After staying up until 4 a.m. to craft a speech he hoped would have the same impact as the Gettysburg Address, MLK Jr. went off-script for his most iconic words.
When the guitarist walked out of the Fab Four, the "Wonderful Tonight" singer was the first choice to take over.
A spontaneous meeting of two powerhouse British musical acts in Switzerland created one of the most iconic songs in music history.
The rock band risked it all by washing their faces clean in a live reveal — only to go back to wearing makeup a decade later.
Not happy with his character after the first table read, Daniels left the role before filming even began.
The quick-witted actress' passion for fun and games launched her groundbreaking 80-year career in television.
The game show hostess is known for her sparkling smile. But underneath her grin, she’s dealt with unthinkable obstacles.
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To prepare for portraying the Latin recording artist in the 1997 movie about her life, Lopez studied tapes, met the family — and even slept in Selena’s bed.
Putting all his “new friends” in front of the camera was just one of the ways that the children’s television star showed he cared.
On her coast-to-coast visit of the United States, Queen Elizabeth II’s younger sister made an impression with Hollywood elites and Washington D.C. leaders like Lyndon B. Johnson.
After getting a personal invite to a 1985 White House party, the "Grease" star dazzled the royal on the dance floor.
The minister-turned-host of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood" found dual meaning in the digits that popped up on his scale every morning.
What started off as romantic turned into a decades-long friendship between the singer and her closest companion.
From the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll to a Golden Girl, our nation’s veterans have also conquered politics, the arts — and even space travel.
The country singer tragically died five days before his illegitimate daughter, Jett, was born, and it took her more than 20 years to discover his identity.
What’s commonly known as one of the greatest music videos in history almost didn’t come to fruition because of money, casting and religious beliefs.
The fun and frivolous turn-of-the-century Billboard Hot 100 hit song found its roots in gender-bending and drag.
Unimaginable tragedies in the country singer's life led him to open his heart and expand his family.
When the 70s rockstar ran into the former first lady at a restaurant, they struck up a decade-long bond that mixed business with pleasure.
Emblazoned with a reputation for sexual promiscuity, the longest-reigning Empress of Russia was actually a “serial monogamist” who sent her exes off with lovely parting gifts.
From destroying landmines to shattering the stigma against AIDS and leprosy victims, the People’s Princess was committed to helping the country.
Gandhi felt it was his responsibility to spread the message and power of non-violence, even appealing to the Nazi Dictator twice.
Happenstance brought together one of the most vivacious friendships in music history. But tension forced The Beatles bandmates apart — until they learned that they should just let it be.