Traverse City/ Northern Michigan Buzz:
A school bus stop near a sex offenders house? 7 and 4 had the story yesterday, check it out here
9 and 10 is reporting that Traverse City is requesting bars increase security, read the story here..
Ready for some Friday Night Football? Here's the line up for tonight!!
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.