Michael Jackson wanted to do a Harry Potter musical. J.K. Rowling said no.
Help us out! I saw on ESPN this morning that LeBron James became the sixth reigning league MVP in the four major sports to leave for another team after the season.
I grew up in New Jersey... exit 4, to be more precise. But it wasn't until I left home that I actually started to think about the original Jersey, off the coast of France.
Mangesh and I have a daily newsletter (well, Monday-Thursday). Many of our subscribers were kind enough to share yesterday's edition via email, or on Facebook and Twitter.
Nineteen-year-old Colton Harris-Moore was arrested in the Bahamas Sunday after a two-year run from the police.
Joan Ginther of Las Vegas has won over $1 million in the Texas Lottery 4 times.
Any Beatles fans in the house?
These fictitious automobile-related phrases are actually anagrams of song titles by the Beatles.
It takes a real passion for your work to descend into the deepest caves of the world. James M. Tabor not only has the passion, but he communicates it well to those of us here on top of the earth.
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest was held over Fourth of July weekend on Coney Island. This year, long-time title-holder Joey Chestnut consumed 54 hot dogs and buns, winning the competition.
Being a Secret Service agent isn't as action-packed as they make it seem in the movies.
Soap operas, "soaps" or "my stories," as many a grandmother has called them, are dramas presented in a serial format on daytime television or radio.
Have you seen The Price is Right? I watch it at the gym, during the day, because I don't need to hear the sound to figure out what's going on.
As Will mentioned earlier this month, we're hitting the road this fall to spread the word about our latest book and new game.
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The melodic tones of the vuvuzelas have faded, marking the end of yet another exciting World Cup tournament.
We've all heard that well-traveled anecdote about how nearly all U.S. dollar bills contain trace amounts of cocaine. Or urine. Or botulism.
The year Merv Griffin was born.
The year Merv Griffin's wife Julann came up with the idea for a game show where the contestant gets the answer instead of the question.