Nordstrom Is Selling ‘Dirty’ Jeans For A Hefty Price

(PCM) Most of us could probably head outside to the backyard, especially after a rainstorm and create our very own version of these muddied-up so-called “dirty” jeans that Nordstrom is selling for the heft price tag of $425!

It seems the jeans have been for sale on Nordstrom’s website for quite some time, but only now has the internet gotten a look at them and the snarkiness has taken over! Many even thought the jeans had to be some type of joke. But these jeans are no joke. In fact, they are also sold at both Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Ave as well!

According to the Nordstrom website, the jeans “embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.” Seriously! That is the description!

According to CNN Money, the jeans are made by the fashion company PRPS, which also offers a “mud denim jacket” for deep-pocketed fashionistas who want to rock the all-denim, all-dirt look. The company also makes paint-splattered, pre-ripped dungarees, including one pair it calls simply, “Destroyed.”

The care instructions claim that the jeans can be washed and rest assured they will not lose their caked-on dirt appeal, why because it is fake mud!  Once again, fake mud on jeans on purpose! What is the world is wrong with people these days! Just bring some jeans over to our place and we can have a big ol’ mud fight and heck, we might even cut you a deal and sell you some muddy jeans for only $100!

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Exclusive Interview With Lea Michele! ‘Intimate Evening’ Tour Kicks Off In Philly!

By: Debra Wallace

(PCM) Songstress Lea Michele has made an indelible mark on Broadway, on the hit television show “Glee” and she is now celebrating her new music and much-anticipated upcoming tour.

The remarkable 30-year-old singer and actress, best known for portrayal of Rachel Berry on the award-winning show “Glee,” kicks off her limited Intimate Evening with Lea Michele’s North American Tour on May 1 at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia.

Subsequent stops on the tour include: Boston, Ledyard, Connecticut, Toronto, Seattle, and San Francisco, which is something her fans around the globe are thrilled to partake in. There is something about her voice, her presence, and the way she conveys emotion in her music that speaks to her scores of admirers far and wide.

Her new single, “Love Is Alive,” was released on March 3, and her second album, “Places” will be released by Columbia Records on April 28. She first performed the new music during three intimate sold out shows in January, and this tour is a result of the demand from her many devoted fans, who have followed her rich career of music, television and Broadway.

No stranger to live audiences, Michele, who grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey, made her Broadway debut at age 8, after tagging along with a friend to an open casting call. After she spontaneously decided to audition, she was offered the role, and two weeks later she was starring on Broadway.

In 1995, she made her Broadway debut as a replacement for the role of young Cosette in “Les Miserables.” This was followed by roles in “Ragtime,” and in 2004, she portrayed Shprintze, and understudied the role of Chava, in the Broadway revival of the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”

She was nominated for several awards for creating the role of Wendla Bergman in the original company of the musical of “Spring Awakening,” which debuted on Broadway in December 2006.

In late 2008, she received the role of Rachel Berry on “Glee’ and has received many awards for her performance, including the 2009 Satellite Award for best actress in a series, comedy or musical, and Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations. She is also starring on the new Fox TV’s series, “Scream Queens.”

If all of this was not enough, Michele is the author of a charming book called “Brunette Ambition,” that explores her life and career, including fitness, fashion, the spotlight and more.

PCM: I am here in Philadelphia and everyone I know who loved you on “Glee” and on Broadway, is thrilled you are sharing your music with us on May 1.

LEA MICHELE: It’s so funny because I have so many friends in Philly and I’m literally as I’m talking to you, I’m getting texts like, ‘can you get my mom’s friend from Philly four tickets,’ and ‘can we get nine more tickets for your show?’ So I’m like negotiating all my Philly tickets as we speak.

PCM: That’s pretty funny. I am sure these tickets are in demand.

LM: I think it’s because it’s the closest concert to the New York City, and I have a lot of friends there, so it’s very exciting for me to share it with all of them.

PCM: What are you excited about accomplishing with this tour?

LM: I think it was really important for me with this second record to immediately start performing. I’ve already done a couple of performances of this show that I put together back in January, but my goal is to get out there and show everyone that I’m a performer. I grew up on the stage. I grew up performing. I’m a live singer and I think that’s what sort of makes me different from, a lot of other entertainers.

PCM: Please tell me more about this.

