Featured List on Ranker http://ranker.com The Top Staff Favorites on Ranker http://ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com Top Ranking lists, Most Popular Lists, Most Visited Lists <![CDATA[The Worst Law & Order: SVU Crimes]]> http://ranker.com/list/worst-law-and-order-svu-crimes/jacob-shelton Law & Order: SVU is like a car crash: you can’t look away and the violence is intense. We don’t know how many days we’ve wasted sitting in front of our TVs, eating pizza, and watching an SVU marathon, but we do know the crimes on SVU are brutal. To be honest, the worse the crime is, the more we want to watch. We don’t know why the most outlandish crimes appeal to us, but we’re not alone. Egghead studies have been written on the love affair between viewers and true crime, and the conclusions usually state that watching a series about serial rapists is a way to internalize and normalize something that’s really impossible to understand. And at the same time it’s wish fulfillment to see bad people get the justice they deserve when so few real human garbage monsters are caught and tried. We don’t want to over intellectualize our love for SVU; it is what it is. Just like this is a list of the worst crimes on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

For all its problems and Ice-T’s terrible acting (we’re very sorry Ice-T, but it's just not good), SVU is, at its center, a show that’s focused on real problems that women face – and there aren't a lot of those. At times SVU seems oddly focused on showing both sides of the story, even when the other side of the story is full of creepy misogyny, but at its heart it’s a show that feels like it’s doing some good. Also, when the show gets "extra super crazy go nuts awful," B.D. Wong magically appears and makes everything okay.

Vote up the worst crimes in Law and Order SVU history below and leave us a comment or two about what you love about the show.
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<![CDATA[The Most Essential PDX Carpet Merchandise]]> http://ranker.com/list/pdx-carpet-merchandise/amylindorff Man alive, people are crazy for the PDX carpet, huh?! The new PDX carpet is pretty much just as silly, but nostalgia rules all and you simply must commemorate the sweet rug from America's best airport in high style. So what do you do? You buy PDX carpet socks. You pick up a PDX carpet shirt and some PDX carpet shoes, and maybe get a PDX carpet tattoo, I don't know your life.

One thing is for sure: if you want PDX airport carpet merch, you can get it. You don't really even have to try very hard. You can just go to Made in Oregon or whatever this Red Bubble website is and choose from any number of ridiculous and wonderful items. Even Portland Trailblazer darling Damian Lillard is getting in on the fun with his sick new PDX carpet Adidas basketball shoes. Grab some PDX carpet D Lillard 1s and ball so hard.

Yes, there is new PDX carpet, but dry your tears and treat yourself to a PDX carpet hat, scarf, bike helmet, and drink koozie, and keep Portland weird in whatever way you see fit. Maybe even go real crazy and buy PDX carpet! Your money is yours to spend!
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<![CDATA[The Absolute Worst People to Travel With]]> http://ranker.com/list/worst-people-to-travel-with/carlybobarly Traveling is fun! You get to see new things, eat new foods, talk to new people - or even not talk to anyone at all for a while, if that's what you want to do. What an adventure! But traveling can also be super stressful, what with all the getting on planes or whatever, living out of a suitcase or duffle bag, spending money on just about every single meal, and maybe even not knowing the local language. That is a lot to think about! The right travel companions can make all of the stress worth it. On the other hand, as the old saying goes, one bad apple can spoil the whole vacation. When you travel with a person, be it friend, family member, or stranger you met at the train station, you will see a whole lot of him or her, from idiosyncrasies to underwear.

Which of these people is the worst to travel with? (Sorry about the 'with' thing, btw.) Is it Tourist-Trap Ted, who really wants to go to Madame Tussauds? Culture-Snob Colleen, who has already been there and to every other wax museum on the planet (but hates them all anyway)? Museum-Loving Melissa, who just needs to see some old paintings hung in frames, stat? Or even Plan-Ahead Paolo, who might just vomit all over the floor if you make a single change to today's carefully-regimented schedule?

A lot of travelling involves eating, so it can be a bummer to be with someone who is picky, cheap, rude, boisterous, or allergic to shellfish, which you happen to love. You also move around a lot when you travel, so you want someone who does things at a pace similar to your own, be it walking, eating dinner, or getting a move on throughout the day. It's not that a fast or slow walker is necessarily right or wrong - it's just that one of them might drive you crazy while the other one is just your style. A person who walks at your speed to the same cites, restaurants, and hotels that you like will probably make a better travel companion than one who is constantly making you feel like, "Ugh, I hate you; this was a huge mistake." Vote up the worst travel buddies that can make you just wish you stayed at home on your couch where everything is free and nobody forgot to bring toothpaste.
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<![CDATA[Comedians' Emotional Reactions to David Letterman's Retiring]]> http://ranker.com/list/thankyoudave-david-letterman-tributes/brian-gilmore The last episode of Late Night with David Letterman was an emotional night for any funny person above the age of 25. If you grew up with "Dave" you have at least one personal moment where he helped shape your sense of humor. I'll spare you mine until the end of this intro. More importantly, his famous fans, people such as Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel, Patton Oswalt, and even his contemporaries like Steve Martin all came out and shared their memories. Jimmy Kimmel's thank you decided to air a rerun so that everybody could watch Dave's last show. Conan O'Brien's tribute to David Letterman included him revealing the moment in his show when Dave's was going to start so they could switch over and watch Dave instead. Jimmy Fallon's goodbye to David Letterman featured him showing how even his teachers knew Dave was his hero. 

 So here's this barely significant story I told you about earlier:

Like any kid growing up before YouTube, I had a curfew. Before I became a fully conscious human being, and before I was developing actual memories that would follow me into adulthood that didn't involve crippling humiliation, disappointment or toys, I wasn't allowed to stay up passed a certain time. The first time I was ever allowed to do this was when Barbara Walters interviewed an in-costume Michaelangelo from the Ninja Turtles movies. The first time I was able to stay out passed my bed time on a regular basis was when my mom decided I was adult enough to watch Late Show with David Letterman with her. It wasn't only a bonding experience, but it was an entire new world. There was someone telling jokes that made me laugh, even if I didn't get the references (I didn't exactly read the newspaper or understand who Dan Quayle even was back when that was a large part of Dave's repetoire). There was a silly man with glasses that played music and led an entire band. And most importantly, I felt like I was getting away with something. And in basking in the social implications that me watching Late Show at all inspired, I discovered that the authentic, unforgiving and dissmisively-brilliant nature of David Letterman was all the show needed, and all my mom and I needed, to see this person, this character, but really this person play with wild animals brought in from across the world, or somehow non-condescendingly talk to a deli owner downstairs, or talk to celebrities that he clearly didn't care about, and ones with which he actually felt a connection. 

One of the greatest gifts that David Letterman gave comedy was his honesty. 

