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Thunderbirds: 3 things to know after crash

The Air Force Thunderbirds will not take to the skies today at the Vectren Dayton Air Show following a Friday crash in which an F-16 jet evidently skidded off a runway and ended up on its top, injuring at least one of its two occupants. The F-16 sustained significant damage, and it’s unclear whether the Thunderbirds will perform at the air show on Sunday. RELATED: Dayton Air Show: Crash latest...


Group starts petition to have Dennis Rodman kicked out of Hall of Fame

Group starts petition to have Dennis Rodman kicked out of Hall of Fame

Dennis Rodman’s recent trip to North Korea did not sit well with a human rights group, which wants the former NBA star kicked out of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. >> Read more trending news  The group Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation began a petition on change.org to have Rodman expelled from the basketball shrine, CNN reported. It comes...
Johnny Depp: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president’

Johnny Depp: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president’

Johnny Depp knew his comments to his British audience were going to spark controversy, even as he said them. The actor was speaking to an audience in a British theater Thursday when he made a vague reference to John Wilkes Booth assassinating a president, The Telegraph reported. >> Read more trending news  Depp was taking questions at the Cinemageddon at the Glastonbury Festival after...
Trevor Noah on Philando Castile footage: ‘It broke me’

Trevor Noah on Philando Castile footage: ‘It broke me’

The “Daily Show” detoured from comedy on Wednesday, as Trevor Noah talked frankly and emotionally about the released dashcam footage in which a Minnesota man was killed by police last year during a traffic stop. >> Read more trending news “It broke me,” Noah said, saying he was moved by the final part of the footage showing the death of Philando Castile. In that...
Ellen DeGeneres calls out audience member for dishonesty

Ellen DeGeneres calls out audience member for dishonesty

Ellen DeGeneres tested the honesty of her audience in a recent show, and most of them passed. The one woman who didn’t was embarrassed with a reprimand on national television. >> Read more trending news  With “Ellen” in its 14th season, DeGeneres gave her audience members the chance to choose one item from the Ellen Shop, the Huffington Post reported. What the...
Bill Cosby plans town meetings on sexual assault following mistrial

Bill Cosby plans town meetings on sexual assault following mistrial

Bill Cosby is planning a series of town hall meetings to talk to young people about sexual assault, according to his representatives. The news comes following a declaration of mistrial in his sexual assault trial. “People need to be educated,” Cosby’s spokesperson, Ebonee Benson, told WBRC. “A brush against the shoulder -- anything at this point can be considered...
‘Cake Boss’ star Buddy Valastro's mother dies from ALS complications

‘Cake Boss’ star Buddy Valastro's mother dies from ALS complications

The mother of “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro has died after a yearslong battle with Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. She was 69 years old.  Valestro’s representative confirmed the news in a statement to People. “Mary took a turn yesterday, and Buddy rushed back to New Jersey last night to be by her side. She passed early...
‘Baby Driver’ cast talks heart-pounding, toe-tapping summer action flick

‘Baby Driver’ cast talks heart-pounding, toe-tapping summer action flick

Actor Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx star in the summer’s most anticipated action movie, and it’s equal parts heart-pounding thrills and toe-tapping musical. Car crashes, romance and a musical backdrop make “Baby Driver” a genre-bending adrenaline kick from writer/director Edgar Wright. “We had a very good blueprint to work with from Edgar,” Jon Hamm told...
Local wrestler B.J. Whitmer to make TV commentary debut on ROH PPV on Friday

Local wrestler B.J. Whitmer to make TV commentary debut on ROH PPV on Friday

Long before he was scheduled to make his commentary debut before a worldwide audience on pay-per-view this Friday, B.J. Whitmer was a Dayton-area pro wrestler, who spent most days working for Cincinnati-based WWE territory Heartland Wrestling Association, training under noted instructor Les Thatcher, and doing frequent shows at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum. The HWA’s success at...
’Downton Abbey’ the movie in the works, production to start next year

’Downton Abbey’ the movie in the works, production to start next year

“Downton Abbey” the movie is in the works, with production scheduled to begin next year. The popular, award-winning PBS television drama, which ended in 2015, focused on the lives of an aristocratic British family, the Granthams, and their family of servants. The historical TV series, starring Dame Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern, among others, was written by Julian Fellowes,...
Courteney Cox regrets plastic surgery

Courteney Cox regrets plastic surgery

In an interview with New Beauty, former “Friends” star Courteney Cox opened up about the plastic surgery that she got as a younger woman --  some that she’s come to regret and in some cases is having reversed. >> Read more trending news  “Hollywood makes it hard; this business makes it harder. I grew up thinking appearance was the most important thing....
Shannen Doherty flaunts growing hair months after going into remission

