Jeeze: 28-year-old actor JOHNNY LEWIS . . . who played Half-Sack on the first two seasons of "Sons of Anarchy" . . . was found dead on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles. He allegedly jumped to his death from a roof, after going on a CRAZY drug-fueled rampage, in which he MURDERED an elderly woman, and assaulted two other people with a two-by-four.
Here's a pic of him with Katy Perry
REESE WITHERSPOON gave birth to a baby boy yesterday. His name is Tennessee James Toth.
There's always been a question as to how far the affair actually went between KRISTEN STEWART and her "Snow White" director RUPERT SANDERS. Well, according to RadarOnline.com, they never actually consummated the relationship . . . and that's why ROBERT PATTINSON was able to take Kristen back. A source says, quote, "Kristen was absolutely steadfast that she only engaged in several make-out sessions with Rupert but never slept with him. Rob didn't believe her in the beginning but as time wore on he accepted her explanation.
LANCE EASLEY . . . one of the replacement refs who've been accused of screwing the Packers out of a win against the Seahawks on Monday night, says he made the CORRECT CALL. And he claims any other ref would have done the same. He's also not cool with all the flak the replacement refs have taken . . . quote, "I don't appreciate the negative stuff. We did a damn good job . . . for the most part."
Earlier this month, RUSSELL BRAND helped out a homeless man he found lying on the sidewalk in L.A. He gave the guy some water and a T-shirt, then took him for some food and a bath, and to an AA meeting. Well, Russell was at it again Wednesday morning. He took a small group of homeless people to the Newsroom Cafe in West Hollywood for breakfast.
Ladies will love this!! "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is doing an episode based on the erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" . . . but it won't really be about the book. Instead, they created a character inspired by its author, E.L. JAMES. Word has it the writer will be played by ANNA CHLUMSKY. She currently stars on the HBO show "Veep", but you may know her better as the chick from the "My Girl" movies. This "SVU" episode is scheduled to air on May 10th.
Randomess from our partners at Wisebrother Media
According to a new study out of Japan, looking at cute baby animals might make you more productive. People who looked at animal pictures were more careful and focused when they did tasks that required concentration. Cute animals also cause people to feel nurturing feelings, which helps them to pay more attention to details.
In the past four elections, presidential candidate HALLOWEEN MASK sales have correctly predicted the election. Clinton outsold Dole, Bush outsold Gore and Kerry, and Obama outsold McCain. And now, according to the two biggest Halloween stores in the country, Obama is outselling Romney by at least 28%
The police think they may be on the verge of finding JIMMY HOFFA, who disappeared in 1975 and might've been killed by the Mob. They got a credible tip that he's buried under a driveway in a Detroit suburb. Right now they're running a soil test, and if it shows signs of human remains they're going to start digging.
All of us at 106 KHQ send our prayers to Scott Michael Trager's family, friends and co-workers at 9 & 10. 9 and 10 is reporting Scott passed away yesterday. Read more here...
7 and 4 news reporting 10 year old Blessing Yoder is missing in Manistee County... read more here
Speaking of 7 and 4, they've gone Gangnam Style!! This is great!
The tabloids have basically decided that ROBERT PATTINSON and KRISTEN STEWART are back together . . . and that Kristen is doing everything she can to prove she's all about him this time. According to one source, that includes writing POETRY . . . quote, "He always wanted her to write poetry for him, but she never made the effort before. But since this happened, she's been writing her heart out. She's written song lyrics, poetry and about a million apologies." Another source says Kristen is talking about getting Rob's name TATTOOED on her body. And while Rob thinks it's a crazy idea, he was also "affected deeply" that she would consider it.
A pair of pictures hit the web yesterday that make it look like CHRIS BROWN was making out with NICOLE SCHERZINGER at a club. But Nicole's rep jumped on this quickly . . . saying Nicole and Chris were just doing some CLOSE TALKING . . . quote, "The photos that have surfaced are old friends who were trying to talk at a very loud club."
Very sad...A 6-year-old JUSTIN BIEBER fan named Avalanna Routh died of brain cancer yesterday. Avalanna became known as "Mrs. Bieber" last year when she "married" Justin in a mock ceremony staged by her doctors and nurses. And Justin spent a few hours with her this past Valentine's Day. Justin Tweeted, quote, "Just got the worst news ever. One of the greatest spirits I have ever known is gone. Please pray for her family and for her. RIP Avalanna. I love you.", check out video here of Justin and Avalanna...
If your holidays aren't complete without some trashy reality TV . . . there's FANTASTIC news: TLC has ordered three "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" holiday specials.
We told you yesterday about that girl from Ogemaw Heights who was picked for homecoming court as a prank, well, she made national news and was on the Today Show yesterday - check it out here...
STEVEN SPIELBERG is dyslexic. He says he was just diagnosed five years ago, but he's been dealing with the symptoms for years. In school he was bullied because he learned to read two years later than his classmates. And it takes him more than twice as long as his fellow filmmakers to read books and scripts. But obviously, he didn't let it beat him. He says, quote, "I never felt like a victim. Movies really helped me . . . kind of saved me from shame, from guilt. Making movies was my great escape."
The NFL is standing by the terrible call made by the replacement referees Monday night . . . which gave the Seattle Seahawks an undeserved win over the Green Bay Packers.
Green Bay Packers guard T.J. LANG posted some angry messages on Twitter following the "Monday Night Football" debacle. One of them is now the second most re-Tweeted post ever. Here it is: "[Eff] it NFL . . . Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs." JUSTIN BIEBER has the most re-Tweeted comment ever . . . and Boxer FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. has been bumped to third.
