5 Lunchtime Links: Dos Equis’ ‘Most Interesting Man’ replaced

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Actor, Jonathan Goldsmith poses with models a party at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images for Skinny Water)

1. Dos Equis’ ‘Most Interesting Man’ replaced.

“The Most Interesting Man in the World” is set to become “A Retired Man in the World.” Jonathan Goldsmith, who might not sound familiar to you, but has served as the face of Dos Equis’ since 2006, has announced his appearance in an ad set to air starting Thursday will be his final gig championing the beer brand. 77-year-old Goldsmith, who inspired viral memes across the internet, will be replaced by a new “Interesting Man” actor who will begin starring in spots in the fall. You can watch Goldsmith’s final ad here.

2. Taylor Swift to play Formula One Grand Prix.

Not only did Circuit of the Americas officials confirm the venue would in fact hold the Formula One Grand Prix at its track this year during a Wednesday morning press conference, but Taylor Swift was revealed as this year’s musical guest, the American-Statesman’s Deborah Sengupta Stith reports. Instead of performing after Sunday’s race, as in usual F1 music form, Swift will perform Saturday, October 22 after the qualifying sessions. Tickets, which run $150 for a three-day pass, haven’t yet gone on sale, but you can sign up for alerts as to when they will here.

3. Beatles producer George Martin dies at 90.

The guiding force behind the Fab Four, Beatles producer George Martin has died at 90 years old, the Associated Press reports. British Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed Martin’s passing and called the producer “a giant of music,” while Ringo Starr tweeted that “George will be missed.” Martin won six Grammys in his lifetime and was behind album concepts like “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” ”Revolver,” ”Rubber Soul,” and ”Abbey Road.” “If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George,” Paul McCartney said.

4. Who’s playing Rachael Ray’s Feedback party?

If you’re attending Rachael Ray’s popular Feedback party you can expect to see performances by Jenny Lewis, Naughty By Nature, Matthew Caws of Nada Surf and her husband’s band The Cringe, to name a few. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place March 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and, as the American-Statesman’s Deborah Sengupta Stith puts it, “includes a special acoustic set from Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind that none of us asked for.” Make sure to check out our unofficial South by Southwest party guide and map out all your unofficial partying.

5. What to do with old bananas.

Orange you glad we’re going to give you something to do with all those less-yellow-more-brown bananas? The go-to banana bread with over-ripened bananas is always a delicious, safe option — but there’s no need to stop there. The American-Statesman’s Addie Broyles has countless ideas for how to get the best use of your unloved bananas. Why not mash them up with some peanut butter and chocolate and freeze them, for a quick banana-mush ice cream? They can also be mashed with an egg and cooked the same way you would a pancake.


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