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Axl Rose is AC/DC’s new singer frontman will follow the footsteps of Brian Johnson

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Axl Rose is AC/DC’s new singer frontman will follow the footsteps of Brian Johnson
After weeks and weeks for rumors, the legendary Australian outfit made the news official, and only moments before Guns N’ Roses hit the stage for their headlining set at Coachella.Here’s the official statement:“AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian’s decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment.”As previously reported, frontman and vocalist Brian Johnson was recently forced to stop touring for risk of losing all hearing. Although there was rampant speculation that he was “kicked to the curb.”Regardless, Rose has quite a busy few months ahead of him, quite possibly the busiest days of his post-millennium career thus far. Consult his full itinerary below and get ready for a whole lotta Axl.

AC/DC 2016 Tour Dates: 05/07 – Lisbon, PT @ Passeio Maritmo de Alges 05/10 – Seville, ES @ Estadio de la Cartuja 05/13 – Marseille, FR @ Stade Velodrome 05/16 – Werchter, BE @ Werchter Festival Grounds 05/19 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst-Happel Stadium 05/22 – Prague, CZ @ Letnany Airport 05/26 – Hamburg, DE @ Volksparkstadion 05/29 – Berne, CH @ Stade de Suisse 06/01 – Leipzig, DE @ Red Bull Arena 06/04 – London, UK @ Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 06/09 – Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium 06/12 – Aarhus, DK @ Ceres Park

Guns N’ Roses 2016 Tour Dates: 04/19 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol 04/20 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol 04/23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival 06/23 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field 06/26 – Washington, DC @ Fedex Field 06/29 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium 07/01 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field 07/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium 07/09 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium 07/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field 07/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field 07/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre 07/19 – Foxboro, MA @ Gilette Stadium 07/23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium 07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome 07/29 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl 07/31 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome 08/03 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium 08/05 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium 08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park 08/12 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field 08/15 – Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium 08/22 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium

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The Cure’s’ Robert Smith Stars in Classic Horror Comics

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“Butcher Billy’s Tales From The Smith Comic Book Series” is what you get when you mix classic comic  things is so magical and amazing that it would bring a  smile to the face of the even the most gothic, goth.

Brazilian artist, Butcher Billy created these brilliant prints that borrow from classic comics as well as a couple of more contemporary horror selections with wonderful results.

Head over to his site to check out this series and his other equally awesome pieces. His shop at Redbubble already has a couple of these prints up for sale on T shirts.

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‘NCIS’ Actress Pauley Perrette Assaulted byMan Outdoors Hollywood House

Pauley Perrette, who performs scientist Abby Sciuto on "NCIS," says a "psychotic homeless man" punched her in the face Thursday night time and vowed he would kill her.

Perrette says she was strolling from her Hollywood dwelling to a visitor home she owned when the man appeared, repeatedly threatening to kill her

It is a weird story. Perrette says she informed the man, who referred to as himself William, that he had a "stunning title" however he simply punched her once more.

She says, "I went into shock ... collapsed on the sidewalk." She says cops got here, she drew a "police sketch" of the man, who was "headed in direction of Hollywood Blvd with homicide in his eyes." Perrette says cops arrested him.

Now it will get actually bizarre. Perrette tweeted, "I'm shaken and traumatized. My home, my beloved Hollywood. My beloved homeless people who I spend my  life defending ... My life changed tonight."

She ends by writing, "We have to not stroll alone. I have to heal. I virtually died tonight."

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Perrette stated the attacker recognized himself as William, which prompted her to say “William is a lovely identify, I've a nephew named William.” Police mentioned this assertion saved her from frequently being assaulted.

After the assault, the actress says she collapsed on the street in shock of what occurred.

“I texted my pal and my buddy cop,” Perrette added. “I instantly drew a police sketch of the man who was headed in the direction of Hollywood Boulevard with homicide in his eyes.”

Perrette added she noticed a person strolling his canine close by, however he didn't cease to assist her following the assault.

CBS2’s Jasmine Viel spoke with Tony Williamson who believes he was the particular person Perrette referred to in her

“I simply saved going at that time as a result of I simply assumed it was one other homeless particular person on the market,” Williamson stated. “I ought to have gone again and mentioned, ‘What’s occurring?’ I simply made my very own assumption.”

