Canadian Police Punish Drunk Drivers By Forcing Them To Listen To Nickelback

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(PCM) You almost have to feel bad for vocalist Chad Kroger and the boys in Nickelback. They are constantly getting ridiculed and no one seems to understand their overall popularity. It now seems that police on Canada’s Prince Edward Island have discovered a new way to punish drunk drivers in addition to fines, license suspension and criminal charges. They will also force individuals who are busted for drunk driving to endure listening to the police departments in-house Nickelback CD collection. 

Oh, the horror, but really actually pretty funny! The police department made a post via Facebook that said that anyone who was “dumb enough to feel they could drink and drive” would also be forced to listen to endless Nickelback while they are contained in police custody. The department went on to say “we figure if you are foolish enough to get behind the wheel after drinking then a little Chad Kroeger and the boys is the perfect gift for you.” You can view the Facebook posting below:

Definitely a creative solution to battle the on-going problem of drunk driving, especially around the holiday season. Although others may feel that having to endure endless Nickelback songs may literally “drive” someone to drink even more!  Sorry, Nickelback, at least it’s for a good cause! 

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Brady Bunch Matriarch Florence Henderson Dead At Age 82

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(PCM) We are deeply saddened to learn that one of America’s most beloved TV mom’s, actress Florence Henderson has passed away at the age of 82. Henderson was best known for her role as Brady Bunch family matriarch Carol Brady on the long running ABC sitcom. The Brady Bunch aired from 1969 to 1974. Prior to her leading role on The Brady Bunch, Henderson was an established Broadway performer and was the very first female guest host of The Tonight Show.

Henderson died on November 24, just one day after being admitted to a Los Angeles area hospital. Her manager, Kayla Pressman, released a statement saying that Henderson’s death was “unexpected” and that she died as a result of “heart failure”. Her family claims that she was quite active in the days leading up to her death, however she was beginning to not feel well a few days before she was hospitalized.

The success of a show like The Brady Bunch was a true pop culture phenomenon. Despite only airing for six years, the show continues to be introduced to new generations of fans through both syndication and re-runs. Henderson went on to reprise her role as Carol Brady even after the initial series went off the air in various TV specials and holiday events.

Something about the series and the way that it explored a different variation of the typical family dynamic truly spoke to the heart and soul of the television audience. Everyone wanted a mom like Carol Brady and the amount of heart and soul put into the role by an actress like Henderson was nothing short of phenomenal. Her work in later years including guest appearances in series such as Ally McBeal, Happily Divorced, and 30 Rock, as well as, episodes of both The Love Boat and Fantasy Island.  She went on to host a cooking show called Country Kitchen and took part in the celeb reality series Surreal Life back in 2006. More recently she completed on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars in 2010 and was just spotted in the audience of this season showing support for competitor Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marsha Brady on The Brady Bunch.

Our sincere condolences go out to Florence Henderson’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. She will truly be remembered as one of the greats!

Brady Bunch Matriarch Florence Henderson Dead At Age 82

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(PCM) We are deeply saddened to learn that one of America’s most beloved TV mom’s, actress Florence Henderson has passed away at the age of 82. Henderson was best known for her role as Brady Bunch family matriarch Carol Brady on the long running ABC sitcom. The Brady Bunch aired from 1969 to 1974. Prior to her leading role on The Brady Bunch, Henderson was an established Broadway performer and was the very first female guest host of The Tonight Show.

Henderson died on November 24, just one day after being admitted to a Los Angeles area hospital. Her manager, Kayla Pressman, released a statement saying that Henderson’s death was “unexpected” and that she died as a result of “heart failure”. Her family claims that she was quite active in the days leading up to her death, however she was beginning to not feel well a few days before she was hospitalized.

The success of a show like The Brady Bunch was a true pop culture phenomenon. Despite only airing for six years, the show continues to be introduced to new generations of fans through both syndication and re-runs. Henderson went on to reprise her role as Carol Brady even after the initial series went off the air in various TV specials and holiday events.

Something about the series and the way that it explored a different variation of the typical family dynamic truly spoke to the heart and soul of the television audience. Everyone wanted a mom like Carol Brady and the amount of heart and soul put into the role by an actress like Henderson was nothing short of phenomenal. Her work in later years including guest appearances in series such as Ally McBeal, Happily Divorced, and 30 Rock, as well as, episodes of both The Love Boat and Fantasy Island.  She went on to host a cooking show called Country Kitchen and took part in the celeb reality series Surreal Life back in 2006. More recently she completed on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars in 2010 and was just spotted in the audience of this season showing support for competitor Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marsha Brady on The Brady Bunch.

Our sincere condolences go out to Florence Henderson’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. She will truly be remembered as one of the greats!

Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse Dishes On His Favorite Songs For KCRW’s Guest DJ Project This Thanksgiving

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(PCM) Emeril Lagasse, one of the most recognizable chefs in the world, joins host Eric J. Lawrence for the current installment of KCRW’s Guest DJ Project. Lagasse, a regional James Beard Award winner who owns 13 restaurants, and is well known for his Food Network shows Emeril Live and Essence of Emeril, serves up some of his favorite tunes just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday

For Lagasse’s Guest DJ set, he highlights a New Orleans’ legend, expresses the importance of music in his everyday life and work, and shares some songs that simply make him happy. He also reveals a personal connection to one of Billy Joel’s biggest hits, “Piano Man.” “The interesting story is that there’s a character in one of the lyrics of the song [now John at the bar is a friend of mine]… and John used to work for me at Commander’s Palace, way before he was with Billy Joel. But what’s amazing about the song is that it’s, for me, it’s very deep, it’s very personal, there’s a lot in there that says a lot about people and places, and just things going on in life then and things that are going on in life now.”

