05:56 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 09/12/2014 12:15PM
Author A.J. Jacobs is out to trace his family tree and track down distant relatives – and map out how we're all related somehow.
Originally posted 06/16/2014 04:30PM
Look for Malia Obama's name in future film and TV credits.
Originally posted 05/28/2014 04:05PM
Quick, hide your Reese's Pieces!
Today we know E.T. as Steven Spielberg's lovable alien with a penchant for ladies' clothes, but his story could've been far different. According to Uproxx, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial started as a horror movie.
Originally posted 05/23/2014 08:15AM
We named the dog Indiana.
The third installment of Steven Spielberg's classic Indiana Jones series, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, was released May 24, 1989. The film introduced fans to Indy's cantankerous professor father, showed us the origin story of Jones's hat, and most important, taught a whole generation the importance of having one's ticket readily available when traveling by zeppelin.
Join us as we relive some of the film's most iconic moments (in GIF form, natch), paired with trivia sure to impress guests at your next Indiana Jones viewing party.
What, you guys don't have Indiana Jones viewing parties?
Originally posted 05/08/2014 08:20PM
Is it motherhood? Her upcoming wedding?
Originally posted 04/23/2014 04:25PM
And neither does Steven Spielberg.
While talk of a sequel to the iconic 1985 film has been heard before, original Goonies director Richard Donner recently doled out a few interesting details, notably that Steven Spielberg apparently came up with the sequel's plot.
Originally posted 04/07/2014 09:00AM
Halle Berry is coming to a TV near you – and she can't wait.
Originally posted 10/18/2013 01:30PM
Kumar Pallana, an Indian character actor with small parts in movies such as The Terminal and The Royal Tennenbaums, died suddenly Oct. 10 at the home he shared with his son in Oakland, Calif. He was 94.
"He lived life to the fullest," said his daughter Sandhya Pallana of Dallas, who confirmed the death to the Associated Press. "It was really wonderful how well he was received and how well he was liked and that people appreciated his unique and creative style."
Pallana was a yoga instructor living in Dallas in the mid-1990s when he met Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, who were working on their breakout movie Bottle Rocket, the Los Angeles Times reported. They cast Pallana as a bumbling safe cracker.
His thick accent and diminutive stature combined to help him steal scenes and earned him parts in more films, including three more directed by Anderson and one by Steven Spielberg.
Originally posted 10/05/2013 01:15PM
George Clooney strikes again!
Hollywood's reigning prankster did not disappoint Thursday when he snuck up behind Steven Spielberg, Jerry Seinfeld and Seinfeld's wife, Jessica, for a funny photobomb at the USC Shoah Foundation gala at New York City's American Museum of Natural History.
Clooney, 52, peeks above the clueless trio, raising his hand and eyebrows in mock alarm.
Originally posted 10/05/2013 06:30AM
Halle Berry isn't only expecting a baby with new husband Olivier Martinez at any moment now, but CBS says the Oscar winner will star in a serialized drama coming to the network next summer.
Berry, 47, will headline Extant, a 13-episode thriller. Berry will play an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that change the course of history.
The series is being made in partnership with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, which made last summer's surprise hit for CBS, Under the Dome.
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