The daughter of late actor Abe Vigoda, who died in January at the age of 94, was not pleased that the actor was excluded from the Oscars’ special “In Memoriam” portion of its show, the Associated Press reports. Rumored to be dead several times ahead of his actual passing, Vigoda played Salvatore “Sal” Tessio in “The Godfather.” Carol Vigoda Fuchs called the snub “an injustice” and said her family “feels disappointed and cheated by the Academy.” Vigoda also starred as Phil Fish in “Barney Miller” and its spinoff, “Fish.”
You don’t need a wristband, or money, or a badge, or a pass. Waterloo Records has released its lineup for your favorite kind of South by Southwest show: A free one. The record store will have four day parties between March 16-19 featuring acts like BORNS, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Sweet Spirit and Peaches, the American-Statesman’s Deborah Sengupta Stith reports. The shows will be held in the store’s parking lot and will include artist autographs after the shows.
Happy extra day! This Leap Day, when you’re busy doing whatever you probably would have done had this been March 1, take a moment to consider why Leap Day exists and what it actually does. The American-Statesman’s Marty Toohey spoke with UT astronomer Keely Finkelstein about the importance of leap days and years, and came back with five things you should definitely know about February 29.
Flight of the Conchords are back, and better yet — they’re coming to Austin. As the American-Statesman’s Deborah Sengupta Stith reports, the musical, comedic duo will make an appearance at Bass Concert Hall on July 9 as part of their full summer revival tour. Although the pair have yet to officially update their website and the American-Statesman hasn’t quite received its copy of the official release yet, a schedule posted online shows the Conchords taking flight in Ohio and eventually ending their tour in California. In between then it’s business time.
One company learned the hard way who is and who isn’t Oprah when they mistakenly tweeted out a picture of actress Whoopi Goldberg identifying her as the famed talk show host, CNN reports. The tweet shows a picture of Goldberg on the red carpet at the Oscars and reads “We had no idea Oprah was tatted, and we love it.” The company, Total Beauty, has since apologized for the mix-up and said it will donate $10 thousand to the charity of Oprah and Golberg’s choice. We still haven’t decided if this mix-up is more embarrassing than the America Ferrera/Gina Rodriguez confusion during the Golden Globes.