Saturday, 24 December 2011

Celebrity Brothers

Jacksons: Tito, Jermaine, Jackie, Marlon and of coarse Michael. Members of the world famous pop group, the Jackson 5. Later younger brother Randy would join.

Gallaghers: Liam and Noel, members of the British rock group Oasis.As famous for feuding as they are for their music.

Wilsons: Luke and Owen, actors, worked together in the movies "Bottle Rocket" and "The Royal Tenenbaums".

Sheen / Estevez: Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez both started out in the 80's as teen actors. Emilio went on to star in the "Young Guns" and "Mighty Ducks" films as well as try his hand at directing. Charlie went on to greater fame on the TV show "Two And A Half Men".

Gibbs: Barry and twins Maurice and Robin found success in the pop group The Bee Gees during the 60's, 70's and 80's.

Van Halen: Brothers Edward and Alex became superstars in the rock group named after themselves.

Wahlbergs: Donnie was a member of the pop group New Kids On The Block and Mark found fame as singer / rapper Marky Mark. Both brothers went on to greater success in the movies.

Bridges: The sons of actor Lloyd Bridges, Jeff and Beau both made a name for themselves on the silver screen.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Athletes Turned Movie Stars - Part 2

Shaquille O'Neal (Basketball): Won championships with both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. One of the few athletes to have a movie career while still playing pro sports. Appeared in the movies "Blue Chips", "Kazaam" and "Steel".

Howie Long (Football): Played with the Oakland Raiders, also appeared in the movies "Broken Arrow" and "Firestorm".

Ray Allen (Basketball): Played on both the Seattle Super Sonics and the Boston Celtics. Starred in the Movie "He Got Game".

Merlin Olsen (Football): Was a member of the Los Angeles Rams. Later acted in such TV series as "Little House On The Prairie" and "Father Murphy".

Buster Crabbe (Swimmer): Won bronze and gold at the 1928 and 1932 Olympic games. Became more famous later as Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers on the big screen.

Joe Namath (Football): Colorful quarterback for the New York Jets. Won the Super Bowl in 1969. Later acted in such movies as "C.C. And Company" and "Avalanche Express".

Vinnie Jones (Soccer): British footballer who played for several teams including Chelsea. Made his screen debut in the movie "Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels".

Fred Dreyer (Football): Most famous for starring in the TV series "Hunter".

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Athletes Turned Movie Stars

Arnold Schwarzeneggar (Body Builder): Former Mr. Universe (1968), went on to be the biggest athlete turned movie star of all time.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Wrestler): One of the biggest stars of the WWE, later starred in such films as "Be Cool", "The Game Plan" and "Fast Five".

Johnny Weissmuller (Swimmer): Won five gold medals in the 1924 and 1928 Olympics. Went on to star in a series of "Tarzan" films during the 30's and 40's.

Jim Brown (Football): One of the greatest running backs of all time. Starred in the film "The Dirty Dozen".

Fred Williamson (Football): Pro football player who later made exploitation films during the 70's. Also co-starred in "Starsky and Hutch" with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.

Alex Karras (Football): Defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions, later became more famous for playing Mongo in the hit film "Blazing Saddles".

Hulk Hogan (Wrestler): Probably the biggest wrestling star of all time. Appeared in "Rocky III" and a string of other films (mostly crap).

Bubba Smith (Football): Played for the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers. Found more fame later on acting in the "Police Academy" Films.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Funny Mistaken Song Lyrics

Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind (1963): Real Lyrics - The answers my friends, are blowin' in the wind. Wrong Lyrics - The ants are my friends, they're blowin' in the wind.

Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze (1967): Real Lyrics - 'Scuse me while i kiss the sky. Wrong Lyrics - 'Scuse me while i kiss this guy.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising (1969): Real Lyrics - There's a bad moon on the rise. Wrong Lyrics - There's a bathroom on the right.

Van Morrison - Moondance (1970): Real Lyrics - And all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush. Wrong Lyrics - And all the night's magic seems to whisper Anne Heche.

Nazareth - This Flight Tonight (1973): Real Lyrics - Should not have got on this flight tonight. Wrong Lyrics - Suge Knight have got on this flight tonight.

John Travolta & Olivia Newton John - You're The One That I Want (1978): Real Lyrics - I've got chills, they're multiplying. Wrong Lyrics - I've got shoes, they're made of plywood.

Toto - Africa (1982): Real Lyrics - There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do. Wrong Lyrics - There's nothing that a hundred men on mars could ever do.

The Pretenders - Middle Of The Road (1983): Real Lyrics - I'm standing in the middle of life with my plans behind me. Wrong Lyrics - I'm standing in the middle of life with my pants behind me.

