Don Chase in the Morning for September 11, 2012
WKML weather for today & tomorrow:
Today: Sunny & 82.
Tonight: Clear & 55.
Wednesday: Sunny & 82.
This is day 255 of the year. There are 111 days left.
Congrats to those in the WKML Family celebrating birthdays:
Hayley Merrell Hall
Tammy G. Roach
Happy 2nd anniversary Kurt & Scarlette Rhodes
WKML Country Notes:
Brooks, Kix --- It’s been 20 years in the making, but it was well worth the wait. Kix
Brooks delivers his first post-Brooks & Dunn solo album, titled “New To This Town,”
today. Kix co-wrote nine of the album’s 12 songs and also stepped behind the
scenes as producer of the album. Kix says he’s grateful for the career he’s been
given his the fans, and he hopes this new solo album will be one that they truly
enjoy. "It's very much like starting over to me. And the whole title, 'I Wish I Was
New To This Town'--on one level wish that wasn't all these preconceived notions
and there will always be the comparison. Ronnie is obviously a great singer, but I
don't do what Ronnie does. I like to think that we had success because we both had
something to offer."
--- Kix Brooks has been added to the artist lineup for Dierks Bentley’s seventh
annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert scheduled for
October 14th in Nashville. This year’s lineup on the ACM Lifting Lives main stage
also includes Sheryl Crow, Chris Young, Brantley Gilbert, The Cadillac Black and
Craig Campbell. Bentley has once again teamed up with CMT One Country for the
music-filled afternoon, which begins with a scenic hour-long motorcycle ride ending
at downtown Nashville’s Riverfront Park. All proceeds from the event will benefit
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children’s Miracle Network
Gilbert, Brantley --- Brantley Gilbert doesn’t need a stunt double. He does a back
flip from the roof of a car onto the hood in his new music video for “Kick It In The
Sticks.” It happens around the two minute mark. Gilbert says he was going to do it
with a guitar, but his guitar player talked him out of it.
Gloriana --- Gloriana’s Tom Gossin says the group’s new single is about not being
able to get an ex off your mind after a break-up. He co-wrote “Can’t Shake You”
and says “most people have been in this situation and can relate.” The tune is
featured on Gloriana’s latest album, “A Thousand Miles Left Behind.”
Lady Antebellum --- Happy birthday to Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, who turns
31 today. He isn't the only star in the family. In addition to his brother Josh, who is
also a singer, he has a sister-in-law who is a famous actress. Today's question:
Who is Charles' sister-in-law? Answer: Katherine Heigl
---Lady Antebellum is releasing a holiday disc, “On This Winter’s Night,” on October
22nd. The disc will contain a dozen songs, 11 classics and the title track written by
the band. Between legs of their “Own the Night 2012 World Tour” earlier this year,
Lady A hit the studio in Nashville to record the new collection, where they also
returned as co-producers alongside veteran producer Paul Worley.
Little Big Town --- Little Big Town releases their fifth studio album, Tornado today.
Rascal Flatts --- Rascal Flatts are getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The ceremony takes place on Hollywood Boulevard on September 17th. Super-
producer David Foster will be a special guest speaker.
Shelton, Blake --- Blake Shelton views his career in a whole new light since he
started coaching on The Voice. How has the show changed the way he feels about
his career? "It's definitely changed the way that I view my position, I guess in this
business, because it's easy to take it for granted sometimes. And every time I sit in
one of those chairs and see those people on that stage that want this, you know
what I mean, It's humbling; it's good for you."
Turner, Josh --- Josh Turner is taking his fans on tour with him. He has released a
new live album, called “Josh Turner: Live Across America.” It’s available exclusively
through Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. Turner took a Pro-Tools rig on the road
and recorded every show for four months. He says he picked the 12 “most magical
performances” and put them on this CD. It has a bunch of his greatest hits, along
with a few others that he says “fan can sink their teeth into.”
Young, Chris --- Chris Young is kicking off his “Liquid Neon” headlining tour at
Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The show takes place on November 15th
with special guests Thomas Rhett and Joanna Smith. Young grew up right outside of
Nashville and says he is so grateful for the support of his hometown crowd.
According to him, saying he’s excited for this show is “an obvious understatement.”
Tickets go on sale Friday.
