It's becoming harder and harder to pull a good April Fool's Day prank. We blame the internet for this, as not long after you log on you are reminded of the tricky nature of April 1 and thus put your guard up.
Airing between 1996 and 2007, '7th Heaven' is credited with being the longest-running family drama in television history. While the show about a minister, his wife and their seven children never drew big ratings or critical acclaim, it had a dedicated enough following that when The WB cancelled '7th Heaven' after 10 seasons another network, CW, brought it back for an eleventh. Plus, it launched the career of one major actress.
A well-established sitcom trick is to get the mom out of the equation and let comic mayhem ensue. ('Full House,' anyone?) Because women are no fun and men are terrible parents harharhar (*stereotypes FTW.*)
'Blossom' took it to the extreme -- the Russo family mom had left home to have her own life, leaving Blossom, her two older brothers and her dad to fend for themselves (she didn't even have the heart to die like the awesome mom on 'Full House').
A food specialty store in Australia is sick of folks "just looking" at their merchandise without buying anything. So, starting last month, Celiac Supplies instituted a policy in which shoppers pay a five dollar door fee, which will then be deducted from any purchase.
Last week we met ice cream jerk Jake Moran, who was caught on camera cruelly denying his girlfriend any of his frozen treat during a Pacers-Magic basketball game.
Well, it turns out there was a little more to the story. Apparently, Georgia Arnett had her own bowl of butter pecan ice cream that you couldn't see in the shot. So while Jake was refusing to share, it wasn't like Georgia had no access to the yummy dairy product.
Until yesterday, the Broadway production of the Truman Capote classic 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' had been notable for starring 'Game of Thrones' mother of dragons Emilia Clarke in the Holly Golightly role. But now it's an animal actor who's getting all the ink.
Last year a man from England named Bart Simpson was arrested for having a firearm in an airport. Simpson is 56, so you can't blame his parents for giving him the kind of name that would result in ridicule and, eventually, a life of crime. ('The Simpsons' has been on for that long. It only seems like it.)
It was just fate that he ended up with the same name as a cartoon troublemaker. And when his trial began earlier this month fate struck again. Bart Simpson would be facing a judge named Mr. Burns.
Tim Burton's 1989 take on 'Batman' wasn't quite as "dark" as Christopher Nolan's rebooted trilogy that followed 16 years later. But considering the last screen representation of the Caped Crusader was the '60s era campfest starring Adam West, Burton's vision was still quite a departure in tone from what audiences were used to seeing from The Dark Knight on screen.
Sometimes the best way to get something you want is to just ask.
Jake Davidson embraced that strategy when he invited Kate Upton to his high school prom. And, yes, that would be the same Kate Upton recently seen on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.
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