Traverse City/ Northern Michigan Buzz
The Governor (sorry slight Walking Dead AMC show reference there) signed a new law yesterday. Level 1 and 2 license holders can no longer talk on their cell while driving, more from 7 and 4 news here...
LANCE ARMSTRONG will sit for a 90-minute interview with OPRAH that'll air next Thursday night on OWN. Will he admit to using performance-enhancing drugs? Some sources say he will . . . but there's no official word on that. Meanwhile, "60 Minutes" says Lance offered the US Anti-Doping Agency a $250,000 bribe back in 2004. They turned him down.
During Monday night's BCS title game between Alabama and Notre Dame, BRENT MUSBURGER spent a little too much time drooling over KATHERINE WEBB, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. MCCARRON. It was uncomfortable enough that ESPN actually apologized. A station rep Tweeted, quote, "We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test. However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that." Meanwhile, Katherine has gained almost 200,000 Twitter followers since the game.
JUSTIN BIEBER will pull double-duty on "Saturday Night Live" next month . . . serving as the host and the musical guest.
There's a new free Facebook app that can help you figure out which one of your friends gave you the FLU. It analyzes your friends' profiles for words in status updates that could hint at who's sick, and reports back to you. You can install the app at facebook.com/HelpRemedies
In China, a father was upset that his son was obsessed with online role-playing games like "World of Warcraft". So he hired a HITMAN . . . to kill his son's online gaming character every time he logged on. And the plan actually worked. The son got discouraged with the games, and ended up having an honest dialogue with his father about his future plans and career outlook.