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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Is Walter White Really Willy Wonka?

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.30.2014 | TV

The great thing about Walter White, and the character arc throughout "Breaking Bad," is that he can be easily compared to a variety of figures from po...

I Tried OkCupid for Three Days

Courtney Garcia | Posted 03.08.2014 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

I tried searching "guy + Los Feliz + black Labrador" on Facebook, but only came up with Lost Pets L.A. and Black Dog Coffee, which looks super cute. I figured my best bet would be to see if I could find him on a dating site.

These Movies Will Make You Hungry

Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment

It's doubtful anyone needs help working up an appetite for Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean a feast for the eyes is off the pre-holiday table. In f...

Commentary: Are the '70s Movies Overrated?

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lists of the greatest this or the best that are provocations and nothing more. Whether it's a critic offering his 10-best list of films (or books ...

Weeklings!: The 7 Purple LGBT Icons (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 12.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2013-10-22-Screenshot20131021at8.30.41PM.pngCan you name the seven purple LGBT icons? Your gay pride (and Liz Taylor's) depends on it.

'Willy Wonka' Celebrates A Milestone Birthday Today

Posted 06.11.2013 | Celebrity

It seems that "Young Frankenstein" is all grown up! Retired actor, comedian and author Gene Wilder celebrates his 80th birthday today. Best known for ...

LOOK: Why An Oompa Loompa Was Invited To This Wedding

Posted 04.06.2013 | Weddings

One English couple's wedding was scrumdiddlyumptious! Donna Barker and Ben Low married Saturday in a "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"-theme...

The Willy Wonka Song That Makes Us Crave Candy

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 12.21.2012 | Taste

How could someone have put this on film if it didn't exist somewhere?

'Willy Wonka' Director Dies At 83

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Mel Stuart, an award-winning documentarian who also directed "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," has died. He was 83. His daughter, Ma...

Wonka's Everlasting Gobstopper: The Ultimate Test of Motherhood

Ree Varcoe | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

As I approach this Mother's Day, I am going to be fearless while I loosen up the reins and let my children go about making their own choices whenever possible.

Johnny Depp Reveals Wonka Inspiration: 'Incredibly Stoned' George W. Bush

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.09.2012 | Entertainment

Johnny Depp stopped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for the first time ever today, and thankfully, it was worth the wait. Depp refused to dance with Ell...

'Willy Wonka' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment

In 1971, director Mel Stuart's adaptation of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" captured the hearts and minds of children around the world. Starr...

'Willy Wonka' Actor Dies At 87

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

ENCINITAS, Calif. -- Leonard Stone, who played the father who accompanied chronic gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde on a tour through a far-out candy pala...

Talking With Top Chef Just Desserts' Judge Johnny Iuzzini

Regina Varolli | Posted 12.03.2011 | Food
Regina Varolli

Johnny Iuzzini should have a lot of pride in his work. He's a driven, accomplished pastry chef who from an early age was smitten with sweets.

'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory' Stars Reunite: Where Are They Now?

Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment

Forty years after finding their golden tickets, the lucky kids who first met in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory have reunited. No word on whether ...

'Willy Wonka's' Charlie Was Originally Black

washingtonpost.com | Michael Dirda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sturrock's "Storyteller" is so packed with intimate details, sharply intelligent commentary and surprising revelations -- in an early draft of "Charli...

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Russell in Failureland.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Jeff opened the big three hour finale and reunion show by reading my recaps aloud over clips, only he cut all the good jokes. Well, Colby remained, and he's still a joke.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Wily Wankers and the Chocolate Factory

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Sadly, not every episode of Survivor can be as much fun as last week's dynamite combination of Voldepussy's crying jag and James dripping baby oil.

Not Just Kid Stuff: From Kidz Bop to The Fuzzy Stones

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Kenny Loggins, Linda Ronstadt, Jason & the Scorchers, Gorillaz, Lisa Loeb, Janis Ian, The Fuzzy Stones, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dan Zanes, Kelly Clarkson, James Blunt, The Music Man, John Mayer, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Bette Midler, Mary Poppins, Hans Christian Anderson, Timbaland, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Robert B. Sherman, Van Hunt, Tom CHapin, Peter Paul & Mary, The Jackson 5, Daughtry, Fleischer Brothers, Millie Jackson, Pbs, Teddy Pendegrass, Black Eyed Peas, Think Tree, Barney & Friends, Fergie, George Benson, Dr. John, Elmo, Pete Fitzpatrick, Gwen Stefani, Teddy Geiger, Todd Tobias, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, They Might Be Giants, Al Jarreau, Tracy Bonham, Taylor Swift, Smash Mouth, Laurie Berkner, Cobra Verde, Pink, Jack Johnson, The New Zoo Review, David Seville, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Monkees, Justin Timerblake, Barenaked Ladies, Barney, Laurel & Hardy, Buck Howdy, Rankin & Bass, Miley Cyrus, Sesame Street, The Original P, National Geographic, The Wiggles, Britney Spears, Clem Snide, The Blue Man Group, Brad Robinson, Harry Chapin, Judy Garland, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Douglas "Truth" Smith, Lou Rawls, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Robert Pollard, Peanuts, Carly Simon, Public Broadcasting System, Ohio, Plain White T’S, Nikka Costa, Count Zero, Naftule's Dream, Cleveland Scene, Jim Henson, Bing Crosby, The Partridge Family, Rhianna, Dr. Suess, Green Day, Beyoncé, Texas, Looney Tunes, Fat Albert, Justin Roberts, Kidz Bop, Marlo Thomas, Kate Taylor, The Sippycups, Farmer Jason, Josie & the Pussycats, Guided by Voices, Gang of Four, The Chipmunks, The Doobie Brothers, Nelly, Alicia Keys, The Simon Sisters, Richard M. Sherman, Eric Paul, James Taylor, The Archies, Bruce Springsteen, Putumayo, How I Met Your Mother, Sony Wonder, Neil Patrick Harris, Fall Out Boy, Raffi, Baby Einstein, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Blake, Robert Burns, Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Veggie Tales, Red Skelton, The Red Skelton Show, Jackie Gleason, Lawrence Welk, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Lawrence Welk Show, Itunes, Fraggle Rock, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

When did children's music get so awful? It wasn't always as painful to listen to. Some historic recordings, though not exactly classified as "children's," have been cherished forever.