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.
Michele would LOVE to hear from you this week.  Write on the John & Michele Facebook page, email her, or tweet

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Posts from May 2013


Weekend Marquee/E Buzz for May 31, 2013
Heritage Days Summerfest: Friday and Saturday 5pm - 11pm, Sunday 11pm - 4pm at Little Flower School.  It's the 8th annual.

Dixie's Tupperware Party: At The Legacy Theatre Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.  Tickets at www.atthelegacy.com or call 800-838-3006.

Midwest Regional Cat Show: Friday 10am - 3:30pm and Saturday 9am - 3pm in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Illinois Walk for Children: Saturday in Lincoln Park.  9:30am registration, walk starts at 10:00am.  At 10:30am the SuperHero Carnival begins with appearances by Spiderman and Iron Man.  More info at www.illinoiswalkforchildren.org

52nd International Carillon Festival: Starts Sunday and goes every night (except Wednesday) through Jun 8th.  7pm - 8:30pm each night in Washington Park.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets as well as a picnic dinner.  753-6219.

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Mariah and Nicki Make It Official
After just one season as judges on "American Idol" Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj each announced Thursday via Twitter they would not be returning to the show.  Randy Jackson announced a few weeks ago he would not be returning.  The fate of fourth judge Keith Urban is still unknown.

Grumpy Cat Gets a Movie
You've probably seen Grumpy Cat online somewhere, and now you can see the cat on the big screen.  Yes, reps for the cat named Tardar Sauce say a family comedy based on Grumpy Cat will will made. Grumpy Cat has almost 1-million Facebook fans, almost 100-thousand Twitter followers and won this year's Webby Award for Meme of the Year.

72-Year-Old Patrick Stewart Has His First Slice of Pizza?  Well Kind of.
Yesterday a photo made the rounds on Twitter of Patrick Stewart eating a slice of pizza in New York.  No big deal, except that his tweet said he was eating his "first ever pizza slice."  How could a 72-year-old man have never had pizza?  Well now we know that's not really the case.  He tells "New York" he has actually had pizza before, "But, you know, I would go in [a pizza place] and order a pizza and eat a whole pizza. It was the concept of the slice that I had never encountered before.”

Katie Couric Dated Bob Saget?
Katie Couric talked with Howard Stern Wednesday and dished some interesting details of her dating past.  Turns out she had dates with Bob Saget and Jeff Probst but neither guy called her for another.  Couric even had a chance to go out with Michael Jackson, but she turned him down.  She says she now regrets that decision, "That would have been insane -- breaking bread with Michael Jackson!"
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Weekend Marquee/E Buzz for May 31, 2013
Heritage Days Summerfest: Friday and Saturday 5pm - 11pm, Sunday 11pm - 4pm at Little Flower School.  It's the 8th annual.

Dixie's Tupperware Party: At The Legacy Theatre Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.  Tickets at www.atthelegacy.com or call 800-838-3006.

Midwest Regional Cat Show: Friday 10am - 3:30pm and Saturday 9am - 3pm in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Illinois Walk for Children: Saturday in Lincoln Park.  9:30am registration, walk starts at 10:00am.  At 10:30am the SuperHero Carnival begins with appearances by Spiderman and Iron Man.  More info at www.illinoiswalkforchildren.org

52nd International Carillon Festival: Starts Sunday and goes every night (except Wednesday) through Jun 8th.  7pm - 8:30pm each night in Washington Park.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets as well as a picnic dinner.  753-6219.

E Buzz

Mariah and Nicki Make It Official
After just one season as judges on "American Idol" Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj each announced Thursday via Twitter they would not be returning to the show.  Randy Jackson announced a few weeks ago he would not be returning.  The fate of fourth judge Keith Urban is still unknown.

Grumpy Cat Gets a Movie
You've probably seen Grumpy Cat online somewhere, and now you can see the cat on the big screen.  Yes, reps for the cat named Tardar Sauce say a family comedy based on Grumpy Cat will will made. Grumpy Cat has almost 1-million Facebook fans, almost 100-thousand Twitter followers and won this year's Webby Award for Meme of the Year.

