In 2011, the U.S. Postal Service announced that they would finally allow living people to be portrayed on U.S. postage stamps, reversing a long-standing rule. A blatant marketing move, the USPS still hasn’t delivered the first such stamp. But in Canada, they’ll put almost anyone on their stamps. Gordon Lightfoot, Michael J. Fox and Bobby Orr have all had non-posthumous Canadian stamps in their honor and now new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Rush join their company. Sort of. The new Rush stamp (released alongside ones honoring The Guess Who, The Tragically Hip and Beau Dommage) features the band’s name and the “star man” logo — a naked man (from behind) in front of a satanic-looking star in a circle. It’s the first ass to appear on a Canadian stamp since they put Bryan Adams on one in 2009.
WARM: My Father the Hologram
An inconceivable joke just two years ago, people now talk
about hologram zombies as legit entertainment.
COLD: Family-Friendly Freddie?
One of the more inspired casting decisions for a movie biopic ever — Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury in a planned film on the late Queen singer — is now in the “fail” column. Deadline.com reports that the mostly comedic actor (known for characters like Borat and Ali G) quit the film after his more “salacious” portrayal conflicted with the remaining Queen band members’ vision of a more “family-friendly” film. With Cohen gone, the band is now free to pursue Kirk Cameron for the role.