Police mentioned Perrette’s buddy tracked down the suspect, David Merck, at a 7-Eleven comfort retailer positioned on Cahuenga Boulevard at Yucca Road.

The actress positively recognized Merck as her attacker. He was subsequently taken into custody on suspicion of creating criminal threats and felony assault.

The investigation is ongoing.

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the end of Depeche Mode Dave Gahan shocks a French Journalist with an exclusive

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Dave Gahan annonce la fin de Depeche Mode - Le Grand Journal du 03/11
 

Depeche Mode has sold more than 100 million records during a career that’s not had a lull over the course of three decades. Arguably the most popular and successful electronic band of all time, they still release albums that debut in the top 10 and continue to draw arena-sized crowds. Their influence can be heard in house, techno, industrial,

mainstream journalists and their stupid cliché questions, it’s a recurring problem for every musician.

Dave shocked a Journalist TV station Canal+by exclusively announcing the end of the band on the talk show Le Grand Journal  what do you think of your new album, is this the final release of your band, etc..

Dave Gahan decided to play ‘cavalier soul’ announcing the end of Depeche Mode. The ‘journalist Journal. Talking of a (non) exclusive! For a few seconds her face was set on disbelief until ...

You can watch the ‘interview’ fragment below.

But first the before (when Dave says he has an exclusive), during (when he announces the end of Depeche Mode)

In related Depeche Mode news,

  Depeche Mode /dɨˌpɛʃˈmd/ are an English electronic band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan (lead vocals, occasional songwriter since 2005), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andy Fletcher (keyboards), and Vince Clarke(keyboards, chief songwriter from 1980 until 1981). Depeche Mode released their debut record in 1981, Speak & Spell, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Clarke left the band after the release of the album, leaving the band as a trio to record A Broken Frame, released the following year. Gore took over lead songwriting duties and, later in 1982, Alan Wilder (keyboards, drums, occasional songwriter) officially joined the band to fill Clarke's spot, establishing a line up that would continue for the next thirteen years. The band's last albums of the 1980s, Black Celebration and Music for the Masses, established them as a dominant force on the mainstream electronic music scene. A highlight of this era was the band's concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, where they drew a crowd in excess of 60,000 people. In the new decade, Depeche Mode released Violator, a mainstream success. The subsequent album, Songs of Faith and Devotion, and the supporting Devotional Tour exacerbated tensions within the band to the point where Alan Wilder quit in 1995, leading to intense media and fan speculation that the band would split. Now a trio once again, the band released Ultra in 1997, recorded at the height of Gahan's near-fatal drug abuse, Gore's alcoholism and seizures and Fletcher's depression. The release of Exciter confirmed Depeche Mode's willingness to remain together, the subsequent, and very successful, Exciter Tour being their first tour in support of an original album in eight years since the Devotional Tour, although the band had toured in 1998 to support The Singles 86–98 compilation album. Depeche Mode have had fifty songs in the UK Singles Chart and thirteen top 10 albums in the UK charts, two of which debuted at No. 1. Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records worldwide,[1] making them one of the most commercially successful electronic bands and one of the world's best-selling bands.[2] Qmagazine calls Depeche Mode "the most popular electronic band the world has ever known"[3] and included the band in the list of the "50 Bands That Changed the World!".[4] Depeche Mode also rank number 98 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists Of All Time    
 

What Netflix Raising Prices Might Mean For Customers In The Near Future

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Even More Revolting Details From Bill Cosby’s Deposition Have Been Revealed

