Someone Attempted To Sell A Bag Of Air That Contained Adele’s Breath On Ebay!

(PCM) No, we are not kidding! Someone on Ebay was attempting to sell a bag of air that was allegedly breathed by Adele during her recent “25” concert tour for the amount of $2,000! Let alone wanting to meet the person who was trying to pull this off, we would love to feast our eyes on the person who would be willing to drop that much money on a bag of literal air.

We suppose the seller,@shaun_mcdonough, gets some kind of points for creativity as the Ebay listing, which has since been removed claimed that the air was “legit” and was captured by McDonough at Adele’s recent concert. The auction began at $14.95 and skyrocketed up to $2,000 before Ebay caught on, however we can’t help but wonder just how high the price would have gone had Ebay kept the listing live.

The Ebay posting also included a photo snapped by McDonough of a Adele at the show to prove that they were really in attendance and within the proper distance to capture the air in a bag. After the first listing was removed McDonough tried once again to list the bag of Adele air, but not surprisingly the second auction was also removed. When posting the second listing, McDonough included a note he received from Ebay in regards to the first posting which read, “We’ve determined that some of your listings haven’t followed our No Item policy… To protect both buyers and sellers, buyers should be able to verify an item after receiving it. Listings that don’t offer an item for sale, or where the existence of the item for sale can’t be verified, aren’t allowed.”

It would be pretty hard to verify a bag of air and what about shipping! How would you be sure that the air would not leak out of the bag should it become ripped or damaged. Looks like no one will be owning any Adele air anytime soon!

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Flight Attendant Hilarious Mocks Britney Spears ‘Toxic’ Video

(PCM) An actual flight attendant named Assraf Nasir who works for Malaysian-based airline Airasia has hilariously recreated the music video for the Britney Spears song “Toxic” and he is completely spot-on.

Nasir has mastered Britney’s moves right down to high-stepping in the aisles to grinding against the walls of the plane. The best part is that he looks like he is enjoying every moment. Nasir’s parody video has already been viewed well over 4 million times and continues to pick up steam thanks to the power of the internet and our love for a good viral video!

When speaking to the Huffington Post, Nasir says, “I used to be a performing arts teacher before I became a flight attendant and dance has always been my passion. Once a dancer, always a dancer. The video was meant to be for some close friends and I didn’t expect it would go viral and receive such an overwhelming response, but I guess when you work for a fun company, fun is never far away.”

Nasir’s video even got love from the CEO of Airasia Tony Fernades, as he added the video to his own Instagram account saying, ““The talent in Airasia never fails to amaze me. @assrafnasir is the best. Love it that staff can just have fun and be themselves.”

You can compare Nasir’s version to the original music video below:

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Exclusive Interview With Anthony Chan Star Of Philly Broadway Series ‘The King And I’

(PCM) When Anthony Chan thinks of the many children who play his siblings in the Philly Broadway Series production of “The King and I,” he gets a wide smile on his face.

The 24-year-old Chan is playing the part of the King’s eldest son, Prince Chulalongkorn in the current production at the Academy of Music, from March 22-April 2.

This is the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, and the tale of east meets west.

“We are thrilled to welcome a fresh, award-winning take on this classic American musical as we continue our 2016–17 Broadway Philadelphia season,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

“We love when theater can become part of a family tradition,” she said, “and this long-running show, with its celebrated songs and unforgettable story, is a must-see for fans of all ages.”

Directed by Tony Award Winner Bartlett Sher, the “King and I,” won four Tony Awards in 2015, including best revival of a musical. This production features choreography by Christopher Gattelli, based on the original work by Jerome Robbins.

As musical theater lovers across the ages already know, “The King and I,” one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, boasts a memorable score, which features such beloved songs as “Getting To Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” and “Some Wonderful.”

Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, who the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. As Anthony Chan knows, life lessons abound from this classic.

Q: When did you join this tour?

ANTHONY CHAN: I auditioned in March and April of 2016, and heard back in May. We started rehearsals at the end of September and opened in Providence, Rhode Island on Nov. 1.

Q: What is the main difference between this and the Broadway production?

