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Gaga Dumped?

British tabloids are reporting Lady Gaga has been “dumped” by boyfriend Taylor Kinney.  The relationship has been “fizzling out for months” due to Gaga’s “insane workload”.  One source tells The SUN newspaper, “Taylor has told her she’s married to her career and he can’t deal with dating Gaga the megastar and all her obsessions and alter-egos.”  He’s also probably tired ... Read More »

Costume Ideas

According to Fandango.com, the most popular movie-inspired Halloween costume for girls this year is Katniss from “Hunger Games.”  For boys it’s Thor, so watch out for that sledgehammer! Read More »

Lou Reed Dies

Influential songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed died yesterday.  Reed was known as being a pioneer who helped shape almost fifty years of rock music.  The cause of death has not been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.  Lou founded the Velvet Underground in the late 60s.  He was a solo artist from the 70s to the 2010s ... Read More »

Michael still making millions

The list of the top earning dead celebrities is out and Michael Jackson tops it with a BIG number… $160 million this year alone!  Meanwhile, his brother Jermaine is being threatened with jail time if he doesn’t pay back child support.  TMZ is reporting Jackson is required to pay his baby mama Alejandra $3,000 a month for 13 y-o Jermajesty ... Read More »

Kelly is Hitched!

Kelly Clarkson married Brandon Blackstock on Sunday near Nashville.  The nuptials took place at Blackberry Farms in Walland, Tennessee.  Kelly confirmed the news on Twitter.  She has said recently that the couple wants to have a baby right away. Read More »

Nelly Collects Tonight

Our town’s Nelly is, of course, a die-hard St Louis Cardinals fan, and is returning to the Arsenio Hall Show tonight to collect on a sports bet Arsenio made regarding the fate of the Cardinals vs Dodgers in the NLCS.  On Tuesday (10/15) Arsenio bet Nelly that if the Dodgers won, Nelly would have to perform his hit “Country Grammar” wearing ... Read More »

Tortillas Beat Buns

Tortillas are now one of the most popular foods in America, overtaking hamburger and hotdog buns.  And salsa is now the best-selling condiment in the country… even more popular than ketchup, or catsup if you prefer.  Experts say Hispanic food is being integrated into American culture the same way Italian food was. Read More »

Eddie Van Halen Bio

An unauthorized biography of Eddie Van Halen called “Eruption” is scheduled to come out in 2015.  The book is being written by Paul Brannigan, author of the Sunday Times bestselling bio of Dave Grohl.  The book promises to explore the guitarist that launched Van Halen into the conciousness in 1978.  It is the “first real examination of a true musical ... Read More »

Brew in the Lou

The Lutheran Elementary School Association presents Brew in the Lou Saturday, October 19th from noon to 5p in Koburg Hall at Concordia Seminary.  Brew in the Lou will showcase some of St Louis’ best beer, wine, coffee and good eats.  Wristbands for Brew in the Lou are $45 each and include tastings for beer, wine and coffee, along with a ... Read More »

Paging Tony Stark

The US Army is allegedly working on an Iron Man suit.  Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command are joining forces to create a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit.  It will include integrated 360-degree cameras, sensors that can detect injuries and apply a wound-sealing foam, and a bulletproof exoskeleton.  Allegedly is the ... Read More »