Whenever a new food item is invented or discovered, it needs to be named. Some people, if they're feeling scientific, go with a variation of a Latin origin. More literal-minded folks just name it whatever's closest to what the product is (see "meatloaf.")
At home in LA, the normal life continues in the wake of her stardom. "It's beautiful," she muses. "I'll joke with my sister and tell her, 'Hey, I'm a film star.' Her response is always the same. She will say, 'That's nice, Amanda. Now go clean up after the cat.'"
From musicians, professional athletes, actors, writers and both good and bad gunmen, here are 15 famous downstate Illinoisians. If you don't know much about them, there are some interesting tidbits of information following the list.
While you might encounter a star or two shopping for home décor at Fendi Casa in South Beach, these five places just about guarantee a glitterati sighting (other than The Biebs, of course).
From designers to musicians, supermodels to Hollywood's hottest stars, GLAM4GOOD asks the world's most influential pop culture icons to share their thoughts on the true meaning of beauty and style.
While the recent announcement from the Roundabout Theater Company that Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will return to Broadway in February in On t...
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We've all heard how Louis C.K.'s toiled in obscurity for years, only winning renown in his 40s with his wildly acclaimed FX show, Louie. But there are several places he popped up over the years that may surprise you.
There's actually a decent amount of famous native Illinoisians, most of whom don't live here anymore -- if they are in fact still living. From writers, movie stars and politicians to notorious criminals, here are 10 famous people you may or may not have known are from Illinois.
Stephen King said "If you haven't read John Sandford yet, you have been missing one of the great summer-read novelists of all time."
My friends now like to sneak in my name in karaoke with "I Kissed a Girl." If I protest, it becomes a big deal and draws attention. But the one time I went along with it, the DJ complimented my "impersonation."
One of our favorite stars (and an avowed bachelor) has finally met his match -- and she turns out to be a dynamic Alpha Woman! Amal Alamuddin is a human rights lawyer who speaks three languages and once clerked for Sonia Sotomayor.
It hasn't been scientifically proven, but for the record, age 28 is the year that your Facebook newsfeed turns into an unfamiliar landscape -- and it's not that you get too old to fully understand what the "kids" are doing or stop catching the latest pop culture references.
We live in a performance-based culture where celebrities are our kings and queens. Therefore, It can be instructive for marketers to understand the dy...
A recent study out of MIT even suggests that analyzing crowd statements on Twitter may allow researchers to predict the future, citing as one example early tweets associated with the 2013 coup d'état in Egypt. But Twitter -- and all that accessible information -- has some undeniable downsides, too.
What would you do if a complete stranger invited you to their prom via the Internet? Even if you were flattered, wouldn't you also think it weirdly f...