Michael Bublé is ‘definitely not’ retiring following son’s cancer battle
Get the latest from TODAY Sign up for our newsletter SUBSCRIBE We have good news for fans of beloved singer-songwriter Michael Bublé !
Despite what you may have heard about the crooner’s career, he plans to keep on making music.
“He is NOT retiring,” a rep for the singer told TODAY. “Definitely not.”
Michael Buble is ‘definitely not’ retiring, despite reports Oct. 15, 2018 01:20 But it’s easy to understand what caused the confusion.
A recent interview with the 43-year-old family man called his future in showbiz into question.
In a chat with the Daily Mail , Bublé opened up about some of the life lessons he’s learned following his 5-year-old son Noah’s battle with cancer and about how that struggle prompted him to create his upcoming album, “Love.”
“I felt a debt of gratitude, deeper than I can explain, to the millions of people all over the world who prayed for us and showed us compassion,” he said.
So creating “Love” was his way to pay them back.
But after saying “there’s never a better time for music” than in the wake of such darkness, he abruptly he added, “This is my last interview. I’m retiring from the business. I’ve made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top.”
So what was that all about?
Given Bublé’s sense of humor, we detect a little sarcasm in his self-praise and retirement talk. At least that’s the theory TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie is subscribing to.
“You know, he’s a pretty funny guy,” she said when the topic came up on the show Monday morning. “Maybe he just saying (his new album) is so good, I retire!”
Michael Buble and wife Luisana welcome baby No. 3! July 31, 2018 00:28 Bublé did put his career on pause when Noah was diagnosed back in 2016. But now that the little one is in remission — and now that Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato have welcomed another child to their growing family, 2-month-old daughter, Vida — dad is back in business.
He released the first single in almost two years, “When I Fall in Love,” just last month, and “Love” is due on Nov. 13.
And if you need more proof that he’s not retiring, just tune into TODAY on Nov. 19 when Bublé joins us in Studio 1A.
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‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ Black Cat DLC Will Have Unexpected “Twists and Turns”
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Marvel’s Spider-Man’s first DLC, The Heist , which focuses on Black Cat, is only nine days away, and we still don’t really know what to expect from it as neither Insomniac Games nor Sony have provided many details.
That said, speaking to Game Informer , Creative Director Bryan Intihar provided a slither of insight into the DLC.
Intihar noted that he actually wasn’t as involved with the project, as he was doing a tour of PR for most it. However, he has, obviously, seen the final product, and thinks it looks really good. Further, he teased that it will have some unexpected “twists and turns” for players
“I think it’s a very self-contained story that does a really great job with Black Cat,” said Inithar. “Black Cat’s performance is great, and we do some twists and turns I don’t think people will expect with the character. There’s a lot of great humor in there — some really fun missions that build upon what we already did and even some missions that I think I was like ‘oh I wish we thought of this for [the main game].”
Elsewhere in the Interview, Intihar was hesitant to put a length number on the DLC, but when asked if it was longer than four missions by Game Informer to get some sense of time, Inithar confirmed that it will be indeed longer than four missions. Further, he almost seemed taken back by the suggestion that it would be less than four missions, perhaps implying it’s much more than that. 0 comments
As you may know, The Heist is the first DLC apart of the game’s “City Never Sleeps” season pass, which will include two more pieces of DLC: Turf Wars and Silver Lining . The former is poised to arrive sometime next month, while the latter will hit sometime in December. Details on both have yet to be provided, and likely won’t be until the launch of each draws closer.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is available exclusively for the PlayStation 4. For more news, information, and media on the open-world action game, as well as all things Spidey in general, be sure to peep our previous coverage of both by clicking here .
