Weekend Marquee/E Buzz for January 20, 2012
Behind the Hits: Songwriters for St. Jude Tickets On Sale: Tickets on sale Friday at 9am at www.hcfta.org, 523-2787 or in person at the Hoogland Center box office. Show is Sunday, February 12 at 7pm with cocktails and hors d/oeuvres at 6pm. Tickets are $15 each. All seats reserved. For more details click here.
Tony Potmesil: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at Donnie B's Comedy Club. Call 391-JOKE or visit www.donniebsofspringfield.com for tickets.
Rascal Flatts/Sara Evans/Hunter Hayes: Friday at 7:30pm at the Peoria Civic Center. www.livenation.com or www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
City Tournament: Friday and Saturday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. All the details at www.channel1450.com
Chess: Presented by the Springfield Theatre Centre at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for senior citizens/children. Call 523-2787 or visit www.hcfta.org
Mixed Martial Arts Event: Saturday 6pm - 11pm at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in the Illinois Building.
The E Buzz
William Shatner To Die
Don't freak out, he's just dying in the Priceline.com commercials. After more than ten years Shatner's "Negotiator" character will be killed off during an ad in which he saves vacationers who are on a bus teetering over the edge of a bridge. His character goes down with the bus.
"American Idol" Ratings Down for Premiere
Everyone's been predicting the "beginning of the end" for "Idol" for about four years now, but this is the first time the show has seen a significant drop in viewers from season-to-season. The premiere of the show tuesday night was down nearly 5-million viewers from last season's opener. However, the show still dominated the night with ratings bigger than the other network's ratings combined.
Johnny Depp is Tops Again
Every year since 1994 The Harris Poll asks America who their favorite movie star is. For the second year in a row Johnny Depp got the top spot. Here's the rest of the list...
1. Johnny Depp
2. TIE between Denzel Washington and Clint Eastwood
4. Tom Hanks
5. John Wayne
6. George Clooney
7. Sandra Bullock
8. Harrison Ford
9. Will Smith
10. Adam Sandler
Tags : Topics : Entertainment_CultureLocations : IllinoisPeople : Adam Sandler, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Hunter Hayes, John Wayne, Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock, Sara Evans, Tom Hanks, Tony Potmesil, Will Smith