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Five things you may not know about Lenny Kravitz

1.  His mother, Roxie Roker, played Helen Willis on The Jeffersons.  2.  He is named after his uncle, who was killed in the Korean War. 3.  He went to high school with Slash. 4.  His collection of rock memorabilia includes Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” 5.  Jonah Hill’s dad is his business manager. Read More »

Great American Smokeout

Good luck if you’re trying to kick the habit today.  As a former smoker, I know how hard it is to quit.  One of the things that makes it hard for Missourians to stop smoking is that one in four people light up around these parts.  And one of the reasons there are so many local smokers is the incredibly ... Read More »

Kelly’s Knocked Up!

They didn’t waste any time.  Recently-married Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock are expecting their first child together.  She tweeted, “I’m pregnant!!!  Brandon and I are so excited!  Best early Christmas present ever.”  The news came a month after Kelly and Brandon tied the knot in a ceremony in Tennessee.  Kelly already has parenting practice under her belt.  She looks after ... Read More »

Journey donating $350,000

Journey is helping the victims of the typhoon that hit the Phillippines last week by donating $350,000 to help relief efforts there.  Journey singer Arnel Pineda is from Manila.  He said, “Don’t stop believing.  Help is on the way.”  The donation will go to the United Nations World Food Program and should provide more than 1.4 million meals.  Typhoon Haiyan ... Read More »

Mariah hated AI

In a recent interview, Mariah Carey said she “hated” doing American Idol.  She went on to say, “It was like going to work every day in Hell with Satan.”  She didn’t specify which of the judges might be the devil but it’s no secret that she clashed with Nicki Minaj throughout the season.  Mariah did say there was one bright ... Read More »

You can now live at Disney World!

Some people just don’t want to leave Disney World, so Disney has created an exclusive gated community called Golden Oak and it’s actually on the Disney property.  The million dollar homes come with hidden Mickeys throughout the properties.  Owners get park passes, access to the park after hours and even car service that drives right up to their door and ... Read More »

What’s special about today?

It’s November 12, 2013, right?  To put that another way, it’s 11-12-13!  So, even thought it’s Tuesday, it’s an excellent day to get married.  How would you ever forget your anniversary?  Next year there’ll be a 12-13-14, but what about after that?  Hmmm. Read More »

Amazon and Postal Service team up

Amazon announced today that it will begin Sunday deliveries using the U.S. Postal Service’s mail carriers,  office workers and truckers to bring packages to homes seven days a week.  The Sunday delivery will begin immediately in Los Angeles and New York and spread to much of the nation next year.  Postal Service officials said the partnership should help the financially strapped Postal ... Read More »

Colorado voters pass pot tax

A year after Colorado approved recreational use of marijuana, voters yesterday passed a statewide tax on cannabis by a 65% to 35% margin.  The legislation creates a 10% sales tax on pot purchases.  The new tax is on top of Colorado’s existing 2.9% sales tax.  The new tax will bring in an estimated $70 million a year.  The first $40 ... Read More »

Paula piles on Miley

Paula Abdul had some harsh words for Miley Cyrus and her twerking.  She said, “Twerking has been around for many, many years.  Early rap videos were girls bending down and twerking all over the place.  I think when girls dance, they should be girls.  I don’t find it the most attractive kind of dance.  My Chihuahua can twerk and stick ... Read More »