Recently, Chris Malone changed his schedule from 3pm- 7pm to 5am-10 am and now can be heard with Storm Roberts and Janie Pope weekday mornings. Some still say he's still quite possibly the best voice you will hear all day!
Could Spain be on to something? Last Friday (4/25), the Spanish parliament approved a bill that would make children legally obliged to do housework! Not just chores mind you, if passed into law, the requirements for those under the age of 18, means they will be expected to participate in family life, respect their parents and siblings, and perform household duties "in accordance with their age and regardless of their gender."
If you're trying to avoid sick people there's now an app for that. It's called "Sickweather" and uses information from Facebook statuses and tweets to show the users where the sick people are geographically. The map the app provides allows a user to see where different types of illnesses are cropping up, and how many cases are in each area. The app also encourages the user to self-report specific illnesses through its interface.
If you though the fastest land animal in the world is a Cheetah, you're wrong! A new study reveals that the world's fastest animal relative to its body size is a small Southern California mite. The little creature can travel 322 body lengths in a second, which researchers say would equate to 1,300 miles per hour for a human. They say by comparison, a cheetah tops out at about 16 body lengths per second, or roughly 70 miles per hour. To find this, researchers used a high-speed camera to study how quickly different animals moved. The mite beat out the Australian tiger beetle, which previously held the record for the fastest relative speed.
Best Revival of a Play The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Glass Menagerie
A Raisin in the Sun
Best Revival of a Musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Samuel Barnett, Twelfth Night Bryan Cranston, All the Way Chris O'Dowd, Of Mice and Men Mark Rylance, Richard III Tony Shalhoub, Act One
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables Andy Karl, Rocky Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Mary Bridget Davies, A Night with Janis Joplin Sutton Foster, Violet Idina Menzel, If/Then Jesse Mueller, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Kelly O'Hara, The Bridges of Madison County
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Reed Birney, Casa Valentina Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night Stephen Fry, Twelfth Night Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Sarah Green, The Cripple of Inishmaan Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun Anika Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun Mare Winningham, Casa Valentina
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Cabaret Nick Codero, Bullets Over Broadway Joshua Henry, Violet James M. Iglehart, Aladdin Jarrod Specter, Bullets Over Broadway
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Linda Emond, Cabaret Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Anika Larson, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Adriane Lenox, After Midnight Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Best Direction of a Play Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night Michael Grandage, The Cripple of Inishmaan Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun John Tiffany, The Glass Menagerie
Best Direction of a Musical Warren Carlyle, After Midnight Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Leigh Silverman, Violet Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Best Book of a Musical Chad Beguelin, Aladdin Douglas McGrath, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Woody Allen, Bullets Over Broadway Robert L. Friedman, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater Aladdin
The Bridges of Madison County
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Best Choreography Warren Carlyle, After Midnight Steven Hoggett and Kelly Devine, Rocky Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway
Doug Besterman, Bullets Over Broadway Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County Steve Sidwell, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Jonathan Tunick, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Beowulf Boritt, Act One Bob Crowley, The Glass Menagerie Es Devlin, Machinal Christopher Oram, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Best Scenic Design of a Musical Christopher Barreca, Rocky Julian Crouch, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Alexander Dodge, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Santo Loquasto, Bullets Over Broadway
Best Costume Design of a Play Jane Greenwood, Act One Michael Krass, Machinal Rita Ryack, Casa Valentina Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night
Best Costume Design of a Musical Linda Cho, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder William Ivey Long, Bullets Over Broadway Arianne Philips, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Isabel Toledo, After Midnight
Best Sound Design of a Play Alex Baranowski, The Cripple of Inishmaan Steve Canyon Kennedy, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill Dan Moses Schreier, Act One Matt Tierney, Machinal
Best Sound Design of a Musical Peter Hylenski, After Midnight Tim O'Heir, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Mick Potter, Les Miserables Brian Ronan, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable, The Cripple of Inishmaan Jane Cox, Machinal Natasha Katz, The Glass Menagerie Japhy Wideman, Of Mice and Men
Best Lighting Design of a Musical Kevin Adams, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Christopher Akerlind, Rocky Howell Binkley, After Midnight Donald Holder, The Bridges of Madison County
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Regional Theatre Award
Isabelle Stevenson Award
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
Joseph P. Benincasa
A new brand of cardboard wine bottle is being used by a wine manufacturer to help lower transportation costs and their carbon-foot print. The packaging, which is made by GreenBottle, is 80-percent lighter than its glass contemporary and saves approximately 61 gallons of diesel fuel. Currently, only Paperboy is using the new container despite the added benefits of cheaper shipping costs and a 67-percent smaller carbon foot-print than glass bottles.
