Comic Book King Stan Lee Recalls A Marvel-ous Career

origins-of-marvel-comics-stan-leeIt’s always a pleasure to spend some time with the legendary STAN LEE, as we did yesterday at the Disney Channel offices in Burbank. An icon to comic book fans, LEE is promoting his role as Stan the Janitor in the upcoming Disney XD animated series ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN. A Marvel Comics mainstay for over 40 years, LEE is responsible for co-creating some of the most extraordinary characters in the Marvel Universe. SPIDER-MAN, THE HULK, THE FANTASTIC FOUR, SILVER SURFER, THE AVENGERS, DAREDEVIL, IRON MAN: just a few of the super heroes he’s had a hand in.
During yesterday’s discussion of all things Marvel, we asked how things have changed in the Marvel Universe since his early days in the business.
 

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FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING

Trigger with Bullet in the background (AP)

Trigger with Bullet in the background (AP)

Wondering what to get that special someone?  How about Roy (The Singing Cowboy) Rogers‘ superhuman horse Trigger?  Stuffed of course.  Yes, just about everything once on display at the Roy Rogers museum in Branson, Mo (by way of Victorville, California) will be on Christie’s auction block today (that wasn’t already cleaned out yesterday).  Is a full-size horse with scary glass eyes too tacky?  How about Rogerswonder dog Bullet?  What about the cowboy star’s 1963 custom Pontiac parade convertible with fearsome bull horns on the grill and six-shooters above the headlights?  There’s something for everyone even if you didn’t grow up with Roy, Dale Evans, Trigger, Bullet, Buttermilk, Pat Brady and Nellybelle.  FLASH: As we went to press Roy‘s Bonneville was sold for $254,500.  Too late, the gavel just fell on poor Trigger (he was 31 when he passed on in 1965) but he’ll continue to stud forever at a Nebraska TV station for $266,500.  Everything’s going fast but endless items are still available since Roy never threw away a thing.   There remains a burnt orange gaberdine lace-up shirt with thunderbirds, tomahawks, fringed yellow yoke and sleeves, pearl buttoned cuffs and an embroidered “dramatic Native American with headress” (and war paint) on the back.  Custom designed naturally by “Nudie the Rodeo Tailor.” Bids start at three-grand.  On a budget, or an actor/writer between jobs?  Check out the Hercules Bronze Spurs at $300.  Nellybelle the Jeep and Bullet the wonder dog ($10 to 20 thousand) are still waiting for new homes.  You can join the fun online at Christies.com.  And if you win a bid, do pay the bill because you don’t want to meet the guys they’ll send over to collect.

BETTY WHITE TURNS PIN-UP GIRL!

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Betty White, who has been a huge supporter of animals throughout the years, is gracing the pages of a 2011 calendar to benefit The Morris Animal Foundation.

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The calendar boasts of being 12 Months of Betty at Her Best.

The Betty White Calendar officially goes on sale in September at a cost of $12.99. All of White’s proceeds will go directly to foundation based in Denver, Colorado (www.morrisanimalfoundation.org).


TRACY LAWRENCE – WHO LET THE DOG OUT?

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Country Music star, Tracy Lawrence is searching for his 2-year-old bulldog and he wants your help.

The pooch was pilfered from Lawrence’s truck Tuesday night while he was making a quick stop at the local Walgreens in Tennessee.

Lawrence’s truck was parked at Mt. Juliet and Lebanon Road and nope, the pup was not wearing i.d. It seems Tank had just been bathed and because of that the collar was removed.

Lawrence is deadly serious about getting his dog back from whoever stole Tank saying, “Tank, was my Father’s Day present two years ago. He’s not only a member of our family but a part of our road crew. We’d sure like to have him back home with us and appreciate your help.”

The Country Music sensation is offering a $500 reward to anyone with information surrounding the dog’s theft and whereabouts.  If you have information regarding Tank‘s disappearance or current location, please contact Sgt. Michael Mullins at the Mt. Juliet Police Department (615) 754-2552.