Author: Bob McCullough

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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For most women, being labeled a gold digger would be considered an appearance-based slur. Nothing says “greedy witch” quite like trying to marry for money, after all, but if you made that assumption about Tyler Mahoney, you’d be dead wrong and then some. Mahoney is an attractive model, and she’s proud to be called a gold digger, but for entirely different reasons. She’s one of the stars of “Aussie Gold Hunters,” and the gold Mahoney is after is the shiny stuff you dig out of the ground. So how did she get here? Let’s explore. Mahoney definitely has an intriguing…

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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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It’s hard to believe now, but back in the day Two and a Half Men was actually a thing. THF star Charlie Sheen’s rants about having “tiger blood” were often way more entertaining than the actual show, and despite its offensive title, Two and a Half Men was a huge hit for a long time. Given the show’s success, it also made most of the principals filthy rich, few more so than former child star Angus T. Jones. He played Jake Harper in the show and was able to reach a level of wealth most of us only experience in…

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Modern gold miners are busy guys. They’ve got a lot of money to make, and that makes them attractive for – well, gold diggers (sorry). Take a look at Parker Schnabel, for instance. He’s one of the protagonists of the popular reality show, Gold Rush, and he’s become a popular guy in terms of his dating life. Looks-wise, Schnabel has been compared to Adam Driver, so it’s not all that surprising that he’s getting plenty of interest and action. It’s hard to tell the players without a scorecard, though, so let’s take a brief journey through Parker Schnabel’s dating life.…

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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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