Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls joins Van McNeil for a chat about...kicking off their US tour at The Pabst Theater here in Milwaukee, when will a new Goo Goo Dolls record be available, and what "Milwaukee" thing(s) is he obsessed with. Find out all of that and lots more in this interview.
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It's no wonder why it's the #1 Haunted House in the NATION!
Screams are their business.
Wisconsin FearGrounds is in the habit of terrifying its guests, and has gained national recognition for it. This year, the FearGrounds has been recognized as the #1 “MUST SEE” haunt in the United States by Haunted Attraction Magazine.
Located at the Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188, the haunted attraction waits ominously for those brave enough to cross its threshold.
Ann Marie and Timothy Gavinski are owners of Nightmares4U, the company responsible for the Wisconsin FearGrounds.
“We want everyone to enjoy the experience,” Ann Marie said. “Whether they come to be scared, to laugh, or to be creeped out, we want them to have fun.”
The Gavinskis are very active in the haunted attraction industry. Timothy has served two terms as president of the International Association of Haunted Attractions (IAHA) and the Gavinskis are frequent instructors at a number of national seminars on owning and operating haunted attractions.
Timothy received an industry award in 2010 in recognition of his support, dedication and contribution to the haunted attraction industry.
THE X FACTOR is the new competition series that gives viewers the opportunity to help choose the next global superstar or breakout music group. Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger will travel the nation searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over â both solo artists and vocal groups â who are worthy of the largest prize in television history: a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.
At last summerâs conference in Miami, Bango took home the honor of NBA Mascot of the Year, which was voted on by his fellow mascots. Bango added another title during the 2010-11 season as he received the âMost Awesome Mascotâ award at the Cartoon Networkâs Hall of Game Awards in February. This year, Bango passed on the torch to the 2011 NBA Mascot of the Year, Grizz from the Memphis Grizzlies.
Bango has been a very busy Buck in the offseason with more than 80 appearances since May 1. Last week, Bango, along with Bucks and GE staff, volunteered at GE Day of Caring at Burbank Elementary School. He also made appearances at the annual Milwaukee Juneteenth Day celebration parade; the Badger Mutual Insurance Boys and Girls Club Tailgate Party at Miller Park; the Pewaukee Clean Water Festival at Pewaukee Lake and four Fourth of July Parades throughout the community. Bango also volunteered his time by distributing school supplies at the House of Peace Back to School Drive and helped serve breakfast and supper along with The Gathering of Southeastern Wisconsin at two Milwaukee locations. All of Bangoâs volunteer efforts and appearances listed above are part of the Milwaukee Bucks Community Caravan, which spans throughout the summer and through June 2012.
Bango begins his 34th season with the Bucks and he has been energizing and entertaining Bucks fans with his high flying dunks, acrobatic moves and crazy shenanigans. The ageless Bango has brought smiles and thrills to Bucks fans at home games, appearances, parades, school assemblies, hospital visits and everywhere Bucks fans celebrate since 1977. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada and in China and will be back at the Bradley Center for the 2011-12 Milwaukee Bucks season.
The ladies ruled the kingdom at the â2011 MTV Video Music Awards,â broadcast live this evening from Nokia Theater L.A. Live, as Katy Perry and Adele each took home three VMA Moonmen and Lady Gaga two. Katy Perry won the biggest prize of the night, âVideo of the Year,â with her pop anthem, âFireworks,â as well as honors for âBest Collaborationâ and âBest Special Effectsâ for âE.T.â featuring Kanye West. Adding to her reign atop the album charts, Adele won VMAs for âBest Art Direction,â âBest Cinematography,â and âBest Editing.â Genre and gender-defying Lady Gaga kicked off the night as her alter ego Joe Calderone with a show-stopping performance of âYou and I,â and later walked away with two VMAs for âBest Femaleâ and this yearâs new category, âBest Video with a Message.â
VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
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BEST FEMALE VIDEO:
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The most explosive moment of the night belonged to hip-hop heavyweights Kanye West and Jay-Z . The duo brought funk, flare and the fireworks to the VMA stage with the worldwide television debut performance of âOtisâ from their global number one album, Watch The Throne. The kings of hip-hop playfully commandeered the VMA stage with their usual royal swagger through a steady bombastic beat of flames, smoke and pyrotechnics until the patriotic climax as they proudly stood in front of the red, white and blue of a gigantic American flag in a nod to the singleâs cover.
