It’s been over twenty years since the beloved Princess Diana met a tragic end. The royal was travelling in a car in Paris when it crashed while trying to escape the prying paparazzi.
Her sudden death shocked the world, but as more details about the circumstances leading up to her demise emerged, many began to wonder if there was more to the situation than what we’re being told.
Some people are convinced that if the first responders had transported her to the hospital that fateful night of August 30, 1997 instead of spending an hour trying to resuscitate her at the scene, she could’ve been saved.
There was also the fact that the instead of coming to her aid, paparazzi continued to take photos of the former Princess of Wales even after the accident occurred.
“She’d had a quite severe head injury. She was very much still alive in the backseat, and those people that caused the accident, instead of helping, were taking photographs of her dying in the backseat,” said Diana’s youngest son, Prince Harry.
Although a lot of people, including Diana’s children, Princes William and Harry, are still haunted by the tragedy, many eventually came to accept that we may never know what really happened that night.
Diana’s memory and legacy continues to live through her family, as well as those who were close to her, like her butler, Paul Burrell.
Burrell has been described as “the only man Diana ever trusted,” and since her death, he has been sharing tidbits about what Diana’s life was like.
Over the years, he published a number of books, gave a handful of interviews, and appeared on various television shows.
During Burrell’s recent stint on the fourth season of the Australian version of the reality TV show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, the unexpected happened. Medium John Edward made a cameo on the show, and got into contact with Princess Diana in Burrell’s presence.
As one can expect, Edward couldn’t convince everyone, but Burrell was clearly taken aback by the medium’s revelations. There are some details about the late princess’s life that only those close to her knew, but Edward described them perfectly during the reading.
Halfway through the session, the clairvoyant began to describe small details from Princess Diana’s bedroom even though he has never set foot in there.
“I walk into a room, think all wood panels and books,” the medium said. “Piano over to one side. If I go into that room, [there’s] a small glass bird.”
“You are right,” Burrell said. He later explained that “he [Edward] could not have known about a glass Lalique in the Princess’s room, impossible.”
Things got even more intense when Edward revealed that Diana told him about a dream Burrell had in which she was wearing a “royal blue dress.” Shocked by the revelation, Burrell replied, “I do have a dream of me sitting alone with the Princess … and she is wearing a blue dress … I’ve never told anybody about that particular dream.”
Crime-fighting television shows are all the rage right now, and have been for years now. Sure, we love the mystery and suspense of it all, but if we’re being honest…we also love the hot guys!
I know, I know, objectifying people based on their looks isn’t good, but just for a minute, let’s enjoy the sights that are the sexiest crime fighters on television. It’s not just their looks, either. Their bad-ass skills only add to their hotness.
We were all heartbroken when Stabler left Law and Order: SVU. His “I don’t want to play by your rules” attitude made him that much more attractive, not to mention how protective he was of Olivia Benson.
The definition of a silver fox, NCIS would not do well without Special Agent Gibbs. He’s an old soul who likes to be in charge, but also has a special connection with everyone he meets. Not to mention those eyes are stunning.
Ruzek is impulsive, but that’s what makes him so compelling on Chicago P.D. We want a man who will answer our call no matter what, even if he’s in the middle of a stakeout and it’s against the rules.
Arguably one of the most underrated cop shows of all time, Rookie Blue featured so many hot guys it’s hard to choose just one. We went with Detective Callahan, which is a controversial choice but OH WELL! Luke made some mistakes, but his love for McNally never died, and he just seems like a great guy…and also that beard works for him.
Yes, it still counts as crime fighting even if you’re in a fantasy world! Gotham gave us James “Jim” Gordon, and for that we are eternally grateful. We all want a man who can protect us from the leader of a mob family, right?
Agent Seeley Booth is practically perfect in every way. Whenever we watch Bones, we get this giddy feeling inside, because he’s just so goofy and cute. He’s also a tactical mastermind and I’d trust him with my life any day of the
Can you believe it’s been over ten years since Reba aired its final episode?
The sitcom, which revolved around a single mother (Reba McEntire), who is trying to navigate life after her husband left her for his dental hygienist, and her teenage daughter became pregnant, garnered critical acclaim and had a huge fan following since its debut in 2001.
