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Famous Women from The Past- Where Are They Now

Liz L




Women have made major contributions in the entertainment scene. They have paved the way for the entertainment sector as it is now. Do you ever wonder how your favorite famous women are doing? The following are some of them.

Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson is an American actress, producer, and director. She became famous for her roles in the series Charlie’s Angels and Scarecrow and Mrs. King. She was nominated for the Emmy Award three times and the Golden Globe Award four times. She featured in the TV film A Daughter’s Conviction in 2006 and Criminal Minds in 2007.


Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster received two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She began her career with an appearance in a TV advertisement in 1965 when she was only three. She later appeared in films especially for Disney. She became a teenage star and later on an adult actress. She now focuses on directing and acts a few roles. She directed the film Money Monster which was released in 2016.


Bo Derek

Bo Derek is a film and television actress. She became famous for her role in the film 10. She was one of the most famous sex symbols of the 1980s. Her husband, John Derek, introduced her to the industry and directed most of her roles in films including the Ape Man ad Tarzan. She is still an actress and recently features in the TV movie The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time.

Pam Grier

Pam Grier was a popular movie star in the 70s. She played bold characters in the films such as The Big Bird Cage Sheba, and Coffy. She received a Golden Globe Award as Best Actress for her role in the film Jackie Brown. She featured in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare video game. She recently featured in the TV show This Is US.


Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry is an American model, actress, singer, and songwriter. She was popular as the lead singer for the band Blondie. Her recordings with the band often topped the charts in the United States and the UK. She has acted in more than 60 films and TV programs. In 2017, she recorded an Amazon live event and in 2018, she was featured in Soul Train by Just Loud.

Beverly Johnson

Beverly Johnson was an American supermodel in the 1980s and 90s. She is also a businesswoman, actress, and singer. She was the first African American model to feature on the cover of Vogue in 1974. In 2008, the New York times named her one of the most influential people in fashion in the 20th century. In 2010, she featured in Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns and in 2012, she featured in Beverly’s Full House. In 2015, her memoir ‘The Face That Changed It All’ was released.

Dianne West

Dianne West is an America actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the films Bullets over Broadway and Hannah and Her Sisters. Diane West’s acting career is still active. In 2010, she featured in the film Rabbit Hole and in 2015, she featured in the Sisters. She currently features in the CBS comedy Life In Pieces.

Maureen McCormick

McCormick featured in the 1970s show ‘The Brady Bunch.’ She was also a model and she started to win pageant shows at a young age. She appeared on commercials for various products. She played guest roles in TV shows before her big break. In the last decade, McCormick has dedicated her time to sharing her struggles as an actress. She has featured in the shows Dancing With the Stars and Celebrity Fit Club.


Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, is an American singer and actress. She was popularly called the Goddess of pop. She dropped out of school at age 16, took acting classes and began her career in Hollywood. She featured in the films Good Times, Chastity, and more. Her tours include Che r in Concert, Do You Believe, and Dressed to Kill Tour. Her most recent tour is the Here we Go Again Tour.

Olivia Newton John

Olivia is popularly known as Sandy. She featured in a Few Best Men and Sordid Lives: The Series. She is an English-Australian actress, entrepreneur, activist, singer, and songwriter. She won the Grammy Awards four times. Olivia is still goes on tours. In 2015, she was a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. She had breast cancer and in 2017, it metastasized to her lower back.


Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger is an actress, singer, and former fashion model. She had a successful modeling career in the 70s and she used the opportunity to get into acting. She starred in many TV films and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film L.A Confidential. Her most recent role was in the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey in 2017.

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher was an actress, writer, and comedian. She started her career in 1975 when she featured in the movie ‘The Shampoo.’ She played Princess Leila in Star Wars. Her movie roles made her an international star. She died in December 2016.

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch was a sex idol in the 1960s. She had a brief role in the film One Million Years but it earned her immense popularity. She featured in many films but she is more popular as a sex symbol than an actress. According to Playboy Magazine, she was the most desired woman in the 70s. In 2007, she became the face of MAC cosmetics. In 2008, she was the spokeswoman for Foster Grant’s reading glasses campaign.

