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Donald Trump will remain a producer on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

President-elect Donald Trump will remain a producer on the revamped NBC show "Celebrity Apprentice." Variety reported that Trump has an executive producer credit on the reality TV show, according to confirmation from MGM Television, which produces the show.
Enon’s Pizza and Company re-opens, serves up classic favorites

Enon’s Pizza and Company re-opens, serves up classic favorites

A longtime favorite pizza and sandwich shop in Enon has re-opened after a former employee bought it and brought back many of the original recipes. Charles and Tracy Wiggins re-opened last month Enon’s Pizza and Company, 121 N. Xenia Dr. John Roberds owned and operated the popular eatery from 1977 until he sold it in 2004. Customers and employees raved about the original recipes, Charles Wiggins...
Hatchimal horror: Author's plan to buy, sell popular toys backfires

Hatchimal horror: Author's plan to buy, sell popular toys backfires

The coveted toys, which retail for $59.99, are interactive pets that hatch and can be raised "from baby to toddler to full-grown Hatchimal," learning to "walk, talk, play games and more," maker Spin Master Corp.  "It never occurred to me that I'd have trouble getting rid of them," said Gruen, who ran into listing limits and other barriers while trying to sell...
Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies

Guitarist Greg Lake of the band Emerson, Lake and Palmer has died. His death was announced on Young posted that Lake lost a long battle with cancer on Wednesday and has asked for privacy for his family. Lake was a founding member of King Crimson before he met Keith Emerson and eventually drummer Carl Palmer to form Emerson, Lake and Palmer. According to Lake's Lake is also known for a Christmas...
Royal family wears Christmas sweaters at Madame Tussauds for good cause

Royal family wears Christmas sweaters at Madame Tussauds for good cause

‘Tis the season for Christmas sweaters and a wonderful photo of the royal family. On Tuesday, Madame Tussauds London got permission from the royals to dress the wax figures of them in festive, stylish sweaters. People reported Queen Elizabeth donned a sparkly green sweater with a corgi wearing a crown on it, to commemorate the fact that the queen has four corgis, which came to the...
Hollywood PR firm skips holiday parties, donates to charities instead

Hollywood PR firm skips holiday parties, donates to charities instead

Sunshine Sachs TheWrap reported that "We’ve been talking a lot about how to protect the things we care about, post-election," CEO Shawn Sachs told TheWrap. The company is using its budget for what would have been the Los Angeles and New York parties to go toward 16 organizations. The company declined to disclose the total donation amount and its party budget to TheWrap. Instead of...
Urbana theatre to host movie for Christmas, theater renovation

Urbana theatre to host movie for Christmas, theater renovation

The historic Gloria Theatre in downtown Urbana will host the movie, “Home Alone” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11. The $5 per person admission will benefit ongoing renovation of the Gloria. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each show. The film is the second in a series of Christmas movies to be shown at the venue, 75 years after Urbana industrialist and philanthropist...
Lady Gaga shares open letter about living with PTSD

Lady Gaga shares open letter about living with PTSD

After a "Today" show interview in which Lady Gaga >> Read more trending stories Gaga, who alluded to being sexually assaulted at the age of 19 "It is a daily effort for me ... to regulate my nervous system so that I don't panic over circumstances that to many would seem like normal life situations," she wrote. Gaga said that  The "Til It Happens to You" singer...
Country fan involved in horrific crash pleads for Blake Shelton's help

Country fan involved in horrific crash pleads for Blake Shelton's help

A few months ago, a couple was supposed to attend a Blake Shelton concert at the Barclay's Center in New York – but their dream date night soon came to an abrupt end. Jonathan Daniels had just purchased concert tickets for his girlfriend’s 23rd birthday when he was in a life-threatening motorcycling accident Sept. 15. “I bounced off of the car and was ejected into a telephone pole...
The Farmer and Adele: country vaudeville

The Farmer and Adele: country vaudeville

The Farmer and Adele put the Western back into what used to be called country and Western music. They’ve even created their own genre twist — country vaudeville. Expect a different take on the holiday concert when The Farmer and Adele’s Country Western Christmas Spectacular comes to the Clifton Opera House for two shows, 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. With influences...
Tim McGraw's mom pays off layaway orders at Florida Walmart

Tim McGraw's mom pays off layaway orders at Florida Walmart

Tim McGraw's mother, Betty Trimble, made sure some deserving families have a merry Christmas. Trimble paid off several customers' layaway orders Tuesday at the Walmart in Macclenny, Florida. Shopper Deborah Jackson said Trimble told people she was playing Secret Santa and was excited to pay the layaway balances. Another shopper, Jessica Lumpkin, said she didn't even have anything on layaway, but Trimble...
Oakwood Brass, Chancel Choir team for holiday concert