AC: Bartlett Sher Ba brought the show from Lincoln Center to a proscenium stage. What is exciting is that half the cast had done the production on Broadway or performed in the show before, so it wasn’t a new story for ever one to tell, yet it was a difference aspect of “The King and I,” to tell around the country.

Q: When was your first introduction to “The King and I?”

AC: I saw it at Lincoln Center about a year ago, before my audition for the role. I am a little embarrassed to say I still haven’t seen the [1956] movie musical. I wasn’t a musical theater kid while I was growing up. But when I saw the show last year I could see it was phenomenal.

Q: Please tell me about your character, Prince Chulalongkorn?

AC: I play the prince who is heir to the throne. He is the son of The King and Lady Thiang. He is a 15-year-old boy who is curious and wants to know everything. He wants to be like his father. He is also forced to grow up quickly when Mrs. Anna comes.

Q: What else is going on?

AC: She brings the modernization of 1862 Siam. But the only thing he knows is what he has learned from his father The King. He’s never known that different parts of the country exist. When Mrs. Anna comes this kind of squashes everything that he has believed. There is a beautiful arc of growing into a man, being true to who he is and being able to teach as well so that one day he may possibly rule a country.

Q: Your character has dozens of younger siblings. What is it like working with the youngsters in the show?

AC: I kind of see myself as a Den Brother. I enjoy it because I guess you could say that I grew up having a lot of younger cousins.

Q: What are they like?

AC: These kids are real bundles of energy. They are real rascals. We definitely have to look after them. They can get into a little bit of mischief, but the first thing I think of is that they put a smile on your face. I am smiling and laughing, thinking about what they will do tonight. Being a long side these children make me feel 10 years younger.

Q: What is the more challenging aspect of the show for you – the singing or the acting?

AC: Neither really. Every day brings something new to the table. What I love about this show is that every actor, singer, and dancer brings something new and fresh to the stage. There is so much meat for us to attack; so we are constantly talking about the show, and telling the story. I truly I love telling this story every night.

Q: Where are you from? How did you get to this place in your life?

AC: I grew up 10 minutes from San Francisco. My younger sister is the brains in the family. She is graduating from the University of Oregon in the physical therapy and science fields. My dad is the manager of a company and my mom is an accountant.

Q: Did your parents want you to pursue a career in the theater arts?

AC: My parents are supportive of everything that I do. Before college, I was in school for forensic chemistry.

Q: I didn’t expect to hear that from you.

AC: Well, in high school I performed in theater and loved it. So I started auditioning for musicals in New York City. I thought about science, medicine, and law, but I found my one true love for the arts and performing doing regional gigs. My parents never pushed me to find a back-up plan, or make sure that I had a steady job. Just as long as I am happy, they are happy.

Q: When you are not performing in the show how do you spend your free time?

AC: I love traveling, so doing a tour means seeing different parts of the country, and exploring places I wouldn’t necessarily have gone to otherwise. I also enjoy running, working out, and finding adventures in the cities and towns we visit.

Q: When the weather doesn’t permit a run how do you kick back?

AC: On a cloudy day, I don’t mind being inside reading a book and chilling out at the hotel or the Air B & B.

Q: What do you hope for your future?

AC: To keep performing, and to make sure that I am happy with whatever I am doing. I would like to pursue story-telling, which I feel is such a good form of art and expression. In the future I would like the arts to become more of a priority, especially in the schools. Younger kids are the best story tellers; so when I have my own family I would definitely encourage my kids to perform in the theater. I feel that the arts, especially theater, opens people up and helps them become more human, because they are hiding behind the box.

Q: If someone has seen the movie, or other stage productions, why should he or she come to see this touring production of “The King and I.”

AC: Laura and Jose, as Anna and The King, bring so much of themselves to these roles. I love Laura as Mrs. Anna because she brings so much humor and vitality to the way she plays the character; it is completely different from other actresses in the role. When you see a show like this, with new actors it takes on a whole new meaning; new actors bring new energy.

Q: Are there life lessons that fit modern times in this show?

AC: Oh, yes. I see a bunch of life lessons here. The show is about modernization, society, and a lot of what it means to grow up. Each character goes through a whole arc. There is so much to explore; lovers, kids forced to grow up, and a family that has to stay together. It is about a king who is confused, yet he has to rule a country. I believe there are a lot of lessons in each character and in each story line. East meets west, as well as a classic musical theater story that you can absolutely connect to.

