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Netflix Announce ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Live-Action Series

A live-action series based on Nickelodeon’s beloved cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender is in development at Netflix, the streaming service announced.

After the favorite anime-inspired series hit theaters in a live-action flop, it seems Netflix will try to work its magic on the epic series. According to the company’s See What’s Next account on Twitter, the streaming service is working on a “reimagined” take on Aang’s story.

Co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will return to oversee the live-action series. The pair said in a statement:

“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender,” the pair said in a press release. “We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building.”

While production won’t begin until 2019, for now, we’ve got some concept art that depicts the protagonist with Appa, the six-legged flying bison who Aang and his friends ride as they travel around the world on their quest.

A live-action series based on Nickelodeon’s beloved cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender is in development at Netflix, the streaming service announced.
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4 Netflix Originals You Will Probably Binge In 2019

For some time now, it’s been easy to see Netflix as one of the most exciting names in the entertainment industry. Forever producing amazing new content from their own studio, Netflix has far moved on from being a depository to watch on-demand TV as and when you wish. With a studio cranking out some truly tremendous content for 2019 and beyond, what can we expect from Netflix in the near future?

Central Park 5

This will especially be interesting to those of a political mindset. It’s built around the story of the Central Park Five; all sentenced to years in jail for attempted murder. Exonerated following confession, this TV series – directed by Ava DuVernay – is putting together a tremendous looking drama that shines a light on the sordid story that took place here.

This four-episode series is well worth looking out for, especially thanks to a certain someone’ proclamations about the case.

The Last Dance

Another interesting TV series about to come to Netflix is based around basketball star Michael Jordan. It’s going to focus on the basketball legend, who became a legend of competitive sport with his performances for the Chicago Bulls back in the day.

It’s going to be taken on by the excellent Jason Hehir, so we can expect that this will be able to make a positive story come to life. Jordan is easily one of the most influential sportsmen of the modern era, and is a wonderful example of what can be achieved.

Jinn

Cashing in on the substantial love for the supernatural at the moment, 2019’ Jinn is going to really tap into that in the right way. It’s six episodes long, and is going to focus on a group of teenagers who want to try and stop the spirit, Jinn, from being able to wipe out the planet.

It sounds very interesting, and with Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya behind it, it’s likely to be very fun for all of those looking to see what it has to bring to the table. Definitely worth your time if you are looking for a new supernatural show to enjoy.

The Umbrella Academy

Set in the world made up by My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy is another comic book adaption turned ‘real’. It’s based around an America where JFK is never gunned down, and it’s going to star some pretty big names in it like Ellen Page and Mary J. Blige. It’s sure to be exciting and if you ever spent any time reading the comic book series then you’ll realise just why there is so much excitement around this at the moment.

It’s going to be arriving in 2019, and is written and produced by Steve Blackman. Definitely one to keep an eye out for.

So, what are you most excited by? With so many interesting stories set to be on their way to Netflix, what will you be looking to add to the list of shows that you presently watch?

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Biggest Trailers To Come Out of Comic-Con

Every year San Diego Comic-Con sees the release of many new film trailers and TV show peeks throughout the four-day event, and this year is no different. Movie studios and television stations hold panels to showcase upcoming properties. Some of what they are showing is exclusive to the con itself, but some are the worldwide debut of some of the most expected projects.

Here are the 8 biggest movie and TV trailers Comic-Con 2018 had to offer.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (season 7)


It’s hard to remember now, but not so long ago the only Star Wars movie or television show we had after the prequel trilogy was George Lucas’ animated series The Clone Wars. The show ran for six seasons under the guidance of Dave Filoni. To celebrate The Clone Wars’ 10th anniversary, Filoni hosted a panel at Comic-Con. Fans came to reminisce but were treated to a sweet surprise announcement that the series would be revived for a 12-episode season 7. Plus the first new Star Wars: The Clone Wars trailer and poster were revealed as well. The show will return on Disney’s streaming service, which is expected to launch in 2019.

Godzilla: King of Monsters


Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla film effectively rebooted the classic Toho monster property, and launched a new cinematic universe that will eventually see the iconic creature face off against King Kong. The second entry in Legendary and Warner Bros’ MonsterVerse arrived last year with Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island, a prequel introducing King Kong. Next, director Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of Monsters continues the story from Edwards’ film. A teaser trailer for Godzilla 2 was unveiled earlier this week, previewing the full trailer’s release during Comic-Con.

Dr. Who (Season 11)

He is coming back. The thing is he is actually a she now and has multiple companions this time around. That’s right Dr. Who, the long-running BBC Sci-FI is back and is changing things up a bit both in front and behind the camera.  With the start of season 11, Jodie Whittaker will be the first woman to play the Doctor, following Peter Capaldi’s departure in the 2017 Christmas Special. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, showrunner Steven Moffat stepped down, with Chris Chibnall taking the reins. Now we have the first look at this ever-evolving show.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

This is the only trailer on the list that is not the first footage the general audience is seeing from the film. The thing is the trailer is so good and full of details that we can not skip it. This is the second chapter in what is still being planned as a five-movie series, that is acting as a prequel to the famous Harry Potter Saga. The Crimes of Grindelwald (as its subtitle implies) further brings the subplot from the first Fantastic Beasts movie – concerning the dark wizard Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) – into the center of things. It seems that Newt Scamander’s (Eddie Redmayne) story takes a darker and more dangerous turn in this film, but at least this time around he will have the help of none other than Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law)  himself.

Mayans (Season 1)

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FX’s Sons of Anarchy, a gritty drama about the lives of those involved with a California-based motorcycle club, ran for seven seasons on the network from 2008-2014. And while Kurt Sutter’s Charlie Hunnam-starring, critically successful drama has been done for some time, it still inspires a dedicated fan base. As such, Sutter is returning with Mayans M.C., the spinoff series following JD Pardo’s Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes. After the Mayans M.C. pilot was reshot, the series was picked up by FX and is now moving forward. Now, ahead of the show’s Comic-Con panel on Sunday, the full Mayans M.C. trailer has been released.

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80’s Kid Stars – Where Are They Now?

Where have these 1980’s child actors been? You adored them back then, are they still adorable now? Stop asking and start discovering what these actors and actresses are doing now. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised or a bit sad. Some managed to go beyond their 15-minute glory while most decided to pursue a career path that had nothing to do with entertainment.

Think what you want, say what you want. These kids went through hell and deserve a break. Give them some attention, why don’t you?

Let’s begin…

Remember Ricky Schroder?

Ricky Schroder was first seen in the movie The Champ. Though still a child, he played opposite big-name stars Faye Dunaway and Jon Voight in the said movie. He later appeared on TV as Ricky Stratton in the sitcom Silver Spoons. The show ran from 1982 to 1987 and audiences practically saw him grow up on TV. For twenty years he continued acting on movies and TV.

