Here’s The Things You’ll Want To See Hear and Know Today
The Big Picture
Last night, around 9:20 P.M., Ariel Castro . . . the a-hole who kidnapped those three women in Cleveland and held them hostage for a decade . . . was found HANGING in his prison cell. It’s believed to be a suicide but that’s under investigation. Castro was sentenced to life in prison last month.
Dennis Rodman went back to visit North Korea again this week.
Yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner announced that he supports President Obama’s decision to take military action in Syria. Nancy Pelosi did as well.
Secretary of State John Kerry said there won’t be American troops on the ground in Syria.
Pic of the Day: John McCain was photographed playing POKER on his phone during the big Senate hearing on Syria yesterday.
Miley Cyrus just did her first interview since the VMAs, for a documentary that MTV is doing about her. She said the VMA performance was all about making HISTORY. (She said she doesn’t pay attention to the bad things people say about her, because they should expect that kind of thing at the VMAs. She mentions Madonna and Britney, and claims that she and Robin Thicke told each other during rehearsals that they were about to make history. But then she also says she did it without thinking about it, because that’s just how she operates.)
People are already whining about the casting of CHARLIE HUNNAM and DAKOTA JOHNSON in the “50 Shades of Grey” movie. But author E.L. JAMES Tweeted, quote, “To all the supporters, lovers and haters . . . thank you so much for the passion that you have for this project. You all rock. All of you.”
HBO has confirmed speculation that “True Blood” will come to an end after one last season. Season Seven will have 10 episodes, and will premiere sometime next summer.
Ratings have dipped slightly over the past two seasons, but it’s still one of HBO’s highest-rated shows.
Your American Idol judging panel will be: KEITH URBAN, JENNIFER LOPEZ and HARRY CONNICK JR. . . . and RANDY JACKSON will take over JIMMY IOVINE’S role as the “in-house mentor.”
Keith was a judge last season . . . J-Lo was a judge for two years prior to last season . . . and this will be the first year Randy will NOT be on the panel. This is Harry’s first time as a judge, but he has served as a guest mentor in the past.
The judges start work this week in Boston. Season 13 will premiere in January.
Q Country Closeup
BILLY CURRINGTON’S “Hey Girl” is not just a song title it’s a pickup line. At least it was for him before he was a country star. He says, quote, “That line I used, probably 100 times when I was young. We’d walk down the beach and, strange as it is, it’s the simplest thing to say.”
Chris Young says fans shouldn’t expect him to show up on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” anytime soon. But even though Young is focusing on his music, he says he’s not a bad dancer. Chris says he actually used to teach dance, and despite his six-foot-four frame, he enjoyed going out to show off his break dancing moves on a regular basis. But that was long before Young won “Nashville Star” and started his career as a country musician. He’s now set to put out his fourth album, “A.M.” on September 17th.
The Backside of the News
58-year-old Richard Dameron spent his Labor Day standing outside a police station in Cleveland, wearing a sign that said he was an IDIOT. This is the punishment he got from a judge for making threatening phone calls to 911. He called several times and said he was going to kill cops. So yeah, the punishment fits the crime. (The judge’s name is Pinkey Carr. She’s used this same punishment at least once already, on a woman named Shena Hardin who got caught driving on the SIDEWALK to pass a stopped school bus.
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The voice actor who does the “Honest Trailers” YouTube videos just did a prank where he walked up to people on the street and started narrating whatever they were doing, as if it were a movie trailer. Here’s one where he followed two guys who looked like they were right out of an Abercrombie and Fitch commercial.
A grown man in Idaho has built himself an AWESOME tree house about 30 feet up in a tree. But what makes it even more awesome is that he got tired of climbing a ladder, so he built a bicycle-powered ELEVATOR.
Basically, it’s a bike that’s connected to a pulley system. So he just hops on the bike, starts pedaling, and it lifts him the whole way up.
My friend Bill sent this commercial. It’s a dog food commercial with a Rube Goldberg machine…AWESOME!