Fairy tales may seem fun and whimsical and sweet now, but the histories of most of them are dark and truly terrifying. Perhaps you are familiar with Hans Christian Andersen, who penned the original 'Little Mermaid' fairy tale, one that ended, well, it just ended very differently than the Disney version. But Andersen wasn't the only author who used his fairy tales to freak kids out. Over in Germany, Heinrich Hoffmann did the same thing with his 'Der Struwwelpeter,' and guess who grew up reading it?
Fan favorite Nathan Fillion apparently has a whole slew of talents that exist far outside the realm of acting. For instance, did you know that the 'Castle' and 'Firefly' star is a skilled nail design artist? And that he uses his talents to paint his girlfriend's toes? With little tiny superhero iconography? Is this man the best boyfriend on the planet?
Conan O'Brien spent this past weekend hosting something a little different than his normal late night show -- the funny man took over the MTV Movie Awards, where he still managed to put his own spin on the typically tween-heavy outing (do tweens even know who Conan O'Brien is? They do now!).
The Library of Congress has long catalogued great works of art -- think films and books -- but it recently started doing the same thing to each and every tweet ever sent (neither great nor arty). As a newly minted 'Silicon Valley' star, stand-up comedian and Twitter hero in his own right, Kumail Nanjiani finds this appropriately hilarious, but he also sees some potential problems with it.
Christina Hendricks is the star of one of television's most beloved shows -- that would be 'Mad Men,' if you are out of the loop -- which probably keeps her too busy to enjoy other shows. The actress recently told a reporter on the red carpet that she'd love to be on another one of TV's most popular shows, 'Game of Thrones,' and she has a tidbit to share.
Comic-Conan! We're just barely shaking off the workload from last year's Comic-Con 2013 as we prepare for the big show this summer, but it seems Conan O'Brien is making plans even further down the line. TBS will send the 'Conan' host to San Diego for an entire week of shows to correspond with Comic-Con, though sadly in 2015, rather than this year.
Former NBA stars have feelings, too. Charles Barkley may not be active on social media, but Shaquille O'Neal is, and when the over seven-foot-tall 'Kazaam' star uses it to make fun of Barkley, some retaliation is in order.
Everything's bigger in Texas -- including televised embarrassment. Conan O'Brien has decamped his entire show to Dallas for the week, and although he's been busy personally experiencing all kinds of fun things, from getting deputized to learning the ins and outs of Mary Kay product sales, he's also made room for his staff to have some fun, too!
"He's the sexiest motherf**cker alive!"