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‘Star Wars’ Turns 40

When George Lucas’ Star Wars premiered in 1977, the movie quickly became a phenomenon. On its 40th anniversary, The Onion looks back on the franchise’s defining moments:

CEO Worked Way Up From Son Of CEO

Though today he holds a powerful position as head of a leading information technology firm, MergeMedia CEO Gary Lightman told reporters Thursday he, amazingly, worked his way to the very top of the company from humble beginnings as the son of the previous...

Ringo Starr Announces 26th Beatles Album With New Backing Band

‘Moonbeam Sunday’ Slated For Release On June 16

LONDON—Excitedly informing fans that the iconic pop group was back with more original music, Ringo Starr announced Tuesday that on June 16 he would be releasing a 26th Beatles album titled ‘Moonbeam Sunday’ with an all-new backing band.
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'St. Elsewhere' PA Grilled By Howie Mandel's Biographer

LOS ANGELES— Bryant Coleman, author of the forthcoming Howie Mandel biography Howie Did What He Did, spent three hours Monday interrogating former St. Elsewhere production assistant Gary Alexander, pressing him for candid details on the comedian. "He must have had 50 questions about Howie's on-set catering preferences, Howie's opinions on Dave Grusin's theme music for the show, and amusing stethoscope anecdotes involving Howie," said Alexander, 45, who now works as an accountant in Van Nuys, CA. "He kept asking if the cast and crew knew back then that Howie was going to be a huge star, and went on and on about how funny Walk Like A Man is." Alexander added that he blocked Coleman from his cell phone after the author called him 15 times to confirm the specific dates and locations of various incidents in which Mandel stretched a latex glove over his head and inflated it with his nostrils.

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