72-Year-Old Patrick Stewart Has His First Slice of Pizza?  Well Kind of.
Yesterday a photo made the rounds on Twitter of Patrick Stewart eating a slice of pizza in New York.  No big deal, except that his tweet said he was eating his "first ever pizza slice."  How could a 72-year-old man have never had pizza?  Well now we know that's not really the case.  He tells "New York" he has actually had pizza before, "But, you know, I would go in [a pizza place] and order a pizza and eat a whole pizza. It was the concept of the slice that I had never encountered before.”

Katie Couric Dated Bob Saget?
Katie Couric talked with Howard Stern Wednesday and dished some interesting details of her dating past.  Turns out she had dates with Bob Saget and Jeff Probst but neither guy called her for another.  Couric even had a chance to go out with Michael Jackson, but she turned him down.  She says she now regrets that decision, "That would have been insane -- breaking bread with Michael Jackson!"
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E Buzz for May 30, 2013

Boston Strong Benefit Tonight
Aerosmith will be back in their hometown tonight to raise funds for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.  “Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration” includes many artists from the Boston area like J. Geils Band, James Taylor, and New Kids on the Block.  Comedians Steven Wright and Dane Cook will also be there along with Jimmy Buffett, Carole King, Jason Aldean and more.  You can see the show on Billboard.com starting at 6pm.

Kardashians Revealing Gender of Baby Sunday on Premiere
Is there even a point to doing anything if it’s not going to be on TV?  Not according to the Kardashians.  Sunday is the 8th season premiere of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” on E!, and that’s when the gender of Kim and Kanye West’s baby will be revealed.  I’ll make sure to set my DVR.

Neil Patrick Harris Gets Another Hosting Gig
He’s already been named host of the upcoming Tony Awards, and now he’s been tapped for the Emmys as well.  Neil Patrick Harris will host the Primetime Emmy Awards in September for the second time.  (He did it back in 2009.)  Harris says the job couldn’t come at a better time, because he can just use the same script for both shows.  The Emmys will air Sunday, September 22nd.

Oprah Goes to Harvard
Oprah will be the featured speaker at the 362nd commencement ceremony at Harvard today.  There will be a crowd of about 32,000 people including graduating students, their families, Harvard staff, and alumni.

Record Ratings for “Mermaids” Mockumentary on Animal Planet
Sunday night I was perusing the channels and saw something that looked interesting on Animal Planet.  It was “Mermaids: The New Evidence,” and I wasn’t the only one who watched.  It was a ratings record for the channel with 3.6-million viewers.  I’m just curious how many people didn’t realize it was a hoax.  Then again maybe I don’t want to know.

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E Buzz for May 30, 2013

Boston Strong Benefit Tonight
Aerosmith will be back in their hometown tonight to raise funds for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.  “Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration” includes many artists from the Boston area like J. Geils Band, James Taylor, and New Kids on the Block.  Comedians Steven Wright and Dane Cook will also be there along with Jimmy Buffett, Carole King, Jason Aldean and more.  You can see the show on Billboard.com starting at 6pm.

Kardashians Revealing Gender of Baby Sunday on Premiere
Is there even a point to doing anything if it’s not going to be on TV?  Not according to the Kardashians.  Sunday is the 8th season premiere of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” on E!, and that’s when the gender of Kim and Kanye West’s baby will be revealed.  I’ll make sure to set my DVR.

Neil Patrick Harris Gets Another Hosting Gig
He’s already been named host of the upcoming Tony Awards, and now he’s been tapped for the Emmys as well.  Neil Patrick Harris will host the Primetime Emmy Awards in September for the second time.  (He did it back in 2009.)  Harris says the job couldn’t come at a better time, because he can just use the same script for both shows.  The Emmys will air Sunday, September 22nd.

Oprah Goes to Harvard
Oprah will be the featured speaker at the 362nd commencement ceremony at Harvard today.  There will be a crowd of about 32,000 people including graduating students, their families, Harvard staff, and alumni.

Record Ratings for “Mermaids” Mockumentary on Animal Planet
Sunday night I was perusing the channels and saw something that looked interesting on Animal Planet.  It was “Mermaids: The New Evidence,” and I wasn’t the only one who watched.  It was a ratings record for the channel with 3.6-million viewers.  I’m just curious how many people didn’t realize it was a hoax.  Then again maybe I don’t want to know.

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E Buzz for May 29, 2013

Oprah Surprises "Live with Kelly & Michael"
On Tuesday's episode of "Live with Kelly & Michael" Tyler Perry was the guest.  However he brought along someone else who knows a thing or two about being on a talk show...Oprah.  It was a total surprise...fast forward to about 2:15 to see all the fun.


