Top 12 TV's Biggest Turkeys

In an industry propped up by hits, the programming landscape is typically dominated by misses. Roughly 80% of all new shows fail; about a third of this year's freshman crop won't even make it past January. Figures like these have driven many to question network television's costly model, but none to actually alter it. And so it goes, another season of turkeys, as we've affectionately dubbed the shows that have already gotten the ax or are dangerously close to it.

Top 15 Biggest Pop Culture Turkeys

Top 15 Biggest Pop Culture Turkeys. When most people think turkey, they think of the North American gallinaceous bird we chow down on for Thanksgiving. But here at Wonderwall, turkey reminds us of people like Christina Aguilera and Ben Affleck. Why? 'Cause their major career flops are unforgettable. So in celebration of the upcoming holiday, we're counting down the biggest pop culture turkeys. Gobble gobble!

10 Most Luxury Apartments in US

If a big discount is one sign of a good deal, then New York is a bargain-hunter's paradise — for luxury apartments, anyway.

New and Old Balloons At Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade

In this photograph taken by Feature Photo Service for Ocean Spray: Sandra Lee of Food Network's 'Semi-Homemade Cooking' shares table setting tips with her furry friends aboard Ocean Spray's Woodland Family Gathering float at the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Ocean Spray

How to Fix 10 Common Thanksgiving Problems

If your turkey is still frozen, you'll defrost the bird faster by soaking it in a cold bath.

Hollywood Biggest Turkeys Of 2010

2010 is shaping up to be a strong year at the movies with the box office on pace to be the highest ever. But there have still been plenty of bombs. To compile our list of the biggest turkeys of 2010, we compared global box office with each film's estimated budget to come up with a percentage of the budget each film earned back. They are ranked from the worst up.

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

 Over the hill, through the woods and past the body scanners and the security checkpoints en route to Grandma's house this holiday season.

Over the Top Thanksgiving Turkeys

Suntanned Turkey
With a little aluminum-foil ingenuity, Thanksgiving can be just another day at the beach. Courtesy of the blogs The Whole Enchilada and Raven's Brain, we found an easy way to surprise your Thanksgiving dinner guests: (1) Cut out aluminum foil in desired swimsuit-inspired shapes. (2) Arrange the turkey in the roasting pan and position the foil carefully. (3) Roast according to your own recipe and serve. (4) Watch your guests' faces ...

Giving Thanks For Everyday American Heroes

Meet 5 who answered the call, and hear what they learned from their acts of kindness and courage

Thanksgiving Homecoming Stories

Here are a few memorable reunion stories that will warm your heart for the holidays.
This Thanksgiving, as hands clasp around the nation’s tables, there will be plenty of thanks and grace to go around. But for many people, a meaningful get-together wasn’t as simple as a quick drive, or commercial flight. Let’s look back at their poignant reunions and see what they had to be grateful for.

Meet the Youngest Top 10 Album Artist

 Jackie Evancho, a 10-year old vocal prodigy who was the runner-up in September on America's Got Talent, enters The Billboard 200 at #2 with O Holy Night. Evancho is the youngest artist ever to land a top 10 album. Michael Jackson was 11 in 1970 when the Jackson 5 landed their first top 10 album
. Zac Hanson was 11 in 1997 when Hanson first scored. Stevie Wonder, LeAnn Rimes and Miley Cyrus were each 13 when they first reached the top 10 (counting Hannah Montana for Cyrus).
Evancho is a "classical crossover" artist in the style of Charlotte Church and Hayley Westenra, who were 13 and 17, respectively, when they first cracked The Billboard 200.

Strange Wacky Thanksgiving Help Line Calls

Each year, clueless cooks have a vast support team at their fingertips. Purveyors of all things Thanksgiving — including Butterball, Reynolds Wrap and even the USDA — offer toll-free help lines to get folks through their holiday cooking nightmares. Don’t forget Facebook and phone app quick-fix resources.

The Great American Celebrities Who Quit Smoking

This nonprofit organization urges smokers in America to quit the habit for 24 hours each November. A state chapter held the first smokeout and reportedly got 1 million people to quit for the day. Check out the celebrities who have gone nicotine free.

Most Famous Celebrities in 2010 American Music Awards

Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna & other artists belted out their hits at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 21, 2010 n Sunday in Los Angeles.

