Brian Unger is really getting into the Throwback Thursday swing of things.
The TV personality (The Daily Show, How the States Got Their Shapes) is the host of Time Traveling on Travel Channel, giving viewers blasts from the past by visiting historic stops from Tombstone, Arizona, to Hollywood, California.
On Thursday night’s show, airing at 8 p.m., see Unger hit up the Miami area, where he and his crew re-enact scenes from the 1930s when notorious Chicago mobster Al Capone called the Sunshine State home.
With the help of CGI, the show re-creates his trial at the Miami-Dade Courthouse. They also take a tour of his lavish 14-room Palm Island mansion and talk to his grandniece, Deirdre Capone.
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“We wanted to time travel to the places in Miami where Capone’s life began to unravel and where it ultimately ended,” says Unger. “Miami has always been a place of renewal and reinvention. And for Capone, it represented even more. It was a place in which he sought redemption, a place he thought could offer him a more ordinary existence, ironically among the city’s powerful and wealthy, a place he could raise a family without disturbance.”
STRUT YOUR STUFF
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Gloria and Emilio Estefan were among the starry attendees at the Global Compassion Summit at the Bren Center at the University of California, Irvine on Monday. His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message to the thousands: Take action. “Ultimate wisdom comes from within,” he told the audience, the OC Register reported. “You are your own master. Your future is in your own hands. Investigate. Think more.” Other notables in the crowd: Larry King and actress Julia Ormond.
DEATH BECOMES HER
Bella Thorne has advice for anyone being chased by a villain in a horror film:
“Don’t look back, OK? Just don’t look back. And try not to trip in the process,” joked the actress in a recent AP interview.
She should know. Not only is Thorne a huge fan of the genre but she also has two scary movies under her belt: Home Invasion and Amityville: The Reawakening, due out next year.
Bella also helped kicked off MTV’s TV adaptation of the Scream film franchise, which airs at 10 p.m. Tuesdays. OK, so she was promptly killed off in the first episode.
But the 17-year-old Pembroke Pines native says her violent death could be the start of something great.
“I remember when they brought me the script I was like, ‘If you can do this well, this could be amazing.’”