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Cheerleading and Some Famous Cheerleaders

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Here’s your question for the day: In what activity were men once 100% in control, but now women are in almost totally in control? Did you say, “cheerleading?” Well, you’d be correct if you did. One hundred years ago, [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrities Who Appeared on Game Shows Pre-Stardom

Before they were stars, they were just like us – they had big dreams of Rod Roddy calling their name on The Price is Right and visions of throwing an impossible question back into the face of a stunned Alex Trebek. Here are 10 of them, some successful, some… well, not. 1. Linda Cardellini won a [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Vanna White

Yesterday was Vanna White’s 54th birthday. To honor the game show world’s most famous hostess, let’s turn around five facts you may not know about her. 1. She Really Used Her Head How did Vanna get her job? Was it her beautiful face? Her elegance when she revealed the letters? Those things certainly didn’t hurt, but [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Beauty Pageant Contestants

Whether it’s becoming Wonder Woman or, you know, Oprah, many beauty queens have parlayed their time on the pageant circuit into bigger things. 1. Oprah. Her first stop on the road to world domination? Winning Miss Black Tennessee in 1972. 2. Cloris Leachman. The Des Moines native (had to throw that in there, you know) participated in [...]

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 [...]