Aerialist Nik Wallenda Becomes First Man to Tight Rope Walk Across Niagra Falls
Starting at 10:10 pm on Friday and finishing approximately 25 minutes later, 33-year-old Nik Wallenda completed a death-defying stunt that left everyone in attendance in awe. The daredevil aerialist balanced his way across Niagra Falls on a tight rope, becoming the first man to perform this feat.
Dick Beals, the Voice of Gumby and Speedy Alka-Seltzer, Dies at 85
Dick Beals, the ’50s-era child star who voiced the animated characters of Gumby and Speedy Alka-Seltzer, died Tuesday at his nursing home in Vista, CA at the age of 85.
Tropical Storm Beryl Leaves Many Without Power on Memorial Day Weekend
While many Americans were enjoying the leisurely activities associated with Memorial Day weekend, there were thousands in Florida and Georgia who experienced the harshness of Tropical Storm Beryl.
Solar Eclipse 2012 – See the ‘Ring of Fire’ From Around the World
The 2012 solar eclipse is an annual event where the moon crosses over the sun creating what many (or at least the internet) are calling a “ring of fire.” And in case you were too busy watching Katy Perry swinging in midair at the Billboard Music Awards while performing ‘Wide Awake,’ you probably missed it.
Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees Dies From Cancer at 62
Robin Gibb, co-founder and one third of the Bee Gees, has died Sunday at 62 years old after a long battle with cancer.
‘SNL’ Host Will Ferrell Spoofs George W. Bush, Joe Biden’s Imaginary Friend
‘Saturday Night Live‘ alum Will Ferrell returned to the stage this weekend to host one of the comedy show’s more eventful episodes. Being that the cast reached its 100th digital short marker and the second-to-last week before the season finale, it was only fair that Ferrell brought back one of his most iconic impersonations — George W. Bush.
New Movie Releases – ‘Dark Shadows’
Limited releases aside, there’s only one movie you need to worry about seeing this weekend — Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows.’
Whatever Happened to the Talking E*Trade Baby?
Then: There have been a couple talking E*Trade babies over the years, but this little guy is by far one of the funniest. Assuming it’s for the protection of the infants, E*Trade has yet to release any of the kids’ names to the public. But you’ll now this one from when he got a “time out” for riding the dog around the house or his two-person commercial bit with the singing baby. So where is he now?
Super Moon 2012 – Check Out Pics From Around the World
Super Moon 2012, which occurred Saturday night, was not a sight to be missed, even if you were too busy drinking your Cinco de Mayo margaritas. This natural phenomenon is the one time a year when the moon is closer to the earth than ever, making it appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger. It also makes us stare off into space and go, “Whoah!?”
Celebrity Birthdays for May 7 – Breckin Meyer, Motorhead’s Phil Campbell and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Breckin Meyer Age: 38 Occupation: Actor, writer and producer Known For: Most recently playing lawyer Jared Franklin on the TNT drama ‘Franklin & Bash’; voicing and producing the animated show ‘Robot Chicken’; and starring in ‘Road Trip,’ ‘Rat Race’ and a string of 90s movies and TV series. Phil Campbell Age: 51 Occupation: Rock gu
This Day in History for May 7 – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Debuts and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1718 – New Orleans, Louisiana (first named La Nouvelle-Orléans) was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville (More info) 1824 – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, famous for its ‘Ode to Joy’ melody, debuts in Vienna (More info)
‘SNL’ Spoofs Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil – Does Kristen Wiig Lose It?
Patricia Krentcil made headlines last week after she was accused of sneaking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth. So, naturally ‘Saturday Night Live‘ had to have Kristen Wiig spoof her on the Weekend Update. The question is, did she pull through the whole skit without cracking a laugh?