<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - ]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Wed, 27 May 2015 00:47:52 -0700 Wed, 27 May 2015 00:47:52 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Madonna Returning to San Diego]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:28:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/madonna-AP081129040788.jpg

Have you been wishing on a 'lucky star'? Well, like a prayer, you've been heard and answered!

The Queen of Pop herself -- Madonna -- is coming to San Diego! We know, we know -- to paraphrase Madge herself from "Borderline": It feels like we're going to lose our minds!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, on Oct. 29, 2015, the Material Girl is returning to America's Finest City on her worldwide Rebel Heart tour with a show at Valley View Casino Center. The last time the pop megastar performed in San Diego, it was nearly eight years ago at our downtown stadium, Petco Park. And even though we love our ballpark, being able to see Madonna at a slightly more intimate venue is definitely a plus.

For those who can cease expressing themselves long enough to get on the Internet, tickets go on sale to the general public on June 1 at 10 a.m. Prepare to "open your heart" and open your wallets: Tickets will range between $35 and $350. Be early, be patient and be steadfast -- they're guaranteed to sell quickly.

Feel like you're "burning up"? Don't worry, we feel you. We've been fans of Madonna before papa started preaching. If for some reason you've been living in Superman's Fortress of Solitude or perhaps manning the International Space Ttation your whole life, Madonna is kind of a big deal. She's truly a one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter/dancer/entertainer who somehow reinvents herself and her sound for nearly every record (and there's 13 of 'em).

She got her start between 1982-83 with the single "Everybody," and it's been spotlights, awards, movies and platinum records ever since. Some of her biggest hits include "Papa Don't Preach," "Express Yourself," "Like a Virgin," "Vogue," "Frozen," "Justify My Love" and "Take a Bow," among many others. She's the best-selling female recording artist of all time, with more than 300 million records sold worldwide, and the top touring female artist of all time to boot. In other words, people love what she does and they want to see her do it live.

So all the more reason to be stoked she's coming back to San Diego -- we've been jonesing for her to return and when we got the news about her Oct. 29 show, it was music to our ears. Bottom line? Madonna, we're "crazy for you."

See you there.



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<![CDATA[LIVE: Rolling Stones at Petco Park]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 21:50:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/The+Rolling+Stones+AM+%281+of+41%29.jpg The biggest live band of them all played to a packed house Sunday at Petco Park.

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<![CDATA[Video: Rolling Stones at Petco Park]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 08:34:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/173*120/555693381_KM_0558.JPG The biggest live band in the world, the Rolling Stones, played to a packed crowd at Petco Park on Sunday night. Check out this clip of Jumping Jack Flash and the boys. Courtesy of the Rolling Stones.

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<![CDATA[Art Garfunkel Slams "Monster" Paul Simon]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 04:38:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/simon-garfunkel.jpg

Has Art Garfunkel burned the bridge?

The folk pioneer revealed to the U.K.'s Sunday Telegraph that he still regrets "Simon & Garfunkel's" break-up after the release of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" more than four decades ago. He appears to call former bandmate Paul Simon a jerk and an idiot over the slight.

"I don’t want to say any anti-Paul Simon things, but it seems very perverse to not enjoy the glory and walk away from it instead," Garfunkel said of their split. "Crazy."

Garfunkel said he would have preferred to take a break from each other for a year because Simon "was getting on my nerves. The jokes had run dry."

“How can you walk away from this lucky place on top of the world, Paul?" Garfunkel is also quoted as saying. "What’s going on with you, you idiot? How could you let that go, jerk?”

Garfunkel said another reunion tour with Simon would still be "quite do-able." The musician's Telegraph interviewer wrote that despite Garfunkel's bitterness he talked about Simon with "deep affection."

"When we get together, with his guitar, it's a delight to both of our ears," Garfunkel said of their chemistry. "A little bubble comes over us and it seems effortless. We blend. So, as far as this half is concerned, I would say, 'Why not, while we're still alive?'

"But I've been in that same place for decades. This is where I was in 1971."

Garfunkel, who described himself as a "misanthrope," said that he has told his now 24-year-old son to "be kind to people." Following his own advice has been a challenge, he acknowledged.

Asked about whether Simon might have a Napoleon complex, Garfunkel was quoted as saying, "I think you're on to something."

