Pop Culture Madness World News http://pcmworldnews.com/news Mon, 02 May 2016 21:52:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://pcmworldnews.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/512x512-55491dc7v1_site_icon-32x32.png Pop Culture Madness World News http://pcmworldnews.com/news 32 32 Director Garry Marshall’s Special Mother’s Day Gift http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/05/director-garry-marshalls-special-mothers-day-gift/ Mon, 02 May 2016 21:52:57 +0000 http://pcmreviews.com/news/?p=26707 (PCM) Garry Marshall is a man who definitely understands women. This is why his female-driven romantic comedies, including “Pretty Woman,” “Runaway Bride,” “Princess Diaries,” and now, “Mother’s Day,” are such treats. The 81-year-old Marshall attended a special Manhattan event hosted by social media and Sirius XM radio hosts Melissa Gerstein and Denise Albert, known as “The Moms,” to talk about his new film, “Mother’s Day,” which opened just in the time for the actual holiday. He was there with one of the star’s of the film, Kate Hudson. The movie, which gets to the core of complicated family relationships, also boasts a star-studded cast led by Hudson, Julia Roberts, and Jennifer […]

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Mothers-Day1(PCM) Garry Marshall is a man who definitely understands women.

This is why his female-driven romantic comedies, including “Pretty Woman,” “Runaway Bride,” “Princess Diaries,” and now, “Mother’s Day,” are such treats.

The 81-year-old Marshall attended a special Manhattan event hosted by social media and Sirius XM radio hosts Melissa Gerstein and Denise Albert, known as “The Moms,” to talk about his new film, “Mother’s Day,” which opened just in the time for the actual holiday. He was there with one of the star’s of the film, Kate Hudson.

The movie, which gets to the core of complicated family relationships, also boasts a star-studded cast led by Hudson, Julia Roberts, and Jennifer Aniston – who all come off as both charming and realistic.

“Mother’s Day,” from Open Road Films, tells intertwining stories about Miranda, a television host (Roberts), Sandy, a divorced mom of two boys, (Aniston), and Jesse, (Hudson), who is hiding her marriage and young son from her parents because her husband is Indian, and she fears they will not accept them.

Other stories involve a widower with two daughters, played by Jason Sudeikis, and several other family members who come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day, as well as Jesse’s sister, Gabi, (Sarah Chalke) who is afraid to tell their parents she is gay and married to her female partner. They also share custody of her partner’s young son.

Marshall has directed more than 30 movies, including, “Raising Helen,” “Beaches,” “The Other Sister,” He is also the creator and producer of numerous award-winning TV shows, including “Happy Days,” “Laverne and Shirley” “Mork & Mindy,” and “The Odd Couple.” His early career found him writing for such gems as “The Danny Thomas Show,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and “The Lucy Show.”

Marshall said he made the new movie to tackle complex and difficult issues such as interracial relationships and same sex marriage. As is the norm in his films, “Mother’s Day” is touching, but also extremely uplifting.

He said that grown children and their parents often drift apart, especially after fighting over their differences. “You might have had fights with one another, but your mother is the first one [in your life] who loves you so you’ve got to make up. So that’s what we do in this movie; and we do it in a funny way.”

Q: Garry, please tell me about your mom.

GARRY MARSHALL: My mom was a dance teacher and taught dancing in the basement of our apartment building in The Bronx. She wore slacks, nobody wore slack in the neighborhood, and she was a working mother. She told us when you’re sad, you go and make someone laugh and that will cheer you up. That’s what I have been doing all of these years.

Q: So would you say that was your mom’s motto?

GM: Yes, my mom had a great sense of humor she used to repeat to me, ‘never be boring, never be boring.’ And I was six years old and I asked her, ‘what’s boring mom?’ She said, ‘you’re father.’ I am kidding; they were happily married for many years.

Q: How would you describe Kate? You two seem like you have a nice bond.

GM: She’s very cute, this girl.

Q: Kate’s children came to Atlanta to the set of this movie – 12-year-old Ryder and four-year old Bing.

GM: Oh, yes. I would say that Bing is as cute as a button.

Q: How do you get all of these amazing people such as Kate Hudson all of the time to join your cast?

GM: I call up and say ‘Hey Kate, we’re doing a movie.’ We did a wonderful picture together “Raising Helen” and I happen to know somebody she knows, her mother Goldie [Hawn], who worked with me on the movie “Overboard.” So I say ‘come let’s make a movie.’ We had a good time.

Q: Tell me about Kate’s character, Jesse, in the movie.

GM: Gladly. Kate plays a character, I’m sure you have gone through it, where her mother says ‘him, that’s who you are going to marry? Look at him. You’re going to bring him home for dinner?’’ And they have fights. You might have had fights with your children. But the mother is the first one [in your life] who loves you so you got to make up. So that’s what we do, and we do it in a funny way.

Q: “Raising Helen,” your other movie with Kate was also a mom-themed movie as well.

GM: I do a lot of chick flicks.

Q: I would say that you do them really well – you may have invented them. But what inspires you on these women themes?

GM: What inspires me? I’m a Scorpio. I’m Italian. I have a sister and I have daughters. I grew up in an apartment in New York where your grandmother and grandfather lived in the apartment and you are all bunched together. So I am very comfortable with women and I think they are the most interesting things in the world.

Q: How do you characterize your movies?

GM: Nobody flies and nobody explodes.

Q: What else are they about?

GM: Well, we deal with some tricky subjects in this movie that a lot of people don’t try to do and we got them in. We do them. And I deal with hopeful endings: that’s the key word. You end feeling good. You got to make a gag reel. I love the gag reel. The longest end credits in the history of movies, you will see a few of the gags and mistakes at the end, after the picture is over.

Q: Do the studios immediately embrace movies like this with more emotional content?

GM: No. You’ve got to fight them to make this happen. They told me when I did Beaches nobody wants to see a story about women, girls and friendship – nobody cares – it’s not a buddy picture. I said, ‘Don’t you understand women fight, yell at each other and say the worse things to each other and then an hour later they go shopping.’ [He laughed]. Men have a fight; they say one cross word they don’t talk for 20 years. Women are far more fascinating to me.

Q: What’s the biggest change for you making this film?

GM: The biggest change is that they all have cell phones. My seven-year-old grandchild knows how to work the internet. To get your kids to look up. I never go near the internet, it scares me. I’m very hip; we shot this movie with drones. I didn’t do it, my son shoots it. But I have six grandchildren and it is a whole different thing of raising kids today. They are so fast because they use the internet. There are four stories in this movie and the kids can follow it in a zip. They know all the characters and they register so much; it’s amazing. I can’t follow it half the time. But this movie I can follow. I lived it for a very long time.

Q: Technology has really changed our lives.

GM: Yes. We used to say no TV, now you say give me the phone.

Q: It seems like you truly enjoyed the experience of making “Mother’s Day.”

GM: You meet a lot of people when you are making movies, so whether it’s a hit or not you usually have a great time and meet people you are going to know the rest of your life. You get up five o’clock in the morning with these movies, so it’s nice to see people that you know. We opened this movie and the first kid in the movie is my seven-year-old granddaughter running around the hotel.

Q: Do you have tips or advice on getting an actress like Kate Hudson to be in your movie?

GM: You have to make friends with someone like Kate, first.

Q: Why is that?

GM: It has always been difficult to get these movies made. When my sister Penny [Marshall], who you know as Laverne, went to direct her first film they said they didn’t like women directors. They felt that a woman’s mind did not come up with ideas that appealed to a mass audience. That’s all Penny had to hear. The benchmark in movies is a movie that makes $100 million. Penny not only made one of those, she made two, “A League of Their Own,” and “Big.” I’m very proud of her; she was the first female director to break the $100 million mark. So you got to keep going and now you push that internet button and they give you start up money or something.

Q: I can see that you loved working with Kate on this. Do you have a fond memory of working with her actress-mother, Goldie Hawn? What’s your favorite movie that your mom, Goldie Hawn, made?

GM: Oh, yes. Her mom is an amazing lady. After “Overboard” we had a cast party and your mom said to me ‘Can I bring a friend to the party? She’s not in the movie.’ I said, ‘Sure, bring friends.’ Who did she bring – Elizabeth Taylor! [He laughed]. I was stunned. What a wonderful woman!

Q: Do you have anything else you want to add about the movie, “Mother’s Day?”

GM: I hope that you enjoy the film. It touches a lot of subjects. Everyone has problems, but I think you will come away and say ‘okay we have hope that we can solve the problem.’

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May 2 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/05/may-2-in-pop-culture-history/ Mon, 02 May 2016 04:01:55 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2299 02May 2
1670 – Hudson’s Bay Company was chartered by King Charles II of England.

1960 – Dick Clark concluded his second day of testimony in the Payola scandal, saving his career. “Believe me this is not as unusual as it may seem. I think the crime I have committed, if any, is that I made a great deal of money in a short time on little investment. But that is the record business.”

1965 – The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1982 – The Weather Channel began broadcasting in the US

2008 – Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar

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1670 – Hudson’s Bay Company was chartered by King Charles II of England.

1960 – Dick Clark concluded his second day of testimony in the Payola scandal, saving his career. “Believe me this is not as unusual as it may seem. I think the crime I have committed, if any, is that I made a great deal of money in a short time on little investment. But that is the record business.”

1965 – The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1982 – The Weather Channel began broadcasting in the US

2008 – Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar

2008 – Marvel’s Iron Man was released in theaters.

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May 1 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/05/may-1-in-pop-culture-history/ Sun, 01 May 2016 04:01:04 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2295 01May 1
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May 1 is Law Day, begun in 1958. “A national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process have contributed to the freedoms that all Americans share.”

1951 – Great Exhibition opened in the Crystal Palace in London with over 10,000 exhibitors.

1941 – Citizen Kane debuted at the RKO Palace Theater in New York City.

1960 – American U-2 spy plane shot down over the Soviet Union.

1983 – V miniseries began broadcasting on NBC

2011 – Osama bin Laden was reported killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan.… More...

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May 1 is Law Day, begun in 1958. “A national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process have contributed to the freedoms that all Americans share.”

1951 – Great Exhibition opened in the Crystal Palace in London with over 10,000 exhibitors.

1941 – Citizen Kane debuted at the RKO Palace Theater in New York City.

1960 – American U-2 spy plane shot down over the Soviet Union.

1983 – V miniseries began broadcasting on NBC

2011 – Osama bin Laden was reported killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan.

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5 Great Alien Movies That Have Graced The Big And Small Screen http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/5-great-alien-movies-that-have-graced-the-big-and-small-screen/ Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:30:13 +0000 http://www.ageofthenerd.com/?p=7200 The new theatrical trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence recently surfaced online (you can see it here: http://www.ageofthenerd.com/2016/04/new-independence-day-resurgence-trailer-arrived/), and while interest may be modest at the moment there is no doubt that there will be significant enthusiasm as the release date draws nearer

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The new theatrical trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence recently surfaced online (you can see it here: http://www.ageofthenerd.com/2016/04/new-independence-day-resurgence-trailer-arrived/), and while interest may be modest at the moment there is no doubt that there will be significant enthusiasm as the release date draws nearer. There is still some skepticism about how the sequel will retain the mass appeal of the original considering the change in landscape of the ‘Summer Blockbuster’ but it seems that 20th Century Fox has a plan, seeing as a third entry will reportedly be coming our way to turn the franchise into a trilogy.

Movies featuring the narrative of alien invasions and the like have approached in all sorts of genres. Some have been made with the intention to terrorize the audience. Others have memorably touched the hearts of millions. This editorial is going to explore some of cinema’s best and underrated movies that have featured entities foreign to our world.

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

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Now sadly kind of faded into obscurity, The Mothman Prophecies tells the legend of the mothman, an intimidating winged creature that allegedly once haunted Point Pleasant in West Virginia in the 1960’s. The movie inextricably links those events with the notoriously tragic collapse of the Silver Bridge that actually occurred in 1967.
What makes The Mothman Prophecies effective is it’s chilling atmosphere throughout that also incorporates a sense of mysticism. We never really get to see the creature in it’s entirety. But it’s ambiguity lends the movie decent rewatch value, as the viewer will tend to discover something new on repeat viewings. Richard Gere gives a fine performance as a journalist who mysteriously ends up in Point Pleasant after the death of his girlfriend. He is plagued by strange occurrences that appear threatening. But are they really?

The Mothman Prophecies, although based on questionable real life events, is an underrated modern classic chiller that deserves more more attention than it received.

Fire In The Sky (1993)

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Fire In The Sky tells the account of a group of loggers in the 1970’s who happened upon a landed craft of some kind. One of them is abducted, only to show up again several days later. The rest of the group are at first questioned by law authorities to see if they had something to do with their friend’s disappearance, but events eventually take a much larger turn that seemingly cannot be rationally explained.

Earlier events are told in the form of occasional flashbacks that may be disturbing to those that find UFOlogy meaningful. Others may scoff at them. However, Fire In The Sky is a well crafted thriller that tells the narrative effectively although the viewer will probably end up with more questions than answers by the time the movie ends. Considering the nature of the account told, that was surely inevitable. If one is looking for a UFO film that treats the subject matter with respect then one should not hesitate to see Fire In The Sky!

ET: the Extra Terrestrial (1982)

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This Steven Spielberg 1980’s classic reaches for the heart strings instead of terrifying the mind. More or less everyone knows the story by now, but here is a brief synopsis. A young boy discovers an alien being stranded on Earth. Eventually he befriends it only to discover that evil government agents want to capture it for research purposes. It becomes a race against time to get the alien safely back home before it’s confined to Earth forever.
You would be mistaken for thinking that the early 1980’s would become an obstacle for Spielberg to produce effects convincing enough to match what ET chronicles. Some even think the shark in Jaws did not look real enough. But the effects to create the extra terrestrial come across as authentic as they possibly could for it’s time! Coupled with excellent performances by Dee Wallace and Henry Thomas, ET: the Extra Terrestrial makes for a good family movie, even though one may find themselves depressed halfway through. How could that possibly be so?
You will know when you watch it, if you have not already!

The Thing (1982)

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Still about the only alien movie that makes this author truly tingle! The Thing is rightfully one of John Carpenter’s visual best. A remake of 1951’s The Thing From Another World, The Thing is one of those rare examples when a remake is superior to their original counterpart. Kurt Russell is mostly known for playing Snake Plisken in the action film Escape From New York, but it’s hard not to think of The Thing when his name is bought up in discussion. Russell plays a researcher who finds himself battling an alien being that can shape shift by replicating human cells. Eventually, him and the rest of the crew are fearing for their lives due to the developing psychosis that forces them to wonder if their colleague really is who they say they are.

Carpenter uses the same approach as he did for Halloween, developing a sense of paranoia albeit with a slightly altered method. The practical special effects are an example of what they can really achieve and do give just about any reasonably well done computer generated product a run for it’s money, especially when you think of movies like the recent cinematic release of London Has Fallen which made a mediocre effort displaying CGI effects capable of persuading the public of any fictional authenticism . There are many standout sequences and Carpenter created a good balance between visually aweing the viewer and creating tension. It’s musical score is something that has been bettered by other works, and dare it be said, does not do The Thing justice but otherwise there is little to complain about.