TLC - Chasing Waterfalls (1994): Real Lyrics - Don't go chasing waterfalls. Wrong Lyrics - Don't go Jason Waterfalls.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Movies Based On Popular Video Games

Super Mario Bros. (1993): Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo Gross: 20 Million (Bomb!)

Street Fighter (1994): Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Kylie Minogue Gross: 99 Million

Mortal Kombat (1995): Bridgette Wilson, Christopher Lambert Gross: 123 Million (1997 sequel "Annihilation" made less than half.)

Wing Commander (1999): Freddie Prinze Jr. Gross: 11 Million (Another Bomb!)

Resident Evil (2002): Milla Jovovich Gross: 102 Million (The sequels combined have grossed over half a billion.)

Doom (2005): Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Gross: 56 Million

Hitman (2007): Timothy Olyphant Gross: 100 Million

Max Payne (2008): Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis Gross: 86 Million

Prince Of Persia, The Sands Of Time (2010): Jake Gyllenhaal Gross: 335 Million

Monday, 28 November 2011

Ten Most Successful James Bond Movies

1.) Casino Royale (2006): 167 Million (US), 599 Million (World)

2.) Quantum Of Solace (2008): 168 Million (US), 586 Million (World)

3.) Die Another Day (2002): 161 Million (US), 456 Million (World)

4.) The World Is Not Enough (1999): 127 Million (US), 390 Million (World)

5.) Goldeneye (1995): 106 Million (US), 353 Million (World)

6.) Tomorrow Never Dies (1997): 125 Million (US), 346 Million (World)

7.) Moonraker (1979): 70 Million (US), 210 Million (World)

8.) For Your Eyes Only (1981): 54 Million (US), 202 Million (World)

9.) The Living Daylights (1987): 51 Million (US), 191 Million (World)

10.) Octopussy (1983): 68 Million (US), 187 Million (World)

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Famous Supermodels Turned Movie Stars

Twiggy: Britain's top fashion model of the swinging 60's, had her own TV series in 1975 and also appeared in the movies The Blues Brothers (1980), Club Paradise (1986) and Madame Sousatzka (1988).

Lauren Hutton: American model Lauren Hutton made her film debut in Paper Lion (1968) with Alan Alda. She also appeared with many of the top leading men of the 70's and 80's, like Robert Redford (Little Fauss And Big Halsy - 1970), Burt Reynolds (Gator - 1976), Richard Gere (American Gigolo -1980), and even Jim Carrey  in (Once Bitten -1985).

Paulina Porizkova: Czech beauty Paulina starred in a string of movies including Her Alibi (1989) with Tom Selleck and more recently appeared on the TV soap As The World Turns.. She also worked with actors Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis and Tilda Swinton and even tried her hand at directing.

Milla Jovovich: Born in the Soviet Union but grew up in the U.S. She appeared in a string of movies that include Return To The Blue Lagoon, Chaplin, Dazed And Confused, The Fifth Element, Zoolander and The Fourth Kind. She is most famous for starring in the Resident Evil films.

Elle MacPherson: Australian supermodel nicknamed "The Body" made  her name with the Sports Illustrated swimsuit editions. Her list of credits include Sirens (1994), The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), Batman And Robin (1997) and several episodes of TV's Friends.

Rebecca Romijn:  Before Jennifer Lawrence, Mystique was played by Rebecca in the X-Men films. She also guest starred in such TV series as Friends, Just Shoot Me!, Ugly Betty, and Chuck..

Estella Warren: Canadian model and former synchronized swimmer is probably best known for co-starring in Tim Burton's 2001 re-make of Planet Of The Apes with Mark Wahlberg. Other credits include Driven (2001), Kangaroo Jack (2003), and The Cooler (2003).

Brooklyn Decker: Andy Roddick's wife acted with Adam Sandler in Just Go With It (2011) She also appeared in Battleship and What To Expect When You're Expecting (both 2012), and had parts on TV's "Ugly Betty" and "Chuck".

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Most Successful Harry Potter Movies

1.) Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011): 381 Million (US), 1,324 Million (World-Wide)

2.) Philosopher's Stone (2001): 317 Million (US), 974 Million (World-Wide)

3.) Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010): 295 Million (US), 955 Million (World-Wide)

4.) Order Of The Pheonix (2007): 292 Million (US), 939 Million (World-Wide)

5.) The Half-Blood Prince (2009): 301 Million (US), 934 Million (World-Wide)

6.) Goblet Of Fire (2005): 290 Million (US), 896 Million (World-Wide)

7.) Chamber Of Secrets (2002): 261 Million (US), 878 Million (World-Wide)

8.) Prisoner Of Azkaban (2004): 249 Million (US), 796 Million (world-Wide)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Best Clint Eastwood Movie Quotes

A Fistful Of Dollars (1964): "You see, my mule don't like people laughing. He gets the crazy idea you're laughing at him."

