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 June 2013


Weekend Marquee/E Buzz for June 28, 2013
20th Annual Rock the Dock: Friday at Lake Springfield Marina.  Gates open at 6pm.  Music at 7:30pm with Still Kick'n, fireworks at dusk, and Maggie Rose after the fireworks.  $10 per person if you don't have your tickets in advance. 
Musical soundtrack for the fireworks will air on 104.5 WFMB courtesy of Hicksgas.

Les Miserables: Friday - Sunday at 8:30pm at the Springfield Muni.  Call 793-MUNI or visit www.themuni.org for more info.

Sunset Boulevard: Friday - Sunday at 8:00pm each night at the Legacy Theatre in Springfield.  Get tickets at 800-838-3006 or click here.

Blackberry Smoke: Friday at 8pm at Boondocks. 

Josh Thompson and Clayton Anderson: Saturday at Boondocks.  Doors open at 7pm, showtime 8pm.  Tickets are $15 and available at the door or www.showclix.com

Darius Rucker/Rodney Atkins/Jana Kramer: Saturday at 7:30pm at the Corn Crib in Bloomington.  Tickets at 309-454-2255 or click here.

BRANDT Twin 60's: Sunday at the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln.  Racing starts at 7:00pm.  Justin Allgaier will be doing an autograph session from 3:30pm - 5:30pm.  More info at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com

Rochester Fireworks: Sunday at Rochester Community Park at dusk.

Dawson Fireworks: Wednesday, July 3rd at Dawson Park 6p-11p.  Stone & Biscuit Band starts at 7pm, fireworks at dusk.  Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

Williamsville 4th of July Celebration: Sunday 6p-10pm at Samuel H. Jones Park.

Capital City Celebration: Downtown Springfield on July 4th on Capitol Ave. between 2nd and 5th streets.  7p-Midnight with fireworks about 9:30pm.

Jacksonville 4th of July Blast & Parade: On July 4th with fireworks at dusk.

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More Companies Dump Paula Deen

Thursday Target announced they would be severing ties with Paula Deen, and so did the diabetes drug company Novo Nordisk.  Then the CEO of QVC Thursday wrote in a blog that the shopping channel would "take a pause" in its partnership with Deen and "phase out her product assortment" over the next few months.

"50 Shades" Movie To Be Out in 2014
The steamiest book of 2012 will finally be coming to the big screen in 2014.  "50 Shades of Grey" will be out on August 1, 2014, and the film has a director.  British director Sam Taylor-Johnson will take the helm.  Still no confirmation on the lead actor and actress for the film, but the frontrunners are said to be Alexis Bledel and Robert Pattinson.

"Glee's" Matthew Morrison Engaged
Happy news for Matthew Morrison of "Glee."  He's engaged to his girlfriend of two years -- Renee Puente.  Morrison said on Twitter, "An incredible night of LOVE @ejafBall.  I'm going to marry my best friend! Happy day for me and @Renee_Puente."

"Dexter's" Finale Season Premieres Sunday
Sunday on Showtime at 8pm begins the eighth and final season of "Dexter," the show that made a serial killer sympathetic.  EW.com talked with the star, Michael C. Hall about the final season.  Read it here.
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E Buzz for June 27, 2013
Paula Deen Book Sales Rocket to the Top 5
It's not all bad news for Paula Deen this week.  While Walmart announced Thursday that they would be no longer carry Paula Deen products in their stores, there was some good news too.  Deen's new cookbook, "Paula Deen's New Testament: "250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up," is getting all kinds of pre-orders.  It doesn't come out until October 15th, but it's in the top 5 on Amazon's Best Sellers list Wednesday.

Neil Diamond's Boston Tribute Song Out Next Week
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, one of the most inspirational moments came when Neil Diamond led the crowd at Fenway Park in a rendition of "Sweet Caroline."  Diamond said he was inspired to write a new song, and July 2nd you'll be able to get it via iTunes and Amazon.  Diamond will also perform the song during a couple of July 4th performances.  The best part is, the entire purchase price of "Freedom Song" during the first year will be split between One Fund Boston and Wounded Warriors Project.

James Gandolfini Funeral Today
Thousands are expected to surround The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine this morning in New York City.  Funeral mass for the late James Gandolfini will be held.  The 51-year-old died last week in Italy while vacationing.

