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Watch It Now: Which One's The Real Bono?

U2 was recently performing in L.A. when Bono spotted a Bono look-a-like in the crowd and brought him on stage. The guys was soooo good, that Bono let him sing "Sweetest Thing" w the band! The guy plays in a cover band called Hollywood U2. Watch the vid, then Click for the full story from Rolling Stone

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BIG Interview? 4 Things You MUST Get Across...

After all the researching of the company, you really want to make the right impression. If you really want to be prepared for a job, definitely check out the
4 Things You Absolutely Must Convey By The End Of An Interview. Get these four points down, shake some hands & you will be all set!

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10 Secrets Your Facebook Reveals About YOU

What you do on Facebook, what you share, like or post says a ton about your personality! Click through this
slideshow and see what all those posts of food & status updates about your 5K run say about you.

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Watch It Now! Amazing Barnyard Sound Man

Some cartoon company has gotta hire this guy...

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Giving Soldiers a Second Chance...And It Started Here In Buffalo!

We've often said that
CBS Sunday Morning is a MUST WATCH program. Informative, funny, motivating, and sometimes sad, it's usually the best 90 minutes of weekend TV.

While watching this segment on giving soldiers a second chance, I wondered if we had something like this in Buffalo. Only to find out this STARTED IN BUFFALO! We should be so proud to have this in our city, especially on Memorial Weekend. If the video below doesn't work click here to watch in a seperate window.

Photo Credit: The U.S. Army via Flickr
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7 Books You Should Read This Summer...According To Bill Gates

Time to find that beach read! USA Today posts Bill Gates recommendations. Yes, some are heavy and heady, but there's probably a couple here that will appeal to you. So what are you reading this Summer?
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Feel Good Friday Video: Ed Sheeran - Photograph

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10 Ways Letterman Changed Late Night TV

RLITM totally digs this article from! Especially the part about Dave's snarkiness paving the way for Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, and Rob Lucas. Hey...did they really write that (see #4)
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Letterman Finale: All You Need To Know...

Even if you DVR'd David Letterman's final show, reading and checking these vids won't spoil it for you, only make you wanna watch the full show more. Here are the highlights.

Letterman was on TV for 33 years and 6,028 shows

Best Moments/Lines Dave's Final Monologue

"It's beginning to look like I'm not going to get The Tonight Show."

"Stephen Hawking added it up, and in 33 years there's been eight minutes of laughs."

"Next month Paul and I will be debuting our new act in Las Vegas with our white tigers."

"Now when I screw up, I will have to go on someone else's show to apologize."

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Shania Twain Rock This Country Presale

Star 102.5 fans get Shania Twain tix before anyone else! Click HERE to buy TODAY (5/20) before general sale tomorrow. Lots of Shania VIP packages too.

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Thanks, Dave...

Letterman's final show tonight. RLITM thinks his post 9/11 show was not only one of his finest moments, but one of the greatest in broadcast history. Dave just talking from the heart...

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8 Things Your Parents Got Mad At You For That You Now Understand


From slouching in our chairs to NEVER picking up after ourselves we can all relate to these! Elite Daily nailed the
8 Things Your Parents Got Mad At You For That You Now Understand, now that you're an adult...
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Listen Now! The Veronicas Talk Starry Night 2015

Yes, one of The Veronicas was ruined, just like in the song "You Ruin Me". Jess and Lisa (mainly Jess) got out of bed early to talk Starry Night In The Garden and how living in California will cause you to lose a bit of your Aussie accent!
Listen here!

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See It Now: Taylor's New Vid and 2015 Billboard Music Award Winners

Taylor Swift pretty much swept up every award that she possibly could last night, taking home 7. Other big winners were Sam Smith, Pharrell and One Direction. Check out the full Billboard Music Award Winners list below, and Taylor's new "Bad Blood" vid above!

2015 Billboard Music Award Winners

TOP ARTIST: Taylor Swift
DUO/GROUP: One Direction
BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST: Taylor Swift
BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM: Taylor Swift, 1989
HOT 100 ARTIST: Taylor Swift
HOT 100 SONG: Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass"
RADIO SONG: John Legend, "All of Me"
DIGITAL SONG: Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass"
SOCIAL ARTIST: Justin Bieber
COUNTRY ARTIST: Florida Georgia Line
COUNTRY SONG: Jason Aldean, "Burnin' It Down"
COUNTRY ALBUM: Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New DirtDANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST: Calvin Harris
DANCE/ELECTRONIC SONG: DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down For What"
DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM: Lindsey Stirling, Shatter MeR&B ARTIST: Pharrell
R&B SONG: Pharrell, "Happy"
R&B ALBUM: Pharrell, G I R LRAP ARTIST: Iggy Azalea:
RAP SONG: Iggy Azalea, "Fancy"
RAP ALBUM: J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hill DriveROCK ARTIST: Hozier
ROCK SONG: Hozier, "Take Me to Church"
ROCK ALBUM: Coldplay, Ghost StoriesSOUNDTRACK: Frozen

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Traveling? Keep Calm & Have A Cool Carry-On!