LM: Well, even before this album comes out, I wanted to get up on the stage and perform. We’ve put together what I think, is a really great concert with some songs from my first record, [“Louder” released in March 2014], songs from this new album, “Places,” and then some really fun songs also from “Glee,” which I love singing. During the show, I tell stories along the way about “Glee” and about recording my first album and about the meaning of these songs from my second record.

PCM: So what should your fans look forward to during your intimate concert?

LM: They should expect a fun little night and it’s just sort of the beginning of this little leg of all these tours for me. I’m sort of learning as I go. But I’ve really loved it so far, and I can’t wait to travel to different places. Every city has like a different energy, and every audience is unique. I tell different stories each night, and sometimes I get a little too personal when I start giving everyone all of my deepest and darkest secrets; but I’ve really loved it.

PCM: Since your early days on Broadway you have really shined under the spotlight.

LM: Thank you. For sure; I feel the most comfortable on stage.

PCM: Tell me about the new album and the feedback from the first songs you released?

LM: People are really loving the single. We’ve released “Love Is Alive” as well as “Anything’s Possible,” and I think that people really just wanted to hear this type of music from me for a really long time. My first album was a little pop heavy and this album is a little bit more classical and it’s just about my voice.

PCM: What do you mean?

LM: Obviously on “Glee” I did a lot of pop songs, but I also did these really big, belting sort of show stopping numbers and I wanted to branch off of that and create an album that was timeless and that really just reflects a lot of the singers that I grew up listening to, Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand, and for me I think this album is just a great representation of who I am as a singer. Not like you listen to it and you go, well that sounds like this person or it sounds like that person. You listen to it and it sounds like me, and I think that it’s something that people could also listen to in 10 years and it could still be relevant.

PCM: What does it feel like when fans say ‘I love Celine Dion, Adele and Barbra Streisand, and in my view you are up there with them?’

LM: Honestly, it feels weird. I think for me, I love singing, but it’s like, it’s difficult and it’s hard. I look at those singers who are still performing, and I feel like I am part of this new generation of singers. I think of what they do as being so effortless, but I imagine it’s the same thing for them as it is for me – a lot of hard work and unwavering dedication. I think they’re incredible, and to even just be in the same sentence as those amazing women is unbelievable.

PCM: Will you go back to Broadway?

LM: I would love to. But right now I really just want to focus on touring. I didn’t have that opportunity with my first record. So it is very important to me to do these shows now, to be on the stage and sing the songs from my album at my concerts. I also love singing the songs from “Glee,” which was such a big part of my life. So I’ve put together the concert and we have this lovely section about “Glee” and so I feel like I need to do this first before I can go back to Broadway, which takes a lot of time and effort. So this is where I need to be right now.

PCM: Is there any other advice that you would give a teenager or young woman who wants a career in TV, or music, or Broadway, or any of these things which are very big goals?

LM: I’ve gotten asked that question for such a long time, and I think for me I worked so hard. I never slacked off. I never was the girl that went to the party or anything like that, because I was working and I had to take care of myself. So being a performer, and being in the industry, it comes with a lot of sacrifices and you have to be willing to make those sacrifices so you have to work really hard. You have to take care of yourself. You have to go to school, and learn your craft. There’s a lot of different elements that sort of lead to success, and for me, I just never really stopped. I never gave up, and I worked really hard.

PCM: I look forward to your Philadelphia show on May 1. Good luck with the tour. It was been a pleasure talking to you today.

LM: Thank you!

For more information about Lea Michele, go to: www.leamichelemusic.com

For tickets to the Intimate Evening with Lea Michele Tour at the Merriam Theater, go to: www.KimmelCenter.org. Or call: 215-893-1999.

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YouTuber Tries To Recreate The ‘Bart Simpson Megaphone Challenge’

(PCM) YouTuber Kevin Kohler, who runs the popular channel TheBackyardScientist, recently made an attempt to recreate the ‘Bart Simpson Megaphone Challenge’ which was inspired by a cult favorite episode of the long running FOX animated series “The Simpsons”. Kohler set up 10 megaphones back to back to see just how loud of a sound he could create.

Kohler explained in the video that the idea for the challenge came to him when he was watching “The Simpson” and saw Bart’s prank from the episode titled “The Secret War Of Lisa Simpson” which aired in season 8 of the series. In the episode, Bart puts 10 megaphones back to back and creates a sound so loud that it led to a shock wave that shattered all of the windows in town, including his father Homer’s full fridge of beer.

