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Run Songs Playlist

There are so many songs that make you want to run. Here are some of my favorite “Run” songs.

Cover to Cover: I Fought the Law

Two punk band go head to head with the authorities. But which do you like better? The Clash or Green Day? Check out both versions below. \m/ (or maybe you like a different version all together...)

Who was Omar Sharif? Google honors 'Lawrence of Arabia' actor

In honor of what would have been famed Egyptian actor Omar Sharif’s 86th birthdayGoogle featured a dashing illustration of “The Noble” on its home page.

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On this day in 1932, Sharif was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub in Alexandria, Egypt, to a Lebanese family of Melkite Catholic descent.

It wasn’t until 1955, when he converted to Islam, that he changed his name to Omar Sharif, a surname that translates to “noble” or “nobleman” in Arabic. 

Before becoming an Egyptian and Hollywood actor and playing the iconic role of Arab warrior Sherif Ali in the 1962 epic “Lawrence of Arabia,” Sharif worked for his father’s lumber company. 

According to Al Jazeera, Sharif also attended Cairo University and graduated with a degree in mathematics and physics. He left the family lumber business to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

He married Egyptian actress Faten Hamama in 1955, soon after converting to Islam, but the pair divorced in 1974.

After being nominated for an Oscar for his role in the Hollywood hit “Lawrence of Arabia,” Sharif went on to gain international fame, scoring roles as a king of Armenia in “The Fall of the Roman Empire” (1964), a Mongol leader in “Genghis Khan” (1965) and a Russian doctor in “Doctor Zhivago” (1965) among others.

He also earned two Golden Globes and a UNESCO Einstein medal, an acknowledgement of his contributions to cultural diversity, Google wrote in its doodle blog.

At one point, Sharif even ranked among the world's top contract bridge players and co-wrote a syndicated column on the game for the Chicago Tribune.

But according to Al Jazeera, “international recognition came at a hefty personal price.” In an interview with The Associated Press in 2003, he said the global fame “separated me from my wife, from my family ... We didn't see each other any more and that was it, the end of our wedding. I might have been happier having stayed an Egyptian film star."

Sharif, 83, died of a heart attack in Cairo, Egypt, on July 10, 2015. His ex-wife, Hamama, had died six months earlier.

More at google.com/doodles.

Eddie Money’s Reality TV show Real Money

Rocker Eddie Money let a TV crew follow him and his family around. What’s it like having a rock star for a dad? Check out Real Money on AXS tv each Sunday. Here’s a sneak of the first episode:

Amazon Ends Free Music Storage

Have you been using Amazon to store you music in the cloud? You might want to back that music up somewhere else. Amazon announced that it has removed the ability for free subscription planholders to upload digital music files to its Amazon Music Storage service through its PC and Mac apps. Music that’s already stored in the digital locker can be played until January 2019. At that point, the service will be inaccessible to users on the free tier.  READ MORE...

Motley Crue Immortalized in Resin

The glam rockers Motley Crue may be on a hiatus, but their image will live on in action figure form thanks to music collectible creators, Knuckle Bonz. CHECK OUT THE NEW FIGURINES.

Most Popular Music by State

What kind of music is each US state listening to? Here’s a breakdown. READ MORE...

Pour Some Sugar On...

Step inside, walk this way...Ever wonder what it would be like to have sugar poured on you? Would it be messy? Would it be sweet? Let’s see how the Def Leppard front man handles the situation. Break the bubble, break it up!

Cover to Cover: Smoking in the Boys Room

Ever light up a cigarette in the bathroom? Who told the school kid antic better Brownsville Station or Motley Crue? Check out both versions below. \m/

WATCH: Tom Brady beats Stephen Colbert in beer-chugging contest 

Whether it’s playing football or chugging beer, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a competitive guy.

>> Read more trending newsBrady was a guest on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Monday night, and when challenged by Colbert to slamming down a pint of beer, he did not hesitate.

Colbert was asking Brady what foods he missed eating as he maintains a strict, healthy diet, and he mentioned, “cheeseburgers, pizza, beer, things like that.”

“You don’t drink beer?” Colbert asked.

“Rarely,” Brady said.

But when Colbert pulled out two glasses of beer, the contest was real.

“I was a pretty good beer-chugger back in the day,” Brady said. “Are we competing?”

“I don’t know if you’re a competitive guy,” Colbert said.

He was. Brady dusted the talk show host easily.

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