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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...
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...
Nicole Kidman thinks it’s time we all get behind President-elect Trump

Nicole Kidman thinks it’s time we all get behind President-elect Trump

During an interview with  BBC News about her film "Lion," actress Nicole Kidman shared a message that is quite different from those of many of her fellow celebrities in regard to President-elect Donald Trump. "I just say, he’s now elected, and we as a country need to support whoever’s the president, because that’s what the country’s based...
OPAI to have auditions for ‘Addams Family’ musical

OPAI to have auditions for ‘Addams Family’ musical

Contact this contributing writer at bturner004@woh.rr.com. Are you creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky or altogether ooky? If so, you could be cast in an upcoming production of “The Addams Family – A New Musical.” The Ohio Performing Arts Institute will have open community auditions for singers, actors and dancers ages 12-adult with varied experience levels, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday...
Beef O’Brady’s seeking to add up to 5 more Dayton-area locations

Beef O’Brady’s seeking to add up to 5 more Dayton-area locations

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, which operates a sports pub on Seajay Drive in Beavercreek, is looking to expand its Dayton-area footprint by adding as many as five new locations in the next three to five years, a spokeswoman for the chain said. Beef ‘O’Brady’s describes itself as a “family friendly sports pub” that offers a wide range of menu items including pizza...
Andy Cohen hosting 'Love Connection' game show revival

Andy Cohen hosting 'Love Connection' game show revival

Bravo personality Andy Cohen has a new gig. Fox said during Wednesday's Television Critics Association's winter press tour that Cohen will host the reboot of the classic game show "Love Connection, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new "Love Connection" will feature single men and women going on three blind dates and going in front of Cohen and a live studio audience to discuss...
Hollywood Foreign Press, Robert De Niro express support for Streep's Golden Globes speech

Hollywood Foreign Press, Robert De Niro express support for Streep's Golden Globes speech

Despite criticism from President-elect Donald Trump, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and a number of right-leaning blogs, Meryl Streep has the support of a major entertainment entity and an Oscar winner for her Golden Globes speech. The Los Angeles Times reported that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association sent a letter to the Oscar-winning actress, saying it stands by her...
Bonnaroo 2017 lineup announced

Bonnaroo 2017 lineup announced

U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd are among the headliners for the annual festival, which takes place June 8-11 at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee. Festival organizers announced the 2017 lineup on Wednesday. U2 will be performing its 1987 album, "The Joshua Tree," in its entirety at Bonnaroo and during the band's summer stadium tour. Other artists set...
SSO baroque concert bringing in player from Arizona

SSO baroque concert bringing in player from Arizona

Contact this contributing writer at bturner004@woh.rr.com. Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama ended 2016 recording in the Czech Republic. Springfield will be one of her first destinations in the new year. She’ll be the featured guest soloist during the Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s MasterWorks II concert “Going for Baroque,” Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Clark State PAC. Ngwenyama...
Former wrestler dies at just 55 years old

Former wrestler dies at just 55 years old

Former World Wrestling Federation, now known as World Wrestling Entertainment, wrestler Timothy Smith, aka Rex King or Timothy Well from the tag team the Well Dunn, has passed away following complications of kidney failure at just 55 years old, per PWInsider. Smith was mostly a tag team wrestler, pairing as the Southern Rockers to start his career before eventually landing in WWF managed by the...
First images: Joseph Fiennes portrays Michael Jackson, draws ire from Jackson's fans

First images: Joseph Fiennes portrays Michael Jackson, draws ire from Jackson's fans

A new television show is prompting controversy after the casting of Joseph Fiennes in the role of one of the most iconic African American entertainers, Michael Jackson. The first images have been released and it's causing many to question Fiennes', who is white, casting as the King of Pop, E! News reported. Announced in January 2016, the movie is called "Urban Myths" and will examine the...
7 things to know now: Russian report; Obama's farewell; Trump, Kennedy meet

7 things to know now: Russian report; Obama's farewell; Trump, Kennedy meet

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. 1. Russian report: According to U.S. officials, President-elect Donald Trump was made aware last week of an unsubstantiated report that says Russia has compromising personal and financial information about him. Trump’s briefing by U.S. intelligence officials, first reported by CNN, is said to have included a 35-page report...
Logan County Historical Society to unveil 1920s restored plane