With baggage fees adding up, carry-ons are the way to go. Check out USA TODAY'S
8 Coolest Carry-Ons ever ever ever... and some are actually affordable!

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ICYMI: Criss Angel "MindFreaks" w RLITM!

Criss Angel's "MINDFREAK LIVE" tour rolls into Shea's on May 26th! We woke him up suuuuuuper early Vegas time to talk how he is bringing Vegas to Buffalo. Some AMAZING stories when you Click To Listen!
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10 Must-Watch Inspirational YouTube Videos

From Randy Pausch's Last Lecture, to those born with physical challenges, to the animal kingdom circle of life, watching just one of's Inspirational Video compilation could very well change your outlook...inspire you to make it through a tough time.
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Watch It Now: Which Type Of Car Singer Are You?

Denver,Colorado-based musician Chad Neidt does humorous impressions of the various typesof car singers, including "The Faker," "The Premature Chorus Singer," "The Harmo-NOT-zer," "The Eye Closer," "The Cat-Killer," and more.
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Feel Good Monday Vid: "Fight Song," by Minnesota Children's Hospital

Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" has become a cancer-fighting anthem! The nurses of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota geared up with their boxing gloves and created a "Fight Song" video to encourage their young cancer patients.
Perfect for a feel-good Monday video!

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So What Is A Mom Made Of?

For Mother's Day Weekend, we thought we would post some of the Mominations we received in our Star Moms search. We're betting there's a bit of your mom (or you!) in every one of these Mominations!

My mom is the most kind and patient woman I have ever known. She is constantly doing helpful and loving things for me and for my children as well. I hear people say "Ugh, I am turning into my mom". I only hope to be a fraction of the woman my mom is. She's my best friend and the best person I know. This would be a nice way to pamper her for all she does for others.

My friend Liz is the ULTIMATE star mom. Her youngest of 3 children has a rare illness. She was an amazing teacher and resigned to care for him. She still finds the positive in the worst days and lives to pay it forward. She organized a fund raiser to purchase TimH's gift cards for parents at Children's Hospital who can't rationalize buying a cup of coffee with mounting medical bills. She also has a "drive by bakery" where she surprises a fellow mom in need with homemade treats. I consider myself a great mom, but I am completely humbled by her.

My wife Antoinette is a Star Mom because she was able to care for our toddler son Matthew while she was pregnant with our second child Megan, going to Canisius college for her Master's Degree in teaching, and working a full-time job all at once. She has also been able to dedicate many weekends and evenings occupying our children while I had to work. Even though that was a couple of years ago, she continues to amaze me everyday. She has our children ready for school/daycare every morning, takes our daughter to dance class early Saturday mornings, and helps our son with his homework every night without ever complaining. She will stop whatever she is doing to play video games, or "snuggle" with our children. Our family bond is growing stronger each day because of Antoinette and we all love her very much for being our Star Mom!

Well, I could go on forever! My mom teaches special ed in buffalo full time, runs a variety show on weekends, and here is the biggie..... takes my 6 kids overnight on most Fridays. To top this off, she has Sunday dinners for my family, as well as any other family members that join in that week. With a total of 11 grandkids, she stays busy, yet will always find time to help someone out , even before being asked. My mom has inspired me to keep going with my education, showing me it is possible to gain a degree (or 3 in her case) , even with children at home. She is highly respected at her job, and even more at home. From the caring nature she gives, to eye stare that gave "that warning", I became a confident parent of my own. I have learned and gained so much from her in the years , while not realizing what I was being "taught"! If I become only half the woman she is, I will have succeeded. Even if I don't win this contest, I have won with having her as my mom :) Thanks, Mom!

My Mom is My Star because she is always there for me. She never left my side when I was in the hospital. I watched her sleep in an uncomfortable chair beside the bed just to make sure I was okay. That's why I think she is worth it. If it wasn't for her I may not be here. She's strong, works so hard, and would do anything for my Sister and I. She never does anything for herself, always focuses on us. She can make me laugh when I'm feeling down, but be there to comfort me when I need it.

Jackie married my father 20some years ago. And he came with a ready made family of 4 crazy kids. And she loved every single one of us as her own. She loved us even though she didnt have to. To know that someone else can love you as unconditionally as a biological parent is a great feeling. Jackie has become my best friend and my rock. The kindest and selfless person i know. So blessed am I to have her as my mother and a grandmother to my kids. I love you Jackie

My mother is the greatest star of a mom anyone could ever ask for. Not only does her unconditional love drive everything she does, but she is constantly doing everything she can to make sure that my sister and I are as happy as we could be. She has been my biggest supporter in everything I do and she never fails to make me laugh even on the gloomiest days. Because of her constant love, honesty, and support, she has become my hero. Her passion for life and happiness shines a light over everything she does and every person she knows. My mom is my hero, and my brightest star.