− *There is a character named Homer Simpson in [[wikipedia:The Day of the Locust|The Day of the Locust]], a 1939 novel by [[wikipedia:Nathanael West|Nathanael West]], which may have been another inspiration for Homer’s name. − *His Social Security number is 568-47-0008. *Homer is the only character to speak in every episode of ”[[The Simpsons]]”. − *Originally, Bart was the character the show focused on, but by [[Season 3|season three]], they focused more on Homer. *It is indicated that he is farsighted given that he wears reading glasses. − *In “[[Today, I Am a Clown|Today I Am a Clown]]”, it reveals that Homer is an animal whisperer. − *Homer has an email address on AOL called Chunkylover53, and this email belongs in fact to Simpsons writer [[Matt Selman]], and can be emailed to receive Homer-style replies from Matt Selman himself (However, Matt Selman may not respond to emails that were sent to him, mainly because he’s doing work for the show). As it was hacked, Matt Selman made a new AOL email for Homer called Homer_Simpson@AOL.com. If you receive an email from this email address, it is simply a reply for an email, if you sent one. − *His blood type is either B positive”[[Blood Feud]]” or AB, as displayed on his sperm donor profile, ”Thad Supersperm”.”[[Adventures in Baby-Getting]]” − *In “[[Homer’s Triple Bypass]]”, it is implied that Homer’s bloodstream has a continuous regulation of radioactivity, as [[Julius Hibbert|Dr. Hibbert]] was explaining to Marge Simpson that they injected Homer with a radioactive dye to see his circulatory system from an X-ray until he learns that the nurse hadn’t even injected the dye yet (resulting in Hibbert saying “good lord” in a shocked manner). − **In the same episode, it was also revealed that his fat can jiggle upwards to at least an hour, as when [[Dr. Hibbert]] did a fat analysis test to see how long it would go, it became apparent that it was going for long enough to force Hibbert to cancel an upcoming 1:00 medical appointment he was supposed to attend. − *His personality is very similar to that of [[Peter Griffin]] from [[Family Guy]], which premiered ten years after The Simpsons began. In “[[Treehouse of Horror XIII]]”, Peter Griffin appeared as one of Homer’s clones. But Homer may be smarter than [[Peter Griffin|Peter]], since in [[Family Guy]], it is revealed that Peter is actually below mentally retarded, which of that, being below, is worse than actual mental retardation. − *He has met Peter Griffin in [[The Simpsons Guy]], where he and Peter fought, where it seemed that Peter won in that same episode, but in the end, either of them did and they called it to just to be equal and agreed that they would be happy to coexist, as long as it was miles away from each other. *Homer owns the [[Denver Broncos]], despite wanting to own the Dallas Cowboys. − *It is believed that Homer is diabetic as mentioned in “[[That ’90s Show]]”. However, if this was true, Homer would most likely be dead because he has never been seen taking insulin and the amount of food that Homer eats would just ensure that would already be dead by the point the episode was shown. − *In “[[Fear of Flying]]”, it is shown his favorite song (at the time) was “It’s Raining Men”. − *Homer has temporarily died twice outside of Treehouse of Horror episodes. As shown in “[[Homer’s Triple Bypass]]”, when he died of a heart attack, but was revived when Mr. Burns mentioned a ham. And again in “[[Million Dollar Maybe]]”, when he was trying to calm himself down after stressing about being rich and not being able to tell Marge, but was revived when he realized he was dead and made a desperate attempt to return to his body. He dies the most times (now 20) in the [[Treehouse of Horror series|Treehouse of Horror segments]], but they are non-canon. − *According to “[[The Blunder Years]]”, his constant eating was a direct result of his trauma from finding [[Waylon Smithers, Sr.]]’s corpse. − *Homer was originally supposed to have an illegitimate, long-lost daughter in the episode that would have become [[Insane Clown Poppy]], but the writers decided to change it to having Krusty have the long-lost illegitimate daughter instead in order to not make the plot too far-fetched for it to be canon. − *He looks like his father when he is dehydrated.”[[New Kids On The Blecch]]” − *On one episode of [[Jeopardy!|Jeopardy]]!, there was a category called “Readings From Homer” in which Homer’s voice provided the clues.. *Homer weighs between 239-300 lbs. − *In all Simpsons video games where you can play as multiple characters, Homer is always the first unlocked character. − *In “[[Trilogy of Error]]”, Homer had his thumb cut off. However, it was sutured by one of Fat Tony’s helpers as Lisa’s Science Fair Project. − *Homer’s side burn and ear used to say M + G for [[Matt Groening]]. They decided to keep the “M”, but Groening wanted Homer’s ear to look like a real ear. − *Homer only has an IQ of 55. It was revealed in “[[HOMЯ]]” that the reason Homer’s IQ is so low is because he had a crayon lodged in his brain since he was six. Upon removal of the crayon, his IQ jumped from 55 to 105. − **In “[[Frink Gets Testy]]”, everyone thought Homers IQ is 265 but that was due to a test mix-up between his IQ test and Bart’s because of Homer’s terrible handwriting, his real IQ is 1. − *Homer shares his middle initial J with [[Philip J. Fry]] from [[Futurama]], Matt Groening’s second successful show, but unlike Homer, whose initial actually means Jay, Fry’s was never defined. − *He is one of the three [[Simpson family]] members to break