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Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors

The White House announced in a statement Saturday that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend this year's Kennedy Center Honors. The statement said that the president made the decision to not participate to “allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.” The statement said the president and first lady “extend their sincerest congratulations...


How ‘Bad Boys’ became the ‘Cops’ theme song — and a youth anthem

How ‘Bad Boys’ became the ‘Cops’ theme song — and a youth anthem

You know the song. Everyone knows the song — and that’s in large part thanks to “Cops,” which has aired more than 1,000 episodes to date and is celebrating that milestone with a special Monday on Spike. Florida-based reggae group Inner Circle first released “Bad Boys” in 1987 before “Cops,” creator John Langley discovered it...
Why so many people are talking about sheet cakes today

Why so many people are talking about sheet cakes today

Tina Fey doesn't want "any more good people to get hurt" at planned rallies and protests from far-right groups. So, she has jokingly offered an alternative to attending these gatherings, a practice she calls "sheet caking."           "I would urge people this Saturday, instead of participating in the screaming matches...
‘Twin Peaks’ actor arrested, accused of beating woman with baseball bat

‘Twin Peaks’ actor arrested, accused of beating woman with baseball bat

An actor who appeared in an episode of “Twin Peaks: The Return” has been arrested on a charge of attempted second degree murder after allegedly beating a woman with a baseball bat. According to a press release from the Spokane, Washington, police department, officers responded to a call from a local business around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday for an alleged assault. The call said a man...
New restaurant sets opening date in former Max & Erma’s in Beavercreek

New restaurant sets opening date in former Max & Erma’s in Beavercreek

The former Max & Erma’s restaurant in front of the Mall at Fairfield Commons will be reborn in about six weeks with a new name and a new concept. Construction is on track for a projected opening date of Oct. 2 for the new MacKenzie River Pizza Grill Pub, a spokesman for the restaurant chain and a spokeswoman for the Fairfield Commons mall told this news outlet Thursday. The Max & Erma&rsquo...
Shawn Mendes to headline return of ‘MTV Unplugged’

Shawn Mendes to headline return of ‘MTV Unplugged’

“MTV Unplugged” is returning to television, and Shawn Mendes will be the first singer to appear on the show, Variety reported. Mendes will appear in the season premiere in a performance shot at Los Angeles’ Theater at Ace Hotel. The show will air on Sept. 8, Variety reported. Mendes currently holds the No. 1 spot in Top 40 radio with his single, “Nothing Holdin’...
Spotify pulls white supremacist music from the service

Spotify pulls white supremacist music from the service

Spotify pulled more than three dozen artists and bands from the streaming music service after they were identified as supporting ideas of white supremacy in a post on a music news site. >> Read more trending news  The post, published Monday on DigitalMusicNews.com, identified dozens of musicians and groups on the streaming music platform that the Southern Poverty Law Center...
LeToya Luckett engaged a year after divorce

LeToya Luckett engaged a year after divorce

Former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett has a lot to celebrate. A year after ending her marriage to relationship expert Rob Hill Sr., she is engaged to a new man she has quietly been dating. Essence reported that, according to photos and videos posted on Instagram, the original member of Destiny’s Child became engaged to Dallas entrepreneur Tommicus Walker after throwing him...
NEW: A third organization joins charities leaving Mar-a-Lago

NEW: A third organization joins charities leaving Mar-a-Lago

Three major philanthropic organizations said Thursday they are pulling their events from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, with one already in discussions to move its 2018 fundraiser to another A-list oceanfront setting. Thursday afternoon, the Cleveland Clinic and American Cancer Society announced they were leaving the president’s Palm Beach estate. » COMPLETE COVERAGE:...
Johnny Depp surprises patients at British Columbia Children’s Hospital

