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  • FOX Turns 25: What happened to the of 'Melrose Place'?

    FOX 411 | Editor

    If the characters of “Melrose Place” could survive drugging, blackmail, pool fights, adultery, and an actual bomb in their building, then surely the actors of “Melrose Place” should have been able to survive a little thing like Hollywood, right?

    To honor the 25th Anniversary of FOX TV, our friends at Snakkle.com take a look at some of the stars from the original 1992 evening soap-drama to see where they went after they left the infamous courtyard at 4616 Melrose, Los Angeles.

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  • FOX Turns 25: Looking back at the cast of 'Beverly Hills 90210'

    FOX 411 | Editor

    Back in the 1990s, they were the pretty and popular students roaming the halls of West Beverly High. Today, 15 years after “graduating” from teen stars to adult actors, the cast of the original “Beverly Hills, 90210” are being celebrated as part of FOX network’s look back at it s first quarter decade.

    Our friends at Snakkle.com have opened up West Beverly’s old yearbook to see the stars of “90210” back then and update you with what they are doing (and look like) today.

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  • FOX Turns 25: Catching up with the cast of 'X Files'

    FOX 411 | Editor

    It is just shy of 20 years since FOX’s addictive drama “The X-Files” debuted on the fledgling network in September of 1993. The series launched the careers of series lead stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and forever cemented the names of Mulder and Scully in the pop culture hall of fame.

    Creator Chris Carter crafted a rogue’s gallery of memorable characters lurking in the shadows throughout the series’ nine seasons (and two theatrical movies). Our friends at Snakkle.com have taken it upon themselves to find out where some of those actors are now.

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  • FOX Turns 25: Catching up with the cast of 'Ally McBeal'

    FOX 411 | Editor

    On the heels of FOX’s 25th anniversary star-studded TV special that reunited cast members from some of the network’s favorite and ground-breaking shows (dancing animated babies and prime time cartoons, anyone?), our friends at Snakkle.com help us catch up with the stars of “Ally McBeal” 15 years after the legal dramedy series’ debut.

    Ally McBeal and her colleagues from the law offices of Cage and Fish sang first danced their ways into America’s hearts in 1997. (We’re not sure what that dancing baby did.) Let’s see what happened to some of the show’s biggest stars. Keep Reading…

  • Before the Fame: From geeks to rock gods

    FOX 411 | Editor

    Sure, they’re (mostly) cool now. They’re music legends, hit makers, trendsetters. But back in the day? Not so much.

    The funny thing about nerds in high school is that they often grow up to be the smartest and most successful people around. So take note, you aspiring music stars: Just because you’re a nerd doesn’t mean you won’t make it. Snakkle.com peels back the curtain on these formerly geeky rocks stars.

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  • Stars' surprising first TV roles

    FOX 411 | Editor

    You may recognize these movie stars from their award-winning films and red carpet appearances, but did you know they all started out with some pretty minor roles on the small screen back in the day? Our friends at Snakkle.com dug into the early acting careers of some of Hollywood’s A-list stars for a look at the humbling beginnings on TV! Even budding movie-stars have to pay the bills… see how they did it.

    (GLOBE PHOTOS, INC)

    Brad Pitt (and actress Shalene McCall) on “Dallas”: Pitt’s role on the 80s evening soap opera “Dallas” attracted attention but his other surprise TV roles include brief appearances on “Growing Pains” and “21 Jump Street.”

    NOW: When not raising his family brood with actress Angelina Jolie, the heartthrob is collecting academy awards for films like “Twelve Monkeys” and “Moneyball” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

    See all the big stars on TV before the fame at Snakkle.com

    Michelle Williams on “Baywatch”: Five years before landing her role on “Dawson’s Creek”, Williams was on one episode of “Baywatch” as Bridget Bowers (young Hobie’s teen crush in 1993).

    NOW: It takes a strong woman and talented actress to fill Norma Jeane Baker’s shoes but Williams proved that’s what she is in her endearing rendition of Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn.”

    Click to see the full Snakkle gallery and watch a classic “Baywatch” clip: Michelle running the beach in an adorable floral bikini.

    Mila Kunis on “Baywatch”: Mila was a babe in on “Baywatch” twice! Once as ”Annie” in 1994 and again as “Bonnie” in 1995.

    NOW: Kunis is officially on the A-List with her wide range of talent, whether dancing in the psychological thriller “Black Swan” or making us laugh with Justin Timberlake in “Friends with Benefits.”

    See the rest of the gallery of A-List stars and their surprising TV roles at Snakkle.com

  • Merv Griffin's sprawling $7M estate for sale

    FOX 411 | Editor

    He was the mastermind behind popular longtime TV game shows “Jeopardy,” “Wheel of Fortune” and the host of a popular, syndicated talk show. Later in life he was a real estate investor and owned a unique L.A. property that just hit the market for $6.995 million.

    If you guessed Merv Griffin, you guessed right.

    Merv Griffin’s former home is listed on the Bel Air real estate market for the first time in 20 years. Griffin sold the home to another celebrity in 1992 for $3.65 million.

    The home was built in 1989 by a local real estate agent, who also had a penchant for designing and flipping homes, says listing agent Billy Rose of luxury brokerage The Agency. Attracted to the open floor plan and private location, Griffin bought the property.

    “Not much has changed [since Merv bought it],” said Rose. “It’s what Merv enjoyed — that old Hollywood feel to it.”

    -Zillow

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  • An exclusive look at the life of 'Titanic's' Rose, late actress Gloria Stuart

    FOX 411 | Editor

    To celebrate the 15th anniversary 3D release of box office behemoth “Titanic,” our friends at Snakkle.com take a look back at the early life of Gloria Stuart, who played ‘the elder Rose” with rare and exclusive photos provided by Stuart’s own grandson Benjamin Stuart Thompson and captions written by her great granddaughter Deborah B. Thompson.