He added that he felt sorry for Simon over his height when they were classmates. When he offered him love and friendship in response, "that compensation gesture has created a monster," Garfunkel said. 

Paul Simon has not immediately responded to requests for comment directed at his music publisher and through his official Facebook page.

In 2012, Simon was asked about whether he would record again with Garfunkel. Simon told the BBC he "would just as soon not go back and visit the past."



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<![CDATA[David Letterman Drives Into Retirement ]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 05:06:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP966071797664.jpg

David Letterman has a new No. 1 on his personal Top Ten list of reasons he loves the Indianapolis 500.

The freshly retired Letterman was all grins early Sunday as his IndyCar team paid tribute to the former "Late Show" host by putting a gap-toothed, smiling caricature of his face and #thanksdave on driver Oriol Servia's yellow car for the big race.

"With everything that's happened, it's the highlight of my career," Letterman said. "It's crazy it's the Indianapolis 500. Regrettable my face, but also my name on that car. It's just delightful."

Letterman was dressed in a red shirt with a race sponsor "Steak 'n Shake" logo. He promised Servia he would buy the burgers with an Indy win, but he can save his cash for retirement: Servia was knocked out of the running with an accident just past the halfway point of the race.

But the race wasn't a total bust for the team, with Graham Rahal finishing fifth in the Indy 500.

"He assured me he would be around the track a lot more," Rahal said of his usually absent owner. "At this stage in his life, he can enjoy himself a little bit and hopefully that means enjoying IndyCar racing."

Letterman was born and raised in Indianapolis, spending his younger years in the Broad Ripple section of town. He went to Ball State in Muncie, Indiana, and early in his career served as a pit reporter for ABC; search on YouTube for his interview of Mario Andretti after the former champion crashed out of the 1971 race.

Letterman got into team ownership in the 1990s with former Indy 500 champion Bobby Rahal, and businessman Mike Lanigan came aboard to form what is now Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Letterman struck a friendship with Rahal after the retired driver appeared on his show after winning the 1986 Indy 500.

Letterman could have filled an Indy 500 starting grid with all the series drivers he had on the show. Graham and Bobby Rahal were guests on "The Late Show" and the Indy 500 champion usually brought along the Borg-Warner Trophy.

"I'm just really pissed off because he finished this week," Servia joked. "He couldn't wait until next week? Because usually the winner goes to his show."

Not this time, not after a that crash marred what had been a fun morning for the former host.

It was easy to find the Rahal Letterman Racing spot in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway paddock: There was a red "Late Show with David Letterman" sign and the same grinning caricature that was featured on Servia's car. Team members wore gray T-shirts with their own "Top Ten" list of reasons they love Letterman. Among them: Cries on the parade lap.

Letterman was relaxed as he strolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, even inviting one fan over a barrier to sign autographs.

"Are you nervous?" Servia asked.

"No, I won't be nervous until they start 'em up and then I just get crazy nervous," Letterman said.

Not wanting to get left out of the father-son bonding of the Rahals, Letterman claimed Servia as his own offspring.

"Yes, I sent away to one of those genetic testing places where they do the swab and it turns out he is in fact my son," Letterman cracked. "Bobby and Graham are father and son. Oriol and I are the same."

Letterman ended his 33-year career as a late-night television host Wednesday. He presided over 6,028 broadcasts on CBS and NBC, making Top 10 lists and ironic humor staples of television comedy. Letterman joked that he needed "some kind of intravenous medication" to recover from the grind of the final weeks of his show.

"Then the next day you feel a little bit better, and the next day you feel a little bit better," said Letterman, whose team won the race in 2004 with Buddy Rice. "Now here we are. This is the pressure-cooker."

Letterman said he would watch the race from pit lane. At least he could find a seat, unlike the ones that were stripped from the Ed Sullivan Theater. Parts of Letterman's set from his show's home were quickly dumped in the trash and scooped by fans.

"Not only did they take the set and tear it up, they took all the seats out of the theater two days later," Lettermansaid. "What that does is remind you that it's show business. It's just show business. Thirty-three years, what do I care. Let them take the seats out, let them do anything they want. I wish Stephen Colbert nothing but the best."

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<![CDATA["Beautiful Mind" Mathematician, Wife Die in Crash]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 15:46:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP02032405002.jpg

The Princeton University mathematician and Nobel Prize winner whose life inspired the film "A Beautiful Mind" died in a taxi accident in New Jersey on Saturday, according to police.