Korean "Gangnam Style" superstar PSY is promising to perform the song SHIRTLESS if the song can reach #1 on the Billboard charts . . . and that's definitely possible. It's currently #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The replacement refs appeared to blow a HUGE CALL in the final seconds of the "Monday Night Football" game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks last night, that gave the Seahawks the win. It was a HAIL MARY pass to the endzone, which appeared to be intercepted by the Packers, but the refs ruled it a touchdown for Seattle. Is it time to bring the REAL refs back? If you want to see the video, click here...
For the ladies, here's a bit of Hugh Jackman from the new "Wolverine" movie...
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR and FREDDIE PRINZE JR. have a brand new baby boy. Sarah's rep says she gave birth last week. There's no word on a name.
CHRIS BROWN had a probation hearing yesterday, and RIHANNA Tweeted her support, saying, quote, "Praying for you baby, my best wishes are with you today!" There's still a question about how many community service hours he's completed, but he got a break when the judge chose not to penalize him over a failed drug test.
RadarOnline.com reports that MATT LAUER will be asked to take a pay cut if the "Today" show's ratings don't improve. He reportedly makes $25 million a year. But "Today" is getting consistently OWNED in the ratings by ABC's "Good Morning America". A "source" says, quote, "Matt is under contract so it will have to be a voluntary decision . . . but if he doesn't agree to lose some of his salary then people's jobs will have to be cut. Bottom line is, money will have to be saved somewhere." Of course, ANN CURRY has already been a victim of the "Today" show's declining ratings. Supposedly, she was dropped because the audience wasn't connecting with her . . . and neither was Matt. JAY LENO recently agreed to cut his $30 million salary IN HALF to save the jobs of some of his staff members. "The Tonight Show" and the "Today" show both air on NBC.
"Sesame Street" is "phasing out" its 13-year-old "Elmo's World" segment, and is replacing it with a new feature called "Elmo the Musical", which will be geared toward slightly older kids. The new segment will "use singing and dancing to draw attention to the need for problem-solving skills."
Dancing with the Stars: All Stars Results show is on tonight at 8 on 29 & 8.
The Voice is on at 8 on 7 and 4
NCIS is premiering it's 10th season at 8 on 9 and 10.
ALDI is opening in TC and there is a job fair today at the Hagerty Center. They are looking for cashiers and shift managers which pays $10.50 to 14.50 an hour. This starts at 7am.
"Modern Family", "Homeland" and "Game Change" were big winners at last night's Emmys. Those shows swept their respective categories, and the stars from each won in the categories they were nominated in. Click here for the full list of winners
JIMMY KIMMEL'S big stunt at the Emmys last night was to pretend TRACY MORGAN had passed out onstage, and get it trending on Twitter. He also had his parents ejected from the show, re-imagined "Breaking Bad" as "The Andy Griffith Show" and did an opening skit that featured "Girls" star LENA DUNHAM naked. Here's the video of Tracy..
Here ya go ladies! JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT did a "Magic Mike" routine on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend.
Here's another one for you... TIM TEBOW is shirtless and pushing a HUGE tire in the new issue of "Vogue". He looks like some kind of figure from Greek mythology .
AMANDA BYNES has been dropped by her agent, her publicist and her lawyer . . . all within the last few weeks. A source says she's become "extremely difficult" lately. Meanwhile, Amanda was officially hit with two counts of driving with a suspended license on Friday.
The cast of "Full House" reunited over the weekend, to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary. All the main stars were there, except MARY-KATE and ASHLEY OLSEN, who shared the role of Michelle Tanner.
The Voice is on tonight on 7 and 4 at @ 8 and Revolution on after @ 10. Hawaii Five - O premieres on 9 and 10 at 10pm.
The Guys in LMFAO Are Going to Take Some Time to Do Their Own Thing . . . But They Aren't Splitting Up Permanently
"Gangnam Style" Has Become the Most-Liked Video on YouTube
Random Stuff to talk about at work
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American gets eight hours and 43 minutes of sleep every night. And that's TOO MUCH. There aren't any benefits past eight hours, so you're just wasting time. Not sure who they studied by I mark a big "disagree" next to that one!
According to a new survey, 51% of men now say they want to SPLIT THE CHECK on a first date. And 5% say they think the woman should pay for EVERYTHING.
Our partners at Wisebrother Media just informed us of that big Power Ball Jackpot winner in Lapeer, he's looking for a lady!!
Donald Lawson is the 44-year-old guy from Lapeer, Michigan who won that $337 MILLION Powerball jackpot last month. He's divorced, not in very good shape, and describes himself as a "hillbilly." So what's he going to do? He's decided to use his fame and wealth to help find love. Since winning, he's gotten on Match.com and a few other dating sites seeking a woman who's, quote, "big and beautiful, curvy, full-figured, heavyset, or [carrying] a few extra pounds." And hopefully they have a sense of humor. Because on his old MySpace page, Donald describes his favorite movie as, quote, "any pornos." Donald has also sworn he's going to keep living a simple life and eating McDonald's, even though he's rich now.
Surveillance video from the hit-and-run incident that got LINDSAY LOHAN arrested in New York City hit the web yesterday . . . and it's as inconclusive as we'd heard it was. Check it out here
Movies at the theaters!
House at the End of the Street: Elisabeth Shue and "Hunger Games" Jennifer Lawrence star in this horror movie about a mother and daughter who move next door to the scene of a double murder, where a girl once killed both her parents. See the trailer here
Dredd: Karl Urban plays a cop in the post-apocalyptic future who has the power of judge, jury, and executioner. You know Karl as Dr. McCoy in the "Star Trek" reboot. See the trailer here...
