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.

If you want to become a successful YouTuber these days, you’ve gotta have a great gimmick. That means getting a great name for starters, and it’s hard to beat Scammer Payback. But it’s not just a superb name, Scammer Payback is what he does. He also goes by the nickname “Pierogi,” so if you’re getting the idea that he’s not exactly eager to do a full reveal or bio, you’re on the right track. The story he puts out there is that he’s a Robin Hood-style vigilante acting on behalf of those who fall victim to various online scams. He…

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Travel has been on the minds of many as the world begins to open up again, and that preoccupation has made many curious about Eva zu Beck and her unusual story. There’s plenty to unpack, including a rags-to-riches saga about how zu Beck made it in the industry by taking a fascinating entrepreneurial approach to the travel game. That led to an estimated net worth of $1 million before a series of controversies marred her previously-charmed career, so let’s dig into the details of her story and find out how it all unfolded. Background Eva zu Beck was born in…

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For many actresses who start their careers doing films that are originally in Spanish, making the transition to English, Hollywood and the US market can be an uphill battle. Not for Ana de Armas, however. The 32-year old Spanish-Cuban actress has used her talent, beauty and work ethic to make the transition look relatively easy, and she’s well on her way to being a household name. As of 2022, Ana de Armas has a net worth of $4 million. Background De Armas grew up in Havana, Cuba, and her full name, Ana Celia De Armas Caso, is definitely a mouthful.…

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Have Turkish celebrity chefs become a new foodie cult? If you’ve followed their antics lately, you might be inclined to say yes, especially if you follow the antics of Burak Ozdemir, aka CZN, who’s definitely one of the contenders for the throne. Flamboyance is the key to success in their world, and Ozdemir has some great trikcs that have helped him become wealthy. As of 2022, Burak Ozdemir has an estimated net worth of $11 million. Before we get to the good stuff, though, let’s take a look at his background and see how he got here. Background Ozdemir was…

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If you have a special interest in rabble rousers, you’ve probably at least heard the name Tim Pool. He had his 15 minutes of fame back in 2011 when he became known for his live streaming during the Occupy Wall Street movement. You may think Pool has faded into obscurity since then, but given the power of social media, 15 minutes of fame goes a long way these days, especially when you start a few YouTube channels and accumulate millions of followers. Those millions extend to Pool’s net worth. As of 2022, Tim Pool has a net worth of $2…

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If you’re into strange but semi-brilliant Canadian humor, you probably know Kamilla Kowal from her oddball role in “Letterkenny.” Nearly everyone in that show has an oddball role, of course, but Kowal has capitalized on her early exposure to build the beginnings of a career on it, and she’s also gained a very different kind of exposure as a successful model. So who is she, really? Born in 1998 in Ontario, Kowal focused on her education early on, and she’s been steadfast in her refusal to talk about her parents or her siblings in any meaningful way. She went to…

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When it comes to being the spouse of a celebrity, few rides match the craziness of the marriage-go-round that comes with getting hitched to Kim Kardashian. That’s definitely been the case for Damon Thomas, who was Kim’s first husband. The brand of craziness Thomas experienced has been overshadowed by the antics of Kanye West, but Thomas definitely has an interesting story to tell. Thomas is a music producer, and he married Kim in 2000, which is practically ancient history now when it comes to the saga of the Kardashian clan. The marriage lasted until 2004, which is now considered a…

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If you’ve watched Steve Harvey at all over the years-and you’d basically have to be living in a cave to avoid him- you’ve probably smiled at the awesome smirks he displays whenever relationship or marital issues come up in his various roles as interviewer or game show host. Those smirks have probably made you wonder about Harvey’s own history with the ladies, and it’s a subject that’s well-worth exploring. Harvey is currently working on marriage number 3 with Marjorie Elaine Harvey, who is a fascinating subject in her own right. She’s listed in most of the standard bio’s as a…

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Into each life some rain must fall. That simple statement is true for all of us, even billionaires, and while they may have more resources than the rest of us when it comes to dealing with tragedies, that doesn’t necessarily make them any easier to handle. Elon Musk might seem like an unlikely candidate for tragedy, but it did indeed strike him and his wife , Justine, in 2002. Just ten days after they had their first child, a son named Nevada Alexander, he died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which can be caused by any number of issues,…

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For attractive ladies seeking fame, fortune and loads of ongoing attention, being the wife of Elon Musk seems like a pretty attractive gig. It does come with a serious drama factor, though, and no one knows this better than Talulah Riley, the British actress who married and divorced him, then decided that “lather, rinse, repeat” would be a solid formula for her second marriage – once again with Elon Musk. Elon first met Talulah Riley in 2008, on a night out at a bar called Whisky Mist in Mayfair, West London. At this time. it was not long after he…

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