The Rundown

Entertainment Express: 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother, Patty Andrews, Johnny Cash, Paperman


* The multi-Emmy-winning 30 Rock will bid adieu to its fans across the world with a final episode to be broadcast on Thursday night. After 7 seasons, Liz Lemon and the gang surely left their mark on TV land. Now, we wait in hope to see what comes next for Tina Fey (aside from the new Muppets movie and requests to host every other awards ceremony), Alec Baldwin and co.

* In other TV news, How I Met Your Mother has been confirmed for a 9th and final season, meaning we finally get to find out who the “mother” in the title is. For years, it’s been the biggest-question on TV – aside from, perhaps, who killed JR and who the real person behind Gossip Girl was (let’s hope the answer doesn’t turn out to be as disappointing as this one).

* She was the last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters trio, and now Patty Andrews has passed away, at the age of 94. Patty and her siblings LaVerne and Maxene sold more than 80 million records during their career and became known for entertaining troops during World War II, especially with their 1941 hit The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – a tune the Recording Industry of America ranked at Number Six on a list of 25 “Songs of the Century.”

* The life of musician Johnny Cash will soon be commemorated in a stamp.  It’s being issued this year as part of a Music Icons stamp series by the US Postal Service. The best part is that it will resemble the look of a 45 rpm record sleeve, with a photo taken during the time of Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash.

* If you haven’t already seen Paperman,  the beautiful Oscar-nominated animated short film that plays before Wreck-It Ralph, it’s now available online.

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