If you’re a Michael J. Fox fan, you’ll be thrilled to learn he’s returning to TV on a regular basis this week. Fox, doesn’t want to call it an official comeback because he says he never really went anywhere. Fox was diagnosed when had early symptoms in 1991. He has starred in “Family Ties” and three “Back to the Future” movies. He worked another 10 years on “SpinCity” in 2000. The new “The Michael J. Fox Show” premieres Thursday at 9 p.m. on NBC.
Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is also the injured guy. “Dancing With the Stars” producers say the 57-year-old is receiving medical attention after getting hurt during his most recent performance. He has a partially torn ligament. We’ll have to see if he’s fit to dance next week.
And I bet you’ve never given any thought about what you wear when you take a trip to the zoo, unless it’s to dress with comfortable walking shoes, right?
But now you may want to add, no animal prints to that list. One safari park in England has banned all animal prints. Even animal print bouncers have been hired to enforce the new dress code. Why you ask? Apparently zookeepers have noticed that the animals were becoming puzzled when they saw guests who were dressed in animal-print fabric.
If someone wears the same pattern to the animal’s coat, they can become over friendly, afraid or aggressive.
This was definitely a good year for the Emmy Awards television ratings. Viewership was up an estimated 30 percent over last year. Experts say football helped. About 16 million people watched the Emmy Awrds. Sunday Night Football usually attracts over 18 million but last weekend only 6 million were watching the game
An update on the Powerball Million Dollar Lottery winner out of South Carolina. He’s choosing to stay anonymous after winning 399 million dollars. But we do know a bit more about him. It was only the second time he’d ever played the lottery. He went into a gas station to buy buns for his wife and they didn’t have nay so he bought several Powerball tickets instead.
And here’s a great story out of Atlanta. When Willie and Carol Fowler’s only daughter cancelled her wedding 40 days before she was set to walk down the aisle, her parents were faced with a venue, food and entertainment that had all been paid for. But instead of cancelling everything and losing their deposits, they decided to change the guest list to 200 homeless people. The event was titled ‘The First Annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love,’ and the family says it plans on hosting another charity dinner next year.
The 65th Primetime Emmys have come and gone. Did you watch? What did you think? I’d love to hear your feedback. There were some surprises in the winners including Stephen Colbert over Jon Stewart…and losers, acceptance speeches, wardrobe…what are your thoughts on how host Neil Patrick Harris did?
How about the After-Parties? A section of the Los AngelesConvention Center was transformed into an “EnchantedForest,” complete with trees sprouting from the floor, for the Governors Ball celebrants. Hungry and thirsty guests indulged in filet mignon, short ribs and a rotating circular stage featured live bands and DJs playing dance music.
Winners had an extra incentive to hit the party: They could get their new Emmy statuettes engraved with their names at the winners circle. Meanwhile, Emmy losers had a party of their own across town.
Next time you see Mick Jagger rocking out, remember this: he’s going to be a 70 year old GREAT-grandfather soon.
The concept of Fun It Forward is one of giving so others can have fun. It fits right in with Shindigz company goal to Make Life More Fun and in 2013 the Shindigz Party FUNd is on track to give away $25,000!
This week the Shindigz Party FUNd is partnering with Rachel Guzman, our $400 Fun It Forward Friday winner.
Hi! My name is Rachel, and I am attending my first year at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. This is a dry campus school, so getting everyone in the school together that isn’t for a certain organization is very hard…To break the ice, I thought about having a HUGE Halloween block party on my street the week of our Homecoming. Everyone could dress up and play life size board games, dance to DJs, have a house decorating contest, costume contests, etc. Also, we could have school organizations set up booths to help promote them.
I talked it over with other students and they think it would be an awesome idea to get the whole entire school together for one fun night. I am a full time student on top of working with the sports teams after school, so winning would help us with the party along with funding future ones. Everyone is begging for a get together to meet other students, so this is the way to do just that!
