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Goo Goo Dolls bring new ideas to upcoming Rose Music Center concert

Goo Goo Dolls’ 11th studio album, “Boxes” (Warner Bros. Records), was released in May 2016 but the rockers wasted little time getting back in the studio. Twelve months later, Goo Goo Dolls, performing at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Wednesday, Aug. 2, released the EP, “You Should Be Happy.” Robby Takac (bass, vocals), who cofounded the Goo Goo Dolls with John...


This Clark County restaurant has gotten Ohio Statehouse recognition

This Clark County restaurant has gotten Ohio Statehouse recognition

Restaurant: 571 Grill & Draft House Location: 12389 Milton-Carlisle Road (Ohio 571), New Carlisle Telephone: (937) 845-0089 Website: www.571grill.com Background/overview The building was constructed in the late 1950s and titled The Hilltop. In the early ’90s Tom Whitmer bought it and named it Tom’s Deli & Carryout. He placed his business up for sale in 2000. ›&rsaquo...
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau makes cover of Rolling Stone

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau makes cover of Rolling Stone

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau graced the cover of Rolling Stone this week, and the pop culture magazine put forth a provocative question in its headline: “Why Can’t He Be Our President?” >> Read more trending news Trudeau is pictured with his sleeves rolled up and his jacket slung over his shoulder.  The prime minister is among other world leaders to make...
Disney legend, visionary Marty Sklar dies at 83

Disney legend, visionary Marty Sklar dies at 83

Disney Imagineer Martin A. “Marty” Sklar, who helped craft the vision that produced Walt Disney World and Epcot, died Thursday, the Walt Disney Company announced in a blog post. He was 83. >> Read more trending news Sklar worked at Disney for 54 years and "was instrumental” in helping Walt Disney create and expand his vision for theme parks. “Everything about Marty...
Luke Bryan breaks no touching rule for terminally ill fan

Luke Bryan breaks no touching rule for terminally ill fan

Country singer Luke Bryan broke his famous “no touching” rule at meet and greets for one special fan. People reported that the rule gained attention when Bryan appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2016. At the time, Bryan said fans got a little too handsy with his back end at shows and meet and greets before the show. KSHB reported that before the singer’s show Friday...
Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp reportedly dating again

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp reportedly dating again

John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan are reportedly back together since breaking up over two years ago, according to a published report. Entertainment Tonight reported that the couple started dating in 2010 and broke up five years later. In a March interview with Howard Stern, Mellencamp said Ryan isn’t fond of him. “Oh, women hate me. I loved Meg Ryan,” he told Stern. &ldquo...
Country music mourning the passing of legendary Nashville producer Billy Joe Walker 

Country music mourning the passing of legendary Nashville producer Billy Joe Walker 

The country music community is mourning the passing of legendary producer, musician and songwriter Joe Walker Jr., who passed away earlier this week at the age of 64. According to CMT, Walker had been in poor health for some time. The native Texan was in Kerrville at the time of his passing in the early morning hours of July 25.. As a producer, Walker worked on projects for artists from the early...
June Foray, voice of Cindy Lou Who, Rocky the Flying Squirrel dies at 99

June Foray, voice of Cindy Lou Who, Rocky the Flying Squirrel dies at 99

American voice actress June Foray died Wednesday. >> Read more trending news  Best known for voicing Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale of “The Bullwinkle Show,” Foray died at the age of 99. Her good friend, Dave Nimitz, confirmed the news of Facebook shortly after her death. Foray won a Daytime Emmy Award for her work “The Garfield Show” in...
Rick Perry duped by Russian comedians in prank call

Rick Perry duped by Russian comedians in prank call

Energy Secretary Rick Perry believed he was speaking to the Ukrainian prime minister in a phone call last week, but was actually speaking to two men who call themselves “Jerky Boys.” A spokesman for the Energy Department confirmed that Perry was prank-called, speaking to “two Russian pranksters,” according to the Washington Post and Pravda Report. The pair...
Restaurant lawsuit pitting mother against son takes a new turn

Restaurant lawsuit pitting mother against son takes a new turn

The Tipp City restaurant lawsuit that pits mother against son will proceed with some new faces in the courtroom. Nicholas Hoover, the current owner of Coldwater Cafe in Tipp City, has hired new attorneys after his mother, Betty Peachey, who founded the restaurant, asked a Miami County Common Pleas judge to remove his original attorneys from the case. FIRST REPORT: Coldwater Cafe lawsuit pits mother...
Justin Bieber accidentally hits photographer with pickup truck, police say

Justin Bieber accidentally hits photographer with pickup truck, police say

Pop star Justin Bieber reportedly hit a member of the paparazzi with his pickup truck late Wednesday in Beverly Hills, California. According to the Los Angeles Times, Bieber accidentally hit the 57-year-old man about 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Hamilton Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills police said. CNN reported that City Church had just held a service at the nearby Saban...
Ellen DeGeneres fires back at Trump's tweet about transgender military ban

