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June 18, 2013 9:10 am
June 14, 2013 10:53 am
Today I'm back from a day of R&R. Sunday I spent at the campground with my family celebrating Father's day and yesterday I washed the car. Yes, that's how I spent my day off.
Today is Go Fishing Day, International Panic Day and National Splurge Day.
PINK FLOYD PROMISE! As promised, Pink Floyd has released their entire catalog on Spotify after their song "Wish You Were Here" surpassed the one million streams mark, which it achieved in just four days. Pink Floyd said they wouldn't release their entire catalog to Spotify until that goal was attained. Get the wish come true details.
BOWIE AUCTION! A set of handwritten lyrics to the David Bowie classic "The Jean Genie" from the 1973 album Aladdin Sane could sell for as much as $23,000 when they go on sale in London on July 3. See the scribble. In addition, the auction has a red 12-string guitar which Bowie used to promote The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust.
SHEEN'S ANGER MANAGEMENT! Charlie Sheen is having anger problems on the set of his new show Anger Management. Apparently he's so angry at co-star Selma Blair that he's refusing to come to the set. Blair recently complained to execs about Sheen's lateness and bad work ethic and Charlie went ballistic and is telling everyone that he fired her from the show. Read the fuming details.
REAL LIFE BUMPER CAR! A real life bumper car based on a 1984 Dodge Colt (remember those?) recently went up for auction on eBay, but unfortunately wasn't sold because it didn't reach the minimum reserve price. This thing would be perfect for driver's ed programs. Check out the unsold details.
June 13, 2013 8:40 am
Today is Flag Day. Tomorrow is National Hollerin' Contest Day, Smile Power Day and Fresh Veggies Day. And Sunday, of course, is Father's Day. Tomorrow evening is Freedom Fest featuring Chicago, Daughtry and The Remainders. It's also Smash-O-Rama! at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway tomorrow night!
Happy Father's Day weekend to all the dad's listening to the Eagle!
BEER BELLY MYTH! Is drinking too much beer really to blame for a beer belly? Apparently not. Take heart, that beer belly of yours is just a myth. So go ahead. Have a beer and click here for the details.
June 12, 2013 8:51 am
Today is Sewing Machine Day. Father's Day is upon us and that means Freedom Fest with Chicago, Daughtry and the Remainders Saturday night at UWL Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex.
RARE WEATHER POSSIBLE! About one-fifth of the country is under threat of severe storms today, which forecasters said could spawn the dreaded and extremely rare derecho. What's that you ask? It's basically a really strong wind storm about as strong as a small tornado but lasts longer. 64 million people in 10 states could be affected by the thing if the ideal conditions exist for it to form. Get informed here.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS!
Some new stuff to take dad to see this weekend for Father's Day include Man of Steel (PG-13), 20 Feet From Stardom (PG-13 and The Bling Ring ®. Click here
to see the rest of the new stuff. I'll be hitting the campground this weekend to spend time with my dad and the rest of my family.
MORE FOGERTY DATES ADDED!
John Fogerty has added more stops to his upcoming trek, which gets underway October 10th in Los Angeles. The fresh dates include a three-night stand November 12-14 at the Beacon Theater in New York City. The road trip is promoting his current album, Wrote a Song for Everyone which debuted at #3 on the Albums chart. Get the itinerary
CORNEA LICKING CRAZE?!
The latest craze in Japan is eyeball licking, where people put their tongues on each other's eyeballs. But eye experts warn that, not only is it bizarre, it's also dangerous. The new trend causes pinkeye and could cause blindness. Let's hope it's an eye-opening experience for those contemplating this gross new trend
. I can't stand anything in my eyes which is why I don't have contacts. Click here
to see a demonstration.WARNING: IF IT'S NOT GRAPHIC, IT'S AT LEAST SUPER GROSS!
If you like coffee as much as I do. And if you like bacon as much as I do. Then you might love a wacky new drink that combines both ingredients into a single drink: bacon-flavored coffee. This sounds almost too good to be true, but it is! Click here
to get the salty, yet caffeinated details.