Congratulations to our Walt Disney World 3-Day Discover Disney ticket winners:
Heather Mumford-Orange Lake
A "I never noticed that" slide show of hidden symbols and the meanings of some mysterious ones too. For instance, the meaning behind the Bluetooth logo, The Stardust casino logo in Las Vegas is modeled after an atom bomb mushroom cloud and the hidden Hershey's Kiss in the logo!
Most images we see in advertisements have been touched up digitally, in a process known as "photoshopping" Those enhanced images could become a thing of the past, though. Two Congresswomen have introduced a federal bill called "Truth in Advertising Act of 2014." The bill states that images that altar a subject's height or weight and erase characteristics such as cellulite, muscle tone, wrinkles, or skin tone misrepresent and deceive people into buying products. One of the congresswomen said, "The link between false ads and eating disorders becomes increasingly clear every day. We need to instead empower young men and women to have realistic expectations of their bodies. To be clear, we aren't trying to ban airbrushing in general. We're trying to generate a conversation."
The Quiet Ones, a new horror movie starring Sam Claflin, Emily Cooke, Ben Holden, Jared Harris, Erin Richards and Rory Fleck-Byrne. The film follows a university professor and a group of students who conduct an experiment on a young troubled woman and uncover a dark force. The Quiet Ones is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 1 hour and 38 minutes.
The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Don Johnson, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney, Nicki Mina and Victor Cruz. The film follows Carly who, after finding out her boyfriend is married, meets her boyfriend's wife and when they discover yet another affair, all three women decide to bring him down. The Other Womanis rated PG-13 and has a running time of 1 hour and 49 minutes.
Let's face it, there is a drawer, closet or box somewhere in your home now that is filled with old electronic gadgets. Phones, games, DVDs and more that work perfectly but you no longer need. So what to do with them? Like the commercial says, sell them for cash!
What a heartwarming story that once again shows us that our children can teach us a lesson or two.
Hector Montoya is an 8 year old boy who lives in Grand Prarie, Texas and had been saving up his money to buy a PlayStation4. Instead, a local tragedy moved him so much he spend his $300 not on a gaming system, but on smoke detectors for his neighbors.
Haagen-Dazs has announced the release of two new ice cream flavors in Japan. The new "Spoon Vege" flavors are tomato cherry and carrot orange are not available in the U.S.. yet but the company might just do it if the product does well in Japan.
Opening today (Friday April 18th) is the new documentary, Bears. The film, narrated by John C. Reilly, follows a mama bear and her cubs as she teaches them life lessons in Alaska.
Bears is rated G and has a running time of 1 hour and 17 minutes.
Also opening today is the new science fiction film, Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara Cillian Murphy and Morgan Freeman. The film follows a scientific genius' pursuit of knowledge which evolves into a dangerous thirst for power. Transcendence is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 2 hours.
Opening today is the new comedy, A Haunted House 2, starring Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Dave Sheridan, Essence Atkins and Gabriel Iglesias. The film follows Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is getting a fresh start with his new girlfriend and her children. But after moving into their dream home, Malcolm realizes he is still plagued by paranormal events.
A Haunted House 2 is rated R and has a running time of 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Every wonder what inspired Lorde to pen Royals? It's not about the Royal Family as I thought. Actually it's because of a photo in National Geographic of Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett.Lorde said the word “Royals” on his jersey struck a chord with her and inspired her to write the song.
Remember when "Tickle Me Elmo" prompted people to trample each other? The newest "hot toy" is here-- and parents are forking over thousands of dollars for it. It all stems from Disney's Frozen, which is now officially the top-grossing animated film in box office history. Little girls are all asking for Princess Elsa's blue gown, and parents are scrambling to find it. This has led to people sewing their own versions of the dress and selling them on Etsy and eBay for a thousand dollars or more. One mom told TODAY, "I didn't realize this movie was going to be such an obsession. We saw this film and then out of nowhere, she wanted all this stuff and it was unavailable." One toy retail expert says, "You just can't get it. It's really sold out and it's probably the hottest thing out there right now."