He didn't pull punches on interviews like the one where Farrah Fawcett was clearly on shrooms or the one where Paris Hilton came on after being arrested or when Justin Bieber came on after never having heard of the Sistine Chapel. He was the voice of reason on network television and the voice of some of the dumbest jokes, that when I was little my mom would say, in the thickest, most accusatory Guatemalan accent "well that was stupid" and I would often agree with her. Until those things started making me laugh. Because I got to "know" Dave. And because the humor grew on me. And because just "whatever's funny, even if it's the dumbest thing in the world" started being part of what I found hilarious. 

And increasingly, at that point, whenever my mom would say "well that was stupid" I would stop and explain to her the absurdity of what he was doing and how that's what was funny about it. 

And to this day, no matter what I write, or what I do, or what I get paid to do, if it's funny, it works. And people can love it. And should. And that's what David Letterman taught me. Thank you for everything Dave. Happy retirement. 

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<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Should Be A-Listers]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-should-be-more-famous/swiperight There are just some celebrities who should be more famous. Need an example? Think back to the start of 2014. It doesn't seem that long ago, but consider what has since changed. In early 2014 the name "Chris Pratt" did not ring a bell in most circles. Those who were familiar with his work probably knew him as the chubby bumbling Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreation. Two years later, Chris Pratt starred in Guardians of the Galaxy and is now the biggest name in film - not to mention one of the sexiest men alive. Oh, what a difference a year makes.

This list is for all the celebrities who will soon be A-listers. By A-listers, we're talking actors and actresses who are the most famous of the famous. The performers who demand the highest salaries and can carry big movie franchises on their backs. This list is not for your friend who just got a guest role on the Disney Channel.

Feel free to add your favorites soon to be famous celebrities, but only if you think they'll be so famous your grandmother will know who they are. We all love Paul Scheer, but sadly he's not going to be an A-lister. Now speculate away!

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<![CDATA[The Most Creative Mafia Nicknames]]> http://ranker.com/list/mafia-nicknames/amylindorff When it comes to funny nicknames, the mafia has it covered. These are the best mafia nicknames (which basically means the funniest mafia nicknames) around! As far as mafia names and mob names, sometimes Joey or even just Salvatore simply won't do. Mob bosses aren't messing around with nicknames, as evidenced by the creativity and imagination popping off the list of nicknames given to the most colorful characters in all of organized crime.

What would your mafia nickname be? Big Tuna? Butterass? Mayhaps your unwavering love of garlic mashed potatoes would earn you the nickname, "Willie Potatoes?" One can dream, right? Obviously, the mob is a dangerous thing, because crime and murders and drugs and stuff. But that doesn't mean that they don't have a great sense of humor. Sometimes that sense of humor manifests itself in an incredibly violent fashion, like cutting somebody up into little pieces, placing those pieces in a gym bag, and throwing them in to the Hudson River - but sometimes they just give each other really funny nicknames. On the very small off chance there's anything to love about the mafia, it's probably that. And also for keeping New York City, and really the entire tri-state area, operating.

So god bless the mafia and the mob (Italian or Russian or just any of them!), for this one very specific thing and please help us rank the most creative and funny mafia nicknames ever given to a boss, muscle,consigliere, lackey, or whatever other roles they may have.

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<![CDATA[The Top 10 David Letterman Top 10 Lists]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-david-letterman-top-10-lists/amylindorff David Letterman announced his retirement as host of "Late Show" in April 2014. Viewers will be saying goodbye to Dave sometime in 2015, and leaving with him will be his popular segment, the Top Ten List. The lists began back in 1985 when Letterman was hosting "Late Night," and from there, the segment grew. What were the best Letterman Top 10 lists? Vote for your favorites below on this meta-tastic list of the Top 10 David Letterman Top 10 lists.

The Top Ten List was not originally a regular "Late Night" segment. It was added as a way of mocking People magazine. The segment was created by Steve O'Donnell, former head writer of Letterman's "Late Night." The first-ever list aired on September 18, 1985, and was entitled, "The Top 10 Things That Almost Rhyme With Peas." Many celebrity guests have joined in on the fun as well, including John Malkovich, Eminem, Rudy Giuliani, and multiple U.S. Presidents.

Vote up the funniest of these Top 10 Letterman Top 10 lists below. As the longest serving host in late-night television, he (and the Top 10 list) will surely be missed. Who do you think should replace Letterman? Cast your votes here and see where Letterman ranks on the list of all time greatest late night talk show hosts.



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<![CDATA[Movies You Loved as a Child That Just Don't Hold Up]]> http://ranker.com/list/movies-that-dont-hold-up/robert-desalvo Movies are an integral part of childhood. We can all remember the first movie we saw in the theater, the first one we tried to watch when our parents weren't looking, and the ones that moved us or even shaped who we are today. For millennials, most of their movie memories from their impressionable years were made during the '90s - but those films don't always hold up well today.

A funny thing happens: we grow up, and suddenly not all the movies we adored when we were kids hold up decades later to our adult minds, imaginations, and high standards. You might have thought Independence Day rocked back in the day, but would you go for it now? When is the last time one of your friends suggested a Blair Witch Project evening? You see what we're getting at.

A lot of the movies on the following pages still have their defenders, so don't be a hater... vote it down instead of up. The ones hovering near the top are the movies you feel just don't hold up for whatever reason. Is one of your childhood favorites on the list? 
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<![CDATA[The Best Stupid Pet Tricks on Letterman]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-stupid-pet-tricks-on-letterman/whitneyvanlaningham David Letterman's "Stupid Pet Tricks" has been a hilarious staple on his television shows for the past three decades. It started off as a segment on his morning show on NBC, and quickly evolved into a bi-annual showcase of the weird tricks people train their pets to do. Long before the Late Show began, the first "Stupid Pet Tricks" aired on The David Letterman show on June 26, 1980. There have been a total of 126 Stupid Pet Tricks throughout Letterman's storied late night television career.

Each stupid pet trick is even zanier than the last. The original Air Bud dog appeared on the show to shoot baskets in 1994, inspiring dog owners everywhere to get serious about dog training. Grabel, the talking Yorkie, can say "Obama." Carrie the golden retriever dances the merengue (shoulda named her Baby, mirite?). Bitey the hamster loves to go bowling. As Dave would say, "We've got the urine-proof carpet out, so it must be time to start the show!" From skateboarding dogs to hypnotized lizards, "Stupid Pet Tricks" has a ton of hilarious videos for pet lovers to watch long after Letterman retires from late night comedy. 

Vote for your favorite "Stupid Pet Trick" below - from dog tricks, dumb cat tricks, and so much more! And if you're really into this topic, we recommend you check out The Easiest Tricks to Teach Your Dog, because, hey, you've got to start somewhere.

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<![CDATA[The Most Memorable TV Host Farewells]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-tv-host-farewells/ranker-tv The best final episodes of talk shows, farewells and finales from some of the all-time greatest late night talk show hosts, news shows and daytime television talk shows. With Dave Letterman's heartfelt goodbye on May 20, 2015, it's a good time to remember and re-watch the finale episodes of the most popular former talk show hosts. This list is ranked according to the legacy of these TV hosts and which one put on the last final show. 

