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A gulch is a kind of canyon, so in 1947, what comic strip character did Idaho Springs, Colorado, rename its Squirrel Gulch district for?
a. Frank Canyon
b. Jack Canyon
c. Steve Canyon
d. John Canyon
Steve Canyon - In 1950, they also erected a huge limestone statue of the character.
In May 2005, Primetime Live reported claims by American Idol contestant Corey Clark that he and what American Idol judge had an affair during season two of the show?
a. Paula Abdul
b. Donna Summer
c. Jennifer Lopez
d. Angie Martinez
Paula Abdul - Fox Network did an investigation and stated that the claims lacked evidence.
Robert Newton was nominated the "patron saint" of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, for playin' what scurvy scalawag in Treasure Island?
b. Jack Sparrow
c. Long John Silver
d. Captain Kidd
Long John Silver - He coined many of the cliches of how pirates talk.
In Five Minutes of Heaven, Catholic actor Liam Neeson played real-life Protestant terrorist Alistair Little, from what spot?
b. South Africa
c. Northern Ireland
d. United States
Northern Ireland - Protestant actor James Nesbitt plays the Catholic brother of the man Little killed.
What American band has been awarded 28 gold albums to date (2014), the most of any rock band in the United States?
a. Cheap Trick
b. ZZ Top
KISS - The band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
In 2010, people played with images of Keanu Reeves and Mad Men's Don Draper as they expressed what emotion?
Sad - Naturally, crying Sad Don Draper ended up sitting on a park bench with Sad Keanu. He was later joined by Sad James Van Der Beek.
How many sealed briefcases are used at the beginning of a round on Deal or No Deal?
26 - Each 'contains' anywhere from a penny to a million bucks.
What happened to the hockey-playing Cheers character Eddie LeBec, after actor Jay Thomas was overheard complaining on a radio show about having to kiss Rhea Perlman?
a. He impaled himself on a Christmas tree
b. He was crushed by a Zamboni
c. He fell down an elevator shaft
d. He was crushed by zucchinis
He was crushed by a Zamboni - A former Bruins goalie, he was making a living in an ice show.
Played by James Marsden, what X-Man was unceremoniously killed by Jean Grey in the opening half-hour of X-Men - Last Stand?
Cyclops - Some say it was retaliation for his appearance in Superman Returns, in which he beds Lois Lane.
Oscars co-hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin vie for the record for most SNL hosting gigs. What was the first movie they were in together?
b. LA Story
c. Grand Canyon
d. It's Complicated
It's Complicated - The Nancy Meyers movie also stars Meryl Streep.
Recorded in 1983, what is the only single Van Halen released during their career to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100?
b. Runnin' With the Devil
d. Hot For Teacher
Jump - The music video for 'Jump' was directed by Van Halen front man David Lee Roth.
What Oscar achievement is shared by Julia Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Tatum O'Neal, Haing Ngor, Marlee Matlin, Anna Paquin and Jennifer Hudson?
a. Won two straight Oscars
b. Won in acting and non-acting categories
c. Declined their Oscars
d. Won Oscars for their first films
Won Oscars for their first films - You can add Shirley Jones, Harold Russell, Eva Marie Saint, Gale Sondergaard, Katina Paxinou, Mercedes McCambridge and Jo Ann Fleet.
In what movie did horror directors Roger Corman and George Romero both cameo as FBI agents?
a. Catch Me If You Can
b. Mississippi Burning
c. The X-Files - Fight The Future
d. Silence of the Lambs
Silence of the Lambs - The film itself was directed by Jonathan Demme.
What powerful woman reputedly required 35 takes for her cameo as a guide in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris"?
a. Sarah Palin
b. Carla Bruni
c. Angela Merkel
d. Margaret Thatcher
Carla Bruni - In the movie, Owen Wilson travels back to the 1920s, meeting Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Josephine Baker, Cole Porter, Gertrude Stein, Picasso, Djuna Barnes, Leo Stein, Matisse, TS Eliot, Dali, Man Ray and Luis Bunuel.
At the 2013 American Music Awards, philanthropist and singer-songwriter Taylor Swift won Favorite Female Artist in the Pop-Rock category. Who won Favorite Male Artist in the same category?
a. Justin Timberlake
b. Justin Bieber
c. Matthew West
d. Luke Bryan
Justin Timberlake - Taylor Swift also won Artist of the Year.
An extremely contentious publication that was received negatively by both critics and fans alike, what pop icon published the book "Sex" on October 21, 1992?
b. Vanessa Williams
c. Mariah Carey
d. Paula Abdul
Madonna - Despite the negative reception, the book was a commercial success topping The New York Times Best-Seller list.
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