"X Factor" To Return in September
The third season of "X Factor" premieres Wednesday, September 11th on Fox.  Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato return as judges with newbies Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio. 

"All My Children" and "One Life to Live" Returning To TV...for a While
Here's how it went down...ABC canceled "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" back in 2011.  A company called Prospect Park picked them up and started airing them online this year.  Now Oprah's network is going to air them on TV.  Starting July 15th for a "ten-week limited engagement" OWN will air the shows that have been airing online only.
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E Buzz for June 26, 2013
Paula Deen Speaks Out on the "Today" Show
After canceling her scheduled appearance last Friday amid scandal, Paula Deen sat down with Matt Lauer this morning on "Today." 

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Monica Lewinsky's Negligee Up for Auction
This is just weird.  More than 30 items that once belonged to Monica Lewinsky are up for auction.  One item is a letter signed by former President Bill Clinton.  One is a black negligee.  Happy bidding.

And The Most Powerful Celebrity Is
Blah, blah, blah.  Oprah is the world's most powerful celebrity once again, according to Forbes.  The list is calculated based on income and fame.  They actually measure how often a celeb gets mentioned.  The rest of the top 10...
2. Lady Gaga
3. Steven Spielberg
4. Beyonce
5. Madonna
6. Taylor Swift
7. Bon Jovi
8. Roger Federer
9. Justin Bieber
10. Ellen DeGeneres
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E Buzz for June 25, 2013
Paula Deen Gets Dropped Again
The fallout continues for Paula Deen.  Now Smithfield has terminated its partnership with Deen.  The company that had a line of hams with Deen told TMZ.com said it's important the values of its representatives are "properly aligned" with its own.  Deen is supposed to talk about the controversy on Wednesday's "Today" show. 

Nik Wallenda's Grand Canyon Walk Breaks Ratings Records
It seemed like everyone was watching Sunday night on Discovery Channel when Nik Wallenda walked across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope.  No surprise that it was the top-rated special in 13 years on Discovery.  The show peaked with 13-million viewers.

Paul Giamatti Joining Downton Abbey
Only about 6 more months before the return of Downton Abbey.  Now PBS and ITV have announced Paul Giamatti has signed on as a cast member.  He'll play Cora's American brother and son of Shirley MacLaine.  The new season starts January 5, 2014.

Sales of "Sopranos" Way Up Since Death of James Gandolfini
No surprise here.  After James Gandolfini died last Wednesday of a heart attack, sales of the show he's starred in have skyrocketed.  "The Hollywood Reporter" says sales of the first season of "The Sopranos" on iTunes went from number 1463 on the chart to number two.  The entire series DVD set is now number one on Amazon.
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E Buzz for June 24, 2013

Monsters Beat Zombies at the Box Office
Brad Pitt and his zombies couldn't fend off Pixar at the movies this weekend.  "Monsters University" came out on top with $82-million while "World War Z" pulled in $66-million.  "Man of Steel" was third with $41.2-million.

Funeral Plans for Gandolfini
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning in New York for actor James Gandolfini, 51, who died of a heart attack while in Italy last week.

No More Paula Deen on Food Network
Paula Deen has had a very bad week.  The celebrity chef's contract did not get renewed by the channel that made her a star, the Food Network.  Now QVC Vice President Paul Capelli says the shopping channel is looking into the situation to see if Deen will continue to sell her products on their channel.  The firestorm started when Deen's comments about using the N-word during a deposition in a pending lawsuit came to light.

Jim Carrey Pulls Support from His Latest Film Over Violence
He said he's had a "change of heart" and cannot support the violence level of his film.  Actor Jim Carrey tweeted Sunday night saying he filmed "Kick-Ass 2" a month before the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.  He wrote, "I meant to say my apologies to others involve with the film.  I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."

And the Most Pirated TV Show Is...
Okay this doesn't make any sense to me.  The number one most illegally downloaded show, according to TorrentFreak is "Game of Thrones" on HBO.  That makes sense, because you have to subscribe to HBO.  However, #2 and #3 are "Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother" respectively.  They are network shows...free to watch.  So explain that.

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Weekend Marquee/E Buzz for June 21, 2013
Trace Adkins with Gracia Harrison: Friday at the Sangamon County Fair.  Admission $20 for adults includes admission to the concert as well.  www.sangcofair.com

Jake Owen and Colt Ford: Saturday at the Sangamon County Fair.  Admission $20 for adults and includes admission to the concert as well.  www.sangcofair.com

Les Miserables: Friday - Sunday at 8:30pm at the Springfield Muni.  Call 793-MUNI for tickets.

