Orange is the New Black is loosely based on the memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman, and while there is no Alex Vause in her account, there is a real life inspiration for the fan favorite character played by Laura Prepon. In the memoir she’s called Nora, but the real woman is 51-year-old Catherine Cleary Wolters, who spoke with Vanity Fair in April about being represented on the popular Netflix show.
12 people were injured yesterday, 2 severely, after a propane tank exploded sending a food truck up in flames and engulfing a busy street in the blast. See the footage of the blast and get the latest on the status of those injured, including the mother and daughter who were working inside the truck when it exploded.
The delightfully nerdy The Big Bang Theory, which is gearing up for it’s eight season this September, is so chock full of science jokes it’s easy to wonder if some of them aren’t a little off. Does The Big Bang Theory always get its science right? If so, how?
You don’t have to be in the tech field to get most of the jokes and feel most of the feels in Mike Judge’s HBO Silicon Valley. In fact, the show is so relatable, it seems to be based on someone’s real experience with a tech start-up. Is there a true story behind Silicon Valley?
The character of Norman Bates — as seen in Psycho and Bates Motel — is too crazy to be real… Or so you’d think. Actually, the character author Robert Bloch created in the late 1950s is based on a very real, very creepy murderer from Wisconsin.
We’re two episodes into FX’s Fargo TV series adaptation starring Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton, and we’re hooked. Just like the film, it’s a crime-comedy set in Minnesota that plays up the possibility of dark secrets behind everyday niceness. Both the 1996 Coen Brothers movie and the TV series start out with a declaration that the events depicted are “Based on a true story.” Is there really a true crime inspiration for either?
George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones is a masterful and sprawling work of fiction dealing in the stuff of magic and dragon, but the complex power plays and intrigues between the major players was inspired a bit by history, specifically by the 15th century European chaos and conflicts known as The Wars of the Roses.
It’s looking like Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott)’s complicated board came Cones of Dunshire is taking off in the world of Parks & Recreation. Is it possible to play this game in real lie?