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2015 SAG Award Winners

The guy from the Farmers Insurance wins again! We are Farmers, bum ba dum bum bum bum bum...


Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Male Actor in a Comedy Series: William H. Macy, Shameless

Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Orange Is the New Black

Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Male Actor in a Drama Series: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Female Actor in a Drama Series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Ensemble in a Drama Series: Downton Abbey


Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Male Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Male Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Female Actor in a Leading Role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Birdman

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Feel Good Friday Video - Maroon 5 "Sugar"

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Get Train Tix Before ANYBODY Else!

Train's Picasso At The Wheel Tour hits Darien Lake June 24th! Star fans get tix before anyone else from 11am today (Thursday) through 10pm Friday!

Just click the link and use the password ANGEL (not case sensitive)

Train, The Fray, and Matt Nathanson, all huge friends of Buffalo and Star 102.5! You know we'll have some Star Lounges and meet n greets planned for this one! See you at Darien Lake June 24th!

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5 Foods to Keep you Energized this Winter

The holidays are over but you are still running around crazy busy! It's hard to keep a balanced life, so Huffington Post has listed some energizing foods to help keep you going this winter. Doing our best to keep your healthy habits on track, in between junk food runs.

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Dove's Super Bowl Ad Guaranteed To Make Men Cry

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Top 10 Most, And Least Stressful Jobs Of 2015 has released a listing of the most (and least) stressful jobs of 2015. Click to see if yours is on the list. Rob's job is on here, and maybe not where you thought it would be! And you would think Forlkift Operator would be stressful, but apparently not!
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Fab ESPN MLK Day Feature: Content Of Character

I was fortunate to catch the full version of Content Of Character on Sunday's ESPN Outside The Lines.
Union leaders of the 3 biggest sports, all African American, one female, in an eye-opening roundtable discussion. The video below is a mini-version. You may still be able to find the full length on ESPN TV.

Btw, I believe NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts will be the most important woman in sports over the next few years as she negotiates a new CBA with NBA owners. And after mainstream (non-sports) America finds out about her, she also will likely be the most looked up to woman in the same vein as Michelle Obama.

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Would You Want This For The Bills? Amazing Fly-Through Of New Atlanta Stadium

Click here for more info on the new Atlanta Stadium

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Feel Good Friday Video- Sheppard "Geronimo"

We Are Sheppard singing Geronimo on Ellen. Rob is putting them on his short list of artists to come to Starry Night in the Garden 2015.

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On Demand Video: Astronomy, According To QVC

Duh... Read more from the NY Daily News

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The Biggest Thing To Take Away From The Rex Presser...

The biggest thing to take away from the Rex Ryan's welcoming press conference has nothing to do with offense, defense, or making the playoffs. It has to do with building a business.

Every winning organization has a face. That face can represent many things…trust, honesty, excitement, energy, thoughtfulness, being pragmatic, youth, maturity. You may not always agree with the face...

Bill O'Reilly is the face of Fox News...controversial
Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon are the faces of
Jerry Jones is the face of the Cowboys...'nuf said
FOX TV made it's mark by having BART SIMPSON as it's face. The network did pretty well with that.

The Buffalo Bills now have a face. Forget the x's and o's, wins and losses. For the first time almost 2 decades, the Bills have a face. The last face they had…Doug Flutie. Controversial player. But he was a face.

Nothing since then. The Bills now have a face…and something that represents them, and the city, besides the charging Buffalo logo and 75,000 crazy fans. As bad as fans want to be the face of a franchise, they can't be a building block. They can be a huge supporting cast.

So having a face is a GREAT start. That's the biggest thing you need to take away from yesterday's press conference.

So let's be super happy about that. Keep the bad vibes away til at least September...

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20 Best Songs of the 2010s

This past half decade has shown a big change in music...production values rule maybe more than they ever have. Why else would Billboard put a Rihanna song at number 1 on it's best songs since 2010. RLITM completely disagrees with a lot of the top 10, but that's no surprise! Click the link & see what you think.

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Sesame Street: Oscar ft. Macklemore

Have you've seen this yet? Macklemore and Oscar the Grouch rap it out together!

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Matthew McConaughey's First Audition

Here is the audition that started it all for Matthew McConaughey. It's what got him the role in Dazed and Confused which was beginning of "Alright Alright Alright"

Was he stoned during this or is this just Matt being Matt?

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8 Foods That Help Fight The Flu

Tis the season where the germs are flying! When you're sick, you don't feel like eating, drinking or doing much of anything. Here are a few
super foods that will help fight the flu and get you back on your feet!

