Charming, free-spirited and – above all – talented, Cassie has come a long way since her big-screen breakout in Steven Spielberg’s beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. Despite a troubled and much-publicized adolescence during which she appeared in only a handful of films, Cassie’s star was officially on the rise during the mid-90s with notable appearances in Poison Ivy , Bad Girls and Wes Craven’s Scream . Turns in The Wedding Singer, Charlie’s Angels , and Donnie Darko followed, proving to once-cynical audiences that Cassie was not only a capable leading lady, but also a gifted and versatile actor. Since early 2009, Cassie has also appeared in print and television advertisements for Cover Girl cosmetics products. Cassie married art consultant Will Kopelman, the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman, in June.
Alright, so this really isn’t Cassie’s bio–it’s Drew Barrymore’s. To find out more about Cassie check her out weekdays from 5:30-11am on Poncho in the Morning.
Shinedown will be opening up for Kiss in Lethbridge & Calgary this summer. (Check out the concert section for full details). The band recently took part in The Warner Sound’s Live Room Sessions. The ‘The Warner Sound Live Room EP’ will be available in both audio and video format on May 28 on Itunes. It will feature a handful of tracks from their 2012 release “Amaryllis” including I’ll Follow You, Miracle and Bully (check it out below).
Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist and founding member of The Doors has died at the age of 74. Manzarek died Monday surrounded by his family in Germany after a battle with cancer. Manzarek founded The Doors after meeting Jim Morrison in California. The band went on to become one of the most successful rock ‘n’ roll acts to emerge from the 1960s. The Doors sold more than 100 million albums worldwide with hits like “Riders on the Storm,” “Light My Fire,” and “Break On Through to the Other Side.”
Manzarek wrote a best selling memoir called Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors in 1998. He’s survived by his wife, Dorothy, his son Pablo, and two brothers, Rick and James.
Stone Temple Pilots have hired Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington as their new vocalist. (STP recently parted ways with singer Scott Weiland) Stone Temple Pilots took the stage with Chester Bennington and peformed an 8 song set in California over the weekend.
Stone Temple Pilots members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz revealed the news via their website. “Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we’ve admired for a long time,” writes Dean DeLeo. “We know Linkin Park will always be his priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together. We managed to find the time to record a song and we’re all really happy with the result.”
We’ve seen the teaser trailers, but the guys at Showtime have finally released a full trailer for the upcoming 8th and final season of Dexter! It looks like Deb is going to be suffering a major emotional and mental breakdown.
Five Finger Death Punch have revealed the name of their new double album— The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell. Volume 1 of the set will be released on July 23rd, with Volume 2 scheduled to arrive later this fall.
This is the first single off their upcoming album “Lift Me Up” and features Rob Halford of Judas Priest
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will begin his trip back to Earth today after spending 5 months at the International Space Station. It’s his third return to earth from a space mission, but this landing will be a lot rougher than the first two. When he glided to earth in 1995 and 2001, it was aboard Atlantis and Endeavour — two of the now-retired U-S space shuttles. Tonight Hadfield will be making a much harder landing aboard a cramped Russian Soyuz spacecraft. He says the landing will be with what he calls “definite force”
Hadfield took the time to make this video before his departure–a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” aka the “Major Tom” song. The song was mixed with the help of staff at the Canadian Space Agency and features lyrics that were modified to refer to the Soyuz capsule that will return Hadfield to Earth.
Hadfield is looking forward to several things as he returns home–including the smell and taste of real food, especially coffee. Since arriving at the station last December, Hadfield has been feeding himself from plastic pouches.
The Southern Alberta Summer Games Office is now open for the City of Medicine Hat and Cypress County. They’re looking for athletes to compete on both Team Medicine Hat and Team Cypress County in Taber at this year’s games.
The events that athletes can participate in include:
○ 5/10km Run
○ Ball hockey
○ Mini Soccer
○ Beach Volleyball
The registration deadline for athletes is Monday June 3th, 2013 at 4:00pm. This year the games will take place from July 3-6th in Taber
Estevan, Saskatchewan is making worldwide headlines after an “overzealous” fan ran on stage during a Motley Crue concert on Saturday.
The Crue were right in the middle of performing Primal Scream when a fan jumped on stage and ran into guitarist Mick Mars (it was his birthday too!)–and then made a grab for singer Vince Neil before security jumped in and hauled him away.