NEWS OF THE WEIRD:
Update: Elvis’ Dirty Underwear Fail To Sell
A British auction house said a pair of unwashed underpants worn by Elvis Presley
failed to sell at a weekend auction. Omega Auctions in Stockport, England, said the
blue briefs – which feature a slight stain in the crotch area – were expected to sell
for $16,000 at the auction, but only attracted a high bid of $8,000, far less than the
$11,200 reserve price. The auction house said the underpants, which were among
100 pieces of Elvis memorabilia being sold at the auction to mark the 35th
anniversary of his death, were worn by the performer under one of his iconic white
jumpsuits during a 1977 concert.
Man Spends Decades On ‘Bathtub’ Plane
An 84-year-old Renton, Washington, man said he has spent nearly six decades
creating a replica of a 1924 “Dormay Bathtub” plane, and he hopes to fly it this
year. Ed Kusmirek said he bought an authentic engine for the plane for $40 in the
1950s and he has since restored the engine. During the past seven years he built a
replica of the airframe from re-purposed parts including pot lids, dirt bike wheels
and a spring from an old recliner. Kusmirek, who worked for 39 years as a
researcher at Boeing, said he needs approval from the Federal Aviation
Administration and a refresher of his flying skills before taking the plane into the
air. The pilot conceded the Dormay Bathtub is “very pilot unfriendly,” and replicas
of the plane were involved in fatal crashes in 2008 and 1994. However, Kusmirek
said he loves the design of the aircraft. He said he hopes to take the plane for one
flight before donating it to a museum.
Cactus Falls On Arizona Home
A Mesa, Arizona, couple said their house was damaged when a 30-foot-tall cactus
on their property broke apart and pieces struck their home. The Lindstroms said the
saguaro cactus broke apart Saturday morning and cost $3,000 to remove. The
couple said two arms of the cactus hit the shed outside of their home before hitting
the house itself. The damage includes a smashed computer and ripped-out wiring
for their telephone and cable. They said the body of the cactus stayed upright by
leaning against a telephone pole.
Candy Corn Oreos Hit Store Shelves
The internet has been buzzing with a photo of Candy Corn Oreos making the
rounds. The Oreo camp has confirmed that they are indeed real and they will be
available exclusively at Target starting this week for a suggested retail price of
$3.59. The cookie is a limited edition (Halloween season).
A Canadian SUV owner had to deal with a grizzly problem when he came home to
find that his vehicle had been pretty much trashed by a wild bear who tore the
thing apart and left a calling card – in the form of a steaming pile of poop deposited
in the back seat. The bear broke into the Toyota in a quest for a pic-a-nic basket,
but then found itself trapped inside and panicked, ripping off the door panels,
tearing out much of the interior wiring and shredding four of the air bags. Before
breaking out the back window to make its escape, the critter left its alternative fuel
contribution in the back. The total damage was estimated to be in the
neighborhood of $60,000 – which is more than a little boo-boo.
OFFICER DON'S POLICE BLOTTER:
Bacon Sparks Man’s Attack On Mom
A Pittsfield, Massachusetts, man who attacked his mother after she berated him for
eating too much bacon was sentenced to four months in jail. Christopher Rougeau,
19, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery and felony witness
intimidation after police said he grabbed his mother by the throat last December,
knocked her on the ground and disabled her phone when she attempted to call for
help. Police said the incident began when Rougeau’s mother yelled at him for eating
the bacon she had been saving for later in the week. Rougeau’s sentence will be
served concurrent to a six-month jail sentence he is serving for violating his
probation for an assault and battery charge for another attack against his mother in
A Connecticut man gave new meaning to the phrase "butt crack" when he showed
up at an emergency room in need of an x-ray -- which revealed that he had a large
bag of crack cocaine concealed in his rear. Tyrese Chapman ended up at the
hospital after he was shot in the knee during his attempt to sell the drugs,
according to cops. Chapman initially said a man approached him at random and
fired one round into his knee – just as his uncle happened to be driving by and able
to give him a ride to the ER. Chapman, who once did 11 years for robbery, is being
guarded by officers at the hospital while their investigation continues.
A Florida teenager showed off a fuse as short as her cut-offs after getting into a
brawl with her mother when she tried to wear a pair of Daisy Dukes to school.
Cops were summoned to the family home when the argument physical – which the
mom attributes to her smacking her daughter in the mouth for dropping an f-bomb.
The girl bit and attempted to choke her mom before fleeing the house for a bus
stop, where she was taken into custody.
Airport authorities in India went ape when they discovered a passenger trying to
get out of the country with a rare monkey hidden inside his underwear. Al Dhaheri
Hamad was detained when a security officer spotted him attempting to conceal a
tiny, seven-inch long Loris monkey – an endangered species native to Thailand – in
his undies for a flight to the Middle East. When he and his traveling companions
were caught monkeying around by customs officials, they confessed and led them
to a trash can where they'd stashed a second monkey in hopes of moving it later.
