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Modern Family has been around since 2009, and it has received a couple of hundred award nominations as well as 93 wins. Despite it’s relatively short run so far, the show has immense popularity, with quizzes even made about it like, “Which Modern Family Character Are You?” That’s saying a lot about a TV show just breaching its 6th season.

I think that Modern Family is a must-watch for people who like sitcoms and who have ever encountered any sort of family issues (and who hasn’t?) That being said, if you haven’t watched the series, you should watch past seasons for free on televisionfanatic.com so that you can start from the beginning and appreciate everything that’s so memorable and enjoyable about it.

Not convinced? Take a peek at these top 5 Modern Family characters that will entice you to give this TV show a go. Read the rest of this entry »



5 Celebs with Law Degrees

It’s a cliché that if you don’t know what you want to do with your life, you go to law school. This is a very expensive and stressful avenue for “killing time” and hoping a passion pops up. It’s also why many law school students don’t end up using their degree and instead spend years pursuing a field that’s not a right fit. It’s not easy to be a great lawyer, and clients deserve better than someone who scraped by without having their heart in it.

The good news is that sometimes these law degree holders do go on to find their right match: Being a celebrity. Whether it’s acting, music or being a personality, there are quite a few celebrities with law degrees. Here are some of the most famous attorneys in waiting:

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This is one celebrity whose law degree has served him well. Author Grisham tried a slew of different jobs from selling underwear to being a plumber’s apprentice before he became one of the most famous living writers of today. However, he had early pursuits of becoming a tax lawyer, but found it too challenging so switch to trial law which has helped form the basis of his legal thrillers. Read the rest of this entry »



The Five Most Generous Celebrities

Our favorite kind of celebrity is one who uses their stardom for more than just personal ego-growing and advancement; we love the ones who use their celebrity for good causes. What is better, after all, than helping put a spotlight on important issues with one’s fame and fortune?

Today, we list the top five most generous celebrities we know and love. And to all of them, we say: good job!

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1. Taylor Swift

Miss Swift was named number one on DoSomething.org‘s list of charitable celebrities for both 2012 and 2013. Not only did she donate a cool $100k to the Nashville Symphony instead of throwing a birthday bash for herself, she also gave $4 million for musical education to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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2. JK Rowling

We love that JK Rowling is no longer on Forbes’ Billionaire List- because she’s off the list for being “too generous to charities”. We say there’s no such thing. It’s estimated that, as of 2012, the previously penniless author has donated about $160 million to various charities.

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3. Sir Richard Branson

Founder of Virgin, would-be spaceman, and all-around amazing person, Sir Richard Branson is a founding member (together with Nelson Mandela) of The Elders, a group dedicated to human rights. He has also worked with several African charities.

George Lucas

4. George Lucas

The Star Wars producer used over $4 million of his own money to start the George Lucas Educational Foundation, which helps students. When he sold his stake in Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, he put all personal proceeds to the same foundation.

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5. Mark Zuckerberg

Whether you love or hate (or love to hate) Facebook, you can’t deny that founder Mark Zuckerberg has done much good with his own earnings from the enormously successful social network. His donation in 2013 of $970 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation was the largest charitable gift recorded that year.

You, too?

You don’t, of course, have to be a celebrity to be charitable. Nor do your contributions have to be in the billions, millions, or even thousands. As all charities will tell you, every little bit helps. Some charities we believe are worth a look:

  • The Aangan Trust, India. Helps girls in India gain access to better healthcare and education.

  • The Asian Women’s Fund, Japan. Provides help to comfort women from the war.
  • The Isabel Allende Foundation, USA. Supports charities around the world that empower and protect women.
  • Doctors without Borders help provide emergency medical assistance all over the world. This charity is also quite popular among many celebrities.
  • The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants “wishes” to children with life-threatening conditions all over the world. Actors Will and Jada Smith recently donated $52,000 to Make-A-Wish.


