After 15 years, we're down to the last week. July 12, 2013 will be the last show for John & Michele in the Morning. There's nothing scandalous to report...sorry!
John will continue his reign as Springfield's morning show king, but he'll just be doing it with someone new.
Michele is moving on to a new phase of her career in the radio business. She'll still be in Springfield and still with Neuhoff Media, however instead of being on the air she's going to be focusing on all things digital. It's been a great 15 years, and John & Michele plan to spend this last week reminiscing with guests and playing some of the best moments of the past.
Michele would LOVE to hear from you this week. Write on the John & Michele Facebook page, email her, or tweet.
Lady Antebellum/Darius Rucker/Thompson Square: Friday at 7:00pm at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Tickets available at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com, or 800-745-3000.
Springfield Muni - Crazy for You: Friday - Sunday at 8:30pm each night. Call 793-MUNI for tickets or visit www.themuni.org
Jason Michael Carroll/Colt Ford: Saturday at 7:30pm at the Schuyler County Fair in Rushville. $15 admission to the fair includes the concert.
Bye, Bye, Birdie: Friday - Sunday at 8:00pm each night at Theatre in the Park at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site. Call the box office at 800-710-9290 or visit www.theatreinthepark.net for more information.
95Q's Bergner's St. Jude Fundraiser: Our sister station in Decatur will be at Bergner's at Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth Saturday. The event is from 10am - 4pm and includes a motorcycle show, vendors with specialty items and baked goods, plus lunch for sale. For more details click here.
This Just In - Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorcing
People.com is reporting that after five years of marriage Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce. The couple married in 2006 and has a daughter, Suri, who is 6 years old.
"Today" Introducing New Co-Anchor This Morning
Ann Curry's tears aren't even dry yet, but "Today" isn't wasting any time in revealing her replacement. TMZ.com cites sources at NBC who say the show will introduce Savannah Guthrie as the new co-host. Reportedly Matt Lauer will be on vacation next week, and they want to introduce Guthrie while he's there.
CNN and Fox News Screw Up The Healthcare Ruling
Oops! Both CNN and Fox News messed up big time Thursday when they delivered erroneous reports about the Supreme Court ruling on the Obama Healthcare law. Both networks reported the Supreme Court struck down the individual mandate before they corrected their errors. Of the three 24-hour news networks, MSNBC was the only one to get it right the first time.
"Avengers" Coming to Blu-ray September 25th
You can own the biggest film of the year on September 25th. That's when "The Avengers" is available on Blu-ray. Marvel is also releasing a mega-set that will include "The Avengers" plus "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2," "The Incredible Hulk," "Thor," and Captain America."
William Shatner Pantless at the Airport!
Oh how embarrassing! Williams Shatner was at the Los Angeles airport and was singled out by the TSA. Unfortunately the 81-year-old was wearing some comfortable loose clothing. A litte too loose, in fact, because Shatner's pants fell to his ankles as dozens watched. He said, "It's probably the most embarrasing thing that's ever happened to me."
Ann Curry Confirms She's Leaving "Today"
Wednesday in a phone interview with a "USA Today" reporter, Ann Curry confirmed she is leaving her position as co-anchor of "Today." She said Thursday would be a "bit of a tough day" as she would be making the announcement during the show. Reports say NBC is negotiating with Savannah Guthrie to replace Curry. Guthrie is currently the 9am co-host and legal correspondent for the show.
Star of "My Three Sons" Dead at 68
He was an original Mouseketeer and Robbie Douglas on "My three sons." Don Grady has died at age 68. According to TMZ.com he was suffering from cancer and leaves behind his wife and their two children.
"The Good Wife" Adds Nathan Lane
Come fall "The Good Wife" is going to look a little different. Yesterday we told you Kristin Chenoweth was joining the show as political reporter. Now we find out Nathan Lane will join the fourth season as well. Earlier this week it was announced "ER's" Maura Tierney and British actor Marc Warren will appear on the season premiere.
