Is your car completely safe to drive? The U.S. government has issued an urgent plea urging more than 4.7 million Americans to get the air bags in their cars fixed. A defect in the air bags can cause the inflation mechanisms to rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes. Over the past two years multiple automakers have recalled vehicles due to this issue, the air bags are manufactured by Takata Corp. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration says the warning covers cars made by Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, General Motors and Ford. Safety advocates say the problem could affect more than 20 million vehicles in the U.S. (Fox)
Find out if your vehicle is affected here:
Here's the latest tally from NHTSA, as of Wednesday morning:
BMW: 627,615 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2000 – 2005 3 Series Sedan
2000 – 2006 3 Series Coupe
2000 – 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon
2000 – 2006 3 Series Convertible
2001 – 2006 M3 Coupe
2001 – 2006 M3 Convertible
Chrysler: 371,309 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Ram 2500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 4500
2008 – Dodge Ram 5500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Durango
2005 – 2008 Dodge Dakota
2005 – 2008 Chrysler 300
2007 – 2008 Chrysler Aspen
Ford: 58,669 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – Ranger
2005 – 2006 GT
2005 – 2007 Mustang
General Motors: undetermined total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe
2005 – Saab 9-2X
Honda: 5,051,364 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2001 – 2007 Honda Accord
2001 – 2005 Honda Civic
2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V
2003 – 2011 Honda Element
2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey
2003 – 2007 Honda Pilot
2006 – Honda Ridgeline
2003 – 2006 Acura MDX
2002 – 2003 Acura TL/CL
2005 – Acura RL
Mazda: 64,872 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2007 Mazda6
2006 – 2007 MazdaSpeed6
2004 – 2008 Mazda RX-8
2004 – 2005 MPV
2004 – B-Series Truck
Mitsubishi: 11,985 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – 2005 Lancer
2006 – 2007 Raider
Nissan: 694,626 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima
2001 – 2004 Nissan Pathfinder
2002 – 2004 Nissan Sentra
2001 – 2004 Infiniti I30/I35
2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4
2003 – 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45
Subaru: 17,516 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Baja
2003 – 2005 Legacy
2003 – 2005 Outback
2003 – 2005 Baja
2004 – 2005 Impreza
Toyota: 877,000 total number of potentially affected vehicles
A truck driver broke down in tears telling a news station about the thieves who drove off with his semi full of beer from an Orange County truck stop.
The victim's truck and at least one other were swiped Monday from a truck stop on South Orange Blossom Trail.
Van Thomas was trying to live the American dream... After years as a trucker, he bought a semi three weeks ago and made a company of his own.
Thomas was traveling from Texas to Pompano Beach and was on his last stop before a delivery in Orlando when his entire truck and alcohol cargo was stolen.
"I don't mean to cry about it but I'm just trying to do the best I can and make a better life," Thomas told WFTV. "It's just so devastating to me."
Inside the truck was 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life, which comes out to about 9,700 four-packs.
It's not the first time a semi has been stolen in Florida. About 180,000 eggs were stolen earlier this year in Fort Myers. A truck with Hershey chocolate was also stolen in December in Volusia County, and a truck with Slimfast was swiped near downtown Orlando.
Just when Thomas thought he lost everything, he received a phone call telling him the truck and most of the cargo had been located.
"Oh, my God. That's beautiful," he said.
The call came in from detectives that the truck had been found in Miami.
There's no word on whether the robbers knew "The Champagne of Beers" was inside at the time of the theft. Detectives are still trying to figure out who stole the two trucks and if they are part of a bigger ring.
Photos of Renee Zellweger at the Elle Women in Hollywood event made the rounds on Tuesday (October 21st) with people shocked by her drastic new appearance. The Oscar winner looked so different that Gawker had to clarify that their source, Getty Images, had labeled the correct woman as Renee.
Rumors circulated last year that she had gotten work done and was suffering from an eating disorder which she addressed in an interview with UK's Daily Express saying, "When you read reports that you are starving yourself or that you are anorexic it's very unfair and disappointing. It's not very pleasant to read reports which say you've gone too far or this or that." She went on to credit a dedicated gym regimen for her changing appearance.
Sorry, cappuccino potato chips, it looks like you just weren't meant to be.