My mom is the best for many reasons. Her most admirable quality is her strength. I realized this about her the day my younger brother told her and my father that he had become a marine and was leaving for bootcamp. After 4 tours in Iraq at a young age and several "close calls," I never saw my mom fall apart like others would have. She held our family together then, and continues to do so everyday! She and my father have helped raise my niece and nephew, she has dedicated herself to working in our local elementary school for over 25 years and is always willing to help others. I feel very blessed and thankful to get to call such an amazing woman "mom," and really hope you choose her. It's time she finally let's others do something nice for her:) Thank you!

Around the same time two years ago, my mom lost her job and I graduated from grad school with my masters in Speech Pathology. I had a very difficult time finding a job around here. I finally was offered a job in Rochester. Due to a disability, I can't drive. For the past year and a half, my mom has driven me to and from Rochester every day so I can work. She has braved white outs, rainstorms and extreme wind, all with a smile on her face. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for her.

My 12 yr old son wanted to nominate me, but was not able to get online to enter because of his age,
so he wrote out this note and had me do it. My mom is a single mom and for a long time sacrificed anything and everything to give me all she can. She saved for over 2 years to take me to Disney World last year which was amazing, but meant no extras like concerts or eating out or even movies for 2 years. I would like to win this for her to pay her back. She really likes New Kids On The Block.

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Mother's Day: Created By A Non-Mom Who Would Never Buy A Card?

The creator of Mother's Day wasn't even a mother? And she was totally against commericalizing the day? While you celebrate Mom enjoy these 10 Things You Didn't Know About Mother's Day.
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10 Cool Things Men Won't Believe Women Invented!

The fridge, beer, and windshield wipers...all among the
10 Cool Things Men Would Never Believe Were Invented By Women courtesy of iDiva.

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6 Not-So Surprising Beauty Uses For Tea!

Yes, tea bags can heal sunburn, get rid of baggy eyes, and more!

Check out 6 Surprising Beauty Uses For Tea from!
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Cinco De Mayo Fiestas!

Today is the perfect excuse to party & to eat delicous Mexican foods! Find out where the freebies are around town and everything you need to know about Cinco de Mayo, from the history behind the name and Chihuahua racing!

Cinco De Mayo 2015: 9 Freebies And Deals To Help You Have The Best Fiesta Ever

Where to get freebies on Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Freebies 2015: Nab Tacos, T-Shirts & More on May 5

5 Cinco de Mayo Freebies for 2015

Cinco de Mayo freebies and dining deals on Tuesday

11 Things You Didn't Know About Cinco de Mayo

7 Things You Need to Know about Cinco de Mayo

ATTENTION: Holy Guacamole! Chipolte has revealed their guac recipe. (but really, how do they soak their lime chips...)
2 ripe Hass avocados
2 tsp lime juice
2 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped)
1/2 jalapeño, including seeds (finely chopped)
1/4 tsp kosher salt

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Could Your Home Be Sophie’s New Home?

One of our STAR co-workers has to find a new home for his dog, Sophie. As you'll read, this has been a very tough decision, but sometimes the realities of life don't always make it possible to have a pet. If you think your home may be right for Sophie, please contact Todd Wojtowicz at 716-843-0600, or asap. They will be moving into a new complex (that doesn't allow pets) on June 1, so RLITM is putting on the full court press in hoping to find Sophie a new home well before then. So who is Sophie? Todd writes:

My wife and I recently had a baby and unfortunately, we cannot give our dog Sophie the kind of love and attention that she deserves. Plus, we will soon be moving to a new complex that does not allow dogs.

We rescued Sophie after she was found in 2010 wandering around a downtown Los Angeles construction site with a wire collar embedded in her neck. She had a gaping wound in her neck and it was obvious she was an abused dog. She weighed about 35 pounds when she was first found and rescued.

Sophie is about 7 years old and she now weighs about 75-80 pounds. She really is a beautiful dog and very healthy. Sophie loves to run around the back yard and go on long walks. She also loves to chew on bones and eat yummy dog treats!

She's a black lab mix. Not sure what the other part of her is, but we were told it could be pit or boxer. We do not want to put her in a shelter, so we are hoping that we can find a new owner for Sophie before our June 1st move-in date.

I think the very best type of owner for her would be a single person or a young couple. Due to her past, she needs a lot of love, attention and daily exercise.

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Grab Your Kentucky Derby Hat...Make Your Wagers!

Post time for the Kentucky Derby is 6pm Saturday. Have you ever been? Seems like it's one of those events that should be on everyone's bucket list. While your mixing up a Mint Julep and picking out your derby hat, check out 10 Kentucky Derby facts you probably weren't aware of, from the biggest underdog win to the fastest time ever!

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