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.
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.
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!"