John Forbes Nash Jr., 86, and his wife of almost 60 years, Alicia Nash, 82, were killed when the driver of the taxi they were riding in on the New Jersey Turnpike lost control and crashed into a guard rail, police said. 

The Nashes were traveling south in Monroe Township around 4:30 p.m. when the taxi crashed while trying to pass a Chrysler, according to New Jersey State Police Department Sgt. Gregory Williams.

Just days before his death, Nash received a prize from the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters in Oslo with New York University mathematician Louis Nirenberg, who called Nash a truly great mathematician and "a kind of genius."

Nirenberg said he had chatted with the Nashes for an hour at Newark International Airport before they'd gotten into a taxi to return home to Princeton Township, New Jersey.

Police said it doesn't appear that the two were wearing seat belts and that they were thrown from the taxi when it crashed.

The taxi driver was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A passenger in the Chrysler was treated for neck pain, according to police.

Police said the crash is under investigation and that no one has been charged.

Nash's life was the subject of the 2001 film, "A Beautiful Mind," starring Russell Crowe.

In a tweet Sunday, Crowe said that he was "stunned" by the news.

"An amazing partnership," Crowe wrote. "Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts."

"A Beautiful Mind" made more than $300 million worldwide and won four Academy Awards, for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress.

"This is a great loss," actress Jennifer Connelly, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Alicia Nash in the film, said. "John and Alicia Nash were an inspiration and I have deep admiration for all that they accomplished in their lives."

Ron Howard, who directed the film, said Sunday that "it was an honor telling part of their story."

Nash was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his work in game theory, which offered insight into the dynamics of human rivalry. It is considered one of the most influential ideas of the 20th century.

Nash was also the senior research mathematician at Princeton.

Nash worked on his equilibrium theory at Princeton and, in 1950, received his doctorate with a dissertation on non-cooperative games. The thesis contained the definition and properties of what would later be called the Nash equilibrium.

But it was while teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959, when his wife, Alicia, was pregnant with their son, that schizophrenia began to emerge, a yearslong fight that was chronicled in the Academy Award-winning blockbuster "A Beautiful Mind."

In an autobiography written for The Nobel Foundation website, Nash said delusions caused him to resign as a faculty member at MIT. He also spent several months in New Jersey hospitals on an involuntary basis. However, Nash's schizophrenia diminished through the 1970s and 1980s as he "gradually began to intellectually reject some of the delusionally influenced lines of thinking," he wrote.

2001's "A Beautiful Mind" was based on an unauthorized biography by Sylvia Nasar, who wrote that Nash's contemporaries found him "immensely strange" and "slightly cold, a bit superior, somewhat secretive." Much of his demeanor likely stemmed from mental illness.

The Nashes split in 1963 then resumed living together several years later and finally remarried in 2001.

John Nash held a research post at Brandeis University before eventually returning to Princeton. Known as brilliant and eccentric, he was associated with Princeton for many years, most recently serving as a senior research mathematician.

Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber said in a tweet that "we are stunned and saddened" by the news.

"John's remarkable achievements inspired generations of mathematicians, economists and scientists who were influenced by his brilliant, groundbreaking work in game theory, and the story of his life with Alicia moved millions of readers and moviegoers who marveled at their courage in the face of daunting challenges," Eisgruber said in a statement.

New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman said she was saddened to hear that Princeton has lost "a brilliant, kind, and humble individual." 

“In his lifetime, Nash conquered mathematics in ways few could even imagine, all while battling mental illness that threatened to overshadow his incredible contributions," Coleman said.

"In his victories he leaves behind a legacy as a pioneer, hero and friend, and will be remembered by many.


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<![CDATA[Cannes Film Festival 2015: Hottest Pics]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 19:55:00 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP847719962891.jpg Glamor, gowns and celebrities! All the hottest photos from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival red carpet. ]]> <![CDATA[Duggar Family Dropped From TLC Event Amid Allegations]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 12:24:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP834090040408.jpg

The Duggar family from TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" has been dropped from the TLC Summer Block Party coming to Philadelphia next weekend.

The Duggars were originally slated to appear at the event, according to previous screen shots from the official event website, posted on Philly.com.