June 11, 2013 9:25 am
Today is Red Nose Day. I'd put on one of those stupid clown noses but I can't find one from my collection of "IT" movie props.
BEACH BOYS BOXED! The Beach Boys will put a lid on their 50th anniversary celebration with the release of a career-spanning box set titled Made in California, available August 27. The collection will feature over seven and a half hours of music, including more than 60 previously unreleased songs, demos, alternate takes, plus rare concert, television and radio performances. Get the details.
BEATLES SUE-AGE! Ace Arts is suing Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Apple Corps for blocking the release of their documentary, The Beatles: The Lost Concert, featuring footage from the Fab Four's February 11, 1964 concert at the Coliseum in Washington, DC. Ace Arts claims the footage is in the public domain, but Sony/ATV, which owns the rights to certain Beatles songs, doesn't think so. Read more on it.
DUCK DYNASTY CHRISTMAS ALBUM? The folks over at Duck Dynasty will apparently take a "quack" at making a Christmas album. The cast of the A&E reality show will release Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas on October 29th. Read more to find out what the cluck it's all about.
VISION OF HUMANITY! Check out a website that shows the hot spots around the world for terrorism, as well as the countries with the most peace. Click here to see an enlightening info-graphic.
June 10, 2013 9:10 am
Today is Hug Holiday. And today on the show we're all gonna have a big radio group hug.
1965: Buckingham Palace announces that the Beatles will be given the MBE (Members of the British Empire) award by Queen Elizabeth II.
1966: Elvis begins shooting his 26th film, Double Trouble.
1966: Britain's Melody Maker reports that one of the first "supergroups," Cream, has formed from former members of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Manfred Mann, and the Graham Bond Organization.
1966: Rumors begin that Roger Daltrey has been killed in a car accident. In fact Pete Townshend was in the wreck, but survived with minor injuries.
1968: During the recording of the Rolling Stones' new song, "Sympathy For The Devil," London's Olympic Studio mysteriously catches fire.
1971: A drunken Dennis Wilson accidentally puts his hand through the glass door of his home, severing nerves that keep him from his instrument for the better part of three years.
2002: Paul McCartney marries Heather Mills.
CELEBRIUTY DUI! Erin Brokovich has apologized for her drunk driving arrest over the weekend. The 53-year-old, played by Julia Roberts on the big screen, was busted Friday in Nevada for driving her boat under the influence. She said "I take drunk driving very seriously, this was clearly a big mistake, I know better and I am very sorry." Get the dirty details.
DANCING OFF TO JAIL!
NFL star, and Dancing with the Stars competitor, Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson was hauled off to jail yesterday to serve 30 days for a probation violation in his domestic violence case. Johnson was in court to finalize a deal that would have given him no jail time when things went horribly wrong. Click here
for the sentencing.
I like to call the thing I drink my coffee from a "mug." But why is a face also called a mug. The answer to the burning question can be found by clicking here
. Meanwhile, I'm going to drink my coffee from my mug with the mouth on my mug.
June 7, 2013 10:17 am
Today is National Iced Tea Day. I tried iced tea once. It's almost as bad as iced coffee. Needless to say I won't be honoring the day.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Only two new movies debuted in the top 10 over the weekend and one went to top top spot. Was it The Internship or The Purge? Make a guess and then click here for the answer and the rest o ft he top 10 movies.
CELEBRITY SKIN CANCER!
Former Journey vocalist Steve Perry recently recently announced that underwent a mole removal treatment for skin cancer. He underwent more treatments and doctors say they have removed all the cancer. Get the prognosis
BLACK SABBATH ALBUM!
The all-new Black Sabbath album, 13, comes out tomorrow. But could it be the band's last studio effort? In a recent interview, bassist Geezer Butler said he was pleased that he along with Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi "were able to come together and do one final album. Black Sabbath's North American tour kicks off July 25 in Houston. Get the itinerary
Simon Cowell and the other judges got egged during the live finale of the reality series this weekend. During a performance by brothers Richard and Adam Johnson, a disgruntled musician named Natalie Holt scrambled between them and pelted the judges with the grade As. Watch the video
DOG PLAYING POOL!
