When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

The First ‘World of Dance’ Winners are Crowned

World of Dance
Jenna Dewan Tatum, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez and Derek Hough. (Justin Lubin/NBC)


NBC’s new dance competition show has become a huge hit for the network this summer. So much so that NBC already greenlit a second season of World of Dance which has averaged a 2.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.2 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research, making it the #1 new entertainment series of the summer by both measures and the most-watched new alternative series on the broadcast nets at this point in the summer in 10 years (since NBC’s Singing Bee in 2007). But as impressive as that is, most of the viewers tuning in were not concerned about NBC’s ratings.

Tonight’s broadcast was the show’s finale ending with the crowning of its first winners and grand prize of $1 million. The competition came down to three contestants: Eva Igo, Swing Latino and Les Twins being judged by Jennifer Lopez, NE-YO and Derek Hough. And the winners are…

Les Twins are the winners of World of Dance 2017
Les Twins with Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and NE-YO.
Laurent Nicolas Bourgeois and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois, who make up Les Twins, scored a 93.8 out of 100, while Eva Igo finished with 93.65 and Swing Latino with 93.2 making them the show’s first season winners and have been crowned the best dancers in the world.

The Bourgeois twins were born and raised in Sarcelles, France, and the self-taught duo became well known when their street dancing videos received millions of views on YouTube. Les Twins quickly rose to prominence in the U.S. in 2010 after a video of their performance from World of Dance San Diego went viral. The brothers were also star dancers on the “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” by Cirque du Soleil until December 2011.

In 2011 Les Twins won the Hip-Hop New Style division at Juste Debout, beating out more than 353 dancers. That same year they performed alongside Beyoncé at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards and went on tour with her through 2014. Les Twins have traveled the globe many times, over not only dancing with some of today's most notable performers but also doing commercial appearances, club shows, theater, fashion shows, battles, music videos and, of course, teaching their original choreography around the world.

The brothers have also managed to maintain successful modeling careers, having modeled for Jean Paul Gautier and Chanel during Paris Fashion Week and appeared in many high profile commercial advertising campaigns worldwide, including New Era, Benetton, Givenchy, H&M, Uniqlo and Beats by Dre. They were recently named by Vogue magazine as being one of the 30 Most Stylish Men in the world of fashion. Les Twins are currently in the studio and making their own music to add to their long list of accomplishments.


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