Karen Ruud

Lover of all things Pop-Culture and Kitsch. From Elvis to Xanadu and sprinkled with some classic horror on top.

ST. ELMO'S FIRE, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe, 1985,

Andrew McCarthy’s ‘Brat Pack’ Quest To Bring The Gang Back Together in ‘Brats’ Documentary

Did he find the answers he was looking for to finally put this to rest?

VIVA LAS VEGAS, poster art, from left: Ann-Margret, Elvis Presley, 1964.

‘Viva Las Vegas’ Turns 60! Bet You Didn’t Know These 7 Things About It

The Elvis and Ann-Margret bright light city classic is still setting souls on fire.

Las Vegas, USA - MAR 11, 2019: famous Las Vegas sign at city entrance, detail by night.

Welcome to Las Vegas Sign Turns 65, Did You Know This About it?

It is one of the most iconic signs in the world!

STAR WARS, (aka STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE), (aka LA GUERRA DE LAS GALAXIAS), left bottom to top: Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, standing center from left: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, 1977

May the 4th Be With You: Special ‘Star Wars’ Quiz

Are you a Master Jedi or just a casual ‘Star Wars’ fan? Take our ultimate quiz and find out!

(Original Caption) Las Vegas, Nev..Entertainer, Elvis Presley sits cheek to cheek wit his bride, the former Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, following their wedding May 1, 1967.

Elvis Presley’s Marriage to Priscilla & Those Classic Photos

They got married on May 1, 1967 in Las Vegas at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino.

Turner Classic Movies May Schedule collage

Free! Printable Turner Classic Movies May 2024 Schedule

Plus TCM is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Sessue Hayakawa as the star of the month.

Perry Farrell, Jane's Addiction, performing on stage, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 17th March 1991.

New Lollapalooza Docuseries ‘Lolla: The Story of Lollapalooza’ Coming in May

Perry Farrell shares his memories of his iconic music festival.

Cheech & Chong ‘Up in Smoke:’ A Retro Ultimate Stoner, Uh, Movie Quiz?

Test your knowledge of comedic stoner duo Cheech & Chong

SAY ANYTHING, from left: John Cusack, Ione Skye, 1989.

Cameron Crowe’s Epic Love Story ‘Say Anything’ Turns 35; Where Is the Cast Now? 

John Cusack’s role as a heartbroken slacker made Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” the ultimate breakup song.

HEATHERS, Winona Ryder, Kim Walker, Lisanne Falk, Shannen Doherty, 1988.

Before the 2004 ‘Mean Girls,’ There Were These REALLY Mean Girls Known As ‘Heathers’

The mega cult classic turns 35 this year, where are the stars today?

GONE WITH THE WIND, Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, 1939

8 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Gone With The Wind’

Celebrate the film’s 85th anniversary with these fun facts.

Turner Classic Movies April Schedule with Brando

Free! Printable Turner Classic Movies April 2024 Schedule

Plus TCM Star of the Month Marlon Brando celebrates his 100th birthday!

Jeff Lynne ELO Tour image

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announce 2024 Final Live Tour: ‘Over and Out’

It kicks off in Palm Desert, CA, on August 24th.

In this photo illustration, marshmallows from General Mills Lucky Charms cereal are displayed on a box on April 18, 2022 in San Anselmo, California.

St Patrick’s Day Commercial Delights, A Roundup of Some of Your Favorite Commercials

Wash off with some Irish Spring after spilling your shamrock shake on you while you were chasing after Lucky to get his charms.

Oscar and Razzie Award collage

Oscar Winners Who Have Also Won a Razzie

These actors are among the best and the worst!

Old telephone and obsolet electronic equipment on wooden floor

Celebrate Retro Day: Remember These 20 Items From Days Gone by?

Remember the sound of dial-up modem? How about needing to use a phone book? Check out our list of everyday almost extinct items.


Celebrate 50 Years of the American Music Awards, Plus Will It Return?

Dick Clark’s awards show history, biggest winners and most shocking moments!

Clydesdales and football field collage

13 of the Best Classic Super Bowl Commercials Ever!

Yep, it is mostly “Bud” “Wise” “Er,” but a few others made the cut too.

DRAGON'S LAIR, Dirk the Daring, Princess Daphne, 1984-85,

The Best Dragons in Pop Culture From Every Decade

In honor of Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon, we celebrate the best dragons in film, TV, songs, books & more!

Toby Keith Country Music Television's Live MWL Special: Toby Keith-Live, Uncut & Unleashed.

Toby Keith Dies: Iconic Country Music Singer-Songwriter Was 62

Country music singer-songwriter Toby Keith, known for his hit songs such as “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue,” “Who’s Your Daddy?,” and “Made in America,” has died. He was 62. According to Keith’s official website, he “passed peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family.” The statement goes on to say, “He fought his fight […]

Sean Cassidy now and then

Shaun Cassidy Answers Your Questions!

The star recently took to social media to answer fan questions.


Who Knew ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ Would Spawn So Many Stars

One was a beloved comedian who was in the Broadway production that wrapped in 1964!

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 15: Host Anthony Anderson speaks onstage during the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards at Peacock Theater on January 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.

75th Emmy Awards Was Oozing With Nostalgia, Our Favs & Flops of the Show

It was a fun night of retro TV flashbacks

Dennis MIller Informercials That Sold Us

Your Gonna Love My Nuts! The Wacky World of Infomercials

This one is for all you night owl infomercial junkies

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: THE BEST OF CHRIS FARLEY -- Pictured: Chris Farley as Himself

5 Things We Learned About the “Fat Guy in a Little Coat”: ‘I Am Chris Farley’ Biopic

Relive the hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining origins of the legendary comedian.

Cindy Williams, Bob Barker, Suzane Somers, Raquel Welsch Collage

Remembering the Stars We Loved & Lost in 2023

A tribute to some of the entertainment celebrities we lost this year.

Christmas tree with gifts

It’s Christmas Time Once More!

The most wonderful time of year has come once again.

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1980: Photo of Dead Kennedys

43 Years Later Dead Kennedys Make History With Their Debut Album

The band that set the stage for bands like Green Day.

Smokey and the Bandit Part II, Burt Reynolds, 1980,

‘I Am Burt Reynolds’ New Documentary, 9 Things We Learned About the Beloved Icon

How he turned down ‘Terms of Endearment’ to do Stroker Ace and other interesting facts.

Norman Lear, Redd Foxx, Bill Macy, Carroll O'Connor, TV GUIDE cover, April 6-12, 1974. Illustration by Jack Davis.

Norman Lear Shows That Graced the Covers of TV Guide Magazine

Look back at the many times Norman Lear shows were feature covers.