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  Ever since video of Hannibal Burress making jokes about the not-so-well-known accusations went viral, the media has been on fire for news about the rape allegations against Bill Cosby. Yet aside from more and more accounts of rape from reported victims, no documented evidence could be attributed to the famous comedian. At least, before the sealed 2005 deposition was released in July. On July 6, the Associated Press reported that Cosby admitted during questioning to administering Quaaludes to young women for the purpose of having sex with them. It was the first time any kind of evidence, let alone a supposed admission, had leaked to the press. As a result, former Cosby defenders left his side, Disney World removed a bust of the comedian from an exhibit, and a White House petition called for his Presidential Medal of Freedom to be revoked. Yet as horrible as all of this is, none of it compares a The New York Times story published on late Saturday, in which the paper got its hands on a copy of the deposition. If accurate, then the portrait painted of the once beloved stand-up comedian and television personality is about to make things a whole lot worse for him, his wife and manager Camille Cosby, and their team:
Even as Mr. Cosby denied he was a sexual predator who assaulted many women, he presented himself in the deposition as an unapologetic, cavalier playboy, someone who used a combination of fame, apparent concern and powerful sedatives in a calculated pursuit of young women — a profile at odds with the popular image he so long enjoyed, that of father figure and public moralist.
No, it’s not that bad. It’s actually much, much worse.
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  Early on in the article, the NYT’s Graham Bowley and Sydney Ember detail the story of an unnamed 19-year-old model “who sent him her poem and ended up on his sofa,” where “she pleasured him with lotion.” And remember, this is all from a deposition — an interrogation in which Cosby told investigators about these things, and in great, horrible detail:
He spoke with casual disregard about ending a relationship with another model so he could pursue other women. “Moving on,” was his phrase. He suggested he was skilled in picking up the nonverbal cues that signal a woman’s consent. “I think I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them,” he said. Through it all, his manner was largely one of casual indifference.
His tone here, need I remind you, is apparently best described as “one of casual indifference.” The man is well aware of what he was doing, and yet he didn’t really care about any or all of the possible implications of wrongdoing. That, or he wasn’t capable of recognizing them. Probably the worst bit comes near the end of the article, in which Bowley and Ember recall the story of Beth Ferrier:
He could be dispassionate in recalling former relationships. With a woman named Beth Ferrier, a model he met in the 1980s, he recalled inquiring after her career and her father, who had died of cancer. “Did you ask her those questions because you wanted to have sexual contact with her?” Ms. Troiani asked. “Yes,” Mr. Cosby responded. Still, he said he viewed himself as a good person, worthy of trust, and chivalrous in his desire to never tell others about the women with whom he had sex. “I am a man, the only way you will hear about who I had sex with is from the person I had it with,” he said.
Obviously, that last part isn’t entirely true, as Cosby’s legal team has fought long and hard to keep many of the lawsuits and complaints filed against him quiet. Not even the women he allegedly raped were allowed to tell whether or not Cosby had had sex with them:
In the court case, 13 women came forward with anonymous sworn statements to support Ms. [Andrea] Constand, saying that they, too, had been molested in some way by Mr. Cosby. But they never had a chance to pursue their claims in court because, six months after the fourth and final day of his deposition, Mr. Cosby settled the case with Ms. Constand on undisclosed terms.
(Via The New York Times)

The Ramones Said ‘Adios’ With A Whimper, But At Least They Didn’t Embarrass Themselves

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The Ramones of the ’70s are iconic. They were at the vanguard of punk, and arguably pop punk, and created songs that are still considered classics of the genre today. You go to a sporting event, you hear “Blitzkrieg Bop.” Their look was easily recognizable, and influential. They appeared in Rock ‘N’ Roll High School. Then came 1980’s End of the Century which was, in its own way, the end of an era for the band. By 1995, when they released their final studio album Adios Amigos!, they were no longer part of the zeitgeist. They were an afterthought, and they weren’t even the same band. The change from Tommy to Marky on the drums had happened a while back, with a brief stay from Richie in there as well, and, in truth, changing the drummer isn’t really going to rile up many people. However, by the time of Adios Amigos!, Dee Dee was also all but gone, although his presence is still felt on the album, as he is credited as the writer on many of the songs, including a handful from other projects of his. He had been replaced with C.J. Ramone, who was given a lot of credit by his bandmates for bringing some much-needed youthful energy to the band. C.J. could only do so much, though. This was a band that had been releasing music for 20 years. Nobody could blame them for being burnt out. Adios Amigos! begins with the iconic “1, 2, 3, 4!” count off that was synonymous with the band, but after that it feels decidedly like warmed-over Ramones. Now, this could be where one would break out the old chestnut about how even bad pizza is pretty good, and how the same can be said for the Ramones. The Ramones were still making the music they’ve made for years. Charging guitars. Simple drumbeats. Although, they do slow it down a bit more than they did in the past, in part to ease the strain on Joey’s vocals. He gets to croon a bit, and he’s not half-bad at it. The album is hit-or-miss. In addition to the songs from Dee Dee, there is a cover of Tom Waits’ “I Don’t Want to Grow Up” and Johnny Thunders’ “I Love You.” They are both fine. “Fine” is about the highest level this album achieves. “Life’s a Gas” is pretty good, but also goes on a bit too long. In the end, the songs that Joey sings on are reminiscent of the glory days of the Ramones. The issue is that on four of the tracks, C.J. takes the lead vocals. One of the song, “Scattergun,” is OK, but the others are abysmal. Of course, one of those songs is “The Crusher” from Dee Dee’s brief time as a rapper, so C.J. can’t take all of the blame. Nevertheless, it’s one of the worst things ever recorded for posterity. Dee Dee’s impact on the album is felt in his songwriting, but his only tangible appearance is on the final song “Born to Die in Berlin,” wherein he (literally) phones it in from Germany. None of the original Ramones (Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy) would die in Berlin, but they have all now passed away. Three of them have been dead for over a decade now. However, those Ramones weren’t the Ramones by the time the band was winding it all down. Adios Amigos! isn’t a stain on their legacy by any means. It has its moments, and it sounds like the Ramones, which has merit. Based on their album title, obviously, they knew this was the end. They didn’t go down in a blaze of glory, but at least they said goodbye without embarrassing themselves.