Paul McCartney Visits Elvis's Grave and Leaves a Little Gift
If you're in Memphis you have to stop by Graceland, and that's just what Paul McCartney did on Sunday.  The former Beatle was in town to play at FedEx Forum, so he stopped by the grave of Elvis and left a guitar pick saying it was "so Elvis can play guitar in heaven."

Sam Mendes MIGHT Direct the Next James Bond Film
"Skyfall," the latest James Bond movie, was a huge success, though right after the film was released director Sam Mendes said he wouldn't be directing another for the franchise.  Boo!  Now TheWrap.com is reporting Mendes is in early talks to direct the next movie.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Mayim Bialik is Divorced
"Big Bang Theory's" Mayim Bialik has divorced her husband of 9 years, Michael Stone.  The couple has two sons, 7 and 4.

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E Buzz for May 28, 2013
"Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul Weds
Walt and Jessie got all dressed up in tuxedos Sunday in Malibu.  "Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul married his longtime girlfriend, and Brian Cranston was a groomsman.  The couple has been engaged since New Year's in 2012.

Out on Video Today
"Dark Skies" starring Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton.
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E Buzz for May 27, 2013
Trace Adkins Honorary Grand Marshall of the National Memorial Day Parade
Trace Adkins says he's proud and deeply moved to be an Honorary Grand Marshal of the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C.  The parade starts at 1:00pm our time.  For channels visit www.NationalMemorialDayParade.com/television

French Film Wins Top Prize at Cannes
Sunday the awards were handed out at the Cannes Film Festival.  A jury led by Steven Spielberg that also included Oscar winners Ang Lee, Christoph Waltz, and Nicole Kidman chose "Blue is the Warmest Color" to win the top prize. 

Angelina Jolie's Aunt Dies of Breast Cancer
Earlier this month when Angelina Jolie announced she'd undergone a double mastectomy to drastically lower her risk of getting breast cancer we knew part of the reason was her mother's death at a young age due to cancer.  Now E! News is reporting Jolie's aunt. Debbie Martin, has lost her battle with breast cancer.  Her uncle, Ron Martin, told E! both he and Debbie supported Jolie's decision to undergo the surgery saying they were "very proud" she was doing "everything she can to keep her family from having to go through" what their family has had to experience.

"Fast & Furious 6" Crushes "Hangover 3" at the Box Office
It was no contest in the battle of the summer sequels this weekend.  "Fast & Furious 6" made $98.5-million while "Hangover 3" came in second with $42.-4-million.  Not even close.

"Good Morning America" Saves Mariah Carey's Performance More than Once Friday
If you watched "Good Morning America" on Friday you'd have never known Mariah Carey had a wardrobe malfunction, slipped with some profanity, and wasn't hitting her notes.  Carey was part of the Summer Concert Series, but before she sang her dress came undone in the back.  That's when she uttered some profanity which was edited out on the West Coast airing.  E! News is reporting that during the performance Carey wasn't quite hitting her high notes but that during the West Coast airing the vocals were fixed.  Hmmmmmm.
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Weekend Marquee/E Buzz for May 24, 2013
104.5 WFMB Country Fan Bash: Friday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center featuring X-Factor winner Tate Stevens.  Presented by Trinity Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Taylorville. 
Show time is 8:00pm.
Pre-concert party starts at 6:00pm. (Everyone is welcome, food available from McCormick's Smokehouse.)
Opening acts Amy Benton and Borderline.

Springfield Mile: Friday at 5:00pm the Amateur TT,
Saturday at 7pm the AMA All Star TT
Sunday at 1pm the AMA Pro Racing Mile
For tickets call 888-468-1622 or 217-753-8866.

Carillon Concert: Sunday at 3pm and 7pm in Washington Park.

Benld Italian American Days: At Benld City Park Friday and Saturday 4pm - 11pm and Sunday 11am - 11pm.

Brian McMillen Memorial 5K Run/Walk 10K Run: Saturday at Lincoln Land Community College.  5K is $20 in advance, $25 on race day.  10K is $30 in advance and $35 on race day.  Call 217-786-2000 for more information.

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Morgan Freeman Falls Asleep During a Live Interview
I guess he didn't get a good night's sleep.  During a live TV interview for his new movie "Now You See Me," Morgan Freeman couldn't keep his eyes open.  Check it out...(go about :29 second in to the beginning of the interview.)