Playing Himself

He was in 2010’s Get Him to the Greek where he was seen in a cameo role as himself.

There’s more…

Where have these 1980’s child actors been? You adored them back then, are they still adorable now? Stop asking and start discovering what these actors and actresses are doing now. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised or a bit sad. Some managed to go beyond...

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80’s Kid Stars – Where Are They Now?

Sometimes we need a boost of happiness to give us some energy for the rest of the day. Looking back at those Happy Days (pun intended) makes us… well, happy. Always.

We do get surprised from time to time when we find out that the cute star we loved when we were kids, turned into something we don’t like, so prepare to be pleasantly surprised or a bit sad.

Some star kids managed to go beyond their 15-minute glory while most decided to pursue a career path that had nothing to do with entertainment. These kids made it big time, and some continue to, so give them some attention, why don’t you?

Let’s begin…

Winona Ryder

From gothic teen (Beetlejuice) to grieving mother (Stranger Things), Winona Ryder has gone through some changes. Although her acting career really hit off in the 1990’s, with her becoming one of the most iconic actresses of that decade, Winona Ryder already burst on the scene as the gothic teenager in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice when she was just 17-years-old.

It was her third movie, but it’s where she first showed off her incredible talent that would only continue from there.

Ryder has played many eccentric, brilliant characters throughout her career since then, but her personal life has been nearly as weird as her professional life. She has always been open with her struggles with depression and anxiety. Her most recent role has been in the incredibly popular Netflix series Stranger Things, for which she has garnered both Golden Globe and SAG nominations.

That role may have saved her life. At least her acting career.

Sometimes we need a boost of happiness to give us some energy for the rest of the day. Looking back at those Happy Days (pun intended) makes us… well, happy. Always.
We do get surprised from time to time when we find out that the cute star we loved...

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80’s Kid Stars – Where Are They Now?

Where have these 1980’s child actors been? You adored them back then, are they still adorable now? Stop asking and start discovering what these actors and actresses are doing now. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised or a bit sad. Some managed to go beyond their 15-minute glory while most decided to pursue a career path that had nothing to do with entertainment.

Think what you want, say what you want. These kids went through hell and deserve a break. Give them some attention, why don’t you?

Let’s begin…

Remember Ricky Schroder?

Ricky Schroder was first seen in the movie The Champ. Though still a child, he played opposite big-name stars Faye Dunaway and Jon Voight in the said movie. He later appeared on TV as Ricky Stratton in the sitcom Silver Spoons. The show ran from 1982 to 1987 and audiences practically saw him grow up on TV. For twenty years he continued acting on movies and TV.

Playing Himself

He was in 2010’s Get Him to the Greek where he was seen in a cameo role as himself.

There’s more…

Where have these 1980’s child actors been? You adored them back then, are they still adorable now? Stop asking and start discovering what these actors and actresses are doing now. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised or a bit sad. Some managed to go beyond...

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10 strange secrets about The Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory (BBT) is one of the most popular shows on CBS. BBT grabbed the attention of many viewers when it aired in 2007. With the exceptional writing of Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, amazing performances by actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kelley Cuoco along with perfect comic timing, this show is widely watched and loved all over the world.

Every character in this show has a unique ability and they are appreciated in their own way. This show is not only about science and intelligence but it is all about friendship, relationships and love. Everything about this show is amazing and no matter how many times you watch it, you will love it even more.

However, there are some strange facts about this show that the fans would be fascinated to know. Here are the top 10 strange secrets of The Big Bang Theory:


1. Lenny Penny Kenny.
As we all are aware that the name ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is symbolically given to this show with the purpose of not only science but also the fact of something new is being created. Magical as that sounds, this wasn’t the first name chosen by the writers. At first, the show was to be called ‘Lenny Penny Kenny’, featuring three main characters and so of course, the name’s Sheldon and Lennard would never have been introduced and neither would have all the other characters.

2. Mayim Bialik.
In this exceptional show where the writers and directors have tried to make everything look authentic, there is one authentic detail that most fans don’t know. Actress Mayim Bialik is the only actress in the show who is actually a scientist. She is a neuroscientist and got her doctorate degree in 2008. It is so great to have an actual doctor on set!

3. Hidden Injuries.
Another interesting thing about the show is that many of the actors have had many serious injuries but the directors have very smartly handled them. During season 4, Kelley Cuoco broke her leg while horseback riding so the directors made her do all the scenes behind the counter so that fans wouldn’t be disappointed and the shooting wouldn’t stop. Another actor, Mayim Bialik who plays the role of Amy, broke her arm in a car accident but had to hide it throughout the entire season 6.

4. Sheldon and Star Trek.
Now, as a Big Bang theory fan, we all know how crazy Sheldon is about Star Trek and that he has shared multiple references related to the Brand. However, the actor who plays Sheldon, Jim Parsons, has admitted having never watched Star Trek in his entire life. Also, he has never watched any of the other fictional shows that Sheldon loves including Doctor Who.

5. The Theorists.
We all know how unique The Big Bang Theory is. Who would have thought of a comic show about a group of science nerds and their friendship with a completely opposite girl who has the dream of becoming an actress? Seeing how amazing and different this show was, some people actually did try to copy the idea. In 2010, a show was aired with the name of ‘The Theorists’ in Belarus. When the actors of that show discovered that the producers have stolen the idea, they left.

6. Bazinga.
Sheldon’s all-time favorite phrase ‘Bazinga’ became so popular that some scientists actually used it in one of their discoveries. In 2013, a new species of orchid bee was discovered by Brazilian scientists and they decided to name it Euglossa Bazinga after the catchphrase bazinga. How cool is that? The producers thought that Sheldon would be very thrilled to know that an actual scientific discovery was named after his famous catchphrase.

7. Musical abilities.
Some of the people in the show have a remarkable ability to play musical instruments. In one episode, Sheldon plays the Theremin and the actor, Jim Parsons, played it all by himself regardless of the fact that the Theremin is one of the most difficult instruments to play. Other than that, Mayim Bialik actually learned how to play the harp for one of the episodes where Amy has to play it. Also, Johnny Galecki plays an amazing piano, it is not yet shown on the show but we’re still hoping.

8. Penny’s last name.
Isn’t it interesting that sometimes we skip the slightest details of the show we love? Have you ever noticed that the character of Penny has always been a sort of mystery for the fans? Her last name is literally never mentioned in the show and the producers like to keep it that way. Other than that, Penny’s mother was also never mentioned on the show. Kind of a mystery don’t you think? Despite all that, Penny made a way to everyone’s heart and is one of the most adored characters of the show.

9. Lennard’s glasses.
Lennard’s character has always been wonderful, charming and awkward but what lights up his character is his pair of glasses. It may sound stereotypical for a nerd to wear glasses, but with Lennard, it just fits. However, the actor, Johnny Galecki, doesn’t wear glasses. So throughout the show, he has been wearing glasses without any lens in them and the fans never figured it out and quite honestly, Lennard would have looked a little alternative without the glasses.

