April 8th, 2014
04:00 PM ET
“Blue Mountain State” is trying to hit paydirt.
The TV series, which ran for three seasons on Spike, recently announced a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of mounting (pardon the pun) a theatrical version.
“Our fans have been clamoring for another season, but we’re going to give them a movie,” says actor Ed Marinaro, who plays Coach Marty Daniels on the “wild, crazy, bawdy college comedy,” as he describes it.
April 20th, 2012
03:32 PM ET
The late Levon Helm, who died Thursday, had a wonderfully distinctive voice, but his drawling delivery didn’t always make it easy to discern the words of The Band’s songs – which only added to the music’s charm.
Nevertheless, with Helm’s passing, an old debate has once again flared up: In “The Weight,” is the lyric “Take a load off, Annie” or “Take a load off, Fanny”? In our obituary of Helm, we went with “Annie,” but the CNN newsroom has divided into factions passionately defending one or the other.
The Internet, the world’s biggest game of Telephone, is little help. Some lyrics sites say the former; others go with the latter. The unofficial Band site goes with “Fanny," and has a terrifically detailed list of reasons why – including an explanation featuring an old girlfriend and her pregnancy (or was it venereal disease?).
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