Critics of reality television have long been moaning and groaning about the genre, and claimed that these shows are made up for the sake of entertainment. But how much of that theory is correct? At Popular Everything, we've delved deep into the mysterious world of reality shows and competitions to find out what's true and what's false. And it seems as though there's a reason why producers have tried to keep these secrets about our favorite reality shows behind closed doors...
You'll be surprised to find out how many filmmakers and leading actors had the hots for each other on-set. Producers, directors, and film executives having been falling head-over-heels for these famous film stars. And luckily for them, their romantic feelings were reciprocated. At Popular Everything, we're taking a look at behind-the-scenes romances and the effects they had on everyone around them. Some of them are truly revealing.
Dearest readers, it shall no doubt have come to your attention that we're not, in fact, Lady Whistledown. But what we lack in glamorous anonymity, exclusive insider gossip, and fancy-schmancy words, we've made up for by watching Bridgerton over and over again. Yes, you could say that we're super-fans. And that's why we're making it our mission to learn every single detail about the ladies and gentlemen who call the ton their home - like why they look so incredibly familiar.
As the concept of aired television shows quickly fades away, Netflix is right there to save the day. Incorporating endless classics and full seasons of shows, Netflix provides the best of both worlds by showcasing what other production companies have created plus a mix of their own stuff. Turns out, Netflix seems to be doing quite well with their extensive list of original productions that fans are going crazy for.
It's very rare that a sitcom is kept on the air for 12 seasons. Their popularity seems to fizzle out around season eight. And while some shows try and clutch on to the last remnants of fame and fortune with the help of guest stars and wild storylines, it's often all in vain. But that wasn't the case for Two and a Half Men. This hilarious sitcom was on our screens from 2003 until 2015, and these beautiful women definitely had something to do with that. But have you ever wondered what they're up to now?
Hollywood is chock-full of actors, and while some of them leave us grimacing as they cry crocodile tears and feel as authentic as a fake Gucci purse, there are others who have truly mastered their craft. Sure, they can remember their lines, but many of the A-listers in Hollywood have something more than that. They have the ability to improvise. At Popular Everything, we've delved deep into the Hollywood archives to pick out the most iconic movie scenes you didn't know were improvised.
These are the most paused movie scenes of all time. Maybe it's a super risqué segment featuring your favorite actress or actor. Or perhaps it's a creepy ghost that appears behind the character for a fraction of a second. Maybe it's a glaring inconsistency in the production. When these scenes came up, everyone smashed their pause button. Now, it's time for you to hit pause on your workday, grab some popcorn, and have another look at the scenes everyone paused.
Last week, on November 8th, 2020, we said goodbye to Alex Trebek, the legendary host of Jeopardy! After a battle with cancer, he passed away at the age of 80. For many of us, he has been part of the beating heart of the acclaimed game show all of our lives. He was the face of a public oasis of truth, knowledge, and fun. Now, we'll dive into the past and the legacy of the man with all the answers.
When soul legend, Al Green used his heavenly voice to belt out his soulful hit "Let's Stay Together" in 1972, he managed to create one of the most crowd-pleasing tracks all time. Literally, everybody loves this song. So, let's see how Al Green finally found his groove on this track and cemented his status as one of the greatest musical legends of all time.
Wondering what's happening with the second Avatar movie? You're not the only one. The first film was released back in 2009, receiving huge acclaim for it's ambitious special affects. But now we're over a decade on and ever-antsy to find out what happens next for Jake Sully and Neytiri. Director James Cameron's been busy behind the scenes for this challenging project, and we dont doubt it's been keeping his hands full. We're giving you the low-down on what's going on with the sequel.
When you're a seasoned Hollywood star like Harrison Ford, it's safe to say that every aspect of your life has been obsessively documented and captured by the media. So, just when we thought we knew everything about the Hollywood icon and his meteoric rise to fame, we've stumbled on some rare footage that challenged everything. In this rare clip from the '80s, Harrison talked about the time he was once a roadie for the Doors, and we're still trying to wrap our heads around it all.
We've seen their faces on the big screen and on the red carpet but have you seen your favorite vintage icons behind the scenes? It is a little glimpse into the real-life world of Hollywood, not just the glitter and glam. From camera crews to quick meals and cigarette breaks in between scenes, we see what life on set is really like.
Award-winning Netflix series The Crown has had us on the edge of our seats lately. From scandalous romances to stunning set designs, they've managed to bring Britain's rich royal history back to life. And it's in no small part due to their best efforts to replicate the people, costumes, and sets as faithfully as possible. Take a look and see how much of the show was true to real to life. You might find yourself surprised at just how painstakingly accurate they were.
Broadway has long been one of the most talked-about and sought after experiences that New York City has to offer. And while seeing the performers on stage is a captivating experience in itself, there is something particularly special about seeing them behind the scenes as they prepare to take the stage. See what the famed and historic Broadway theatres look like behind the curtain and get an exclusive sneak peek at what it's like to be in the dressing room of a Broadway star.
Thank goodness for Netflix, where we're able to watch a multitude of films and TV shows back to back. And these days, they're more and more prolific in generating stuff that's hard to stop watching. Take for example these few shows that have gotten people talking for all the wrong reasons. Some shows are being flouted as cringy while others are under fire for being fast and loose with facts. Check out if you've seen the most talked-about TV during the lockdown.
In 1976, Farrah Fawcett landed her dream role as private detective Jill Munroe in the hit series Charlie's Angels. The show became a cultural phenomenon and it propelled her to instant stardom. Before she knew it, Farrah reached dizzy heights of popularity and became the pin-up girl of the 70s. Farrah then shocked everyone with the bombshell that she was suddenly quitting the show. So let's delve into the reasons and factors that contributed to her decision to quit.
Can you remember what flying was like before there were full-body security scanners and in-flight entertainment on your personal little screen? This vintage photo series shows what life was really like onboard. All we can say for sure is that flying in the Golden Age was very, very different from what we see today.
When Seinfeld first aired in the late 1980s, the iconic "show about nothing" was crowned as one of the most successful TV sitcoms of all time. The show was co-created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfield, and was filled with awkward social situations, faux pas and cringe-worthy moments. It later emerged that this was one of the reasons that Seinfeld almost didn't happen at all. So let's go back to the beginning.
We all know Queen Elizabeth II, probably because it feels like she has been around forever, and feels like she will outlive us all. What we didn't know is that she owns some of the most bizarre things. Some of them seem logical, some are pretty extraordinary, so how about we just run through them all. We'll start off with the fact that she currently holds four Guinness World Records. If we really think about it, that seems about right considering she became queen when she was 25.
Quentin Tarantino is one of the best movie makers of our time. In fact, some people even dare to say that he's the best movie maker to have ever walked the Earth. Regardless of how you feel about his status, one thing is crystal clear: he's a major superstar, and he changed the film industry forever. But, as it turns out, in a weird twist of fate, he might not have made it anywhere if it wasn't for a brief appearance on Golden Girls in 1988.
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.