The world’s tallest water slide ie being built in Kansas City and is due to be completed next spring. Visitors at Schlitterbahn Park have to go nearly 140-feet in the air to ride the slide. Riders will go approximately 60-miles-per-hour on the way down. The 2nd largest water slide is in Brazil at 134-feet-tall.
Last night on Dancing with the Stars, during the tenth week of competition, actress Leah Remini was the latest contestant of the season to be sent home.
The bottom two couples included Leah along with her partner Tony Dovolani, and Bill Engvall with his partner Emma Slater. The couple with the lowest combined total of judges scores and viewer votes was Leah and Tony. “This has been an amazing experience and I want to thank everybody here. Tony especially, my family for supporting me, my fans and to everybody here” said Remini.
The remaining celebrities include Engvall, Jack Osbourne, Corbin Bleu, and Amber Riley.
Today marks the 85th anniversary of the first appearance of Mickey Mouse. To celebrate, Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a new theatrical short called Get a Horse! which recreates the look of Mickey’s first film back in 1928. Director Lauren MacMullan told the Huffington Post, “That was when Mickey was still new to the world. Back when there was a brashness to this character and anything seemed possible whenever he appeared on the screen. I really missed that version of Mickey Mouse. Those early synchronized sound cartoons that Walt & Ub poured their hearts and souls into. Those black & white cartoons had such a charm & an energy.” Lauren also revealed that the studio is currently brainstorming ideas for new Mickey Mouse cartoons.
Joan Jett will still be performing during Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — just not on the float representing South Dakota. Vintage Vinyl News reported that Jett, who is an avid PETA supporter, came under fire from the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association with representative Jodie Anderson telling television station KEVN, that the group wanted no part of Jett representing them or their state, saying, “Of course, when we learned that about Miss Jett, we were rightly concerned about her representing South Dakota and a state that is so heavily reliant on agriculture and livestock production to drive our economy.”
At 91 years old, Betty White’s career is still going strong and the comedian has no intention of giving it up anytime soon. The Hot in Cleveland star opened up to the Huffington Post about the idea of retirement and which role she’d like to be remembered for 100 years from now.
Betty said, “Why should I retire from something I love so much? I’m blessed with good health; I’m blessed with being invited to participate in television, so why should I say, ‘No, no, I’m retiring.’ To do what? Nothing that I could possibly find to do would be as much fun as what I do for a living.”
John Lennon‘s Quarry Bank High School detention sheets are going under the hammer later this month, according to The New York Times. The sheets, which were found years later just prior to being destroyed, are being auctioned on November 22nd by England’s TracksAuction.com. The two pages from the detention sheets cover the periods between May 19th and June 23rd, 1955 and November 25th, 1955 through February 13th, 1956. Each page is expected to sell for up to $4,800. Among the various infractions Lennon was reprimanded for include being a “nuisance,” “chewing in class,” “making noise,” “repeated misconduct,” making “silly noises in an examination,” “sabotage,” “Idleness,” and “just no interest whatsoever.”
In a case of “we’ll believe it when we see it,” ABBA‘s Agnetha Faltskog says that plans are underway for some type of 40th anniversary reunion by the ’70s pop sensation, according to Vintage Vinyl News. Faltskog, who recently launched a comeback told the German newspaper Welt Am Sonntag: “There seem to be plans to do something to mark this anniversary in some way. But I can’t say at this point what will come of them.”