Ellen DeGeneres fires back at Trump's tweet about transgender military ban

Ellen DeGeneres certainly doesn’t agree with President Donald Trump’s latest announcement about banning transgender individuals from joining the military. Following the news of the ban, the TV host shared a message with fans on Twitter to express her disagreement. “We should be grateful to the people who wish to serve, not turn our backs on them. Banning transgender...
Sean Spicer could be joining ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ report says

Sean Spicer could be joining ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ report says

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was seen in Manhattan Wednesday, and according to Page Six, the reason for his visit may be negotiations for “Dancing with the Stars.” They report that sources saw Spicer leaving meetings with NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News, apparently shopping his contacts, knowledge and know-how after abruptly departing the Trump administration last week...
WATCH: Usher teaches James Corden to dance in latest 'Carpool Karaoke'

WATCH: Usher teaches James Corden to dance in latest 'Carpool Karaoke'

Usher is one of a long line of pop stars to join “The Late Late Show” host James Corden for “Carpool Karaoke.” On Tuesday’s episode, the pair sang Usher hits, danced and also performed an unexpected good deed. >> Read more trending news  As soon as Usher got into the vehicle, Corden began playing “Yeah!” -- one of the R&B megastar&rsquo...
Report: Kim Kardashian's surrogate 3 months pregnant

Report: Kim Kardashian's surrogate 3 months pregnant

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will grow their family next year after a surrogate hired by the couple gives birth to their third child together. >> Read more trending news According to Us Weekly, the surrogate is already three months pregnant.  The surrogate, a California woman referred by an agency, is in her late 20s, has children of her own and has served as a surrogate before...
Anderson Cooper on Kathy Griffin: ‘I think she’ll bounce back’

Anderson Cooper on Kathy Griffin: ‘I think she’ll bounce back’

Things between Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper are going well, according to the CNN night-side host.  >> Read more trending news  Cooper recently sat down with Andy Cohen and opened up about his friendship with his former CNN New Year’s Eve co-host after her recent scandal involving a photo of a beheaded President Donald Trump that lead to her dismissal from the network...
Commentary: 30 years ago Dalton brought danger to Bond

Commentary: 30 years ago Dalton brought danger to Bond

Ask a random person to name actors who played James Bond and you’ll likely hear Sean Connery (the first and many say still the best), Daniel Craig (the current), Roger Moore (who played Bond 007 times) or Pierce Brosnan (004 times) most often. Much less expected would be George Lazenby, who played 007 once in 1969’s “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” and Timothy Dalton...
Misfits make for whimsical art

Misfits make for whimsical art

Why let music have all the fun with mash-ups? Art pieces offer their own style. “Debbie Loffing: Assembled Misfits,” now on display in the Chakeres Interactive Gallery at the Springfield Museum of Art, represents this. ››RELATED: COSI and libraries team up The Urbana artist has taken 24 figurines and given them character beyond their faces and bodies by taking...
Rising country music star killed in UTV accident after weekend performance 

Rising country music star killed in UTV accident after weekend performance 

It should have been a Sunday of fun for up and coming country singer Abby Nicole Uecker, but it ended in tragedy when Uecker, 25, was injured in an accident following her Saturday night performance at the Thayer County Speedway in Nebraska. She died early the next morning. According to the Norfolk Daily News, Uecker, who went by the name Abby Nicole professionally, was a passenger in...
Frank Sinatra's wife, Barbara Sinatra, dies at 90

Frank Sinatra's wife, Barbara Sinatra, dies at 90

Barbara Sinatra, Frank Sinatra’s fourth and final wife, died Tuesday, nearly 20 years after her husband’s death. She was 90 years old. >> Read more trending news According to a representative for the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation, she died at her home in California after her health had been on the decline for month. “She died comfortably surrounded by family...
Chrissy Teigen gets blocked by Donald Trump over ‘no one likes you’ tweet

Chrissy Teigen gets blocked by Donald Trump over ‘no one likes you’ tweet

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen is one of the latest to be blocked by President Donald Trump on Twitter. The Washington Post reported that the block came after Teigen responded to a tweet from Trump in which he expressed disappointment with Republicans.  “It's very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect...
SeaWorld’s baby orca, last to be born in captivity, dies

SeaWorld’s baby orca, last to be born in captivity, dies

A 3-month-old baby killer whale died Monday at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, the park announced this week. The baby, named Kyara, died after suffering serious health problems. She was born in April at the park, and veterinarians believe she died of pneumonia. SeaWorld said it would provide more information when the results are in from a post-mortem exam. The whale’s veterinary...
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey joined the hunt for pythons in Florida, bagging three snakes