Whether these shows were canceled due to ratings (Tom Snyder), lack of advertisers (Politically Incorrect), changes in the network (The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien) or because it was time to retire (Johnny Carson) the final episode can be tough for a TV talk show host or news anchor. Hosts, especially those who have been on air for a long time, become a big part of American households. When it is time to say goodbye, they often leave with a departing message of gratitude or thanks. Sometimes they even cry!

Which one of these last episodes of famous talk shows do you remember loving the most? Vote for your favorite TV host farewell and add any video clips that should be on this list. 

See also: The Best Today Show Hosts, Famous Male Talk Show Hosts and Famous Female Talk Show Hosts
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<![CDATA[Words That Definitely Should Be Real... But Aren't]]> http://ranker.com/list/words-that-should-be-real/lauren-slocum What if you could add your own made-up words to the dictionary? Good news folks - now you can add them to this Ranker dictionary! We've created a list of words that should definitely be words, but aren't considered true words by the rest of the world. But who cares what they think! These words are convenient, thought-provoking, humorous, and above all, these speciality locutions are descriptive words that haven't made it into the general lexicon (yet). 

Every group of friends or family develops their own slang. You've probably been sitting on some snazzy letter blends, so now's your chance to share those words with world! Enlighten the rest of us by adding your favorite non-words to this list. We'll get to work on contacting Webster.
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<![CDATA[35 Celebrities Who Were Caught Lying]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-lie/cari-fortier The climb to fame is not always a smooth one, and sometimes it takes a few fibs and little white lies to get to the top. How else would Kim Kardashian have edged her way into being the most famous woman in the world? Naturally, there are plenty of celebrities who lie to their fans and to each other, but some of the tall tales on this list are real whoppers. These celebrities truly made their fans' jaws drop when the truth got out about their various dalliances and dishonesties. 

This list of celebs caught lying has everyone from politicians to pop stars, and some of them may surprise you. For instance, did you know that Beyonce has been lying to you for years? Or that BritBrit wasn't actually a virgin for as long as we thought? In some cases, the truth about these celebrity liars got out due to some intrepid reporting by the media, and in others, the celebrities' lies were exposed by bitter exes. In all of these cases, however, these celebrities who lied had us going "WTF."

Wanna know who the biggest celebrity liar is? It might not be the first name that comes to mind. After all, even the refreshingly honest Whoopi Goldberg made it onto this list (but not for the reason you might think). There are also exactly two of the Spice Girls on this list, although who knows how many white lies the other three have dropped in their lifetimes. The only thing we can tell you with exact certainty is that this list is full of lying liars and egregiously dishonest famous people.
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<![CDATA[The Fastest Animals in the World]]> http://ranker.com/list/fastest-animals/ranker-science What is the fastest animal on Earth? To answer that question, you have to be more specific. Are you talking about running on the ground, diving in the air in free fall, flapping through the air, or swimming through the water? Also, you might want to judge speed based on a creature's body size and how many body lengths it can achieve per second. This list includes the fastest birds, land mammals, fish, and even insects. You probably learned that the fastest animal on land is the cheetah, which is arguably correct... at least over short distances. But when you compare its top speed to that of a diving peregrine falcon or a black marlin in water, the cheetah's reputation for being the "fastest animal on Earth" seems a bit undeserved.

Take a look at our list of speedy critters that can all fly, swim or run circles around you. Some of them may surprise you.
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<![CDATA[Harmless Objects Police Officers Have Mistaken for Guns]]> http://ranker.com/list/objects-mistaken-for-guns/anabel-conner It is of little comfort to understand that carrying common, every day objects can get you shot. One minute, you might be carrying a sub sandwich home for dinner, reaching for your sunglasses, or toting your apron home from your serving job. Then, suddenly, mass hysteria erupts because law officials or concerned citizens think you are packing heat.
 
If taken lightly, it almost seems hilarious that completely innocuous objects like bananas, fingers, and cans of hairspray have been mistaken for guns. However, often, the results are quite tragic. Moreover, the phenomenon only seems to be accelerating at an alarming rate. 
 
Scarier yet is the fact that there are no concrete statistics on how many shootings of citizens there are by police in a year. The fact is, the US Government does not keep count of how many police shootings there are, let alone how many of them happen as a result of police mistaking random household objects for guns. In a recent case, a SWAT team was called to confront a man with a tattoo of a gun. Yup. That's right. A tattoo.
 
Does a golf club look like a gun? How about a Bible or a television remote? Check out this list of gun accidents, accidental shootings, and completely harmless objects that have been mistaken for guns and, this time, you be the judge.

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<![CDATA[Famous American Women Who Deserve Their Faces on Money]]> http://ranker.com/list/women-who-should-be-on-money/jessica-lawshe Sure we have the Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea on dollar coins, but isn't it time we get some women's faces on some bills?

In 2015, the Women on 20's campaign sent a petition to the White House to push President Barack Obama to support the movement, and later, a bill was introduced to Congress to get a woman on the $20 note. Who should be on it? The Women on 20's survey named Harriet Tubman as the historical woman that should replace the current $20 face-holder, former President Andrew Jackson. According to 2016 Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, Tubman’s face on the bill would be “awesome, well deserved — and about time.” But who would you choose?

What other famous women should be considered to be the next faces of American money? Maybe Amelia Earhart? Or perhaps Joan Rivers or Helen Keller? Our list has tons of eligible ladies - from actresses to famous Civil Rights activists. Who do you think should be the new face of our $1? Our $5? Our $100? (Although, that would change the whole "all about the Benjamins thing. "All about the Elizabeth Cady Santons"?).

Take a look at the list and vote up which famous female American historical figure you think deserves to be the first lady of United States banknotes!


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<![CDATA[Silly Things People Blame Barack Obama For]]> http://ranker.com/list/silly-things-people-blame-obama-for/mike-rothschild "Thanks, Obama!" The sheer amount of things that for which people blame US President Barack Obama is staggering. While one can have perfectly valid disagreements with how the President of the United States is conducting the affairs of the country, others blame him for virtually everything that happens anywhere in the world, from planes being shot down to construction projects failing. Gas too expensive? Obama's fault. Gas too cheap? Obama's fault. People don't like George Zimmerman? Obama's fault.

Here are some of the strangest and most absurd things for which conservative commentators and politicians pin the blame on Obama. When it comes to facts about Obama, there's plenty to know about his track-record, his politics, and the policies he's put in place. But many people tend to focus on the things they think they can blame him for, and are all too eager to make Obama a scapegoat for just about anything.

Though any Barack Obama biography will likely have some facts and controversies for which he can be rightfully blamed, saying that flight MH17 went down because of Obama might be a bit of a stretch. Upvote the craziest things people blame Obama for below and be sure to cast your votes for the things he's actually done, on this list of Barack Obama's enacted policies.

