Pierre Curie

French physicist Pierre Curie was of founding fathers of modern physics and is best known for being a pioneer in radioactive studies.
  • Academic,
  • Chemist,
  • Physicist,
  • Scientist
  • (1859–1906)

Ann-Margret

Ann-Margret is a Swedish-born actress, singer, and dancer who appeared in Viva Las Vegas with Elvis Presley, among others.
  • Film Actress,
  • Singer,
  • Television Actress,
  • Dancer
  • (1941–)

Gilbert Gottfried

Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried is known for his trademark squinting and screeching. He's appeared in several films and television programs.
  • Comedian
  • (1955–)

Joseph Cotten

Film actor Joseph Cotten was a member of Orson Welles Mercury Theater radio ensemble. He also appeared in the movie Citizen Kane.
  • Radio Personality,
  • Film Actor
  • (1905–1994)

John Adams

John Adams was a Founding Father, the first vice president of the United States and the second president. His son, John Quincy Adams, was the nation's sixth president.
  • U.S. President
  • (1735–1826)

Adam Clayton

Adam Clayton is a Grammy Award-winning bass guitarist for the politically active rock and roll band U2.
  • Bassist,
  • Musician
  • (1960–)

Bessie Smith

Jazz and blues vocalist Bessie Smith's powerful, soulful voice won her countless fans and earned her the title "Empress of the Blues."
  • Singer
  • (1894–1937)

Alfred Hitchcock

Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was nicknamed the "Master of Suspense" for employing a kind of psychological suspense in his films, producing a distinct viewer experience.
  • Director,
  • Producer,
  • Television Personality,
  • Screenwriter
  • (1899–1980)

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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.

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!

Top Five Newsmakers: Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Eviscerated By Martha Stewart, Teresa Giudice Gets Time, & More

This week was all about the ladies. Gwyneth Paltrow and Martha Stewart waged a WASP-y war of words. Their new rival, Blake Lively announced she will have a lively baby. Teresa Giudice will have a new home for the next 15 months, while Jennifer Lawrence needs some new friends. And sadly, a great comedienne passed away. Catch up with this week’s girl-powered celebrity gossip...
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