Celebrities Help Bring Awareness to ALS through Ice Bucket Challenge

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The act of dumping a bucket of ice cold water over one’s head is no longer reserved for football coaches. Anyone can do it anywhere. It seems everyone is doing it these days, including a long list of celebrities who are drenching themselves to raise money for ALS research. Sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS, short for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

The challenge is geared to promoting awareness of the disease and to encourage donations. To date, the association is being flooded with monies earmarked for the cause. Although the challenge first gained media attention in the United States on June 30, 2014 during an airing of the Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive,” it was The Today’s Show’s Matt Lauer who introduced it to mainstream audiences when he accepted the challenge a month later. A special thanks goes out to social media as well for doing what it does best – making things spiral out of control. Read the rest of this entry »



Rescue Pets and the Celebs Who Love Them

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It’s well known that celebrities love to buy the best of the best, but that doesn’t always ring true when it comes to how they acquired their beloved pets. You’d be surprised at how many celebrities these days choose to adopt from animal shelters or rescues instead of purchasing an expensive purebred pet. Their wallets may be endless but so is their generosity! Read the rest of this entry »



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Tracy Morgan Moved To Rehab After Truck Collision

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Tracy Morgan Moved To Rehab After Truck Collision

Last week, the entertainment world was shaken after news outlets reported that Tracy Morgan had been badly injured in a crash involving six cars on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The incident proved fatal for James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, who served as a comedy mentor to Morgan. The 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live veteran was rushed to intensive care, and police are now investigating allegations of sleep deprivation on the part of a Wal-Mart truck driver, Kevin Roper. Read the rest of this entry »



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Celebrity Kids’ Birthdays: Not Your Average Party

For kids, birthday parties are one of the most exciting events of the year. This may be especially true for the children of the rich and famous.

Some celebrities are known for throwing their children the most extravagant and over-the-top birthday parties you can possibly imagine. While the average American can’t consider coming close to what celebrities offer their kids on their big day, these very public birthday celebrations do stand occasionally set trends for birthday parties among the rest of us.

Famous people’s bashes for their kids offer a design, an idea, or something else to mimic that we can sometimes copy. Below are a few of the most notable celebrity birthday parties in recent years and what made them special.

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Some of us take our children to the local pizza parlor and bowling alley, but other parents are in a position to rent an entire carnival for their son or daughter’s big day. The star couple Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick replicated an entire carnival for their one-year-old boy’s first annual celebration.

The event included a carousel, farm animals, and all kinds of yummy food. With such a fun-filled day, these celebrity parents felt they could cover all the bases. Read the rest of this entry »



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Sunless is the New Gorgeous

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We’re inundated with photographs of gorgeous celebrities frolicking on exotic beaches, their skin tanned to a rich gold. It’s almost enough to drive us to the nearest tanning bed to attempt a pale imitation (so to speak).

But not everyone is jumping on the melanoma-flirting bandwagon. A host of stars are breaking away from the sun fixation and standing up for whiteness. Read the rest of this entry »



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Two Stars Who Live a Lot Like We Do

These days we expect all celebrity homes to look like estates set in a national park, but not every star lives in regal splendor.

The “Good Wife” lives like the rest of us

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Julianna Margulies, the star of the hit TV show, The Good Wife, loves to take an active role in her interior design. As a single woman a decade ago, Julianna combined two units, a studio apartment and a two-bedroom, in a newly renovated building in the SoHo district of New York City. As shown in ADDesignFile, that apartment is only 2,200 square feet. Read the rest of this entry »



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Chicks Dig Cars: Female Celebs and the Vehicles They Love To Drive

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Hot and classy automobiles can sometimes seem like the exclusive toys of a man’s world, with very little room for females among the true enthusiasts. But some of our favorite female celebrities in Hollywood and elsewhere are proving that you can wear stilettos and a tight skirt and still know a thing or two about fabulous taste in cars.

Their hot rides make the ultimate accessory. Here are some of our favorite female celebrities and the cars they love to drive. Read the rest of this entry »






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