Sharon Gilligan

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The Real Story of Desi and Lucy

Years later it would seem ironic that they met, in 1940, on the RKO set of a picture called Too Many Girls. She was a 28-year-old contract player …

Atomic Consequences of “The Conqueror”: Howard Hughes Big Budget Film Flop

<b><br>Howard Hugh’s film, The Conquerer (1956) was a big budget flop and nearby nuclear testing was blamed for 91 or 220 of the film cast suffering from</b> …

What Happens To Your Data After You're Dead?

The only things certain in life are death and data.<p>Every year, Facebook cheerfully suggests I reconnect with some friends on their birthdays. I’d certainly like to, but there’s a glaring complication: these particular friends are dead.<p>The grieving process being one of the most human of them all, it …

Instagram May Be Launching A Private Messaging Feature Soon

Now, sources tell GigaOm that Instagram is getting ready to launch a new private messaging feature inside the visual content sharing platform, which will also include group messaging.<p>One of the most frustrating things about Instagram is the inability to contact a member privately; you have to say …

Walt Disney's daughter Diane Disney Miller dies

Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney, and one of the inspirations for Disneyland, dies aged 79<p>Philanthropist Diane Disney Miller, daughter of <b>Walt Disney</b>, has died at the age of 79 near San Francisco.<p>Flags at Disney theme parks and the Disney studio lot in Burbank, outside Los Angeles, will …

Twitter's emergency alerts service launched in UK and Ireland

Police forces, London Fire Brigade, the Foreign Office and the Environment Agency are among the organisations signed up to Twitter's UK alerts<p>Twitter’s system of emergency alerts, which the company says can help spread critical information when other lines of communication are down, has been …

The Death Of Bela Lugosi

<b>Bela Lugosi died in his sleep at about 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 16th, 1956. He was 73. The cause of death was recorded as a coronary occlusion</b> …

Midwest tornadoes: death toll rises as huge storm system wreaks havoc

Ferocious weather pounded the midwest on Sunday with tornadoes, intense thunderstorms and giant hail threatening 53 million people across 10 states and leaving tens of thousands without power.<p>A county coroner said two people were killed when a tornado hit their home in rural southern Illinois. …

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Polls Reveal Season Of Record-Breaking Voter Anger

The American public is clearly ticked off. Between the government shutdown, the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and the pace of the economic recovery, poll after poll reports signs of deep frustration and unrest.<p>Anger toward politicians and government isn't exactly a new phenomenon. …

Highlights From The Disney Parks Employees Ask Reddit Thread

Ever wonder what it's like to work at the happiest place on Earth?<p>Like any job, being an employee at Disneyland or Disney World has its ups and downs. But working at a Disney park is not just any job -- you deal with sugar-high kids, feisty parents and all kinds of amusement park drama. Being a …

Dispute with Kraft costs Starbucks $2.7 billion

An arbitrator has decided that Starbucks owes $2.7 billion in damages for pulling out early from a distribution deal with Kraft Foods.<p>Starbucks owes Kraft Foods big-time.<p>An arbitrator on Tuesday concluded that Starbucks must pay $2.23 billion in damages plus $527 million in prejudgment interest and …

During the scene where Billy and Frank are talking, Jack Nicholson felt that he wasn’t “intimidating” enough

During the scene where Billy and Frank are talking, Jack Nicholson felt that he wasn’t “intimidating” enough. Director Martin Scorsese reveals that the next day, Nicholson shocked everyone on set by deviating from the script and pulling out a weapon to frighten his co-star and provoke a genuine reaction. Scorsese says, “He pulled a gun on him. He didn’t tell me he had a gun. It was great… Leo’s reaction is real-time. I still get chills… It’s so real to me.” Of the incident, Dicaprio says, “It …

Betelgeuse Going SuperNova

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Filming jack Nicholson’s iconic “Here’s Johnny!” moment on the set of <i>The Shining</i>.<p>The camera has been heavily protected from Jack’s axe and the debris which resulted from hacking open the door.

Mary Wollstonecraft, feminism, and the nature v nurture debate

I did wonder what Mary Wollstonecraft would have made of Raymond Blanc's Twitter comment about the 'female tears' that were ruining his enjoyment of the Great British Bake Off. As Ruby Tandoh so eloquently put it:<p>What are "female tears", anyway? Are they more fragile and delicate than male tears? …

Scientists shed light on creativity by studying pianists' brain activity

Scientists claim to have shed light on the neural basis of creativity by scanning the brains of accomplished pianists while they improvised on a keyboard.<p>Images of the pianists' brains highlighted areas that seemed to underpin their musical creativity, alongside regions that were strongly connected …