To celebrate and send 2013 on its way, Owen Weber takes a look back at all that celebrities in the news the past year with the accompanying hype, whether they wanted it or not – Billy Joel style!
Christmas morning as seen through the eyes of a few of the famous film directors, from Fourgrounds Media Inc. and Suitcase in Point Theatre Company, a film and video production company in Niagara, Canada. Very clever and true to the artistry of each of the auteurs vision!
John Green hosts A weekly YouTube show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John takes a look at the origins of some of our winter holiday traditions. Always entertaining and very informative, that’s John!
Penn Holderness, a news anchor with WNCN 17 in Raleigh, N.C., quit his job this month to start a new business with his wife in 2014, and his Christmas card YouTube video of his family rapping in Christmas-themed pajamas has got 10 million & counting after just a week now knowing who he is. The YouTube video titled “#XMAS JAMMIES – Merry Christmas from the Holderness Family!” has already crashed his greenroom website, and he’s been interviewed so far on Fox and Friends, GMA, CNN, GMA again, HLN, and Greta Von Susteren. Penn’s Greenroom Communications LLC, is described as “a full service video production firm offering professional HD video, Internet marketing, social media management and more,” according to a Pinterest page.
As the entire world discovered last week, the ‘sign language interpreter’ at Nelson Mandela’s memorial was a fraud, and quite possibly a danger. The movements the translator was making with his hands made no sense and many people became suspicious of him. Jimmy Kimmel wanted to get the bottom of things, so he enlisted the help of a real sign language interpreter to explain to his audience and the Internet what exactly the impostor was actually signing. Short answer: Jibberish!
Is 16-year-old David Thibault a reincarnation of Elvis? That’s just some of the reactions since a video of David was recorded performing the Presley Christmas classic “Blue Christmas” at Quebec radio station CKOI, a French language Top 40 station. The talented teen delivers a flawless vocal rendition that sounds hauntingly like the departed King of Rock and Roll. In just a week since the video was released, the video has been viewed more than 6 million times since Monday!
BELOW, IT’S ELVIS HIMSELF IN A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “BLUE CHRISTMAS” FROM HIS 1968 TV SPECIAL ON NBC!
This is a classic! It was uploaded over 5 years ago, and I love it more every year! Sung by The Drifters. Cartoon by Joshua Held. Featuring Bill Pinkney on lead bass and Clyde McPhatter on tenor. You’ll be singing this the rest of the day:)
CNN’s Early Start co-anchor Zoraida Sambolin signed off this past Friday morning with a teary-eyed farewell! Zoraida’s returning to Chicago, where she worked before joining CNN in 2011 from Chicago’s NBC station. Sambolin, who battled breast cancer this year, announced she’s returning to be near family. “I’m going to miss CNN,” she confessed to co-anchor John Berman. “This is a great place led by an incredible man, who has just been remarkable to me – Jeff Zucker – which I have to mention, cause when I got diagnosed with cancer, I want everybody to know, this man walked into my office and basically came with a silver platter and said, ‘However I can help you, whatever I can do, I will’.”
This 2008 musical performance by Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz, Chris Kattan, & Tracy Morgan singing
Christmas Eve is an exciting time, even for little doggies!
Entertainment Weekly’s Jess Cagle gives highlights from the recently announced nominations. Click Here For The Complete List Of Golden Globe Nominees!