You've heard of dogs playing Poker. But have you ever seen a dog playing pool? Click here
to watch a video of a dog doing just that.
June 6, 2013 9:16 am
Today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day and National Doughnut Day. A very sweet day today indeed!
This weekend be sure to check out Butterfest in Sparta and LizFest in La Crescent. And at the speedway Saturday night our driver Brad Powell will be racing around the track in West Salem. The novelty event is the "Faster Pastor." Also on Saturday, Jukebox Saturday Night from 2-5pm, I'll have a special tribute to one of the legends of La Crosse Rock & Roll.
ROCK STAR GUITARS!
A new book titled "108 Star Guitars" will be available in September, and will feature beautifully shot portraits of some of the finest (and famous) instruments in the history of rock and blues. Examples include the personal guitars of the likes of Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Rick Nielsen, Slash, and the legendary Les Paul. Get the details
BEACH BOY SOLO!
Brian Wilson is working on his 11th solo album and has recruited fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks to help with the new record, plus guitar ace Jeff Beck. Wilson affirmed he plans to mount a short tour with Jardine and Marks as well. Get the itinerary
PARIS JACKSON UPDATE!
Police do not believe Paris Jackson intended to commit suicide when she cut herself on Wednesday. Sources say that the 15-year-old "wanted attention" and had been battling a "major depression," caused by "major fights" she had been having with her brother Prince. Get more on the meltdown.
3D PRINTER FAILURES!
You've probably heard about the amazing printer that can print 3D objects. But what happens, say, if you run out of paper halfway through the print job? Click here
to check out some pretty cool 3D printer fails.
June 5, 2013 9:35 am
Today is National Gardening Exercise Day and National Yo-Yo Day. So have fun in the garden and practice your yo-yo.
NEW MOVIES! New movies in theaters starting tomorrow include The Internship (PG-13), The Purge ® and Much Ado About Nothing (PG-13). Click here to see more movies to blow your hard earned money on this weekend. Looks like much better entertainment can be found at Sparta Butterfest which begins today. Click here for a schedule of fun for the family.
1960: Tony Williams leaves the Platters to embark upon a solo career.
1962: The Beatles audition for EMI, recording four demos in the session.
1966: Roy Orbison's wife, Claudette is killed in a motorcycle accident
1971: After almost 23 years on the air, The Ed Sullivan Show airs for the final time.
2005: A Los Angeles jury begins deliberation in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial.
AIRPLANE CAR CRASH!
Former Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington died Tuesday in a single car accident in Palm Springs, CA. He was 67. Police say Covington was not wearing a seat belt when he crashed into a wall. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Get the obit
CELEBRITY ATTEMPTED SUICIDE! Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael Jackson, was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning following an attempted suicide by using a meat cleaver. Sources said Paris threw a fit after she was told she could not attend a Marilyn Manson concert. She is apparently safe and doing fine. According to the family, they'll always have Paris. Click here for the meaty details.
FOGERTY RECORD! John Fogerty is celebrating the highest debuting album of his career (including Creedence Clearwater Revival) with the No. 3 debut of Wrote a Song for Everyone on the Billboard 200 album sales survey. Get the details. Forgerty has a series of ten US performances, beginning with an appearance at the September 5-8 Interlocken Festival in Arlington, VA. Get the itinerary.
MILLENNIAL QUIZ! Here's a quiz that tells you how "Millennial" you are on a scale from 0 to 100, by comparing your answers with those of respondents to a scientific survey. You can also find out how you stack up against others your age. Click here to take the quiz. I took it the quiz and scored a 25.
June 4, 2013 9:07 am
Today is World Environment Day.
OLDIES TIMELINE! 1956: Elvis appears on the last broadcast of Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater,
1959: Robert Zimmerman graduates from Hibbing High School. He later changes his name to Bob Dylan.
1974: Sly Stone marries his first wife, Kathy Silva, onstage before his show at Madison Square Garden.
1975: Syd Barrett ists in on the recording of Pink Floyd's album Wish You Were Here.
1988: Patti Boyd, ex-wife of George Harrison, files for divorce from Eric Clapton.
1989: The Doobie Brothers begin their reunion tour, their first with their original lineup since 1975.
