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#AlternativeFacts: Twitter trolls Trump team over Conway, Spicer comments

President Donald Trump's administration has sparked a new Twitter trend – one that the White House probably isn't too thrilled with.
'House of Cards' will 'Bring the Terror' in Season 5

'House of Cards' will 'Bring the Terror' in Season 5

As the nation watched Donald Trump being sworn in as the 45th president, Frank Underwood already was planning ahead. Netflix released a teaser Friday for the fifth season of its presidential drama, "House of Cards." Underwood, the crafty politician played by Kevin Spacey, will return to action on May 30, Netflix announced.   The teaser shows an American flag waving in the breeze as...
Wright State expects fewer foreign students because of ‘Trump effect’

Wright State expects fewer foreign students because of ‘Trump effect’

Wright State expects to enroll fewer international students in the short term because of what provost Tom Sudkamp referred to in a trustees meeting on Friday as “the Trump effect.” Sudkamp made the comment, which he said is “commonly used” in higher education, just hours after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45h president. Sudkamp said administrators...
Here’s how to watch the inaugural balls on TV, online and live-streamed

Here’s how to watch the inaugural balls on TV, online and live-streamed

Complete coverage of Donald Trump's inauguration 
Alec Baldwin, Cher, Robert De Niro among celebrities at anti-Trump rally

Alec Baldwin, Cher, Robert De Niro among celebrities at anti-Trump rally

Nicole Moschella contributed to this report. On the eve of Donald Trump being sworn in as the United States' 45th president, a massive rally was staged in the streets of New York near Trump International Hotel and headlined by a man who has played Trump on TV: Alec Baldwin. Attended by the likes of Robert De Niro, Michael Moore, Cynthia Nixon, Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Cher, the Rev. Al Sharpton...
DeGeneres pays tribute to Obama, first lady

DeGeneres pays tribute to Obama, first lady

To honor President Barack Obama’s final full day in office, Ellen DeGeneres took a moment out of Thursday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show to pay tribute to him and first lady Michelle Obama. "His courage and compassion created equality for everyone," she said. "He moved us forward and made more happen in the past eight years than I ever dreamed possible. I...
'NCIS: Los Angeles,' 'Crossing Jordan' actor Miguel Ferrer dead at 61

'NCIS: Los Angeles,' 'Crossing Jordan' actor Miguel Ferrer dead at 61

Actor Miguel Ferrer, who starred in the TV shows "NCIS: Los Angeles” and "Crossing Jordan," in addition to the film "RoboCop" and doing voiceover work in "Mulan," has died at age 61 Thursday, Variety reported. Ferrer had been battling cancer. "Today, 'NCIS: Los Angeles' lost a beloved family member," showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said in a statement...
Queen of country Dolly Parton turns 71, still moving and shaking

Queen of country Dolly Parton turns 71, still moving and shaking

Country music star and actor Dolly Parton is celebrating her 71st  birthday. Parton was born on January 19, 1946 in Sevier County in eastern Tennessee and has 11 brothers and sisters. Fans have been tweeting out birthday messages to the legendary singer and Parton responded with a tweet of her own. “Thank you for all the birthday love!” she tweeted. While Parton may be 71, she&rsquo...
Ryan Lochte, fiancee announce baby's sex, wedding plans

Ryan Lochte, fiancee announce baby's sex, wedding plans

Ryan Lochte and fiancee Kayla Rae Reid will welcome a baby boy later this year.  >> Read more trending stories   The couple, who are expecting their family's new addition in June, announced the baby's sex in an interview with Us Weekly on Wednesday. "It's a boy," Lochte, 32, told the magazine. "(Reid) is doing amazing. She just finished her first trimester and everything...
Donald Trump's inauguration: What time, what channel, live-stream, schedule of events

Donald Trump's inauguration: What time, what channel, live-stream, schedule of events

On Friday, as prescribed by the United States Constitution, the next president of the United States will be sworn in.
Country legend Vince Gill, Time Jumpers to perform in Springfield

Country legend Vince Gill, Time Jumpers to perform in Springfield

The Clark State Performing Arts Center will continue to swing through its 2016-2017 season with an additional concert. The performing arts center announced Wednesday that the multiple Grammy Award-nominated western swing and traditional country music band The Time Jumpers will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 17.  The 10-piece band features Country Music Hall of...
Who won big at the 2017 People's Choice Awards? See the winners list