End of Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are LAPD officers who become targets of a drug cartel, after they stumble across a major bust during a routine traffic stop. See the trailer here...
Trouble with the Curve: Clint Eastwood plays an aging baseball scout whose eyes are going bad, and Amy Adams plays his daughter. She joins him on a recruiting trip to try to save his career, where she meets Justin Timberlake . . . a rival scout who falls for her. Click here for trailer...
Speaking of movies: The website Film.com has put together a list of the 50 Best Coming-Of-Age Movies. Obviously, there's plenty of room for debate, but it's hard to argue with their #1 pick: "Stand By Me".
Here's the Top 10 . . .
#1.) "Stand By Me", 1986
#2.) "Dead Poets Society", 1989
#3.) "The Breakfast Club", 1985
#4.) "Almost Famous", 2000
#5.) "Big", 1987
#6.) "The Graduate", 1967
#7.) "400 Blows", 1959
#8.) "The Goonies", 1985
#9.) "Carrie", 1975
#10.) "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" . . . which hits some theaters today.
This isn't a surprise at all: The "New York Daily News" reports that MATT LAUER'S popularity with viewers is down 25% from last year. This is according to his "Q Score" . . . a respected survey that measures the appeal of things to consumers.
Each morning I try to dig up some quick headlines that you can take with you, here's what's up today! -josh
Traverse City/ Northern Michigan Buzz
From our friends at 7 and 4, "A northern Michigan father has been convicted of aggravated sexual assault and first degree murder in the death of his three month old daughter." I just don't get people but Arielle Berlin did a great story on what happened, check it out at here
From our friends at 9 and 10, "Mesick Volunteer Coach Accused of Having Sex With a Student." Evan Dean reported on this last night, craziness! Check it out here...
How about high school sports with a purpose? Petoskey News had a great write up about the Northmen, "The Petoskey High School football team will conduct its Play With Purpose game when it plays host to Cheboygan in a non-conference contest 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Curtis Field." - read more here
KARMA!! Sunday night, LINDSAY LOHAN Tweeted her frustration that she's spent time in jail for her vehicular mishaps, while AMANDA BYNES has not. And the universe responded by giving Lindsay another visit to police HQ. Yesterday morning, Lindsay was ARRESTED for allegedly hitting a pedestrian with her Porsche in a crosswalk in Manhattan, then taking off.
It was just announced that SHAKIRA will sub in for CHRISTINA AGUILERA on the Spring season of "The Voice". And yesterday, Shakira had more big news to share: She's PREGNANT. The father is soccer star GERARD PIQUÉ, whom she's been dating for over a year and a half. He's 25 . . . she's 35. There's no word on her due date.
Comedians at the next Comedy Central roast are going to have to find a new target for their fat jokes. LISA LAMPANELLI has lost 80 pounds thanks to gastric sleeve surgery, which basically took away 85% of her stomach.
TMZ says that "X Factor" wants KHLOE KARDASHIAN to host this season, but they'd have to work around her obligations to the E! network. Producers want to pair her with MARIO LOPEZ . . . but CORBIN BLEU from "High School Musical" is also a fallback option if they can't get Khloe or Mario
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS says he expects this to be the last season of "How I Met Your Mother", despite talk that CBS may be interested in two more. Neil says that the cast's contracts expire after this season, and while they "love" doing the show, they're all, quote, "anxious to move forward."
Tonight is going to be a great night on 7 and 4 (according to Josh). SNL's Prime Time Election Special is on at 8 and the Office kicks off it's final season at 9.
Stupid Stuff You Don't Need to Know
Here are three NEW things to worry about: A study found women talk and contribute 75% less when they're in groups with men . . . people who stalk their exes on Facebook have a harder time moving on with their lives . . . and13% of new homes are now built without a garage, the highest number in more than a decade.
A 60-year-old woman in Ohio just came forward with a pretty shocking story: Her dead husband was actually also her FATHER. She didn't find out until after he died, and she took a DNA test. They had three kids together . . . meaning she was her kids' mother AND their half-sister. She came forward to let people know you can have a good, fulfilling life even if you find yourself in a MISERABLE situation.
In Minnesota, a woman was just arrested for making her 11-year-old nephew ride in the TRUNK on the way home from an amusement park . . . because he'd gone on a water ride and she didn't want him dripping on the leather seats in her Lexus. She's facing up to one year in prison for child endangerment.
A predatory sex offender is off the streets in Oregon today . . . all thanks to the fact that he's a really bad WEDDING CATERER. This a-hole was running a wedding catering company and did such a bad job the local news' "Problem Solvers" team went to investigate him. When they did, they found he was a sex offender who was wanted for not updating his location. He was arrested.
Back in July, an 18-year-old was arrested after she was driving drunk, hit a car, then drove off. And when she got home, she posted on Facebook, quote, "My dumb [a**] got a DUI and hit a car . . . LOL." The judge found out and told her to deactivate her Facebook. The woman didn't, so she was hit with two days in jail for contempt of court. She's also facing several charges from the crash.
In Rhode Island, a school district has banned its traditional FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE . . . because they discriminate against kids with single mothers. Apparently a single mother complained to the ACLU that her daughter couldn't go to the dance. And under Rhode Island state law, that's classified as illegal discrimination.
Last week, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol pilot flew a government helicopter over his son's high school in Virginia. It was all part of his son's plan to ask a girl to a dance by having his dad drop a teddy bear from the helicopter. The girl said yes . . . but now Customs has launched an investigation into the dad for potentially misusing their helicopter.
