The cast of season 14 of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ was just announced, and among the usual boring parade of C-list “stars” (Melissa Gilbert?) and random athletes looking for a career boost (how soon before Donald Driver is dating Kim Kardashian?), there was one fantastic inclusion. The fact that Jaleel White, aka Steve Urkel of ‘Family Matters’ fame, has only just been included on the Vegas-y dance-athon is pretty surprising. If anyone is suited to cutting a rug on TV, it’s the man formerly known as Urkel (and also Stefan Urquelle).
Fans of quality children’s books were saddened by the passing of Jan Berenstain, cocreator (with her husband Stan) of the long-running ‘Berenstain Bears’ books series. (Stan passed away in 2005 from cancer.)
Cartoonists and parenting book authors, Stan and Jan sought out to create a series that could deal with the ups-and-downs of parenting. The Berenstain Bears launched in 1962 with ‘The Big Honey Hunt,’ and includes over 300 titles published in 23 languages.
The 2012 Oscars have come and gone, and two breakout stars have clearly emerged. No, we’re not referring to Jean Dujardin and Jennifer Lopez’s nipple. We are of course talking about Uggie, the adorable Jack Russell terrier who was the true star of Best Picture winner ‘The Artist,’ and the almighty leg of Angelina Jolie.
When it was released in 1993, ‘Groundhog Day’ was only a modest success at the box office. But thanks to a hilarious lead performance from Bill Murray, an original script cowritten and directed by Harold Ramis and a cast that includes familiar faces like Chris Elliott and Andie MacDowell, it has gone on to become a comedy classic.
Of course, we all know what Bill Murray has been up to lately. (Answer: whatever he darn well pleases.) But what about the actors who played Rita, Ned and all the other memorable characters? And did you know that an Oscar-nominated actor got his start in the film? Take a look at what the cast of ‘Groundhog Day’ is up to now.
Right now, that general sense of uneasiness you feel is the knowledge that you can’t head over to Wikipedia and look up what year the Peloponnesian War started or find out which episode of ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Nancy Reagan was on. (Answers: 431 BC and ’The Reporter.’) Thanks to Wiki going dark to protest the SOPA and PIPA bills, you’re likely at a loss for facts and useless trivia, wandering the streets accosting random people until someone tells you which movie Arnold Schwarzenegger costarred with Jim Belushi in. (Answer: ‘Red Heat.’)
Consumerist is reporting that Wendy’s is about to unseat Burger King as the country’s number two fast-food chain. According to research firm Technomic, the house that Dave Thomas built earned an estimated $53 million more than Burger King this year.
In celebration of Wendy’s new title as the second-place “burger king,” we present our favorite so-bad-they’re-good Wendy’s training videos from the ’80s and early ’90s, AKA the heyday of VHS. Grab a medium-sized Frosty and check them out below.
Earlier this week, Eddie Murphy dropped out of hosting duties for February’s Oscars telecast leaving a large void to fill. (Chances are he would’ve worn a fatsuit.) Who would step in to introduce the presenters and crack jokes about Jack Nicholson keeping his sunglasses on during the show? Ben Stiller? The Muppets? An old standby like Whoopi Goldberg or Billy Crystal?
Arch West, creator of the beloved Doritos snack chips, has passed away at the age of 97. West’s relatives revealed said that they would (no joke) sprinkle tasty Doritos in his grave. Doritos: they’re even more delicious in the afterlife.
In honor of the late inventor of the greatest chips of all time, we present our favorite vintage Jay Leno Doritos ads.
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