For tickets, please call: 215-893-3333, or visit www.kimmelcenter.org.

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LAPD Reports Fitness Guru Richard Simmons Is Just Fine Despite Hostage Rumors

(PCM) Don’t sweat! According to the Los Angeles police department fitness guru Richard Simmons is just fine, despite rumors to the contrary.

Simmons has been rarely, if at all, seen in public since 2014 sparking a rumor that he was somehow being held hostage by one of his housekeepers. It is not known where the rumor started exactly, but there had to be some suspicion that something was amiss, right?

The police were alerted after listeners called the department urging them to check up on Simmons after an episode of the new podcast “Missing Simmons” aired and the host interviewed a former assistant of his, who claimed the housekeeper was holding him hostage in the home.

Police went to Simmons home where they say they found him very much alive and in good spirits. The police say Simmons is “perfectly fine”. They go on to say that the rumors are “garbage” and that when the spoke with Simmons he confirmed adamantly that no one is holding him hostage. He is doing what he wants to do and if he wants to go out in public and see anybody he will do that when he feels like it.

It appears that Simmons is just taking some time out of the public spotlight. After sweating it out to the oldies for all those years the man is probably exhausted! Just give him a break and stop the ridiculous rumors!

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Singer George Michael’s Cause Of Death Has Been Revealed

(PCM) There was a ton of speculation surround the death of pop superstar George Michael, who tragically died at home in his bed on Christmas Day (12/25) 2016. Many were pointing fingers and claiming that Michael died as a result of a drug overdose, however the coroners report has come back and revealed that Michael died as a result of natural causes.

The report states that Michael’s cause of death was dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver. Coroner Darren Salters report read:

Inquiries into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final post mortem report received. As there is a confirmed natural cause of death, being dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, the investigation is being discontinued and there is no need for an inquest or any further inquiries.

There you have it folks, drug use was not involved in Michael’s tragic passing. Maybe now the rumors will cease and allow the music world to continue to mourn his passing, as we truly lost a great talent.

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Is Cartoon Cat Garfield A Boy Or A Girl? We May Never Know!

(PCM) There has been a strong debate brewing online as to whether famous cartoon cat “Garfield” is a boy or a girl. We have always just assumed that Garfield was a boy cat given the voice from the cartoon series and the way in which the character came across on the big screen, but it appears we could be wrong!

In fact, the debate over Garfield’s gender became so heated that the characters Wikipedia page had to be placed on lock down mode, as for the past 60 hours or so there was an page editing battle going on where Garfield’s gender was changed back and forth between “male” and “none”.  For the looks of things the page has now settled the debate on “none”, however Garfield can’t really be a genderless cat, right?

The debate began after a Twitter user by the name of Virgil Texas discovered an old interview with Garfield creator Jim Davis in the publication Mental Floss where he said, “Dealing with eating and sleeping, being a cat, Garfield is very universal. By virtue of being a cat, really, he’s not really male or female or any particular race or nationality, young or old.”

The debate continued to progress, so far, that even the Washington Post decided it was time to get to the bottom of everything once and for all and they launched an investigation. After finally once again speaking with creator Jim Davis, who should have the final say on the subject, (but hey, you know the internet) Davis has confirmed that Garfield is indeed a male cat and has a girlfriend cat named Arlene.

Despite the confirmation from Davis the internet still does not appear convinced and Garfield’s Wikipedia page still has the cat’s gender listed as “none”! Fans dug through tons of old Garfield comic strips citing numerous occasions over the characters four decade existence where Garfield and his owner Jon consistently used male pronouns when referencing the Garfield character. Of course there is always a counterpoint, as other people are claiming that the use of the male pronouns were only used once in self-identification therefor leaving the debate over Garfield’s gender still open.

This debate over a cartoon character’s gender is vaguely reminiscent to the debate that occurred a few years back as to whether or not Hello Kitty was actually a cat or a little girl. You can read more about that debacle here!

There you have it folks! People on the internet will fight over anything and everything even it happens to be a gender fluid cartoon cat! Time for you to weigh in! Do you think that Garfield is a male or female character?

 

 

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