National forecasters will be introducing new maps for the Atlantic hurricane season this year that show not only the potential winds, but the potential for flooding from storm surges. The maps are being introduced because it was found that most Americans living on hurricane-vulnerable coastlines were paying too much attention to the wind strength predictions and not enough to storm surge in deciding whether to evacuate. Storm surge specialist Jamie Rhome of the National Hurricane Center said, "We are not a storm surge savvy nation. Yet storm surge is responsible for over half the deaths in hurricanes." The new maps, which will be issued 48 hours before landfall and updated every six hours, will enable people to see whether their property is likely to flood.
If you've been dying to get your hands on Google Glass you'll get your chance tomorrow (April 15th.) Google says anyone in the U.S. with 1,500 dollars to spend can attempt to buy one of the controversial pieces of technology. Google says a limited number of the products will be available, and they'll go on sale 9 AM Eastern time. Google says it's making the move in an effort to get more feedback about Glass.
Eek! New research blogged by The Washington Post reveals the costs of raising a child comes earlier than expected. A report from Child Care America reveals that the annual cost of day care for an infant exceeds the average cost of in-state tuition and fees at public colleges in 31 states (and Florida is one of them). The study found that in Florida, the average annual cost of daycare averages around $8,229, while a year of public college tuition runs around $6,882. The difference is $2,067.
Researchers say that in New York, for example, day care will set you back nearly 15 thousand dollars, while in-state college tuition is just 6,500 dollars. The other top states with huge price gaps between day care and public college are: Massachusetts, Maryland, Colorado and Oregon. In South Carolina, however, the opposite is true as college intuition is higher than the cost of day care by about four thousand dollars a year
Remember last month when I mentioned that Scrabble was updating their dictionary and asking for your help in adding a new word? Well the new word added is geocache, which means, "to seek items by means of a GPS device as part of a game." As an eight-letter word, it will be challenging to use, since players have only seven letters at a time. The Number 2 word was "zen," while other runners-up were: "bitcoin"; "cosplay"; and "ew." Hasbro had asked fans to nominate their picks on the company's Facebook page.The update will be available in stores this summer and is the first update ever in the 9 years the Scrabble dictionary has been available. So does this mean you can use the word now? Or wait until summer?
Oculus-rated R and has a running time of 1 hour and 45 minutes
Stars Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane and Katee Sackhoff. The film follows Kaylie and Tim who are determined to prove Tim's innocence ten years after their parents were murdered and track down the mirror they think contains a supernatural power that they think caused their parents' deaths. But when they find the mirror and discover that previous owners met the same fate as their parents, Tim and Kaylie realizes too late that their childhood nightmare is beginning all over again.
Rio 2-rated G and has a running time of 1 hour and 41 minutes
Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez and Tracy Morganlending their voices for this animated flick. The film follows Blu, Jewel and their kids after their moved from the magical city to the Amazon. In his new home, Blu must face the vengeful Nigel and meets his most fearsome adversary yet, his father-in-law.
Draft Day-rated PG-13 and has a running time of 1 hour and 49 minutes
Stars Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Ellen Burstyn and Frank Langella. The film, set on the day of the NFL draft, follows general manager Sonny, played by Costner, who has the chance to rebuild his team and trade for the number one pick. But when personal and professional lines are blurred, Sonny must quickly decide what he is willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection.
There are so many shows to watch and many times, I have to record one show so I can watch another and then the art of of avoiding certain friends and social media until I watch it becomes a challenge. Spoilers are everywhere!!! Taking the joy of finding out how a show or series ends. So how can you avoid becoming "that guy"? Click here for tips on how to avoid spoiling TV shows for others.
Looking to maximize the shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables? You may not be storing them correctly. Experts say that garlic, apples, corn and potatoes are generally stored incorrectly leading to a shorter shelf life.
Your first reaction is to say hitting your funny bone isn't funny. True, it's not funny as in "haha", but gives you a funny feeling you have all up and down your arm that usually accompanies tears, screams and clinching!
Everyone needs a break sometimes, but new research finds you shouldn't book your getaway from your desk at work. A poll of 4,500 U.S. vacationers reveals that people are more likely to book a more expensive hotel when they book from work. Researchers found that people who made reservations during business hours not only booked more expensive hotels, but were also less satisfied than people who stayed at the same hotel, but booked during non-business hours. Researchers say, "We speculate that occurs because people are either more fatigued at work and tend to buy more expensive items or that vacations seem more appealing while people are at work. This kind of preliminary data indicates that people should not be making purchases when they are working." Researchers also found people enjoyed their vacations more if they paid for it in advance.