Jimmy Elliott Bio:
Birthday: October 4
A 34+ year veteran of the world of radio, Jimmy has been with WOVK since 1993, and has been Program Director & Music Director of the station since the Summer of 1997... Born and raised in Wheeling, Jimmy got his start in Radio in 1978 at legendary local Top 40 station 14WK. Over the years, he has worked for literally every radio station in the Upper Ohio Valley at one time or another, plus outside of the Ohio Valley, for several different Pittsburgh stations over the years, plus stations in Dallas, TX and in the Florida Keys. Jimmy also spent several years as Director of Marketing & Licensing for an international comic-book publishing company in the early '90s...
Steve Crow Bio:
Birthday: January 26
The "Radio Bug" bit Steve back in 1976. Since then, he has been a reporter, copywriter, news anchor, disc jockey, and sportscaster for a number of Ohio Valley radio Stations, and has played everything from Country, Rock and Roll, Oldies, and now back to Country. Steve joined the staff of WOVK in Feb 2001, and joined Morning Madness in January of 2002... A self proclaimed "Golf Nut", Steve is also the mild-mannered Manager of Kurtz Monument Company in Wheeling, and a licensed Life Insurance Agent. A life-long resident of the Ohio Valley, Steve has somehow managed to stay married for three decades to his long suffering and saintly wife, Becky. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Jeannette and Emily, and grandparents of Gracie, who is Pap-Pap's bestest pal and the Greatest Gift he ever received...
J.J. Abrams' follow-up to his 2009 Star Trek prequel opens nationwide Thursday.
In Star Trek Into Darkness, the crew of the Enterprise is confronted with a new villain: someone from within their own organization. Captain Kirk, again played by Chris Pine, leads the effort to capture the bad guy.
The cast again features Zachary Quinto, as Spock; Zoe Saldana, as Uhura; Karl Urban, as Bones; Simon Pegg, as Scotty; Anton Yelchin, as Chekov; and John Cho, as Sulu.
Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the mysterious villain.
Star Trek Into Darkness, which is screening in 3D, is rated PG-13. It's the only movie opening in wide release this week.
While therapy dogs and cats are nothing new, another animal is being used to comfort hospital patients and others in need: llamas.
While the camel cousin is equally famous for its soft fur and its ability to spit at distances when perturbed, llama owner Niki Kuklenski says in some cases, the animals make the perfect therapy animals, and hers love to kiss. The fuzzy lip bumps help immensely, she says.
In fact, Kuklenski recently set up a kissing booth for her llamas Marisco and Flight at Camp Korey, a non-profit for kids with medical conditions. Her llamas also kiss patients at nursing homes and hospitals, and have helped bring some patients out of their shells.
Lori Gregory also lends her llamas to visit patients of all ages who have emotional problems. "Every room we went to, they [the staff members] were just freaking out," Gregory said. "'Herald hasn't spoken in a month, and I heard him say 'cute.' 'Helen hasn't sat up in a long time, and she's trying to move.'" She said she felt as if she were watching "miracles."
A 49-year-old woman from Quincy, Massachusetts found herself in a pickle, accused of assaulting a woman who put too many pickles on her sandwich.
According to the Patriot-Ledger, Tina Drouin ordered a steak-and-cheese sub from the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog shop at the Quincy Center train station on Saturday, and became combative with the employee making her sammy. Drouin reportedly balked at how many pickles were being put on her sandwich, and when a refund was refused, the customer is accused of punching the employee in the face, sending her and two jars of pickles smashing to the floor.
The employee gave chase, however, catching up with the very unhappy customer and holding her until cops arrived. Drouin is facing assault charges.
Jack Bauer will live to see another day...but his day will be slightly shorter.
Fox has announced that 24, starring Keifer Sutherland as agent Jack Bauer, will be returning to the network in 2014, mostly likely in May. But whereas the show previously played out over 24 episodes, with each episode documenting a single hour in a single day in Bauer's life, the new model 24 has been recast as a 12-episode "event series."
Speaking with reporters on Monday, Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly said the new series, called 24: Live Another Day, was precipitated by the producers of the show abandoning plans to make a feature film. "I think they all agreed, 'You know what? 24 being compressed into two hours is not 24,'" Reilly told reporters.
But what about compressing 24 into 12 hours, rather than 24? Reilly says that out of those original 24 hours, there were really only 12 that mattered anyway. "The spine of the 24 episodes was really about, about 12 hours," he told reporters. "Those were where the big events occurred and then there were little twists and connective tissue in between."
Of course, packing all the action into 12 hours will mean that the show will have to leave out certain moments in Jack's day.
"What we'll be able to do is go in chronological order of the day, but they will skip hours," Reilly explained. "You may go....7 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m. 10, 11, 12, 3. So it'll be dictated by the plot." He added that they've got "just about a who's who of Hollywood coming in the door right now wanting to participate in this," but would not reveal any of the big names he's presumably got lined up.
In a statement, Keifer Sutherland said, "To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend. The story ideas...are exciting and fresh, and will not disappoint...Make no mistake, my goal is to knock your socks off. See you soon.”
There have been dozens of TV moms over the years, but June Cleaver of the series Leave It to Beaver has once again been named the TV mom Americans would most like to have had growing up.
Actress Barbara Billingsley’s June Cleaver is the top ranked mom in a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll. Maybe it was the fresh baked cookies she had waiting for the Beaver when he got home from school.
