Walt Disney World Celebrates 40th Anniversary!

Walt Disney World, the happiest place on earth, will turn 40 years old tomorrow, October 1, with the Magic Kingdom marking the occasion in consciously lower-key events than previous anniversaries. But even low-key events are sure to bring some extra magic to the park that opened on October 1, 1971.

The park will open at 9 AM, but Mickey and Minnie will lead a character procession down Main Street USA to the front of Cinderella Castle just before 10 AM followed by a special presentation including a few remarks from the park’s higher-ups and sing-a-long performance to “When You Wish Upon a Star.” The day will also close with an equally magically moment thanks to a special presentation of the “Wishes” fireworks display.

Throughout the day, Magic Kingdom guests will also be treated to extra surprises and treats like limited edition merchandise, special park maps, buttons, pins (we’re sure!), cupcakes … Read the rest…

Tony Bennett Named Oldest Living Artist to Top Albums Chart

Tony Bennett, at the age of 85, has finally gotten a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with the release of “Duets II.” This makes the legendary musician the oldest living act to reach the top spot on the chart and marks Bennett’s first time reaching No. 1 with an album in his incredible 14-Grammy Award winning and 60-year career.

“Duets II,” which sold 179,000 copies in its first week, features 17 all-star collaborations with artists like Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Mariah Carey and the late Amy Winehouse. It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for Bennett, though, who also earned the title of oldest living artist to have a single on the Billboard Hot 100 when “Body and Soul,” his duet with Winehouse, debuted at No. 87.

Bennett first made the Billboard 200 album charts in 1957, but his previous album chart high was in 2006 when his … Read the rest…

CelebrityMagnet Tom Murro’s New York Fashion Week Experience

That’s a wrap! CelebrityMagnet Tom Murro and Food Network Chef Chris Nirschel are done with their New York Fashion Week outings, but have one more night of models and margaritas to dish about. Tuesday of last week, The Real Housewives of New Jersey Kim Granatell went with the dynamic duos to the Sachika Twins Style 360 Fashion Show at Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.

While mingling, the crew bumped into former Jersey Shore member Angelina Pivarnick. Pivarnick was part of the original cast for this MTV reality show until she was kicked off the first season by her boss, and then she was kicked off the second season by her housemates. Either way, it seemed Nirschel had an easy time getting along with the feisty brunette as they sent flirty texts to each other throughout the show.

Murro and the gang enjoyed the view from the front row of all the … Read the rest…

Happy 13th Birthday, Google!

If you haven’t been on Google yet today, you should get over there if for no other reason than it will give you a reason to have some cake. Today, September 27, Google is celebrating its 13th birthday.

Known for their daily doodles in celebration of random events and individuals, it is no surprise that over the years – beginning in 2002 – Google has been making a doodle to celebrate their own special day.

While the google.com domain name was registered on September 15, 1998, the company has celebrated its birthday on September 27 for the best few years, although the site has admitted to celebrating their birthday “depending on when people feel like having cake.”

So to launch into its teenage years, the doodle shows the company’s logo as it was in its early years complete with party hats, balloons, streamers, cakes and presents. It’s an all … Read the rest…

Hearse Parade Sets New World Record

Hearse enthusiasts have set a new world record in Hell. Hell, Michigan, that is. This past Saturday, the car club “Just Hearse’N Around” managed to gather together 51 hearses together in the annual Last Rides Reunion Hearse Show to earn the record for “Largest Parade of Hearses.”

While Guinness will still need to verify the record, the club needed at least 50 hearses to qualify for the category and, in truth, it was a close call.

The parade, which was set to start at 4:30 pm, only had 49 hearses, so they waited and at 4:45 pm the 50th hearse arrived to applause. By the time the parade took off around 5 pm, a 51st hearse, the only working professional one in the group, had joined as well.

The organizers of the annual parade, Just Hearse’N Around and Screams Ice Cream and Halloween, had tried to set the … Read the rest…

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