Oakwood Brass, Chancel Choir team for holiday concert

With the same inevitability of Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve, Oakwood Brass will be in Springfield on the second Sunday in December. The group continues the tradition with its third annual concert of holiday music, combining with the High Street United Methodist Church Chancel Choir for the “The Spirit of Christmas” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at High Street United...
Lady Gaga: 'I struggle with mental illness every day

Lady Gaga: 'I struggle with mental illness every day"

During a recent interview with the "Today" show, Lady Gaga revealed that she The 30-year-old "Just Dance" singer made the announcement during a visit to the  "I told the kids today, 'I suffer from PTSD.' I've never told anyone that before. So, here we are. But, the kindness that's been shown to me by doctors as well as my family and my friends -- it's really saved my...
Tom Brady takes Christmas 'to the next level' with giant tree

Tom Brady takes Christmas 'to the next level' with giant tree

People across the country are buying and decorating Christmas trees, and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is no different. Monday afternoon the all-time winningest NFL quarterback posted a picture on Facebook of himself holding a saw in front of a pine tree captioned “Taking the Christmas tree to the next level this year…” Comments on Brady’s post range from cheerful &ndash...
Disney reveals Death Star at Epcot

Disney reveals Death Star at Epcot

A Disney parks icon had a new look Monday night. Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida held a special event Monday night to celebrate Star Wars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the upcoming release of the film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." During the event, Epcot’s iconic Spaceship Earth was magically transformed into the Death Star, the devastating battle station...
Dolly Parton plans telethon to help Tennessee wildfire victims

Dolly Parton plans telethon to help Tennessee wildfire victims

Not only did the devastation take place near the icon’s popular Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, but it also claimed the lives of 14 people and injured dozens. Parton already has teamed up with the Dollywood Co. and the Dollywood Foundation to create the My People Fund that will give $1,000 per month for half a year to the wildfire victims who lost their homes. But that didn&rsquo...
Chip Gaines of 'Fixer Upper' asks for 'respect' after report on church's anti-gay stance

Chip Gaines of 'Fixer Upper' asks for 'respect' after report on church's anti-gay stance

Nearly a week after BuzzFeed reported that Antioch Community Church, a Waco, Texas, The The church, the report said, "takes a hard line against same-sex marriage and promotes converting LGBT people into being straight." The Relevant Magazine reported "Regardless of our decision to make a statement about all this craziness or not, I ask that people please respect @KateAurthur &...
Shaq is now a sheriff’s deputy in Georgia

Shaq is now a sheriff’s deputy in Georgia

Shaquille O’Neal has been sworn in as a sheriff’s deputy in Jonesboro, Georgia. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill  "When Shaquille O’ Neal raised his hands to be sworn in by 'the crime figter,' he became the tallest deputy in the history of the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office!" Hill posted. "Welcome to the crime fighting family, Shaq!!" It&rsquo...
'Walking Dead' star Steven Yeun marries longtime girlfriend Joana Pak

'Walking Dead' star Steven Yeun marries longtime girlfriend Joana Pak

Actor Steven Yeun, best known as fan-favorite Glen Rhee on "The Walking Dead," tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Saturday in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports. Yeun married photographer Joana Pak on Saturday at the Paramour Estate in LA's Silver Lake area, "Getting to celebrate the love between these two, last night, along with all their friends...
Cam Newton benched for dress code violation

Cam Newton benched for dress code violation

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton said after the Panthers' loss Sunday that he was benched from starting the game because he didn't wear a tie while traveling with the team to Seattle -- a requirement of coach Ron Rivera. "It came down to a dress code matter," Newton said. "I didn't follow dress code, and coach told me I wasn't going to start. I stand by his decision. His...
Family honors Prince with 10,000 holiday lights

Family honors Prince with 10,000 holiday lights

A Chaska, Minnesota, family is honoring the late singer Prince with their house holiday display. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported The family has created its "Lights on Pascolo" light display each year for three years, but the addition this year hit a chord with them since Prince died at age 57 in April. "We've always been casual Prince fans, but his passing really hit us,"...
Springfield Symphony accepting music educator nominations

