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List
8 Women Who Changed Comedy Forever
Today’s comediennes stand on the shoulders of many hilarious women who came before them.... READ ON
TV
15 Heartwarming Facts About Mister Rogers
Though he passed away in 2003, Fred Rogers remains an icon of kindness for the ages.... READ ON
Movies
10 Fascinating Facts About J.K. Simmons
The Oscar-winning actor's career didn't get off to the most illustrious start: He used to deliver singing telegrams in a tutu.... READ ON
List
10 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in March
Do you share a birthday with one of these famous people from history?... READ ON
Movies
21 First-Time Directors Nominated For An Academy Award
Some filmmakers spend their whole careers trying to get nominated for Best Director. These are not those directors.... READ ON
Movies
10 People Who Have Misplaced Their Oscars
Winning an Oscar is, for most, a once-in-a-lifetime achievement. You’d think their owners would be a little more careful with them.... READ ON
Weird
5 Famous People Whose Tombs Were Robbed
Sometimes, the desire to get close to the famous continues even after the celebrity has died.... READ ON
History
5 Things You Didn't Know About Josephine Baker
The celebrated dancer had a pet cheetah named Chiquita.... READ ON
List
10 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in February
Do you share a birthday with one of these famous people from history?... READ ON
Movies
Jon Hamm Is Being Turned Into a Hologram for the Sundance Film Festival
The ‘Mad Men’ star will become part of the virtual world to promote his new movie, ‘Marjorie Prime.’... READ ON
Fun
Watch Nick Offerman Recite a Poem About Chopping Firewood
Ron Swanson would be proud.... READ ON
Music
Dollyisms: 26 Quotes and Quips From Dolly Parton
Because you probably hummed "9 to 5" on your way to work this morning.... READ ON
Books
11 Surprising Celebrity Cookbook Authors
Have you bought 'Cookin' with Coolio' for your kitchen yet?... READ ON
Fun
The Jeff Goldblum Activity Book Is Just as Quirky as You'd Expect
Must read faster.... READ ON
Big Question
Why Don’t Royals Use a Last Name?
They have one, but don't often use it.... READ ON
Fun
A $10 Donation Can Better the World—and Make Idris Elba Your Valentine
"Idris is a great listener. He’s also a great talker. He’s pretty much great at everything. I mean, have you seen 'Luther'?”... READ ON

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