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<![CDATA[The 37 Greatest Celebrity Prom Photos]]> http://ranker.com/list/the-best-celebrity-prom-photos/marc1 A collection of the best celebrity prom photos, from Rihanna to George Clooney. For that special time of year when corsages and crowns rule the school, the gallery below features pictures of famous people taken during their prom or school dance. The list is completely votable, so you can vote up the photogenic celebrity you think took the most awesome prom pic. Vote down the ones you think could have done better, or add any of your favorite star prom photos.

These nostalgia-inducing photos make the memory of the dance and time spent with your prom date last forever. It seems everyone's taken a prom photo, from Oscar-winning actors such as Clooney, Sandra Bullock, and Meryl Streep, to some of the best pop female stars like Britney Spears and Lady Gaga. And whether you're the First Lady of the U.S. or reality TV queen Kim Kardashian, prom dresses can be quite ridiculous, embarrassing, and unforgettable, kind of like these totally wacky celebrity wedding gowns.

These snapshots of over 50 celeb pictures taken during prom do not disappoint! Just check out the following prom fashion do's and don'ts – we're looking at you, Courteney Cox, Bruno Mars, and more!  Also, be sure to check out our other lists of stars before they hit it big, like the most hilarious celebrity yearbook photos and superstars who were in school sports teams.
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<![CDATA[Most Anticipated 2015-2016 New Fall TV Series]]> http://ranker.com/list/most-anticipated-2015-new-fall-tv-series/lanayoshii Some decent - and not so decent - primetime TV series have been cancelled or concluded to make room for the new 2015 Fall TV season.  Some of these new shows feel like carbon copies of other shows while others my be interesting new show concepts.  Which new fall series are you most looking forward to watching?
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<![CDATA[24 Insane Food Challenges That We Kind of Want to Try]]> http://ranker.com/list/crazy-food-challenges/coreybarger Food challenges are not for the faint at heart. For years, ma and pop restaurants have been pulling together extreme and sometimes grotesque concoctions that brave souls willingly force themselves to eat. What do they get for completing these fun food challenges? Usually a dumb t-shirt or maybe their name on the wall in exchange for an awful tummy ache. We've found the most extreme food challenges from around the world and gathered them here for your enjoyment. Only those with strong stomachs should proceed.

In this list of the craziest food challenges you will see everything from sweets to meats and every type of food known to man. Some are covered in cheese and some weigh more than your arm. Take a peak and see if you can muster up the courage to try one out. If you are a true champion you might be able to win a free T-shirt or even cold hard cash.

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<![CDATA[29 Things You Didn't Know About the Ed Sullivan Theater]]> http://ranker.com/list/ed-sullivan-theater-trivia-facts/whitneyvanlaningham The Ed Sullivan Theater is a historic institution in New York City. The Beatles made their American debut there, Elvis Presley played there, and everyone's personal favorite - Justin Bieber - has played there. Stepping into the delightfully chilly Ed Sullivan Theater feels like history in the making, because, well, it is. The theater was originally arranged to produce live theatrical performances, but CBS has been making do since 1936. The Old Ed Sull has a rich lineup of radio and television under its belt, including CBS Broadcasting, Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson, and of course, the big man himself, David Letterman. The Late Show made its home at Ed Sully in 1993, back when Rupert Jee was just a guy who sold sandwiches, and the feud between Letterman and Leno was still a fresh wound in late night comedy.  

With Dave's retirement upon us, (how will we live? what will we watch on TV when we're drunk?), we've put together the most interesting facts about his home for the last two decades. Be sure to vote for the facts that most surprise you, and leave your thoughts, tributes, and ballads in the comment section.

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<![CDATA[23 Unbelievable (SFW) Facts About the Porn Industry]]> http://ranker.com/list/porn-industry-secrets/mel-judson After reading through this list, it'll be hard to believe that "sex" and "porn" are still words that make people squeamish. The porn industry is the biggest "elephant in the room" the Internet has ever come across, yet it's one of the most lucrative industries, provides tons of jobs for people, and, odds are, multiple people you're close to have a very special, intimate bond with pornography. Regardless of the overwhelming popularity, there are lots of common misconceptions about porn and the industry that surrounds it. 

So take a look through this list of interesting porn industry secrets. Whether you find yourself typing "adult" into that search engine or not, it's a fascinating world that people often don't take the time to... familiarize themselves with. Set your intimidation and prudishness aside and take a minute to read about the baffling and crazy statistics and secrets that make up the largest industry in the world... the porn industry!
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<![CDATA[The Very Best Actress Performances, Ranked]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-actress-performances-ranked/ranker-film This list contains information about the best actress performances, ranked by your votes. Over the years there has been so many great performances that won best actress awards for the women who portrayed classic characters. Some of these best actress Oscar performances were for roles based on real people while others were based on fictional characters.

What are some of the best actress performances? Annie Wilkes from Misery made our list. Kathy Bates won a Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of this number one fan. Misery was based on the 1987 Stephen King book of the same name. Vivien Leigh's iconic portrayal of Scarlett O'Hara in the film Gone with the Wind also made our list. Leigh took home the Best Actress Oscar in 1939.

Several Best Supporting Actress performances also made this list. Octavia Spencer's performance of Minny Jackson in the film The Help, based on Kathryn Stockett's novel of the same name, earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2011. Other supporting actress roles that are featured on this list include Katherine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett) and Minnie Castevet (Ruth Gordon).

Which best actress performance is your favorite. Be sure to vote on this list to make sure the right role ends up in the top spot and also share your thoughts in the comments section.
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<![CDATA[19 Lies You Were Taught About Dinosaurs]]> http://ranker.com/list/dinosaur-myths-that-arent-true/ranker-science We love dinosaurs. As kids, we learned facts about them in science class, marveled at their skeletons in museums, and played out epic dino battles with our plastic toys. But how much of what we were taught about them is actually true? You might be shocked to know that a majority of what we learned about dinosaurs in our youth was actually not true at all. 

The truth is that the more we learn about these ancient animals that roamed the Earth for 150 million years, the more their story is being rewritten. A lot of the things we were taught about dinosaurs or saw in movies are just flat-out wrong. Did you know that dinosaurs were around for a couple hundred thousand years after that meteor impact you read about that supposedly killed them? How about that dinosaurs were not the first reptiles to rule the Earth? Or that dinosaurs had feathers? There are even some scientists that believe that dinosaurs are still among us right now. You might have even eaten one for dinner last night with a side of mashed potatoes.

Intrigued? We were too. Read on and find out which dinosaur myths you believed all your life are not true at all.
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<![CDATA[50 Art History Snapchats You Need in Your Life Right Now]]> http://ranker.com/list/art-history-snapchats/ashley-reign

Have you ever found yourself at the museum with your art-loving friends and felt like you were the only one who just didn’t get it? Have you always had a hard time figuring out the allure of all those old oil paintings that your art history teacher loves? Maybe you just weren't looking at those boring old art pieces the right way. Let this collection of art history Snapchats convince you that art can be fun... and totally relatable.

