We've given away tons of tix for KISS and DEF LEPPARD at Darien Lake August 13th, and during one of the giveaways we got into the lyrics of the iconic LOVE GUN. Made us wanna reach back for a classic performance from 1977, when the album and song were brand new. Dig the cool "This is our new single..." intro from Paul Stanley...
What's more annoying that someone carrying on a very loud conversation on their cell phone? Someone carrying on that conversation at Disneyland. Luckily, there's this guy to show people the error of their ways.
Wanna read something that get your cheeks stretching with glee?
Did you know that there's a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building and it’s known as the highest court in the land?
Or that Jim Cummings (the voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger) calls children's hospitals to cheer up children and that blind people smile when they're happy even if they'll never been able to witness it because smiling is a basic human instinct?
Haven’t done this in a while. Random Thoughts From Rob...
Like many, I like a lot of music you would NEVER think I would be into. I’ve been heavy into Jethro Tull lately. The Whistler and Locomotive Breathe have been on repeat on my car CD player.
Will Smith, Adam Sandler, and Will Ferrell. 3 of the most likeable actors…people we root for and love as guests on talk shows cuz they always come with material. But at the same time, for the past 5 years, they have pretty much been box office poison. Honestly, name one movie by any of them that didn’t tank, or was even mildly close to fulfilling its promise in the past half-decade. Maybe JUST GO WITH IT from Sandler (and Jennifer Aniston). MAYBE. But off the top of my head, I can’t think of anything else.
The last year of the Bud Selig Commissioner era can’t end fast enough. Never has a sport lost so much ground to other sports as baseball has under his leadership. Or lack of. The next commish has to get World Series games starting no later than 7:30, eliminate :30 sec of commercials between every half inning, and find ways to speed up the game without changing rules and integrity. Oh, two franchises and the DH have to go as well. Do all that and we’re back to 2:20 games.
My wife and I could make the exact same sandwich, and hers will look and taste better. She says it’s because she does it with love and care, and I do it like a bricklayer. She’s right.
So far the NCAA Tourney has left me empty, much like the NHL has for the past 3 years. It’s just a big tourney of very good teams, no one great. And the team that gets hot at the right time can win it all. The lesser quality of play is really beginning to show. College teams now have starters than should be on the bench learning, and end of bench players who may have been in Division 2 15 years ago. The NBA needs to adopt the rule they are looking into, that would pretty much force players to stay in school till they were sophomores.
A Great Big World are sooooo excited to join the lineup for Starry Night In The Garden 2014. With songs like "Say Something" and "Already Home" the lawn of the Buffalo And Erie County Botanical Gardens will be magical on June 18th! Tickets for SNITG 2014, presented By West Herr Toyota Of Williamsville And Orchard Park, will go on sale soon! Keep your radio, PC, and phone on Star 102.5 and mystar1025.com for more artist reveals and ticket on sale date.
Taylor Swift quietly does this in just about every city she performs and visits. Spending time with kids in hospitals. It's very rare there is a report or video of her visits. When she last came to Buffalo, there was a strict no video or pic policy in effect for media. She simply doesn't want kids and fans thinking she's doing it for publicity. And she's not. Another reason why I can't figure out the Taylor Haters. If you don't like her music, that's one thing. But not liking the person, is another. Hollywood Life.com has more about Taylor's 5 HOUR hospital visit. It's a great read!
This is simply incredible! A dog's tongue picks up water by curling in reverse direction of what you think it would...almost like an elephants trunk going back toward the body! The footage of this beautiful Alsatian drinking is from a longer documentary called The Secret Life of Dogs. Seems like a dog lover's MUST WATCH!
Shea’s Performing Arts Center and Albert Nocciolino Presents
The 2014-15 M&T Bank Broadway Series
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING
TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT October 7 - 12, 2014
This new production features American Idol's Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA December 2 – 7, 2014 MOTOWN THE MUSICAL January 20 – 25, 2015 CHICAGO February 17 – 22, 2015 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA March 18 – 29, 2015 KINKY BOOTS April 21 - 26, 2015
Special 2014-15 return engagements at Shea’s: MAMMA MIA November 7 – 9, 2014
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET February 6 - 7, 2015
THE BOOK OF MORMON June 2 - 14, 2015
So you look in the mirror, and you HATE your cellulite, or your tummy, or knees. After seeing Real Pics of 10 Famous Bodies Without Photoshop, celebs pictured just as they are in everyday life, you’ll feel much better about your now "little imperfections". From Cameron Diaz to Misha Barton to Alicia Keys...they’ve got the same body challenges you do, and probably more!
