Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Odds 'n' ends

- Well, you sure don't want to cross TomKat, huh? The London Daily Mail reported that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are boycotting the upcoming Academy Awards. Why? Apparently the couple is miffed about co-host Anne Hathaway's recent Saturday Night Live spoof of Holmes, complete with breathy voice and lots of hair twirling.

- The cross-eyed opossum, Heidi, is becoming a star. The marsupial was recently installed in a German zoo and has since accumulated 70,000 fans on Facebook and is the subject of a YouTube video.

- Don Kirshner, the host of Don Kirshner's Rock Concert in the early 1970's, died Monday of heart failure at the age of 76. Kirshner was a songwriter, manager, publisher and music executive, but is best known for his television concert series where he hosted in a straightfaced style which became a comedy bit, by none other than David Letterman sidekick Paul Shaffer, on the early year shows of Saturday Night Live. The list of artists who appeared on Kirshner's show runs the gamut from The Eagles to Sly and the Family Stone to Todd Rundgren to Kiss to many, many others. He was instrumental in the careers of major acts like Neil Diamond, Bobby Darin, Neil Sedaka, Carole King, The Monkees, Kansas and The Archies.

- Another sign of the apocalypse: The season premiere of The Jersey Shore on MTV drew an audience of 8.45 million people--more than the average audiences for network news broadcasts on ABC and CBS.

1 comment:

  1. Ridiculous. With all their money TomKat should consider buying a sense of humor. Get over yourselves.