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Pat Gallagher is a Baby Boomer who would rather take a pie in the face rather than reveal her real age. She’s somewhere between the ages of Sandra Bullock and Dolly Parton. Pat is a big fan of the Jack Benny School of Aging; she turns 39 again on every anniversary of her 39th birthday. She loves quotes: “Age is just a number”; “All adults are the same age.”

Pat has covered the celebrity beat, as a freelancer, for the past 25 years for the likes of People magazine, Us Weekly, Country Weekly, AOL’s The Boot, TV Squad, Popeater and The Huffington Post. Most intimidating interview experience: Jack Nicholson; Favorite interviews (tie): John Travolta, George Clooney, Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Joe Nichols, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Sam Donaldson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Pinky Lee, Buffalo Bob Smith, Troy Donahue, Roy Rogers, Jonathan Winters and Tom Bergeron (the list keeps growing).

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Bobby Rydell -- 'Teen Idol On The Rocks'

(5) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 6:28 AM

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Justin Bieber is no Bobby Rydell. That's not a dig, it's just a fact. For starstruck millennials, the Biebs may be the current teen idol, but Bobby Rydell was one of the first teenage singers who trailblazed his way into the hearts of every tween...

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Happy 75th Anniversary USO!

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 4:44 AM

"Not by machines alone will we win this war." ... President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

President Franklin Roosevelt had a sixth sense. Instinct.

The four-term president instinctively knew that the greatest heroes of any generation -- including those soldiers who served our country during World War II (and going forward)...

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Happy 90th Birthday Dick Van Dyke! -- Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

(32) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 4:41 AM

Let the trumpets sound! Disneyland is throwing one BIG fantasy birthday party on Sunday, Dec. 13 to celebrate their favorite son's 90th birthday. (They're going to have a parade, a dedication in the Jolly Holiday Bakery with a birthday cupcake, a serenade in New Orleans Square -- fans are invited...

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5 Best Books For Adults With A Short Attention Span

(14) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 5:45 AM

So you say you can't read more than five paragraphs at a time without heading for the cookie jar?

I'm not being condescending here. I'm a slow reader. I have the attention span of a gnat. As a kid, I used to squirm if I had to read more...

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10 Things I'm SO Tired Of Hearing (And Reading) About

(5) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 7:49 AM

We all get tired of hearing about certain things that annoy us. The things on this list are bothering me right now ... a lot.

1. Scott Disick!
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Scream if you're tired of hearing about who this man is dating! This alleged loser...

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21 Catchphrases That Defined Our Favorite Classic TV Shows

(3) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 6:24 AM

The 67th Emmy Awards will come and go, and the winners will, no doubt, celebrate. It just reminds us every year that the shows we watch on a regular basis (or not), will get the recognition they deserve -- and the actors/actresses/directors/producers/writers that work so hard to put their shows...

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13 Celebrities Rocking Those Family Ties

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 6:45 AM

"It's not what you know, it's who you know." ... Said by everyone.

I believe in subtle nepotism. If we can't help our own flesh and blood, then what's the matter with us? If we own our own company, then, yes, let's help our children carry on the family business....

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A Grandmother's Rite Of Passage

(19) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 7:51 AM

My children are having children. It happens.

I just wish they knew what they were doing.

(My grandmother prayed that my mother knew what she was doing when I was an infant. My mother was glad to show me how to handle my first baby... the cycle goes unbroken.)

I...

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'Happy Days' Actor And Big Band Singer Donny Most -- He's Still Got It!

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 6:38 AM

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Donny Most is hot!

The "Happy Days" veteran is taking his (musical) act on the road, and the timing couldn't be better. Ralph Malph -- the show's "class clown" -- is nowhere to be seen when Don takes the stage with the (wildly talented)...

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The 20 Best TV And Film 'Sidekicks' Of The Last Seven Decades

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 6:37 AM

When you're driving down the highway, set one of your presets to SiriusXM, #6 on your radio dial (60s on 6), where you'll find the incomparable and always entertaining DJ Phlash Phelps.

Recently Phlash invited his audience to tell him who their favorite all-time TV or movie sidekicks were either...

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As David Letterman Says Goodbye, Let's Not Forget "The Hal Gurnee Years"

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 7:04 AM

So much as been written about David Letterman's Swan Song. I loved the New York Times piece, "David Letterman Reflects on 33 Years in Late-Night Television," and NYMAG.com's "The Lost Laughs of Letterman," where 23 (out of 90) former writers reflected on some of the...

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A Mother's Day Tribute To 8 Famous Make-Believe Moms

(6) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 4:29 AM

Mother's Day is special. As it should be. Nobody ever loves us like our mothers. From the womb to the crib, from the crib to the carpet crawl (and all those other firsts: walk, run, ride a bike, first round of stitches, kindergarten, 1st grade, middle school, freshman year in...

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21 '70s, '80s and '90s Sitcoms That Owe Us a Reunion Show

(2) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 6:58 AM

Television audiences are beyond loyal. Indeed, post-50s remember their favorite sitcoms with particular passion and nostalgia. Just the sound of those great TV theme songs brings us to our feet. So, veteran TV sitcom stars who made us laugh out loud, sit up and take notice. Millions of us watched...

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The 12 Ultimate Sex Symbols Of Yesteryear We'll Never Forget

(233) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 7:29 AM

Everyone needs role models -- people we can look up to and emulate such as world leaders, brain surgeons, architectural geniuses, mathematical wizards, artists, rocket scientists, writers ... sex symbols.

Keeping up with Kim Kardashian's naked body seems to be on everyone's to-do list. (Why else would she pose...

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Matthew Perry -- Nothing 'Odd' About This Guy!

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 8:06 AM

So far, we only know Matthew Perry from what we've seen him do on television. Is there any reason to bring up Chandler Bing on "Friends?" Or, Associate White House Counsel Joe Quincy on "The West Wing," or any number of other shows he's been on? I think not. Those...

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John O'Hurley -- The 7th Most Interesting Man In The World

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 5:31 AM

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John O'Hurley is the unofficial seventh most interesting man in the world. We know this because the "Seinfeld" actor cleverly surmises that little-known fact on his Twitter bio. (I always know if someone has a healthy sense of humor based on what they say about themselves...

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Celebrities Who Have NEVER Been Divorced

(18) Comments | Posted February 8, 2015 | 5:25 PM

When a celebrity gets hitched, some naysayers get out their stop-watches to count down the days, months or years that the break-up will take place after the "I-do's" are exchanged. Cynical, yes; inevitable ... not so fast. There are celebrities who have never signed divorce papers. Really. Indeed, The Huffington...

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50th Anniversaries In 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 7:00 PM

Turning 50 is a bit of a milestone in anyone's book -- whether it's a midlife birthday or a pop culture phenomenon. Huff/Post50 has you covered on which celebrities are turning 50 this year (Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Rock and Sarah Jessica Parker to name a few) -- check out...

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Donny Osmond Gets Personal With 'Soundtrack Of My Life'

(2) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 5:14 AM

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Thank God for Donny Osmond. Sometimes we need wholesome! And, when I say "we," I mean... the immediate world at large.

Not many people can say they have lasted 50 years in a fickle entertainment business. Donny Osmond has done just that, and with that...

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Quotes From Post 50 Celebrities We Lost in 2014

(9) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 7:04 AM

"I intend to live forever, or die trying." ... Groucho Marx

Jonathan Winters was not afraid to die. I know this because he told me so. His sense of humor was alive and well in 2012 when he decided what he wanted his "tombstone" to be when his...

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