STONES' STAR SINGERS! On Monday in Chicago, Mick Jagger welcomed Taylor Swift to join him on "As Tears Go By." Earlier on the tour, Katy Perry helped out on "Beast of Burden" in Vegas, and former American Idol winner Carrie Underwood pitched in on "It?s Only Rock ?N? Roll (But I Like It)" in Toronto. Who will sing with the band tomorrow in Toronto? Click here for the Chicago recap.
CELEBRITY SPLITSVILLE! Kim Kardashian is finally free of Kris Humphries. A judgment was entered in Los Angeles court Monday officially dissolving the former couple's 72-day marriage. Humphries had been trying to get an annulment, claiming Kim committed fraud when she married him and was doing it just for her reality show. Get the dirty details.
IDOL UPDATE! Jennifer Lopez desperately wants back on American Idol. Even before Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj announced their departures, she was in talks to return as a judge. Recent rumors suggest producers are interested in a judging panel made up of former Idol contestants, which could include Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert. Read more rumor.
AL PACINO AS HAN SOLO? Al Pacino revealed over the weekend that he was offered the role of Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars movie but "I didn?t understand the script." Although James Caan, Kurt Russell and Christopher Walken were all up for the part, it eventually went to Harrison Ford, who will reprise the role in the 2015 Star Wars installment. Get the shocking news.
June 3, 2013 9:12 am
Today is Applesauce Cake Day, Hug Your Cat Day and Old Maid's Day. I can celebrate one of the three, how about you?
1956: Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps record "Be-Bop-A-Lula."
1956: England's New Musical Express reports that "Elvin" Presley will be performing at the Palladium.
1957: ABC-TV premieres Alan Freed's Rock and Roll Revue show.
1959: The very first Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles, with Record of the Year going to Domenico Modugno's "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)."
1964: Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder form the Moody Blues.
1968: Steppenwolf makes its US television debut, performing on American Bandstand.
1970: The US National Guard opens fire on a Vietnam War protest at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four unarmed students and wounding eleven more.
YOKO & PAUL AMENDS!
Yoko Ono was recently asked by Rolling Stone to comment on Paul McCartney recently saying "She certainly didn't break the group up," Ono replied, "The first thing that I said was, 'Oh, thank you, Paul.' It was very difficult for me not to have that support for 40 years. I think we are on good terms." Read the interview
BEST WRITTEN SERIES! The Writers Guild of America Sunday named the best written TV series of all time. Coming in at number two was Seinfeld, followed by The Twilight Zone, All in the Family and M*A*S*H rounding out the top 5. But what is number one? Make you guess at what show tops the chart and then click here to get the complete list of 101. I would have guessed ALF.
MOUNT EVEREST: A PLACE TO DIE FOR! Check out an info-graphic showing how people have died near the highest place in the world. Click here for the deadly details.
May 31, 2013 10:17 am
Today is Repeat Day. Today is Repeat Day.
AT THE BOX OFFICE! Only two new movies debuted in the weekend box office top 10 but neither could bump Fast & Furious 6 out of the top spot where it held on fast and furiously. The two new ones were After Earth and Now You See Me. Click here to get the rankings.
1955: A car dealership in Lubbock, TX, holds a promotional autograph signing for Buddy Holly and Elvis.
1964: The Rolling Stones perform on Hollywood Palace.
1967: American Bandstand features a performance by Jefferson Airplane.
1970: The BBC refuses to air the Kinks' new single, "Lola," due to its reference to "Coca-Cola" so Ray Davies re-records the song replacing the brand name with the words "cherry cola."
1982: Graceland is opened to the public.
DEAD CELEBS! Jean Stapleton, best known for playing Edith Bunker on All In The Family, died Friday of natural causes. She was 90. She received eight Emmy nominations for the role, and won three times. Get the obit and see her career highlights on the IMDb.
AND MARVIN JUNIOR principal lead singer of The Dells, died last Wednesday from kidney and heart problems. He was 77. The Dells began singing in 1953 on street corners and Junior wrote "Oh, What a Nite" in 1956. A rerecorded and slightly altered version of "Oh, What a Night" was re-released in 1969. Get the obit.
