World of Wonder http://worldofwonder.net World of Wonder Productions Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:28:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Short Doc OTD: “I Was Ronald McDonald” http://worldofwonder.net/short-doc-otd-i-was-ronald-mcdonald/ http://worldofwonder.net/short-doc-otd-i-was-ronald-mcdonald/#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:28:45 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=328615 Joe Maggard was McDonald’s eponymous mascot from 1995 to 2007. He was eighth of nine men to have done the job. But what happens after you step out of the big red shoes? Maggard says you never truly retire from being the fast-food chain’s Chief Happiness Officer. At a carnival in Las Vegas as he […]

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Joe Maggard was McDonald’s eponymous mascot from 1995 to 2007.

He was eighth of nine men to have done the job. But what happens after you step out of the big red shoes? Maggard says you never truly retire from being the fast-food chain’s Chief Happiness Officer. At a carnival in Las Vegas as he dons the costume again, and offers advice on healthy eating and the importance of being Ronald.

Spooky, spooky, spooky.  “I am Ronald now,” he says when he changes into his clown outfit. “Joe is present but, no, I’m Ronald. I’m him. I’m the clown. You can sit there and say ‘You psychotic bastard!’ It’s getting freaky in here. But it’s as a performer better when you can distinguish your character from yourself. It’s called method. Brando did it. I do it.”

Watch the doc below.

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Pee-wee Herman Announces Release Date for ‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’! http://worldofwonder.net/pee-wee-herman-announces-release-date-for-pee-wees-big-holiday/ http://worldofwonder.net/pee-wee-herman-announces-release-date-for-pee-wees-big-holiday/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:05:31 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=328583 WOWlebrity Pee-wee Herman has just announced the release date for his new movie Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. Pee-wee, who had a big comeback a couple of years ago on Broadway, announced his new movie would be on Netflix back in February. The film is produced by Judd Apatow and stars Pee-wee Herman, of course, as well […]

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WOWlebrity Pee-wee Herman has just announced the release date for his new movie Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. Pee-wee, who had a big comeback a couple of years ago on Broadway, announced his new movie would be on Netflix back in February. The film is produced by Judd Apatow and stars Pee-wee Herman, of course, as well as Joe Manganiello and features at least ONE of Weaven Steven’s hair masterpieces! You can look for the movie on Netflix in March 2016!n (via peewee.com)

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Homeowners Forced to Move Due to Bone-Chilling Letters from “The Watcher” http://worldofwonder.net/homeowners-forced-to-move-due-to-bone-chilling-letters-from-the-watcher/ http://worldofwonder.net/homeowners-forced-to-move-due-to-bone-chilling-letters-from-the-watcher/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:01:55 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=328580 Last year, Derek and Maria Broaddus bought a six-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot turn-of-the century home for $1.3 million. Soon after signing the papers, however, they started receiving spine-chilling letters from someone who calls himself “The Watcher” – and claimed to be part of a long line of stalkers who have “watched” the home for generations. He writes: “My grandfather watched […]

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Last year, Derek and Maria Broaddus bought a six-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot turn-of-the century home for $1.3 million. Soon after signing the papers, however, they started receiving spine-chilling letters from someone who calls himself “The Watcher” – and claimed to be part of a long line of stalkers who have “watched” the home for generations. He writes: “My grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched in the 1960s. It is now my time. I have been put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming.”

The creepy letters also mentions the Broaddus’ children: “Do you need to fill the house with the young blood I requested?” the mysterious Watcher asked. “Once I know their names I will call to them and draw them out to me.”

From Oddity Central:

Two other letters, sent one month apart, on June 18 and July 18, 2014, managed to spook the new owners even more. “Have (your children) found out what is in the walls yet?” the mysterious person asked. “In time they will.”

“I am pleased to know your names now and the name of the young blood you have brought to me,” one of the letters read “Will the young bloods play in the basement?”

“Who has the bedrooms facing the street? I’ll know as soon as you move in. … It will help me to know who is in which bedroom then I can plan better.”

“Who I am?” it read. “I am the Watcher.”