10. Blind casting.
We all know and agree with the fact that Jim Parsons is one of finest actors on The Big Bang Theory and he is just the perfect guy to play Sheldon. However, when Jim was called upon to audition, he did not know who Chuck Lorre was, he thought he was auditioning for the game show host Chuck Woolery. Nevertheless, Jim Parsons gave an amazing audition and became the best Sheldon anyone could have ever been.

 

Big Bang Theory (BBT) is one of the most popular shows on CBS. BBT grabbed the attention of many viewers when it aired in 2007. With the exceptional writing of Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, amazing performances by actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kelley...

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80’s Kid Stars – Where Are They Now?

 

Where have these 1980’s child actors been? You adored them back then, are they still adorable now? Stop asking and start discovering what these actors and actresses are doing now. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised or a bit sad. Some managed to go beyond their 15-minute glory while most decided to pursue a career path that had nothing to do with entertainment.

Think what you want, say what you want. These kids went through hell and deserve a break. Give them some attention, why don’t you?

Let’s begin…

80’s Teen Idol Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman was the most popular and recognizable teen actor during the 1980’s. He was merely a toddler when he started in show business via a Mcdonald’s commercial. His first TV appearance was in the series “Bad News Bears”. But his role in the movie “The Goonies”, sealed his place in 80’s pop culture. He also starred in the hit movie “Stand By Me” as well as “The Lost Boys”.

He is currently trying his hand in music as a singer and is also attempting to expose Hollywood’s sinister pedophile ring.

 

 
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Celebrities Who Were Once Homeless. For Real!

For all those who don’t believe that the American dream can come true, here’s a list of 23 living examples who made it from rags to riches with their talent. From spending restless nights on the cold streets to owning plush homes in the best parts of the country, here are some of the wealthiest people who were once homeless.

Drew Carey


Drew was a positive minded personality who did whatever it took for him to make it big. Carey was no a stranger to hardships after his father passed away when he was only 8.

After hitchhiking from Ohio to California he ended up being homeless in Las Vegas. He was living in his car for a while and even sold Plasma just for a meal of mac and cheese. He ended up working as a waiter at Denny’s and as a bank teller. Since then his career has taken off and he is now a multi-millionaire

Kelsey Grammer

2 Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer’s past is full of tragedies. Despite being educated at a private prep school in Florida, followed by the prestigious Juilliard School of arts in New York, his father and sister were murdered, and his half-brothers died in a scuba diving accident. He also had notable addictions to alcohol and cocaine in the early 80’s and is now entertaining his fourth marriage.

Before becoming Dr. Fraiser Crane on Cheers and then getting his own spin-off show “Fraiser”, he used to camp out in an alley with his motorcycle behind the theatre he performed in. He is now one of the best known comedians in the world.

Jennifer Lopez

3 Jennifer Lopez

Currently worth almost quarter of a billion dollars, Jenny from the block started her adult life being homeless at the age of 18. Her parents were highly unappreciative of her desire to make it in showbiz. Her disagreements with her parents left her no choice but to leave their home and sleep for a while on a couch in a dance studio.

Almost a year later she was already in LA after a quick gig in Europe and then landing a role in ‘In Living Color.’ Since then she has reconciled with her family and they are now on excellent terms.

Sam Worthington

4 Sam Worthington

Australian actor Sam Worthington was so eager to get the role for Avatar, he sold everything he owned to get to the auditions. All his possessions at the time accumulated to $2000 which he bought a car with. He lived in his car for a while till he was finalized for the role. In fact, Sam is famous for telling his story as a homeless actor and an avid couch surfer. He has admitted multiple times that he is more of a drifter at heart and that he isn’t”very responsible when it comes to mortgages, bills, paperwork.”

In 2012, Worthington finally settled down, buying his own place in Honolulu.

Shania Twain

5 Shania Twain

In her memoir “From This Moment On” Twain details her childhood in an abusive home and living for a period of time with her mother and siblings in a homeless shelter. Twain, attempting to earn extra cash for the family too, sang in bars starting at the age of 8. Shania was just 14 when her mom turned her along with her three siblings into a homeless shelter 400 miles away from her home.

She has since won 5 Grammy awards, sold over 85 million records making her the best-selling female artist in the history of country music and one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Kelly Clarkson

6 Kelly Clarkson

When she was only 18, Kelly finished high school and decided to pursue a singing career and moved to LA. As luck would have it, Kelly’s apartment caught fire and she had no money to rent a new one. Like many hopefuls, she supported herself doing odd jobs and sporadic television appearances, before finding herself working as a female vocalist with songwriter Gerry Goffin.

Eventually, succumbing to her hard luck, she returned to Texas. In 2002 a friend told her about American Idol and that it was looking for singing talents that were looking for a chance for a big break. She went on to win the first (and best) season.

Don Imus

7 Don Imus

Don Imus grew up on a farm in Arizona. When he was 15 his parents divorced and two years later he joined the Marine Core. Discharged in 1960, after three years in the core, he found himself without an education trying to make ends meet. He worked for some time in uranium and copper mines, and found work as a brakeman for Southern Pacific Railroad. Already developing an addiction to alcohol, Don found himself homeless, finding shelter in laundromats.

After winning a talent contest at Johnny Otis’s nightclub his career as a singer/songwriter started to emerge. In 1968 he was appointed as a radio disc jockey at radio station KUTY in Palmdale, California and started gaining a name for himself.

Rose McGowan

8 Rose McGowan

Rose has one of the craziest childhood stories out there. She grew up in the polygamous Children of God cult. At the age of 13 she ran away and was later hospitalized after taking acid at a school dance.

Her experiences include living under a house in Oregon and one night waking up to see her friend being raped. She contracted an ear infection and wandered the streets delirious. Still, she was so determined to make it big in Hollywood she lived a year on the streets with an aim to hit the jackpot. That came in 1992 when she was 20 in Encino Man and became a star after “Scream” in 1996.

Jim Carrey

23 Jim Carrey

Jim’s father was a musician turned accountant, but when Jim was 12 he lost his job and they had to live in a van. They eventually moved into a tent on his older sister’s lawn and parked the van in the driveway. At the ae of 15, Jim quit school and took a job as a janitor to help the family out. This really pissed Jim off, so he developed a sense of humor.

He started doing standup in Ontario and when he was 17 he was already the opening act for famous stand-up comedians Rodney Dangerfield, and Buddy Hackett. In 1983 he moved to LA and the rest is history.

Halle Berry

22 Halle Berry

Halle Berry was hell bent on being a star. She moved to Chicago as a teenager to pursue her acting dream. She quickly ran out of money, and her mother decided that the young woman must hack it by herself. Halle spent almost a year in a homeless shelter before being able to get on her feet and finance herself.

