Times, they are not a-changing, when it comes to TV moms. On Wednesday, the Harris Poll announced the results of its latest survey of the best TV moms of all time, and the top three was identical to its results from the last time it did so, in 2008.
The late Barbara Billingsley, who passed away in 2010 -- or at least her character, June Cleaver from "Leave It to Beaver," was atop the list. Indeed, those surveyed must love moms who wear pearls and heels all day long, even when vacuuming. The series lasted for six years, spawned a reunion movie, and later series, "Still the Beaver."
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Cindy Crawford, the model and businesswoman, sat with a television crew at the Connecticut State Library on Wednesday, apparently being interviewed for a program that traces the genealogy of celebrities.
People at the library when Crawford was being interviewed said she is to appear on the show "Who Do You Think You Are?" For that program's first season, in 2010, Matthew Broderick was interviewed at the state library.
The program appeared for three seasons on NBC, but then was canceled. The Huffington Post reported this month that "Who Do You Think You Are?" was picked up by TLC, one of the cable networks owned by Discovery Communications.
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Ninety-two percent of Americans plan to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, according to a survey conducted by Brand Keys. “This is your mom you’re talking about,” said Brand Keys founder and president Robert Passikoff. “There’s a very big emotional connection.”
Acknowledging those other moms means spending more. Three surveys estimate that we will spend between $17.1 billion and $20.7 billion on all our mothers this year.
Wealthier moms are getting bling. According to the retail federation survey, the average amount shoppers are spending on jewelry cracked $100, but this growth is almost entirely driven by consumers with annual household incomes above $50,000.
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When people pass by Gulf Shrimp in Southington, they stop. It’s hard to resist taking a photo with the 5-and-a-half foot tall lobster statue that stands out front.
But no one is taking photos with the massive crustacean now. Someone lobsternapped it.
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