Author Archives: Charles Stockdale

American Cities With the Most Property Crime in Every State

Property crime has declined in recent years but still remains extremely prevalent in the United States. There were nearly 7.7 million reported property crimes -- which include larceny thefts, burglaries, ...
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BING PREDICTS: Who Will Win the Oscars

The Academy Awards have fallen on hard times. Last year’s show attracted only 26.5 million viewers -- an all-time low -- and the Academy’s inability to find a replacement host ...
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Most Popular Country Songs of All Time

While country music may not please every music listener’s taste, the genre often produces songs that slip into the mainstream and become exceedingly popular. These songs may find wide appeal ...
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25 Highest Grossing Films of All Time

Today’s most successful blockbusters bring in unprecedented sums of money at the box office. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” released in 2015, grossed nearly $1 billion in the U.S. alone. ...
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Athletes Who Hit It Big in Hollywood

Professional sports are one of the nation’s most popular forms of entertainment. Much like the movie industry, a charismatic personality can boost an athlete's popularity. In a business where athletes ...
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Oscar Winning Movies That Didn’t Turn a Profit

Winning an Academy Award is one of the most prestigious achievements in filmmaking. And while Oscar-winning movies are often exceedingly popular among moviegoers, financial success is not a condition the ...
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Who Won the Oscar for Best Director Every Year Since the Oscars Began

Movie directors are the authors of the motion picture. From screenplay writing or supervision to cinematography, the vision, tone, and, of course, direction, of the film belongs to them. That’s ...
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50 Best-Selling Grammy Winners of All Time

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards, billed as “music’s biggest night,” will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10. The program is intended to ...
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The Biggest Comebacks in Music History

Success can be fleeting for popular musicians. Even those artists who release a string of hits often fall out of public favor because of changing tastes, poor song choices, personality ...
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Actors With the Longest Careers

One of the most popular movies in theaters right now is “Mary Poppins Returns” -- a follow-up to the classic musical “Mary Poppins” from 1964. Among the sequel’s cast of ...
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Biggest One-Hit Wonders of All Time

There’s no official definition of the term “one-hit wonder” in the music world, but it usually refers to a recording artist who has had a sole No. 1 hit (or ...
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Who Won the Oscar for Best Director Every Year Since the Oscars Began

Movie directors are the authors of the motion picture. From screenplay writing or supervision to cinematography, the vision, tone, and, of course, direction, of the film belongs to them. That’s ...
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Most Popular Oscar Winners of All Time

There have always been celebrities who have avoided the Academy Awards for one reason or another. Reclusive director Terrence Malick has never attended, despite multiple nominations. Actor Marlon Brando also ...
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Why the ‘Oscars’ and Other Little Known Facts About the Academy Awards

The popularity of the Academy Awards has declined in recent years. Last year’s ceremony was the least-watched Oscars broadcast to date, with nearly half as many people tuning in as ...
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100 Most Popular Musicians on Tour in 2019

Live music used to be the only kind there was. The earliest recorded example is thought to be a rendering of the French folk song “Au Clair de la Lune,” ...
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