10th January News and Mentionings


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Jul 25, 2011
Good morning! Good day! Or good night! to everyone no matter where you are.

Looks like the biggest news for today is that Michael may be happen to be in LasVegas. Also don't forget to watch evolution of dance ;)



Michael Jackson and his three children, Prince Michael I, Paris and Prince Michael II (aka Blanket), taking an after-hours tours of Madame Tussauds Las Vegas (Venetian) on Monday night. They showed up about 9:45 p.m. and made stops for photos in front of the wax icons, including Jackson's. He asked to see the newly arrived Evel Knievel figure, which was in the studio where repairs are made. ... Jackson's ex-wife, Lisa Marie Presley, in Tao's ultralounge (Venetian) on Tuesday, the 73rd birthday of her late father. ... Actor Kevin Costner, spotted dining Monday with a group of 30 at N9NE Steakhouse (Palms). ... Legendary rocker Alice Cooper, shopping Tuesday night at Elton's Men's Store at Mandalay Place (Mandalay Bay). ... David Caruso of "CSI: Miami," at N9NE Steakhouse on Tuesday night. ... "American Chopper" star Paul Teutul Sr., shopping Tuesday at the Hard Rock retail store. ... Pamela Anderson, on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Monday, promoting her new movie. ... Members of the Penthouse Pets, delivering a birthday cake to Jet VIP host Marklen Kennedy, at Jet (Mirage). The Pets are in town for tonight's opening of The Penthouse Club just off the south end of the Strip and will be making appearances around town. ... Damon Wayans, hanging out at the 40/40 Club (Palazzo) Tuesday night during a Google and YouTube.com party and also at Jet in the VIP section. Also in the Jet VIP section: musician Ryan Cabrera, baseball slugger Frank Thomas, and Jeff Beacher, dressed as Elvis. ... At CatHouse (Luxor), checking out the competition: Robert Frey of Pure Management Group, dining at one table; at another: Andy Masi and Andrew Sasson of The Light Group.


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VIDEO: 70 Mill. People Watched Evolution of Dance

Jud Laipply put his video up on YouTube almost by accident. Soon it became the most viewed video on the Internet.

When Judison ‘Jud’ Laipply decided to film his dance sketch called ‘Evolution of Dance’ and put it up on YouTube, he thought he was doing a favour to school kids in Cleveland. But what he did not know is that more than 70 million people would watch his video in under a year.

See the EVOLUTION OF DANCE. http://www.javno.com/multimedia.php?rbr=7154&l=en

I got the idea for the sketch as I was watching a stand-up about people loving to dance to certain songs. You have the empty dance floor and the moment a song people know starts, everybody gets up, dance and return to their tables. Several seconds later the dance floor is empty again, Jud recalls the beginning of the most viewed video on YouTube. He immediately got the idea of combining various dances and sort them in chronological order.

I decided to start with Elvis because dances before him included a partner and then I just added dances up until the year 2000, Laipply explained his choice of songs and dances in the “Evolution of Dance” that includes songs from AC/DC, Michael Jackson, Rednex, Styx and many, many others. In time, the sketch grew to six minutes with over thirty songs.

Jud works as an inspirational comedian in companies and schools. He says the video came to be by accident.

Thrilled friends

Kids from a school in Cleveland asked me to put up the video on YouTube so they could learn it. I did that and sent them the link, Laippy said. At the time he did not think he would reap any success among the other videos. But after several days when he came back from a trip, his telephone started to ring.

Do you know that more than 100,000 people saw your video, a friend asked Jud over the telephone. Another friends, who phones several minutes later, said the number of viewers had risen to 400,000. Laippy could not believe it. In the following couple of weeks the number of viewers rose by several million, to far exceed 70 million today.

The rest, as they say, is history.



Honorary Mayor of Hollywood Dies at 84

Over the years, Grant chatted with Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, Bing Crosby, Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra and Dolly Parton, and was a friend to several presidents, including John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon. He counted President Reagan as one of his closest friends.

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Today in
Michael Jackson History

1989 - Michael Jackson's "Moonwalker" long-form video was released.

2004 - It was reported that Michael Jackson was going to lease a cliffside estate in Beverly Hills, CA. Jackson had recently said that he wouldn't live at Neverland Ranch again.