Jeff Goldblum was caught on video dancing at ‘Gay Mardi Gras’ and, for a moment, the world was perfect
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Sixty-six-year-old eccentric actor Jeff Goldblum is a rarity in Hollywood as he seems to be getting more popular with age.

He's known for his special brand of off-kilter charm that stole scenes in Wes Anderson films such as "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" films and box offices smashes including "Jurassic Park" and "Independence Day."

Recently, he's become a popular character on social media earning the title "beloved living meme" by The Washington Post's Elahe Izadi.




Need further evidence of Goldblum's unique brand of fame? To celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Jurassic Park" a 25-foot-tall statue of the actor shirtless appeared last year in London.

Goldblum has embraced his unique role in American pop culture by even going so far as to rate his memes.

Goldblum is such a unique screen presence that he is often cast to play himself, but he doesn't mind.

"People write Jeff Goldblum-y parts and they want me to do them, and that's fine," he told Vanity Fair. "I think I can even do a better version of it. So no, this little Jeff Goldblum row that I'm hoeing is still adventurous."

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Over the weekend, Goldblum upped his cool cred by being caught dancing to Normani's "Motivation" at Southern Decadence in New Orleans. Southern Decadence got its start in 1972 and is a debaucherous party that's also known as Gay Mardi Gras.

The six-foot-four inch Goldblum was spotted slowly, but confidently, shaking his stuff on a rooftop in front of a crowd of onlookers in the French Quarter wearing a clashing animal print ensemble.

Most people wouldn't be able to pull off that kind of look, but Jeff Goldblum is not most people.

According to NOLA Goodblum was at the parade for a Disney-produced documentary on glitter.

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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