Who won big at the 2017 People's Choice Awards? See the winners list

Check out the full list of winners below: Favorite movie: "Finding Dory" Favorite movie actor: Ryan Reynolds Favorite movie actress: Jennifer Lawrence Favorite action movie: "Deadpool" Favorite action movie actor: Robert Downey Jr. Favorite action movie actress: Margot Robbie Favorite animated movie voice: Ellen DeGeneres, "Finding Dory"...
Caitlyn Jenner thinks the Republican Party needs help with LGBTQ issues

Caitlyn Jenner thinks the Republican Party needs help with LGBTQ issues

Caitlyn Jenner thinks she knows what the Republican Party needs. Jenner took to Twitter on Wednesday to share her opinions on the Republicans and LGBTQ issues and was faced with a plethora of responses. "Republicans need help understanding LGBTQ issues and I'm here to help!" she tweeted Wednesday. One follower responded, "good luck with that when they won't even let you use the proper...
'A Dog's Purpose' producers respond to video of possible abuse, says German shepherd is fine

'A Dog's Purpose' producers respond to video of possible abuse, says German shepherd is fine

Video that emerged Wednesday of a German shepherd dog named Hercules was quickly called into question by some viewers. Celebrity gossip site TMZ obtained video from the set of the upcoming film "A Dog's Purpose," that some viewers may find disturbing. It shows Hercules struggling with a person who appears to be a trainer trying to get the dog to jump into a pool of water that appears to...
Disney video appears to confirm theory that every Pixar movie is related

Disney video appears to confirm theory that every Pixar movie is related

One of the longest-enduring fan theories about movies is that in the Disney Pixar universe, all the films are related to each other. One theory by film reviewer Jon Negroni, aptly named, "The Pixar Theory," goes so far as to say that all Pixar movies take place within the same universe. The A.V. Club reported that, according to a video posted to the Toy Story Facebook page Sunday, numerous...
Lady Gaga teases Super Bowl performance with behind the scenes video

Lady Gaga teases Super Bowl performance with behind the scenes video

On Feb. 5, Lady Gaga will take the stage during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Less than three weeks before the championship game, Pepsi, who is sponsoring the halftime show, released a teaser video of the pop superstar as she prepares for her performance.   >> Read more trending stories   In the behind the scenes video, Gaga can be seen at other appearances, and clips show...
'Will and Grace' returning to television

'Will and Grace' returning to television

Hit television series "Will and Grace" will return to television for a 2017-2018 season. >> Read more trending stories   NBC announced the show's 10-episode revival Wednesday.   THEY'RE BACK! Your favorite foursome is returning to NBC!#WillAndGrace pic.twitter.com/Xoz4lSHSgM— NBC (@nbc) January 18, 2017 "We're thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest and...
Madame Tussauds in London unveils Trump wax figure

Madame Tussauds in London unveils Trump wax figure

Other Madame Tussauds locations also have Trump wax figures on display, including Washington, D.C., Orlando and New York, according to The Telegraph.
Sanctuary show to focus on Great Women of Gospel

Sanctuary show to focus on Great Women of Gospel

Contact this contributing writer at bturner004@woh.rr.com. A Springfield native will pay tribute to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement in song. Lauren Kelley will take on the great women of gospel music at the next Sanctuary Series concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at High Street United Methodist Church. The concert replaces a previously announced show, Connected in...
Michelle Stitzlein sheds new light on recyclable items

Michelle Stitzlein sheds new light on recyclable items

Contact this contributing writer at bturner004@woh.rr.com. What you throw out today, Michelle Stitzlein may turn into art tomorrow. What you consider recyclable, she may hang on a gallery wall. The Springfield Museum of Art’s McGregor Gallery will have the proof when “Industrial Nature: Works by Michelle Stitzlein” premieres with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21...
LeBron James sneakers available at auction for more than $4k

LeBron James sneakers available at auction for more than $4k

LeBron James fans might be able to get their hands on a pair of his sneakers, but it's going to cost a lot more than the standard Foot Locker price.
Ex-'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos files defamation lawsuit against Trump

Ex-'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos files defamation lawsuit against Trump

