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George Harrison would have been 75 Sunday

The youngest Beatle would have been 75 Sunday. George Harrison was the lead guitarist for the Beatles and also had a successful solo career. He was born Feb. 25, 1943, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Harrison was the second member of the band to die, when he passed away on Nov. 29, 2001, in Los Angeles. Harrison’s official Twitter account marked the milestone birthday with a remastered video of...


Watch out for these non-fiction favorites

Watch out for these non-fiction favorites

Over the years I have covered the book beat, I’ve discovered some interesting statistics — on average women read more books than men do. While there are many readers who read both fiction and non-fiction, women are more likely to read fiction and men are more likely to read non-fiction. RELATED: It was a miracle that this soldier survived WWII I want to encourage men to read more books...
Britney Spear’s ex K-Fed wants child support increase amid star’s Vegas success

Britney Spear’s ex K-Fed wants child support increase amid star’s Vegas success

After seeing how successful her four-year Las Vegas residency has been, Britney Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline is asking for an increase in child support. >> Read more trending news  Federline’s attorney reportedly sent the pop singer a letter recently indicating that he would like to renegotiate the $20,000 monthly payment he currently receives from...
Actress Nanette Fabray, Tony, Emmy-winning star of stage and screen, dead at 97

Actress Nanette Fabray, Tony, Emmy-winning star of stage and screen, dead at 97

Award-winning actress and comedian Nanette Fabray has died at the age of 97, Variety reported Friday. Fabray was known for her charm, energetic exuberance and multi-talented performances in musical theatre in the 1940’s, as well as movies and TV in the 1950’s. >> Read more trending news  She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical “Love Life&rdquo...
Jennifer Lopez celebrates twins Max and Emme’s 10th birthday

Jennifer Lopez celebrates twins Max and Emme’s 10th birthday

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins are growing up so fast! Max and Emme celebrated their 10th birthday on Feb. 22, and Lopez was right there to celebrate with her kids, sharing multiple posts on Instagram.  >> Read more trending news  Sharing a video of her kids’ -- whom she affectionately calls her coconuts -- cutest moments throughout the years, Lopez wrote, &ldquo...
New Springfield art exhibit offers fresh look at everyday life

New Springfield art exhibit offers fresh look at everyday life

When viewing the works of artist Christopher Burk from a certain distance the first time, you may ponder if it’s paint or photography on display. The answer is oil or gouache paint the Columbus-based artist has used to capture urban scenes from his city — designed to make viewers see things they pass by without notice in a new way. “Christopher Burk: Illuminating the Everyday&rdquo...
Ryan Reynolds shuts down troll who criticized Make-A-Wish kids visiting ‘Deadpool’ set

Ryan Reynolds shuts down troll who criticized Make-A-Wish kids visiting ‘Deadpool’ set

Ryan Reynolds isn’t just a charming actor. He’s also a renowned social media goofball who is really great at shutting down trolls.  On Monday, the 41-year-old movie star took to Instagram to share a few photographs of himself — in character as the R-rated mercenary Deadpool — hanging out with some children with life-threatening illnesses on the set of the upcoming...
JUST IN: Could a new Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers be coming to The Greene?

JUST IN: Could a new Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers be coming to The Greene?

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers may be re-thinking its plans to build a restaurant near the Mall at Fairfield Commons and instead locate its second Dayton-area location in the shadow of The Greene Town Center. According to documents filed with the city of Beavercreek’s planning commission, a new Raising Cane’s is in the works adjacent to the Waffle House on Indian Ripple Road, directly...
Canadian women's hockey player apologizes for taking off silver medal

Canadian women's hockey player apologizes for taking off silver medal

Canadian women’s hockey player Jocelyn Larocque apologized after taking off her silver medal during Thursday’s ceremonies at the Pyeongchang Olympics, saying she meant no disrespect and was caught up in the emotion of a bitter loss. The United States edged Canada 3-2 Thursday in a shootout victory in the gold medal game. During the postgame medal ceremony, Larocque took off her silver...
67-year-old Jane Seymour poses for ‘Playboy,’ ‘I feel much sexier now’

67-year-old Jane Seymour poses for ‘Playboy,’ ‘I feel much sexier now’

Elegant actress Jane Seymour is about to grace the pages of “Playboy” magazine at 67-years-old. >> Read more trending news  The former Bond girl took to social media Wednesday to share a modest photograph from her upcoming spread in the iconic men’s magazine. “I’m thrilled to finally share this with you! I was recently photographed and interviewed in my home...
Snap Inc.’s stock falls after Kylie Jenner tweet about Snapchat redesign