Talking about the period with Star Pulse, she said: “It taught me how to take care of myself and that I could live through any situation, even if it meant going to a shelter for a small stint, or living within my means, which were meager.”

Tyler Perry

21 Tyler Perry

Tyler knew he was meant for Hollywood and history proves he was right, earning approximately $130M in 2011. However his journey wasn’t that easy. He moved to Atlanta with almost no money and a dream to launch a play. He invested everything he had in it and it tanked leaving him penniless and living in his car. He worked hard, recovered and … tanked again. This went on for 7 years until he decided to listen to the few people that did show up, how his plays impacted them.

In an interview to AJC.com he said “My life shifted after that,” he said. “My intention became, how do I serve other people? How do I lift other people?” it was from this moment on that his career started to ascend.

Kurt Cobain

19 Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain came from Aberdeen, a small failing lumber town 140 kilometers out of Seattle. His parents divorced when he was 9 and his life changed forever. When he was 12 his father was granted full custody, but Kurt’s rebellious character was too much for him. Kurt found himself being shipped off from friends to relations.

In his second high school year, he moved back to live with his mother. Two weeks before graduation he decided to drop out figuring he wouldn’t graduate anyway. His mother gave him an ultimatum – find a job or leave. A week later his clothes were on the lawn and he couch surfed amongst friends. He spent his nights in the hospital waiting rooms and sometimes under a bridge in Washington (though bass player Krist Novoselic said that Cobain tended to exaggerate his experiences).

David Letterman

20 David Letterman

David Letterman was born and raised in Indiana. When he decided to move to LA in 1975, he didn’t have a penny to his name and had to live in his pickup truck for a while. His first step out of the dire situation was writing jokes for Jimmie Walker.

In 1982 The Late Show with David Letterman started airing and turned things rapidly around for the famous talk show host. In his heyday, Letterman grossed over $50M a year. Since his retirement, he has grown a beard and has been ridiculed by the internet that he once again looks like a homeless man. Yeah… no!

Dr. Phil McGraw

17 Dr. Phil McGraw

The most famous doctor on TV knows a thing or two about hardships. When he was 12, his father, and he was living in a car in Kansas while his father, a recovering alcoholic that turned his life around and was interning in psychology. When he was 15, his father and he left the rest of their family because they didn’t have enough money to support everyone. They found a 5$ room at the YMCA, and after a few months, the moved to their own place. In took them three months to get electricity.

As we said, Dr. Phil is no stranger to hardships, perhaps that’s how he can relate to his guests so easily.

Daniel Craig

15 Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig was spotted sleeping on a park bench one night and the story of him being homeless began circulating. The truth is that Craig suffered hardships from a very early age. His parents divorced when he was 4 and he moved in with his elder sister. He started acting at the age of six but waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre.

Upon moving from London to New York to make it great, he most likely lived in a squat with fellow upcoming artists when first starting out before moving into his own digs.

Lil’ Kim

16 Lil' Kim

Lil’ Kim is a tough individual. Her biography starts with her mother and herself leaving an abusive home when she was 8, and lived out of the trunk of their car and sleeping in the backseat. However, this wasn’t the only time Lil’ Kim was homeless.

She went back to live with her father who, in her late teens * early twenties decided he didn’t like the company she was keeping nor her aspirations to become a musician. Her dad kicked her out, and Biggie Smalls, who also became her mentor, took her in. In 2016 HSBC repossessed her $3M mansion, and she is again in trouble with the police in mid-2017. You can take the girl off the streets but not the streets out of the girl.

Hilary Swank

13 Hilary Swank

“Million Dollar Baby” star, Hilary Swank knew how to play her role because parts of it were similar to her personal biography. She moved to LA when she was 16 and for two weeks they lived out of their car. Friends that tried to sell their house let them stay in it during the night provided that there will be no evidence of Hilary and her mother being there during the day when the house was up for sale. They slept on air mattresses and left in the morning.

Luckily, Hilary landed a role on her first audition and soon the two were on their feet.

Jim Morrison

11 Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison’s dad was a rear admiral in the US Navy. So, naturally, the family moved around a lot. George Morrison was the commander of U.S. naval forces aboard the flagship USS Bon Homme Richard during the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Incident that helped ignite the Vietnam War.

After finishing UCLA he founded the doors, but since he graduated from college only because “I didn’t want to go into the army, and I didn’t want to work—and that’s the damned truth,” he didn’t have any money. So he slept in cars, on rooftops, park benches, basically anywhere. In 2016 there were rumors that Morrison didn’t die in Paris but was actually living homelessly in New York

Sylvester Stallone

12 Sylvester Stallone

When Sylvester Stallone moved from New York to LA with his wife, things didn’t come easy. He had to sell his dog before he was able to sell the script to “Rocky” and he even starred in a softcore adult film and an erotic play. He said later that he took the roles because he was utterly desperate. He had been evicted from his house and was homeless for several days.

Eventually, his script “Rocky” was sold and this is where fact and myth get confused. Sly got his dog back and it appears in “Rocky” and the sequel and is credited Butkus Stallone. The man who bought the dog from him got a role in the film.

Carmen Electra

9 Carmen Electra

Carman’s story spiraled awkwardly and things should have turned out very differently. In her early 20’s she had already done a tour with Prince, and was a dancer at his club in LA. Her boyfriend in return stole everything she had. Oddly enough she was stranded with pocket change, a pocket knife, and Versace heels. She found herself homeless for almost two years.

She contacted the choreographer that she knew from her Prince tour and he set her up with a manager who got her on Playboy and then Baywatch. Never underestimate a homeless woman with Versace heels and a penknife. They might be the next Carmen Electra.

Danny Bonaduce

10 Danny Bonaduce

Former Partridge Family teen star Danny Bonaduce was slowly getting addicted to drugs, and then saw his life spiral out of control. For a while he lived in a car behind a dumpster. Strangely enough, he was still famous and still having his photo taken with fans and signing autographs. It was his mother that started his life change from a teenaged drug addict. She told him that she understands that he will probably die very soon and that she wanted to have one last chance to tell him that she loved him before getting the dreaded call that his body was found.

Today Danny is finally sober, after being (in his words) legally drunk for almost 25 years. He hosts a radio show in Seattle and guest appears in reality shows.

Martin Sheen

18 Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen has a past that could feature a movie, if not a whole 3 season series. On one hand, he was so dedicated to be an actor that he spent more than a few nights sleeping in different subway stations. He also deteriorated to alcoholism and substance abuse. This is probably one of the reasons Martin is one of Hollywood’s most arrested celeb.

After gaining his success, Sheen was anointed Honorary Mayor of Malibu. In his inaugural speech he said: “I hereby declare Malibu a nuclear free zone, a sanctuary for all aliens, and the homeless and a protected environment for all life, wild and tame!”