On Tuesday, former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos held a press conference with lawyer Gloria Allred to announce that she is filing a defamation lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump. One month before Election Day, Zervos claimed that she was subjected to “unwanted sexual touches” by Trump during a business meeting in 2007. While she did not immediately...
NFL dismisses report claiming Lady Gaga can't talk Trump at Super Bowl Halftime Show

NFL dismisses report claiming Lady Gaga can't talk Trump at Super Bowl Halftime Show

Pop star Lady Gaga is weeks away from headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show, but one report says she won't be able to talk about the election or President-elect Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated as president by the time of the show. According to Entertainment Tonight, citing an unnamed source, Gaga will not be allowed to talk about politics, "Lady Gaga was told by the NFL that she cannot...
SSO’s Grapes & Escapes gets a ‘Clue’

SSO’s Grapes & Escapes gets a ‘Clue’

Contact this contributing writer at bturner004@woh.rr.com. No dinner plans for Saturday, Feb. 4? The Springfield Symphony Orchestra will gladly offer a “Clue.” The annual Grapes & Escapes fundraiser turns to colorful characters and daring detectives for its 2017 theme with a beloved board game as its inspiration — “Clue: The Caper at the Symphony.” The game is afoot starting...
Betty White celebrates 95th birthday, offers advice on long, happy life

Betty White celebrates 95th birthday, offers advice on long, happy life

Beloved actress Betty White is 95 today, and in a charming Yahoo interview with Katie Couric, the "Golden Girl" looks back and shares her thoughts on living a long, happy life. “Be mean with people. That’s what you do,” she deadpanned, adding a growl for effect. Actually, she suggests people stay active mentally and physically. “Keep busy...
Update: Donald Trump's inauguration: Here's a list of Democrats who are not attending

Update: Donald Trump's inauguration: Here's a list of Democrats who are not attending

In the run-up to the inauguration of Donald Trump as America’s 45th president, more than 40 Congressional Democrats have said that they will not attend the ceremony on Friday. While many said earlier that they did not plan to attend the inauguration, more legislators joined the list after a dust-up this weekend between Trump and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). Lewis said in an interview last week that...
WATCH: 7-year-old wows with spot-on Taylor Swift impression

WATCH: 7-year-old wows with spot-on Taylor Swift impression

A tiny Taylor Swift-in-training is making headlines with her fearless impression of the pop diva. According to Us Weekly, Xia Vigor, 7, wowed the judges and the audience on a recent episode of "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids," a Filipino reality competition.
Steve Harvey reveals more details about Trump meeting, possibly working with Ben Carson

Steve Harvey reveals more details about Trump meeting, possibly working with Ben Carson

Comedian, author and broadcaster Steve Harvey discussed in greater detail his meeting last week with President-elect Donald Trump and says that moving forward he may work with Ben Carson, Trump’s nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, on inner-city issues. “I walked away feeling there might be a real chance for some...
Nicole Kidman clarifies call for nation to unite behind Donald Trump

Nicole Kidman clarifies call for nation to unite behind Donald Trump

Actress Nicole Kidman clarified her comments on President-elect Donald Trump and the 2016 election results after coming under fire for suggesting that the nation should unify behind the incoming president. “I just say, [Trump's] now elected, and we as a country need to support whoever’s the president because that’s what the country’s based on,” Kidman, who has...
Trump slams 'Saturday Night Live' after press conference sketch

Trump slams 'Saturday Night Live' after press conference sketch

It's not the first time Trump has criticized "SNL." Last month, he called the show "unwatchable" and "biased," slamming Baldwin's portrayal of him. He also previously called the show "boring and unfunny" and "totally one-sided."
Toby Keith: I won't apologize for Trump inauguration performance

Toby Keith: I won't apologize for Trump inauguration performance

In his response to critics of his decision to perform as part of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, country singer Toby Keith isn’t backing down or apologizing. “I don’t apologize for performing for our country or military,” Keith said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “I performed at events for previous presidents [George W.] Bush and...
Jessica Alba's Honest Co. recalls organic baby powder over infection risk

Jessica Alba's Honest Co. recalls organic baby powder over infection risk

"We've decided to voluntarily recall this product out of an abundance of caution," Gavigan said last week in a YouTube video.
Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, WWE Hall of Famer, dead at 73

Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, WWE Hall of Famer, dead at 73

WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has died at age 73, his family said Sunday. a href="https://www.
Burt Reynolds to auction replica 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans-Am

Burt Reynolds to auction replica 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans-Am

Remember the iconic muscle car driven by Burt Reynolds in the kitchy yet classic 1977 movie Smokey and the Bandit? Who wouldn't want to own a Trans-Am just like it? Bidders will get their chance Friday at an auction in Arizona, MSN Autos reports.  A listing for the Barrett-Jackson sale in Scottsdale shows a Pro-Touring Firebird owned by Reynolds and built by Restore a Muscle Car...
Report: Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration concert

Report: Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration concert

Holliday retweeted The Wrap's report on her Twitter account.In a letter addressed to "my beloved LGBT community," Holliday explained why she initially accepted the invitation to perform at the inauguration, saying she wanted to perform for the people, not for Trump. But after a vocal backlash, Holliday has decided not to perform.  According to The Associated Press, Holliday was referred...

Children remember your words for the rest of their lives

“Parentspeak - What’s Wrong with How We Talk to Our Children — and What to Say Instead” by Jennifer Lehr (Workman, 276 pages, $14.95) We’ve all seen it. And heard it. In public places, watching parents interact with their children, what’s being said and done. Heck, maybe they were your own kids and you are evaluating your own interactions. Regardless of whether...
Clark State Theatre Arts to hold auditions for ‘The Clean House’

Clark State Theatre Arts to hold auditions for ‘The Clean House’

The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts Program will hold auditions in January for their spring production of The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. The Clean House centers around Matilde, an aspiring comedian, who has come to “metaphysical Connecticut” via Brazil to clean the home of Lane and Charles, but instead secretly works on developing the perfect joke. “This show is unique...
'The Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty dies at 89

'The Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty dies at 89

Author William Peter Blatty, who wrote the best-selling horror novel, "The Exorcist," has died at the age of 89.
How do you pre-order the Nintendo Switch? Which games are included, when can you get it?

How do you pre-order the Nintendo Switch? Which games are included, when can you get it?

On Thursday Nintendo released details about their new gaming device – the Switch. The device which can be used in three modes – as a tablet in a console, with a TV, or as a mobile device – will launch on March 3. But, as it is with the folks who love gaming, if you can’t get it immediately, you can at least be happy about getting on a list to get it. Here’s how you can...
7 things to know now: Investigation into Comey, DOJ; Sunny Obama bites girl; Tommy Allsup dies

7 things to know now: Investigation into Comey, DOJ; Sunny Obama bites girl; Tommy Allsup dies

1. IG investigation: The inspector general for the Justice Department has opened an investigation into actions by the DOJ and the FBI in the months leading up to the presidential election, including whether FBI Director James Comey followed bureau procedures in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails. The IG investigation, in part, will focus on whether Comey should have announced in the days...
WATCH: Michelle Obama surprises fans on 'The Tonight Show'

WATCH: Michelle Obama surprises fans on 'The Tonight Show'

Some everyday citizens thought they were recording messages of gratitude and support for First Lady Michelle Obama, but were in for a surprise. During an episode of “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" that aired Wednesday night, FLOTUS stepped out from behind the curtain as people wrapped up their messages. What followed were tears, laughter and lots of hugs. Watch the segment in...
Rosie O’Donnell calls for martial law ahead of Trump’s inauguration

Rosie O’Donnell calls for martial law ahead of Trump’s inauguration

Comedian Rosie O’Donnell continues her Twitter crusade to stop President-elect Donald Trump from ever taking the oath of office. O’Donnell and Trump’s decades-long feud is known across the country. Over the years, the two have had countless public spats; Trump went so far as to criticize O’Donnell during the first presidential debate of the 2016 election season. O’Donnell...
The Wing Bar grows from Vintage Roadside Café

The Wing Bar grows from Vintage Roadside Café

Look for local restaurant profiles by Glenn and Kim Creyts every other week. For inquiries regarding this column and ideas for other restaurant profiles and suggestions for future columns, contact Glenn and Kim via e-mail at glenncreyts@att.net. Restaurant: The Wing Bar Location: 1549 U.S. 68 South, Urbana Telephone: (937) 652-1231 Amber Fraley-Weaver worked since she was a teenager for her dad, Mike...
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