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With the development of new and fascinating technology, the entertainment industry has been forever changed. With the use of green screens and computer generated imagery (CGI) actors can be realistically placed in any situation on any planet we chose. But movies haven't always been this way. To watch and enjoy older movies you had to let yourself become engrossed in the dialogue, suspend reality and become invested in the characters.

The B movies genre has been entertaining viewers in this way for over fifty years. B movies are generally low budget productions featuring new actors and directors. But make no mistake, B movies are an art form unto themselves. No one knows this better than Rodger Corman. Corman is often referred to as the B movie king. He has worked with everyone from Mia Farrow to James Cameron. As a matter of fact, if it weren't for Rodger Corman the world may never have discovered James Cameron or Mia Farrow. Corman's rich and engaging life story is just an example of the excellent programming found on the Biography Channel.

The Biography Channel, which is owned by A&E, began running its biographical content in 1999. Since then they have covered hundreds of history's most fascinating, inspiring and notorious individuals.

Adolpho Constanzo was born to a fifteen-year-old Cuban immigrant. His mother was the an adherent to a religion called Palo Mayombe. A cult like religion with many ritualistic practices. His mother eventually married a man who, in addition to being a drug dealer, was also a practitioner of Palo Mayombe. As he grew, Constanzo's fascination with religion and drugs evolved. Eventually, while working as a tarot card reader in Mexico City, he began amassing his own disciples. Along with Constanzo, these followers murdered almost 80 people and used their bodies in human sacrifice rituals. Making Constanza one of the most prolific serial killers of our time.

Adolpho Constanza's life story is awful and intriguing. The Biography Channel has his, and many more interesting life stories waiting for you.

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  • A high-school dropout and self-proclaimed surfer chick from San Diego, Tawny Kitaen made her way to Hollywood in 1980 with dreams of becoming an actress. She landed her first starring role in the 1983 erotic-adventure The Perils of Gwendoline, and followed that up in 1984 with a starring role opposite Tom Hanks in the mainstream Hollywood comedy, Bachelor Party. But it was Tawny's appearance on MTV in the Whitesnake videos that really catapulted her, and the band, Whitesnake, to fame. The most famous of those videos, Here I Go Again, featured Tawny writhing across the hoods of two jaguars in a flowing white negligee. The video had heavy rotation on MTV, the single hit #1 on the Billboard charts, and Tawny married the lead singer of the band, David Coverdale.

  • Profile of the wild daredevil who became a star with the "Jackass" franchise, famously introducing himself to TV viewers when he swallowed and regurgitated a live goldfish on air. But fame came at a heavy price as Steve-O's craving for drugs, crazy stunts, and the rock star lifestyle put him on a downward spiral and led to a threatened suicide in 2008. Now three years sober and with his biography, "Professional Idiot," coming out, Steve-O is hopefully a new man.

  • He didn't invent rap, but Russell Simmons is, perhaps more than any other individual, responsible for the music's astonishing success. This intimate profile spotlights the founder of Def Jam Records, who helped to bring black, hip-hop culture into the American mainstream.

  • Their films were box office gold. Their performances were magic. And when they went out on the town, they were legends. At a time when everything was cool and style was king, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop were the ultimate playboys. The Rat Pack goes where no other documentary has been: to the exact moment when Sinatra, the leader of the pack, met every other member, and the dynamics behind his relationship with each of them. Then, the BIO profile takes an intimate look at the carnivorous alpha-males who, on the outside, were simply the hippest guys in America, but privately struggled with love, loss, = jealousy, racism and the mob. With the help of insiders like Angie Dickinson, Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis and Milton Berle, The Rat Pack explores the lives and legacies of five men who once capitvated an entire generation of Americans, and continue to fascinate an entirely new generation today.

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