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'Instant Family' Will Pull Your Heartstrings in a Good Way

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What started as an older man’s joke about wanting to adopt a five-year-old instead of starting from scratch, Instant Family was inspired by writer and director Sean Anders’ real-life family. Pete (Mark Wahlberg) “accidentally” makes the joke to his wife Ellie (Rose Byrne) not wanting to be become that “old dad” everyone knows and before you know it, the two are traveling down to road toward foster care adoptions. After numerous classes taught by two caseworkers (Octavia Spencer and Tig Notaro), the two meet three kids at a “foster fair” gathering. Lizzy (Isabela Moner) is the 15-year-old older sister who has protectively looked after her younger siblings Juan (Gustavo Quiroz) and Lita (Julianna Gamiz) while their mother has been incarcerated. She’s a tough cookie with trust issues. Juan is both accident prone and highly sensitive and Lita is super sweet as long as she gets to eat potato chips at every meal. Almost overnight they become an “instant family” and everything g…

This Day in Pop Culture for November 1

Apple Jacks Cereal is Trademark Registered.
Who knew that a breakfast cereal could be so “high brow”? Originally called “Apple O’s”, Apple Jacks cereal was invented by William Thilly, a member of Delta Upsilon Technology Chapter and now a professor at MIT. On this day in 1966, the cereal was trademarked and was promoted with the “Apple Guy” mascot. He was essentially an apple with cereal shaped eyes. Later he was changed into an “Apple Car followed by the color crayon-inspired “Apple Jacks Kids” in 1971 singing how “A was for apple and J was for jacks.” That campaign ended in 1992. In 2004, the cereal received two mascots: a cranky "Bad Apple" and a "Jamaican CinnaMon Stick." In 2012, Apple Jacks was brought to Canada in a Limited Edition box.


First 'Harper's Bazaar' is Published Today
Harper's Bazaar (originally known as Harper’s Bazar) was America’s first fashion magazine which debuted on this day in 1867. Then, it was a weekly newspaper showcasing fashion from Germany and Paris. It became a monthly publication in 1901 and today it is part of the Hearst Corporation.


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