Steely Dan co-founder dies, Disney re-interpreted, "This is Us" ruins Crock-pots and self-parking slippers

Here's Howard's trending story of the day. When Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker died, he figured that was the end of the band. But friend and fellow founder, Donald Fagen, who sings the vocals, says not. Steely Dan is touring. It's a joint tour with the Doobie Brothers. Michael McDonald sang back-up for Steely Dan, then fronted the Doobies. He and Fagen also both toured with the New York Rock and Soul Revue. Guitarist Jeff Baxter also performed with both Steely Dan and the Doobies. But last I heard he was a computer programmer and no longer working as a musician. No Hawaii dates announced.

Sunrise viewer Joyce To sent this to Grace. She lives in Kapolei, and she really enjoyed this video of Brian Esposito doing all the voices in the song "Belle" from "Beauty and the Beast". The 24-year-old singer works at the famed "Ellen's Stardust Diner" in New York where a lot of aspiring Broadway stars work. He's been there for the past 5 years. September Harkins commented "I see this and all I can think is poor mom/ many times did this guy have to watch beauty and the beast to get this good..."

People are still sad about this scene from "This is us". Character Jack Pearson is involved in a house fire that started with a Crock-Pot. After many tears, fans of the series now appear to be having some fun with the tragic moment. Lacy shared some of the tweets. "My mom just threw our crock-pot out #ThisIsUs #SOSIMILAR. Here's another one that says "me looking at our crock-pot. #thisisus.

Crock-Pot the company also released a statement saying it understands the concerns brought up by the episode of "This Is Us", and it said that "we too are heartbroken by the latest development in Jack's storyline. But it's important for consumers to know that Crock-Pot has never received any complaint similar to the episode."

Move over self driving cars. Dan said self-parking slippers are the new fad. Nissan made them. They wanted to develop a system where the slippers would just park themselves when people enter a traditional inn in Japan. All you have to do is push the button and viola! Each slipper has two tiny wheels, a motor and even sensors to help guide them into their "parking spot." It's the same technology used in Nissan's all-battery electric leaf cars. The footwear "rolls" out the town of Hakone in March.

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