Barb Oates

As a child of the ’70s, my go-to toys were Mrs. Beasley and the Sunshine Family. I enjoyed pretending with my grade school classmates that we were the girls’ version of the Bay City Rollers, but the British rockers stood little ground against my love affair with Andy Gibb and Donny & Marie. As for TV and movies, don’t even get me started on Little House in the Prairie and The Outsiders. As for other things pop culture, I’m still trying to figure out the Rubik’s Cube, and I’m still hoping the Captain’s Steak Joynt and that fabulous cheese fondue will see their return. Hope the memories and stories we share bring you a smile and good laugh.

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Courtney Thorne-Smith, Laura Leighton and Daphne Zuniga in Melrose Place

Exclusive: Original ‘Melrose Place’ Stars Reminisce & Chat About New ‘Rewatch’ Podcast ‘Still the Place’

“Still The Place” will revisit every hookup, every scandal, every backstab, blackmail, explosion and every wig removal… together! Secrets are revealed as the hosts share the behind-the-scenes moments with fans.

George Geary, Made in California Vol. 2

Chuck E. Cheese. Panda Express. Cheesecake Factory. Yum Yum Donuts. Where Did These Restaurant Chains Start?

A fascinating look at the people and history behind America’s most iconic restaurant chains.

Rocky Sylvester Stallone, 1976

How Many Times Has Sylvester Stallone Watched ’Rocky‘?

The almost 78-year old talks about his most famous role.

Dick Van Dyke, Daytime Emmy winner courtesy: NATAS/Associated Television International/CBS

“I’m 98 Years Old!” Dick Van Dyke Wins Emmy and Makes History

Where to stream the episodes of Dick Van Dyke’s role on ‘Days of Our Lives.’

FAMILY, Kristy McNichol, 1976-80

Kristy McNichol to Make Rare Appearance at Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention

A new venue, new dates and big-time celebrity guests (including Vicki Lawrence) are planned for the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention.

FAMILY AFFAIR, from left, Johnny Whitaker, Sebastian Cabot, Brian Keith, Kathy Garver, Anissa Jones, 1966-71. courtesy Everett Collection

Exclusive: Mrs. Beasley Is Making a Comeback! The Most Iconic Doll in Television

It took a strong upbringing to survive playing Sissy and Hollywood, but Kathy Garver is still acting and on a mission to share Mrs. Beasley.

Actress Jane Seymour and Actor Christopher Reeve take a break during filming of 'Somewhere in Time' on the veranda of the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, Michigan in May, 1979.

You’ll Never Guess the Biggest ‘Somewhere in Time’ Fan! Jane Seymour Shares, Plus the Star Heads Back to Mackinac Island

“It was the happiest and ultimately the saddest experience filming ever in my life.”


Remember Those Family Vacations? You Can Live Stream a National Park (This Week Only)

Take a live virtual road trip to Yosemite, Death Valley, Zion and more.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Billy Joel performs at Billy Joel In Concert - New York, New York at Madison Square Garden on May 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Why Did Billy Joel Concert Get Cut Short During ‘Piano Man’?

Fans are outraged that the concert ended abruptly.

BEWITCHED, Elizabeth Montgomery

How Well Do You Remember ‘Bewitched’: Take Our Quiz!

Today would have been the TV icon Elizabeth Montgomery’s 91st birthday. Test your wits with some ‘Bewitched’ and Lizzie trivia.

Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden on January 7, 2016 in New York City

Enjoy Your FREE Front-Row Ticket to Billy Joel Concert Special

“Billy is a working-class guy, and we all come from Sunday night appointment TV … Billy loves the idea that we are doing this for free and it’s basically a give back.”

Far Haven credit INSP, Bailey Chase and A Martinez from Longmire reunite

It’s a ‘Longmire’ Reunion For Bailey Chase and A Martinez in ‘Far Haven’

“It’s such a clear story about redemption and about the power of courage under difficult circumstances,” shares A Martinez.

Billy Joel and Sting

Sting & Jerry Seinfeld Are Surprise Guests at Billy Joel 100th Concert

Sting performed hits with Billy Joel, including “Big Man on Mulberry Street” and “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic.”

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Billy Joel performs at Billy Joel In Concert - New York, New York at Madison Square Garden on May 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Billy Joel Celebrates 100 at MSG Tonight! Where You Can Watch It!