It is a bit of a misfortune on Carpenter’s part to have already made his mark by breaking new ground with Halloween, which to this day is still stealing the thunder from The Thing.

Aliens (1986)

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James Cameron turned the tonal direction on its head with this first sequel to 1979’s Alien. The original is known for making the most of it’s budget with cleverly concealing the creature until its last moments, making for a film that somewhat resembled 1978’s Halloween in terms of producing unnerving atmosphere by showing anything other than the root of the real terror.

But if Alien is referred to as a sci-fi horror movie then Cameron’s Aliens should be known as a balls to the wall sci-fi action piece. The Terminator director is known to never be one to produce something that isn’t extravagant and Aliens proves that with doubling whatever Alien had to offer. Evidently, a few memorable quips are thrown in for good measure making Aliens an exemplary referential 80’s classic.

Unfortunately, it’s follow up Alien 3 knew it could not live up to it’s predecessor and played it safe by going back in reverse and selecting Ridley Scott’s original approach, something the 1990’s audiences were not ready for.

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Active Voices: The Brandon Easton Interview http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/active-voices-the-brandon-easton-interview/ Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:03:47 +0000 http://www.ageofthenerd.com/?p=7176 Sit down with the Writer/ Director as he talks about Marvel's upcoming Civil War II: Night Thrasher and more!

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Active VoicesThe Creatives are heard again as Active Voices makes its Age of the Nerd and YouTube debut!
First up in our new home is Writer/Director Brandon Easton, who might be the busiest person we know. Not only will he be writing part of Marvel Comics Civil War II arc this year  (which happens to bring back a new version of a favorite 90’s character), but he also will penning Transformers: Deviations for IDW Publishing.
Never one to stand pat, Easton has just spent the last year as a staff writer for ABC’s much loved and lamented Marvel drama, Agent Carter. That’s on top of his Eisner nominated issue of Watson and Holmes as well as his well-received graphic novel Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven.
Let’s not forget he wrote, produced and directed 2014’s inspiring documentary Brave New Souls: Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers of the 21st Century.  This is one creative with knowledge and experience like the deep side of the Pacific.
His take on the state of comics, television, movies is must listening. In this interview, Easton holds court on topics ranging from A to Z, or more precisely, from Batman to WWF Wrestling. Funny, thought provoking and relentlessly insightful, Easton makes Active Voices re-debut a thing to behold.
But now’s the time for you to find that out for yourself…

Active VoicesActive Voices on File: Brandon Easton’s comic book work includes Arkanium and Transformers: Armada for Dreamwave Productions, Shadowlaw, released in January 2012 to an immediate sell-out from Arcana/Platinum Studios for which he won the 2012 Glyph Award for Best Writer; Miles Away, a teen superhero series from Antarctic Press, and multiple titles for Lion Forge Comics, including a critically-acclaimed Andre the Giant graphic novel biography.

As a guest writer for New Paradigm Studios’Watson and Holmes (a reinterpretation of the Holmes mythos set in modern Harlem, NY) comic series for which he received a 2014 Eisner Award nomination for Best Single Issue or One Shot for issue #6. The Eisner Award is considered to be the “Academy Award” of the comic book industry. His work on Watson and Holmes also netted several Glyph Award wins including Story of the Year, Best Writer and the Fan Award. His screenwriting work includes Warner Bros. Animation’s 2011 ThunderCats TV reboot and Hasbro’s Transformers: Rescue Bots, as well as season 2 of the ABC TV series Agent Carter.

In 2014, Easton produced, directed and wrote the documentary Brave New Souls: Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers of the 21st Century that highlights the inspirations, struggles and creations of a new crop of African-American speculative fiction scribes. Brave New Souls was screened at Eagle Con at Cal State LA, Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo and is slated for multiple festivals and comic cons across the U.S.  Brandon regularly incorporates his life experience and knowledge of social science into his projects; delivering potent dramatic sequences built from the intersection of race, class and gender. Check out the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6p9hBVcGmc. Download the documentary at https://gumroad.com/l/VZMe or stream it via Amazon Instant.

Last year, Brandon was named as one of the eight finalists in the prestigious Disney/ABC Studios Writing Program where he was chosen from over fifteen-hundred applicants to receive a one-year position as a writer at the Disney company. In early 2016, Brandon was nominated for the 2nd annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics for Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven.. His latest project is writing Transformers: Deviations for IDW Publishing and Night Thrasher for Marvel Comics Civil War 2 arc.

 

Follow Brandon on Twitter: @BrandonEaston

Check out his podcast: http://writingforrookies.podcastpeople.com/

Listen to him and Brandon Thomas on THE TWO BRANDONS podcast on iTunes and like them on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/THETWOBRANDONS/

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April 30th is National Honesty Day http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/april-30th-is-national-honesty-day/ Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:00:19 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=4517 apinochioNational Honesty Day is celebrated on April 30.  This date was specifically chosen by the author of The Book of Lies: Fibs, Tales, Schemes, Scams, Fakes, and Frauds That Have Changed The Course of History and Affect Our Daily Lives   and former Maryland Press Secretary M. Hirsch Goldberg two reasons.  The first is that April begins with a day of falsehoods as April first is April Fools Day.  The Second is becuase it is the date of the inauguration of the first president of the United States Mr. George “I cannot tell a lie” Washington.

The purpose of National Honesty Day was mainly aimed at politicians who are notorious for not telling the truth.  The History of The United States is filled with men caught in a lie such as Richard Nixon.  This tradition is unfortunately still practiced and there is not a real sense of that ending soon.

National Honesty Day, however, is not just for those in politics.  The day is also for every individual person in our society as a reminder that the truth is always better than a lie.  Society has split lies in to two categories.  The first is “the white lie”; this type … More...

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apinochioNational Honesty Day is celebrated on April 30.  This date was specifically chosen by the author of The Book of Lies: Fibs, Tales, Schemes, Scams, Fakes, and Frauds That Have Changed The Course of History and Affect Our Daily Lives   and former Maryland Press Secretary M. Hirsch Goldberg two reasons.  The first is that April begins with a day of falsehoods as April first is April Fools Day.  The Second is becuase it is the date of the inauguration of the first president of the United States Mr. George “I cannot tell a lie” Washington.

The purpose of National Honesty Day was mainly aimed at politicians who are notorious for not telling the truth.  The History of The United States is filled with men caught in a lie such as Richard Nixon.  This tradition is unfortunately still practiced and there is not a real sense of that ending soon.

National Honesty Day, however, is not just for those in politics.  The day is also for every individual person in our society as a reminder that the truth is always better than a lie.  Society has split lies in to two categories.  The first is “the white lie”; this type of lie is mostly used to spare someone’s feelings.  For instance if you are married and your wife asks you if she looks fat in the dress she has on, it is usually dangerous to day yes, even if you think she does look fat in the dress she has chosen.  This type of lie spares the person’s feelings and also the one who lies avoids an argument.

The second is a “major lie” a major lie is any dishonest act such as stealing and and denying your guilt, or cheating on your taxes.  These types of lies can have ultimately extremely bad consequences.

So how should we celebrate National Honesty Day?  One possibility is to spend the day telling the absolute truth to everyone who asks you a question of any kind.  The second is harder.  The day should be spent in self reflection and then action.  Use the day to think about your life and determine what lies you have told.  These lies can be lies we have told others or lies we have told ourselves and become to believe are true.  After we self evaluate, we must do what is in our power to correct the lies we have told, and the consequences others may have suffered because of them.

One of my favorite expressions is ‘the bottom line”.  The bottom line of this article is that “the truth will set you free.”

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AMC Reveals New Images From Upcoming Series ‘Feed The Beast’ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/amc-reveals-new-images-from-upcoming-series-feed-the-beast/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:43:26 +0000 http://pcm-tv.com/news/?p=26480 Continue reading ]]> (AMC) AMC has released new images from the network’s upcoming original scripted series “Feed the Beast” in anticipation of the series premiere on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.  The network additionally released the show’s main titles, composed by Pat Irwin and executive producer Clyde Phillips, with vocals by singer Sasha Dobson.

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“Feed the Beast,” adapted by executive producer/showrunner Clyde Phillips (“Dexter,” “Nurse Jackie”) and starring David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess, is a drama about two best friends, Tommy Moran (Schwimmer), and Dion Patras (Sturgess) who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant. Additional casting for the series includes Michael Gladis, as Patrick Woichik, aka The Tooth Fairy, the soft spoken, brutally intimidating local mobster with a penchant for pulling teeth; Lorenza Izzo, as Pilar Herrera, a woman who meets Tommy in a grief group, and is desperately searching for true love; Christine Adams, as Tommy’s late wife Rie Moran, John Doman, as Tommy’s father Aidan Moran, a shrewd and ruthless businessman and unapologetic racist; and Elijah Jacob as Tommy’s ten-year old son TJ Moran.

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Arbor Day April 29 http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/arbor-day-april-29/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:00:18 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=4513 Arbor-DayArbor Day is the celebration and the conservation of our trees and Forests.  The history of Arbor Day has its roots in the 1800’s but became of more national significance under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.

Arbor Day is a day to plant trees.  For many years the trees of The USA were used up quickly, and rightfully so, we needed them for housing and for life sustaining fire.  When we first settled this country forests were deep and plentiful and lumbar easy to come by.  But we began to expand and the original 13 colonies became 50 states.  We went from an agricultural society to an industrial society and we forgot that once a tree is cut down a new one does not take its place.  We stripped forests of trees and in so doing endangered many forms of wildlife and at the same time caused erosion and soil issues.

Theodore Roosevelt realized what was happening and began to make wildlife preserves to keep the wonders of natural America intact.

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Arbor-DayArbor Day is the celebration and the conservation of our trees and Forests.  The history of Arbor Day has its roots in the 1800’s but became of more national significance under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.

Arbor Day is a day to plant trees.  For many years the trees of The USA were used up quickly, and rightfully so, we needed them for housing and for life sustaining fire.  When we first settled this country forests were deep and plentiful and lumbar easy to come by.  But we began to expand and the original 13 colonies became 50 states.  We went from an agricultural society to an industrial society and we forgot that once a tree is cut down a new one does not take its place.  We stripped forests of trees and in so doing endangered many forms of wildlife and at the same time caused erosion and soil issues.

Theodore Roosevelt realized what was happening and began to make wildlife preserves to keep the wonders of natural America intact.

Arbor Day is a day to continue the work of conversationalists on a personal level.  It is a day to plant trees where they are needed, even if it is in your back yard.  It is a day to learn to learn about trees.  Do you know the difference between an oak and a maple tree?  Arbor Day is a chance to learn.  We use oak trees in much of our good furniture and in our buildings.  Maple trees make one of the most delicious and nutritious syrups on earth and yet most of us don’t know one from the other.  Arbor Day is a chance to learn.

So use Arbor Day to learn more about trees or to plant some yourself.  Watching a tree grow from infancy to its full grown glory will be a thrill for years to come.

Think of the literature that has a tree in one way or the other at the center of it.  JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings has huge forests that come to life.  He even invented the Ents a race of beings that cared for trees.  Winnie The Pooh lived in a tree.  In Peter Pan the home underground was entered by a tree. Hansel and Gretel found the Gingerbread Cottage is a deep wood.  Dorothy met The Cowardly Lion in a forest in The Wizard of Oz and every December 25th we cut down an evergreen and bring in into our homes and decorate it to honor Jesus.  Trees are a part of our daily existence and yet we take little real notice of them.  Arbor Day is a time to correct that.

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University Of Washington Comes Under Fire For Controversial Cheerleader Tryouts Flyer http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/university-of-washington-comes-under-fire-for-controversial-cheerleader-tryouts-flyer/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:08:48 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9668 (PCM) The University of Washington is receiving a ton of backlash after they posted quite the controversial cheerleader tryouts flyer on their Facebook page. Many are finding the flyer, which has since been removed to be quite offensive and non-inclusive …

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(PCM) The University of Washington is receiving a ton of backlash after they posted quite the controversial cheerleader tryouts flyer on their Facebook page. Many are finding the flyer, which has since been removed to be quite offensive and non-inclusive to people various ethnicity.

The flyer features a scantily clad thin, blonde, white woman accompanied by a list of do’s and don’ts for having a successful cheerleader and dance team tryout. Some of those do’s and don’t include make-up tips such as “Do have a bronze, beachy glow” and “Do wear false eye lashes” and “Don’t have nude lips” or “Don’t have dark smokey eyes”.  They also feature hair tips such as “Do wear your hair straight or curled” and “Don’t have a ponytail or trendy colors”!

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The director of programming for the UW student government, Jazmine Perez,  is dumbfounded by the flyers saying “I can’t believe this is real. One of the first things that comes mind is objectification and idealization of Western beauty, which are values I would like to believe the University doesn’t want to perpetuate. As a student of color who looks nothing like the student in the poster, this feels very exclusive.”

Many feel that students who participate in other sports team do not have to adhere to the same physical/appearance standards. Once the internet began to fire up about the post it was immediately taken down and university officials commented  “that some of the details and descriptions provided were inconsistent with the values of the UW spirit program and department of athletics.”

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The Somewhat Suprising Story Behind Take Your Children To Work Day http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/the-somewhat-suprising-story-behind-take-your-children-to-work-day/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:16:40 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32655 Kids-Work

(PCM) Take Your Children To Work Day occurs on the third Thursday of April each year and has become an actual holiday that is recognized by the U.S. government. Children are legally allowed to miss school on this day to accompany their parents to work and get a true taste of just what it means to be an adult and part of the daily grind each and every day. However, did you know that initially the day was recognized only as Take Your Daughter To Work Day?

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(PCM) Take Your Children To Work Day occurs on the third Thursday of April each year and has become an actual holiday that is recognized by the U.S. government. Children are legally allowed to miss school on this day to accompany their parents to work and get a true taste of just what it means to be an adult and part of the daily grind each and every day. However, did you know that initially the day was recognized only as Take Your Daughter To Work Day?

The holiday initially began as a way to show young women that they could have a career and urge them to explore future career options. It was founded by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women. There was later some backlash about the holiday not being gender inclusive, so back in 2003 it was changed to Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day or Take Your Children To Work Day to be more inclusive.

It is worth noting that when the very first Take Your Daughter To Work Day occurred back in 1993, it was alarming for the founders to see that the visibility of young women in the workforce painted a stark portrait of the invisibility of adult women in the workforce. There have since been some major changes and now women make up more than fifty percent of the current workforce in the country.

Now the main goal of the holiday is to show all children what it is like to work in various fields other than the ones that they learn about in school, and get an excused day off as well!

