Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt ask the musical question with guitar and ukelele.
Monthly Archive: December 2011
The Rolling Stone critic says Drive (yes, Drive) is the best movie of the year. And he loves Gosling like McAdams loves cupcakes.
In honor of her 75th birthday today, Styleist magazine has a slideshow of television star Mary Tyler Moore.
A new book about President Richard Nixon claims he was wife-beating drunk who dabbled in Mafia man-love. But was he a good conservative?
Kim Jong-il had his state funeral today, complete with screams, retching, and his body perched on a Lincoln Continental. Here’s the video.
Cheetah, the chimpanzee co-star of 1930s Tarzan movies, has died at the age of 80. Or maybe he was 82. And maybe he wasn’t really the same chimp from the movies. Still, he’s dead.
What did Colonel Sanders have in common with Bruce Springsteen? That ever-lovin’ pink Cadillac.
First Lady Edith Wilson ran the country for more than a year, to hear some people tell it. And she died 50 years ago today.
Harry Kullijian married Carol Channing nearly 70 years after they became childhood sweethearts. He passed away on Monday. Here’s their story.
He bowled a 300 game, shot a 34 for 18 holes in his very first round of golf, and knocked out Muhammad Ali in a three-round exhibition bout. Which of these achievements did Kim Jong-il not claim?
When his head is pasted onto another guy’s body (and horse), that’s when.
Gerald Ford was America’s longest-lived president, but a few of the younger boys are nipping at his heels.
Merry Christmas, and thanks for reading and supporting Who2 in 2011.
The Prince was airlifted to Papworth Hospital after having chest pains at the Royal estate at Sandringham. Then came a visit from Stenta Claus.
Many people like to go to the movies on Christmas Day. It doesn’t even matter if it’s a good movie. Here are the 10 highest-grossing movies that opened on December 25th.
Any time you’ve got Meryl Streep doing an accent, you’ve got an Oscar-winner on your hands. Here are the best lines from her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the new movie The Iron Lady.
We have a new favorite headline of the day, and possibly of the month and year.
Kim Jong-un is Swiss-educated, a four-star general, and apparently the next ruler of North Korea. All this and he’s still under 30. (Maybe). What else do we know about Kim Jong-il’s favorite son?
A miniature book by Charlotte Brontë sold at auction this week for a sum that will make you think twice about throwing out your kid’s artwork.
Well, yes, he did. He also called her “a fraud” and “a wizened, shriveled old lady.” We trace thse amazing quotes back to their source.
Troublemaker, charmer, provocateur, polemicist… that’s what the obituaries are calling Christopher Hitchens. He died yesterday in a Houston hospital at age 62.
He may have written the song Ain’t Misbehavin’, but Fats Waller is obviously planning mischief in this photo from 1938. God bless the collections of the Library of Congress.
With 4,487 Americans dead and somewhere over 100,000 Iraqis dead (including Saddam Hussein), the American war in Iraq formally ended on Thursday.
“A laugh, a laugh! My kingdom for a laugh!”
Prince Albert, husband to Queen Victoria, died on this day 150 years ago. He was only 42 years old and left behind a widow with nine children.
How many Poles does it take to play Tchaikovsky on a set of crystal glasses?
This is how Billy Graham and Woody Allen look these days. They probably don’t see much of each other. But they once talked about religion on TV.
It sounds more frightening than it is. The LBJ Time Machine is one example of how the U.S. National Archives are popularizing presidential history.
Here comes Hollywood’s unneeded, unwanted, and pointless remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The hit novel was already made into a terrific movie, by Swedes, and it’s not going to get any better than Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander.
Indiana vs. Kentucky, buzzer-beaters, and students flooding the court: college basketball season is here.
Test your knowledge of the famous people who died in 2011. How many can you name from our short descriptions?
Bob Hope hurt his ankle in 1965, when someone “shoved him off the stage” in Thailand. Bob Hope used Brut 33 cologne and Gillette shaving cream. Quite by accident, I learned that and more this week.
Diego Rivera is the subject of a Google Doodle today. It’s his 125th birthday, Google tells us. But who is Diego Rivera?
What fascinating comments do you overhear when an NFL quarterback is miked during the game?
Actor Harry Morgan, who played Colonel Sherman Potter on the TV series M*A*S*H, has died after a bout with pneumonia. He was 96.
Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej turned 84 years old yesterday. He’s been the king since 1946 — that’s more than 65 years on the throne. Who’s the second longest-reigning monarch?
491 billion sold, and they still don’t know who designed the iconic Oreo cookie.
Alexander Payne and George Clooney have terrific track records. The reviews are spectacular. But I just don’t want to see this movie. Does that make me a bad person?
“You won’t have Pikachu to kick around any more, gentlemen.”
Oscar winner Jeff Bridges turned 62, yesterday. And we missed it. So happy belated birthday, with a few photos.
From the death of the Salzburg Stallion to the birth of America’s greatest Secretary of Transportation, it all happened on this week in history.
If he’d waited a few days he could have been born on December 7th, Pearl Harbor Day. Which would have been fitting.
Presidential candidate Herman Cain says he will “suspend” his campaign. He says all the rumors about adultery cause too much pain for his wife and family, and he also says a bunch of other stuff.
With four weeks left in 2011, we can declare a winner in the competition for strangest official White House photo of the year.
Joseph Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva — also known as Lana Peters — died last week in Wisconsin at the age of 85. Hers was quite a story.
The Beverly Hills Hotel is so Old Hollywood that Liz Taylor honeymooned there. Six different times.
The 93-year-old evangelist has pneumonia. But we hereby wager that he’ll be around to greet president #13 in 2013 or 2017.