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CMA Awards 2018: Complete winners list from star-studded Nashville event 

The stars were shining in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night for the 52nd annual Country Music Association awards. >> Read more trending news  The star-studded event draws the top talent in country music, including classic bands, favorites singers and new artists. The dynamic duo, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, returned to host the awards show for the 11th time...


Beach Boys concert at the Schuster promises to be fun, fun, fun

Beach Boys concert at the Schuster promises to be fun, fun, fun

In its 30 years of existence, Kettering Medical Center Foundation’s Heart to Heart concert has featured top talent such as Steve Allen, Tony Bennett, Sarah McLachlan, Diana Ross, Itzhak Perlman, Vince Gill, Carol King, Clint Black and the Commodores. However, the even bigger story is the $7.5 million raised by the annual event, which presents the Beach Boys at the Schuster Center in Dayton on...
Former ‘Dirty’ Wright State, UD student subject of new 8-part TV series 

Former ‘Dirty’ Wright State, UD student subject of new 8-part TV series 

One of two local universities’ most notorious former students is the focus of a new eight-part TV series.  “Dirty John,” a limited Bravo TV series, is set to debut at 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. It is based on the Los Angeles Times’ articles and the newspaper’s hit true crime podcast series “Dirty John” about John Meehan and his wife...
SeaWorld announces new attractions: Sesame Street Land, new water slide 

SeaWorld announces new attractions: Sesame Street Land, new water slide 

SeaWorld announced it’s creating new attractions at its  theme parks, including a new water slide. >> Read more trending news  Park officials made the announcement at the Orange County Convention Center during the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions exposition.  The new waterslide, called Kare-Kare Curl, will be at the Aquatica water park. SeaWorld...
Movie in works about youngest female trader at NYSE starring Kiersey Clemons

Movie in works about youngest female trader at NYSE starring Kiersey Clemons

A Georgia native is the youngest woman trader at the New York Stock Exchange, and now her story is being told on the big screen. >> Read more trending news  AGC Studios has acquired the life rights to tell the story of Lauren Simmons, a Kennesaw State University graduate, who became the sole woman trader and only the second black woman to trade full-time on the NYSE floor at the time. She...
Miami professor’s book captured Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee

Miami professor’s book captured Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee

A Miami University professor has a special place in the Marvel comic universe thanks to his recent book on its legendary founder Stan Lee. The iconic Lee, who died Monday at age 95, was the widely credited genius behind Marvel Comics’ “Golden Age” in the 1960s, leading to the visionary foundation that decades later were used as a launching pad for the wildly popular Marvel superhero...
Watch Chrissy Teigen get teary-eyed talking about husband John Legend

Watch Chrissy Teigen get teary-eyed talking about husband John Legend

It's OK, Chrissy Teigen – let it all out! The author, model and Twitter queen got super emotional while talking about her husband John Legend after he presented her with Glamour's Women of the Year award Monday night. “I joke about it a lot, but I truly have the most incredible husband on the planet. You are our everything," Teigen said through tears. "You completely made me...
The newest version of chicken & waffles is here now, and it’s being served at SEVERAL local restaurants

The newest version of chicken & waffles is here now, and it’s being served at SEVERAL local restaurants

The newest rendition of the famed chicken & waffles dish has arrived in the Miami Valley, and the restaurant destinations offering the trendy dish may come as a bit of a surprise.  “You can forget the reservations, long lines and expensive checks and get back to what really matters: the food,” Kentucky Fried Chicken officials said in a release announcing the introduction of its new...
HBO whets appetite of ‘Game of Thrones’ fans with #ForTheThrone teaser 

HBO whets appetite of ‘Game of Thrones’ fans with #ForTheThrone teaser 

HBO gave fans of its hit series “Game of Thrones” what they wanted. Well, sort of. The premium cable channel dropped a teaser trailer for the final season of the series, but much to the faithfuls’ disappointment, the video was just that -- a tease and a re-edit of past footage from seasons one through seven. The clips show all that has happened, deaths of key characters and...
How you can get tickets to see ‘Hamilton’ in Cincinnati

How you can get tickets to see ‘Hamilton’ in Cincinnati

Want to be in the room where it happens? Single tickets for the highly anticipated Southwest Ohio premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning blockbuster “Hamilton: An American Musical” go on sale Friday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. Performances for this Broadway in Cincinnati Series presentation will be held Feb. 19-March 10 at the Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St...
Christina Aguilera turned down by New Orleans band after asking to sing with them

Christina Aguilera turned down by New Orleans band after asking to sing with them

