Colin Bertram is a writer and editor specializing in entertainment and news journalism. Based in Sag Harbor, NY, he is the executive director of publisher East End Press and has contributed to Bloomberg News (Pursuits), NBC OTS News, History.com, New York Daily News, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle, Grazia, The Australian and Wallpaper.
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Inside Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Riviera's Friendship
The two revolutionary LGBTQ+ activists developed a friendship while fighting for transgender rights in the 1960s and '70s.
Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker: Inside Their Relationship and the Scandals That Brought Down Their Empire
The televangelists quickly rose to fame, creating a media empire, but scandals eventually tore the relationship apart — and landed Jim in prison.
Green River Killer: A Timeline of His Murders, Arrest and Conviction
From Gary Ridgway's first murder to his eventual capture and arrest, here are the key moments from his killing spree that claimed the lives of at least 48 women.
Jeffrey Dahmer: A Timeline of His Murders, Arrests and Death
From Dahmer's first arrest to his eventual capture and death, here are the key moments from his 13-year reign of terror.
Inside Natalie Wood and Mart Crowley's 20-Year Friendship
Meeting on a movie set, the actress and playwright forged a tight bond that ended with her tragic 1981 death.
How Harry Hay Became a Pioneer of the Gay Rights Movement
The often controversial activist called homosexuals an "oppressed minority."
The Son of Sam: A Timeline of the Killings that Terrorized New York City
From the first slaying to David Berkowitz's eventual capture and confession, here are the key moments from the Son of Sam murder case.
How “Proud Mary” Made Tina Turner a Household Name
The singer’s rendition of “Proud Mary” put her and then-husband, Ike Turner, on the map and became one of their most famous songs.
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10 Things You May Not Know About 'Coming to America'
From behind-the-scenes drama between the film's star and director to casting secrets, here are some facts about the 1988 movie starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.
How Biggie Smalls' Early Life Defined His Rap Career
Drawn to a life of crime at an early age, Smalls turned his early experiences into lyrics that fueled his rise to become one of the most influential rappers of all time.
Simon & Garfunkel: The Constant Ups and Downs of Their Relationship
Throughout their music career, the "Bridge Over Troubled Water" singers' friendship was often so tense that they would stop talking to each other — a pattern that continues to this day.
Kelly Clarkson: All The Ways 'American Idol' Changed Her Life
Winning the first season of the reality show made her a household name and launched her career on a path that includes Grammy and Emmy wins, as well as a successful talk show.
Dick York: The Real Reason He Suddenly Left 'Bewitched'
Fans of the hit sitcom were scratching their heads at the beginning of season six when a new actor stepped into the role of Darrin.
James Dean's Death: Inside His Tragic Passing at Age 24
Though he only released one film before his dying in a car crash, the actor became a lasting figure in pop culture.
Angela Lansbury Risked Her Career to Star in ‘Murder She Wrote’
Lansbury was a stage and screen star, and her decision to transition to television was a big career gamble.
Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon: The Intense Highs and Extreme Lows That Plagued Their 12 Year Romance
The ‘Star Wars’ heroine and the singer-songwriter of Simon & Garfunkel fame connected right away, but their subsequent relationship was often rocky.
Why Rock Hudson and Linda Evans' Seemingly Innocent Kiss on 'Dynasty' Made Headlines
During the time of the kiss, there were still many questions about AIDS, a disease which Hudson had, including if you could transmit it from locking lips.
Inside Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor's Notorious Love Triangle
Reynolds and Fisher were in a seemingly happy marriage with two children until he blindsided the actress and left her for her best friend, Taylor.
Inside Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio's Roller Coaster Romance
Though briefly married, the Hollywood icon and Yankees superstar forged a bond that he held onto tightly, even after her tragic death.
Why 'Wonder Woman's' Lynda Carter Left Hollywood For Washington D.C.
In the 1980s, the actress was at the top of her career, but she traded it in for a family-oriented life in the capital with her Washington-insider husband.