Djimon Hounsou

14 Djimon Hounsou

“Blood Diamond” star Djimon Hounsou really has to thank his good looks and guardian angels for the way his life turned out. Being a semi delinquent youth on the streets of Paris, Djimon sent himself to “wintertime, when I didn’t have enough warm clothes to sustain the harsh weather outside, I was sent to a juvenile prison to spend the night.” He told a congressional panel in 2008.

He spent about 5 years on the streets before fashion designer Thierry Mugler discovered him and fundamentally altered his life. Djimon stays sensitive to the homeless issue to this day and is a strong advocate for the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.

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80’s Kid Stars – Where Are They Now?

Where have these 1980’s child actors been? You adored them back then, are they still adorable now? Stop asking and start discovering what these actors and actresses are doing now. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised or a bit sad. Some managed to go beyond their 15-minute glory while most decided to pursue a career path that had nothing to do with entertainment.

Think what you want, say what you want. These kids went through hell and deserve a break. Give them some attention, why don’t you?

Let’s begin…

Remember Ricky Schroder?

Ricky Schroder was first seen in the movie The Champ. Though still a child, he played opposite big-name stars Faye Dunaway and Jon Voight in the said movie. He later appeared on TV as Ricky Stratton in the sitcom Silver Spoons. The show ran from 1982 to 1987 and audiences practically saw him grow up on TV. For twenty years he continued acting on movies and TV.

He was in 2010’s Get Him to the Greek where he was seen in a cameo role as himself.

The Cosby Show’s Keshia Knight Pulliam

Keshia was first seen on Sesame Street when she was only 4-years-old. Her most popular role was as Rudy Huxtable in the popular sitcom The Cosby Show. She was also the youngest actress to ever be nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress. Since the 80’s, she has continued working on TV as well as behind the cameras.

She was in 2005’s Beauty Shop as well as in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne – a TV series which ran from 2007 to 2012. This Atlanta native also runs her own production company.

Tracey Gold from Growing Pains

She started acting when she was only four years old. Her big break came when she was cast in Growing Pains as Carol Seavers. She was only 16 years old. It was a role she was most famous for and one that she played until 1992. At the peak of her career, everyone thought of her as the perfect teenager yet she was actually battling anorexia.

She later married Roby Marshall two years after the series ended. She now has four sons. Her recent work was in 2014’s TV Movie, “My Dad’s a Soccer Mom”.

Danny Lloyd from The Shining

Danny Lloyd played Jack Nicholson’s son in “The Shining” – an iconic horror movie directed by Stanley Kubrick. Though he starred in this classic film, Danny didn’t last in show business. He quit the industry when he was only 14 years old. He later worked in Wal-Mart. He was also employed on a hog farm where he drove a tractor.

He then went to college like a regular kid. He is now a biology teacher and is leading a normal life with his wife and six kids.

Punky Brewster’s Soleil Moon Frye

At the young age of seven, Soleil Moon Frye became a TV star when she got the role of Punky Brewster – a sitcom about a brunette-haired street kid adopted by a kindly old man. The series ran from 1984 to 1988. When the series ended, she continued to do cameos for shows such as Saved By The Bell and The Wonder Years.

She still acts and at times does voice-overs for different animated series, one of which is Robot Chicken. Soleil is now a mom to three kids. She also founded a crafts company for children named Moonfrye.

Remember heartthrob Kirk Cameron in Growing Pains?

Kirk Cameron began acting on TV when he was only nine years old. His break came when he bagged the role of Mike Seaver in the sitcom Growing Pains. The 15-year old became a teen heartthrob and a household name. However, during the series’ run, Cameron became seriously involved with religion. His strict beliefs caused tension on set.

He demanded scenes to adhere to his conservative values. The show had to fire a co-star when Cameron discovered the actress posed for Playboy. Currently, Cameron is a born-again Christian who has set up his own ministry.

Remember Sean Astin in The Goonies?

Sean Astin was the kid with asthma in his 1985 debut movie, The Goonies. Though he was then a 14-year old unknown who had a few TV and movie credits, his presence in the movie helped make it a cult classic. Astin worked continuously through the 1980s and 1990s.

But it was not until his role as Samwise Gamgee in the blockbuster movie Lord of the Rings did he receive critical acclaim.

He is currently part of the popular Netflix series Stranger Things.

Little House on the Prairies’ Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert’s TV debut was as Laura Ingalls in the popular series “Little House on the Prairie”. The show ran for nine years that she practically grew up on TV. Her recent TV appearance was in Secrets and Lies as the character of Lisa Daly. Currently, her interest has shifted to politics.

The once child star considered a career in politics in 2016 when she announced her intent to run for U.S. Congress in the 8th Congressional District of Michigan.

Jonathan Ke Quan in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (and The Goonies)

Remember the little Asian boy named Shortstop in the 1984 action-adventure movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? That boy is Jonathan Ke Quan. After Temple of Doom, Ke Quan starred in another Spielberg production, The Goonies. He was also seen in the TV series Together We Stand.

He is currently a stunt choreographer for blockbuster movies such as X-Men, and The One. Ke Quan is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and English.

The Wonder Years’ Danica McKellar

Remember Fred Savage’s pretty love interest in the TV series “The Wonder Years”? She’s Danica McKellar. She played the role of Winnie Cooper for five years that she practically grew up in front of the TV cameras. After the series, she went on to do voice work for the cartoon series Phineas and Ferb as well as Transformers: Rescue Bots.

But her big success came in 2009 when she authored Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss – a book to help kids deal with Math which she wrote thanks to her UCLA Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree.

Jerry Supiran from Small Wonder

Jerry Supiran was the cute kid in the TV sitcom “Small Wonder”. He played Jamie Lawson, the “brother” of the family’s adopted girl robot V.I.C.I. The show ran from the years 1985 to 1989. Unfortunately, despite the fame he received from the show, Supiran eventually became broke and homeless when a stripper, he was in a relationship with, took everything in his trust fund.

His half a million dollars was also stolen by his money adviser. He had to live under a bridge and the homeless shelter. Recently, Supiran planned to enter Dancing With The Stars.

Lukas Haas from the movie Witness

Lukas Haas was a child actor seen opposite Harrison Ford in the 1985 movie Witness. Years later, Haas has been quietly acting but in less starry roles. He has appeared in the movies Inception, Alpha Dog, Transcendence, and Brick. He also appeared with his childhood actor friend Leonardo di Caprio in the 2016 movie The Revenant.

Haas was also linked to actresses Lindsay Lohan and Natalie Portman. He remains friends with fellow actors Tobey Maguire and Ethan Suplee.

Brian Austin Green was also in Small Wonder

Green was a child actor who was seen in numerous 80’s shows such as Knots Landing, Highway to Heaven, Small Wonder, and Baywatch. But his most popular role was in the TV series Beverly Hills 90210 – a show that ran for a decade.

