At yesterday’s press conference, and because his son asked him to, Richard Sherman came in his halloween costume – Harry Potter – complete with robe, glasses and magic wand.
“We’ve got a lot of wizards. My son’s a wizard. Earl Thomas does some magical things. Michael Bennett is Black Santa, but he’s also a wizard.”
The Seahawks play made at least one new fan. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling wrote in a post Thursday: “Did I ever mention that I’m a #Seahawks fan? Well, I am.”
Well, not quite.
She added: “(Don’t ask me who plays for them apart from R Sherman.)”
Whiners and Rockers:
#1 Jon Bon Jovi is claiming he is being kept out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In a recent interview, the Jersey rocker said he had a “big falling out” with one of the people who runs the hall and claims several members of the voting board have made it their missions to keep his band from being inducted. Bon Jovi did not mention any names, but says he believes his band is worthy of the honor.
#2 The Who’s Pete Townshend is getting bored with music. In a new interview, Townshend was asked about the recent Desert Trip festival in California. The event also featured The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan, but Townshend seemed unenthused, explaining, “I would be a liar if I said, ‘It was really fun, man. It was great!’ It wasn’t great. It was a gig. I did it and I got paid.” He also said playing live “means nothing” to him.
But enter Mick Jagger to save the day – even though he is recovering from laryngitis, he was well enough to play a private party for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft this week. What a trooper! Story here.
Rich Local Boys:
Bill Gates went on TV yesterday and said that he’s not leaving all $78 Billion to his kids:
Meanwhile, Bill’s old buddy Paul Allen is about to sell a painting – he’ll get $35 million at auction next month, tripling Allen’s reported investment. The painting, called “Düsenjäger,” depicts a gray fighter jet, blurred as it speeds across a muted pinkish sky and landscape. Story here.
Time to get out the vote: but not the way Justin Timberlake did – he said he had no idea that when you’re in the voting booth – you cannot take a selfie of yourself voting – at least in Tennessee – where that is illegal. He didn’t get busted… maybe because he’s Justin Timberlake.
It’s not against the law in Washington, but a spokesman for Washington’s Secretary of State doesn’t recommend it. You can still register to vote – but you have to do it in person – at your county elections department. Click here for that info.