TRN Club Chicken Fry: Friday 5pm - midnight, Saturday 2pm - midnight.  Free admission both nights.  Friday features music from Stone & Biscuit Band, Saturday features Big Daddy Jasper.  Fried chicken served 2-7pm Saturday.  www.trnclub.org

Demolition Derby: Sunday at the Sangamon County Fair.  $15 for adults includes demo derby and admission to the fair.  www.sangcofair.com

Abe's Tractor Cruise: Saturday departing from the Prairieland Heritage Museum in Jacksonville at 8:45am.  $30 per entry.  Benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Rumble on Rt. 66: Friday and Saturday at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds in Carlinville.  $10 per day, $15 for a weekend pass. 

Middletown Homecoming: Friday - Sunday in Middletown.

Zoo Day: Friday at Henson Robinson Zoo 10am - 5pm get free admission.

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Kimye Picks a Really Stupid Name for Their Kid
Though the Kardashian clan hasn't confirmed it, TMZ is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have named their baby girl North.  Yes, that would make her name North West.

Robert Downey Jr. Will Be Iron Man Again
Looks like Robert Downey Jr. will be Iron Man for at least two more movies.  They aren't Iron Man movies...they are Avengers movies.  Downey Jr. has signed on for the Avengers 2 and Avengers 3.

Ray Romano To Return to "Parenthood"
Good news for fans of NBC's "Parenthood."  Deadline is reporting Ray Romano will return for up to 14 episodes this fall when the show returns on a new night this fall...Thursdays at 9pm.

They're Baaaaack
The 80's movie "Poltergeist" is getting a remake.  MGM and Fox 2000 Pictures will distribute the film, and the new version will again revolve around a family whose daughter is kidnapped by an angry spirit haunting their house.

Taylor Swift Fans Get T-shirt Pulled at A&F
Abercrombie & Fitch has learned a lesson...don't mess with Taylor Swift fans.  NBCNews.com is reporting the clothing retailer has pulled a t-shirt poking fun at Taylor Swift's love life after her fans complained.  The shirt read "#more boyfriends than t.s."  One fan started a petition, and numerous fans called A&F to complain.  They even changed their public relations phone line saying the shirt was no longer available and tweeted a pro-Taylor message.
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E Buzz for June 20, 2013
James Gandolfini Dead at 51
Hollywood was stunned Thursday will the news of the death of James Gandolfini.  HBO, home of his hit show "The Sopranos," said their staff was "feeling immeasurable sadness at the loss of a beloved member" of the HBO family.  They also said Gandolfini was a "gentle and loving person who treated everyone no matter their title or position with equal respect."  Gandolfini was in Italy to attend a film festival when he died of a suspected heart attack.  He leaves behind a wife and two children.

Live "Hot in Cleveland" Episode Airs
Thursday night was the summer premiere of sitcom "Hot in Cleveland," and to shake things up the show was done live.  The episode went off without any big problems, though Betty White did forget one of her lines.  The woman is 91-years-old...cut her a break!

What Movies Does Seinfeld Thing Are Funny?
Jerry Seinfeld revealed his five favorite comedies to EW.com.  And they are...
1. The Heartbreak Kid
2. The Graduate
3. The In-Laws
4. Glengarry Glen Ross
5. Night at the Opera
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E Buzz for June 19, 2013
Team Blake Wins Another Season of "The Voice"
Blake Shelton knows a thing or two about picking a winner.  His contestant, Danielle Bradbury, became the winner of "The Voice" Tuesday night on NBC.  This is the third season in a row one of Blake's contestants has won.  Team Usher's Michelle came in second, followed by Team Blake's The Swon Brothers in third. 

Tension on "Anger Management" Set Leads to Departure of Selma Blair
Problems just seem to follow Charlie Sheen wherever he goes.  His show, "Anger Management," is in it's second season on FX.  Now Lionsgate has issued a statement saying Selma Blair will not return to the show.  She plays Sheen's therapist on the show.  Reports say her departure follows a heated argument between Blair and Sheen after she complained about Sheen's work ethic.

