Beating the drum for KC Chiefs makes Eric Stonestreet ‘so happy’

Eric Stonestreet, beating the war drum before a Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium, is hoping Atlanta is in his future.
Eric Stonestreet, beating the war drum before a Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium, is hoping Atlanta is in his future.

Sad Chiefs, happy Stonestreet

The Kansas City Chiefs may have lost Sunday night, but KC’s Eric Stonestreet was a big winner before the game. Stonestreet was The Guy who got to beat the war drum at Arrowhead Stadium to get the crowd going.

“Thanks to the Kansas City Chiefs for making 10-year-old-boy me and middle-aged-man me so happy,” the “Modern Family” star said on Instagram Monday. “I blame myself for the loss last night.”

Oh, don’t be silly, Eric. We blame the players. And Peyton Manning.

Stonestreet had a big weekend with his favorite teams. On Saturday he was in Manhattan watching his alma mater, K-State, trounce KU on the football field. He even got to play conductor for the Wildcats band.

It’s good to be famous.

From the ‘Oops’ department

Yes, the news of Kirk Douglas death is greatly exaggerated.

In the way that media organizations do, People magazine had prepared an advance obituary for the “Spartacus” actor. But somehow the story was mistakenly posted online — way ahead of itself.

The dateline read Sept. 29, but it’s unclear exactly when it posted, though it was noticed on Sunday. The story ran with the headline “DO NOT PUB Kirk Douglas Dies.” We’re guessing the obit was written because Douglas will be turning 98 on Dec. 9.

People has deleted the post, but you can see an image of it all over Twitter. Also, it just so happens that Douglas is releasing a new book today called “Life Could Be Verse,” in which he offers reflections on his life through poetry, prose and photographs, according to a description on

A boyfriend for Boyle

Susan Boyle — the church volunteer from a small Scottish town who became a global sensation when she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” on TV contest “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009 — has her first boyfriend at age 53.

According to The AP, the lucky guy is a Connecticut doctor Boyle met on her recent U.S. tour who may soon visit her in Scotland.

“That’s the plan,” Boyle’s spokeswoman, Nicola Phillips, said Monday. “She met someone when she was in America, and the idea is that he can come here.”

Boyle and the doctor met at a hotel in Clearwater, Fla., Phillips said. During the 2009 show, Boyle said she had never been kissed.

Boyle told The Sun newspaper that he’s a “perfect gentleman” and that they enjoyed each other’s company. The singer was diagnosed last year with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, and had learning disabilities as a child.

‘All About K-State’

If you’re all about K-State, like Eric Stonestreet, you’re going to love a new parody video created by some enthusiastic Wildcat women.

“All About K-State” — a takeoff on the popular Meghan Trainor tune “All About That Bass” — was posted Thursday on YouTube and has racked up more than 29,000 views.

The video features purple-clad young women singing and dancing in some well-known Kansas State University locales, including Bill Snyder Family Stadium, the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority house and Varsity Donuts in Aggieville:

Yeah, it’s pretty clear

That I love KSU,

I’m doing Wabash from the crowd

Like I’m supposed to do.

And I got that purple pride on display,

Manhappiness is the best of all places …

According to the YouTube post, the parody song was written by Olivia Robinson. The video features singing and dancing by her and Emily Kallenbach, Laeny Edelman, Anna Sunderland, Tori Loepp, and Hannah Robinson.

“I’m sure we’re not the only ones who love Kansas State University, so enjoy!” the women wrote.

If you believe in EMAW, just raise ’em up,

’Cause if you cut me I bleed purple from the bottom to the top.

(Translation for you non-K-Staters: “EMAW” stands for “Every man a Wildcat.”)

The Stargazing staff — Sharon Hoffmann and Kathy Lu (with an assist from The Wichita Eagle) — say game on: We’re waiting for videos from Jayhawks and Tigers fans.