Author: Bob McCullough

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Bob McCullough is an experienced author, journalist and freelance writer. As a journalist he's worked for the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, the LA Times, and Publishers Weekly.

Back in the day, gorgeous female flight attendants – who were then known as stewardesses – were definitely a thing. The entire concept was sexist and insulting, of course, but that didn’t stop it from taking off, both literally and figuratively. Welcome to the 21st century update of that old concept i.e., Sandra Jeenie Kwon, aka Jeenie Weenie. She’s attractive, Canadian and a former flight attendant, so let’s take a peek at how she used that combination as a path to fame and fortune. Early Days Kwon was born in Toronto in 1983, so at 39 she’s a bit older…

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If you’ve ever fallen into one of those TikTok dance-videos rabbit holes – and who among us hasn’t had a weak moment when that’s happened? – you’ve probably encountered Paige Taylor. In many ways, Taylor was born for TikTok, and that platform was created for her. Her journey to become a TikTok celeb is mostly typical, but it does feature some twists and turns that make her at least slightly interesting, so let’s explore. Early Days Growing up in LA, the now 20-year old loved to dance, to the point where she participated in several dance groups as well as…

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Some people emerge from the womb fully formed when it comes to what they want to do with their lives, but they occasionally take the long way around when it comes to realizing that in real life. That’s definitely the case for Nico Leonard van der Horst, whose obsession with watches and how they work has come to define his life. He’s the proud founder and owner of Pride and Pinion, Ireland’s only dedicated watch boutique. Early Days As you might guess from his name, Nico Leonard van der Horst was born in Holland, but he emigrated to Ireland in…

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TikTok influencers come and go, and most don’t have the staying power to capitalize on their sudden fame and turn it into a genuine career. Stefana Avara is definitely an exception to that rule. She has been recognized for being among the top 28 fitness influencers on TikTok, Avara is doing far more than just using her stunning looks, physique and workout posts to rack up more followers. The native of Romania is 22 now, and every move Avara makes indicates that she’s in it for the long haul. So let’s take a more detailed look at her journey into…

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TV

Louis Theroux is an entertaining journalist that has developed a cult-like following over the years due to the success of his documentaries. It would be hard to find many people online who don’t have a soft spot for the lanky Englishman. His awkward presence and unusual interviewing style are a joy to watch! Theroux’s ability to ask tough questions politely and witty humor always makes me chuckle! My Scientology Movie (2015) Scientology is a subject that has fascinated Louis Theroux for years. A religion created by a science fiction writer, and run by a mysterious leader, David Miscavige. After multiple failed attempts…

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Few actors have a linear career path, and for many it’s the twists and turns that help define them. That’s definitely true of Canadian actor Michael Cera, who appeared in “Arrested Development,” then quickly followed up with breakout movie performances in “Juno” and “Superbad.” It certainly looked like Cera was set up to be an A-list star for at least the next decade, but that wasn’t quite what happened. In many ways his career path has become the definition of “quirky,” so let’s trace his journey and take a closer look at some of the ups and downs. Early Days:…

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Animal care shows that feature veterinarians come and go, but The Incredible Dr. Pol is definitely different, and in the best way possible. Watching Dr. Pol and his staff deal with large animal issues is fascinating, so it’s not surprising that the show has developed a serious following. Some of that was due to Dr. Brenda Grettenberger, a vet whose approach to large animal problems is both direct and unique, to say the least. She’s definitely cool under fire, but episodes about Grettenberger have been increasingly hard to find, and many fans have wondered why. Has she made herself scarce,…

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One of the more appealing myths of American history is the idea of pioneers heading west, then striking it rich as part of the original Gold Rush. This great concept has sparked a thousand stories in both movies and novels, and one of the latest spins on this tale is Gold Rush, the reality TV series on the Discovery Channel. The concept is generally a little different when it gets updated, of course. Rather than focus exclusively on individuals, Gold Rush pits several family-run mining companies against one another as they struggle to strike gold in Alaska and the Yukon…

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James Murray, Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano, and (formerly) Joe Gatto are known for starring in Impractical Jokers, a hidden camera show. The comedy group is notorious for its hilarious sketches and pranks. The show has earned them both fame and fortune. As of 2022, the Impractical Jokers cast have a combined net worth of $28 million! Who Are the Impractical Jokers? Gatto, Murray, Quinn, and Vulcano are buddies and former classmates from Monsignor Farrell High School. The four of them are lifelong friends and grew up together in Staten Island, New York. In 1999, Joe, Murr, and Sal became the…

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At first glance, marrying a guy like Elon Musk would seem to be every gold digger’s – oops, sorry, every gal’s – dream come true. It comes with no worries that the plastic will ever max out, and the lifestyle choices include being able to reach for the stars, both literally and figuratively. As Justine Musk found out, though, the gig’s not as easy as it looks. Elon has cycled through a lot of wives over the years, but at least Justine can lay claim to being the first. Marrying Elon has helped make her a rich woman, but there’s…

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