The event was still scheduled to take place May 30Th at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing with popular TLC personalities including Berks County's Kate Gosselin, New Jersey's "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro, "Little People Big World's" Roloff family and Randy from "Say Yes to the Dress."

The move comes after allegations surfaced that the oldest Duggar, Josh, molested five underage girls as a teenager back in 2002 and 2003.

The fall-out from the allegations included a public apology from Josh, his resignation from his position at the Family Research Council and TLC pulling all episodes of the show.

No charges have been filed in the case.



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<![CDATA[Stars on Ireland's Vote to Legalize Gay Marriage]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 13:15:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Celebs-Ireland.jpg

Ireland became the first country in the world to say yes to same sex marriage by popular vote.

Ahead of the official announcement, celebrities took to Twitter to share their reactions.

Check out their tweets below:

 



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<![CDATA["Tonight Show" Thank-You Notes: the NFL, Cannes]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 01:51:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Thank-You-Hillary-Clinton.jpg Jimmy pens thank-you notes to Cannes Film Festival, Activia yogurt and Hillary Clinton.

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<![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon Sings "Roxanne" With Sting]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 01:29:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallong-Sting-Roxanne-Ragtime-Gals-22-May-2015-1080_1200x675_449821763557.jpg Sting joins Jimmy Fallon and his barbershop group, The Ragtime Gals, sing a barbershop quartet version of The Police's "Roxanne."]]> <![CDATA[Disneyland Turns 60 at All-Nighter]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 08:26:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dlcastle52760662.jpg

Disney's Magic Kingdom will soon turn 60, but it's proving Friday that it's not too old to party late into the night.

Disneyland opened its doors to some of its most dedicated fans at 6 a.m. Friday, when it began a 24-hour birthday celebration for its diamond anniversary with new attractions planned for guests.

Thousands of people, many wearing Mickey Mouse ears, lined up on Main Street for hours before the opening, waiting to get into the Southern California theme park's 60-year birthday party.

"We will make this place our home," said Ian Clarke, who planned to ride every ride with two friends.

A new show, parade and fireworks show were set to debut as part of Disneyland's yearlong anniversary festivities.

Decked out in special 60th anniversary trim, Disneyland's new attractions include a remodeled Electrical Parade with over 1.5 million LED lights and a new fireworks show called "Disneyland Forever."

At California Adventure, the Disney park next door, actor Neil Patrick Harris co-hosting an animated history of "Walt Disney's dream of Disneyland" with Mickey Mouse, according to a news release.

"I'm looking forward to the ireworks show and the projections," Shenise Ross said before the park opened. "I'm so excited for that."

Disneyland opened July 17, 1955, hosting 700 million people in the following 60 years, Disney said.



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<![CDATA[Heidi Klum's Craziest "America’s Got Talent" Contestant]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 05:30:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Heidi-Klum-Seth-Meyers-21-May-2015.jpg Heidi Klum tells Seth Meyers about the craziest contestant she's ever seen on "America's Got Talent."

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Seth Meyers "Ya Burnt": David Letterman, Prom]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 04:14:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Meyers-Burnt-David-Letterman-Prom-21-May-2015-1080_1200x675_449140291885.jpg Seth Meyers burns David Letterman, prom and other things in his segment "Ya Burnt!"]]> <![CDATA["Tonight Show" Hashtags: #MisheardLyrics]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 04:09:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Tonight-Hashtags-Misheard-Lyrics-21-May-2015-1080_1200x675_449138243983.jpg Jimmy reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #MisheardLyrics.]]> <![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon, Dwayne Johnson's Commencement Speech]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 04:00:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Tonight-Rock-Dwayne-Johnson-Commencement-21-May-2015-1080_1200x675_449139267897.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne Johnson deliver a graduation speech as high school students with the two lowest GPAs.]]> <![CDATA[Cocaine, Gun Charges Dropped Against Rapper Trick Daddy]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 14:45:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/040414+trick+daddy+aka+maurice+young.jpg

Charges were dropped Thursday against Miami rapper Trick Daddy in his April 2014 cocaine and firearm arrest.

Trick Daddy, whose real name is Maurice Young, had been charged with cocaine possession and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after he was arrested by Broward Sheriff's Office deputies at his Miramar home.

According to the affidavit, the Broward County Drug Task Force had a "sniff warrant" to search the home and stopped Young as he was leaving in his car.