Amanda Bynes Arrested
Amanda Bynes seems to be taking over for Lindsay Lohan. Bynes was arrested Thursday at her apartment in New York City.  Police were called after a report of a disorderly person, and reports say Bynes allegedly threw a bong out of her apartment window and began screaming and yelling, "Don't you know who I am?"  She was taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation before the police station.

Jennifer Hudson and Bruno Mars on "Idol"
According to TheWrap.com, a source says former "American Idol" contestant from season 3, Jennifer Hudson, is in talks to be a judge on the next season of "Idol."  Word is the producers of the show are considering bringing back past contestants to reconnect with their core audience.  Bruno Mars is reportedly also being considered. 

Movies Opening This Weekend
The Hangover Part III
Fast & Furious 6
Epic

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E Buzz for May 23, 2013
Ever Been on a Jury?  Then You Are the "Stupidest of the Stupidest People"
The sleazy founder of Girls Gone Wild, Joe Francis, has some choice words for the jury that convicted him for falsely imprisoning three girls and assaulting one of them in his home.  Here's some of what this stellar human being said to "The Hollywood Reporter."  "I want that jury to know that each and every one of you are mentally f--ing retarded and you should be euthanized because, as Darwin said, you have naturally selected yourself."  He went on to dissect the American judicial system, "The problem with the jury system is that anyone who's not smart enough to come with an excuse to get out of jury duty doesn't get out.  Only the stupidest of the stupidest people end up on juries, you know?  I've never met a smart person who's done jury duty." 

Janet Jackson Joins the Billionaires Club
Madonna became a billionaire after her last tour, and now Janet Jackson has joined the club according to "Variety."  They say over half of her fortune has come from touring and tour sponsorships.  And as if she didn't have enough money, Jackson's husband is also a billionaire. 

"Idol" Winner's Album Out in July
Candice Glover is rushing to get her first album out to you.  The newly-crowned winner will release "Music Speaks" July 16th. If you can't wait, you can see Glover on the "American Idol" Tour that starts June 29th in St. Louis.

Toby Keith Gives a Tour of His Destroyed Home Town
Toby Keith is from Moore, Oklahoma, the town ravaged by an EF5 tornado.  Wednesday on CNN he talked with Anderson Cooper about the damage in his home town.

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E Buzz for May 22, 2013

Kellie Pickler Wins "Dancing With The Stars"
It's been a very good week for country music singers on reality shows.  Sunday Trace Adkins won "Celebrity Apprentice" and Tuesday night Kellie Pickler won "Dancing with the Stars".  Disney Channel star Zendaya came in second followed by the NFL's Jacoby Jones.

Steven Spielberg Developing a "Halo" Series
Tuesday Microsoft announced their new Xbox One entertainment system as well as a new series from Steven Spielberg.  The famed director will develop a live action TV series based on "Halo" that will be available on Xbox One.  No premiere date yet.

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Sing a Tribute to Oklahoma Tornado Victims.
On Wednesday night's "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert sang a touching tribute to the Oklahoma tornado victims.



Jesse James Cuts Off Finger
Ouch!  Monday Jesse James cut off part of his pinky in a shop accident.  James cut off the tip or his right pinky and tweeted a photo of his hand and the piece he cut off saying, Doesn't look like this little dude's gonna make it, Nice know'n you little buddy. #jessejames #westcoastchoppers"

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E Buzz for May 21, 2013
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"Mike & Molly" Season Finale Pulled Due to Tornado Plot
Fans of the show "Mike & Molly" will have to wait a little longer to find out how the show's season will end.  CBS pulled the final episode of the season out of sensitivity for the victims of the tornado in Oklahoma.  The episode has a tornado-themed storyline.  CBS says they will air the show "at an appropriate date."

Two New Judges Join "X Factor"
It's official.  We have our two new judges on the upcoming season of "X Factor."  Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio will join Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato.  Both new judges have previous reality show experience: Rowland sat in as a judge on the U.K version of "X Factor" and Rubio was a coach on "The Voice Mexico."  The two new judges replace the outgoing Britney Spears and L.A. Reid.  The new season of "X Factor" premieres in September.

