John & Michele in the Morning

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.
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Posts from October 2012

Weekend Marquee and E Buzz for October 26, 2012
Springfield Speedway Reunion: Saturday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds just inside the main gate in the Illinois Building.  Day time activities Noon - 6pm with $5 admission.  Evening activities at 8pm with the "Let's Get Dirty Tour" featuring Cody McCarver.  $10 for the concert.

Hip Hop for a Cure: saturday 9am - 2pm at Gimme 5 Fitness, 3351 S. 6th Street frontage road.  For a donation of $5 or more to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital you can take part in a 30-minute Hip Hop Dance fitness class.  If you don't want to take a class, there's drive by trick-or-treating for a donation too.  100% of money goes to St. Jude.

Goosebumps: Saturday at First Presbyterian Church at 7pm.  Your favorite scary music on their huge pipe organ along with lighting and special effects.  Free, but they will accept donations for the Salvation Army.  All are encouraged to dress in all black or all white, or in costume.
Raising Spirits for St. Jude Haunted Halloween Attraction: The Haunted Auburn Theater will be open for one weekend only.  Saturday 7-10pm with a $4 admission and limited to 250 people.  Sunday 1-4pm with a $3 admission and kid-friendly with lights on.  100% of proceeds donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Rocky Horror Show Live: Friday and Saturday at the Hoogland Center for the Arts at 8pm and Midnight each night.  $16 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. or call 523-2787 for tickets.

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E Buzz for October 25, 2012
Tom Cruise Sues Magazine for $50-million
You can say a lot about Tom Cruise, but you'd better not say anything about his parenting skills.  Cruise has filed a $50-million lawsuit against "Life & Style" for their claims that he abandoned his daughter Suri following his divorce from Katie Holmes over the summer.  His attorney, Bert Fields, said Cruise doesn't go around suing people but "when these sleaze peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you be he's going to sue."

Dead Celebrities Make a LOT of Money
Just because you're dead doesn't mean you can't rake it in! has come out with their list of the Top-Earning Dead Celebrities of the last 12 months.  Elizabeth Taylor comes in first on the list with $210-million.  Here's the top 10...
1. Elizabeth Taylor, 210-million-dollars
2. Michael Jackson, 145-million-dollars
3. Elvis Presley, 55-million-dollars
4. Charles Schulz - 37-million-dollars
5. Bob Marley, 17-million-dollars
6. John Lennon, 12-million-dollars
7. Marilyn Monroe, ten-million-dollars
8. Albert Einstein, ten-million-dollars
8. "Dr. Seuss" Theodor Geisel, nine-million-dollars
10. Actor Steve McQueen, eight-million-dollars
10. Bettie Page, eight-million-dollars
12. Richard Rogers, six-million-dollars
13. George Harrison, five-point-five-million-dollars

Donald Trump's Big Announcement Falls Flat
Donald Trump took to YouTube Wednesday offering to donate $5-million to the charity of President Obama's choice if the President releases his college transcripts and passport applications.   Trump says the money will go to a good cause and it would bring the President in line with former presidential candidates who have released their records.

Obama Talks Trump on "Leno"
President Obama made an appearance on "The Tonight show with Jay Leno" Wednesday night and talked about his ongoing Donald Trump issue. 

Jessica Simpson's Parents Divorcing
After 34 years of marriage, is reporting the parents of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson are getting divorced.  TMZ says Tina Simpson filed papers last month in Texas.
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E Buzz for October 24, 2012
Honey Boo Boo Fakes Sleep to Avoid an Interview
Let's make this very clear: I am not a fan of Honey Boo Boo.  However, what she did Tuesday night on CNN to Dr. Drew cracked me up.  Apparently she wasn't in the mood for the interview, so she just faked being asleep.  

Donald Trump Promises a Bombshell Announcement Today
This should be interesting.  Donald Trump says he will be making an announcement today about President Obama.  On "Fox & Friends" he said it was "very big. Bigger than anybody would know."  But that's all he would reveal. 