Green is now married to Megan Fox. They have three sons. Green is still currently active in both TV and movies. His latest film work was in the 2017 movie Cross Wars.

80’s Teen Idol Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman was the most popular and recognizable teen actor during the 1980’s. He was merely a toddler when he started in show business via a Mcdonald’s commercial. His first TV appearance was in the series “Bad News Bears”. But his role in the movie “The Goonies”, sealed his place in 80’s pop culture. He also starred in the hit movie “Stand By Me” as well as “The Lost Boys”.

He is currently trying his hand in music as a singer and is also attempting to expose Hollywood’s sinister pedophile ring.

The sad life of Corey Haim

Teen 80’s heartthrob Corey Haim was best known for his roles in the movies “The Lost Boys” as well as in “License to Drive”. But drugs, specifically his addiction to Valium and cocaine, took the best of him and he died in 2010, at the age of 38. In a 2007 interview, Haim admitted that he ruined himself “to the point (he) wasn’t functional enough to work for anybody, even (himself).”

Before his death, he reportedly went in and out of rehab more than fifteen times.

Andrew Koenig from Growing Pains grew up in pain

Andrew Koenig was popularly known as Richard “Boner” Stabone in the 80’s show Growing Pains. But after the sitcom ended, he became popular for a different, albeit sad reason – he suffered from depression and took his life in 2010, when he was 41 years old. Before his suicide, Koenig went missing in Vancouver, British Columbia.

It was his father, Star Trek actor Walter Koenig, who announced to the media about Andrew’s battle with depression and eventual death.

Who can forget Alyssa Milano in “Who’s The Boss”?

Alyssa Milano began to act when she was eight years old where she bagged the role of Annie in a touring production. She later became a household name when she was 11. Her role as Samantha Micelli in the hit sitcom Who’s The Boss was her first big TV break. In the 1990’s, Alyssa scored another hit when she starred in the TV series Charmed.

Alyssa is currently the host of the reality TV show “Project Runway: All Stars”.

Where is sweet ‘Full House’ star, Jodie Sweetin?

Jodie Sweetin was the cute kid in the TV sitcom Full House. But her adult life turned not so sweet when she developed a destructive addiction to meth – a secret she kept hidden from her then-husband Shaun Holguin, an officer from the LAPD. She later went to treatment and divorced Holguin. She eventually married the father of her daughter Zoie, Cody Herpin.

Sweetin then wrote a book entitled “unSweetined” where she detailed her experience on being addicted to ecstasy, cocaine, and meth.

Where is Websters’, Emmanuel Lewis?

Emmanuel Lewis was only twelve years old when he starred as the titular character in the 1983 TV show Webster. The sitcom ran until 1989. After the show ended, so did Lewis’ TV career. His next TV appearance was not until 2001 when he showed up as himself in the game show The Weakest Link. He was also seen in the 2003 reality show The Surreal Life.

He had a cameo in Kickin’ It Old Skool in 2007 and was also in a 2013 episode of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.

Saved By the Bell’s Dustin Diamond

Remember lovable nerd Screech in the sitcom Saved By The Bell? The role was played convincingly by Dustin Diamond from the late 1980’s all the way to the early 1990’s. But 2006 proved to be a challenge to Dustin when he released a sex tape that had a title similar to his Saved By The Bell character. The tape saw Screech in compromising and un-sexy scenes.

His manager hoped that the tape would help Dustin get back into show business. It didn’t help. When talking about the future, he says: “I’m starting to shift my act towards something more mature. It’s an evolution where I’ve reached that point where I have stuff to pass on to my offspring: ‘Learn from my mistakes. Here’s something stupid Daddy did.'”

Where is Molly Ringwald now?

Molly Ringwald was the quintessential It Girl during the 1980’s. She starred in TV’s “Different Strokes” and “The Facts of Life”. But it was in the iconic teen movie Sixteen Candles that Ringwald became a household name. Her role as Samantha Barker established her as America’s sweetheart. Ringwald has since been married to writer Panio Gianopoulos.

She is also a mom to three kids. The actress also writes having penned a memoir, “Getting the Pretty Back”, and a collection of fiction entitled “When It Happens to You”.

Different Strokes’ Dana Plato

Dana Plato’s future seems set when she bagged the role of Kimberly Drummond in the popular TV sitcom “Different Strokes” in 1978. Unfortunately, her character was written off in 1984 amidst rumors of her drug addiction. After the show, Plato sought to find different roles to play. She emerged in 1989 in Playboy magazine. She also starred in B-movies.

She also went into softcore pornography. Plato died in 1999 when she was 34 years old due to a Vicodin and Vanadom overdose.

The years have been kind to The Wonder Years’ Fred Savage

Fred Savage was only nine years old when he bagged TV and film roles. He was in the cult classic movie The Princess Bride in 1986 as well as in The Boy Who Could Fly. But his big TV break came when he starred as Fred Savage in the series “The Wonder Years”. Savage won two Emmys for playing the role of Kevin Arnold.

His role in the series also helped him garner two nominations from the Golden Globes. Though the series ended in 1993, Savage continued to appear in movies such as 2002’s “Austin Powers in Goldmember”. He was also seen in the sitcom, “The Grinder”. He is now a TV director, husband, and father to three kids.

Macaulay Culkin

After becoming famous in 1990 for the Home Alone movie-turned-franchise, Macaulay lost his way. He did, however, act in other successful films, like ‘My Girl’, but as he grew out of his cuteness, his star faded out.

Lately, he started getting himself back in the saddle, and after announcing a new relationship with actress Brenda Song, we can also find him acting in the new Seth Green’s movie, Changeland.

What happened to Gary Coleman?

Gary Coleman is a pop culture icon thanks to his role as Arnold Jackson in the TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes”. He became a household name due to his “What’choo talkin’ `bout, Willis?” line frequently uttered in the show. Unfortunately, he similarly became infamous with his run-ins with the law.

He has been cited numerous times for disorderly conduct. He was also charged with assault in 1998 for punching a bus driver. He died in 2010 due to an epidural hematoma. He was 42 years old.

Hollywood still loves Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman was a teen idol in the 1980’s. He made his TV debut in the series “The Little House on the Praire” when he was 12 years old. His most popular role was as the Teen Wolf in the movie “Teen Wolf Too”. He similarly struggled with drug abuse and alcohol addiction but he returned in 2003 in the cult comedy series “Arrested Development” – a show which helped him earn two Emmy nominations as well as a Golden Globe.

He has since acted in successful movies such as “Horrible Bosses” and “Identity Theft”. He is married to fellow actor Amanda Anka. They have two children.

Drew Barrymore is still Hollywood Royalty

Drew Barrymore comes from Hollywood royalty due to her being the granddaughter of actor John Barrymore. She was only six years old when she starred in Steven Spielberg’s “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”. Unfortunately, she too abused drugs and alcohol that she was in and out of rehab three times before she reached the age of 15.

