Retro

Brace Yourselves: They're Remaking Willy Wonka Again

Yes, it's been 13 short years since Hollywood remade Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, so that must mean it's time for another try.The original film based on the Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is considered a classic children's film, and the late Gene Wilder's performance as the quirky chocolate maker is remembered as the best role of his career.ParamountOf course, if you grew up watching the original movie, you probably have some strong feelings about the 2005 remake starring Johnny Depp as the famous chocolateer.Warner BrothersWhether you liked the re-imagining, or think the original

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Waterbed Inventor Says They're Due For A Comeback, Because Millennials Have "Never Seen One"

iIf you're a child of the '70s or '80s - or your home is in serious need of some renovations - you know what it's like to sleep on a water bed.While we can't deny sinking into the water is comfy, most of us wouldn't trade our old-fashioned mattress for one of these kitschy models. But people did buy them in droves, with waterbeds accounting for 15% of the mattress market in 1986. Houston Librarian / YouTubeToday, waterbeds make up only a measly 5% of mattress sales, but the man behind the fad is looking to put them back in

90s

7 Crazy Things From The '90s That Everyone Forgot Even Happened

The 90s were a pretty crazy time. Everything was changing so quickly with the invention of the internet, but even outside of technology the world seemed like it was full of newsworthy events. Whether it was political drama or bizarre entertainment news, there was always something to talk about. How many of these news stories do you remember reading about? 1. O.J. Simpson's wasn't just big, it broke records you didn't even know aboutAP95 million Americans tuned in to watch the O.J. Simpson trial. The televised event actually caused a record to be broken that had nothing to

90s

Tupac's Murder Weapon Was Found, But No One Knows Where It Is

On September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was murdered. The 25-year-old rapper was fatally shot during a drive-by in Las Vegas. Shakur was struck four times with .40 caliber rounds fired from a Glock. Sun UKShakur was in a car with Suge Knight, when they were stopped by Las Vegas police officers for playing their stereo too loud at 11:05 p.m. They were released a few minutes later without being cited, and just 10 minutes later, a four-door white Cadillac pulled up next to Knight and Shakur, rolled down a window, and opened fire. Las Vegas 360Tupac Shakur's death

00s

Ben Affleck Groped An MTV Host And He's Taking Heat For It

Harvey Weinstein has finally been outed as the sexual predator that he is, but he's not the only one facing sexual harassment allegations. Ben Affleck, brother of Casey Affleck (also accused of sexual harassment), was hurled into the crossfire when someone brought up that time he groped Hilarie Burton.Hello GigglesYou definitely know Hilarie. She was a host on TRL:ZimbioShe was Peyton on One Tree Hill:GiphyAnd she's married to Jeffrey Dean Morgan:PopSugarHilarie, who keeps a fairly low profile when it comes to social media, shook things up when she replied to a fan's tweet which said "[Ben

Life

13 News Stories From 2017 That We Wouldn't Have Believed As 90s Kids

If you could send a message back to your younger self, what would you say? Besides totally obvious stuff like "Don't let mom throw away all your Beanie Babies."Julie FitzSimonsOf course, even as kids we knew the future would be very different, but there's no way we could have wrapped our minds around this year's events. Try and imagine how you would have reacted to hearing these 13 news stories in the 90s:1. Online shopping? Kind of a big dealThat is so PhatOkay, stay with me on this one, you know that Packard Bell that your parents let

Retro

A Dumbo Remake Might Have Two Huge Stars In The Cast

Yes, it seems like everyday there's a new announcement about a classic movie being remade. In the last few years, Disney has remade a lot of their animated movies. The Jungle Book came out this year, and Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie was a new spin on Sleeping Beauty. While we're still waiting for that new version of Beauty and the Beast to come out, news is leaking about the remake of another animated classic: Dumbo!Dumbo came out way back in 1941, and it instantly became a family favorite. We don't know if the new movie could ever be as

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Winning 'Price Is Right' Actually Kinda Sucks

"It's...A NEW CAR!!"Honestly, probably everyone's dream words when they were younger. You wanted nothing more than to be on The Price Is Right and hear Johnny Olsen or Rod Roddy say you got to play Plinko for a brand new car. Not to shatter your dreams or anything, but winning a new car actually costs you THOUSANDS of dollars. According to Aurora De Lucia, a contestant on the show in 2013, her new car cost her more money than she could have imagined. "I viewed [winning] as a great way to make money," she said. "But I was

Retro

Remember Vitamin C? She's Got A Killer Job Now

We all know the song. We all graduated to the song. THE SONG. As we go on, we rememberAll the times we had togetherAnd as our lives changeCome whatever,We will still be friends forever.Vitamin C's Graduation was, and frankly still is, a classic. But where is she now? That hit was pretty big, not to mention her other classics like 'Smile' and 'Me Myself And I'. But Vitamin C has been out of the spotlight for time now. Well, as it turns out, Vitamin C (aka Colleen Fitzpatrick) is still in the music industry! Just at a higher

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The Total Package: NKOTB, Boyz II Men, And Paula Abdul Are Going On Tour Together

Holy MOLY, friends!If you were born in the 80s or 90s we have some big news for you. New Kids On The Block, Boysz II Men and Paula Abdul are all going on tour...TOGETHER!Donnie Wahlberg posted about the tour on his Facebook page this morning, sharing a promotional video with the caption "We're bringing happy back! #TheTotalPackage #NKOTB #BoyzIIMen#PaulaAbdul Let's have some fun!"I'm wildly excited for this. Tickets go on sale November 19th and we can more or less guarantee they'll move quickly. Here's the promo video! Get your dancing shoes ready! For a list