Obama to Appear on MTV Friday
Friday MTV News is hosting a Q&A session with the President.  The show will air on MTV from the White House at 4pm on Friday, and it's called "Ask Obama Live".  MTV has also invited Romney to do his own Q&A, but he has yet to accept.

Whitney Houston Family Reality Show to Debut Tonight
There's a new show debuting tonight on Lifetime.  It's called "The Houstons: On Our Own" and follows the lives of Whitney's family and close friends in the months after her death.  Most of the focus will be on Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina. 

Britney Spears' Former Manager Takes The Stand
There's a defamation trial going on against Britney Spears and her family.  Spears' former manager, Sam Lufti, testified Tuesday in court that he's in no way responsible for her breakdown a few years ago and that he, in fact, tried to help her kick a drug problem he alleges she had.  Spears' parents and her fiance are expected to take the stand at some point.  Britney herself was deemed incompetent to testify by a judge.

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E Buzz for October 23, 2012
Judge on "Dancing with the Stars" Gets So Excited She Falls Out of Her Chair
I think most women agree that Gilles Marini is pretty sexy, but apparently it was just too much for Carrie Ann Inaba.  Following Marini's dance Monday night, she literally fell out of her chair.

"The Voice" Changing It Up for Election Week
Tuesday, November 6th is election day, and it's also one of the nights "The Voice" is usually on.  "The Hollywood Reporter" reports that "The Voice" will NOT air on November 6th due to election coverage.  Instead you'll get to see the regular show on Monday and the first live shows of the season on Wednesday and Thursday of that week. 

"Homeland" and "X Factor" Renewed for Third Seasons
After cleaning up at the Emmys this year, "Homeland" continues to grow it's audience.  The show was rewarded Monday when Showtime picked it up for a third season.  There will also be a third season of "X Factor," though no one knows if Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will return.

Out on Video Today
Magic Mike
Madea's Witness Protection
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Secret of the Wings

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E Buzz for October 22, 2012
It's a Baby Boy for Adele
Big congrats to Adele.  She is now the mother of a baby boy born on Friday.  There's been no official statement yet from the family.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Marry in Italy
While Adele was in the delivery room on Friday, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were tying the knot in southern Italy.  The couple released a statement to saying, "it's great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends."

Kim Kardashian Engaged Again?
Legally she's still a married woman, so technically she can't marry.  However she may be engaged again anyway.  Friday Ryan Seacrest said on his radio show that it's likely Kanye West popped the question to Kim over the weekend on her birthday. 

Melissa Rycroft Injured in DWTS Rehearsal
Looks like Melissa Rycroft may not be on "Dancing with the Stars" tonight. is reporting she suffered injuries to her head and neck during rehearsal on Sunday.  According to Rycroft's rep, she was taken to the hospital by ambulance while her husband and dance partner went with her.

"Private Practice" Ending After Sixth Season
After the current run of 13 episodes, "Private Practice" will come to an end.  ABC has decided not to renew the show.  That doesn't mean we won't be seeing Kate Wash on TV anymore though.  She is developing a comedy for NBC based on her life. 

Dish Network Customers Now Able to Watch "Walking Dead" Again
Well it's about time! reports AMC Networks and Cablevision have settled their dispute with Dish Network.  Customers may have noticed the return of AMC to channel 131 on Sunday.  On November 1st other AMC Networks channels will return including the Sundance Channel, WE, and IFC.
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Weekend Marquee/E Buzz for October 19, 2012
Shred for a Cure: 9am - Noon in Springfield at Midwest Office Supply (formerly Leath Furniture) on West Wabash and in Jacksonville at Westown Ford.  Get your stuff shredded in exchange for a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Capital City Cage Wars: Saturday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center at 7pm.  Tickets available at the Center box office or through Ticketmaster.

Community Unity: Annual fundraiser for Crimestoppers.  5-8pm at the Northfield Inn & Suites Conference Center.
Operation Kidsafe: Saturday 10am - 4pm at Green Hyundai on Dirksen, Green Toyota on West Wabash, and Green Mazda on South 6th street.  Stop by and get a digital photo and fingerprints for your child FREE. 

