No matter what political party you stand for, there is only one president of our country. And on Saturday, I was able to go down to the Summerfest grounds and see President Obama speak in front of a few thousand people. Even though I waited in line for over an hour and a half in the wind, and a few scattered showers, it was well worth it.
It was a moment I'll never forget. When I was in sixth grade, my dad and grandpa took me to see Bill Clinton speak at the Mecca downtown. Since Clinton's speech I knew how badly I wanted to see a President speak again. Their charisma and the energy of the crowd is like no other, especially with an election around the corner.
Whatever happens come November, I know my children will learn about President Obama in school one day. And I can tell them I was there, I saw him right in front of me and I lived it! It was the chance of a lifetime.
(Photo: the view from my seats at the BMO Harris Pavilion on September 22, 2012)
I still can't believe what happened last night during the Packers/Seahawks game.
That final call in the end zone which was ruled a touchdown was shocking.
And let me explain, the Packers did not play well and probably deserved to loose, but these replacement refs have lost control of the football game. Someone is going to get hurt and it's time to bring the regular refs back.
Thank you! by Elizabeth Kay,posted Sep 24 2012 3:34AM
What an amazing morning it was down at the lakefront yesterday for the the 14th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!
And thank you so much for everyone who joined The Mix team. We had a record breaking amount of team members this year, so way to go!
I have to say that each year I am blown away by the energy this event brings every September. From the creative costumes, the young children carrying banners for a loved one and even the dogs whose owner's have dyed their fur pink for the race. I love it! And most importantly, the courage of the survivors. I admire these men and women so much and I am in awe at their positive attitudes!
If you have time, think about joining us next year as we race for the cure and help stop breast cancer! It really is a fun time for all ages!
(Photo: Alley Faith from our sister station 103. 7 Kiss FM and I on the bridge outside of the Art Museum at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure)
This weekend is Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure at the lakefront and this morning we were talking about the importance of giving self breast exam. A woman called into the show to remind us that even men can get breast cancer and they also need to give themselves a breast exam.
So...Kidd O'Shea, who has never given a breast exam asked if I could give him one. I'm not sure if he really learned anything during the process.
Check out what my Grandma gave me for my birthday! A New Kids On The Block T-Shirt and it still has tags on it.
She bought it for me when I was 12, but found out from my Mom I was over them and she decided not to give it to me. She came across the shirt while cleaning her house the other day and gave it to me now for my 31st birthday!
I can't believe what I saw last night! I know "The Bachelor Pad" is considered trashy TV by reality show haters, but it's my guilty pleasure!
If you had a choice what would you choose $250,000 or love? That's basically what the show comes down to in the end. And the finalists, Rachel and Nick were faced with that dilemma last night.
She wanted love, but her boytoy around the mansion Michael dumped her. So maybe she'd win the money. Nope.
Nick chose to "keep" all of the money and Rachel walked away with nothing. DRAMA!!! My jaw dropped. And Nick just laughed in her face. A guy like that might have money, but good luck getting love if you treat a friend that way and laugh in her face and kick her when she's down.
This Will Melt the Coldest Heart
Duncan Keith is a defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League.
He's supposed to be tough. That's his job.
But he showed his soft side when he learned that Cammy - a youngster born without the ability to talk or walk - wanted one thing: to score a goal, on the ice, with Duncan's help.
He made it happen. And it will melt your heart.
WATCH: Cammy was born unable to walk or speak. Her goal? Score one with an assist from Duncan Keith. #WhatsYourGoal https://t.co/ngNOEmvgRE
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) March 5, 2015
Hey, It's Cold, So Maybe This Will Get You Thinking Warm
Ellen DeGeneres was nice enough last week to present a history lesson.
An important one, too, for anyone who's had a passing interest in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
As a cover girl herself, Ellen knows a little bit about the business, so when she talks, you know she's talking from experience and knowledge.
Check it out.
It might just be enough to melt some of that frozen stuff outside - and if you're like three-quarters of the country, you've got frozen stuff outside!
Love Him or Not, This Guy's a Class Act
Vince Wilfork is a big part of the defensive line of the New England Patriots. Heck, he's a big part of the Patriots, period.
In his 11-year career with them, he's picked up two Super Bowl rings.
