Daily Gossip: Monday July 20, 2009

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Ill Communication: Beastie Boy has Cancer
Their tour and record release dates have been Sabbotaged as unfortunately one of the Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch, is going to undergo surgery and radiation for Cancer of Salivary Glands. Luckily, Adam (who is turning 45 on August 5th) said that the cancer is very localized and according to doctors it is very treatable in most cases. We wish him the best of luck and a speedy recover! Check out his YouTube announcement:


Beastie Boys new album features 32 remastered tracks on the Ill Communication album. Tour dates will be rescheduled once Adam has made a full recovery.

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40 Years Since Man Landed on the Moon
After a journey of 384,403 km away, Forty Years ago on July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men on the moon. Michael Collins was the pilot. There have been several events that NASA has planned for the entire month of July, which are listed here. Apollo 11 had launched on April 16th, 1969 so it took until the 20th until they landed. On the return, Apollo 11 had returned will less fuel than in previous missions and they had also encountered low fuel warnings along the way – yikes! Future missions were equipped with additional fuel as a result.

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Appauled Paula Abdul Makes Minimum Wage
Well, minimum wage for American Idol Royalty that is. According to TMZ, she’s pissed that Ryan Seacrest has signed a $45 million 3-year deal with American Idol, whilst she’s making a measly $2 to $3 million a year in comparison. Ouch. I mean, I wouldn’t complain if I was making that much, but I guess when you compare to Ryan Seacrest’s salary I’d be pretty choked as well. So, Straight Up she is demanding more money and threatening to not continue on with the show next season – and the auditions start on August 6th, with or with her.

Sprite Jizzes Fizzes Up Advertising
Sprite has a spec ad in Germany (an ad that you the brand never officially claims as their own) and boy is it racy. Recently there was a Burger King Blow Job ad, but this one goes even further with the nudity and more direct sexuality. Check out the ad for yourself. If you’re at work, you may want to make sure no one is around, or wait until you get home…

Yikes! Racy, huh?

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Twilight: Eclipse Casting Update
New cast addition, 24-year old Xavier Samuel joins the cast of Twilight New Moon. he has been cast as Riley who is the new born vampire that teams up with Victoria (Rachelle LeFevre’s character) to hunt down and kill Bella. This is his first role in the US, but has done a few TV and movie roles in Australia.

  • Dan

    Yo Patty – Your sprite video is no more. See if you can find another link!

  • I just checked youtube and it has been removed due to third party violation or something along those lines. Fine then, Diet Pepsi it is.