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It's going to be a COLD Friday. Blowing snow in the mountains. Hi 30. Lo tonight 20. Some sun tomorrow with late flurries. Hi 40, lo 30. Sunday, Partly sunny. Hi 42. Lo 26. Partly sunny Monday. Hi 45. Tuesday, Mostly cloudy. Hi 52. Wednesday, Sun and clouds. Hi 47. Thursday, Partly sunny. Hi 50.
Parts of Radford were still under water Thursday. The Radford flooding is the worst the city has seen in a decade from the New River. Pulaski Co has declared a State of Emergency. Meanwhile, waters begin to recede along with Roanoke River.
Former mayor of New York City, Ed Koch has died. He was 88.
Recall Alert! Million Dollar Baby is recalling 18-thousand baby dressers -- tipping hazard is the reason. Get more info and order a free kit that will anchor the dresser to the wall here
NYC's Grand Central Terminal turns 100. Friday's party takes place exactly 100 years after the keys to Grand Central were first given to the stationmaster on Feb. 1, 1913. The celebration will continue with events throughout 2013.
Welcome to National Freedom Day.
1884- The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published.
1919- Edith Hyde, the first Miss America, was crowned in New York City.
1974- The TV show Good Times premiered.
1982- Late Night with David Letterman premiered on NBC. In 1993, Letterman moved to CBS to host the Late Show.
1984- Lifetime cable channel was launched.
Cuttin' Cake Today
Actor Stuart Whitman is 85. Actor-comedian Garrett Morris is 76. Singer Don Everly of The Everly Brothers is 76. Singer Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show is 76. Actress Sherilyn Fenn is 48. Singer Lisa Marie Presley is 45. Comedian Pauly Shore is 45. TV personality Lauren Conrad is 27. Singer Harry Styles of One Direction is 19. Heather Morris (Glee, once a backup singer for Beyonce') – 26
Joke of the Day
What did the mouse say when he saw a bat? "Mom, I just saw an angel!"
Also in February:
We’re talking about a woman who was given a $5,000 diamond ring from her husabnd, but she WASN’T happy! Why?! Because the money came from their joint checking account! Would you be mad?
A British man who was walking his dog on the beach discovered a lump of whale vomit worth nearly $160,000. Ken Wilman said, "It smelled horrible. I left it, came back home and looked it up on the Internet. When I saw how much it could be worth, I went back and grabbed it." Whale vomit is used in the manufacture of perfume.
A 49-year-old woman was stopped for speeding four times in about 2½ hours on a southern Minnesota interstate while on a mission to make it to her granddaughter's school event. Her first of four tickets came at about 2:30 last Friday. The fourth at about 5 PM. She did not make it to her granddaughter's school event.
Smarter Than Question
This fruit was originally named the Chinese gooseberry. What is it? Congrats to Carol Lou, Judy, and Carol, they ALL got it. The answer is Kiwi.
45 singers made the trip from Oklahoma City to Hollywood. But if American Idol found a potential winner in the group, it was nearly impossible to tell from Thursday's audition show.
Some favorites included: Nate Tao, the son of two deaf parents, Kayden Stephenson, a 16-year-old with cystic fibrosis. But the nights most memorable audition, and it wasn't GOOD, was 19 year-old Zoanette Johnson. She promised her family she'd sing the national anthem if Barack Obama won a second term as president. Nope. No lip-synching here. Her audition included a patriotic rant, dramatic mood swings and a suggestion that the judges hurry up with their decision because she had a lunch appointment. Guess what? The judges sent her through to Hollywood. The show moves into Hollywood phase next week.
In New Orleans, Beyonce opened Thursday's press conference about the Super Bowl halftime show with a performance of the national anthem and finished by asking, "Any questions?" Despite the a cappella opening, media asked Beyonce to answer whether any sound came out of her mouth during her inauguration performance earlier this month. "Typically, they have you sing a pre-recorded track, so I did sing along with the pre-recorded track," she said, noting that she didn't have time to practice with the U.S. Marine Band. AS for Sunday, she will ABSOLUTELY be singing. OK, let's put it to rest now. No BIG deal.
Barbra Streisand will perform at the 85th Annual Academy Awards, the first time she’s performed at the Oscars since 1977 when she won the Best Original Song award for “Evergreen” from A Star is Born. It airs Sunday, February 24.
Less than two weeks after officially taking the reins at CNN, Jeff Zucker announced his second hire: ABC News’s “20/20” co-anchor Chris Cuomo, who will host a new morning show for the ratings starved cable news network. Ann Curry still wants out of NBC for the CNN express. She use to work with Zucker at the peacock.
Roseanne Barr will guest star on one of the remaining episodes of The Office. She'll play Carla Fern, a talent agent who helps Andy (Ed Helms) pursue his showbiz dreams.
Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and that means new movie trailers. Word is there will be six this year: our first look at Fast and Furious 6, new ones for Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z, and three from Disney: Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, and Oz The Great And Powerful.