Snap Inc.’s stock falls after Kylie Jenner tweet about Snapchat redesign

Kylie Jenner may be one of many Snapchat users who isn’t happy about the app’s redesign. The 20-year-old new mom asked her followers on Tuesday if anyone else no longer uses the app. >> Read more trending news  “So does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me,” she wrote. “Ugh this is so sad.” Bloomberg reported that the timing of the...
Report: Actress Rachel McAdams pregnant with first child

Report: Actress Rachel McAdams pregnant with first child

Congratulations are in order for actress Rachel McAdams, who is reportedly expecting her first child. E! News, citing several unnamed sources, reported that the 39-year-old actress is pregnant. >> Read more trending news  In 2016, Us Weekly reported that the private star was seen holding hands with screenwriter Jamie Linden, which prompted speculation that they were dating...
Quincy Jones apologizes for candid remarks in Vulture, GQ interviews

Quincy Jones apologizes for candid remarks in Vulture, GQ interviews

Quincy Jones is apologizing for the very frank remarks hes made in interviews with GQ and Vulture.  According to the music legend, his six daughters pulled him aside after reading his comments with the publications and showed him the impact of his words. >> Read more trending news  Jones posted a lengthy statement apologizing for the stories on Twitter, according to The Hollywood...
Beyonce has nothing to do with new ‘Sweet Dreams’ remix

Beyonce has nothing to do with new ‘Sweet Dreams’ remix

It’s been nearly 10 years since Beyonce released “Sweet Dreams,” the sixth single from 2008’s “I Am... Sasha Fierce,” but a remix of the song appeared on streaming services Wednesday. >> Read more trending news  Billboard reported that the new version, which appears on a 2018 album called “Sweet Dreams (Remixes),” has a more...
JUST IN: McDonald’s admits it screwed up & vows to ‘make amends’ this time

JUST IN: McDonald’s admits it screwed up & vows to ‘make amends’ this time

Mighty McDonald’s acknowledged this morning that it botched last fall’s release of a cult favorite menu item and vowed to get it right this time — starting this Monday, Feb. 26. “Last October, we truly meant well,” McDonald’s said in a release this morning, “when we brought back a super-limited batch of Szechuan Sauce, but it quickly became apparent we did...
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's relationship had issues before marriage, report says

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's relationship had issues before marriage, report says

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux may have been doomed from the start. A new report in People claims that the celebrity couple’s relationship was riddled with issues even before they got married. “Ever since they became serious, the living issue often made them bicker. It was always hard for Jen to understand why Justin didn’t like, or at least could learn to like...
Concert announcements

Concert announcements

Tickets are on sale at the individual venues and all Ticketmaster outlets, except where noted. Beavercreek High School Alumni Auditorium 2660 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek www.weekendofjazz.org, 937-490-9010 Upcoming: The Victor Wooten Trio, March 2; Dave Lieban Big Band, March 3 Banker’s Life Fieldhouse 125 Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com, 317-917-2727 Upcoming...
Tennis champ Serena Williams reveals she ‘almost died’ after giving birth to first baby

Tennis champ Serena Williams reveals she ‘almost died’ after giving birth to first baby

Tennis champion Serena Williams revealed she “almost died after giving birth” to her first child, daughter Olympia, last fall, according to a column by Williams on CNN.com.  >> Read more trending news  Williams had a relatively easy birth Sept. 1, 2017, delivering her daughter by C-section, but two hours later, she was in a fight for her life that lasted six days,...
What is Graves’ disease? Wendy Williams opens up about her condition

What is Graves’ disease? Wendy Williams opens up about her condition

Fans of the “Wendy Williams Show” will have to watch re-runs for nearly a month, because the media maven is taking a three-week hiatus to treat her Graves’ disease.  >> Read more trending news  She made the announcement on air Wednesday, revealing that her doctor is requiring her to take a break from work to “get her levels and medication in sync,&rdquo...
‘Bad Art’ raises money for Champaign County arts programs

‘Bad Art’ raises money for Champaign County arts programs

The Champaign County Arts Council is holding its sixth fundraiser to support community programs. Bad Art by Good People takes local leaders from the community and they create a work of art, said Executive Director Heath Brackney. None of them are professional artists, she said. Each local leader has the option to have a professional mentor and help them create the work of art, give them advice and...
Wendy Williams announces 3-week hiatus due to Graves’ disease

Wendy Williams announces 3-week hiatus due to Graves’ disease

Wendy Williams is taking three weeks off from her talk show. The former radio personality turned daytime TV show host was candid with her live audience Wednesday as she made the announcement. The 53-year-old has Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism, both of which she has spoken about in the past.  >> Read more trending news  “Wendy is a true champion and has never missed...
Florida beach named nation's best in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards

