ABC News reports that gas prices are spiking heading into the Memorial Day weekend. Gas prices have been climbing the latest 17 straight days. The nationwide average is $3.66, according to the Fuel Guage Report. The is about 14 cents higher than a month, but a couple cents less than a year ago.
Rebecca Jarvis reports that the Midwest is being hardest hit by high gas prices. Refinery work in the middle of the U.S. is causing record prices, with some area seeing prices well over $4 a gallon. Take a look:
Singer Kellie Pickler is the winner of Dancing With The Stars. Kellie was partnered with dancer Derek Hough. Peoplereports that Kellie's competitors Lisa Vanderpump and Dorothy Hamill thought from the beginning that Kellie was one of the better dancers.
Kellie told E Online, "Derek has taught me so much and he's just such an amazing person and I'm so glad that I got to meet him. I have a big brother in him. We've had so much fun. Win or lose, it's been amazing."
Kellie and Derek scored a perfect 30 with this entertaining jive performance during the finale. Take a look:
Randy Jackson will launch the American Tribute guitar collection on HSN on May 25, 2013. This is the second series of guitars Jackson is offering exclusive to HSN. Jackson is holding one of the guitars from his new collection in the above photograph.
The collection will feature both a solid body electric and an acoustic-electric guitar. The guitars come in five different colors: Randy Blue, Racecar Red, Tobacco Road, White Diamond, and Stars & Stripes. The guitars include an instructional DVD featuring Randy Jackson and Scott Goldbaum, a 15 watt amp, black croco embossed custom hard case, guitar strap, chord chart poster, polishing cloth, 4 designer picks and a certificate of authenticity. HSN says they will be priced under $300.
Jackson says, "In time for Memorial Day weekend I wanted to salute the great people and incredible music of this country with my new American Tribute guitar collection. I am very proud of these guitars and look forward to paying tribute to all Americans live on HSN Saturday May 25th."
Microsoft has announced the Xbox One, which is describes as an all-in-one home entertainment system. In addition to games, the device also lets you stream television programming and use Skype. Microsoft said the Xbox One will launch "later this year," which probably means in the fall in time for the holiday shopping season.
The new console is black and has a beveled edge. It is shaped in a 16:9 aspect ratio and has a horizontal orientation for its high-speed Blu-ray disc player. Microsoft says it has an eight-core, x86 processor which will make "lag and load times a thing of the past." Microsoft says you will easily be able to jump from a game to a TV program and vice versa. Other specs include 8 GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500 GB hard drive. It will support 3D stereoscopy and 4K resolution (3840×2160) video.
Microsoft says the Kinect has been upgraded and is more precise and responsive. The Xbox controller is now designed to work with the Kinect and has 40 new technical and design innovations, including vibrating impulse triggers.
Some of the games available for the Xbox One at launch inlcude Forza Motorsport 5, Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, EA Sports UFC and Quantum Break.
The Xbox One won't be backwards compatible with the Xbox 360. More details about the Xbox One will be unveiled in June at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Microsoft also announced there will be a Halo live-action TV series executive-produced by Steven Spielberg.
Maroon 5 has released the music video for "Love Somebody." The single is from the album Overexposed. Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine is partially hidden. The Maroon 5 band and a girl Levine is dancing with are also partially obscured. They are all covered in mud. The video was directed by Rich Lee. Take a look:
Here is the trailer We're The Millers starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emmar Roberts and Will Poulter. The film follows the adventures of a man (Sudeikis) who gets tricked by his boss into smuggling a large quantity of marijuana from Mexico into the U.S. To cross the border, he recruits a fake family comprised of an exotic dancer (Jennifer Aniston) and two children (Roberts and Poulter). Jen plays Jason's wife in the film, which looks quite funny. Ed Helms also stars as Jason's evil drug lord boss who is so wealthy he has an Orca in his office aquarium. The film hits theaters August 9. 2013. Take a look:
Photo: Michael Tackett/ Warner Bros. Entertainment
Hawaii Five-0 Alex O'Loughlin was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about the season finale of the hit CBS show. Alex brought photos of his adorable baby son, Lion. Naturally, Ellen had a really cute baby gift for Lion: a mini-surfboard and Lion surfing costume. Alex says he finally bought a house in Hawaii, but it's a real fixer-upper. He did show off some of the work he did on his deck, which has a nice view of the ocean. Take a look:
Lego sets based on The Lone Ranger have arrived in stores. The film comes out on July 3, 2013. Six Lego sets are currently available and can be found here on lego.com.
The sets include Cavalry Builder, Comanche Camp, Stagecoach Escape, Colby City Showdown, Silver Mine Shootout and Construction Chase. The most expensive sets are the Silver Mine Shoutout (pictured above) which retails for $69.99 and the Construction Train Chase (pictured below) which costs $99.99. The Silver Mine Shootout includes a mine with a catapult and exploding rocks. The train set includes a Constitution train locomotive with 3 wagons, tracks, a gatling gun and a water tower. It comes with 7 minifigures with weapons and accessories including the Long Ranger and Tonto.
This Cheetos cake has been declared the winner of the Cheetos Mix-Ups art contest. The Cheeto cake was made by Eric from the Dad On the Run blog. The other entries in the contest can be found here on the Life of Dad social network. The contest challenged fans to create artwork using Cheetos Mix-Ups, which is a a mix of four Cheetos snacks.
Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water - or 51,744 cans - for use by relief workers and residents affected by the tornado in Moore and Oklahoma City. A truck loaded with emergency drinking water left Cartersville, Ga., and will be arriving in the region this week. The company also made a $25,000 donation to the Red Cross.
Peter Kraemer, vice president of Supply for Anheuser-Busch, said in a statement, "Relief workers and people in the community are in need of fresh drinking water as they work to recover from the tornado, and this is one way Anheuser-Busch can help our friends and neighbors."
Anheuser-Busch says it has donated more than 72 million cans of emergency drinking water following natural and other disasters since 1988.