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“From Child Prodigy to Marvel Superhero: Unveiling Natalie Portman’s Journey Through Hollywood Stardom, Harvard, and Beyond!”

Hello everybody. Natalie Portman was born in 1981 in Jerusalem. Portman grew up in Connecticut and on Long Island. At age ten she was noticed by a Revlon agent but turned down the opportunity to become a child model for the company. Shortly after she decided to audition for a Hollywood movie. She got the part and her acting career exploded. Her first movie was Leon: The Professional. If you have never watched this movie, go watch it and you will see how brilliant this young girl was. David Letterman…

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“Reba McEntire: The Queen of Country’s Remarkable Journey from Rodeo Ranch to Stardom”

Story by Mitchell Smith Hello everybody. Reba McEntire was born in 1955 in McAlester Oklahoma and grew up on a ranch in Chockie, OK. McEntire took part in daily chores along with her 3 other siblings. McEntire’s mother Jacqueline was a school teacher who aspired to be a country singer. Reba would get a degree in teaching and as we know would become a singer, actress, and be dubbed the Queen of Country. Reba’s father was a steer roper and Reba and her siblings would sing in the car on…

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THE POP EXPOSE – The ‘Judgement Night’ Movie Soundtrack!

Hello everybody, today I’m taking a look at one of my favorite soundtracks from The 1993 movie “Judgement Night”. The movie itself is great and captures the early nineties perfectly. It stars Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Denis Leary. A group of middle class guys take a shortcut and end up on the wrong side of Chicago. The movie is suspenseful and covers many issues for the times. The soundtrack is great and I listen to it often in my car. There are so many great artists on this…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Tracey Eddon Hollywood Stunt Double!

Story by Mitchell Smith Hello everybody. Today I’m taking a look at Tracey Eddon, born in 1958 in England. Eddon was a stunt double for many years and helped make some of the greatest moments in Hollywood history. Many behind the scenes people go unnoticed so I thought it would be fun to bring someone to the forefront. Eddon was in Superman III, and landed another huge roll that same year as Princess Leia’s slave stunt double and C-3PO’s double. One of the major stunts she did was when C-3PO…

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Remembering NFL Icon Dick Butkus!

Story By Mitchell Smith When you hear Da Bears you think of Ditka, SNL skits, and maybe new recruit Peyton Manning. The Chicago Bears have been let’s say a bit lackluster in recent years. They have never matched the 1985 Super Bowl team. They had Jim McMahon, The Fridge, and the Super Bowl Shuffle. Despite their lack of winning another Super Bowl they have sported some of the greatest players to play the game. Dick Butkus who was born in 1942 in Chicago and played his entire career in Illinois…

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THE POP EXPOSE – MLB Post Season Magic!

Story By Mitchell Smith Hello everybody. Today I’m taking a look at Post Season Magic, Baseball and Mr. October. The MLB has created memorable moments longer than any other sport in America. Playoff time is always a great time for any sports and I hope this year we get some great baseball moments to remember for years to come. Growing up in the eighties I remember the Houston Astros uniforms and Reggie Jackson the most in the early to mid eighties. In the late eighties I really loved Dennis Eckersley…

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THE POP EXPOSE – A look Back at The Legend Jim Henson!

Story by Mitchell Smith Hello everybody. Today I’m taking a look at Jim Henson born September 24th 1936 in Greenville Mississippi. Henson sadly passed away do to toxic shock syndrome at the age of 53. Henson started developing puppets in high school and in 1969 would join Sesame Street and soon after The Muppet Show was born. “It’s time to put on makeup, it’s time to dress up right”, the familiar tune that whisks me back to a 4 year old. We played outside all day, came in for dinner,…

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THE POP EXPOSE – A Look Back at the 80’s Classic “Fast Times At Ridgemont High”!

Hello everybody. Today I’m taking a look at the classic 1982 coming of age movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”. This is such a good movie and has a pretty stellar cast. The late great Ray Walston, who was the lead roll in “My Favorite Martian”, plays history teacher Mr. Hand. Hand a hard nosed no BS teacher butts heads several times with the relaxed Southern Cal surfer dude Jeff Spicoli played by Sean Penn. Anyone who has ever watched this movie knows about Phoebe Cates’ famous pool scene when…

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THE POPE EXPOSE – Is AI taking over the world?

Story By Mitchell Smith Hello everybody. Today I take a look at AI. Is it our future. Many have been predicting machines for years who can think and interact with humans. George Lucas made up R2D2 and C-3PO, 2 robots who were more human than robot, but Lucas popularized the idea of robots living among humans, but he did not invent the wheel. Roy Thomas created an unknown character in 1968, later he would be known as Ultron. A modern character popularized by the Marvel Avengers movies. It does pose…

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Remembering Music Legend Jimmy Buffett!

Story By Mitchell Smith James William Buffett was born in 1946 in Mississippi. Buffett whose music is laid back and upbeat has a number of signature songs. “Margaritaville” is a top and back in the day I did a pretty bad ass karaoke cover of this song. “Cheeseburger in Paradise” is another great classic song that I should have tossed into my karaoke playlist, and round it out with “Why Don’t We get Drunk”. Buffett learned guitar while attending Auburn University. After earning his bachelor’s degree in history in 1969,…

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Remembering TV Icon Bob Barker!

Story by Mitchell Smith Hello everyone. Robert William Barker was born in 1923 in Darrington, Washington. Barker, who is 1/8th Native American from his fathers side, spent most of his youth on the Rosebud Reservation in Mission, SD and was a member of the Sioux tribe. Barker would meet his future wife in high school and was married up until she lost a battle with lung cancer. Barker who trained to be a fighter pilot during WWII, but never had to go into battle was like many other Americans at…

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THE POP EXPOSE Takes a Look at Acting Legend Lea Thompson!

Hello everybody. Today I take a look at one of my favorite actresses growing up. Lea Thompson was born in 1961 in Rochester, Minnesota. Lea started out as a ballet dancer where she was professionally dancing at age 14. At age 20 she moved to New York and pursued a career in acting. Lea got he first break on the big screen with a roll in Jaws 3-D. She lied to get the job saying she had been in a couple movies pryer and that she could water ski, but…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Louis Zamperini’s true story “Unbroken”!

Hello everybody. Today I take a look at the amazing life of Louis Zamperini. Born in 1917 in Olean, NY. The Zamperini family moved to California when Louis was 2 years old. His parent both came over from Italy and were strict Catholics. Louis was a bit of a troubled child growing up and got into many fights as a kid. Zamperini’s older brother got him interested in track where he would prove himself at Torrence High school. At USC Louie would be a track star and they nicknamed him…

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Now Streaming on Disney+

Story by Mitchell Smith Good Sunday Morning to you ladies and gents. Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 dropped on Disney+ last week and I had a chance to check it out over the weekend. All three of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies could have been standalone movies. Each one has its own uniqueness, but also ties all three movies together. I would say this is one of the best trilogies of our time. The movie sucked me in right from the get-go. It is full of laughter, action,…

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Remembering 80s Acting Legend Paul Reubens!

Paul Reubens “Pee-wee Herman” was born in 1952 in Peekskill, NY. Reuben struggled to find his niche in the comedy world until he created the quirky but lovable character Pee-wee Herman. 1985 was his big break when Pee-wee’s Big Adventure hit the big screen. Large Marge was a scary but lovable character along side Pee-wee. Of course this movie lead to Pee-wee’s Playhouse a staple show in the late eighties. Over the years Reuben has had a roll on various tv shows such as Mork & Mindy, Everybody Loves Raymond,…

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