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Star Wars costume exhibit coming to Cincinnati

Iconic costumes from “a galaxy far, far away” are making the trek to the Queen City as the Smithsonian traveling exhibition Star Wars and the Power of Costume opens at the Cincinnati Museum Center on May 25. Pulled from the collection of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Star Wars and the Power of Costume is a partnership of the museum, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition...
‘Twenty One Pilots’ rehearses at Wright State

‘Twenty One Pilots’ rehearses at Wright State

‘Twenty One Pilots’ — the hit Ohio-based band that climbed the charts last year — rehearsed its pyrotechnics display at the Wright State University Nutter Center last month, according to Fairborn’s fire chief. What to do: Visit Dayton.com for the latest local entertainment news Chief Mike Riley said the members of the duo were in attendance at the rehearsal, but no audience...
Model Hanne Gaby Odiele comes out as intersex

Model Hanne Gaby Odiele comes out as intersex

A Belgian model known for her street style has become one of the first high-profile faces of the intersex community. Hanne Gaby Odiele announced Monday that she is intersex, a condition in which a person is born with a reproductive system that is not typically male or female. Odiele, 29, of Kortrijk, Belgium, said she is speaking out to break the silence about the condition. “It is very important...
3 ways Dayton will be represented at the Oscars 

3 ways Dayton will be represented at the Oscars 

Dayton, you have some crazy-talented horses in the race for the Oscars.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for 2017 Oscars, and three films have local connections.  FILM: MOONLIGHT  LOCAL CONNECT: Hanna Beachler NOMINATED FOR: Several awards, including Best Picture Beachler, a Centerville grad and product of Wright State University's...
The Oscars 2017: Complete list of nominees

The Oscars 2017: Complete list of nominees

The nominations are in for the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony. On Tuesday morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its list of nominees for each of the award show's 24 categories. The awards are meant to highlight the best in cinema each year. Nominees, who are vying to win a coveted Oscar, are chosen by AMPAS' more than 5,000 voting members. The 89th Academy Awards will...
Super Bowl 2017: What time, what channel, live stream; Lady Gaga at halftime

Super Bowl 2017: What time, what channel, live stream; Lady Gaga at halftime

Everything about it is super – the teams, the atmosphere, the price for tickets. This Super Bowl – officially Super Bowl LI (51) – is coming in a couple of weeks and between then and now, you will hear all you like (and more) about the players, the teams, the commercials and Lady Gaga’s halftime performance. As for all the other details, here’s what you need to know about...
7 things to know now: Gov. collapses during speech; SNL writer suspended; Oscar nominations

7 things to know now: Gov. collapses during speech; SNL writer suspended; Oscar nominations

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. What to know now: 1. Out of TPP: On his first full day in office, President Donald Trump signed three presidential memoranda, one of which takes the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. "Great thing for the American worker, what we just did," Trump said after signing the document in the Oval...
'Saturday Night Live' writer suspended for Barron Trump tweet

'Saturday Night Live' writer suspended for Barron Trump tweet

Democrats and Republicans seem to agree on one thing about criticizing the President Donald Trump's family: Leave the kids out of it. That especially goes for Barron Trump, who is 10 years old.  Last week, a writer from “Saturday Night Live” joked that Barron would kill his family. Now, NBC has announced consequences for Katie Rich, who tweeted that Barron would be the "...
Watch: Dog appears to dance to music at groomer

Watch: Dog appears to dance to music at groomer

An Orlando pet salon uploaded a video to its Facebook page of an adorable dog that appears to dance to salsa music. In the brief clip, uploaded Jan. 12, the dog can be seen rising to its hind legs and dancing around to "Conga" by the Miami Sound Machine. It's famously led by singer Gloria Estefan.  When you had such a fun time at your groomers, you can't help but do the #congo...
Alec Baldwin to host SNL for record 17th time, smashing previous record

Alec Baldwin to host SNL for record 17th time, smashing previous record

Actor Alec Baldwin is scheduled to host “Saturday Night Live” next month for the 17th time, in an appearance that will break comedian Steve Martin’s record for most times hosting the late-night comedy show. Baldwin's impression of President Donald Trump has garnered rave reviews and plenty of late-night laughs, as he played Trump throughout the 2016 presidential campaign and beyond...
Lifetime's Britney Spears biopic trailer released

