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Drink coffee and live longer

Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may lower the risk of having a heart attack.  Researchers found that people who drank three to five cups of java per day had a lower incidence of having calcium deposits in their coronary arteries than peeps who didn’t drink any coffee.  Calcium deposits in coronary arteries is an indicator of ... Read More »

Newest St L Walk of Fame Inductee

Christine Brewer will be on hand for her induction ceremony to the St Louis Walk of Fame on April 29 at 11:30am.  Her star will be located at 6134 Delmar in The Loop.  Christine was named one of the 20 greatest sopranos of all time by BBC Magazine in 2007.  She was born in Grand Tower, Illinois and began her ... Read More »

Guns N’ Roses working on new album

Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba said the band is focusing on getting their next album put together.  He said the band has a lot of new material which they are going through right now.  Ashba said they are going to do a lot of touring but the album will come first.  He didn’t release any details about the tour. Read More »

America’s most popular pooches

The American Kennel Club announced its annual popular dog breed list for 2014 and Labrador Retriever was top dog for the second year in a row.  Here’s the top ten. 1.  Labrador Retriever 2.  German Shepherd 3.  Golden Retriever 4.  Bulldog 5.  Beagle 6.  Yorkshire Terrier 7.  Poodle 8.  Boxer 9.  French Bulldog 10.  Rottweiler I’m not showing this list ... Read More »

Edible coffee cup?

It is reportedly delicious while being environmentally friendly.  KFC is partnering with Seattle’s Best Coffee to release an edible coffee cup.  Called a Scoff-ee, the edible coffee holders are essentially cup-shaped cookies lined with white chocolate.  The paper around the cup is made of sugar and is also edible. There’s no word on when U.S. consumers will be able to ... Read More »

$82K a year on groceries!

There’s a heated divorce in the works between Chicago hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin and his money manager wife, Anne.  She wants $1 million a month for the care of their three children who are all under age ten. Legal documents show the couple spends $6,800 a month on groceries, and $7,200 monthly on dining.  I always heard you can ... Read More »

New Relationship Status

20-somethings have invented a new relationship status and it’s called “Dating Partner.”  It seems that when you’re a DP, you enjoy a noncommittal, nonexclusive casual romantic relationship with someone you are both sexually and emotionally intimate with.  You’re not a hookup or a boyfriend/girlfriend.  You are a dating partner. It seems that with a dating partner young adults get all of ... Read More »

Boat Show Drops Anchor

The Progressive Insurance St Louis Boat & Sportshow is at America’s Center March 4th through 8th.  You’ll find fishing boats, luxury cruisers, stars of Tru TV’s “Way Out West”, scuba diving, the Texas Bass Tank, and lots more.  I spoke today with show manager Mark Adams. Read More »

Why Eddie didn’t do Cosby

Norm Macdonald took to Twitter last night to share a behind-the-scenes account of Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary special.  Eddie Murphy was in talks to impersonate Bill Cosby is Celebrity Jeopardy, a skit Macdonald wrote and originally created for the show.  But Murphy turned down the gig the day before the Sunday telecast.  Kenan Thompson played Cosby in the sketch ... Read More »

Song to become children’s book

Pharrell Williams has signed a book deal to turn his song “Happy” into a book for kids.  He agreed to write four new books for young readers starting with one inspired by his hit song.  The book will feature photos of children from around the world “celebrating what it means to be happy.”  The “Happy” book will be published September ... Read More »