Seth MacFarlane Will Not Host the Oscars Again
Seth MacFarlane was asked to host the Oscars again, but he tweeted Monday saying, "I'm unable to do the Oscars again.  Tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep."  He also said his suggestion is for Joaquin Phoenix to host the next Academy Awards.

Billboard Awards Ratings Up
ABC easily won Sunday night's ratings race due to the Billboard Music Awards.  The show drew 9.5-million viewers giving it the highest viewership since 2001.  Taylor Swift was the big winner of the night with eight trophies.

Movies Out Today
Side Effects
Beautiful Creatures
Stand Up Guys
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E Buzz for May 20, 2013
Taylor Swift Leads Billboard Music Award Winners
Just more proof that she runs the the world and we just live in it.  Taylor Swift picked up eight awards at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, including Top Artist.  Justin Bieber was also a big winner picking up three awards.

Miguel Lands On a Fan's Head at Billboard Music Awards
Miguel got a little too excited while performing at the Billboard Music Awards.  He tried to jump over fans from stage to stage, and instead landed on a fan's head.  (She's okay.)  Check it out...



Trace Adkins Wins "Celebrity Apprentice"
He was runner-up last time, but this time Trace Adkins came out on top in "Celebrity Apprentice."  Adkins beat Penn Jillette in Sunday's season finale earning the $250,000 grand prize for the American Red Cross. 

"Star Trek: Into Darkness" Blows Past "Iron Man 3"
It was a good weekend for the new "Star Trek" movie.  "Into Darkness" made $70.6-million over the weekend.  "Iron Man 3" came in second with $35.2-million, and "The Great Gatsby" was third with $23.4-million.

Original Four Judges to Return for "The Voice" Season 5
It's official.  NBC has confirmed that next season on "The Voice" Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will return as judges for season 5.  Their current season replacements, Shakira and Usher, will also return...in season 6 after the Winter Olympics next year.


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Weekend Marquee/E Buzz for May 17, 2013

Movie in the Park: Friday at Southwind Park at dusk.  The featured film is "Wreck It Ralph."  Admission is free, and popcorn and soft drinks are available for purchase.  Families can bring lawn chairs and blankets.  In case of rain call 544-1751.

March for Babies: Saturday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in the Food-a-Rama building.  Registration starts at 9am, walk starts at 10am.  The event benefits the March of Dimes.  More info at www.marchforbabies.org

Old Capitol Farmers Market: Saturday 8am - 12:30pm downtown between 5th and 2nd streets in Springfield.

Lincoln Memorial Garden Hosts Springfield's First Trail Run: Saturday at Lincoln Memorial Garden and Nature Center.  There's an 8K trail run and a children's fun run.  The 8k race starts at 8am, the children's fun run at 9:30am.  For more information visit www.lincolnmemorialgarden.org

Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair: Saturday and Sunday on the Old State Capitol grounds in downtown Springfield.  Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.  Admission is free.  More information www.socaf.org

Art of Illinois Wine Festival: Saturday 11am - 9pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm at 5th and Jefferson in downtown Springfield.

Music in the Park: Sunday 4-7pm at Lincoln Park. Featured music is classic rock from The Aspect (Beatles) and Harmony Deep.  Admission is free, and visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.  For more info visit www.springfieldparks.org

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"American Idol" Season 12 Winner Declared....

It came down to Kree and Candice, and Candice Glover prevailed to become the season 12 winner of "American Idol."  The native of South Carolina became the first woman to win the title since season six winner Jordin Sparks.  For the first time in the history of the show, the winner's album became available for pre-order immediately following the show.

"The Office" Ends It's Nine Season Run
It was farewell to "The Office" on NBC Thursday night.  The finale had the Dunder Mifflin team getting together for the wedding of Dwight and Angela.  Even Steve Carell's character showed up at the last minute to be co-best man. 

Jodi Arias TV Movie Set for June
Of course there's going to be a Jodi Arias TV movie, and of course it's going to be on Lifetime.  June 22nd is the premiere date for "Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret." 

"Angry Birds 3D" Coming to Theaters
There's a good chance you have played Angry Birds at least once on a mobile device, but did you ever think it would become a movie?  Rovio, the game's developer, announced Sony Pictures Entertainment has purchased the rights.  The film is to be released July 1, 2016. 

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E Buzz for May 16, 2013
"American Idol" Winner Announced Tonight
Tonight's the night Kree or Candice will be crowned the season 12 winner of "American Idol."  The two each sang three songs last night in their bid for the win. 

