Monday May 11, 2015
New Orange Is The New Black Season 3 Trailer
We’re getting closer to June 12 when season 3 of Orange Is The New Black premieres on Netflix. Here’s the newest trailer. Here are some predictions Jessica made about season 3 of OITNB after finishing season 2.
Hanson Joins Ed Sheeran To Rock Scottrade Center
Hanson was a late addition as the opening act last night for Ed Sheeran at Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis. Sheeran and the three Hanson brothers were the only musicians to grace the stage last night as Sheeran’s performance conisted of just himself and his guitar. Sheeran also proudly sported an “I Love Hanson” shirt during his performance.
Kevin Johnson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the show is “destined to go down as one of the year’s most memorable shows”. STLToday also has a photo gallery from the Ed Sheeran show at Scottrade center that featured Hanson as the opening act.
Foy Vance was originally supposed to open the show but couldn’t at the last minute. The Hanson brothers played an acoustic set instead
Anna Kendrick In The Shower
Anna Kendrick may make some questionable choices with her movie roles, but she’s pretty amazing overall. Kendrick and Glamour recently made this video titled “Anna Kendrick’s Take On Shower Thoughts” based on Nick Offerman’s shower thoughts. Kendrick drops some heavy stuff like her take on releasing a Groundhog Day sequel.
Fox Cancels American Idol
Fox announced that American Idol‘s 15th season next Spring will be its last. The show will keep its current format for its last season but will also bring back former contestants and judges as they celebrate the show’s history. Some American Idol winners have seen major success such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery, while others like Kris Allen, David Cook, and Lee DeWyze haven’t seen major success but have played solid shows recently around St. Louis.
David Cook will be in St. Louis on June 5 for a show at Old Rock House.
John Oliver Takes On US Paid Family Leave Policies
John Oliver drops truths on us each week and this week is no different. This week, he pointed out the sappy Mother’s Day commercials that companies in the U.S. put out while not offering mothers enough paid family leave.
Self-Driving Cars In Accidents
The people that fear robots taking over the world will likely use this report about accidents involving self-driving cars to prove their fears are valid. In two of the four accidents, the cars were in self-driving mode whereas in the other two incidents the driver was manually driving it. Even though a car is self-driving, a person must still be behind the wheel while the cars are being tested on the roads of California. The companies behind the self-driving cars in the accidents, Google and Delphi, both said their cars were not at fault in any of the accidents. All four of the accidents were deemed minor and involved the cars traveling at less than 10 MPH. A total of 48 cars have been licensed to test on public roads.
Allen Craig sent To Minors
Former St. Louis Cardinals player Allen Craig has been struggling quite a bit with his new team, the Boston Red Sox. Actually, struggling is probably underselling what is happening with Craig. Allen Craig was an All-Star in 2013, twice finished a season with a batting average ranked in the Top 10 of National League hitters and was a major weapon for the Cardinals in the postseason while in St. Louis. Craig was optioned to the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston’s Triple-A affiliate, over the weekend. Craig had appeared at the plate 59 times so far this season for Boston and was batting .135. Allen Craig was traded to Boston by the Cardinals last year along with Joe Kelly for Corey Littrell, John Lackey and cash. He’s set to make $5.5 million this year, $9 million next year and $11 million in 2017, when he’ll be 32 years old. The Red Sox hold and option for 2018 valued at $13 million. Ben Cherington, Boston’s general manager, told a Boston-area sports talk show last year that the team was not worried about an injury Craig had suffered to his left foot/ankle while in St. Louis.
Avengers: Age of Ultron Again Takes Weekend Box Office
Avengers: Age of Ultron stayed atop the weekend box office in its second weekend of release. The blockbuster sequel brought in $77.2 million domestically. In 10 days of release, the $250 million dollar film has brought in $312.6 million in the domestic markets and just shy of $875 million worldwide. Back in 2012, Marvel’s The Avengers brought in $103 million in its second weekend, the only movie to bring in more than Age of Ultron in its second weekend. That original film brought in $1.5 billion worldwide during its theater run.
Hot Pursuit took the second spot in its debut, pulling in $13.3 million. With a budget of $35 million, studio executives can’t be happy with that figure. The Age of Adaline brought in $5.6 million in its third weekend of release to round out the top three.
I’ll have more on the numbers on Thursday in my Weekend Movie Guide. I’ll also talk about Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2, both of which open in wide release this weekend.
On July 29, 2015 the Griswolds will again take a road trip to Walley World. This Vacation movie trailer may not be suitable for all audiences.
Washington University School of Medicine Students Film “Uptown Funk” Parody
Students at the Washington University School of Medicine filmed this “Uptown Funk” parody titled ‘First Year Funk” about the perils of being a first year student in the School of Medicine.
Florida Georgia Line Talks “Bro Country” With Dan Rather
The Florida Georgia Line guys sat down with Dan Rather on AXS TV to talk about “Bro Country”. Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley say they aren’t upset by people giving that label to their music as long as thousands of people are showing up to their shows and enjoying their music. Dan Rather thinks the “bro” in “Bro Country” stands for “brother” and means people see elements of rap and hip-hop in the music. A small tidbit of that is true, but I don’t think he’s really all there at 83. Here’s what “Bro Country” is according to Wikipedia.
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