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?
As if carrying a baby for nine months wasn't hard enough, these ladies had to do it in the spotlight. Showing off a baby bump may be all the rage now, but popular figures in history have been doing it for years. Whether giving birth to British royalty like Princess Diana and Kate Middleton, or pop culture royalty like Beyoncé, Debbie Reynolds and Angelina Jolie, these moms put their bellies on display as they welcomed their children into the world. See which moms made our list of the most popular baby bumps that caught the media's attention.
We may all think we're comedians, but sadly, we're not. Good thing there are so many truly funny people out there to make us laugh. Some comedians use their wit and smarts to make clever jokes and poke fun, while others use their physicality and appearance to to keep us doubled over. Formats range from stand up comedy and sketch comedy to talk shows, and subjects include politics, everyday life, and the comedians themselves. Here's a look at the famous comedians who've kept us laughing over the years.
They are the best of the best on television - the entertainers who have taken home the coveted Emmy Award. Popular sitcoms stars from Lucille Ball to Tina Fey, dramatic actors like James Gandolfini and legendary talk show hosts including Johnny Carson and Oprah Winfrey are just some of the performers who have taken home the winged statuette. Here is a star-studded collection of famous Emmy winners from throughout the history of TV.
Chutzpah? Check. Self-deprecation? Check. Estrogen? Yes ma'am! Rollicking, quick-witted ladies like Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, Tina Fey, and Ellen DeGeneres have boldly laughed their way into an industry which even today is still considered a boys' club. Talk about being ballsy.
Did you know that since 1912, nearly 50 million girls in the United States have joined the Girl Scouts? Girl Scouts helped an amazingly diverse array of famous women develop a strong foundation of courage, confidence and character. It's no surprise then that quite a few famous women spent time in the sash. Celebrities who got their start selling cookies and earning merit badges include Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter and actress/writer Carrie Fisher; former first ladies Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Nancy Reagan; Olympic skaters Bonnie Blair and Peggy Fleming; astronaut Sally Ride; and iconic women's rights activist Gloria Steinem. Browse our collection of inspiring famous Girl Scouts who have certainly earned merit badges in their fields.
Despite all sorts of institutional obstacles, women have continued to reach stratospheric levels of success in a full gamut of professional pursuits, whether as scientists, scribes, educators, governmental leaders, athletes, designers, film directors or performers. Learn more about the plethora of triumphs obtained by our group of trailblazers.
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Model and comedienne Lucille Ball met Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz in 1940 while filming Too Many Girls. They fell for one another instantly and eloped later that year. In 1951, they debuted the hit television series I Love Lucy, starring as the zany middle-class couple Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. With near-perfect timing and a genius for ad-libbing, the red-haired Ball cruised through 179 episodes. The duo also founded Desilu Productions in 1950, a successful independent television production company. Ball and Arnaz divorced in 1960, ending one of television's greatest marriages, though they remained friends until his death in 1986.
Originally called Toast of the Town, The Ed Sullivan Show ran from 1948-1971 on CBS and was an American staple in the 50s and 60s. The American variety show featured the Who's Who of celebritydom over the decades, including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Tony Bennett, Carol Channing, Lucille Ball, The Jackson 5, and The Doors.
In the early days of television, actresses of the small screen often reflected the traditional roles of women in society. TV moms of the 1950s managed to keep a tidy home; serve as an attentive ear to family troubles; and have dinner waiting—all while keeping every hair in place. Jane Wyatt epitomized the archetypal housewife and mother on Father Knows Best, while Donna Reed made running a household look easy on The Donna Reed Show. These women, and many more like them, laid the groundwork for future female acting roles, and served as inspiration to the women watching at home.