Nicki Minaj Leaving "Idol"
An insider is telling "Us Weekly" that Nicki Minaj will not be back for another season of "Idol."  The source says Minaj only planned to judge one season and will now concentrate on her next album.

TNT and TBS To Stream Live
The good news is starting this summer TNT and TBS will start streaming their programs 24/7.  The bad news is, it's only available if you're already a subscriber to a pay-TV provider.  ABC announced a plan to do the same earlier this week, and Fox is said to be working on a plan as well.
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E Buzz for May 15, 2013
Cannes Film Festival Opens
All the celebs are hanging out in France this week for the 66th Cannes Film Festival.  "The Great Gatsby" opens the festival today, and it runs through May 27th.  Some of the other films screening at this event include Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra" about Liberace and a new one from the Coen Brothers.  Steven Spielberg is heading the judging panel this year as jury president.

"Dancing with the Stars" Changing Format
This fall the 17th season of DWTS will look a little bit different.  In New York Tuesday ABC announced the show will eliminate the second night results show instead folding the results into the show's 2-hour Monday night broadcast.

Keith Urban Taking Randy Jackson's Place on "Idol" Next Season
As Kree and Amber prepare to face-off on part one of the "American Idol" finale tonight, rumors continue to swirl around the future of the show.  Keith Urban confirmed he is staying with the show on an "Ellen" appearance Tuesday.  Check it out...


Angelina Jolie To Have Another Surgery
After having a double mastectomy to greatly reduce her risk of breast cancer, "People" magazine is reporting Angelina Jolie will undergo another surgery to reduce her risk of ovarian cancer.  The magazine reports her doctors say Jolie has about a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer, the same disease that killed her mother after a 10-year battle, so she's planning to undergo surgery to remove her ovaries.
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E Buzz for May 14, 2013
Angelina Jolie Reveals Double Mastectomy
Actress Angelina Jolie has revealed in a "New York Times" op-ed piece that she has undergone a double mastectomy.  She made the decision after finding out she carries the BRCA1 cancer gene...giving her an 87% of developing breast cancer.  Since the surgery doctors say her chances of developing breast cancer are now less than 5%.

Dr. Joyce Brothers Dead at 85
If you watched TV in the 70's and 80's you probably saw Dr. Joyce Brothers at some point.  She had her own TV show, advice columns, and was a guest star on "The Love Boat," "CHiPs," "Night Court," "Moonlighting," and "Melrose Place."  Brothers died Monday at the age of 85 after a long illness.

Christina Aguilera To Return to "The Voice" for Season 5
"The Wrap" is reporting Christina Aguilera will return to "The Voice" for season 5 after taking a break during season 4.  A source says she'll get a $17-million pay day for her return.

Jack Bauer Will Return in 2014
Fans of "24" can rejoice.  The show will return in the summer of 2014, according to Fox.  Kiefer Sutherland will return as Jack Bauer, and the story will pick up several years after the last season.  It will be called "Live Another Day" and run for 12 weeks keeping the real-time format.  However, some hours may be skipped here and there.
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E Buzz for May 13, 2013
Barbara Walters Announcing Retirement Today
She's 83-years-old, and she's ready to hang up her microphone.  Barbara Walters is set to announce her retirement on "The View" this morning.  After a career spanning more than 50 years, it will come to an end in 2014...one year after the announcement. 

Seth Meyers To Take Over "Late Night" After Jimmy Fallon
The rumors were true. "Saturday Night Live's" Seth Meyers will take over "Late Night" when Jimmy Fallon takes over "The Tonight Show" next year.  Meyers says he hopes he "can do it justice."

The Ultimate "Survivor" Fan Wins "Survivor"
He's probably the most unlikely winner the show has ever seen, but John Cochran became the winner of the 26th season of "Survivor" on Sunday's finale.  Cochran wins the $1-million prize beating Dawn and Sherri in a unanimous vote.  Host Jeff Probst teased the next season of the show titled "Blood vs. Water" but gave no more details than that.  The show returns in September.

It's Down to the Final Two on "Celebrity Apprentice"
A double elimination Sunday leaves Trace Adkins and Penn Jillette dueling it out as the final two.  Lil Jon and Lisa Rinna were both voted out this week.  Sunday is the finale.  Good news for the show...NBC has picked it up for another season.  Donald Trump, executive producer, announced the news on Twitter Sunday. 