Shannen Doherty flaunts growing hair months after going into remission

Shannen Doherty is loving her new, curly locks. >> Read more trending news In a sweet photo update with husband Kurt Iswarienko, Doherty showed off her new look as her hair grows back following months of cancer treatments. “I think my husband and I are morphing into each other,” she wrote with the hashtag #curlyhairdontcare in a post on Instagram. The photo shows the two on a trip...
Prince Harry opens up about Diana's funeral, doesn't think any royals want to be king or queen

Prince Harry opens up about Diana's funeral, doesn't think any royals want to be king or queen

When he was just 12 years old, Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, died in a car accident, and participating in her highly publicized funeral is something the now 32-year-old royal will never forget. “My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television,” he recalled the...
Atlanta anchors pay tribute to Mobb Deep’s Prodigy

Atlanta anchors pay tribute to Mobb Deep’s Prodigy

Atlanta anchors Mark Arum and Fred Blankenship have time and again proven that they are the unequivocal kings of the hip-hop traffic reporting niche. The two have already paid tribute to Phife Dawg, The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac by smoothly dropping rap lyrics into their early morning traffic reports on WSB-TV.  Now they are at it again in a tribute to the late to Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy...
Women are getting plastic surgery to look like Melania Trump

Women are getting plastic surgery to look like Melania Trump

Women in Texas with aspirations to look like the first lady apparently are willing to spend thousands to go under the knife to get it done.  A Houston plastic surgeon said he’s encountered so many people interested, he now offers a “Melania Makeover.” Dr. Franklin Rose, who was featured on national TV for offering his “Ivanka Trump Makeovers,” said more people are...
Reports: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West hire surrogate for third child

Reports: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West hire surrogate for third child

TV personality Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West are hiring a surrogate to carry their third child, according to reports. People, citing an unamed source, reported that West, 40, and Kardashian, 36, have hired a surrogate to carry their third child because of the risk posed to Kardashian for another pregnancy. BuzzFeed News reported that the two are already expecting a third child via a surrogate...
5 little-known facts about Chris Pratt

5 little-known facts about Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt, the versatile and debonair star of such films as “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic Park,” has wowed audiences and helped to break some serious box-office records in the last year. >> Read more trending news Celebrity blogs have been filled with reports of his good deeds, scene-stealing work and, at times, details about his personal life. There...
Miami Valley winery to make high-powered moonshine with local twist

Miami Valley winery to make high-powered moonshine with local twist

Kennedy Vineyard — the Darke County winery that is poised to open its new Big Rack craft brewery this weekend — has now applied for a distillery license, its founder confirmed this morning, June 21. Your guide to wineries in Dayton “I’m pretty sure that we’ll be the only winery in the state with all three” operations, making wine, beer and spirits, owner John Kennedy...
Jimmy Buffett tribute to open series

Jimmy Buffett tribute to open series

Go ahead and mark the Caribbean, California and Dixieland off the summer travel calendar. The spirit of those spots and others will come alive through song when the Champaign County Arts Council’s 25th annual Sounds of Summer concerts in the park series returns Friday, June 23. RELATED » See Monty Python musical for free Jimmy Buffett tribute band Parrots of the Caribbean will sail into...
Diversity paints Museum of Art’s 71st Juried Members’ Exhibition

Diversity paints Museum of Art’s 71st Juried Members’ Exhibition

Expect more and different at the Springfield Museum of Art this weekend. The 71st annual Juried Members’ Exhibition will feature a 37 percent increase in entries when it debuts 5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 25. RELATED » See Monty Python musical for free Assistant curator Erin Shapiro credits the enthusiasm from the museum’s recent exhibits and events for boosting membership and the desire...
See Monty Python musical for free

See Monty Python musical for free

And now for something completely different from the Summer Arts Festival. It’s a fish-slapping, coconut shell-banging, Pythonesque trip back to medieval England and Camelot that will have you looking on the bright side of life. RELATED: ARTS FESTIVAL » Voices from 35-40 local churches “Monty Python’s Spamalot” combines comedy and silly songs in a take-off on King Arthur...
When Springfield Sings! to bless Arts Festival once again

When Springfield Sings! to bless Arts Festival once again

Sunday morning worship is a common tradition. Sunday worship under the stars is becoming an annual one. When Springfield Sings! — The Nehemiah Foundation’s Community Praise and Worship Celebration will continue its fourth consecutive season on the Summer Arts Festival schedule with representatives of 35-40 area churches coming together in song. The music will begin at 8 p.m. Sunday at...
Kamala Harris creates playlist for African-American Music Appreciation Month

