This Broadway Sing-Along Is The Best Carpool Karaoke Yet

No one’s more likely to kill at karaoke than a Broadway star.

James Corden, the host of the Late Late Show, proved that to be true when he invited Broadway stars to join his latest session of “Carpool Karaoke.” The premise of Carpool Karaoke, if you aren’t familiar, is that Corden invites guests to join him in a sing-along as they drive. Musical greats such as Adele, Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder have all joined him for a spin and sing around town.

The Broadway edition featured guest Lin-Manuel Miranda, star of the runaway Broadway hit “Hamilton,” and fellow Broadway stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Krakowski and Audra McDonald. Together the five belt out showstoppers from “Hamilton,” “Rent,” “Jersey Boys,” and “Les Miserables” (because could it be a Broadway edition without “Les Mis”?).

Watch and try not to sing along!

 

Finally Know What Your Cat Is Thinking With Catterbox, The Talking Cat Collar

Ever wonder what your cat is thinking when he or she meows a certain way? Well now, with Catterbox, dubbed “the world’s first talking cat collar,” you can find out. Various ads for Temptations cat treats have been showing Catterbox in action.

The Temptations Lab was set up in 2015 to analyze cat sounds. Then, a cat’s meow is matched to a human voice, according to their website. The cat then wears a 3D collar which is connected to the Temptations app, and that’s where you can find your cat’s new “voice,” so to speak.

Remember the dog, Doug, from the movie, “UP?” Think of it as a collar like Doug wore to make him talk.

Is your cat American but you want his or her new voice to be British? With Catterbox, no problem!

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But, it’s not out just yet. The Temptations Lab is working on the prototype with London-based creative agency adam&eveDDB. The prototype launched in the U.S. and New Zealand on April 28.

Cats are often perceived as quite hard to get to know, independent pets, so we set up the Temptations Lab to find innovative ways to inject even more fun into a cat and owner’s relationship,” said Richard Brim, Executive Creative Director at adam&eveDDB in a statement.

Catterbox sounds like the cat’s meow (pun intended) for all our feline (and non-feline) friends out there. We’re in. You?

In any case, you can check out more about Catterbox here.

Photo by wapiko☆

Nurses (And Community) Plan Wedding For Woman With Stage 4 Cancer

Get your Kleenex ready, because this story will likely make you cry, and in the best possible way.

We all know weddings take a while to plan—often months—but this one was planned in five days, and in a hospital, for 24-year-old patient Destini Schafer. Two weeks prior, Schafer had been diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer.

When Schafer told her nurse, Ashley Shipley-Lovekamp, that she and her fiancé, Brandon Thomas, 31, were going to cancel their plans to elope to Jamaica to get married, Shipley-Lovekamp had another idea—for them to get married at the hospital, the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.

This was Monday, May 2. Fellow nurses, staff, and good Samaritans helped Shipley-Lovekamp—one nurse altered Schafer’s dress, and local businesses donated rings, tuxedos, and bridesmaid dresses. Talk about heartwarming.

And, just five days later, Friday, May 6, Schafer went down the “aisle” of the hospital’s hallway out into the courtyard.

“Everyone should get the wedding they deserve,” Shipley-Lovekamp told The State Journal-Register.

All in all, it was a happy celebration in light of the heaviness of the situation. “Today is the best day I’ve had since my diagnosis,” Schafer said. “I can’t begin to describe how thankful I am.”

The couple’s children from former relationships were flower girls—Schafer’s daughter, Bella, 3, and Brandon’s daughter Nyna—and Schafer’s son, Jacob, 6, was the ring bearer. They also have an eight-month-old son, Noah.

“You never would have expected them to go out of their way like that,” Thomas said of the hospital staff. “The nurses are just awesome and really here for her.” Schafer, too, is thankful for everyone’s help. “I can’t thank the staff enough for all the kindness and great care they’ve shown me and what they did for us,” Schafer told The Huffington Post.

Prior to the wedding, Schafer was told she was too weak for chemotherapy, and that she should think about hospice care. But the wedding made Schafer feel better. Five days later, doctors said she was strong enough to try chemo.

If you’d like to help Schafer out, there is a GiveForward page set up for her expenses. Earlier today, Thomas posted, “Round two of chemo is complete. Destini woke up today saying she feels great!!”

Watch above and keep that Kleenex handy!