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular: Saturday and Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm at Rees Carillon in Washington Park.

Food Drive: Saturday 8am - Noon at the Athens High School Parking Lot.  The Athens High School Leadership Committee is attempting for "fill the bus" with food for the Athens Food Pantry as part of National Make a Difference Day.

9 to 5: Presented by the Springfield Theatre Centre.  Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.  Tickets at 217-523-2787 or

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Another Show Bites the Dust
Say so long to NBC's "Animal Practice."  The network has decided to cancel the comedy and replace it with "Whitney."    Looks the network won't be replacing the show immediately.  Three more episodes of "Animal Practice" will air. 
I Guess Simon Cowell Doesn't Like Baseball
As baseball fans know, there were some issues with rain delays on Wednesday night.  The Cardinal/Giants game had a very long rain delay, so "X Factor" got a late start.  Then the network decided to start "The Mindy Project" on time cutting of "X Factor" as the show was announce which contestants had made it onto the final teams.  Simon tweeted, "Have no idea what is happening to the schedule tonight."  He also tweeted, "It's what's known as a total f up."  FOX will air the entire episode Tuesday at 7pm.

Looking for a Rental This week?
New on video this week...
Chernobyl Diaries
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Moonrise Kingdom
That's My Boy
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E Buzz for October 19, 2012
Megan Fox is a Mommy Now
Congrats to Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox.  The couple managed to keep it very secret, but E! News has confirmed the couple welcomed their first child together September 27th.  A boy, Noah Shannon Green, is "healthy, happy, and perfect" according to Fox's Facebook post Wednesday.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel to Marry This Week?
RadarOnline is reporting there will be a big wedding this week.  Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are tying the knight this week in a tiny town outside of Naples, Italy.  Word is there will be a few hundred guests.

Uma Thurman's Daughter Has a Cruel and Unusual Name
Uma Thurman and her man had a baby on July 15th...a little girl.  They are just now revealing the name.  My guess is because it took them this long to actually write it down.  Here we go: Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson.  She goes by Luna.  Thurman isn't explaining the meaning behind the ridiculously long name, her rep says, "Each name has a special reason and meaning to her mother and father."

Newsweek Going all Digital By Year's End
It's a sign of the times.  Newsweek announced today that it is moving to an all-digital format.  The December 31st issue will be the last printed publication for Newsweek.  According to Tina Brown, editor-in-chief, the digital version will be called Newsweek Global, and you will still need a subscription to read it.  Brown also said, "Regrettably we anticipate staff reductions and the streamlining of our editorial and business operations both here and in the U.S. and internationally."
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E Buzz for October 19, 2012
Beyonce to Perform Half Time Show at Superbowl
It's official.  After rumors started circulating, the NFL tweeted confirmation Tuesday that Beyonce will be the featured performer at the 2013 Superbowl half time show.  This will be her first half time performance, though she has sung the national anthem back in 2004.
Second "X Factor" Host Named
Yesterday we told you Khloe Kardashian was going to be the new co-host on "X Factor."  Now we have confirmed her partner as co-host will be Mario Lopez.  Simon Cowell said, "The worst kept secret in Hollywood is out.  Mario and Khloe are our hosts.  They will debut on our first live show in November and I couldn't be happier."

Bye Bye Bristol
It was so long to Bristol Palin on last night's "Dancing with the Stars."  She ended up in the bottom three with Kirstie Alley, and Apolo Ohno.
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E Buzz for October 16, 2012
No Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes :(
Boo hoo!  I always enjoyed seeing what Ricky Gervais was going to say at the Golden Globes for the last three years, but this year he'll be a no show.  Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler have been tapped to host the January 13th ceremony on NBC.

"X Factor" Gets a Kardashian Host
Khloe Kardashian will be joining "X Factor" has a co-host.  E! has confirmed the news that she will be part of a pair once the show starts airing live shows.  No confirmation on who her co-host will be, but Mario Lopez is the rumored pick.