Another high-octane performance came courtesy of Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo and Nayer, who transformed the VMAs into a giant dance party with this summerâs mega hit âGive Me Everything.â The hip-hop trio brought Miami heat to the stage with 60 dancers and a laser light spectacle that brought down the house.
The show took a soulful turn with an unforgettable VMA debut from a hauntingly beautiful Adele who performed the heart-breaking âSomeone Like Youâ with only a piano by her side and the glow of a single spotlight. Introduced by Katy Perry, Adele left the audience breathless as she treated them to one of the most powerful voices of a generation and they responded with a standing ovation.
Chris Brown delivered a show stopper with his high-flying aerial journey through VMA history. It was a visual feast as he few from stage to stage while performing his smash dance hit âYeah 3Xâ into Wu-tang Clanâs âProtect Ya Neckâ into Nirvana with âSmells Like Teen Spiritâ and, finally, âBeautiful People.â
In the midst of performances from global superstar artists, the VMAs continued its legacy of introducing emerging talent. This year, the Awards show featured an explosive VMA debut from Young The Giant, who rocked and body surfed the audience with their hit âMy Body,â alongside a throng of screaming fans.
The emotional highpoint and poignant moment of the evening was the tribute to the late British songstress Amy Winehouse by the legendary Tony Bennett with a surprise introduction by actor Russell Brand. Bennett unveiled footage of Winehouseâs final performance -- his recent recording session with her of their duet âBody and Soulâ for his upcoming Duets II album. The tribute continued with Bruno Marsâs triumphant performance of Winehouseâs hit âValerie.â With his soaring vocals, horn section harmonies, and smooth and syncopated choreography, Mars and his bandâs performance was a joyous celebration of Winehouseâs life and music.
The girls from the âJersey Shoreâ presented the âBest Female Video Awardâ to Lady Gaga and, in an intergenerational twist, was joined by Academy AwardÂ®-winning actress Cloris Leachman, who joked that the audience shouldnât confuse her with Betty White.
Throughout the telecast British pop diva Jesse J commanded the House Artist stage as the VMA House Artist, keeping the crowd moving as she belted out her signature hits as well as a selection of other chart toppers.
Closing out the show, hip hopâs hottest MC and entrepreneurial Young Money Millionaire, Lil Wayne, closed with the seductive âHow to Love,â before attacking the stage in full force as the band launched into a Black Sabbath riff and before ripping into âJohnâ from his upcoming album, âThe Carter IV,â to be released digitally at midnight tonight.
Presenters at theâ2011 MTV Video Music Awardsâ included Katy Perry, Miley Cirus, Paul Rudd, Shaun White, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Zoe Saldana, Kevin Hart and Victoria Justice join Jonah Hill, Rick Ross, Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Odd Future, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Drake, Joe Jonas and Jared Leto.
Additionally, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Zoe Saldana, Kevin Hart and Victoria Justice join Jonah Hill, Rick Ross, Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Odd Future, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Drake, Joe Jonas, Jared Leto, and JB Smoove from HBOâs âCurb Your Enthusiasmâ as confirmed presenters. Jessie J was also announced as VMA house artist. The â2011 MTV Video Music Awardsâ will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT).
Lady Gaga announced Friday that she is set to open the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards during "MTV First: Lady Gaga" to thousands of fans in Times Square as her Little Monsters revealed the news via a banner right in the center of New York City. She also introduced her new music video âYoÃ¼ and Iâ for its television premiere and responded to questions from fans on TV and online at mtv.com.
"I have a really big announcement," the New York native told MTVâs Sway, the same night her "YoÃ¼ and I" video made its television debut. "But I thought as usual, instead of me announcing it, I'd let the Little Monsters do it for me."
"It means the world to me," Gaga said of opening the 2011 VMAs. "I just feel really blessed every day. I have the most amazing fans."
Lady Gaga joins previously announced 2011 VMA performers including Adele, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and Young The Giant. The â2011 MTV Video Music Awardsâ will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 8pm CT | LIVE!