Florida beach named nation's best in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards

A Florida beach has been named the nation's best in TripAdvisor's annual Travelers' Choice awards. The travel website announced Tuesday that Clearwater Beach was the best in the U.S. in 2018, climbing from No. 4 in 2017. The beach also topped the national list in 2016.  >> Read more trending news  Meanwhile, Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, took the award for...
Michelle Obama praises 'Black Panther' on Twitter: 'I loved this movie'

Michelle Obama praises 'Black Panther' on Twitter: 'I loved this movie'

Former first lady Michelle Obama tweeted a shoutout Monday to the new Marvel superhero film, “Black Panther.” “Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team!” she tweeted. “Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find...
Queen Elizabeth surrounded by fashion royalty at her first London runway show

Queen Elizabeth surrounded by fashion royalty at her first London runway show

This year’s London Fashion Week ended with the biggest name in fashion meeting the biggest name in London. >> Read more trending news  Queen Elizabeth II made quite the splash Tuesday as she sat next to Vogue’s infamous editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in the queen’s historic appearance at a fashion show. Her Majesty came dressed to impress in a pastel blue coat and jacket...
These are the records 'Black Panther' has smashed so far

These are the records 'Black Panther' has smashed so far

“Black Panther” has taken theaters by storm, breaking box office goals.  Over the Presidents Day weekend, the Marvel flick made a whopping $242 million, much more than the $150 million predicted.  >> Read more trending news  That wasn’t the only success the film saw. It also made history for Marvel, on social media and beyond. Here’s a list...
Atlanta airport offers nonstop flights to Kingdom of Wakanda

Atlanta airport offers nonstop flights to Kingdom of Wakanda

“Black Panther” fans rejoice: The world’s busiest airport is officially offering nonstop flights to the fictional Kingdom of Wakanda. Sort of. >> Read more trending news  Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport shared a photo of a terminal showing a 7:30 p.m. departure time to the hidden city on Twitter Monday, following a holiday weekend that brought...
JAY-Z leaves $11,000 tip on $80,000 bar tab for friend’s birthday celebration

JAY-Z leaves $11,000 tip on $80,000 bar tab for friend’s birthday celebration

JAY-Z reportedly spent big at a New York bar over the weekend. According to the New York Post’s Page Six, the rapper and father of three spent a combined $110,000 at three locations in the city while celebrating Roc Nation Sports president Juan “OG” Perez, who is also a close friend of Hov. >> Read more trending news  Although his wife, Beyonce, daughter, Blue and...
Toni Braxton confirms engagement to Birdman

Toni Braxton confirms engagement to Birdman

After months of speculation, Toni Braxton has confirmed she is engaged to rapper Birdman. In a trailer for the singer’s upcoming season of “Braxton Family Values,” Braxton tells her sisters, “I have an announcement to make: I’m engaged!” >> Read more trending news  The reality TV show looks at Braxton’s life with her sisters, Trina, Towanda, Tamar...
Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain remember Kurt Cobain on his 51st birthday

Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain remember Kurt Cobain on his 51st birthday

Courtney Love is remembering Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 51st birthday. People reported that the 53-year-old singer posted a photo of herself with the late Nirvana frontman on Instagram Tuesday. >> Read more trending news  “Happy birthday baby,” she captioned the post. “God I miss you.” Cobain died of suicide on April 5, 1994, at the age of 27. He...
Radiohead announces North American summer tour

Radiohead announces North American summer tour

Radiohead has announced a summer arena tour across North America. The English band will start the 16-date tour July 7 in Chicago and end Aug. 1 in Philadelphia. >> Read more trending news  Billboard reported that the tour will include a three-night run at Madison Square Garden in New York on July 10, 11 and 13. The group’s latest album, “A Moon Shaped Pool,” was released...
Chrissy Teigen is not a ‘creepy stalker,’ fails Ellen’s John Legend test

Chrissy Teigen is not a ‘creepy stalker,’ fails Ellen’s John Legend test

You’d think she’d know the guy by now. Nope.   Chrissy Teigen maybe expecting her second child with him in June, but it seems Ohio’s adopted daughter, the co-star of Lip Sync Battle, stinks at trivia about her husband, Springfield native John Legend. Ellen DeGeneres had good-hearted fun with Teigen during a John Legend trivia game on her show Monday, Feb. 19.  A belly-laughing...
TONIGHT: There’s a big flipping deal going on at Sky Zone 