Lunch on the Run to Benefit Women's Cancer Fund at Munson. Order food tomorrow and Friday from Jimmy Johns for $10 and it gets donates (plus they deliver around the TC area). Find out more at billmarshlunch.com
ANDERSON COOPER had some advice for LINDSAY LOHAN on his show yesterday. He was talking about AMANDA BYNES and her troubles. Then he mentioned how Lindsay Tweeted her frustration earlier this week that Amanda hasn't spent any time behind bars. He said, quote, "If I'm Lindsay Lohan, I would just be quiet and just do your job. Get off Twitter, just stop hanging out, and just do your job and come back. Everyone loves a comeback. Everyone's rooting for you."
Olympic snowboarder SHAUN WHITE has apologized for his crazy, drunken behavior at a Nashville hotel over the weekend. On his Facebook page, he said, quote, "I want to apologize for the unwise choices I made over the weekend and for any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests. I was celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away. I'm truly sorry for my poor behavior."
JIMMY KIMMEL is hosting the Emmys this Sunday, and he's promising some sort of surprise prank. He says, quote, "I'm going to do something very weird during the show. I think it could possibly be the biggest prank ever pulled, as far as number of people involved. Possibly. I haven't researched it, but it'll definitely be right up there. The audience will be a participant in this. So it's important that you watch because you're either going to be in on it or not." He wouldn't say anything else.
Random Facts You Should Know
According to a survey of human resource managers by Accountemps, 60% of them make up their mind on a candidate within the first 10 minutes of a job interview. And nearly one in five . . . 18% . . . take FIVE minutes or less to draw conclusions about a candidate.
7 and 4 reporting a woman was attacked while walkinger her dog on the TART train in TC this past weekend. It happened behind Art Van on the trail near Boardman lake. The guy tried to drag her into a wooded area. If you have info call central dispatch at 922-4550. CLICK HERE for the full story.
The Michigan Blood Bus will be at Northwestern Bank today at 9am on Front in TC. Donate, it's a great feeling!!
Dog Park Celebration Organizational Meeting at 6:30 tonight at the Traverse Area District Library. This is a meeting to organize the grand opening celebration!
Olympic snowboarder SHAUN WHITE was arrested for vandalism and public intoxication at a hotel in Nashville over the weekend, after he trashed the phone in his room, then pulled a fire alarm, causing the hotel to be evacuated. While trying to flee the hotel, White was actually pursued by a "concerned citizen". The two of them collided, and Shaun hit the back of his head on a fence, opening a nasty cut.
LINDSAY LOHAN thinks AMANDA BYNES is getting off easy. She Tweeted, quote, "Why did I get put in jail and a nickelodeon star has had NO punishment(s) so far?" Amanda reportedly heard about this, and told a friend that she HATES being compared to Lindsay. Meanwhile, Amanda went to a clothing store yesterday and spent an hour and 45 minutes in a dressing room. Then she bought some stuff and left . . . IN A CAB.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA and CEE LO GREEN have opted out of the spring season of "The Voice" . . . and SHAKIRA and USHER will replace them. Also, there's a rumor that MARIAH CAREY and NICKI MINAJ were in talks to do "The Voice" before landing gigs on "American Idol". Speaking of The Voice" [Blind Auditions - Part 5] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on 7 and 4.
I'm not much of a gamer but I love playing Wii so this is pretty exciting! The Wii U will go on sale in the U.S. on November 18th, and two models will be available at launch. The basic set will cost $300 and includes 8GB of storage space, the console and one Gamepad. A $350 Deluxe set comes with 32GB of memory, a charging cradle for the Gamepad, and a copy of the party game "Nintendo Land".
Crazy Stuff around the World
I know most of our listeners work in some sort of hospitality, so you may enjoy this: Believe it or not, hotel owners say the third-most common thing people leave behind in hotel rooms are . . . ADULT TOYS. Cell phone chargers are first, clothes and shoes are second, adult toys are third, and dentures are fourth.
Funny how things work: On September 8th, a guy in Cleveland got a flat tire and pulled over to change it. Another driver saw him, parked behind him to help him fix it, and probably saved both their lives . . . because a few minutes later, a drunk driver swerved over and crashed into his car. Here's the weirdest part: At some point, the guy with the flat tire figured out that the same Good Samaritan had helped him out EIGHT YEARS earlier, when he got a fish hook stuck in his hand.
West beat Alpena 42 - 0, Charlevoix fell to Elk Rapids 21-48, Central crushed Petoskey 40-0 - check out the full score board on 9 and 10's website (9and10news.com)
This is really disturbing for any parents or any high school students. 2 kids created Twitter accounts ripping on their classmates and people in the community - cyper bullying. How this is legal and how Twitter hasn't yet pulled it down I don't get. Thank you to theticker.tc for the story. CLICK HERE for the full story.
Good news! Elk Rapids may have beat the world record of Subarus in a Parade! We'll know for sure in a few weeks!
The not-always-reliable British tabloids say that KRISTEN STEWART and ROBERT PATTINSON are back together. A so-called "source" says, quote, "They pretty much decided they couldn't live without each other. Kristen poured her heart out to Robert and told him it was a one-off and a mistake. Rob sees it as Kristen made a really stupid mistake. After a lot of long tearful talks, they've worked it out." Supposedly, they're going to move back in together.
Thank you God! AMANDA BYNES had her car IMPOUNDED yesterday morning, after cops caught her driving YET AGAIN. She was also ticketed for driving with a suspended license.