The results from the second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest sponsored by Lay's Potato Chips are in, and America has voted for Wasabi Ginger as the winning chip flavor among four finalists, which also included Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese.
The creator of the winning flavor, Meneko Spigner McBeth, a nurse from New Jersey, will receive either $1 million or 1 percent of the new chips' first year of sales, whichever figure is larger.
Last year's winning chip flavor, Cheesy Garlic Bread, is still on shelves.
A Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justiceextra who recently shared some juicy information on the movie could be slapped with a whopping $5 million fine for breaching a confidentiality agreement!
On the condition that they remain anonymous, the extra dished to WILX-10 News that Batman's sidekick Robin will be played by a woman. And apparently, that woman is Huger Games: Catching Fire actress Jena Malone.
Meanwhile, the unnamed source also revealed that the film will feature a fight between Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) that involves the military and makes use of "heavy special effects."
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is slated to be released in the spring of 2016.
Imagine the scariest thing you can possible summon in your imagination — going antiquing with your significant other on an NFL Sunday? This is about a billion times more frightening.
As Halloween jokes go, this one may top them all. Witness the chainsaw massacre prank, which features a chainsaw-wielding madman and his legless victim scaring the pants off of innocent folks in a parking garage.
Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.
"When I turned on the light, I couldn't quite understand what I was seeing," said Naskrecki, an entomologist and photographer at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology.
A moment later, he realized he was looking not at a brown, furry mammal, but an enormous, puppy-size spider.
Devils Lake senior Melanie Bailey was less than half a mile from the finish line during a high school cross country race in Minnesota last weekend when she noticed the runner ahead of her began limping and crying.
Rather than blowing by her, Bailey stopped and offered to assist her rival, Danielle Lenoue, who goes to Fargo South.
Bailey quickly realized that Lenoue's injury--which turned out to be a torn patella tendon and meniscus--was too serious to simply have her lean on her the rest of the way, so Bailey gave her a piggyback ride to a medical-support area near the finish line.
"I felt so bad for her; I had to do something," said Bailey. "I was just doing the right thing."
You've heard Dave Jacobs talking about "the haunt" and now it's time for you to see what it's all about. Dave is an amazing artist & you need to see for yourself just how talented he is! So if you're looking for something awesome and Halloween-like to do thing this weekend? You have to check out Crypt At Jacobs Manor! Probably the greatest haunted house in ND plus it is FREE! Just bring food for the food self! Prepared to be spooked! (you're welcome Dave)
An ad campaign featuring a pair of woman's breasts has been blamed for causing 517 accidents in just one day.
Thirty trucks in Moscow, Russia hit the streets to promote the advertising agency. However, after they proved to be too attention-grabbing, police rounded up the vehicles and impounded them until the distracting images were removed.
Since the chaos went down, furious drivers have reportedly started hitting the ad agency with compensation claims.
A spokesperson for Sarafan Advertising Agency says they plan on helping with costs that aren't covered by drivers' insurance policies.
A Farmer Has Found a Way to Grow Pumpkins That Look Just Like Frankenstein's Monster
A farmer in California named Tony Dihera has figured out a way to grow pumpkins in a mold that makes them look just like Frankenstein's monster. They're tall, narrow, and have the monster face molded right into them.
It took him four years and $500,000 to get these pumpkins right.
They're sold out on his website right now but grocery stores around the world are importing them... so if your grocery store has them, expect to pay at least $100 each.
Tony is working on a new mold now for pumpkins that look like a Jolly Roger-type pirate... those will be on sale next Halloween.
So... Instead of carving a pumpkin this year, just let creepy agricultural engineering take care of things for you!
It's tough to ruin Christmas in early October, but this guy found a way to do it. In fact, he may've traumatized two kids so badly that NEXT YEAR'S Christmas will also be ruined already.
21-year-old Brock Quinn Johnson is a student at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. On Saturday, Minneapolis had its 10th annual ZOMBIE BAR CRAWL, and Brock participated . . . dressed as a zombie Santa Claus.
And he got HAMMERED . . . in fact, he was SO hammered around 9:45 P.M. that he didn't know where he was and wound up wandering into a house a few blocks from his school.
A 16-year-old girl and her 14-year-old brother were home alone . . . and FREAKED OUT at drunk zombie Santa barging into their house. The boy took off running down the street and the girl locked herself in a bedroom and called her parents.