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966): "In this world there are two kinds of people, my friend: those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig."

Dirty Harry (1971):  "You've got to ask yourself one question: do i feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?"

Magnum Force (1973): "A man's got to know his limitations."

The Outlaw Josie Wales (1976): "Dying ain't much of a living."

Sudden Impact (1983): "Go ahead, make my day."

Million Dollar Baby (2004): "Girlie, tough ain't enough."

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Best Paul Is Dead Clues - Part 2: The Album Covers

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: (1) The words "Beatles" are spelled out in flowers on what looks like a grave with a left-handed guitar (bass?) designed in yellow flowers beside it. (2) there is a hand over Paul's head which in some eastern religions is the sign of death. (3) Paul's armband reads OPD, which some fans interpreted as "Officially Pronounced Dead". It actually reads OPP "Ontario Provincial Police". (4) On the back cover Paul's back is facing the camera.

Magical Mystery Tour: (1) Paul is dressed as a walrus, which is the symbol of death in some countries. (2) Paul's arms are spread wide like a crucifixion. (3) Paul is the only Beatle wearing a black carnation.

Yellow Submarine: John's hand is over Paul's head, symbol of death.

Abbey Road: (1) On the cover George, dressed in denim, represents the gravedigger. Paul, with bare feet and his eyes closed, is the corpse. Ringo, dressed in black, is the undertaker and John, dressed in white, represents the priest. (2) The Volkswagen Beetle in the background has the license plate "28IF" which fans interpreted as Paul would have been 28 if he was still alive.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Best Paul Is Dead Clues - Part 1: The Songs

Strawberry Fields Forever: John says "I buried Paul" at the end of the song (he actually says "cranberry sauce").

She's Leaving Home: The lyrics mention "Wednesday morning at 5 O' clock" which fans interpreted as the day and hour of Paul's death.

A Day In The Life: John sings "he blew his mind out in a car, he hadn't noticed that the lights had changed".

I Am The Walrus: Voices at the end of the song can be heard saying "oh, untimely death" and "bury my dead body".

Glass Onion: One of the Beatles' most famous lyric "here's another clue for you all, the walrus was Paul". The walrus is a symbol of death in some countries.

So Tired: At the end of the song John can be heard saying something that sounds like "Paul is dead, miss him, miss him".

Don't Pass Me By: Ringo sings "you were in a car crash and you lost your hair".

Revolution #9: The Beatles' strangest recording contains crashing sounds which fans thought was a clue that Paul had been in a car accident.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Famous Rock & Roll Brothers

Oasis: Noel Gallagher (Guitar), Liam Gallagher (Vocals). The Gallagher brothers are almost as famous for not getting along as they are for their music.

ACDC: Angus Young (Guitar), Malcolm Young (Guitar). Back In Black (1980) is one of the biggest selling albums of all time.

The Kinks: Ray Davies (Vocals, Guitar), Dave Davies (Guitar). Had top ten hits with "You Really Got Me" and "All Day And Into The Night".

 Allman Brother Band: Duane Allman (Guitar), Gregg Allman (Vocals, Keyboards). Considered one of rock's greatest guitarists, Duane died in a motorcycle accident in 1971 at the age of 24.

Van Halen: Edward Van Halen (Guitar), Alex Van Halen (Drums). One of the biggest selling American music artists of all time.

Black Crowes: Chris Robinson (Vocals), Rich Robinson (Guitar). Had multi-platinum success with the albums "Shake Your Moneymaker" and "Southern Harmony And Musical Companion".

Beach Boys: Brian Wilson (Vocals, Bass), Carl Wilson (Vocals, Guitar), Dennis Wilson (Drums). Had number one hits with "I Get Around" (64), "Help Me Rhonda" (65) and "Good Vibrations" (66).

Creedence Clearwater Revival: John Fogerty (Vocals, Guitar), Tom Fogerty (Guitar). Biggest hit album was "Cosmo's Factory" (1970).

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Movie Stars Who "Retired"

Audrey Hepburn: Active in Hollywood between 1953 - 1967. Decided to devote more time to her family. Only made four more films.

Cary Grant: Retired at age 62 in 1966 after his daughter Jennifer was born. Never acted again.

Greta Garbo: Retired young at age 36 in 1941. Eventually moved to New York City and became known as a recluse. Forever linked to a line she spoke in the movie Grand Hotel "I want to be alone".

James Cagney: After a long successful career that began in the early thirties, Cagney retired in 1961. Twenty years later made a come back in the movie Ragtime.