Christina Aguilera was in New Orleans Thursday ahead of her Friday show as part of her Liberation Tour and stopped by a popular bar, but when she wanted to hop on stage with the band, she was turned down. >> Read more trending news  WGNO reported that Twitter user @drMediaPro posted a video on Twitter of the vocalist speaking with musician Claude Bryant of Claude Bryant and the All Stars...
JUST IN: Gourmet pretzel company founder to launch new ‘clean foods’ restaurant

JUST IN: Gourmet pretzel company founder to launch new ‘clean foods’ restaurant

The founder of a locally owned gourmet pretzel company is gearing up to open a cafe-style restaurant that will focus on “clean foods” such as salads, juices and smoothies, along with a sandwich menu and baked goods. The build-out of “The Greene Canteen” is underway with plans to open by spring of 2019 at 134 Dayton St. in Yellow Springs, according to Brittany Baum, the...
40 shows and concerts to help you celebrate the holidays

40 shows and concerts to help you celebrate the holidays

Planning what concerts, plays, and musicals you’re going to go see this holiday season provides a nice balance to the stress of figuring out how you’re going to get your shopping done, even if that doesn’t include Black Friday. With that in mind, here are 40 performances coming to the Tri-State for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. It’s the 10th anniversary for this jukebox...
What makes the zoo’s holiday season bright? 3 million lights should do it

What makes the zoo’s holiday season bright? 3 million lights should do it

Get ready to be dazzled. The 36th Annual PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo kicks off this weekend.  Visitors can admire three million LED lights and larger-than-life animal lanterns as they light up the zoo creating this year’s theme, “Wild Wonderland.”  The brilliant lights aren’t the only draw. Families can take a ride on the BB&T Toyland Express, watch...
Disney pass holder displays pro-Trump signs at park, gets banned again

Disney pass holder displays pro-Trump signs at park, gets banned again

A man who was banned from Disney World several weeks ago for unfurling a giant Donald Trump banner in the Magic Kingdom has been banned again. He said that after Disney officials took away his annual pass in September, they had a change of heart and let him back in. The picture of Don Cini's latest antics last week show him riding down Splash Mountain with a "Trump 2020&rdquo...
Rapper Future fires back at Wendy Williams’ baby mama jokes

Rapper Future fires back at Wendy Williams’ baby mama jokes

Atlanta hip-hop artist Future took to Instagram to respond to TV host Wendy Williams’ comments about his personal life. >> Read more trending news  Last Thursday, Williams, host of The Wendy Williams Show, had a few words for the rapper, who was preparing to welcome a child with Joie Chavis. “Once upon a time there was a man named Future and Future has a lot of baby&rsquo...
Celebrities react to the death of Marvel co-creator Stan Lee

Celebrities react to the death of Marvel co-creator Stan Lee

Celebrities have begun delivering tributes and statements in response to the death of Marvel Comics co-creator and comic book writer Stan Lee. The comic legend died at age 95, his daughter J.C.Lee  confirmed to TMZ.  >> Read more trending news  “My father loved all of his fans,” she said. “He was the greatest, most decent man.” Celebrity reactions...
Bruno Mars to bring Thanksgiving to 24,000 people in Hawaii

Bruno Mars to bring Thanksgiving to 24,000 people in Hawaii

Bruno Mars is ending his 24K Magic World Tour in a way that will help those most in need. The singer/songwriter is going to provide 24,000 Thanksgiving meals to those in need in Hawaii, Hawaii News Now reported. The donation will go to help his home state and the Salvation Army’s 48th annual Thanksgiving Dinner program, which, with the help of 900 volunteers, provides a free Thanksgiving dinner...
Douglas Rain, voice of HAL from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ dead at 90

Douglas Rain, voice of HAL from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ dead at 90

Douglas Rain, the actor who provided the creepy, chilling voice of the HAL computer in the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey,” died Sunday in Stratford, Ontario, the BBC reported. He was 90. >> Read more trending news  Rain was a Shakespearean actor who was nominated for a Tony Award in 1972, the BBC reported.  But he will be remembered for the calm, homicidal voice...
People's Choice Awards 2018: Here's the complete winners list

People's Choice Awards 2018: Here's the complete winners list

Action film "Avengers: Infinity War," TV series "Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments," singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes and rapper Nicki Minaj were among the big winners Sunday at the 44th annual People's Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California. Scroll down to see the complete list of winners:  >> Read more trending news  People's Champion Award: Bryan...
First lady Julia Grant couldn't find a publisher for her memoir. Michelle Obama got paid millions for hers.

First lady Julia Grant couldn't find a publisher for her memoir. Michelle Obama got paid millions for hers.

