With a show shooting in New York and his career revived, Danny Bonaduce and his wife look for a home with major wow factor in a hip Big Apple neighborhood. They check out a West Village funhouse with a fountain, see-through bathtub, and recycled subway doors. Will this turn out to be the Bonaduces' dream house--or is the asking price too high?
Verne may be Mini-Me in the movies, but in real life he's hunting for a Michigan lake house with multiple guest rooms and ample single-floor living space so he and his family can enjoy maximum comfort and beauty. He checks out a four-bedroom lakeside lodge on Lake Paw Paw; a mansion overlooking Lake Michigan; and a traditionally styled yet contemporary and eco-friendly "green getaway." With each boasting gorgeous views and lots of livability, Verne may need the ingenious help of Dr. Evil to pick the right one.
Stephen Baldwin and his wife are about to be empty-nesters and although they already live outside of New York City's hustle and bustle, they are ready to take their lives even farther Upstate so they can relax and Stephen can focus on his new, charity-based food company, Baldwin's Best. The Baldwin family needs a rustic country estate, with enough bedrooms for their daughters to feel comfortable when visiting home, and a barn to serve as Baldwin's Best headquarters. Stephen and his daughter, Hailey, scour the country estates of Upstate New York in hopes of finding a house where Stephen and his wife can transition into the next chapter of their lives and make Baldwin's Best a big success.
Lisa and husband Harry Hamlin have lived in their house for 20 years, but rather than put their marriage through the stress of remodeling, Lisa wants to buy something new. She visits a strikingly modern home with 20-foot ceilings and a dining room that opens into the backyard, a brand-new house with an extensive yard and gorgeous closets, and a house with a large junior suite for her daughters. Each one will give Lisa something she's dreamed about and will fill some of her family's living space needs, but which one will she choose?
Celebrity Apprentice winner, entrepreneur and legendary singer Bret Michaels is in the market for a new home. Although he's put his sweat, blood and tears into making his 10 acre Scottsdale, Arizona ranch his dream house, he wants to surprise his family with a new home when they return from vacation. Along with his realtor, Janice, Bret hits up the real estate in the beautiful Scottsdale desert. Each home is grander than the next and each will allow Bret to keep up his rock star style while giving him the peace of mind that his family is safe and secure while he's on the road. It's a tall order because Bret also wants some space for himself. What will he decide? With so many grand Arizona real estate offerings, Bret has a tough choice ahead of him.
Now that Corey Feldman's a single father, he and his son, Zen, go looking for a new Feldmansion Fortress. Corey checks out a massive estate complete with game room, bar, parlor, outdoor stage, private bistro, extensive garden, and three guest houses. Is this the right playpen for Corey and Zen, or is it more than they can handle?
Steve Jobs wasn't the only person in history to turn the apple into a significant cultural symbol. Somewhere in between the origin of the Adam and Eve story and the invention of the iPod, there were dozens of notable people who transformed the forbidden fruit into a significant statement.
Explore our collection of Best Original Score Oscar winners, including Bernard Herrmann, Aaron Copland, John Williams, Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Burt Bacharach, Charlie Chaplin and Prince. See full biographies, photos and videos, only at Biography.com.
Left-handed people are a rare breed—only 10 percent of the general population is a lefty. There isn't a definite scientific explanation of why people are left-handed, and although it might be an inconvenience for some, it's actually an advantage in sports. Legendary lefty athletes include baseball player Babe Ruth and basketball star Larry Bird. They're in good company with a wide variety of famous faces from President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey to composer Wolfgang Mozart and entrepreneur Bill Gates.
When musicians land big fame, there typically comes a moment of reinvention in which the "rock star" identity is born. This new persona often requires a new name, a way to differentiate between the private and public versions of themselves. Musical monikers take different forms, from the simple, last-name changes aimed at boosting celebrity appeal—like Steven Tyler—to the glamorized version of a childhood nickname—like Jay-Z. Musicians' nicknames and aliases tend to take on an identity all their own over time, often becoming as full of personality as the artists they represent.
In entertainment, where the line between fiction and reality is often blurry, names are a crucial part of a celebrity's image. Stage names are often chosen to make an actor or musician's name easier to pronounce or remember, or simply to make it sounds more attractive. Here are famous celebrities who have changed their names.
They make music with instruments they were born with - their voices. Gifted vocalists have entertained audiences across musical genres from the tour de force arias of Luciano Pavarotti to the classic crooning of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett to the soulful vocals of artists like Aretha Franklin and Mahalia Jackson. With their powerful lyricism, singers like Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Bruce Springsteen became poet laureates of American music while artists including Joan Baez and Joe Strummer used their voices to prompt social change while they entertained. Rockers from Elvis Presley to The Beatles to Kurt Cobain helped define their generations through their songs while icons like Michael Jackson, Cher and Whitney Houston shaped pop culture with their larger-than-life voices and personas. See these and more famous singers who have struck a chord in musical history.
Despite their fame and fortune, celebrities aren't immune to all the problems that afflict ordinary people. The problems of drug and alcohol addiction plagues many stars, particularly those who enjoy hard-partying lifestyles. Fortunately, many talented individuals have been able to kick their addictions and lead healthy lives. Here are some celebs who have sobered up.
The 1960s were a time of significant cultural and social change in London. The post-World War II era, coined "Swinging London," saw a youth-driven shift in culture, from old to new. Symbolized by famous faces like English supermodels Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy to "British Invasion" rock bands like the Beatles and Cream, the era created a fresh and modern approach to everything from fashion to music to cultural attitudes. Biography.com looks at the inspirational forces behind the "Swinging London" revolution.
The Beatles were a legendary rock group that formed in Liverpool, England, in 1960, and went on to transform popular music as a creative, highly commercial art form over the next decade. The Beatles were one of the most popular bands of all time, producing songs like "Yesterday, "Hey Jude," "Penny Lane, "With A Little Help From My Friends," "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)," "Day Tripper" and "Come Together." Learn more about the "Fab Four"—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr—by exploring our Beatles collection.