They got home and found Brock passed out in their house in a pool of his own vomit. When the cops got there and woke him up, he was disoriented and didn't know where he was.
You might say there's NO amount of money that could get you to give away your family's cat . . . and you would be wrong. For THIS amount of money, you'd HAPPILY give away your cat, and get a new cat . . . a BETTER cat.
Michael and Fran Perceval of Glen Iris, Australia were trying to sell their five-bedroom house. And when a family was looking at it, they saw the Percevals' cat, Tiffany . . . and their daughters fell in love with her.
The Percevals wanted $1.8 million for their house, and the family offered to pay $1.92 million under one condition . . . the Percevals included THE CAT with the house.
The Percevals decided that yes, they would gladly part with their cat for $122,000 . . . and made the deal.
Michael and Fran say they're fine with it, but their 19-year-old son Sam isn't particularly happy. He bought her at a pet shop when she was a kitten four years ago. They're going to give him a $17,500 cut to ease his pain.
The Percevals are planning to adopt a new cat once they move.
A grieving Minnesota family received an unexpected gift during a chance encounter at the mall.
Brianna and Emily Robbins' mom, Maggie, was killed in a car accident earlier this month. A few days later, their dad took them shopping to try to lift their spirits.
But as fate would have it, this would be no ordinary shopping trip.
Brianna quickly recognized Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who was shopping with his family. Justin offered the quarterback words of encouragement, and they got a picture together. (See below)
"We posted this to Facebook and we said, 'Look who mommy sent to say hi to us today.' It really cheered up my daughters," Justin said.
But that was just the start.
So while Justin, Brianna and Emily were busy on Facebook, the Ponders were busy too.
"When we walked into the store, the manager came out and he mentioned that they wanted to buy my daughters some clothes that day," Justin said.
After pressing the manager for several minutes, it finally came out that Sam and Christian Ponder wanted to do something nice for Brianna and Emily.
Anything the girls wanted was on their tab.
And while the Ponders weren't looking for recognition, Justin and his family want them to know the difference they made.
"We really, really want to thank the Ponders and what a great man. Samantha is a great person and Christian is a great man," Justin said. "It was a great day, it really helped us out. We really appreciate the Ponders for doing that for us."
In addition to what the Ponders did for his family, Justin wants to thank everyone in Bloomington who has supported them during this very difficult time.
My buddy and I were clearing a right of way for the electric lines and came across this fawn trapped in the fall path of the tree we were about to trim. He was tangled in some thorns and was pretty shaken up after we cut him loose, so we started rubbing his belly to calm him down.... which worked a little too well, as you can see.
What's your favorite vice? Eating unhealthy foods, smoking, drinking? A new website, Treament4addiction.com has broken down how much time a smoker, alcoholic, or drug addict will lose due to their horrible habit. For example, regularly smoking 20 cigarettes a day will cut ten years off a person's life, while an alcoholic will cut their life short by 23 years and a chronic cocaine user will lose 34 years. All of the data used in the calculations came from official sources, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
How many years are your bad habits shaving off YOUR life? Terrifying graphic reveals how one cigarette cuts 14 minutes, while an alcoholic drink could cost almost 7 hours
New website has calculated the cost of an addiction in years and hours:
Smoking a pack of 20 cigarettes a day cuts ten years off a person's life
Drinking two or more alcoholic drinks every day cuts 23 years off a life
Cocaine addicts lose up to 34 years, with each dose costing 5.6 hours
Methadone users cut their lives by 38 years, and die at an average age of 41
A heroin addiction will cut 42 years off a person's life, killing them at age 38
Lifetime methamphetamine users lose 42 years, each dose costing 11 hours
ROSEVILLE, Minn. - What's in a name? Plenty, if it means correctly categorizing the condition of snowy roads in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is changing road condition descriptions on the 511mn.org website and smartphone app.
Old winter road descriptions used by MnDOT were 'good,' 'fair,' 'difficult' and 'hazardous/travel not advised.' The new descriptions are a bit more specific, and include 'normal,' 'partially covered,' 'completely covered,' 'travel not advised' and 'closed.'
The changes were made because the descriptions were subjective and the public didn't always understand or look at the meanings listed on the 511 website, according to Kelly Braunig, 511 coordinator.