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey joined the hunt for pythons in Florida, bagging three snakes

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay joined the fight against Florida’s invasive Burmese pythons recently, cooking up his catch on a levee near where one of the snakes was found. The Emmy-nominated chef tagged along with one of the South Florida Water Management District’s python hunters, catching three snakes in western Miami-Dade County. The hunt is part of an upcoming segment...
TSA ends testing, will not screen passengers’ books separately

TSA ends testing, will not screen passengers’ books separately

TSA officials will not screen and search books separate from luggage during security checks before passengers board planes at airports across the country. The agency announced the decision to end testing the practice at select airports at the end of June. Testing was being performed at two U.S. airports. >> Read more trending news Many people criticized the book screenings, saying TSA agents...
Joanna Gaines will not leave 'Fixer Upper' to focus on cosmetics line

Joanna Gaines will not leave 'Fixer Upper' to focus on cosmetics line

Joanna Gaines has been addressing rumors about her relationship to her husband, Chip Gaines, and her career in the last few months. However, one rumor in particular prompted her to take to social media and make a public statement. >> Read more trending news Joanna Gaines posted on her Facebook page Friday to address rumors that she’s leaving HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” to...
New brewery near the Dayton Mall is NOW HIRING

New brewery near the Dayton Mall is NOW HIRING

The Dayton area’s next brewery is hiring as it prepares to open just east of the Dayton Mall. Heavier than Air Brewing Co. expects to hire three to six people to start, according to brewery co-founder Nick Tarkany Sr. Interested persons can apply through the brewery’s Facebook page. The new brewery — located at 497 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in the Normandy Square Shopping...
Petition: Replace Confederate monument with statue of Snooty the manatee

Petition: Replace Confederate monument with statue of Snooty the manatee

In the wake of the tragic loss of the world's oldest manatee in captivity, residents in Manatee County, Florida, have taken to the internet to remember the beloved Snooty with a statue that would replace a Confederate monument, the Bradenton Herald reports. The Change.org petition had more than 3,200 signatures early Tuesday. “For a manatee as loved as he was in the community, it&rsquo...
Justin Bieber apologizes to fans for cancelling tour, says ‘everything’s fine’

Justin Bieber apologizes to fans for cancelling tour, says ‘everything’s fine’

Justin Bieber has a message for his fans after announcing the cancellation of the remaining dates of his Purpose World Tour Monday. The singer was seen in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, hours after the announcement, TMZ reported. Video recorded by paparazzi shows him being asked about the cancellation and if he was OK. “Yeah, everything’s fine,” Bieber told the paparazzi. ...
Garth Brooks reveals sex of fans’ baby, offers to pay for college during concert

Garth Brooks reveals sex of fans’ baby, offers to pay for college during concert

Garth Brooks participated in a special moment with one couple during his Friday tour stop at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Wesley and Katy Hansen, who are expecting their first child, wanted the country superstar to help them reveal the sex of their unborn baby. They held up a sign that said, “Working on a full house. Girl or boy?” When Brooks noticed the couple’s poster...
Maria Menounos prayed for her own cancer diagnosis during her mother's cancer battle

Maria Menounos prayed for her own cancer diagnosis during her mother's cancer battle

Maria Menounos is continuing to open up about her brain tumor diagnosis. >> Read more trending news Menounos revealed she felt frustrated after her mother’s stage IV brain cancer diagnosis and tried to reckon with a higher power as she watched her mother’s battle. “I was getting really frustrated because she wasn’t fighting and she was doing worse,” Menounos said...
Justin Bieber cancels last leg of Purpose World Tour

Justin Bieber cancels last leg of Purpose World Tour

Justin Bieber has canceled the last leg of his Purpose World Tour, a Monday statement on his website said. According to TMZ,the pop singer had 14 shows left. The tour started March 9 in Seattle. “It wasn’t a decision made overnight,”an insider told Variety, which confirmed the news. “He’s had some time off and was able to consider his commitments.” A post on the...
JUST IN: Another wave of artists added to Cincinnati music fest lineup

JUST IN: Another wave of artists added to Cincinnati music fest lineup

Another wave of artists has just been added to the already lengthy and highly anticipated Midpoint Music Festival lineup.  The two-day Cincinnati music festival is happening Sept. 23-24 has been announcing additional artists for months, and it’s not even finished. Headlining MPMF is Cinci-based rock band, Walk the Moon (”Shut up and dance”)...
Hilary Duff's L.A. home burglarized during Canadian vacation