Faye Dunaway

The actress started her career in the 1960s. She became popular after featuring in the film Bonnie and Clyde in 1967. She received an Oscar nomination for her role. She featured in more films including The Towering Inferno and Network. She is now starring in the Amazon series Hand of God and is expected to feature in Bye Bye Man!

Rene Russo

Rene Russo was a popular fashion model. She appeared on the covers of magazines such as Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She started acting in the 80s and featured in Major League, Outbreak, and other films. In 2005, she played a role in Yours, Mine, and Ours. In 2011, she features in Nightcrawler. She is still an actress and recently featured in The Intern.


Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour was born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg. She got her name in reference to King Henry VIII’s third wife. Seymour became a sex symbol in the 70s after her role in Live and Let Die in 1973. She also featured in East of Eden, La Revolution Francaise, and more. In 2016, she starred in The Vortex and in 2018, she posed for Playboy.

Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll is an actress. She was one of the first African American women to feature in films in the 60s. She featured in the series Julia and later on started the Diahann Carroll show. She is still an actress and she featured in Grey’s Anatomy and White Collar.

Talia Shire

Talia Shire is most popular for her role in the films The Godfather and Rocky Series. She received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress among other nominations. In 2002, she appeared in the film Kiss the Bride and in 2004, she appeared in Homo Erectus and I Heart Huckabees. She featured in Dreamland in 2016.

Vanessa Williams

In 1983, Vanessa Williams made history as the first African American woman to win the Miss America crown. She was later asked to resign from the position after nude photographs she shot years prior were published without her consent. Not one to be held down, Williams persisted in pursuing a film and music career and released several top-performing singles through the late 1980s and 1990s. From 2006-10, she appeared as Wilhelmina Slater in the television show “Ugly Betty” and played a recurring character in “Desperate Housewives.” Williams still performs regularly, particularly for holiday concerts, and maintains an active presence on social media.

Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Somers’ career took off in the 1970s as one of three roommates in the ABC sitcom “Three’s Company,” but many will remember her as the spokesperson for the Thighmaster exercise aid in a series of infomercials in the early 1990s. In 2015, Somers participated on “Dancing with the Stars.” Somers routinely posts about health and fitness on her Instagram account and has been at the center of several controversies related to discussions of her use of bioidentical hormone therapy and alternative cancer treatments.

Denise Austin

Denise Austin’s career in aerobics started with an early interest in gymnastics that led to a scholarship offer from the University of Arizona. Austin is the face of aerobics for many due to her long-running “Getting Fit with Denise Austin” program on ESPN and subsequent daily aerobics shows on Lifetime Television. Austin continues to promote daily exercise through social media and her Denise Austin website.

Anjelica Huston

The daughter of director John Huston and granddaughter of actor Walter Huston, Anjelica Huston started acting in small roles in her father’s films in the 1960s. She spent several years as a successful model in the 1970s before taking a studious approach to acting in the 1980s. She appeared in numerous successful films including the television miniseries “Lonesome Dove.” In the early 1990s, she struck a chord as the matriarch in “The Addams Family” and “Addams Family Values” and as the evil stepmother in “Ever After.” Huston’s memoirs were published in 2013 and 2014, and the actress remains active with roles in three 2019 films.

Diane Lane

Diane Lane’s film career started as a teen actress in the 1979 film “A Little Romance.” She received a great deal of acclaim and industry recognition for her work in “Unfaithful” in 2002 which was followed by the successful “Under the Tuscan Sun.” Lane still works in films with a 2019 appearance as a love interest for Matthew McConaughey in the film “Serenity.” She is slated to appear in an upcoming FX series and performs on Broadway.

Margot Kidder

Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve’s “Superman” in the 1978 film and subsequent releases, Margot Kidder’s career was often halted by mental health problems and later, physical health problems. Kidder died in May 2018 at her home in Montana. Her death was ruled a suicide by alcohol and drug overdose.

Sigourney Weaver

For a generation of fans, Sigourney Weaver will always be Ripley from the “Alien” films, but a new generation also recognizes her for her role as Dr. Grace Augustine in the “Avatar” movies. Weaver will appear as the character in four new “Avatar” films and routinely appears in other projects.

