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Wheel of Fortune: The 10 Funniest Fails of All Time

Wheel of Fortune: The 10 Funniest Fails of All Time

One of the great genres of unintentional comedy is game show fails. And no game show produces more spectacular fails than Wheel of Fortune. The game show institution’s unique combination of high pressure and low skill leads to some hilarious bloopers. The newest one is making […]

Jenna Fischer knew John Krasinski was perfect for her — on screen

Jenna Fischer knew John Krasinski was perfect for her — on screen

Modal Trigger John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer in “The Office.”Getty Images Jenna Fischer says that she and her “Office” co-star, John Krasinski, were a match made in TV heaven. Modal TriggerGetty Images “I remember the day we met,” Fischer, 43, writes in her new, “The Actor’s Life: A Survival […]

10 stories about celebs doing good to restore your faith in Hollywood

10 stories about celebs doing good to restore your faith in Hollywood

Robin Williams, Kate Winslet, and Jared Leto were three of the names mentioned on a thread about celebs doing good. (Photo: Getty Images)
Robin Williams, Kate Winslet, and Jared Leto were three of the names mentioned on a thread about celebs doing good. (Photo: Getty Images)

Entertainment news has been pretty glum lately, as the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey WeinsteinKevin SpaceyLouis C.K., and other familiar names just keep on coming. But, of course, there are people doing good in Hollywood too! It’s just been particularly tough to remember that lately.

Twitter users came to the rescue over the weekend, offering up tiny anecdotes about celebs doing small acts of kindness. It wasn’t Beyoncé and Kevin Hart donating to hurricane relief or Justin Bieber cheering up patients at a children’s hospital — though those are commendable acts too! They’re things the celebs reportedly did when no one was watching. It was prompted by a user’s request for “nice allegations” at a time when those are sorely needed and just in time for World Kindness Day.

Here are 10 of the best (albeit unverified) stories shared:

Robin Williams

One of the sweetest stories shared was about the late comedian comforting a complete stranger. “I was crying quietly to myself after my Mom died in a cafe,” @pantone 7605 wrote. “Robin Williams noticed me and paid my check. He whispered things usually get better.”

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I was crying quietly to myself after my Mom died in a cafe, Robin Williams noticed me and paid my check. He whispered things usually get better.

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman

Actress Mara Wilson shared positive stories about several co-stars from her younger years on films such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda, the latter of which she worked on with DeVito and Perlman. Mostly, it was that the actors had been nice to her siblings, but there was also the time her onscreen parents DeVito and Perlman took her in.

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Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman let me stay with them when my mom was in the hospital for cancer surgeries

Louis Tomlinson

The singer made a fellow Bob Dylan fan’s day after encountering him smoking on the balcony. “In a Bob Dylan concert, I was sitting in the last row and was frustrated. I went to the balcony for a smoke and ran into Louis Tomlinson from one direction. We had a little chat and then he asked where I was sitting,” @NoSoyBraulio wrote. “I told him and he took me to the first row. Best day ever.”

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In a Bob Dylan concert, I was sitting in the last row and was frustrated. I went to the balcony for a smoke and ran into Louis Tomlinson from One Direction. We had a little chat and then he asked me where I was sitting. I told him and he took me to the first row. Best day ever. pic.twitter.com/RYJj81NvJi

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Gilles Marini

In case you were wondering whether the Brothers & Sisters actor is as charming in person as he is on TV, the answer is yes, according to @andegolcher.

All men should strive to be like @GillesMarini I met him after a show on Long Island and when he discovered I was there alone, walked me all the way to my car, checked the back seat before I got in. Pure class.

@GillesMarini found my passport on the street, tracked me on facebook and gave me his home address so I can go pick it up. I met his wife and kids, amazing guy.

Kate Winslet

Winslet also offered a shoulder to cry on, according to @crumpetsruleok. “Kate Winslet once consoled me in the airport after flying back from seeing a boyfriend. I was heartbroken and she was so sweet to me.”

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Kate Winslet once consoled me in the airport after flying back from seeing a boyfriend. I was heartbroken and she was so sweet to me

Jared Leto

Evidently the seemingly always cool Suicide Squad star really is pretty cool, even in a panic. Fan @letospurpose claimed that he came to the rescue at Coachella when someone “passed out after drinking a fireball” and made sure the person was “taken to a medical tent.”

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at Coachella someone passed out after drinking a fireball and jared leto came to their aid calling their friends assholes for not helping them and got them taken to a medical tent

Carrie Fisher

A fan reported that the late Star Wars actress once offered her some wisdom via Twitter, just when she needed it most. “Out of nowhere,” @umathurmcns wrote, “i dm’d her bc i was having a breakdown and two days later she responded in the middle of the night with an advice i’ll forever hold in my heart.”