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Blink 182 Drop New Single! Band Set To Embark On Summer Tour With A Day To Remember, All Time Low And The All American Rejects http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/blink-182-drop-new-single-band-set-to-embark-on-summer-tour-with-a-day-to-remember-all-time-low-and-the-all-american-rejects/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:30:45 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=48528 (PCM) Fans are overjoyed with the news that Blink 182 will be hitting the road this summer for a headlining tour and bringing along their friends A Day To Remember, All Time Low, The All-American Rejects and DJ Spider. This is without a doubt going to be one of the hottest touring packages of the summer. The news of the tour comes after Blink 182 released a lyric video for their brand new single “Bored To Death”! We absolutely can’t wait to rock out to this one live! The track is the first single from the band’s highly anticipated new album, “California”, set for release July 1st. The track was slated to […]

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(PCM) Fans are overjoyed with the news that Blink 182 will be hitting the road this summer for a headlining tour and bringing along their friends A Day To Remember, All Time Low, The All-American Rejects and DJ Spider. This is without a doubt going to be one of the hottest touring packages of the summer.

The news of the tour comes after Blink 182 released a lyric video for their brand new single “Bored To Death”! We absolutely can’t wait to rock out to this one live! The track is the first single from the band’s highly anticipated new album, “California”, set for release July 1st. The track was slated to premiere at a later date, but due to a studio leak the band decided, much to our delight, to release the track earlier than expected.

The tour will kick off on July 22nd in San Diego and wraps up with dates at Irvine Meadows September 29th and the Forum October 1st.

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Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later Coming to Netflix in 2017 http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/wet-hot-american-summer-10-years-later-coming-to-netflix-in-2017/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:19:44 +0000 http://pcm-tv.com/news/?p=26477 Continue reading ]]> WetHotAmericanSummer10YearsLater_Feat(PCM) It’s been fifteen years since the release of David Wain’s summer camp satire Wet Hot American Summer and we’re finally being treated to a sequel! In the form of a series!

Netflix announced the development of the series, consisting of eight 30-minute episodes, today with the release of an announcement teaser.

The teaser comes straight from the end of Wet Hot American Summer when all of the camp counselors are gathering for their last meeting of the summer, and succinctly sums up the straight-forward premise of the sequel.

“Let’s all promise that in ten years from today, we’ll meet again, and we’ll see what kind of people we’ve blossomed into,” suggests Ben (Bradley Cooper).

Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later will most likely follow the same format as the prequel series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, where the first day of camp was chronicled over eight 30-minute episodes.

Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2017 and will be written by Michael Showalter and David Wain with Wain directing.

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New Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer Has Arrived http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/new-independence-day-resurgence-trailer-has-arrived/ Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:41:06 +0000 http://www.ageofthenerd.com/?p=7158 We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and more »

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We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction. Check out the latest trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence below!

Overall I think I like this trailer more than I expected to. I still wouldn’t say I am excited for this upcoming and unnecessary sequel to Independence Day, but the more they show me, the more intrigued I become.I really like the idea that after 20 years of reverse-engineering the alien technology and creating a global defense system, it seems as though that same technology is going to lead to the Earth’s destruction. Not the most original idea, but it’s more than plausible.

Besides seeing the magnetic Jeff Goldblum and a quick glance of Bill Pullman, no one in the cast really gets my mojo going. Liam Hemsworth might be the nicest guy in Hollywood but he is as stiff as a board in everything he is in. I am also annoyed by the need to add what appears to be Will Smith”s original characters son into the mix. I know it makes sense to try and tie it all together, but the idea of his kid becoming a fighter pilot that is crucial to the saving the Earth is beyond unreal for me. I have no problem suspending disbelief in alien destruction flick, but don’t make it harder with ridiculous character ties. I do realize this is probably not n issue for most of you, just a personal gripe I have. That’s ok.

We also see the return of..Brent Spiner? Wait, didn’t he die in the first movie? Pretty sure he was killed off. See this is the stupid character stuff I am talking about!

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Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters June 24th, 2016.

 

 

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Vandals Won’t Stop Stealing Heracles’ Penis Forcing City Officials To Come Up With A Plan http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/vandals-wont-stop-stealing-heracles-penis-forcing-city-officials-to-come-up-with-a-plan/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:01:26 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=3051 (PCM) For many years French officials have been faced with quite an interesting predicament at the Parc Mauresque in France, as their statue of the ancient Greek hero Heracules is missing a certain body part. It seems that vandals in the area very much enjoy stealing the statues intricately designed marble penis. After replacing it several times, city officials have finally had enough and made the decision to leave poor Heracles penis-less for the majority of the year. They have now come up with a plan to fit the Heracles statue with a removable prosthetic penis that will only be placed on the statue at certain times of the year […]

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(PCM) For many years French officials have been faced with quite an interesting predicament at the Parc Mauresque in France, as their statue of the ancient Greek hero Heracules is missing a certain body part. It seems that vandals in the area very much enjoy stealing the statues intricately designed marble penis.

After replacing it several times, city officials have finally had enough and made the decision to leave poor Heracles penis-less for the majority of the year. They have now come up with a plan to fit the Heracles statue with a removable prosthetic penis that will only be placed on the statue at certain times of the year such as certain festivals and ceremonies.

The statue was created by artist Claude Bouscau and placed in the park in 1948. At the time the statue was placed, it is rumored that women in the city were shocked by the size of Heracles marble member and Bouscau had to shave down and remold it two times before it was considered satisfactory.

None of the stolen marble penises have ever been recovered over the years, leaving us to use our imaginations as to just what someone would want with a giant marble penis laying around the house, oh wait … nevermind!

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Tune In For An All-New Episode ‘Lucha Underground’ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/tune-in-for-an-all-new-episode-lucha-underground/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:55:04 +0000 http://pcm-tv.com/news/?p=26474 Continue reading ]]> LU_S2_214_8396

(El Rey) In an all-new episode of “Lucha Underground,” this Wednesday, April 27th at 8:00PM ET/PT on El Rey Network, Cage faces off with Johnny Mundo in a blood-pumping Steel Cage Match for an Aztec Medallion. While Pentagon Jr. struggles with devastating injuries, four teams compete in the Trios Tournament finals which is sure to be a mind-blowing match for the books! Don’t miss new one-hour episodes of the lucha libre wrestling series from Emmy Award®-winning producer Mark Burnett Wednesdays at 8:00PM ET/PT.

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Ancient tradition, extraordinary athleticism, and a flare for theatrics combine in El Rey Network’s wrestling series, “Lucha Underground.” The riveting original introduces American audiences to the high-flying aerial maneuvers, slingshot moves, dramatic masks, intricate, rapid-fire combinations and distinctive wrestling techniques of lucha libre, one of Mexico’s most popular sports. Fans have a ringside seat as masked villains and heroes face off to battle for wrestling supremacy. The weekly series provides enthusiastic viewers with an incredibly visceral and explosive experience with a focus on the artistry, originality, intense action and over-the-top characters that have come to define this phenomenal fan-favorite. A celebration of lucha libre’s long-standing Mesoamerican heritage and culture dating back to 1863, this is programming that must be seen to be believed.

“Lucha Underground” is produced by MGM in association with FactoryMade Ventures and AG Studios for El Rey Network. Executive producers are Mark Burnett, Eric Van Wagenen (also showrunner) and Brian Edwards of MGM; Dorian Roldán from Lucha Libre AAA; Alejandro Garcia and Antonio Cué Sánchez-Navarro; El Rey Network co-founder Robert Rodriguez; FactoryMade Ventures and El Rey Network co-founders John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa and Skip Chaisson of Skip Films and El Rey Network. The series airs on El Rey Network and is distributed internationally by MGM.

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Ranking The Predator Movies From Worst To Best http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/ranking-the-predator-movies-from-worst-to-best/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:12:49 +0000 http://www.ageofthenerd.com/?p=7148 It has been six years since the release of Predators. After the abysmal Alien vs Predator movies, it seemed righteous that we were given a decent solo Predator movie. Unfortunately, even though Predators was far superior in terms of entertainment and technically than the aforementioned, that movie kind of came and went.

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It has been six years since the release of Predators. After the abysmal Alien vs Predator movies, it seemed righteous that we were given a decent solo Predator movie. Unfortunately, even though Predators was far superior in terms of entertainment and technically than the aforementioned, that movie kind of came and went.

Well, now it has come to light that original Predator writer, Shane Black wants to resurrect the franchise. With blessings from Twentieth Century Fox, it has allegedly been agreed that the next one will be enormous in scope. Black stated that it will have “event status.” It’s meaning is most likely that marketing for the feature is going to be globally broad. Whether the film itself will turn out any good is the million dollar question! Whatever comes our way, fans can finally rejoice that they will get to see their beloved dreadlocked alien hunter on the big screen in the not too distant future.

Although admittedly probably not much of a challenge, this article is going to rank the Predator movies including both of the notorious Alien vs Predator flicks, from worst to best.

Alien vs Predator (2004)

The year 1990 gave birth to the Alien vs Predator concept, but it was to be another 14 years until we got to see a live action version of the mythology that was to be a sort of spin off from both the Alien and Predator franchise. And what did we get? According to most, something that could have been a whole lot better had they got the right team involved.

What could have been a fun creature splatter movie, we ended up getting something that felt half baked. Things only got worse as the movie progressed when the predator became tolerant of humans, so much so that one of them felt at ease in teaming up with our secondary anthropoid hero in order to defeat those evil Xenomorphs. However, taking a neutral stance on the whole thing would only have marginally made the bore that was Alien vs Predator better.

Alien vs Predator: Requiem (2007)

They didn’t learn much from the mistakes they made when developing the first film. You would have thought that the bad feedback would have meant something. Alien vs Predator: Requiem was hardly any more interesting than it’s original counterpart. Even if they did correct the issue of both the aliens and the predators seeing people as nothing but meat. The gore was significantly ramped up in this one after the original was given a PG-13 rating. Unfortunately, the sequel took itself way too seriously to the point that the violent sequences elevated themselves from the superficially trashy to somewhat anxiety inducing.

Predators (2010)

Predators did many things right. Wonders never cease, huh? Back came the eerie atmosphere of the original together with an expanded narrative. Adrien Brody’s Royce seemed like a cardboard rip off of Dutch, played famously by Arnold Schwarzenegger. But that didn’t seem to bother audiences. It took a while for things to get rolling, which hurts Predators a little even with it’s added subplot that serves to give it some deep characterization. The dialogue does not particularly emphasise itself given that’s half of what the Predator movies are often known and discussed for, in particular the original. The theatrical trailer promised that it would be just like the first film, only multiplied. Well, it didn’t quite live up to it’s promise. But it is worthy of being officially a third chapter.

Predator (1987)

What?! This editorial isn’t ranking the original Predator as the absolute sci-fi horror masterpiece that it so often is by other sources? Well, no. Apologies to the many that are inifinitely seduced by Schwarzenegger’s one liners that are often uttered in course of averagely made jokes. Predator contains a wonderfully creepy atmosphere in a quiet setting that doesn’t quite match the reveal of the creature.

Predator’s first hour has a magnificent setup, but when the alien is shown in all it’s glory the tone of the film switches from what was a a creepy mysterious horror picture to something that resembles a cross between Rambo and Friday 13th. Of course Predator isn’t a bad movie, hence why it is second on this list. It’s jammed with memorable quotes, cliche and fun 1980’s gore and it’s tense action filled climax is amongst the best in sci fi movie history.

It’s just simply not as fun as it’s follow up.

Predator 2 (1990)

Danny Glover better than Arnold Schwarzenegger as the main lead? Let’s remember that the formerly known “Austrian Oak” has the unfair advantage of starring in many memorable action movies of the 1980’s that resonated with many. It is not just Predator in which audiences affectionately refer to his role. Without Schwarzenegger’s charming foreign accent, do you really think his role in Predator would have been as memorable? It is doubtful.

Danny Glover isn’t exactly known for making his mark in action movies. His Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon franchise seemingly always took a secondary position to Mel Gibson’s Martin Riggs. But Predator 2 gave him his chance to shine! Also, there is something about an urban setting that gives the predator seemingly so much more to do. The level of violence is on the same level as the original, although many of the background characters do not stand out with one exception. Bless Bill Paxton.

Gary Busey makes his mark as the intimidating government agent, Peter Keyes. His character is portrayed to be a foe of Glover’s Mike Harrigan until a plot twist toward the end changes the audiences feelings toward him. Glover and even the predator itself get to have their own one liners in this one that should have rightfully have had more durability with the fans. Are you telling me that you don’t remember the predator down in a heap after falling into and through a residential building and telling himself “shit happens?”

Predator 2 should also be given credit for at least attempting to give us Alien vs Predator a lot sooner than it did. At least that shot of that rounded elongated skull shown in the predator’s lair provoked exciting discussions before the year 2004 rudely tarnished those memories. It may not be anymore of a classic than the original, as pop culture has proven, but it deserves to be at least on a par.

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Trailer Released For ‘HoneyGlue’ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/trailer-released-for-honeyglue/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:26:18 +0000 http://pcmreviews.com/news/?p=26702 (PCM) A thoroughly new age story, HONEYGLUE is about love, loss, and acceptance. Morgan (Adriana Mather) is a young girl struggling with the fact she only has a few months to live due to malignant brain tumor. Her world begins to turn around when she meets Jordan (break-out newcomer Zach Villa in an incredible performance) a gender-defying artist who takes her on an adventure of a lifetime. HONEYGLUE leaves the viewer with a finer appreciation of the excitement, compassion, and powerful love that are available to those brave enough to claim them. Genre: Drama, Romance Rating: R Company Releasing: Zombot Pictures Release Date: Opens in NYC on June 3rd and LA […]

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(PCM) A thoroughly new age story, HONEYGLUE is about love, loss, and acceptance. Morgan (Adriana Mather) is a young girl struggling with the fact she only has a few months to live due to malignant brain tumor. Her world begins to turn around when she meets Jordan (break-out newcomer Zach Villa in an incredible performance) a gender-defying artist who takes her on an adventure of a lifetime. HONEYGLUE leaves the viewer with a finer appreciation of the excitement, compassion, and powerful love that are available to those brave enough to claim them.

Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: R
Company Releasing: Zombot Pictures

Release Date: Opens in NYC on June 3rd and LA on June 10th
Directed By: James Bird
Starring: Adriana Mather, Zach Villa, Booboo Stewart, Christopher Heyerdahl, Jessica Tuck, and Amanda Plummer

Synopsis:
After learning that she has three months left to live, Morgan turns her protected middle class life upside down. That’s when she meets Jordan, a rebellious, gender-defying artist and together they embark on an adventure of a lifetime. With a hand-held camera, the pair document their time together, creating a lasting record of what and who really matters in life.

With superb and fearless performances by newcomers Adriana Mather and Zach Villa and a stellar supporting cast that includes Booboo Stewart and Amanda Plummer, HONEYGLUE is a thoroughly modern love story without labels. Zombot Pictures and writer/director James Bird take a raw look at mortality, but the result is a celebration of life, leaving the viewer with a finer appreciation of the excitement, compassion, and powerful love that are available to those brave enough to claim them.

