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Unfortunately, the week starts off with some sad news from the music world. Famed saxophonist Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons, passed away on Saturday at the age of 69 after suffering a massive stroke. As Greg Mitchell fondly writes over on The Huffington Post, “It’s hard to imagine him silent, both musically and verbally. He could really talk, in both ways.”
The news was much happier on the political front in New York, with Republican Roy McDonald coming out in support of gay marriage. The state senator told reporters: You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing.” Kudos.
And now for something completely shocking: the first photo of Tom Cruise playing Stacee Jaxx on the set Rock of Ages. As the headline over on the AV Club reads, this is a Photoshop contest waiting to happen.
Less surprising was a video that surfaced of a super-sedated looking Amy Winehouse taken at a performance in Belgrade. We’re not sure it was really “the worst concert in the history of Belgrade,” but we are certain that the woman looks like she needs some more rehab.
Finally, we’ll leave you with this delicious, viral gem: Fried Kool-Aid. Have a great week guys!