"Walking Dead" Season 3 Premiere Ratings Through the Roof
Just when you thought "The Walking Dead" couldn't get any bigger, it does.  The season premiere Sunday on AMC pulled in almost 11-million viewers...and that was just for the first airing.  If you add in the additional broadcasts that ran Sunday night the show had over 15-million viewers Sunday night.  The numbers will get even bigger when the DVR recordings are added in. These numbers are even more impressive when you remember that Dish Network customers do not get AMC.  However the network offered a free online stream of the show do Dish subscribers.  Unfortunately it crashed due to overwhelming traffic.

Most DVR'd Shows
So which shows are the ones that people record and watch later? says "Revolution" is number one in that category.  It's followed by "Modern Family" and "The Big Bang Theory."  "Elementary" and "NCIS" round out the top 5.

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E Buzz for October 15, 2012
"Taken 2" Continues to Rake It In
It was another big weekend for Liam Neeson's latest, "Taken 2."  The flick took in $22.5-million to keep it at number one at the box office.  "Argo" came in second with $20.1-million, and "Sinister" was third with $18.3-million.

"Celebrity Apprentice" All Star Season Up Next
"Dancing with the Stars" is doing it, so why not "Celebrity Apprentice?"  Donald Trump will have an all-star season of his show come March.  Back in boardroom will be Trace Adkins, Lisa Rinna, Dennis Rodman, and Omarosa.  The only past winner who will return to the show is Bret Michaels.

Dane Cook Show Won't Happen
NBC and Dane Cook are at odds, and now it looks like Cook's show will not be happening.  The network has dropped his comedy "Next Caller."  The show was supposed to air later this fall, but apparently creative differences between NBC and Cook mean the show will not see the light of day.

Russell Crowe and Wife Splitting
No one is commenting, but the "Sydney Morning Herald" says Russell Crow and his wife are reportedly splitting.  They've been married for 9 years and have two children.
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Weekend Marquee/E Buzz for October 12, 2012
Josh Turner/Easton Corbin/Kate Armiger Tickets on Sale: Show is Thursday, December 13 at Assembly Hall in Champaign.  Tickets go on sale Friday (10/12) at 9:00am.  Tickets are $25, $35, and $40 and are available by phone at 1-866-ILLINI-1 or online at

Downtown Springfield Roktoberfest: Saturday 2pm - Midnight downtown Springfield at 7th and Washington.  Admission is $8 at the gate.  Lineup includes...
2pm - Murder of Crowes
4pm - Die Musickmeisters
7pm - Miss Roktoberfest
7:30pm - The Notorious Night Crawlers
10pm - Captain Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters

Carve for the Carillon: Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm in Washington Park at the Carillon.  They will be carving over 2000 pumpkins!  The pumpkins will be provided, while they last.  Bring your own carving tools. 

Indian Summer Festival: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm at Lincoln Memorial Garden.  Live music, pumpkin decorating, racing turtles.  Admission is $5 for 13 and up, $3 for children.  Infants and toddlers are free.  Proceeds benefit the educational programs and care of the garden. 
Lineup Saturday includes:
11am - Sarah Schneider
12:45pm - The River Ramblers
2:30pm - Square of the Roots
Sunday Lineup includes:
11am - Ben Bedford
12:45pm - Tom Irwin
2:30pm - Emerald Underground

New Salem Fall Festival: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site.

Rendezvous at Spoon River: Saturday and Sunday 8:30am - 5pm on the grounds of the Dickson Mounds Branch of the Illinois State Museum.  Free.

Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive: Saturday and Sunday with 24 sites and 15 villages along the 140-mile route. 
Out of the Darkness Springfield Illinois Community Walk: Sunday in Washington Park (large shelter).  Register at 9am, walk at 10am.  Benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  For more info click here.

Haunted Houses --
Boo Crew Haunted House - "The Attic 2: Greg" -
Clayville Haunted House:
Extreme Haunted House:
Fright Night:
Lincoln Jaycees Haunted House:
Terror on the Square:

Bill burger Benefit Auction: Sunday 2pm - 7pm at Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin.

