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...
A 62-year-old mall Santa Claus was arrested in Massachusetts on Sunday, accused of pinching the buttocks of a teenage "elf" who was acting as his photographer. The Smoking Gun reports Herbert Joneswas arraigned on Monday morning, and charged with indecent assault and battery.
He is free on a thousand dollars' bail, but is forbidden from suiting up as Santa again. He was ordered to stay out of the Hanover Mall, where the alleged grope took place.
The unidentified woman alleges Jones pinched her butt, following an earlier comment his alleged victim said was, "I wish you were a few years older and I was younger." After the pinching, she reportedly told her manager, who contacted the cops, who arrested Jones in his changing room.
He insists he was innocent, that the contact was unintentional; a co-worker saw a reach, but couldn't confirm if a pinch took place. Jones insisted to cops his line about he and his accusers' respective ages was taken "out of context," and he merely meant he, "wished he was young again so he could make different life choices."
The former mall Santa has a most appropriate court date to answer the charges: Christmas Eve.
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is reportedly planning to ring in the New Year by marrying tennis pro Ryan Sweeting.
According to US Weekly, Cuoco and Sweeting's wedding date is December 31. Insiders say the couple will wed in Southern California and the wedding theme will be "fire and ice."
Sweeting, 26, popped the question to Cuoco, 27, in September after dating for just two weeks.
Previously, Sweeting had a brief romance with Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill. Before that, she was linked to musician Bret Bollinger.
Before you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, you can help yourself to one of the new movies opening Wednesday. The following films make their debut:
* Frozen -- Disney's latest animated film features Kristen Bell as the voice of Anna. Anna works with a mountain man and a reindeer to find her sister, who's transformed the kingdom into a land that's suffering from a permanent winter. Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad also lend their voices to the flick, which is screening in 3D. Rated PG.
* Homefront -- Jason Statham is a former drug enforcement agent who goes into seclusion with his daughter. He ends up clashing with a meth dealer, played by James Franco, who puts their lives in danger. Kate Bosworth and Winona Ryder also star in the drama, which was written by Sylvester Stallone. Rated R.
* Black Nativity -- Based on the Langston Hughes play, the musical tells the story of a teen who joins his estranged relatives in New York City for the holidays. However, he doesn’t see eye to eye with one of the relatives, a reverend, so he seeks to return home to his mother. Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson star. Rated PG.
And expanding into wide release:
* The Book Thief -- The film follows a young girl who is sent to live with a foster family in Nazi Germany during World War Two. Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nélisse star. Rated PG-13.
A plurality of Americans don’t care if a man or woman is their boss at work.
Forty-one percent of respondents to a Gallup survey admitted as much. That's more than at any other time since the question was first asked in 1953.
Gallup also says that in 1953, 66 percent of respondents said they’d rather have a male boss while only five percent picked a woman.
Today, that margin has narrowed to 35 percent selecting a male boss and 23 percent opting for a female supervisor. However, the difference isn’t much greater from a decade ago when it was 31 percent to 19 percent male-to-female preference.
Another sign of gender imbalance: women in full-time jobs earn 77 cents for each dollar earned by men, virtually no change from the past ten years. That could likely be because men still have the majority of managerial jobs, especially the further one goes up the corporate ladder.
A woman who has become something of a local legend in Pasco County, Florida, for her opposition to the growing county budget was so miffed at the powers that be that she paid her yearly tax bill -- 11 thousand dollars and 44 cents -- in the most irritating way possible.
According to The Tampa Tribune, Libertarian Julann Roe used 11 thousand dollar bills and 44 pennies to settle up for her 41-acre spread.
She has been a staunch supporter of slashing the local budget -- especially when it comes to county wages. "I do not feel obligated to pay for any wage increase for any county employee," Roe said at a meeting back in September. "I do not feel obligated to pay for your retirement, either. Save your own money for your own retirement...The public is not your slush fund."
Here are the Country winners of the 2013 American Music Awards, held Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles:
Artist of the Year
Single of the Year
Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly, "Cruise"
Favorite Female Artist -- Pop/Rock
Favorite Male Artist -- Country
Favorite Female Artist -- Country
Favorite Band, Duo or Group -- Country
Favorite Album -- Country
Taylor Swift, Red
As expected, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire lit up the box office over the weekend.
The second film in the popular series earned an estimated 161.1 million dollars from Thursday night through Sunday, a record opening for the month of November. The old mark was held by the Twilightsequel New Moon, which raised nearly 143 million in its debut weekend in 2009.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, again starring Jennifer Lawrence as the protagonist Katniss Everdeen, had the second-biggest debut weekend of the year, trailing only Iron Man 3, which scored 174 million back in May.
It did outperform the original Hunger Games film, which collected 152.5 million dollars in its opening weekend last year.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire also made 146.6 million internationally over the weekend.
The previous box office champ, Thor: The Dark World, slipped to second place, with 14.1 million dollars.
The other film to open in wide release, the Vince Vaughn comedy Delivery Man, premiered in the fourth spot, earning 8.2 million dollars.
Here are the top 10 movies, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:
1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, $161.1 million.
2. Thor: The Dark World, $14.1 million.
3. The Best Man Holiday, $12.5 million.
4. Delivery Man, $8.2 million.
5. Free Birds, $5.3 million.
6. Last Vegas, $4.4 million.
7. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, $3.45 million.
8. Gravity, $3.3 million.
9. 12 Years A Slave, $2.8 million.
10. Dallas Buyers Club, $2.77 million.
An oldie but goodie from Jimmy Soul in 1963 went something like:
"If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life,
Never make a pretty woman your wife"
Wrong, says psychologist Andrea Meltzer, who wanted to find out if attractiveness leads to stronger marriages.
After studying 450 newlywed couples for four years, Meltzer reports that men are definitely happier with a good-looking wife, but it wasn’t necessarily the case the other way around.
The finding seems to reinforce the long-held notion that men care more about looks than vice versa.
Meltzer also learned something else from her study: attractive women in the marriage also seem to be happier, but their spouse’s looks didn’t play into that. Rather, the wives were more content because their husbands were.
Here's a look at the new movies in theaters this weekend:
* The Hunger Games: Catching Fire -- Expect this sequel to make big bucks at the box office this weekend. After all, the 2012 original made north of $150 million in its debut weekend.
Jennifer Lawrence is back as the series' heroine, Katniss Everdeen. Following her triumphant victory in the Hunger Games, Katniss and her ally, Peeta, are forced to compete again, facing other past winners as part of an anniversary celebration known as the "Quarter Quell."
Original cast members Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland and Lenny Kravitz all return for the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' secondHunger Games novel. In addition, Philip Seymour Hoffman joins the cast as the Head Gamemaker for the Quarter Quell.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is rated PG-13.
* Delivery Man -- Vince Vaughn stars as a man who's fathered 533 children after making donations to a fertility clinic two decades ago. All these years later, many of his kids want to learn their dad's identity.Cobie Smulders and Chris Pratt also star. Rated PG-13.