Here’s How Much ‘Looking For Alaska’ Matches Up With Author John Green’s Real Life

Author John Green’s first and most intimate novel to date, Looking For Alaska, is not technically a true story, but it does draw heavily from his own high school experiences. Protagonist Miles "Pudge" Halter is a rough stand-in for a young Green, while Miles’ friends Chip "The Colonel" Martin, Takumi Hikohito, and the titular Alaska […]

How Did Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston Become the Close Friends They Are Today?

It’s always fun to hear about long lasting celebrity friendships in Hollywood. One of those being Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston‘s. The two actress have been friends for the past two-decades and their relationship continues to get stronger with each passing year. Although they’ve been friends for a while now, many of us can’t help […]

How Much Was Vito Spatafore Like 'Sopranos' Star Joe Gannascoli in Real Life?

While working on The Sopranos, the late James Gandolfini grew weary of how David Chase and his screenwriting team used details from actors’ lives for the characters on the show. Gandolfini began calling them “vampires” and wondered aloud whose blood they planned to suck next. In the case of Tony Sirico, the writers took quite […]

How ‘The Masked Singer’ Team Designed The Show’s Strangest, Most Elaborate Costumes Yet

It’s hard to imagine topping T-Pain dressed as a giant, blue, furry monster, but The Masked Singer Season 2 costumes are even stranger and more elaborate than the first time around. That’s impressive considering the design team had even less time to craft them than they did in Season 1, for which they were given […]

How The Ending Of The ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Undermines The Message Of The Show

Spoilers ahead. Towards the end of the Downton Abbey movie, Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) considers selling Downton and moving into a smaller home with her family. She and her chauffeur-turned-brother-and-law Tom Branson (Allen Leech) run the estate now, and weigh the idea that, perhaps, it’s just too big and not worth dealing with anymore. Plus, […]

How Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ used music to terrify audiences

As horror flicks go, this one starts slowly: Woman steals money, checks into motel, steps into shower. Cue violins — and let the slashing begin! It’s hard to imagine Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” without Bernard Herrmann’s hair-raising score. The American Film Institute agreed, rating it fourth (behind “Star Wars,” “Gone With the Wind” and “Lawrence of […]