Claire Huxtable of The Cosby Show was ranked second, followed by Carol Brady of The Brady Bunch.
The top three rankings match a Harris Poll that asked the same question back in 2008.
Marion Cunningham from Happy Days and Donna Stone from The Donna Reed Show were tied for fourth.
Michelle Duggar of the reality show 19 Kids and Counting was ranked tenth.
Lorelei Gilmore of Gilmore Girls and Marge Simpson of The Simpsons were on the list in the 2008 poll, but dropped off this year.
Here’s The Harris Poll’s rankings of TV Moms Americans would most like to have had as a mom when they were growing up:
1. June Cleaver, Leave It to Beaver
2. Claire Huxtable, The Cosby Show
3. Carol Brady, The Brady Bunch
4. Marion Cunningham, Happy Days & Donna Stone, The Donna Reed Show (tie)
6. Harriet Nelson, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
7. Lucy Ricardo, I Love Lucy
8. Samantha Stevens, Bewitched
9. Roseanne Connor, Roseanne
10. Michelle Duggar, 19 Kids and Counting
The Harris Poll was conducted online between April 10 and 15, 2013 and involved 2,345 adults.
The Great Gatsby wasn't great enough to displace Iron Man 3 at the top of the box office.
The superhero sequel was the number-one movie for the second weekend in a row, earning an estimated 72.5 million dollars. It has now made approximately 285 million since its release in the U.S. a week and a half ago. It opened earlier overseas, where it's collected 664.1 million.
The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, had a debut that surpassed expectations. The adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel raised 51.1 million dollars at the domestic box office.
The other movie to open in wide release, the comedy Peeples, premiered in fourth place, with 4.9 million.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:
1. Iron Man 3, $72.5 million.
2. The Great Gatsby, $51.1 million.
3. Pain and Gain, $5 million.
4. Peeples, $4.9 million.
5. 42, $4.7 million.
6. Oblivion, $3.9 million.
7. The Croods, $3.6 million.
8. The Big Wedding, $2.5 million.
9. Mud, $2.4 million.
10. Oz the Great and Powerful, $802,000.
Mothers are constantly popping up in country songs from Carrie Underwood's "Mama's Song" to Garth Brooks' "Papa Loved Mama" to Miranda Lambert's latest hit, "Mama's Broken Heart." While all those songs may not be appropriate for Mother's Day this Sunday, quite a few country stars are paying tribute to the special moms in their lives this weekend:
-- This Mother's Day, Darius Rucker will give his wife Beth the gift most moms would dream of -- getting time away from the kids. Darius admits he's not really a good gift-giver, because he's given Beth permission to just buy whatever she wants.
He says, "I think my time is the best thing I can give to my family, because I’m on the road so much. So, that’s what I try to do."
-- Eric Church owes his success as a country star to his mother, who he credits with passing on her musical talent to him. He says, "She sings great, always has, her mom sung great. I owe my musical chops to her. And she still sings some."
On a larger scale, Eric credits his mother with making him who he is today.
"I think that she’s given me a lot of the qualities that it has taken for me to get me where I am," he says. "Not only as a musician, but as a man."
-- Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild always dreamed of becoming a mother, and now she's thankful to have her little son Elijah with husband and band mate Jimi Westbrook.
Karen says, "There isn’t anything that means more to me than sitting on the bench and eating a grilled cheese sandwich with this little guy that calls me mama. There isn’t anything better than that. He’s just a little miracle."
-- Miranda Lambert loves to cut loose with her mom, Beverly, on the road. She says, "My mom is a riot. She’s like, such a party animal. She loves to be on the road with me."
Miranda admits she wouldn't be where she is today without her mom, dad and brother standing behind her all these years.
"They know when I need my space, but they also know when I need support," Miranda explains. "So it’s really great to have a family like that."
-- Brad Paisley's mother plays a big role in his two sons' lives, especially since his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley started appearing on ABC's Nashville.
Says Brad, "My mom has become even more important now that I have children because no one works harder at picking up the slack in our children's lives than my mom. Her and my dad are invaluable."
In a state known as a final resting place for retirees, Florida's legislature has passed a most appropriate bill: making it illegal to drive too slowly in the fast lane. WPTV reports drivers will now face a $60 fine for driving 10 miles an hour under the posted limit in the left lane.
It took years for the measure to pass the Sunshine State's House and Senate. Appropriately nicknamed the "road rage bill," it will soon go before Governor Rick Scott to sign into law.
No word on the fate of Florida's drivers who habitually leave their left turn signal on, however.
Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:
* The Great Gatsby -- F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel is brought to life. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby, an eccentric millionaire in the 1920s. He's involved in a love triangle that also includes narrator Nick Carraway's cousin, Daisy Buchanan, and her husband, Tom. Tobey Maguire stars as Carraway; Carey Mulligan is Daisy; and Joel Edgerton portrays Tom. The Great Gatsby, which is screening in 3D, was helmed by Moulin Rouge! director Baz Luhrmann. Rated PG-13.
* Peeples -- The Office actor Craig Robinson stars as Wade in this Meet the Parents-type comedy. He's introduced to the family of his girlfriend, the Peeples, and he seeks their permission to marry her. Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier and S. Epatha Merkerson also star in Peeples, which was produced by Tyler Perry. Rated PG-13.