Pop Culture

12:15pm

Wed September 18, 2013
World

VIDEO: You Will Smile At This Dancing Queen And Her Good Luck

Ellie Cole, in the "dancing queen" video that's made her famous.
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Building on our first feel-good story of the day — "$64,000 Raised So Far For Homeless Man Who Turned In $42,000" — here's another:

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3:15am

Sun September 15, 2013
Television

The Voice Of Rocky And Natasha Earns An Emmy

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 6:50 am

Voice actress June Foray will receive the Governor's Award at the Creative Arts Emmys.
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The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show featured a fearless flying squirrel and his slow-witted moose sidekick. They did battle with two scheming but incompetent Soviet spies named Boris and Natasha.

The cartoon is an American classic, beloved for a wry sense of humor that appeals to kids and their parents. It originally aired from 1959 until 1964, but has been in syndication ever since, most recently on the Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

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5:47am

Sat September 14, 2013
Author Interviews

Cows Have Accents ... And 1,226 Other 'Quite Interesting Facts'

Originally published on Sat September 14, 2013 9:28 am

Iakov Kalinin iStockphoto.com

Did you know that cows moo in regional accents? Or that 1 in 10 European babies was conceived in an IKEA bed? Or that two-thirds of the people on Earth have never seen snow?

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9:43am

Thu September 12, 2013
Arts & Life

J.K. Rowling To Write Screenplay For 'Harry Potter' Spinoff

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 7:00 am

Remember the frenzy when Harry Potter books and movies came out? Fans may be cast under a similar spell now that J.K. Rowling has agreed to write the screenplay for a Potter spinoff. (This 2005 photo was taken in London when the book Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released.)
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Hold on to your sorting hats, everyone, there's exciting news today for muggles everywhere:

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2:31pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Arts & Life

A Toronto Film Chat, From Two Jake Gyllenhaals To Three Daniel Radcliffes

Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 3:20 pm

Jesse Eisenberg stars in The Double, which is screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Toronto International Film Festival

Bob Mondello and I took a break from our time at the Toronto International Film Festival today for a chat withAll Things Consideredand host Audie Cornish. We filled her in on just how many movies we've both seen, the surplus of stories about doppelgangers, the adventures of Daniel Radcliffe, and what we think are the early awards contenders.

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