Posts tagged "wizard of oz"

Dysfunctional Couple Of The Day: Husband Locks Wife In Shed For Singing “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” About His Dead Mother

If you're single and hating it, let this supremely screwed up couple be a shining example of what you are NOT looking for in a relationship. UK couple Andrew and Beverly Salmon's fight began when Beverly received a phone call from a man who Andrew suspected she was having an affair with. Instead of owning…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 20, 2014

RIP Margaret Pellegrini, One Of The Last Living Munchkins From “The Wizard Of Oz”

Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last living munchkins from "The Wizard of Oz," passed away yesterday in her Phoenix home at the age of 89. You might remember her as one of the "sleepy head" munchkins -- the one who wore a flower pot on her head. In the video clip above, she talks about…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 8, 2013

We’re Off To See Gary Busey

So this is what happens when you watch "Wizard of OZ" with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon too many times. The characters all eventually morph into Gary Busey. I need to click my ruby slippers together and get out of this fan art nightmare.  [Buzzfeed]…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 31, 2012

“Wizard Of Oz” Meets Haute Couture

"Storytelling" is an exhibit that went up in Dublin last month. Design duo Harmless Creatures recreated The Scarecrow (made of hay), Tin Man (made from hand-shredded cards) and the Cowardly Lion (made of VHS tape) from "The Wizard of Oz." Each costume took over 40 hours to create and were "assembled like a suit…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 6, 2012

Animatronic Wizard Of Oz: What’s The Weirdest Thing In Your Town?

I grew up in a small town in New Jersey that was fairly boring. But! The town next to me? Where my high school was? That was a whole other story. Mullica Hill, NJ, happens to house one of the stranger toy stores/"Wizard of Oz" memorials in the world. The Follow The Yellow Brick Road…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 3, 2011

Michelle Williams To Play Glinda The Good Witch

If I could take a trip anywhere in the world, I'd choose … Oz. As in the place over the rainbow, not the prison. So I am very excited about Disney's upcoming "Oz: The Great And Powerful," a prequel to everyone's favorite tale about a girl following the yellow brick road. The cast so…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 18, 2011

James Franco To Play The Wizard. You Know, The Wizard Of Oz.

I have a theory that James Franco must have found a genie in a bottle at some point during his life, and wished to have 48 hours in a single day while the rest of us only get 24. Not only is the dude gearing up to host the Oscars, working on a…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 7, 2011

Nancy Pelosi Cast As The “Wicked Witch Of The West” In Campaign Ad

She's mellllllllting ... and she's the Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi is the cackling Wicked Witch of the West in a new "Wizard of Oz"-themed campaign commercial by Republican Congressional candidate John Dennis. An actress playing Pelosi flies in on a jet, jabbing Dorothy, Toto and pals with the end of her…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2010

“Hey! Who Just Made A Yellow Brick Road On The Carpet?!”

People who dress their dogs in costumes: more insane or less insane than people who do the same thing to guinea pigs? [DailyCutePuppy.com]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2010

“The Wizard Of Dogz” Is As Cute As You Imagine

How do you make a cherished classic film even better? You replace the entire cast with costumed canines! In "Wizard of Dogz," Toto is tossed aside as the animal star, reduced to a mere stuffed animal. The rest of the characters are replaced by precious pets in costumes that I wish my cats had the…
By: Kelli Bender / April 14, 2010

The “Wizard Of Oz” Munchkins Speak!

"The Wizard of Oz" just turned 70, and in honor of the anniversary, Newsweek got together the original munchkins from the flick for an interview. You will definitely want to watch the clip above, where they reveal that when the movie was announced, little people flocked to Hollywood to get Munchkin roles. Also fascinating—evidently,…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 7, 2009

Designers Re-Create Ruby Slippers For “Wizard Of Oz” Anniversary

It will soon be the 70th anniversary of the "Wizard of Oz" premiere. (Damn, Dorothy, you done got old.) In celebration, Swarovski has teamed up with a handful of shoe designers including Christian Louboutin, Betsey Johnson, and Oscar de la Renta to reinterpret the ruby slippers for the modern age. We're melting…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 17, 2009