Cheerios just announced they’re doing a Pumpkin Spice flavor at the end of the month. And apparently that made it open season on those announcements . . . because M&M’s just released THEIR Halloween plans.
Their new flavor this year is white chocolate filled with butterscotch. And they’re calling it . . . wait for it . . . BOO-tterscotch. They’ll be on sale at Target within the next few weeks.
They’re also bringing back a few other older Halloween flavors, like Pecan Pie and Candy Corn.
Disney announced a “Frozen” sequel and a “Star Wars” stand-alone film during a shareholder meeting yesterday.
There’s no word on a plot for “Frozen 2”, but Disney boss Bob Iger said, quote, “You will be hearing a lot more about it and we’re taking you back to Arendelle. We are so excited about that.”
And KRISTEN BELL Tweeted a picture of herself resting on a bag of ice, with the caption, “Dreams really do come 2!!!”
The “Star Wars” movie will be called “Rogue One”, and it’ll star FELICITY JONES from the Oscar-nominated Stephen Hawking movie “The Theory of Everything”. It’ll be directed by Gareth Edwards, who did last year’s “Godzilla” remake.
There’s no word on the plot, but Iger said it will focus on, quote, “great ‘Star Wars’ characters that are not part of the overall saga.” It’s due out in December of 2016.
Iger also said “Star Wars 8” will come out in May of 2017. “Star Wars 7” hits theaters this coming December.
If you could have free Starbucks for the rest of your life, how much money would you save? A LOT, right?
Well . . . Starbucks just announced a new contest yesterday where 14 people will win free coffee for LIFE. Ten of those 14 people will be in the U.S., three will be in Canada, and one will be in the U.K.
Except it’s not actually unlimited coffee to the day you die. Starbucks defines “life” as the next 30 years . . . and you get one free drink or food item a day. Lame. What . . . you expected a corporate contest without fine print?
Still . . . a free coffee a day through 2045 is pretty cool. The estimated value of the prize is $54,000, which comes out to right around $5 per day. You’ll also get a 10-karat gold Starbucks card with your name engraved on it, that’s supposedly worth $5,000.
You enter by buying something at Starbucks between now and January 5th. You’ll get a code on your receipt, which you enter at play.starbucks.com.
You’re allowed to enter two times a day . . . but that means you’ll have to buy two things at Starbucks every day for a full month.
Billy Idol has announced dates for a North American tour in the New Year.
In support of his forthcoming album, “Kings & Queens Of The Underground”, Idol will launch a theatre tour at the House Of Blues in New Orleans on January 21.
Additional shows will be announced soon.
Tickets for most of the North American concerts will go on sale this Friday, October 10.
Idol will launch a world tour with a fall run across Europe starting November 5 at the 02 Academy in Birmingham, UK.
Due October 21, “Kings & Queens Of The Underground” is Idol’s first new album in almost a decade.
The singer recently released the project’s lead single, “Can’t Break Me Down.”
2015 North American tour
- Jan 21 – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
- Jan 22 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
- Jan 24 – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA
- Jan 25 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC
- Jan 28 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
- Jan 31 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
- Feb 03 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
- Feb 04 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
- Feb 07 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
- Feb 09 – Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO
- Feb 12 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
- Feb 13 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
- Feb 15 – The Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA
- Feb 18 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
This is one of the best reactions to the Westboro Baptist Church’s hateful protests:
The “church” recently announced they were going to picket a PANIC! AT THE DISCO show in Missouri . . . so the band posted a Facebook message saying that they’d donate $20 to the Human Rights Campaign for every Westboro protester who actually showed up.
Well, the show went down last night . . . and 13 protesters showed up.
Late last night, the band posted this update: Quote, “Thank you Westboro Baptist Church for the update on the total amount you donated to Human Rights Campaign today. [But] $20 [times] 13 = Weak.” That’s just $260.
It went on, quote, “We’re going to make it an even $1,000. We’ll also be donating 5% of our total merch sales from this show to HRC.” (Here’s the post.)