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields roles in “Pretty Baby” and “The Blue Lagoon” led to controversy in the 1970s and her appearances in Calvin Klein jean ads made her a sex symbol of the 1980s. In the 1990s, Shields led a successful sitcom, “Suddenly Susan,” and gained new notoriety due to her honest exploration of postpartum depression. She still appears regularly in television productions and most recently appeared in several episodes of “Jane the Virgin.”

Andie MacDowell

Perhaps best known for her turns in “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Groundhog Day,” MacDowell has held leading roles in multiple TV shows in recent years, including “Jane by Design” and the Hallmark production “Cedar Cove.” Her next big project is a “Four Weddings and a Funeral” television production.

Sissy Spacek

Sissy Spacek catapulted to stardom in the lead role of “Carrie” in a 1976 film adaptation of the Stephen King book focused on a teen with telekinetic powers. A few years later, she appeared in the award-winning Loretta Lynn biopic “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and has stayed active through the past four decades. She most recently appeared in television shows “Homecoming” and “Castle Rock” in 2018.

Debra Winger

Debra Winger’s rode to stardom on a mechanical bull in the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy” and received an Academy Award nomination for her turn in the 1982 film “An Officer and a Gentleman” and a second nomination for “Terms of Endearment” in 1984. Winger appeared on “The Ranch” from 2016-2018.

Molly Ringwald

The popularity leader of the brat pack despite her depictions in the films of the era, Molly Ringwald remains a fixture in pop culture. In recent years, she has achieved notoriety as a writer of op-eds regarding her earlier career and other cultural issues. Ringwald currently appears on “Riverdale” on the CW.

Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith is a noted fitness enthusiast and aerobics instructor with dozens of videos to her credit ranging from pregnancy fitness to kickboxing to Pilates. In recent years, Smith partnered with BeachBody to produce a series of exercise videos and still promotes and health and fitness content and concepts on her website and social media.

Shelley Long

Half of one of history’s most dynamic sparring match TV relationships, Shelley Long hit it big with her role as Diane Chambers on “Cheers.” Her stints on the show and combative relationship with Cheers owner Sam Malone persisted for several seasons before Long left to pursue other career opportunities. However, she returned for one of the more memorable season finales of modern television. Long continues to appear in various television shows.


Kathleen Turner

Known for her role in “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Kathleen Turner has also appeared in several comedic roles, including an Ingrid Bergman knockoff in the Neil Simon production “The Cheap Detective.” Turner most recently appeared in a speaking role in a Metropolitan Opera production.


Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine’s career launched with dramatic roles in classic films like “The Apartment” in the 1960s, but she was reintroduced to a new generation of fans in instant hits like “Steel Magnolias” in 1989. She later became known for her interest in New Age practices and techniques. MacLaine remains active in film with a 2018 appearance as grandmother in the live action “The Little Mermaid.” As of April 2019, she has three films in post-production.

Cheryl Ladd

Cheryl Ladd became a second generation angel on the 1970s television hit “Charlie’s Angels” following the departure of Farah Fawcett. Ladd’s most recent appearances have been in made-for-television movies, such as the 2018 film “The Christmas Contract.”

Sondra Locke

Sondra Locke was noted for her many roles in Clint Eastwood films in the 1980s. She was in a relationship with the actor/director at the time, and her career stalled with the demise of their partnership. Locke said she was effectively blackballed as she pursued acting and director roles independently. She died in November 2018.


Eight Year Old Makes Shocking Discovery During Snow Day

Sarrah M



During the first snowfall of the season, kids are especially excited to go outside and play in the snow. During the first snowfall in October, an eight year old made a shocking discovery when he went outside of her home to play.

Snow in mid October in Trondheim, Norway, is not an unusual occurrence. In fact, it snows quite a bit there and since the first snow had fallen, children started going outside to begin the tradition of building snowmen and partaking in snowball fights.

After a day of playing in the snow with his friends, an eight year old was headed home. It was cold and he was trying to warm up his hands that were wet from playing in the snow all day long. When he walked by the local football field, he saw something sticking out of the snow. It turned out to be a local girl named Silje Redergard, who was five years old. She was half covered by the snow and mostly naked.