Springfield Symphony accepting music educator nominations

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is accepting nominations for its Music Educator of the Year. The award is nominated by the general public. Nominees must be a music educator in a public, parochial, or private school, grades K-12, in Clark, Champaign, or Greene counties. Educators from the following fields are eligible: General Music, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Composition and Music Technology...
Jeff Foxworthy surprises woman, pays for groceries

Jeff Foxworthy surprises woman, pays for groceries

A Georgia woman got a surprise when a stranger offered to pay for her groceries. >> Read more trending stories Robin McFadden said she was in line with her three sons at a Publix grocery store in Johns Creek, Georgia, trying to get her coupons in order. She said a few items were not ringing up properly and she was scrambling to figure out what was wrong as her children fussed. Someone behind...
Former heavyweight champion surprises family in need

Former heavyweight champion surprises family in need

Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield surprised a family in need at Salvation Army Fuqua Boys & Girls Club on Sunday afternoon. The family was nominated by club staff as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America's 12 Days of Giving effort. During the exciting reveal event, Holyfield presented the deserving family with items from their holiday wish list. The event is one of 12 celebrity...
Gene Simmons: Celebrities should 'shut their pie-holes' about politics

Gene Simmons: Celebrities should 'shut their pie-holes' about politics

Gene Simmons  Simmons, the co-founder and bassist for the legendary rock band KISS,  “Why anybody in the fifth estate would care what a celebrity thinks or otherwise is the height of foolishness,” Simmons said. “I think celebrities should basically shut their pie-holes and do what they do best.” Simmons went on to speak of the foolishness of protesting the election...
Mike Rowe fires back at critic who called American flag a 'mere symbol'

Mike Rowe fires back at critic who called American flag a 'mere symbol'

Last week, former host of “Dirty Jobs” Mike Rowe called schools that refuse to fly the American flag yet are happy to accept federal money hypocritical. He argued that such schools – pointing out Hampshire College, in particular – benefit from taking students’ federal financial aid because it allows them to raise their tuition costs. One Facebook user was  Rowe shared...
Next chance to get Classic NES in Springfield comes this weekend

Next chance to get Classic NES in Springfield comes this weekend

This weekend, the latest shipments of NES Nintendo Classic will make its return to select store shelves, but as before, the amount of consoles will be short and the lines to purchase will be long. Toys R Us is using their supply of the popular gaming console to headline their Great Christmas Sale, which begins on Sunday and runs through Dec. 10. Along with the NES Classic, Toys R Us will also release...
Trump blasts 'Saturday Night Live,' Alec Baldwin on Twitter – again

Trump blasts 'Saturday Night Live,' Alec Baldwin on Twitter – again

Donald Trump is at it again. During this week's episode of "Saturday Night Live," the president-elect took to Twitter to sound off on the show – which skewered him in its opening sketch – and actor Alec Baldwin.
Kanye West 911 call: 'Don't let him get any weapons,' dispatcher says

Kanye West 911 call: 'Don't let him get any weapons,' dispatcher says

Prior to his nine-day hospitalization in Los Angeles, rapper Kanye West exhibited signs that something may have been wrong with him. After several onstage rants, the prolific rapper abruptly canceled the rest of his cross-country tour and retreated to his home. Shorty after the tour was called off, a personal altercation led West’s doctor to call for backup. On Thursday, the doctor's heavily...
K99.1 FM throws Country Bands Together concert

K99.1 FM throws Country Bands Together concert

Just over 7,000 music fans turned out last year for the first K99.1 FM Country Bands Together concert at the Nutter Center, featuring Little Big Town and Big & Rich. The second annual concert on Saturday, Dec. 10, features headliners The Band Perry and special guests Frankie Ballard and A Thousand Horses. Proceeds benefit Dayton Children’s Hospital. “This concert is really to help...
Krispy Kreme, UberEats bring doughnuts to your door

Krispy Kreme, UberEats bring doughnuts to your door

You can now get Krispy Kreme doughnuts without leaving your home. Krispy Kreme is delivering through UberEats, The doughnut chain The offer isn't available for all UberEats users, but if you live in  Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; the District of Columbia; Los Angeles; Nashville; Orlando; Phoenix; San Antonio; or the San Francisco Bay area, you can order the sweet treats...
Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick are back together

Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick are back together

Kourtney Kardashian has reunited with Scott Disick. According to E! News Even when they were not together, Kardashian and Disick were seen together at family outings with their children and the Kardashian family. The  couple reportedly broke up over Disick's heavy partying and Kardashian never seemed to rule out getting back together with Disick.
Artists revamp 'Baby it's Cold Outside' lyrics 'to be not creepy'