Shirley Temple: Retired in 1950 at the age of 22. As a child Shirley was the biggest box office star in Hollywood. In later years she became ambassador to such countries as Ghana ans Czechoslovakia.

Deanna Durbin: A big star during the 1940's, she retired at age 28 and moved with her husband to a farm outside Paris.

Dolores Hart: Starred in the movie Where The Boys Are and several Elvis Films. Retired at age 25 to become a nun.

Rick Moranis: SCTV Alumni and appeared in such films as Ghostbusters and Parenthood. Retired in 1997, several years after his wife died of cancer, to raise his kids.

Sean Connery: His last film was 2003's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Connery now lives in the Bahamas writing his autobiography.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Live-Action TV Shows Based On Popular Comic Books

The Adventures Of Superman: (1952 - 1958) Starred George Reeves as Superman. Reeves' death still remains one of Hollywood's greatest unsolved mysteries.

Batman: (1966 - 1968) Classic series with Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. Best Batmobile of all time.

Shazam!: ( 1974 - 1977) This live-action series ran on Saturday mornings and was produced by Filmation, a company better known for making cartoons.

Wonder Woman: (1975 - 1979) The beautiful Lynda Carter played the title character. This was actually the second live-action TV series based on the comic book.

The Amazing Spider-Man: (1977 - 1979) This series starred Nicholas Hammond, who was better remembered as the oldest Von Trapp son in the movie "The Sound Of Music".

The Incredible Hulk: (1978 - 1982) Bill Bixby as Dr. David Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk. This was one of the more successful super-hero series.

The Flash: (1990 - 1991) One of the many super-hero series to appeared on TV after the success of Tim Burton's "Batman" (1989).

Lois And Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman: (1993 - 1997) Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane and Dean Cain as Clark Kent / Superman. This series focused more on the relationship between Lois Lane and Clark Kent.

Night Man: (1997 - 1999) One of the few non Marvel or DC super-heroes to have their own series.

Smallville: (2001 - 2011) Tom Welling starred as a young Clark Kent. The most successful and probably the best series ever made based on a comic book.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Classic Actors Who Never Won An Oscar

Cary Grant: The most famous actor to never win an Oscar. Only two nominations, "Penny Serenade" (41) and "None But The Lonely Heart" (44).

Carole Lombard: Married to Clark Gable, she was only nominated for "My Man Godrey".

Kirk Douglas: Three nominations, "Champion" (49), "The Bad And The Beautiful" (52) and "Lust For Life" (56). Kirk's son Michael Douglas won a best actor Oscar in 1987 for "Wall Street".

Barbara Stanwyck: Possibly the biggest female star to never win. Nominations include "Stella Dallas" (38) and "Double Indemnity" (45).

Judy Garland: Nominated as best actress for "A Star Is Born" (55) and as best supporting actress for "Judgement At Nuremberg" (62). Her daughter Liza Minnelli won a best actress Oscar for "Cabaret" (72).

Richard Burton: Married to Elizabeth Taylor twice. Nominations include "The Robe" (53) and "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" (66).

Marlene Dietrich: Nominated only once for "Morocco" (30). Couldn't speak english at the time she made the movie.

Peter O'Toole: Set the record for the most nominations without a win with 8.

Irene Dunne: Nominated 5 times including "The Awful Truth" (37) and "Love Affair" (39)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Famous Bob Dylan Covers

Peter, Paul & Mary -  Blowin' in The Wind: Dylan's most covered song and this is the most successful version.

The Byrds - Mr. Tamborine Man: Hit number one on the U.S. singles chart in 1965. The Byrds recorded other Dylan songs including "Chimes Of Freedom" and "My Back Pages".

The Turtles - It Ain't Me Babe: Another band who recorded numerous Dylan covers.

Manfred Mann - The Mighty Quinn: Hit #1 on the U.K. singles chart in 1967. This song is also known by the title "Quinn The Eskimo".

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower: Considered one of the greatest cover songs of all time.

Guns N Roses - Knockin' At Heaven's Door: Originally recorded for the "Days Of Thunder" soundtrack.

The Rolling Stones - Like A Rolling Stones: The Stones finally got around to recording this song in 1995.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Famous Monster Movie Actors


Boris Karloff: Possible the most famous monster movie actor of them all. Starred in both "Frankenstein"(1931) and "The Mummy" (1932). Also was the narrator of the holiday TV special "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (1966).

Bela Lugosi: Was the title character the classic movie "Dracula" (1931). Portrayed by Martin Landau in the 1994 Tim Burton Film "Ed Wood".

Lon Chaney: The man of 1000 faces, most famous for the 1925 silent classic "The Phantom Of The Opera".

Lon Chaney Jr.: Son of Lon Chaney, played the title character in "The Wolfman" 1941.

