On August 7 “The Girls Next Door” premiered…

On August 7, 2005 “The Girls Next Door” premiered on E! The reality show chronicled the life of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends (with Hefner making background appearances), documenting their lives inside and outside the Playboy Mansion, as well as shedding light on various other endeavors relating to Playboy (e.g. Playboy Jazz Festival, Operation Playmate — where…

On August 6 Lucille Ball was born…

On August 6, 1911 Lucille Ball was born. ” Lucille Ball — whose career in front of the camera spanned five decades — served as a pioneer for female comedians, as well as for the television industry itself. Named TV Guide’s “Biggest TV Star of All Time,” Ball was only one of two women to…

On August 5 Marilyn Monroe died…

On August 5, 1962 Marilyn Monroe passed away at the age of 36. Monroe is arguably one of the biggest sex symbols ever (if not, the biggest), who gained fame during the 1950s and 1960s, which was often labeled Hollywood’s “Golden Era.” She was often known for her soft voice, curvy body, and bouncy blonde…

On August 4 Tom Brady was born…

On August 4, 1977 NFL quarterback Tom Brady was born. Throughout his 14-year NFC career, he is best known for being the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots. During his time with the Patriots, the Patriots have made it to the Super Bowl five times, winning three of those five. Furthermore, he’s won two…

On August 1 Coolio was born…

On August 1, 1963 Coolio was born.   The rapper has had an musical career, from rapping to producing, extending over 25 years. Arguably, his most memorial hit was the 1995 hit “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which was made for the 1995 film, “Dangerous Minds,” starring Michelle Pfeiffer. Music video for “Gangsta’s Paradise”: The song was a…

On July 31 “Death Becomes Her” was released…

On July 31, 1992 “Death Becomes Her” was released. The dark fantasy comedy film starred Academy Award winners Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn, alongside Bruce Willis and Isabella Rossellini, and directed by Robert Zemeckis (best known at the time for directing “Back to the Future”  and the Academy Award-winning “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” and went…

On July 30 Lisa Kudrow was born…

On July 30, 1963 Lisa Kudrow was born. The actress is best known for her extensive television and film career, most notably for playing the role of overly eccentric Phoebe Buffay (and her twin Ursula Buffay) on the television show “Friends” for 10 seasons. For the role of Phoebe Buffay, Kudrow won an Emmy Award,…

On July 29 Mama Cass passed away…

On July 29, 1974 Cass Elliot passed away. The singer, better known as Mama Cass, is best known for being a member of the 60’s/early 70’s rock band, “The Mamas & The Papas,” as well as her solo career after the group disbanded. Throughout her musical career, she was often known for her charismatic demeanor,…