Report — Tom Cruise Used to Audition Girlfriends
It has long been rumored that Katie Holmes auditioned for the role of Tom Cruise’s missus via the controversial Church of Scientology, of which Cruise is a high-ranking member. That claim has been disputed, but a new blockbuster Vanity Fair article claims that Holmes wasn’t the first choice for Cruise’s wife.
Freddie Mercury to Become an Angry Bird
Late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is being honored in the most amazing of ways, and not just by having Sacha Baron Cohen portray him in an biopic. The vocalist is now an honorary member of the Angry Birds family.
Michigan Boy Banned from Running Hot Dog Cart — Is It Fair? [POLL]
What a way to shut down enterprising youth. Nathan Duszynski, 13, of Holland, MI, decided he wanted to earn money so he set up a hot dog cart. But he went out of business as fast as he went into it — thanks to the local government.
Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space, Dead at 61
Sally Ride, the first American woman to go into space, has died. Ride, 61, passed away peacefully at her home in La Jolla, CA. on Monday, July 23 after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Kiss Launch Hello Kitty Co-Branded Toilet Paper
Is nothing sacred? Is there nothing they won’t come up with in the Kiss merchandising think tank? Apparently not. The band announced a licensing deal with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty brand last Novemeber. Now, there’s Hello Kitty-branded Kiss toilet paper. We wish we were kidding!
McDonald’s Flexes Its Muscle by Banning All Restaurants from Selling French Fries at the London Olympics — With One Exception
McDonald’s has a monopoly on french fries at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
One Direction Singer Harry Styles In Line to Play Mick Jagger in New Rolling Stones Movie
A biopic about Mick Jagger and Keith Richards called ‘Exile on Main St.’ is in the works, with the casting stage reportedly underway. Rumor has it that Harry Styles, one of the members of British boy band One Direction, is in the running to play the Rolling Stones‘ frontman in the project, which is being funded by Virgin’s Richard Branson.
Paul Simon Wins Polar Music Prize
Congratulations to Paul Simon for nabbing the 2012 Polar Music Prize, which is awarded annually in Sweden to one contemporary artist and to one classical artist. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma grabbed the award on the classical side.
Is Multitasking Good for You?
Multitasking may often mean that we sometimes do too many things just “okay,” as opposed to a few things “very well.” But studies show that doing a lot at once makes us feel good, hence why we engage in such behavior.
Mick Jagger to Host ‘SNL’ Season Finale
Mick Jagger has been confirmed as the host for the season finale of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ closing the chapter on the storied sketch show’s 37th season, according to ScreenCrush. Jagger has appeared on ‘SNL’ multiple times as the musical guest with the Rolling Stones, but this is his first foray as the host. The finale airs May 19.