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Monday 6-2-14 Recap!

Ann B. Davis, the actress who played Alice on The Brady Bunch, died yesterday at the age of 88.  Sadly, it doesn't sound like this was inevitable.   A close friend says she fell and hit her head on Saturday, suffered a hematoma and never regained consciousness.  She was reportedly in excellent health for her age.  Ann got her big break playing Charmaine "Schultzy" Schultz on an old NBC sitcom called "The Bob Cummings Show", which ran from 1955 to 1959.  She was nominated for four Emmys and won two of them.  As a side note, comic book legend Stan Lee says Schultzy was the inspiration for Pepper Pots, the character Gwyneth Paltrow plays in the "Iron Man" movies.  Ann played Alice on the entire run of "The Brady Bunch", from 1969 to 1974, and in several TV movies and spin-off series, like "The Brady Brides".  She also had a cameo as a truck driver named Schultzy in "The Brady Bunch Movie" in 1995.  Ann wasn't quite the homemaker Alice was.  A few years ago she said, quote, "I basically don't do that well with children, although my sister says I'm a great aunt.  [And] when it's my turn in [to cook], we just eat out."

Earlier, I mentioned the scene in the Christmas (TV) movie where Mr. Brady is stuck in the collapsing building.  In case you never caught the movie... here it is:

 

Steven Tyler found himself at the same hotel as Miley Cyrus in Helsinki, Finland . . . so he decided to get weird.  He snuck up to Miley's door and tried to slip a note under it, doing his best Elmer Fudd impression in the process.  He said, quote, "Oooooh, I think Miley Cyrus is here.  But Shhhhh . . . she's very very sleepy."  Steven couldn't get the note under the door, so he tried to slide it through the crack, which also didn't work.  He said, quote, "I can't seem to get it in her door.  Maybe I oughta bang on it."  Instead, he folded it and put it in the keycard slot.  And, of course, he made sure the whole thing was caught on video.  There's no word what the note said.  View the video here.  

 

Another bouncy house has blown away with kids inside.  This time, it was in Colorado.

 

Did you watch any of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this weekend on HBO?  Best part?  Courtney Love getting booed.  

 

If you have gang tats on your face, you might have trouble getting a job.  What to do?  GRIND 'EM OFF.  Florida, not like the rest of us:

 

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