Website: http://honeygluefilm.com/
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Nada Surf Set To Play Le Bataclan In Paris http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/nada-surf-set-to-play-le-bataclan-in-paris/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:37:58 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=48515 (PCM) Barsuk recording group Nada Surf will be among the first artists to perform at Paris’ famed Le Bataclan upon the world renowned venue’s long awaited reopening in the wake of last November’s terrorist attacks. The NYC-based band – who were among the many artists who took part in Eagles of Death Metal’s “Play It Forward” campaign, performing EODM’s “I Love You All The Time” to benefit victims of the November 13th attacks – will play Le Bataclan on December 2nd. “We’re not nervous about playing Le Bataclan,” says Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws, “in the same way we weren’t nervous being in New York after 9/11. There are two reasons we […]

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Nada-Surf(PCM) Barsuk recording group Nada Surf will be among the first artists to perform at Paris’ famed Le Bataclan upon the world renowned venue’s long awaited reopening in the wake of last November’s terrorist attacks. The NYC-based band – who were among the many artists who took part in Eagles of Death Metal’s “Play It Forward” campaign, performing EODM’s “I Love You All The Time” to benefit victims of the November 13th attacks – will play Le Bataclan on December 2nd.

“We’re not nervous about playing Le Bataclan,” says Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws, “in the same way we weren’t nervous being in New York after 9/11. There are two reasons we want to play this show: one is that we want to help contribute to a sense of life continuing as it did before. We want to help people have a good time and bring positive intentions that stand in opposition to fear. The other reason is in the same spirit – Le Bataclan is our favorite venue in Paris. We’ve played there three times. The day after the attacks we asked our manager when we could play there next.”
Currently touring Europe in support of their acclaimed new album, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, Nada Surf will spend much of this year on the road, including an epic summer world tour encompassing North American headline dates, international festival appearances, and more. The announced dates culminate with a pair of New York City homecoming gigs, set for Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 17th and NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on September 18th. For complete details and ticket information, please see www.nadasurf.com/tour-dates.

The band recently performed live on NPR’s nationally syndicated “World Café” and was filmed performing at KEXP’s new studios in Seattle, WA.
Nada Surf’s eighth studio recording, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE includes the single, “Rushing,” accompanied by a romantic companion video filmed earlier this year in Paris. “Rushing” – written and directed by acclaimed French filmmakers Emilie and Sarah Barbault – can be viewed now at Nada Surf’s official YouTube channel.

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WORLD TOUR 2016

APRIL
25- Grenoble, France- Belle Electrique
26- Feyzin, France- L’Epicerie Moderne
27- Mérignac, France- Krakatoa
28- Madrid, Spain- La Riviera
29- Pontevedra, Spain- Pazo da Cultura
30- Bilbao, Spain- Antxoki

MAY
12- Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall
13- Minneapolis, MN- Fine Line Music Cafe
14- Omaha, NE- Waiting Room
17- Vancouver, BC- Venue
18- Seattle, WA- Neptune Theatre
19- Portland, OR- Wonder Ballroom
20- San Francisco, CA- Great American Music Hall
21- Los Angeles, CA- Teragram
22- San Diego, CA- Irenic
24- Denver, CO- Bluebird
25- Kansas City, MO- Crossroads – Free Show
27- Austin, TX- Parish
28- Dallas, TX- Granada
29- Houston, TX- White Oak Music Hall

JUNE
01- Washington, DC- 9:30 Club
02- Philadelphia, PA- World Cafe Live
03- Toronto, ON- Lee’s Palace
04- Boston, MA- Paradise
23- Salzburg, Austria- Rockhouse
24- Graz, Austria- Postgarage

JULY
02- Barcelona, Spain- Vida Festival
08- Limoges, France- Lost in Limoges
09- Argelès-Sur-Mer, France- Les Déferlantes Festival
29- Malestroit, France- Festival au Pont du Rock
31- Karlsruhe, Germany- Zeltival

AUGUST
11- Luhmuhlen, Germany- A Summer’s Tale
12- Rothenburg, Germany- Taubertal Festival
14- Brussels, Belgium- Brussels Summer Festival

SEPTEMBER
17- Brooklyn, NY- Music Hall of Williamsburg
18- New York, NY- Bowery Ballroom

DECEMBER
02- Paris, France- Le Bataclan

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Get Ready For The Premiere Of The New Travel Channel Series ‘Hello, Goodbye’ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/get-ready-for-the-premiere-of-the-new-travel-channel-series-hello-goodbye/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:11:02 +0000 http://pcm-tv.com/news/?p=26471 Continue reading ]]> Travel-Channel

(Travel Channel) “Hello Goodbye” captures some of life’s biggest and most fun moments as regular, everyday people arrive and depart from some of America’s largest airports, including Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare. Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Monday, May 9 at 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, Travel Channel’s new series, produced by Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production in association with Telepictures and Shed Media, highlights surprising and exciting stories of marriage proposals, surprise greeters and big family reunions from travelers from all walks of life and cultures. In each of the six half-hour episodes, viewers join host Curt Menefee (“Fox NFL Sunday”) as he strolls through terminals talking to travelers, and discovering the heartwarming and hilarious stories behind every arrival and departure. Each story reveals the most memorable moments that take place daily between families and loved ones in airports across the country.

“Ellen DeGeneres and her production team captured some of the most surprising and entertaining reunion stories at airports across the country,” says Courtney White, senior vice president, programming, Travel Channel. “ ‘Hello Goodbye’ gives us a fun, fresh look at touching down in a city.”

“Talking with strangers in airports, you really learn a lot about the human spirit. So often it came back to the power of love,” says Menefee. “Whether it was the family we met awaiting their relatives from Syria, or the man who was reuniting with his sister after 40 years without contact, or people seeing each other in person for the first time after meeting online (those were always interesting). The stories ran the gamut from the deeply personal, to the hilarious and humorous. Love is often what helps us all get through the day.”

“Hello Goodbye” is based on the original format and hit international program, “Hello Goodbye,” by BlazHoffski Productions BV.

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April 26 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/april-26-in-pop-culture-history/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:26:49 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2270 26April 26
662 (Earthquake) Iran

1278 – Imprisoned for murder, John le F*cker sent a letter asking for bail, the earliest recorded instance of the English swear word “f*ck”.

1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. People were traditionally baptized three days after birth, this is how we know his birthday was April 23.

1721 (Earthquake) Tabriz, Iran

1882 – A perpetual motion machine was Patented (#257,103) by John Sutliff. I’m pretty sure it didn’t really work.

1921 – The first US broadcast of the weather was made from St. Louis, Missouri, over station WEW. Or so legend has it. There were few rules in the earliest days of radio, so another station may have made a weather announcement. It was about 55 degrees.

1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, was established.

1954 – Polio vaccine trials began.

1958 – #1 Hit April 26, 1958 – May 2, 1958: The PlattersTwilight Time

1975 – #1 Hit April 26, 1975 – May 2, 1975: B. J. Thomas(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song

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662 (Earthquake) Iran

1278 – Imprisoned for murder, John le F*cker sent a letter asking for bail, the earliest recorded instance of the English swear word “f*ck”.

1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. People were traditionally baptized three days after birth, this is how we know his birthday was April 23.

1721 (Earthquake) Tabriz, Iran

1882 – A perpetual motion machine was Patented (#257,103) by John Sutliff. I’m pretty sure it didn’t really work.

1921 – The first US broadcast of the weather was made from St. Louis, Missouri, over station WEW. Or so legend has it. There were few rules in the earliest days of radio, so another station may have made a weather announcement. It was about 55 degrees.

1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, was established.

1954 – Polio vaccine trials began.

1958 – #1 Hit April 26, 1958 – May 2, 1958: The PlattersTwilight Time

1975 – #1 Hit April 26, 1975 – May 2, 1975: B. J. Thomas(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song

1977 – Studio 54 opened at 254 West 54th Street in New York City.

1986 – Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster, Ukraine, sending a radioactive cloud over much of Europe. It was announced two days later.

1989 (Tornado) Daulatpur-Salturia Tornado, Bangladesh killed 1300 people and injured 12,000.

1978 – Ringo Starr’s Ringo a musical version of The Prince and the Pauper, aired on NBC, with George Harrison narrating.

2010 – Boobquake was envisioned by Jennifer McCreight. An estimated 200,000 people participated world wide, and the epicenter was considered the Purdue Bell Tower in West Lafayette, Indiana.

2011 – The Voice premiered on NBC

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Inspirational Message Discovered On A 2,400 Year Old Mosaic In Turkey http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/inspirational-message-discovered-on-a-2400-year-old-mosaic-in-turkey/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 01:39:31 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=3048 (PCM) We can all use some positive vibes in life every now and again, so take heed and follow the advice that is engraved upon the 2,400 year old ancient mosaic that was recently unearthed in Turkey which states “Be cheerful, live your life”! The centuries old “skeletal mosaic” was discovered during excavation works in the southern province of Hatay. Demet Kara, an archaeologist from the Hatay Archaeology Museum, said the mosaic belonged to the dining room of a house from the 3rd century B.C., as new findings have been unearthed in the ancient city of Antiocheia. Kara further explained, “There are three scenes on glass mosaics made of black tiles. Two things are […]

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(PCM) We can all use some positive vibes in life every now and again, so take heed and follow the advice that is engraved upon the 2,400 year old ancient mosaic that was recently unearthed in Turkey which states “Be cheerful, live your life”!

The centuries old “skeletal mosaic” was discovered during excavation works in the southern province of Hatay. Demet Kara, an archaeologist from the Hatay Archaeology Museum, said the mosaic belonged to the dining room of a house from the 3rd century B.C., as new findings have been unearthed in the ancient city of Antiocheia.

Kara further explained, “There are three scenes on glass mosaics made of black tiles. Two things are very important among the elite class in the Roman period in terms of social activities: The first is the bath and the second is dinner. In the first scene, a black person throws fire. That symbolizes the bath. In the middle scene, there is a sundial and a young clothed man running towards it with a bare-headed butler behind. The sundial is between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. 9 p.m. is the bath time in the Roman period. He has to arrive at supper at 10 p.m. Unless he can, it is not well received. There is writing on the scene that reads he is late for supper and writing about time on the other. In the last scene, there is a reckless skeleton with a drinking pot in his hand along with bread and a wine pot. The writing on it reads ‘be cheerful and live your life”.

The mosaic was definitely quite the unique find in Turkey, as the only other place in the world that a mosaic such as this one was said to exist was in Italy and this particular mosaic dates back to a much further time period. Definitely words to live by as then ring just as true now as they most likely did many centuries ago!

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Want To Earn Some Extra Cash This Summer? Make A Musical Bet! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/want-to-earn-some-extra-cash-this-summer-make-a-musical-bet/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:52:43 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9662 Axl-Rose1

(PCM) Some you will see that title and click on it, probably thinking it’s a get rich quick scam or something along those lines. No … this is guaranteed money! No, you don’t have to hold a neighborhood car wash or cut …

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(PCM) Some you will see that title and click on it, probably thinking it’s a get rich quick scam or something along those lines. No … this is guaranteed money! No, you don’t have to hold a neighborhood car wash or cut the neighbors lawn, or better yet construct some sort of stand so that your kids can sell lemonade out of the front yard. Even though I have done all of the aforementioned and they can kind of provide a good time. Maybe not the cutting grass part, but hey, it keeps you moving at least!

This is a different way of making some cash. Here’s my idea and it involves calling your friends or a family member. Especially the kind of friend that has an old concert t-shirt tucked away in their dresser drawer. Or maybe lost in the back of a closet. Maybe your friend from back in the day that had the long hair and rocked out to Guns ‘N Roses.

If you have been stuck under a rock or away or a distant planet, I would like to break the news to you that Axl Rose has rejoined his old band Guns ‘N Roses. Yes, the inevitable has happened and Axl has rejoined his old friends onstage. In fact, they will set out on a stadium tour this summer. Then it was announced that Axl Rose will replace Brian Johnson on AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust Tour.” The reason given for Johnson’s absence from the tour was due to hearing loss. I don’t know if I believe that, but we shall see how all that play’s out.

The tour is supposed to kick off on May 7th in Portugal. Let’s see if Axl shows up. I hope he does. He owes it to the fans that he has disappointed over the years for no showing and canceling. It will be the ultimate retribution if all the planned shows with AC/DC and G’NR with Axl on the mic are played without any issues. So, all I’m saying is if you want to make some extra cash this summer, make a bet with a friend that these shows will be a nightmare, and Axl doesn’t show.

Maybe they will wrap him in bubble wrap and deliver him to each show like that, who knows? All I’m really hoping is that history doesn’t repeat itself, and Axl finally man’s up and rocks the house like he was always meant to do! 

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Band Performance Times Revealed For Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion 2016 http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/band-performance-times-revealed-for-monster-energys-carolina-rebellion-2016/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:17:47 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=48510 (PCM) The band performance times and stage designations have been announced for the sixth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion–May 6, 7 and 8 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, just outside Charlotte. The Mid-Atlantic’s Biggest Rock Festival will feature performances from over 50 top rock artists playing on four stages, including Disturbed, Scorpions, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, A Day To Remember, 3 Doors Down, Alice Cooper, Bring Me The Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Lamb Of God, and many others. The festival will also feature multiple onsite experiences including premium camping facilities, and an expanded Pig Out BBQ Village featuring Gourmet […]

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(PCM) The band performance times and stage designations have been announced for the sixth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion–May 6, 7 and 8 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, just outside Charlotte.

The Mid-Atlantic’s Biggest Rock Festival will feature performances from over 50 top rock artists playing on four stages, including Disturbed, Scorpions, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, A Day To Remember, 3 Doors Down, Alice Cooper, Bring Me The Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Lamb Of God, and many others. The festival will also feature multiple onsite experiences including premium camping facilities, and an expanded Pig Out BBQ Village featuring Gourmet Man Food that reflects cuisine of the region and the cultural food explosion that is happening around the country.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion General Admission 3-Day Weekend, 2-Day, Single Day tickets and 3-Day Weekend Ticket 4-Packs are available for purchase at the current low advance ticket prices at www.CarolinaRebellion.com. Prices will increase on Monday, May 2 (see below for additional details).

Those who have purchased Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion camping and hotel packages can kick off the weekend at the Thursday Night Campground Party.