This is pretty cool! RUSSELL BRAND was leaving yoga class in L.A. the other day when he saw a homeless man lying on the ground with no shirt on. So he stopped and gave the guy some water and a shirt. Then he took him with him in his car to get some food and a bath . . . and he apparently also took him to an AA meeting. A witness says, quote, "Russell noticed him there and was parked and out of the vehicle in no time to help. He asked the guy his name and what was wrong. "I heard him offer to take him for some food. Thomas said he wanted a burger, to which Russell replied, 'You don't want any of that crap, come to my house and you can have some proper food and a nice bath." Another witness told E! Online that he heard Russell say he was taking the guy with him to his AA meeting.
"Resident Evil: Retribution" . . . the fifth installment in the "Resident Evil" franchise . . . topped the box office this weekend with $21.1 million. That's the lowest opening weekend for a "Resident Evil" movie since the first one came out in 2002.
The first pictures of the new Robocop hit the web over the weekend. If you like the old-school design, this one might not trip your trigger. The armor is black, instead of the old-school silver, making him look kind of like Batman.
Fox finally announced the judges for the next season of "American Idol", and as expected they'll be MARIAH CAREY, RANDY JACKSON, NICKI MINAJ and KEITH URBAN. The judges started filming over the weekend.
Saw the sneak premiere of this on Hulu last week and it's AMAZING! Revolution is on 7 and 4 tonight at 10. Worth checking out! -Josh
Crazy but true!!
In Plymouth, yes here in Michigan, there's a 102-year-old woman who still drives at her age. And . . . she's barely older than her car. She drives a 1930 Packard 740 Roadster . . . and she was born in 1910. The woman bought the car in 1949 and restored it. She still takes care of it herself today and changes her own oil and spark plugs.
Here's what is trending today! Local stuff (including HS football match ups are towards the bottom) -Josh
NICK and VANESSA LACHEY are parents. Vanessa gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday. They named him Camden John. By the way . . . KRISTIN CAVALLARI . . . who dated Nick briefly years ago . . . also has a baby named Camden. And yesterday she Tweeted, quote, "Apparently Camden is a popular name!" After people accused her of taking a pot-shot, she clarified she was NOT criticizing Nick and Vanessa. And she added, quote, "I obviously love the name and I'm glad other people do too."
This is just annoying: TMZ posted some pictures of AMANDA BYNES apparently SMOKING POT behind the wheel . . . where she's not supposed to be anyway, because she lost her license last month. Meanwhile, sources tell Radar Online that Amanda has substance abuse issues, and perhaps other mental problems. Friends and family are begging her to get help, but she's not listening.
Now to more serious stuff, could Jack and Rose BOTH have survived the Titantic?? At the end of "Titanic", LEONARDO DICAPRIO'S Jack saves KATE WINSLET'S Rose by letting HER sit on the busted plank and wait for help while he floats next to her in the cold ocean . . . and eventually dies. But people have pointed out that there was plenty of room on that plank for both Rose AND Jack. So he could have just jumped on there with her, and Rose's heart wouldn't have had to go on alone. A guy and a girl even proved it quite hilariously by putting an outline of the plank on the ground, and showing how many different ways they could comfortably fit within that outline. (See Below)
So is this a glaring flaw in one of the most popular and successful movies of all time? NO, according to director JAMES CAMERON . . . because if both of them tried to float on that plank, it would have sunk. He says, quote, "It's not a question of room; it's a question of buoyancy. Jack puts Rose on the raft, then he gets on the raft . . . He's not an idiot; he doesn't want to die . . . and then the raft sinks. So it's clear that there's really only enough buoyancy available for one person. So, he makes a decision to let her be that person." He adds that even if they COULD both balance on the raft, because of the buoyancy issue they'd be half-in and half-out of the water, and would have BOTH died of hypothermia. He also said he thinks the guys from the show "Mythbusters" are going to do a segment on this very conundrum . . . and he wants to help them prove it once and for all.
"The Voice" easily beat the season premiere of "X Factor" in the ratings on Wednesday night. "The Voice" attracted 10.7 million viewers, while "X Factor" drew just 7.5 million in the 8:00 P.M. hour.
The next "American Idol" judging panel will feature MARIAH CAREY, RANDY JACKSON, NICKI MINAJ and KEITH URBAN. And that's official . . . according to KATIE COURIC. (???) She said this during an interview with JENNIFER LOPEZ that airs on her show today.
Traverse City/ Northern Michigan Buzz
Football Match Ups for today:
Traverse City West vs. Alpena
Gaylord vs. Cadillac
Mancelona vs. Central Lake
Ludington vs. Cheboygan
Kalkaska vs. East Jordan
Charlevoix vs. Elk Rapids
Jo'burg-Lewiston vs. Forest Area
Onaway vs. Gaylord St. Mary
T.C. St. Francis vs. Grayling
Boyne City vs. Harbor Springs
St. Ignace vs. Inland Lakes
Traverse City Christian vs. Onekama
Rudyard vs. Pellston
Kingsley vs. Suttons Bay
Petoskey vs. Traverse City Central
Directly from our friends at theticker.tc: "Attention, bargain hunters! The biggest garage sale of the season happens this Saturday: The Father Fred Foundation Garage Sale Fundraiser, where thousands of items will be for sale at bargain prices, including furniture, antiques and collectibles, toys, household goods, clothing, jewelry, sporting goods and more. All proceeds benefit The Father Fred Foundation’s programs and services. Find the goods at 826 Hastings St. in Traverse City from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m."
Don't forget about Odawa Star tonight at 8pm at the Odawa Casino in Petoskey! If you can sing you might be $1,000 richer!