There are three stars of the Billy Joel Show at Madison Square Garden: “There is obviously Billy, there is the Garden, and there is the audience. The three of them, the sum is greater than the parts.”

Laura Osnes, Just in Time, Great American Family

Remember When Families Were Rooted in Faith? Watch New Easter Film ‘Just in Time’ Starring Broadway’s Laura Osnes

“My family wasn’t perfect, but they instilled in me at a young age the importance of living with a love for Jesus and people.”

Karen Grassle, Little House on the Prairie, Season 1, 1874

Karen Grassle (Ma Ingalls) Reflects on ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ Her TV Kids, Her Mom & More

“When it was physical work, most of it I could do, but obviously I didn’t do it for 12 hours like Caroline Ingalls. I just did it long enough for the montage and then they sprayed the sweat on me, so I had it easy.”

The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, ABC, 1976, John Travolta

1976’s ‘The Boy in the Plastic Bubble’ Makes Rare TV Premiere

Based on a true story, John Travolta starred in the lead role alongside ‘The Brady Bunch’s’ Robert Reed and ‘Eight Is Enough’s’ Diana Hyland.

Last Chance Garage on Motortrend, 1933 Ford Roadster

Classic Cars Get Restored on New Series ‘Last Chance Garage’

Delightful to see classic cars like a ’67 Mustang, ’69 Chevy Nova, 1933 Ford Cabriolet and so many more get restored to their original beauty.

OUTSIDERS, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, C.Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Tom Cruise

‘The Outsiders’ 40 Years Later: Where Is the Cast Now?

On March 25, 1983 a relatively unknown cast came together to shoot Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Outsiders,’ all of them would go on to become enormous stars.

The Floor season finale had a contestant miss the Oscar winning film Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

Can You Name This Film? ‘The Floor’ Season Finale Winner and Biggest Misses

One of greatest classic films in history was missed in ‘The Floor’ season finale!

Andrew Lincoln, The Rolling Stones

How The Rolling Stones Inspired Andrew Lincoln’s ‘Walking Dead’ Send-Off Party

The band’s hit song “Angie” takes on new meaning.

SHOGUN, Richard Chamberlain, 1980,

Where to Watch the Original ‘Shōgun’ (The 1980 Miniseries)

The five-night, 12-hour, award-winning historical romance isn’t very easy to find, but we found it!

SANTA BARBARA, (from left): Marcy Walker, A. Martinez, (1989), 1984-93.

‘Santa Barbara’ Star A Martinez Talks Cruz and Eden, Marcy Walker, Fans & More

Reminiscing on one of the hottest soap romances of all time.

Farrah Fawcett

Famous Hair: Could You Identify This Celebrity & Others on ‘The Floor’?

“That was so famous, I had that haircut once,” Rob Lowe shared.

Swans, writer taking notes

Who Can Eat a Swan? This Is One Wild Story

There are rules people, and chances are you don’t qualify to hunt or eat a swan, but find out who can.

Arm Candy: A Celebrity Escort's Tales from the Red Carpet, Julia Roberts, Chris Gaida

“I Was a Celebrity Escort”

A tell-all tale on escorting Hollywood’s most famous stars.

HAPPY DAYS, Henry Winkler, 1974-1984.

8 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Happy Days’ Star Henry Winkler

‘Happy Days’ premiered 50 years ago on January 15, 1974, in honor check out some fascinating facts about The Fonz.

Cereal boxes without the logo on

‘The Floor’ Contestants Can’t Guess These Famous Bands & Cereals, But Could You?

Losing over Mueslix cereal is hard to digest, so is missing these bands.

Theresa Caputo: Raising Spirits, Natalie Wood inset

Medium Theresa Caputo Connects With Natalie Wood

“I was brought through a tragedy of a drowning in a boat.” The medium’s story and her new series ‘Raising Spirits.’

Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb, cover of the book Decades: The Bee Gees in the 1970s

The Bee Gees: “They’re Beyond Underrated … Criminally Underrated At Points”

Three Bee Gee-ologists — Andrew Môn Hughes, Grant Walters and Mark Crohan — took their collective knowledge of The Bee Gees and crafted a fascinating exploration into the brothers’ music and lives in the new book series “Decades: The Bee Gees.”