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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Coldplay Honors Gene Wilder With Magical Cover Of 'Pure Imagination'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 08.31.2016 | Entertainment

Following the death of screen icon Gene Wilder on Sunday, many of those who knew the comedy legend or were simply touched by his talent have paid trib...

The 'Willy Wonka' Kids Give Gene Wilder The Sweetest Goodbye

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 08.31.2016 | Entertainment

In the wake of comedy legend Gene Wilder’s death on Sunday, those touched by his talent have flooded social media with heartfelt tributes to the act...

Gene Wilder's Sweet Mania Shines Brightest In These Memorable Scenes

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.29.2016 | Entertainment

Toward the end of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” the titular shepherd has lost hope. None of the golden-ticket holders have proven worthy ...

Gene Wilder Agreed To Play Willy Wonka Under This One Condition

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.29.2016 | Entertainment

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” is one of those movies that transcends time. The original film, released in 1971 and directed by Mel Stua...

See What The Cast Of 'Willy Wonka' Looks Like Today

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment

Forty-four years ago, the film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" brought Roald Dahl's magical candy wonderland to life. It also brought a group ...

Was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Originally Just a Big Ad for Candy?

Brian Cronin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

It was not a major hit as a film, but it did, in fact, launch a popular candy company. Quaker Oats used the Willy Wonka Candy Company name for their new line of candy products (with Breaker Confections eventually becoming officially known as Willy Wonky Candy Company).

Gay Couple's Wedding Channels 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Mark Traverso and Conor Walton say that "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has been a cornerstone of their entertaining style throughout their eight ...

The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.

Primus Just Went All 'Willy Wonka'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.19.2014 | Entertainment

Primus is bringing all your "Willy Wonka" dreams to life. The band, which is known for their insane cover of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" and c...

You'll Never Guess Who This Former Child Star Is

OWN | Posted 10.14.2014 | OWN

More than four decades ago, Peter Ostrum was a little boy living in Cleveland, participating in a local children's theater. Then, the sixth-grader was...

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 or ...

Weeklings!: The 7 Purple LGBT Icons (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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?

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...

Talking With Top Chef Just Desserts' Judge Johnny Iuzzini

Regina Varolli | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
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 | 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.