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Jay Z brings “Made in America” to Philly, ‘Fergie’ isn’t dead, ‘30 Rock’ plans final season


Jay Z brings “Made in America” to Philly

Earlier this week Jay-Z and Mayor Michael Nutter stood together on the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps to make quite an interesting announcement.Jay Z photo: billboard.biz

It looks like the entrepreneur and music mogul will be bringing one heckuva music festival to Philly.

“Made in America,” an outdoor festival that will take place over the course of two days, will feature close to 30 bands.  

Right now close to 70% of the acts are signed and fans can expect to hear music that ranges from rock to hip-hop to dance and more.

The festival will be held over Labor Day weekend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  

Want tickets?  You can get them on Budweiser’s Facebook page starting May 22 or you can wait until the next day when they’ll be available through Livenation.com and Ticketmaster.com.  

If you want a two-day ticket for the meager price of $99, then you’ll have to act fast because only a limited number will be available.

Oh, and if you want to know who will be performing, that announcement is expected to come on the 21st.


‘Fergie’ isn’t dead

If you happened to peruse Twitter earlier in the week, then you may have noticed that “R.I.P. Fergie” was one of the trending topics.Fergie photo: thehollywoodgossip.com

Was it for real?  Is Fergie dead?  Or is the singer just the unfortunate target of the latest death hoax?

Good news!  It’s none of the above. It looks like the topic that many thought was about Fergie was all a big misunderstanding.

You see, Carlos Tevez, a player for the Manchester City soccer team, was seen holding a sign during a parade that celebrated the team’s Premier League title.  The words on that sign were supposed to be aimed at Sir Alex Ferguson, the manager for Manchester United.

That one little sign made its way into the Twitterverse, causing most readers to think that it referred to the singer and not a soccer team manager.

So you can breathe easy.  Fergie is alive.

By the way, Mr. Ferguson isn’t dead either.  Just in case you were wondering.


‘30 Rock’ plans final season
Tina Fey photo: splitsider.com
Hey '30 Rock' fans—there’s some good news and some bad news for you.

Let’s start with the good news. It looks like the comedy will be coming back for a 7th season.

Now the bad news…

It looks like the comedy’s 7th season will be its last.

Just last week it was announced that another 13 episodes were ordered for next season.  And rumors about Alec Baldwin leaving were denied by NBC’s Robert Greenblatt.

Now Greenblatt has announced that 30 Rock will be finishing up after the scheduled 13 episodes, which more than likely makes fans very, very sad.

So, what can we expect from the series finale?  Unfortunately not too much is known just yet, other than the fact that it will be a 60-minute episode.

Everyone will just have to wait and see what the last season will hold.

Valerie Schirmer is a freelance writer/editor who has written about a wide variety of topics for newspapers, magazines, and websites. She currently resides in South Jersey with her husband, daughter, and a crazy dachshund.

Check out Valerie's article from last week!

Contact Valerie at writerval@comcast.net

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Jay-Z photo: billboard.biz

Fergie photo: thehollywoodgossip.com

Tina Fey photo: plitsider.com