The current Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion performance schedule is as follows (subject to change):

Thursday, May 5—Thursday Night Campground Party

(Doors open at 6:30 PM)

 

GOLD Stage  
8:00 PM Something Clever
9:15 PM 2112

 

Friday, May 6

(Doors open at 11:00 AM)

 

Monster CAROLINA Stage   Monster REBELLION Stage
12:30 PM Sick Puppies   11:30 AM Aranda
2:00 PM Black Stone Cherry   1:00 PM Lacey Sturm
3:40 PM Pop Evil   2:35 PM Avatar
5:30 PM Sixx:A.M.   4:20 PM Hellyeah
8:15 PM Lynyrd Skynyrd   6:15 PM 3 Doors Down
      9:30 PM Scorpions

 

 

BLACK Stage   GOLD Stage
12:00 PM The Glorious Sons   12:00 PM Stitched Up Heart
1:30 PM Big Jesus   1:30 PM From Ashes To New
3:10 PM Candlebox   3:10 PM New Year’s Day
5:00 PM Filter   5:00 PM Escape The Fate
7:15 PM Collective Soul   7:15 PM Between The Buried & Me
         

 

Saturday, May 7

(Doors open at 11:00 AM)

Monster CAROLINA Stage   Monster REBELLION Stage
1:15 PM Saint Asonia   12:15 PM Red Sun Rising
2:45 PM P.O.D.   1:45 PM Trivium
4:25 PM Anthrax   3:20 PM Sevendust
6:15 PM Megadeth   5:05 PM Bullet For My Valentine
8:45 PM Five Finger Death Punch   7:15 PM A Day To Remember
      9:45 PM Shinedown

 

BLACK Stage   GOLD Stage
11:45 AM Monster Truck   11:45 AM Cane Hill
12:45 PM Andrew Watt   12:45 PM Wilson
2:15 PM Audiotopsy   2:15 PM Texas Hippie Coalition
3:55 PM Parkway Drive   3:55 PM The Sword
5:45 PM Ghost   5:45 PM Clutch
8:00 PM Lamb Of God      

 

Sunday, May 8

(Doors open at 11:00 AM.)

 

Monster CAROLINA Stage   Monster REBELLION Stage
1:40 PM Thousand Foot Krutch   2:10 PM Hands Like Houses
3:10 PM Yelawolf   3:40 PM The Struts
4:40 PM Cypress Hill   5:20 PM Pennywise
6:30 PM Deftones   7:15 PM Bring Me The Horizon
8:45 PM Rob Zombie   9:45 PM Disturbed

 

BLACK Stage   GOLD Stage
1:15 PM The Shrine   12:35 PM ‘68
2:40 PM Royal Thunder   1:15 PM Unlocking The Truth
4:10 PM Enter Shikari   2:40 PM Code Orange
6:00 PM BABYMETAL   4:15 PM August Burns Red
8:00 PM Alice Cooper   6:00 PM Asking Alexandria

Fans are encouraged to buy now and save. On Monday, May 2 at 12:01 AM ET, ticket prices will increase as follows:

Weekend GA (through 10:59 PM ET on May 6) – $235

Weekend 4-Pack (through 10:59 PM on May 6) – $645

2-Day – $185

Single Day – $140

In addition to music, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion offers multiple onsite experiences, including: Pig Out BBQ Village, Monster Energy artist signings, viewing deck and sampling, Bud Light available for purchase throughout the festival, f.y.e. artist meet and greet and autograph signing sessions, the Jack Daniel’s Experience, The Music Experience, Zippo contests and giveaways, Deep Eddy Vodka garden, Jägermeister Live Lounge, as well as the Pabst 1844 Lounge and Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club VIP experiences.

Download the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for festival information and band performance times.

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live and is part of the World’s Loudest Month concert series, which features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres in April and May.

The festival is supported by great corporate partners including Monster Energy, Bud Light, f.y.e., Jack Daniel’s, The Music Experience, Zippo Encore, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Jägermeister.

For more information on Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, visit:

Website: www.CarolinaRebellion.com

Facebook: @CarolinaRebellion

Twitter: @CRebellion

Instagram: CarolinaRebellion

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April 25 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/april-25-in-pop-culture-history/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:25:30 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2265 25April 25
1644 – The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty China, committed suicide during a peasant rebellion.

1719 – Daniel Defoe’s The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was published.

1792 – Highwayman (thief) Nicolas J. Pelletier became the first person executed by guillotine in Paris, France.

1859 – Ground was broken for opened the Suez Canal by British and French engineers. The 100 mile canal between the Mediterranean and the Red Seas opened ten years later, on November 17, 1869.

1901 – New York became the first US state to require automobile license plates.

1944 – The United Negro College Fund was incorporated.

1947 – President Harry Truman opened the two lane White House bowling alley.

1953 – Francis Crick and James D. Watson published Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid describing the double helix structure of DNA.

1954 – The first practical solar cell was demonstrated by Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1960 – #1 Hit April 25, 1960 – May 22, 1960: Elvis PresleyStuck on You

1961 – The integrated circuit was Patented (#2,981,877) by Robert Noyce.

1970 – #1 Hit April 25, 1970 – May 8, 1970: … More...

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1644 – The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming Dynasty China, committed suicide during a peasant rebellion.

1719 – Daniel Defoe’s The Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was published.

1792 – Highwayman (thief) Nicolas J. Pelletier became the first person executed by guillotine in Paris, France.

1859 – Ground was broken for opened the Suez Canal by British and French engineers. The 100 mile canal between the Mediterranean and the Red Seas opened ten years later, on November 17, 1869.

1901 – New York became the first US state to require automobile license plates.

1944 – The United Negro College Fund was incorporated.

1947 – President Harry Truman opened the two lane White House bowling alley.

1953 – Francis Crick and James D. Watson published Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid describing the double helix structure of DNA.

1954 – The first practical solar cell was demonstrated by Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1960 – #1 Hit April 25, 1960 – May 22, 1960: Elvis PresleyStuck on You

1961 – The integrated circuit was Patented (#2,981,877) by Robert Noyce.

1970 – #1 Hit April 25, 1970 – May 8, 1970: The Jackson 5ABC

1982 – Israel completed the withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula per the Camp David Accords.

1983 – Pioneer 10 traveled beyond ex-planet Pluto’s orbit.

1990 – The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in space from the Space Shuttle Discovery to an orbit 381 miles above Earth.

1992 – #1 Hit April 25, 1992 – June 19, 1992: Kris KrossJump

1992- Growing Pains and Who’s The Boss aired their final episodes

1998 – #1 Hit April 25, 1998 – May 22, 1998: NextToo Close

2015 – #1 Hit April 25, 2015 – June 5, 2015: Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie PuthSee You Again

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WWE Gets Ready To Go Into ‘Payback’ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/wwe-gets-ready-to-go-into-payback/ Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:14:56 +0000 http://pcm-tv.com/news/?p=26468 Continue reading ]]>

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(PCM) The WWE universe is gearing up for Payback. The annual WWE show after WrestleMania will take place on Sunday May 1st, in Chicago at the Allstate Arena. The show is looking interesting and is a far cry from last year’s show. There are a lot of new faces and a lot of new feuds. These new feuds stem from two things: the first is of course payback from the recent WrestleMania and the second is, due to the fact that there is a new man running the show. (No not really. Vince still runs the show, but hey, we can think that way.) Shane McMahon might have lost his match against the Undertaker at WrestleMania, but he has been running the WWE since the following Monday night when his dad handed him the reigns. WWE never ceases to amaze me as a fan. They might have their ups and downs, but they are an entertaining brand. The current path WWE is on is giving a lot of newer talent TV time, which gives the viewer the feeling of mixing the old with a lot of the new.

The matches for the show which has been announced so far are as follows: Charlotte VS Natalya for the WWE’S Women’s Championship. This should be a very good technical match. And the thing I’m looking forward to see the most is the return of Bret the “Hitman Hart”, who will be in Natalya’s corner. This will be the first time we have seen Bret since he announced his battle with cancer a few months ago. Ric Flair will obviously be in Charlotte’s corner as he has been during all her recent matches.

Dean Ambrose Vs Chris Jericho: Stemming from Dean Ambrose’s overtaking of Jericho’s, “The Highlight Reel” into what Dean Ambrose turned into “Ambrose Asylum.” Jericho always playing the overzealous type wants to see who is the best. We shall see the outcome of this one.

The Miz with Maryse by his side Vs Cesaro: The Intercontinental Champion, The Miz will defend his title against Cesaro. The King of the Swings is returning after a shoulder injury to try to take on The Miz to make the championship something to be talked about.

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns Vs AJ Styles: After winning the title at WrestleMania against HHH, Reigns is looking forward to meeting his first major challenge. Reigns will meet that challenge in the No 1 contender AJ Styles. AJ won the chance to meet the champion at Payback after competing in a hell of a match on Raw in a Fatal Four Way match. AJ is hot off the heels of a having a great feud with Chris Jericho. Should be a good match.

Sami Zayn Vs Kevin Owen’s: These two are amazing in the ring. Their passion for old school brawling and wrestling comes off so well. The spot at this past WrestleMania where Sami hits that move on the ladder leaving Owens unconscious still in my mind. Should probably be the match of the night in my opinion.

Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady Vs The Vaudevillains: This match will be for the WWE Tag Team No. 1 Contenders Tournament Final. Set up by Shane Mcmahon to bring in the more under card guys up to the mainstream level.

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Charity Finds A Unique Way To Battle Censors For Breast Self-Exam Video http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/charity-finds-a-unique-way-to-battle-censors-for-breast-self-exam-video/ Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:02:06 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32648 man-breast-cancer

(PCM) The anti-breast cancer charity MACMA has found quite a unique way to battle internet censors when posting a video demonstrating the proper way to conduct a breast self-exam. Many tutorial videos for breast self-exams are blocked or pulled down from the internet due to complaints about indecency, as most social networking sites have policies against featuring images of topless women.

After tiring of having their videos removed, MACMA came up with a new approach. They decided to use a male model to create their demonstration video, as apparently male breasts are really not all that different. Way to stick it to the internet censors!… Full Story

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(PCM) The anti-breast cancer charity MACMA has found quite a unique way to battle internet censors when posting a video demonstrating the proper way to conduct a breast self-exam. Many tutorial videos for breast self-exams are blocked or pulled down from the internet due to complaints about indecency, as most social networking sites have policies against featuring images of topless women.

After tiring of having their videos removed, MACMA came up with a new approach. They decided to use a male model to create their demonstration video, as apparently male breasts are really not all that different. Way to stick it to the internet censors! Check out their creative video below:

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Warner Bros Reveals Release Date For Film Adaptation Of Stephen King’s ‘It’ http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/warner-bros-reveals-release-date-for-film-adaptation-of-stephen-kings-it/ Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:27:23 +0000 http://pcmreviews.com/news/?p=26697 (PCM) Warner Bros. has announced that their upcoming adaption of author Stephen King’s famed novel ‘It’ will be released on September 8, 2017. The film will follow the story line of seven children living in Derry and will be divided into two parts,  one showing them as children and the other as adults. Originally, director Cary Fukunaga was attached to the project, however after dealing with some major creative differences with the studio, Fukunaga dropped out and has now been replaced with director Andres Muschietti. Production on the film is slated to begin later this summer. Actor Will Poulter was slated to take on the role of Pennywise the clown in […]

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(PCM) Warner Bros. has announced that their upcoming adaption of author Stephen King’s famed novel ‘It’ will be released on September 8, 2017. The film will follow the story line of seven children living in Derry and will be divided into two parts,  one showing them as children and the other as adults.

Originally, director Cary Fukunaga was attached to the project, however after dealing with some major creative differences with the studio, Fukunaga dropped out and has now been replaced with director Andres Muschietti. Production on the film is slated to begin later this summer.

Actor Will Poulter was slated to take on the role of Pennywise the clown in the upcoming remake, however it appears he has now been forced to drop out of the film due to a scheduling conflict. Sources indicate now that the studio is currently meeting with other actors to see who best fits the part of the terrifying villain.

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April 24 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/april-24-in-pop-culture-history/ Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:24:18 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2261 24April 24
1184 BC – The fall of Troy (with the Trojan Horse) took place, according to tradition.

1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, the News-Letter, was published in Boston, Massachusetts.

1800 – The Library of Congress was established.

1885 – American sharpshooter Annie Oakley joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

1895 – Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail single-handedly around the world, set sail from Boston, Massachusetts aboard the sloop “Spray”.

1907 – Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey initially for the exclusive use of his employees, was opened.

1908 (Tornado) Amite, Louisiana and Purvis Missouri.

1913 – The 57 floor Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City opened.

1928 – The fathometer was Patented (#1,667,540) by Herbert Grove Dorsey. It was designed to measure the depth of water.

1953 – Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

1961 – #1 Hit April 24, 1961 – May 21, 1961: Del ShannonRunaway

1965 – #1 Hit April 24, 1965 – April 30, 1965: Wayne Fontana & The MindbendersGame of Love

1970 – The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, was launched.

1981 -The first IBM personal computer … More...

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1184 BC – The fall of Troy (with the Trojan Horse) took place, according to tradition.

1704 – The first regular newspaper in British Colonial America, the News-Letter, was published in Boston, Massachusetts.

1800 – The Library of Congress was established.

1885 – American sharpshooter Annie Oakley joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

1895 – Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail single-handedly around the world, set sail from Boston, Massachusetts aboard the sloop “Spray”.

1907 – Hersheypark, founded by Milton S. Hershey initially for the exclusive use of his employees, was opened.

1908 (Tornado) Amite, Louisiana and Purvis Missouri.

1913 – The 57 floor Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City opened.

1928 – The fathometer was Patented (#1,667,540) by Herbert Grove Dorsey. It was designed to measure the depth of water.

1953 – Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

1961 – #1 Hit April 24, 1961 – May 21, 1961: Del ShannonRunaway

1965 – #1 Hit April 24, 1965 – April 30, 1965: Wayne Fontana & The MindbendersGame of Love

1970 – The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, was launched.

1981 -The first IBM personal computer was completed.

1982 – Jane Fonda’s first Workout video was released.

1990 – STS-31 – The Hubble Space Telescope was launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.

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April 23 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/april-23-in-pop-culture-history/ Sat, 23 Apr 2016 04:23:03 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2257 23April 23
1564 – William Shakespeare was born. He went on to write 38 plays and invent dozens of English words.

1635 – The first public school in the Americas, the Boston Latin School, was founded in Boston.

1916 – The Chicago Cubs played their first game at Weeghman Park (now Wrigley Field).

1940 – Rhythm Club Fire (or The Natchez Dance Hall Holocaust) Natchez, Mississippi killed 198 people.

1940 – A leak-proof flashlight battery (the Ray-o-Vac) was patented (#2,198,423) by Herman Anthony.

1961 – Judy Garland performed at Carnegie Hall, the performance is often called “the greatest night in showbiz history.”

1977 – #1 Hit April 23, 1977 – April 29, 1977: Thelma HoustonDon’t Leave Me This Way

1983 – #1 Hit April 23, 1983 – April 29, 1983: Dexys Midnight RunnersCome On Eileen

1985 – Coca-Cola changed its formula and released ‘New Coke’.

1988 – #1 Hit April 23, 1988 – May 6, 1988: Whitney HoustonWhere Do Broken Hearts Go

1994 – Physicists at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory discovered the subatomic particle called the top quark.

2005 – First YouTube video was uploaded, titled “Me at the More...

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1564 – William Shakespeare was born. He went on to write 38 plays and invent dozens of English words.

1635 – The first public school in the Americas, the Boston Latin School, was founded in Boston.