Everything started off well for Kohler with the test challenge as he collected and lined up all the megaphone, but what he failed to anticipate was any type of feedback loop. He attempted to rearranged the megaphones to tone down some of the feedback and then shouted into the first one. His sound was not that loud and was pretty much the same as using only one megaphone, as the power sources that make up the megaphones were not strong enough to amplify the sound to the level he anticipated. The sound ended up becoming quite distorted.

Not thrilled with the way the experiment turned out the first time, Kohler and his assisant then decided to move the megaphones into a circular shape and finally created the ear-splitting noise they desired. The feedback loop they measured was 16 times louder than your average vacuum cleaner. You can watch their entire ordeal and the outcome in the video below:

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Pennsylvania Pastor Is Accidentally Mailed 10 Pounds Of Pot

(PCM) Police in Pennsylvania are just as perplexed as the pastor who was accidentally mailed ten pounds of marijuana. The pastor claimed that she received a UPS package to her home in Yeadon, PA which contained the drugs and she immediately contacted the local authorities. The package was originally shipped from Sacramento, California and she ended up opening the box when she arrived at her Southwest Philadelphia ministry only to discover that the box contained several bundles of marijuana which were wrapped up in cellophane and stuffed inside of a plastic bucket.

Of course the pastor is now worried for her own safety, as she fears the packages intended recipients may come looking for the package which landed at her address by mistake. The authorities in Yeadon claim that this is not the first time they have received reports about someone using a stranger address to mail drugs to themselves and are currently planning on investigating the incident further.

They are making an attempt to gain access to surveillance footage from the UPS shipping location in California where the package was dropped off to see if they can identify the suspects who originally shipped the package. Thus far they have had no luck. A similar situation occurred at the City Blue retail store location in Upper Darby, PA where instead of receiving a shipment of menswear they were expecting, the store received a package containing ninety pounds of marijuana instead that had a street value estimated at around $270,000.

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Not Everyone Is ‘Loving’ McDonald’s New Dystopian-Looking Uniforms

(PCM) We are not “loving it” and neither is anyone else when it comes to the new uniform choice for McDonald’s employees. In fact, they truly resemble something straight out of science fiction movie and paint the picture of quite the dystopian future. Something tells us that is definitely not what the company was going for, but they certainly succeeded tenfold!

Many are comparing the new uniforms to the commander uniforms in the “Star Wars” film franchise and while it is understandable that after so many years McDonald’s would want to change up their dress code, couldn’t they have chosen something a little less … can we say … drab!

According to a press release from the McDonald’s corporation the new uniforms were designed as a collaboration between Bindu Rivas and Waraire Boswell, who actually worked at a McDonald’s in California before he started designing for celebrities like Will Smith and Ellen DeGeneres. The new look debuted in April 2017 at all 14,000 restaurants.

“Our new collections focus on comfort, fit, functionality and contemporary professionalism, delivering a uniform that crew and managers will feel comfortable to work in and proud to wear,” Jez Langhorn, McDonald’s Senior Director of HR, said in the release. “Beyond that, it’s another step in the company’s continuous effort to raise the bar by investing in people and improving the restaurant experience with a focus on hospitality.”

We are certain that the company never expected the internet backlash they have began receiving once the images of the new uniform design was released.

We are curious to see just how long this new uniform design will last! The power of the internet can speak volumes sometimes and the last thing McDonald’s would want is for everyone to not be “loving it”!

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Happy Days Actress Erin Moran Dead At Age 56

(PCM) Hollywood is mourning the loss of “Happy Days” and “Joanie Love Chachi” actress Erin Moran who was found dead in her Indiana home at the age of 56.

Moran is best known for her role as the lovable Joanie Cunningham on the long running TV sitcom “Happy Days”. She also appeared in “Murder She Wrote”, “Desperation Boulevard” and “Celebrity Fit Club”.

According to Indiana authorities, they received a call reporting an “unresponsive female”. When EMT’s arrive on the scene they discovered Moran’s body and she was already deceased. An autopsy to determine her exact cause of death is still pending.

Moran struggled with drinking and several incidents of bizarre behavior after her “Happy Days” fame. She ended up living in an Indiana trailer park with her husband Steve Fleishmann, but it is being reported that the two were allegedly on their way to being kicked out of the trailer park and were flat broke.

Many of Moran’s “Happy Days” co-stars have expressed their condolences online. Actor/director Ron Howard tweeted “Such sad sad news. RIP Erin. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens.”

The “Fonz” himself Henry Winkler tweeted, “OH Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon”

Our sincere condolences go out to Erin Moran’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

 

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