Wasn't the world supposed to end in December?
The world almost imploded today. First, we found out that Davy Jones, the cute one in the 1960s made-for-TV pop group the Monkees, died today at age 66. The cause of death was a heart attack. Jones died in his Florida home.
Though they were not taken seriously and were reviled as just a group built to ride the coat tails of the Beatles, the Monkees actually did have some really good pop recordings. And Jones was the lead singer who quickly became the idol of every teenage girl at the time.
What most people probably don't know is that Jones dropped out of school after his mother died and began a career as a jockey. He later quit to pursue acting, and at 20 years old, recorded a solo album. In 1965 he auditioned for a comedy show inspired by the Beatles film "A Hard Day's Night," and he got the part, along with Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork. And lo, the Monkees were born.
We all loved Jones and he seemed like a sweet man. He did, after all, go with Marcia Brady to the dance.
The other thing that happened today that caused a disturbance in the force was that we found out that Snooki is pregnant. Holy cow, she's procreating!
There are reports all over the news that she's got a bun in the oven, although Nicole Polizzi, aka Snooki, has yet to confirm the pregnancy. For those who don't know who Snooki is, she's the shortest female on MTV's "Jersey Shore." The father of her child is reportedly her boyfriend of some time now, Jionni LaValle.
Do they even carry leopard print diapers at Babies R Us?
The good news is that it's Leap Day. This will all be just a memory tomorrow...