Bob and Sue Thomczak of North Tonawanda are Napa bound! Out of the 40 Star Fans at our Winemaker's dinner last night at The Protocol, these lucky two get to leave this weather behind and hop a plane to party with Colbie Caillat, Sarah McLaughlan in Napa! If you weren't lucky enough to qualify on air, there's still another chance to go Live In The Vineyard. Clickmystar1025.com and enter to party with the stars for another chance to win a Napa Fly Away!
BACKSTREET BOYS BIGGEST WORLD TOUR IN 10 YEARS EXTENDED!
- Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, March 21 Through Live Nation Mobile App and At LiveNation.com -
LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2014) – Due to the overwhelming demand and in answer to the request of thousands of fans, the Backstreet Boys have extended their In A World Like This U.S. tour to reach additional cities and return to those markets that sold out so quickly in 2013. With last summer’s crowds as big as 16,000 per night, the In A World Like This U.S. tour became the group's biggest tour in over 10 years, proving that Backstreet is truly back.
Tickets for the Live Nation promoted tour go on sale starting Friday, March 21.
Beginning today, Friday, March 14, fans can visit http://bit.ly/BSBRSVP to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available at 10:00 a.m. local time on Thursday, March 20. Live Nation mobile app users will also have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Mobile users can text "LNAPP" to 404040 to download the Live Nation mobile app (available for iOS and Android).
In A World Like This Tour Dates
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
* - with special guest Avril Lavigne
To prove that you don't need musical instruments to make music, music producer, photographer and filmmaker Dan Newbie covers Pharrell's popular hit "Happy" using only a slew of wine glasses and a couple of cooking pans.
A horrible happening during last nights Dallas-Columbus game. Star’s forward Rich Peverley collapsed while sitting on the bench and had to have CPR and living saving measures administered to him as he was taken down the runway from the bench to the locker room. The video below shows the frantic incident while it happened. Peverley had surgery during the season to correct a heart irregularity. For more click Sports Illustrated and NHL.com
Lorde tells Rolling Stone that she got teary-eyed when she heard that Bruce Springsteen covered "Royals". "My Twitter went mental. Everyone in New Zealand was like 'You can't believe what just happened! It was so exciting. It was the highest honor. He's such an incredible songwriter. I got a little teary. It was very cool. It's crazy when someone like that is covering your song. Those words were nothing before I put them into my laptop and started messing around with them in the studio. It's crazy to me they could come out of someone's mouth who is that respected."
In this totally awesome British commercial for the EE mobile network, Kevin Bacon reprises some of his most iconic film roles, including Capt. Jack Ross from A Few Good Men, Ren McCormack from Footlose and yes, even Jack Burrel from Friday the 13th.
The Buffalo Home Show opens this weekend and This Old House’s Kevin O’Connor is a special guest! He loves Buffalo’s old architecture, and we’re happy to know especially familiar with our watering holes!
Daylight saving time begins Sunday. A new survey reveals that the average person needs 3.5 days to adjust to daylight saving time. Other findings:
- 82% of people feel tired, groggy and irritable while adjusting to the time change
- 50% of people need eight or more hours of sleep per night to feel well rested
- 20% of people are sleeping on a mattress that is nine years or older
The Monday after we spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time is the worst Monday of the year for accidents. Observing Daylight Saving Time year-round would prevent 195 motor vehicle deaths and 171 pedestrian fatalities. Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands don't observe daylight saving time.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor Martin Young says, "The Monday and Tuesday after moving the clocks ahead one hour in March is associated with a 10 percent increase in the risk of having a heart attack. The opposite is true when falling back in October. This risk decreases by about 10 percent. Exactly why this happens is not known but there are several theories. Sleep deprivation, the body's circadian clock and immune responses all can come into play when considering reasons that changing the time by an hour can be detrimental to someone's health."
