The obituaries for 84-year-old actor Leslie Nielsen, who died on Sunday while undergoing treatment for pneumonia in a Florida hospital, have focused on his mid-career switch from dashing leading man to goofy leading comic.
The name Leslie seems to have worked equally well for the actor both when he was known for his roles as the swashbuckling romantic hero and later when a new, younger generation came to know him for his deadpan delivery as a series of goofballs.Read More...
We came across this review in London's Daily Mail last week and we couldn't resist re-posting an excerpt here:
"Madonna, Kylie, Diana, Delia, Oprah. Singular women known to their public by a single name. Famous, adored, sometimes even worshipped.
But few among them will be remembered in 100 years or so. Hardly any of their names will shimmer down the centuries, the smoky allure of their eternal flame undimmed by time.
Yet here we consider one incredible, mononymous person whose potency has not waned for more than 2,000 years. Her name is Cleopatra"
The Egyptian "Queen of Kings" has been immortalized in popular culture for centuries, from Cicero to Shakespeare to Shaw. Here in 21st-Century America, we imagine Cleopatra looking like the glamorous Elizabeth Taylor circa 1963. (And if the rumors are true, future generations will envision her as Angelina Jolie).
But as famous as she was, Cleopatra hasn't borne too many
They're not exactly the Vera, Chuck and Dave grandpa Paul McCartney sang about in When I'm 64, but we think Stella McCartney has produced quite the sibling set.
Reiley, McCartney's baby daughter with husband Alasdhair Willis was born last week according to E! Online. Reiley joins older brothers Miller and Beckett and older sister Bailey.
Fashion maven and mom Nina Garcia, the Project Runway judge who also presides over Marie Claire as fashion director, has given birth to her second son. Alexander David joins big brother Lucas Alexander and proud papa, David Conrod.Read More...
We are eagerly awaiting the release of Epic Mickey, a new game for Wii due Tuesday. Not just because the game itself sounds cool, but because it reintroduces some long-forgotten Disney characters -- and names -- for a new generation.
(In case you haven't heard about Epic Mickey already, the story line is that Mickey Mouse accidentally creates an alternate universe, a kind of Magic Kingdom-turned-upside-down, known as The Wasteland, when he sneaks in to the studio of the wizard Yen Sid and spills some ink; adventures ensue in a battle between good and evil as characters from Disney's archive battle it out).
In addition to Mickey, Donald and Goofy, who we understand make appearances in one form or another in the game, Clarabelle the Cow, who generated
How well do you know your sitcom baby names? Take the quiz here, or read on to find out which baby names go with which classic sitcoms. Did we miss your favorite sitcom baby name? Tell us.
1. Robbespierre Boinki Bartokamous and Tucker Appleton
In the two-part series finale of the odd-couple sitcom,Read More...
As a sitcom matures, it can start to go off like an old cheese. Time for a new baby! And with it, a new name.
Babies allow for new plotlines. They are also cute. No wonder sitcoms from The Office to Glee have deployed high profile babies this year.
Can you identify these classic sitcom baby names?
- Robbespierre and Tucker
- Nicky and Alex
After years of speculation, Prince William and Kate Middleton have announced their engagement and the date of their wedding--April 29, 2011. But that isn't Middleton's only big news; the bride has also decided to drop "Kate" in favor of Catherine, her given name.
And she's wasted no time making the switch: mere hours after accepting the prince's proposal, the future princess signed their hotel guest book in Kenya as "Catherine Middleton." The name change was her decision and was reportedly made because she would like to be taken more seriously.Read More...