"We were getting a fair amount of complaints," she said. "An interpretation of good or fair might be completely different from person to person. We listened to our users and made improvements."
Braunig looked at what other states in the area used as descriptions for winter road conditions and adopted those from Iowa, Minnesota's neighbor to the south.
"We think the public will have a better understanding of the terms now," Braunig said. "It's easier to understand that roads are 'partially covered' rather than 'fair,' or 'completely covered' instead of 'difficult.'"
More details of each road condition description are available at http://hb.511mn.org/RoadConditions.htm.
These changes are part of Governor Dayton's administration-wide effort to implement "Plain Language" when communicating with Minnesotans.
Scientists are working on a pill that might cure your stomach, even if it makes it turn first...
Drug developers at Massachusetts General Hospital have given patients an experimental capsule that contains human feces. The poop has been strained, frozen and centrifuged, and contains natural, healthful bacteria that some patients lack, making them susceptible to other, bad bacteria.
If the pill proves successful, it would be an easier alternative to the going treatment now for people lacking the good gut bacteria: fecal transplants. And the capsules seem to work: 19 of 20 patients essentially ordered by a doctor to eat s**t were cured of their diarrhea and related symptoms, the New York Times reports.
Sounds like this pill goes down easier if you forget what is in it...
"I tried to think of the most harmless thing... something that could never, ever possibly destroy us... Mr. Stay Puft!"
In an homage to the legendary villain of Ghostbusters, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, the movie's theme song will be reissued this month on vinyl housed in a puffy, marshmallow-scented jacket.
The reissue comes on the heels of a glow-in-the-dark Ghostbusters vinyl released in April, part of a slew ofmerch coming out to honor the movie's 30th anniversary.
The 12-inch will include Ray Parker Jr.'s classic theme, as well as Run D.M.C.'s rap from the film's sequel. The limited edition Ghostbusters: Stay Puft Edition Super Deluxe was revealed at New York Comic Con this weekend, Rolling Stone reports.
The Who have been playing for 50 years now, and they've released the dates to their upcoming North American tour.
The band will do the tour in two legs: The spring leg will cover the east coast and the south, and the fall leg will cover Canada, the midwest and the west coast. Frontman Roger Daltrey is referring to it as "the beginning of a long goodbye."
Daltry and co-leader Pete Townshend will play songs from their entire catalog; tickets go on sale next Friday.
4/15 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
4/17 Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
4/19 Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
4/21 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
4/23 Duluth, GA – The Arena at Gwinnett Center*
4/27 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
4/29 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
5/2 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
5/11 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
5/13 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
5/15 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
5/17 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
5/20 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
5/22 Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
5/24 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
5/26 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
5/30 Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
*on sale Friday, October 17th at 9 a.m.
9/14 San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
9/16 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
9/19 Las Vegas, NV – Colosseum at Caesars Palace
9/21 Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
9/23 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
9/25 Portland, OR – Moda Center
9/27 Seattle, WA – KeyArena
9/29 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/1 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
10/10 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
10/13 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
10/15 Chicago, IL – United Center
10/17 Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
10/19 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
10/21 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
10/23 Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center
10/25 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
10/27 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
10/29 Boston, MA – TD Garden
11/1 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
11/4 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Prosecutors in Montgomery County, Texas, have filed paperwork to have Adrian Peterson's bail revoked and the running back re-arrested after the Minnesota Vikings running back told a court employee that he had recently smoked marijuana before taking a drug test Wednesday.
According to the filing, Peterson admitted to a court employee that he had "smoked a little weed" before the test.
There likely won't be any action Thursday on the prosecutors' filing as the current judge in the Peterson case is scheduled for a recusal hearing on Friday.
On Wednesday, Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, urged the public to not "rush to judgment" with his client, who is accused of striking his 4-year-old son with a switch.
If he is convicted on the child abuse charge, Peterson could face six months to two years in state prison, though he could be placed on probation as a first-time offender. He also could be subjected to NFL discipline under the league's enhanced domestic violence policy, which can suspend players for up to six weeks.
Peterson has been on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list since Sept. 17, and he is receiving his full $11.75 million salary. Yet he is barred from all team activities until his case is resolved.
