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Kelly is Hitched!

Kelly Clarkson married Brandon Blackstock on Sunday near Nashville.  The nuptials took place at Blackberry Farms in Walland, Tennessee.  Kelly confirmed the news on Twitter.  She has said recently that the couple wants to have a baby right away. Read More »

Nelly Collects Tonight

Our town’s Nelly is, of course, a die-hard St Louis Cardinals fan, and is returning to the Arsenio Hall Show tonight to collect on a sports bet Arsenio made regarding the fate of the Cardinals vs Dodgers in the NLCS.  On Tuesday (10/15) Arsenio bet Nelly that if the Dodgers won, Nelly would have to perform his hit “Country Grammar” wearing ... Read More »

Tortillas Beat Buns

Tortillas are now one of the most popular foods in America, overtaking hamburger and hotdog buns.  And salsa is now the best-selling condiment in the country… even more popular than ketchup, or catsup if you prefer.  Experts say Hispanic food is being integrated into American culture the same way Italian food was. Read More »

Eddie Van Halen Bio

An unauthorized biography of Eddie Van Halen called “Eruption” is scheduled to come out in 2015.  The book is being written by Paul Brannigan, author of the Sunday Times bestselling bio of Dave Grohl.  The book promises to explore the guitarist that launched Van Halen into the conciousness in 1978.  It is the “first real examination of a true musical ... Read More »

Brew in the Lou

The Lutheran Elementary School Association presents Brew in the Lou Saturday, October 19th from noon to 5p in Koburg Hall at Concordia Seminary.  Brew in the Lou will showcase some of St Louis’ best beer, wine, coffee and good eats.  Wristbands for Brew in the Lou are $45 each and include tastings for beer, wine and coffee, along with a ... Read More »

Paging Tony Stark

The US Army is allegedly working on an Iron Man suit.  Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command are joining forces to create a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit.  It will include integrated 360-degree cameras, sensors that can detect injuries and apply a wound-sealing foam, and a bulletproof exoskeleton.  Allegedly is the ... Read More »

No Phone?

In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sir Elton John admitted he’s never downloaded anything, never tweeted and he doesn’t even own a phone!  His personal assistant does, however, own a phone.  Elton plays Chaifetz Arena Sunday, November 24th. Read More »

Truckers will fix it

Tractor-trailer drivers plan to clog the inner loop of the Washington D.C. beltway beginning on the morning of October 11th.  It’s called the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” rally.  Organizers of the three-day ride want to call attention to trucker frustrations and show their disapproval of national political leaders.  They plan to circle the beltway “three lanes deep” as they ... Read More »

Too busy on the phone?

John Mayer says his American fans are too busy on the phone to enjoy concerts.  John said, “People aren’t going crazy and I think to myself, ‘I’m not playing a very good show,’ and then I look out and they are going crazy, but not for me.  They’re applauding into the phone.  So what I do now is I finish ... Read More »

Hot Date for a Wedding

The new hot date for a wedding is a Tuesday in November.  The date is 11/12/13 and it’s causing lots of couples to want to get married that day.  There’s a huge increase in the number of weddings scheduled for this unique day.  Date trends have been popular for weddings for years – including 07/07/07 and 11/11/11 – but the ... Read More »