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...
Carrie Underwood took the top prize, Video of the Year, for "Blown Away" at Wednesday night's 2013 CMT Music Awards in Nashville. It was her second straight win in that category, and she thanked God and her video director for the win. Carrie also thanked her husband, hockey player Mike Fisher, who was celebrating a birthday at the show.
Florida Georgia Line took two trophies for "Cruise," including Breakthrough Video of the Year and Duo Video of the Year. Miranda Lambert was a winner in the CMT Performance of the Year category for "Over You" from last year's CMT Artists of the Year special. She also picked up Female Video of the Year for "Mama's Broken Heart." Miranda admitted she didn't have to act much for that clip since she basically just acted crazy in it. Miranda also accepted the Male Video of the Year trophy for "Sure Be Cool If You Did" on behalf of her husband Blake Shelton, who was stuck in Los Angeles.
Of course, the night was filled with memorable performances. Florida Georgia Line welcomed Nelly to the stage for the night's closing number, the "Cruise" remix. Carrie Underwood's "See You Again" took on added meaning with images of the devastation from the recent tornadoes in her home state of Oklahoma playing on the screen behind her as she sang. A choir joined Carrie onstage at the end of the performance to take the song to another emotional level.
First-time host Jason Aldean had pretty good chemistry throughout the night with his co-host, actress Kristen Bell. In the opening skit, Jason literally dropped in on a group therapy session with Kristen as the therapist. Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Reba, who have all helmed major country awards shows in the past, made cameos in the skit giving Jason advice on how to approach his hosting duties. Vince Vaughn gave Jason a few tips in the skit too, and TV shrinks "Dr. Melfi" from The Sopranos, played by Lorraine Bracco, and Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane also weighed in on Jason's hosting opportunity too.
As for the opening monologue, Kristen tried to get Jason to rip on stars in the audience, like Taylor Swift and Carrie, but he ended up paying them all huge compliments instead.
Jason kicked the show off with a high-octane performance of "American Woman" with his new pal Lenny Kravitz. Though the pairing may seem odd, Jason and Lenny have been hanging out and writing songs together in the last few months. Jason debuted his brand-new single, "Night Train," later in the show on the outdoor stage. The performance was punctuated with a fireworks display lighting up Nashville's iconic honky tonks.
Hunter Hayes delivered his latest single, "I Want Crazy," to a huge outdoor audience outside on the plaza at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Hunter then threw it down the street to Luke Bryan, who performed his new hit, "Crash My Party," at the honky tonk The Stage on Lower Broadway.
Once they got back to the arena, Taylor Swift delivered the title cut of her latest multi-platinum album, Red. Everything from Taylor's outfit, guitar and backdrop to the flags waved by her back-up dancers featured the fiery color.
Darius Rucker walked through the crowd at the top of his performance of "Wagon Wheel" before making his way to the stage to join his backup vocal group, Lady Antebellum. They ended the song with a big-group sing along with the star-studded audience.
Lady A returned later in the show to sing their moody, defiant new single, "Goodbye Town," which got Taylor Swift singing along in the audience. Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley joked that their Group Video of the Year win for "Downtown" was band mate Hillary Scott's early baby present. Her first child is due next month.
The performances continued with Miranda Lambert singing her latest #1 hit, "Mama's Broken Heart." Kacey Musgraves showed off her legs wearing short shorts for her appearance on the CMT Music Awards main stage singing her brand-new single, "Blowin' Smoke."
Keith Urban got the audience in a nice groove with his latest feel-good hit, "Little Bit of Everything," from his upcoming album, Fuse. He later introduced his tour mates, Little Big Town, for their cover of the Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain," which has been a highlight of the group's live shows this year. Keith emerged from below the stage at the end of the performance to help Little Big Town close it out out with a rocking guitar solo.
Larry the Cable Guy had a little fun with Carrie Underwood during his presentation, telling her to stop calling him now that they're both married. Carrie's husband, hockey player Mike Fisher, jokingly got up from his chair to take on Larry as Carrie blew kisses towards the stage. Larry shot back saying, "I eat hockey players for breakfast" before presenting the Collaborative Video of the Year trophy to Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Luke Bryan for their performance of "The Only Way I Know" from last year's CMA Awards. Curiously, Jason said Luke couldn't be there at the show, which means Luke's performance at The Stage was pre-taped.
Cassadee Pope, Dustin Lynch, Kree Harrison, Randy Houser, Love and Theft and Ashley Monroe gave abbreviated performances on the b-stage throughout the night. The Mavericks backed up the acts on the Nationwide stage in addition to paying tribute to the late George Jones with a bit of his big hit, "The Race Is On."
Here are the 2013 CMT Music Awards Winners:
Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away"
Male Video of the Year
Blake Shelton, "Sure Be Cool If You Did"
Female Video of the Year
Miranda Lambert, "Mama's Broken Heart"
Group Video of the Year
Lady Antebellum, "Downtown"
Duo Video of the Year
Florida Georgia Line, "Cruise"
Breakthrough Video of the Year
Florida Georgia Line, "Cruise"
CMT Performance of the Year
Miranda Lambert, "Over You" from 2012 CMT Artists of the Year
Collaborative Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Eric Church, "The Only Way I Know" from the 2012 CMA Awards
CMT On Your Side Award (Best New Live Act)
Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, two of Major League Baseball’s most high-profile players, might be facing suspensions of 100 games each after being implicated in a performance-enhancing drug (PED) scandal involving the now-defunct Miami clinic, Biogenesis of America.
ESPN.com broke the story Tuesday on Outside the Lines, reporting that clinic founder Tony Bosch is cooperating with MLB and could verify the names of up to 20 players that include Rodriguez, who plays for the New York Yankees, and Braun, a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.