âYou and Iâ is the fourth single to be released from Lady Gagaâs third studio album, Born This Way. In addition to performing, Lady Gaga is nominated for four Moonmen at the â2011 MTV Video Music Awards,â including Best Female Video (âBorn This Wayâ), Best Art Direction (âJudasâ), Best Choreography (âJudasâ) and Best Video with a Message (âBorn This Wayâ).
Global icon Jennifer Lopez, rock legend Steven Tyler and Grammy Award-winning producer Randy Jackson will return to the judgesâ panel for the 11th season of AMERICAN IDOL. The trio, along with EmmyÂ®-nominated host Ryan Seacrest, will begin their search for Americaâs next singing superstar when AMERICAN IDOL debuts Sunday, Jan. 22 (9pm CT)), immediately following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME on FOX.
AMERICAN IDOL recently received an incredible 10 Primetime EmmyÂ® Award nominations, more than any other reality program on television and the most nominations in the showâs history. Highlights include EmmyÂ® nominations for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program as well as an Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for Ryan Seacrest.
âHaving both Jennifer and Steven return to IDOL in 2012 alongside Randy is such a positive reflection on what was a wonderful and hugely successful season last year, and everyone is delighted,â said Simon Fuller, Creator and Executive Producer, AMERICAN IDOL.
âI am very pleased to have our panel of judges back for the 11th season of AMERICAN IDOL,â said executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz. âTheir chemistry and ability to select amazing talent made last season one of our most successful yet, and we look forward to going on another exciting ride.â
âFrom the very first day of auditions, we knew we had something special in our new judges panel, and weâre so happy that America felt that way too,â said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. âTogether with Ryan â who is fantastic day in and day out â they built an incredible connection with both the contestants and our viewers, and Iâm absolutely thrilled to welcome them all back to IDOL for another season.â
AMERICAN IDOL, televisionâs No. 1 show, continues its search for the best undiscovered talent in the country with auditions in Houston, TX, on Friday, Aug. 26. For more audition information, visit www.americanidol.com
Eariler this year, I had the chance to work w Bruno Mars for a nationwide radio takeover hosted by Kiss Fm's Rahny Taylor.
Rahny handled the interview like a pro, while I was behind the camera and we bothÂ found out all about Bruno Mars music, videos, life and what he's all about. Very cool dude!
Now he's nominated for a boatload of MTV Video Music Awards and will be performing at the LIVE broadcast for L.A. on Sunday, August 28th 9/8c.
Get the stories behind the music, watch music videos and find out what his plans are for the future!
Bruno Mars Radio Takeover 1/3 - Bruno talks about the sturggles of breaking into the music biz and almost quitting. Plus, writing or performing? Which does he perfer?
Music Videos: B.O.B - Nutin' On You. Travie McCoy - Billionaire.
Bruno Mars Radio Takeover 2/3 - Bruno talks Cee Lo Green, Awards Shows and who was "Just The Way You Are" all about?
Music Videos: Cee Lo Green - Forget You. Bruno Mars f/ Cee Lo Green - The Other Side. Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are.
Bruno Mars Radio Takeover 3/3 - Bruno describes his "sound" and how the Lazy Song came to be. Plus he talks family, fashion, music and...is Bruno Mars SINGLE?
Music Videos: Bruno Mars - Grenade. Bruno Mars f/ Damian Marley - The Other Side.
MTV announced that Bruno Mars is set to take his talents to the â2011 MTV Video Music Awardsâ stage as the latest artist added to this yearâs amazing lineup of VMA performers. With this performance and four VMA nominations including âVideo of the Year,â the multi-talented singer, musician, songwriter and producer continues to add to an extraordinary year of achievements that include: his multi-platinum certified debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, co-writing, producing and performing on the smash-hits B.o.Bâs âNothinâ On You,â Travie McCoyâs âBillionaireâ and Cee Lo Greenâs âF***k You! (Forget You)â as well as his hit singles, âJust The Way You Are,â âGrenadeâ and âThe Lazy Song.â Additionally, the first round of 2011 VMA presenters have been announced from the world of music and pop culture including: Jonah Hill from the upcoming film Moneyball, the Teflon Don aka The Boss Rick Ross, Seth Rogen from the movie 50/50, platinum recording artist and Emmy Award-winning actress Selena Gomez, Keeping Up With The Kardashians very own Kim Kardashian, and hip-hopâs most innovative alternative collective, Odd Future.