Pink Floyd's The Endless River, the legendary band's first album since 1994's The Dvision Bell, will also be the group's last, David Gilmour confirms in a an interview tied to the new LP. "I think we have successfully commandeered the best of what there is. I suspect this is it," Gilmour says of Pink Floyd's future in the above video interview. Speaking to BBC 6 Music, Glimour added, "It's a shame, but this is the end."
According to vocalist David Gilmour, the band "added new parts, rerecorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st-century Pink Floyd album." The Endless Riveris comprised mostly of instrumental music with just one song called "Louder Than Words" featuring new lyrics written by Gilmour's wife Polly Samson.
Pink Floyd will release their new albumNovember 10th.
The Associated Press reports that the double album will include 18 new songs, and will feature all new material.
A desperate Detroit homeowner has offered to trade his home for a very unusual fee: an iPhone 6.
According toBuzzFeed, the two-story home was originally listed by broker Larry Else for $5,000 -- but was lowered to $3,000 after several months passed and there were no bites.
"Eventually [the owner] emailed me and said, 'Larry, I'd be willing to sell this for an iPhone 6 or an iPad 32g,'" Else explained. "I laughed and said, 'That sounds kind of interesting to catch people's eye,' and it actually really, really did."
The owner, who currently lives in Austria and has never been to the U.S., bought the home for $41,000 in April 2010.
Since emerging after 20 years away from the stage to sing at an Eels show, we all wondered when Journey frontman Steve Perry would next pic up a mic. If you guessed game three of the NLDS between the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals, you're some sort of seer who needs their own show in Vegas.
Perry, a renowned Giants fan, was at AT&T Stadium for the divisional championship matchup, and led the crowd in a rendition of Journey's enduring classic "Don't Stop Believin'". Below, watch fan-shot footage of the singalong. And trust me, as someone who grew up in Red Sox Nation, you never stop believin'.~ Consequence of Sound online.
A restaurant in New York is selling a burger for nearly 1,800-bucks. Groupon and the Honky Tonk restaurant worked together to create the Glamburger. The sandwich is stuffed with a burger patty made from 220 grams of Kobe Wagyu beef minced with 60 grams of New Zealand venison covered in edible gold leaf and served with Canadian lobster. The Glamburger contains a whopping 2,618 calories - more than the recommended daily intake for an adult!
Every state has at least one movie set in it. Some are more popular than others. "Business Insider" put together a list of what it claims is the Most Famous Movie Set in Every State.
They chose the films based on a variety of criteria, including lifetime gross, critical acclaim and opinions from staff.
Here's a few on the list they came up with:
Alabama: "Forrest Gump" (1994) Colorado: "The Shining" (1980) Minnesota: "The Mighty Ducks" (1992) *North Dakota: "Fargo" (1996) Texas: "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974) Wisconsin: "Dawn of the Dead" (2004)
*Despite the film's title, no scenes were filmed in or near Fargo, North Dakota. Filming locations used during production include: King of Clubs, the bar shown at the beginning of the film where Lundegaard met the kidnappers, was located in Northeast Minneapolis on Central Avenue.
According to a recent study out of Cornell, where you sit in a restaurant can actually affect how much you EAT.
Researchers observed people at 27 different restaurants across the country. Here are four things that can subconsciously make you eat LESS, and eat healthier.
1. Pick a table that's well lit. It's not clear why, but they noticed that if you sit in a dark section of a restaurant, you tend to eat more. Possibly because being in the dark makes you less self-conscious, and you know people can't see you pigging out.
2. Sit close to the door. For whatever reason, people who sat the farthest from the door ate the fewest salads. And they were 73% more likely to order dessert than the average customer.
3. Sit at a table, not a booth. People who sat at booths ordered fattier foods and ate more. Meanwhile, people who sat at high-top tables were more likely to start with a salad and SKIP dessert.
4. Don't sit facing a television. Just like when you're at home, watching TV can cause mindless eating. And the researchers found that the closer someone was to a TV, the more they ate.
With just a month to go until its release, we're learning more details of Pink Floyd's first new album in 20 years, The Endless River. The full album credits recently surfaced online (via Reddit), revealing a few interesting tidbits.
For one, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking appears on the album track titled "Talkin' Hawkin'". Hawking's electronic voice was previously featured on The Division Bell track "Keep Talking", leading some fans to speculate that "Talkin' Hawkin'" serves as that track's sequel.
