Report: Kathie Lee Gifford making big comeback to TV…as co-anchor for the “Today Show”…

The former co-star for Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford is making a full time comeback to TV. You will see her as co-host on “The Today Show” on the 4th hour, her first day is April 7th.

The “Today Show” is a longtime news program with Matt Lauer, Meredith Viera, Ann Curry, and Al Roker.

More on the story here:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23871853/

Congrats Kathie! We all miss this humorous woman on TV, it’s gonna be cool to see her back on TV again!

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: The Undertaker proves that he really is the deadman…40 fans injured during Undertaker entrance…

More WWE controversy…at last night’s Wrestlemania as the Undertaker was coming out of the titantron stage to enter the ring to prepare for his match against Edge…fireworks and all kinds of fire exploded as he walked out…40 fans were injured during that segment for real, and 3 fans were taken to the hospital.

Fox news reports:

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/7974444/40-WWE-fans-suffer-burns-in-fireworks-mishap

TMZ has the video proving it’s real:

http://www.tmz.com/2008/03/31/fans-injured-in-freak-fire-at-wrestlemania/

Well, that’s what you get when you move the audience too close to the ramp when the Undertaker comes out. I blame the WWE on that part.

If you mess with the Undertaker, this is what you get!

Kev

Report: U2 signs with Live Nation…

U2 has signed a deal with Live Nation for them to help the band with promotion of concerts and merchandise. It will not affect the band leaving their current label Universal Music Group. This is the same company that pop music queen Madonna will be working for as soon as she leaves Warner Music Group.

Variety reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117983190.html?categoryId=16&cs=1

Since the band’s last couple of albums “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” and “Atomic Bomb” didn’t sell very big, I can understand why U2 would go for this.

U2 has always been a favorite band of mine since I was a child and still love them today. “Atomic Bomb” was an ok record, I love “Can’t Leave Behind” way more.

I hope their next album will be a great one, they’re currently in the studio recording it.

Kev

Report: Jason Voorhees found for “Friday the 13th” remake…

Aint It Cool exclusively reported that actor Derek Mears is confirmed to play the role of Jason Voorhees, the legendary hockey masked serial killer in the “Friday the 13th” remake. Derek can be seen in a slew of horror films such as “Cursed”, “The Hills Have Eyes 2”, and more…

Aint It Cool reports:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/36205

Really good choice. I never even heard of this guy or never seen him in any films but after seeing pictures of him online, he is perfect for Jason.

Now I’m really looking forward to the remake!

Kev

My Wrestlemania 24 review…

I watched Wrestlemania 24 tonight and I wanted to write a review…

 Here is my final predictions from last week:

http://brocknroll.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/thought-my-final-wrestlemania-24-predictions/

How many predictions did I get right?

I got 4 of them right. Not bad.

For the match results here they are, I’ll scroll down with a Spoiler warning for those who hasn’t seen it yet:

********************WM-24 Match RESULTS – SPOILER WARNING***********

The matches I got right with my predictions are: Batista won his match against Umaga, JBL won his match against Finlay, Shawn Michaels won his match against Ric Flair, and the Undertaker won his match against Edge.

The matches I got wrong are: Randy Orton retained the WWE title (pretty cleanly, the audience actually cheered for Randy ’cause they didn’t want John Cena getting it), Melina and the Glamazon won the Bunnymania lumberjack match, Kane won the 24 Battle Royal and later won the ECW champ, CM Punk wins Money in the Bank Ladder match, and Floyd Mayweather surprisingly won against the Big Show.

********************END SPOILER WARNING*******************************

As far as my thoughts on the ppv goes, I thought it was actually really good. I was surprised by it. I wasn’t bored one bit, it was actually one of the good Wrestlemania since the last several years. The last several Wrestlemania’s weren’t great but this one was. I wasn’t bored one bit.

Each match was exciting, thrilling and quite a ride.

Snoop Dogg did get into a little wrestling action by giving Santino Marella a clothesline and Snoop got to kiss wrestling Diva Maria at the end.

A celebrity appearance by Kim Kardashian which she was the guest hostess, she’s looking beautiful as always, she’s always been one of my favorite celebrity women. I was glad to see her on Wrestlemania.

In Orlando, Florida look like the weather wasn’t too good there, it was cloudy during the day there and it was raining a bit, but the Citrus Bowl looked fuckin’ amazing when it got dark.

I would say the best match of the night was of course “Ric Flair vs. Shawn Michaels”, that match was a thrill ride and the best one. Both men performed wonderfully, so much emotion and you can actually feel it. Ric Flair has always been a favorite of mine for many years.

It was a good Wrestlemania, maybe it’s because John Cena didn’t win this time. Even though John Cena is supposed to be a good guy in the WWE, everyone still hates him. They know he sucks. Crappy wrestler and crappy performer. That’s why John Cena always gets “boos” everytime you see him on camera.

There were no one time only appearances by any past superstars. No Rock, No Stone Cold, No Hulk Hogan. No legends from the past. Mick Foley did make a brief backstage appearance with Snoop Dogg though, that was it.

The only thing I didn’t like about tonight’s Wrestlemania was when Triple H gave John Cena the crossface aka “The Crippler Crossface” Chris Benoit’s signature move. Ok, time out WWE, if you were going to ban everything that had something to do with Chris Benoit in WWE, that means banning the crossface too. Other wrestlers doing the crossface will just brings back memories to Benoit. We’re trying to forget that guy, Benoit was a real life murderer and an evil psychopath.

But other than that, Wrestlemania 24 was good tonight. It is improving. Great job WWE. Two thumbs up!

Kev

Cool Video: The world hates John Cena…

At last night’s Wrestling Hall of Fame show, John Cena came out to the stage and gave his speech. Well, the audience don’t appreciate him, Cena got a harsh crowd reaction and if you look at this video, John Cena came out with a dissapointed look on his face after hearing the audience. Cena kept getting boos and a bunch of name calling from the crowd during his speech.

Yep, people are pissed at him from coming out of his injury this early just to return to Wrestlemania.

Kev

Report: Rap star Nelly is dying to collaborate with Springsteen…

Rap star Nelly was desperately trying to ask rock legend Bruce Springsteen to collaborate on a song with Nelly on his new album. Nelly already asked the Boss, but the Boss is already stuck on his world tour in support of his new album “Magic”. Nelly is dissapointed that he couldn’t get Bruce, however, Bruce did say he was interested in doing it. They may save the collaboration in the future, they might do it around the Holidays.

The Associated Press reports:

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iCuKlsdaVFd_ibtS6l_qmj1j0aFQD8VNFNL01

Hmmm, interesting. Wonder how Bruce is gonna pull off a rap song? I don’t see Bruce rapping in the song, he’ll probably just provide backup vocals and lead guitar solos maybe.

Kev

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