Tommy Mike Parks Fundraiser: Sunday Noon - 8pm at the Sangamo Surf Club.

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Have You Seen the Rock on Jennifer Aniston's Finger?

She's going to have to build up her arm muscles just to hold the thing up.  Geez.  

"The Walking Dead" Season 3 Premieres Sunday
The much-acticipated third season of "Walking Dead" is almost here.  Sunday you can see it on AMC, and if you're a Dish Network customer you can still see it online.  AMC will stream the first episode for everyone to see.

Jeff Gordon to Play Himself on "The Simpsons"
Guess who's making a pitstop in Springfield?  Not our Springfield, the Springfield on "The Simpsons."  It's Jeff Gordon.  The NASCAR driver will play himself on the October 21st episode of the show.  

"Munsters" Reboot Will Be a One-Time Special Instead of a Series
Looks like there won't be a new "Munsters" TV show after all.  No word on why the series was scrapped, however we will still get to see the pilot episode.  NBC will air it as a Halloween special on October 26th.  The cast includes Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as Lily, and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa.  

36 Bags of Heroin, Marijuana, and a Gun Found on Nelly's Bus
Rapper Nelly is in a bit of trouble.  His tour bus was stopped at a border patrol check point in Texas, and police found heroin, marijuana, and a gun on board.  According to the police, one of the members of Nelly's entourage, Brian Keith Jones, came forward saying the drugs and gun were his.  He was taken into custody.  Everyone else on the bus was sent on their way.  

First Look at "Hitchcock"
I'm a HUGE fan of director Alfred Hitchcock, so I'm looking forward to seeing Anthony Hopkins take on the role.  Here's the first look at the trailer for "Hitchcock" which is based on a book about Hitchcock and the relationship with his wife (played by Helen Mirren) and the time period he was filming "Psycho."
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E Buzz for October 11, 2012This
Police Called in During Lohan Fight
It wouldn't be a week without some sort of Lohan in the news.  This week it's Lindsay Lohan and her mother, Dina, who allegedly got into a huge fight that ended in a 911 call Wednesday morning.  According to TMZ, the trouble started after mom and daughter spent some quality time partying until 4am in Manhattan.  The argument allegedly started on the way back to Long Island and escalated into a physical confrontation.  There were no arrests.  So who called 911?  According to E! News, Michael Lohan. 

Football Star and Father of "Webster" Dead at 77
Alex Karras was known for his action on the football field as well as on the movie and TV screens.  Tuesday he died at age 77 after suffering kidney failure.  His movie credits included "Blazing Saddles" and "Victor Victoria."  On TV he was known best as Emmanuel Lewis's father on "Webster." 

Justin Bieber Gets Robbed at Concert in Tacoma
This tour isn't starting so well for Justin Bieber.  The first night he vomited on stage, and Tuesday in Tacoma his laptop and camera were stolen.  His tour manager was also victimized. 
First TV Cancelation of the Season
Goodbye "Made in Jersey."  CBS has yanked the show after only two episodes making it the first canceled show of the fall season. 
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E Buzz for October 10, 2012
Actress Stacy Dash Experiences Backlash Over Romney Support
She should know by now that if you're an actress in Hollywood and a Republican it's better to keep your mouth shut.  But Stacy Dash of "Clueless" decided she would tweet her support for Mitt Romney.  Then the backlash started.  Dash received a tweet saying, "You're an unemployed black woman endorsing @MittRomney. You're voting against yourself thrice.  You poor beautiful idiot."   Dash says she received a thank you call from Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, who she said called her "brave."

Debut of "Nashville" Tonight on ABC
It's one of the most anticipated new shows of the fall season.  Tonight Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton star in the new drama "Nashville."  Catch it at 9pm tonight.  Here's a preview.

Ben Affleck is No Hit-and-Runner!
If only more people were like Ben Affleck.  The actor accidentally side-swiped a car in Santa Monica recently while he was out shopping with his two daughters, and he left a nice note for the owner of the car with his information.  Here's what it said according to Hi, I knocked off your mirror! Very sorry! Will cover everything. - Ben. Now isn't that nice? 

