Thursday, November 12, 2009
Stuff That Made Me Laugh
These bits of tid were found over at Billboard.com and I'm quite sure none of this information was meant to be funny. You decide.
Beyonce, Paul McCartney To Star In Thanksgiving Specials
TV network ABC says Paul McCartney and Beyoncé will star in back-to-back one-hour specials Thanksgiving night. The evening starts at 9 p.m. EST with a Beyoncé concert that was taped over the summer in Las Vegas.
That will be followed by a McCartney special that includes highlights from his July concert at Citi Field in New York City. The stadium in Queens is next to the former site of Shea Stadium, where he and his fellow Beatles rocked at the height of Beatlemania. Footage from that 1965 concert also will air during the special.
Both specials will offer interviews and personal glimpses of the stars.
Records: Jackson's Funeral Cost Nearly $1 million
The final tally of costs included $855,730 to Forest Lawn for cemetery and funeral charges including the purchase of other plots within the same mausoleum that houses Jackson's body.
Also listed were: $35,000 for burial garments; $1,975 for wardrobe for the family; $2,000 for usher costumes; $3,682 for framing of a photograph of Jackson next to the casket; $959 for embroidery; $11,716 for invitations and programs; $16,000 for flowers; $30,000 for cars and security; and $15,000 for a funeral designer. There was also a charge of $21,455 for the "funeral repast" at a restaurant after the ceremony.
During the period that the family waited to bury Jackson, they were charged $5,000 a month for holding the remains in a temporary vault.
($3,682 for a frame?)
Rapper Lil' Boosie Sentenced To Four Years In Prison
Jawbox T.V. Reunion, Reissue May Lead To Tour
Timberlake Granted Restraining Order Against Woman
A judge has ordered a woman to stay away from Justin Timberlake for the next three years. Timberlake wrote in court filings that Karen McNeil repeatedly showed up at his house and trespassed on his property last month.
McNeil, who represented herself in the case, opposed the court order, writing in a court document that she thought she was destined to marry Timberlake and "to rule" with him.
During the hearing on Monday (Nov. 9), Judge David S. Cunningham III ordered a five-minute recess after an outburst by McNeil when the judge issued the order.
Outside court, McNeil said, "That was all lies. I did not break into Justin's house. I was let on the property."
The 28-year-old Timberlake was filming a movie and didn't appear in court. He has won multiple Grammy Awards for songs such as "SexyBack" and "Cry Me a River."
You can always count on Billboard for the latest in music news.
(And thanks Power Pop for the use of the phrase "bits of tid.")