In March 2008, I came in third place in City Magazine's "Best Radio Personalities." I've always said, I have the best listeners in the world. Thank-you so much for tuning in every day. It wouldn't be nearly as much fun without you.
Word on the Curb has it that Mario Lopez and reality TV socialite Khloe Kardashian have been hired to co-host The X Factor when the live shows begin airing on Nov. 1.
Seems Stacy Keibler's romance with Hollywood heartbreaker George Clooney is about to expire.The New York Daily News says the couple's relationship is "almost kaput."
New American Idol judge Keith Urban had something to say about the Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey verbal smackdown at the Charlotte auditions the other day. While attending the New York Film Festival - honoring wife Nicole Kidman, he said, "We're all passionate people and we're learning a new dance and we're all a work in progress." He likened his role on "Idol" to that of the United Nations. When asked what it feels like to be sitting between the dueling divas, Urban said "Best seat in the house." Indeed.
Garth Brooks will conclude his three-year run of shows at the Wynn Las Vegas with the final show set for November 17.
In the new issue of Glamour magazine - with Taylor Swift on the cover - Taylor opens up about her relationship with her female friends, telling Glamour, "They are so important in my life right now. I'm the kind of girl who needs to tell her friends everything." Noting that two of her best friends are actress Emma Stone and singer/actress Selena Gomez." **Hummm, the things she knows about Justin Bieber.
More Taylor...She scores her fifth #1 hit on Billboard's Digital Songs chart, selling 299,000 copies of her new country single, "Begin Again." It'll be included on Taylor's fourth album, Red, coming October 22.
Swift tells the U.K. edition of Marie Claire, when it comes time to become a mom, she wants no less than four kids, which is a far cry from the 10 she wished for in an interview last fall...but she's not in any rush to get there.
Billy Ray Cyrus will release his 13th album,Change My Mind, on October 23.
You're going to hear some familiar sounds on the ABC drama Nashville when it debuts October 10. Hits like Eli Young Band's "Even if It Breaks Your Heart," Justin Moore's "Small Town USA" and others. Billboard.com also reports the show's producers have also cut a deal with Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts' record label, Big Machine, to release songs from the show digitally.Shania Twain is dying to make her next record a Christmas album.
"Horrible bosses around the country will start expecting Mayer-level commitment, the thinking goes: “If Marissa Mayer could dial in to the 7 a.m. conference call from her private recovery room just a few hours after her first child was born, why can’t you?"
WEATHER CHANNEL WANTS TO NAME WINTER BLIZZARDS
The Weather Channel is going to start naming blizzards this winter . . . the same way that the National Weather Service gives names to hurricanes. They say it'll raise awareness, make it easier for people to follow a winter storm's progress, and give the storm a personality. They go through the alphabet, just like hurricane names do. The first storms this winter will be named Athena, Brutus, Caesar, Draco, and Euclid.
DON'T FALL FOR IT!
THE BEST PART OF WAKING UP
You might want to rethink the way you brew coffee -- and the cost of it. A team of engineers who worked previously at Apple and at NASA designed the $11,000 The Blossom One Limited coffeemaker that brews coffee at just the right temperature. It's intended for commercial use in cafes and restaurants.
Weird, But True News
On Saturday, a man tried to buy a 12-pack of Mountain Dew at a convenience store in Iowa. When it turned out he didn't have enough money, he went to plan B . . . and pulled out a SWITCHBLADE. He took a two-liter of Mountain Dew at knifepoint and ran. Police are still looking for him.
Staying Healthy Today
Stressed? Got the blues? Need to banish anxiety?
Then stay away from processed foods and eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. A study out of Canada's University of Calgary finds patients with mood disorders who ate the healthiest diets scored highest on tests measuring well-being and happiness. The common denominator here - nutritious foods give your brain the vitamins and minerals it needs to funtion at its best.
(Source: Woman's World)
Good News Story
Elaine Kalpin of Tonawanda, NY said her late husband, Tom, lost his 1944 class ring while swimming at a Canadian beach shortly after his graduation.
Some 65 years later, she was recently contacted by Elmer Covelli, who said he found the ring buried in the sand at a beach in the 1950s. Covelli said his son was recently able to find Tom Kalpin's name from the "TGK" initials on the ring by partnering with a friend at the Pentagon.
Covelli said he did a Google search and obtained contact information for Elaine Kalpin, whose husband died in 1991.
Kalpin said she immediately contacted her three daughters, who said they were ecstatic to receive the memento of their father last week, especially since they had very little from his early years in life.
Lar's Thought of the Day
If you aim at nothing, more than likely, you’ll hit it. - Laverne Hart