She also attempted suicide and ran away from home. She decided to sober up though and since then, she has starred in Hollywood blockbusters and romantic comedy movies. She won a Golden Globe for her role in the HBO movie “Grey Gardens”. She is now a mom to two daughters and is married to Will Kopelman.

Flight of the Navigator’s Joey Cramer

The 1986 movie Flight of the Navigator saw child star Joey Cramer play the role of David Freeman, a boy abducted by an alien spacecraft. The role earned him a nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films for ‘Best Performance by a Young Actor’ in 1987.

This Canadian native was also in the Tom Selleck starred Runaway and the movie D.A.R.Y.L. Unfortunately, his career screeched to a halt in the 1990’s. He was last seen in 2016 robbing a bank in Gibson, British Columbia while wearing a shoulder-length wig.

Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable in ‘The Cosby Show’ and ‘A Different World’


As a teenager, Lisa Bonet played Denise Huxtable in both The Cosby Show and A Different World. Denise, known for her eccentric clothing and free-spirit earned the reputation as a ‘wild-child’, something that affected her real image too!

Nowadays  she is happily married to gorgeous Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa, and raising her second child. She has not appeared on-screen since 2008 in he British television series ‘Life on Mars’

Tiffany Renee Darwish shot to fame with her single “I Think We’re Alone Now”


Tiffany was discovered in her hometown of California during the early 80’s when she came second in “Star Search” with her remake of the single “I Think We’re Alone Now”. The 16-year-old sudden fame saw her embark on a mall tour of the country as her album hit number 1! Sadly, the story has an wful ending. Her manager and family dragged her to court in a heated battle for control of her career since she was still a minor. It took a toll on her career and she faded away as quickly as she came.

These days she makes appearances here and there, such as on season three of Food Network’s Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Of in 2014. She has also opened her own clothing boutique.

Todd Bridges won the role of Will Jackson on “Diff’rent Strokes”


Todd Bridges was born for fame with his mother being an actress and his father a talent agent. His first role was at the early age of 8, and his 8-years on the very popular “Diff’rent Strokes” helped him rise to fame as a teen in the 80’s/ however, he began to struggle with a crack-cocaine addiction and was arrested and later acquitted for attempted murder of a drug dealer.

Years later Todd still struggles to toe the line, he landed in court for stabbing a man. Charged were dropped since it was deemed he acted in self-defense. Bridges as continues acting in a small role such as in the sitcom ‘Everybody Hates Chis’, but has never reached the fame he did in the 80’s.

Jeff Cohen was in The Goonies

Jeff Cohen’s most memorable role was in the 1985 movie The Goonies. Before this film, he has done mostly TV work at the young age of nine. Unfortunately, when he grew up and lost his baby fat when he was in his teens, Jeff became almost unrecognizable. Jeff decided to pursue a slightly different path. He became an entertainment lawyer.

He went to the University of California, Berkeley to study business. He later went to UCLA School of Law. His efforts paid off as the Hollywood Reported included him on their list of top 35 entertainment executives under the age of 35.

Sean O’Neal from ‘Clarissa Explains It All’

O’Neal is an American Actor that got his big break when he was still very small when he earned a role on the show ‘Clarissa Explains It All’. According to the actor’s website, following his days of being Clarissa’s best friend, he was approached by a boy band and asked to join but refused.

Though he has not been in anything of late, and little is known about the child-star now, he did have a small role on the TV Series ‘ Development Hell’ and is apparently still auditioning and trying to get his second big break… good luck buddy.

Will Wheaton in “ Stand by Me” and Star Trek

Wheaton was acting in commercials already at age 7 and scored his big break when he starts on “Stand by Me” in 1986. Later, he won the role of Ensign Wesley Crusher in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” on which he starred until 1994. After that, Wheaton decided to say goodbye to Hollywood.

He relocated to Topeka, Kansas where he works for a technology company, and still makes Hollywood appearances now and then like popping up in an episode of “ The Big Bang Theory” .

Michael J Fox

When Michael J fox burst onto the scene as Marty McFly in Back to the Future, the world went wild. With his brilliant comedic and heartfelt performance, his career in acting was set. He has had his fair share of health problems, and in 1991, only aged 29, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In 2001 he semi-retired from acting due to the worsening of his condition.

The past few years have seen Fox dabble in other areas of film, from 2012, he has appeared in The Michael J. Fox Show which is loosely based on his life as well as making guest appearances on several other shows like ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’

Johnny Depp

We all know Johnny Depp. The Pirate, the lover, the eccentric, Depp has managed to embody just about every different kind of character in his acting career, and it’s no wonder he is considered one of the greatest actors in our generation.

But all that started way back in the 80’s, when Depp rose to prominence in the TV series ‘21 Jump Street’ in which he became in instant teen idol and heartthrob for girls around the world. However, the experience for Depp was not altogether positive as he felt it pushed him to a certain role of product.

It was from this experience that he decided to only pick roles that he felt challenged him- and judging by the roles he has played since, he stood by his word!

Rob Lowe

Lowe’s career highlights all stemmed from the 80’s. he became a teen idol, starring in films such as ‘The Outsiders’, ‘St. Elmo’s Fire; and About Last Night’.

Since then, one could say his acting career dwindled, with him finding more success in TV roles. His years after were also marred by scandals, including a sex scandal involving him being filmed engaging in sexual activities with a 16-year-old. As of recent years, he has appeared in series such as Code Black, and ‘The Lowe Files’.

Kevin Bacon

Bacon had his first commercially successful role when he starred in the box-office smash ‘Footloose’, which both made him an instant heartthrob, and earned him a wide range of critiques approval.

However, like Johnny Depp, he felt his success in his earlier works led to typecasting and he had difficulty shaking of the image he had garnered in Footloose. As of late, he has appeared in FOX series ‘The Following’.

Tiffany Brissette as V.I.C.I. in Small Wonder

It is difficult to forget the little girl robot V.I.C.I. in the TV sitcom Small Wonder. The show ran for four years and starred Tiffany Brissette as the adorable robot girl. When the show ended, she went on to act in the series Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. She also did voice work for a two-dimensional computer video called “Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect”.

Her last TV work was in 1991 in the series Equal Justice. Tiffany currently works as a registered nurse in Boulder, Colorado.

Matt Dillon

Dillon established himself as a teen idol with the series of films he starred in in the 80’s including My Bodyguard (1980), Little Darlings (1980), Tex (1982), Rumble Fish (1983) The Outsiders (1983) and The Flamingo Kid (1984). But unlike many other stars who got stuck in their younger acting stereotype roles, Dillon managed to keep his career going for years to come.

Only in 2015 he starred in the series Wayward Pines, where he portrays an American Secret Service Agent.

Ralph Macchio

Aka, Daniel LaRusso, in the famous Karate Kid series. Every now and then we get to see Macchio in TV series or in a movie or two, but wherever he is, Karate Kid will follow. He can’t shake off the image of that ‘wax on – wax off’ kid with the Crane Move that brought him the winner title in the karate games.

