The actors and actresses of Classical Hollywood were some of the most glamorous people to have ever existed. But what about the personal spaces and private moments of old Hollywood stars? At Popular Everything, we're lifting the lid on the homes that hid icons of the Golden Age of cinema.
Antiques Roadshow is always full of surprises, especially for the owners of these random antiques. But would you have been able to guess there was more to these items than meets the eye? We've taken the best "a-ha" moments from our favorite TV show to see what all the fuss was about. Crying, laughing, or almost falling off their chair, people really can't control their honest reactions to appraisals. Check out which lucky visitors made bank after visiting their local roadshow.
Where would be without the beloved green screen? It's brought to life some of our favorite films and created visuals we could never recreate if it wasn't for the technology. It's used for a huge spectrum of filmmaking and, get this, isn't always green. But these images have a totally different edge when green screen photos of memorable scenes in cinema or TV are side by side the final edited version. Take a look at the CGI magic that's responsible for some of the most striking scenes on-screen.
The world was shocked when Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced their decision to renounce duties as "senior" royals, as was the Palace. No advanced notice was given to the Queen, but many speculated that they were growing increasingly dissatisfied with their life in the public eye. Such a surprising turn of events deserves a more in-depth break down of what escalated their decision. Check out this visual timeline of what they've been through the last few months.
We went through a lot this past decade. It's crazy to think that some of these things only came into our lives less than ten years ago, or that some of these things ever existed in the first place. Viral songs, trending hashtags, and bizarre one-off occurrences - we had it all this decade and then some. Take a look at our list of the often-forgotten things that happened over the last ten years. But we're warning you - it's likely you'd have gladly left a lot of this in the past!
It wasn't all that long ago that George Clooney was everyone's go-to silver fox. For women especially, the idea of turning gray is seen as an unfortunate occurrence that we all have to endure. But things are changing; these days, a wave of gray, silver and white-haired models of a more mature caliber are making the rounds. We're seeing reoccurring faces on the high street, in the haute couture fashion houses, and on social media. Take a look at our pick of the models to watch out for. Rather than exclusively praising "age-defying" women and young models, these women are embracing and celebrating their evolving looks.
The legendary voice of BBC documentaries, Sir David Attenborough is the natural historian turned national grandfather figure that has a place in everyone's hearts. His involvement in nine popular natural history documentaries to come out of the BBC (including Life, Planet Earth, and Blue Planet) has ensured his strong presence. Now over 90 years old, David is recognized for his impactful contributions. But how much do you know about the man behind the voice?
It's time to take a look at the most important relationships in a celebrity's life, but we're not talking about their romantic partners. Throughout history, beloved dogs have been living a lavish lifestyle with their wealthy owners. And no one knows Hollywood's elite better than the pups who stand beside them. That being said, they're in the fortunate position of being adored by the rich and famous and sharing a special bond that can compare to no other. At Popular Everything, we're peeking into the private lives of celebrities and their precious pooches.
This young Iowa native had everything going for him. He was a promising footballer that played for his college team until he suffered an accident that left him paralyzed. After a dark and difficult period, Chris Norton decided to defeat the odds and find it within himself to stand, whatever the cost. His strength of character shone through, seeing him move on to bigger and better things. Now 27 years of age, he found purpose in helping others and changing their lives for the better. At Popular Everything, we're bringing you the details about his extraordinary journey.
However much you consider yourself a comic book fan, it would be near impossible not to recognize the superheroes and villains of the big screen. But how much do you know about how they were originally meant to look? At Popular Everything, we're comparing the ways in which our favorite comic book characters have changed from their initial design. Which character got gender-swapped? Who did they completely rewrite? And which character was supposed to be blue? You're sure to learn a few unexpected things about the biggest supers of the Marvel and DC universe. We're bringing you side-by-side photos of today's comic book heavyweights with their original character design.
Toshiyuki and Yasuko Kuroki were dairy farmers in the Japanese countryside and had been happily married for 3 decades when she suddenly lost her sight due to a diabetes complication. To Mr. Kuroki's sadness, she fell into a depression and isolated herself in their home. In his desire to see her happy again, he came across an ingenious idea that he hoped would work, but wouldn't be easy to execute. At Popular Everything, we're bringing you the fascinating story behind one man's will to put a smile on his wife's face.
