Josh Radnor, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel
Does the American Museum of Natural History really have "magic" acoustics?
During a recent episode of How I Met Your Mother, architecture geek Ted (Josh Radnor) excitedly showed his pals an area in the museum where you can hear a conversation that's taking place clear across the room. According to Steve Reichl, senior director of communications for the NYC institution, Ted's claim is sound.
Though the sitcom didn't shoot on location, the real building does indeed have an indentation in the ceiling in the Hall of American Mammals that causes an echo effect about 30 feet away...
When Mindy Cohn was learning the Facts of Life, she must've skipped Wardrobe 101. For the season premiere of makeover series What Not to Wear (Friday, 9/8c, TLC), the '80s TV star — now 44 and looking to revive her acting career — turns herself (and the seriously frumpy contents of her closet) over to fashion experts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly...
Find yourself secretly smitten by that dude who used to be on Punk'd? Well, you're not alone. Thanks to a plumb part as Crosby Braverman on NBC's Parenthood — and a starring role in the new indie flick The Freebie — Dax Shepard is suddenly proving he's smart, sexy, and, yes, totally crushworthy. Here are five legit reasons the former goofball, currently engaged to actress Kristen Bell, makes our hearts go pitter-patter.
Did the Blue Bloods cops bend the rules of DNA testing?
On the October 8 episode of CBS' Blue Bloods, Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) used moves that were even smoother than his 'stache to bring down an accused rapist. When the NYPD hit a dead end nailing their suspect due to his diplomatic immunity, they lured his father into the precinct and asked him to have his son submit to a DNA test....
What's with the pastry chefs on Top Chef: Just Desserts being so thin?
You'd think — considering all the delicious, high-cal treats getting turned out in a professional kitchen — that weight gain would be an inevitable occupational hazard. And yet, the cheftestants on Bravo's latest cooking competition are a surprisingly svelte bunch. What gives? According to Johnny Iuzzini, the Top Chef: Just Desserts judge and executive pastry chef for Jean Georges and Nougatine in New York City, "Pastry chefs do consume a lot of sweets — we're constantly ...
Mike & Molly
Are there really men the size of Mike (Mike & Molly's Billy Gardell) on the police force? Do they not have to pass a physical? —Carol Osika, Emerald Isle, N.C.
"Police recruits entering the academy are required to pass a physical and several fitness tests before graduating," confirms Roderick Drew of the Chicago PD...
Is there such a thing as a "cheerleading scholarship"?
On the CW's new series Hellcats, Marti Perkins (Aly Michalka) — a pre-law student at the fictional Lancer University in Memphis — loses her academic scholarship, so she does what any gal with a hidden passion for handsprings might: lands a cheerleading scholarship on the school's squad. But does that actually exist?
Kim and NeNe
Is it really legal to drink and ride?
Never a dry moment with these gals: On the October 4 season premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, on-again frenemies Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes sipped glasses of wine in the backseat of an SUV en route to an event. Were they breaking the law?
According to Lieutenant D. Little of the Atlanta PD, "It depends. If you're ...
John and Kate Gosselin
You can't make this stuff up! A new TV Guide Network special airing Sunday at 8/7c revisits the jaw-dropping reality scenes that kept us glued to our TVs. Behold, the Top 10...