Nora Ephron Dead at 71
If you don't know her name, you definitely know her movies. "When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle," "Julie & Julie," and "You've Got Mail" just to name a few. Nora Ephron died Wednesday at a hospital in New York reportedly from complications of a blood disorder. A writer, producer, and director, she was one of the most powerful women in Hollywood. Billy Crystal, who played Harry in "When Harry Met Sally" said he was "very lucky to say her words." While Tom Hanks who starred in "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail" said that he and his wife were "so very sad" to lose a friend "who brought so much joy to all were lucky enough to know her."
Here probably the greatest scene of all the Nora Ephron films...
Kristin Chenoweth Lands Another Job
Her show "GCB" only made it one season, so Kristin Chenoweth needed another job. Now Broadway.com is reporting she'll join the cast of "The Good Wife" in a recurring role for the upcoming season. Chenoweth will play a political reporter.
Kraft Draws Lots of Comments on Facebook for Gay Pride Oreo
Monday, June 25, Kraft Foods posted a picture of an Oreo with rainbow colored filling in recognition of Pride Month. Naturally it received quite a reaction. According to Reuters, as of Tuesday afternoon over 22,000 people had commented. The cookie will not be available in stores.
Did Charlie Sheen Trash a Hotel Room Or Not?
Charlie Sheen has been largely quiet lately, seemingly on good behavior. However there are conflicting reports about his activities over the weekend. "Us Weekly" reports the actor was in NYC with his ex-wife Denise Richards and their kids while she promoted a film, and a source says Sheen abandoned his family for most of the weekend while partying at the Ritz-Carlton. The source says Sheen trashed the room and was told never to visit a Ritz property again. However, Sheen's rep says he didn't do it saying, "Charlie did not trash his hotel room...Charlie was not told that he is no longer welcome at the Ritz Carlton." Sheen's rep isn't the only one denying the bad behavior. PR for the hotel said, "There has been no issue there. Mr. Sheen is absolutely welcome in any Ritz-Carlton hotel in the portfolio."
Ann Curry Gets $10-million to Leave?
Would I take $10-million to leave my job? Heck yeah! I wouldn't even have to think about it. That's what's reportedly happening to Ann Curry. TMZ.com says the current co-anchor of "Today" is being paid $10-million to leave the show and be replaced with someone else. Ratings have dipped since Curry took over for former co-anchor Meredith Viera.
Another Day, Another Lawsuit Against John Travolta
At this point I can't even keep track anymore. People.com says a former cruise ship worker has filed suit against John Travolta. Fabian Zanzi says Travolta offered him $12-thousand in hush money after an indecent proposal.
On Blu-Ray and DVD Today 21 Jump Street - reboot of the 80's drama. Now it's a comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The Artist - This silent film won Best Picture at the Oscars this year. Wrath of the Titans - Sequel to Clash of the Titans starring Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. Mirror Mirror - Julia Roberts is the evil queen in this comic version of the classic fairytale Snow White.
New in Gaming Today
"The Amazing Spider-Man" (Win, PS3, X360, Wii, 3DS)
"Spec Ops: The Line" (Win, PS3, X360)
"Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier" (Win)
"Record of Agarest War 2" (PS3)
"The Walking Dead: Episode 2" (Win, Mac, PS3, X360, iOS)
"Mini Ninjas Adventures" (XBLA)
Pixar Gets Lucky Number 13
Congratulations to Pixar! Their 13th film, "Brave," became their 13th consecutive film to debut at number one at the box office. The film pulled in $66.7-million knocking "Madagascar 3" to number two with $20.2-million. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" came in third with $16.5-million.
"General Hospital" Wins Five Daytime Emmys
The Daytime Emmys were handed out in Beverly Hills over the weekend. If you missed them, it's probably because the show as moved to cable for the first time (HLN). Some of the winners included "Today" as best morning show and "Dr. Oz" as best informative talk show. There was a new category for best entertainment talk show, and "Live with Regis and Kelly" earned the nod. For the full list of winners click here.
"Jeopardy" Host Suffers Heart Attack
Alex Trebek is in "good spirits" after suffering a mild heart attack Saturday. The 71-year-old is having further tests done at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A.
