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Biggest Announcements From E3

Each June, E3, or The Electronic Entertainment Expo, hosts game developers showing off their latest products. Here are this year’s most exciting announcements:

‘Star Wars’ Turns 40

When George Lucas’ Star Wars premiered in 1977, the movie quickly became a phenomenon. On its 40th anniversary, The Onion looks back on the franchise’s defining moments:

Ringo Starr Announces 26th Beatles Album With New Backing Band

‘Moonbeam Sunday’ Slated For Release On June 16

LONDON—Excitedly informing fans that the iconic pop group was back with more original music, Ringo Starr announced Tuesday that on June 16 he would be releasing a 26th Beatles album titled ‘Moonbeam Sunday’ with an all-new backing band.
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Original Kermit Donated To Smithsonian

Last week, Jane Henson, widow of Jim Henson, donated 10 Muppets to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, including the original Kermit. Here are some of the other things donated to the museum in the past six months:

  • Original bar napkin script of Unfit For Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry
  • Pelt of third Benji, to complete collection
  • Preserved snowball hurled at Santa Claus during halftime of the Dec. 15, 1968 Philadelphia Eagles game
  • Cup, chewing tobacco used by Lucille Ball
  • Sunglasses case of recent Smithsonian patron Melinda St. Clair
  • The arm that the hand from The Addams Family came off of
  • Some of the lesser-known letters from the original Wheel Of Fortune
  • Nearly complete skeleton of adult male Don Knotts

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