Artists revamp 'Baby it's Cold Outside' lyrics 'to be not creepy'

A pair of Minnesota musicians have put their twist on a catchy but not so up-to-date holiday classic, humorously changing the lyrics of "Baby it's Cold Outside" to emphasize consent. The original duet was written in 1944. To summarize the lyrics, a woman sings about wanting to go home after a date with a man, who insists that she stay with him. The song has been controversial in recent years...
Chip and Joanna Gaines' pastor responds to report saying church has anti-gay stance

Chip and Joanna Gaines' pastor responds to report saying church has anti-gay stance

"Fixer Upper" fans truly love Chip and Joanna Gaines for more than their renovation skills, but this news might be quite shocking to some. The Gaineses are devout Christians and attend Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas. In a recent sermon, Seibert claimed "the statistics say that 90% of people who are in a full-blown homosexual lifestyle were abused in some way. Physically, sexually...
Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher welcome second child, reveal name

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher welcome second child, reveal name

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are parents again for the second time. E! News reported The Associated Press reported A Plus is a digital tech company Fans shouldn't expect a photo of Dimitri any time soon, though. "We'd like to allow our kids to make their own choices on whether to have a life in the public eye or not," Kutcher Kunis, 33, and Kutcher, 38, are already parents to 2-year-old...
Carmazzi’s General Store & Candy captures vintage charm

Carmazzi’s General Store & Candy captures vintage charm

Restaurant: Location: Telephone: Website: The federal-style building now housing Carmazzi’s was constructed in Urbana in the early 1800s. In 1893 Bianchi’s Fruit Store opened in the space. Sam Bianchi’s niece Victoria and her husband, Frank Carmazzi, acquired the store in 1931 and renamed it Carmazzi’s. Their son John (nicknamed, “Johnny”) obtained...
Country singer Luke Bryan appears to hit fan making gestures at concert

Country singer Luke Bryan appears to hit fan making gestures at concert

It's probably not a good idea to make obscene gestures in the front row of a Luke Bryan concert. CMT reported Fans took notice since the gesture seemed out of the norm for the singer. One fan-recorded video shows "Come on," Bryan says to the man in the audience while the band plays his song, "Move." The man moves forward and the singer appears to strike him in the head with his...
Reports: Bradley Cooper, model girlfriend Irina Shayk expecting first child

Reports: Bradley Cooper, model girlfriend Irina Shayk expecting first child

Bradley Cooper may be a first-time dad-to-be, if reports are to be believed. According to E! News It will be the first child for both. The couple started dating in spring 2015. Us Weekly reported Cooper's representative did not respond to E! News' requests for comment, while Shayk's rep said, "No comment."
Hillary Clinton surprises Katy Perry, presents UNICEF award

Hillary Clinton surprises Katy Perry, presents UNICEF award

Katy Perry, an outspoken supporter of Hillary Clinton, was surprised Tuesday night at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York when the former Democratic presidential nominee presented her with an award.
Springfield’s John Legend to release latest album

Springfield’s John Legend to release latest album

Springfield native John Legend continues his whirlwind year as the release of his album “Darkness and Light” hits shelves and digital stores on Friday. The multiple-Grammy and Academy Award winner has used social media to publicize the album. Legend held a Facebook Live Q&A where he performed an acoustic version of “Love Me Now,” the first single off of the album and took...
Rick Springfield to bring his Stripped Down tour to Clark State

Rick Springfield to bring his Stripped Down tour to Clark State

Rick Springfield will bring his Stripped Tour tour to the Clark State Performing Arts Center early next year. The Grammy winner known for his No. 1 “Jessie’s Girl” will play at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Clark State, the college announced today. Springfield has sold 25 million records and has had 17 Top-40 hits. The Stripped Down tour is a more intimate, solo show that includes personal...
Virginia schools ban 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Huckleberry Finn' for racial slurs

Virginia schools ban 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Huckleberry Finn' for racial slurs

A Virginia school has temporarily banned two American classics after a parent said her high school-age son was negatively impacted by the racial slurs they contain. >> Read more trending stories The decision to remove "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain and "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee came after a parent filed a complaint, The parent, whose son is...
7 things to know now: Trump's 'thank you tour'; recount begins ; Prince's estate

7 things to know now: Trump's 'thank you tour'; recount begins ; Prince's estate

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. What to know now 1. Thank you tour 2. Officer killed 3. Pelosi re-elected 4. Recount set to begin 5. Drug could relieve cancer anxiety The pop icon Prince Those wacky animals.
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