Welcome to today’s Don Chase Secret 2 Success,:
Our motto is “Expect Great Things To Happen.”
Have you heard some say, he or she is sooo lucky? We all have. Let’s clear this
luck thing up once and for all. In fact, let the founder of McDonalds Ray Kroc set us
straight. “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”
“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” Ray Kroc
Our motto is “Expect Great Things To Happen.”
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In major league baseball yesterday:
Milwaukee 4, Atlanta 1
Philadelphia 3, Miami 1
Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 3
Washington 5, at NY Mets 1
Chicago Cubs 4, at Houston 1
Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit 1
Minnesota 7, Cleveland 2
Colorado 6, San Francisco 5
Oakland 3, at LA Angels 1
San Diego 11, St. Louis 3
On tap today/tonight & starting pitchers:
Tampa Bay at Baltimore 7:05 PM Moore vs Hammel
Miami at Philadelphia 7:05 PM Eovaldi vs Halladay
Seattle at Toronto 7:07 PM Ramirez vs Morrow
NY Yankees at Boston 7:10 PM Kuroda vs Lester
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 7:10 PM Correia vs Leake
Washington at NY Mets 7:10 PM Zimmermann vs Dickey
Cleveland at Texas 8:05 PM Jimenez vs Harrison
Chicago Cubs at Houston 8:05 PM Germano vs Lyles
Detroit at Chicago White Sox 8:10 PM Fister vs Peavy
Atlanta at Milwaukee 8:10 PM Hudson vs Estrada
Kansas City at Minnesota 8:10 PM Smith vs Diamond
San Francisco at Colorado 8:40 PM Bumgarner vs Chacin
LA Dodgers at Arizona 9:40 PM Kershaw vs Kennedy
Oakland at LA Angels 10:05 PM Straily vs Williams
St. Louis at San Diego 10:05 PM Wainwright vs Volquez
Pete Rose got his 4,129nd hit on this day in 1985, breaking Ty Cobb's career
In NFL Monday Night Football:
Baltimore 44, Cincinnati 13
San Diego 22, Oakland 14
NFL Players Turning To iPads As Playbooks, Film Devices
Back in the day, when an NFL player was cut they were told to turn in their
playbooks. Nowadays, it’s more likely they might be asked to give back their club-
issued iPad. The Apple device is being used by 14 different teams – 12 more than
last year. In the NFC, the Bears, Cardinals, Cowboys, Lions, Packers, Panthers,
Redskins and Seahawks are using the tablets. In the AFC, teams using the tablet
are the Bengals, Broncos, Chargers, Colts, Dolphins and Ravens. Aside from making
the 500-page playbooks obsolete, the iPad may also make it possible for coaching
staffs to spend more time at home. Instead of spending hours in the team’s film
room studying their teams and opponents, the tablets can be used to download
video clips – in high-definition, no less.
First NFL Female Ref
It was history in zebra stripes Sunday, when Shannon Eastin worked the St. Louis
Rams-Detroit Lions game. She became the first woman official in an NFL regular-
season game. Before the national anthem, Eastin tucked her ponytail under her
cap. Eastin is among the replacement refs hired by the league while the regular
officials are locked out. As the game ended, Eastin helped to separate Rams and
Lions players who were pushing and shoving. Detroit won 27-23. And Lions coach
Jim Schwartz says having the first female official is “a great milestone.”
NFL Thursday, 9/13
Chicago at Green Bay 8:20 PM
Sunday, Sept. 16
Kansas City at Buffalo 1:00 PM CBS
Cleveland at Cincinnati 1:00 PM CBS
Minnesota at Indianapolis 1:00 PM FOX
New Orleans at Carolina 1:00 PM FOX
Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS
Oakland at Miami 1:00 PM CBS
Arizona at New England 1:00 PM FOX
Tampa Bay at NY Giants 1:00 PM FOX
Baltimore at Philadelphia 1:00 PM CBS
Washington at St. Louis 4:05 PM FOX
Dallas at Seattle 4:05 PM FOX
NY Jets at Pittsburgh 4:25 PM CBS
Tennessee at San Diego 4:25 PM CBS
Detroit at San Francisco 8:20 PM NBC
Monday, Sept. 17
Denver at Atlanta 8:30 PM
Let the Chase begin Sunday with the running of the Geico 400 from Chicagoland
RANDY JACKSON: Simon Cowell Tweets Randy's "Back on Idol"
Randy Jackson is apparently back on the American Idol judges panel. Simon Cowell,
Jackson's one-time fellow judge, tweeted on Monday, "Just heard Randy is back on
Idol. Right decision." Last month, word was that Randy was being ousted from the
judges' table and moved into a mentoring role. Jackson's been with Idol since the
show debuted in 2002. Although there have been a ton of rumors, so far only
Mariah Carey has been officially confirmed as a new judge, set to fill one of the
spots left open when Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler bailed on the show.