Johnny Depp surprises patients at British Columbia Children’s Hospital

Captain Jack Sparrow left the high seas for a special meet and greet. But it wasn’t some look-alike. It was Jack Sparrow himself, er, make that Johnny Depp. >> Read more trending news  Depp, who has been known to visit hospitals around the world dressed as his pirate alter ego, stopped by BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Monday to bring smiles to the patients and their families...
Helen Hunt and boyfriend Matthew Carnahan split after 16 years

Helen Hunt and boyfriend Matthew Carnahan split after 16 years

Actress Helen Hunt and boyfriend Matthew Carnahan have broken up after a 16-year relationship, according to reports. >> Read more trending news  “She has been split up with Matthew for several months. They had a rocky relationship and many offs and ons over the years. They stayed together as long as they did because of their daughter,” an unnamed source close to the actress ...
Concerts near and a short-drive away to get on your radar

Concerts near and a short-drive away to get on your radar

Tickets are on sale at the individual venues and all Ticketmaster outlets, except where noted. Banker’s Life Fieldhouse 125 Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com, 317-917-2727 Recently announced: Harry Styles, June 27; Ed Sheeran, Sept. 8; Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Oct. 7; Janet Jackson, Nov. 26; Katy Perry, Dec. 9 Upcoming: The Weeknd, Sept. 20 EXPRESS LIVE! 405...
Chick-fil-A to shut down for 2 weeks for expansion, renovation

Chick-fil-A to shut down for 2 weeks for expansion, renovation

Chick-fil-A fans who live or work in the Beavercreek area are facing a disruption in their routines next month. The Atlanta-based fried chicken chain’s restaurant at 2360 N. Fairfield Road south of the Mall at Fairfield Commons is scheduled to shut down after the close of business on Sept. 23 so that workers can launch a kitchen expansion and renovation project that is estimated to last two...
Republican 'Fox & Friends' guest breaks down over Trump's Charlottesville response

Republican 'Fox & Friends' guest breaks down over Trump's Charlottesville response

President Donald Trump is known to be an avid viewer of “Fox & Friends,” but on Wednesday morning, the show wasn’t entirely kind to him. Republican strategist Gianno Caldwell, who heads up Caldwell Strategic Consulting in Washington, D.C., broke down when talking about Trump’s response to the deadly Charlottesville violence. Host Abby Huntsman first asked Johns Hopkins...
Anna Faris gives fan relationship advice after Chris Pratt split: 'Know your worth'

Anna Faris gives fan relationship advice after Chris Pratt split: 'Know your worth'

Anna Faris’ breakup from Chris Pratt has given her some insight into relationships. According to People, this week, Faris shared relationship advice on her podcast, “Unqualified.” “Life is too short to be in relationships where you feel this isn’t fully right or somebody doesn’t have your back, or somebody doesn’t fully value you,” she said...
Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' on cruise during solar eclipse

Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' on cruise during solar eclipse

It's the epic matchup you've been waiting for, bright eyes: Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and a real-life total solar eclipse. According to Time, Tyler, backed by DNCE, will perform the iconic 1983 song aboard Royal Caribbean's Total Eclipse Cruise during Monday's Great American Eclipse. The cruise aboard the Oasis of the Seas leaves Orlando, Florida, on Sunday and will...
Families of 22 killed in explosion outside Ariana Grande concert to receive $324,000

Families of 22 killed in explosion outside Ariana Grande concert to receive $324,000

Each of the families of the 22 victims killed in the Manchester, England, explosion after an Ariana Grande concert will receive £250,000, or about $324,000, from theWe Love Manchester Emergency Fund, Billboard reported  Wednesday. The organization announced the news Tuesday. CNN reported the announcement was made in a press release. “The payments will ensure the families benefit from...
Arnold Schwarzenegger donates $100,000 to ‘anti-hate organization’ after Charlottesville violence

Arnold Schwarzenegger donates $100,000 to ‘anti-hate organization’ after Charlottesville violence