16+ Pics Of Fairy Tale Architecture From Norway

Renndølsetra

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Barn In Valldal

Barn In Valldal

Borgund Stave Church

Borgund Stave Church  

House In Norway

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Tree Cathedral

Tree Cathedral  

Bridge Over Låtefossen Waterfall

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Ancient Road Vindhellavegen

Ancient Road Vindhellavegen  

Old Farmhouses

Old Farmhouses  

Old Village

Old Village  

Kvednafossen Waterfall In Norway

Kvednafossen Waterfall In Norway  

Fairy Tale House In Norvegian Woods

Fairy Tale House In Norvegian Woods  

At The End Of The World, Tjome

At The End Of The World, Tjome  

Old House

Old House  

Natural Swimming Pool In The Forest

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Fjord Houses

Fjord Houses  

Under The Aurora

Under The Aurora
 

Our Top Five Jean-Luc Memes For Captain Picard Day

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Sure, Ryan Gosling’s Hey Girl had a moment, and Ed Stark’s getting his five minutes of fame, but for internet memes that have staying power, you can’t beat Jean Luc Picard, Commander of the USS Enterprise and stoic star of The Next Generation. Truth is, Picard is so versatile, folks can't stop employing him for creative—and often hilarious—purposes. And what better time of year to do so than in the run up to Captain Picard Day, which takes place this Saturday, an opportunity to "engage" with the Commander of the USS Enterprise and stoic star of the Next Generation. In homage, Floating World Comics is running an “art contest and show to celebrate the beauty and wisdom of Jean Luc Picard”. Those interested in submitting their Picard-inspired artistic offerings have until end of day today (Wednesday) to bring something by Floating World Comics, with the winner announced—along with prize-giving shenanigans and an opportunity to check out some of the entries—at the Floating World Comics Couch Street store on Saturday. (That's 400 NW Couch Street from 4-7:30 pm). And in case you're in need of inspiration, we’ve compiled our top five Jean-Luc Picard memes to get your creative juices flowing . ..

Surprised

It doesn't happen often, but Jean Luc Picard is occasionally surprised. See above for Floating World Comics' awesome use of said meme. But, as the Captain himself makes clear below, there are other options . . .
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Annoyed

You know it's bad news when you crack the unflappable exterior of Jean-Luc Picard and he unleashes the beast. Or, more likely, gets mildly irritated with you . . .
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Facepalm

All hail the Captain for a Facepalm still that gives and gives . . .
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Yaysies

This person took the yaysies meme and boldly went where no man had gone before...  

Make it so

No Picard meme list is complete without the inevitable play on his phrase "Make it so." Behold a few of our favorites. Happy Jean-Luc Picard day!    
   
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Tim Curry appearance after suffering stroke

Tim Curry makes rare public appearance after suffering stroke as he accepts Lifetime Achievement Award at Tony Awards party

Nearly three years ago actor Tim Curry suffered a stroke that continues to affect his speech.

But despite the health woes, the 69-year-old was in good spirits as he was honored with The Actors Fund Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Tony Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles.

Speaking to Los Angeles magazine, he said that he has been 'doing well' and was 'looking forward' to receiving the honor.

Honored: Tim Curry made a rare public appearance as he was honored with The Actors Fund Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Tony Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles

Honored: Tim Curry made a rare public appearance as he was honored with The Actors Fund Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Tony Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles

'I’ve done a few benefits for the Actors Fund and I think it’s a marvelous organization. I hope not to have to use it,' the acclaimed character actor quipped.

