The Indispensable Ringo -- A Case for the Greatness of the Often Overlooked Beatle

A few weeks ago, Ringo Starr got his own star, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Many, in the past, called Ringo Starr "the luckiest man in show business," and some still do. Fortunately, as time has passed and Ringo proved himself with a damn good solo career, this is heard less often. What's also happened is that we've gotten to listen to The Beatles over and over - and when you do that, you reali...

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The History of Motherf*cker

This is the history of a cuss word. If cuss words offend you, you might want to stop reading now. The word motherf*cker is 120 years old, according to one source, which dates its first use to a Texas court in 1889. However, a variety of valid sources suggest that the polysyllabic word's exact birth date cannot be validated, but that it was likely born between 1900 and 1918. It spread most rapi...

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Britney Spears -- The Most Exposed Woman of the Last Decade

1) Britney Spears (by a landslide) -- The hottest, baddest mouse on the planet, scoring (on our bizarre yet statistical scale) almost double No. 2 Angelina Jolie. Let's begin with the basics: She started the decade with her smash "Oops!... I Did It Again," and her subsequent releases gave her four No. 1 albums in a row -- a level of talent (or popularity) she managed to sustain throughout most of ...

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Angelina Jolie -- Number 2 of the Most Exposed Women of the Decade

Prev Next 2) Angelina Jolie -- The only three-time Esquire cover girl was strong throughout the decade. She was FHM's 8th-most sexy woman of 2002, 6th in 2003, 2nd in 2004, 1st in 2005, 2nd in 2006, 8th in 2007, and had similar runs with AskMen.com and Maxim's year-end lists. She did fairly well on the most searched-for lists, though not as well as might be expected. Could be that she was...

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8 Beatles Songs for Angry Young Men -- All You Need Is Jealousy and Threats

The Beatles are well known for their countless tunes about peace and love, but underneath the cherry-soda pop fizz of their early music are some seriously menacing lyrics. Not convinced that your beloved Beatles stooped to writing songs of jealously and revenge? Just check out our list....

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Jennifer Lopez -- Number 3 of the Most Exposed Women of the Decade

Prev Next 3) Jennifer Lopez -- Singing, dancing, acting, producing J-Lo from the 'hood -- the Holly-hood where she's the richest person of Latin-American descent -- has been everywhere over the past decade. And apparently talent, good looks and a fat purse make for a lot of sex appeal. She appeared on an Esquire cover and was FHM's sexiest woman in the world in 2000 and 2001, No. 5 in 200...

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Jessica Alba -- Number 4 of the Most Exposed Women of the Decade

Prev Next 4) Jessica Alba -- The actress began the decade hot on the small screen, starring in "Dark Angel" from 2000-2002. She also starred on the silver screen in "Sin City," "Fantastic Four," "Into the Blue" and "Good Luck Chuck," among others. More important, at least for now, is that she was consistently on FHM's high-alert radar: She was that publication's 6th-most sexy of 2002, 3rd-...

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Christina Aguilera -- Number 5 of the Most Exposed Women of the Decade

Prev Next 5) Christina Aguilera -- The talented singer began the decade with a bang, scoring the Best New Artist Grammy Award in 2000. Britney Spears' former fellow Mouseketeer was also a big hit with Maxim, where she finished as the 4th-hottest woman in 2000, 8th in 2002, No. 1 in 2003, No. 3 in 2004, No. 4 in 2007, and No. 8 in 2008. The other laddie mags didn't rank her in the top 10, ...

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Scarlett Johansson -- Number 6 of the Most Exposed Women of the Decade

Prev Next 6) Scarlett Johansson -- One of only five women in the '00s to score two or more Esquire covers, the curvaceous movie star scored high on the strength of simply having been beautiful -- and done good work -- throughout the entire decade. She starred in, among other movies, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," "Match Point," the hugely underrated "A Love Song for Bobby Long," "Lost in Tran...

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Number 7 of the Most Exposed Women of the Decade -- Paris Hilton

Prev Next 7) Paris Hilton -- FHM's 3rd-most sexy of 2005, Maxim's 8th hottest of 2004, Hilton scored most of her points by being sought after throughout most of the decade. She was Lycos's most sought-after woman in 2005, AOL's second-most searched for in 2004 and third in 2003, MSN's third-most searched for in 2008. Hilton popped into the public consciousness in 2001 when The Guardi...

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