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James Karen, Legendary Actor Known For 'Poltergeist' And So Much More, Dead At 94

You probably don't know his name, but you definitely know James Karen's face. The prolific character actor, best known for his role as the unscrupulous developer Mr. Teague in 1982's Poltergeist, passed away in his Los Angeles home on Tuesday at the age of 94.MGM/UA Entertainment Co.Over the course of his seven-decade career, Karen racked up over 200 acting credits across movies, television, and even video games. If you watch just about any of the most popular television shows from the 1970s, 80s, or 90s, you're guaranteed to see him pop up sooner or later. Born Jacob

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The Hair-Raising History Of How Trolls Became One Of The Longest-Lasting Toy Trends

I think we can all agree that looking back on our childhoods makes us reevaluate some of our obsessions. Did we need all of those Beanie Babies? Probably not. Did we need every POG available? Probably not. Was Tickle Me Elmo really worth the effort our parents put in? I guess not. But those things were just short little trends that passed by in a few short years. There was another toy, one that's even weirder than a game based on cardboard disks that managed to last for decades, and is making its comeback now: Trolls. Troll dolls seemed like

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Chevy Chase Bashes 'SNL' While Opening Up About His Bad Reputation

Chevy Chase is one of those iconic actors who had their hay day in the eighties, but since then, has seen a huge change in the way the public perceives them. While he was beloved for his Saturday Night Live classics and of course his time as the patriarch of the Griswald family, the actor no longer has the same clout that he used to. He had a brief attempt at a comeback, but if anything, he ended up making everything worse. But now he has spoken with The Washington Post about his career and his controversies, and it really

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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reunite For The 40th Anniversary Of 'Grease'

Watching Grease as a kid was basically like seeing the epitome of idyllic high school situations. The coolest guy in school falls in love with a girl who teaches him how to be a better person, while teaching her how to loosen up. It really defined high school movies forever, and has remained a classic ever since. It's hard to believe that it has been 40 years since the movie came out, but here we are. When Grease came out in 1978, I don't know that anyone expected it to become the mega-hit that it did. John Travolta is still

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John Travolta Re-Enacted His Iconic Dance From 'Grease' And It's Still Electrifyin'

John Travolta is one of those stars that manages to keep on shining after all of these years. His career has been a real roller coaster of amazing highs and almost hilarious lows, but through it all he remains an icon. Travolta has had a pretty busy couple of weeks. He's got a new movie coming out, but because it's also the 40th anniversary of Grease this year, he has been spotted out and about all over the world. Paramount PicturesHe was dancing at a 50 Cent concert, he was commenting on fan theories, and now he has gone onto

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Every '80s Kid Had One, But You Probably Don't Know The Story Behind Monchhichis

Toys were simpler when we were young. You didn't need to have something that had built-in Wi-Fi, or a built-in camera, or a giant hard drive, you just needed it to be cute. We had all kinds of stuffed animals to love. There were Care Bears, and Cabbage Patch Kids, and Puppy Surprises, but one toy managed to carry forward from the early 70s and make kids fall in love with it forever. Who else had a Monchhichi when they were young? Probably every single one of you, right? But where did they come from?The BeginningFlickrMonchhichi first came out

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7 Cartoon Moments That You Didn't Realize Were Actually Really Messed Up

Cartoons are pretty much a staple for every kid. We all had at least one that we were completely obsessed with, but more often than not, we watched dozens of different shows. The thing is, these cartoons aren't all as innocent as they may have seemed. There were a lot of moments or episodes that actually were a lot more scandalous than what kids our age should have been watching. I mean, technically we didn't notice or understand, but these cartoons found a way to add some really interesting or mature things into these cartoons, sometimes without even mentioning it.

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'Happy Days' Star Reveals Which Cast Member They Didn't Get Along With And It's Absolutely Heartbreaking

Happy Days was one of the most beloved shows on TV. It had 11 seasons, and each of them managed to relate to families all over the country. It was one of those shows that you could watch with your family, but was entertaining enough that you actually enjoyed it. It was set back in the 50s and 60s, even though the show was running in the 70s and 80s, but it gave it that nostalgic feeling we all loved. The show followed Richie Cunningham, his dad, Howard, his mom, Marion, and his sister, Joanie, as they navigated through the

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Your Favorite Toys Were Invented By Mistake And They Weren't Even Meant To Be Toys

We might like to think that all of our favorite toys were created with a lot of thought, care, and ingenuity, but often times they were complete accidents. Several of the classic toys we were obsessed with when we were growing up weren't originally created with the intention of becoming a kid's toy, but once they made the switch, they became more successful than they could have ever imagined. Here are the most iconic toys that you absolutely played with that had very different origins than what you'd expect: Silly PuttyIt's bouncy, stretchy, and all around fun, but where did

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15 Toys You Loved As A Kid But Then Completely Forgot Existed

The best thing about being a kid is that you have roughly zero responsibilities. Sure, you need to go to school, but honestly that's pretty simple. The only thing that we really cared about was playing with our toys. You might think that because our only concern was those wonderful toys, that we would remember them all, but that's where you're wrong. Our brains have been filled with useless and boring facts like how to file our taxes and how to pay our bills, so all of our favorite toys have slipped away. But don't worry, we've got you covered.