Will Ferrell is Little Debbie
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Get Hard, the much anticipated comedy film starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart is set to come out on Friday, and in preparation for the film’s release, Ferrell is making his round of public appearances. However, it is fair to say Ferrell isn’t taking the most orthodox approach to promote the film. The week before last he played for 10 different MLB teams in the Cactus League, which also served as a fundraiser for Cancer for College and Stand Up to Cancer. Then, last week he headed to New York where he appeared on the The Late Show With David Letterman dressed as a leprechaun in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
While the leprechaun outfit was understandable, his next television appearance was random and downright creepy. On Wednesday, he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon dressed as Little Debbie; complete with a blue plaid dress, curly wig, and straw hat. He insisted he was the new spokesperson for the company that’s known for snacks, such as Cosmic Brownies, Swiss Cake Rolls, and Zebra Cakes. This stunt would lead you to think McKee Foods, the owner of Little Debbie has some sort of partnership with Ferrell. Well they don't. It turns out McKee Foods was surprised to find out about their new spokesperson, however, they did welcome the free publicity with open arms.
When the Eagles broke up in 1980, Don Henley famously repeated the phrase that the Eagles would play together again “when Hell freezes over.” Well, apparently snowballs not only have a great chance in Hell, but it’s looking positively arctic there! Twenty-one years after their 1994 reunion Hell Freezes Over Tour, the Eagles are still going strong on their History of the Eagles Tour, though perhaps not in the same configuration they were during their ‘70s heyday. Though they’ve released a mere 7 albums in their 45 year history, any modern music aficionado will agree that the Eagles changed the face of modern music forever. Their signature sound is unmistakable, tinged with country, blues, and arena-rock guitars, and they are often lauded as the originators of “California Rock.” The Eagles have a long, remarkably messy, and successful career as a result of their musicianship (and possibly their penchant for throwing punches at one another) and you should see them live this summer!.
After much anticipation, Nicki Minaj has finally announced tour dates for the North American leg of her "Pinkprint Tour." The tour, which is in support of her latest album, The Pinkprint was first announced in late 2014, however, in that initial announcement, only dates for the European leg of the tour were released.
Minaj’s tour began this past Monday in Stockholm, Sweden, but the North American leg will not begin until July 17 in Dallas, TX. She is scheduled to perform across the United States and Canada before wrapping up on August 19 in Edmonton, AB. You can be certain that Minaj will perform hit songs, such as “Anaconda” and “Truffle Butter” at each of the 19 shows.
Meghan Trainor, Dear Future Husband
Singing since age 6, songwriting since age 11, and a Berklee College of Music attendee at age 15, Meghan Trainor’s life has been aimed at musical success practically since day one. A Nantucket, MA native, Trainor grew up in a musical household, where her father – a jeweler by trade – also taught music. She began performing professionally at age 12, and her musical style evolved from soca (island-style calypso), to encompass a broad range of styles and instruments.
Trainor was a determined songstress from the onset, releasing self-published singles and albums in 2011, I’ll Sing with You and Only 17. Met with some success, Trainor moved to Nashville, TN, and helped write songs for Rascal Flatts, Hunter Hayes, Sabrina Carpenter, and R5. While her success writing country demonstrated her range and musical skills, she felt country wasn’t really her scene. By 2013, she had been introduced to songwriter Kevin Kadish, with whom she penned the hit “All About That Bass,” which they shopped to various other artists, including Adele and Beyonce.
Trainor eventually recorded the single herself and performed it on ukulele for Epic records chairman L.A. Reid, who signed her immediately and pushed the song as her debut single. An immediate viral hit, “All About That Bass” climbed the charts both domestically and in the UK. Capitalizing on her signature blue-eyed soul and doo-wop sound, Trainor has just released her third single from the album Title, called “Dear Future Husband,” a cheeky look at domestic bliss (or the impossibility thereof). Her tour is spanning the U.S. starting this month, so find your tickets today!