a leg in the series and have the injury last through the majority of the episode,”[[Children of a Lesser Clod]]” the others being Marge”[[Little Big Mom]]” and Bart”[[Bart of Darkness]]”. − *Throughout the series, Homer has shown to be highly patriotic. He has also displayed a small form of Nationalism by insulting other countries, making fun of their culture and its people, as well as putting his country ahead of all others. − *In “[[Rednecks and Broomsticks]]”, Homer has shown to have a strong sense of taste by being able to taste moonshine inside the town’s water reservoir. His taste buds could, to some extent, be compared to that of a wine taster. − **Earlier, in [[Season 20]], his old taste buds got burned off exposing new ones in “[[Father Knows Worst]]” when he ate a fire kabob. − * Homer starts out as a anti-hero in [[The Simpsons Movie]] when he makes Springfield the most polluted city in the history of the planet. However, he later has an epiphany when he realizes that other people are just as important as him and saves everyone from being blown up by [[Russ Cargill]]. − *Also in [[The Simpsons Movie]], Homer is hinted to be an atheist when he complains while going into church saying “Everyone’s busy talking to their Phony Baloney God!”. However, in other episodes, he shows belief in God. − *In “[[Marge vs. the Monorail]]”, the news shows a picture of Homer with what appears to be a mouthful of unlit cigarettes. This joke was recreated several years later as a meme for the game ”[[w:c:Teamfortress:Team Fortress 2|Team Fortress 2]]” with the Spy class doing the same thing, only the cigarettes are lit. − *There was a temporary belief among fans that Homer has a disorder called Intermittent Explosive Disorder where the sufferer overreacts when angered resulting in violent outbursts and property damage. *According to “[[Super Franchise Me]]”, Homer calls Ned’s quotes “Flanderism’s”. − *He is the only member of the Simpson family who has had a speaking role in every episode. − *Despite his low intelligence, there have been a few times where he is able to show higher intelligence. These include accurately predicting the outcome of the comet in “[[Bart’s Comet]]”, accurately assuming the cause of the smoke inside a fireproof safe then guessing its eventual explosion in “[[Homerazzi]]”, and being capable of describing the difference between envy and jealousy which caused Lisa to look in a dictionary and confirm his description in “[[Covercraft]]”. He also, when hearing of the term “[[Wikipedia:Think tank|think tank]]”, imagines think tank as the word was intended rather than a literal and inaccurate definition in [[E. Pluribus Wiggum]], with him also telling his shocked family “Hey, I can’t get one right?” afterwards to highlight it. *Homer is unintentionally responsible for Maude Flanders’ death. − *He is the only main Simpson family member who doesn’t have anything colored red in his everyday clothes, unlike Marge (her pearls), Bart (his t-shirt), Lisa (her dress and sandals) and Maggie (her pacifier). [[File:Homer license.png|thumb|A screenshot of Homer’s license from ”[[Duffless]]”]] − *Details from Homer’s license indicate that he holds a class C license and has no hair. − *It is also true that he has a tattoo on his back which says “Marge madness”, as seen in “[[Waiting for Duffman]]”. *Homer was IGN’s number one 90s cartoon character. − *It has been shown multiple times that Homer has Arachnophobia, which is a fear of arachnids (mainly spiders). This is considered true in “[[Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily]]”, where he panics when a spider appears next to his keys. It also happened in “[[Treehouse of Horror XXII]]”, where he panics when he realizes that the spider Halloween decoration was a real black widow spider, and panics again when a second spider appears later, and in “[[Mobile Homer]]” where he becomes unsettled by the sight of a spider when he was asked by Marge to kill the spiders in the garage and gets into a frenzy when more spiders attack him. This has happened in more episodes than the mentioned three. *Homer is right-handed, unlike most other characters, such as Bart and Ned. *According to his drivers license, Homer’s birthday is May 12, 1956. − *He has a subscription for ”[[Mad Magazine]]””[[The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson]]”, and considers it to be “our nation’s largest mental illness-themed humor magazine”. − *He is of Scandinavian descent on his mother’s side and Native American descent on his father’s side (although the exact tribe is unknown). Since he, Abe, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie all appear Caucasian, this is a more distant gene, whereas his mother Mona Simpson’s maiden name was Olsen (a Scandinavian name) which suggests that his Scandinavian ancestry is more recent. Since his half-brother Herb Powell only shares the Native American gene, it is unknown what ancestry Herb’s mother had. − * Homer has had multiple tattoos in the show but these are mostly shown as gags. In “[[Cape Feare]]”, Bart somehow managed to tattoo the words “Wide Load” above his buttocks, in “[[‘Round Springfield]]”, he revealed to Lisa that he has a tattoo on his arm, but is dismayed when he realized that the tattoo was of “Starland Vocal Band”. In “[[The Ten-Per-Cent Solution]]”, he starts panicking when his pants start tearing because he fears people will see his tattoo of “[[Disney|Donald Duck]] smoking a doob”. Finally in “Waiting for Duffman, he is shown to have a tattoo on his back which says “Marge madness”.