When deputies searched the home, they found 1g of powder that field tested positive for cocaine, the affidavit said. A 9mm Sig Sauer and a box of ammunition were also found in the home, the affidavit said.

The 40-year-old rapper is best known for his 2001 hit "I'm a Thug." He's released eight records, including his 1997 debut, Based on a True Story, and has collaborated with several artists including Pitbull, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Cee Lo Green and Ludacris.



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<![CDATA[Scrabble's New Words Bring the "Lolz"]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 13:42:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/scrabble-AP9407080176.jpg

Some people will find a few of the new acceptable Scrabble words “ridic.”

"Lolz", "cakehole," "thanx" and "ridic” are now able to be played in the word game, according to the latest edition of "Collins Official Scrabble Words" published on Thursday.

About 6,500 words were added to the comprehensive Scrabble dictionary, which already contains 250,000 accepted words, NBC News reported.

Words and terms of modern-day culture used to be difficult to pin down for dictionary makers in general, a representative at Collins said. However, technology has made the process a lot easier.

"Dictionaries have always included formal and informal English, but it used to be hard to find printed evidence of the use of slang words," head of language content at Collins Helen Newstead told BBC News. "Now people use slang in social media posts, tweets, blogs, comments, text messages - you name it - so there's a host of evidence for informal varieties of English that simply didn't exist before."

Here’s a few of the new Scrabble words:

Lolz — 13 points
Thanx — 15 points
Lotsa — 18 points
Dench — 11 points
Emoji — 14 points
Sexting — 15 points
PWN — 8 points
Shizzle — 18 points
Twerking — 16 points



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<![CDATA[Dwyane Wade Can't Resist Watching the NBA Playoffs]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 14:32:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Dwayne+Wade.JPG The Miami Heat didn't make the playoffs, but Dwayne Wade is watching them anyway.

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<![CDATA[Video: Rolling Stones Play Surprise Show]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 08:41:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/169*120/Stones.jpg Jack Nicholson, Bruce Willis, Harry Styles of One Direction and other celebs were on hand Wednesday to see the Rolling Stones, who are slated to play Petco Park, on Sunday, play an intimate show at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Video courtesy of the Rolling Stones.

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<![CDATA["Tonight": Duchovny Encounters Manson on "Aquarius"]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 05:31:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon+David+Duchovny.JPG David Duchovny chats with Jimmy Fallon about his NBC series, “Aquarius."

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<![CDATA["Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 03:58:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Jeff+Foxworthy.JPG Jeff Foxworthy hosts a special "Tonight Show" edition of "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" with Pitbull and Jimmy Fallon.

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<![CDATA[Popular Eatery Begins Expansion to Embarcadero]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 11:36:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Carnitas-Snack-Shack-1.jpg

A popular North Park eatery is one step closer to opening its doors in the Embarcadero area near downtown San Diego.

The Port of San Diego has approved a lease for Carnitas’ Snack Shack, a fast-casual “porkhouse” known for its tasty eats on University Avenue.

The eatery will open its third location, a walk-up cafe-style location, at 1004 North Harbor Drive. Construction is expected to take six months. 

The location will boast a pork-centric menu, as well as a takeout window for those looking to take their treats on the go. Diners will be able to enjoy a locally-sourced beer garden nearby and adjacent jacaranda groves and seating areas. 

This eatery will be part of the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan which also includes a visitor’s center, parks, walkways and public art at San Diego’s waterfront.

The original Carnitas’ Snack Shack location opened in North Park in 2011 and continues to be a very busy eatery in the restaurant-heavy Uptown community.

That location is open seven days a week from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. and boasts a menu that includes items such as the famous “SnackShack Burger” with bacon jam and aioli and the “Triple Threat Pork Sandwich” with pepperoncini relish.
 



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<![CDATA[Semi-Secret Stones Show]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 14:27:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP412460868874.jpg

San Diego was slated to host the Rolling Stones for the opening night of their first tour in years, and while that show is still a go at Petco Park on Sunday, the band announced an extra date on Wednesday.

The iconic rock & roll band announced Wednesday that they would be playing a club show that night in Los Angeles. While the L.A. Weekly reported that the show would be at the Fonda Theatre, that has not been confirmed by the band. However, Shakey Graves, who was slated to play the Fonda on Wednesday, announced via a press release that his show was moved to the Belasco.