Russell Brand Asked for a Divorce Via Text Message?
Wow.  In a new "Vogue" interview, Katy Perry talks about the end of her marriage to Russell Brand.  According to Perry she hasn't heard from him since he sent her a text message saying he was divorcing her.  Wow.
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E Buzz for June 18, 2013
"The Voice" Finale Part 1 Is Done
The final three contestants battled it out last night on "The Voice," and Danielle seems to be the favorite going in the final night.  Adam Levine, who doesn't have any contestants in the final three, said he believes she's going to be the winner.  Danielle is up against the Swon Brothers and Michelle.  Find out who wins tonight at 8:00pm on NBC.  Cher will give her first live TV performance in more than a decade on the show.

More "Amazing Spider Man" Sequels Coming
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is coming next year, and the first in the series made more than $750-million at the box office around the world.  Now Sony has announced plans to make two more sequels in the series.  The third would come in 2016 and the fourth in 2018. 

Chilean Miners Movie Coming
Remember the miners in Chile who were trapped underground for 69 days back in 2010?  There's a movie in the works called "The 33."  Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Lopez, and Martin Sheen are all on board for the flick that starts shooting this fall.
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E Buzz for June 17, 201s
Kim Kardashian Gives Birth 5 Weeks Early
I believe the world may have stopped spinning briefly Saturday when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby was born give weeks early.  According to sister Khloe, mother and daughter are both "healthy" and "resting."

"Man of Steel" Sets June Box Office Record
It was a good weekend for Superman.  "Man of Steel" had the best June opening ever with $113-million.  In second it was "This is the End" with $20.5-million.  In third it was "Now You See Me" with $10.3-million.

Miss Connecticut Wins Miss America
Erin Brady, Miss Connecticut, is the new Miss America.  She'll go on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant in November in Russia.  First runner-up was Miss Alabama followed by Miss Illinois.

At Least One Person's Coming Back to "American Idol"
As just about everyone seems to be abandoning ship, Ryan Seacrest will continue to row.  He confirmed to "Access Hollywood" that he will stay with the show.

"Boy Meets World" Spinoff Gets Picked Up by Disney Channel
The highly anticipated spinoff off 90's TV show "Boy Meets Word" will premiere next year.  "Girl Meets World" will see the return of Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel as Cory and Topanga, but now they 13-year-old daughter played by Rowan Blanchard. 
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Weekend Marquee for June 14, 2013
Luke Bryan/Thompson Square/Florida Georgia Line: Friday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.  Tickets at 800-745-3000 or visit www.Ticketmaster.com

Movie in the Park: Friday at dusk at Comer Cox Park.  The featured film is "Hotel Transylvania.".  Free admission, bring lawn chairs and blankets.  Popcorn and soft drinks available or bring your own.  In case of inclement weather call 544-1751.

Les Miserables: Presented by the Springfield Muni. Showtimes are Friday - Sunday at 8:30pm each night.  Call 793-MUNI for tickets or visit www.themuni.org for more info.

Chatham Homecoming: Friday and Saturday on the square in Chatham.  Hipbone Sam on Friday night, Still Kick'n Saturday.  Free admission.

Midwest Charity Horse Show: 72nd annual Friday and Saturday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum.  Daily performances at 11am and 6:30pm.  Free.

Farmersville Irish Days: Friday and Saturday in Farmersville.  Friday night Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters, Saturday night The Hitmen and a Dame.  Free admission.

South Pacific: Friday and Saturday at Theatre in the Park at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site .  Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm.  Call 217-632-5440 or 800-710-9290 for tickets.

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Miley Cyrus' Parents Splitting

Three years ago Billy Ray Cyrus filed for divorce but dropped the case hoping to work it out.  Apparently it didn't work out.  Tish Cyrus has filed for divorce after 19 years and five children, according to TMZ.  More telling is the tweet that Miley sent to dad on Thursday saying "since your text and email obviously aren't working would you like to talk like this?"  That tweet has been removed.

Halle Berry Having a Boy
It's going to be a boy for Halle Berry.  Berry's boyfriend confirmed the gender to People.com.  No word on the baby's due date.

Whose Hair Does Jennifer Aniston Want?
Jennifer Aniston's hair.  It been famous since "The Rachel" on "Friends," and Aniston's hair has been coveted ever since.  But whose hair does she desire?  In an interview with Marie Claire Aniston says she has "hair envy" for the hair of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.  Who knew?

