80s

13 Top Secret Facts About The 'Short Circuit' Movies

The '80s were the heyday for movie robots, from cute droids like R2-D2 to cold-hearted killers like the Terminator and ED-209.But none of the decade's big screen robots have a place in our heart like Johnny 5, the mischievous machine from Short Circuit one and two. Odds are you have a worn-out tape of one of the movies stashed in your crawlspace right now, but you probably didn't know these 13 facts about the films.1. The Johnny 5 robot really short circuited There were 15 working versions of Johnny 5 on set, and while most worked fine the

90s

16 Reasons Why A '90s Christmas Was The Best Christmas

Christmastime is still a wonderful season, but it seemed magical back in the '90s. The internet was slowly making its way into the mainstream, but not fast enough to ruin your holiday cheer and attention. Here are 16 very convincing reasons why a '90s Christmas was the best Christmas! 1. Even "cool" guys and gals got into the holiday spirit. BuzzFeed2. Carolers, who seemed to pop out of nowhere, were the best. Doncaster Freepress 3. Christmas parades were like real life magic.  Orlando Weekly4. Nothing says the most wonderful time of the year than festive Christmas-colored cereal. BuzzFeed5. Kevin

70s

10 Foods From Our Childhood We're Surprised Haven't Been Banned By Now

Growing up, we were exposed to a lot of foods we probably shouldn't have been. We didn't necessarily have any of this "all natural organic free range sung to sleep by angels" food that people eat now. We ate what was given to us and didn't worry about the consequences. That being said, there were some pretty questionable foods from back then that are still eaten today, and we're not quite sure why. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying these foods should go away, I'm just saying I'm surprised they haven't. 1. SPAMEaterAs a general rule of thumbs, I

80s

We've All Heard The Rumors About Sean Penn Abusing Madonna, But How Much Of It Is True?

In recent years, many audiences have tried to wrap their head around actor and philanthropist, Sean Penn. His unusual movie roles have included Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California, to a character in a kids film, The Angry Birds Movie. He has also done amateur-style interviews, most famously with Mexican drug lord El Chapo, at one point most wanted man in the world, before his subsequent arrest. While he is best known for the charity work he has done in these past few years in Haiti and Pakistan, his reputation has stood in the shadow of

80s

Never Forget The Time A Major Brand Wanted Us To Sexualize A 15-Year-Old Brooke Shields

At one point in the '80s, supermodel and actress Brooke Shields was arguably the most famous teenager on the planet. However, her road to stardom was paved with a number of controversies.Managed by her mother, Teri, Shields had her first taste of the limelight as a model for a soap ad at the age of eleven months. She continued to appear in ads as a toddler, and at the tender age of 10, the child model posed nude in a series of photographs taken by Garry Gross. Teri commissioned the photos in 1975 because she wanted to turn her

80s

He Invented Rock 'N' Roll, But Chuck Berry's 'Ding-A-Ling' Turned Him Into A Peeping Tom

When it comes to leaving a lasting legacy, very few people can hold a candle to the musical prowess of the late Chuck Berry. Born on October 18, 1926, the Grammy Award winning artist was renown for being a pioneer of rock and roll music, where the critical acclaim he received often overshadowed his scandalous behavior, and illegal activities.Photo FestDespite the recent media scrutiny to the sexual predators of Hollywood, in the past many men would take advantage of their position of power, and get away with their vile behavior in the eyes of the public. Even if it

80s

Murder Charges, Drug Addiction, Bankruptcy - The Tragic Lives Of The 'Diff’rent Strokes' Child Stars

The hit sitcom Diff'rent Strokes helped to popularize the "very special episodes" about serious topics that were so memorable from our childhoods.But drug abuse and crime weren't just subjects explored on the show, they also featured in the lives of the actors who starred in Diff'rent Strokes. It turns being a child star in Hollywood isn't as glamorous as we imagined.Todd Bridges - Willis JacksonfanpopBridges, who played the older of the two adopted brothers on the show, came from a family of actors, and started working in show business from a young age.Sadly, misfortune seemed to follow