While MLB already has a list of names, they need Bosch to confirm that he helped the players receive illicit substances that supposedly improved performance on the field. Until now, Bosch has denied wronging with PED distribution.
It’s expected that even if MLB goes through with the suspensions -- 50 days for the initial charges of doping and 50 days for lying about it -- the players’ union will appeal, possibly starting a long litigation process lasting for months.
However, if the suspensions are upheld, the scandal is potentially the biggest one to ever hit baseball. Braun is one of the game’s top hitters while Rodriguez, although he’s been on the disabled list all season, has put up Hall of Fame numbers throughout his career.
Town officials in Brunete, Spain, have had enough of dog owners who don't clean up after their pets, so they've developed some crafty comeuppance: mailing pooches' poop back to their owners.
According to the Telegraph, a team of volunteers tails dog walkers who don't scoop, and through casual conversations with the owners, the spies obtain the dog's name and breed. With that information the volunteers can obtain the home address listed with the dog's license. A small box marked "Lost Property" -- complete with the dog's poop -- is then shipped to the offender's home.
When the program was launched in February, nearly 150 shipments were sent out -- and as a result, officials have noted a 70 percent drop in droppings found on city streets.
Amanda Bynes can't seem to stay out of trouble, and now it may have cost her a place to stay. Quoting an unnamed source, In Touch reports the former Nickelodeon star was "tossed" from the Manhattan building where she was arrested on May 23.
Bynes allegedly tossed a foot-long bong from her smoke-filled 36th floor apartment when cops responded to reports of pot use there. "Even before her arrest, residents had constant complaints about the smell of marijuana coming from her apartment," says the spy. "She had also cursed out residents and the doormen, and the smell of pot from her apartment was really annoying people."
While she awaits the outcome of that arrest, however, she's keeping busy flaming celebrities on Twitter, and apparently going under the knife.
Bynes made good on her promise to have her nose fixed after seeing herself in a mug shot, and she told TMZ.com she’s looking to go under the knife again.
After her recent arrest for reckless endangerment and marijuana possession, Bynes took to Twitter saying she planned on, “getting in shape and getting a nose job,” even though she admitted to getting one just a week before her arrest.
Bynes told TMZ, she had the second procedure done this past Saturday in Manhattan and explained, "I have no bandages on. It’s healing on its own like the doctor asked."
She also announced to the celebrity news site that she was, "getting one more in three weeks, they are short, amazing surgeries done while I'm awake, but under general anesthesia. It's almost perfect."
She adds that once her nose "doesn't look so awful in photos," she will stop hiding from the paparazzi.
What would you do if there were 25 hours in a day?
Women have it all figured out, according to branding and custom research firm Ginger Consulting, which posed the question to 400 American female consumers, ages 21-60, about what they would do if an extra hour was tacked onto their day. Among the most popular responses:
Sleep – 24 percent
Exercise – 14 percent
Spend it with a partner- 12 percent
Have sex – 6 percent
Spend it with kids – 6 percent
Spend it with friends – 2 percent
Ginger Consulting’s fifth annual “What Women Want” survey also found that while women wouldn’t mind a celebrity lifestyle, their particular desires, in order, are having a great home, frequent vacations and personal chefs or nutritionists. As for what women want from their men, they’d really like it if their spouse or significant other would just clear the house of clutter.
Fast and Furious 6 was tops at the box office for the second straight weekend, collecting $34.5 million in ticket sales. In just ten days of release, the film has grossed more than $480 million worldwide.
The Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo magic crime caper movie Now You See Me debuted in second place with more than $28 million in gross revenue.
The premiere of the Will Smith/Jaden Smith sci-fi adventure, After Earth, finished in third place with $27 million in revenue, a disappointing result, according to industry observers. After Earth was directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
The 3D animated movie Epic tied for fourth place with Star Trek: Into Darkness. Both films had $16.4 million in ticket sales.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:
1. Fast & Furious 6, $34.5 million.
2. Now You See Me, $28.05 million.
3. After Earth, $27 million.
4. Epic and Star Trek: Into Darkness, tie $16.4 million.
6. The Hangover Part III, $15.9 million.
7. The Great Gatsby, $6.3 million.
8. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, $1.6 million.
9. Mud, $1.2 million.
While many argue whether or not Starbucks coffee is worth the premium price, customers at a Hong Kong location can decidedly argue in the negative.
Employees at the Starbucks located in the Bank of China Tower admitted a spigot in the bathroom not far from the urinal, labeled "Starbucks Only," has been used to make coffee since 2011, according to the tabloid Apple Daily. The publication first posted pics of the dingy bathroom and the spigot's unhygienic location, and the photos quickly went viral.
A spokeswoman for the coffee giant says the water had been passed through a filtration system to meet World Health Organization standards. However, that doesn't discount possible contamination to and from the bathroom environment, experts say. The location is now using bottled, distilled water.
Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:
* After Earth -- Will Smith and his teenage son, Jaden, star in M. Night Shyamalan's latest film. They play -- what else? -- a father-son duo, Cypher and Kitai, who crash-lands on Earth one millennium after the planet was destroyed. Kitai, taking direction from an injured Cypher, attempts to find a rescue beacon required to escape the planet. However, they face many dangers, including an animal species that rules future Earth. Rated PG-13.
* Now You See Me -- The FBI chases after a group of crafty illusionists which steals money from corrupt businessmen. Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Isla Fisher star. Rated PG-13.
Americans may cheer about being number one, but a new study reveals we’re actually ranked sixth on a list of happy countries.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Better Life Index ranks Australia as the best place to live for the third year in a row.
The survey examined a number of factors, including income, jobs, housing, health, life expectancy, safety, and work-life balance.
Here is the organization’s ranking of the ten happiest countries in the world:
6. United States
10. United Kingdom