Potterphiles get a bad rep for being overly passionate about The Boy Who Lived and his friends. But if you think of some aspects of the book and movie series, dressing up as a house elf and waiting in line for six hours doesn’t seem all that weird. Just to prove it, I went to the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to meet superfans, learn Potter trivia, and try a vomit-flavored Every Flavor Bean. More
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On potentially the hottest and stickiest day of the year, thousands of people from places as far as Japan gathered at the Lincoln Center for the Harry Potter Part 7.2 red carpet premiere. There was chanting, screaming fans, and more broomsticks and drawn-on scars than you could shake a wand at. I was in the midst of this insanity and was able to speak to some of the fanatics about their experience there. More
Through my online perusing, I stumbled upon (stumbleupon.com) this formal apology letter.
It sounded a lot like the celebrity apologies that have been floating around the media lately. So to save you the time, I’ve taken it upon myself to fill these out so you can get the gist of what Snooki, Anthony Weiner, Tiger Woods and Mel Gibson have said (or should have said) in the public eye. And all for much less than the cost of hiring a publicist. More
What should you do when you have a famous iconic movie that everyone has seen? Make it again with new people, obviously. Footloose came out in 1984. It had great success at the box office, but that isn’t stopping Hollywood from remaking it in the least necessary way. Taking apart the trailers from the soon-to-be-released 2011 version and the original 1984 version, we find that they are almost the exact same movie (but the new version has grinding! lots of grinding!) despite the attempt at modernization. More
What do a rebellious cat-sitter, art school model, and doctor’s assistant all have in common? They all grew up to work for B5Media websites.
In this episode of Made in Manhattan, you’ll see the humble origins of people who now work for Crushable.com and its sister sites. More
Like many of our readers, upon reading the news of Courtney Stodden’s marriage, I was confused, shocked, and felt a little bit like a spinster (unmarried at the elderly age of 20) so I immediately flew over to her website and checked out her gallery, to see if I could maybe feel better about myself. I didn’t. More
Hey everyone! This is a video about me, Paige. I’m from Pennsylvania, and I go to a small-town college there (you may have seen that in my previous series, Paige Presents). This summer, I have an internship with b5media (the company that owns Crushable and its sister sites), and have moved out to New York City. Throughout the rest of the summer, I will be producing videos about making it in The Big Apple on my own. More
It’s Paige’s birthday! She and her best friend Randee have a lot planned – shopping, a haircut, and of course a spaghetti spoon. What, you didn’t have a spaghetti spoon at your birthday? More
It’s spring break, so Paige and her boyfriend Gregory hit the road to visit … not Florida. Her parents’ house. Check out some of the ways they pass the time. More
Forget beer pong – Paige and her friends like to play a game where they try to race the pizza delivery guy. More
Paige and her friends are obsessed with Taco Bell. How obsessed? Enough that they can identify the food just by touching wrappers. More
Paige and her friends are heading to a Dangerous Summer concert (Dangerous Summer is a band, not a time of year). In the meantime, they can’t agree on what to bring, which way they’re going, whose name is whose, or who liked this band before they sold out. More
The true test of any couple is how well you handle a crisis. Paige found that out when she had to take her boyfriend Gregory to the hospital. More