- “The Breakfast Club” – It’s been 30 years since John Hughes’ 1985 film hit theaters and changed the teen movie landscape. The remastered and restored classic is again screening in select theaters (last night in Canada, tonight & Tuesday in America). Which were you in high school: rebel, princess, outcast, brain, or jock?
- “Purple Day”, an event begun in 2008 to raise awareness of epilepsy by wearing purple or lavender. The idea is to dispel myths about the condition by getting people talking, and to reassure those with seizures that they are not alone.
ON THIS DATE……………
1973, The Young and the Restless debuted on CBS
1990  “Under the Sea” from the Disney movie “The Little Mermaid” is named ‘Best Song’ at the 62nd Academy Awards
1996  Orlando Magic’s NBA-record 40-game ‘home win streak’ finally ends vs LA Lakers
1999, a jury in Michigan found Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man
Actress – Keira Knightley (30)
Country singer – Kenny Chesney (47)
Actress – Jennifer Grey (55) – (Dirty Dancing / Ferris Beullers Day Off)
Comedian – Martin Short (65)
Tennis Player Tried to Lift Her Trophy . . . But It Was Too Heavy
A tennis player from Romania named Simona Halep won a tournament in Palm Springs, California over the weekend.
And a video from her press conference is making the rounds because she couldn’t lift her TROPHY.
Apparently it’s made of solid glass. The reporters knew how heavy it was, because one of them asked if she could lift it . . . and she looked at them like “OF COURSE I can.”
But then she couldn’t . . . or at least didn’t want to hurt herself trying.
Fox Is Re-Launching “The X-Files” with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
Fox has announced that they’re bringing back “The X-Files” . . . with DAVID DUCHOVNY andGILLIAN ANDERSON returning as Mulder and Scully. Creator and executive producer Chris Carter is also onboard.
Carter says, quote, “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
For now, it’s being described as an “event series,” with a limited run of SIX episodes. That isn’t much . . . but it’s more than nothing. Production will begin this summer. There’s no airdate yet.
The show originally ran from 1993 to 2002, and there were two movies . . . one in 1998 and one in 2008. There’s no word yet on MITCH PILEGGI’S character Walter Skinner, but he was in both movies so it’s safe to assume he’ll be back for this too.
Some of the characters you probably WON’T see include:
. . . The Smoking Man, who was supposedly killed in the series finale.
. . . The Lone Gunmen, who sacrificed themselves to stop a bioterrorist attack.
. . . Mulder and Scully’s son William, who was given up for adoption in the 9th season.
– Ford is planning to produce a $400,000 GT supercar. Only 250 will be made
– Apple has now sold over 700 million iPhones
– AMC has ordered two seasons of The Walking Dead’s companion show. It will air in the summer and be set in L.A. and will be filmed there and in Vancouver.
– Fox News claims Microsoft is ditching Internet Explorer for a new browser called Project Spartan
– Nike has sold $340 million worth of LeBron James shoes in the past year. That’s up 13% from the prior year
– MTV quotes Jennifer Lawrence as saying “X-Men: Apocalypse” is her last X-Men movie
– TMZ claims Oprah’s online auction includes a nude painting by Aristide Maillol worth $8,000 to $12,000, a few nude statues worth around $10,000, and a painting of a nude woman by Richard Edward Miller worth $120,000
– The NY Post claims Floyd Mayweather Jr. will earn $180 million for fighting Manny Pacquiao
– Digital Spy claims Facebook has launched a new feature called ”On This Day”.It allows users to view statuses and photos from any set date.
Woman Stops Her Car in the Middle of the Street to Talk to Friends . . .
23-year-old Briana Ward of Tallahassee, Florida was driving in Panama City Beach on Monday night, and saw some friends walking on the side of the street.
So she stopped her car right in the middle of the road to talk to them.
Traffic started building up behind her, and apparently she just didn’t care. But a COP did. He saw her car blocking the road, and checked out what was going on.
Briana tried to speed off, but he and some other cops were able to box her in. Then they ran her name . . . and found out she was a wanted FUGITIVE, with an outstanding warrant in Georgia.
So she was arrested for resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license, marijuana possession . . . and the warrant.
And she wouldn’t have been busted for any of it if she hadn’t been SO DAMN RUDE.
Boy Gives Hockey Stick to Girl Fighting Cancer
Nine-year-old Keaton Hamin is the most selfless little hockey fan in Canada.
Keaton won a stick signed by the team’s Tyler Myers during a recent Winnipeg Jets game. Seven-year-old Alyx Delaloye, who sat near Keaton, was so excited about the hockey stick that she ran down to see it close up. What she didn’t expect was for Keaton to follow her back to her seat and give her the stick.
Alyx was at the game with her family as guests of the Jets. They had gone the night before with a sign that read “chemo by day, Jets by night”. The team took notice and invited them back for another game.
Keaton noticed that Alyx was fighting cancer, and thought she deserved it more than him. His sister was already the proud owner of a stick she received at a Jets game, so he could just play with hers.
After the game, Alyx and her family were invited into the locker room and met the whole Jets team. Alyx is currently going through her sixth round of chemo, and has become good friends with Keaton. The pair have hung out a few times since the game, sharing their love for hockey and the Jets.
**UPDATE** Nine-year-old Keaton Hamin got a Winnipeg Jets hockey stick after all. CEO Allison Kesler of Ronald McDonald House Manitoba, where Alyx stays when she’s in Winnipeg for her chemotherapy treatments, was so touched by the gesture she sent out a Twitter plea asking if anyone had a Jets stick that could be given to Keaton.
Real estate agent TJ Stroud answered the tweet almost as fast as Keaton gave away his stick. Last Wednesday at Ronald McDonald House, Stroud and his family presented Keaton with the stick. It is a game-used, pro-model Anthony Peluso classic signed by all the Jets players.
Keaton, who was so surprised by the gift he was speechless for a few moments but quickly thanked Stroud. Keaton and his father Ken had come to Ronald McDonald House to pick up Alyx and her mom, Jody, to take them as their guests to Wednesday night’s Jets game against the Ottawa Senators.
Stroud said he won the stick a couple of weeks ago in silent auction at the Children’s Wish Foundation Ball.
Ken Hamin said it’s been a moving experience for his family even though his son wonders why being kind to someone seems to be such a big deal.
“In a world where there’s so much bad news, just to see something that provides some hope and goodness that you normally might not see, that’s the big thing that was very touching to me and to other people,” Ken said.
- The President of the United States is the second-highest-paid world leader, at $400,000-a-year. The prime minister of Singapore gets paid $1.7 million-a-year.
- Jimmy Fallonwas originally a computer science major at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York . . . but switched to communications when it got too hard.
- The algorithm Google uses to rank websites in its results is called PageRank. It’s named after one of the founders,Larry Page . . . NOT webpages.
- Christopher Walken and Jeff Goldblum have been in five movies together . . . but never on screen at the same time. “Next Stop”, “Greenwich Village”, “Annie Hall”, “The Sentinel”, and “Man of the Year”.
And they never even MET, until they randomly stopped next to each other at the same red light in L.A. a few years ago.