For the most part, iconic movie characters become indistinguishable from the actors who played them on the big screen. But what if the actors who were originally approached to play the roles had said “yes” instead of “no?” With Jennifer Hudson’s revelation in her new book that she turned down the title role in ‘Precious’ that put Gabourey Sidibe on the map, it’s a good time to take a look at some other actors who changed the faces of movie icons.
Known as one half of Disney’s songwriting dream team The Sherman Brothers, Robert Sherman wrote such iconic and memorable tunes as ‘It’s a Small World’ and ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.’ The catchy songwriter passed away in London on Monday at the age of 86.
Friday, March 2nd is a date that we must celebrate. On March’s second day, we must say “Hooray!” With a “Yip yip yippee yay,” for Dr. Seuss’ own birthday. In celebration of Dr. Seuss Day, on the day of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birth, (March 2nd, 1904, to be exact), we have dug up 15 facts about the self-proclaimed doctor that you might not know.
Conservative internet publisher Andrew Beirtbart has passed away at the young age of 43, confirmed by his attorney and the editor-in-chief of his websites. There is no definitive confirmation as to the cause of his unexpected death, although the statement on his websites said it was due to natural causes.
If you’re in the market for a new place and wouldn’t mind relocating to the Midwest, we have found a sweet deal for you. Baird & Warner Realty in the Chicago metro appears to be selling Michael Jordan’s house. The listing doesn’t say it’s Jordan’s house, but it has a basketball court and the entrance gate says 23. We did the math.
That glorious season is upon us again. The sweetest time of the year…Girl Scout Cookie time. It’s time to find those helpful little scouts and have them hook you up with the seasonal deliciousness that is probably one or two too many boxes of cookies.
For the seventh year, February 28th is National Pancake Day. The day was started by well-known breakfast and pancake chain IHOP (International House of Pancakes) as the finale to a month-long charity drive for Children’s Miracle Network.
After much hype and speculation, the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ cast was announced on ‘Good Morning America’ Tuesday morning. While there are a lot of familiar names, the list may surprise you with its lack of any truly shocking choices.
Early in December, 23-year-old model Lauren Scruggs stepped in front of a propeller plane while the propeller was still spinning. In that instant, her life changed forever. The Texas model and blogger lost her left eye in the accident, but was recently seen in public last week with her prosthetic eye for the first time.
On Sunday, an official from Guinness World Records named a 72-year-old Nepalese man the shortest man alive and the shortest person ever to be recorded by the publication. He was presented with two certificates to commemorate these achievements.
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