Its half-hour finale alone was watched by more than eight million viewers, and the CW message boards saw many people asking for the network to give it a second chance. Some even speculated that there was a possibility of JoAnna Garcia, who played Cheyenne Montgomery, and Steve Howey, who portrayed Van Montgomery, having their own spinoff.
Unfortunately, all hope was crushed when some of the stars of the show signed on to other projects.
Turns out, fans weren’t the only ones who wanted the show to stay on air. Gary Newman, president of 20th Century Fox TV told Variety in 2007 that the show could’ve been a hit for ABC or CBS, and that he regretted the way The WB network handled the situation.
Now, one of the stars of the series is speaking out about the possibility of a revival. Garcia opened up about the show in a recent interview with Us Weekly, and she had plenty to say.
Fans are taking to the internet to decry the home appliance that caused the death of the lead actor from the popular TV series This Is Us.
The show looks at the lives of family members who coincidentally all share the same birth date, and the ways that their lives intertwine. The episodes bounce between several decades, with multiple story arcs that influence the family members.
One of the staple plot lines throughout the show was the death of father, Jack Pearson. It was hinted at from the premiere and as the show developed, theories abounded as people tried to guess what was the cause of his apparent untimely end.
Recently, the show aired an episode that seems to have finally revealed the cause of death for their beloved character, and the show’s creator unwittingly caused a social media firestorm for the product that started it all.
Let’s just say, Crock-Pot wasn’t happy in the slightest.
There have never been a more dedicated group of fans than those who love NCIS. We have stuck around as characters are written off, the cast deals with drama off-screen, and the show continues on and on for years. Truly, NCIS fans are a special kind, and there are some things only they understand.
Gibbs has rules for absolutely everything, and that’s probably why he seems so put together! What I wouldn’t give to have Gibbs sit down and write out a list of rules for me (and my family) to follow. Who doesn’t love structure in their lives?
One of Abby’s best qualities is her fashion sense. She wears what she wants and doesn’t care what anyone else thinks. Of course, if I tried to dress like her, my friends would think something was wrong! But I guess I can’t just say “Well, Abby would have worn this!!”
These two are always getting smacked around by Gibbs (and everyone else) and you have to wonder how it’s affecting their brains! Obviously it’s just a joke and it’s not a hard hit at all, but I can’t help but wonder if someone ever took the hit one step too far, what would HR say?
We could all use some “x-treme caffeine” now and then, but only NCIS know what it’s like to think “I could really go for a Caf-Pow right about now!” I’m sure they would be out-lawed for their “x-treme” sugar and caffeine content, but I bet it would power me through a Monday morning!
McCranky, McCreep, McGeek, McGoober, McGossip, McGullible, McSmarty Pants, Probie…the list goes on and on for McGee! But you’re not a real NCIS fan if you never sit and wonder what DiNozzo would call you if you were best friends.
Where does he find the time to keep up with pop culture while solving crimes seemingly all the time? His endless references leave us out of breath as we try and keep up! But one thing is for sure, if the team ever plays Trivial Pursuit, he’s got them all beat.
If you haven’t already heard about the viral phenomenon “Dr. Pimple Popper,” prepare yourself.
The southern California-based dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee has become a surprising online hit for her videos, which capture the doctor’s daily life popping all kinds of nasty growths. Some people just find it incredibly satisfying to watch Dr. Lee pop blackheads, white heads, cysts, and good old nasty pimples.
The good doctor even has a name for the millions of fans who obsess over every second of her queasy videos – “popoholics.” And she says the most devoted ones have seen so many hours of her footage that they can guess the correct diagnosis before she does.
If you don’t see the appeal, we don’t blame you. But Dr. Lee’s 2.6 million Instagram followers prove that some fans just can’t look away from these shocking videos. That’s why TLC is bringing the doctor and her talented fingers to TV, where we can enjoy her pimple popping skills in high definition.
And the first trailer for her new show has us all gasping.
Six years ago, Regis Philbin retired from his hosting duties on Live! With Regis and Kelly. Prior to that, he and his co-host Kelly Ripa, made the perfect daytime television pair for ten years.
The duo brought something different to the show, which had been on air decades before they took over. So understandably, when Philbin announced his retirement, shortly after the 10th anniversary of the show, Ripa was not happy.
In an interview with Larry King Now, Philbin spoke about his rocky relationship between him and Ripa. When asked if he keeps in touch with his former Live! co-host, Philbin replied, “Not really, no, no.”
