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Gene Wilder, Before He Was Dead

Zac Thompson | Posted 08.31.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Here's to a man who lived with pure imagination, rest in peace Gene Wilder.

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...

Universal Orlando Is The Closest To Willy Wonka You're Ever Gonna Get

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 03.16.2016 | Travel

Tickets to Universal Studios Orlando just got a bit more golden. The theme park's official blog announced Wednesday that The Toothsome Chocolate Facto...

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).

WATCH: Subway Rider's Brilliant Idea Disrupts Anti-Gay Preacher

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Mass transit can be hell -- and even worse when you have someone yelling at you about Sodom and Gomorrah when you're just trying to make it to work on...

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...

The Merger of Business & Philanthropy

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

An Open Letter to Bill Gates and Kevin Roberts Dear Bill and Kevin, The people of the world are ready for one of the biggest innovations ever - ...

Ten Surprising Facts About 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'

Lucy Mangan | Posted 11.09.2014 | Books
Lucy Mangan

Mr. Willy Wonka was first known as Mr. Ritchie.

Mother's Day and False Eyelashes: Holding On and Letting Go

Alysia Reiner | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents
Alysia Reiner

The completeness, the cycles, the depth, the richness, the process, the continuity and the treasure of the moment that is gone the second you are aware of it. We cannot capture these -- it is impossible, as hard as we all try.

This Crazy Japanese Game Show Makes Celebs Eat Household Objects

Posted 04.14.2014 | TV

Don't you hate it when you're sitting around your room, you spot the tastiest-looking calendar, and then you take a big bite only to discover that it ...

14 Heavenly Candy Lands Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel

Think of this as your very own Valentine's Day bucket list of 14 candy kingdoms -- places where you can shop for sugar (and sweet treats) around the world.

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.

The Design of Eating With Marije Vogelzang

Dark Rye | Posted 07.11.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

Food is this designer's canvas. In her hands, food becomes something avant-garde, strange, but also deeply intimate and familiar.

'Willy Wonka' Star SLAMS Remake: 'It's An Insult'

Posted 06.14.2013 | Entertainment

Gene Wilder made a rare public appearance in New York on Thursday night, and didn't pull any punches when it came to Tim Burton's 2005 remake of "Will...

'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...

Oompa Loompa Attack Baffles UK Police

Posted 01.01.2013 | Weird News

A man in Norfolk, England, was reportedly attacked last week by a pair of Oompa Loompas. According to, the 28-year-old man was assaulted ...

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?

Turrell's 'Twilight Epiphany' Lights Up The Night

Posted 06.21.2012 | Arts

Even the most spectacular works of art have trouble measuring up to the beauty of a majestic sunset. James Turrell decided against pitting the two exp...

'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...

Top 15 Best YA-Books-Turned-Movies

Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

We feel like there's been a YA fiction renaissance, lately, with so many kick-ass titles being released and totally dominating the book charts for tee...

PHOTOS: A Geek's Top 10 Favorite Quotes...And What You Can Learn From Them

Stephen H. Segal | Posted 10.01.2011 | Books
Stephen H. Segal

My great-grandfather used to pepper his talk with a lot of timeless quotations from wise men.

Green Lake on Selfridges London Rooftop

Posted 09.20.2011 | Home

Hip Londoners are headed to the roof of Selfridges department store, where Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, two UK-based designers, have installed an emeral...