Here's some stuff you might want to know about from TC to Hollywood! Alot of local buzz today, so we'll start with that... -Josh
Traverse City/ Northern Michigan Buzz:
We're trying to break the world record for Subarus in a Parade this Sunday in Elk Rapids! This is in memory of Matthew Noble Marker. If you want to join, show up this Sunday at 8am at Elk Rapids High School. More at Subaroots.com (BTW the last record set was 3 years ago in Illinois at 339 Subarus, we can do it!!)
Now on to more serious stuff. Did you see the news last night about Baby Kate and the alleged letter from Sean Phillips admitting what happened? Our friends at 7 and 4 have the story and the 5 page letter he wrote. I will warn you, it's sick but it answers some questions. CLICK HERE for the story and letter.
Another incident of FUN on Union Street this week. The Record Eagle reports that a ban barged in behind the counter of the House of Doggs Tuesday night around 6pm. Of course he was drunk. The report says he walked behind the counter and told a female employee to "open her mouth", when another employee stepped in he pushed her. The winner also struggled with police. So what's up with Union Street? You can't really control who goes into the bars but this is really making that part of the city look terrible!
KATHY BATES has revealed that she recently had both breasts removed after being diagnosed with cancer. The operation was apparently a success. She says, quote, "My doctors have assured me I'm going to be around for a long time. I'm looking forward to getting back to work doing what I love to do." Kathy also battled . . . and beat . . . ovarian cancer several years ago.
Is this THAT bad? I'm not a mom so I have no clue but check it out: JESSICA SIMPSON is being criticized by a child welfare activist for showing off a picture of her infant daughter Maxwell in a bikini. The guy says, quote, "It is to be hoped that parents will understand that 'baby bikinis' are totally inappropriate, and that they contribute to the sexualization and commercialization of childhood."
Can we get a good movie this weekend? Last weekend, eh kind of sucked. Resident Evil: Retribution in 3D is out, it's rated R. Finding Nemo 3D is rated G and out this weekend and that's really it for the big movies.
Speaking of movies, how about Beatle Juice 2? I'm for it!! But if "Beetlejuice 2" is happening, no one has told WINONA RYDER. Yet. MTV News asked Winona about the project and she said, quote, "You tell me . . . I don't know! I've heard from journalists, that's how I found out, but I'm seeing [Tim Burton] next week, and I will let you know." She added, quote, "I'm trying to think about how that would work. Obviously I'm not [the focal point]; it's got to be [Michael Keaton]. So is it happening? It's being written, but is it happening? Tim hasn't confirmed it yet [officially]."
CHRISTINA AGUILERA is planning to skip the spring season of "The Voice", but hopes to return for a future season. Also, the ratings for "The Voice" are down a little from last spring, but they're on par with what "X Factor" did last fall.
Yes! My prayers were answered!!! JASON SUDEIKIS has decided to return to "Saturday Night Live" . . . at least for PART of the season. That means he'll be back to play MITT ROMNEY. By the way, JAY PHAROAH will impersonate PRESIDENT OBAMA. He's taking over the gig from FRED ARMISEN. SNL shines during election season!
Heather and I noticed this yesterday too and were pretty surprised: At 8:46 A.M. Eastern time yesterday, ABC and CBS broke out of their morning shows to carry live coverage of a moment of silence for victims of the 9/11 attacks. It was the 11th anniversary of when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. But on NBC, the "Today" show ducked out to stick with its programming . . . an interview with KIM KARDASHIAN'S mom KRIS JENNER, who was talking about her televised boob job. "New York" magazine noticed it right away, and put together an amusing split-screen video, which shows "Today" show host SAVANNAH GUTHRIE talking with Kris about her boobs . . . over the near silence from the other stations.
NBC is defending their decision. A spokesperson says, quote, "The 'Today' show dedicated a considerable amount of time to September 11th coverage this morning throughout the entire show."
CHRIS BROWN has a new tattoo of a woman's face on his neck, and a lot of people think it looks like RIHANNA. Others have speculated that it's a BATTERED WOMAN . . . because there are marks on the face. Turns out it's neither. Brown's rep says it was inspired by a half-skull design he happened to see . . . which was released by the MAC Cosmetics company in honor of Mexico's Day of the Dead festival.
Rumor has it RANDY JACKSON is back in play to be a judge on "American Idol" next season . . . after MONTHS of speculation that he'd be demoted to some sort of "mentor" role. At the moment, it sounds like the judges will be Randy, MARIAH CAREY, NICKI MINAJ and KEITH URBAN. Supposedly, Randy was brought back into the mix when negotiations with ENRIQUE IGLESIAS broke down.
The number of estimated viewers hasn't been released yet, but Nielsen says its preliminary data shows that it was the highest-rated talk show debut since "Dr. Phil" premiered 10 years ago. "Katie" blew all the other new talk shows . . . hosted by STEVE HARVEY, RICKI LAKE and JEFF PROBST . . . out of the water. And she had twice as many viewers as ANDERSON COOPER did for the second season premiere of his show.
From the Record Eagle: The Love Birds in that parking lot sex romp have been charged (like you've never LOL), more here
Another from the Record Eagle and we're talking about this today, there's going to be an attempt at breaking the world record for Subarus in a parade in Elk Rapids this weekend, ce write up in the paper here
Today is always going to be a heavy day. I don't care who you are or where you were, it's heavy. Coming from a 28 year old guy who was in his high school senior English Lit class when the first plane hit, I can tell you that the images of the fear on my classmate's and teacher's faces are forever burned into my memory. Heather was on the air live at the Peak and watched with disbelief as it was happening, there’s no way it was happening – but it was. One of my radio friends said it perfect last night on Facebook (and I agree), it's awkward to be on the air on 9/11 and it always will be. Heather and I are going to do our best to keep you smiling this morning and please join us in a moment of silence at 8:46 as we honor the victims and heroes of 9/11. What is today to you? -Josh
9/11 Remembrance at the Grand Traverse 911 Memorial Park. Starts at 8:30 (Behind FD on Parsons in TC)
9/11 Memorial at Veterans Park in Charlevoix, begins at 8:43
During its Tuesday session, the Michigan House of Representatives plans to honor first responders across the state for their service. The Michigan Senate has designated Sept. 11-17 Michigan Patriot Week.