"Peanuts" Film in the Works
Most of us have a favorite Peanuts TV special, but now the Peanuts gang is coming to the big screen.  The new animated film featuring Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang is scheduled to hit theaters November 25, 2015.  That times the movie perfectly with the 65th anniversary of the debut of the comic strip and the 50th anniversary of the first TV special, "A Very Charlie Brown Christmas."

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E Buzz for October 9, 2012
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman Split
They were known as one of Hollywood's longest-running couples, and now they're calling it quits.  Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are separating after 30 years of marriage, according to their rep.  They have three adult children together.
Paula Abdul to Guest Judge on DWTS and Shawn Johnson Wows Judges
These days I guess you could say Paula Abdul is a professional reality show judge.  She'll add another to her resume next week when she is a guest judge on "Dancing with the Stars." 
Shawn Johnson and partner Derek Hough wowed the judges and the audience with a dance that broke the rules.  Even so, the judges acknowledged it was the best dance ever seen in the show's history.  Check it out for yourself...

Dish Network Customers Won't Lose Broadcast Networks
There's been a break in the stalemate between Gannett Media and Dish Network.  The two had been in negotiations over fees and "The Hopper," an automatic commercial-skipping DVR.  They're reached a deal to avoid a blackout of ABC, NBC, and CBS on Dish.  Without the deal customers in 19 cities would have lost the networks. 

Out on Video Today
Rock of Ages
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial: Available on Blu-ray for the first time for its 30th anniversary.
The Great Mouse Detective
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E Buzz for October 8, 2012

Big Bird Makes Appearance on SNL
Daniel Craig may have been the host, but it was Big Bird who stole the show during Weekend Update on SNL over the weekend. 

Lady Gaga Channels Justin Bieber By Puking on Stage
Last week it was Justin Bieber losing his lunch on stage.  Over the weekend Lady Gaga joined the club.  Gaga was performing in Barcelona, when not once but twice she vomited during her performance.  The interesting thing is she managed to keep right on singing even when she was upchucking.  Amazing.  She is really talented.

Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly Go Head-to-Head in Debate
It was billed as "The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium," where Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly debated tax cuts, NPR, and even the Middle East.  There were also many lighthearted moments.  Check out the full debate below...

"Idol" Producers Deny Judge Feuding
Even though most of us have seen the Nicki Minaj tirade on TMZ, "American Idol" producers say everything is just fine and dandy. Here's what they had to say... "Despite all the accusations and media speculation - much of which is inaccurate - producing is going extremely well today and the judges are focused on finding the best talent here in Baton Rouge." 

"Price is Right" Chooses First Male Model
It's official.  "The Price is Right" now has a male model for the first time in the history of the show.  Friday CBS revealed the result of their model search, Rob Wilson.  Wilson starts his job Monday, October 15th. 


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Weekend Marquee/E Buzz for October 5, 2012
Randy Houser Tickets on Sale: Show is Saturday, November 3rd.  Tickets on sale Friday (Oct. 5) at 3:00pm at Boondocks.  $20 each.

Dogtoberfest: Saturday at Southern View Park.  Registration at 8am, walk at 9am.  $10 per dog goes to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Bring your dog in costume and have their photo taken by Chris Withers Photography for an online contest.  Brought to you by the Bob Ridings Family of Dealerships.

27th Annual Gold Wing Ride: Sunday to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois.  Ride starts at 8:00am at McDonald's in Mattoon and ends at the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield at approximately Noon.  Lunch will be served, and there will be a raffle. 

Candlelight Tour: Friday and Saturday at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site near Petersburg.  Interpreters will be in period clothing.  Free admission but a suggested donation of $4 for adults, $2 for children, and $10 per family. or 632-4000 for more info.

Fun, Feather, Fin Fall Fling: Saturday 10am - 6pm at Henson Robinson Zoo.  Final free admission day of the year.  Food, turtle races, carnival games, crafts, and more. or 753-6217 for more info.