When former first lady Julia Grant finished her memoir in 1899, with the help of one Mark Twain, she couldn't find a publisher for it. "My book, on which I have built so many castles, is by the critics pronounced too near, too close to the private life of [her husband], and I thought this was just what was wanted. You can well imagine my great disappointment and sorrow," the widow of Ulysses...
Actor Martin Sheen flees Malibu wildfire; says little chance home survived

Actor Martin Sheen flees Malibu wildfire; says little chance home survived

Actor Martin Sheen was found safe after his son, Charlie Sheen, tweeted that he couldn't reach his parents amid wildfires that are sweeping across parts of Southern California. >> Read more trending news  The LA Times and the Associated Press are reporting that Sheen and his wife, Janet, were found and interviewed by a TV news crew on Malibu Beach after they fled their nearby...
Aerosmith's Joe Perry 'alert and responsive' after being rushed to hospital after performance

Aerosmith's Joe Perry 'alert and responsive' after being rushed to hospital after performance

Update 11:00 a.m. EST Nov. 12: Representatives for Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry said on Sunday he is “alert and responsive” after being taken to the hospital after performing with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. A rep issued the following statement to Rolling Stone: Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was reportedly taken to the hospital after he ...
'SNL': Pete Davidson apologizes as Dan Crenshaw makes surprise appearance

'SNL': Pete Davidson apologizes as Dan Crenshaw makes surprise appearance

One week after he mocked Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye in Afghanistan, on "Saturday Night Live," comedian Pete Davidson issued an apology – and got a little payback. "In what I'm sure was a huge shock to people who know me, I made a poor choice last week," Davidson said on Saturday's "Weekend Update" segment. "I...
Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrives in New York City

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrives in New York City

A symbol of the holiday season arrived in New York City on Saturday: the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. >> Read more trending news  The 72-foot-tall Norway spruce will be decorated with 50,000 LED lights and overlook the Rockefeller ice skating rink, The Associated Press reported.  The lighting of the tree, which will feature a 900-pound Swarovski crystal star, will take place...
Monument to singer Leon Russell to be dedicated in Tulsa

Monument to singer Leon Russell to be dedicated in Tulsa

A monument dedicated to singer Leon Russell will be unveiled in Tulsa on Saturday. >> Read more trending news  Russell, who grew up in Tulsa, died in his sleep in Tennessee on Nov. 13, 2016. He was 74. Russell was known for his mixture of rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass, folk, country and blues during his 60-year career. His signature hits included “Tight Wire,” &ldquo...
Tennessee man loses temper playing Xbox game, fires shots into walls

Tennessee man loses temper playing Xbox game, fires shots into walls

A 30-year-old Tennessee man, angered while playing a video game, fired more than a dozen rounds of ammunition from two different handguns into the walls and ceiling of his bedroom, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. >> Read more trending news  Casey L. Jones was charged with four counts of reckless endangerment involving a deadly weapon after Wednesday’s incident, the newspaper...
Stunning choice: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin goes cold turkey 

Stunning choice: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin goes cold turkey 

This is a cold stone stunner. >> Read more trending news  Pro wrestler “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is going cold turkey when it comes to alcohol. The WWE superstar said he has been sober for more than two weeks, Sports Illustrated reported. Austin, 53, speaking on his podcast, said he is pursuing a healthier lifestyle. “My eating program is going fantastic...
Kennedy artifacts on display at Dayton International Peace Museum

Kennedy artifacts on display at Dayton International Peace Museum

An exhibit at the Dayton International Peace Museum fulfills a promise a local man made to Edward Kennedy 50 years ago to remember his slain brothers. Glory and Tragedy: JFK and RFK, 1960-1968 is a collection of artifacts and items related to John F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert F. Kennedy, acquired by local presidential history collector Bill White. “It is in remembrance and it’s been...
Backdrops, masks make ‘Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.” roar with pride

Backdrops, masks make ‘Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.” roar with pride

It’s a team effort when the Springfield Arts Council’s Youth Arts Ambassadors put on a production. Not just on the stage but behind the scenes. For its presentation of “Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 at the John Legend Theater, the Ambassadors were aided by members of Project Jericho, who helped create backdrops, and cast...
Singer Keke Wyatt reveals child is cancer-free, gushes over new husband

Singer Keke Wyatt reveals child is cancer-free, gushes over new husband

Keke Wyatt is celebrating some good news. TMZ reported Thursday that she announced she has a new husband and that one of her children is cancer-free. She announced the news in a video. “I went through a really rough patch for about a year,” she said, referring to her ex-husband, Michael Ford, divorcing her while she was pregnant with her ninth child. “I was eight months pregnant...
Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade welcome baby girl via surrogate

Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade welcome baby girl via surrogate

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have welcomed their first child together into the world. People reported that the actress and NBA player announced on Instagram that they had a baby girl via surrogate. She was born Wednesday. >> Read more trending news  “We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever...
Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp engaged

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp engaged

Meg Ryan has made a big announcement.  After dating for years, and even breaking up for a time, she and John Mellencamp are engaged, USA Today reported.  The star of such romcoms as “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle” made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday with a hand-drawn picture of the couple. >> Read more trending news ...
Michael Buble announces 2019 tour

Michael Buble announces 2019 tour

After taking a two-year break from music to care for his son, Michael Buble is heading back on the road. The musician will kick off a tour Feb. 13 in Tampa, Florida, and wrap up April 6, in Tacoma, Washington. >> Read more trending news  “I’m going to go back to what I was made to do," Buble said in a statement, according to Billboard. “I’m going...
Walmart to throw cookies-and-coffee party before sale begins Thanksgiving

Walmart to throw cookies-and-coffee party before sale begins Thanksgiving

Walmart isn’t waiting until Black Friday to roll out its deals.  The retail giant begins introducing online deals Nov. 8, with all deals appearing on walmart.com at 10 p.m. ET on Nov. 21 — the day before Thanksgiving. You can preview the sale now. » All the Black Friday deals to catch in 2018 "If customers can't wait until Thanksgiving, we have...
Stay sexy and don’t get murdered! ‘My Favorite Murder’ tour coming to a theater near you

Stay sexy and don’t get murdered! ‘My Favorite Murder’ tour coming to a theater near you

Stay sexy and don’t get murdered. The hit comedy podcast “My Favorite Murder” live tour is  scheduled to make a stop at the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019.  The theater is located at 650 Walnut St. in  Cincinnati. Presale has already begun for those registered for the My Favorite Murder Fan Cult Membership...
Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Missy Elliot is among the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame, making history as the first female rapper nominated for the award. The Associated Press reported that the songwriter, producer and rapper joins performing nominees Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Price, Tommy James and the Eurythmics -- Annie Lennox...
‘Breaking Bad’ movie in works, reports say

‘Breaking Bad’ movie in works, reports say

“Breaking Bad” may be back in movie form soon, but there are still many questions surrounding the return of the popular show.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the creator of “Breaking Bad,” Vince Gilligan, is working on a movie but it is unclear whether it will be for theatrical release or made for television.  It is also unclear if the movie will be a...
The ultimate guide to a budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner 

The ultimate guide to a budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner 

Does Thanksgiving make your mouth water, dreaming of your favorite pumpkin or sweet potato pie recipes? Are you ready to pull out your crowd-pleasing stuffing recipe or are you a cautious cook easing into the kitchen for the first time?  No matter what your culinary skill level, it's easy to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal on a budget. Just follow these simple tips to make these delicious...
Singer Joni Mitchell turns 75: Some things to know

Singer Joni Mitchell turns 75: Some things to know

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, who turned 75 on Wednesday, has used a rare blend of rock, folk, pop and jazz to create an eclectic catalog of work.  >> Read more trending news  Here are some fun facts about the singer: Mitchell has written hits for herself -- “Help Me,” “Free Man in Paris,” “Big Yellow Taxi” -- and has penned big-selling songs...
Aloha! New food truck bringing food of Paradise, Orient Seas to Dayton 

Aloha! New food truck bringing food of Paradise, Orient Seas to Dayton 

The flavors of the Aloha State and Pearl of the Orient Seas are coming to a local shopping center’s parking lot.  HaolePino, a 26-foot-long food truck trailer that specializes in  Hawaiian and Filipino Island cuisine, will set up shop 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.  this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, in the parking lot of Airway Shopping Center, 4916 Airway Road, Riverside...
Ohio takes a break from bourbon to offer ultra-rare Scotch from Macallan

Ohio takes a break from bourbon to offer ultra-rare Scotch from Macallan

Man (and Woman) cannot live on bourbon alone. At least, that appears to be the mindset of the Ohio Division of Liquor Control. Who are we to argue? The state’s liquor agency has released a flurry of rare and sought-after bourbons in limited releases over the last several months, but the agency is switching gears for its latest release with what Jim Canepa, the state’s liquor-control superintendent...
Idris Elba named People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2018

Idris Elba named People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2018

British actor Idris Elba has been named People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2018, the magazine announced late Monday. Elba, 46, known for his roles in “The Wire” and the “Thor” films, is the 33rd man to hold the title. Last year’s winner was country singer and “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton, 42. >> Read more trending news  Elba called the...
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