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.
Comcast and Salem reach a deal. The TV and Internet service provider plans to upgrade its service and keep an office in the area.
Michael Vick will remain an Eagle.
Today is Abraham Lincoln's Birthday and it's Plum Pudding Day.
1809- Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was assassinated in 1865 at the age of 56. 1892- In the U.S., President Lincoln's birthday was declared to be a national holiday.
1879- The first artificial ice rink opened in North America. It was at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.
1909- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in New York.
1915- The cornerstone for the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington, D.C.
1971- James Cash (J.C.) Penney, founder of the department store chain, died at the age of 95.
1993- Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, opened in movie theaters.
Christina Ricci (Pan Am, Sleepy Hollow) – 33
Josh Brolin (Gangster Squad, True Grit) – 45
Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips, Dancing with the Stars) – 45
Talk show host Arsenio Hall – 58
Joanna Kerns (Growing Pains) – 60
Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan - 61
Maud Adams (Octopussy) is 68
Sportscaster Joe Garagiola – 87
About 28.37 million viewers tuned it for Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on CBS. That was the second-largest audience for the awards broadcast since 1993. Nearly 40 million people watched the 2012 edition of the Grammy Awards...which came only a day after Whitney Houston's death.
Latest Dancing with the Stars line-up will be announced on Feb 26 on ABC's Good Morning America. The competition kicks off March 16..
"Chicago" co-stars Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones will appear on stage together at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb 24.
Kate Upton graced the cover of last year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and she must've generated some sales because she has the honor again this year!
Brazilian stunner Gisele Bündchen is the new face for Chanel. Plus, we hear Bündchen and hubby Tom Brady, and their kids will be moving into their new $20 million mansion any day now. The modest Los Angeles property comes equipped with a moat and a massive kids play area.
Fans of "The Office" will want to make sure they're free on May 16. That's when the final episode of "The Office" will air.
Lindsay Lohan's dad - Michael - is writing a tell-all book.
Did movie ticket prices seem higher last year? They were -- buy 3 cents. The average cost of a movie ticket rose to an all-time high of $7.96 last year (in the U.S.), but that was just 3 cents more than a ticket cost in 2011.
TONIGHT ON TV
Everyone is carrying the State Of the Union at 9pm (except CW. They're showing a movie)
ABC: The Taste is new
CBS: NCIS: LA is a rerun
NBC: two new episodes of Betty White's Off Their Rockers
CW: When in Rome (2010)
NEW ON DVD TODAY
The Man with the Iron Fists (Russell Crowe)
Skyfall (Daniel Craig)
The Sessions (John Hawkes/Helen Hunt)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Emma Watson)
Carrie Underwood walked the Grammy Red Carpet on Sunday night wearing a $31 million diamond necklace. She collected hr 6th Grammy on Sunday. Little Big Town won their first Grammy on Sunday. The Zac Brown Band and Taylor Swift also won Grammys.
There are reports that Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood had to be kept apart at the Grammys because they have a cat fight going! The two say it is not true.
Tim McGraw had his hands full last night. If you were up late, you may have caught him on Chelsey Lately.
BTW: Guess who missed a spot shaving and had to take care of it on the way to the Grammy's Sunday? Answer: Faith Hill.
(Photo: Big Machine Records)
Tim McGraw is expected to land his 15th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart this week with Two Lanes of Freedom. Two Lanes of Freedom will most likely debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart too, making it Tim's 14th project to top that tally.
Blake Shelton will release a new album, "Based on a True Story…," on March 26
(Photo: Warner Brothers Nashville)
Here's the Based on a True Story… track listing:
"Boys 'Round Here"
"Sure Be Cool if You Did"
"Do You Remember"
"Small Town Big Time"
"Country on the Radio"
"Doing What She Likes"
"Still Got a Finger"
"Mine Would Be You"
"Ten Times Crazier"
Blake Shelton premiered his new video Sure Be Cool If You Did yesterday on The Today Show.
Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks is releasing her first solo record. She will put out "Mother" on May 7. The title track is a cover of the Pink Floyd song "Mother," and that's a clue to the sound of the album. Maines says it's very different music from The Dixie Chicks and it has more of a rock edge.
For only $3 Million you can OWN Brad Paisley's LA home! Take a look at Brad's west coast comfort zone.
Lar's This & That
Let's Dew Mornin'
Mountain Dew has a new morning soda to start your day off right. It's called Kickstart. Kickstart is a "sparkling juice beverage" that contains only 5 percent real juice and 95 percent... uh. For the record, the 16-ounce version of Kickstart has less than a third the caffeine of a Starbucks coffee drink.
How popular is Valentines Day in America? Not as popular as you may think. 60% will celebrate on Thursday, making just about every other holiday, except St. Patrick's Day, more popular. Story.
We're wasting 80% of our day!
Here's a new buzzword for ya: Cyberloafing, defined as wasting time at work online, takes up as much as 80% of the time we spend online at work! Researchers at Kansas State discovered that it may be time for companies to get tough with employees who live on Facebook between 9 and 5.
It's especially bad with young people who feel social networking is an acceptable behavior while on the clock. Even when they are being monitored, they don't care.
But while younger workers are sharing status updates, older workers are doing things like managing their finances. The tough part for managers, according to the researchers, is acting too much like big brother which could negatively affect office morale.
3 Things You Should Say To Your Kids
As a parent, you know that most of the time all you're doing is telling your kids to 'do this' and 'do that,' but a blogger at Babble.com has three good suggestions you can say every day that make a huge difference in the way your children behave.
Do you need a hug? 9 times out of 10 it's a 'yes,' and sometimes that's all it takes to end a tantrum.
Do you want to talk about it? Whether or not they want to talk it out is less important than just giving them the option.
I am SO happy to see you! The way you act when your kid enters the room is important for their well-being and sense of self.
If You Must Say It With Flowers This Valentine's
A flower expert in Pennsylvania says if you REALLY want to buy romantic flowers for Valentine's Day, go with TULIPS, not roses.
Tulips are a better symbol of love than roses, no matter what color you go with. However, if you MUST buy roses, only go for RED. All of the other colors have hidden meanings you DON'T want. Like . . . yellow roses actually mean "let's just be friends." And peach roses mean "someone died."
What's your best 'don't knock it till you try it?'
-A shower beer
-Take your pants completely off when you use the bathroom
-shot of whiskey chased by kosher dill pickle juice
-Grilled PB and J's
-Chocolate covered potato chips
-being nice to people for no reason
-buy a house. It's YOUR house.
-going to the movie theater by yourself
The 25 BILLIONTH song was downloaded on iTunes last week. The lucky downloader was from Germany and for being the 25 billionth downloader received a $13,528 iTunes gift card. The 25 billionth song: "Monkey Drums" by Chase Bush, of course!
Other iTunes fun facts:
* The 25 millionth song: Let It Snow from Frank Sinatra in 2003
* 100 millionth: "Somersault" by English electronica band Zero 7 in 2004
* 500 millionth - "Mississippi Girl" by Faith Hill in 2005
* 1 billionth: "Speed of Sound" from Coldplay in 2006
* 10 billionth: "Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash in 2010
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