Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
‘Sopranos’ Restaurant Pays Moving Tribute to James Gandolfini
Tributes have been pouring in from friends, colleagues and fans ever since the news of James Gandolfini's death broke yesterday. But one of the most fitting tributes took place last night at Hosten's Brookdale Confectionary in Bloomfield, NJ, where the finale of 'The Sopranos' was filmed.
Deputy Rescues Endangered Deer With Doritos Bag Stuck on Its Head
If you need proof that everyone loves Doritos, look no further than this: a deputy in the Florida Keys recently rescued an endangered species of deer that had a bag of the snack food stuck on its head. Unfortunately, we'll have to speculate whether the deer prefers classic flavor or Cool Ranch.
Mom Forces Stepdaughter to Wear Thrift Store Clothes for Being a Bully
We've seen parents use unique methods to punish kids in the past -- through Facebook and by making them carry signs on busy streets, for example. But a Utah woman punished her stepdaughter in the most creative way yet by forcing her to wear ill-fitting thrift store clothing for being a bully.
Veteran Reporter Has Emotional Breakdown While Covering Oklahoma Tornado
Dozens of people including children were killed after a massive tornado tore a swath of destruction through an area outside Oklahoma City yesterday. In fact, it was such a terrible scene that local KFOR reporter Lance West broke down while reporting the news.
Check Out This A-Z List of the Best Movies Ever
We love movies as much as the next guy, but let's face it -- there are far too many out there to keep straight. We're fortunate, then, that the fine folks at Cool Material have created an A-Z list of the best flicks ever. Now if somebody could just update our Netflix queue for us, we'd be golden.
The 10 Funniest Celebrity Meltdowns Caught on Tape (NSFW)
Let's face it -- as much as we identify with celebrities, we don't really know them. That's why public meltdowns, where they show their peevish, arrogant and sometimes crazy sides, are so darned fascinating. When this happens, our perception of celebs can change forever. Think about it -- will you ever be able to watch 'Braveheart' again without recalling Mel Gibson's racist rants? We think not. R
Postal Worker Retires After 44 Years Without Taking a Single Sick Day
As the famous motto goes, "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" stops dedicated postal workers. And as far as Deborah Ford is concerned, who retired from the USPS after more than four decades on the job without taking a single sick day, nothing else does either.
Help Your Pooch Unwind With ‘Dawg Grog,’ Beer Made for Dogs
Do you find that your dog is frequently stressed after a hard day of guarding the home? Then you may want to help your pooch unwind with 'Dawg Grog,' which is being marketed as beer for man's best friend.
Has Bigfoot Actually Been Captured?
After that hoax out of Russia, we swore we'd never be duped by a faked Bigfoot capture again. But a recent report, which comes from an organization called the Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center, could be the news that Yeti believers have been waiting for.
Sister Accidentally Shoots and Kills Brother While Posing for Facebook Photo
In a tragic example of why guns, alcohol and social media don't mix, a woman accidentally shot and killed her brother while posing for a Facebook photo early in the morning on New Year's Day.
Engineers Discover Highest Possible Height for a LEGO Tower
Although it's something we've never wondered ourselves, engineers at Open University in the UK recently discovered how high a LEGO tower can go before the bricks at the bottom are crushed under the weight. Here's a hint -- it's pretty darn high.
Can Tap Water Give You Allergies?
Clean water is something many of us take for granted, but a troubling new study suggests that pesticides in tap water may be responsible for a recent increase in food allergies.