1916 – The Chicago Cubs played their first game at Weeghman Park (now Wrigley Field).

1940 – Rhythm Club Fire (or The Natchez Dance Hall Holocaust) Natchez, Mississippi killed 198 people.

1940 – A leak-proof flashlight battery (the Ray-o-Vac) was patented (#2,198,423) by Herman Anthony.

1961 – Judy Garland performed at Carnegie Hall, the performance is often called “the greatest night in showbiz history.”

1977 – #1 Hit April 23, 1977 – April 29, 1977: Thelma HoustonDon’t Leave Me This Way

1983 – #1 Hit April 23, 1983 – April 29, 1983: Dexys Midnight RunnersCome On Eileen

1985 – Coca-Cola changed its formula and released ‘New Coke’.

1988 – #1 Hit April 23, 1988 – May 6, 1988: Whitney HoustonWhere Do Broken Hearts Go

1994 – Physicists at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory discovered the subatomic particle called the top quark.

2005 – First YouTube video was uploaded, titled “Me at the zoo“.

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AMC Is Set To Launch ‘Ride With Norman Reedus’ This Summer http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/amc-is-set-to-launch-ride-with-norman-reedus-this-summer/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:58:09 +0000 http://pcm-tv.com/news/?p=26465 Continue reading ]]> Reedus2(AMC) AMC  announced that the network’s upcoming original non-fiction series “Ride with Norman Reedus” is set to premiere on Sunday, June 12th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Following a new episode of the highly anticipated drama “Preacher,” “Ride with Norman Reedus” follows “The Walking Dead” fan-favorite star and motorcycle enthusiast as he hits the open road to explore local biker culture and celebrate the best and brightest collectors, mechanics and craftsmen around the country. This Sunday, April 24th, viewers can check out a brand new series teaser during “Fear The Walking Dead,” airing at 9pm ET/PT.

Each one-hour installment of “Ride with Norman Reedus” will feature Reedus with a riding companion – notable guests include Peter Fonda, Robert Rodriguez and Balthazar Getty – as they journey to new destinations throughout the United States, including North Carolina, Florida, California, Nevada, Texas and Louisiana. Reedus and friends stop by various locales such as custom bike shops, tattoo parlors, collector’s warehouses, or a roadside smokehouse. The series is produced by Left/Right Productions.

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The ‘Trust Fall Challenge’ Is Yet Another Ridiculous Teen Internet Trend http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/the-trust-fall-challenge-is-yet-another-ridiculous-teen-internet-trend/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:13:20 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32644 Trust-fall1

(PCM) It appears that these days teens are finding more and more ways to injure themselves with these ridiculous internet challenges that are trending all over social media. The latest is the #TrustFallChallenge.

We are sure that over the years you are aware of what exactly defines a ‘trust fall’ but just in case, a ‘trust fall’, as defined by Wikipedia, is a purported trust-building game often conducted as a group exercise in which a person deliberately allows themselves to fall, relying on the other members of the group (spotters) to catch the person.

The teens who have been partaking in the trending #TrustFallChallenge via social media have put their own, rather dangerous, spin on the ‘trust fall’ and instead of pairing themselves up with a willing partner to catch them as they fall, they are instead just running up and falling (or rather throwing themselves) on unsuspecting people and documenting the results.… Full Story

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(PCM) It appears that these days teens are finding more and more ways to injure themselves with these ridiculous internet challenges that are trending all over social media. The latest is the #TrustFallChallenge.

We are sure that over the years you are aware of what exactly defines a ‘trust fall’ but just in case, a ‘trust fall’, as defined by Wikipedia, is a purported trust-building game often conducted as a group exercise in which a person deliberately allows themselves to fall, relying on the other members of the group (spotters) to catch the person.

The teens who have been partaking in the trending #TrustFallChallenge via social media have put their own, rather dangerous, spin on the ‘trust fall’ and instead of pairing themselves up with a willing partner to catch them as they fall, they are instead just running up and falling (or rather throwing themselves) on unsuspecting people and documenting the results.

Here are few silly examples:

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April 22 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/april-22-in-pop-culture-history/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:22:59 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2253 22April 22
1056 – First seen July 2, 1054, the supernova in the Crab nebula was last seen by the naked eye.

1519 – Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés established a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico.

1864 – The U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandated that the inscription ‘In God We Trust’ would be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.

1876 – The first ever National League baseball game was played in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Stockings. Boston won the game 6-5.

1912 – Pravda, the “voice” of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, began publication in Saint Petersburg.

1964 – The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opened for its first season.

1970 – Earth Day was started by John McConnell, Denis Hayes, Fred Kent, Pete Grannis, and Kristin and William Hubbard and Ira Einhorn.

1978 – The Blues Brothers (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) made their first appearance on Saturday Night Live.

1989 – #1 Hit April 22, 1989 – May 12, 1989: MadonnaLike a Prayer

1993 – The Mosaic web browser is released.

1998 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened at Walt Disney World in Florida.

2000 – … More...

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1056 – First seen July 2, 1054, the supernova in the Crab nebula was last seen by the naked eye.

1519 – Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés established a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico.

1864 – The U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandated that the inscription ‘In God We Trust’ would be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.

1876 – The first ever National League baseball game was played in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Stockings. Boston won the game 6-5.

1912 – Pravda, the “voice” of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, began publication in Saint Petersburg.

1964 – The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opened for its first season.

1970 – Earth Day was started by John McConnell, Denis Hayes, Fred Kent, Pete Grannis, and Kristin and William Hubbard and Ira Einhorn.

1978 – The Blues Brothers (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) made their first appearance on Saturday Night Live.

1989 – #1 Hit April 22, 1989 – May 12, 1989: MadonnaLike a Prayer

1993 – The Mosaic web browser is released.

1998 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened at Walt Disney World in Florida.

2000 – US Federal Agents seized six-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami, and sent him back to Cuba.

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Legendary Artist Prince Dead At Age 57 http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/legendary-artist-prince-dead-at-age-57/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:46:24 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=48506 (PCM) We are deeply saddened with the breaking news that legendary artist Prince has tragically passed away at the age of 57 at his home in the Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. While earlier reports claimed that a male victim had died at the estate, there was no official confirmation that it was Prince, however multiple sources are now confirming that the victim was indeed the iconic singer. His death has now been official confirmed by his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure to the Associated Press. Prince recently made headlines when his private jet had to make an emergency landing in Illinois due to a medical emergency. Prince later performed at concert the […]

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(PCM) We are deeply saddened with the breaking news that legendary artist Prince has tragically passed away at the age of 57 at his home in the Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. While earlier reports claimed that a male victim had died at the estate, there was no official confirmation that it was Prince, however multiple sources are now confirming that the victim was indeed the iconic singer. His death has now been official confirmed by his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure to the Associated Press.

Prince recently made headlines when his private jet had to make an emergency landing in Illinois due to a medical emergency. Prince later performed at concert the next day assuring fans that he was just fine and was only battling a case of the flu. He later ended up cancelling two additional live performances due health concerns. TMZ obtained audio of the call made to police this morning from Prince’s estate and what can be heard is “man down, not breathing”.

Prince skyrocketed to superstardom back in 1982 with his hit album “1999” and continued to churn out hits for decades. He earned seven Grammy awards and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain in 1985. He has sold over 100 million records and was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 2004.

There is still an on going investigation into Prince’s immediate cause of death and this story is still developing. Our sincere condolences go out to Prince’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. It is terribly tragic that another musical icon has been taken from us so soon.

 

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WWE Legend Chyna Dead At Age 46 http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/wwe-legend-chyna-dead-at-age-46/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:06:22 +0000 http://pcm-tv.com/news/?p=26462 Continue reading ]]> Chyna1

(PCM) We are deeply saddened to report that WWE Legend Chyna (real name: Joanie Laurer) was discovered dead in her California home at the age of 46. While, Chyna’s official cause of death is being reported as unknown at this time, several sources are speculating that she may have died from a suspected drug overdose.

Chyna’s body was discovered in the bedroom of her Redondo Beach apartment after she was not seen or heard from in a few days and a friend became worried. When the friend entered the house to check on her, she was found unresponsive in the bedroom and the friend then immediately contacted the authorities.

According to TMZ.com, several prescription pill bottles were discovered in the home, however sources claim no illegal drugs were found. Chyna has had a storied history with drug abuse in the past which led to the initial suspicion that drugs were in some way involved in her tragic passing. The local authorities claim there are no signs of foul play.

A statement posted to Chyna’s official Twitter account reads “It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero.”

Chyna made history during her time working with the WWE, as she teamed up with Triple H to become on of the first members of D-Generation X and she also happened to be the very first woman wrestler to enter the Royal Rumble.

Once she had left the WWE, Chyna went onto to famously pose for Playboy and also appeared on the VH1 celeb-reality series “The Surreal Life”. Chyna also released several adult pornography films over the past few years as well. More recently she had been living in Japan teaching English before returning to the States. Below is one of the last videos posted to her YouTube page on 4/17, where she certainly appears to be a bit out of sorts.

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

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April 21 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/april-21-in-pop-culture-history/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:21:59 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2248 21April 21753 BC – Romulus and his twin brother Remus founded Rome.

1509 – Henry VIII ascended the throne of England.

1878 – The first U.S. firehouse pole was installed in New York City, by Capt. David B. Kenyon at Engine Company 21.

1895 – Woodville Latham and his sons, Otway and Gray, demonstrate the “Panopticon” – the first movie projector developed in the United States.

1918 – Above the Somme River in France, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, was killed by Allied fire, either by an air fight or from the ground.

1930 – 320 people were dead and another 130 were seriously injured in a prison fire at the Ohio State Penitentiary.

1951 – #1 Hit April 21, 1951 – June 22, 1951: Les Paul and Mary FordHow High The Moon

1956 – #1 Hit April 21, 1956 – June 15, 1956: Elvis PresleyHeartbreak Hotel

1962 – At the the Seattle World’s Fair, Seattle’s Space Needle Restaurant opened.

1962 – #1 Hit April 21, 1962 – May 4, 1962: Elvis PresleyGood Luck Charm

1973 – #1 Hit April 21, 1973 – May 18, 1973: Tony Orlando and Dawn – … More...

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21April 21753 BC – Romulus and his twin brother Remus founded Rome.

1509 – Henry VIII ascended the throne of England.

1878 – The first U.S. firehouse pole was installed in New York City, by Capt. David B. Kenyon at Engine Company 21.

1895 – Woodville Latham and his sons, Otway and Gray, demonstrate the “Panopticon” – the first movie projector developed in the United States.

1918 – Above the Somme River in France, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, was killed by Allied fire, either by an air fight or from the ground.

1930 – 320 people were dead and another 130 were seriously injured in a prison fire at the Ohio State Penitentiary.

1951 – #1 Hit April 21, 1951 – June 22, 1951: Les Paul and Mary FordHow High The Moon

1956 – #1 Hit April 21, 1956 – June 15, 1956: Elvis PresleyHeartbreak Hotel

1962 – At the the Seattle World’s Fair, Seattle’s Space Needle Restaurant opened.

1962 – #1 Hit April 21, 1962 – May 4, 1962: Elvis PresleyGood Luck Charm

1973 – #1 Hit April 21, 1973 – May 18, 1973: Tony Orlando and DawnTie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree

1979 – #1 Hit April 21, 1979 – April 27, 1979: Amii StewartKnock on Wood

1981 – “Weird Al” Yankovic made his first national television appearance on The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder

1984 – #1 Hit April 21, 1984 – May 11, 1984: Phil CollinsAgainst All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)

1986 – Geraldo Rivera hosted a live, highly promoted two-hour syndicated special The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vault. They found nothing.

1990 – #1 Hit April 21, 1990 – May 18, 1990: Sinéad O’ConnorNothing Compares 2 U

1990 – Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue aired, a special program that warned children about the dangers of drugs and featured characters from several Saturday morning children’s shows, was simulcast by ABC, BET, CBS, Fox, NBC, USA Network, and Nickelodeon.

1992 – The first discoveries of planets outside of our solar system (two planets orbiting the pulsar PSR 1257+12) were announced by astronomers Alexander Wolszczan and Dale Frail.

2007 – #1 Hit April 21, 2007 – May 4, 2007: Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin TimberlakeGive It To Me

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SIXX:A.M. Announce The #ReasonToRise Campaign http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/sixxa-m-announce-the-reasontorise-campaign/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:51:46 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=48503 (PCM) During this time of both social and political turmoil it is important that we all take a few moments and think about ways in which we can rise up together and overcome many of our fears and obstacles by working hand in hand with one another rather than being at odd. Music can truly be an unifying force that brings people of every imaginable background together as one to help in creating a better future for humanity. We are absolutely thrilled to share the news about SIXX:A.M.’s #ReasonToRise campaign as it urges fans to look at their surroundings, see injustices, and stand up to them, including the current volatile presidential […]

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(PCM) During this time of both social and political turmoil it is important that we all take a few moments and think about ways in which we can rise up together and overcome many of our fears and obstacles by working hand in hand with one another rather than being at odd. Music can truly be an unifying force that brings people of every imaginable background together as one to help in creating a better future for humanity.

We are absolutely thrilled to share the news about SIXX:A.M.’s #ReasonToRise campaign as it urges fans to look at their surroundings, see injustices, and stand up to them, including the current volatile presidential election, the increasingly horrifying heroin epidemic, and more. We all have our “#ReasonToRise” and the men of SIXX:A.M. are asking fans to share what makes them raise their fists and act.

The song “Rise” is the band’s first single off their highly anticipated new album “Vol. 1 Prayers For The Damned” and it is already dominating the rock charts.  “Rise” is ultimately a song that implores the general public to open their eyes, go against the grain, and stand up.

“Throughout history, some of the most dramatic changes have occurred when people reject the status quo and demand change, a sentiment completely encompassed by the musicianship, lyrics, and passion of ‘Rise’”, Nikki Sixx explores. James Michael goes on to explain, “‘Rise’ is about how we find ourselves at a global tipping point and how it is our duty as citizens of this world to come together, communicate with one another and rise up to demand more of ourselves and our leaders.” While not a political band, SIXX:A.M. know it is time for us to all unite for the changes we want to see happen in the world and are ready and willing to spearhead the movement. As “Rise” urges:

“Don’t let the status quo define you.”

Taking their heavy-hitting message on the road, fans can find the band kicking off their global festival circuit with a strong performance at Welcome to Rockville on April 30th. SIXX:A.M. will also be performing fan favorites, new and old, on the Vol.1 Prayers For The Damned tour cycle which will include seven major rock festivals in Europe, a headlining tour beginning May 3rd in Nashville, TN, and many more dates soon to be announced. For more information on tour dates and the band, please visit www.sixxammusic.com.

SIXX:A.M.’s “Vol.1 Prayers For the Damned”, will be available globally next week, April 29th.

