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Pat Gallagher
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).

Entries by Pat Gallagher

'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'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

(7) 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

(243) 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


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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Bob McGrath -- His Unlikely Path To 'Sesame Street'

(5) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 6:18 AM

This interview is brought to you by the letter B and the number 45.

Sesame Street's Bob McGrath is a rock star... at least to the 2- to 5-year old population. For the past 45 years, the 82-year-old tenor has been working the street -- with a little...

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Patrick Duffy Talks Candidly About Why He Left The Original 'Dallas' And Why He Felt He Had To Return

(4) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 7:45 AM

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Patrick Duffy is a stud. There. I said it and I'm not taking it back.

For those less enamored, you know him as an accomplished actor who became a household name back in 1978 when he originated the role of Bobby Ewing...

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The 15 Most Memorable Lines In TV History

(231) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 8:20 AM

Every year when the Emmys roll around, it reminds us of all things television: 500 networks, hundreds of TV shows, our favorite television characters -- and the actors/actresses who memorize their lines and deliver them with the greatest of ease while making us believe they are that character.

Television has...

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Billy Joel Rocks Out In The Nation's Capital

(3) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 7:20 AM

Billy Joel never gets old. Seriously. His music, his persona (so cool, so witty, so charming on stage), his legacy, his body of work, the way he takes command the minute he walks out on stage -- taking his audience with him on a nostalgic musical journey that keeps on...

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Happy 50th Birthday, Wendy Williams!... How U Doin'?!

(6) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 6:16 AM

"Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty-four?"... Paul McCartney; John Lennon

Wendy Williams is the real deal. Best known for her five-year stint hosting her own daily TV talk show -- The Wendy Williams Show -- her audiences (aka co-hosts) and fans think of...

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Rita Wilson -- Tuned-In To Life

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 6:54 AM

Rita Wilson lives on the edge. The actress ("Volunteers," "The Bonfire of the Vanities," "Sleepless in Seattle"), writer, producer, director, Huff/Post 50 editor-at-large -- and singer -- admits it was difficult for her to step out of her comfort zone when she decided to record her first album, AM/FM, back...

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Father's Day Revelations With Kevin Costner

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 5:27 AM

"I have a pretty good grasp on my life, and I'm lucky to be their father."... Kevin Costner


Kevin Costner celebrates Father's Day 365 days a year. Even though there's one day on the calendar that is dedicated just to fathers, the "Field of Dreams" actor...

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'Shades Of Elvis' -- Through The Eyes Of Artists -- And From The Heart Of Priscilla Presley

(13) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 6:46 AM

"It was incredible not only to touch, but to have a piece of history on my face. For a moment I felt my hips sway all by themselves." -- Henry Winkler shares what it felt like when he put on Elvis' sunglasses.

"When I put the glasses on it was...

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