Tragedy For Marie Osmond - Her 18-year-old son Michael Blosil has passed away. Osmond said in a statement through her publicist that her family is devastated by the “tragic loss.” She did not provide details on the death. Entertainment Tonight reported on its Web site that Blosil jumped to his death Friday night from a downtown Los Angeles apartment building.
NASCAR - Kevin Harvick overcame a pair of horrendous pit stops to win the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick led 83 of the 200 laps Saturday, but had to rally after his crew cost him several spots on pit road. Patrick finished 36th in her third and final NASCAR race before she takes a four-month hiatus to return to IndyCar racing.
As I Recall – Little Brownie Bakers, the maker of Girl Scout Cookies, announced a recall of some of its cookies Thursday. The company, located in Louisville, Ky., said Lemon Chalet Crème cookies, while still safe for consumption, are not up to its quality standards. Approximately 10 consumers have informed the cookie maker of an off taste and smell in certain packages of Lemon Chalet Crème cookies, which it said is a result of oils that may be breaking down.
Get Ready – Intel plans to release a faster version of its “Pine Trail” Atom processor for Netbooks on Monday, bringing a little extra performance to this popular segment of the laptop marketMajor. PC makers are expected to announce–over the coming weeks and months–new products or product refreshes with the new processor, the N470, which will be identical to the current 1.66GHz N450 but get bumped to a speed of 1.83GHz, according to a source familiar with the announcement.
Hot hits this week in 2010 -Tik Tok – Ke$ha, Imma Be – Black Eyed Peas,We Are The World For Haiti & Bad Romance – Lady Gaga.
Mr. Pop Archives – This Week In 1983….
WSM Inc. in Nashville debuts “The Nashville Network” on cable this week. It’s a new 18-hour network available in 7 million cable homes. WSM says it has committed $50 million to the new advertising-supported network. The main feature of the channel so far will be “Nashville Now” – being billed as cable’s first nightly live entertainment show. Chairman Bud Wendell says “We’ve been in the business of country music for more than 50 years. We feel we know our market. Cable is a very viable, logical direction for us.”
The debut comes on the heals of a failure in cable – RCA announced last week that it be ending “The Entertainment Channel” at the end of next month. Officials hope to raise the Pay-TV channel as a commercial service later this year. Other programs on “The Nashville Network” will include “Fandango” – a country-oriented game show, “Yesteryear in Nashville” – hosted by Hee Haw’s Archie Campbell, “Tumbleweed Theater” - old Western movie serials, “Dancin’ USA,” “I-40 Paradise” – a sitcom and “Country Sportsman.”
At Toys R Us – E.T. 2 1/2” wind-up figure – his head bobs up & down as he walks – $2.48 … E.T game from Parker Brothers – help E.T get back to his ship safely – $8.97 … Milton Bradley Pac-Man game – Arcade game is now a board game – $9.97.
Pop music this week in 1983 – “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson, “”Baby Come To Me” – Patti Austin with James Ingram, “Shame On The Moon” – Bob Seger, “Stray Cat Strut’ – The Stray Cats, “You and I” – Eddie Rabbit and Crystal Gayle, “You Can’t Hurry Love” – Phil Collins, “Pass The Dutchie” – Musical Youth, “Goody Two Shoes” – Adam Ant, “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy” – Sammy Hagar, ”All Right” – Christopher Cross, “Allentown” – Billy Joel, “Back On The Chain Gang” – ThePretenders, “Hungry Like The Wolf” – Duran Duran, “Separate Ways” – Journey, “The Other Guy” – Little River Band