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10 Completely Untrue Pop Culture Urban Legends

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Slate put a preemptive pin on all those 75th-anniversary posts commemorating Orson Welles’s broadcast of War of the Worlds by reminding readers that, contrary to popular belief, almost no one believed aliens were actually invading the earth at the time. Yet the urban legend will no doubt persist. Which brings us to our brief survey of rumors from around pop culture that never seem to die despite not having much in the way of truth to them. Read on for all kinds of fascinating non-facts about musicians, movies, actors, and pop cultural icons, reminding us that while truth may be stranger than fiction, fiction’s often plenty… Read More

Voice Actors Who Look Like Their Characters

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Every now and then, a voice actor will bear an absurd resemblance to the cartoon character he or she plays. Although we’re aware that the characters at hand were likely animated with the voice actors’ features in mind, we still enjoyed discovering how much Snow White looks like the woman who provides her voice, Adriana Caselotti, and how much Up’s Carl Fredricksen looks like Ed Asner with glasses. After the jump, we’ve placed a collection of famous cartoon characters side by side with their voice actor twins. Check ’em out, and hit the comments to add any other character and actor combinations that you’ve found to be similarly fascinating.
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Awesome Movie-Inspired Nail Art

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Okay, okay, so we’ve gotten a little bit obsessed with the whole pop-culture nail art trend in the past few weeks. We’ve run through our nail polish remover stores and our trash cans are filled with Q-tips from attempting pretty tributes to our favorite books, TV shows, and musicians. But that won’t stop us from rounding out our extensive collection with a roundup of nail art odes to what’s arguably the most popular form of entertainment of all — the silver screen. Though the fangirl nail artists out there seem to prefer comedies and animated flicks to interpreting Casablanca on their digits, we still think some of these manis are destined to be classics. Take the big screen to the tiny screen (that’s right, your pinky finger) with some of our favorite film-inspired nail art after the jump.
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Wanted: Pop Culture-Inspired Eye Makeup

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From where we’re sitting, Katie Alvie’s incredibly detailed eye shadow homages to films like Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, and The Lion King rank right up there with that Twin Peaks manicure that we showed you last week — granted, the former makes it kind of impossible to open your eyes. Do you think it would be too much to wear them both at the same time? Click through to check out Alvie’s designs, and visit her profile on deviantART for more crazy makeup ideas.
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