Other Party FUNd winners announced this week include Heather Miller who will be hosting a Halloween Party for her 16 young nieces and nephews and Shelia Garrett whose daughter is turning 21.
We want to hear your Fun It Forwardideas to Make Life More Fun. Submit your idea through the Party Fund App on Shindigz Facebook page. Currently we are distributing $400 every Friday along with smaller amounts to other winners.
Ahoy, Matey, I’m Mary Collins and this is your Shindigz News Blast.
It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! I know many of you would be devastated if you missed it, so it’s our journalistic duty to remind you. So how did this holiday get started? It’s been running for more than a decade now, encouraging people all over the world to engage in pirate-speak. Phrases like “ARRRRR!” And businesses get in on the fun, like Krispy Kreme celebrates by giving a free glazed donut to anyone who talks like a pirate. Dress like a pirate, and you’ll nab a dozen free donuts. Check out all of Shindigz pirate fun for your pirate party.
What’s one way to make your Dream Wedding even dreamier? Have a Hollywood heart throb crash your wedding. Sound too good to be true but it happens. Just ask Bride, Abi Lingwood and her fiancée Daniel, who had just walked down the aisle and were at their reception an England Hotel, when Brad Pitt was spotted relaxing at the hotel bar. He’s been in England working on a WW2 movie, “Fury”. As soon as Daniel spotted Pitt it was over he got his new bride for a picture with Pitt and the rest is history.
Unlike the pomp and circumstance surrounding the nuptials of other European royalty lately, 29 year old Prince Felix of Luxembourg married his girlfriend in a low-key civil ceremony Tuesday. The civil service was witnessed by the couple’s family members in Germany.
If you’re looking for something to celebrate today you don’t have to go very far.
It’s National Cheeseburger Day! There are many theories to the beginning of the cheeseburger dating back to the 1920′s. What’s funny is we are not really sure who invented the cheeseburger officially because there are five different claims from 5 different restaurants that it was them.
Yesterday, we scooped the story on Britney Spears new upcoming Vegas spectacular for the next two years at Planet Hollywood. That announcement was revealed this morning on Good Morning America. And because we love a good party here at Shindigz, we’ve learned the announcement itself was quite the extravaganza in the middle of nowhere.
Britney unveiled her plans for her upcoming gig at Planet Hollywood at an undisclosed location in the Mojave Desert. Thousands were bused into the location, Brit came via helicopter. It happened at 4am Vegas time and carried a price tag of roughly $100,000.
That new gig for Brittney in Vegas begins in December.
Speaking of a good party, do you have one planned for this Sunday? Now’s the time to start planning for your Emmy viewing party. Get your friends together and have a great night. The annual awards show is Sunday. From the red carpet, to the awards, speeches and unexpected comment and of course the fashion you won’t want to miss the 65th annual The Primetime Emmy Awards. You’ve still got time to get great Hollywood Party Supplies from Shindigz, be sure to check them out.
Life is good for America’s super wealthy. Forbes released its annual list of the top 400 richest Americans. Bill Gates is the richest American for the 20th year in a row with a net worth of $72 billion.
Miss New York, made history on Sunday night when she became the first American of Indian descent to be crowned Miss America. The 24-year-old, who performed a Bollywood dance routine for her talent, is the second consecutive Miss New York to win the Miss America crown.
NBA star LeBron James married his longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson over the weekend. The Miami Heat basketball champ said “I do” in front of many famous friends. The two are high school sweethearts and have been together since they were 16. And they didn’t just have any old entertainment at their reception. They had Jay-Z and Beyonce!
Speaking of celebrity weddings, John Legend married his longtime girlfriend Chrissy Teigen. The 34-year-old Grammy Award-winning R&B singer and his 27-year-old Sports Illustrated swimsuit model fiancée tied the knot.
And we now know what Britney Spears next big career move will be, performing in Las Vegas. Spears will be hitting it big in Vegas this winter at $310,000 per show. That’s nearly $15 million per year. TMZ found out the scoop on the deal which includes a 2-year contract, at 48 shows a year.