At just 20 years old, Nick Ercoline and Bobbi Kelly were two young lovebirds living in New York, working and studying - nothing too out of the ordinary. However, a perfectly-timed image of them embracing at Woodstock festival in August of 1969 would come to symbolize the infamous summer of love. Not only that, their puppy love would blossom into a long and loving marriage, as they now celebrate 50 years of life together since that famed photograph. Read about the fascinating story of Nick and Bobbi, from their hillside hug to their relationship spanning half a century.
Everything comes full circle, it seems. The great beauties and hunks of yesteryear are more relevant today than you think, judging by the similarities we've found between them and present-day celebrities. The faces of the rich and famous appear to creep up a lot when revisiting old Hollywood classics! We're sure that today's stars grew up well aware of their good looks, but do you think they knew about their old Hollywood doppelgangers? Check out this list of celebrities who bear a strong resemblance to the icons of the past. You'd be forgiven for mistaking which one's which!
With the arrival of IKEA's 2020 catalog this summer, we've seen the updated home goods on offer to us. But the Swedish megastore has had other plans up their sleeve and has been looking to branch out of their usual shtick in the coming year. Here are our top picks of what IKEA, literally, has in store for us! Aside from the products, IKEA is taking more responsibility for their ecological impact. Ingka Group, IKEA's holding company, revealed that they have invested over $2.76 billion in solar and wind energy systems in the last 10 years to power its global operations. Along with their growing focus on sustainability, take a look at IKEA's solutions to keep up with the times.
Deep into the Himalaya mountains, there is a small "Kingdom of Women" known as the Mosuo tribe of China. Situated in the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces close the Tibetan border, these remote people live in the closest thing we have in the world to a matriarchy - in other words, a society governed by women. Barely if ever seen in the modern or historical world, this small, isolated community in rural China are cohabiting in one of the rarest societal structures ever seen. These stand-out group of people challenge some of the world's most established principles regarding sexuality, home life, and parenting. The Mosuo people are truly setting a precedent - but it remains to be seen how long this ancient "Kingdom of Women" will last in today's ever-changing landscape.
It's 2012, and a Wisconsin man has walked out into Lake Superior with his dog, Schoep, in his arms. Fully clothed, he proceeds to rock Schoep to sleep in the water. Thankfully, his friend was present to capture this tender daily ritual and share it with the world, in a photo that went viral and resulted in huge global interest. One man proved just how unbreakable of a bond a man and his pet could have was when this picture made the rounds on the internet. At Popular Everything, we're bringing you the amazing story of John Unger and his arthritic dog Schoep.
The Christmas season is upon us, and that means curling up in front of the TV with our loved ones to watch all our favorite Christmas films. Some of which we've seen as many times as we can remember. Regardless, you probably have yet to come across these unexpected facts about your festive favorites. Elf, Home Alone or Love Actually, we're covering all the bases!
We've all seen films where the stars undergo extensive character transformations that leave them barely resembling what we're used to seeing. But what process does it take to get them there? We've ransacked the film and TV library to find incredible character transformations and behind-the-scenes footage of actors mid-prosthetic dressing. At Popular Everything, we're taking a look behind the smoke and mirrors to reveal the best makeup and prosthetic technicians at work on some of our favorite characters. From silicone face masks to hyperrealistic hairlines, we guarantee you won't have seen these Hollywood heavyweights like this before!
One man went above and beyond in his unique proposal idea. Edi Okoro devised the perfect way to make girlfriend Cally Reed's proposal special, by proposing in front of her every day for a month without her knowing! He documented the whole month of "secret proposing" while she was none wiser, taking daily pictures of him and his girlfriend in which she is completely clueless to the engagement ring. Take a look at Edi's series of lucky escapes in which he manages not to get caught... just about!
With the release of Tarantino's latest (and penultimate?) film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, we felt inspired to take a look at all the hidden messages, inside jokes, and revealing plot details scattered throughout all his films! Devoted homages, obscure references, and secret jokes are strewn throughout, in a collection of messages that tells a pretty personal story about the man behind the camera. Take a look at the subtle and revealing Easter eggs that prove his cult-following is well-deserved.
What's the greatest thing you've ever given your mom? You're unlikely to have gone as far as Donny Pinto, who won the title for best son of the year in 2018. Witness the touching moment Donny reveals his labor of love to his unsuspecting mom, in a gift that meant so much more than it's market value. Having spent $37,000 and 6 years building Jeanie "Nonni" Pinto her dream Chevrolet, she received the biggest surprise of her life that left her completely speechless. Find out just how far one son went to surprise his mom!