"Smurfs 2" Already Raking in the Bucks
The sequel to "The Smurfs" is out July 31st, but it's already secured $150-million.  TheWrap.com is reporting the film has tie-ins with McDonald's, Haribo, Toys R Us, Walmart, and Macy's.  There will be Smurfs everywhere!  The first film grossed $563-million worldwide.
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E Buzz for June 13, 2013
Jackson Brothers to Perform at Venue of the Company They Blame for Michael's Death
Anyone else think this is a little messed up?  Right now the Jackson family is embroiled in a court battle against AEG Live, the company they blame in part for Michael Jackson's death.  Earlier this week AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips testified the Jackson Brothers have concert June 30th at Staples Center....an AEG Live venue.  It's the third time since Michael died that the family has worked with AEG Live. 

First Trailer for Princess Diana Film
It's now been 15 years since Princess Diana died, and now there's a movie about the last two years of her life.  "Diana" stars Naomi Watts.  No word on a release date.



Trailer for "#00: Rise of an Empire" Finally Here
"300" was a huge hit in 2006, and now there's finally a sequel.  Expected to be out March 7, 2014.



Sandra Bullock's Good, but Can She Fill The Comedic Shoes of Carol Burnett?
When I was a kid one of my favorite movies was "Annie" starring Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan.  There was a TV version remade a few years ago starring Kathy Bates in the role, and now Sony is trying to bring a new version to the big screen.  TheWrap.com is reporting Sandra Bullock is in early talks to take on the role.  This version of the film is to be set in modern times and is being produced, in part, by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.  Release is scheduled for holiday season 2014.
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E Buzz for June 12, 2013
Top Three on "The Voice"
It's down to the final three on "The Voice," and once again Blake Shelton has a shot at a winner.  He has two artists in the finale: Danielle Bradberry and the Swon Brothers, while Usher has one contestant left: Michelle.  Next week's finale will be Monday and Tuesday with performances from Cher, Bruno Mars, Florida Georgia Line, and Nelly.

Oprah Donates $12-million to the Smithsonian
Billionaire Oprah Winfrey is helping to make sure a new museum gets built in Washington D.C.  She's donated $12-million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.  It's under construction now and is expected to open in 2015 next to the Washington Monument.  One of the theaters in the museum will be named after her.

Celebs We're Most Sick of Hearing About
In a new online poll at Wetpaint.com they asked which celebrities are the most overexposed.  No surprise 28% picked Kim Kardashian followed closely by Justin Bieber with 27%.  Others that made the list include Amanda Bynes, Miley Cyrus, and anyone from a "Real Housewives" series.

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Marry
Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee most people were partying at the CMA Music Fest.  However Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and "The Hills" star Kristin Cavallari hosted a party of their own.  They got married at the Woodmont Christian Church. 

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E Buzz for June 11, 2013
Hillary Clinton is on Twitter
She's a little late to the party, but better late than never, right?  Hillary Clinton official launched her Twitter account Monday and procured about 100,000 in just a few hours.  Want to follow her?  @HillaryClinton

Seinfeld's Internet Show Returns June 13th
It's another season of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" for Jerry Seinfeld.  Season two starts June 13th at 11:00am central with guest Sarah Silverman.  Some of the other guests on the docket include David Letterman, Chris Rock, Don Rickles, and Seth Meyers. 

Singer Gets Served During Concert
Ciara was performing at the Los Angeles Gay Pride Festival Saturday night when she given a little gift by a member of the audience...legal papers.  According to "Today" she's being sued for breach of contract by a nightclub.  To her credit, she kept singing and finished the show.



Movie Out Today
Oz the Great and Powerful - prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" starring James Franco.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - Continuing the trend of remaking classic fairytales, this one stars Jeremy Renner as Hansel. He and his sister grow up and decide to kill witches.
Snitch - This one stars the Rock.
Knife Fight - Starring Rob Lowe
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E Buzz for June 10, 2013
Simon Cowell Gets Egged
Saturday night was the finale of "Britain's Got Talent," and Simon Cowell managed to get all of the attention when a woman ran on stage and pelted him with eggs during the finale.  "Us Magazine" says the woman is Natalie Holt, a viola player who was performing in the orchestra as the Johnson brothers sang.  She later apologized saying it was a "silly thing to do." 