Other interesting takeaways: Richard Wright (who passed away in 2008) is listed as writer or co-writer for 12 tracks and David Gilmour sings lead vocals on "Louder Than Words" and backing vocals on three other tracks. In addition, UK-based electronic string quartet Escala is featured on "Louder Than Words". Click here to see the full credits.
The Endless River arrives November 10th via Columbia Records. Below, listen to the latest audio preview of the album.
The creator the Cronut has revealed the recipe for the croissant-doughnut hybrid dessert that launched two-hour lines outside his Manhattan bakery and a slew of imitators around the country. Dominique Ansel has decided to let the world see the cronut recipe in celebration of his new cookbook, Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes, but it's not for the faint of heart. Good Morning America, which posted the recipe on its site, gave it an "Extreme" difficulty rating, not surprising since the cronuts take three days to make and require kitchen gadgets that the home baker may not have. But if you're daring and want to give it a try, here's the recipe, how to make it, you'll have to follow the link, because it can be a bit difficult & time consuming!
A business consultant in Fairfax, Virginia, has been seeing the musical Rock of Agesfor, well, ages. Abe Calimag first saw the musical on Broadway on July 1, 2009, and instantly fell in love.
Since then, he's seen it performed on cruise ships, in six U.S. states and in several countries, spending about $25,000 on his Rock of Ageshabit.
He once took a vacation to Australia, where he saw Rock of Ages12 times--even though the show doesn't even feature original music, but instead reheats old arena-rock hits like Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'." Says Calimag, "It's the way they took the songs and shaped the story and conveyed the emotion. That's different from anything else I'd seen before."
After some cryptic tweets from co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost late last week, Variety has confirmedthat the cult TV series Twin Peaks will return with nine new episodes in 2016 after a 25-year hiatus.
The new episodes will air on Showtime, and will pick up where the show's second and final season abruptly ended (Agent Cooper had seemingly been possessed by the evil spirit "Bob," long after the mystery of who killed Laura Palmer was solved).
"For those followers of the show who felt bereft when the show ended where it did all those years ago are going to like where it goes from here," said Frost, who offered no word on who might be cast in the reboot.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has penned anessay for Derek Jeter's new websitein which he addresses the domestic violence issues plaguing the NFL and admits he was a bully as a child.
"Many of you readers probably think I have been Mr. Goody Two-Shoes my whole life, but honestly, I was a bully growing up," Wilson writes in an essay titled "Let's Talk About It."
The quarterback goes on to explain that he used to bite people and knock teeth out, but that he was saved by his faith at 14-years-old. "As NFL players, we do not play a gentle game," Wilson continues. "But our hits, our anger, our aggressive behaviors need to be regulated and confined to the field."
Wilson concludes the piece by discussing his Pass the Peace foundation and encouraging ordinary people to be more open about the domestic violence problem in America.
Matthew McConaughey's talent at giving memorable speeches was brought to the football field earlier this week when he gave a pep talk to the Texas Longhorns. Coach Charlie Strong posted a video of the speech to their official YouTube page on Wednesday (October 1st.) Matthew tells the players, "Ask yourself, men, when you look in the mirror tonight, just say, 'Who do I play this game? Why do I do this? Why do I come out to practice? Why am I out here busting my ass in the middle of the heat every day?' Feels good going out on Saturdays when it's the big show, right? Hell yeah, it does. Feels a whole lot better after a W than it does after an L. At the end of the day, every single one of you really only gotta be playing for one person. If everyone's laid their head on their pillow at the end of the night and said, 'I did everything I could today,' it's a lot easier to play for the guy next to you." The Oscar winner also did a Q&A with the team.
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore, a former Montana rancher who held the record as the world's oldest performing clown, has died at age 98, his son said Tuesday.
Creekmore died Saturday night in his Billings home of complications from heart disease, Dave Creekmore said.
Creeky turned to rubber noses and orange wigs in the 1980s, after retiring from his previous life ranching and building homes. He joined the Shriners, which holds circus performances to raise money for its hospitals, and he put in thousands of hours of entertaining sick and well children, his son said.
In 2012, Guinness World Records recognized the then-95-year-old Creeky as the world's oldest performing clown. A previous stroke had knocked the juggling out of his act, but he still regularly donned the multicolored jacket and yellow hat to delight the young and old with a magic trick or a gag.
