Sharks rain on Twitter
Speaking of Twitter, here, courtesy Shawna Thomas of NBC News, are the top three states for number of Sharknado 2: The Second One-related tweets on July 31, when the long-derided, sorry, - awaited sequel debuted: Washington, D.C., with 15.8 percent; New Hampshire, 13.9 percent; and beloved Pennsy, with 11.1 percent. What does it mean? We can't think of anything. A random stat for a random flick. But the invasion continues: Sharknado 2 is coming to an actual theater near you, at 8 p.m. Aug. 21, just for that night, thank God. Theaters such as Riverview Plaza, Neshaminy 24, Burlington 20, and Plymouth Meeting 12 will share the joy. Tix at www.fathomevents.com/event/the-second-one/buy
Mr. Sulu visits Hiroshima
George Takei of Star Trek fame visited Hiroshima, Japan, on Wednesday, the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing. (At the time of the attack, in which he lost relatives, Takei was 8, living in Tule Lake War Relocation Center in California.) He visited memorials with husband Brad Altman and made a moving speech about "a place fervently committed to peace." Takei has done good work to better Japanese American relations, especially with L.A.'s Japanese American National Museum.
Tom Petty is finally a star!
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' new LP, Hypnotic Eye, is their first in a 37-year career to take the top spot on the Billboard album chart. It sold 131,000 units in its debut week. Another rock veteran, Eric Clapton, takes the No. 2 spot with The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale, which sold 61,000 copies in its debut. The sound track of Guardians of the Galaxy is at 3 with 60K.
Kendra to exit stage left?
Still distressed over hub Hank Baskett's (alleged) affair with transsexual escort Ava London, Kendra Wilkinson has hired a divorce lawyer, says Life & Style Weekly.
Clearing the record
We misnamed the CNN host locked in a dust-up with comedian Joan Rivers. Her name is Fredricka Whitfield.