Alamy James "Radio" Kennedy -- the inspiration behind the movie, "Radio," starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. -- has died. James, who was mentally challenged, was a true inspiration for decades. He was an unofficial 11th grader at T.L. Hanna High School since 1965, where attended football games and often led the team onto the field Radio -- he got his nickname because he was rarely seen without his rusty, trusty transistor radio -- got national attention back in 1996 when Sports Illustrated ran a story about Radio and the football coach, Harold Jones. The story highlighted how the town of Anderson, South Carolina accepted him. The story was the catalyst for the movie, which debuted in 2003. Jones confirmed Radio's death, saying, "He was just a fine man. We all loved him. We will miss him incredibly." Radio had been ill and had been in the hospital for quite a while. He had been recently moved to a hospice facility. Radio became an inspiration to the players and the town ... truly … [Read more...] about James ‘Radio’ Kennedy Dead at 73
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Play video content EXCLUSIVE The Demon House Documentary "Ghost Adventurers" star Zak Bagans has closed a possible portal to Hell by demolishing his haunted house. Bagans had the Gary, Indiana crib bulldozed ... this after an encounter during the filming of his documentary ... an encounter with "dark energy." The "Ghost Adventures" star bought the house in 2014 after reports surfaced the family that had been living there was terrorized by demons. Zak says the demons were the real deal, and felt strongly it should never be inhabited again. He believes dark energy permeated the rubble ... so he had it locked away in a storage facility. … [Read more...] about Zak Bagans: ‘Demon House’ Destroyed!!!
Jean-Jacques Perrey, French composer and electronic music pioneer, died Friday at his home in Switzerland following a bout with lung cancer. He was 87. His daughter, Patricia Leroy, confirmed the musician’s death to Rolling Stone. “As the owner of indie label Oglio Records, I have had the pleasure of encountering hundreds of artists but I rarely have the opportunity to work with legends,” Oglio Records owner Carl Caprioglio, a friend of Perrey’s who released his 2006 album The Happy Electropop Music Machine, tells Rolling Stone. “Jean-Jacques Perrey is a legend and I am thankful I had the chance to help share his beautiful and uplifting music with the world. My heart goes out to his daughter Patricia, his recent musical collaborator Dana Countryman and to all of his many fans worldwide.” Perrey’s career in music started in the Fifties when he left medical school to craft musique concrete compositions. During this period, Perrey became … [Read more...] about Jean-Jacques Perrey, Electronic Music Pioneer, Dead at 87
Carly Rae Jepsen was 26 when “Call Me Maybe” hit the U.S. charts in 2012, making her an instant tween idol. Everything about the track felt young: the MIDI-like string flourishes, the subject matter (references to wishing wells, ripped jeans, the way “maybe” was tacked on to the chorus in Valley Girl patois), even the candy colors of the music video. “Call Me Maybe” may have been the song of the summer, but its sparkly sugar trail seemed to melt as quickly as the track caught on — and right as Jepsen released Kiss, an album she says her label rushed out to try to capitalize on the breakout single. Kiss was a solid pop record, a bouncy background for a slumber party. But the curse of the one-hit wonder seemed to hit Jepsen hard: Kiss was released to disappointing sales, and her young fan base moved on to the next radio banger. Jepsen began wading through the difficult period that sometimes befalls pop stars with a monster hit, the … [Read more...] about How Carly Rae Jepsen Broke ‘Call Me Maybe’ Mold
This article contains SPOILERS from the season finale of The Bachelor. The 22nd season of ABC’s The Bachelor has come to an end and the titular suitor, Arie Luyendyk Jr. has chosen his bride-to-be. After many “can I steal you for a minute” moments and dates with thirsty women who have bizarre job titles, Arie had to choose between publicist Becca Kufrin and sales executive Lauren Burnham (their jobs aren’t that odd). In the end, he dumped Lauren and got down on bended knee for Becca — and they lived happily ever after. Or did they? In the last hour of the three-hour finale, after we thought he made up his mind, the drama started bubbling up. Documenting the couple’s life after the show and proposal and before the After the Final Rose special, Arie started to question his decision to propose to Becca. After an inner struggle, Arie decided to — are you ready? — break up with Becca and pursue Lauren. That is … [Read more...] about ‘The Bachelor’ Names Winner In Shocking Finale