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The U.S.'s Most Popular Baby Names By State -- Regional Differences, Trends And Surprises!

Mallory Moss | Posted 07.28.2016 | Women
Mallory Moss

By now, many of us in the baby naming business (whether a parent-to-be or a name enthusiast) are aware of the 2015 Most Popular Baby Names as reported...

6 Behind-The-Scenes 'Top Gun' Secrets

The Huffington Post | Lauren Moraski | Posted 05.31.2016 | Entertainment

Thirty years ago this month “Top Gun” hit theaters, shooting to the top of the box office and becoming the highest-grossing movie of 1986. The To...

Here's One Thing You Didn't Know About 'Top Gun'

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment

According to popular legend, the real Topgun fighter weapons school that the Tom Cruise movie is based on instituted a $5 fine to any staff member who...

What Happens When a Fighter Pilot Has Diarrhea in the Cockpit?

Quora | Posted 05.03.2015 | Weird News

HOLY S--T! Sorry for the outburst, but this is the pilot's greatest fear. Even beyond enemy aces, missile batteries, or parachuting into a sea of sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!

How Do Fighter Pilots Earn Their Nicknames and Call Signs?

Quora | Posted 02.25.2015 | Weird News

If it sounds cool, it's a secondary effect. There are some really cool ways to earn them, though. The main way is usually via your name and if there's a way to make it sexually suggestive, it usually happens (up until about 10 years ago).

When Major League Eating goes "Top Gun" with the Shadow Hawks Squadron at Atsugi Naval Base, Japan.

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 10.19.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

"I'm Maverick, you're Goose," says Major League Eating MC Diamond Dave Keating to me as we bake in the sun on the flight line at Atsugi Naval Base, Ja...

WATCH: 'Top Gun' Honest Trailer Enters The Danger Zone

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment

"Cold War America is on the razor's edge of armageddon. Now, America's best pilots will be pulled from active duty to drink, screw and play drawn-out ...

Kelly McGillis: 'I Have to Be True to Myself'

Greg Archer | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

She was one of the darlings of Hollywood, but by the '90s, she was ready to take a break from Tinseltown and used her self-imposed reprieve as a time to reflect and reboot, both personally and professionally.

Obama Finally Gets Back to the Asia-Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

This is a critical time for the the Asia-Pacific Pivot. Which is, of course, America's shift from its fateful post-9/11 fixations with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to the rising Asia-Pacific.

If Cruise 'Abandoned' Suri, What Have Military Fathers Done?

Sarah Smiley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

In a deposition for the lawsuit against the tabloids, Cruise likened his job and his time overseas to that of a soldier leaving his family behind to serve in Afghanistan. A collective gasp could be heard across the military community. Maverick!

How Do Fighter Pilots Typically Earn Their Call Signs?

Quora | Posted 12.22.2013 | Home

Call signs are earned for dubious achievements as a joke that plays on said achievement.

The 'Archer' Music Video You Need To See

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.10.2013 | Comedy

"Archer" fans will have to wait until January 2014 for new episodes to arrive, but you can get your ISIS fix right now with this impressive "Danger Zo...

Tom Cruise's Best Sex Scenes

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment

Sex with Tom Cruise: Cher likes it. Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes used to like it, and most of America -- or at least Hollywood -- seems to love it, ...

Mike Ryan

Sylvester Stallone Starring In 'Beverly Hills Cop'? | Mike Ryan | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment

It's hard to argue with Jerry Bruckheimer's success. The artistic merit of the films that he has produced? Yes, that's up for debate. But what is not ...

Mike Ryan

This Tom Cruise Poster Looks REALLY Familiar | Mike Ryan | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment

Posters for Tom Cruise's newest film, "Oblivion," are plastered around New York City subway stations at the moment -- some heavily graffitied with war...

Vocal Cast for Disney's Planes Includes a Top Gun Reunion, Top Names From Stand-up Comedy

Jim Hill | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

The Planes production team did come up with an appealing aerodynamic cast for this animated feature. But then the question became, who would Disney recruit to come voice this new set of characters?

'Top Gun' in 3D IMAX: A Live Blog

Mike Ryan | Posted 04.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

On Tuesday afternoon, I attended a screening of Top Gun presented in 3D and IMAX (well, the fake IMAX that's not quite as big as the real IMAX, but it costs the same amount). In my life, I would guess I've seen Top Gun around 15 times. Though, I can't remember the last time I really paid attention to Top Gun. Top Gun makes great background noise while one pays his bills, naps or surfs for Internet porn. (I am not admitting to any of those three things.) Anyway, to mark this occasion, watching Top Gun on the big screen, I kept a diary of my experience.

WATCH: The Tom Cruise Movie That Defined A Generation?

Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment

Lest you think re-releasing "Top Gun" in 3D and IMAX for one week before it arrives on Blu-ray is nothing but a marketing trick, Big Voice Guy is here...

Mike Ryan's Year-End 10 Top Movies List

Mike Ryan | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan


No Take-Off Planned For 'Top Gun 2'

Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment

Paramount may have had a need for more speed, but according to the New York Times, the studio's plans for "Top Gun 2" have been set aside in the wake ...

In Top Gun, Was It Iceman's Fault That Goose Died?

Quora | Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger If you watch from 18-19 seconds into the above video...

In an Era of Franchises and Tentpoles, Tony Scott Made *Movies*

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.21.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

In a time when mainstream Hollywood seemed to make nothing other than franchises and fantasy tentpoles, Tony Scott continued churning out high-quality star-driven genre fare for adults. He is gone now, but his unexpectedly important legacy is not forgotten.

Remembering Tony Scott

Mike Ryan | Posted 10.20.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Over the next few days, we'll certainly learn more and more about why Mr. Scott made the decision that he made - reports are already surfacing that he had inoperable brain cancer. But, I always assumed that the man who made the first movie that my father and I both enjoyed together had more left. I just always assumed there would be another Tony Scott movie coming. And now, knowing that there won't be, makes me incredibly sad.

'Top Gun' Director Takes His Own Life

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.20.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as "Top Gun," "Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died Sunday after jumping from...

Your Republican Friends Are Going to Love Lockout

Jason Bailey | Posted 06.13.2012 | Entertainment
Jason Bailey

What's striking, when watching Lockout (aside from what a terrible, lunk-headed movie it is), is how frequently and explicitly it flaunts its anti-Democrat -- and anti-Obama -- point of view.