Part of the letters suggested that someone was actually watching them: “You have changed it and made it so fancy,” The Watcher wrote in one of the letters. “It cries for the past and what used to be in the time when I roamed its halls. … When I ran from room to room imagining the life with the rich occupants there. And now I watch and wait for the day when the young blood will be mine again.”

The Broaddus family have since moved out of their “dream home” and filled a civil complaint earlier this month, suing the former owners for “knowingly and willfully” failing to disclose the history of the house, particularly information about The Watcher, who claims possession of the property. Derek and Maria Broaddus claim they would never have bought the house had they known it was stalked.

In their complaint, the couple said that in one of the letters The Watcher mentioned having written to the previous owners as well, but they never said anything about it when the papers were signed. Their lawyer said “they have been consumed daily by stress, anxiety and fear regarding what ‘The Watcher’ will do.”

All of which is completely terrifying, of course. Except. It all seems a bit “high concept,” doesn’t it? Like it’s a pitch for a horror movie. Like someone wants to go viral, and has created an instant urban legend to profit from.

What do you think? Real or coming soon to a theater near you?

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Million Dollar Listing: New York Season 4 Breaks Records Just In Time For The Premiere of Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco! http://worldofwonder.net/million-dollar-listing-new-york-season-4-breaks-records-just-in-time-for-tomorrows-premiere-of-million-dollar-listing-san-francisco/ http://worldofwonder.net/million-dollar-listing-new-york-season-4-breaks-records-just-in-time-for-tomorrows-premiere-of-million-dollar-listing-san-francisco/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:37:20 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=328574 We’re celebrating some fabulous news today here at WOW. The Emmy-nominated series “Million Dollar Listing: New York” concluded its fourth season averaging 794,000 P18-49, 870,000 P25-54 and 1.5 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Live+3 data, making it the highest-rated season of the series among all key demos, AND the highest-rated season in “Million Dollar Listing” franchise history […]

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We’re celebrating some fabulous news today here at WOW.

The Emmy-nominated series “Million Dollar Listing: New York” concluded its fourth season averaging 794,000 P18-49, 870,000 P25-54 and 1.5 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Live+3 data, making it the highest-rated season of the series among all key demos, AND the highest-rated season in “Million Dollar Listing” franchise history among P18-49!

Additionally, last Wednesday’s season finale scored its most-watched episode the season with over 1.6 million total viewers, up 19 percent from the prior week’s episode!

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The newest addition to the franchise, “Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco,” premieres tomorrow, Wednesday, July 8 at 10p.m. ET/PT on Bravo!

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Big Freedia: God Save The Queen Diva Has Finally Landed! http://worldofwonder.net/big-freedia-god-save-the-queen-diva-has-landed/ http://worldofwonder.net/big-freedia-god-save-the-queen-diva-has-landed/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:15:55 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=328552 Big Freedia‘s memoir Big Freedia: God Save The Queen Diva is finally out! It’s no-holds-barred story of a gay, self-proclaimed mama’s boy who grew up Baptist in New Orleans and how he exploded onto the (formerly) underground Bounce music scene, ultimately finding acceptance, healing, self-expression, and success! In the memoir, Freedia also highlights his romantic relationships, relationship […]

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Big Freedia‘s memoir Big Freedia: God Save The Queen Diva is finally out! It’s no-holds-barred story of a gay, self-proclaimed mama’s boy who grew up Baptist in New Orleans and how he exploded onto the (formerly) underground Bounce music scene, ultimately finding acceptance, healing, self-expression, and success!

In the memoir, Freedia also highlights his romantic relationships, relationship with his mother, and of course, just how he managed to climb to the top and become the worldwide “undisputed ambassador” for Bounce, as well as the beloved reality TV star as the main attraction of Fuse TV’s highest-rated reality program ever.

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Big Freedia isn’t afraid to twerk, wiggle, and shake her way to self-confidence, and is encouraging her fans to do the same!

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Get the book and an exclusive excerpt on Amazon!