"Kinky Boots" Big Winner on the Tony Awards
Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tony Awards Sunday night for the fourth time, and "Kinky Boots" was the big winner with six awards including Best Musical. 

"Wizard of Oz" In 3D Coming in September

We've all seen the "Wizard of Oz"...many of us several times but never in 3D.  Now Warner Brothers is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the classic film by releasing it in theaters in 3D for one week beginning September 30th.  It will only be in IMAX theaters.  According to a VP at Warner Brothers, the original negatives were in such good shape it was difficult to make the switch to 3D.
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Weekend Marquee/E Buzz for June 6, 2013
Zac Brown Band with Blackberry Smoke and Levi Lowery: Friday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis.  Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.Ticketmaster.com for tickets.

Pawnee Prairie Days: Friday featuring music from Big Daddy Jasper at 8pm, Saturday featuring music from Still Kick'n at 8:00pm.

Drive Out Cancer Golf Outing: Saturday at 1:00pm at the Rail Golf Course.  $85 per person includes 18 holes and cart and dinner.  Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Call Jeff Dorr at 217-652-3978 for more information.

Roughnecks Ride & Benefit for St. Jude: Saturday starting at Weebles Bar & Grill in Springfield.  Registration 11am - 12:20pm, ride stars at 12:30pm.  $10 per person, $15 per couple.  Post party at The Curve starting at 4:00pm.

52nd International Carillon Festival: Friday at 7:00pm with festival fireworks at dusk.  Saturday at 7pm.  Free.

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

Virginia Bar-B-Que: Friday - Sunday in Virginia.  Featuring music from Chris Cavanaugh Saturday night at 7:30pm. 

Lincoln Library Summer Book Sale: Friday 10am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm on the plaza surrounding Lincoln Library.  Hardbacks $2, paperbacks 50 cents, oversized paperbacks $1, children's books 50 cents.  Plus DVD's, CD's, and computer games.

Sangamon County Electronics Collection: Saturday 8am - 1pm at Illinois State Fairgrounds, lot 21, enter gate 11.  If it has a cord or runs on batteries, bring it!  No batteries or major appliances.  For more info visit www.scdph.org

Music in the Park: Sunday 4-7pm at Comer Cox Park.  Featuring Rhythm & Grooves: Brooke Thomas with Blue Sons & Kapitol Sound.  Free admission.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

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Finally We Get to Launch Justin Bieber Into Space!

Actually he's going willingly.  Wednesday Richard Branson announced via Twitter Justin Bieber and his manager are Virgin Galactic's latest future astronauts.  Ashton Kutcher and Leonardo DiCaprio have also signed on to take a ride.  No word yet on when that will be.

Snooki Gives Amanda Bynes Career Advice
Amanda Bynes could definitely use some advice these days, but I'm not so sure Snooki who should offer it up.  Snooki told E! she thinks Bynes should do a reality show because she's "entertaining" and she would watch it all the time.

Archie Comics Coming to the Big Screen
Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the gang have been around for 72 years, but now for the first time they'll be on the big screen.  Warner Brothers is producing a live action movie featuring the characters in a present-day version of their town of Riverdale.  Jason Moore, who directed "Pitch Perfect" will direct the film. 

Sarah Jessica Parker Launching a Line of Shoes
It just makes sense that the woman who made Monolo Blahnik a household name on "Sex and the City" should have her own line of shoes.  Now Sarah Jessica Parker is doing just that.  SJP will be available at Nordstrom starting in 2014 along with handbags and trenches.  Regarding the look of the shoes Parker said, "We're putting new colors together that people don't typically do, just beautiful combinations that you wish existed in your closet.
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E Buzz for June 6, 2013
Michael Jackson's Daughter Attempts Suicide
TMZ is reporting Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson's daughter, has been place under a psychiatric hold for 72 hours after attempting suicide.  The source tells TMZ she left a suicide note before trying to take her life early Wednesday and that she has received "numerous stitches" for self-inflicted cuts on her arm.  This month marks the fourth anniversary since her father died.  She's currently expected to testify in a wrongful death trial against AEG Live.

"All My Children" and "One Life to Live" Already Going on Hiatus
The soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" just came back online, and now they're going on hiatus due to a labor dispute.  Filming is being suspended right away until the issue is resolved.  The union is upset that two of the episodes have gone over the agree upon budget.