The summer Olympics from London start July 27th with the opening ceremonies, so it's down to the wire for the athletes who want to represent the USA for their sport. For the next several days you'll have the opportunity to gear up for the Olympics with trials in several sports including swimming, diving, track & field, water polo, and gymnastics. Personally I'm excited about the women's gymnastics! The women will be competing Friday at 8pm and Sunday at 8pm both on NBC. For the full lineup of trials for all the sports click here.
WWE Smackdown: Saturday at 7:30pm at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. Tickets are $15 - $95 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000 or the Center box office. Main event is Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio. For full lineup click here.
Lady Antebellum/Darius Rucker/Thompson Square: Friday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. For tickets call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com
Roughnecks of Illinois Poker Run and Benefit for St. Jude: Registration is from 11am - 12:15pm Saturday at Weebles in Springfield. Other stops include: Longbranch in Athens, Dena's in Ashland, Shepp's Bar & Grill in new Berlin, and ending at The Curve Inn. The benefit will be held at the Curve starting at approx. 4:00pm.
Benefit includes music from Sleeping Dogzz at 5:00pm, a 50/50, and a live auction. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. More details here.
Gail L. Miller Memorial Ride: Starts at the Double H & Final Four in Sherman Saturday with registration at 11:30am. Leaving at 12:30pm sharp with stops at Chili Bear's in Greenview, TT's in Easton, The Pub in Havana, Slick Penny's in Chandlerville, and ending at The Grainery in Pleasant Plains. Click here for the flier.
TRN Club Chicken Fry: Friday 5pm - Midnight and Saturday 2pm - Midnight. Friday music from Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters 6-10pm. Sunday 50/50, chicken dinners from 2-7pm and music from Kung Fu Dynamite 6-10pm. www.trnclub.org
Chatham American Legion Homecoming: Friday 5pm - Midnight and Saturday Noon - Midnight on the Chatham Village Square. Music from Kung Fu Dynamite Friday and Still Kick'n Saturday. Free admission. www.chathamlegion.com
Montgomery County Fair: Friday - Sunday in Butler. Carnival rides, food. MMA on Friday, a demo derby on Saturday, truck/tractor pulls on Sunday. www.montgomerycountryfair.com
Ashland Summer Days: at James Park in Ashland. Friday music from Leaving Ashland 8-11pm. Saturday music from Confederate Railroad at 8:30pm. More info at 652-3499.
Middletown Homecoming: Friday - Sunday on the downtown square. Friday music from Stuck in the Middle at 8pm, Saturday music from Seeing Daylight at 7pm. More info at 445-2835.
Meredith Viera Will Not Return to "Today"
As NBC is reportedly trying to solidify their anchor lineup before the Olympics, TMZ reports the network make a big offer to Meredith Viera trying to get her to return to the show as co-anchor. She turned it down. Ratings have fallen for "Today" recently, and many blame current co-anchor Ann Curry for the drop.
"Idol" Runner-Up May Guest on "Glee"
Looks like season eleven runner-up on "American Idol," Jessica Sanchez, may snag a role on "Glee." TVLine.com reports Sanchez is about to close a deal that would have her character appear in four episodes. Some of the other guest stars on board for the next season include Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Watch Liam Neeson Kick Butt in Trailer for "Taken 2"
Matthew McConaughey Had to Get Manscaped for "Magic Mike"
Matthew McConaughey now knows what we women have to go through. In his new movie where he plays a stripper, McDonaughey was asked to have a sensitive area waxed. Hear him tell the tale...
Alec Baldwin In Trouble Again
He just can't seem to stay out of trouble! Wednesday Alec Baldwin got into another scrape with a reporter from "Inside Edition." Numerous reports say Baldwin rolled a mountain bike over the reporter's foot when she tried to question him outside his apartment and then used the bike to push her aside. This is one day after Baldwin allegedly attacked a pair of photographers in Manhattan.
So Long to Ann Curry?
Sources are saying Ann Curry is on her way out as co-host of "Today." Ratings began to slip for the show after Curry took over for Meredith Viera, and now sources are saying NBC have been meeting with Curry to find another possible position for her within the network.
Jim Carrey Won't Reprise His Role in "Dumb and Dumber" Sequel
"Dumb and Dumber" was a big hit for Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey, and both were set to return for the sequel. But now ETonline.com is reporting Jim Carrey has pulled out of the project due to frustration at the lack of enthusiasm from New Line and Warner Brothers. No word on the future of the film without Carrey.