CARRIE ANN INABA: Calls Off Engagement
Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba and her fiancé, accountant Jesse
Sloan, have called off their engagement. Carrie's rep tells People magazine, "They
decided early in the summer to break off their engagement and have remained
friends." You might recall that Jesse proposed to Carrie on Live! With Regis and
Kelly in March 2011. Dancing With the Stars' 15th season starts September 24th
FIVE FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO AVOIDED DEATH ON 9/11
Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg are among those who missed fatal flights on
1. Seth MacFarlane. On September 11, 2001, the Family Guy creator was scheduled
to return to Los Angeles on American Airlines Flight 11, after speaking at his alma
mater, the Rhode Island School of Design. His travel agent told him his flight would
leave Logan Airport at 8:15 a.m., when it was actually scheduled to depart at 7:45
a.m. MacFarlane arrived at Boston Logan Airport a few minutes after boarding was
stopped. An hour later, Flight 11 was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade
2. Sarah Ferguson. The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson was in New York City on
September 11, 2001. She was in NBC studios being interviewed by Matt Lauer
when the first plane hit. Ferguson’s charity, Chances for Children, was located on
the 101st floor of 1 World Trade Center. She was scheduled to be in the building
with the charity but she was running late.
3. Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg and some friends were scheduled to fly on American
Airlines Flight 11. At the last minute they changed their plans and decided to
charter a plane to Toronto, for a film festival. This near brush with death still haunts
his dreams. Wahlberg recalled what might have been had he and his buddies been
on that flight: “We certainly would have tried to do something to fight. I’ve had
probably over 50 dreams about it.”
4. Jim Pierce. The managing director of AON Corporations and cousin of George W.
Bush, was scheduled to attend a business conference on the 105th floor of the
South Tower. However, due to the size of the crowd wishing to attend, the location
was switched to the Millennium Hotel across the street.
5. Ian Thorpe. The Australian Olympic swimmer was out for a jog and intended to
go to the observation deck at the World Trade Center when he realized he had
forgotten his camera. He hailed a cab and asked the cabbie to take him to his hotel,
so he could get it. He returned to his hotel room and happened to turn on the TV
where he saw the North Tower of the World Trade Center on fire.
JESSICA SIMPSON: Reveals Weight Loss
Jessica Simpson revealed on Katie Couric's new talk show yesterday that she's lost
more than 40 pounds since giving birth four months ago. Jess, who recently signed
with Weight Watchers, wouldn't give an exact amount on her weight loss, saying,
"It's not about the numbers." She also unveiled her new Weight Watchers
commercial, which was shot two weeks ago and doesn't show her body. Jess
explains, "I didn't want the big body reveal moment. It wasn't me."
JERRY LAWLER: Collapses During Monday Night Raw
Jerry "The King" Lawler, one of the commentators on WWE's Monday Night Raw TV
show, collapsed during Monday night's live telecast and was rushed to a Montreal
hospital. In the middle of a match between the team of Daniel Bryan and Kane vs.
The Prime Time Players, Lawler collapsed and stopped breathing. He was given CPR
at the arena by ringside doctors. While pro wrestling is often believed to be staged,
this appeared real and most of the fans in the stands were watching the press box
instead of the match. The 62-year-old Lawler had participated in a match earlier in
the evening, but appeared OK in a segment that was telecast before he collapsed.
His broadcast partner Michael Cole gave updates on Lawler throughout the rest of
the broadcast, last reporting that Lawler was breathing on his own and was reacting
to stimuli, but was still in the ER undergoing tests.
Web’s Most Dangerous Celebrities
Emma Watson lands atop McAfee’s annual list of Most Dangerous Celebrity in
Cyberspace. The actress replaces last year’s No. 1 champ, Heidi Klum, on the
yearly list released by the Internet security firm McAfee. According to McAfee,
“searching for the latest Emma Watson pictures and downloads yields more than a
12.6% chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats,
such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.” The top 10
on the list:
1. Emma Watson
2. Jessica Biel
3. Eva Mendes
4. Selena Gomez
5. Halle Berry
6. Megan Fox
8. Cameron Diaz
9. Salma Hayek
10. Sofia Vergara
Miley Cyrus Accused Of Assault
Police are investigating an alleged assault at Beacher’s Madhouse at the Roosevelt
Hotel on Saturday, and the supposed victim is pointing the finger at Miley Cyrus.