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Support Hoes: Jessica & Hunter LIVE at the Cavern Club Theater http://worldofwonder.net/support-hoes-jessica-hunter-live-at-the-cavern-club-theater/ http://worldofwonder.net/support-hoes-jessica-hunter-live-at-the-cavern-club-theater/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:54:44 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=328548 If you’ve never seen these two assholes, you MUST watch the video below. Then you’ll NEED to come see Jessica & Hunter (Beth Crosby & JC Gardiner) LIVE at the Cavern Club Theater located at Casita Del Campo in Silverlake. They are a HOOT, and the whole shebang is directed by Drew Droege, who you may know […]

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If you’ve never seen these two assholes, you MUST watch the video below. Then you’ll NEED to come see Jessica & Hunter (Beth Crosby & JC Gardiner) LIVE at the Cavern Club Theater located at Casita Del Campo in Silverlake. They are a HOOT, and the whole shebang is directed by Drew Droege, who you may know as the OTHER Chloe Sevigny. Jessica & Hunter are also content creators for the WOWPresents multi-channel network on YouTube, so subscribe to their YouTube channel! There will be two shows, one on Friday night and one at Saturday night, starting at 9PM. Tickets will go fast, so get your tickets now!

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J-Pop Music Video OTD: Ladybaby Sings About Japanese Pasties http://worldofwonder.net/j-pop-music-video-otd-ladybaby-sings-about-japanese-pasties/ http://worldofwonder.net/j-pop-music-video-otd-ladybaby-sings-about-japanese-pasties/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:35:34 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=328543 The “kawaii-core” pop/metal trio Ladybaby has released their first music video for a song called “Nippon Manju” about Japanese pastries (why not?) and it’s definitely your must-see video for the day. The band consists of hunky lead singer Ladybeard, who is a popular, cross-dressing professional wrestler from Australia, and two young teenage girls named Rie Kaneko and […]

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The “kawaii-core” pop/metal trio Ladybaby has released their first music video for a song called “Nippon Manju” about Japanese pastries (why not?) and it’s definitely your must-see video for the day. The band consists of hunky lead singer Ladybeard, who is a popular, cross-dressing professional wrestler from Australia, and two young teenage girls named Rie Kaneko and Rei Kuromiya. They formed back in March of this year, but this is their first official music video, and it’s certainly gotten everyone’s attention with nearly half a million views in a few days.

Ladybeard says he often wears schoolgirl outfits with his hair in pony tails and tries “to look as pretty as possible.” Rocket News describes him as “Bizzaro Andrew W.K.” and his Twitter profile pretty much sums up everything about him: “Sing. Dance. DESTROY!!!” (via The Daily What)

Watch the video below.

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Police Raid Home of Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle in Kiddie Porn Sting http://worldofwonder.net/wannaseemyfootlong-police-raid-home-of-subway-spokesman-jared-fogle-looking-for-kiddie-porn/ http://worldofwonder.net/wannaseemyfootlong-police-raid-home-of-subway-spokesman-jared-fogle-looking-for-kiddie-porn/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:33:16 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=328539 Legendary Subway pitchman Jared Fogle’s suburban Indianapolis home was surrounded by police and federal agents early this morning. Agents took electronics, including a computer, from the home and carried them to an evidence truck in the driveway. At one point, Fogle stepped from his home and entered the truck. Says NBC News: The raid followed the April arrest of […]

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Legendary Subway pitchman Jared Fogle’s suburban Indianapolis home was surrounded by police and federal agents early this morning. Agents took electronics, including a computer, from the home and carried them to an evidence truck in the driveway. At one point, Fogle stepped from his home and entered the truck.

Says NBC News:

The raid followed the April arrest of the executive director of Fogle’s nonprofit organization, the Jared Foundation, on charges related to child pornography. At the time, Fogle said in a statement that he was shocked at the charges and that his foundation was severing all ties to the director, Russell Taylor.

Subway released a statement saying, “We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee. We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely.”

Jared! MY GOD! Are there no heros left? First Cosby. Now Jared. Who next? Foofa from Yo Gabba Gabba?

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