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Dr. Nancy Berk


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Nancy Berk's stories. I’m a psychologist and writer analyzing the entertainment world. → Read More

The Original Cast of 'The Sound of Music': Where Are They Now?

Catch up on the lives, careers and deaths of the seven children who starred at the Von Trapp children in the 1965 classic, 'The Sound of Music.' Find out which Sound of Music stars are still alive and which have died. → Read More

Walt Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’ Highlights Subtle Reflections Of Public Health Experiences In Music

Jeffrey Sherman was a young boy when his story of receiving the polio vaccine via a sugar cube helped inspire his father and uncle to pen the 'Mary Poppins' classic “A Spoonful of Sugar” for the 1964 feature film. → Read More

Laced With Female-Driven Viewership Loyalty, Crown Media Family Reports Ad Sales Increases

Women influencers are controlling the remote and advertisers are listening as evidenced by Crown Media Ad Sales Reports & Hallmark Channel's #WhenCallsTheHeart → Read More

Sarah McLachlan Says Her Music Career Has Been 'Such a Gift to Me'

Multi-platinum artist Sarah McLachlan has long been known for her ability to emotionally connect with audiences. From “I Will Remember You” and “Building a Mystery” to “Angel,” the three-time Grammy winner and Lilith Fair founder continues to hear from fans about the impact her music has had on their lives. McLachlan says she experiences the [...] → Read More

YouTube Star Jenny Doan Creates Patchwork of Success After Stock Market Crash

She may be called “The Oprah of Quilting,” but in 2008, Jenny Doan never imagined that she would be the person behind a thriving material-based empire sparked by a hobby she loved. How did it happen?“Well, basically my children grew up and left home. The market crashed and we lost our retirement, and the children [...] → Read More

America's Got Talent Winner Terry Fator Says 'Don't Waste Moments' in Pursuing Your Dream

As America’s Got Talent’s second season winner, ventriloquist and singer Terry Fator snagged a million dollars. He also found commercial success that has continued with a headlining Las Vegas show that just celebrated its 10th year.“Don’t waste moments,” says Fator, offering advice to those who would like to follow their creative dreams.But Fator isn’t suggesting [...] → Read More

Exclusive: Watch Mosaic MSC’s Music Video 'Eyes On You'

Mosaic MSC, the Christian group spreading the music of the Los Angeles-based church Mosaic, captured worldwide attention in 2018 when their music topped Billboard charts. Now with viral videos and streaming success, the collective of some of LA’s most talented and culturally diverse singers and musicians is poised for the release of their new music video [...] → Read More

Aparna Nancherla Talks Comedy, Super Bowl, and Michael Bublé

Comedian and actress Aparna Nancherla has scored a touchdown when it comes to comedy success. Deemed “One of the 50 Funniest People Right Now” by Rolling Stone, she’s got a half-hour special in the Netflix series The Standups and a lead role in Comedy Central’s Corporate series. Now Nancherla can add Super Bowl commercial to her résumé [...] → Read More

Gary Puckett Reflects on Life, Longevity, Music and Touring

In the late ’60s, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap emerged to become one of the top musical groups of the decade with six consecutive gold records and Top 10 Billboard hits including “Woman Woman,” “Young Girl” and “Lady Willpower” (the latter two written by record producer and songwriter Jerry Fuller). Decades later, Puckett, 76, [...] → Read More

Michael Bublé Talks Super Bowl Ads and Sharing His Funny Side

Multi-Grammy-winning hitmaker Michael Bublé loves the Super Bowl, Super Bowl parties and Super Bowl commercials. This year, he’ll be hosting his annual party and indulging in the popular American pastime of critiquing Super Bowl ads. But this time, he’s got some skin in that game, given his starring role in PepsiCo’s Super Bowl ad for [...] → Read More

A Billion-Dollar Breakup Lesson: Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos Announce Divorce

People change. Circumstances shift. And relationships, even great ones, rarely stay the same. Whenever strong teams break up, the situation can send its players and those around it into a tailspin. Today, Mackenzie and Jeff Bezos took the strong step of publicly announcing their divorce in a sensitive and profoundly constructive way. The couple’s statement, [...] → Read More

Six Lessons for Career Success: How Racers Brittany and Courtney Force Stay on Track

NHRA drag racers Brittany and Courtney Force have enjoyed highly successful careers in an extremely competitive arena. While racing may seem as far away as Mars when it comes to most of our jobs, there are a few lessons we can all take to heart from the high-speed sport that requires skill and strategy. That [...] → Read More

Margot Robbie to Star as Barbie in Live-Action Movie

Academy Award-nominated actress Margot Robbie is set to step into some iconic shoes, with Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures announcing today that they will be bringing Barbie to the big screen in a live-action feature. Robbie will take on the starring role and co-produce the film.“Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a [...] → Read More

Wax On! Behind the Scenes at Madame Tussauds

What do Bradley Cooper, Khloe Kardashian, Hugh Hefner and Grammy-nominated international DJ/producer Steve Aoki have in common? All are immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas where visitor selfies are encouraged and facilitated. If so inclined, visitors can recline with a wax Hef on a Playboy mansion-inspired bed, grab a red carpet moment with Khloe’s [...] → Read More

Holiday Dessert With an Irish Twist: Bread Pudding With Whiskey Caramel Sauce

There are more than pints being passed around at Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant. The authentic Irish pub’s made-to-order bread pudding is a year-round favorite, with the holiday season bringing even more fans to the table. Their chefs shared the popular recipe with Parade.com just in time for the holidays. → Read More

Shark Tank’s Daymond John Talks Improv, Success and Silicon Valley Startups

Entrepreneur Daymond John is a big fan of improv. The Shark Tank co-star/investor and FUBU founder/CEO believes that great outcomes typically involve the ability to think and speak quickly in the face of opportunities and challenges.“I think that improv makes it fun because, listen you never know when you’re gonna have that 90 seconds or [...] → Read More

Hugh Bonneville and Sutton Foster Celebrate Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

December is the month for Christmas traditions, and this week marks the 15th year of celebrating the season with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on PBS. This year’s annual holiday special Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will feature Emmy-nominated actor Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Notting Hill, Paddington) as narrator, and Tony award-winning actress Sutton Foster [...] → Read More

Disco Legends Share Their Christmas Favorites

Their music has kept the world dancing for decades. So Parade.com decided to track down a few disco legends to find out what tunes they’re spinning this season. Along the way, we also got a glimpse of their special traditions and their answers to that nagging Christmas question—“Gingerbread or sugar cookie?”Gloria Gaynor, the Trammps’ Earl [...] → Read More

Folk Music Legend Noel Paul Stookey Celebrates Christmas With New Album

It has been over half a century since Noel Paul Stookey joined forces with Peter Yarrow and Mary Travers to form the trio Peter, Paul, and Mary. With their first album soaring to No. 1 in the charts, the group would change the face of folk music and inspire peace around the world with songs [...] → Read More