How would you like to own your very own morgue refrigerator? Now you can because one is up for bid on eBay! The last time I checked on the auction, there were 65 bids and the price was at $1725. How morbid you say? Oh yeah, the unit was previously enjoyed! Click here to bid
Today is National Macaroon Day, Save Your Hearing Day and World No Tobacco Day. I've never eaten a macaroon, my hearing is long gone and I quit smoking in 1993.
May 29, 2013 9:15 am
RINGO'S PHOTOGRAPHS! Beatle maniacs will have an opportunity to feast their eyes on previously unseen photographs the Beatles when Ringo Starr releases his e-book, Photograph, June 12 on Apple's iBookstore. A limited edition hand-bound book signed by Ringo will also be available in December.
DEAD MUSICIAN! Clarence Burke Jr., lead vocalist of The Five Stairsteps, died Sunday one day after turning 64. No cause of death has been announced. Dubbed the "First Family of Soul," The Five Stairsteps are best known for their 1970 #8 hit "O-o-h Child." Get the obit.
IDOL QUITTERS! Seeing the writing on the wall, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj yesterday confirmed suspicions that they were not coming back for another season of American Idol. Mariah and Nicki join Randy Jackson in saying goodbye to the Fox show and Keith Urban will likely fall under the ax as well. Get more fuel for the firings.
SIMPSON WEDDING PLANS! Jessica Simpson is due to give birth next month, and then she plans to focus on finally making herself an honest woman by her fiance Eric Johnson. The two delayed their marriage after Simpson got knocked up for the second time. And if she keeps getting a bun in the oven, the couple will never have to get married! What's wrong with this picture. Get the glowing details.
VIDEO CAME INCLUDES REAL CAR! Check out a new "luxury" video game that comes with its own car! As you can well expect, the price is way out there. Click for the details.
May 28, 2013 9:06 am
Today is Learn About Composting Day.
BUSTED BYNES' BONG! Police visited Amanda Bynes' apartment yesterday and snapped a photo of what they think is the broken remains of what could have been the bong which she threw out the window before her arrest last Thursday. Bynes maintains that it was a vase that just looked like a bong. Read the report and see a picture of the bong, er "vase."
SIR PAUL'S TRIBUTE TO THE KING! Paul McCartney finally paid his first visit to Graceland over the weekend and paid his respects to the King of Rock and Roll by tossing a personalized pick on his grave. The former Fab Four member was in Memphis to perform as part of his Out There tour. The Sunday show was McCartney's first in Memphis in 20 years. Get the recap.
ODDEST MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS! From the Bedrest Piano to the Crwth, check out some weird instruments you may have never heard of before. Some of them are demonstrated in videos. Click here to see some really odd instruments.
BIEBER SPEEDER! Police are investigating the Biebs for another reckless driving incident after receiving frantic calls from his neighbors that he was driving at a "startling high rate of speed" through the neighborhood. Cops responded but Bieber refused to speak to them. Witnesses say he looked stoned. Get the reefer madness.
May 20, 2013 9:18 am
Today is Amnesty International Day. And hopefully you had some time off yesterday so this will be a nice short work week.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Three brand new movies debuted in the box office top ten over the weekend. All landed in the top five and one took the top spot. In alphabetical order, the new flicks include Epic, Fast and Furious 6 and The Hangover. Make your guess and then click here to see which one debuted at the top. I didn't see any new movies but it would have been a good way to keep dry.
CCR REUNION? FOR-GERT-Y ABOUT IT! Ahead of today's release of John Fogerty's album, Wrote a Song For Everyone, John Fogerty once again reiterated that he has no plans to reunite with his former CCR bandmates simply because the band would not be the band without his brother, Tom, who died in 1990. Get more disappointing details.
STONES ROCK WITH IDOL! Former American Idol champion Carrie Underwood traded vocals with Mick Jagger on the Rolling Stones' "It's Only Rock 'N Roll" Sunday night in Toronto. The Stones continue their 50 and Counting tour tonight in Chicago? Who'll show up tonight to sing with them is anybody's guess. Get the itinerary.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show star Tim Curry suffered a stroke at his Hollywood home last week. The 67-year-old "It" actor is said to be recovering well. Get the prognosis
BYNES BANGS A BONG!