Emeril Lagasse currently stars in the globetrotting Amazon series “Eat the World.”

Emeril Lagasse Guest DJ Project Tracklist:

1. Piano Man – Billy Joel
2. Vertigo – U2
3. Free – Zac Brown Band
4. Right Now – Van Halen
5. Iko Iko – Dr John

Listen to the episode here.

KCRW’s Guest DJ Project is an online-only production that features an array of cultural luminaries sharing and discussing songs that have inspired and moved them. Past guests on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project include Joe Mantegna, Andy Cohen, D’Angelo Russell, Bruce Campbell, Bill Hader, John Krasinski, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, W Kamau Bell, Dr. Neil deGrass Tyson, Daniel Radcliffe, Jamie Lee Curtis, and many more.

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Laurie Hernandez And Val Chmerkovskiy Crowned Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Champs!

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(ABC) In the two-hour season finale of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, the three finalists advanced to the final stage of the competition. There were live dancing and show-stopping performances at both The Grove and in the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom. The night kicked off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples, at The Grove, Caruso’s award-winning retail, dining and lifestyle destination. The season finale was filled with performances from Vanilla Ice, who performed “Ice Ice Baby,” featuring Rick Perry and Witney Carson; a special guest performance by Andy Grammer of his global smash hit single, “Fresh Eyes,” 11-time Grammy-winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds performed “Winter Wonderland” from his Christmas album, featuring pro dancers Artem Chigvintsev, Cheryl Burke and Allison Holker; and an all-male number to Bruno Mars’ “24K,” featured the men from this season, including Ryan Lochte, Calvin Johnson, James Hinchcliffe, Maks Chmerkovskiy and Val Chmerkovskiy, among others.

In addition, the season finale also featured a special performance choreographed by Mandy Moore. This innovative and magical dance celebrates your favorite and heartwarming holiday traditions and starred some of your favorite “Dancing with the Stars” dancers, including Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson, Artem Chignvinstev, and many more, and used technology that had to be seen to be believed! This is one performance that could not be missed! There was also a special performance from the upcoming “Dancing with the Stars: Live! We Came to Dance” tour, hitting the road this winter.

Couples from across the season celebrated their time on the show by repeating one of their favorite dances, including Laurie & Val’s trio with Maks, Amber Rose & Maks dancing to “Woman Up” by Meghan Trainor, Maureen McCormick dancing to “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” with Artem, Jana & Gleb’s infamous dance to “Hands to Myself,” by Selena Gomez, and more.

In the last element of competition, the couples performed a new routine as part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples fused two contrasting dance styles, and they had less 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges’ points. The votes from November 21 were combined long with the judges’ points from the “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” to determine the winner. At the end of the night at The Grove, Laurie and Val were crowned Season 23 champions and presented with the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

The Disappearance Of JFK’s Brain

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(PCM) President John F. Kennedy was tragically assassinated on November 22, 1963. It was a death that forever scarred a nation and left law enforcement, scientists and historians baffled as conspiracy theories erupted in an attempt to analyze exactly what occurred on that fateful afternoon.

We have all read the reports released by the Warren Commission, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of JFK, however many witnesses to the event disagree claiming that Oswald was a patsy put in place by our very own government to cover-up a much larger scheme, while others feel that JFK’s ties to the mafia and other organizations may have had something to do with this untimely demise. 

Some of the more far-fetched theories include the use of magic bullets, the parade route being changed and more and there is no denying that the entire situation is filled with odd circumstances, to say the least. 

One of the conspiracies that has fascinated us the most about JFK’s assassination is the disappearance of his brain. It was said to be locked away in the National Archives after the autopsy was conducted back in 1963, however currently it is nowhere to be found. 

Despite many people being questioned in regards to its’ whereabouts, it has seemingly vanished without a trace. Due to JFK’s injuries during the shooting, he was shot directly in head, there was not much of his brain left in-tact, in fact doctor’s at the hospital who were performing the autopsy noticed his wife Jackie Kennedy was clutching something in her hand when she arrived. It turned out to be a large piece of JFK’s brain matter, but experts have no idea what has happened to the rest of it. 

The hospital placed what was left of JFK’s brain in an 18-by-20-centimeter stainless steel container which the Secret Service locked away in a cabinet inside the White House. It is then noted that JFK’s brother Robert Kennedy then had the brain and a locker containing other autopsy materials including blood samples and bone fragments to a special room in the National Archives. 

It wasn’t until 1966 when government officials were going through the autopsy materials that they took notice that the locker full of JFK’s tissue and his brain had gone missing. It was not revealed to the public that JFK’s brain was missing until 1978 when the House Select Committee sheepishly admitted that they had indeed somehow misplaced JFK’s brain and tissue.

The most popular theory surrounding the missing brain is that the government purposely misplaced it so that it could never be fully determined just how many bullets hit the President or what direction they were fired. Another theory claims that JFK’s brother stole the brain in order to prevent testing that would provide proof of JFK’s drug use and health issues. Either way, there is definitely some kind of elaborate cover-up going on, as JFK’s brain most certainly didn’t get up and walk away on its’ own. 

To this day the brain of JFK has not been located and it remains one of the biggest political mysteries and conspiracy theories of all-time! 

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