), chili’s popularity has never slowed – today it carries the distinction (among many) of being the state dish of Texas, a cook-off classic, the [...]