Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
‘Sopranos’ Restaurant Pays Moving Tribute to James Gandolfini
Tributes have been pouring in from friends, colleagues and fans ever since the news of James Gandolfini's death broke yesterday. But one of the most fitting tributes took place last night at Hosten's Brookdale Confectionary in Bloomfield, NJ, where the finale of 'The Sopranos&apo…
Teacher in Hot Water After Showing Middler Schoolers Gruesome Horror Flick
Kids love when teachers show movies in class. But a group of 11-year-olds in Colombes, France, got much more than they bargained for when their math teacher gave them a screening of the gruesome torture porn flick 'Saw.' Hey, kids are never too young to learn about existential dread, right…
Prepare Yourselves for Wendy’s Nine-Patty ‘T-Rex’ Burger
First featured in a joke ad in 'Sports Illustrated,' Wendy's nine-patty "T-Rex" burger is now a real thing. We can feel our arteries hardening already. Seriously, even a real T-Rex would have trouble choking this thing down.
Heroic Teen Reprimanded for Defending Classmate Against Knife-Wielding Bully
You might think that a young kid who tackles a knife-wielding bully would be hailed as a hero, but you'd be wrong. In Calgary, a 13-year-old was officially reprimanded for defending a classmate who was being threatened by a thug with a weapon.
High Schooler Changes Fellow Student’s Name in Yearbook to Lewd Term, Gets Busted
Missouri high school student Kaitlyn Booth probably thought she was pulling off the mother of all pranks when she changed a fellow student's last name to an offensive term in the school's yearbook, but now the joke's on her. Booth has been arrested and could be charged with a felony.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
Any self-respecting kid who grew up during the late 1980s through the early 1990s knows 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' like the back of their hand. Origin story involving mutagenic ooze? Wise old sensei in the form of a talking bipedal rat? Arch villain bristling with a set of pointy armor…
Check Out This A-Z List of the Best Movies Ever
We love movies as much as the next guy, but let's face it -- there are far too many out there to keep straight. We're fortunate, then, that the fine folks at Cool Material have created an A-Z list of the best flicks ever. Now if somebody could just update our Netflix queue for us, we'…
The 10 Funniest Celebrity Meltdowns Caught on Tape (NSFW)
Let's face it -- as much as we identify with celebrities, we don't really know them. That's why public meltdowns, where they show their peevish, arrogant and sometimes crazy sides, are so darned fascinating. When this happens, our perception of celebs can change forever. Think about it -- will you e…
Waitress Fired Over So-Called Pastor’s ‘Gave to God’ Receipt
In what seems to be a totally unfair turn of events, the waitress who posted a picture of a receipt on Reddit after being refused a tip by a pastor has been fired from her job at Applebee's.
Allstate’s 2013 Super Bowl Commercial: ‘Mayhem’ Unleashes a Reign of Historical Terror
Allstate's 2013 Super Bowl commercial with the familiar and hilarious "Mayhem" character, which will air during Super Bowl 47, may be one of the greatest Super Bowl commercials ever.
Mob of Wild Monkeys Are Rampaging Through Indonesia
Humans may share DNA with monkeys, but, if this report out of Indonesia is any indication, our primate cousins couldn't care less.
The Pope’s Dove of Peace Was Attacked by a Seagull
Just as he finished a sermon on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI symbolically released two doves into the air as a call for peace. But soon after the birds took flight, an aggressive seagull began dive bombing one of them. Uh oh. We're generally not superstitious, but we sure hope this isn't a si…