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Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion Announces A Line-Up Change! ZZ Top Band Member Suffers Injury! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/monster-energy-carolina-rebellion-announces-a-line-up-change-zz-top-band-member-suffers-injury/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:30:11 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=48500 (PCM) Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion has announced a schedule change to the May 6 festival lineup at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. Regrettably, ZZ Top has canceled their spring tour–including their May 6 scheduled performance at Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion–due to an injury. The band has released the following statement: “Last Thursday, Dusty Hill was injured at the Lone Star Events Center in Lubbock, Texas that prevented the evening’s ZZ Top performance from taking place. Dusty has subsequently undergone treatment for a fractured shoulder. ZZ Top’s concert dates on the current tour have been postponed through May 7. Dusty Hill offered this comment, “My physicians told […]

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(PCM) Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion has announced a schedule change to the May 6 festival lineup at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.

Regrettably, ZZ Top has canceled their spring tour–including their May 6 scheduled performance at Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion–due to an injury.

The band has released the following statement:

“Last Thursday, Dusty Hill was injured at the Lone Star Events Center in Lubbock, Texas that prevented the evening’s ZZ Top performance from taking place. Dusty has subsequently undergone treatment for a fractured shoulder. ZZ Top’s concert dates on the current tour have been postponed through May 7.

Dusty Hill offered this comment, “My physicians told me that this type of injury is usually associated with contact sports. I’m not sure bass-playing qualifies as such but they’re doing their best to get me back in the game as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes we’ve received. We’re determined to enjoy a speedy recovery and see you soon!”

The schedule for the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion main stages will be adjusted to allow bands extended performance times in ZZ Top’s absence.

In addition, 2016 Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion ticket purchasers will be offered a credit to apply to a 2017 Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion ticket purchase. Look for more details on the 2017 credit after the completion of this year’s festival at www.carolinarebellion.com.

The sixth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion–May 6, 7 and 8–will feature performances from over 50 top rock artists playing on four stages, including Disturbed, Scorpions, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, A Day To Remember, 3 Doors Down, Alice Cooper, Bring Me The Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Lamb Of God, and many others. The festival will also feature multiple festival experiences, premium camping facilities, and an expanded Pig Out BBQ Village, which will feature Gourmet Man Food that reflects cuisine of the region and the cultural food explosion that is happening around the country.

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It’s Official! Harriet Tubman Will Replace Former President Andrew Jackson On The Twenty Dollar Bill http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/its-official-harriet-tubman-will-replace-former-president-andrew-jackson-on-the-twenty-dollar-bill/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:17:31 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32640 Harriet-Tubman

(PCM) The news has just been announced by United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that an image of  abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be replacing former President Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill. There will also be several other major changes taking place with the five and ten dollar bills as well.

While the image of former Treasury Secretary and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton will still remain on the front of the ten dollar bill, the back of the bill will now feature heroes of the women’s suffrage movement, depicting the historic march and honoring Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul.In terms of the five dollar bill, the back of the bill will be newly redesigned to feature a depiction of the Lincoln Memorial by highlighting key moments in the civil rights movement that took place on its steps.… Full Story

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(PCM) The news has just been announced by United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that an image of  abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be replacing former President Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill. There will also be several other major changes taking place with the five and ten dollar bills as well.

While the image of former Treasury Secretary and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton will still remain on the front of the ten dollar bill, the back of the bill will now feature heroes of the women’s suffrage movement, depicting the historic march and honoring Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul.In terms of the five dollar bill, the back of the bill will be newly redesigned to feature a depiction of the Lincoln Memorial by highlighting key moments in the civil rights movement that took place on its steps.

Lew stated that it is the Treasury’s hope to have the newly redesigned bills unveiled by the year 2020 and at that point they will begin to go into mass circulation. The news about the newly redesigned bill comes after a open letter was penned to Lew and the U.S. Treasury Department by Ellen DeGeneres, Gabrielle Gifford and Gloria Steinem and other urging the department to consider having a woman honored on the ten dollar bill as well.

They wrote:

If recent press is correct, you intend to announce an alternate plan to redesign the $20 bill rather than immediately redesigning the $10 bill, a move that would require up to a decade of additional work before a woman takes her rightful place on the front of a US currency bill. This would undoubtedly be a major blow to the advancement of women. After all, the placement of a woman on the $10 bill is the most public sign that Washington and leaders like yourself support women. Furthermore, think of what kind of message you’d be sending our daughters by going through with the rumored interim step of putting a woman on the back of the $10 bill. Could there be a better metaphor for the second-class status that continues to limit our girls?

Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury and the current face of the $10 bill, personally drove the development of the US Mint, adding to his incredible list of institutional designs as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Two centuries later, Hamilton is still a star, as the success of the Broadway show based on his life story demonstrates. Secretary Lew, in 1792, your predecessor put Miss Liberty on the front of the first dollar coin and the $10 coin currency. Yes, Hamilton chose the image of a woman to represent liberty and freedom on our nation’s inaugural currency.

 

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Could Actor Samuel L. Jackson Really Be Making A Move To Delaware? http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/could-actor-samuel-l-jackson-really-be-making-a-move-to-delaware/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:27:34 +0000 http://worldofpopculture.com/?p=9660 Samuel-L-Jackson1

(PCM) It is always a bit surprising when an actor reveals plans to move away from all the glitz and glamour associated with living in Hollywood and settle down some place a bit more low key, however we can imagine …

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(PCM) It is always a bit surprising when an actor reveals plans to move away from all the glitz and glamour associated with living in Hollywood and settle down some place a bit more low key, however we can imagine that the fast-paced L.A. lifestyle could be exhausting at times.  It seems that it is getting to be too much for actor Samuel L. Jackson, who has recently claimed that he looking to move to the Wilmington, Delaware area.

Jackson commented during a recent interview that he was “tired of the L.A. lifestyle” and is in search of a big change in life. Jackson went on to say, “I’m just tired of the L.A. lifestyle and I feel like, at this point in my life, I’d rather just live in a place full of real, genuine people. I’ve been to Wilmington a couple of times over the years and the people there are real… they’re genuine, and yeah every community has its problems but the people there are good, decent people and they care about their community. Those are the things I find most important in deciding where to live.”

Jackson went on to reassure fans that he had no plans on retiring anytime soon and that he just felt that the change in life he is looking for could be found in the Wilmington area. We can’t lie and say that we don’t have a bias, as of course, PCM headquarters is based in lil ol’ Delaware, and yes, we always adore when celebrities show our home state some love!

Welcome to mother f**king Wilmington, Mr. Jackson! We certainly hope this turns out to be true!

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Exclusive Interview: Good Charlotte Make A Triumphant Return! New Album Set For Release This Summer! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/exclusive-interview-good-charlotte-make-a-triumphant-return-new-album-set-for-release-this-summer/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 06:33:34 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=48492 (PCM) After taking approximately a five year hiatus, rockers Good Charlotte are triumphantly making a return to the stage and are gearing up to drop their highly-anticipated new album “Youth Authority” on July 15! The band is currently in the midst of performing a string of small club dates to set the pace for what is sure to be a fairly hectic rest of the year! The first of these intimate tour stops took place at the TLA in Philadelphia, PA and ironically enough it is a venue that holds an incredibly special place in the history of Good Charlotte. The band played one of their very first shows ever […]

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(PCM) After taking approximately a five year hiatus, rockers Good Charlotte are triumphantly making a return to the stage and are gearing up to drop their highly-anticipated new album “Youth Authority” on July 15! The band is currently in the midst of performing a string of small club dates to set the pace for what is sure to be a fairly hectic rest of the year!

The first of these intimate tour stops took place at the TLA in Philadelphia, PA and ironically enough it is a venue that holds an incredibly special place in the history of Good Charlotte. The band played one of their very first shows ever at this venue in the City Of Brotherly Love, and also the now defunct alternative radio station Y100, here in Philly was one of the very first radio stations to spins the band’s very first single “Little Things”.

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The current TLA show sold out in mere minutes and the venue was packed to capacity as fans who were lucky enough to score tickets were able to enjoy cherishing a milestone in the band’s history, as this show marked Good Charlotte’s first return to Philly since their initial hiatus. The fans were enthralled with the show for start to finish and as vocalist Joel Madden remarked for the stage “Pop Punk is not dead, it was only taking a little nap.”

The band immediately kicked things into high gear opening with their pulsing hit “The Anthem” before plowing through a solid set that spawned their entire discography. Fans were clamoring for songs off the band’s debut album and Good Charlotte were more than happy to oblige. We were thrilled to hear songs such as “My Bloody Valentine”, “Motivation Proclamation”, “Girls & Boys”, “Riot Girl” and “I Just Wanna Live” to name a few and the band appropriately closed out their set with our tongue-in-cheek favorite “Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous”.

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Good Charlotte appeared and sounded completely refreshed and even managed to throw two new songs from “Youth Authority” into the set with “Makeshift Love” and “40oz Dream”. Words can not even express how excited we are to check out the rest of this album and catch the band live again when they head out for a few dates on the Vans Warped Tour later this summer.

We had a chance to catch up with both Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte to talk about the upcoming album, changes in the music industry, the generational appeal of their music and so much more!  When speaking about this intimate run of tour dates Joel Madden told us “At this point in our career we feel very genuine about what we do and we are only really kind of doing what we want to do, so I always say, let’s just play these shows that mean a lot to us because I don’t even know how many shows we have left in us. With the touring I say let’s just do the sh*t that really matters us, so we did these four shows and it just feels special every night”.

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Madden went on to tell us that what stood out during the recording process was “just the sheer love of us getting back together to make a record and the first song that came was a song called “Life Changes” and you can just feel the energy and that we all truly wanted to be back in that room together”.

You can listen to the full interview below:

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April 20 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/april-20-in-pop-culture-history/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:20:05 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2228 20April 20
1657 – Freedom of religion was granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (New York City).

1832 – Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas was established as a reservation by an act of Congress. Technically, it was the first United States’ National Park.

1841 – The Murders in the Rue Morgue, by Edgar Allen Poe, was published in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine. It is considered the first detective story.

1871 – The Third Force Act, also known as the Ku Klux Act, Congress authorized President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law in stopping the Ku Klux Klan.

1862 – The first test of pasteurization was completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard. Jars at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences.

1912 – Opening day for baseball’s Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan, and Fenway Park in Boston.

1926 – Western Electric and the Warner Brothers film studio officially introduced Vitaphone, a new process that would enable the addition of sound to film.

1940 – Invented by Dr. Vladimir Zworykin at the RCA laboratories, Camden, New Jersey, the first (US) electron misroscope was demonstrated across the Delaware River, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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1657 – Freedom of religion was granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (New York City).

1832 – Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas was established as a reservation by an act of Congress. Technically, it was the first United States’ National Park.

1841 – The Murders in the Rue Morgue, by Edgar Allen Poe, was published in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine. It is considered the first detective story.

1871 – The Third Force Act, also known as the Ku Klux Act, Congress authorized President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law in stopping the Ku Klux Klan.

1862 – The first test of pasteurization was completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard. Jars at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences.

1912 – Opening day for baseball’s Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan, and Fenway Park in Boston.

1926 – Western Electric and the Warner Brothers film studio officially introduced Vitaphone, a new process that would enable the addition of sound to film.

1940 – Invented by Dr. Vladimir Zworykin at the RCA laboratories, Camden, New Jersey, the first (US) electron misroscope was demonstrated across the Delaware River, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1964 – The first picturephone transcontinental call was made between New York City and Anaheim, California.

1974 – #1 Hit April 20, 1974 – May 3, 1974: MFSB and The Three DegreesTSOP

1991 – #1 Hit April 20, 1991 – April 26, 1991: Wilson PhillipsYou’re In Love

1999 – At Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, students Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed 13 people and wounded 23 more before killing themselves.

2002 – #1 Hit April 20, 2002 – June 28, 2002: AshantiFoolish

2008 – Danica Patrick became the first woman to win an Indy Car race

2010 – The Deepwater Horizon, run by British Petroleum (BP) drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers.

2013 – #1 Hit April 20, 2013 – April 26, 2013: Bruno MarsWhen I Was Your Man

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Actress Doris Roberts Dead At Age 90 http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/actress-doris-roberts-dead-at-age-90/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:08:31 +0000 http://pcm-tv.com/news/?p=26459 Continue reading ]]> Doris-Roberts1

(PCM) Emmy award-winning actress Doris Roberts has sadly passed away at the age of 90. Roberts is best known for her role as the beloved, yet over-bearing mother, Marie Barone, on the sitcom “Everybody Love Raymond” which earned her four of her five Emmy wins.

Roberts was also seen in countless additional TV and film roles including “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, “Grandma’s Boy”, “Remington Steele” and “Mrs. Miracle”.  Sources close to Roberts reveal that she dies peacefully in her home in California and she is survived by her son Michael Cannata, Jr.

In a statement, Robert’s “Everybody Loves Raymond” co-star actress Patricia Heaton says “Truly the end of an era. My wonderful TV mother-in-law and (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) nemesis Doris Roberts was a consummate professional from whom I learned so much. She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest.”

Actor Ray Romano who played her son on the show says “Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped — whether working professionally of with her many charities or just nurturing and mentoring a green young comic trying to make it as an actor.”

Our sincere condolences go out to the friends and family of Doris Roberts during this incredibly difficult time.

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Company Has Invented A Mattress That Can Detect Cheating And Alert You Via Phone App! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/company-has-invented-a-mattress-that-can-detect-cheating-and-alert-you-via-phone-app/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:11:38 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32636 Smartress1

(PCM) Spanish company Durmet has revealed their latest smart mattress design that features the ability to let users know if their spouse or significant other is cheating on them by using “ultrasonic technology” sensors that detect a certain type of movement. It is called the Smarttress!

The user is then notified via cellphone app, which is connected to the mattress, if the data received appears to be suspicious.  We are curious how this would work if say, perhaps. the mattress owners pets or children happen to jump on the bed. Seems like there is the potential for multiple false alarms and unnecessary paranoia.… Full Story

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(PCM) Spanish company Durmet has revealed their latest smart mattress design that features the ability to let users know if their spouse or significant other is cheating on them by using “ultrasonic technology” sensors that detect a certain type of movement. It is called the Smarttress!

The user is then notified via cellphone app, which is connected to the mattress, if the data received appears to be suspicious.  We are curious how this would work if say, perhaps. the mattress owners pets or children happen to jump on the bed. Seems like there is the potential for multiple false alarms and unnecessary paranoia.

The company says that their Lover Detection System renders any sensors that are triggered onto a 3D mapping system of the bed, therefore ruling out any possibility that the sensors could have been triggered by another source. Durmet claims they came up with the idea for the mattress due to the high rate of cheating that has been reported throughout the country of Spain.

The Durmet mattress is currently only available for pre-order at this time and will see for approximately $1,750. Not really sure why anyone would need this mattress rather than invent is some sort of video surveillance system if they were truly that paranoid, but hey, you can’t put a price on some people’s peace of mind.

