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Child Stars Of The 1980s: Where Are They Now?

June 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Child Stars Of The 1980s: Where Are They Now?
Today's kids don't know what it's like to connect deeply with a particular teen actor or actress on television. Nowadays, kid-geared shows only last a few years and then suddenly, are replaced by new series and a new batch of "stars." Children of the 80's were lucky enough to grow up with some of the most diverse and talented bunch of actors and actresses' on television and still hold them dear to their hearts to this day. Have you ever wondered where some of your favorites have been since they left the small screen? After some careful digging, we've revealed the whereabouts of some of your...
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Wil Wheaton's New Syfy Comedy Series Is For 'Fellow Geeks'

April 3rd, 2014 12:30pm EDT
Wil Wheaton
Syfy has greenlit a weekly topical comedy show hosted by actor, blogger and champion of geek culture Wil Wheaton. The half-hour show will "offer a fast-paced, lighthearted exploration and celebration of all things within the realm of science fiction and genre entertainment."

Dave Howe, Syfy President said, "Wil Wheaton’s rock star status within the genre fan base, along with his insatiable passion for all things pop culture make him the ideal arbiter of what’s hot and what’s not in the genre space. Wil’s legion of fans will relish his wry sense of humor and sharp wit, coupled with his uniq...
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Celebrities React To Ben Affleck Playing Batman

August 23rd, 2013 10:11pm EDT
Ben Affleck
A lot of famous fans were stunned when it was revealed overnight that Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale as Batman in the 2015 "Man Of Steel" follow-up.

Check out what some celebs said on Twitter about the casting:

Wil Wheaton said: "Really looking forward to seeing Affleck bring the depth and gravitas to Batman that he brought to Daredevil and Gigli."

Comedian Jim Gaffigan added: "I'd react to Ben Affleck getting an acting role but I'm still recovering from Beyonce's haircut."

Funnyman Billy Eichner noted: "How dare Ben Affleck ruin the integrity of a franchise where a grown man p...
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Viewers Enraged After Discovery Channel Airs Megalodon Mockumentary

August 5th, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Shark Week
Hundreds of viewers aired their grievances to Discovery Channel on their Facebook page after the network aired a fake documentary entitled "Megalodon: The Monster Shark That Lives" to kick off Shark Week.

Shark Week has been a staple for the Discovery Channel for over twenty five years now, and for that time it has been firmly grounded in science.

That changed lasted night when Discovery aired a special with doctored photos, CGI in video footage, and scientists that don't actually exist. Included was an "unearthed" photo from World War II by the Nazis (of course the Nazis are involved) fe...
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Celebrities That Turn 40 in 2012

January 3rd, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 40 in 2012
In 1972 the Watergate scandal hit the national scene, "The Godfather" ruled the movie box office and songs that dominated the radio airwaves included Don McLean's "American Pie," Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," and "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers.

Also that year many of today's prominent stars were born that starred in films such as "Stand by Me," "Good Will Hunting," "There's Something about Mary," and many more. See what stars turn the big 40 in 2012. Check out the slide show below.

Amanda Peet - Born January 11, 1972

Drea de Matteo - Born January 19, 1972

Gabriel Macht - Born ...
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Q&A: Beth Riesgraf and Timothy Hutton on 'Leverage' Season 4

November 27th, 2011 11:00am EST
Leverage
Tonight, TNT's Leverage returns to finish out its fourth season - and stars Beth Riesgraf (Parker) and Timothy Hutton (Nate) joined me recently to talk about what's headed our way.

Leverage was one of TNT's early successes in scripted television, following The Closer and Saving Grace but predating the likes of Dark Blue, Hawthorne, Men of a Certain Age, Memphis Beat and Rizzoli & Isles. Led by Academy Award winner Hutton, the talented ensemble cast - which also includes Angel's Christian Kane, Coupling's Gina Bellman and Friday Night Lights' Aldis Hodge - has led us through four season...
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2009: The Year Of Celebrity Tweeters

December 29th, 2009 1:20pm EST
Celebrity Twitters
Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey, could not have possibly imagined the impact that the free social-networking site would come to have in the world of social celebrity media. The internet application has become the accepted popularized means by which celebs can quickly connect and communicate with their fans, via daily forwarded sms messages known as tweets on the site, making 2009 the year of Twitter. Check out our list of celebrity tweeters of 09'.

