Thursday April 18, 2019

Archive for the ‘Interesting’ Category

Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t want to say famous line in ‘Titanic,’ says James Cameron

"Titanic" produced so many iconic scenes and lines, but there was one particularly memorable moment in the 1997 blockbuster that star Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t thrilled about. In a new interview with BBC’s "Movies That Made Me," James Cameron opens up about DiCaprio’s memorable “I’m the king of the world,” line, which the director went on to shout in cringing fashion at the 1998 Oscars.  More…

15 Shirley Temple facts you should know in honor of the late child star

Hollywood became dimmer on Feb. 10, 2014 when Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who brought joy to Americans during the Depression died at age 85. As a tot, Temple was the country’s top box office draw from 1935 until 1938, and beat out Clark Gable, Bing Crosby and Joan Crawford — just to name a few.  More…

Reba McEntire explains why she turned down iconic ‘Titanic’ role

Reba McEntire admitted she turned down the role of a lifetime. On Thursday’s “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” the 63-year-old revealed she was initially cast as the “unsinkable” Molly Brown in the 1995 blockbuster “Titanic” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. However, the country crooner had to turn down the epic romantic drama due to scheduling conflicts.  More…

Frozen cat found buried in snow thawed by animal clinic

This feline may have just wasted one of her nine lives. A Montana cat named Fluffy was found frozen and buried in snow by her owners this week — and brought back to life by a team of veterinarians. “Amazing success and survival story from this week,” wrote Montana’s Animal Clinic of Kalispell.  More…

Jet stream helps flight reach 801 mph due to jet stream

A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London reached the ground speed of 801 mph with the help of strong winds, according to reports. The blistering speed was reached while at 35,000 feet above Pennsylvania. The Boeing 787 twin-jet aircraft was given a boost by a furious jet stream, the high-altitude air current along which storms travel.  More…

How to anonymously collect lottery winnings in New York

The winners of the largest-ever New York Lottery jackpot have pulled off the even more historic feat of collecting their checks anonymously — by following the advice of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The group of 23 Long Island coworkers scored the Mega Millions’ eye-watering New Year’s Day jackpot of $437 million, lottery officials revealed.  More…

Unclaimed $1.5B jackpot could put hole in S. Carolina budget

The winner of a $1.537 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too. Economic officials estimated the winner would pay $61 million in state income taxes and put that money into the budget.  More…

The list of bogus ‘hate crimes’ in Trump era is long

In the wake of the arrest of actor Jussie Smollett, who was charged with staging his own racist and homophobic attack, here are just some of the other crimes that have been given prominent play by the media since the 2016 election — often accompanied by politicians decrying, “This is America today” — that turned out to be frauds:  More…

Is this 26-ingredient, $38 cocktail worth it?

It’s everything but the kitchen drink. The 90-proof A-Z Cocktail, now on offer at the Times Square W hotel’s Living Room Bar, is one powerful potion. It’s made of 26 different elements, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet (angostura bitters from Trinidad to start, Zoco pacharán liqueur from Spain to finish). Of the 26 ingredients, only three are nonalcoholic.  More…

Travis Kauffman explains how he killed a mountain lion with his bare hands

The Colorado man who survived a mountain lion attack while out for a run in the woods recalled thinking “this would be a crappy way to die” during his fight for survival with the animal.  More…

How the top detective in NYPD history became a pizza man

Ralph Friedman never expected to spend his golden years behind the counter of a slice joint. But if you drop into Bleecker Street Pizza on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll find the retired cop standing guard. Tattooed and muscular, Friedman, 70, is part night manager, part cashier, part keeper of the peace at the busy New York pizzeria.  More…

Tesla jacks up recharging prices for electric cars

Charging up your Tesla isn’t the bargain it used to be. Elon Musk’s company has hiked the price for juicing up its electric cars at one of its Supercharger stations by nearly 20 percent — further shrinking the savings it can offer versus gas-guzzling vehicles.  More…

John Stossel: Government shutdown lessons – We could take a chainsaw to so much of government

This government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media keep using the word “crisis.” During shutdowns, government tells “nonessential workers” not to come to work. But if they’re nonessential, then why do we pay 400,000 of them? Why do we still pay 100,000 American soldiers in Germany, Japan, Italy and England? Didn’t we win those wars?  More…

Stars turning to pot to survive hours in high heels

With Sunday’s Golden Globes fast approaching, the 2019 red carpet season is kicking into high gear — and for celebrities, that means hours of posing, schmoozing and delivering acceptance speeches in painful, perilously high heels.  More…

NYC’s best-paid baby sitter makes bank on New Year’s Eve

Lauren Friednash will ring in the New Year watching a sleeping toddler in Washington Heights — and cashing in big. The city’s best-paid babysitter charges a whopping $35 per hour on New Year’s Eve.  More…