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At the Canucks Fan Zone, blogger Derek Jory asks the questionwhether the following photo, ostensibly from 1984, is real:
It’s a pre-game faceoff between Stan Smyl and Mario Lemieux, with Michael Jackson doing the honors. Jory asserts that there is actually a confluence:
The Canucks hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Pacific Coliseum on November 16, 1984 and beat them 7-6.
Michael Jackson’s Victory Tour stopped in Vancouver to play three shows on November 16, 17 & 18 at BC Place.
It’s possible this is the correct date. 1984 was Lemieux’s first season in the NHL, and (there is no C on his sweater) was not yet captain of the Penguins.
On the contradicting side, Jory also points out that there’s “no red carpet” as there is in this photo. However, if you look behind Michael Jackson, you’ll notice the penalty box. The red carpet typically extends from the players’ benches for these sorts of things, since the penalty boxes and scorekeeper’s bench do not have exits, and those benches are clearly behind the photographer. Furthermore, the photog is clearly standing on the ice, and for safety reasons would only be standing on carpet himself… so just because you don’t see the carpet doesn’t mean it’s not there.
The real answer is that it was a look-alike. See this story here.
Job opening. During Sunday night’s Miss Universe, Steve Harvey called out the wrong winner in a highly publicized live mistake.
The host called out Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner of the highly publicized competition. Except Gutierrez wasn’t the winner. Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, was.
Any volunteers to help console Miss Columbia today?
If that wasn’t bad enough, a Harvey went and doubled down on idiocy and pissed off the internet by misspelling two countries.
In 2008 Prince covered Radiohead’s “Creep” at Coachella and according to everybody who was there, it totally ruled. However, he prevented every attempt for the performance to be posted online. FINALLY, his Purpleness has allowed it. Enjoy.
Loaded and NME are reporting that an insider source close to the band have said the original members will headline two UK festivals in 2017 (The Isle Of Wight and Download Festival). If these shows go well, and Axl and Slash can remain friendly, the U.S. will almost definitely see a tour from the band. A reunited Guns N’ Roses tour would likely shatter gross earnings records held by U2 and The Rolling Stones.
Rumors that Guns N’ Roses will reunite in 2016 recently increased after the band began selling new merchandise that features the group’s original line-up.
Blankets and a hockey jersey emblazoned with the band’s ‘Appetite For Destruction’ album cover were placed online. Cartoon versions of the five original band members as skeletons were also made available.
Slash and Axl Rose have previously feuded over the trademarks of the band’s old logos in the past, suggesting that the pair have come to an agreement of some sort to sell the new merchandise.