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Fresh Prince of Bel Air Will Smith Benny Medina

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is Loosely Based on Benny Medina’s Life

Benny Medina grew up impoverished in East Los Angeles. He created “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” which was loosely about his life when he befriended a wealthy white boy whose family invited him to live with them in Beverly Hills. Who is Benny Medina? Benny Medina was born on January 24, 1958. He is an …

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Kerry Weaver

The Actress who Played Dr. Kerry Weaver on ER Developed Spine Issues from Limping on Set for her Character

The series’ phenomenal success in the 1990s had some surprising consequences for its casting. The show was so popular that all of the main characters became great stars almost immediately. But did you know that the production of ER had to fix Dr. Kerry Weaver’s limp for a real-life issue she was having? After ten …

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Eagles Band

Don Henley Said That The Eagles Would Never Play again But They Eventually Released An Album in 1994

Hell Freezes Over is the Eagles’ second live album which was released in 1994. Upon its release, the album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard album chart, where it remained for two weeks. In the United States, the album has sold over 9 million copies. But did you know why the album was named …

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Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase Escaped The Military Draft by “Falsely Claiming, Among Other Things, That He Had Homosexual Tendencies”

Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase is a comedian, writer, and actor from the United States. He was born into a prominent family and worked in various jobs before settling into comedy and beginning his career with National Lampoon. In the first season of Saturday Night Live, he was one of the key cast members. But did …

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Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne Lied About His Age to Get A Role in Apocalypse Now

Laurence John Fishburne III is a multi-awarded American actor. He earned three Emmy awards and a Tony for his roles on stage and screen. He has been praised for his films’ decisive, militant, and authoritative characters. He is best known for his role as Morpheus in the Matrix film series. But did you know that …

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Finding Nemo

Pixar’s Art Team Took Marine Biology, Oceanography, Ichthyology and Scuba Before Making “Finding Nemo”

Pixar is a California-based computer animation firm best recognized for its critically and commercially successful computer-animated feature films. But did you know that their art team studied marine biology and other related courses prior to the making of the animation Finding Nemo? Before making Finding Nemo, Pixar’s in-house art team was required to take Marine …

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Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock Developed a Lifelong Fear of Policemen After Being Jailed at the Age of Five

Alfred Hitchcock was known as the man who invented modern horror. He is quite popular for his 1960 film Psycho. Hitchcock also came up with the concept of the overhead shot and the MacGuffin. But did you know that Alfred Hitchcock’s father once imprisoned him when he was 5 years old? Alfred Hitchcock was five …

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Hook Movie

Why Did Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman Decide To Take Salaries for the Film “Hook”?

Steven Spielberg directed Hook, a 1991 American fantasy swashbuckler adventure film written by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo. Dustin Hoffman plays Captain Hook, Robin Williams as Peter Banning, Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell, Bob Hoskins as Mr. Smee, and Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy. It serves as a follow-up to JM Barrie’s 1911 …

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Sanrio

How Did Sanrio Start?

Hello Kitty is one of the world’s most recognizable and enduring cartoon characters, but even the most devoted fans have a lot to learn about the adorable icon. Did you know how the founding company Sanrio started?  Sanrio, the company behind the Hello Kitty brand, began selling silk in the 1960s. When they first started …

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Silence of the lambs

What Wine Did Hannibal Lecter Drink in the Novel?

Thomas Harris’s novel, The Silence of the Lambs is a psychological horror piece that made its way to the silver screen in 1991. The novel was first published in 1988. The film adaptation was a hit. But did you know that in the novel, Hannibal Lecter drank a different wine? Hannibal Lecter does not drink …

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