Now 30, Prince William Gets His Inheritance
Today is Prince William's 30th birthday , which means he will now have access to the inheritance left him by his mother, Princess Diana who died in 1997. So just how much money are we talking about? According to London's "Telegraph," it's probably about $10-million. William's brother Harry won't get his $10-million until he turns 30.
Kristen Stewart Highest Paid Actress in Hollywood
The "Twilight" franchise has been very good to Kirsten Stewart. The actress tops "Forbes" magazine's list of the best-paid actresses with an annual pay day of $34.5-million. She's closely followed by Cameron Diaz with $34-million. Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, and Charlize Theron round out the top five.
Johnny Depp Is Single
After 14 years together and two kids, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have officially split. According to Depp's publicist they "have amicably separated."
Ryan Gosling Can Get Down!
Oh how Ryan Gosling must hate this. As you may know, the actor was a member of the Mickey Mouse Club at one time with folks like Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera, and there have been many embarrassing videos that have surfaced from the show. But Tuesday a new video emerged featuring Gosling dancing at a talent show.
Mike Tyson Goes on Bizarre Rant on "Today"
Tuesday morning Mike Tyson and Spike Lee appeared on "Today" to promote Tyson's upcoming Broadway show. However, things got a little strange during the interview when Ann Curry asked Tyson about his conversion to a vegan lifestyle and Tyson went on a bizarre tangent. Check it out for yourself.
See "Monsters U" Movie Trailer
Exactly one year from today, the first prequel from Pixar will hit theaters. "Monsters U" is a prequel to the very successful "Monsters, Inc.," and will tell the story of earlier days for Mike (voiced by Billy Cyrstal) and Sully (voiced by John Goodman). There are four trailers, and here's one of them.
Arsenio Is Coming Back
He recently became the latest "Celebrity Apprentice," and now he's coming back with a new talk show. Arsenio Hall has reportedly signed a deal with CBS Television Distribution. It's the same company that produced his show in the 90's. According to TheWrap.com there's no title for the show yet, but it will launch in Fall of 2013.
"Community" Allowed to Vie for Emmy in Animated Category
This just made me go, "Huh?" And I'm not the only one. Writers behind animated shows like "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons" have recently signed a letter to the TV academy protesting a decision that lets NBC sitcom "Community" put itself in the running for Emmys in the animated categories. Why? Because the episode in question, "Digital Estate Planning," is a stand-alone special episode that involved a "significant and substantive format change throughout."
Out on DVD and Blu-Ray Today
"America's Next Top Model" - Cycles 2 and 3
"Franklin & Bash" - The Complete 1st Season
"Hey Dude" - Season 3
"House of Payne" - Volume 9: Episodes 173-192
"The Invisible Man" - The Complete Series
"Louie" - Season 2
"Power Rangers Samurai" - Season 1, Volumes 1 and 2
"The Sarah Silverman Program" - "The Complete Series"
"Fantasy Factory" - The 5th Season
Video Games Out Today
"Brave: The Video Game"
(Win, PS3, X360, Wii, PSVita, NDS, 3DS)
"Civilization V: Gods & Kings"
"Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes"
(Win, PS3, X360, Wii, PSVita, 3DS)
"Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor"
"Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013"
(Win, PSN, XBLA, iOS)
"Madagascar 3" Top Box Office Again
It's two in a row for the animated film "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" at the movies. The film brought in another $35.5-million. Coming in second it was "Prometheus" with $20.2-million. The latest Tim Cruise, "Rock of Ages," brought in $15.1-million to land in third.
Jack Osbourne Has MS
We got to know Jack Osbourne, the son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, when he appeared on the family's reality show, "The Osbournes." He received the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis just week after he celebrated the birth of his first child. His story is featured in the new issue of "People."
Another Stage Collapse Claims a Life
Saturday in Toronto a drum technician for Radiohead was killed when the stage collapsed before the scheduled concert. The man was identified Sunday as Scott Johnson. Two received minor injuries, while another man suffered a serious but non life-threatening injury. Radiohead posted a tribute to Johnson on their web site Sunday.