“She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her. I was leaving because I was getting older and it wasn’t right for me anymore,” the 85-year-old explained. He added that Ripa took his departure personally, and has never asked him to come back on the show.
Since the interview, which took place earlier this year, there have multiple reports of Ripa avoiding Philbin whenever she could. She reportedly even left a cocktail early so she wouldn’t run into Philbin, who arrived later.
“Kelly arrived early and left before Regis arrived,” Radar Online reported. “Since Regis left the show he has had no contact with Kelly and revealed that she hasn’t returned any of his calls.”
Unlike Philbin, Ripa, who now hosts Live! with Ryan Seacrest, has been very quiet about their relationship, until now.
Since it hit the airwaves in 2003, NCIS has become one of America’s favorite shows, and we’re still tuning in each week 15 seasons later.
If you keep an eye out, you might notice sneaky references and hidden jokes in certain episodes. NCIS super-fans have picked up on lots of clever bits of trivia that you probably missed. Here are 11 of our favorites:
1. Cote de Pablo needed a Hebrew tutor
While she plays the Israeli Mossad agent Ziva David on the show, de Pablo is actually a Chilean-America. Whenever Ziva spoke Hebrew, she had to depend on her language tutor to help get it right. But de Pablo has her own talents. She did all her own stunts, and also used her own voice whenever Ziva sang in an episode.
Keep an eye on the Most Wanted board in the NCIS office. Throughout the different seasons of the show, the faces on it change. Actual bad guys from the show are included, but so is Osama Bin Laden – whose photo was crossed through with a big red line after he died.
But eagle-eyed fans will notice agent G. Callen from NCIS: LA and series creator Donald P. Bellisario on the board in certain episodes. Pretty sneaky.
3. The fade to black and white
Here’s a tricky trivia question that will stump even the most devoted NCIS fans: what is the noise we hear when the show goes to commercial? Some say it sounds like a camera shutter clicking, but it’s not.
The sound was actually made by Donald P. Bellissario hitting a microphone with his hand. He needed something recognizable and dramatic for the sound, and decided to take matters into his own hands.
4. Abby is based on Pauley Perrette
Producers for NCIS admit that fan-favorite character Abby was heavily inspired by Pauley Perrette, the actress who plays her. Perrette has a college degree in forensics and a masters in criminology. Like her character, she was born in New Orleans, and when we see a photo of Abby’s adoptive mother on the show, it’s just a picture of Perrette’s actual mom.
The one big difference between them is that Perrette is actually blonde. She once had an allergic reaction to her black hair die, which sent her to the emergency room after her face swelled up to twice its size.
5. What exactly is a Caf-Pow?
Abby’s energy drink of choice isn’t real, sadly, but you can buy Caf-Pow merchandise. For the authentic NCIS experience, fill your mug with Hawaiian Punch. That’s the drink that was used until Perrette cut sugar out of her diet, and the show switched to using unsweetened cranberry juice instead.
The Price Is Right is an iconic institution on daytime television. Everyone knows it. Everyone loves it. And everyone has imagined what they would do if they ever made it on the show. Of course, it hasn’t been the same since Bob Barker left, but Drew Carey has done a way better job than anyone thought he might.
The whole point of the show is to win big and make a gigantic fool of yourself (or at least that’s how I’ve always viewed it.) The selection process is extensive, and you basically have to throw dignity out the window.
“I am looking for energy, sincerity, and potential humor,” says the man in charge of selecting contestants. “And if they can equal my energy or exceed it and maintain it, they are at the top of the list.”
That’s why people were so confused when Kevin, a contestant on the show, seemed to break every single stereotype.
You can quibble over what the greatest mystery show of all time is, but there’s no denying that Columbo is one of the all time greats.
For more than 30 years, the brilliant LAPD detective kept entertained us as we watched him crack each case in his TV series and movies. But only the biggest Columbo fans will know all 13 of these facts about the series:
1. Let’s start from the beginning
What set Columbo apart from other TV shows – aside from the writing, the acting, the great sense of humor, etc – was the unique reverse mystery concept. Each episode began with the murder (or other mystery) and the episode went on to reveal how Columbo solved the case.
Creators Richard Levinson and William Link call this twist on the classic TV mystery formula a “howcatchem,” as opposed to a “whodoneit.” it’s no surprise that they went on to create other great mystery shows like Mannix, and Murder, She Wrote.
