John Geils, the guitarist and namesake of the J. Geils Band, has died. He was 71. Geils was found Tuesday at his Massachusetts home. Police do not suspect foul play. Among those sharing condolences on social media is E Street guitarist, Stevie Van Zandt:

Also being remembered is David Letterman's mother, Dorothy Mengering. The 95-year-old had been a fan favorite on her son's late night show, baking mystery pies in Indiana. She also covered 3 different winter Olympics. Dorothy's Tuesday death came a day before Letterman marks his 70th birthday.

Calling grown-up Harry Potter fans, Pottercon is coming to Asbury Park! Break out the butter beer for what's billed as the '#1 mingling destination for adult fans of witchcraft and wizardry' at Convention Hall on June 10. There will be a sorting ceremony, some super fan trivia and a costume contest.

Star Wars news from Luke Skywalker and Rey (Mark Hamill & Daisy Ridley) A charity effort from Omaze and Force for Change offers prizes like a role in the new Han Solo movie and an overnight stay at George Lucas' exclusive Skywalker Ranch. Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15th.

Here's more reasons to go Jersey Fresh for produce! A couple days after a bag of lettuce in Florida had a dead bat inside, a Maryland couple claims their bag of fresh spinach came with a tiny, live scorpion. Both incidents are under investigation.


Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt’s first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee.  A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.

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