On Tuesday, he learned that the Patriots would not be picking up the option on his contract.
So that means he's most likely not going to be a Patriot any longer.
He's still got some game in him, he says, so he could end up playing somewhere else.
But yesterday, he showed what a class guy he is by posting this Tweet.
And you can bet, that is that about that...
Morning guys ... Please read below this will be my only statement pic.twitter.com/gClv03hqet
— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) March 5, 2015
When in Paris...
Looks like there's something in the water in Paris... could it be peroxide, perchance?
Both Jared Leto and Kim Kardashian showed up in France this week, and both of them were sporting new blond hairdos.
For Kim, it's not much of a change. Still pretty obvious it's here, just with a different color on top.
For Jared, it's a huge change.
First off, his trademark shoulder-length brunette hair is gone.
As is his beard, which was also almost a trademark.
His change makes him virtually unidentifiable.
Except that in these new pictures (that's Jared on the left), he looks like he and Kim might have been separated at birth.
What do you think? A long-lost Kardashian?
No, that would just be cruel...
Harrison Ford Crashes Flying Solo
Harrison Ford - Han Solo of Star Wars fame and Indiana Jones of Indiana Jones fame - crashed his vintage small plane yesterday on a golf course in Venice, California.
A couple of doctors tended to him until emergency crews arrived and transported him to the hospital.
Witnesses say that he had cuts on his head, but was in stable condition. Later, his son tweeted from the hospital that his dad was "battered" but okay.
TMZ.com has the brief conversation between Harrison and the Santa Monica air traffic controller. You can hear Harrison saying he had engine failure, requesting "immediate return"... Listen to it at the bottom of the page.
Click here for TMZ's story, the picture of the plane and more.
He's got a lot of experience flying planes, helicopters and of course, the Millenium Falcon. He's crashed before too.
Here's hoping he's okay!
"Hey, Man, I'm Your Worst Nightmare"
To celebrate his 21st birthday - which happened on Sunday, what did you get him? - Justin Bieber decided to set himself up for a Comedy Central roast.
He may have bitten off more than he can chew here.
Check out the latest promo for the March 30 broadcast - a spoof of the Biebs' Calvin Klein ad, which hasn't been spoofed enough, apparently.
Roastmaster Jeff Ross - who you can beliebe is Justin's worst nightmare - puts on a blond wig like the model in the real ad, and imitates her movements.
Well, sort of.
It's kind of funny seeing how uneasy Justin looks - and it doesn't look like he's acting...
The Walking Dead, Seinfeld Style
Did you ever watch a TV drama and think, "That's pretty funny."
So why not add a laugh track and some punchy music and see how it goes?
That's exactly what happens when you add Seinfeld-like laughs and music to the action of The Walking Dead.
I guess this isn't necessarily a new concept - Google "Walking Dead Seinfeld," and you'll get a handful of matches.
But, this is the latest entry, and it's pretty funny...
Uptown Funkily Guy
Mikey Bolts is an impressionist with an impressive array of cartoon voices in his arsenal.
He's done versions of "All About That Bass" and "Happy."
And now, he's taking on "Uptown Funk" and doing it in the voices of Family Guy stars - with a couple of voices tossed in from American Dad and King of the Hill.
Very nicely done, and a good way to kick off your weekend.
Whatever Happened to Sherlock Holmes?
Ian McKellen - Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings movies and Magneto from the X-Men movies - is setting his sights on a slightly less active character in his next film.
In Mr. Holmes, he plays the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes in his golden years.
Retired for 30 years and living quietly in the English countryside, Holmes gets distracted by an unsolved case, and is forced to remember why he retired three decades earlier.
It looks very interesting - a Holmes we've never seen.
Due out in theaters this summer... Check out the trailer.
Fur Flies Between Sharon & Kim K
Sharon Osbourne - mama to Kelly, wife to Ozzy, and host at The Talk - is not known for being quiet, shy and reclusive.
She's also a well-known and vocal opponent of real fur.
So she didn't pull any punches in a recent interview with Closer magazine where she called Kim Kardashian out.
Not only for wearing fur, but for accessorizing her 20-month-old daughter - North West - in fur and other outfits that aren't appropriate for a toddler.