The announcement on the Stones’ website stated that the band would be playing every song from their revered 1971 album, “Sticky Fingers,” which peaked at the No. 1 spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

Rumor has it that those who scored the tickets -- which sold out in minutes -- shelled out all of $5 apiece (plus a $5 service charge). For context, that’s roughly $1,995 less than some tickets for the Petco Park stadium show are going for.
 



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<![CDATA[Tina Fey Was Eric Stonestreet's Improv Teacher]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 06:56:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Eric+Stonestreet+.JPG Tina Fey was Eric Stonestreet's teacher when he was just an improv student in Chicago.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Wheel of Musical Impressions With Jamie Foxx]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 04:17:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Jamie+Foxx+Still.jpg.jpeg Wheel of Musical Impressions with Jamie Foxx]]> <![CDATA[Grateful Dead Memorabilia Stolen]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 04:03:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/210*120/gd+auction+thumb.jpg

More than $75,000 worth of Grateful Dead memorabilia has been stolen from an Illinois auction house, officials say.

Randy Donley, owner of Donley Auction House, said the theft was first discovered last month, more than a week after the Grateful Dead Jubilee Auction had taken place. The items were waiting to be picked up or shipped to their new owners at the time of the theft.

Among the stolen items was a hand painted 1966 Stanley Miller/Alton Kelley Family Dog painting of a skeleton with roses—an image that became a symbol for the Grateful Dead. The iconic piece was valued at an estimated $66,000.

"I think the Stanley Mouse piece would be too famous to be resold," Donley said. "It is a one-of-a-kind. It would be pretty tough to put it on the market again."

Also stolen were six other Grateful Dead posters.

Donley said it’s not clear how exactly the pieces were stolen as the thief managed to evade any surveillance cameras and never set off the building’s alarm.

"It’s a mystery," he said. "There are no clues at this point, I don’t know. I hate to sound so vague but we just don’t know. I’m still in a state of shock. I can’t believe it happened."

While insurance will likely cover some of the costs associated with the theft, Donley said his main goal is to get the pieces back and has offered a reward for their return.

"The intent is not to collect insurance, it’s to return the items and get the items safely returned," he said. “Our true desire is to get the items back.”

Anyone with information on the theft should contact the McHenry County Sheriff's Office at 815-334-4750 or Crime Stoppers of McHenry County at 1-800-762-7867 (STOP).
 



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<![CDATA[Password with Hugh Jackman, Nick Offerman and Susan Sarandon]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 09:56:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Hugh+Jackman+Interview.JPG

Hugh Jackman and Nick Offerman teamed up against Jimmy Fallon and Susan Sarandon for a hilarious "Tonight Show" version of the famous TV game show “Password.”

In the innuendo-filled game, contestants give each other one-word clue’s in hopes that their partner will guess the secret “password.” If they fail, the opposing team gets a shot at the clue.

The “Wolverine” star went first and had to describe “Dolphin” to his partner Offerman. Jackman hinted the word “flipper” and the “Parks and Rec” actor effortlessly answered correctly.

Next, it was Sarandon’s turn to give the “Tonight Show” host his clue: “oyster.”

“Oh God, this is not easy,” the actress griped.

The Academy Award winner struggled to brainstorm the perfect word, and even resorted to using a little ESP as she stared deeply into Fallon's eyes. It worked.

“Pearl,” Sarandon said.

“Oyster,” Fallon responded.

In the third round, the game intensified as the password “toupee" proved to be hard to describe in one word. Fallon apprehensively said “piece” and Sarandon, confusing it for “peace,” replies “war.”

Luckily for Jackman, adding “rug” to Fallon’s original clue provided enough information for Offerman to guess the hairpiece correctly, and gave their team the lead.

The last clue “feather,” though seemingly easy, also proved difficult for Offerman to characterize in one word, sending the password to team Fallon.

In the end, the host and actress were able to even the game after Fallon responded correctly to Sarandon's clue: "bird."  

“Its a tie!” Fallon wailed. “Then we’re going to have a rematch. You guys have to come back tomorrow night.”

Jackman, who stopped by the show Monday to promote his latest movie "Pan," eagerly accepted the challenge.  The actor also taught Fallon the proper way to eat a Vegemite sandwhich after hearing the host talk "smack" about Australia's famous spread.



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