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Cyn embraces her status as an entertainment geek with her all-encompassing love of everything entertainment-related whether it's television, music, books or film. The one to call for trivia before the Internet went mainstream, she worked on AOL’s Entertainment Channel and currently blogs about the Boston Red Sox at toeingtherubber.com. Cyn's dream is to make a living off her extensive knowledge of pop culture while watching Masterpiece Classic.

Five Fun Facts About 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Star Benjamin Walker

June 21st, 2012 12:10pm EDT
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' star Benjamin Walker
On Friday, June 22nd, Benjamin Walker will do what some thought couldn’t be done by making Abraham Lincoln sexy in Timur Bekmambetov’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”. In preparation for the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s book about the un-dead, we thought we’d dig up five fun facts about the actor about to take the summer by storm.

1) Abraham Lincoln isn’t the first American President he’s portrayed. Walker made his name as the lead in the rock musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” playing, you guessed it, seventh President Andrew Jackson.

2) He’s a Juilliard graduate who has at...
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'True Blood' Recap: 'Authority Always Wins' (Season 5, Episode 2)

June 18th, 2012 9:43pm EDT
Christopher Meloni - True Blood
Last week’s “True Blood” season premiere set up the season nicely. Tara is now a vampire, Bill and Eric are in trouble with the Authority, Jessica is enjoying freedom as a single, maker-less vamp, the werewolves are pissed at Alcide and Terry is letting his past in Iraq make him crazier than we thought he was. Meanwhile, Reverend Steve Newlin is back as a “gay vampire American” with the hots for Jason and we know for sure Russell is on his way back. This should be fun.

So what’s up this week?

Tara has become the Tasmanian Devil She-Vampire. This is the thanks Lafayette and Sookie get fo...
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Five Fun Facts About 'Rock Of Ages' Actor Tom Cruise

June 14th, 2012 6:03pm EDT
Tom Cruise
It seems Tom Cruise has been around forever and after jumping on Oprah's couch you probably thought there was nothing he could do to surprise you. Well guess again. This weekend Tom Cruise will surprise everyone who thinks they know him by doing a turn as rock star Stacee Jaxx in "Rock of Ages", director Adam Shankman's film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. While singing 80's rock songs seems a stretch even for an actor as versatile as Tom Cruise, we found five fun facts that might surprise you as well. Or not. He is possibly the world's most famous actor. Okay so the facts might not...
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Five Fun Facts about 'Prometheus' Actor Idris Elba

June 7th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Idris Elba - Five Fun Facts
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus comes out this Friday, reminding us of the buzz that surrounded his original Alien film back in 1979. Much like he did with that film, Scott has cast this science fiction piece with well-established actors including Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, and Michael Fassbender. Fans of the HBO series “The Wire” or the BBC series “Luther” will be pleased to see Idris Elba take on the role as the captain of Prometheus, giving us a good excuse to dig up five fun facts on the sexiest man to ever work at Dunder Mifflin.

1) A working actor since 1999, it was...
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Five Fun Facts About 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Actress Charlize Theron

May 31st, 2012 5:04pm EDT
Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman
On Friday, June 1st, “Snow White and the Huntsman” starring Kristen Stewart as Snow and Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna opens across the country. What better time than a sleepy Thursday to stop and acknowledge the awesomeness that is Charlize Theron with Five Fun Facts about her?

1) Her original plan for fame was to become a dancer but after years of wear and tear on her legs, particularly her knees, she decided acting was probably the better route for her to travel to show business.

2) (This one isn’t exactly “fun”) When Theron was 15 years old her mother shot and killed her fath...
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Five Fun Facts about 2012 Mark Twain Prize Winner Ellen DeGeneres

May 17th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
This week it was announced that comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is the 2012 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The honor goes to people “who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th-century novelist and essayist Samuel Clemens”. While her talk show was always popular, DeGeneres went from being a stand-up comedian to being America’s favorite daytime host after Oprah Winfrey gave up her daytime show. Today we visit five fun facts about America’s unlikely sweetheart.

1) Television didn’t always mean success for her. He...
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Five Fun Facts About 'Dark Shadows' Actor Johnny Depp

May 10th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows
Johnny Depp is an American icon. Love him or hate him, his is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood today, even when hidden behind make-up. Among his roles, he’s transformed himself into a cross-dressing movie director, a Frankenstein-like monster with a soul and now a gothic vampire trying to come to grips with living in the 1970s. He’s renown for his versatility and whether it’s a musical, a romance, a tragedy, horror or action, a Johnny Depp movie is always an adventure. But for someone who has been making movies since his role in the original “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 1...
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Five Fun Facts About 'The Raven' Actor John Cusack

April 26th, 2012 3:04pm EDT
John Cusack - The Raven
This Friday, James McTeigue's film "The Raven" hits the theaters with John Cusack starring as a fictionalized version of Edgar Allan Poe. Cusack is one of those rare teen stars who smoothly made the transition to leading man without missing a beat. Barely a film season goes by that doesn't include a movie with Cusack in it. So to honor the popularity of one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors (and Edgar Allan Poe enthusiast) we give you five fun facts about John Cusack.

1) A native of Evanston, Illinois, Cusack is a Chicago sports fan, touting allegiance to both the Chicago Cubs and Chi...
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'Benny Hill: The Complete Megaset' - DVD Review

April 22nd, 2012 7:20am EDT
The Benny Hill Show
If you’re looking to reflect back on the old English television comedies, Amazon.com is having a sale that ends April 22nd. The Amazon British comedy sale includes various DVDs (although not this specific set) of “The Benny Hill Show” and other classic comedies like “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” and “Mr. Bean”. From my recent experience, I must admit there are worse ways to spend a few hours.

"The Benny Hill Show", wildly popular in the United Kingdom, found its way to American syndication in the late seventies and became an immediate hit. The show's theme song, "Yakety Sax", thanks to ...
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Five Fun Facts About 'Bewitched'

April 19th, 2012 11:40am EDT
Dick Sargent
April 19th would have been actor Dick Sargent's 82nd birthday. Best-known for his role as "the second" Darrin Stephens on "Bewitched" (after the first Darrin, Dick York, stepped down due to health issues), Sargent died in 1994 at the age of 64 from prostate cancer but his portrayal of the hapless husband of Samantha the witch is forever rememberd by television fans everywhere. Any time is a good time to reflect on the whackiness that was "Bewitched" so let's take a look at Five Fun Facts about Betwitched in honor of Dick Sargent's birthday!

1) Dick Sargent was originally approached to pla...
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