The 2012 annual Strawberry Festival concert series has been announced for the 11 days of shows with 26 singers. This will be the 77th year of the festival.
Minneapolis, MN -
Guitarist Cory Smoot, AKA Flattus Maximus of the band GWAR, was found dead on on the band's tour bus. Smoot lived in Richmond, VA where the heavy metal rock band is based. He is believed to have been 34 years old.
Smoot also owned Karma Productions, also known as Slave Pit Studios.
Peter Lee was the band's previous guitarist that also played the role of Flattus Maximus. GWAR puts on a highly theatrical shows as part of its act.
Amazon has launched its Lending Library which will allow Kindle owners to borrow books for free. The plan is available to Amazon Prime Members, and allows a member to borrow one book at a time with no set return date.
Additional features include Kindle owners now being able to save bookmarks and notes regardless of which device they are on. The device will hold the membership details in the cloud, allowing someone who buys a new Kindle to have the borrowed books or owned book ready to be restored and read on their new device.
Angry Birds maker Rovio said its popular Angry Birds has topped 500 million downloads. "It's more than any game ever before," Rovio's marketing chief Peter Vesterbacka told a conference in Helsinki.
The game in which players use slingshots to fire birds at pigs who stole the birds' eggs was released in December of 2009 for the iPhone and has stayed in the top spot since then, and it later came out for Android phones in the Spring of 2010. In 2011 it became available on Google's Chrome web browser for free.
London, England -
The line of royal succession to the British Crown has been changed by an act of Parliament that has also been approved by all the Commonwealths Realms of the crown such as Australia and Canada along with the other 13 Commonwealths of the Realm.
The new rules for succession to the crown sovereign allow for the first born child regardless if its a boy or a girl, unlike the last 300 years which it went to the first born son, and only to a woman if there were no sons.
Redbox has announced that they are raising the price of DVD rentals from $1 to $1.20 to help cope with higher operating costs, but it is not raising the price of renting blue-ray discs at $1.50 it said, nor games which are $2.
The new price goes into affect October 31st, however if you reserve a DVD online before then and rent it on Oct 31st, Redbox said it will honor the $1 price when you return it the next day or sometime after.
Las Vegas, NV -
In a town where everything that happens there, stays there, this breaks the rules. The hamburger meal with 8,000 calories and several new pounds of you are sure to come home from Vegas with you.
Heart Attack Cafe in Las Vegas is serving up enough calories for an average person to survive well on for 4-5 days according to nutritionist Debbie Baken. What makes them different is that they openly flaunt it; it's their niche. In fact, if you weigh more than 350 pounds, your meal is free.
Los Angeles, CA -
Celebrity star Lindsay Lohan had per probation revoked and was put into handcuffs again in a California courtroom after a judge had decided she was not complying with her probation and to a court order to sign up for counseling relating to her May 2011 guilty plea and conviction for shoplifting a necklace.
Rovio Entertainment, the makers of Angry Birds and based in Finland, is hoping to cash in on its wild success with its CMO saying it is valued at a bit more than a billion dollars.
Rovio gets its revenue from in game ads along with merchandise that has been selling almost has fast as the game is downloaded. It also collects some revenue from other versions of the game such as Angry Birds: Rio, and Seasons when downloaded on some smartphones, however Angry Birds is usually free.
Pictured above is Holly Madison with her "assets" in full evidence
Holly Madison recently took out a $1 million insurance policy on her breasts. She claims she did that for herself as well as others who appear on "Peepshow", her Las Vegas production show. She'll be performing in parts of the show topless, which she thinks necessitated the policy.