 

Below you’ll find “modern art” redefined in a way that has nothing to do with cold museums or vague paint splashes on a blank canvas. Join us as we celebrate these revamped classics, which are guaranteed to give you a grin. Here you’ll find all the mindless irreverence of Snapchat, combined with historic paintings that you never knew had such personality!

 

It's time to get your history on with these clever art Snapchats! You’ll enjoy historic scenes, (like the earliest drunk shaming pranks ever caught on canvas) and precious family moments (like a baby on baby tickle fight). Plus, you may even learn a little something about religion (like that the Apostle Luke was a clown and Judas was a very handsy drunk).

Get ready for a blast from the distant past, in an exhibit we can guarantee you'll like better than anything at the LA County Museum of Art! Enjoy these funny Snapchats!



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<![CDATA[Vintage Health Ads That Actually Give Horrible Advice]]> http://ranker.com/list/vintage-health-ads/jacob-shelton These vintage health ads are a boatload of crazy. Sure, during every one of your favorite television shows you’re likely to see at least one pharmaceutical commercial with a motor mouthed announcer running through a mile of copy about the side effects of whatever medicine he or she is shilling, but they don't hold a candle to the old health ads on this list. Aside from the nightmarish side effects, today's ads themselves are snooze inducing and banal; couples riding horse back through fields of rye, men and women covered in genital warts razor scootering through San Francisco – it’s all pretty bad. But after putting together this list of vintage medical ads we’ve realized that medical marketing has always been silly and terrible. Sadly we may be living in a golden era of medical commercials. Dig into this list of vintage health posters and see how bad it can get.

Gone are the days of doctors suggesting cigarettes and sugar for weight loss or ten gallons of DDT for every apple you eat (does DDT come in gallons?). Thanks to FDA protocol, medical advertising is now held to a strict set of rules that keeps advertisers from telling parents to pour 7-Up into their children’s milk while filling them full of strained meat (whatever that is), and as fun as all that sounds, it’s probably for the better.

Enjoy this list of vintage health ads and vote up the old ad campaigns you think were probably the most damaging to the world at large, then let us know in the comments if you’ve tried out the $12 Electro-Shock Belt.
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<![CDATA[The Best Law & Order SVU Guest Stars]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-law-and-order-svu-guest-stars/jacob-shelton If you’re an actor in New York, chances are that you have been or will be on Law & Order SVU. Like the slow heat death of our universe, it’s inevitable. Early on in SVU’s storied history, they began bringing on heavy hitting and big named actors like Alec Baldwin and Sharon Stone to bolster ratings, while letting A-Listers in on the “fun.” We don’t know why we love the long-running television series about sexual assault that brings out the cringe in everyone, but it’s obvious that even big name actors want in on the action with a cameo or guest-starring role. If you’re the one person who hasn’t been sucked into a Sunday afternoon SVU marathon and need further proof of the show’s casting ability, check out our list of the best Law & Order SVU guest stars.

If you’ve ever spent an entire day binge watching Law & Order SVU (and be real, who hasn’t?) then you’ve probably noticed their uncanny ability to pull in celebrity cameos. The guest stars on Law & Order can range from rappers-turned-actors like Ludacris, to indie darling Chloë Sevigny and A-List star of The Hangover Bradley Cooper. Everyone wants to make an appearance on America’s #1 TV show about victims of sexual assault! After some careful consideration, we’ve put together this list of the best guest stars to ever appear on Law & Order SVU.

Vote up the Law & Order SVU guest stars that are your favorites, and if you leave us a comment, be aware that we’ll be reading it aloud in the voice of Richard Belzer.
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<![CDATA[Celebrities Rocking Colorful Hair]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrity-unicorn-hair/jessica-lawshe Ah, the unicorn. That elusive creature that only exists in our imaginations and fairy tales. Almost like our favorite celebrities (if you consider the tabloids fairy tales). Recently, the brightest stars in Hollywood have been taking a page from their horned counterparts and adopting a pretty pastel hair trend in almost every color of the rainbow! The multicolored hairstyle is taking over! If you need inspiration for your next dye job, this is where you'll find it.

Gwen Stefani, Drew Barrymore, and Christina Aguilera have been dying their hair crazy colors since all the way back in the '90s, when people actually watched the VMAs and MTV actually played music videos. With the grunge and punk movements came hair dye products like Manic Panic and Punky Color, and with them every color of hair-dye you could imagine: Cotton Candy Pink, Ultra Violet, Tangerine, and Daffodil. 

In the past few years, the invention of hair chalk has made it even easier for our fave celebs to have the colorful cotton-candy hair-color we lust over. The best thing is, hair chalk has made it so we can "dye" our hair without permanently upsetting our bosses and getting fired. It just washes out! You can have blue hair on Friday night, pink hair on Saturday night, and be back to your normal work-safe hair color by Monday morning. 

Our list is filled with the most colorful celebrity hair a girl (or boy) could dream of. Pinks! Blues! Purples! Take a look and vote up the celebrity you think rocks the colorful, unicorn hair the best!

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<![CDATA[44 Things You Didn't Know About the Mad Max Movies]]> http://ranker.com/list/mad-max-trivia-facts/coy-jandreau The original Mad Max trilogy did a whole lot in the way of action movies. It redefined the chase scene, it brought a very specific style to the mainstream (inspiring not just post apocalyptic movies for years to come, but fashion and the Burner culture as well), and it introduced the world to Mel Gibson. Without it we'd never have had Lethal Weapon, or really any '80s action movies. Mad Max was one of the most influential action movies ever, and 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road will continue the legacy.

We've decided to take a look back at some interesting Mad Max facts from the original trilogy as well as looking forward to the 2015 Tom Hardy reimagining as well. With all the original Mad Max films did for Hollywood and movies on the whole, who knows what the Mad Max reboot will accomplish?

Read on to learn about what went on behind the scenes on Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and be sure to upvote the coolest Mad Max trivia below!
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<![CDATA[Greatest Covers of Cups from Pitch Perfect]]> http://ranker.com/list/greatest-covers-of-cups-from-pitch-perfect/jessica-lawshe The arrival of Pitch Perfect 2 has us singing at the top of our lungs! So it makes complete sense that, in preparing for what will surely be an amazing sequel, we decided to take a trip down memory lane.

We could never pick our favorite moment from the first movie, but there is one that definitely stands out: when Becca (Anna Kendrick) takes the stage for her audition and basically destroys everyone with a stripped down song. Never in our lives have we seen such coordinated cup moves. Seriously, we don't even see that type of movement in our beer-pong games. 

So it's now wonder that everyone and their mothers (or at least their little sisters) would cover the Cups song. In the words of Fat Amy, these peeps "crushed it." But don't just take our word for it. These videos are objectively aca-awesome! Seriously, watch all of them. We're "Dixie Chicks serious" that it's worth it. Otherwise, we'll dis-invite you and you'll have to turn in your scarf and go. Take your chair. 

