Depending on the species, a starfish can live up to 35 years. That means Patrick, the overweight, slightly dimwitted pink starfish who is best buddies with SpongeBob SquarePants looks to have years of entertaining ahead of him.
Bill Paxton not only plays Sam Houston on television, he's related to him. Paxton takes on the role of the legendary Texan in the History Channel's epic miniseries "Texas Rising." It's the story of Gen. Houston's defeat of Mexican Gen. Santa Anna following the massacre at the Alamo. His acting career has included parts in "Titanic," "Twister" and "Apollo 13" and he starred with Kevin Costner in "Hatfields & McCoys," another award-winning History miniseries. The 59-year-old grew up in Fort Worth.
When he decided to become an actor, David Oyelowo enlisted two co-conspirators. The man who played Martin Luther King in "Selma," and costarred in "The Help," "The Butler" and TV's "MI-5," sneaked into drama school with the help of his teacher.
As romance writers go, Jennifer Bernard said she still thinks of herself as a newbie — even though she has published six novels, three novellas and a short story in three years. That's faster than some Homer boat builders crank out skiffs.
Nigeria's federal high court Monday ordered drug agents to release a newly elected senator and suspend its extradition proceedings on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."
YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet's video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents, expose abuses or just pass along their favorite clips of movies, TV shows, music, cute kittens and other interests.