Traverse City/ Northern Michigan Buzz:
Northern Michigan school separates boys and girls during lunch, more here from 7 and 4...
An Engineer Working on the Dam in Traverse City Apologizes for Flooding more from 9 and 10 here...
JAY-Z has reportedly threatened to end CHRIS BROWN'S career if Brown hurts Rihanna again. It happened backstage at Jay's recent gig in New York City. A source says, quote, "He called Chris to one side and told him if he hurts Rihanna, whether emotionally or physically, it's over for him. He'll ensure it will result in the end of his career."
An 18-year-old cancer victim who couldn't make a JUSTIN BIEBER concert received a personal visit from Justin at the hospital on Monday. The woman's friend had Tweeted Justin over the weekend and asked him if he could stop by and see her because she was missing his gig.
The website Buzzfeed.com has put together a list of 34 random facts about scary movies. Dedicated horror fans will probably know most of these . . . but the rest of you might learn something. Here are six highlights . . .
1. The mask in "Halloween" is actually William Shatner's face. (--This is TECHNICALLY right, but there's an asterisk by it . . . because director John Carpenter has said it was a CAPTAIN KIRK mask, and it really didn't look anything like Shatner.)
2. "Psycho" was the first movie to show a toilet flushing.
3. Robert De Niro and Robin Williams were both considered for Jack Nicholson's role in "The Shining".
4. Nicholson was considered for the part of Hannibal in "Silence of the Lambs".
5. Tom Cruise was offered the lead in "Edward Scissorhands", but he passed because he wanted a happier ending.
6. The movie "Final Destination" was based on a rejected "X-Files" script.
The site 11Points.com has put out a list of 11 Songs, Forever Ruined By Artists Revealing Their True Meanings. Here's the list, along with a quick summary on how each song's mystique was CRUSHED by the artists revealing their TRUE inspirations:
1.) "Don't Stop Believin'", Journey . . . Singer Steve Perry has admitted that there's no such thing as "South Detroit."
2.) "Party in the U.S.A.", Miley Cyrus . . . At some point after the song's release, Miley said that she'd never heard a Jay-Z song, despite what she sings in the lyrics.
3.) "Like a Virgin", Madonna . . . "Like a Virgin's" male songwriter has said it's actually about a MAN getting over a break-up.
4.) "My Sharona", The Knack . . . A woman named Sharona Alperin says the song is about her . . . when she was an underage girl. She thinks she was "maybe 16, 17" at the time, and Knack singer Doug Fieger was "about nine years older."
5.) "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)", The Beastie Boys . . . They later said the song was supposed to be a PARODY of party anthems. Not one itself.
6.) "Tutti Frutti", Little Richard . . . Little Richard has admitted that it was about male to male relations.
7.) "In the Air Tonight", Phil Collins . . . Legend has it the song is about a MURDER that Phil witnessed . . . but Phil says the song is not about ANYTHING interesting. He says he wrote it while screwing around with a new drum machine.
8.) "Summer of '69", Bryan Adams . . . For better or worse, Bryan says the title was inspired by ehhh well not the year.
9.) "(Untitled) How Does It Feel", D'Angelo . . . D'Angelo says the song is NOT about sex . . . it's about his grandmother's cooking.
10.) "Friday", Rebecca Black . . . She later claimed she KNEW the lyrics were a bunch of hogwash. (--Although, I claim THAT'S a bunch of hogwash.)
11.) "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", The Beatles . . . It seemed obvious that "Lucy, Sky, and Diamonds" stood for LSD . . . but John Lennon says it was actually based on a painting his son Julian did in art class.