Tonight at 9/8c, Mysteries at the Museum, examines the death of Marilyn Monroe, the blonde bombshell who still manages to fascinate the world nearly 50 years after her death. Her story may have been one of high glamour, but it was also universally relatable. Marilyn was “seeking the oldest of rainbows — to be herself and unafraid,” as director John Huston once put it. That may explain why some 40 books have been written about her. And dozens of actresses have played her. The latest is Michelle Williams, whose turn as MM in My Week With Marilyn, is already generating Oscar buzz.
But for all the focus on Marilyn “the lost girl,” another part of her story remains equally fascinating: the circumstances surrounding her death. In tonight’s episode of Mysteries at the Museum, host Don Wildman explores some very unsettling questions. Like, what exactly was Marilyn Monroe’s housekeeper doing on the night Marilyn died? And whatever happened to Marilyn’s diary-gone-missing? (The one in which she probably had a thing or 2 to say about the Kennedy brothers.) Did Marilyn simply die from an overdose? Or did she know too much?
Check out our sneak peak for clues and tune in tonight for Mysteries at the Museum at 9/8c to find out more.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are tonight! The King’s Speech, Black Swan, The Fighter and The Social Network are just a few movies nominated in the Best Picture category.
Movies have a way of transporting us to a different time and place. Travel Channel came up with a list of movies that inspire us to pack our bags and visit those real, mystical or magical places captured on film.
Check out our Movies That Inspire Travel slideshow to view our picks. Tell us what movies we may have missed that have inspired you to travel.
You walked past the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on the newsstand, you saw the models basking in the sun, but when you picked it up, you were reading it for the beaches, right? Well, if you’re wondering where those gorgeous destinations are (and you’re mentally packing your bikini and sunscreen for your next vacay), you’re in luck.
We take you to all 9 locations featured in the mag, from Anguilla to Laguna Beach to Singapore. Click through our Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Destinations slideshow for views of the beautiful beaches and deluxe resorts where the models stayed to get inspired. Afterward, you can go from daydreaming to actually booking your trip. Enjoy!
So, which one do you want to visit? Leave your favorite locale in the comments.
Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern recently received some on-camera love from TMZ in New York City. A TMZ crew was in Soho waiting for Sandra Bullock to make an appearance for the paparazzi. Well, they didn’t get Sandra, but they were able to chat with Andrew. It was definitely a funny TMZ segment.
Andrew was in New York City to shoot a segment for The Rachel Ray Show. He talked to Rachel about being a homeless drug addict living in the Big Apple. It’s a side of the Travel Channel host we don’t normally see. Watch the candid segment, and get the details on how you can join Andrew, Travel Channel and the 100,000 Homes Campaign help end homelessness.
In case you missed it, Travel Channel recently received some unexpected recognition on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. The comedy show featured a skit about Travel Channel’s Ultimate Vacation Giveaway. The fictitious giveaway made for great fun and fodder, featuring British actor Russell Brand and SNL comedienne Kristen Wiig.
Other SNL cast members made brief appearances during the performance to demonstrate their excitement after winning the giveaway. Take a look at the skit and tell us what you think.
And don’t forget about the real Travel Channel Sweepstakes! In February, you can enter to win a trip for 2 to Greece. It’s a different, exciting destination each month. Good luck!
SeaWorld will resume its “Dine With Shamu” killer-whale show at its San Antonio park on Feb 26 after a year-long hiatus following the attack and death of trainer Dawn Brancheau at SeaWorld Orlando.
Like most kids, I was beyond excited to see the Shamu show back in the ‘80s, but I was NOT the type of kid to volunteer to climb a ladder, lean my head way over the tank and patiently wait for a big tongue kiss from a 6-ton killer whale. I was impressed with the graceful orcas and the brave trainers, but like most things in life, there was an element of danger that kept me in my seat. Would I take my kids to see a Shamu show now, after what happened? Sure, but I wouldn’t let him kiss them!
Limited admission to the “Dine With Shamu” show will include a buffet meal and a training demo with one of the park’s whales. And if all goes well in San Antonio, SeaWorld will reopen the show at its Orlando and San Diego parks later in the spring.
When Oprah filmed her show in Sydney, she had native Australian actor Russell Crowe and his wife, Danielle Spencer, show her the ropes. But she’s hardly the only celebrity we’ve spotted sailing the high seas.
While still-freezing winter temps may have you dreaming of sunbathing like these stars, chances are you wouldn’t be traveling in the lap of luxury on a private yacht or with a supermodel girlfriend like Leonardo DiCaprio — but you can dream. And if that isn’t enough, you can click through our slideshow of Celebs Caught on a Yacht and get inspired by the hot photos for your next warm weather trip.
See Jennifer Lopez in Monaco, Kim Kardashian in Miami, Kate Winslet in Puerta Vallarta and sail Sardinia with Paris Hilton. Though we’ve heard the famous heiress is a celeb you wouldn’t want to travel with.
With all the recent hoopla around Arianna Huffington’s cell-phone etiquette and Charlie Sheen’s wild weekend in Vegas, we thought it might be fun to present our own Celebrities You Wouldn’t Want to Travel With Hall of Fame. Whether they’re throwing hissy fits on planes or trashing hotel rooms, this group of winners could make a badger look like a more desirable traveling companion. Are they being treated unfairly because they’re high-profile celebrities, or are they simply acting badly because they suffer from inflated egos and a sense of entitlement? You make the call.
Find out why you shouldn’t travel with Charlie, Paris, Naomi, Lady Gaga and other stars in our fun slideshow.
It’s a new year with a new season of TV shows on Travel Channel! If you missed the season premiere of The Wild Within with Steven Rinella, TC.com can get you up to speed in time for the next episode on Sunday at 9 E/P. Author and outdoorsman Steven Rinella sat down with us for an interview to talk about various topics, including his life as an avid hunter/gatherer, his code and his family.
On The Wild Within, Steven explores crabbing in Alaska, searches for wild ingredients to make traditional pa’ina in Hawaii, gathers snails and other edibles in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and re-creates Lewis & Clark’s original trek through the Missouri Breaks.