The 19-year-old was reportedly at the Beacher’s in Los Angeles to spend some time
with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth when a confrontation quickly spiraled out of
control. According to TMZ, the police report, filed Sunday morning, claims the
unidentified accuser allegedly bumped into Liam’s chair, leading to a heated
exchange of words. Taunting reportedly escalated into a staring match, which
convinced Miley to get in the middle and break it up. While she was doing so,
however, she allegedly shoved and struck the man in the face, causing no visible
injuries. A bystander who was there told TMZ the argument happened but nothing
Miley Cyrus Trespasser Charged
Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a man with trespassing after his weekend
arrest at the home of actress-singer Miley Cyrus. A city attorney’s spokesman says
Jason Luis Rivera was charged yesterday with two counts of trespassing and one
count of resisting arrest. Rivera was arrested early Saturday after police say he
attempted to force his way into Cyrus’ home. Police said at the time that Rivera was
carrying a pair of scissors and claimed to be a friend of Miley’s. Police say he
repeatedly threw himself against an outside wall as if he was trying to break into
Cyrus’ home. Rivera pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $100,000 bail. He
is scheduled to return to court September 17th.
Jay Leno To Stay On NBC For Two More Years After Budget Cut
Though he recently criticized NBC and its parent company Comcast’s decision to
reduce his late-night show’s budget, Jay Leno has no intention of leaving the
network. In fact, the host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has extended his
deal to May 2014. NBC’s entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt confirmed that Leno
agreed to take a 50% pay cut as part of the reduced budget. The 62-year-old Leno
now receives around $15 million per year, slashing the show’s $100 million annual
budget by about 20%.
Clint Eastwood Says Empty Chair Was A Spur Of The Moment Thing
Clint Eastwood had no idea he was going to talk to an empty chair until minutes
before he went on stage at the Republican National Convention. Eastwood says he
got the idea when someone kept asking him if he wanted to sit down. He says the
Romney campaign tried to find out what he was going to say, but he told them he
didn’t know. As for why he ran long, Eastwood says no one gave him any signal to
wrap it up. Eastwood says he doesn’t regret anything he said.
Another Dance Competition
Make way for yet another dance competition. This one will feature 12 boys and girls
who hope to dance their way to the prize of $100,000 and a scholarship to the
Young Dancer Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. The judges will be
Abby Lee Miller from “Dance Mom,” Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin and Richard
Jackson, who’s done choreography for Lady Gaga. “Abby’s Ultimate Dance
Competition will premiere next month on Lifetime.
Robin Roberts Checks Into Hospital
“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts said on Twitter she was checking
into a hospital yesterday to prepare for a bone-marrow transplant. “My last tweet
for awhile. Heading to hospital...time to focus on healing,” she wrote. “I take each
& every one of you w/me in my heart. Light and love.” Roberts, a 51-year-old
breast cancer survivor, is undergoing the procedure as treatment for a rare blood
disorder. She left “GMA” on medical leave August 30th, then traveled to Mississippi
to see her ailing mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, who died shortly after she
arrived. The elder Roberts was 88.
Justin Timberlake In Line To Be Grizzlies Owner?
Justin Timberlake could be one of the owners of the Memphis Grizzlies. A person
familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press Timberlake has agreed to be
part of the group led by billionaire Robert Pera that wants to buy the Grizzlies. Pera
agreed in June to buy the Grizzlies from Michael Heisley for a reported $350 million.
The NBA has not yet approved the purchase.
‘Girls Gone Wild’ Founder Loses In $20 Million Slander Case
A jury has awarded casino magnate Steve Wynn $20 million in his slander lawsuit
against “Girls Gone Wild” impresario Joe Francis. Wynn, owner of the Wynn and
Encore resorts in Las Vegas, filed suit in 2010 after Francis claimed Wynn
threatened to kill him over a huge gambling debt. Wynn had asked for $12 million
in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages, saying his reputation could be
severely damaged if people believed that’s how he ran his business. The jury gave
Wynn $8 million more than he asked for. Francis and his attorneys argued during
the trial that Wynn’s threat was real, claiming that music producer Quincy Jones – a
neighbor of Francis and an old friend of Wynn’s – told Francis in an email that Wynn
wanted him dead. In court, however, Jones testified he never told Francis that, and
the defense team never produced the alleged email. Wynn and Francis have a long-
running dispute over a gambling debt of nearly $2 million Francis racked up at
Wynn properties. Francis filed an earlier lawsuit in Nevada claiming Wynn
employees supplied him with drugs and prostitutes during the time he was racking
up the debt, but the judge in the case sided with Wynn.