The Actors Fund provides assistance with the cost and arrangements of funerals and burials.

And it is the Legend star's sense of humor that has helped helped him to remain optimistic since his July 2012 stroke when he collapsed at his Los Angeles home.

Acclaim: The character actor received a Tony nomination in 1981 for his role as Mozart in Amadeus

Acclaim: The character actor received a Tony nomination in 1981 for his role as Mozart in Amadeus

Rare: In December, he made a rare appearance for a Christmas Eve dinner at Ago restaurant in Los Angeles with a friend, who pushed the It actor in a wheelchair

Rare: In December, he made a rare appearance for a Christmas Eve dinner at Ago restaurant in Los Angeles with a friend, who pushed the It actor in a wheelchair

'It’s not tough to maintain,' he explained. 'It is just part of my DNA.'

The magazine noted that his 'speech is slowed a bit.'

In December last year, he made an appearance for a Christmas Eve dinner at Ago restaurant in Los Angeles with a friend, who pushed the It actor in a wheelchair.

Tim is best known for his role as the brilliantly mad transvestite scientist Dr Frank N Furter in the The Rocky Horror Show.

Tim Curry stars in 1975's The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Health woes: In July 2012 he collapsed at his Los Angeles home after suffering a stroke

Health woes: In July 2012 he collapsed at his Los Angeles home after suffering a stroke

He first starred in the original 1973 London production, and continued to play the part on Broadway before playing the same character in the 1975 film.

On the role that catapulted him to stardom, he told Los Angeles magazine that he looks at the film's success 'with a sort of bemused tolerance.'

He continued: 'It’s neither a blessing nor a curse. I was lucky to get it.'

For many years he rarely discussed the movie, fearing he would be typecast.

Good humor: The Home Alone 2 star cited his humor for helping him through his health crisis

Good humor: The Home Alone 2 star cited his humor for helping him through his health crisis

Tim recalled opening night during his Broadway debut in The Rocky Horror Picture Show as 'very exciting' but found its critics to be far too harsh.

'I had to go on the Today Show the next day and they read the reviews - which were appalling,' he explained. 'That brought me down. It was very cruel.'

The reviews described his performance as ‘a mixture of Joan Crawford and Burt Lancaster’ and ‘Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Marc Bolan all in one.'

Stage legend: Between 2004 and 2007 he played King Arthur in the Monty Python musical Spamalot on stage in Chicago, Broadway and the West End

Stage legend: Between 2004 and 2007 he played King Arthur in the Monty Python musical Spamalot on stage in Chicago, Broadway and the West End

However, he won over the Broadway community in 1981 when he was nominated for a Tony Award for the lead role in the play Amadeus.

'It was a brilliant play and a terrific production. And a wonderful part,' he said of portraying Mozart.

'The big problem is not to make him as loony as he is, but to make him sympathetic as well.'

Between 2004 and 2007 he played King Arthur in the Monty Python musical Spamalot on stage in Chicago, Broadway and the West End.

Cult classic: Tim is best known for his unhinged role as mad transvestite scientist Dr Frank N Furter in the The Rocky Horror Show

Cult classic: Tim is best known for his unhinged role as mad transvestite scientist Dr Frank N Furter in the The Rocky Horror Show

Some of his stage credits include What About Dick? My Favorite Year and Travesties, among others.

In 2011 he was scheduled to appear in Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, however he withdrew from the production at the last minute citing ill health.

Meanwhile, at the viewing party, the veteran actor arrived in a black suit and was seated in a wheelchair.

He joins Theodore Bikel, Alfred Molina and Joe Morton as recipients of the same lifetime achievement award.

Time Wrap! He first starred in the original 1973 London production, and continued to play the part on Broadway before playing the same character in the 1975 film

Time Wrap! He first starred in the original 1973 London production, and continued to play the part on Broadway before playing the same character in the 1975 film

'It means that it just sort of solidifies the kind of work the American acting community has given me for years now,' he said of the honor.

'It’s very gracious of them, I think. I was thrilled when they told me and I am thrilled now.'

When asked what life would be like for him if it reflected the theater, he said: 'Scary. Well the theater is scary. And the longer the time in between the periods in the theater, the scarier it gets.

Adding: 'Life isn’t meant to be scary. It’s to be celebratory. In which case, it would be like the theater. I think of that as a celebration of life.'

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