Christopher Lee: Acted as Dracula in a series of British made films.

Robert Englund: Played Freddy Krueger in seven "Nightmare On Elm Street" films and one TV series.

Andy Serkis: You may not recognize his face but you're seen him before as both Gollum in the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy and as the big ape himself in "King Kong" (2005).

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Movies Made About The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978): One of the first musicals built around the songs of the Beatles.

I Want To Hold Your Hand (1978): This movie is about a group of kids trying to get into the Ed Sullivan Show to see the Beatles first TV appearance. Produced by Steven Spielberg.

Birth Of The Beatles (1979): The only biopic about the early Beatles made while John Lennon was alive.

John And Yoko, A Love Story (1985): Docudrama about the romance between John Lennon And Yoko Ono.

The Hours And The Times (1991): This movie speculates on what might have happened between John Lennon and Brian Epstein during an actual vacation they took together in 1963.

Back Beat (1994): Another biopic about the early Beatles, this time with actor Stephan Dorff as Stuart Sutcliffe.

The Two Of Us (2000): Fictional afternoon visit between Paul McCartney and John Lennon in New York City 1976.

The Linda McCartney Story (2000): This biographical films covers the romance and marriage of Paul and Linda McCartney.

Across The Universe (2007): Musical that takes place during the Vietnam war era, based on Beatles songs.

Nowhere Boy (2009): This movie is about the teenage years of John Lennon.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Famous Rock & Roll Muses

Marilyn Monroe: The subject of Elton John's "Candle In The Wind", later Elton re-wrote the lyrics as a tribute to princess Diana.

Patti Boyd: Both "Something" by the Beatles and "Layla" by Derek And The Dominos were written about her. Patti was caught in a romantic triangle between then husband George Harrison and Eric Clapton, who was in love with her. She eventually divorced George and married Eric.

Billy Jean King: Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote "Philadelphia Freedom" about Billy Jean's tennis team.

Judy Collins: Crosby, Stills & Nash recorded "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", a song about Still's girlfriend.

Rosanna Arquette: Toto's "Rosanna" and Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" were both written for this actress.

Erin Everly: Erin is the daughter of Don Everly of the Everly Bros. The song "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns n Roses was written for her by then boyfriend Axel Rose

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Rock Bands Named After A Group Member

Van Halen: Formed in 1974, named after Dutch born brothers Edward (Guitar) and Alex (Drums).

Bon Jovi: Named After lead Singer Jon Bon Jovi (real name John Bongiovi).

J. Geils Band: J. Geils (real first name John) is the guitarist for the band.

Montrose: Guitarist Ronnie Montrose formed the group in 1973 with Sammy Hagar as lead singer. This means Hagar fronted two bands named after guitarists.

Manfred Mann: The name of the group and their South African born keyboard player. Later name changed to Manfred Mann Earth Band.

Alice Cooper: Stage name of Vincent Furnier was also originally the name of the band. Cooper didn't go solo until 1975's "Welcome To My Nightmare".

Alan Parsons Project: Parsons worked as an engineer at Abbey Road Studios on both "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and  "Dark Side Of The Moon". Formed the Alan Parsons Project in the mid seventies.

Spencer Davis Group: Spencer Davis was the group's guitarist but it was keyboardist and vocalist Stevie Winwood who would go on the be the star.

Other Groups Named After A Member: Winger, Slaughter, Dave Clark Five, Fleetwood Mac, Santana, Cool And The Gang, Mumford & Sons.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Celebrities With Two Famous Parents

Gwynth Paltrow: Bruce Paltrow & Blythe Danner

Wolfgang Van Halen: Edward Van Halen & Valerie Bertinelli

Rumer Willis: Bruce Willis & Demi Moore

Keifer Sutherland: Donald Sutherland & Shirley Douglas

Jamie Lee Curtis: Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh

Sean Astin: John Astin & Patty Duke (Astin)

Liza Minelli: Vincent Minelli & Judy Garland

Kate Hudson: Goldie Hawn & Bill Hudson

Mariska Hargitay: Mickey Hargitay & Jayne Mansfield

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Double Best Actor Winners

Fredric March: Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde 1933, The Best Years of Our Lives 1946.

Spencer Tracy: Captains Courageous 1937, Boys Town 1938.

Gary Cooper: Sergeant York 1941, High Noon 1952.

Marlon Brandon: On The Waterfront 1954, The Godfather 1972.

Jack Nicholson: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest 1975, As Good As It Gets 1997.

Dustin Hoffman: Kramer Vs. Kramer 1979, Rain Man 1988.

Daniel Day-Lewis: My Left Foot 1989, There will Be Blood 2007.

Tom Hanks: Philadelphia 1993, Forrest Gump 1994.