Daughter of Gene Simmons Auditions for "X Factor"
It was a busy fathers day for Gene Simmons of KISS. He spent his time at the San Francisco auditions for "X Factor." Simmons's daughter, Sophie, was singing for the judges in a bid to get on the show. No word on how she did.
Sangamon County Fair: Justin Moore/Kip Moore: Friday in New Berlin at 8:00pm. $20 includes admission to the fair and unlimited rides. More info at www.sangcofair.com
Sangamon County Fair: Josh Turner and Casey James: Saturday in New Berlin at 8:00pm. $20 includes admission to the fair and unlimited rides. More info at www.sangcofair.com
Don Williams: Saturday at Sangamon Auditorium at 7:30pm. Tickets available at 217-206-6160 or www.sangamonauditorium.org
Movie in the Park: Friday at dusk at Comer Cox Park. The featured film is "Puss in Boots." Admission is free for everyone. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn and drinks are available for purchase.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Friday - Sunday at 8:30pm each night at the Springfield Muni. Reserved and general admission seating available. Call 793-MUNI or visit www.themuni.org for information.
Miranda Lambert/Pistol Annies/Chris Young/Jerrod Niemann: Saturday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Tickets available at www.livenation.com or 800-745-3000.
Sangamon County Fair: Demolition Derby: Sunday at 4:00pm in New Berlin. More info at www.sangcofair.com
Kevin Costner Prevails in Lawsuit
It was good news for actor Kevin Costner and bad news for actor Stephen Baldwin in court. Baldwin filed a lawsuit against Costner saying Costner cheated him out of a chance to earn millions in a deal to sell devices to clean up the BP oil spill in 2010. Baldwin says Costner and his business partner failed to tell him about the BP deal before Baldwin sold his shares in the company. The jury ruled in favor of Costner.
R. Kelly Owes Taxes
The latest celeb to owe Uncle Sam is R. Kelly. According to TMZ, Kelly owes more than $4.8-million in taxes after he failed to pay his taxes from 2005-2010. A rep for Kelly says he's "in the process of working everything out of the government."
Sarah Jessica Parker Hosts Fundraiser for Obama
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker helped raise another $2-million for President Obama's campaign Thursday night. "The Hollywood Reporter" says SJP hosted the shindig at her Manhattan home with guests such as Meryl Streep and "Vogue" editor Anna Wintour paying $50,000 to attend. Following the event, Obama was scheduled to head to the Plaza Hotel in New York for a fundraiser hosted by Mariah Carey.
Another Miss USA Contestant Says the Fix is In
FOXNews.com says another Miss USA contestant is backing up claims by the former Miss Pennsylvania, Sheena Monnin, that the pageant is fixed. The contestant, who is keeping her identity a secret, says Miss Florida told her she saw a document that had the names of the Top 5 finalists before the Top 15 were even announced. Donald Trump, who owns the pageant, recently filed a defamation suit against Monnin, but she's sticking to her story.
"House Hunters" Is Fake? What?
Are you a "House Hunters" addict like me? I just love that show! I love looking through the house that are for sale and trying to guess which one the home buyers will pick. Well I hate to burst the bubble, but according to a recent entry on the Hooked on Houses blog, the show is mostly fake. Bobi Jensen says the show changed the reason she was buying the home, because the real reason was "boring and overdone." Jensen also says the houses they looked at during her 2006 episode weren't even for sale. They were houses owned by her friends. Oh well, I'll still watch the show.
Springfield Featured on "Conan" Wednesday Night
Conan O'Brien is doing his show from Chicago this week, and you may have heard he was tooling around Springfield a couple of weeks ago. Here's what he was doing...
"Idol" Phillip Phillips Released from Hospital
After spending almost seven hours in surgery last Wednesday, "American Idol" season 11 champion Phillip Phillips was released from the hospital Sunday. The situation was more serious than most people knew. Phillips had surgery for kidney stones, plus TMZ reports a stent used in his kidney had become embedded and had to be removed. Phillips is still planning on playing the 45-date "American idol" tour that kicks off July 6th.
