Arts & Entertainment

Months after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Fred Rodgers and Francois Clemmons worked together to show the word how to integrate swimming pools by soaking their feet in the pool together.

From the beginning, Rogers specifically challenged the nation’s understanding of race through his friendship—both on and off-screen—with Francois Clemmons, the Neighborhood police officer who just happened to be an African-American. Soon after hearing him, Rogers invited Clemmons to appear in the Neighborhood—as a police officer. But Rogers prevailed and Clemmons joined MRN in August 1968, …

Months after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Fred Rodgers and Francois Clemmons worked together to show the word how to integrate swimming pools by soaking their feet in the pool together. Read More »

The famous ukulele medley “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole was originally recorded in a completely unplanned session at 3:00 in the morning, and done in just one take.

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” (also known as “Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World”) is a medley of the songs “Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World”, by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole and released on his albums Ka ʻAnoʻi and Facing Future. Recording history[edit] At the time, copies of the recording were only made …

The famous ukulele medley “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole was originally recorded in a completely unplanned session at 3:00 in the morning, and done in just one take. Read More »

Atlanta artist TI has saved at least two people from suicide attempts. One of them was the lead singer of Creed, Scott Stapp. The other was a 24-year-old Atlanta resident who was going to jump from a 22-story building. After hearing about the situation, TI drove to the scene to help.

In 2001, Harris formed the Southern hip hop group P$C, alongside his longtime friends and fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney, and C-Rod. Upon being released from Arista, Harris signed to Atlantic and subsequently became the co-chief executive officer (CEO) of his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2003.[2][3] …

Atlanta artist TI has saved at least two people from suicide attempts. One of them was the lead singer of Creed, Scott Stapp. The other was a 24-year-old Atlanta resident who was going to jump from a 22-story building. After hearing about the situation, TI drove to the scene to help. Read More »

Daft Punk’s album “Discovery” was turned into a feature length anime film. Having no sound effects or dialogue, the movie was hailed as “the best animated movie made in 2003”

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (インターステラ5555 Intāsutera Fō Faibu, “Four Five”) is a Japanese-French animated film released on 28 May 2003. The film is the visual realization of Discovery, the second studio album by Daft Punk. Interstella 5555 tells the story of the abduction and rescue of an interstellar pop band. …

Daft Punk’s album “Discovery” was turned into a feature length anime film. Having no sound effects or dialogue, the movie was hailed as “the best animated movie made in 2003” Read More »

Trey Parker had to deliberately sing off key to get auto-tune to work, saying “If you use it and you sing into it correctly, it doesn’t do anything to your voice.”

Auto-Tune is an audio processor created by Antares Audio Technologies which uses a proprietary device to measure and alter pitch in vocal and instrumental music recording and performances.[5] It was originally intended to disguise or correct off-key inaccuracies, allowing vocal tracks to be perfectly tuned despite originally being slightly off-pitch. Starting with Cher’s 1998 hit …

Trey Parker had to deliberately sing off key to get auto-tune to work, saying “If you use it and you sing into it correctly, it doesn’t do anything to your voice.” Read More »

At the time of his graduation in 1969, Robin Williams was voted “Most Likely Not to Succeed” and “Funniest” by his classmates.

For other uses, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Born in Chicago, Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, and is credited with leading San Francisco’s comedy renaissance.[1] After rising to fame playing the …

At the time of his graduation in 1969, Robin Williams was voted “Most Likely Not to Succeed” and “Funniest” by his classmates. Read More »

Van Halen stipulated in their performance contracts that a bowl of M&M’s, with all of the brown M&M’s removed, was to be placed in their dressing room. They didn’t do this to be jerks, but as a simple test to see if more important safety and quality specifications were attended to as well.

From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.[7] Former Extreme frontman Gary Cherone was quickly recruited as lead singer to replace Hagar, and Van Halen III was released in 1998. Van Halen went on hiatus until 2003 when they …

Van Halen stipulated in their performance contracts that a bowl of M&M’s, with all of the brown M&M’s removed, was to be placed in their dressing room. They didn’t do this to be jerks, but as a simple test to see if more important safety and quality specifications were attended to as well. Read More »

Mark Knopfler agreed to allow Weird Al to parody “Money For Nothing” on the condition that Knopfler play the lead guitar on the track to add “authenticity.”

Despite his brief screen time as an accident-prone shop teacher, lanky falsetto comedian Emo Philips still receives residual checks from the Screen Actors Guild for his role in UHF. Although played by a non-speaking extra in the film, the booth worker role was set to be played by Rambo himself, Sylvester Stallone, who agreed to …

Mark Knopfler agreed to allow Weird Al to parody “Money For Nothing” on the condition that Knopfler play the lead guitar on the track to add “authenticity.” Read More »

After Robin Williams’ death, Disney wanted to make a new Aladdin movie featuring Williams’ unused Genie outtakes from the previous films. However, this was forbidden by a special clause in Williams’ will, leading to Disney scrapping their plans.

A former Disney executive revealed that enough of the actor’s lines from the original 1991 recording sessions wound up on the cutting-room floor for the company to use them and make a fourth installment of the “Aladdin” franchise, according to the Times of London. Three movies that were filmed before the Oscar-wining actor’s death — …

After Robin Williams’ death, Disney wanted to make a new Aladdin movie featuring Williams’ unused Genie outtakes from the previous films. However, this was forbidden by a special clause in Williams’ will, leading to Disney scrapping their plans. Read More »