Sean Penn: Mystic River 2003, Milk 2008.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Double Best Actress Winners

Katharine Hepburn: The only four-time winner. Morning Glory 1933, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? 1967, Lion In Winter 1968, On Golden Pond 1981.

Bette Davis: Dangerous 1935, Jezebel 1938.

Luise Rainer: The Great Ziegfeld 1936, The Good Earth 1937.

Vivian Leigh: Gone With The Wind 1939, A Streetcar Named Desire 1951.

Olivia De Havilland: To Each His Own 1946, The Heiress 1949.

Ingrid Bergman: Gaslight 1944, Anastasia 1956.

Elizabeth Taylor: Butterfield 8 1960, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? 1966.

Glenda Jackson: Women In Love 1970, A Touch Of Class 1973.

Jane Fonda: Klute 1971, Coming Home 1978.

Sally Field: Norma Rae 1979, Places In The Heart 1984.

Jodie Foster: The Accused 1988, The Silence Of The Lambs 1991.

Hilary Swank: Boys Don't Cry 1999, Million Dollar Baby 2004.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Rock Artists Who Won Oscars

The Beatles: Best  Song Score - Let It Be - 1970.

Isaac Hayes: The Theme From Shaft - 1971.

Stevie Wonder:  I Just Called To Say I Love You - The Woman In Red - 1984

Prince: Best Song Score - Purple Rain - 1984

Carly Simon: Let The River Run - Working Girl - 1988
Bruce Springsteen: The Streets Of Philadelphia - Philadelphia - 1993

Elton John: Can You Feel The Love Tonight - The Lion King - 1994

Phil Collins: You'll Be In My Heart - Tarzan - 1999

Bob Dylan: Things Have Changed - Wonder Boys - 2000

Eminem: Lose Yourself - 8 Mile - 2002

Annie Lennox: Into The West - Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King - 2003

Three 6 Mafia: It's A Hard Life For A Pimp - Hustle & Flow - 2005

Melissa Etheridge: I Need to Wake Up - An Inconvenient Truth - 2006

Trent Reznor: Best Original Score - The Social Network - 2010

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

A Tribute To Redheads Part 3: The Men

Rupert Grint: Famous for playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies.

Danny Kaye: Star of stage and screen, best remembered for such movies as "White Christmas" and "The Court Jester".

David Caruso: Most famous for playing cops on "NYPD Blue" and "CSI Miami".

Eric Stolz: Star of such 80's films as "Wild Life", "Mask" and "Some Kind Of Wonderful".

Philip Seymour Hoffman: Appeared in three films with fellow ginger Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski and Magnolia).

Seth Green: Besides being a movie star Seth also provides the voice for Chris on "The Family Guy".

James Cagney: Star of such classic films like "White Heat" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy".

Monday, 3 October 2011

A Tribute To Redheads Part 2

Maureen O'Hara: A classic redhead. made five films with John Wayne.

Rose McGowan: This redhead is a fan of platinum blonde Marlene Dietrich.

Reba McEntire: Country Music Singer. Starred in the movie "Tremors" and the TV Series "Reba".

Marcia Cross: This Brainy actress played a doctor on TV series "Melrose Place", "Everwood" and an episode of "Seinfeld".

Evan Rachel Wood: Don't mess with this ginger beauty, she has a black belt in tae kwon do.

Lindsay Lohan: Became famous making Disney films , now more famous for being in trouble with the law.

Christina Hendricks: Actually a natural blonde. Started dying her hair red at the age of ten because she liked Anne Of Green Gables.

Emma Stone: Another natural blonde. Changed her hair red for the movie "Superbad".

Saturday, 1 October 2011

A Tribute To Redheads

Lucille Ball: The most famous redhead of them all

Amy Adams: American actress born in Italy. Starred in the movies "The Fighter" and "Doubt".

Nicole Kidman: Born in Hawaii and raised in Australia. Ex wife of Tom Cruise.

Julianne Moore: Received Academy Award nominations for "Boogie Nights" and "The Hours"

Bryce Dallas Howard: Daughter of actor / director Ron Howard, another famous redhead.

Isla Fisher: Another Australian, appeared in the movie "The Wedding Crashers" and is married to comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen.

Rene Russo: Attended high school with Ron Howard. A famous ginger connection.

Debra Messing: Star Of TV's "Will And Grace".

Friday, 30 September 2011

Rock Bands Named After A Place

New York Dolls: Formed during the glam rock era of the early seventies. Considered one of the originators of punk music.

Boston: This band from Boston formed by guitarist Tom Scholz (who was born in Toledo, Ohio) had the biggest selling debut album in history.

Chicago: The second biggest charting American band of all time (only the Beach Boys are bigger).