This story is amazing: A man named Randy Scott was trapped inside the World Trade Center on 9/11, and before he died, he wrote a note to get help and threw it out an open window. It said, quote, "84th floor. West office. 12 people trapped." Someone on the ground found it THAT day, right before the building collapsed. Then it was passed around for 10 years until DNA was used to match a spot of blood on the note to Randy. And last year, the note was finally given to his wife, Denise. She's agreed to put the note in a museum at the 9/11 memorial.
Back on September 11th, 2001, there was no Twitter, no Facebook, and no YouTube. We got our news online, but from major news sites . . . sites that looked a lot different back then than they do today. We checked out some archived images of how some of these looked, here's how Yahoo looked that day. And the Internet has come a long way in 11 years.
Not so important Hollywood Buzz Tids:
KANYE WEST reportedly used to watch the KIM KARDASHIAN sex tape while he was nailing other chicks. This was before he was able to snag the REAL DEAL, of course. File that under creepy and ew.
RYAN REYNOLDS and BLAKE LIVELY got married at Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina. The place was also used as the summer home where RACHEL MCADAMS and RYAN GOSLING'S characters met in "The Notebook".
On his talk show yesterday, ANDERSON COOPER revealed why he came out of the closet. He said, quote, "I didn't want to send a message that there was anything I was ashamed about or unhappy about or not comfortable with. That was the main thing for me." He added, quote, "I am the same person I always was, I do the job just the same way."
This is just scary: PRINCE HARRY was recently deployed back to Afghanistan. And he's not there to take some cushy desk job. He's in a forward area, and he may very well see ACTION. The Taliban knows this . . . and they're going to take advantage of it. A spokesman for the Taliban . . . yes, there is such a thing . . . says, quote, "We are using all our strength to get rid of him, either by killing or kidnapping. We have informed our commanders to do whatever they can to eliminate him."
RIHANNA and CHRIS BROWN shared a quick hug and a kiss on the cheek at the "MTV Video Music Awards" Thursday night. It wasn't broadcast on the show . . . but it was caught by one of MTV's cameras that was feeding live to the Internet. There are pictures of the kiss on the Internet that make it look like more than it was. It even looks like the kiss was on the LIPS. But when you watch the video, you see that it was just a friendly peck on the cheek. Check out the video HERE
KRISTEN STEWART says she and ROBERT PATTINSON are "totally fine", and will have no problem promoting the final "Twilight" movie this fall.
"People" magazine is reporting that RYAN REYNOLDS and BLAKE LIVELY got married this weekend. FLORENCE WELCH of FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE supposedly played three songs at the reception.
A 40-year-old man with a big heart hanging from his neck and a pair of scissors in his back pocket was arrested Saturday morning after climbing a fence at MILEY CYRUS' Los Angeles home. Miley wasn't there at the time. The guy told police he and Miley were MARRIED. He was arrested for trespassing and burglary.
JOY BEHAR has some harsh words for the 7-year-old star of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo". She says she's going to be a "fat kid" who'll grow up to be a "big fat woman." She also calls her "Honey Boobs Boobs".
The box office had its worst weekend in a decade. Both of the new releases bombed. BRADLEY COOPER'S "The Words" came in third place with $5 million, and "The Cold Light of Day" didn't even crack the Top 10.
DREW CAREY says BOB BARKER shouldn't feel slighted about not being invited to "The Price Is Right's" 40th anniversary special, because it wasn't anything personal. He says it just didn't "occur to anyone" to ask him to come back.
The big HS Football match up this past weekend was slated to be Petoskey and Cadillac. Infact, Vic McCarty predicted a 4 point difference in score, 44-14, Cadillac's win. Vic will be on today to talk about it for the rest of the scores check out THIS link...
??Check this out from out friends at theticker.tc: Cancer Prevention & Survival Cooking Class
6:30pm Food for Life: Cancer Prevention; Survival Class. Nutrition info, food demos and samples. Starts Mon., Sept.10, and runs Mondays through Oct. 22, $110. Held at Old Mission Multigrain Bakery & Cafe in Traverse City. To register/more information, SherryDavisCooking.com or call 231.709.2309. check out THETICKER.TC for more (great website for all things local!!)
VMAs were on last night and One Direction walked away with 3! Here's the full list of winners:
--Video of the Year: Rihanna, "We Found Love" . . . It features Calvin Harris
--Best Female Video: Nicki Minaj, "Starships"
--Best Male Video: Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"
--Best New Artist: One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
--Best Pop Video: One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
--Best Hip Hop Video: Drake, "HYFR" . . . It features Lil Wayne.
--Best Rock Video: Coldplay, "Paradise"
--Best Electronic Dance Music Video: Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close"
--Best Video with a Message: Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"
--Most Share-Worthy Video: One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
--Best Choreography: Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"
--Best Direction: M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
--Best Art Direction: Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
--Best Cinematography: M.I.A., "Bad Girls"
--Best Editing: Beyoncé, "Countdown"
--Best Visual Effects: Skrillex, "First of the Year (Equinox)"
After nine years of marriage, AMY POEHLER and WILL ARNETT have separated. A source says, quote, "It's very amicable." They have two sons together, ages 2 and 3.
