From 2000 until 2011, Gilbert Gottfried was the voice of the duck in the AFLAC commercials
In March 2011, Gottfried made jokes on his @realgilbert Twitter account in reference to the earthquake disaster in Japan. Despite deleting the tweets and apologizing, Gottfried was fired by Aflac as the voice of the Aflac Duck on March 14, 2011 in response to the tweets.
- “What do you get when you cross a tsunami and a nuclear explosion? Stir fry!”
- “Why do the Japanese eat so much ramen? Because it’s so easy to make: Just add water.”
- “Did you hear about the Japanese stock market? It crashed on purpose!”
AFLAC Duck Roller Coaster
Gallagher (64) is an American comedian and prop comic, most popularly known for smashing watermelons as part of his act.
During a March 10, 2011 performance in Rochester, Minnesota, Gallagher collapsed to the stage gripping his chest. He was rushed to St. Mary's hospital and is currently in stable condition.
Gallagher - Showtime Comedy Spotlight (Sledge-O-Matic)
On March 10, 2011, Annette Funicello's Encino, California home caught fire. She suffered smoke inhalation but was otherwise unharmed.
Annette Joanne Funicello (born October 22, 1942) is an American singer and actress. She was Walt Disney's most popular cast member of The Mickey Mouse Club, and went on to appear in a series of beach party films.
Funicello announced in 1992 that she suffers from multiple sclerosis. She's been on wheelchair since then.
This post is for future reference.
What was going on on January & February of 2011
* Each story was too insignificant to be posted individually.
- Charlie Sheen went on many TV shows and ranted on his boss. Top rated show Two and a Half Men got canceled. 200 crews lost jobs.
- Cristina Aguilera: After forgetting lyrics to Stars Spangled Banner on Superbowl, she tumbled on the stage at Grammy. Then she was booked on public intoxication.
- Lindsay Lohan was charged with grand theft ($25,000.00 necklace). Story is still unfolding.
- John Galliano (fashion designer) got fired by Christian Dior after he was caught making anti-semitic remarks. ("I love Hitler" "Your forefathers would all have been gassed" he said)
- Borders filed for bankruptcy - planned to close hundreds of stores.
Let me know if I'm forgetting any more trivia events.
"Anna Nicole," the opera -- yes, the opera -- premieres at London's Royal Opera House Thursday.
The life of the Texas-born stripper who married a multi-millionaire more than 60 years her senior, then spent the rest of her life fighting his heirs over his money after he died, might not seem to belong on the same stage that hosts Verdi and Puccini.
The 78-year-old icon is currently hospitalized with symptoms caused by congestive heart failure, which she has suffered from for several years.
John Taylor "JT" Skilling, Jeff Skilling's Son, was found dead in his Santa Ana, California apartment on February 3, 2011, by what police have preliminarily determined was the result of a drug overdose.
Jeffrey Keith "Jeff" Skilling (born November 25, 1953) is the former president of Enron Corporation. In 2006 he was convicted of multiple federal felony charges relating to Enron's financial collapse, and is currently serving a 24-year, 4-month prison sentence.
John Taylor Skilling was 20 years old at the time of his death.
On January 26, 2011, it was reported that Buffett was hospitalized with head injuries after taking a fall off the stage at a concert in Sydney, Australia. The following morning, Buffett was released from St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney after being given a clean bill of health by doctors.
Rocker Vince Neil will serve 15 days behind bars next month after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Motley Crue frontman initially pleaded not guilty to misdemeanour drink driving and speeding charges stemming from an arrest in Las Vegas in June.
(Reuters) - Rocker and reality TV star Bret Michaels had successful surgery at a Phoenix hospital to repair a hole in his heart, a hospital spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
The Human Torch (Jonathan Lowell Spencer "Johnny" Storm) is a fictional character and superhero appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. He is a member of the Fantastic Four, making his first appearance in Fantastic Four #1 November 1961. Writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby re-introduced the Torch as a Silver Age version of the Golden Age character of the same name created by Carl Burgos.
Death of Human Torch
In Fantastic Four #587 (March 2011), the concluding chapter of Jonathan Hickman's "Three" storyline, Johnny Storm the Human Torch dies stopping an angry horde of Negative Zone monsters preparing for a second "Annihilation Wave". The following issue, #588, will be the final issue of the series, which will relaunch in March as simply FF