Michael Clarke Duncan Laid To Rest
Michael Clarke Duncan was laid to rest yesterday in a Hollywood cemetery, and
many of Hollywood’s elite came out to pay their respects. Tom Hanks and Jay Leno,
both looking somber, were in attendance, as was Duncan’s tearful fiancée, Omarosa
Manigault-Stallworth. Vivica A. Fox and Holly Robinson Peete were there as well.
The 54-year-old actor suffered a heart attack July 13th and died on September 3rd.
A coroner confirmed Duncan passed away of natural causes. His death certificate
lists respiratory failure as his immediate cause of death.
The Carol Burnett Show premiered on this day in 1967.
YOUNG CELEB GRANDPARENTS
We think of grandparents as being, well, those old people. But these celebs became
grandparents for the first time at a much younger age. Check it out ...
Cee-Lo Green – 35
Pierce Brosnan – 44
Whoopi Goldberg – 34
Jim Carrey – 48
NeNe Leakes – 44
James Brolin – 47
Sarah Palin – 44
Naomi Judd – 48
Donny Osmond – 47
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar – 43 and 44
Anderson (Syn) Niecy Nash of “Real Housewives” on her son’s autism and Human
Lie Detector Janine Driver.
Kelly And Michael (Syn) Matthew Perry and Olivia Wilde.
The View (ABC) Jennifer Hudson and George Stephanopoulos.
Dr. Phil (Syn) Friends of George Zimmerman speak out.
The Martha Stewart Show (Syn) The flower show.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syn) Britney Spears and Simon Cowell.
Rachael Ray Show (Syn) Bottom-of-the-jar makeup and Buddy’s lunch box cookies.
The Doctors (Syn) The most surprising episode ever.
The Dr. Oz Show (Syn) Restart your blood.
The Wendy Williams Show (Syn) Lester Holt and fashion designer Betsey Johnson.
The Talk (CBS) Shaun T.
Katie Couric (ABC) Aimee Copeland and Danica Patrick.
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS)
The Voice (NBC)
Go On (NBC)
The New Normal (NBC)
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
The Middle (ABC)
Private Practice (ABC)
Last Man Standing (ABC)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Don’t Trust The B**** In Apartment 23 (ABC)
Late Night Lineup:
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) Katie Couric, Dax Shepard and Emeli Sande.
Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) Roseanne Barr, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff the
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) Adam Goldberg.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Woody Harrelson, Kenan Thompson and Cat
Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) Piers Morgan, “Getting Up: The Tempt One Story”
and Thee Oh Sees.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (COM) TBA.
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) Dr. Phil, Dakota Johnson and Rita Ora.
The Colbert Report (COM) TBA.
Conan (TBS) Eva Longoria, James Marsden and Roy Wood Jr.
Tavis Smiley (PBS) Colin Powell.
Chelsea Lately (E!) Kate Walsh, Ben Gleib, Jen Kirkman and Lavell Crawford.
Anniversary Of 9/11 Proclaimed Patriot Day
President Obama proclaimed today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11,
2001, terrorist attacks on U.S soil, Patriots Day and National Day of Service and
Remembrance. “As we remember the victims, their families, and the heroes who
stood up during one of our country’s darkest moments, I invite all Americans to
reclaim that abiding spirit of compassion by serving their communities in the days
and weeks ahead,” Obama said in a proclamation yesterday. In December 2001,
Congress designated September 11th as Patriot Day. In April 2009, Congress
requested the observance of September 11th as an annually recognized National
Day of Service and Remembrance. In the proclamation, Obama called on federal
departments and agencies to fly the flag at half staff in memory of those who died
on September 11, 2001, when two planes struck the World Trade Center in New
York and the Pentagon in Washington. A fourth plane crashed in a field in
Pennsylvania as passengers stormed the cockpit. This year more than 30 well-
known celebrities have joined the movement by sharing and posting personal 9/11
stories and pledges as short videos on www.911day.org. These include John
Krasinski, Julianna Margulies, Dr. Oz, Victor Cruz, Justin Tuck, Fabolous, Deepak
Chopra, and even Jason Acuna, better known as Johnny Knoxville’s side kick “Wee-
Man.” Separately, thousands of volunteer service projects are planned throughout
the country, inspired by the movement. All projects are open to the public and
those interested in participating may register to volunteer by visiting
Obama To Hold Moment Of Silence For 9/11
President Obama and staff members will gather on the White House lawn this
morning for a moment of silence in honor of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11
attacks. The president and first lady Michelle Obama then visit the 9/11 memorial
at the Pentagon, hit by a hijacked plane shortly after similar attacks at the World
Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. This afternoon, Obama will visit
with wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed medical center. In addition, both the
Obama and Mitt Romney campaigns have announced they will pull political
television ads today.