âWeâre thrilled to have Bruno Mars bring his exceptional talent to the VMA stage,â said Amy Doyle, Executive Producer of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and EVP, Music & Talent, MTV. âHe is one of the most exciting live performers today and with his artistic versatility, he will undoubtedly deliver a standout performance.â
Bruno Mars joins previously announced 2011 VMA performers including Adele, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and Young The Giant. The â2011 MTV Video Music Awardsâ will air live from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9PM (Live ET/Tape delayed PT.
Viewers can vote for all general VMA categories by visiting vma.mtv.com online or m.mtv.com on their mobile phone through August 16th. In addition, Best New Artist text voting is open to all wireless carrier subscribers by texting BNA to 66333. Voting for this category continues through the show, live on August 28th. Verizon subscribers can vote on all categories via SMS by texting VMA to 66333 (standard message rates apply.)
Wisconsin State Fair Park Officials are pleased to announce that the 160th Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, ended on a high note this evening at 10pm.
Hundreds of thousands of loyal Fairgoers came out to celebrate during the Fairâs annual 11-day run and take advantage of family-friendly pricing, diverse entertainment and fair traditions. Mother Nature was âfairlyâ kind this year, offering a few hot, humid days and a couple days of light rain, but mostly beautiful blue skies and light breezes, providing Fairgoers the opportunity to enjoy all that the Fair has to offer.
âIt was a tremendous Fair despite the tough start,â stated Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin State Fair Park Rick Frenette. âWe are appreciative of the collaboration and efforts of the State Patrol, West Allis Police Department, and Milwaukee Police Department to assure our Fairgoers that the Fair is a safe, fun experience for our guests. We look forward to continuing to work with them for the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair and beyond.â
âThe attendance this year shows, that more than ever our Fairgoers are passionate about the Wisconsin State Fair, and they showed amazing support for us this year,â stated Patrice Harris, communications manager. âWe are thrilled that each year they come out to enjoy the new things we have to offer and the traditions of the Fair â the agriculture, food, music, attractions, contests and activities.â
In addition to a four percent increase in attendance, initial revenue reports reflect a significant increase of 5.6%.
2011 ATTENDANCE 911,231
AUGUST 4 HUNGER TASK FORCE DAY 45,133
149,500 pounds of food donated to Hunger Task Force
AUGUST 5 DISCOVERWISCONSIN.COM DAY 5,145
AUGUST 8 SPRECHER BREWING CO. $6 BEFORE 6PM 10,047
AUGUST 9 KOHLâS FAMILY VALUE DAY 27,559 Adults
AUGUST 11 U.S.CELLULAR $5 after 5pm 4,214
AUGUST 14 MILITARY & VETERANS RECOGNITION DAY
COURTESY OF BUDWEISER 2,162
Wisconsin Bakers Association Original Cream Puffs 355,478
Artic Glacier Pounds of Ice 550,425
Real Wisconsin Cheese Grill Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 52,143
The 2012 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place August 2 â 12, 2012. The Wisconsin State Fair offers an original experience to all that attend and is a phenomenal value with 30 FREE entertainment stages, thousands of animals, endless family activities, events, contests, vendors and culinary delights. For the most up-to-date information, please visit WiStateFair.com
Franklin, WI's very own Nick Young is in the TOP 20 on Season 8 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE!
Watch Wednesdays 7:00pm CST for the performance show and Thursdays 7:00pm CST for the results show (FOX). Don't forget to vote for Nick every Wednesday beginning at 9:00pm CST!
Cast up to 50 votes online at www.fox.com/dance (you must have a registered Facebook account) immediately after the show airs every Wednesday evening throughout the summer beginning June 15th.
Along with voting online, you can cast an UNLIMITED number of votes via the toll-free telephone number designated for Nick. You can also vote an UNLIMITED number of times by texting the designated key number to the five-digit short code 83676.
