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a.MKE: Secret Soundtrack, Billboard Awards, POWERBALL!, WI No-Call list and Tumblr 5.20.13

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The winning ticket for the largest Powerball jackpot of all time, $590.5 million was purchased from a small town in Florida. Whoever has the ticket hadn't come forward as of Sunday afternoon. Two million dollar tickets were sold in WI, one in Antigo and one in Milwaukee.

The quarterly deadline to place a telephone number on the Wisconsin's no-call list is approaching. Any number put on the list by May 31st will be protected from unwanted phone solicitations and text messages starting July 1st. Registrations are good for two years.

In music news, the Billboard Music Awards were held last night. Taylor Swift took home 8 of the 11 awards she was nominated for, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for "Red." Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won best rap song for "Thrift Shop" and thanked "Goodwill and Value Village". Prince received the icon award, and closed the show with a melody of songs.

The Wall Street Journal reports the Yahoo board has approved a deal to pay $1.1 billion in cash for the blogging site Tumblr. Tumblr has become a cultural phenomenon with over 100 million intensely loyal users reading and posting on over 100 million blogs each month.

 

SECRET SOUNDTRACK = CHRISTINE (creepy!)

 

1. Tagline: How do you kill something that can't possibly be alive?

SONG: Ritchie Valens "Come On, Let's Go"

 

2. QUOTE: "Whoa, whoa. You better watch what you say about my car. She's real sensitive."

SONG: Danny & The Juniors "Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay"

 

3. Scott Baio was considered to play Arnie Cunningham and Brooke Shields was considered for Leigh Cabot. But the filmmakers involved all felt the movie would be better served by casting "unknowns".

SONG: Little Richard "Keep A-Knockin"