Billy Mays: R.I.P.

You know him, you love him, and maybe he’s not the King of Pop, but the King of OxiClean, Billy Mays, is dead. It still isn’t sure what caused his death, maybe it was the airplane landing, maybe it was just he died, but the infomercial world will never be the same.

Never Underestimate Transforming Robots

Lots of people saw Megan Fox lean over under the hood of a car in the first “Transformers,” now lots of people got to saw her straddling a motorcycle in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” They also got to see that Shia dude, and robots in disguise.

And Michael Jackson Might Make Three

Ed McMahon dies, then earlier today Farrah Fawcett dies, and now reports are coming in that Michael Jackson was rushed to the hospital – something about maybe cardiac arrest (that’s a heart attackish thing to most people). The rule of three’s is in effect – let’s just hope Michael doesn’t steal Farrah’s limelight.

Howard Stern: The King of Most Media

So Apple released the 3.0 version of the iPhone software, the news reports say “the long-awaited app so you can get Sirius on your iPhone is released,” but if you want Howard Stern, well, don’t waste your icon space because the app doesn’t stream The King of All Media, or maybe he should now be “The King of Most Media.”

19 to Life, You Got It

Looks like Phil Spector won’t be able to be making any more wall of sounds for a while, unless the appeal goes well, because he’s been sentenced to 19 years to life in the pokey for murdering Lana Clarkson. Wonder if he’ll change his hairdo for the boys in the big house?

How Soon Until We Hear About People Snorting Red Bull?

It seems Red Bull now has something in common with Coca Cola, namely that it has been found to have traces of cocaine. Okay, Coke got rid of the stuff years ago, and some dude named Fritz is saying it’s harmless and that you can find other crap in other drinks and food, but for folks in Germany they’re going to have a hard time getting their Red Bull fix now that it has been banned.

Ben Stiller Kicks Terminator’s Ass

A lot of people are touting how “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” beat “Terminator: Salvation” at the box office over the Memorial Day weekend, but I’m wondering why it is such a surprise? I mean, I don’t care who’s making it, a “Terminator” movie without Ahnold isn’t really a “Terminator’ movie, and never underestimate the power of kids wanting to see museum artifacts come to life. Next up: “Night at the Museum: I’m Ben Stiller Dammit!” Okay, not really, but there will probably be a trifecta in the museum.

A “rock-pop-electronic-dance thing?”

So Adam Lambert is kind of torn about being the front-man of Queen if the position were offered to him because he is interested in doing his own thing. Understandable, but let’s see: Be a part of a world tour, instantly putting you in front of millions of fans, or hope you can put out a “rock-pop-electronic-dance thing” album that might sell a few copies. If I’m Brian May I forget about offering him the gig because he’s already being difficult.

Why Does Exodus Tyson Dying Make Me Sad?

I don’t know why I felt sad when I heard about Mike Tyson’s daughter, Exodus, and her getting injured by a hanging cord, but the story doesn’t have a happy ending either as it has been announced that she died. I guess it’s just sad when you hear of a 4-year old who dies too young from an accident that can happen in any household.

And Your New American Idol is…

Kris Allen. Yup, in an upset to everyone but me (go ahead, ask my girlfriend, I told her Kris would win), Kris Allen beat Adam Lambert to take the title of “American Idol” this year. It probably bodes better for Adam to not win, it can keep him a little more low-key as any other stories about him might come out, and he seems aggressive enough to push his own agenda while the soft-spoken Kris will probably need the entire Idol publicity machine to reach gold, or platinum as it were.