Arnold Schwarzenegger is putting his money where his mouth is after seeing coverage of the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday. In a statement posted on a note on his Facebook page Sunday, the former governor of California said he had been “horrified by the images of Nazis and white supremacists marching in Charlottesville and I was heartbroken...
MoviePass app lets subscribers go to the movies once a day for $10 a month

MoviePass app lets subscribers go to the movies once a day for $10 a month

Remember the days when going to the movies cost less than $10? Maybe you remember when it was less than $5. These days, a trip to the theater can cost a pretty penny. While the national average is $8.65, in many cities, like Los Angeles and New York, a ticket can cost up to or more than $15. But thanks to one app, $10 can now go a lot further at the cinema.  >> Read more...
Tom Cruise broke his ankle during ‘Mission Impossible 6’ stunt, production halted, studio says

Tom Cruise broke his ankle during ‘Mission Impossible 6’ stunt, production halted, studio says

Days after TMZ captured video that appeared to show Tom Cruise getting injured while performing a stunt on the set of “Mission Impossible 6,” the studio behind the film has confirmed the news. “During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt,” Paramount said in a statement Wednesday. “Production...
BET founder’s daughter suspended from equestrian competition after Walmart gaffe

BET founder’s daughter suspended from equestrian competition after Walmart gaffe

A man’s mistake at a Florida Walmart has resulted in a one-year suspension from an equestrian competition for Paige Johnson, the daughter of billionaire BET co-founder Robert L. Johnson. >> Read more trending news Johnson will miss the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington because of a failed drug test for her horse. A talented rider, Johnson became the first black American to...
Country band booted from concert over comments on Charlottesville protests

Country band booted from concert over comments on Charlottesville protests

Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach, a country band from Sylvania, Ohio, was booted from the Northwest Ohio Rib Off concert and an opening slot for Nashville star Lee Brice after complaints over a Facebook post. >> Read more trending news Singer Rodney Parker, on his personal Facebook page, posted Tuesday about the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests. The Toledo Blade, which sponsors the...
Serena Williams: ‘I don’t really think I’m a baby person’

Serena Williams: ‘I don’t really think I’m a baby person’

Getting pregnant used to be one of Serena Williams’ biggest fears, but she surprised herself when the time came. >> Read more trending news “Once I found out, something happened that surprised me. I became really calm,” she told Vogue of finding out she was pregnant while training for the Australian Open. “I thought, ‘You have to win, but you’re allowed...
Next 'Game of Thrones' episode leaks after HBO Spain apparently releases it early

Next 'Game of Thrones' episode leaks after HBO Spain apparently releases it early

Update 9:35 a.m. Aug. 16: In a statement released Wednesday, representatives for HBO Europe said an unaired episode of “Game of Thrones” was accidentally posted early on HBO Nordic and HBO Espana platforms “for a brief time.” “The error appears to have originated with a third party vendor and the episode was removed as soon as it was recognized...
Oprah reveals why she never married Stedman Graham after 30 years

Oprah reveals why she never married Stedman Graham after 30 years

They’ve been together more than 30 years, so why have Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham never officially married? According to Winfrey, their choice to not marry is what kept them together. “The only time I brought it up was when I said to Stedman, ‘What would have happened if we had actually gotten married?’ And the answer is: ‘We wouldn’t be together.’ We...
Report: Natalie Cole's 39-year-old son found dead

Report: Natalie Cole's 39-year-old son found dead

The 39-year-old son of Natalie Cole and grandson of Nat King Cole, Robert Yancy, was found in his San Fernando, California, apartment on Monday night. A concerned friend found his body after he was not heard from for several days. >> Read more trending news  TMZ reports that family members were informed of Yancy’s death around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.  Investigators...
Jimmy Fallon addresses racism, Charlottesville in The Tonight Show’ monologue

