Yesterday we took at look at some of the best moms from TV shows. Today we so the same for movie moms. Here they are, again in no particular order.
Kate McCallister - Home Alone
Okay, so she left Kevin alone not once, but twice. Simple mistake, right? One anybody would make. Okay, maybe not, but she tries to make it up, even traveling with a van of complete strangers in the first movie. She makes it home for Christmas and we get that heartfelt reunion. Presumably she doesn't misplace Kevin during the rest of the year.
Lily Potter - Harry Potter
The one mom we only ever see a few times — though as a ghost-type figure or in flashbacks — might well be the best mom on this list, because she dies to protect her one-year-old child from being killed. That act of love saves her son and pretty much enables the entire plot of the Harry Potter series.
We all think our moms is the greatest mom in the world, but what about in the land of fiction? There have been plenty of great examples of moms in both TV shows and movies. Today we examine five of the greatest TV moms. Here they are, in no particular order.
Lucy Ricardo - I Love Lucy
This may seem like a strange one, given all the antics Lucy and co. get up to in the course of the show. However, Lucy clearly loves Little Ricky, he's well-provided for, and he's not affected by what the adults do elsewhere. Besides, every kid needs to have a facepalm moment of when their parent does something silly. It just turns out Little Ricky has more than most kids.
Although there were some other stories, April belonged to Sir Paul McCartney. The ever popular British rocker released a a stream of North American tour dates throughout the month that helped propel him to the top. Although McCartney was in the Top 10 last September, he also had fewer tour dates scheduled at the time (five versus twenty-one). As has always been the case in this list, volume equals success. More tour dates helped generate more sales this time around.
Despite having plenty of two-night stops — Orlando, FL; Brooklyn, NY; Austin, TX; and Tulsa, OK — the best-performing cities were ones where only one show is scheduled. Indeed, you have to get past Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; and Milwaukee, WI; before you can get to the best-performing two-night city, Brooklyn. The three single-concert cities made up 42% of all McCartney ticket sales on TicketNetwork.com for April.
This week we're talking about Mother's Day and helping out everyone that hasn't gotten something yet. Meanwhile, a mom watches The Matrix for the first time and then describes it, and in the process comes up with a unique re-telling. Finally, Iron Man 3 is already smash hit.
Mother's Day Contest
Mother's Day is a week away, folks. You haven't forgotten, have you? Well, if so, don't fret because we've got you covered. Enter our Mother Knows Best contest for a chance to win up to $100 in very cool prizes, including a $75 TicketNetwork.com gift card. Just tell us the best advice mom (or grandma, an aunt, or other significant woman in your life) has given you. Check out the contest post for more information and the entry form. Good luck!
Last week, Black Sabbath announced that they had added new dates to the band's upcoming North American tour — the first full scale tour by Sabbath since 2005. The 2013 World Tour began with shows in New Zealand and Australia and is a follow-up to shows the band played after it reunited in 2012. The much anticipated tour is itself in promotion of a long-awaited new album, 13, which is the first studio album released by the band since Forbidden 1995, and the first to feature Ozzy Osbourne as lead vocalist since Never Say Die in 1978.
The North American leg kicks off on July 25 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Spring, TX, and runs until September 3 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The tour will run for 21 dates and include stops in Philadelphia, PA; Tinley Park, IL; and Uncasville, CT. Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday and Saturday.
Elsewhere, season 12 of American Idol is drawing to a close, and attention is beginning to turn to the annual summer tour featuring the competition's finalists. This year American Idol Live features 11 performers — the Top 10 plus sing-off winner Aubrey Cleland. The 40-date 2013 tour begins on June 29 at the Chaifetz Arena in Saint Louis, MO, and ends on August 31 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday.
Finally, folk rocker Bob Dylan is taking His Band on the road for the Americanarama Festival of Music. Wilco and My Morning Jacket will join Dylan on the tour, as will Bob Weir, the Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Ryan Bingham, and Beck for select dates. The tour begins on June 26 at Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, FL, and ends on August 4 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday and Saturday.