Wake up 30 minutes earlier on Saturday and Sunday than you need to in preparation for the early start on Monday Eat a decent-sized breakfast Go outside in the sunlight in the early morning Exercise in the mornings over the weekend (as long as you do not have pre-existing heart disease) Doing all of this will help reset both the central, or master, clock in the brain that reacts to changes in light/dark cycles, and the peripheral clocks -- the ones everywhere else including the one in the heart -- that react to food intake and physical activity. This will enable your body to naturally synch with the change in the environment, which may lessen your chance of adverse health issues on Monday."
Remember walking to grade school...you'd see some of the same people and things day after day? Here's a heartwarming story of a salute kids gave to someone who always noticed THEM, and made them feel safe as they walked to school.Nice...
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Great Gatsby
BEST MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING: Dallas Buyers Club
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Frozen
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Gravity
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: John Ridley for 12 Years A Slave
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Spike Jones for HER
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Let it Go from Frozen
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Gravity
2014 Academy Awards Recap
Johnny Weir wore sparkly silver shoes
Singer/Rapper Pharrell wore a black tux. His pants were cut at the knee and showed off his calves.
Kelly Osbourne had purple-frosted hair
Michael Strahan wore a burgundy tux
Liza Minnelli wore a cobalt blue outfit. She had royal blue streaks in her hair
Ace Showbiz claims Tyson Beckford called Julia Roberts "Jessica Roberts" on the red carpet
Jennifer Lawrence wore a $2 million Neil Lane necklace that had 100 carats of diamonds
Jared Leto brought his mom
Ellen claims Jennifer Lawrence fell out of her limo upon arriving.
Ellen called Liza Minelli SIR during her monologue and claimed a man was impersonating her
Best Jokes from Ellen:
"I think you should think of yourselves as winners. Not all of you, but the people who've won before -- you should think of yourselves as winners."
"Between all the nominees here tonight, you've done over 1400 films, 1400 films, and you've gone to a total of six years of college."
On a pregnant Kerry Washington: "Our next presenter could go home with a little man of her own -- meaning she could give birth at any moment."?
To Jonah Hill, who flashed a fake penis in The Wolf of Wall Street: "You showed us something in that film that I haven't seen in a very long time"
"Jennifer Lawrence, by the way, I'm not going to bring up what happened last year. It's ridiculous. Something like that happens and it's embarrassing, and then people just talk about it. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, last year she fell on her way up. Let's just show the clip. And you know the thing about when you fell out of the car tonight when you were getting out the car? No one needs to know about that. "I'm not going to mention that. She fell on the way out of the car. Like on an orange cone you tripped or something. If you win tonight, I think we should bring you the Oscar."
Ellen ordered 99 pizzas to the Oscars. Brad Pitt gave out plates and napkins. Kevin Spacey took pizza to the cheap seats. Jennifer Lawrence and Harrison Ford ate slices. Leonardo DiCaprio declined the pizza.
Jared Leto took a slice for his mom. Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria delivered the pies. They tell ABC, “Ellen’s talk show has picked up quite a few pizzas from us. They had us make a giant pizza before for one of her shows.”
Ellen broke the record for most re-tweeted tweet when she Tweeted a selfie with her, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto, Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie. There were over 900,000 re-tweets. President Obama's Four More Years message had 778,000
Ellen gave scratch-off Lotto tickets to the night's losers
Jared Leto mentioned the Ukraine in his acceptance speech. "To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight, in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela. This is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS and to those of you who have ever felt injustice to who you are or who you loved. I stand here with you."
John Travolta introduced Idina Menzel as "Adele Dazeem'' before she sang "Let It Go" from the animated film Frozen
Ellen wore a Glinda costume from The Wizard of Oz and said she was ready to take part in the anniversary tribute
Pink sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in honor of The Wizard of Oz
During her acceptance speech for Best Actress, Cate Blanchett told Julia Roberts: "hashtag suckit"
Matthew McConaughey ended his acceptance speech for Best Actor by saying: "So to any of us, whatever those things are, whatever we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to and whoever it is we're chasing to that I say, alright, alright, alright. And then I say, just keep livin'."
Just wondering, do those sticks qualify for bags fly free? This totally shows how non-glamorous and tenuous the life of an athlete can be. 20 games left in a regular season, who knows how long in the playoffs...and much of it probably spent in a hotel...or maybe a new teammate will take them in. Video courtesy of the St. Louis Blues official website.