* How I Met Your Mother wrapped up 9 seasons with an hour-long finale on Monday night, that was for some, legendary, for others not so much. But through the years, HIMYM has taught us some valuable lessons: do what makes you happy, nothing good ever happens after 2am, your past doesn’t define your future, and – courtesy Barney – when you’re sad, stop being sad and be awesome instead.
* April has brought with it the sad news that Frankie Knuckles, known fondly as the ‘Godfather of House’, has died at the age of 59. The cause of his death on Monday night in Chicago is as yet unknown. RIP to Francis Nicholls – as his parents knew him – one of the most important DJs of our time.
* Eight songs recorded by Michael Jackson over the course of his career but never released will appear on a new album coming out in May, called Xscape. The songs, found by LA Reid, who was granted unlimited access by the singer’s estate to MJ’s archives, gave the songs to producers to help finish them off.
* This month, something known as the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt is about to kick off in NYC – over 260 large eggs have been placed all over the city, each designed by globally renowned artists, designers, architects, photographers and brands. And it’s all for a good cause too.