On the subject of fur, it makes Sharon "physically sick" and she says that "wearing it is a very dated way of showing everyone how rich you are."
She says that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have asked the K-Klan to stop wearing fur.
And on the subject of little North, Sharon points out that she's not "an accessory - she shouldn't be wearing ugly couture clothes."
I wonder if Kim will fire back about Sharon's hair...
Crime Might Pay
So, do you remember the Hot Mugshot Guy?
Jeremy Meeks was arrested in Stockton, California last June on weapons charges. The PD at the time called him “one of the most violent criminals in the Stockton area.”
His mugshot from that arrest went viral, and all of a sudden, in addition to being a felon, he was famous.
Last month, he was handed a 27-month prison sentence, and he says he's using his time creatively, planning for a post-release career in modeling and acting.
He says he's working with an agent, and he eats healthy too. "I do a lot of pushups, pull-ups, dips, burpees, and I stay very active."
By "very active," he means running away from other inmates, most likely...
Nothing to See Here!
Three-quarters of the major players from Seinfeld - you remember, the show about nothing? - had a mini-reunion yesterday at the Palm Restaurant in Beverly Hills.
Jerry Seinfeld was hosting the first Los Angeles Fatherhood Lunch to Benefit Baby Buggy, a charity with which he's associated.
Two of his co-stars - Jason Alexander (George) and Michael Richards (Kramer) - were also on hand.
Looks like they had some fun while they raised some funds.
It's a Seinfeld reunion at #BabyBuggyFatherhood Fantastic event and charity. @LoveRecycled @esquirenetwork #CarMatchmaker
A photo posted by Spike Feresten (@spikeferesten) on Mar 4, 2015 at 3:35pm PST
Thor Wields Hammer of Humor
Chris Hemsworth will be hosting Saturday Night Live this Saturday night, and yesterday, SNL released some promo clips featuring him and SNL cast member Kate McKinnon.
At first, it was the classic girl-overwhelmed-by-hot-guy thing. But as the clips progressed, they got better, showing that Thor has a decent sense of humor.
Check them out - and check out SNL this Saturday at 11:30 to see if Thor can wield the Hammer of Humor for 90 minutes.
Nothing But Our Wit and Our Will to Save the World
Yesterday, we wrote about Robert Downey Jr's new promotion to raise money for Julia's House by offering to take a fan to the premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Today, we're treated to a newly-released trailer for the film, giving us more of a glimpse into what's going on.
Looks like this is a classic evil spawned by good intentions tale - when Tony Stark's plan to shield the Earth goes awry.
I'm getting a little interested all of a sudden.
How about you?
You did it! Watch the new @Marvel's #Avengers #AgeOfUltron trailer and get your tickets NOW: http://t.co/bTsEOI4l7Z https://t.co/sc88VgG0hi
— The Avengers (@Avengers) March 4, 2015
Carrie's Baby Has Arrived
Country superstar Carrie Underwood welcomed her new little bundle of joy last Friday. Check out her tweet from yesterday...
Tiny hands and tiny feet...God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher - born February 27. pic.twitter.com/Rxq9HUmS7W
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) March 3, 2015
Back in December, she visited The Tonight Show and talked with Jimmy Fallon about the pressure she felt to sing properly all the time, even in the car, because the baby could hear every note.
Check it out for an overdose of cuteness!
Party Like Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr - RDJ, as he's now calling himself - has gone viral with a new video, and it's pretty cool.
He's offering a fan and a guest the chance to spend some quality time with him in Hollywood, including attending the premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
All you have to do is visit Omaze.com and donate a minimum of $10 to Julia's House, a hospice that helps terminally ill children and their parents.
It's a pretty amazing thing for RDJ to do...
Conan Esta en Cuba
Conan O'Brien visited Jon Stewart and The Daily Show the other night, fresh from his recent trip to Cuba.
Conan was the first TV host and TV show to go to Cuba since the embargo was lifted.
"I thought this was my chance," said Conan. "I wanted to get in there ahead of The View gets down there..."
Conan talked about the experience, especially the delight he had watching The Gilmore Girls in Spanish.
Conan in Cuba airs tonight on TBS...