WIZ KHALIFA and AMBER ROSE revealed yesterday on the red carpet at the "MTV Video Music Awards" that they're expecting. Amber is about three months along, and she was definitely showing.
KELSEY GRAMMER may be parting with $30 million in order to settle his divorce from his ex-wife CAMILLE. Sources say their assets total around $60 million . . . which includes three homes that are going to be sold. And she's getting 50% of it. Why is she getting so much? Well, Kelsey had earned a lot of money from "Cheers" and "Frasier", but thanks to a drug problem and other bad decisions, he was basically broke when he married Camille in 1997.
CHRIS DAUGHTRY recently started working out again, and he's got some serious ABS
This is ridiculous . . . but amusing. The "National Enquirer" claims that QUEEN ELIZABETH is so fed up with PRINCE HARRY'S antics that she wants a DNA test to prove he's actually a royal. There's often been a rumor that Harry is the illegitimate son of PRINCESS DIANA and a guy named JAMES HEWITT, a former British cavalry officer she had an affair with. But it's not going to happen. PRINCE CHARLES is furious at his mother for even requesting it.
A sequel to "A Christmas Story", called "A Christmas Story 2: The Official Sequel", is hitting DVD just in time for the holidays. It takes place seven years after the original. Ralphie is 16, and instead of a bb gun, he wants a CAR. Obviously, nobody from the original is involved, because they're all either too old or dead. The only person in the new cast you'd recognize is DANIEL STERN, who plays Ralphie's dad.
Traverse City/ Northern Michigan Buzz:
Alpena at TC Central, 4 pm
Benzie Central at Frankfort, 7pm
Cadillac at Petoskey, 7 p.m.
Cheboygan at Standish Sterling, 7pm
East Jordan at Harbor Springs, 7 p.m.
Grayling at Charlevoix, 7 p.m.
Kalkaska at Boyne City, 7 p.m.
Mesick at Kingsley, 7pm
Pickford at Inland Lakes, 7 p.m.
Rogers City at Pellston, 7 p.m.
Suttons Bay at Maple City Glen Lake, 7pm
Don't see your school? 9 and 10 News have a great list HERE
KANYE WEST brags about KIM KARDASHIAN'S sex tape in a new song called "Clique", which will be on his upcoming album "Cruel Summer". Kanye raps, quote, "Ate breakfast at Gucci. My girl a superstar all from a home movie." Meanwhile, Kim referred to Kanye as her "perfect match" on "The View"yesterday.
ANDY RODDICK was put out to pasture at the U.S. Open last night after losing to Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina. Roddick had previously announced he was retiring after the tournament.
The "Hollywood Reporter" says the family on "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" only makes $2,000 to $4,000 an episode . . . total. But the mother on the show says they make "a good deal more" than that.
Young adult author JUDY BLUME had a mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer in July. She says she was shocked by the diagnosis because there's no family history, she's never smoked, she exercises daily, doesn't drink and has been at a healthy weight all her life. Judy is 74 years old, and had a hysterectomy due to cervical cancer 17 years ago.
Traverse City Nuggets
The Cherry Fest has officially changed the date to June 29-July 6th, so it will include the 4th of July holiday. Are we happy with that?
Another nude scandal for the royal family . . . although this one's kind of funny. 91-year-old PRINCE PHILIPaccidentally unleashed the ROYAL SCEPTER when he wore a kilt to the Highland Games in Scotland over the weekend. A picture of Philip flashing his royal subjects is all over the Internet. Fortunately, it's CENSORED.
ROBERT PATTINSON'S older sisters Lizzy and Victoria will NOT forgive KRISTENSTEWART for breaking their brother's heart. In fact, they've told Rob they'll "kill him if he gets back" with her. Meanwhile, Robert is considering a move back to London once he sells the Los Angeles home he once shared with Kristen.
ALEC BALDWIN may have started a war of words with HANK WILLIAMS JR. During a concert in Texas Sunday night, Hank called PRESIDENT OBAMA a Muslim who, quote, "hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, loves gays, and we hate him." Baldwin responded by calling Hank "a broken-down, senile, racist coot."
You may have noticed that BOB BARKER wasn't involved in yesterday's 40th Anniversary Special of the"Price Is Right". He says he wasn't even invited and he thinks it's because he's been too critical of the show for giving away prizes to attractions "notorious for animal abuse."
Traverse City Buzz:
From theticker.tc: “Around 2 a.m. on September 2, Traverse City police responded to a report of two people engaged in sexual intercourse behind the House of Doggs at 120 South Union St. after a female employee working at the restaurant reported hearing a woman screaming behind the business. Upon arrival officers found 19-year-old Traverse City man and a 22-year-old Traverse City woman – both completely naked and engaged in sexual intercourse – in the parking lot. Both suspects were instructed to cease and retrieve their clothing which was left next to a building a distance away. Both suspects stated that the act they were involved in was completely consensual and that they had made a mistake by doing this at this location.” My mind is blown with a numerous punch lines to this!! –Josh
If you live in Charlevoix, chances are you’re pretty peeved about that huge fireplace, or are you? More at the 7 and 4 page at upnorthlive.com
Floatilla, no record but HUGE turn out! More HERE from the Record Eagle
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25-Cent Classic Matinee at the State: 11:00am KNUTE ROCKNE ALL AMERICAN
2:00pm Kalkaska Community blood drive hosted by Michigan Blood. Held at the Education Center
5:00pm LinkedIn networking event at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City. Free admission; cash bar. Good way to meet other LinkedIn users in the area.