Amanda Ferris graduated with a 3.5 GPA and a B.A. in English from Wagner College in May of 2009, and has since written for several different websites and magazines.These publications include NearSay.com. New York Family, The Camel Clutch Blog, Silhouette Urban Mind-Body Fitness's official site, and 2Blue Media Group. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance, going to museums, reading, and volunteering at the Love Wanted Pet Adoption events in Brooklyn. Amanda is a founding member of the Boulevard Books Creative Wring Group and she can also be seen reading her poetry at the Tom Kane Boulevard Bards Open Mic sessions as well.
The 10 Most Annoying Movie Characters
No matter how well-intentioned a screenwriter or author is, sometimes the fans just can't stand a certain character. The creators may love him or her but their beloved character comes off as whiny, useless and just plain boring. Read on for a list of the top 10 most annoying fictional characters that we really wish had never been created...
The 10 Coolest Photos from NYC’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Exhibit
This past weekend loyal 'Game of Thrones' fans flocked to West 57th Street in midtown Manhattan in order to get a chance to gain admission to the traveling exhibit that was created by both Time Warner Cable and HBO. This exhibit, which opened on March 28th and runs until April 3rd, is a fan's dream: costumes worn by major characters such as Cersei Lannister and Danaerys Targaryen; props, including
The Top 10 Creepiest Disney Villains
While most Disney villains were bumbling idiots, there were a few who weren't. These black-hearted rogues sent chills down our spines as we watched our favorite animated movies over and over again. Read on to find out why these characters were the creme de la creme of the Disney villain world...
The Top 10 Reasons We Love ‘Sailor Moon’
Thanks to the 2011 re-release of the English translation of the 'Sailor Moon' manga by Kodansha USA and Naoko Takeuchi's announcement of a new 'Sailor Moon' anime that will be released worldwide in Summer 2013, this hit series is once again on everyone's minds! If you can't wait for the new anime to premiere or are struggling to get your hands on the new English manga, perhaps our top 10 reasons w
NYC ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans: Line Up for Season 2 Release Party
Calling all die-hard NYC fans of 'Game of Thrones'! Today at 8p.m., the first three hundred fans who line up outside of the Union Square Best Buy in Manhattan will receive wristbands that allow entry to the Season 2 midnight release party.
10 Obvious Celebrity Lookalikes From Young Adult Novel Covers
Sometimes, it's all too easy for an illustrator or a cover artist who has hit a huge creative block to use a picture of a celebrity as their guide for young adult novels. Plus, the celebrity lookalikes will help sales too, especially if it's a popular actress such as 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke...
See ‘Best in Show’ Highlights From the Westminster Dog Show
The Westminster Dog show, which is a lot like the Super Bowl for dog owners and possibly their pets too, already has its list of who could win the coveted title of "Best in Show."
William Shatner Versus Reddit – Who Ya Got?
William Shatner isn't impressed with the website Reddit, despite the fact that he has an account there. Recently, the 'Star Trek' actor has chided users who are racist, hateful, or who simply act like bullies. So, uh, no AMA anytime soon, Shat?
Hilarious Web Show ‘The Most Popular Girls In School’ Is a Hit on Tumblr [NSFW]
Although the very funny, often crude, and completely not safe for work YouTube series 'The Most Popular Girls in School' first hit the internet in 2011, thanks to Tumblr it's now seeing a new degree of popularity. This web series shows the bizarre side of high school that many of us don't like to remember. (Think 'Mean Girls' meets 'Daria' and you'll get the vibe.) Just remember--don't you dare wa
Vine, Twitter’s New Video App, Is Already Causing Problems
Twitter has unveiled their easy-to-use new video app for both the iPhone and iTouch called 'Vine.' This app allows users to post short videos (about 6 seconds each) to their Twitter account, Facebook account, or even to the Vine community.
Get a Sneak Peek at the Cute Canine Contenders of Animal Planet’s 2013 ‘Puppy Bowl’
The Animal Planet's 'Puppy Bowl' has announced their lineup for 2013. This hit Superbowl spoof features adorable puppies that hail from rescue organizations both in the US and Puerto Rico and will air on February 3rd at 3PM. The show will also feature the fan favorite Kitty Halftime Show to satisfy the cat lovers who just adore watching cuddly kittens play and the fuzzy baby chicken cheerleaders t
10 Gender-Swapped Versions of Famous Comic Book Characters
Rumors are swirling around the geek-o-sphere that Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen may in fact be Jenny Olsen, and played by actress Rebecca Bueller, in this summer's movie 'Man of Steel.' Fans are already freaking over the idea of Superman palling around with a woman who isn't Lois Lane...
Ellen DeGeneres and 11-Year-Old Football Player Caroline Pla Take on the Catholic Church
Caroline Pla, aged 11, has been playing football ever since she was five-years-old and has been on the Romans Football team in Doylestown, PA, for two years. However, now the team, which is run by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Catholic Youth Organization, is trying to get her to stop playing.
Famous Internet Cats Team Up for Charity
Let's just admit the internet exists for cats. Not scientific research. Cats. Fortunately for us, 13 of the internet's most famous cats are teaming up ... to raise money for charity. We know -- we were a little concerned it might be a "kill all the humans"-style takeover of Earth too. We're getting off easy this time -- all they want us to do is buy a deck of cards!
OKCupid’s Blind Date App Is Pretty Creepy
While Tumblr's 'NiceGuysofOKCupid' is now sadly defunct, the online dating site OKCupid has gotten even creepier with the release of their new blind date app. This can't possibly end well.
Students Perform Zombie-Themed Flashmob to Protest School Closings
Students of the group Philadelphia Student Union, which is a part of a larger organization called the Philadelphia Coalition Advocacy of Public Schools, recently performed a zombie-themed flashmob to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' in front of the school district's headquarters.
10 Facts You Didn’t Know About ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’
We all remember the beloved book series 'The Baby-Sitters Club,' which spawned a tv series, a movie and 'The Baby-Sitters Little Sister' book series. But did you know that the series was based on another book about baby sitting? Or that the author, Ann M. Martin, was a freelance author at the time Scholastic published it? If not, read more to get the best up-to-date facts about this beloved series
Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Celebrities Read Mean Tweets’ Is Too Funny For Words
Thanks to the rise of the social media site Twitter, celebrity users and your every day folk like you and me are closer than ever. But so are the nasty, catty tweets from the Average Joe to whatever celebrity they're mad at now. Jimmy Kimmel decided that celebrities should confront these mean (and often strange) tweets in his ongoing segment 'Celebrities Read Mean Tweets.'
Jason David Frank of ‘Power Rangers’ Fame Attempts Silly Stunt to Break World Record
Jason David Frank, who is better known to the legions of 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' fans as the Green turned White Ranger of our collective childhoods, is trying to get into the Guiness Book of World Records. And no, it's not by fighting a million Zords or signing thousands of autographs for fanboys and fan girls. That would probably be a lot safer, in all honesty.
Vote to Keep Your Favorite Monopoly Game Piece In Production
Sorry 'Monopoly' fans, you're going to have to say good-bye to one iconic game piece soon. According to a recent Facebook post, 'Monopoly' wants their fans to vote on which piece is their favorite. The item with the fewest votes will be kicked out of the game, 'American Idol'-style.