So, don't put us down for cardio, we're gonna be too busy watching and voting on these amazing Cups Pitch Perfect Covers! Vote up the cover you think aca-nails it the best!

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<![CDATA[25 Things to Know Before Your Next Costco Run]]> http://ranker.com/list/costco-secrets/lauren-slocum

Attention all smart shoppers and coupon clippers! Are you a Costco member? Thinking about becoming one? Costco has been setting itself apart from other major retailers for decades… but how? Read through this list of Costco secrets to learn the intricacies of the Costco membership, the history of Costco, and some other generally interesting Costco facts you probably didn’t know about.
 

If you’re already a member of the Costco cult, you know there’s something different about this particular warehouse store. Costco is the jack of all trades in the retail industry, allowing shoppers to develop film, shop for Thanksgiving Day, buy Dad a new digital camera, and stock the little league snack bar, all in one stop. But how do they keep prices so low? Who runs this place, anyway? This list will enlighten your predetermined Costco opinions and set any Costco mysteries straight.
 

So get to reading! Take a few minutes to learn about the evolution of Costco and vote for the Costco facts you think are the most interesting. And if you realize you’re in desperate need of a Tommy Bahama chair and a year’s supply of Pantene Pro-V, head to Costco and one of their contented employees will be happy to point you to the right wood crate and you'll be getting a great deal in no time.

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<![CDATA[25+ Fun Facts to Know About Pitch Perfect 2]]> http://ranker.com/list/pitch-perfect-2-fun-facts/derrick-deane The Barden Bellas are back in their aca-awesome sequel Pitch Perfect 2 and the cast let loose with some fun facts about the movie at a recent press conference. Elizabeth Banks directs this movie sequel and also reprises her role as a capella commentator Gail as the Bellas head off to take on the world. The Pitch Perfect 2 release is sure to be big, but this list has everything you need to know.

The Pitch Perfect 2 cast features Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Skylar Astin, Adam Devine, Ben Platt, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, and Chrissie Fit, and they welcome new Bella member Hailee Steinfeld as they take on Flula Borg, Birgitte Horst Sorensen, and DSM, the world a capella champions. There are also plenty of great cameos in this sequel, some of which have been revealed in trailers and clips and others we'll just leave for you to enjoy.

Check out this list of Pitch Perfect 2 fun facts and be sure to watch the sequel when it hits theaters May 15! If you want even more Bellas, check out the official site and the film's Facebook page.
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<![CDATA[The Best Simpsons Characters of All Time]]> http://ranker.com/list/all-the-simpsons-characters/reference List of the best Simpsons characters, with pictures and character bios when available. With such a great cast of characters, it's tough to say who the greatest really is without everybody weighing in on the discussion. Vote for your favorite Simpsons characters and help make this list the ultimate source for who the best characters of the show are. The Simpsons character roles from every season are included, along with the names of the actors who play them.

With items ranging from Homer Simpson to Mr. Burns, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites. You can click each image for a larger picture of the character, and in some cases you can click the character's name for a more detailed description.

Who is the fan favorite character of The Simpsons? Scroll down so you can find out once and for all.
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<![CDATA[27 Movie Villains Who Were Probably Right All Along]]> http://ranker.com/list/movie-villains-who-were-right/loganrapp You know the villain as the Big Bad, the truly horrible no-good person who has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. But as many great writers have said, "every villain is a hero," given a different context. It's high time we take a look at some villains we've written off as simply evil, and show you how, with just a slightly different perspective (okay, in some cases, a vastly different perspective), these people aren't quite as villainous as expected. No, sometimes these are villains just doing their jobs, or are put in impossible situations where no reasonable person would think they had any good choices to make. Some of these people are just hard up for answers, and even the hero's solution makes things demonstrably worse.

But this list doesn't just limit itself to villains who were good. We also look at villains who had a point, even if what they did was absolutely unforgivable. But really, if you think about it, plenty of our heroes have done awful things (Indiana Jones was just stealing artifacts and trashing monuments he had no business being around in the first place, y'know), and it's all just a matter of perspective. Obi-Wan Kenobi was always rambling on about how things are different from a "certain point of view." (Easy for him to say, Darth Vader's pretty cut and dry as a villain.) But put on your thinking specs and see how we argue for some of the bad guys (and gals!).


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<![CDATA[What Celebrity Do You Think Would Win in a Spelling Bee?]]> http://ranker.com/list/what-celeb-would-win-a-spelling-bee/uberfacts Few people enjoyed spelling bees growing up. If you did, you were in the minority. This sentiment extends to all walks of life, knowing that only one winner could be crowned despite everyone's best efforts. Anyway, not all celebrities were created equally, and thus, some are smarter than others. The celebrities on this list are known for being super smart at minimum, geniuses otherwise. 

What celebrity do you think would win a spelling bee? Since everyone on this poll is established as being smart, choosing which celebrity could out-spell another won't be as easy to decide. Many of the celebrities on here went to Ivy League universities, so their credentials are well-established. Additionally, those who didn't go to school are known for having an incredibly high IQ. 

It's up to you to pick which celebrity you think would take home a spelling bee trophy. May only the smartest survive!
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<![CDATA[The Best Ensemble Movies]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-ensemble-movies/ranker-film The best ensemble movies feature an incredibly talented cast of actors and actresses, so much so that the cast overshadows everything else about the film. When you ask someone to name their favorite, greatest ensemble films ever made, they'll almost always start talking about the cast members of the movie - not the actual storyline. Many of the films listed here are among the best movies of all time, not surprisingly, so be sure to vote for your favorites, add any ensemble films that are missing and re-rank this list in any order you want.

A truly wonderful ensemble film is a team effort. Yes, you have major celebrities sharing the spotlight, with each giving a phenomenal individual performance. Put them together, however, and you've got the very essence of a brilliant ensemble movie. Examples of this include 'Pulp Fiction,' 'The Usual Suspects,' 'Reservoir Dogs' and the outstanding legal drama '12 Angry Men.' And this list includes many of director Robert Altman's best ensemble films: 'MASH,' 'Gosford Park' and 'Short Cuts,' to name a few.

Given that the greatest ensemble films often star some of the greatest actors and actresses ever, is it any wonder that so many listed here are also among the very best Oscar-winning movies, too? From 'The Deer Hunter' to 'The Departed,' the ensemble casts of these listed films captivated us with their brilliance.