The boy recognizing the girl and ran to tell her parents what he had discovered. They didn’t believe him, but followed him back to the scene. The police had now cordoned off the area and no one could get through in order to see what was happening. Due to the state of the young girl, her parents were then driven to the police station for questioning. Police had to rule them out as suspects since suspicion in a case like this usually will fall on close family members.

The parents were ruled out as suspects, but who committed the crime? The parents could not get the image out of their head. The mother, Breathe, had heard that a neighbor had tried to resuscitate the little girl before the police had arrived. She went over to thank her for trying to save her daughter. In a shocking twist of fate, it turns out Breathe was actually about to meet her daughter’s killer.

The woman who tried to save Silje had done so because she said it was her young son that had killed her. The young boy said that he had thought Silje was sleeping and had jumped on her. He had also removed her clothes because he thought she was sleeping.

The police later revealed that Silje had gone out to play with two local boys that she had played with before. Even though the children had all played together before, something happened with the boys and they kicked, punched and threw stones at Silje where she was then left to freeze in the snow. The boys were too young to prosecute and no one has been able to figure out what lead the boys to start beating Silje in the first place. They believe the attack escalated by them beating her until she stopped crying. Some believe the boys were imitating the show Power Rangers when they began attacking. Despite her grief for losing her daughter Breathe does feel bad for the boys, since they were just young kids.

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7 Of The Most Restricted Places On Earth

Danielle S



Life is so open these days that you can barely contemplate the notion of privacy. There was, however, once a time when you could enjoy a day, or even a week, without the neighbors knowing what you had to eat or drink. While most establishments and communities are becoming more transparent by the day, these seven areas are steadily holding to the notion that less information and exposure is more in this world.

1. Club 33
This secret spot was originally a restaurant in Disneyland. Now, it serves as the ultimate hotspot reserved only for the significant people in the world. One hundred people allegedly applied for membership to the exclusive club but not before showing proof that they had $25,000 in the bank to pay for an association.

2. Vatican Secret Archives
Italy has many beautiful spots and the Vatican Secret Archives is undoubtedly one incredible place to visit. The problem is that few, if any, will ever get to see the extensive collection of publications since the Pope has to give his stamp of approval for every person who wants to stop by for a tour. You can only view books and articles older than 75 years old, but it would still make for a great trip.

3. Mezhgorye
This town in Bashkortostan only has 17,000 residents and doesn’t invite visitors to tour its region often. Secretive Russian companies have serious business in Mezhgorye, which is why the federal government strictly monitors who comes in and leaves.

4. Snake Island
Brazil is such a beautiful place, but not every part of the quarters is accessible to the general public. Snake Island is off limits to human beings due to the island being inhabited by the world’s deadliest snakes. Defy these orders, and you could die.

5. Area 51
Area 51 is quite possibly one of the most controversial places in the United States. The space is officially regarded as a military installation post, but several theorists have thought the spot to be the breeding ground for UFOs and other out-of-this-world phenomena.

6. HavenCo
Sealand is not officially recognized as its own nation, but it kind of is a territory to itself. HavenCo is just off the coast of Suffolk, England, and allegedly holds some of the world’s most pertinent data. You kind of need to be invited to the getaway to see all of its wonders. It wouldn’t be wise to hold your breath waiting for an invite, though.

7. Bahnhof
Bahnhof is also recognized as Wikileaks, Sweden. You know, Wikileaks, which led to a serious uproar from which the world has yet to recover. The good news is that this spot is located in the white mountain of the country, which is beautiful to no end. The scary news is that Wikileaks is surrounded by armor that makes its capable of withstanding a nuclear attack. Would you want to work in an institution as such?

It would be great to visit any one of these places but don’t count on a ticket to view any of these spectacular spots.

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The Food Gordon Ramsey Won’t Eat Ever

Amanda J



Gordon Ramsey is a famous chef that many people have seen on TV. He is known for critiquing food and restaurants, but he really does know what he is talking about when it comes to food even though he is mostly always shouting. Off camera he is actually easy going and has a much better temperament with great taste in food. He has plenty of food and cooking tutorials that can help turn bland food into something decent, and can make even the worst chefs serve something that can be edible. With all his food experience when he says he doesn’t like something, it might be worth paying attention. So what does Gordon Ramsey refuse to eat?

