This Week’s News – Week Ending 5/20/11 – Arnold/Ralph Macchio/Rick Springfield/Star Tours/Charlie Sheen/1982 Tylenol Scare/R.I.P. Macho Man

Here is a list of news stories, this week, that relate to ’80s figures or stories:

Arnold Has a Love Child With Housekeeper

  “I lift things up and put them in.” Or something like that.

Ralph Macchio “kicked” off of Dancing With the Stars

Kirstie Alley did what Cobra Kai could not. she defeated The Karate Kid!

Star Tours 2 Opens

Star Tours 2 officially opens today along with this years Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It sounds incredible. I look forward to going on the ride when I head down there.

Rick Springfield arrest statements released

When Rick Springfield was arrested for DUI earlier this month, he apparently threatened the deputy and the deputy’s family.

Charlie Sheen replaced by Ashton Kutcher

It’s official. That crappy (even though Ducky’s in it) show is staying on the air. I think it would have been funny if they hired Ted McGinley instead.

Jeff Conaway in a coma

Sadly, it is not shocking news that the Grease and Taxi star is in a coma after an overdose and possible suicide attempt

Unabomber a suspect in 1982 Tylenol poisoning

Remember that big scare in 1982 with the Tylenol being laced with cyanide? Well, the Unabomber is a suspect. But, he’s such a upright citizen!

And this just came in while I was typing this article!

“Macho Man” Randy Savage died in a car accident this morning at the age of 58

He was one of my favorite wrestlers of the ’80s. I will write a tribute to him for next week.

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