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Llama Drama

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There are always bizarre things in the news these days, but this week, this story might take the cake. Two therapy llamas, yes, therapy llamas were being transported to an assisted living facility in a suburb outside of Phoenix, AZ, when the door of the trailer they were riding in opened. Wanting a taste of freedom, the llamas took off on the lam. The pair, mother and son, darted across city streets narrowly evading capture from the arsenal of law enforcement personal trying to corral them. Finally, after a few hours on the loose, both llamas were caught, but not before becoming a trending topic in the Twittersphere. They even gained attention from the Arizona Cardinals as you can see below:

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A Look Back at the non-stop Career of Ricky Martin

Born to an accountant and psychologist in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1971, Ricky Martin showed he possessed singing and acting talent from a young age. Martin began singing at age six, often reciting songs from groups such as Menudo, Led Zeppelin, and Journey, using wooden kitchen spoons as microphones. When Martin was nine, his father took him to a commercial audition and over the next year and a half Martin starred in eleven Puerto Rican television commercials for products such as toothpaste, fast food chains, and soft drinks.

After finding a small amount of fame for his commercial work, Martin auditioned for the Puerto Rican boy band Menudo, ironically one of bands he sang to when he was younger. Although band executives were impressed by his skills, they deemed him too short to become a member of the band. However, determined to make the cut he went back for another audition. This time the executives were so impressed that his height was no longer an issue. Martin became a part of the band at age 13 and would go on to record 11 albums with the group before he left in 1989.

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Trending This Week: Lady Gaga Sings at The Oscars

Even if you didn't watch the awards ceremony this past Sunday, you may have heard about Lady Gaga's performance of a medley of songs from "The Sound of Music," including "The Hills Are Alive," "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain." If you haven't, the video is below. The performance particularly moved Julie Andrews, who played the role of Maria in the 1965 film.

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Jim Cantore - Thundersnow

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While thundersnow may sound like a made up term, it is actually a rare occurrence where thunder and lightning occur during a snowstorm. Last weekend, Weather Channel meteorologist, Jim Cantore, witnessed six instances of thundersnow while covering Winter Storm Neptune in Boston; and let’s just say his reactions were a little over the top; like you’re on a baseball team that just won the World Series, over the top. During his reaction to the fourth instance of thundersnow, Cantore even said he would prefer to be witnessing the weather phenomena over winning the 500 million dollar Powerball jackpot. Sorry Jim, but I’m not sure if I believe you on that one.

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Ed Sheeran: From the Countryside to the Big Stage

Growing up, Ed Sheeran’s parents didn’t allow him to play video games and rarely let him watch television. Instead, they encouraged him to read and learn music. After receiving her first guitar at a young age, Sheeran showed he was musically gifted. At 14 years of age, Sheeran, who gained his musical influences from bands and artists, such as The Beatles, Nizlopi, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Damien Rice, and Eminem left his family’s home in the English countryside and set off for London where he could gain more exposure as a musician. While in London, Sheeran devoted his time to music; recording and playing gigs at smalltime pubs. Sheeran released his first, self-titled album in 2006 and released his second album, Want Some a year later. Sheeran also posted many videos of himself playing music on YouTube, which led to him gaining a strong fan base.

In 2010, after feeling London gave him all it had offer, Sheeran headed for Los Angeles on a whim, where he was quickly discovered by Jamie Foxx, who asked him to appear on his Sirius radio show. Shortly after his appearance, Sheeran released an EP that reached the no. 2 spot on the iTunes chart, an extreme rarity for an unsigned artist, which led to him signing with Atlantic Records. Since then, Sheeran has released two studio albums; including his certified platinum album, “X.”

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