10 Things ’80s Movies Made You Expect from High School

80s Movies High School

-Hope Schreiber

It’s not unusual to gain high expectations about your high school career from movies. Obviously, children of the newer generations should assume not everyone would bust out into song and dance a la High School Musical — the same way pre-teens during the release of Grease accepted their sad, songless fate. But that doesn’t mean people don’t fall for the other myths movies perpetrate. Read more…


‘The Breakfast Club’ 30 Years Later: Where is the Cast Now?

The Breakfast Club

The 1985 John Hughes teen comedy classic The Breakfast Club celebrates its 30th anniversary on February 15. That’s right, it’s been thirty years since the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal walked into detention as strangers and left as something else. The beloved coming-of-age film — which was a critical and box office success upon its release — featured some of the biggest stars of the ’80s, who all graduated to various levels of success after The Breakfast Club. Read more…

by (@hallekiefer)

Molly Ringwald Spills Her Secrets On Reddit: “I Drink The Blood Of Kristen Stewart”

Unlike the majority of the world, Molly Ringwald has only managed to get better looking with every passing year; when she’s 100, we’re all going to need sunglasses to watch The Secret Life Of The American Teenager. While answering questions for her Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session, however, the Sixteen Candles actress finally revealed how she’s achieved such levels of gorgeousness. Asked by a fan how she “manage[d] to get hotter with age,” Ringwald replied, “I drink the blood of Kristen Stewart.” We wish we could say we were surprised, but this makes total sense to us. No wonder KStew doesn’t smile a lot…

Ringwald also spilled a few other juicy tidbits, like how director John Hughes almost fired Judd Nelson for being a jerk to Molly the set of The Breakfast Club (“It’s true,” she admits. “I think Judd was doing the method actor thing during rehearsals. He was wearing Bender’s clothes and trying to annoy me.”). Molly was also kind of offered the lead in Pretty Woman, which of course later went to  Julia Roberts. “I think I saw an early draft and it was called $3,000. I don’t specifically remember turning it down,” the actress explained. “The script was okay but I gotta say, Julia Roberts is what makes that movie. It was her part. Every actor hopes for a part that lets them shine like that.” Hmmm, makes us wonder how much KStew blood Julia has gulped down in the last few years. Seriously, we’re surprised Kristen can even stand up on the red carpet!

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@unclegrambo)

The Top 25 Fictional Stoners In Cinematic History

While the negative effects of smoking marijuana have been portrayed on film for over seventy years, the current age of stoner-friendly cinema can largely be credited to one Judd Apatow. As the unofficial ringleader of the Frat Pack, he wrote, directed and produced a veritable bumper crop of pro-Mary Jane films over the last half-dozen years or so. Films like Knocked Up, Pineapple Express and Superbad worked very hard to smash the stigma that the Reagan administration attached to the cannabis plant, and their tremendous success at the box office unquestionably played a role (albeit, likely, a minor one) in the “Legalize It” movement that is slowly gaining steam in both Red and Blue states.

Although Apatow had nothing to do with this weekend’s release of the latest entrant in the stoner-friendly canon, the medieval fantasy Your Highness (get it?), we here at TheFABLife figured now is as good a time as any to countdown our all-time, Top 25 fictional stoners in cinematic history. From the trailblazing likes of Cheech Marin to the nonsense-spewing Jay of Clerks fame, from the highly paranoid/confessional behavior of Nicole Kidman’s character in Eyes Wide Shut to the perpetually buzzed Wooderson in Dazed and Confused, we hope you enjoy this look at cinema’s most baked characters, maaaaaan!

View Photo Gallery


The Brat Pack: Then And Now


The five stars of The Breakfast Club reunited this weekend for a John Hughes tribute in New York City. Hughes’ death of a heart attack just over one year ago left us a little shaken – even though the teens in his films were a few years older than us, they depicted adolescence in a way we haven’t seen since, and we’re Hughes disciples of the highest order. Not to mention the fact that his trio of high school films, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, and Sixteen Candles, marked the genesis of The Brat Pack, the group of young actors including Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, who were known for starring – and partying – together during the mid 1980s.

So whatever happened to the Brat Pack? Some of them, like Robert Downey, Jr., have found more success now than ever, and others, like say, Mare Winningham, found that their star burned out before it even got to shine. More often than not though, after a dark period called the 1990s, these actors reemerged and found success on television and in movies and most importantly, on Twitter. Journey with us to a land of prom, record stores and fancy cars and see what became of them…

View Photo Gallery


Molly Ringwald Welcomes Twins

It’s double trouble for Molly Ringwald! The Secret Life of the American Teenager actress and her husband Piano Gianopoulos welcomed fraternal twins Adele Georgiana and Roman Stylianos last Friday July 10. The new arrivals make her 5 ½-year-old daughter Mathilda a big sister for the first time. Congratulations!