Kamala Harris creates playlist for African-American Music Appreciation Month

June not only marks Pride Month. It’s also recognized as African-American Music Appreciation Month, and one politician is celebrating the occasion with her very own playlist. » RELATED: GOP senator admonishes Democrat Kamala Harris for persistent questioning  California Sen. Kamala Harris dug into her musical archives to round up nearly 50 songs for Spotify. The list covers...
Prince Philip leaves hospital

Prince Philip leaves hospital

5:07 a.m. ET June 22: Britain’s Prince Philip has left a London hospital after a two-night stay, a Buckingham Palace representative said, according to The Associated Press. ORIGINAL STORY: Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has been hospitalized with an infection, multiple news outlets are reporting.
JAY-Z’s name returns to all caps, hyphen included 

JAY-Z’s name returns to all caps, hyphen included 

As rapper JAY-Z begins to ramp up promotion for his new visual album “4:44,” his stage name has undergone a change in appearance. Billboard reported that four years ago, in 2013, the 47-year-old rapper changed the look of his name from all capitalized letters and a hyphen to title case and no hyphen.  Jay corrected the reports at the time and said that the hyphen was changed...
Adele brings cake to Grenfell Tower firefighters in London 

Adele brings cake to Grenfell Tower firefighters in London 

Adele made a surprise visit to some of the firefighters who worked to battle the fire at the Grenfell Tower high rise in London last week. The fire killed at least 30 people when it breakout early Wednesday.  BBC News reported that Rob Petty, a fireman at Chelsea Fire Station, shared photos on Facebook of the singer posing with some of his colleagues on Monday. “Not everyday the wonderfully...
Daniel Day-Lewis no longer acting, his rep says

Daniel Day-Lewis no longer acting, his rep says

One of the most celebrated actors of this generation is retiring from acting, according to a report from Variety. Daniel Day-Lewis’ spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, confirmed the news in a statement. “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years,” the statement said. This is a private decision...
WINE SALE: Ohio lawmakers may allow 10% off a HALF case

WINE SALE: Ohio lawmakers may allow 10% off a HALF case

UPDATE: John Fortney, spokesman for the Ohio Senate Majority Caucus, provided some clarification this afternoon, Thursday June 22, on the issue of discounts: “The 10 percent discount is available for any number of cases if the retailer wants to offer it,” Fortney told reporter Lynn Hulsey in an email. “It just requires that the case be between 6 to 12 bottles. So you could have a...
Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep dies at 42

Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep dies at 42

Rapper Albert Johnson, best known by his stage name Prodigy and as one-half of highly acclaimed rap duo Mobb Deep, died Tuesday, according to multiple reports. He was 42 years old. A publicist for Mobb Deep confirmed to XXL that he was found unconscious Tuesday morning and later died.
Twenty One Pilots rant means they won’t be headlining Coachella anytime soon

Twenty One Pilots rant means they won’t be headlining Coachella anytime soon

Twenty One Pilots took time out of their headlining set at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware Friday night to slam California’s popular music fest, Coachella, in what is now a viral moment. It’s probably safe to say that they won’t be getting a call to headline Coachella, let alone perform there, anytime soon.  Band front man Tyler Joseph told the crowd...
Update: Bob Barker ‘doing fine’ after fall

Update: Bob Barker ‘doing fine’ after fall

Update: Former game show host Bob Barker says he is doing fine after hit the back of his head during a fall last week. He was taken to Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles by his housekeeper, a Barker representative told Entertainment Tonight. He has since been released and has returned home. Barker’s spokesperson told ET that he “has had some minor discomfort and pain, but is...
Rapper, dozens more arrested at 'Welcome Home' from prison party

Rapper, dozens more arrested at 'Welcome Home' from prison party

A night of partying ended with deputies arresting dozens of people – including a rapper known as M. Deezy – in a raid at a popular sports bar in Coweta County, Georgia. The Sheriff’s Office told WSB-TV’s Chris Jose that the business, Hoops Bar and Grill, has been under surveillance for months. Deputies say the raid started with a marijuana complaint. The sheriff said...
Tiger Woods says he’s getting ‘professional help’ following arrest

Tiger Woods says he’s getting ‘professional help’ following arrest

After a DUI arrest in May, and rumors spreading about rehab, Tiger Woods said Monday evening on Twitter that he is getting help for his problems. “I’m currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder,” the statement, which was also issued to The Associated Press, said. “I want to thank...
New Texas water park created to include people in wheelchairs and with other disabilities

New Texas water park created to include people in wheelchairs and with other disabilities