Jimmy Fallon addresses racism, Charlottesville in The Tonight Show’ monologue

Late night show host Jimmy Fallon addressed the events that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia on “The Tonight Show” Monday. “Although ‘The Tonight Show’ isn’t a political show, it’s my responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being,” he began. “What happened over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia,...
JUST IN: Dayton Beer Company closes its original taproom in Kettering

JUST IN: Dayton Beer Company closes its original taproom in Kettering

The Dayton Beer Company has shut down its original taproom at 912 E. Dorothy Lane in Kettering and will consolidate brewing operations at its larger and newer downtown Dayton facility, the brewery’s founder announced today, Aug. 15. DBC’s Kettering location opened in May 2012, the first in a wave of nearly a dozen Dayton-area breweries that would open over the next couple of years...
FigLeaf brewery in Middletown confirms it is going statewide

FigLeaf brewery in Middletown confirms it is going statewide

FigLeaf Brewing Co. wants to share its beers with all of Ohio. FigLeaf, in Middletown, has signed an agreement with Cincinnati-based craft beer distributor Cavalier Distributing to distribute several of its brews throughout the Buckeye state. The brews would be offered in draft form — the brewery has not started bottling or canning for retail distribution yet. “Beginning Monday, Aug...
Joi ‘SJ’ Harris identified as ‘Deadpool 2’ stunt woman who died after motorcycle crash on set 

Joi ‘SJ’ Harris identified as ‘Deadpool 2’ stunt woman who died after motorcycle crash on set 

The stunt performer who died on the Vancouver set of “Deadpool 2” after a motorcycle crash has been identified as Joi “SJ” Harris, Deadline reported Tuesday. Although she is not a member, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists confirmed her identity to Deadline. The Vancouver Police Department posted about the death on Twitter Monday...
This new Chick-fil-A breakfast item is crispy, cheesy, meaty goodness

This new Chick-fil-A breakfast item is crispy, cheesy, meaty goodness

Chick-fil-A this week unveiled its new breakfast bowl, the Hash Brown Scramble, adding it to the breakfast menu at all of its participating restaurants nationwide — including those in southwest and west-central Ohio. The new menu item is made with “tot-style” hash browns, scrambled eggs, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, and a choice of either sliced chicken nuggets or pork sausage...
WATCH: First 5 music videos aired on MTV

WATCH: First 5 music videos aired on MTV

Thirty-six years ago in 1981, Americans tuned in to the premiere of Music Television (MTV), the world’s first 24-hour video music channel. » RELATED: MTV returns to live TV with ‘TRL’-style show  The four hour broadcast began at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 1, 1981, with footage of the 1981 Space Shuttle launch and 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, both set to rock music. Then, MTV...
Ryan Reynolds speaks out after stuntwoman dies on set of ‘Deadpool 2’

Ryan Reynolds speaks out after stuntwoman dies on set of ‘Deadpool 2’

Ryan Reynolds has opened up about the tragedy on the set of “Deadpool 2.” >> Read more trending news  On Monday, Joi “SJ” Harris, a professional motorcycle racer and stuntwoman, died on the set of the film when she lost control of her motorcycle and went airborne through a glass window while performing a stunt. It was her first film working as a stuntwoman...
Val Kilmer makes rare appearance during Doc Holliday tribute in Tombstone

Val Kilmer makes rare appearance during Doc Holliday tribute in Tombstone

Val Kilmer made a rare public appearance to help mark the birthday of the real-life man who helped make Kilmer a star. Kilmer was in Tombstone for the “Doc Holli-Days” that help celebrate the life of Doc Holliday, The Associated Press reported. Kilmer portrayed Holliday in the 1993 film “Tombstone.” >> Read more trending news Kilmer, sporting a cowboy hat and sunglasses...
Facebook event for 'screaming like Goku' in front of university tower gets over 3,000 RSVPs

Facebook event for 'screaming like Goku' in front of university tower gets over 3,000 RSVPs