Comedy films aren't excluded from any list of excellent ensemble cast movies, either. Consider the amazing casts of the comedies 'The Royal Tenenbaums,' 'Best in Show' and 'The Breakfast Club,' for example. So you see, the best ensemble movies are a diverse mix from all different kinds of movie genres, but they all have one thing in common: wonderful acting and multiple characters that drive the storyline in the best way possible.
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<![CDATA[The Most Badass Big Screen Action Heroes]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-badass-big-screen-action-heroes There are certain things that make the best movie heroes completely badass - that swagger, that style and most of all, the ability to deliver in a pinch. A sense of humor is a nice touch, as are wardrobe sensibilities ( it takes serious panache to look good in a sweaty, blood & grease stained tank top )... but really, if your hero can beat the odds and save the day when under the gun, all while still retaining a clear enough head to have a snappy bon mot for the occasion ... that's what counts. This is a list of the best, most ass-kicking movie heroes ever created. Vote for your favorites, add any you see missing, and if you really want to impact the ranks, add your own list!
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<![CDATA[There's a New Jurassic Park Dino: Introducing the Downersaur]]> http://ranker.com/list/downersaur/jordan-bates There's a new dinosaur in Jurassic World. Everybody knows that. But what they don't know is that it's hip to current events, it's down with #trends, and it isn't afraid to throw a little shade and spit a little sass. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the Downersaur to the internet.

The Downersaur is truth.
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<![CDATA[Lupita Nyong'o's Best Looks in Every Color of the Rainbow]]> http://ranker.com/list/best-lupita-nyongo-dresses/jessica-lawshe As this list proves, there is no color and no thing that Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o cant wear. Time and time again she stuns us on the red carpet. From the moment she gets out of the car to the time she takes the stage, and even to the after party, we can't take our eyes off of her. 

From Prada to Lanvin, Stella McCartney to Victoria Beckham, her red carpet fashion landed her on at the top of every best dressed list written in 2014. It only makes sense that she's continuing the trend into this year. Come on! Have you seen the green Gucci gown she wore to the 2015 Cannes Film Festival? It literally took our breath away. 

No one can forget the blue Prada dress she wore to receive her Oscar at the 2014 Academy Awards. We're still dreaming of the way it flowed when she walked the red carpet. And of course, who could forget the scandal when her white pearl Calvin Klein dress was stolen after this year's Oscars! But seriously, who could blame the thief?! 

Time and time again she's proven that there is no color that doesn't look amazing on her. Take a look at our list to see her in every color of the rainbow. The rainbow has never looked more beautiful!



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<![CDATA[The Best TV and Movie Robots (and the Humans Who Play Them)]]> http://ranker.com/list/actors-playing-robots/mikekrumboltz When an actor hears that he or she is performing like a robot, that's usually not a compliment. But in these cases, the opposite proves true. 

From Anthony Daniels, the man inside C3PO's golden suit, to Yul Brenner, who played the robotic (and psychotic) gunslinger in Westworld, to Alicia Vikander, whose role in Ex Machina brings an entirely new aesthetic to cinematic artificial intelligence, these actors bring humanity to robotic roles.

How would you rank these robot performances? Does Ah-nold's role as The Terminator trump the Fembots of Austin Powers, as far as robot movie characters go?  What about the creepy Stepford Wives? And what of Tricia Helfer's Number Six from Battlestar Galactica? And let us not forget (never forget!) the role of Vicki, the unintentionally annoying TV android from "Small Wonder." Whether you think this list covers all the best robot movies, it's hard to deny that the talented actors named here breathe life into these bots.

Here we give you 18 memorable movie robots and TV robots.  Now it's your turn to rank 'em.
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<![CDATA[The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-80s - 90s Kids]]> http://ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-saturday-morning-cartoons-for-mid-80_s-90_s-kids These are the best Saturday morning cartoons from the 80s and 90s. Thankfully, with the advent of the DVD, the DVR, and even VHS tapes, Soul Train can't ruin our fun anymore. Rank your favorite 80s cartoons and 90s cartoon shows, from the original TMNT to Bucky O'Hare. What were your favorite 80s and 90s cartoons? These awesome Saturday morning cartoons made weekends just the best and seeing them now instantly brings back glorious memories of those carefree, childhood days.

This 90s cartoons list also includes some great mid 1980s cartoons that you surely enjoyed. But which on this 90s cartoons list were the best? For which did you save your bowl of sugary, soggy cereal so you could enjoy them both at the same time? Which ones had the toys that you received as gifts only from misguided aunts and uncles and then later threw in your closet never to play with again?

This list of the best Saturday morning cartoons of the 80s and 90s includes classics with awesome theme songs and persistent franchises as well as single-season cartoon series that will make you be like, "Oh yeah, I remember that!" Click rerank below to make your own version of this list and vote up the best 90s cartoon TV shows below!
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<![CDATA[32 Actors Who Sing in Bands]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-sing-in-bands/celebrity-lists This list contains information about celebrities who sing in bands, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several celebrities and actors are also talented musicians and many of them sing in bands. Some of these famous folks are in successful rock bands, while others are in bands that fly under the radar. One famous sitcom star is also in a successful indie rock duo.

Who is the most famous celebrity who sings in a band? Jared Leto tops this list. The Dallas Buyers Club actor sings and plays guitar, bass, and keyboards in the band Thirty Seconds to Mars. The band has won several awards.

Several famous women also sing in bands. “New Girl” actress Zooey Deschanel sings and plays the piano and the ukulele in the band She & Him. Juliette Lewis provides the vocals for the band Juliette and the Licks, and Taylor Momsen provides lead vocals and rhythm guitar in the band The Pretty Reckless.

Which band with a celebrity singer had you heard of before? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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<![CDATA[24 Celebs Who Love 'Game of Thrones' as Much as You Do]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrity-game-of-thrones-fans/robert-desalvo They might get preferential treatment and have red carpets rolled out for them, but celebrities are just like us on Sunday nights: they relax, kick back, brush their teeth... and are glued to their TV sets watching Game of Thrones. These celebrity Game of Thrones fan probably have their own theories about Jon Snow's mother and are all around GoT superfans, just like us. Which celebrities watch Game of Thrones? Lots of them!

Don't believe us? Scroll down and take a look at how celebrities go wild for Westeros. Whether it's Madonna or Kristen Bell dressing up as Daenerys, Elijah Wood visiting the set, or actors rushing the Game of Thrones cast like they were members of One Direction, it's clear that stardom doesn't mean you're immune to Sunday night crack, i.e. Game of Thrones.

So which celebrities who watch Game of Thrones do you think is most obsessed with your favorite television show? You might be surprised! Read on to find out which Hollywood celebs are just as obsessed with the goings on in the Seven Kingdoms as you are!

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<![CDATA[The Most Anticipated Movies For 2015]]> http://ranker.com/list/upcoming-movies-2015/ranker-film Avengers, Jedis and dinosaurs lead the way for a busy 2015 movie schedule as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII, and Jurassic World entertain movie fans. But they aren't the only big, highly anticipated movies hitting theaters. The Hunger Games caps their movie franchise with the second part of Mockingjay, Kung Fu Panda completes its trilogy, and The Fantastic Four gets rebooted with a new cast. Indeed, there are sequels galore with Ted 2, Pitch Perfect 2, Magic Mike XXL, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Hotel Transylvania 2, The Conjuring 2, James Bond 24, Taken 3, and many more. 