Europe: Named after the entire continent, but actually from Sweden. They had two top ten hits in the U.S. during the late 80's.

Asia: A super group formed in 1981, made up of former members of the Bungles, Yes and Emerson Lake And Palmer. None of the members are actually from Asia.

Toronto: A Canadian group whose female lead singer is named Holly Woods. This band wrote and recorded "What About Love", a song that would later become a top ten hit for rock group Heart.

Kansas: Biggest hits were "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind".

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Famous Mother And Son Celebrities

Goldie Hawn & Oliver Hudson: Oliver's sister is Kate Hudson, his father is Bill Hudson of the Hudson Bros. and his step father is Kurt Russell. That's what you call a star studded family.

Stella Stevens & Andrew Stevens: Mom Stella posed for Playboy, son Andrew became a film producer.

Patty Duke & Sean Astin: Patty Duke Portrayed Helen Keller in the "The Miracle Worker" and son Sean is most famous as one of the hobbits from "The Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy.

Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Jr.: Desi Jr. and his sister Lucie are best known for playing their mother's  children (what else) on the TV series "The Lucy Show" and "Here's Lucy".

Gena Rowlands & Nick Cassavetes: Nick's father was actor / director John Cassavetes. He's followed in his dad's footsteps by directing the films "John Q", "Alpha Dog" and "The Notebook" (Which co-starred his mother).

Rosemary Clooney & Miguel Ferrer: Miguel's father is Jose Ferrer, his cousin is George Clooney and his sister-in-law is singer Debbie Boone (Daughter Of Pat Boone).

Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon: Sean is the only child of Yoko and ex Beatle John Lennon.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Celebrity Face / Off

 Famous People Whose Appearances Were Altered Later In Their Careers

Michael Jackson: Biggest musical superstar of the 80's and member of the Jackson 5, whose face seemed to change quit drastically from the 70's to the 2000's. He admitted to some cosmetic procedures but blamed the rest of the changes on puberty or weight loss among other things.

Montgomery Cliff: While filming the movie "Raintree County" Montgomery ran his car into a tree smashing up his face, which had to be rebuilt. He only made 17 films during his career, 8 with his original face, "Raintree County" in which some scenes has his old face and some his new face, and 8 more with his new rebuilt face.

Jennifer Grey: The "Dirty Dancing " star had a nose job in the early 90's which she felt "ruined her career" because no one recognized her anymore.

Joan Rivers: Popular comedian and TV host has had multiple cosmetic procedures starting as far back as the 1960's.

Mickey Rourke: Actor turned boxer turned actor again. Mickey supposedly had facial reconstructive surgery during the 90's to fix injuries he suffered from his time in the ring.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Famous Father And Son Celebrities

Jerry Stiller & Ben Stiller: Father and son appeared together in the movies "Zoolander" 2001 and "The Heartbreak Kid" 2004.

Lloyd Bridges & Jeff Bridges: Jeff got his acting start by appearing in his father's TV show "Sea Hunt".

Douglas Fairbanks & Douglas Fairbanks Jr.: Senior Fairbanks served as best man at junior Fairbanks' wedding.

Tom Hanks & Colin Hanks: Appeared in the movie "The Great Buck Howard" together.

Henry Fonda & Peter Fonda: Peter's Sister is Jane Fonda and his daughter is Bridget Fonda.

Martin Sheen & Charlie Sheen: Martin is the father of two member's of the 80's brat pack, Charlie and his brother Emilio Estevez.

Kirk Douglas & Michael Douglas: Michael's big screen debut was an uncredited appearance in his father's film "Cast A Giant Shadow".

Donald Sutherland & Keifer Sutherland: Did you know Keifer has a twin sister?

Hank Williams & Hank Williams Jr.: Hank Williams Jr. is the father of Hank Williams III

Surprise! They're Gay!

Celebrities Who Came Out Of The Closet Later In Their Careers

Rosie O'Donnell: Comedian, actress and talk show host. Came out in 2002.

Richard Chamberlain: Became a heartthrob to millions of women as the star of TV's "Dr. Kildare" during the 1960's. Later in the 80's he was crowned king of the mini-series with "Shogun" 1980 and "The Thorn Birds" 1983. At the age of 69 wrote an autobiography revealing his homosexuality.

Rob Halford: Lead singer of the heavy metal band Judas Priest during the 70's and 80's. Came out publicly in 1998.

Tab Hunter: Another matinee idol of the 50's and 60's, who also announced his sexuality by writing an autobiography. Tab's book came out in 2005.

George Michael: Music superstar of the 80's and 90's, and former member of wham, admitted his homosexuality in 2007.

Jane Lynch: Became familiar to audiences due to movies like "Talladega Nights" and "Role Models" and the TV show "Two And A Half Men". Although she's been out the closet for years, most people probably learn she was gay after she became a star on the TV show "Glee".