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Sabres To Retire Hasek's #39 Tonight, Top Ten Hasek Moments

Be in your seats by 6:45 tonight as the Sabres retire Dominick Hasek's #39 before the game against the Wings. Not only was Dominick an incredible goaltender, but quite a character, as you'll be able to tell from some of the interview segments in this Hasek highlight video!

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2015 Golden Globe Winners

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

You know the drill... we've got all the Golden Globe highlights and winner's list in case you only watched Tina and Amy's opening monologue!


Best Motion Picture – Drama: "Boyhood"

Best Actor – Motion Picture, Drama: Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"

Best Actress – Motion Picture, Drama: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

Best Actor – Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Michael Keaton, "Birdman"

Best Actress – Motion Picture. Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, "Big Eyes"

Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"

Best Animated Feature Film: "How to Train Your Dragon 2"


Best Drama Series: "The Affair"

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Ruth Wilson, "The Affair"

Best Comedy Series: "Transparent"

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"

Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy: Gina Rodriguez, "Jane the Virgin"

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: "Fargo"

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo"

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Honourable Woman"

Highlights from USA Today

10 tipsy, topsy-turvy moments from the Globes

The 10 best looks from the Golden Globes red carpet

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RLITM Says: Golden Globes Blow Away Stuffy "Oscars"

We've been saying it for years...while the Oscars usually have you bored by the 45 minute mark, The Golden Globes are so much better produced, and so much more fun to watch. With power tables full of stars fueled by cocktails and champagne, a mix of TV, movie, and music categories, and an overall faster paced presentation, it leads to moments like Globe winners being stuck in the bathroom, and losers being called on stage (see the 1998 vid below). You rarely get those moments at the Oscars. The Academy Awards are just too stuffy, no matter how hard they try to contemporize.

Before you watch on Sunday, 8pm, NBC,
learn how to throw the perfect Golden Globes party from the NY Daily News, and get a Globes Scorecard from the official GG website.

I'll be adding some of my commentary Sunday night as well on Twitter, @roblucas2.

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People's Choice Awards 2015

In case you missed it, here is a quick recap of the People's Choice Awards that aired last night on CBS. All of our favorites were decked out and looking fabulous. There were some big winners such as Ben Affleck, Viola Davis, Betty White, "Maleficent," Robert Downey Jr. and "Grey's Anatomy". For the full list of winners & pictures from the big night click here & here.

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Email Habits That Drive People Crazy

Do you know the difference between "reply" and "reply all"? Or often call someone to ask if they get your Email? Just two of the Email Habits That Drive People Crazy from Buffalo Business First.

A great read that could change your Email day!

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11 Ways To Actually Keep Up With Your New Year's Resolutions

New Year Resolutions always seem like a good idea, until we have to ACTUALLY fulfill them. Majority of people often set themselves up for failure for not making realisitc goals. Check out these simply ways to keep your goals in line this
New Year!

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It's Easier To Interview, Than Be Interviewed...

It's easier to ask the questions, than be asked. That's one big thing I will be taking away from the phone and Email sessions I had with
Alan Pergament as he researched his piece on me for Sunday's Buffalo News. He did a great job keeping the tone life-affirming and positive. Many writers would have gone for the "woe is me" angle, which is the last thing I wanted... even if my voice wasn't nearly as far along in returning as it is.

And in my life-lesson quest to learn something from everything I do, the process reminded me that it's so much easier to ask questions rather than answer them. I'm gonna keep that top-of-mind the next time I ask a question and I don't get the the exact answer I was looking for, or even a quick answer, from my interview subject. In this "need it now" media world, we need to give people we speak with time to think and respond correctly. Too often we look for the instant answer, which often comes without depth.

Thanks, Alan, for asking some great questions that took me to areas I may not have visited on my own. Great job capsulizing what the past 3 months have been like.

I have no real update to the article...except to say that this could be a BIG week of medical appointments. But I've said that before, only to have status quo maintain. So I'll try not to jinx it, and leave it there. Have a great week!

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Buffalo's Best New Restaurants of 2014

2014 was definitely a good year for Buffalo! New developments Canalside, Harborcenter, and all of the new bars and restaurants for us Buffaloians to enjoy made the year! Step Out Buffalo compiled a list of the best new restaurants that sprung up this year! Click here to see how many of these restaurants you've already checked out and save the link for the next time you want to try something different for dinner!

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