12 Angry Men: Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.  $18 for adults, $17 for seniors and students. or 523-2787 for tickets.

Sordid Lives: Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm a the Legacy Theatre.  Proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsey, Phoenix Center, and Sojourn Shelter.  $18 in advance, $20 day of show.  800-838-3006 or for tickets.

Rendezvous at Spoon River: Saturday and Sunday 8:30am - 5pm on the grounds of the Dickson Mounds Branch of the Illinois State Museum.  Free.  309-547-3721.

Haunted House...
Extreme Haunted Hayrides: Friday and Saturday 7pm - 11pm at Riverside Park.

Boo Crew Haunted House: "The Attic 2: Greg".  Friday - Sunday at 6:30pm on Jett Road, four miles southeast of Rochester.

Terror on the Square: Friday and Saturday 7-11pm at 119 1/2 S. Seventh St. in Petersburg.

Lincoln Jaycees Haunted house "Terror by the Tracks": Friday and Saturday  7-11pm, 325 S. Chicago St. in Lincoln.

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Adele James Bond Song Leaks Online
The next James Bond film, "Skyfall," has a lot of buzz right now in no small part because Adele will be singing the film's theme.  It's been leaked online, so you can hear it for yourself.

Mariah Carey Hires Extra Security Because of Nicki Minaj
Mariah Carey isn't taking any chances after she says Nicki Minaj threatened her life.  Thursday Carey told Barbara Walters she has hired extra security and that she doesn't feel comfortable on the show but will continue on "Idol" because she loves the show and mentoring the contestants.  Tuesday in North Carolina TMZ released a video of fellow judge, Nicki Minaj, going off on a profanity-laced rant against Carey.

DWTS Receives Suspicious Package Over Bristol Palin
Once again Bristol Palin's participation on "Dancing with the Stars" has angered someone.  The show received a package on Wednesday containing white powder and a note demanding Palin be removed from the show.  According to an FBI source the white powder was harmless.  Back in 2010 when Palin competed on the show a similar incident happened.

Ann Romney to Co-Host "Good Morning America"
Mitt Romney's wife, Ann Romney, will co-host GMA on Wednesday, October 10th.  ABC says they're also in discussions to have Michelle Obama co-host the show.

Ewwwwww - A Hulk Hogan Sex Tape?
Most of us have seen Hulk Hogan's chest before, but now you can see much, much more due to a sex tape leaked online Thursday. says the burned DVD was mailed to them.
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E Buzz for October 4, 2012
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Named
The class of 2013 has been announced...15 acts up for consideration for induction in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Rush and Deep Purple are getting their shot for the first time along with Procol Harum, the Marvelettes, Albert King, Public Enemy, and N.W.A.  Up for their second time are Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Randy Newman, Kraftwerk, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.  This is the fifth time Donna Summer has been on the ballot and the sixth time for Chic.  The induction ceremony will be held April 18th in Los Angeles.

New Trailer for "Lincoln"

First Trailer for "Lone Ranger" Finally Arrives
It won't be out until July 3, 2013, but there's much anticipation for "The Lone Ranger" starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.  Here's your first look....


Premiering Tonight on TV
7:00pm 30 Rock (final season) on NBC
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E Buzz for October 3, 2012
Nicki Minaj Caught in Profanity Laced Tirade Against Mariah Carey
Official word from "American Idol" is that the new judges are getting along swimmingly, however a new video has surfaced that shows quite the opposite is true.  The TMZ video shows Nicki Minaj yelling at fellow judge Mariah Carey during auditions in North Carolina Tuesday.  Minaj refers to Carey as "her highness" and accuses Carey of calling her a gangster and patronizing her.  Sources say Minaj also threatened to knock Carey out, but that's not on the video.  The auditions were reportedly stopped early so the judges could cool down. 

Another All-Star Eliminated from DWTS
It was so long to Joey Fatone on "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night.  Fatone was in the bottom three with Kelly Monaco and Helio Castroneves.  Next week's show will feature two eliminations, according to host Tom Bergeron.