Philip Seymour Hoffman Offered Role in "Catching Fire"
Reports are saying Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman is being courted to play a role in the next film of the "Hunger Games" series. Hoffman is being asked to play the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Gamemaker.
Alyson Hannigan Welcomes Daughter
Congratulations to to "How I Met Your Mother" actress Alyson Hannigan. She and her husband welcomes their second daughter May 23rd, Keeva Jane Denisof.
One Divorce Off, One Divorce On
Courtney Cox and David Arquette have been separated for almost two years, and Arquette is looking to make it more permanent. he has officially filed papers to end their 13-year marriage. He's requesting joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Coco.
Looks like Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa will be staying together, at least for now. Vanessa filed papers back in December, but in California you have to wait six months before you can file final papers. That six months was up over the weekend, and no papers were filed. TMZ.com reports the couple is trying to work out their issues.
Robin Roberts and Tommy Chong Reveal Health Battles
Robin Roberts of "Good Morning America" has revealed she has a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome. Roberts announced Monday she will receive a bone marrow transplant from her sister as part of the treatment. Roberts battled cancer several years ago and said the current issue is directly related to her treatment for cancer.
Tommy Chong, better known as one half of Cheech and Chong, has prostate cancer. He says he noticed symptoms about eight years ago and was diagnosed about a month ago.
More Trouble for Lindsay Lohan
Uh oh. This kind of behavior will get your probation revoked. When Lindsay Lohan's rented Porsche crashed into an 18-wheeler Friday, Lohan claimed she wasn't driving. TMZ.com says the actress told police her assistant was driving. However her assistant told police that Lohan was driving. Oops.
What was the Most Pirated TV Show of the Season?
Now that the 2011 - 2012 TV is over, we have some idea of the winners and losers. One of the more interesting stats is the most pirated show. Turns out it was HBO's "Game of Thrones." On average there were nearly 4-million illegal downloads of each episode of "Game of Thrones." Coming in second and third it was "How I Met Your Mother" and "Big Bang Theory."
Lindsay Lohan Causing Trouble Again
Friday Lindsay Lohan slammed her rented Porsche into a truck driver. She's still blaming the truck driver for the accident, saying he cut her off, and now she's added the car rental company to that list. She says she slammed on the brakes but nothing happened, and that she was told the brakes had been replaced two days before she got the car. The driver of the 18-wheeler, however, says Lohan and her "people" have offered him money to take the fall. He told TMZ that a member of her entourage told him he could "go to the bank" to withdraw some cash if it would help the incident disappear.
Matthew McConaughey Got Hitched
I'm okay with this as long as he continues to take his shirt off. Actor Matthew McConaughey and his longtime girlfriend Camila Alves got married Saturday in Austin, Texas. They've been together more than six years and have two kids.
Family Film Beats Aliens at the Box Office
In the showdown between "Prometheus" and "Madagascar 3," the animated flick is the winner. "Madagascar 3" pulled in $59-million while "Prometheus" made just over $49-million.
Okay Does Anyone Actually Want to See Snooki Naked?
If you do, you're in luck! Over the weekend a batch of nude photos ended up on the web. Snooki's rep told "Gossip Cop," "Clearly these are old and personal photos that were not meant for the public. It's a shame someone decided to leak them for obvious personal gain."
Lady Gaga Suffers Concussion During Concert
Ouch! Who knew being a musician could be so dangerous? In Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday Lady Gaga was performing when one of her dancers accidentally hit her in the head with a pole. Gaga kept going and reportedly told the crowd, "I did hit my head and I think I may have a concussion but don't you worry I will finish this show."
Drive Out Cancer Golf Outing: Saturday at The Rail. 1:00pm shotgun start. Call Jeff Dorr at 652-3978.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Friday - Sunday at 8:30pm each night at the Springfield Muni. Reserved seating is $15, seniors and military patrons $12. General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/military/students, $6 for children 3-12. Children 2 and under are free. More info at www.themuni.org or call 217-793-MUNI.
Willie Nelson: Saturday at 7:30pm at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team vs. Springfield Fire & Police Department:
Saturday at Robin Roberts Stadium.