Nicholas Cage's #1 Fan Is...
Fellow actor Ethan Hawke just loves Nicholas Cage.  In fact he said he's "obsessed" with Cage while taking questions on Reddit.  Why?  "He's the only actor since Marlon Brando that's actually done anything with the art of acting.  He's successfully taken us away from an obsession with naturalism into a kind of presentation style of acting that I imagine was popular with the old troubadours."  But what about all the Nicholas Cage stinkers?  Hawke concedes, "He's put a little too much water in the beer.  But he is still one of the great actors of our time."

Bruce Jenner Has a Bone to Pick with Jimmy Fallon
Jokes about Bruce Jenner's over-plastic-surgeried face are not new, but apparently Jenner has a problem with them.  He took an opportunity to tell Jimmy Fallon how displeased he is on Fallon's show this week, but he just came off looking like a big jerk who just doesn't get it.  See for yourself.


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E Buzz for June 5, 2013
Miguel May Face Lawsuit After Landing on Fan's Head During Concert
Remember a couple of weeks ago at the Billboard Music Awards when Miguel jumped across the audience pit and landed on a girl's head?  Now he may be facing a lawsuit by the victim who is said to possibly have suffered neurological damage.  On top of that, TMZ is reporting Miguel asked the producers of the show if he could perform the stunt, and they told him it was too dangerous and not to do it.  However, come showtime he did it anyway.

More Babies on the Way
Kate Winslet is expecting her third child.  The Oscar winner has two children from two previous marriages.  This will be her first with her third husband, Ned Rocknroll.   He just happens to be the nephew of Richard Branson.
Jennifer Love Hewitt is expecting her first child. The actress and her co-star on "The Client List," Brian Hallisay, have been dating about 15 months and got engaged back in May.

MTV Launching Online-Only Music Festival
Music festivals are popular, but you can't always go...so MTV is bringing one to you.  The cable channel is having a 24-hour virtual concert starting at 6:00pm June 19th.  There will be more than 50 artists, and you'll be able to see it on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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E Buzz for June 4, 2013
"America's Got Talent" Returns Tonight
There's a new lineup of judges for "America's Got Talent" tonight: Spice Girl Mel B, model Heidi Klum and veteran judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel.  The two-hour premiere kicks off tonight at 8pm on NBC with host Nick Cannon.

Channing Tatum Baby Name
Yesterday we told you Channing Tatum and his wife welcomed their first child in London.  Now we know it was May 31st, and her name is Everly. 

Sasha Allen Strips on "The Voice"
Sasha Allen certainly got everyone's attention during her performance on "The Voice" last night.  She came out in a red dress and sang Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats."  Then about :40 seconds into the performance, she ripped off the dress much to the delight of the male judges.



Movies Out Today
Identity Thief
A Good Day to Die Hard
Warm Bodies
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E Buzz for June 3, 2013
"Storm Chasers" Die in Oklahoma Tornadoes
Friday was another deadly day in Oklahoma when several people were killed in the midst of tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area.  Three of those deaths were Tim Samaras, his son Paul and their colleague Carl Young.  They were with the show "Storm Chasers" on the Discovery Channel that ran from 2007-2011 and were killed pursuing a storm near El Reno, Oklahoma. 

Channing Tatum is a Dad
Congrats to Channing Tatum and his wife.  The two welcomed a baby girl in London where he's been filming "Jupiter Ascending."  No word on a name yet.

"Fast & Furious 6" Reigns Again
It was another #1 weekend for "Fast & Furious 6."  The film pulled in another $34.5-million.  Debuting at #2 it was "Now You See Me" with $28.1-million followed by "After Earth" with $27-million.

Kimye Expecting a...
"Keeping Up With The Kardashians" premiered last night on E!, and as promised the gender of Kimye's baby was revealed.  It's a girl.

Ace Young Marries Diana DeGarmo"American Idol" Marriage
Long-time "Idol" fans will remember Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo.  Ace was a season five contestant and DeGarmo was season three's runner-up.  The two got married Saturday in L.A. and met while performing together in "Hair" on Broadway.  You may remember Young proposed during the season 11 finale of "Idol."

"Idol" Tour Dates Canceled
First the show's ratings plummet, and now tour dates are being canceled.  The producers behind the "American Idol" say due to scheduling changes nine shows on the live tour will be canceled.  That includes the St. Louis show.'
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