Logan County Historical Society to unveil 1920s restored plane

The Logan County Historical Society will unveil a restored 1920s plane at its transportation museum next week. The Wissler WA-6 bi-plane was originally built in 1922 by Bellefontaine resident Clarence Wissler, Logan County Historical Society President Brian Baker said. The historical society purchased the plane about four years ago. “The body of the aircraft is still original,” Baker said...
Sansami Creative Works sets 2017 season

Sansami Creative Works sets 2017 season

Contact this contributing writer at bturner004@woh.rr.com. Looking forward to summer is one way to get through winter. Sansami Creative Works is ready with its upcoming summer theatrical season. “Pardon Our French: A Fourth Season of Firsts” will highlight Sansami’s strengths with two sketch comedy shows and its first mainstage comedy, a production of “Figaro” in Champaign...
Brad and Angelina agree to seal divorce documents

Brad and Angelina agree to seal divorce documents

Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have  agreed to keep the details of their divorce private. Pitt was officially cleared in a child abuse investigation in November. People reported in December that Pitt had filed a request to keep the details of his and Jolie's divorce private. He was denied an emergency hearing on the request. According to CNN, Pitt said in additional documents hat Jolie...
Eddie Vedder to perform at President Obama's farewell address

Eddie Vedder to perform at President Obama's farewell address

Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder will play at President Barack Obama's farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night. Vedder will be joined by members of the Chicago Children's Choir. The president is set to speak at 9 p.m. EST from the McCormick Place convention center on Lake Michigan. Vedder has been a longtime supporter of the president. In 2012, he performed at a fundraiser for Obama's re-election...
Serena Williams teases photos of engagement ring

Serena Williams teases photos of engagement ring

A week after Serena Williams announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, the tennis star gave fans a glimpse of her engagement ring.  Williams, 35, shared a photo on Reddit featuring her and her fiancé posing with her left hand placed on his chest. The distance from the couple and dim lighting make details of the ring difficult to see. "Engagement shoe game,"...
Jenna Bush Hager offers emotional apology after Golden Globes mistake

Jenna Bush Hager offers emotional apology after Golden Globes mistake

Social media users set Twitter ablaze with #HiddenFences after Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush, accidentally combined movie titles "Hidden Figures" and "Fences" while interviewing Pharrell Williams at the 2017 Golden Globes. "you're nominated for Hidden Fences" pic.twitter.com/7My6dtEkbG— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January...
7 things to know now: What killed Debbie Reynolds; National Championship; manhunt continues

7 things to know now: What killed Debbie Reynolds; National Championship; manhunt continues

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. What to know now:
SEE IT: Prince William, Duchess Kate's holiday thank-you card makes rounds on social media

SEE IT: Prince William, Duchess Kate's holiday thank-you card makes rounds on social media

The holiday season has come and gone, but fans of the British royal family are getting another festive treat as Prince William and Duchess Kate's holiday thank-you card makes the rounds online. Last week, a few lucky social media users revealed that they had received an adorable photo of the royal family as a thank-you for Christmas greetings. The charming photo features an awestruck Prince...
'Pioneer Woman' says goodbye to 'Charlie the Ranch Dog' in bittersweet blog post

'Pioneer Woman' says goodbye to 'Charlie the Ranch Dog' in bittersweet blog post

Charles, the title character in Drummond's "Charlie the Ranch Dog" children's books, died Sunday, according to Drummond's website. In a post on her website, Drummond said she will allow parents to decide whether or not to tell their children about Charlie's death.  "It might not be necessary if they are younger!" she added. Drummond is the television personality behind...
David Blaine was sure he had died after bullet-catch stunt went wrong

David Blaine was sure he had died after bullet-catch stunt went wrong

During his show, “Beyond Magic,” which aired Friday night, magician David Blaine attempted his famous bullet-catch stunt at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, but it went horribly wrong. He held a metal cup between his teeth, which were protected by a gumshield, and set off a rifle in front of him to try to catch the bullet in his mouth. When the bullet fired into the cup...
'Flip or Flop' star Tarek El Moussa officially files for divorce from Christina

'Flip or Flop' star Tarek El Moussa officially files for divorce from Christina

Tarek El Moussa has officially filed for divorce from wife Christina El Moussa. People reported Monday that, according to his lawyer, Tarek El Moussa legally filed for divorce after being married since 2009. The couple announced their separation in a statement to People on Dec 12. In the statement, the pair referenced an incident in which police were called to their home.   "Like many couples...
Meryl Streep's MMA dig at Golden Globes upsets UFC president Dana White