Even though it seems like he is not afraid to eat anything, since he is always trying new foods on TV, it’s actually airplane food that he refuses to eat. The reason? Well, it may surprise you. He says that since he worked for airlines for 10 years he knows what happens with the food, where it has been and how long its been cooked before it’s been on board the plane. Since he knows so much about the food, he refuses to eat on the planes. While it’s not a specific type of food, no matter what it is, if it is served on a plane, he isn’t interested in it and who can blame him? Airplane food is known to be gross to many travelers worldwide.

This doesn’t mean that he goes hungry with all the travel that he is bound to do. He actually has his own restaurant named Plane Food that he will eat at when he is at Heathrow Airport in London. Anytime he is not at Heathrow, he will grab something light and his go-to food sounds absolutely delicious.

His go-to is usually some kind of Italian meats that he will pair with a fruit, usually apples or pears, and some Parmesan cheese. He enjoys that with a small glass of red wine. It sounds like Gordon Ramsey knows exactly what everyone should be eating at airports.

Besides his go-to airport food, what else does Ramsey like to enjoy with his refined palette? Ramsey has said in the past that he likes a good burger and breakfast is really important. He also has a sweet tooth.

Ramsey wasn’t always interested in cooking. He was a football player in Europe but, after an injury when he was 19, he decided to focus on a culinary education.

In addition to his restaurant in Heathrow Airport, Ramsey has a number of restaurants that are open throughout London. Other restaurants in Europe are in Italy and France. Resturants in North America include Boxwood Café in West Hollywood, Maze in New York City and a number of restaurants in Las Vegas. Ramsey is known for TV shows such as Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior and Kitchen Nightmares, and he stars in shows in both Great Britain and America.

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Scientists Are Reviewing Household Amazon Products, And We Can’t Stop Giggling

Sarrah M



Amazon is a great place for getting just about anything. But if you don’t read the reviews, you might not get what you pay for. If you’re one of those people who does this on every item that you’re thinking about purchasing, then you might want to hold on to your seat because you’re about to laugh so hard that you might not be able to compose yourself.

Scientists started reviewing products on Amazon, and you might be surprised what common household items can be used for. Who would have known that people who work in the sciences could have such great sense of humor?

We all know what paintbrushes are used for, but they might be good for people who work in neuroscience. This scientist says that these artist paintbrushes can be good for manipulating 20-micron sections of bird or fish brains in a cryostat of -20 degrees Celsius. No one would have guessed.

Vaseline is often used as a moisturizer for dry skin, but no one would have guessed that it can be mixed with skunk essence to lure black bears into a snare. According to this scientist, she only wished it would come in larger sizes because she wanted to order large amounts of it. Who would have known that such a common item had such a specialized use?

According to this scientist, colored nail polish is an essential item for any tropical first aid kit. You can use it to clear out baby maggots. Just apply it to the larvae and leave it there until it dies. After that, you can just pull it out of the area. According to

this scientist, it can be a great way to keep track of infestations throughout the season. That’s good to know in case I need to go trekking through the Amazon.

While colored nail polish can be great for people who need to do field work in a tropical hellhole, clear nail polish can be great for sealing coverslips on microscope slides. But this scientist warned people not to use the sparkly kind. Makes sense.

We all know that it’s called “superglue” for a reason. It can be used for anything from fixing a broken coffee mug to reattaching something from a sculpture or figurine, but no one would have thought that it can be used for attaching RFID tags and radio transmitters to bees. The only problem is that an angry bee can instantly attach to human skin. While it would no doubt be an unpleasant experience, you can’t stop laughing at this one.

According to this scientist, a gas-powered leaf blower/mulcher from Ryobi can make a great way to get insect samples from vegetation. He just sews some small mesh bags that he attaches with a rubber band to keep them from being chopped up. Who would have thought that a common garden appliance can be helpful for people who are involved in the study of insects?

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Family Dog Grabs Baby By Its Diaper, Then Mom Sees the Surprising Reason Why

Liz L




A young mother saw how her 17-month old little baby was grabbed and hurled by her dog and she was totally shocked. But after a closer examination, she made an incredible discovery of why the loyal dog did such act.

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