2. The original Columbo
While only Peter Falk is famous for playing Columbo, he wasn’t the first one to step into the LAPD detective’s shoes. Columbo first appeared in a 1960 episode of The Chevy Mystery Show called “Enough Rope,” where he was played by Bert Freed. Later, the detective was recycled for a stage show named Prescription: Murder and was played by Thomas Mitchell.
It was the TV adaptation of Prescription: Murder that finally featured Falk as Columbo, beating out singer Bing Crosby for the part. Since then nobody has embodied the character like Falk.
3. An inspired character
Columbo is pretty unique, and Falk deserves a lot of credit for making his character stand out (more on that later). But a host of other famous detectives and fast-talking characters inspired Columbo. G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown character and Detective Porfiry Petrovich from Crime and Punishment were both big inspirations for Columbo.
While she never appears on-screen, Columbo loves to mention his wife, Mrs. Columbo, and fans have managed to compile enough hints and details about her for a full description. In a sneaky play on the Mrs. Columbo joke, Falk’s real life wife Shera Danese made a number of cameos on the show. Very clever!
5. The other Mrs. Columbo
NBC tried to capitalize on Columbo’s popularity with a spin-off show starring – yes, you guessed it – Columbo’s wife Kate. Kate Mulgrew played the detective’s wife, a crime reporter who solved mysteries of her own, but the show was a dud.
It was quickly renamed Kate Loves a Mystery, with the main character’s last name changed to Callahan to erase any connection to the original show. Falk never appeared on the series, and by all accounts he hated the very idea of the spin-off.
6. There’s a statue in Columbo’s honor
See if you can crack this mystery: why did the citizens of Budapest, Hungary spend $63,000 to build a statue to the TV detective (and his dog “Dog”) in the middle of the city? It turns out the statue is on Falk Miksa street, and Peter Falk is likely a distant relative of the 19th century politician behind its name. Now it all makes sense.
There are even more Columbo facts ahead, including the truth about Columbo’s first name…
In the early 90s, the Menendez brothers, Lyle and Erik, became household names after their murder case and trial was broadcast across the nation.
The notorious brothers were found guilty for murdering their wealthy parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, with a shotgun in their Beverly Hills home in 1989.
At the end of what was dubbed “trial of the century,” Lyle and Erik were both sentenced to life in prison without parole in separate facilities.
Over the years, the Menendez case inspired documentaries, TV show plots and biopics, including the 1994 made-for-TV movie Menéndez: A Killing in Beverly Hills, and more recently, a documentary titled Truth and Lies: The Menéndez Brothers – American Sons, American Murderers.
Lyle, the eldest, has often spoken with the media and expressed regret for his actions. Just this past September, he was called into Megyn Kelly TODAY from prison for an interview.
“It’s really, a regret every day, a regret every day, but at the same time, I can’t escape what happened anymore than I can escape the memories of what happened to me,” said Lyle, who is currently detained at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, California.
Lyle still maintains that although the crime was not premeditated, he could no longer handle the abuse he and Erik suffered at the hands of their father.
“There really wasn’t a discussion about killing my parents,” he said. “I didn’t know the details of what had happened between my brother and my father, and when I first heard about it, I had some of the same reaction that some people have, ‘How could you not have resisted? Why didn’t you tell me? Why didn’t you run away? Why didn’t you fight back against your father.'”
Now, for the first time in a decade, Erik is also breaking his silence on the chilling murders he’s committed to share the “truth” about the entire situation.
We have all had ex’s that have had trouble letting go, but at least no one has made a TV show about the end or your romance.
Film producer, Trevor Engelson, now known as Meghan Markle’s ex-husband, has just announced a new TV project and it’s bound to get attention on both sides of the Atlantic.
Engelson is reportedly working on a “divorce comedy” for Fox about being left for a British prince.
The show is reportedly fictional in nature, with the main characters not based on Markle or Engelson and the plot has elements very different than what came about in real life.
The official pitch for the show is, “Divorce is hard. Sharing custody is harder. Sharing custody with the British Royal family when your wife marries a prince, in the unforgiving spotlight of London’s tabloid media, is next level.”
But that seems a little close to the true events of Markle dating Prince Harry after her divorce from Engelson.