Lifetime's Britney Spears biopic trailer released

The first trailer for "Britney Ever After," Lifetime's TV movie biopic on pop icon Britney Spears was posted Monday morning on the network's social media pages. Mashable reported that the trailer is somewhat somber, focusing on on Spears' publicized struggles with fame. Using shots of British actress Natasha Bassett portraying Spears as a red carpet darling and onstage performer, the trailer...
Fox News drops Stacey Dash, critics rejoice

Fox News drops Stacey Dash, critics rejoice

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report. Fox News contributor Stacey Dash hasn't been seen on the network since September, and she might not be returning any time soon. >> Read more trending stories   Best known for her role in the 1995 movie "Clueless," the 50-year-old actress-turned-political-pundit supported Mitt Romney's presidential run in 2012 and from there...
Alec Baldwin to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Alec Baldwin to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Alec Baldwin is scheduled to host to "Saturday Night Live" on Feb. 11 amid his ongoing battle with President Donald Trump. Ed Sheeran will appear as the night's musical guest. Baldwin, who has played the president multiple times in the run-up to and since the election, will host the show for the 17th time. He holds the record for the most times hosting the sketch comedy hour, trailed by...
Former Spice Girl Geri Horner welcomes second child

Former Spice Girl Geri Horner welcomes second child

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report. Geri Halliwell, also known as "Ginger Spice," gave birth to her first son on Saturday. Halliwell, 44, announced the arrival of her first child with her husband on Twitter.  Christian and I are delighted to announce our baby boy was born this morning weighing 7lbs 8oz— Geri Horner (@GeriHalliwell) January 21, 2017 "Christian and...
Zoo plans for cheetah facilities in Warren County on hold

Zoo plans for cheetah facilities in Warren County on hold

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has put plans to move its cheetah breeding facilities to Warren County on hold, while a different location is considered. Zoo officials met on Friday with staff from the Warren County Regional Planning Commission about relocating the cheetah recovery center and a run where the cats chase lures - and land speed records - during public viewings, Stan Williams, executive...
#AlternativeFacts: Twitter trolls Trump team over Conway, Spicer comments

#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.
Luke Bryan to perform national anthem at Super Bowl

Luke Bryan to perform national anthem at Super Bowl

He’s set to perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Feb. 5. This marks the first time Luke has performed at the big game and he’s understandably beside himself with excitement. Luke told People there was never a doubt he would take on this gig. When the NFL made the big request, Luke said, “Hell yes, I’ll do it!” Lukesaid "The Star-Spangled Banner"...
New tavern, restaurant opens in Springfield

New tavern, restaurant opens in Springfield

Tim Rigel has owned a lot of businesses and properties in Springfield over the years from drive-throughs and rentals to sports complexes and car lots. Rigel hopes his latest venture is his lasting legacy and one for Springfield. Park Road Tavern, located at 2205 Park Road in the former Casey’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility, opened softly in December but will continue expanding over the coming...
Baker of Trump's inauguration cake says she was commissioned to copy Obama's

Baker of Trump's inauguration cake says she was commissioned to copy Obama's

Celebrity pastry chef and Food Network star Duff Goldman took to Twitter early Saturday to point out that President Donald Trump’s inauguration cake appeared to be an exact replica of the cake he designed and created for Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration. In a message posted to his Twitter account, Goldman included a side-by-side image of his cake creation next to Trump&rsquo...
'Saturday Night Live' takes swipe at Trump inauguration attendance – minus Alec Baldwin

'Saturday Night Live' takes swipe at Trump inauguration attendance – minus Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin's absence didn't stop "Saturday Night Live" from taking yet another swipe at President Donald Trump.
Celebrities show solidarity with Women's March

Celebrities show solidarity with Women's March

Scores of celebrities attended marches in Washington and other cities Saturday joining millions of people across the country in a show of solidarity with the movement bringing attention to women’s rights the day following President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
'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...
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