Looking for some original movies? You might want to check out the Wachowski Siblings' Jupiter Ascending, Pixar's Inside Out, or Kevin Hart in The Wedding Ringer and Get Hard.

Regardless of movie tastes, 2015 has something for everyone. Which movies are you anticipating the most? Vote below and get ready to eat lots of popcorn!
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<![CDATA[The Best Books About Fashion and Style]]> http://ranker.com/list/fashion-books/jessica-lawshe Fashion is life! Whether you're a die-hard fan with a degree in fashion, or just a dabbler who likes flipping through Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, you'll want to pick up every fashion book on this list. But how to choose just one? That's like asking us to pick our favorite handbag or pair of shoes! 

First of all, decide what kind of read you're looking for: just pictures? Or do you want a little more 4-1-1 to go along with the fashion stories? Figuring out how to put together an outfit? Maybe a style guide is for you. Want to know everything about your favorite designer or design house? Then pick up one of these awesome style books by your fave fashion designer or style guru. 

For the sassy entrepreneur there's #GIRLBOSS and Hijacking the Runway: How Celebrities Are Stealing the Spotlight from Fashion Designers. Maybe you love just flipping through beautiful pictures of clothes. If that's the case, then you'll love glossy, gorgeous pages of 100 Years of Fashion. Obsessed with the history of fashion? Then check out Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography. Maybe you just want the gossip? Then you'd probably be all about I'll Drink to That.
 
Since you already know you have exquisite taste, take a look at the list and vote up the books that every fashionista should have in her (or his) possession! Don't see your favorite books by fashion bloggers or celebrity designers on the list? Add 'em!


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<![CDATA[The Most X-TREME Things That Happened in the '90s]]> http://ranker.com/list/x-treme-things/jacob-shelton In the '90s, the only way to sell your product was to market it as XTREME! Whether you were selling candy, fast food, or video games, you had to make it over the top, and out of this world. If someone else was doing it, you had to show consumers that your product was 200% crazier with a side of skateboarding shark. As the '90s wore on and the millennium came to a close, extreme marketing started to become more of a faux pas, and was even lampooned in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, the apex of social commentary. This list aims to take everyone back to the golden age of 90s Xtreme.

Extreme basketball, extreme nachos, extreme cartoons, we’ve got it all on this list BABY! Whether you spent the nineties as an extreme wrestling connoisseur jacked on CheX MiX or as a fan of extreme bull riding (which seems a bit redundant if you think about it) there’s something for you on this list. If you don’t remember at least half of the items that we’ve collected then you missed out on your halcyon days. The only redeemable thing to do is to get on Ebay and try to find a pack of Xtreme Kiwi Gushers before they become extinct (or sell out, which ever comes first).

Vote for the most extreme item on this list, and then slam a Mountain Dew before you leave us an extreme comment letting us know how extreme you are.
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<![CDATA[The 27 Most Awful Disney Incidents and Deaths]]> http://ranker.com/list/disney-deaths/mike-rothschild While Disney parks are among the most joyful and pleasant places on earth, there have also been a great number of tragic incidents, fights, sexual assaults and deaths at the two theme parks in the United States. Any time you put a large number of people together with a large amount of machinery, things can go wrong.

In the six decades Disney World and Disneyland have been open, plenty of incidents have occurred and a lot has gone wrong. Guests and cast members have died in accidents and of natural causes while on rides. While nothing happens to the vast majority of the tens of thousands of people who visit a Disney park every day, freak occurrences do happen - leading to fines, lawsuits, and settlements.

Here are some of the most tragic deaths at Disney parks in the United States, along with a few other bizarre incidents - some of which resulted in injury, and others in hilariously frivolous lawsuits.

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<![CDATA[The Best LGBT Comic Books]]> http://ranker.com/list/lgbt-comics/whitneysmoore The LGBT movement has been gaining steady progress over the past twenty years, but for comic book fans it's still a relatively new concept. Here are twenty of the best and most widely impactful LGBT friendly comics - some indie and underground and some mainstream, but all with awesome messages.

From ass-kicking characters that happen to be gay, to stories about regular humans discovering their gender identity, comics are a great format for showing the depth and uniqueness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. What do you think is the most well written LGBT comic book? What comics would you not expect to have themes relevant to the LGBT community?

If you're looking for inspiration or just some awesome stories to relate to, check out these titles and make sure to rank your favorites among these good LGBT comics. Did we miss any awesome graphic novels with LGBT themes? Add them to the list and see how they stack up against these awesome titles!

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<![CDATA[30 Celebrities Whose Names Are Food]]> http://ranker.com/list/celebrities-whose-names-are-food/amylindorff Which celebrities have food as one of their names? A veritable celebrity cornucopia exists right under your nose. If you stop and think about it for even just one second, you can probably come up with a couple of famous people who have a food name. Ever heard of a woman named Fiona Apple, or even one named Alison Brie? Wouldn't it be great to have a cheese plate and an apple right now?

Start your day off right with (Kevin) bacon and a tall glass of O.J. (Simpson). For lunch, maybe have some leftover Meatloaf and some Carrot (Top) sticks. What's for dinner? Oh, I don't know, how about some (Sean) Beans and (Jerry) Rice? For a healthy dessert, treat yourself to an (Alyssa) Milano and some mixed (Halle and Chuck) Berrys. Man, what a great food day!

How many celebrity food names can you think of? Are any of the famous people with a food in their name missing from this list? Please let us know so we can come up with a bunch more delicious meal plans in honor of these Hollywood celebs who just plain sound delciious.


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<![CDATA[Non-Blockbuster Movies That You Should See This Summer]]> http://ranker.com/list/summer-2015-movies/derrick-deane Looking for a break from the seemingly endless stream of multi-million dollar blockbuster movies that invade theaters during the summer movie season? Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of some other 2015 summer movies that you might want to check out. Their budgets might be smaller, but the star-power is still big with famous faces like Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kristen Wiig, Bradley Cooper, and Jack Black all headlining summer movies.

Avengers fans don't have to wait until next year to see Chris Evans or Samuel L. Jackson either. You can catch Evans starring in his directorial debut while President Sam Jackson fights off terrorists! This list of independent films and lower budget movies coming out summer 2015 has something for everyone.

From action movies to dramas and romantic comedies, there's plenty to choose from this summer and when you get in the mood for one of those big blockbuster movies, you can check our Most Anticipated Movies list to see what's coming to a theater near you!
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<![CDATA[The Best Talent TV Shows]]> http://ranker.com/list/talent-show-tv-shows-and-series/reference The very best talent show shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest talent show shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular talent show TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining talent show show of all time is. Don't let your favorite talent show television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of talent show television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Examples of items on this list include Popstars and X Factor.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best talent show show of all time?" and "What are the greatest talent show shows?"
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