The Tragic True Stories Behind Some Of Hollywood’s Biggest Child Stars
From Shirley Temple to the Two Coreys, each of these child actors endured hardships invisible in their onscreen lives.
The Tragic Story Behind The Death Of Phil Hartman
After Phil Hartman's murder in 1998, a heartbroken nation tried to make sense of the loss — but for Hartman's friends, warning signs had been there for years.
How Did Chris Farley Die? The Inside Story Of The Doomed Comedian’s Final Days
Chris Farley's death in December 1997 was caused by a "speedball" mix of cocaine and morphine, but his friends think there's more to the story.
The Mysterious Death of Thelma Todd, Hollywood’s ‘Ice Cream Blonde’
Thelma Todd was one of early Hollywood's brightest stars — until she was found dead in 1935. Although her death was ruled a suicide, many believe she was actually murdered.
Harlequin Ichthyosis, The Rare Condition That Leaves Sufferers Mistaken For Dolls
Harlequin ichthyosis, a genetic disorder that results in overly thick skin that's prone to cracking, used to mean certain death. Now, some people with the condition have lived into their 30s.
Meet Frank Lentini, The Sideshow Performer With Three Legs, 16 Fingers, And Two Penises
Frank Lentini, the "Three-Legged Man," went on to have a successful career thanks to his parasitic twin.
Meet The Donut Dollies, The Unsung Women Who Gave Out Sweet Treats On The Front Lines
Inspired by a simple idea from female volunteers in 1917, the work of the Donut Dollies spanned decades and helped boost the morale of American soldiers during World War II and beyond.
How Iconic Movie Star And Activist Jean Seberg Was Driven To Suicide By A Covert FBI Program
For nearly a decade, the FBI stalked and slandered Jean Seberg until her suicide in 1979 — and all for supporting civil rights.
Meet Robert Todd Lincoln, The Estranged Son Of The 16th President Who Had His Mother Committed
After his father was assassinated, Robert Todd Lincoln kept an insanity file on his mother that he later used to have her committed to an asylum.
Meet Lonnie Johnson, The NASA Engineer Who Overcame Segregation To Invent The Super Soaker
Lonnie Johnson was born in Alabama in 1949. The odds seemed stacked against him, but the young genius worked his way to NASA and later, to multi-millions.
On The Creepy Set Of Shirley Temple’s First Role As A Toddler Prostitute In The Baby Burlesks
In an era before producers established censorship guidelines, anything went in Hollywood, including films starring hyper-sexualized toddlers pretending to be prostitutes, drunks, and disparaged veterans.