Quote of the Week: Bob Ross

Bob Ross was born on this day in 1942. For years, his gentle humor attracted painting enthusiasts to tune into his PBS show, 'The Joy of Painting.' We salute Bob Ross, for not only completing an entire painting in 30 minutes, but also for his Zen-like and encouraging nature for everyone to create art.

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was one of the world’s leading fashion designers. Famous for his women's evening wear and suits, his line is distinctly modern yet feminine.
  • Fashion Designer,
  • Philanthropist
  • (1932–2014)

Robert H. Jackson

Robert H. Jackson was a Supreme Court Justice from 1941-54, and was also the chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials.
  • Government Official,
  • Lawyer,
  • Supreme Court Justice
  • (1892–1954)

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock is an award-winning jazz composer and musician with a rich, stylistically diverse canon of songs that include "Maiden Voyage" and "Rockit."
  • Pianist,
  • Songwriter
  • (1940–)

Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek has served as the host of Jeopardy!, one of the most popular game shows in television history, for which he has won several Daytime Emmy Awards.
  • Game Show Host,
  • Philanthropist
  • (1940–)

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.
  • Pilot
  • (1897–c. 1939)

Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell wrote the bestselling 1936 novel Gone With the Wind, which was made into an enduring film classic.
  • Author
  • (1900–1949)

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius, the "Blade Runner," is a South African sprint runner who became the first amputee to compete in the Olympics in 2012. In 2013, Pistorius admitted to shooting and killing his girlfriend, South African model Reeva Steenkamp.
  • Track and Field Athlete
  • (1986–)

Pope Francis

Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church in March 2013, becoming Pope Francis. He is the first pope from the Americas.
  • Pope
  • (1936–)

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Who Am I?

We're counting down to Halloween by dedicating our weekly celebrity guessing game to some of our favorite horror icons. Boo Am I? Take a guess!

Famous Film Vampires (PHOTOS)

Vampires prey off living creatures, stalk unsuspecting humans, and "vant to suck your blood!" Not alive but not quite dead, these fictional bloodsuckers have fascinated us for centuries.

Bewitched: 5 Real Witches in History

You don't need to be under a spell to know that witches have had a bad run of it in history. In fact during the Early Modern Period (1400-1700), an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 souls were executed for allegedly doing the Devil's work. To get you in the spirit of the season, we looked at five famous "witches" who've haunted the ages.

Who Am I?

We're counting down to Halloween by dedicating our weekly celebrity guessing game to some of our favorite horror icons. Boo Am I? Take a guess!

9 Judge Judy Quotes Worth Repeating

Nineteen seasons later, can Judge Judy be wrong? The American lawyer, judge, and reality TV courtroom sensation turns 72 today, and we thought we'd celebrate with nine of her best Judge Judy-isms. (But judging Judge Judy, we figure she'd probably tell us this post is stupid.)

Historical Hell Raisers

One hundred and fifty-five years ago today, Southern abolitionist John Brown stormed a federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia, to obtain weapons for a slave uprising. He joins a cadre of other hell raisers in American history.
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