He lives in California, married and has two children. At the 30th anniversary party for the Karate Kid film at the museum of the Japanese American in 2014, Macchio said that the yellow 1947 Ford convertible he drove in the movie is sitting in the garage of his home!

Macchio will go back to play Daniel Larusso once again in a 30-minute, 10-part Karate Kid series for a YouTube channel called Cobra Kai (Mister Miyagi’s nemesis in the movie) in 2018.

Neil Patrick Harris

This incredibly talented, and incredibly funny actor began his road to fame as a child star when he was cast in a drama film ‘ Clara’s Heart’ starring Whoopi Goldberg. His portrayal of David, who comes to trust and depend on Whoopi’s character, earned him major approval from film critiques and set him on his acting path.

We all know Harris’s acting success went from strength to strength, with his most known role as the legendary Barney Stinson, a serial womanizer who has almost a cult-like following due to his crazy antics.

Troop Beverly Hills’ Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis was nine years old when she was luckily cast with the legendary Lucille Ball in the sitcom “Life with Lucy” back in 1985. But her big break came in 1989 when she played the role of Hannah in the series “Troop Beverly Hills”. Lewis later had a romantic relationship with David Faustino and Jake Gyllenhall.

She changed careers and pursued music by being a lead singer of the indie group Rilo Kiley with her then-beau Blake Sennett. Currently, she is still singing but with new boyfriend Jonathan Rice in a duo called Jenny and Johnny.

Joey Lawrence played two Joeys in NBC’s Gimme a Break! And Blossom”


Joey Lawrence got his first starring role as the adorable Joey Donovan on ‘Gimme a Break!’ He clearly has a thing for Joeys since after that gig he played another Joey on ‘Blossom’, in which he even had his very own catchphrase- “whoa!”.

This year has been quite an exciting one for this child star from the 80’s. he has always said his first love and major passion is music, and just this year Joey started a band called ‘Still 3’. They recently released their debut single ‘lose myself’- check it out and see what you think!

Winona Ryder

Although her acting career really hit off in the 1990’s, with her becoming one of the most iconic actresses of that decade, Ryder already burst on the scene as the gothic teenager in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, where she first showed off her incredible talent that would only continue from there.

Ryder has played many eccentric, brilliant characters throughout her career since then, but her personal life has been nearly as followed as her professional life. She has always been open with her struggles with depression and anxiety. Her most recent role has been in the incredibly popular Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’, for which she has garnered both Golden Globe and SAG nominations.

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People Are Awesome: The Greatest Comebacks of All Times!

There’s something we like about underdogs and comebacks. We route for them, we want them to succeed. It’s that artist that showed great potential and we enjoyed their work so much, but they vanished. Or the actor that went over the limb and was all but forgotten and then returns to the limelight in star fashion. It’s the sports myth that hangs up their shoes due to an injury and make a remarkable comeback to claim their place in history.

These people give us inspiration, faith and enhance our power of will.

Today, we gathered some of the most astonishing comebacks of all time across the music industry, Hollywood, sports and personal challenges. Prepare to be inspired.

Michel Jordan

Profession: Basketball legend
Retired: 1993
Comeback: 1995
Achievement: Being God!

Probably the best player that ever walked the basketball court. The records and precedents he set as a player, as a presenter and marketing persona are endless. Everybody wants to be like Mike!

After making the Bulls champions in a 3-peat, he decided to try his luck in baseball. Public opinion thought this was a joke and that Air Jordan is about to tarnish his NBA legacy forever.

Luckily it didn’t happen. The MLB suffered a player strike and after 18 months Jordan decided to return to the NBA. The next three years he would dominate the NBA again leading to a 3-peat championship repeat.

His is still considered the best player to ever play basketball.

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Interesting Facts About The Walking Dead

We bring you interesting facts about one of the most popular TV shows nowadays – The Walking Dead, AMC’s zombie show lasting for 7 seasons.

  1. Too violent for HBO?

Originally, the creators of the show first offered their idea to HBO, as they believed it would be the best fit. After all, this is the production house behind Game of Throne and many shocking scenes, including murders, nudity and incest. Yet, they demanded a significant reduction of violence.

Fortunately, AMC accepted The Walking Dead, under other condition- no swearing.

  1. The opening logo is decaying over time

Although opening credits of the show are often fast-forwarded, even a non-regular viewer will notice the change in the main title sequence. The logo has gotten darker, filthier and worn-out since season one.

The logo is show runners idea of depicting deterioration of both zombie corpses and human behavior. The only question remaining- what will be left at the end of the series?

  1. Networks wanted to leave out the zombie

Another production house, NBC wanted to accept the apocalyptic show of people surviving the epidemic of human eating zombies, but under condition- to exclude the zombies.

After this idea fell off, another suggestion was to turn the show into a zombie version of Law& Order or CSI, where would Rick and others solve a “zombie crime” each week in order to understand the human nature better. Frank Darabont, the original show runner – ran away.

  1. The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad might exist in the same universe

Although this is just another speculation, there is a possible connection of AMC’s most famous shows.

First, the car Glenn stole in Season 1, red Dodge Challenger, is the same vehicle Walter White returned to a car store managed by a man called Glenn. Merle Dixon had a stash of drugs with some Blue Sky meth, Walter White’s trademark product. Also, Daryl told to Beth about Merle’s dealer “junky little white guy” often using the word “bitch.” Resembling Jesse Pinkman, perhaps?

  1. Dale wanted to be killed off

Even though this is a show where you can never guess who will be next, even the writers have to improvise sometimes. Jeffrey DeMunn wanted to be killed off, because the actor was unsatisfied with his friend Frank Darabon being fired in Season 2.

So, instead of Hershel being killed by Carl’s pet walker, Dale was killed. Luckily, one old bearded guy easily changed the place of another, especially as the moral center of the group.

  1. Character of Daryl Dixon was created for the show

Interestingly, this character does not exist in the comic books. Yet, he is possibly the most popular survivor of the show.

Actor Norman Reedus originally auditioned for the role of Merle, who also does not exist in comics. Writer Robert Kirkman was so fascinated by Reedus’ performance that he created another character so he could be on the show.

  1. 16mm films are used for series’ shooting

In the age of modern technology, most of the series or movies are shot with digitally, as it is easier, more colorful and cheaper. Yet, zombies look cooler on film.

The show is shot on Kodak’s Super 16mm, since the first day. The show runners insisted that grainy look achieved this way matches perfectly with the show. Also, zombie makeup appears a lot more disgusting this way.

We bring you interesting facts about one of the most popular TV shows nowadays – The Walking Dead, AMC’s zombie show lasting for 7 seasons.

Too violent for HBO?

Originally, the creators of the show first offered their idea to HBO, as they believed...