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Patriot’s Day http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/patriots-day/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 08:00:03 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=4506 apatriots-dayPatriot’s Day, surprisingly, is not a national holiday and is only celebrated in three states, Massachusetts, Maine and Wisconsin.  Florida encourages its citizens to celebrate the day but does not make it an official holiday.  In the states that do celebrate the day schools, banks and all other businesses that are regularly closed on holidays are closed.

Patriot’s Day is a remembrance of the first battle of The American Revolution, The battle of Concord and Lexington in 1775.  On this day reenactments of the battle takes place at Lexington Green in Lexington and The Old North Bridge in Concord both in Massachusetts.  In the morning the Midnight ride of Paul Revere and William Dawes is retraced with men mounted on horseback and yelling out the appropriate warnings that ‘the British are coming”.

This day was originally celebrated on April 19th which is the date the battles were actually fought.  But like so many of American Holidays it has been moved to the third Monday of the month of April to give the celebration a 3 three day weekend.

Patriot’s Day also has one other interesting aspect to the day.  On Patriot’s Day The Boston Marathon is run.

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apatriots-dayPatriot’s Day, surprisingly, is not a national holiday and is only celebrated in three states, Massachusetts, Maine and Wisconsin.  Florida encourages its citizens to celebrate the day but does not make it an official holiday.  In the states that do celebrate the day schools, banks and all other businesses that are regularly closed on holidays are closed.

Patriot’s Day is a remembrance of the first battle of The American Revolution, The battle of Concord and Lexington in 1775.  On this day reenactments of the battle takes place at Lexington Green in Lexington and The Old North Bridge in Concord both in Massachusetts.  In the morning the Midnight ride of Paul Revere and William Dawes is retraced with men mounted on horseback and yelling out the appropriate warnings that ‘the British are coming”.

This day was originally celebrated on April 19th which is the date the battles were actually fought.  But like so many of American Holidays it has been moved to the third Monday of the month of April to give the celebration a 3 three day weekend.

Patriot’s Day also has one other interesting aspect to the day.  On Patriot’s Day The Boston Marathon is run.

There is also a second Patriot’s Day which is recognized by all Americans on September 11th as a remembrance of the attack on The World Trade Center in 2001.  This however is not an official holiday as no businesses are closed.

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April 19 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/april-19-in-pop-culture-history/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 04:19:38 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2223 19April 19
1775 – The American Revolution began in Lexington, Massachusetts.

1892 -The first Duryea automobile was operated by pioneer manufacturer Charles E. Duryea in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1897 – The first Boston Marathon was held.

1919 – Leslie Irvin made the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a self-contained parachute.

1927 – Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex in New York. She served eight days with two days off for good behavior.

1956 – American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.

1963 (Tornado) Cooch Behar, India.

1975 – India’s first satellite, Aryabhata, was launched.

1977 – The Amazing Spider-Man debuted on CBS.

1980 – #1 Hit April 19, 1980 – May 30, 1980: BlondieCall Me

1982 – NASA announced that the first black astronaut would be Guion S. Bluford, Jr., and the first woman astronaut would be Sally K. Ride.

1985 – Two hundred ATF and FBI agents laid siege to the compound of the neo-Nazi survivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas.

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1775 – The American Revolution began in Lexington, Massachusetts.

1892 -The first Duryea automobile was operated by pioneer manufacturer Charles E. Duryea in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1897 – The first Boston Marathon was held.

1919 – Leslie Irvin made the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a self-contained parachute.

1927 – Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex in New York. She served eight days with two days off for good behavior.

1956 – American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.

1963 (Tornado) Cooch Behar, India.

1975 – India’s first satellite, Aryabhata, was launched.

1977 – The Amazing Spider-Man debuted on CBS.

1980 – #1 Hit April 19, 1980 – May 30, 1980: BlondieCall Me

1982 – NASA announced that the first black astronaut would be Guion S. Bluford, Jr., and the first woman astronaut would be Sally K. Ride.

1985 – Two hundred ATF and FBI agents laid siege to the compound of the neo-Nazi survivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas.

1986 – #1 Hit April 19, 1986 – May 2, 1986: Prince and the RevolutionKiss

1987 – The Tracey Ullman Show featured a short with ‘The Simpsons‘.

1993 – At Mount Carmel in Waco, Texas, the FBI launched a tear-gas assault on the Branch Davidian compound, ending with a fire that killed 81 members, including 22 children.

1995 – A massive truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, killing 168 people.

2009 – Cake Boss premiered on TLC.

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Man Discovers A Ghostly Figure In Image Taken At Hotel That Inspired “The Shining”! We Are Not Surprised! http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/man-discovers-a-ghostly-figure-in-image-taken-at-hotel-that-inspired-the-shining-we-are-not-surprised/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:09:14 +0000 http://amyth.com/?p=3043 (PCM) A tourist from Houston, Texas named Henry Yau was taking photographs at the infamous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado when he was shocked to discover that his image of the staircase in the hotel lobby featured more than just the hotel decor. Yau captured what appears to be the ghostly apparition of a woman dressed in black standing at the top of the stairwell. For those that are unaware, the Stanley Hotel is what inspired author Stephen King to write his famous book “The Shining”, although in both the book and the film adaption, the name of the Stanley Hotel was changed to The Overlook Hotel.  The hotel […]

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(PCM) A tourist from Houston, Texas named Henry Yau was taking photographs at the infamous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado when he was shocked to discover that his image of the staircase in the hotel lobby featured more than just the hotel decor. Yau captured what appears to be the ghostly apparition of a woman dressed in black standing at the top of the stairwell.

For those that are unaware, the Stanley Hotel is what inspired author Stephen King to write his famous book “The Shining”, although in both the book and the film adaption, the name of the Stanley Hotel was changed to The Overlook Hotel.  The hotel has fascinated suspense and horror fans for decades and is certainly a prime tourist destination for those visiting the region.

Yau stands by his claim that there were no humans present when he was taking the image and it has also been reviewed by several paranormal experts who claim that feel it was definitely not photoshopped and does indeed feature some sort of paranormal entity.

What do you think? Did Yau capture a ghost or is it just a trick of the eye?

By golly! I think I may have captured a #ghost at #StanleyHotel. #EstesPark

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April 18 in Pop Culture History http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/april-18-in-pop-culture-history/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:18:45 +0000 http://pop-culture.net/news/?p=2219 18April 18
1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica was laid.

1738 – Real Academia de la Historia (“Royal Academy of History”) was founded in Madrid, Spain.

1775 – Paul Revere’s Ride took place. He probably said “The Regulars are coming out” rather subtly since there were British Troops everywhere.

1846 – The first US Patent (#4,464) for a telegraph ticker that would print letters of the alphabet was issued to R.E. House of New York City.

1902 – Quetzaltenango, the second largest city of Guatemala, was destroyed by an earthquake.

1906 (Earthquake) At 5:13 AM, an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California.

1909 – Joan of Arc was beatified by the Catholic Church, the first step towrds sainthood. Pope Benedict XV canonized Joan on May 16, 1920.

1923 – Yankee Stadium, ‘The House that Ruth Built’, opened.

1924 – Simon & Schuster published the first crossword puzzle book.

1925 – The first Woman’s World’s Fair in US was officially opened in Chicago, Illinois, by First Lady Mrs Calvin Coolidge.

1930 – BBC reported there was no news, and then played out with piano music.

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1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica was laid.

1738 – Real Academia de la Historia (“Royal Academy of History”) was founded in Madrid, Spain.

1775 – Paul Revere’s Ride took place. He probably said “The Regulars are coming out” rather subtly since there were British Troops everywhere.

1846 – The first US Patent (#4,464) for a telegraph ticker that would print letters of the alphabet was issued to R.E. House of New York City.

1902 – Quetzaltenango, the second largest city of Guatemala, was destroyed by an earthquake.

1906 (Earthquake) At 5:13 AM, an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California.

1909 – Joan of Arc was beatified by the Catholic Church, the first step towrds sainthood. Pope Benedict XV canonized Joan on May 16, 1920.

1923 – Yankee Stadium, ‘The House that Ruth Built’, opened.

1924 – Simon & Schuster published the first crossword puzzle book.

1925 – The first Woman’s World’s Fair in US was officially opened in Chicago, Illinois, by First Lady Mrs Calvin Coolidge.

1930 – BBC reported there was no news, and then played out with piano music.

1966 – James M. Schlatter applied for a Patent (#3,492,131) for Peptide Sweetening Agents, an invention which eventually led led to the marketing of aspartame under the name NutraSweet

1983 – The Disney Channel began as a cable channel

1983 – A suicide bomber destroyed the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.

1987 – #1 Hit April 18, 1987 – May 1, 1987: Aretha Franklin and George MichaelI Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)

1989 – In the People’s Republic of China (PRC), student protests grew until the Chinese government eventually suppressed them in June, during what came to be known as the Tienanmen Square Massacre.

1995 – Rox became the first television show distributed via the internet.

2009 – #1 Hit April 18, 2009 – July 10, 2009: The Black Eyed PeasBoom Boom Pow

2012 – Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve died.

2014 – 16 people were killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest.

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Box Office Roundup: Disney Wins With A Book http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/box-office-roundup-disney-wins-with-a-book/ Sun, 17 Apr 2016 19:23:02 +0000 http://www.ageofthenerd.com/?p=7099 Some small-budget movie about a book about a jungle seemed to do okay this weekend at the box office. Click the link to see how well The Jungle Book opened.

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Disney is taking over the world.  They own Star Wars, Marvel, animated hits (Zootopia just the most recent), and now they have another certified hit both critically and commercially on their hands.  Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book has opened huge, bringing in an estimated $103.5 in its opening weekend at the box office.  Finishing above industry expectations, The Jungle Book has been universally praised by critics and audiences alike, currently sitting at 95 % on Rottentomatoes.com.  The Jungle Book seems like an event film that is a reason to get out of your house and experience a truly amazing cinematic 3D experience.

Barbershop: The Next Cut which is sitting pretty at 92 % on RT scored a solid $20.2 million opening weekend at the box office. It’s good to see my current home town of Chicago getting some love on screen and with excellent results.

Last weeks box office champion The Boss dropped to third place adding $10.1 million for a current domestic cume of $40.2 million.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice famish in fourth adding $9.1 million to the $311.3 million domestic run.  Worldwide, BVS sits at $827.3 million, and looking unlikely to hit the ever-so-important superhero billion dollar mark.  Yet more disappointing news for WB and DC fans everywhere.

Rounding out the top five is Zootopia which now sits at $307 million.  If Disney ever runs into financial trouble, I think that will signal the end of the world.  They seem to have a nice amount of cash and depending on how you feel about their empire, we’re going to be getting more Disney movies than ever.  Good for the Blockbuster, bad for the mid-budget “interesting” flicks.  Nevertheless, it’s a great time to be alive, cheers everybody.  Have a great week, and go to the movies!

The Jungle Book trailer:

Barbershop: The Next Cut trailer:

The Boss trailer:

BVS trailer:

Criminal trailer:

Here’s the full weekend top ten estimates via Collider.com

Rank Title Weekend Domestic Total
1. The Jungle Book $103,567,000 $103,567,000
2. Barbershop: The Next Cut $20,210,000 $20,210,000
3. The Boss $10,170,000 $40,251,910
4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $9,010,000 $311,311,730
5. Zootopia $8,235,000 $307,478,756
6. Criminal $5,850,000 $5,850,000
7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 $3,260,000 $52,095,490
8. Miracles from Heaven $1,900,000 $56,930,812
9. God’s Not Dead 2 $1,712,236 $16,956,407
10. Eye in the Sky $1,561,998 $13,121,983

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Man Creates A Humane Tool For Disposing Of Spiders In Your Home http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/man-creates-a-humane-tool-for-disposing-of-spiders-in-your-home/ Sun, 17 Apr 2016 17:28:28 +0000 http://pcmlifestyle.com/?p=32631 Critter-catcher

(PCM) Another viral sensation to over take the web is the invention of the Critter Catcher, a device that was created to catch and release spiders in a humane way without killing them. It appears that the Critter Catcher has been in existence since 2012, when a father invented the product to help his arachnophobia son get over his fear of spiders and rid the home of these pests without causing them any harm.

Recently, Insider picked up on the product and posted a video showing it in action and the rest if viral internet history. The video clip has since been viewed over 87 million times and shared by thousands!… Full Story

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(PCM) Another viral sensation to over take the web is the invention of the Critter Catcher, a device that was created to catch and release spiders in a humane way without killing them. It appears that the Critter Catcher has been in existence since 2012, when a father invented the product to help his arachnophobia son get over his fear of spiders and rid the home of these pests without causing them any harm.

Recently, Insider picked up on the product and posted a video showing it in action and the rest if viral internet history. The video clip has since been viewed over 87 million times and shared by thousands!

The product can work for more than just spiders! It can also be used to capture other household insects pests such as cockroaches, grasshoppers and scorpions as well. The device is also a winner for people who are freaked out about being close to bugs as it features a 25.5-inch-long stick, which offers plenty of distance between the user and the insect.

Once the insect is trapped in the devices bristles it can safely be carried outside and with a squeeze of the handle it can be released outside and away from the home. The internet is freaking out over the invention and we would love to see the sheer number that have been sold since the latest viral trend.

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AC/DC’s Rock Or Bust World Tour Resumes With Axl Rose On Vocals http://pcmworldnews.com/news/2016/04/acdcs-rock-or-bust-world-tour-resumes-with-axl-rose-on-vocals/ Sun, 17 Apr 2016 16:03:53 +0000 http://unskinnypop.com/?p=48488 (PCM) Rockers AC/DC have released a statement in regards to resuming their Rock Or Bust world tour and the addition of Guns n’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose taking on vocal duties for Brian Johnson. “AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian’s decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us […]

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(PCM) Rockers AC/DC have released a statement in regards to resuming their Rock Or Bust world tour and the addition of Guns n’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose taking on vocal duties for Brian Johnson.

“AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian’s decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment.”

AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals. The European stadium tour dates begin on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal and run through June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark as previously announced (see below for full itinerary). Following this European run of dates with AC/DC, Axl Rose will head out on his Guns N’ Roses, ‘Not In This Lifetime’ Summer Stadium Tour.

The 10 postponed U.S shows will be rescheduled and announced imminently, also with Axl Rose.
AC/DC European tour dates
May 7 Lisbon, Portugal
Passeio Maritimo De Alges

May 10 Seville, Spain
Estadio De La Cartuja

May 13 Marseille, France
Stade Velodrome

May 16 Werchter, Belgium
Werchter Site

May 19 Vienna, Austria
Erns-Happel Stadium
May 22 Prague, Czech Republic
Letnany Airport

May 26 Hamburg, Germany
Volksparkstadion
May 29 Berne, Switzerland
Stade De Suisse

June 1 Leipzig, Germany
Red Bull Arena
June 4 London, England
The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
June 9 Manchester, England
Etihad Stadium

June 12 Aarhus, Denmark
Ceres Park

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