TONIGHT: There’s a big flipping deal going on at Sky Zone 

If you grew up envying the kid down the street who had the double XL trampoline in his backyard — with the attached basketball hoop that you totally didn’t mean to dunk on and almost break — tonight is an opportunity to let go of that grudge. Every week, 2 for Tuesdays at Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Dayton is the most affordable way to jump, bounce and flip-out until all your...
Radiohead is making a concert stop in our region -- here’s how to get tickets

Radiohead is making a concert stop in our region -- here’s how to get tickets

The band that had everyone feeling like a creep in the ‘90s will play shows at an arena close to you.  Radiohead announced its North American tour dates to promote its latest album, “A Moon Shaped Pool.” The tour includes a show Monday, July 23 at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, and on Wednesday, July 25 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.  Tickets for both shows...
Passengers behaving badly: 5 recent airplane debacles you won’t believe

Passengers behaving badly: 5 recent airplane debacles you won’t believe

Outrageous behaviors on airplanes and in airports haven’t stopped just because it’s a new year. Last year, passengers brawled in busy terminals and got taken off of flights. Commercial airlines carried more than 3.8 billion passengers and generated more than $501 billion in revenue worldwide last year, according to the International Air Transport Association. Here’s how travelers...
JUST IN: Large-scale festival toasting Ohio wines coming to region

JUST IN: Large-scale festival toasting Ohio wines coming to region

A new and potentially large-scale wine festival is coming to Springfield in May, and its organizers say they’d like to turn it into an annual event. “Vintage Ohio South” will spotlight Ohio wines and wineries, especially those in the southern half of the state, according to Donniella Winchell, executive director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association (OWPA), which is sponsoring the...
Sylvester Stallone assures fans he is 'alive and well' after death hoax goes viral

Sylvester Stallone assures fans he is 'alive and well' after death hoax goes viral

Actor Sylvester Stallone is the victim of a death hoax. A rumor claiming that the 71-year-old actor had passed away recently surfaced on social media — and he was not happy about it. >> Read more trending news  Stallone took to Twitter to express his annoyance. “Please ignore the stupidity,” the “Rocky” star tweeted Monday. “Alive...
DCDC celebrates 50 years with one-night special celebration

DCDC celebrates 50 years with one-night special celebration

On the brink of its 50th anniversary season, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is producing a one-night-only celebration of former dancers and current artists in its winter concert fittingly titled “Reunited,” which is slated Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Victoria Theatre. “Celebrating 50 years is very important internally to the organization,” said DCDC Artistic Director Debbie...
Fergie says National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game 'didn't strike the intended tone'

Fergie says National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game 'didn't strike the intended tone'

Fergie is responding to critics of her sultry, jazzy rendition of the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game. The singer issued a statement to TMZ, saying her version at Sunday night’s game in Los Angeles “didn't strike the intended tone.” >> Read more trending news  “I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I...
Chrissy Teigen reveals second baby’s due date

Chrissy Teigen reveals second baby’s due date

Soon-to-be mom of two Chrissy Teigen stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to dish about her pregnancy Monday. The model and cookbook author revealed that she and singer John Legend’s second bundle of joy is due in June. >> Read more trending news  “I’m having a baby boy in the spring,” she told DeGeneres, before jokingly whispering, &ldquo...
R. Kelly evicted from Atlanta homes, owes $30K, court documents show

R. Kelly evicted from Atlanta homes, owes $30K, court documents show

Filings with the magistrate court of Fulton County from Feb. 13 show that the Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two homes in Atlanta. The  R&B singer was renting houses in the city’s Johns Creek neighborhood. The documents show that Kelly owes SB Property Management Global, LLC more than $31,000 in past due rent payments.   >> Read more trending...
’Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ celebrates 50th anniversary

’Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ celebrates 50th anniversary

It’s been “a beautiful day in this neighborhood” for 50 years. Feb. 19, 1968, was the day that PBS aired the first episode of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and the lessons that Fred Rogers taught still resonate today. A re-imagined tales of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” several televised tributes and even a feature-length movie remind...
Céline Dion says her late husband is only man she’s ever kissed

Céline Dion says her late husband is only man she’s ever kissed

In a recent interview with The Project, 49-year-old music legend Céline Dion got candid about the 2016 death of her husband and manager René Angélil. Dion described what it felt like to lose Angélil — who died at age 73 after a cancer battle —after decades of marriage. >> Read more trending news  “For three years, my husband did not...
Duchess Catherine sparks outrage by not wearing black at BAFTAs

Duchess Catherine sparks outrage by not wearing black at BAFTAs

All eyes were on Duchess Catherine over the weekend when she attended the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTA Awards. Kate Middleton, who is expecting her third child with the Duke of Cambridge, arrived at the Sunday event with Prince William. >> Read more trending news  Much like award shows in the United States, attendees at the London...
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