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Top Grossing Movies Based on Books

Books that are adapted into movies can be a big box office draw. Not only is there the typical movie goer, but also a built in fan base of readers. People want to see how the characters and stories they love come to life, even if the adaptation doesn’t quite capture their vision. Here are the top five movies of all time that were based on books.

#5 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
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Five Things You Never Knew About Prince

Prince was a man of mystery. Unlike hundreds of celebrities, the performer kept his life private. The “Purple One” died on April 21, 2016. Prince left behind a treasure drove of music at his Paisley Park studio. While fans might not be able to listen to his unpublished music for years, they can enjoy the unusual facts that have surfaced about the pop icon since his passing.

  1. When Prince was growing up, his nickname was
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The Four Most Expensive TV Shows Ever Filmed

Hollywood movies are expensive to make. They often double-down on spectacle to drive the narrative. What about the cost of television shows? Between cast salaries, special effects and detailed sets, TV shows can be as expensive as movies. Here are four of the most expensive TV shows ever filmed.

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“Friends,” the popular ‘90s comedy, cost $10 million per episode to produce. With fewer sets, less special effects and shorter episodes, comedies are typically cheaper …

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Celebrity Hair Fashions

Kate Beckinsale recently changed her dark hair to blonde; it’s still worn in the same style. She was spotted while on vacation.

Lauren Conrad changed her hair so that it’s darker and shorter, with a little more curl. She displayed this new look at a Covergirl event. Kristin Ess, Lauran’s hair stylist, stated that she was tired of her blonde color and was inspired by the looks of Jessica Biel and Mila Kunis.

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4 Really Young Celebs Struggling with Wrinkles

cara-delevingneNot ALL celebrities pay close attention to their skin care. Some seem to skip over the basics, not to mention the more elaborate treatments and tricks. Here are a few who really need to catch up in that area.

Cara Delevingne. This in-demand model has switched over to acting and is one of the stars of Suicide Squad, a highly anticipated superhero film. But despite turning 24 in August 2016, Cara often looks old, with …

The Worst Celebrity Health and Skincare Tips, Ever

We can enjoy their movies and music, even like whatever it is that the Kardashians do that make them famous. But follow their advice on health, diet, beauty and skin care? Well, maybe that’s not such a good idea. Here’s why:

Kitty Litter for Your Face? No!
This tip comes from Snooki, former reality star of Jersey Shore. She claims she uses kitty litter as an exfoliant. First, eww. Second, this would be way too …

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A Brief Picture of Eminem

Written by Phineas Upham

Born just outside of Kansas City, Marshall Bruce Mathers III never knew his father. His mother raised him along with his half-brother on her own. Mathers was blessed with a kind of lyrical talent, which was recognized by kids he went to high school with.

Eminem attempted the ninth grade three times, but after failing his third time he decided to drop out to pursue music on a more serious note. …

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“So You Think You Can Dance” Has Established Itself as a Television Favorite

The popular dance-based show has won the hearts of millions during its tenure.

The hit television show, “So You Think You Can Dance” has infectiously captured the attention of viewers for the past decade. Its stylistic approach to pop-culture choreography mixed with its flavorful cast has supercharged the world of television.

The Appeal Factor

The acknowledgment of modern-day culture, and references, appeals to today’s audience. It not only identifies a targeted audience to reach out …

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How Zankou Chicken has Survived for More than 50 Years

Few natives to Los Angeles don’t know about Zankou. It’s a restaurant in California that serves expertly roasted chicken, seasoned with local spices. The result is a perfect combination of juicy meat and crispy skin. But how does that fit in with health conscious LA? There are a few reasons why Zankou has survived for half a century in the competitive landscape that is Los Angeles.

Healthy Food

Zankou uses fresh ingredients, avoids GMOs …

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Kirk Douglas’ Philosophies on Acting

By Phineas Upham

Kirk Douglas, who is 98, was known to be one of the most compulsive workers in Hollywood throughout his career. He expected his actors and crew members to match that level of intensity, which could be physically taxing to the unprepared. Douglas had almost a youthful exuberance to his time on set, which he credited as part of the drive to leave his hometown of Amsterdam, New York.

A very demanding individual, …