He stopped performing later that year when his wife of 74 years, Betty Creekmore, died. Creeky continued to attended Shriners' clown meetings, but he never put on the makeup again, Dave Creekmore said.
Creeky performed his last trick in July at a friend's 90th birthday party in Lewistown. He told a woman to tie two scarves together and then -- with a leering eye toward his audience -- announced that he would stuff the scarves down the front of her blouse.
Two men grabbed an end of each scarf and pulled as hard as they could. A bra popped out, tied between the scarves, leaving the crowd to roar and the lady to grasp at her blouse.
"You should have seen him. He came alive, with a sparkle in his eye and a dip in his step," Dave Creekmore said.
Creeky was hospitalized last month by an infection in his intestines. He was released from the hospital about a week later, but he never really recovered, his son said.
But to the end, he kept his passion for clowning. "A lot of people go clear through life and are never really passionate about something," Dave Creekmore said. "Boy, he had the passion. He jumped into that with both feet."
"We think loss of the sense of smell is like the canary in the coal mine," lead study author Dr. Jayant M. Pinto said. "It doesn't directly cause death, but it's a harbinger, an early warning that something has gone badly wrong, that damage has been done…Of all human senses, smell is the most undervalued and under-appreciated--until it's gone."
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has released a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" on iTunes to benefit Heartbeat.fm, an organization that uses music to foster peace between Israel and Palestine.
Vedder, who's called the tune "the most powerful song ever written," covered the classic song for the first time ever during a solo show in Portugal in July.
The performance came on the heels of controversial comments he made about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during a Pearl Jam concert in London. "There are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill," Vedder said at the time. "They should get the f*** out and mind their own f***ing business."
Pepsi is introducing a new naturally-sweetened soda called Pepsi True that will only be sold on Amazon.com, starting later this month. Pepsi's move comes as the soft drink industry is dealing with nearly a decade of falling sales in the U.S. as people have become more health-conscious. Pepsi True is sweetened with sugar and the plant-based sweetener Stevia, and has 60 calories in a 7.5-ounce can, compared to 100 calories for the same-size can of regular Pepsi. Its target customer is people who want a naturally-sweetened cola with fewer calories.
After the summer of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which raised lots of money and awareness for ALS, a drier -- but saucier -- social media campaign called #FeelingNuts is raising awareness for testicular cancer. Men taking part in the campaign send out a photo of themselves grabbing their crotches as a way to encourage men to regularly check their testicles for any lumps. The #FeelingNuts hashtag was started by the British organization Check One Two, and it's gained momentum as celebrities have joined in, including comedian Ricky Gervais, actor Hugh Jackman & Hair band Steel Panther! http://www.checkonetwo.co.uk/
Is this Batman like enough? Or Should it have something more super hero-ish?
McDonald's restaurants in Hong Kong have unveiled the Batman burger! The Dark Knight inspired burger features two beef patties, an egg, onions, and two types of sauce and comes in a Batman themed box.
There's nothing the Justice League can't make appealing, right? If you've seen the new Batman-themed burger being sold at Hong Kong McDonald's restaurant, then you'd know that statement is indeed false.
CNET reports the Batman burger doesn't exactly make your mouth water or bring visions of the caped crusader to mind.
Instead the "Diner Double Beef", as it's being referred to, comes with an unidentified white sauce, two beef patties, a slice of yellow cheese, a fried egg and some kind of steak sauce. There also appears to be, maybe, onions in there somewhere.
The mysterious burger isn't the only Batman-themed item being hawked at Hong Kong McDonald's. The fast food joint has tied the superhero to a side dish called "Squeeze Cheesy Fries," which is made of squeeze-cheese, bacon bits and French fries.
We can't be sure, because we don't now what constitutes squeeze-cheese, but the side dish doesn't sound too, um, scary.
Hong Kong McDonald's is also suggesting guests finish their meals with a cup of green-apple tea.
Perhaps the most Batman-related part of the meal is the packaging: Customers who order the Batman burger all have their meal served in a Batman-head box.
According to CNET, the Batman burger is just the beginning. McDonald's Hong Kong plans for future meals dedicated to the Flash, Superman and Green Lantern.