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Odds & Ends: Jimmy Buffett, Rob Zombie, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson & Garth Brooks

02:01 PM Monday 4/16/12 | |

Omaha gets two Buffetts for the price of one; Rob Zombie really hates ants, Courtney Love apologizes, Marilyn Manson is not engaged and tickets for Garth Brooks sell like, well, tickets for Garth Brooks.

Buffett x 2

Before he went on stage before a sold-out crowd at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., Saturday night, Jimmy Buffett received a little introduction from “Cousin Warren.”

That’s “Warren” as in Warren Buffett, also known as “The Oracle Of Omaha.” The financier/philanthropist welcomed the Parrotheads “to this 2012 annual meeting.” To which, Jimmy Buffett replied, “Cousin Warren, that’s next month.”

But Warren Buffett wasn’t just there to do an opening gag. According to the Omaha World-Herald, he took a seat on the side of the stage where “he sat for the rest of the concert, occasionally rising to cheer on his ‘cousin.’”

The paper noted that it was Jimmy Buffett’s first Omaha performance since 1985.

Zombie’s Killer Ant Ad

Rob Zombie has a new TV commercial and it’s a killer.

You might remember Zombie’s “Torturer” ad for Woolite that dominated the internets last June and depicted an unidentified soul doing laundry against a nightmarish b&w backdrop.

Zombie’s latest commercial triumph is an ad for Amdro Ant Bait called “Death Note.” Starring actor Clint Howard (Ron’s brother), the ad shows the actor hard at work in what appears to be a bloodthirsty maniac’s secret lair.

Of course, Howard, isn’t planning to destroy the world, carve up some teenagers or threaten a family that’s lost its way. He’s planning on putting some ants to sleep. Permanently.

According to Fearnet.com, the ad is one of three showing “various people driven to the edge of insanity” by ants.

Zombie takes to the road come May when he and Megadeth embark on a North American tour that includes stops in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Kansas.

Courtney Apologizes

Courtney Love has apologized for her tweets insinuating that Foo Fighters top man and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl got too up-close-and-personal with Frances Bean Cobain, Love’s daughter from her marriage to Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain.

Last week Love tweeted that Grohl hit on her 19-year-old daughter Frances and that a driver told her that Grohl had “his hands all over her.” The Hole leader also said Grohl was “sexually obsessed with her late husband.

Of course, Love’s comments ticked off a few people, specifically daughter Frances who said she wished Twitter would “ban” her mother. Grohl called Love’s remarks, “upsetting, offensive and absolutely untrue.”

Now Courtney has apologized, tweeting, “Bean, sorry I believed the gossip.. Mommy loves you.”

  • Courtney Love

    Printemps General Store, Paris, France
    October 5, 2010

    (AP Photo)


So far Frances has not replied to her mother’s tweets, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Marilyn Manson Still Available

Marilyn Manson’s publicist wants you to know that the shock-rocker is not engaged.

Last week Life & Style magazine claimed in an exclusive that the rocker was engaged to “his 27-year-old girlfriend, actress and filmmaker Seraphim Ward.” For its scoop, Life & Style quoted a friend of Seraphim’s.  Although the mag has apparently deleted the posting, a copy has been cached for the ages.

However, Manson’s press rep says it’s not true.

“Marilyn Manson is not engaged as reported erroneously by Life & Style,” said Press Here Publicity in a brief message to the media. “Manson has never met Seraphim Ward and does not know who she is.”

  • Marilyn Manson

    REVOLVER Golden Gods Awards, Club Nokia, Los Angeles, Calif.
    April 11, 2012

    (AP Photo)


Garth Still Sells Like Garth

Sure, Garth Brooks’ residency shows at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas are instant sell-outs, but what happens when the country music legend ventures outside his Sin City envelope?

Simply put, he sells out.

The Calgary Herald reports that tickets for Brooks’ July 12 Calgary Stampede concert sold out within minutes Saturday. Of course, a lot of the tickets ended up on StubHub and were listed at prices far exceeding the original $62 cost. That upset more than a few Garth fans.  The paper later reported that the show sold out in 58 seconds.

“I’m just trying to understand how it can be legal,” D.J. McMillan told the newspaper which said the Calgary resident, along with his sister and a co-worker, tried to get tickets via phones and computers. “It just seems kind of corrupt, that there could be that many scalped tickets online at, like, 10:01 … They say it’s first-come, first-serve, but is it really?”

  • Garth Brooks

    42nd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards, New York City
    June 16, 2011

    (AP Photo)


The same article quotes a Stampede rep as saying Brooks is “probably one of the biggest shows” the annual event has ever had, a statement the folks at StubHub would probably agree with.