Michael Stipe: The lead singer of REM has always been cryptic about his sexuality, but by the 2000's it was generally accepted that he was in a long term relationship with another man.

27 Club

Musical Stars Who Died At The Age Of 27

Robert Johnson: Bluesman, died Aug. 16, 1938 possibly from strychnine poisoning.

Brian Jones: Guitarist and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Drowned in his swimming pool on July 3, 1969.

Jimi Hendrix: Guitarist. Chocked on his own vomit, Sept. 18, 1970.

Janis Joplin: Lead singer for Big Brother And The Holding Company. Died from a heroin overdose Oct. 4, 1970.

Jim Morrison: Lead Singer For The Doors. Died from heart failure on July 3, 1971.

Peter Ham: Member of the rock group Badfinger. Committed suicide on Apr. 24, 1975.

Kurt Cobain: Lead Singer For Nirvana. Also committed suicide. He died on Apr. 5, 1994.

Amy Winehouse: The Latest member of the 27 club, she died July 23, 2011.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Famous Mother And Daughter Celebrities

Goldie Hawn & Kate Hudson: Kate's father is Bill Hudson, a musician, she also married and divorced a musician, Chris Robinson of the Black Crows.

Teppi Hedren & Melanie Griffith: Tippi was a favorite of director Alfred Hitchcock, starring in the films "The Birds" 1963 and "Marnie" 1964. Melanie won a best actress nomination for the film "Working Girl" 1988.

Judy Garland & Liza Minelli: Liza accomplished something that her more famous and talented mother didn't. Win an oscar for best actress (Cabaret 1972).

Vanessa Redgrave & Natasha Richardson: The late Natasha Richardson had a famous sister (Joely), her mother also had a famous sister (Lynn Redgrave).

Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher: At one time or other both Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens were Carrie's Stepmothers.

Blythe Danner & Gwyneth Paltrow: Did you know that Gwyneth's godfather is Steven Spielberg.

Janet Leigh & Jamie Lee Curtis: Jamie became a scream queen appearing in slasher films like "Halloween" 1 and 2, "Prom Night" and "Terror Train". Her mother Janet starred in "Psycho", the movie that originated the slasher genre.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Celebrities Who Were Shot

John Lennon:  Shot by crazed fan Mark David Chapman, outside his apartment building in New York City on December 8, 1980.

Tupac shakur:  After attending a Mike Tyson boxing match in Las Vegas on Sept. 7 1996, Tupac was a target of a drive by shooting. He was rushed to hospital and died six days later on Sept. 13 1996.

Biggie Smalls: Another victim of a drive by shooting. Biggie was shot while leaving a party in Los Angeles on March 9 1997.

Terry Kath (From the band Chicago): Accidentally shot himself in the head (he thought the gun was unloaded), on Jan. 23 1978. His last words allegedly were "don't worry, It's not Loaded".

Phil Hartman: Shot while sleeping on may 28th, 1998 by his wife, who later killed herself.

Johnnie Ace (singer): Shot himself in the head while backstage during a performance. It was believed that he was playing a game of russian roulette.

Rebecca Schaeffer (TV actress): Like John Lennon, Rebecca was murdered by an obsessed fan. She was shot July 18, 1989 Outside her apartment door.

Dimebag Darrell (heavy metal guitarist): A mad gunman opened fired during a concert by the metal group Damageplan on Dec. 8, 2004. Dimbag and three other people were killed. He was later buried in a Kiss Kasket along with Eddie Van Halen's original black and yellow stripped guitar.

Kurt Cobain: Committed suicide on Apr. 5, 1994. He killed himself with a shotgun.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Famous Father & Daughter Celebrities


Ron Howard & Bryce Dallas Howard: Thank goodness opie's little girl doesn't look like him, but does have his talent.

Henry Fonda & Jane Fonda: Talented father, talented daughter - Jane won 2 Oscars before the academy finally rewarded her father.

Jon Voight & Angelina Jolie: Another duo father / daughter Oscar winners

Eric Roberts & Emma Roberts: A lot of people know emma as Julia Roberts niece, but they may not realize that she is Eric's (The Pope Of Greenwich Village) daughter.

Tony Curtis & Jaime Lee Curtis: Tony actually has 4 daughters who followed him into acting.

Bruce Willis & Rumer Willis: Rumer made an uncredited appearance in her father's film The Whole Nine Yards.

David Cassidy & Katie Cassidy: Katie (Melrose Place) is also the granddaughter of Jack (The Eiger Sanction) Cassidy.

Bruce Paltrow & Gwyneth Paltrow: Father and daughter worked together on the film Duets.