Saturday, May 29, 2010

We've lost Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper passed away on Saturday at the age of 74. We've lost two greats this week. story

Friday, May 28, 2010

RIP Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman passed away today after suffering from a brain hemorrhage. He was 42. story

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Willie Nelson cuts his hair.

Willie Nelson has decided that it was time to cut his hair. No more long braid--wonder what he'll do with it. I bet it would go to good use for Locks of Love. hair cut

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Squirrel makes debut at Target Field

The Twins got their first visit from wildlife at Target Field and had to delay the game because of it. A squirrel managed to make it's way onto the field and gave the crowd something to cheer about. story and video

Lee wins it

Lee was chosen as season 9 American Idol winner.
It was nice to see the past winners all together in one song. I only counted 7--shouldn't there be 8?

Gaga over Glee

The smash hit Glee took on Lady Gaga and Kiss this week. A little lesson in acceptance and prejudice were also included. Finn gets kicked out of Kurt's house shortly after moving in. Rachel finds her mother and then loses her. It looks like the football team and the glee club are in for some clashes. story and video

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hulk Hogan sues Post Cereal

Hulk Hogan claims that a new character villain in a Cocoa Pepples commercial resembles him and a name he used to use so he's suing. watch here

who will win Idol?

It's down to Crystal or Lee. From the performances tonight, I think that Crystal has it but the trend has been for a guy to win. I do like Lee's style much more than Crystal's but I also feel that Crystal brings something unique to the table. Guy songs are so much easier to sing--perhaps that's why the guys are winning lately. who wins?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

goodbye to Casey James

It was no surprise to me that Casey James went home last night. He was a favorite of mine early on but as the weeks went by, he just lost his appeal. It's down to Crystal and Lee. I hope that Lee takes it. casey goes home

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

they're all in the bottom three

Lee Dewyze came out as a true star last night. If I had to choose a winner right now, it would definitely be Lee. The judges seemed to feel the same way. video

ghostbusters return to the library

Actors from Improv Everywhere brought a ghostbusters-type skit to the New York Library. The was done at the library's request to raise awareness of their budget problems. Their campaign is, "don't close the book." video

Hannah says, "goodbye"

Miley Cyrus partied with celebrity guests after filming the final episode of Hannah Montana. She will continue with her acting and singing. Her new single will be performed on Dancing with the stars and a new movie is coming out soon. story

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Field of Dreams up for sale

Dyersville, Iowa is home to the movie set for "Field of Dreams." The owners have decided to retire and put it up for sale. For only $5.4 million it can be yours. I took my boys there many times and we always had a great time, bought souvenirs, and ran the bases. I hope whoever buys it; will keep it as it is. story

Big Mike goes home

All four were good on Tuesday night but somebody had to go home. It ended up being Big Mike (Michael Lynche). When it came down to the last two on Wednesday's show, it was quite apparant that it was Mike that was done. All the hype about Crystal having the best shot to win and there she stood next to Mike. Even he knew it was over way before they announced it. Mike singing his last song

Lady Gaga surprises 12-year old

Greyson Chance has become a web sensation with his cover of 'Paparazzi' by Lady Gaga. Greyson sings on the Ellen show but not before he gets a special call from Lady Gaga herself. watch the video

Dad returns home from Iraq

A photo of a little girl holding her dad's hand while he stood in formation swept across the web about a year ago. That dad has returned home for good and little Paige is happy to have him there. a lot changes after a year

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Lady Gaga upset with Idol

Lady Gaga's performance was edited down to 5 minutes (probably because of time constraints) on Wednesday's airing of American Idol. Studio audience members were forced to stay in their seats for an extra hour and a half while Lady Gaga rehearsed. They should be the ones upset. fox's version of the video

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy 50th anniversary to 'The Fantasticks'

It's been 50 years since 'The Fantasticks' began it's run. It is the longest running musical. We are continuing that legacy with our very own version at Rock Solid in Winona. Performances run through Sunday. Opening night (Thursday) was great even with a few mistakes but the cast is excited to get back at it tonight. The audience was very receptive and laughed at all the right places. Tickets are going fast--call Rock Solid in Winona or get them at Midtown Foods and HyVee both in Winona. Together we can save the youth center!!! 50 years

American Idol Fizzles

Season 9 has been less than fantastic and it seems to be sliding ever further into the abiss. Tuesday night's show got the lowest ratings since it's first season and as I watched the performances, it was all I could do to keep from yawning. Of course Aaron Kelly went home which leaves only 4.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"May the fourth be with you"

While most people will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo tomorrow, there are a growing number of Star Wars' fans that will be celebrating their own holiday today. Happy Star Wars Day everyone!! how it came about

deer upset about loss?

Two deer crashed through the glass doors of the Stout Ale House in Menomonie, WI while patrons watched the season ending game for the Milwaukee Bucks. "Fear the deer" takes on a whole new meaning. watch the video

Sunday, May 2, 2010

bomb in Times Square

A car bomb malfunctioned Saturday night in Times Square. Police and Firefighters were quick to respond. A street vendor noticed the vehicle and reported it. It potentially could've been devastating. A couple of shows opened a little late but the night went on as usual. Police now have the task of finding the person(s) responsible. story