What event to be held in front of the University of Texas Tower in Austin has garnered the interest of over 3,000 Facebook users? Is it a massive group study bringing together dedicated young minds? Or a gathering of advocates exhibiting their support for a noble shared cause? No, it's “screaming like Goku in front of the UT Tower.” At 4:20 p.m. Oct. 13, interested individuals...
Young chef with local ties will again try to survive ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

Young chef with local ties will again try to survive ‘Hell’s Kitchen’

Dayton-area native and chef Ashley Nickell is coming back for a second helping. The 30-year-old Nickell — who lived in Germantown and attended Valley View schools until she moved to Florida at age 10 to join her father, chef and restaurant owner Eddie Nickell — made it to the top 3 out of 18 contestants on the 15th season of Hell’s Kitchen with the mercurial and notoriously...
WATCH: Church holds service themed after 2 Chainz’s Pink Trap House

WATCH: Church holds service themed after 2 Chainz’s Pink Trap House

Atlanta’s most talked-about temporary landmark just made its way back into the spotlight — on the sanctuary stage of the dReam Center Church of Atlanta, that is. In an effort to “Make the Church Relevant Again,” church leaders took a marketing tip from Atlanta-based hip-hop star 2 Chainz himself and decorated their sanctuary with a miniature Pink Trap House...
Taylor Swift wins case against DJ in groping suit

Taylor Swift wins case against DJ in groping suit

A jury has sided with singer Taylor Swift in her lawsuit against radio DJ David Mueller. The Associated Press reported on Monday that Mueller was ordered by Judge William J. Martinez to pay Swift a symbolic $1. The news comes after Martinez threw out Mueller’s counter suit against Swift in which he claimed he was falsely accused and that she got him fired. That suit was thrown out...
Shonda Rhimes to leave ABC, join Netflix

Shonda Rhimes to leave ABC, join Netflix

TV viewers who are looking forward to new content from Shonda Rhimes won’t find her new programs on basic television. >> Read more trending news According to Variety, Rhimes is leaving ABC Studios to pursue a deal with Netflix. The Shondaland production company founder reportedly signed a “multi-year production deal” with the streaming service.   The deal was...
Ginger Zee, of 'Good Morning America,' announces pregnancy

Ginger Zee, of 'Good Morning America,' announces pregnancy

Another baby is on the way for “Good Morning America” meteorologist Ginger Zee and her husband, media personality Ben Aaron Colonomos. >> Read more trending news  On Monday’s show, Zee revealed that she is expecting her second child during a forecast report. She broke the news to viewers at home and her coworkers with hints at her growing baby bump during her weather...
'Bachelor' winner Lauren Bushnell reveals new beau months after split from Ben Higgins

'Bachelor' winner Lauren Bushnell reveals new beau months after split from Ben Higgins

Just three months after calling it quits with “The Bachelor” Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell has taken to social media with her new beau, Devin Antin. >> Read more trending news “Dibs,” she captioned a photo of the two together on Instagram. Bushnell and Higgins got engaged on the reality dating series during season 20 but called it quits in May. “It is with...
New restaurant opens in downtown Springfield today

New restaurant opens in downtown Springfield today

A new Wendy’s location opens this morning in downtown Springfield. The Chamber of Greater Springfield along with the Chamber Ambassadors hosted a ribbon-cutting for the new location of Wendy’s Restaurant at 9:30 a.m. today at 305 W. Columbia St. in downtown Springfield. The restaurant will officially open its doors for the first time at 10 a.m. The $1 million restaurant, including construction...
Dave Grohl spotted in crowd at Metallica concert

Dave Grohl spotted in crowd at Metallica concert

No VIP suite or private box for him. Dave Grohl, frontman for the Foo Fighters, was with the rest of Metallica fandom at a recent concert in Pasadena, NME reported. The former drummer for Nirvana has spoken out about being a fan of the heavy metal legends, telling Creative Loafing that he’s “a diehard Metallica fan until the day I die.” >> Read more trending news Grohl said...
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