Traverse City/ Northern Michigan Buzz:
The mother of missing Baby Kate will be on Dr. Phil today. Dr Phil airs at 4pm on 7 and 4.
Speaking of 7 and 4, they're reporting Kalkaska is getting it's band back! More here...
TC looking to ban alcohol downtown? 9 and 10 has more!
DREW BARRYMORE had a baby! This is the first child for Drew and her husband Will Kopelman, an art consultant she married in June. (--Drew is 37, Will is 35.) The baby's name is Olive Barrymore Kopelman. It's not clear if the name came from this, but Drew voiced the main character in the 1999 TV special "Olive, the Other Reindeer".
The Internet has pretty much decided that ROBERT PATTINSON and KRISTEN STEWART are back together. And we may get a better idea of whether or not that's true within the next few days. Sources say Rob and Kristen will be out on the promotional trail together with their cast mates to hype the final "Twilight" movie . . . which comes out on November 16th.
Earlier this year, JOHN MAYER put TAYLOR SWIFT on blast for supposedly writing the song "Dear John" about him. But now, Taylor's saying the song might not even be about him. She says, quote, "How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about."
Forbes.com has released its list of the Highest-Paid Women in Entertainment . . . and OPRAH WINFREY tops it, earning $165 million in the year between May of 2011 and May of 2012. Next year, Oprah probably won't be that high. There's no more revenue from "The Oprah Winfrey Show", which she took off the air last year. And she has yet to take a salary from her OWN TV channel. Here are the 10 Highest-Paid Women in Entertainment, and what they earned over that same one-year period . . .
#1.) Oprah Winfrey, $165 million
#2.) Britney Spears, $58 million
#3.) Taylor Swift, $57 million
#4.) (tie) Ellen DeGeneres and Rihanna, $53 million
#6.) (tie) Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, $52 million
#8.) (tie) Gisele Bundchen, Katy Perry and Judge Judy, $45 million
Not that I'm judging here but I'm starting to think I'm doing life ALL wrong: TMZ claims TLC offered the "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" family a significant raise after just two episodes. Supposedly, they recognized that it was going to be a hit, and rewarded the family by bumping their pay from $5,000 to $7,000 per episode . . . to between $15,000 and $20,000 per episode
Everyone wants "Family Guy" creator SETH MACFARLANE to host EVERYTHING. The Academy has announced that Seth will host the OSCARS on February 24th. Last month, he hosted "Saturday Night Live", and presented at the Emmys. He also hosted Comedy Central's CHARLIE SHEEN roast a while back.
Random Stuff that'll make ya go...whaaaaa...
I'm sure 99.9% of the Chinese restaurants in this country are making good, clean food, and not getting caught for LEGENDARY health code violations. But it only takes that ONE story to make you suspicious of all of them and the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg, Kentucky just became that story. Last Thursday afternoon, a woman named Katie Hopkins and her friends were eating at the Red Flower, and saw two workers wheeling in a garbage can. They were trying to be slick, but Katie spotted a large animal sticking out of the can. The workers wheeled it into the kitchen, trailing BLOOD behind them. Katie called the health department, and when a health inspector got there, he found out they'd just wheeled some ROADKILL into the kitchen. A dead deer, to be specific. The restaurant tried to explain that the dead deer wasn't going to be served to customers . . . it was for the owner and his family. As you'd expect, that excuse did NOT work. The Red Flower was shut down IMMEDIATELY. They can reopen if they pass the state's most rigorous health inspection, and prove they've sanitized the restaurant.
I hear ya man, this happens to me whenever I have a run in w/ management: Yesterday, a math professor at Michigan State University was teaching a freshman calculus class when he suddenly had some kind of NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. He started screaming, swearing, and then STRIPPED NAKED. Eventually the campus police got there and took him to a local hospital for an evaluation. He hasn't been charged with any crime
You guys know I don't fly b/c I'm scared crappless to do it and here's another reason why: On Saturday AND yesterday, American Airlines flights to Miami had ROWS OF SEATS come LOOSE during the flights and start sliding around the plane. Both flights made safe emergency landings. The sliding seats were blamed on subcontractors who didn't properly reattach the seats after maintenance.