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"A Christmas Story" Star Reveals How Much He Makes In Royalties

A Christmas Story is arguably one of the best Christmas movies of all time. There's a reason TBS plays a 24-hour marathon of the film every year! It's now been 24 years since its release, and the stars of A Christmas Story are definitely growing up. That includes Zack Ward, who played bully Scut Farkus. FanPopThe Canadian actor, now 47 years old, says people still recognize him from his glory days. CBC“So many people come up to me and are like, ‘You got your ass kicked by Ralphie,’ and it makes them so happy,” he said. “I think they’

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The Lionel Richie Love Triangle That Literally Got Him "Drop-Kicked"

The arrest of Brenda Harvey-Richie was a big scandal in the '80s, and to this day there are still questions surrounding it. The now ex-wife of the iconic Lionel Richie was definitely arrested, but it's the why that got people talking.MirrorTheir RelationshipIn 1975, Lionel married his highschool sweetheart, Brenda Harvey. The couple were the epitome of true love, and people thought they would last a lifetime. Together, the couple adopted their first child, Nicole. Nicole's biological parents were unable to provide for her, so when she was three years old, they agreed to let her move in with the

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10 Foods From Our Childhood We're Surprised Haven't Been Banned By Now

Growing up, we were exposed to a lot of foods we probably shouldn't have been. We didn't necessarily have any of this "all natural organic free range sung to sleep by angels" food that people eat now. We ate what was given to us and didn't worry about the consequences. That being said, there were some pretty questionable foods from back then that are still eaten today, and we're not quite sure why. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying these foods should go away, I'm just saying I'm surprised they haven't. 1. SPAMEaterAs a general rule of thumbs, I

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10 Things About NKOTB That Are Definitely The Right Stuff

Since the late '80s, New Kids On The Block have been keeping us entertained with their slick dance moves and their even slicker hairstyles. When they disbanded in 1994, it was a dark time for us all. Thankfully, they've reunited multiple times since then so we can get our fix of "Step by Step" year after year. BillboardBut even though it feels like we know all about NKOTB, there are some things that will surprise even the biggest fan. 1. What's in a name?GlamourHave you ever seen the movie The Lost Boys? Well then you've heard the original name

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Tupac's Murder Weapon Was Found, But No One Knows Where It Is

On September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was murdered. The 25-year-old rapper was fatally shot during a drive-by in Las Vegas. Shakur was struck four times with .40 caliber rounds fired from a Glock. Sun UKShakur was in a car with Suge Knight, when they were stopped by Las Vegas police officers for playing their stereo too loud at 11:05 p.m. They were released a few minutes later without being cited, and just 10 minutes later, a four-door white Cadillac pulled up next to Knight and Shakur, rolled down a window, and opened fire. Las Vegas 360Tupac Shakur's death

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10 Toys From Our Childhood We're Still Trying To Figure Out

Our generations had the best toys growing up, and I won't entertain any other opinions. Sure, we may not have had drones (or whatever the hell youths are playing with these days), but we had some amazing toys. Some of them were SO cool, we didn't even know how they worked (and frankly, still don't). 1. Water SnakesMashableOkay, in fairness, it's not the how that makes these ones confusing...it's the why. WHY did we have so much fun playing with bags filled with water? I want to know the science behind this, and I will not continue anything else

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How One Game Show Basically Tried To Kill Its Contestants

I get it, okay? We all love money. Money is great. Money buys pretty, pretty things. But how far would you REALLY go for $100,000? Would you risk your life to win some cash and be on TV?Fox network thought you would, so they created an insanely dangerous game show called The Chamber. Not surprisingly, the show only lasted THREE EPISODES before getting the axe. But it's still fun to look back on and see how ridiculous the challenges were. Mental FlossThe PremiseContestants who wanted to submit themselves to outrageous torture in return for cash. The person playing

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9 Facts About Kenan And Kel You'll Love More Than Orange Soda

Kenan and Kel were the best comedy duo of the 90s, and it's not even close. Their show ran for a whopping 65 episodes, which for a show in the 90s is a decent stint. The friends shot to fame with the movie Good Burger, which is still quoted today. Though we watched Kenan and Kel grow up on screen, and continue to watch Kenan on Saturday Night Live, there are still some things you may not know about your fave 90s friends. 1. Californ-I-A Slash FilmThe first two seasons of Kenan & Kel were filmed in Florida at Universal Studios.

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8 Facts About The Grinch You Won't Hate, Double Hate, Or Loathe Entirely

When How The Grinch Stole Christmas first came out, I think it's fair to say we were all really skeptical. The cartoon version was such a classic, and remakes almost never turn out well. But, to our delight, The Grinch instantly became a classic. 17 years later, it's still one of the best Christmas movies ever made. Even though you probably know the film line-by-line, did you know these things about it?1. Different LookDr. SeussThe original Grinch was black and white with pink eyes. In the first animated version of the story, animator and director Chuck Jones decided to

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The Truth About The "Trial Of The Century" That Hollywood Gets Wrong

In one of the biggest scandals of the '90s, O.J. Simpson went from hero, to zero, somehow back up to hero, all while being on trial for a double murder. L.A. TimesNow, the scandal wasn’t really the murder (even though that’s a big deal), but moreso the fact that Simpson walked away a free man, despite damning evidence against him.Simpson started out as a football player, setting NCAA and NFL records with ease, and doing his best to inspire black youth across the country.Bleacher Report"I'm going to take the challenge of helping black