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Starpulse's 'Top 10 Christmas Movies Of All Time'

December 1st, 2007 11:00am EST
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I'm sitting with my family at the Thanksgiving table. At the focus is the bird carcass, a bulging centerpiece surrounded by newly stuffed bodies. The cranberry jello, still quivering in the shape of the can, is the only untouched side dish. There is a settling quiet as the full-stomached groans subside and give way to satisfied smiles, until finally somebody strikes up a conversation. Like the feeding frenzy that preceded it, it starts out slow and steadily grows more frantic.

"Oh you can't put that on there!"

"Says who? You... oh yeah.. Mr. Expert."

"I like Love Actually."...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 7

May 7th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Eagle Eye Cherry
Happy Birthday to Swedish musician Eagle Eye Cherry (1969), actress Traci Lords (1968), late WWE star Owen Hart (1965; d. 1999), film director Amy Heckerling (1954), singer/songwriter Janis Ian (1951), character actor Randall "Tex" Cobb (1950), Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann (1946), singer Thelma Houston (1946), singer Harvey Andrews (1943), soul singer Jimmy Ruffin (1939), Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas (1933; d. 2002), actress Anne Baxter (1923; d. 1985), "A Christmas Story" actor Darren McGavin (1922; d. 2006), Argentine first lady Eva Peron (1919; d. 1952), "High Noon"...
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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 7

May 7th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Eagle Eye Cherry
Happy Birthday to Swedish musician Eagle Eye Cherry (1969), actress Traci Lords (1968), late WWE star Owen Hart (1965; d. 1999), film director Amy Heckerling (1954), singer/songwriter Janis Ian (1951), character actor Randall "Tex" Cobb (1950), Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann (1946), singer Thelma Houston (1946), singer Harvey Andrews (1943), soul singer Jimmy Ruffin (1939), Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas (1933; d. 2002), actress Anne Baxter (1923; d. 1985), "A Christmas Story" actor Darren McGavin (1922; d. 2006), Argentine first lady Eva Peron (1919; d. 1952), "High Noon"...
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'Kolchak's' Darren McGavin Passes Away

February 27th, 2006 10:57am EST
Darren McGavin
Actor Darren McGavin died of natural causes at a Los Angeles hospital on Saturday. He was 83. McGavin was famed for his roles in television shows Riverboat and Kolchak: The Night Stalker and won an Emmy award in 1990 for his appearance as Candice Bergen's father in an episode of Murphy Brown. He also played Ralphie's dad in the film A Christmas Story.

Born in Washington, D.C., McGavin studied at Lee Strasberg's famous Actors Studio before kicking off his career on Broadway and on screen. He is survived by his four children York, Megan, Bridget, and Bogart from his first marriage to M...
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