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.

Best Wishes Amy Mickelson

Lots of women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day, so why does it take a famous person’s wife getting the disease to bring greater focus? In any case, best wishes to Amy Mickelson, wife of Phil Mickelson (he’s the pro golfer dude). Good job to Phil for taking the time off to support his wife.

Patrick Swayze is Dead. Not.

A radio station Twittered that Patrick Swayze is dead, and the world believed it. Low and behold he isn’t dead, so says a spokeswoman. The funniest part of the story, though, is that messages left for Twitter for a comment were not returned. What comment would Twitter actually have to say about it?

My Name is Earl gets the boot.

Looks like people were tired of the big mustache and big-busted blond because the folks at NBC said they don’t want “My Name is Earl” back. Looks like Crabman can put his hair back to normal. Maybe Jay Leno will have a new sitcom in its place because it’s slowly looking like NBC is putting all of it’s eggs in the Leno basket. Hope they don’t go rotten.

Chicago: We Got Expensive Gas

Just a helpful travel tip that if you plan to drive near Chicago anytime soon, you might want to have a full tank of gas as you make your way through The Windy City because we’ve got the most expensive gas. If only we could harness the awesome power of the burrito!