ABC: Last Man Standing, Malibu Country, and Shark Tank are all new
CBS: Undercover Boss, CSI: NY and Blue Bloods are new
NBC: The 44th NCAAP Image Awards are Live followed by a new Dateline
FOX: Kitchen Nightmares is new
CW: Nikita is new
NEW ON DVD THIS WEEKEND _ Hotel Transylvania; Seven Psychopaths; The Cold Light of Day;Paranormal Activity 4; Downton Abbey Season 3
NEW IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND _ Bullet to the Head (R); Warm Bodies (PG-13); Stand Up Guys (R)
News from Nashville
Tim McGraw performed on Good Morning America from New Orleans this morning, along with a return appearance from Robin Roberts.
Country Weekly is reporting Blake Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert were the welcome guests of Ray Price Thursday night at the country legend's show in Durant, Okla. The superstar couple met with Ray backstage and posed for photos prior to Ray's performance at the Choctaw Casino Resort. Later, Ray brought Blake onstage and warmly introduced him to the audience. Hopefully, the Facebook spat is "officially" laid to rest.
Kenny Chesney will release his new album "Life on a Rock" on April 30. The first single is "Pirate Flag." The new project also includes a collaboration with Willie Nelson and was recorded everywhere from Jamaica to London to Hawaii to Nashville to Key West.
The Mom Perry: Band members Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry all have their mother, Marie Perry, as their stylist. If they are onstage, in music videos or even on red carpets, their look has been put together by The Mom Perry.
Little Big Town kicked off their "Tornado Tour" last night in Kentucky. Brantley Gilbert was inMissouri kicking off his "Hell on Wheels Tour" with Kip Moore.
Luke Bryan is set to release another 14 song album titled "Spring Break-Here to Party". The party album arrives March 5th.
The "I do's" aren't in place yet, but Brantley Gilbert says he and Jana Kramer will record together...eventually.
Touring in Australia, Keith Urban got choked up when he saw Nicole on TV at the SAG Awards without him.
It's Rascal Flatts and Journey - together - on CMT Crossroads before the Super Bowl Sunday.
Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been added as presenters at the 55th Grammy Awards on Feb 10 on CBS.
Tim McGraw revealed to People Magazine his secret to being on the best shape of his life. What’s the secret? He stopped drinking and replaced then bottle with an intense workout that he maintains daily.
Blake Shelton will get the honor of being the first to shake the hand of Iraq war veteran Brendan Morrocco, who lost all 4 limbs when a bomb hit his armored vehicle. Morrocco just received an arm transplant at John Hopkins. Blake got wind of the veteran’s wish and Tweeted back to him saying "he can’t wait to shake the hand of an American Hero/Stud".
Lar's This & That
Honey, You Look Great!
According to a new survey, if your spouse asks you how they look . . . they probably don't want the truth.
89% of people have asked their partner that question, but 61% said they wanted to hear that they looked good . . . even if it's a LIE. (Female First)
Welling Bell Blues
Super Bowl weekend is the slowest time of year for weddings.
Decision Making At Home
Think back to your last car purchase... if you made it with your spouse, who really made the final decision?
If you ask him, it was him. Unless you ask her, then it was her. A new survey found 72% of men believing they were the ones with the most influence while 60% of women believe they had the most say.
Work Hard For The Money
A new study found the average employee does an extra four hours and 51 minutes of work from home every week.
Let's do the math...that adds up to about 30 extra work days a year . . . or a full EXTRA month of work. (Daily Mail)
Two Great Super Bowl Ads
Coca Cola and Mean Joe Green
Monday After The Super Bowl A Holiday!
Make the day after the Super Bowl a NATIONAL HOLIDAY, so we can all get it off of work. Believe it or not, there's a petition on the White House's website calling for it . . . but it needs almost 90,000 more signatures by February 23rd to get an official response from the OBAMA administration. (LiveScience)
Look to possibly pay even more for that new outfit or television.
Retailers in 40 states have been given the green light to charge up to 4% on top of your purchase IF you use your credit card. The reason -- because businesses get slapped with a 4% charge by the credit card company every time their card gets used. They're trying to recoup that cost.
So, instead of your new television costing $400, it'll now cost an additional $16. Maybe. Walmart and Home Depot want nothing to do with the charge, and neither does American Express. You can also avoid the fee by using your debit card.
Ten states are blocking the charge: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, NY, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Best advice: You'll always avoid trouble using cash.
Stop Being So Hard on Yourself Mom
Everyone is coming at you with advice on how to raise your kid. Listen, mom, it's okay to break a few rules... here are a few suggestions from The Stir:
Always setting a good example. You can let your kids see you make a mistake. They'll learn it's okay not to be perfect.
More than 30 minutes of TV a day will rot their brains. No it won't. Especially on a cold and rainy day.
Your kid's needs should always come first. Endless hours of Candyland will rot your brain. You need time for yourself.
Always be their biggest cheerleader. Guess what? They're not always right, plain and simple. To take your kid's side just because it's your kid doesn't teach them anything.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire. Dale Carnegie