Today we visit with Sheila E., percussionist, singer, composer, and producer. She lends her voice and drumming skills to an animated character for upcoming new Disney Junior series "Eureka!"(premiering June 22 on Disney Junior and Disney+).
Sheila is voicing a guest star role in the series as a traveling musician (she also played the drums for her character in the show as well ).
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According to a recent survey conducted by TopCashback.com, 47 percent of Americans put aside money throughout the year for summer activities.
The survey polled a cross-section of 2,537 adults, aged 18 and over.
Summer of fun(ds)
How much do you plan to spend on activities (amusement parks, pool memberships, concert tickets, summer camps, etc.) this summer?
$100-$250 (24 percent)
Less than $100 (23 percent)
$251-$500 (22 percent)
$501-$1,000 (17 percent)
More than $1,000 (14 percent)
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General Motors is developing a car rental service that’s truly out of this world. The automaker has teamed up with Lockheed Martin to develop a line of Lunar Mobility Vehicles that will provide transportation for manned missions visiting the Moon. The collaboration aims to have the vehicles ready for the first manned Moon missions of the 21st century, scheduled for 2025. The vehicles are being designed with autonomous driving capability and will be able to carry humans or gear around the lunar surface. The vehicles will be sent to the Moon ahead of the mission, and made available for lease to any government-led expeditions there, either from the U.S. or other nations.
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Bryan Cranston nearly wiped out the cast of “The Office” when he directed an episode. The “Breaking Bad” star helmed the episode called ‘Work Bus’, which the actors renamed ‘Death Bus’ after an air-conditioning unit was found to have been pumping exhaust fumes into the vehicle where the cast was working. On “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, Cranston explained: “Jenna Fischer actually saved everyone’s life. She said, ‘I smell exhaust, it’s coming inside the bus. And I’m saying, ‘Jenna…that’s not (possible) … we have air conditioning.’ And she goes, ‘No, it’s coming in!’” He then stood on a chair to take a sniff from the air-conditioning unit and realized it was actually pumping in fumes from the bus’ exhaust pipe. He added: “I got nice and dizzy, then realized, ‘Oh my God, we could have all been dead’. It would have been one hell of an episode.”
Uma Thurman, Paul Walker, and the Jonas Brothers are some of the 24 famous names that will be gracing the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2023. Thurman was selected under the Motion Pictures category along with Vince Vaughn, Ludacris, Bill Pullman, and director John Waters. Oscar-nominated actress Juanita Moore and beloved star of “The Fast and The Furious” franchise, Paul Walker, are due to will be honored posthumously in the category. The Television category will honor Jon Favreau, Mindy Kaling, Martin Lawrence, Ralph Macchio, original “SNL” star Garrett Morris, and Ellen Pompeo. Aside from the Jonas Brothers, inductees in the Recording category will include: Lenny Kravitz, Marc Anthony, Sheila E, Irving Azoff, Blake Shelton, and Charlie Wilson. Jenni Rivera will be honored posthumously.
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Catnip isn’t just pleasurable for cats. It’s also practical. When your kitty rubs, rolls in, chews and licks catnip leaves, it leads to the release of compounds that might protect cats from mosquitoes, according to new research out of Japan. Compounds called iridoids in catnip and the plant silver vine act as an insect repellent as they are released when the cats rub their bodies against the leaves. Catnip, sometimes called catmint, and silver vine are also used in cat toys.
It’s the end of Internet Explorer. As of last week, Microsoft has shut down the browser. The move comes 27 years after its 1995 debut. Now, most people who try to open the app will be directed to the company’s newer browser, Microsoft Edge. In a blog post from May 2021, Microsoft explained it was moving away from Internet Explorer, and beginning with the June 15 retirement date, the platform would “go out of support” for certain versions of Windows 10.
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During WWII, novelty toilet paper was printed with images of Hitler, Hirohito and Mussolini.
Pope Francis used to be a nightclub bouncer.
Earth is still cooling from its formation 4.5 billion years ago.
The U.S. government gave Indiana University $1 million to study memes.
No matter how cold it gets, gasoline will not freeze.
Peaches are members of the almond family.
All Bran is only 87% bran.
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Question: 25% of men say they turned into their father when they began doing THIS. What is it?
Answer: Dancing badly at parties and family gatherings
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New Zealand has revealed plans to impose a carbon tax on farmers to tackle one of the country’s biggest sources of greenhouse gasses: barnyard animals that fart and burp too much. Proceeds from the new climate moo-vement will be directed into research, development, and advisory services to benefit the farmers that are forking out for the farts. The tax on agricultural emissions would make New Zealand the first country to make farmers pay for the gasses that their cows or sheep produce. New Zealand is home to 5 million people, compared to about 10 million cattle and 26 million sheep.
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TOP ATTRACTIONS FOR 2022:
According to the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards…
1. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia: This Roman Catholic church in Barcelona was designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and is still under construction.
2. Colosseum: Built as a gladiatorial amphitheater, this ancient structure in Rome was opened in AD 80 during the reign of Emperor Titus.
3. Empire State Building: The iconic New York City skyscraper offers breathtaking views of Manhattan and beyond.
4. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center: This mosque in Abu Dhabi is one of the world’s largest, boasting 82 white marble domes.
5. Gallerie Degli Uffizi: The gallery in Florence is a must for lovers of Italian Renaissance art.
6. Plaza de España: In Seville, Spain, this romantic plaza has charmed visitors for almost 100 years, though it looks like it has been around much longer.
7. Iguazu Falls: In South America, along the Argentina-Brazil border, these falls are nothing less than spectacular.
8. The Roman Baths: Steam rises off the hot mineral water in the Great Bath, part of the Roman Baths in Bath, United Kingdom.
9. Garden of the Gods: Breathtaking doesn’t even do justice to the natural beauty of this spot in Colorado Springs.
Trevi Fountain: This is the largest fountain in Rome, and many
consider it the most beautiful as well.
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Khalia Carter’s senior quote is ringing true. For her quote, the Fort Myers FL, resident chose: “It’s almost impossible to get it done until it’s done. So, if you put your mind to it and work for it, you will do it.” She has been living by this sentiment since mid-April, when she was hit by an alleged drunk driver and suffered traumatic brain injuries. Instead of going to classes, she has spent the last few months at physical therapy, where she’s been learning how to walk again. Carter had to miss out on the typical end-of-year activities for seniors, but vowed to attend graduation. She made it clear her goal was to walk across the stage, unassisted, to receive her diploma, and when graduation day came, she did exactly that. Carter’s mother, Shawnda Cook said her reaction was: “Wow, this girl has the strength to move on, we need to look up to her.”