Meryl Streep's MMA dig at Golden Globes upsets UFC president Dana White

If you thought Dana White would take kindly to mixed martial arts’ being derided by Meryl Streep, well, you must not know much about the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  In a widely lauded speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, Streep said, "So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if you kick them all out, you'll have nothing to...
Rapper T.I. pens open letter to Barack Obama

Rapper T.I. pens open letter to Barack Obama

Rapper and actor T.I. is known for putting his thoughts to paper in the form of lyrics for songs, but a new series of open letters will highlight the performer's ideas about President Obama, President-elect Donald Trump and the past and future of the U.
Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn didn't appear to appreciate Meryl Streep's speech

Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn didn't appear to appreciate Meryl Streep's speech

At the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, Meryl Streep was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. The 67-year-old actress accepted her award with a speech in which she criticized President-elect Donald Trump without mentioning his name. >> Read more trending stories   Though Streep's political acceptance speech was greeted with applause, there...
Ryan Gosling delivers sweet tribute to Eva Mendes, dedicates award to her late brother

Ryan Gosling delivers sweet tribute to Eva Mendes, dedicates award to her late brother

During Sunday's Golden Globes, actor Ryan Gosling accepted the award for best actor in a comedy or musical for "La La Land.
Donald Trump calls Meryl Streep 'overrated' after her Golden Globes speech

Donald Trump calls Meryl Streep 'overrated' after her Golden Globes speech

During an acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Meryl Streep addressed President-elect Donald Trump.  >> Read more trending stories   "An actor's only job is to enter the lives of people who are different from us and let you feel what that feels like, and there are many, many performances this year that did just that," she...
Big stories of 2016: Springfield’s John Legend expands career, family

Big stories of 2016: Springfield’s John Legend expands career, family

2016 proved to be an exciting, busy and successful year for Springfield native John Legend. Legend’s production company, Get Lifted Film Co., released the film “Southside With You,” which imagined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s first date. The film garnered numerous film festival awards for independant film success. The production company also had...
Baby elephant born at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Baby elephant born at Disney's Animal Kingdom

With the new year comes a new baby at Disney's Animal Kingdom. On Wednesday, the park announced the birth of Stella, a female elephant calf born to 28-year-old Donna. This is the third calf for Donna, and Stella's birth brings the total number of elephants at the park to 10.  According to the Disney Parks Blog, Donna became pregnant through natural breeding in January 2015 and...
7 things to know now: Airport shooter in court; Meryl Streep's speech; national championship game

7 things to know now: Airport shooter in court; Meryl Streep's speech; national championship game

1. Santiago in court: The brother of the man authorities say shot and killed five at a Florida airport last week wants to know why his brother had is gun returned to him after he told doctors he was hearing voices in his head. Esteban Santiago told his brother, Bryan Santiago, that he felt the CIA had taken control of his thoughts upon his return from service in Iraq. Santiago told the FBI in...
Donald Trump on Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech: She's a 'Hillary lover'

Donald Trump on Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech: She's a 'Hillary lover'

Later Monday morning, Trump tweeted that Streep is "over-rated" and a "Hillary flunky." It wasn't clear whether he had watched the speech before posting the tweets. "There was one performance this year that stunned me, that sank its hooks in my heart. It wasn’t because it was good – there was nothing good about it – but it was effective and it did its job...
16 arrested in Kim Kardashian West robbery

16 arrested in Kim Kardashian West robbery

Sixteen suspects have been arrested in connection with the October armed robbery of reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, French authorities said early Monday.
WATCH: Donald Glover thanks Migos in Golden Globes speech

WATCH: Donald Glover thanks Migos in Golden Globes speech

Donald Glover likely did more than enhance the reputation of “Atlanta” – and Atlanta – at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards. His acceptance speech during the first of two awards he earned for the critically acclaimed, cleverly written FX hit included a surprising shout-out to a metro Atlanta-reared rap trio. “I’d like to thank the Migos...
WATCH: Meryl Streep calls out Trump, asks for empathy during Golden Globes speech

WATCH: Meryl Streep calls out Trump, asks for empathy during Golden Globes speech

Meryl Streep  was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, but used her time on stage to make a point about empathy and diversity. As she took to the stage to give her acceptance speech, she broke down the components of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which conducts the Golden Globe Awards. "What is Hollywood anyway?" Streep asked, pointing...
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