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Recording artist Kelly Clarkson took to Twitter this weekend to mark the 14th anniversary of her American Idol win. 14th anniversary! Are you kidding me!?

"14 yrs ago 2day @AmericanIdol opened a door w/such amazing opportunities & experiences 4 me! I am 4ever grateful & blessed! #heresto14more," the singer tweeted Sunday.

Clarkson, now 34, was the winner of the first season of the singing competition series in 2002. She went on to have a successful music career with hit songs such as "Miss Independent," "My Life Would Suck Without You," "Stronger [What Doesn't Kill You,]" "Piece by Piece" and "Heartbeat Song."

Like I said yesterday...where does the time go?

Be Well,
Steve


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Asteroid named after Freddie Mercury to commemorate singer's 70th birthday
Late rock legend Freddie Mercury has had an asteroid named after him to commemorate what would have been the singer's 70th birthday.

The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Centre has named Asteroid17473 after the former Queen frontman, who once sang sang he was "a shooting star leaping through the sky" in his band's hit Don't Stop Me Now.

The asteroid was discovered the year Mercury died in 1991.

Mercury follows in the footsteps of the Beatles and Bruce Springsteen in having the asteroid.

Queen guitarist and now astrophysicist Brian May announced the designation at a fundraiser in Switzerland Saturday for the Mercury Phoenix Trust celebrating Mercury's birthday.

Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury is no threat to Earth.

"It's in the main Asteroid Belt, out between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, and is about 3 and a half km across," May said in the announcement.

"It has an albedo of about 0.3 - which means it only reflects about 30 per cent of the light that falls on it. Like many asteroids, it's a dark object - rather like a cinder in space. Viewed from the Earth it is more than 10,000 times fainter than you can see by eye, so you need a fair-sized telescope to see it."


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"It just sets you on a better path. Having a lot in common is really important and we definitely have a lot in common. I think that that's what makes us so strong and really happy."
--Kaley Cuoco, on her connection with boyfriend Karl Cook, to PEOPLE



??? Guess Who ???

Which rock 'n' roll legend will curate a weekend of programming for the BBC?


'Mythbusters' trio to star in Netflix's 'White Rabbit Project'
Former Mythbusters team members Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara are reuniting for a new Netflix docu-series called White Rabbit Project.

Deadline.com reported the science-themed series from Beyond Productions is scheduled to premiere globally Dec. 9.

"So happy we can finally talk about it! Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara and I are back together, and headed to Netflix," Byron wrote in a Facebook post Saturday.

Discovery Channel's reality show Mythbusters debuted in January 2003 and wrapped up this past March. It was co-hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman.


??? Guess Who ???

Which rock 'n' roll legend will curate a weekend of programming for the BBC?

BBC Four says Keith Richards is to curate an entire weekend of programming for the channel later this month.

The long-time, Rolling Stones musician will "hand-pick all the shows and will feature between them across each night in a specially filmed, in-depth interview, making this an extraordinary televisual journey," the British broadcaster promised in a press release announcing plans for Keith Richards' Lost Weekend.

"No one has taken over a TV channel before. Let's see how it flies!" Richards declared.

"The programming will be interwoven with a uniquely relaxed, wide-ranging and intimate interview in which Keith shares his legacy, world views, life philosophy and survival strategies with viewers. It's an open invitation for the audience to get to know Keith in-depth over three nights in a way that has never been seen before," added director Julien Temple.

"BBC Four is very much the musician's channel, so we were thrilled when Keith agreed to curate a weekend of programming, giving viewers a truly original experience," remarked Jan Younghusband, the channel's head of music TV commissioning.

The exact dates of the event have not yet been announced.

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