Amanda Bynes exhibited bizarre courtroom behavior after her Thursday arrest for marijuana possession, destroying evidence and reckless endangerment, for throwing a bong out the window. Bynes was released Friday without bail. She claims the bong was just a vase. Get the career killing details
Today is Be A Millionaire Day (Sorry, I didn't win the Powerball Jackpot) and Pick Strawberries Day.
MONDAY FUN DAY!
May 13, 2013 11:31 am
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE! Only one new movie debuted in the box office top ten over the weekend and it was, of course, Star Trek Into Darkness. It booted Iron Man 3 into second place. I don't think I've seen any of the Star Trek movies unless they made it to TV. The original TV series is still my favorite. Click here for the top 10.
STARSHIP ENTERPRISE! And with the new Star Trek movie doing well at the box office, have you ever wondered what it would cost to build the Starship Enterprise? Click here for the number crunching and all the nitty gritty details.
DEAD SINGER! The singer/songwriter artist who scored the 1977 number one hit "Undercover Angel" has died after losing his battle with cancer. Alan O'Day also wrote big hits for other artists, including "Rock and Roll Heaven" for the Righteous Brothers and "Angie Baby" for Helen Reddy. Click here for the obit.
MAC FAMILY! According Mick Fleetwood, the members of Fleetwood Mac are actually one big happy family these days. In a recent interview, Fleetwood said, "The misconception is that we don't like each other. We do. We actually love each other." The Mac stops in Tacoma, WA tonight. Read more revelations.
LOHAN GAINING WEIGHT! Since doctors took away her Adderall last week, Lindsay Lohan finds that she can't stop eating. Adding to the problem, insiders say the food at Betty Ford is "really, really good," explaining, "meals are elaborate affairs, featuring lots of delicious desserts. Lindsay just can't say no to the food." Well maybe she'll trade one addiction for another. Lohan has gained a whopping five pounds! Get the morbidly obese details.
MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE MUSTANG! A 1967 Ford Mustang that Nicholas Cage drove in the movie Gone in 60 Seconds has sold at auction for $1 million. A total of eleven fictional "Eleanor" cars were used in the film but only three were working cars, and two of those were destroyed during filming. Get the details.
May 6, 2013 9:25 am
Today is Frog Jumping Day and Leprechaun Day. Time to hop over to the old watering hole for a green beer.
CAT TRAP! Watch a very curious cat get caught in a trap. DISCLAIMER: No cats were injured in the making of this video. Click here for the clever cat trap.
STONES VEGAS! Katy Perry joined the Rolling Stones on Saturday at the Las Vegas stop on the band's 50 and Counting tour. She did some gyrations with Mick Jagger on the tune "Beast of Burden." The Stones tour continues in Anaheim on Wednesday. Click here to get the Vegas recap and check out the video.
LATE NIGHT TAKEOVER! NBC has confirmed that Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers will be taking over as host of Late Night once Jimmy Fallon moves to The Tonight Show. Like
Fallon's program, Late Night will be produced by SNL honcho Lorne Michaels. Read more on it.
MORE MAC MUSIC! Fleetwood Mac fans can look forward to more new music, but Lindsey Buckingham says he's not sure when that will happen. He, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie cut eight new songs ahead of the band's current tour. Their new four-song Extended Play is available now on iTunes. Get the details.
Apr. 29, 2013 8:50 am
Today is Beverage Day, National Tourist Appreciation Day, National Nurses Day and International No Diet Day.
At their 50 and Counting tour kickoff show Friday in LA, where The Rolling Stones was joined onstage by American Idol judge Keith Urban and to no one's surprise, former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor. They also performed "Emotional Rescue" on stage for the very first time. Get the recap.
On Saturday, Paul McCartney thrilled Brazilian Beatles fans by performing some Beatles tunes that were never performed live after the band gave up touring in 1966. Sir Paul treated his South American followers to a handful of Beatles numbers on the opening night of his Out There world tour. Get the itinerary
BOX OFFICE RECAP!