If you’ve ever taken your child to a water park, you know there are limits to where children who use wheelchairs or adaptive devices can go. Now Morgan’s Wonderland, the San Antonio amusement park that is for all children, has figured out how to make a water park accessible. Morgan's Inspiration Island, which opened on Saturday, offers -- on a first-come, first-served basis -- wheelchairs...
Tyra Banks’ baby boy makes his debut in an adorable Father’s Day photo

Tyra Banks’ baby boy makes his debut in an adorable Father’s Day photo

“America’s Got Talent” and “America’s Next Top Model” host Tyra Banks has shared a first look at her son, York Banks Asla, in a new Instagram photo.  People reported that this is the first public photo of Banks’ son, who was born last January via gestational surrogate. The 16-month old boy is Banks’ first child with her boyfriend, photographer Erik...
Glen Campbell’s daughter shares heartbreaking photo on Father’s Day

Glen Campbell’s daughter shares heartbreaking photo on Father’s Day

The family of Glen Campbell has been open to sharing the country superstar’s story throughout his battle with Alzheimer’s disease. However, sometimes a description or a picture is so personal that it can be jarring. One of those pictures was shared on Father’s Day. In a June 18 Facebook post, Glen’s daughter and aspiring country artist Ashley Campbell shared a black and white...
Gwen Stefani showers Blake Shelton with birthday gifts and kisses

Gwen Stefani showers Blake Shelton with birthday gifts and kisses

Blake Shelton turned 41 years old on June 18. So, Gwen Stefani made sure to shower her beau with plenty of love and affection. The “Hollaback Girl” singer, 47, posted a series of photos on Instagram in honor of her country cowboy’s special day, which included a very unusual, custom-made cake. One shot, which you can see below, shows the pair of nearly two years stealing celebration...
KISS guitarist Gene Simmons says famous rocker hand symbol belongs to him, files for trademark

KISS guitarist Gene Simmons says famous rocker hand symbol belongs to him, files for trademark

Rocker Gene Simmons is trying to trademark a hand gesture he and other rock ‘n’ rollers are known for called the “devil’s horns” or “metal horns,” but the gesture as used by Simmons also means “I love you” in sign language.  The KISS guitarist filed an application last week that included a drawing of the gesture with the index and pinky...
Chick-fil-A introduces new gluten-free bun

Chick-fil-A introduces new gluten-free bun

In response to customer requests, Chick-fil-A announced the addition of a new gluten-free bun option to its menu, making it one of the first fast food restaurants to offer the item. >> Read more trending news  The 150-calorie bun, made with premium ingredients like quinoa and amaranth and lightly sweetened with molasses and raisins, is now available in restaurants nationwide, according...
20-story hip-hop museum to open in New York in 2018

20-story hip-hop museum to open in New York in 2018

A neighborhood that birthed hip-hop heavyweights like Q -Tip, Doug E Fresh and Mase will soon be the backdrop of a massive museum. >> Read more trending news The first phase of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum, projected to cost $150 million, will open in Harlem next February, according to Newsweek. Hip Hop Hall Fame, a nonprofit that aims to preserve and conduct research on the socioeconomic...
New food truck now serving up delicious tacos

New food truck now serving up delicious tacos

The Dayton area has a new food truck serving up some rather amazing tacos. For now, you’ll have to go to Yellow Springs to sample Miguel’s Tacos. Launched by Miguel Espinoza of Yellow Springs, Miguel’s Tacos sets up at 11 a.m. Thursdays through Sundays behind Ye Olde Trail Tavern and Asanda Imports (228-230 Xenia St.), and serves through the afternoon until it runs out of taco supplies...
'Little People, Big World' star Zach Roloff celebrates first Father's Day with son Jackson

'Little People, Big World' star Zach Roloff celebrates first Father's Day with son Jackson

Happy Father’s Day, Zach Roloff! On Sunday, “Little People, Big World” couple Zach and Tori Roloff celebrated another milestone in their relationship: Zach’s first Father’s Day! Tori wrote to her husband: In the sweet snap, Zach is all smiles as he holds his son, Jackson Kyle, for the first time. Tori also shared another Father’s Day tribute to her own father and...
Caitlyn Jenner on GOP baseball shooting: 'Liberals can't even shoot straight'

Caitlyn Jenner on GOP baseball shooting: 'Liberals can't even shoot straight'

Reality TV star and former athlete Caitlyn Jenner spoke to the College Republican National Committee's conference last week – and a comment she made about the recent shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice is raising eyebrows. Jenner was asked about the shooting, which wounded members of Congress and Capitol Police officers. “Nobody deserves what happened out there; there&rsquo...
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