2:00pm Gates Open
2:30pm Celebrity game
3:30pm WWAST vs. Fire Department
6:30pm WWAST vs. Police Department
$10 in advance and $15 at the gate. There will be a silent auction throughout the game with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project in honor of Chad Young.
Music in the Park: Sunday 4-7pm at Comer Cox Park. Featuring Brooke Thomas & Blue Sons and Kapital Sound. Free admission. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
MacARTFest: Saturday 11am - 4pm at South Grand and MacArthur. Free admission. More than 50 artists showing/selling fine arts and fine crafts. Music throughout the day, hands-on childrens activities. More info here.
Father of the Bride: Friday - Sunday at 8:00pm each night at Theatre in the Park at Lincoln's New Salem. For tickets call 217-632-5440 or 800-710-9290. Visit www.theatreinthepark.net for more information.
51st International Carillon Festival: Friday and Saturday 7pm - 8:30pm each night. www.carillon-rees.org/
Pawnee Prairie Days: Friday starting at 5pm and Still Kick'N at 8:00pm. Saturday starting at 8am with Kung Fu Dynamite at 8:00pm.
Donald Trump Wants an Apology from Miss Pennsylvania
Yesterday we told you Miss Pennsylvania had resigned her title saying the Miss USA pageant last weekend was rigged. Now Donald Trump, who owns the Miss USA pageant, is angry and wants an apology. Trump told TMZ.com that if Sheena Monnin doesn't say she's sorry he's going to take her to court. Trump adds her accusations are "utterly baseless."
John Mayer Says Taylor Swift Hurt Him
Awww, poor John Mayer. In the new "Rolling Stone" Mayer says Taylor Swift "humiliated" him by writing a song on her "Speak Now" album called "Dear John." The song is rumored to be about a brief romance between the two musicians. Mayer says, "I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do."
Premiere Date for "The Hobbit"
The much anticipated prequel to the "Lord of the Rings," "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," will premiere in New Zealand November 28th. The rest of us will get to see it December 14th. The it set 60 years before "Lord of the Rings," it was shot in 3D, and it's split into two parts. The second part, "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," is due in December 2013.
Miley Cyrus Engaged
"People" broke the news today that 19-year-old Miley Cyrus is engaged to Liam Hemsworth of "The Hunger Games." Hemsworth reportedly popped the question May 31st with a 3 1/2 carat diamond ring from jeweler Neil Lane. The two have been dating for about three years. No word on a wedding date yet.
Sheryl Crow Has a Brain Tumor
Thankfully it's a benign brain tumor. Crow revealed this information in an interview this week with "Las Vegas Review-Journal" columnist Doug Elfman. She says she was worried about her memory and decided to have an MRI last fall. She found out she had the tumor in November. According to Crow's publicist, the brain tumor she has is very common and Crow has no symptoms and is "healthy and happy."
Miss Pennsylvania Says Pageant Was Rigged
Miss Pennsylvania is mad as hell and she's not going to take it any more! Sheena Monnin says the Miss USA pageant, held last weekend, was rigged and she's resigning her title. Monnin says says before the pageant a fellow contestant told her that she saw a list of five finalists, which later matched the top five contestants. Pageant organizers say Monnin stepped down because of their new policy allowing transgender contestants.
Famed Manager Tommy Lasorda Suffers Heart Attack
Monday in New York former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack. the 84-year-old was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and is in stable condition and resting comfortably.
Out on Blu-Ray and DVD Today
"Act of Valor"
"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"
"Idol" Winner Not Having Surgery After All
Looks like "American Idol" season 11 winner Phillip Phillips won't be missing any dates on the "Idol" tour. Phillips was scheduled to undergo surgery for a problem kidney the week after the show wrapped. However, he had to cancel the procedure due to a sinus infection. Now a source tells E! News that Phillips is doing well with an alternative treatment meaning he should be fine to open the tour in Detroit next month.
You Must Be Really Unhappy to File For Divorce at Age 93
Mel Gibson's father is filing for divorce from his wife of 10 years. Hutton Gibson is asking for spousal support and attorneys fees from his wife as he cites irreconcilable differences, according to TMZ.
