May 11, 2013 in Features

High school students to get ‘Satisfaction’

From Wire Reports
 

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You can’t always get what you want – unless you’re a member of a Las Vegas area high school choir wanting to share the stage with the Rolling Stones.

Students from Green Valley school in Henderson will do just that tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for an encore performance of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

Choir director Kim Ritzer told KLAS-TV she thought it was a joke when she first got the invitation in a Facebook message to sing backup for the famous rockers. She later learned a friend who teaches at the University of Southern California recommended them. They sealed the deal with an audition via Skype.

Ritzer isn’t sure who’s more excited – the 24 kids or their parents.

“When I announced it to the kids, I think their parents were more excited than they were because some of them didn’t even know who the Rolling Stones were,” Ritzer told KLAS-TV.

Upton goes from cover to cover

Kate Upton has gone from a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model to the front page of Vogue.

Upton tells Vogue that runway modeling is “not what I set out to do” and that she desires to front a major fashion campaign and maybe even launch her own lingerie line.

She also says she would like to continue acting. Upton has appeared in “The Three Stooges” and “Tower Heist.” She’s also got a part in an upcoming film called “The Other Woman” starring Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann.

Of her various goals she says, “I’m American – more is more!”

This week, Upton attended the annual Met Ball in New York, which is hosted by Vogue.

The Vogue June issue goes on sale May 21.

Mystery cartoon stars Tyson

Adult Swim says it’s turning Mike Tyson into a cartoon detective.

The network announced a new animated series Friday called “Mike Tyson Mysteries” that will feature the retired boxing champ.

On the show, a cartoon version of Tyson will solve wacky problems, assisted by a trusty associate: a foul-mouthed pet pigeon. The network said Tyson will voice the animated character, as well as make live-action appearances.

The show is targeted for next season, but no premiere date was specified.

The birthday bunch

Singer Eric Burdon (The Animals) is 72. Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (“24”) is 61. Former MTV VJ Martha Quinn is 54. Actor Tim Blake Nelson (“Lincoln,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) is 49. Bassist Keith West (Heartland) is 45. Celloist Perttu Kivilaakso (Apocalyptica) is 35. Actor Cory Monteith is 31.

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