Remembering Paul Walker Three Years Later

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Today marks three years since Paul Walker’s sudden and untimely passing.

The Furious 7 actor was tragically killed in a car crash at the age of 40, along with friend Roger Rodas, while riding in a Porsche Carrera GT in Santa Clarita, California, after leaving an event for Walker’s charity Reach Out Worldwide.

Walker’s Fast and Furious costars, including Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster, took to social media to pay tribute to their late friend.

Gibson, who plays in the franchise posted a video montage to his friend. “This week is always rough for those of us who really knew him personally 14 years of laugher, hugs and love literally one of the nicest people on HUMAN FEET!!!! Nov 30th we lost an angel! Paul treated everyone with the upmost respect and went out of his way to make everyone feel like they mattered…… I love and I miss you dearly /. We simply ask of you prayer warriors around the world pray for his daughter our niece Meadow Walker and his dear brothers CODY and Caleb and parents and his Besty named Roland and Brandon who were literally with him everyday!!!!!! May God rest your soul we hope we make you proud everyday!!!!! RIH ( rest in heaven )….. P-Dubber!!!!”

Brewster, who portrays Walker’s on-screen lover, shared a picture of herself and Paul on Twitter, “I miss you and I love you every single day #paulwalkerforever.”

Gone too soon but never forgotten. RIP Paul Walker

 

 

Florence Henderson, mother on ‘The Brady Bunch,’ dies at 82

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Actress Florence Henderson who played Carol Brady, the mother on the hit sitcom The Brady Bunch, has passed away on Thursday at the age of 82.

“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our dear mother Florence Henderson from Heart Failure,” the Henderson family said in a statement. “On this day of thanks, our beloved mother was surrounded by her devoted children and dearest friends. We thank all of her fans for their many years of love and ask that we be allowed to grieve in private.”

The Brady Bunch aired on ABC from September 1969 until March 1974.

RIP

 

New Spice Girls GEM song leaked on social media

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The new single “Song For Her” from the Spice Girls was leaked on the internet on Tuesday.

It was recorded by  Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel B, whom now go by the name GEM. The three ladies of the Spice Girls announced this past summer that they would reunite in some kind of way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first single “Wannabe,” while the other two members, Victoria Beckham and Mel C opted not to join them this time around.

Reactions from fans have been mixed. Although the song will not be released as a demo, which Emma Bunton stated, it stays true to their Girl Power beliefs, especially in the chorus: “This is a Song for Her/You know you light it up/You know who you are/Stand up, stand up/She’s got that boom boom pop/That’s something they can’t stop.”

How do you feel about “Song For Her?”

 

Original ‘Beauty and the Beast’ celebrates its Silver Anniversary

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The original Beauty and the Beast turned 25 yesterday!

The Disney classic was released on November 22, 1991 and became the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

Beauty and the Beast featured the voice talents of Paige O’Hara as Belle, Robby Benson as The Beast, Richard White as Gaston, Jerry Orbach as Lumière, David Odgen Steirs as Cogsworth and Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts.

 

Remembering President Kennedy 53 Years After Assassination

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Where were you on November 22, 1963?

Today marks 53 years since John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated while riding in his motorcade in Dallas, Texas.

The president embarked on a two day trip to Texas which began in San Antonio on November 21st for a dedication speech for U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base, followed by a testimonial dinner at the Rice Hotel in Houston honoring Congressman Albert Thomas. From then, he went to Forth Worth. The next morning, November 22nd, President Kennedy gave a Chamber of Commerce speech at the Hotel Texas.

President Kennedy, along with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and his presidential entourage, arrived at Dallas Love Field where they would begin their journey to the Trade Mart where the president was scheduled to give a speech during a luncheon, then off to Austin for a fundraising dinner.

As the president’s motorcade made a left turn on Elm Street en route to the luncheon, with the First Lady and Governor John Connolly and his wife also in the car, three shots were fired (soon discovered to be from Lee Harvey Oswald) from the Texas School Book Depository.

The last shot mortally wounded President Kennedy and he was pronounced dead at 1:00PM CST, with the official announcement at 1:30PM CST, unbeknownst to the American public, until 2:38 PM EST when CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite made that somber statement which confirmed the president’s death.

A mourning nation tuned in to watch President Kennedy’s state funeral which took place in Washington, D.C. three days following the assassination.

John F. Kennedy was our president for less than three years. He gave Americans a sense of purpose and hope to look forward to, despite the difficulties citizens faced at that time. He was not perfect and had political setbacks, but he always kept the faith that our country would continue to move towards greatness.

President Kennedy’s life was cut way too soon, and he will forever be etched in our minds as the handsome and charismatic 46-year-old man who had so much more to accomplish, but he is known as one of the greatest presidents of the United States.

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For a photo timeline of President Kennedy in Texas, check out Newsday’s article here.

 

 

 

Happy 88th Birthday M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!

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Everyone’s favorite mouse, Mickey Mouse, is celebrating his 88th birthday today!

Mickey, created by Walt Disney, made his first on-screen debut in the film Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928.

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Since then, he has appearances in comics, TV shows and films including The Mickey Mouse Club and Fantasia.

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To celebrate his own birthday, Mickey embarked on a trip around the world stopping at cities such as Kyoto, Rome, Shanghai, Paris and Los Angeles. He even launched an Instagram account (@MickeyMouse) to show his travels through videos and photos, as well as his appearances in film and TV.

In the United States, Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts and Disney Stores will be distributing commemorative “Happy Birthday, Mickey!” buttons. Disneyland Park in Anaheim will host a special pre-parade birthday celebration for Mickey, while at the Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando, characters and performers will dance in a special birthday-themed edition of the Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! Street Party.
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Cheers to you Mickey Mouse! Happy Birthday!

 

New ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Teaser Trailer

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The brand new teaser trailer for Fifty Shades Darker has been released and it looks SO GOOD!!!

The teaser was shown during the Latin Grammy Awards Thursday night and featured singer Miguel’s Spanish cover of “Crazy in Love.” The 45-second clip featured some new scenes as well as scenes shown in the original trailer.

Fifty Shades Darker comes out in theaters February 10, 2017. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan reprise their roles as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively.

Watch the teaser trailer below.

First ‘Harry Potter’ Film Turns 15

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) was brought to life on the big screen 15 years ago today.

Based on the novel by J. K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint played Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, respectively.

The film was a box office success, earning more than $974 million worldwide. It was soon followed by seven more movies, each named after their respective book titles.

‘The Cosby Show’ reruns returning to TV

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Due to “popular demand,” The Cosby Show is returning to TV!

Reruns of the classic sitcom will return to Bounce TV beginning December 19th.

The network, along with TV Land, BET and Nickelodeon, canceled reruns of the show in 2014 following sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby.

“You asked, and we heard you loud and clear, Bouncers,” the network announced on Twitter. “We’re bringing ‘The Cosby Show’ back by popular demand.”

The Cosby Show ran for eight seasons from 1984 until 1992 on NBC.