How Are The 9/11 Babies Doing?
On September 11, 2001 Christine Pisera Naman experienced the horror of the
terrorist attacks as all Americans did. At the same time, she witnessed the birth of
new life as she brought her son Trevor into the world. Compelled by the idea that
life was both given and taken that day, Naman conceived of creating a photo book
featuring one baby born that day from each of the 50 states. That book, “Faces of
Hope,” became a bestseller, and was quoted by President Obama upon the tragic
death of Christina Green, one of the children in the book. Green was killed in the
assassination attempt on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Last year, Naman released a
follow-up book, “Faces Of Hope Ten Years Later,” which she dedicated to Green’s
9/11 WTC Health Program Adds 50 Types Of Cancer
The federal government has added about 50 types of cancer to the list of
September 11th World Trade Center-related illnesses that will be covered by a
program to pay for health coverage. The National Institute for Occupational Safety
announced the change yesterday, the eve of the 11th anniversary of the terrorist
attacks. The institute said last June that it favored expanding the existing $4.3
billion September 11th health program to include people with 50 types of cancer.
That move followed years of lobbying by construction workers, firefighters, police
officers, office cleaners and others who fell ill in the decade after the terror attack,
which destroyed the 110-story twin towers, spewing toxic dust. NIOSH acted after
an advisory committee made up of doctors, union officials and community
advocates recommended that cancer be added. Previously, the aid effort had
covered only people with mostly less-serious ailments, including asthma, acid reflux
disease and chronic sinus irritation.
AL-QAIDA: No. 2 Leader Killed in Airstrike
On the eve of the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks comes
word that al-Qaida's number-two leader in Yemen was killed in an airstrike on
Monday with six others traveling with him in a vehicle. Confirmation came from
U.S. and Yemeni officials. The killing is considered a major breakthrough in the
U.S.-backed campaign to shut down the terrorist group in that poor Arab nation.
Saeed al-Shihri, reportedly spent six years in the U.S. military prison at
Guantanamo Bay and fought in Afghanistan. He was killed by a missile, thought to
have been fired by an unmanned U.S.-operated drone, while he was leaving his
CHICAGO TEACHERS STRIKE: Ryan Agrees With Rahm Emanuel
Republicans and Democrats have finally found something that they agree on -- the
Chicago teachers strike. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said
today (Monday) during a campaign stop in Portland, Oregon, "Mayor Emanuel is
right today in saying that this teacher's union strike is unnecessary and wrong. We
know that Rahm is not going to support our campaign, but on this issue and this
day we stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel." Ryan's running mate Mitt Romney also
weighed in with a statement that said he sides "with the parents and students
depending on public schools to give them the skills to succeed" and that he's
disappointed with the striking teachers. Emanuel, however, called Romney's
statement "lip service." Before he was elected mayor of Chicago in 2011, Emanuel
served as President Obama's chief of staff from 2009 through 2010. Obama has yet
to weigh in on the strike. As a result of the teachers strike, more than 26,000
educators in the Chicago area didn't show up for work on Monday over a contract
dispute with the Chicago Board of Education.
Anti-Obama Documentary Now No. 2 Political Doc Ever
On the weekend following President Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic
National Convention, the anti-Obama documentary “2016 Obama’s America”
became the second-highest-grossing political documentary ever, behind only
Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Its weekend gross of $3.3 million brought its
gross to $26.2 million and pushed it past Moore’s other documentaries, 2007’s
“Sicko” with $24.5 million; 2002’s Oscar-winning “Bowling for Columbine” with
$21.5 million; and 2009’s “Capitalism A Love Story.” “Fahrenheit” remained No. 1
with $119.1 million. Reports indicated that the film was strongly marketed in
churches that also packed theaters for faith-based films and on conservative talk
shows. Deadline.com reported over the weekend that busloads of people were
arriving at theaters around the country in pre-organized trips.
