Rob Wixey attended the premiere of Star Trek: Into Darkness in his own homemade USS Enterprise. It took 3 months to build the soapbox spaceship. "People's reactions to the Starship today have been brilliant - they loved it. I have such an admiration for JJ Abrams and it's great to be part of the premiere - though I do feel slightly overdressed. The Enterprise is made of fiberglass and steel framework that's welded to half a bike with inverted handlebars for ease of steering.
We all have our favorite TV programs, but the axe is falling. What stays and what goes?
ABC - "Malibu Country" "666 Park Avenue," "Body of Proof," "Family Tools," "Happy Endings," "How to Live with Your Parents," "Red Widow" and "Zero Hour" are all toast!
ABC has renewed "Castle," "The Middle," "Last Man Standing," "Modern Family," "Nashville," "The Neighbors," "Revenge," "Scandal," "Once Upon a Time" and "Suburgatory."
In the "Not Sure Yet" Category, ABC has "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" and "Shark Tank."
CBS - Shows renewed are "2 Broke Girls," "The Amazing Race," "The Big Bang Theory," "Blue Bloods," "Criminal Minds," "CSI:," "Elementary," "The Good Wife," "Hawaii Five-0," "How I Met your Mother," "The Mentalist," "Mike & Molly," "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Person of Interest," "Survivor," "Two and a Half Men" and "Undercover Boss."
The cancel list includes "CSI: NY", "Golden Boy," "Made in Jersey," "Partners," "Rules of Engagement" and "Vegas.
NBC - "The Biggest Loser," "Chicago Fire," "Community," "Grimm," "Law & Order: SVU," "Parenthood," "Parks and Recreation," "Revolution," "The Sing-Off" and "The Voice" will all return next season.
Not so lucky and being shut down are "1600 Penn," "Animal Practice," "Deception," "Do No Harm," "Go On," "Guys with Kids," "The New Normal," "Smash," "Up All Night" and "Whitney."
Up in the air shows include "Fashion Star", "Hannibal," and Betty White's "Off Their Rockers".
Family Guy Creator Seth McFarlane likes to watch movies...and he likes to watch them at home. So, he's having his own IMAX Theater installed, to the tune of over one million dollars. He already has a Prima Cinema Box, which costs $35,000 and allows you to watch movies in theaters at home for $500 a pop. Impressive!
In many parts of the world, greenery is sacrificed for more buildings and roads. It doesn't have to be that way anymore. Italy is building Vertical Forests(top left), 300 foot towers covered with shrubs and trees. China is also in on the plans for what they call Farmscrapers(bottom left). The towers provide plants to clean the air by filtering dust, help in conserving energy, and reduce urban heat.
Legend George Jones(left) passes away at the age of 81...
Kenny Chesney is the ONLY country artist slated for this year's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series - He plays Central Park August 9th...
Dierks Bentley and wife Cassidy announce baby #3 via Twitter(left)...
Toby Keith is set for his 11th USO Tour April 27-May 7 with stops in Guam, The Philippines, and Hawaii.
Brad Paisley is the first artist profiled on a new YouTube series called On The Record...Episode 1 of 6 debuted yesterday...watch it below
STAGECOACH MUSIC FESTIVAL ON AXS TV - Watch this weekend's festival on DISH Network Channel 167, DirecTV Channel 340, or Charter Digital Channel 770 starting at 6pm tonight. Here's the schedule:
Friday, April 26th:
Coverage begins at 6pm PT with sign off at 10pm PT.
Artists scheduled to appear Day One include:
Commander Cody, Maggie Rose, Joe Nichols, Jeff Bridges & The Abiders,
The Little Willies
Saturday, April 27th:
Coverage begins at 5pm PT with sign off at 11pm PT.
Artists scheduled to appear Day Two include:
Justin Townes Earle, Nick 13, Phil Vassar, Rodney Atkins, Dwight Yoakam,
Sunday, April 28th:
Coverage begins at 5pm PT with sign off at 11pm PT.
Artists scheduled to appear on Day Three include:
Blue Sky Riders with Kenny Loggins, Florida Georgia Line, Don Williams, Lonestar, Thompson Square, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker
NFL Draft continues...If you're one of the many die-hard football fans planning to spend three days sitting on the couch watching the NFL Draft and eating potato chip crumbs off your unbathed beer gut, we've got some interesting and unusual facts about some NFL hopefuls to give you something to think about while you're waiting to see who your team picks in the 6th round.
University of Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei’s full first name is Starlite.
The largest player in the draft is Ole Miss offensive lineman Terrell Brown, who is 388 pounds and stands 6-foot-10.
Central Arkansas wide receiver Jesse Grandy is the lightest player in the draft at only 148 pounds.
Ohio State has had 83 players drafted since 2000, more than any other school in the country.
Florida State defensive end Cornellius Carradine is nicknamed "Tank." Not because he's big, but because he carried around a toy tank as a young kid.
UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin is a sort of reality TV star, having appeared on the BET show Baldwin Hills.
Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, who could go first in the draft, has a twin brother, Matt, who is expected to be the backup quarterback this year to Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.
It's possible that not one running back will be selected in the first round. If that happens, it'll be the first time since 1963.
Lawrence Okoye is a 6-foot-6, 308-pound Olympic discus thrower who has entered the draft despite having never stepped on a football field.
Oregon defensive lineman Dion Jordan suffered burns to 40 percent of his body in 2007 when he tried to siphon gasoline out of a car with a vacuum. (Sports Illustrated)
In Iceland, a new App warns if your date or potential hookup is a relative. You just bump phones and hope an alarm doesn't go off...There are only 320,000 people in Iceland, so this is more important than you think!