"The Great Gatsby" Can't Come Close to Dethroning "Iron Man 3"
On a normal weekend $51.1-million would be plenty to take the top spot at the box office...except when and "Iron Man" movie is out.  "The Great Gatsby" opened big but not big enough to shut down "Iron Man 3."  "Iron Man 3" made another $72.5-million this weekend.  In third it was "Pain and Gain" with $5-million.

Cancelations and Renewals
Good news for "Nashville."  ABC has picked it up for a second season along with...
Castle
Grey's Anatomy
Scandal
Suburgatory
Modern Family
The Middle
Revenge
Last Man Standing
Once Upon a Time

Shows that will NOT be returning include..
Happy Endings
Body of Proof
Red Window
Family Tools
How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life
Malibu Country
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Weekend Marquee/E Buzz for May 10, 2013
Fat Ass 5K Street Party for Charity: Friday 4-10pm on 7th Street in front of Celtic Mist Pub.
 
Fat Ass 5K: Saturday at 10am in downtown Springfield on 7th between Adams & Washington.  More info here.

Dr. Doolittle Day: Admission is free at Henson Robinson Zoo Saturday 10am - 6pm.  There will be activities throughout the day including turtle races. 
 
Mother's Day at the Zoo: Sunday 10am  - 6pm at Henson Robinson Zoo.  Moms are free with a paid child. 

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: It's the most convenient food drive ever!  Saturday leave your food donations at your mail box, and your letter carrier will pick up your donation as they deliver your mail.  Food will go to the Central Illinois Foodbank.

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Presented by Lincoln Community High School in Lincoln.  Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm.  $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens.  Call 732-4131 for more info.

The Little Mermaid Jr: at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.  Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm.  Tickets available at www.hcfta.org or call 523-2787.

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Randy Jackson Leaving "American Idol"...Mariah Carey Leaving Randy Jackson

It's been a rough season in the ratings for "American Idol," and now the show's veteran judge is bailing out before the season's even over.  Randy Jackson announced Thursday he won't be back for the 13th season and wants to focus on his company, Dream Merchant 21, and other business ventures. 
E! News is reporting that Mariah Carey will no longer be managed by Randy Jackson.  A source says the two have parted ways after having a "falling out."  She'll now be managed by the same company that manages Faith HIll, Alicia Keys, and Miley Cyrus. 

Two Remain for "American Idol" Finale
Viewers said so long to Angie Miller on last nights "Idol" leaving Kree Harrison and Candice Glover to battle it out Wednesday.  The winner will be announce Thursday.

NBC Cancels Several Shows
Hope you didn't watch "Whitney" or "1600 Penn," because they're being canceled.  "The Wrap" is reporting NBC has also canceled "Up All Night" and "Guys with Kids."  On the other hand "Parks and Recreation" has been renewed for another season.
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E Buzz for May 9, 2013
"Young & The Restless" Actress Dies
She played Katherine Chancellor for more than 40 years on "The Young & the Restless," and her character famously underwent a facelift on the show mirroring her own real-life experience.  Jeanne Cooper, has died at age 84.  Her son, Corbin Bernsen, made the announcement on his Facebook page Wednesday.

Britney Spears Confirms a Vegas Residency
There have been rumors for months that Britney Spears would soon be performing in Las Vegas, and now she confirms it to "Shape" magazine.  Spears says she's shaping up for the event with workout regimen that includes yoga and cardio sessions several times a week.  No word yet on the venue for her show.

Hanging Chads on "The Voice?"
Okay there were no hanging chads, but there were some voting problems on "The Voice" this week.  Wednesday night host Carson Daly opened the show letting viewers know there were voting inconsistencies via text and online votes.  The show decided to throw out all online and text votes this week, but Daly said that wouldn't affect the results.  Huh? 

"American Idol" To Ax All Four Judges
TheWrap.com is reporting big changes on "American Idol" next season.  According to their source all four judges will be fired along with producer Nigel Lythgoe.  No comment from Fox.
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E Buzz for May 8, 2013
Michael Jackson May Be Dead, But That Doesn't Mean He Can't Be Accused of Molestation Again
Choreographer Wade Robson is saying he was molested by the late Michael Jackson, according to TMZ.  This is a change in Robson's story.  Back in 2005 he testified that he had never been molested by Jackson.  Robson's lawyer is asking to file a late creditor's claim against MJ's estate.