    Gloria passed in 2010 at the grand age of 100, and like Kate Winslet’s character “Rose” in the iconic film, she was always full of love and life. (And, we’re told, she kept the entire crew of the “Titanic” set in laughter with her antics and robust sense of humor… )


    (BST: butterflysummersmemoir.com)

    Gloria Stuart, Santa Monica High School Senior Yearbook Photo, 1927
    “This photo was taken in April of 1927, when my great grandmother Gloria was the lead in the senior class play at Santa Monica High. In this picture, you can see a kind of innocent calm that is not easily detected in all the other pictures of my great grandmother taken in the years to follow. In this picture, she was about the same age as I when I began working as her artistic apprentice. My experience of learning printing, painting, and poetry from ‘Great Gloria’ (as I called her) was so special that I was moved to write an e-book about it, called Butterfly Summers: A Memoir of Gloria Stuart’s Apprentice .”

    See all 10 exclusive photos of the “Titanic” star at Snakkle.com


    (BST: butterflysummersmemoir.com)

    Gloria Stuart, UC Berkeley, 1930
    “My great grandmother’s father died when she was nine. She grew up with a stepfather who had a cruel sense of humor, so when she had the chance to leave home, she took it by enrolling in the only public university in California at the time, UC Berkeley. Here, she appears in a rollicking play set in a dance hall. My great grandmother had a very ribald sense of humor and several members of the “Titanic” cast and crew have mentioned to us that she kept everyone laughing their heads off whenever she was on the set. You can see that she and this actor are sharing a joke while the picture is being taken.”

    See all 10 exclusive photos of the “Titanic” star at Snakkle.com


    BST: butterflysummersmemoir.com

    Gloria in a still from 1933 “Sweepings” film with Drew Barrymore’s great uncle:
    “My great grandmother wearing a flower on her shoulder as she appeared in the 1933 film “Sweepings” with Drew Barrymore’s great uncle, Lionel Barrymore. At that time, my great grandmother thought of herself as a stage actress, first and foremost. She was thrilled to be in a production with the legendary Barrymore.”

    See the entire gallery of rare exclusive photos of the “Titanic” star at Snakkle.com

  • Before They Were Famous: The stars of 'Bones'

    FOX 411 | Editor

    Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in their high school days (Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library)

    Season 7 of of the hit TV show “Bones” has begun, but before everyone delves back into “Bones” and Seeley Booth’s new baby drama together, the industrious pop culture site Snakkle.com, determined to peel back the cover of your favorite stars before they were so famous, “dug up” some pics of the show’s lead stars to take a fun look back at the “Bones” cast before they started slicing and dicing at the Jeffersonian.

    (Seth Poppel, Yearbook Library/ Brian Bowen Smith/FOX)


    (Seth Poppel, Yearbook Library/ Brian Bowen Smith/FOX)

    David Boreanaz Then and Now as “Seeley Booth”

    THEN: It’s not hard to tell who this dashing senior is at Malvern Preparatory in Philadelphia back in 1987. Young Boreanaz (and his mile-high hair) got his start as an extra and was quickly snapped up for a guest spot on [gasp!] “Married… with Children.”

    NOW: Protective, loyal, and—most important—not a “squint,” Agent Booth spent most of last year exchanging longing glances of regret with “Bones” Brennan from across crime scenes. They must have resolved something, though, because last season ended with Brennan telling Booth she was pregnant with his baby! Talk about a cliffhanger!

    See the entire gallery of “Bones” stars at Snakkle.com

    (Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library, Brian Bowen Smith/FOX

    Emily Deschanel Then and Now as “Dr. Temperance Brennan”

    THEN: A young Emily, seen here in a picture from her senior yearbook at Crossroads School in L.A., is the eldest child of cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel. She’s also actress Zooey Deschanel’s older, less hipster and non-singing sister.

    NOW: Dr. Temperance Brennan (“Bones”) went through a lot last season. First she found out that her super-science anthropology dig was a bust, then potential love interest Booth came back with a blonde journalist girlfriend. Then after he dumped the girl, he still didn’t confess his sweet, undying love for Bones. Fortunately, the doctor does have some proof—Bones will start the season very pregnant with Booth’s baby.

    (Justin Stephens/FOX)

    Michaela Conlin Then and Now as “Angela Montenegro”

    THEN: Like David, Michaela is another Pennsylvania native on the “Bones” set. Michaela got started with parts on “Law and Order,” then “Love the Hard Way” (pictured here) and a string of cop and medical shows before winding up on the uber-successful “Bones.”

    NOW: Brennan’s best friend, artist, wife, and now new mom. Last season ended with Angela giving birth with husband Hodgins by her side. We’re sure she’ll have lots of pregnancy advice for Bones, who will not take it because it’s not logical enough.

    See ALL your favorite TV and film stars before the fame Snakkle.com

  • The REAL high school pics of the 'American Pie Reunion' stars

    FOX 411 | Editor

    Once there was a time when the words “This one time, at band camp…” didn’t strike fear into the hearts of flautists everywhere.

    This was, of course, before “American Pie.”

    In 1999, director brothers Paul and Chris Weitz decided unleashed their blockbuster comedy “American Pie” and the story of four teenage boys who make a pact to lose their virginity by prom night soon became the “Porky’s” of a new generation.

    Now, they’re back with “American Reunion,” where Jim, Michelle, Stifler and the gang have returned for a new assault against warm baked goods and our sense of well-being. And thanks to our friends at Snakkle.com, we can see what the “American Pie” cast really looked like in high school, and find out what they’re up to today.

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