To nobody's surprise, Iron Man 3 debuted at number one at the weekend box office. It was actually the only new movie to debut in the entire top 10. I probably won't go and see it because I haven't seen the first two movies in the franchise yet. Click here
for the rest of the top 10.
NEW "IDOL" JUDGE?
American Idol hit new lows last Thursday with a meager 11 million viewers tuning in. So in a bid to stop the ratings free fall, Idol reps are once again looking for new judges. Harry Connick Jr. has apparently been approached for a seat and he may get the job soon as the Mariah Carey Nicki Minaj feud is coming to a rolling boil. Click for the cat fight.
Check out some inadvertently lewd company logos. Click here
for the crude lewdness. WARNING: Contents might be offensive to some viewers!
1956: Elvis is signed to a seven-year, three-movie deal with Paramount Studios.
1968: Syd Barrett leaves Pink Floyd.
1971: The Rolling Stones unveil their new record label, Rolling Stones Records.
1972: Micky Dolenz guest stars as himself on My Three Sons.
1974: ABBA becomes European stars overnight when "Waterloo" wins the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
1983: Ronald Reagan's secretary of the Interior, James Watt, cancels an appearance by The Beach Boys at Washington DC's Independence Day festivities, stating that the band would attract "an undesirable element."
1984: Steve Van Zandt announces he's leaving the group. He will return in 1995.
1991: Ringo Starr guest stars as himself on The Simpsons.
Apr. 25, 2013 9:17 am
Thanks to everyone who walked MS on Saturday. We had perfect weather for it. I also happened to check out the Between The Bluffs Beer Wine And Cheesefest at the southside fest grounds. It was my first time attending and the crowd was unbelievable. My favorites were the coffee flavored brews. Today is Greenery Day. I would like a shrubbery. It's also National Shrimps Scampi Day.
OLDIES TIMELINE!1960: Testifying at the "Payola" scandal, Dick Clark denies receiving cash and gifts for playing records.
1967: Cindy Birdsong makes her debut as Florence Ballard's replacement in the Supremes.
1969: President Richard Nixon awards the Medal of Freedom to Duke Ellington on his 70th birthday
1971: Bill Graham announces that he will close the East and West Coast versions of The Fillmore.
1977: The Temptations leave the Motown label, their home since 1960.
1988: Patti Boyd files for divorce from Eric Clapton.
1990: ABC airs the TV docudrama Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys.
1993: Barry White guest stars as himself on The Simpsons.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE!
Just two new movies managed to break into the top 10 over the weekend and one debuted at the top spot. Was it The Big Wedding
or Pain & Gain
? Click here
to find out. I managed to catch a classic over the weekend.
Less than 400 lucky Rolling Stones fans as well as a healthy number of celebrities crammed into the tiny Echoplex club in Los Angeles Saturday night to catch the band's surprise 90-minute club concert ahead of the start of their 50 and Counting tour this Friday. Get the recap
Gwyneth Paltrow, who was named World's Most Beautiful Woman last week, quickly descended into humiliation by wearing what could only be described as "sheer" ugly dress at Wednesday's premiere of Iron Man 3
. Click here
for the details and to see her hanging out
at the show.
Country legend George Jones is dead. The 81-year-old had been hospitalized since April 18th with a fever and irregular blood pressure. Jones, who was married four times, once to Tammy Wynette, had over 150 hits, more than any other country artist. He died last Friday in Nashville. Get the obit
CELEBRITY WEDDING BELLS!
Basketball great Michael Jordan, 50, married longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto, 35, over the weekend in Florida. Approximately 500 guests witnessed the ceremony while an additional 1,500 guests celebrated with the couple at their 38,000-square-foot home. Get the wedded bliss
REALLY TALL BIKE!
Check out a guy who built a bike that's over 14 feet tall from the ground to the seat. Click here
for a video of the cycling madness.
Apr. 22, 2013 8:55 am
Today is East Meets West Day, Take Your Daughter To Work Day and Penguin Awareness Day.
OLDIES TIMELINE! 1960: Eddie Cochran is laid to rest.