Old Spock and New Spock in New Audi Ad
I wouldn't call myself a Trekkie, but I love this!


Which Hollywood Star Do You Trust The Most?
According to a new Reader's Digest poll Tom Hanks is the most trustworthy star in America.  He had the highest trust score with 65% followed closely by Sandra Bullock with 63%.  Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep were close behind with 62% and 61% respectively.  How about the least trustworthy?  That honor belongs to Kristen Stewart.  She had the lowest trust score with just 24%.  Tom Cruise has the lowest for the guys with 27%.
 
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E Buzz for May 7, 2013
YouTube May Introduce a Fee-Based Service This Week
YouTube is great, but would you pay for it?  The "Financial Times" says as soon as this week YouTube could announce a new subscription service to watch some of the videos on the site.  They way some channels will cost $1.99 per month to watch. YouTube is not commenting.

Lauren Hill Going to Prison
Just because she has a Grammy doesn't mean she can't go to prison.  Lauren Hill, formerly of the Fugees, was sentenced to three months in prison Monday for failing to file tax returns for three years.  According to the court, Hill owed on more than $2-million in income.

Tom Cruise Signs On For "Mission : Impossible 5"
After the success of "Mission: Impossible 4" it's no surprise there will be a fifth film in the series, and now Tom Cruise has officially signed on to star according to "Variety."  No other details yet.

Videos Out Today
Jack Reacher
Safe Haven

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E Buzz for May 6, 2013
Best Opening Weekend Ever for "Iron Man 3"
The movie theaters were busy this weekend!  "Iron Man 3" made $175.3-million in its opening weekend.  That makes it the second best opening of all time...behind last year's "The Avengers."  The film made even more money worldwide...in just eleven days it's made $680-million.  In second place this weekend it was "Pain & Gain" with $7.6-million and "42" was in third with $6.2-million.

22nd Season of "Amazing Race" Ends
Sunday "Amazing Race" crowned two new winners in a two-hour finale.  Brothers from North Carolina, Bates and Anthony Battaglia crossed the finish line and picked up the $1-million grand prize. 

Miley Cyrus Scoops Maxim Magazine
Oops!  I'm sure it's not how Maxim wanted it to go down, but Miley Cyrus told everyone she's number one on Maxim's Hot 100 annual list.  However, the magazine hadn't revealed their list yet.  She even posted a photo that appears to be from the photo shoot.
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E Buzz for May 2, 2013
One Half of Kriss Kross Dead at 34
They had one of the biggest hits of the 90's, and they were known for wearing their clothes backwards.  Now Chris Kelly, one half of the rap duo Kriss Kross is dead at 34.  He was found unrepsonsive in his Atlanta home Wednesday and later pronounced dead.  Their song "Jump" was number one for eight weeks in 1992.

 
George Jones Funeral Drawing Big Names
Today in Nashville it's the public memorial for George Jones.  There will be musical performances from several artists like Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson in addition to several speakers including former first lady Laura Bush and Bob Shieffer of CBS News.  The ceremony starts at 10am and you can see it on Opry.com and TV stations CMT, GAC, and FamilyNet.

Netflix Loses Nearly 2000 Movies in One Day
As of midnight Wednesday Netflix lost nearly 2000 films and shows.  Their deal with Warner Brothers expired and so did the content.  Warner now has its own classic film streaming service that launched in April.

Jennifer Aniston Is Sharing Her Great Hair Secrets
Jennifer Aniston is known for having great hair, and now she's co-owner of a line of hair products called Living Proof.  She's starting a web series May 9th, and you could meet her and get a haircut from her personal hair stylist at www.livingproof.com/goodhairday
 
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E Buzz for May 1, 2013
Jennifer Lopez Returning to "Idol"
No, it's not to replace Mariah Carey.  "E! News" is reporting Lopez will perform on the season finale of "American Idol" on May 8th.

"Dallas" Picked Up for Third Season
The show will go on even without JR Ewing.  TNT has renewed "Dallas" for a third season.

"Pawn Stars" Getting New Theme Song
When the 4th season of "Pawn Stars" kicks off May 30th, you may notice something new...the theme song.  "The Las Vegas Sun" says Lynyrd Skynyrd has recorded a new theme song for the show.  The group had a concert outside the pawn shop recently, and portions of the concert will be used to promote the show.

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