"Twilight" Cleans Up At the MTV Movie Awards
It was a good night for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" at the MTV Movie awards in L.A. The film won Best Movie, while Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattinson shared the award for Best Kiss once again. "The Hunger Games" also picked up some awards including Best Male and Best Female performances and Best Fight. Emma Stone picked up the Trailblazer award, and Johnny Depp won the Generation Award.
"Snow White" Wins at Box Office
The rework of the classic fairytale managed a big win at the box office over the weekend. "Snow White and the Huntsman" pulled in $56.3-million pushing "Men In Black 3" to number two with $29.3-million. "The Avengers" falls to number three on the list with $20.3-million.
Two Celebrity Deaths Over the Weekend
Longtime "Family Feud" host, Richard Dawson, as died at the age of 79 due to complications related to esophageal cancer. The Brit hosted the show from 1976-1985 and was known as "The Kissing Bandit" for kissing the female contestants on the show.
And in an example of life imitating art, actress Kathryn Joosten has died. The Emmy Award-winning actress played grumpy neighbor Mrs. McCluskey on "Desperate Housewives." Her character died on the show's season finale last month, also from cancer. She was 72.
Drew Barrymore Marries....Again
The guest list was star studded as actress Drew Barrymore married her fiance of five months. Barrymore and Will Kopelman wed at her home in Montecito, California on Saturday. Barrymore's previous two marriages lasted less than six months, so here's hoping this one makes it at least a year. She's currently expecting their first child.
Oprah Relaunches Book Club for the Digital Age
Oprah's Book Club sold a lot of books, and now it's back and rebooted. Oprah's Book Club 2.0 includes digital elements like eBooks and Twitter and Facebook and allows for interaction between the readers and the author. The first book is "Wild," and the special Oprah version of the book will be available at Noon today.
Toby Keith/Brantley Gilbert/Thomas Rhett tickets on sale: Show is September 1st at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10:00am at www.ticketmaster.com, www.livenation.com and 800-745-3000.
Prevent Child Abuse Walk: Saturday at 10:00am at Lincoln Park. Spider Man will be there.
Father of the Bride: Friday - Sunday at 8pm each night. Free preshow at 7:00pm. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $8 for children under 12. For tickets call 217-632-5440 or 800-710-9290. Visit www.theatreinthepark.net for more information.
7th Annual Little Flower Heritage Days: Friday - Sunday at Little Flower.
International Carillon Festival: Starts Sunday in Washington Park. Nightly concerts through June 9th. Free. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Virginia BBQ Festival: Friday - Sunday in Virginia on the square. There will be a carnival, flea market, food, and Ricochet at 7:45pm on Saturday.
Car Wash Fundraiser: Saturday 1-4pm in the Ace Hardware parking lot on Wabash. Raising money for Capital Punishment Soccer.
All You Can Eat Biscuits and Gravy: Saturday 8am - Noon at the Village of Dawson Fire House.
Chicken Fry: Sunday 11am - 2pm at Illiopolis Christian Church. Adults $8 and kids $4.
Justin Bieber Suffers a Concussion
Justin Bieber probably won't have many fond memories of touring Europe. Thursday in Paris Bieber was performing and went back stage in between song and ran into a wall of glass. He told TMZ he felt disoriented but finished the show. Then Bieber later passed out for about 15 seconds as he walked back to his dressing room. Turnings out he has a concussion. This isn't the only incident. Wednesday Bieber had a free concert in Oslo, Norway. The crowds were so enormous that Bieber went to Twitter asking fans to calm down and listen to police so they could have a safe show. It didn't help. Police says 49 fans were injured at the event.
Jessica Simpson's Raking in the $$$
She got $800,000 for photos of her newborn baby, and now she's getting $3-million to lose the baby weight. Getting pregnant has been quite an income boost for Jessica Simpson. ABC News is reporting Simpson has signed on with Weight Watchers as their new spokesperson.
Kate Walsh to Leave "Private Practice?"
Deadline TV is reporting exclusively that Dr. Addison Montgomery will be leaving "Private Practice" after 13 episodes of the upcoming sixth season. Kate Walsh plays Dr. Montgomery, the character we first met on "Grey's Anatomy." Since the show was built around Walsh's character, it remains to be seen what will happen to the show.