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Doing Duets with Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson made some news a week or so ago when she said no one wanted to sing duets with her.
No one's quite sure why, but when she visited The Tonight Show this week, Jimmy Fallon stepped up and took Kelly's challenge.
They did a medley of duets, including Sonny & Cher's "I Got You, Babe," The Human League's "Don't You Want Me," and Elton John & Kiki Dee's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart."
They saved the best for last though, with a great rendition of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross' "Endless Love."
Check it out!
Animal Gets Whiplashed
Who's your favorite puppet drummer?
Animal from The Muppet Show, right?
And what movie about drummers picked up a few Academy Awards last week?
That would be Whiplash.
So isn't it simply natural to put Animal and JK Simmons - best supporting actor for Whiplash - together?
Oh yes it is. Thank you, Huffington Post UK!
TOPICALOL: J.K. Simmons Teaches Animal - The Muppets/Whiplash Mash-Up
Mind If I Hitch a Ride?
A photographer in east London caught an amazing shot yesterday.
A small weasel hopped onto the back of a green woodpecker.
The woodpecker was on the ground, minding its own business, pecking away at some ants or other insects when the weasel decided to try to make a meal of the bird.
The bird had other ideas, and took off with the weasel on its back.
And the photographer was able to capture the moment in a photograph that's gone viral.
The story and the incredible picture can be seen by clicking here for DailyMail.com.
The Grumpy Old Train That Nobody Likes
Thomas & Friends is a very popular kids show about a tank engine and his railroading friends.
It's been around for a while, so it's no surprise that someone like Neil Patrick Harris is as much a Tankie as his kids are...
Check out this Funny or Die offering as NPH matches wits - well, tries to, anyway - with some much younger Tankies.
Toward the end, NPH gets to be a pretty cranky Tankie.
We'll rate this one Funny!
Now This is Scary
Like skydiving isn't scary enough.
Christopher Jones was at 12,000 feet, just out of his plane, when he was paralyzed by a seizure.
His instructor realized he was in trouble and flew over to him, managing to pull the emergency chute.
Jones woke up at 3,000 feet and was able to control his landing.
So far, the video of his plunge and rescue has had over 5 million hits. Amazing.
I don't think you'd ever catch me jumping out of a plane, but if you did, and this happened, you'd probably never catch me in an elevator again.
Feel Like Living Like the Walking Dead?
If you're a fan of The Walking Dead and you've got $680,000, then Grantville, Georgia could be just the spot for you.
Not the whole town - just the downtown.
And the downtown is famous for its use as a set in The Walking Dead.
The town's economy used to depend on textiles. That industry went away years ago.
These days, the industry is tourism, as in Walking Dead tourists.
The nine buildings up for sale are commercial properties, so if you've got a flair for developing - and don't mind a bunch of zombies walking around from time to time - get on eBay and make your bid!
Beware the Stoner Rabbits!
An agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration appeared before Utah's Senate last week to speak against a proposed bill that would legalize marijuana.
Specifically, he's afraid that allowing marijuana to be grown in the state would hurt the environment.
Why? Because rabbits and other wildlife could cultivate a taste for marijuana.
In fact, he said he witnessed such behavior, in a rabbit who'd developed a taste for the herb and lost his natural instinct to run.
Good to know the government's out there protecting us from stoner rabbits...
Listen to Agent Fairbanks' testimony here. Some of it is flat-out hilarious.
Stolen and "Maliciously Altered"
By now, you've probably seen the picture of Cindy Crawford that was all over the internet a week or so ago.
It showed Cindy in a bra and panties, wearing a hat and some sort of stole.
The story that went with the photo was that it showed Cindy in all her unretouched glory - a celebration of a woman embracing her real body.
Turns out the photo was actually stolen and "maliciously altered," according to Cindy's attorneys.
They are threatening to sue everyone who posted the picture if they don't take it down and apologize.
For the record, Cindy's husband posted this picture to Instagram to show what she really looks like.
She got flowers and I got her. Happy Valentines Day @cindycrawford
A photo posted by Rande Gerber (@randegerber) on Feb 14, 2015 at 6:00pm PST
And if you don't believe the picture, listen to what Christie Brinkley had to say about Cindy in an interview with Access Hollywood last week...