Alexis Bledel joins Van McNeil to chat about her new film, "The Conspirator", which is currently in theaters. In this interview Alexis talks about...what you can expect in the movie, her most recent airport incident, what she did after Gilmore Girls and lots more!
Antonio âL.A.â Reid, former Chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group and one of the most influential names in music today, joins Van McNeil to talk about joining the judging panel on THE X FACTOR, the highly anticipated singing competition series debuting this fall on FOX.
L.A. also shares what they are looking for during audtions in Chicago, IL, April 26th / 27th
Auditions for the highly anticipated singing competition THE X FACTOR are set to begin on Sunday, March 27 in Los Angeles at the L.A. Sports Arena. The search for the next global superstar will continue in Miami, FL, on Thursday, April 7; Newark, NJ, on Thursday, April 14; Seattle, WA, on Wednesday, April 20; Chicago, IL, on Wednesday, April 27; and Dallas, TX (date to be announced).
Interested solo artists and vocal groups should sign up now for audition information at www.fox.com/theXfactor.
The exciting new competition series is looking for talent young and old alike â with no upper age limit. THE X FACTOR judges will travel the nation searching for undiscovered talent 12 years old or over â both solo artists and vocal groups â who are willing to brave the panel for a chance to make their dreams come true.
In a departure from other singing competition series, the first time a contestant auditions for the judges, he/she will do so in front of an audience of thousands â raising the stakes and increasing the pressure to impress not only the judges, but also a potential legion of fans. This will be the ultimate test to prove they have the vocal ability, charisma and stage presence that it takes to become a global superstar and win an unprecedented $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.
THE X FACTOR audition cities, dates and venue information are as follows:
Los Angeles, CA |Sunday, March 27| L.A. Sports Arena
Miami, FL |Thursday, April 7| Bank United Center
Newark, NJ |Thursday, April 14| Prudential Center
Seattle, WA |Wednesday, April 20| Key Arena Chicago, IL |Wednesday, April 27| Sears Centre Arena
Dallas, TX |TBA| TBA
Wristbands must be obtained from the venue the day prior to auditions. Additional audition details, including eligibility requirements, are available at www.fox.com/theXfactor. Hopefuls should check back regularly for updated information, rules and registration forms.
As SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE travels across the U.S. in search of the best and most talented dancers in the country, the show is announcing new information for the Season Eight auditions.
Mary Muprhy returns as a permanent judge for Season 8 and chats w Van McNeil about the craziness of the show, Mia Michaels departure and what you have to do if you audition. CLICK ON THE PLAYER TO LISTEN:
Hopefuls have two more opportunities to show the judges they have what it takes to be Americaâs Favorite Dancer as auditions continue in Atlanta, GA, on Saturday, Feb. 19 and the final stop will be Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday, March 12. For the latest updates, visit www.fox.com/dance.
Miss Nebraska 2010 Teresa Scanlan from Gerig, Nebraska was crowned Miss America 2011 Saturday nightÂ at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The final night of the 90th Anniversary of the Miss America Pageant presented by DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse was broadcast live from Las Vegas on ABC.
Teresa's triumphant walk across the stage was just the beginning of a journey that will take her to every corner of the country during her year of service as Miss America 2011. She will travel approximately 20,000 miles each month speaking to audiences about her platform of Eating Disorders: A Generation at Risk, and acting as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals, is the national platform partner of the Miss America Organization.
In addition, Miss America 2011 will be the official spokesperson for Joseph Ribkoff International Clothing Company, who will provide Teresa with a full wardrobe for the year.
Teresa will be a student at Patrick Henry College. Her scholastic ambition is to attend law school and she ultimately hopes to become a judge and eventually a politician. Along with the title of Miss America 2011, Teresa won a $50,000 scholarship sponsored by Artistry exclusively by Amway to continue her education. For the talent portion of the competition, Teresa performed "White Water Chopped Sticks" on the piano.
The first runner-up was Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady who earned a $25,000 scholarship. Her talent performance was Vocal-Ventriloquism to "I want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" and her personal platform is Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Second runner-up honors and a $20,000 scholarship were awarded to Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier. Her talent was a vocal performance to "Feelin' Good," and her personal platform is "Ready for the Real World."