WORKPLACE: Things That Start Wars in the Office
Anytime people are expected to share a common area for a prolonged amount of
time, conditions are always perfect for a feud to boil over. That's certainly true at
the workplace. There are so many little fight-starters that present themselves on a
daily basis. Here are six common things that start wars in every office.
1. The thermostat. Giving employees control over the thermostat is like throwing
one steak into a cage of two lions. Men are hot and want the air conditioner turned
up. Women are freezing and want the heat turned on. The fighting often gets ugly.
2. The coffee maker. Did someone finish the pot and leave without making more?
Did someone make the pot extra strong because they like it that way?
3. Kids' fundraisers. Would you be the most-hated person in your office if you didn't
agree to buy Girl Scout cookies from your co-worker's kid? What if you bought from
their kid and they didn't buy from your kid? Yikes, that could get ugly.
4. The office potluck party. There are always those who bring nothing to the table
but eat anyway.
5. Burned microwave popcorn. It appears that Mary entered 30-minutes instead of
30-seconds on the microwave again and now the entire office is choking on popcorn
6. Failing to reset the timer on the microwave. People will often stop the microwave
before the time runs out, but don't reset the clock. This really ticks off your OCD
coworkers who hate seeing one-second on the clock.
17-Year-Old Girl Invents Heart Exam For Cellphones
Catherine Wong is a 17-year-old high school student from New Jersey but she’s
already making a name for herself in both the science and technology communities.
Wong was a finalist in second annual Google Science Fair for creating a Bluetooth-
enabled device that allows for remote cardiac examination. She made a cellphone
that will test your heart. Wong was a finalist in the Google contest and won
National Public Radio’s “Joe’s Big Idea” video contest. She set out to make a device
that would give some of the millions of people in this world with limited medical
access, but who have cellphones, a way to get their heart tested. The device she
made is like a portable electrocardiogram, or ECG/EKG. The data is sent to an
offsite doctor for analysis. The problem is that the medical equipment typically used
to perform the test is expensive and bulky, making it impractical for people who
lack money and access to hospitals.
SCHOOL DAZE: iPhones Help Students Get Better Grades
While iPhones are definitely great for keeping in touch, they can also be used as a
powerful study tool. If you’re smart about it, you should be able to use your iPhone
to study less and still make the grade. Here are some of the best ways to do it:
-Assignments – Get an app that helps you track assignments and classes.
-Voice Notes – Record quick notes on your phone – or even an entire lecture.
-The Camera – If you find that your professor erases the board way too fast, or if
you need to capture a photo of the current slide on the screen, then just take a
WORKING WORLD: You Should Brag About Yourself at Work
Sure, no one likes a bragger, but according to a new study you should totally start
bragging about yourself at work – especially if you are looking to get ahead.
Apparently, people who extol their own virtues are more likely to get chosen for
leadership roles in the workplace. But, no surprise here, because women tend NOT
to talk themselves up, they miss out on opportunities for advancement. So next
time you get a glowing review from a client – forward it to your boss ... and get
MOVIES EVERY GUY NEEDS TO SEE
The summer movie season ended with a whimper as it was one of the worst
weekends at the box office in a decade. Just because there aren’t any good movies
at the theater doesn’t mean there aren’t good movies to see. Now might be the
exact right time to reach into the library and bring out the good stuff. For example,
here’s a list of movies every guys needs to see:
Field of Dreams
The Wild Bunch
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Most / Least Frugal Cities
ShopAtHome.com has released its national ranking of the most and least frugal
U.S. cities. The “August Buy-havior Report” shows more online coupon usage in
landlocked cities than in coastal cities, especially those west of the Mississippi. The
report, which tracks consumers’ coupon usage on the site from the 226 U.S. cities
with populations over 100,000, found that cities hit hardest by the Great Recession
like Flint and Detroit, both in Michigan, are not likely to use coupons. Cities with
some of the highest populations (Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and Houston)
also appear to utilize online savings less when compared to cities with populations
between 100,000 and 400,000 (like Birmingham, Alabama; and Boise, Idaho). An
analysis of the report reveals:
-Four New England states – New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island
and Georgia – are the most frugal in the nation
-Florida has four of the top 25 most frugal cities and is the 8th most frugal state
-California joins four Southern states – Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas
– as some of the least frugal
-California has eight of the least frugal cities, including Los Angeles, Pasadena, San
Jose and Oakland