Ashton Kutcher

Actor Ashton Kutcher sure knows how to pull in a crowd. His celebrity pull has him as the #1 followed user on Twitter wi...
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Q&A With Aldis Hodge Who Plays Computer Hacker Alec Hardison On TNT's 'Leverage'

August 26th, 2009 11:53am EDT
Aldis Hodge - Leverage
Tonight's episode of Leverage (9pm ET on TNT) -- An episode we saw earlier this week and think it's the best episode of the season -- has the team going head-to-head with a rival gang of thieves that features Griffin Dunne and Wil Wheaton. Aldis Hodge -- who plays computer hacker Alec Hardison -- joins us to discuss the current season and to make sure you don't compare the show to "Oceans 11."

Mike: I'm curious, how much do you think you have in common with Hardison?

Aldis Hodge: Well, all the personality and humor's there; the sarcasm is there. As far as skills as a hacker, he's way ...
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Everything Geeky: 'The Guild' Is Not For Geeks Alone

July 29th, 2009 10:59am EDT
The Guild
The San Diego Comic Con was full of celebrities last week, but geekdom has its own celebs that most mainstream people know nothing about. Take "The Guild," for example. It was once a lesser known online sitcom about the lives of MMORPG nerds (online gaming like World of Warcraft), and it has turned into something of a widespread sensation in the geek world. It is now about to go into its third season, and few panels grew so substantially in the past few years as "The Guild." Two years ago people barely knew what it was; this year, it was placed in a large room at con and was completely full...
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Coming-Of-Age Films That We All Remember

July 8th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
SuperBad
Making the transition from adolescence into adulthood is a critical phase in an individual's life. This coming-of-age period, which has been coined "emerging adulthood" by Clark University research professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, is characterized by identity exploration, self-focus, instability, a belief in boundless possibilities, and feeling in-between. According to Arnett's theory, in industrialized societies the types of experiences that people have who are in their late teens to mid-20's have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Instead of being quick to make that walk down the ...
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A Salute To Our Favorite Fat Kids In Film

May 28th, 2009 9:45am EDT
The Goonies
Sure, it's true that childhood obesity is a serious problem that menaces the health and well-being of many American tots, whose rate of becoming the deep-fried and taterized variety has risen significantly over the past 30 years. Yet, we are not here to discuss alarming statistics or to point fingers (at the fast food industry for example) for America's increasingly doughy population. No siree. Rather, we come here today to raise our soda-filled glasses to pay tribute to all of those wonderful pie-faced kids who have cinematically graced us with their weighty presence over the years. So, he...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 29

July 29th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Geddy Lee
Happy Birthday to "Blade" actor Stephen Dorff (1973), "Stand By Me" actor Wil Wheaton (1972), country singer Martina McBride (1966), WWE wrestler Scott Steiner (1962), Rush bassist/singer Geddy Lee (1953), documentary producer Ken Burns (1953), "The Sopranos" mobster Tony Sirico (1942), Canadian actor David Warner (1941), late Newsman Peter Jennings (1938; d. 2005), jazz soloist Charlie Christian (1916), silver screen actress Thelma Todd (1905; d. 1935), actress Clara Bow (1905; d. 1965), and "The Thin Man" star William Powell (1892; d. 1984).
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 29

July 29th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Geddy Lee
Happy Birthday to "Blade" actor Stephen Dorff (1973), "Stand By Me" actor Wil Wheaton (1972), country singer Martina McBride (1966), WWE wrestler Scott Steiner (1962), Rush bassist/singer Geddy Lee (1953), documentary producer Ken Burns (1953), "The Sopranos" mobster Tony Sirico (1942), Canadian actor David Warner (1941), late Newsman Peter Jennings (1938; d. 2005), jazz soloist Charlie Christian (1916), silver screen actress Thelma Todd (1905; d. 1935), actress Clara Bow (1905; d. 1965), and "The Thin Man" star William Powell (1892; d. 1984).
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