The loveable faces behind our favorite commercials were so much more than just TV extras. They became household names and an important part of our daily TV viewing. We welcomed them into our living rooms and they became part of our TV family. Of course, we didn't really know them, or what they did after the commercials. And they didn't know us. So we've ransacked the TV archives to uncover who these TV personalities really are and more about their intriguing lives.
Brooke Shields was one of the most recognizable young movie stars of the early 1980s. Not only is she known for her signature brows but for her wholesome image. Shields rose to fame in many controversial ways; starring in a handful of risque movies all while maintaining her innocence. Her rise to fame led to her landing a modeling gig with one of the most controversial ad campaigns of the century.
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.
If we think back to Christmas time from our childhood, we are sure to feel a sense of warm nostalgia from memories gone by and history in the making. In honor of this sentiment, we take a step back into time to remember what Christmas was all about through the years. Remember these important moments that helped shape our holiday cheer and use it as inspiration to embrace the holiday merriment that's to come.
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!
The season to be merry is just around the corner. And there's nothing more magical than watching other people get into the holiday spirit. From ugly sweater parties to glammed-up festive fun, these celebs are unapologetically proud of their seasonal escapades. Some showed us all how the holidays are done. Others went into seasonal overdrive. So, take a sleigh ride with us through the most extravagant, adorable, cheeky and hilarious celeb-filled festivities.
Fashion lovers, listen up! We're paying the original trendsetter a visit. Over the years, social media has emphasized the importance of Princess Diana's street style, and how the monarch not only is known as a great humanitarian, but quite the style icon too. Sit back, and enjoy this collection of some of the most iconic Lady Di fashion looks to date.
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.
Welcome to the incredibly wild and captivating world of Tippi Degré; the little French girl who was raised in the rolling plains of the African Savanna. As you can see, Tippi is just as comfortable riding an ostrich as she is chilling with a five-ton elephant named Abu. Naturally, she also considers Abu her big brother. And her best friend is a leopard. Just like in the Jungle Book, Tippi Degré has often been labeled the real-life Mowgli. Now she is older, she wrote a book about her life. So let's delve into her unique, magical, and magnificent story.
Tis the season to make a list, check it twice, and send holiday cards to all your friends and family. When it comes to bringing good tidings in annual card form, stars are just like us. Some celebs give us a peek into their cozy family life while others are waiting to show off the glitz and glam and we're obsessed with them all. Take a look at some of the most joyous holiday cards we've seen from celebrities over the years.
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.
Annie Leibovitz is considered one of America's best celebrity portrait photographers and has become just as famous as the people she shoots. She has had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest celebrities and most important people in the world. Starting her career at Rolling Stone Magazine, she is constantly creating new and unforgettable artistic images for Vanity Fair, Vogue. Behind every image, Leibovitz has fascinating stories beyond just what her audience sees.
If you know anything about theater, it's likely you'll have heard William Shakespeare's name pop up once or twice in your life. While the majority of us celebrate this man's work, one man came up with a new theory, suggesting the playwright didn't write any of it himself! Introducing you all to James Wilmot's debatable "Anti-Stratfordian" theory.
In 2019, everyone wants to be an Instagram influencer. Well, everything we do is for the 'gram'. So the idea of quitting your job, and leveraging your social media account to jet-set around the world is the ultimate dream. That's why an ever-growing class of Insta-influencers has emerged. Luxury resorts are also exploiting this niche market too, and often invite these wanderlusts to breathtaking places for free, in exchange for social posts.
Every year the holidays are a time where joy is to be shared with those around us. With bright lights, ornaments, Santa and reindeer are just a few ways we show off being merry. Even though these gifts come once a year we know there will always be some surprises - or should we say fails, along the way. We'll explore some of the most hilarious holidays fails that will have you laughing out loud or cringing in amazement!
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.
When these two high school sweethearts, Adrian and Vicki, fell for each other in the 1970s, they thought they would live happily ever after. But life has a mysterious way of throwing a few curveballs. As Christmas approached, Vicki handed over her gift to Adrian, but dropped an unexpected bombshell. That day Adrian vowed never to open it, but kept it. After 47 years, Adrian decided to finally unwrap the gift. This lead to a mysterious journey into his past, that triggered an unexpected chain of events.
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!
At 15-years-old, Brooke Shields had already risen to stardom as a young actress and model. But, when she was recruited by designer Calvin Klein to appear in a series of overtly sexy print and television ads she exploded onto the scene. See how this "Pretty Baby" became one of the most iconic models of the 1980's.
In honor of the holidays quickly approaching, we take a moment to revisit those priceless moments from years gone by. Take a step down memory lane and under the tree of Christmas past with these vintage colorized photos. You never know, nostalgia might just get you in the spirit to start decorating early this year.
The Friends sitcom first aired on our screens a whopping 25 years ago, but that hasn't stopped any of us getting sucked into an old episode time and again! To pay tribute to the popular NBC show, Popular Everything is taking you through all of the famous faces you might have forgotten made a guest appearance on the series over the years.