Classic fairy tales teach universal lessons about wisdom, patience, and other virtues, remaining relevant even in our modern world. Each of these five celebrities has something in common with a classic fairy-tale hero or villain.



Fat Joe

publication date: Friday, April 18, 2014

category: Music

clue: This real-life Buttercup recently lost 100 pounds, but his rapping name continues to reflect his former girth.

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, and Mike Rothstein


Cher

publication date: Thursday, April 17, 2014

category: Music

clue: Her distinctive long hair made this real-life Rapunzel an star on her singing variety show, long before she won an Oscar.

explanation: Cher starred in The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and won an Oscar for Moonstruck. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, and Mike Rothstein


Daniel Craig

publication date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

category: Movies

clue: British intelligence suggests that this actor's latest movie makes him a real-life Chicken Little.

explanation: At the time of this goo, Craig's previous film was Skyfall, as British spy James Bond. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Denise Sawicki


Rihanna

publication date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

category: Music

clue: This singing real-life Rumpelstiltskin asked her fans, "What's my name?"

explanation: Rihanna scored a hit with the song "What's My Name?" more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Mike Rothstein


Snooki

publication date: Monday, April 14, 2014

category: Television

clue: From Chile by way of the Jersey Shore, this real-life Thumbelina packs a lot of personality into her tiny 4'8" frame.

explanation: Chilean-born Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki, starred in Jersey Shore. more…

solved by: Steve West, Russ Wilhelm, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, Joanna Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Mike Rothstein


Other Themes in Spring 2014

The Spirit of Sochi

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Video Game Heroes

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Days of Our Lives

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Angel on My Shoulders

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Presidential Prenomens

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I Want to Believe

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The Game Masters

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Spring 2014 Tournament

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Spring 2014 Bonus Goos

Relax! You've earned it. After a challenging tournament, it's time to take a break with seven easy goos that won't tax your brain cells too much. The competition is over, so just enjoy these and have fun. Go »