Miley Cyrus

Sarah Palin's Style Tranformation

Self-proclaimed maverick Sarah Palin blazed her own beauty trail during the 2008 campaign with her chestnut pouf and rimless glasses. In honor of her new reality show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska," InStyle examines how the former governor has changed over the years.

9 Timeless Celeb Looks Then and Now

 Smoldering Eyes
Past: Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor's shadow look remains the ne plus ultra of eye makeup.

Top 10 Most Amazing Rain Forests

Rain forests are the rock stars of Earth's ecosystems, generating nearly a third of the planet's oxygen turnover and hosting mind-boggling biodiversity. From soaring vines and canopies to majestic fauna sheltered in a huge canopy of green, they practically demand an audience.

The Most Heartbreaking Books for Kids

A lot of kids' books are funny. Not these. They're the saddest books I've ever seen. I started crying while I was scrolling through Amazon reading some of these titles. Some parents face brutal challenges, and explaining it all to their children must be the hardest thing they ever have to do. And some kids are forced to confront the kinds of tragedies many adults never even face in a lifetime. Some people are very brave

Young Taiwanese Woman Plans to Marry Herself

 30-year-old Chen Wei-yih is set to defy Asian perception of single independent women as failures, by marrying herself, on November 6.

The young Taiwanese from Taipei has been dreaming about getting married ever since she was just a little girl. Now that she’s all grown up, she’s ready to put on the traditional white dress and veil and finally tie the knot…with herself. Like many other Asian women, Chen Wei-yih focused most of her attention on her career and hasn’t been able to find a suitable partner. While other girls go as far as stripping in public to find husbands, Chen decided it’s more important to first love herself before she loves others, and asked her own hand in marriage.

Actors Who Sing on the Side

A good actor can play anyone, right? Meet 15 thespians who, with varying degrees of success, have attempted to be singers. (And no vocalists-turned-actors like Babs.) From a “Gladiator” hero to a rehabbing starlet, listen up to these actors with pipes.

Zagat Top 20 forever Movies

Sure, you know that Zagat is known for rating and reviewing fine cuisine. But did you know it also offers insight on movies? Here's the countdown of the Top 20. Some critics may disagree. Will you?

Freaky Eyeball Jewelry

For those people who live on the very edge of the body mod subculture, tattoos and body piercings, however edgy, may become passe sometime soon. For the hard core crowd, therefore, eye jewelry may become the next frontier in cosmetic body modification.
Since 2004, eye surgeons at the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery have been implanting a tiny pieces of jewelry called a “JewelEye” under the surfaces of eyes.

American Wars & Combat

Today, we honor the men and women who have fought under America's flag. Veterans Day marks a historic armistice and salutes all U.S. veterans, many of whom served during our country's wars and conflicts. Herewith, a primer.

Celebrities Famous Adoptions

It’s National Adoption Month, which means that adults are getting more encouragement than usual to adopt a child. In the U.S. alone, there are nearly half a million children in the foster care system, and many of them are looking for a home. Many celebrities, including Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, have heeded the call.

Famous Presidential Pardons & Snubs


From Hearst to Clinton Who Got a Pardon?

This week was all about the pardon. Florida governor Charlie Crist revealed that he's considering a posthumous pardon for Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors, before he vacates office in December. The pardon would wipe away an indecent exposure conviction from a wild 1969 concert in Miami.
Meanwhile, George W. Bush told the TODAY show that former Vice President Dick Cheney was angry with him for failing to pardon I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. We take a look back at some of the most memorable pardons of all time.

2010 Women of the Year


2010 Women of the Year

 Fergie attends the Glamour magazine 2010 Women of the Year Gala at Carnegie Hall on November 8, 2010 in New York.

America's Top 10 Shrinking Cities

The Great Recession of the past several years spared few cities. But in these 10 major metros, the meltdown often capped decades of economic decline, ushered in by the loss of industry and a fleeing younger population.

The 10 Best Transformations of the Decade

From Angie to Katy, we’ve tracked a lot of major makeovers over the last ten years. Click through to check out our fave befores--Gaga au natural, long haired Rihanna, blond Ashlee Simpson--and their stunning afters!
Angelina Jolie

Dogs as Tarantulas

Gus Shows off His Handmade Pug-Spider Halloween Costume
Sandie Samuells made a pug-spider Halloween costume for her little black pug dog named Gus. Gus has since worn his costume when he is out walking and at several events. It isn’t every day people see pug-spider so there have been plenty of photo opportunities. Lucky for us, Sandie took advantage of them.

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