Hilary Duff's L.A. home burglarized during Canadian vacation

While she was vacationing last week, actress Hilary Duff’s Beverly Hills home was burglarized, according to reports. >> Read more trending news “This is a scary and upsetting situation for anyone to go through, but Hilary is thankful that her family, her staff, her home and her pets are all safe,” Duff’s rep told E! News. “That said, she has a significant security...
‘Wonder Woman II’ in the works after smashing success of part one

‘Wonder Woman II’ in the works after smashing success of part one

A sequel to the summer blockbuster “Wonder Woman” is in the works; at least, that’s the word following a weird Warner Bros. flash card announcement at Comic-Con over the weekend. The studio flashed a title card with the words “Wonder Woman II” during a “Justice League"panel, according to CBS News. Lead actor Gal Gadot is expected to reprise her role as the...
Linkin Park: Chester Bennington's 'absence leaves a void that can never be filled'

Linkin Park: Chester Bennington's 'absence leaves a void that can never be filled'

Linkin Park on Monday remembered frontman Chester Bennington as a “fearless” man with “the biggest heart” in a statement released four days after the musician’s death. The remembrance, written as a letter to Bennington, was posted to the band’s social media pages on Monday morning. “You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized,” the letter...
Urbana native to voice Marvel villain in third Thor film

Urbana native to voice Marvel villain in third Thor film

Urbana native Clancy Brown will have a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in one of Hollywood’s biggest franchises. SOCIAL MEDIA: FOLLOW REPORTER MICHAEL COOPER ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. Brown will voice the role of the demon Surtur in the upcoming Marvel movie, “Thor: Ragnarok,” according to Comicbook.com. The film’s director announced the news at this weekend’s San...
Tennis champ Andy Roddick and wife Brooklyn Decker expecting first daughter

Tennis champ Andy Roddick and wife Brooklyn Decker expecting first daughter

Baby number two is on the way for Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker. >> Read more trending news Roddick subtly announced his wife’s pregnancy during a speech as he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday. According to E! News, Roddick made an emotional acceptance speech thanking his wife, mother, father, son and soon-to-be daughter. “Brook, I don&rsquo...
WATCH: Michael Phelps races great white shark ... sort of

WATCH: Michael Phelps races great white shark ... sort of

Michael Phelps may be fast, but apparently not as fast as a great white shark. In Discovery's highly anticipated Shark Week special "Phelps vs Shark: Great Gold vs Great White," the 28-time Olympic medalist wore a special wetsuit and monofin to take on a great white – well, sort of – in a 100-meter race. Unfortunately for fans, Phelps, with a time of 38.1 seconds, lost by...
Clark County Fairgoers encounter sharks

Clark County Fairgoers encounter sharks

The Shark Encounter began with the infamous music from the movie “Jaws” and then the hydraulic door rose to reveal three nurse sharks swimming back and forth in the 5,000 gallon aquarium. Philip Peters, who dove with the sharks, introduced the three sharks as Loretta, Jimmy, and Ebby. Peters, who has been doing the show for 20 years, interacted with each of the sharks, showing and explaining...
Hoda Kotb posts new pics of new daughter, cutest photos yet

Hoda Kotb posts new pics of new daughter, cutest photos yet

On Friday, Hoda Kotb shared another adorable picture of her new daughter, Haley Joy, whom she calls her “everything” in the caption on Instagram. In the picture, Hayley smiles right at the camera with her big, brown eyes shining and sporting some thick, growing hair. Kotb has been keeping fans updated on Haley’s growth ever since announcing her adoption early this year, posting cute...
Princes William, Harry on their sorrow over last ‘rushed’ call with Diana

Princes William, Harry on their sorrow over last ‘rushed’ call with Diana

Princes William and Harry are talking about the last, rushed phone call they had with their mother, Princess Diana, before her untimely death in a car crash in Paris in 1997. Their painful reflections are part of a new ITV documentary called “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy,” airing on Monday, July 24. The program comes as the 20th anniversary of the death of the Princess...
New 'Justice League' trailer, movie poster revealed at Comic-Con

New 'Justice League' trailer, movie poster revealed at Comic-Con

Superhero fans, rejoice: A new "Justice League" trailer and movie poster have been revealed at Comic-Con in San Diego. Time reported that the trailer released Saturday "hints at the appearance of a mysterious hero," possibly Superman or a Green Lantern.  The poster, which features Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher)...
WATCH: Gal Gadot cheers up teary-eyed girl dressed as Wonder Woman at Comic-Con

WATCH: Gal Gadot cheers up teary-eyed girl dressed as Wonder Woman at Comic-Con

A young Wonder Woman fan has something to smile about after sharing a heartwarming moment with actress Gal Gadot at Comic-Con in San Diego. According to "Entertainment Tonight," a girl dressed as the superhero seemed to have tears in her eyes when she met Gadot during a "Justice League" autograph signing Saturday. Gadot immediately smiled at the young fan, took her hand and offered...
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