"South Park" Takes on Honey Boo Boo
You know you're popular when you become part of an episode of "South Park."  Tonight on Comedy Central the show will incorporate likenesses of Honey Boo Boo and her mother as they search for pageant companions for Honey Boo Boo.

"Boardwalk Empire" Renewed
Season 3 has just started, but HBO has already renewed "Boardwalk Empire" for a fourth season.  The show recently won four Emmy Awards.

NBC Full Season Orders
Good news for new shows "Revolution," "Go On," and "New Normal."  They've all been picked up for full seasons on NBC. 

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E Buzz for October 2, 2012
Seth McFarlane To Host Oscars
The man behind "Family Guy" and "American Dad" will host the Academy Awards Sunday, February 24th.  Seth McFarlane said he'll do his best, adding, "I hope they don't find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast." 

Drew Barrymore Is A Mommy
Congratulations to Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman.  Last Wednesday they welcomed their first child, Olive Barrymore Kopelman. 

Honey Boo Boo Gets a Big Raise
They were making 5-7 thousand dollars per episode.  Now TMZ is reporting TLC will be paying the family of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" 15-20 thousand dollars per episode. 

Brittany Kerr Shuts Down Twitter After Jason Aldean Backlash
After photos surfaced of a public makeout session with the married Jason Aldean, former "Idol" contestant Brittany Kerr has shut down her Twitter page.  She received thousands of angry comments from Aldean fans calling her a "homewrecker" among other things.  Kerr has issued an apology saying, "The actions I portrayed recently were not a representation of my true character, but a lapse in judgment on my part."  She adds, "I would like to sincerely apologize to everyone that has been affected by this, including my friends and family."
Little House on the Prairie Movie
I still watch episodes of "Little House on the Prairie."  I just love that show.  Now, after all these years it could be coming to the big screen.  Sony Pictures is in the early stages of development, according to 

Out on Video Today
Disney classic "Cinderella" Diamond edition.  This is the first time the film has been available in HD.
"Dark Shadows" starring Johnny Depp.

Premiering on TV Tonight
7pm: Raising Hope on FOX
Hart of Dixie on the CW
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E Buzz for October 1, 2012
Jason Aldean Caught in Flirtatious Photos
It's been a bad weekend for Jason Aldean and his family.  Photos have surfaced of the country singer getting very friendly with a former "American Idol" contestant in a Los Angeles bar.  The photos, posted on TMZ, were reportedly taken last Wednesday and show the married Aldean and Brittany Kerr hugging and touching. Aldean has responded saying he "screwed up," that he had "too much to drink, let the party get out of hand and acted inappropriately at the bar."  He also adds he "left alone" and caught the bus to his next show.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks Affair
Sunday on "60 Minutes" Arnold Schwarzenegger discussed his new memoir, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story."  The former governor and movie star discussed his past infidelities including the one that ended his marriage and resulted in a secret love child. 


"Hotel Transylvania" Tops Box Office
It was a big weekend for Adam Sandler.  His latest flick, "Hotel Transylvania," set a new record for a September opening over the weekend.  The film easily came in first with $43-million.  IN second it was "Looper" with $21.2-million and in third "End of Watch" with $8-million.

Ann Hathaway Marries
Congrats to Ann Hathaway and Adam Shulman.  The couple of four years got hitched Saturday night in California on a private estate.  Hathaway wore a custom Valentino gown.

Justin Bieber Vomits During a Concert

Fans got a little extra at the Justin Bieber concert Saturday night in Arizona.  He kicked off his tour but was apparently a bit under the weather and actually threw up on stage at one point.  During another song he left the stage to vomit again.  After the shower was over he blamed his issue on what he had prior to the show tweeting "Milk was a bad choice! Lol."

Dish Network Will Be Able to See Season 3 Premiere of "Walking Dead"
There's still no AMC for Dish customers, but you'll still be able to see the season 3 premiere of "Walking Dead" October 14th.  The network plans to stream it online for everyone.  After the first episode you'll have to find another way to see the show.

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