1977: Elvis performs at the Civic Center in Saginaw, MI, in what would be his very last recording.
1981: Denny Laine leaves Wings.
1990: The guitar on which Jimi Hendrix played the national anthem at Woodstock sells for $295,000.
1994: The Eagles reunite for the first of two reunion concerts chronicled on the album Hell Freezes Over.
2004: Billy Joel crashes his car into a house on Long Island. No one is injured.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS! Some new flicks to check out this weekend include Arthur Newman ®, The Big Wedding ® and Pain And Gain ®. About the only thing that sounds good about seeing any of these movies is the movie popcorn you can eat. Otherwise, nothing sounds like it's worth blowing money on. I'll pass. See the rest of the new stuff.
The bodyguard of Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson thinks Michael is haunting the family compound in Encino, CA. LaToya says the bodyguard claims to hear someone tap dancing, something Michael did every Sunday for two hours straight. Get the paranormal details
WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL! People
magazine is out with its World's Most Beautiful Women issue. Halle Berry, Adele, Kerry Washington, Amanda Seyfried, Zooey Deschanel, Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lawrence all made the list. Click here
to see who apparently is the World's Most Beautiful Woman.
Following news that sales of the Neil Diamond classic "Sweet Caroline" have skyrocketed by a staggering 597% since the Boston Marathon bombing, now comes word that Diamond will donate the new found royalties to the One Fund Boston which has raised more than $23 million so far for the victims and their families. Read more Neil news
American Idol has been floundering in the ratings this season so badly that producers were apparently contemplating replacing Mariah Carey with former judge Jennifer Lopez. But Carey's team threatened to sue when they got wind of it. Fox denies that they had plans to replace Mariah. Get the rumor
Check out a video demonstration a bunch of cool illusions! Click here
Today is Girl Scout Leader Day and National Jelly Bean Day. I'm sure this was Ronald Reagan's favorite day.
OLDIES TIMELINE!1959: The Alan Freed "rock and roll movie" Go, Johnny, Go premieres in New York.
1962: Jerry Lee Lewis' son dies in a tragic drowning accident at the age of three.
1967: Elvis' 23rd film, Easy Come, Easy Go, premieres in Hollywood.
1969: A&M signs the Carpenters.
1969: John Winston Lennon has his name legally changed to John Ono Lennon.
1969: The Who performs the rock opera Tommy for the first time on stage in its entirety in Dolton, England.
1978: John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd debut "The Blues Brothers" on Saturday Night Live.
BOX OFFICE RECAP!
Only one new movie debuted in the box office Top 10 over the weekend and it landed at the top of the heap. Meanwhile, last week's number one falls to number two. Click here
to get the rest of the top 10.
NEIL "BASEBALL" DIAMOND!
Neil Diamond surprised Boston Red Sox fans with an in-person rendition of "Sweet Caroline" at Fenway Park on Saturday. Diamond's iconic anthem has been played during the eighth inning at every Red Sox home game for more than a decade. Following the Boston Marathon bombing last Monday, Major League Baseball ballparks across the country adopted the anthem in support of the people of Boston. Get the sweet details
CELEBRITY DRUNK & DISORDERLIES!
Actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested in Atlanta Friday night while her husband was being arrested for DUI. Witherspoon became annoyed at how long the arrest was taking and started mouthing off to officers. Cops told Witherspoon twice not to get out of her car, but she did anyway and was promptly arrested. The two were released from the drunk tank Saturday morning after posting bond. Get the DUI details
AND SPORTSCASTER AL MICHAELS
was also busted for DUI over the weekend. The former Monday Night Football announcer was stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Santa Monica Friday night when cops detected booze breath. He failed a field sobriety test after blowing a .08 and a .09. Talk about hardcore cops! Read the sobering details.
So, you think your car is efficient? Maybe you have a Toyota Prius or a Volkswagen Golf diesel, two cars known for stretching a tank of fuel and going the distance. My 2003 Chevy Cavalier gets a meager 34 mpg highway.
But they've got nothing on the weird looking cars of the Shell Eco-Marathon. Click here
for the efficiency.