You can hear us weekdays 6am - 10am on 104.5 WFMB in Springfield. John Spalding...has been on the radio in Springfield for over 30 years. John's been doing the morning show on 104.5 WFMB in 1995, and he's been stuck there ever since. Michele MItchell...has been doing the morning show with John since 1998...they are the longest-running morning show in Springfield.
Michele's Before and After Carpet Cleaning Photos
I had to share these with you, because I was so amazed at the result! It's embarrassing to show you how awful the carpet was before, but look at the amazin job Peerless did...even getting red paint out.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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 ClaireAniston 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
A Good Day to Die Hard
"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.
"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.'