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A Documentary by an Oscar-winning director about an artist who calls himself a two-time "one-hit wonder" will be streaming on Showtime next month. "Personality Crisis: One Night Only" is directed by Martin Scorsese and tells the story of singer David Johansen. His 1970's band New York Dolls was among the forerunners of punk rock, and influenced other bands such as Kiss, The Ramones and The Sex Pistols. Johansen gained a new audience in the mid-1980s, performing under the name of Buster Poindexter. His hit, "Hot Hot Hot," became a staple on radio and MTV, thanks in part to a cameo by Bill Murray in the video. "Personality Crisis: One Night Only" premieres on Showtime April 14th.
Today, March 23rd, is National Puppy Day. The annual day celebrating juvenile canines was founded in 2006, and is usually observed with adoption events by local humane societies that have puppies ready to adopt. You can also expect social media to light up with adorable puppy photos, using the hashtag #NationalPuppyDay.
An asteroid the size of a skyscraper will fly between the Earth and the moon this weekend. Astronomers say the asteroid is twice the size of the one that blew out windows in Russia ten years ago. It will buzz past Earth at half the distance of the moon on Saturday. People in the Northern Hemisphere with telescopes six inches or larger will have a chance to see the space rock over the southeastern horizon Friday evening. And, the Virtual Telescope Project will show a livestream of the asteroid at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday.
The upcoming coronation of King Charles will feature some familiar music. Spotify released the official Coronation Celebration playlist that includes a roster of legendary British musicians. The 27 song playlist includes tracks like Queen's "We Are the Champions," David Bowie's "Let's Dance," and The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me." The royal playlist also features newer artists like Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles. The Coronation of King Charles takes place on May 6th.
On Friday, singer and actress Selena Gomez became the first woman to surpass 400-million followers on the social media platform. Previously, the most followed woman on Instagram was Kylie Jenner. A pair of soccer superstars still hold the title as Instagram's overall most-followed. Cristiano Ronaldo is tops with 562-million followers and Lionel Messi has 442-million of his own.
A trademark dispute between a company that makes whiskey and a company that makes a dog chew toy has gone before the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court heard oral arguments from a lawyer for Jack Daniel's, who claims that a chew toy named "Bad Spaniels" violates trademark law by "associating its fine whiskey with dog poop." The dog toy is shaped like a Jack Daniel's bottle, but instead of saying "Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey," the label says "Old No. 2 on your Tennessee Carpet." The "Bad Spaniels" toy is made by VIP Products, which says the toy is an obvious parody and therefore protected as free speech under the First Amendment. Yesterday, Supreme Court justices seemed to find fault on both sides, likely sending it back to lower courts for extra work.