Linda Ronstadt, one of the most versatile & greatest singing voices in American music history has been silenced by Parkinson’s disease! The 67yearold music legend tells AARP Magazine in an article posted online Friday that she was diagnosed eight months ago, but she began experiencing symptoms, including hand tremors and trouble controlling the muscles that let her sing, nearly 8 years ago. The 11 time Grammy winner will publish her memoir, Simple Dreams, in September!
Legendary Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully, announced this past Friday, that he will return to broadcast L.A. Dodger games for a record 65th season! Scully has been with the Dodger broadcast team since their days in Brooklyn, and every year fans hope that he’ll come back for one more season in the booth. And this year, clearly invigorated by one of the best Dodger teams in history since the All-Star break, Vin has announced that made his decision an easy one as he’s as excited about this team as any fan this year!
As The LEGO Group celebrates its 81st Birthday, we take a look back at its history with this short animated film. It’s a great story of staying positive through all of life’s ups and downs, and persevering through the hard times for what your life’s vision is and the inspiration to realize it!
The National Insurance Crime Bureau released an expanded, data-rich version of its popular annual Hot Wheels report — its list of the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2012. A first-edition feature is also contained in today’s report: a look at the top 25 2012 vehicle makes and models that were reported stolen in calendar year 2012.
Creator Ron Nief, emeritus director of public affairs at Beloit, talks about the origins of the Mindset List and its growing international appeal. The List, first introduced in 1998 as a tool for the faculty at the college, it is now distributed and discussed around the world. This years list reminds incoming college freshman that they should keep their eyes open for Justin Bieber or Dakota Fanning at freshman orientation. Since they’ve been born, the United States has measured progress by a 2 percent jump in unemployment and a 16 cent rise in the price of a first class postage stamp, and they have lived in an era of instant stardom and self-proclaimed celebrities, famous for being famous.
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A passing motorist captured footage of Dick Van Dyke slumped over the wheel of his Jaguar, moments before he was pulled to safety by other motorists as his Jaguar went up in flames on an LA freeway! The 87-year-old star told TMZ his Jaguar started to make strange noises while he was driving in Los Angeles today.”I thought it had a flat at first and then it started smoking and then it burnt to a crisp,” he said. California Highway Patrol reported the incident at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon. Text from passing motorist as follows: Dick Van Dyke helped from his burning car. I was there from the beginning when the car had a small flame and a lot of smoke with Dick Van Dyke still in the vehicle. I started recording from my car (from a distance) when I noticed a smoking car and as I got closer, there was someone inside. I pulled over, and so did others, I ran to the car with another gentlemen that pulled him out to safety. At that moment I don’t recall what was being said, but Mr. Van Dyke seemed okay and probably didn’t realize the danger outside of his vehicle. The rest of the footage shows how the car started with minor flames and soon burnt to a crisp. Glad everyone is safe.
So what was the one assignment that kids never complete in school, and I’m willing to bet that you didn’t either! That’s right, the Summer Reading Assignment of a list of books you probably have never gotten around to reading in your lifetime, much less during the summer! But Nick Offerman from “Parks & Recreation” to the rescue on JImmy Kimmel the other night!
David Dundas 1976 One-Hit-Wonder started out as this Brutus Jeans commercial in England in the mid-70’s below!
And now David’s “Jeans On” has come full circle as the new Sears Jeans commercial!
ASHTON KUTCHER, STARRING AS STEVE JOBS IN THE NEW MOVIE IN THEATERS ABOUT THE APPLE CO-FOUNDER, “JOBS”, HAD THAT STEVE JOB’S MENTALITY AS HE THANKED THE YOUNG AUDIENCE AT THE TEEN CHOICE AWARD! HE HIGHLIGHTED 3 IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT STARTING OUT IN LIFE: OPPORTUNITY, BEING SEXY, & LIVING LIFE!
SOMEBODY IN YOUR HOUSE THAT HAS A TOUGH TIME WAKING UP, JUST CLICK ON THIS VIDEO AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN TO THE PERSON & THIS COMPILATION OF CROWING/LAUGHING ROOSTERS SHOULD DO THE TRICK!
YOU CAN NOW IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS WHEN YOU TELL THEM ABOUT 6 FOREIGN FOODS INVENTED RIGHT HERE IN THE USA!
SOMEBODY EXPLAIN HOW THIS MAGICIAN DOES THIS TRICK ILLUSION, IT’S STUNNING!
HERE THEY ARE! THE TOP FIVE POSTS ON MY FACEBOOK FAN & PERSONAL PAGES THIS PAST WEEK, WHEN IT CAME TO YOUR COMMENTS, SHARES, AND “LIKES”!
36th anniversary August 16th of the death of Elvis Presley, check out the video memories & his NBC 1968 comeback special which showed Elvis at his best, plus pictured here, my signed souvenir menu from Elvis’ opening in Las Vegas in the summer of 1969 at the International Hotel in Vegas!
AND GOODNIGHT EVERYBODY!!!
Researchers & archeologists, to no one’s surprise, have discovered over the decades that what we say we do & what we actually do are two totally different worlds of information, because your garbage doesn’t lie! Find out what we’ve left behind as telltale time capsules from ancient Rome to even the 1980’s, that speak volumes about the societies each of those eras produced!
Leave it to Conan O’Brien & his staff to notice From “Indiana Jones” to “The Fugitive” to “Star Wars,” Harrison Ford’s index finger has had a workout in all his movies!
Kobe Up-Close’ Interview- AXSTV Event Highlights! Kobe Bryant on a number of different topics, from his past, present and future. The entire interview will replay on 8/17, 8/20, 8/21, 8/24 only on AXSTV. Here’s some of the topics covered in the interview:
Will Kobe Bryant be ready for opening night?
Reaction to Magic’s claim of Kobe being the greatest Laker
First Time Meeting Larry Bird
Kobe Bryant would have gone to North Carolina
Tryouts with the Boston Celtics
Possibly signing with the L.A. Clippers
MJ and Pippen vs Kobe and Shaq
Relationship with Michael Jordan
A Chris Paul Story – A Phone Call Conversation
A Metta World Peace Story – The Shower Story
Laker for Life
Fan Questions- Who’s The Next Kobe Bryant?
Fan Questions- Reaction to ESPN’s 12th place projection
Fan Questions- Wrap-Up