Miss New York Claire Buffie and Miss Delaware Kayla Martell were the winners of ABC's America's Choice, an online competition where the public had the opportunity to vote for their favorite Miss America contestant. The contestants were announced at the beginning of the Miss America broadcast and became the 12th and 13th finalists to compete in the live finale. Two contestants were voted into the Top 15 by their fellow contestants and they were Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent and Miss Oregon Stephenie Steers.
As the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women and one of the nation's leading achievement programs, the Miss America Organization last year made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. The Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of nationwide community-based programs.
PAULA ABDUL AND THE "LIVE TO DANCE" EXPERTS SELECT 17 OF THE 18 DANCE ACTS WHO WILL COMPETE IN THE UPCOMING LIVE SEMI-FINAL SHOWS
Fans Will Vote for the 18th and Final Act, Which Will Be Announced on Jan. 12
"Live to Danceâs" experts selected 17 of the 18 dance acts who will compete for the $500,000 prize on the new reality-competition series. The identity of the 18th cast member, who will be selected by fans through voting, will be announced during next weekâs episode airing on Wednesday, Jan. 12 (8/7c) on the CBS Television Network.
Starting Wednesday, Jan. 12, the first six dance acts will compete against each other LIVE on CBS in the first semi-final episode with two acts advancingâone chosen by the experts and one chosen by fans. After a total of three semi-final episodes, the six dance acts that have advanced will compete against one another in one final round. Following the final performances, fans will vote for the winner of LIVE TO DANCE, which will be announced LIVE during the season finale, on Wednesday, Feb. 9 (8/7c).
Live To Dance expert Travis Payne chats w/ Van about the show, his passion for dance and the late great Michael Jackson.
Quarterbacks TOM BRADY of the New England Patriots, PHILIP RIVERS of the San Diego Chargers and AARON RODGERS of the Green Bay Packers are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year honors, while running backs JAMAAL CHARLES of the Kansas City Chiefs, ARIAN FOSTER of the Houston Texans and MICHAEL TURNER of the Atlanta Falcons are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year, the NFL announced today.Â
You can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx until Friday, January 28 at 9 pm ET to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year.
Green Bayâs AARON RODGERS finished in the top 10 in nearly every major passing category this season, with 3,922 passing yards (seventh), 28 touchdowns (tied for sixth), a 65.7 completion percentage (sixth), 40 25-yard passes (second) and a 101.2 passer rating (third). Rodgersâ 3,922 passing yards this season brought his total in three seasons as a starter to 12,394, ranking second in NFL history for the most passing yards by a quarterback in his first three seasons as a starter. Rodgers posted a passer rating of at least 110.0 during Week 9 & Weeks 11 â 13 making him him the only quarterback since 1970 to post a passer rating of at least 110.0 in four consecutive games in back-to-back seasons.
They Got To Me...
The two guys from A Great Big World stopped by the Mix studios to sing their hit, "Say Something" and it happened...I cried.
If you have not listened to the song yet...well...I suggest you do, but don't cry :( These guys are very nice and I wish them nothing but success!
I recently spent some time a La Reve...want to see what I enjoyed?
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A-List: Best French Cuisine
12 News Contributor Kidd O'Shea stops by La Reve, 2012 A-List winner for the
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Create a Pest Management Calendar
Is your mailbox filling with next year's calendars? Put them to use managing pests in the garden.
No, I'm not talking about smashing insects with the rolled up calendar. Instead, use them to develop a pest-monitoring calendar for next year.
Take a few minutes to review this year's garden journal. Look for notes on any pest problems you encountered. Make a note to watch for these pests in next year's calendar. This helps with early detection; a key to successful control.
Consider adding notes about the weather and control measures you tried that were effective. Try using preventative eco-friendly measures like barriers and traps to prevent problems. Covering your cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower before the cabbageworm moths are active allows you to prevent damage.
Setting out shallow cans of stale beer will help you minimize feeding damage by slugs and snails during wet weather.
A bit more information: No garden journal? This is a good opportunity to create one that includes your growing successes, failures as well as pest problems. Use a spiral notebook, three-ring binder or computer calendar or spreadsheet. Just make it easy and fun. That way you are sure to keep recording, referencing and putting your gardening experiences to work.
For more gardening tips, how-to garden videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com.