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    How Prince Phillip’s Life Was Upended When Elizabeth Became Queen

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, who have been married for more than 70 years, can boast of the longest-enduring marriage in British royal history. Their love story, which first began when a 13-year-old Elizabeth developed a crush on her older third cousin, has lasted through Elizabeth's ...Continue reading

    UN responds to demands for Priyanka Chopra’s removal as Goodwill Ambassador

    UN responds to demands for Priyanka Chopra’s removal as Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra has been in the news quite a lot these past few weeks, and not all for good reasons. The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador found herself in hot water over her comments about the Pakistan-India dispute over Kashmir. After a young Pakistani girl called…

    The Final Years of Princess Diana

    With her 1981 marriage, Princess Diana was seen as the real-life heroine of a fairytale. She became the most popular member of the royal family; a beautiful, compassionate princess who truly cared about people. However, though they loved their two sons, her relationship with Prince Charles ...Continue reading

    The Monkees: How the Band Created for TV Conquered the Pop...

    A fictional TV quartet seemingly created to take advantage of Beatlemania, The Monkees took flight from their manufactured beginnings to become a legitimate band and one of the top-selling acts in the history of popular music. As detailed in The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story of the '60s TV Pop ...Continue reading

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: The True Story of the...

    It’s one of the most famous endings in film history. In the 1969 movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the two outlaws, played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford respectively, appear to go out in a blaze of glory during a gun battle in Bolivia in 1908. But the film’s ambiguous ending points to…

    Jack Perkins, ‘Biography’ Host, Dies at 85

    Known for his understated on-air presence, former newsman and cable TV host Jack Perkins died at his home on August 20, 2019, in Casey Key, Florida at the age of 85. Perkins began his longstanding journalism career at NBC News, serving as a reporter, correspondent and anchor for NBC Nightly News ...Continue reading

    Marilyn Monroe: Inside Her Final Days and Fragile State of Mind

    In some ways, it seemed in August 1962, Marilyn Monroe was trying to pull her life together. She had just bought her first house in California’s Brentwood neighborhood for $75,000, she was on the cover of Life magazine and she had just been rehired on the film Something’s Got to Give. But in other ...Continue…

    The Bee Gees: How Three Small-Town Brothers Became Leaders of the...

    While most famous bands can trace their formation through collaborations and breakups with other acts, the three brothers who comprised the Bee Gees found their place in music history through the process of growing up in the same home together. The oldest, Barry Gibb, was born on September 1, 1946, ...Continue reading

    Patrick Swayze: The Freak Injury That Nearly Derailed His Dancing Career

    Patrick Swayze may have had the time of his life on the dance floor — but the path that led him there wasn’t always filled with such stunning lifts. He went on to make a permanent mark in dance history in 1987’s romantic drama film Dirty Dancing with Jennifer Grey, before taking ...Continue reading

    Charlie Chaplin and 6 Other Artists Who Were Blacklisted in...

    “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?” was the $64,000 question asked by the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Between the late 1940s and 1950s, the Second Red Scare was an era marked by great fear that ...Continue reading