90s

26 Years Ago, Julia Roberts Was Literally A 'Runaway Bride'

While her career has struggled more lately, there was a time not that long ago when Julia Roberts was not only one of the biggest names in Hollywood, but, thanks to her iconic smile, was literally "America's Sweetheart."PeopleWhile her part in 1989's Steel Magnolias won her a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress, it was her role as Vivian Ward, the hooker with a heart of gold, in 1990's Pretty Woman that made her a household name. Touchstone PicturesWhile she would star in some more serious roles, in the '90s she was best known for her romantic comedies, thanks

90s

The Truth About The "Trial Of The Century" That Hollywood Gets Wrong

In one of the biggest scandals of the '90s, O.J. Simpson went from hero, to zero, somehow back up to hero, all while being on trial for a double murder. L.A. TimesNow, the scandal wasn’t really the murder (even though that’s a big deal), but moreso the fact that Simpson walked away a free man, despite damning evidence against him.Simpson started out as a football player, setting NCAA and NFL records with ease, and doing his best to inspire black youth across the country.Bleacher Report"I'm going to take the challenge of helping black

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The True Story Behind The Child Abuse Allegations That Cost Michael Jackson Over $20 Million

Every celebrity has a side of themselves that they don’t share with the public, but in the summer of 1993, it seemed like Michael Jackson had split into two entirely different people.There was the King of Pop, the 12-time Grammy-winning artist behind albums like Thriller and Bad, who had given an incredible performance at Super Bowl XXVII just months earlier.Harry BensonBut there was also “Wacko Jacko,” the version of Jackson’s personality that sold millions of tabloids filled with lurid stories about his personal life.National EnquirerTabloid readers obsessed over whether or not Jackson was bleaching his

90s

An Evening Stroll Down The Sunset Strip Almost Destroyed Hugh Grant's Career

Up until 1995, life had been good for Hugh Grant. The 34-year-old British actor recently got his shot at stardom for his role in the movie, Four Weddings and a Funeral, he was dating supermodel Elizabeth Hurley, and was out promoting his latest flick, Nine Months, in Hollywood.Then everything came crashing down.The Smoking GunOn the evening of June 26, 1995, Grant had been caught in a sexual act with a prostitute. He had been strolling down LA’s notorious "Sunset Strip," and met Estella Marie Thompson, who went by the name Divine Brown. He had paid her $50

90s

She Was "The People's Princess," But 20 Years After Her Death We Finally Understand Just How Tragic Her Life Was

Everyone in the '90s remembers the night our world was rocked - the day the “People’s Princess” died in a car accident in Paris, France. Princess Diana was loved not only by the people of the United Kingdom but around the world. Harper's BazaarPrincess Diana’s funeral was named to be the most-watched live TV event with 31 million viewers in the UK and 33 million people in the United States tuning in. The TimesWhile her funeral took place only six days after her tragic death on August 31, 1997, people haven’t forgotten the story of

90s

Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, And "The Whack Heard 'Round The World"

A healthy dose of competition plays an important role in an athlete's success, but during the early '90s, figure skater Tonya Harding took her rivalry against Nancy Kerrigan to a whole new level, resulting in a scandal that played out like a Lifetime movie.New York TimesIn fact, their story did inspire a couple of documentaries, TV movies, and an upcoming biopic, but before we delve into that, let’s revisit what went down between the two Olympic skaters. ABC NewsOn January 6th, seven weeks before the 1994 Olympic Winter Games were scheduled to begin in Lillehammer, Norway, Harding’s

90s

Pee-Wee Herman Took Matters Into His Own Hands, And It Almost Ruined His Career

The character Pee-wee Herman was intended for kids and was a complete necessity in the '80s. But when the actor behind the bow tie was arrested in 1991, the whole country quickly realized he wasn’t as wholesome as he seemed. Warner BrosPaul Reubens made a name for himself as a comedy icon, but his role as Pee-wee Herman was one that could not be topped by any of his other characters. It didn’t seem to matter that Pee-wee wasn’t real, everyone just assumed they were one and the same. That was, until Reubens was arrested in 1991

80s

Can We Talk About What's Going On With Randy Quaid?

Randy Quaid has been around Hollywood for a fairly long time. When he was just 23 years old, Quaid was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the film, The Last Detail. Best ActorOlder brother of Dennis Quaid, Randy became a household name for his role in National Lampoon's Vacation as Cousin Eddie. Quaid married Ella Marie Jolly in 1980, and the two welcomed a daughter, Amanda Marie, in 1983. In 1986, however, the couple split after just six years of marriage. The divorce was finalized in 1989, and Quaid says it was all on him. "I

80s

13 Celebrity Scandals From The 1980s That Everyone Has Forgotten

Do we look at the past through rose-colored glasses? We remember that everything was "so much nicer" just a few decades ago, but Hollywood has always had its fair share of controversies and scandals. Here are 13 celebrity stories from the '80s that made headlines for all the wrong reasons.1. Milli Vanilli's lip-syncingNYDNThis band had become such a punchline that it's hard to remember how huge they once were. Their debut album Girl You Know It's True went Platinum six times, and featured five top ten hits. The pop duo, made up of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus, also

Pop Culture

Garfield Creator Responds To Allegations That John Drank Dog Semen

In the Garfield universe, some facts are indisputable: Garfield loves lasagna, hates Mondays, Odie is big-hearted but clueless and Jon Arbuckle is in love with veterinarian, Dr. Liz Wilson.What has been questioned? Jon drinking semen. A 1990 comic strip depicts a trip to the veterinarian's office, where Jon clumsily attempts to flirt with Liz. He sees a coffee cup sitting on the examination table and takes the liberty to drink its contents, only to discover it wasn't filled with coffee.  "Congratulations, Mr. Arbuckle," Liz exclaims. "You are going to give birth to a fine, healthy litter of puppies.