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carrie fisher followed me on my old twitter before and out of nowhere i dm’d her bc i was having a breakdown and two days later she responded in the middle of the night with an advice i’ll forever hold in my heart

Kevin Smith

The director, who has pledged to donate all future residuals earned on projects connected to Harvey Weinstein to the nonprofit Women in Film, was part of the conversation thanks to his reported good behavior. “When I was a student journalist I had scheduled an interview with Kevin Smith about his movie Red State but the email got caught in his assistant’s spam filter,” @MattGrippi posted. “He found out and invited me to a premiere then talked to me for 45 mins till the theater closed.”

Joel McHale is absurdly nice. I was a massive Community fan and he spotted me glancing at him outside a comedy theater and walked over to hang out and talk to me and all of my friends. Months later I went to a taping of The Soup and he remembered me

When I was a student journalist I had scheduled an interview with Kevin Smith about his movie Red State but the email got caught in his assistant’s spam filter. He found out and invited me to a premiere then talked to me for 45 mins till the theater closed

Chris Martin

A superfan of the Coldplay singer reminded us that Martin has logged a lot of time in hospitals too. “He spends hours talking to the kids, singing them songs, giving them presents and cheering them up,” wrote @42dontEverLetGo.

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Chris Martin of Coldplay visits kids hospitals in every country he goes on tour with his band to. He spends hours talking to the kids, singing them songs, giving them presents and cheering them up. He’s never spoken about it and we only know from social media posts from patients pic.twitter.com/t1MaMBys7h

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Jessica Chastain

Fan @elanorgabriela chimed in that Chastain wore a shirt she’d designed for the actress at a women’s march. Chastain appeared to confirm this account when she responded with, “thank you for the shirt & for always being so kind.”

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I’ve met @jes_chastain a handful of times and she’s constantly a loving and sweet person. She even wore a shirt I designed for her at the Women’s March early this year.

I’ve met @jes_chastain a handful of times and she’s constantly a loving and sweet person. She even wore a shirt I designed for her at the Women’s March early this year.

‘No Country for Old Men’ at 10: Everything you need to know about Javier Bardem’s killer haircut

‘No Country for Old Men’ at 10: Everything you need to know about Javier Bardem’s killer haircut

  More There’s one good thing about a terrible hairstyle like the demented Buster Brown bob modeled by Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men: It doesn’t age poorly. In fact, it doesn’t age at all. It’s just as terrible as it ever was. Reflecting […]

Can Tesla avoid becoming the BlackBerry of electric cars?

Can Tesla avoid becoming the BlackBerry of electric cars?

It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of a semi-autonomous, or even an electric car driving on public roads was incredibly far-fetched. Sure, there were hybrids from companies like Toyota and Honda, but nothing that anyone with a straight face would call cool. Tesla […]

8 Holiday Eating Survival Tips

8 Holiday Eating Survival Tips

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The last six weeks of each year are the weeks that most people overeat and feel out of control. They just keep eating, waiting for January 1 when they breathe a sigh of relief that the holiday season is past.

These six weeks are full of traditions, holidays, parties, office gatherings, alcohol, and food. Would you like to be the one this year to manage all these celebrations while you enjoy the festivities of the season? Would it be in your best interest to learn how to enjoy all that the holidays offer, including your favorite traditions and special holiday food? You can! And there will be no need for regret when it’s all over.

“These are a few of my favorite things.”

  1. Rate all holiday foods from 1 to 10, ten being your favorite. Eat only your 8s, 9s and 10s, leaving out foods you do not rate highly. Food that you rate under an 8 is mediocre to you, or food that you can have any other time during the year. On different days you’ll be faced with different options, so a particular food you rate one time a 9 may be rated a 6 on another day. Keep the rating system in your head, and eat what you want, but remember…
  2. Portion control is vital, even if it is your absolute favorite food. Put a smart portion on your plate, eat it slowly and savor it. While you fill your plate, keep in mind to…
  3. See your plate. When food is not piled on your plate and does not overlap, the design on your plate is visible. See your plate! It stops you from overeating. While placing your favorite food on your plate always …
  4. Take only the food you want, not what others think you should eat or “taste.” If you eat what you want, and then what others want you to eat, you’ll gain your weight and their weight, too. As the end of the meal is approaching…
  5. Remove platters of challenging food away from you, allowing you to sit comfortably and enjoy conversation with your guests. If the food is not removed, and is too challenging, remove yourself. Get up and get some air, because…
  6. You should listen to your breathing. When you sigh or begin to breathe a little deeper, your body has had enough to eat. Listen to the message your body is sending and let it guide you to realize you’ve had enough, and…
  7. Plan your family events around physical activities. Stop collecting calories and start burning them. When the holiday is over…
  8. Never cut back on regular eating the day after a holiday to compensate. This pattern always leads to overeating. Eat regularly each day between holidays and party days.

This is the time of year that we think of others. We want the holidays to be memorable for those we love. Make it memorable for you as well. Be as generous to yourself as you are to others. In the heart of the holiday season, when time is at a premium, take some precious time to consider your needs. When you care for yourself, you’ll enjoy the season without wishing for a quick ending.

Remember each holiday party and meal, it’s not what’s on the table that matters. It’s who’s at the table that’s important.


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