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Get the tab, Brit

And that she will, AFTER she walked out….

Britney Spears got into hot water when reports surfaced that she’d left a California Cheesecake Factory on Sunday, with a to-go bag in hand and didn’t pay the bill!

To everyone’s surprise, Brit thought her body guard had gotten the tab and the body guard thought she had got the tab; and on and on.

Since the pop princess doesn’t like getting her hand cake in the cheesecake jar, she’s decided to pay the $30 bill and bring the waitress a $100 tip to boot.

Good girl Brit ;)

Arlington, Virginia, America - 24 Feb 2009



Hot After 50?

Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan, Oprah, George Clooney and Ellen DeGeneres are just a few of the celebrities mention on Fox News’ “50 Hottest Stars Over 50″ list.

Who knew George Clooney was over 50!!

GC

 



Disco Demolition 2: Belieb It

The Charleston RiverDogs minor league baseball team has quite a promotion this passed Saturday: bring something related to Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber and watch it explode.
The team sponsored “Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It” as a sequel to the original Disco Demolition Night at the White Sox game in July 1979. Catchy, no? :)

disxo



James Garner Dies At 86

James Garner, the actor whose easy charm and winking style helped re-define both the TV Western and detective genres, passed away Saturday (7-19) at his California home. He was 86. Garner first gained fame in the late 1950s on the TV comedy series Maverick. In 2005, Garner received the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.

JG

 



Ariana's 1 Less Problem....

Is Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat show!

Before Ariana Grande was a chart-topping pop star, she was the star of Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat.

Now that the network has announced the cancellation of the series, (after only one season) Grande has taken to Facebook to post a lengthy and heartfelt farewell to the show that made her famous.

“So the news is out about Sam & Cat,” Grande begins. “I felt it wasn’t my place to make any sort of announcement so I kept quiet until now. I want to thank Nickelodeon for making a childhood dream of mine come true, for being a family to me, for being so accommodating and supportive of my multitasking with my music career, and for of course introducing me to many of my fans however many years ago.”

Money and in-cast bickering are said to be the blame………….

Who knew?

sam



Brooks Sees Pink

As in a pink slip….

Brooks Wheelan, who was added to the Saturday Night Live, NBC sketch-comedy show before the start of the 2013-2014 season, announced Monday on Twitter that he’s been let go from the show.

Good move or no? Wait, who was he again…….

brooks



Beyonce' Is Forbes #1

Beyonce’ tops Forbes‘ annual Celebrity 100 list of the most powerful celebrities, based on both money and fame.  The “fame” part is measured by how many times the star was mentioned in the media in general, and how present and powerful they are on social media specifically.

Here are Forbes’ top 10 Most Powerful Celebrities.  To see the full rankings, go toForbes.com.

1. Beyoncé Knowles, $115 million
2. LeBron James, $72 million
3. Dr. Dre, $620 million
4. Oprah Winfrey, $82 million
5. Ellen DeGeneres, $70 million
6. Jay Z, $60 million
7. Floyd Mayweather, $105 million
8. Rihanna, $48 million
9. Katy Perry, $40 million
10. Robert Downey Jr., $75 million



Idol Is Back!

Yes, American Idol is coming back for Season 14 and all judges will return! Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr and host Ryan Seacrest will be gracing our televisions once again.
Here’s a few of the audition dates: Uniondale, New York, July 23rd; Nashville, Tenn. July 30th; and San Francisco Sept. 29th.

AI

 



Selena Gomez House Party...

Well, not exactly but thanks to our good friends at TMZ, reports are coming in that Selena Gomez had a HUGE party at her house Tuesday night, June 17th. What’s the big deal?

Neighbors called the police because the party got way out of control and the music was so loud that it was rattling windows!

Selena has recently been linked with Justin Beiber again, coincidence? We think not.

JB



This is a "Situation"

 Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino from MTV’s Jersey Shore was arrested Tuesday, June 17th for his involvement in a fight at a New Jersey tanning salon, ABC News has confirmed.

He was taken into custody in Middletown, N.J., where he is opening a tanning salon called Boca Tanning.

The reality star is being charged with simple assault. His bail was set at $500.

SIT



Teen Choice 2014

The Teen Choice Awards will air live on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 on Fox.
Here’s the list of nominees:

MOVIES

Choice Movie: Action
Divergent
Edge of Tomorrow
Godzilla
Maleficent
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones


Choice Movie Actor: Action
Jamie Campbell Bower, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Tom Cruise, Edge of Tomorrow
Theo James, Divergent
Kellan Lutz, The Legend of Hercules
Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor

Choice Movie Actress: Action
Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow
Lily Collins, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Elle Fanning, Maleficent
Angelina Jolie, Maleficent
Shailene Woodley, Divergent

Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Thor: The Dark World
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Chris Evans, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Chris Hemsworth, Thor: The Dark World
Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Halle Berry, X-Men: Days of Future Past
Scarlett Johansson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and X-Men: Days of Future Past
Natalie Portman, Thor: The Dark World
Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Choice Movie: Drama
American Hustle
Heaven is for Real
Million Dollar Arm
The Fault in Our Stars
Veronica Mars


Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Russell Crowe, Noah
Jason Dohring, Veronica Mars
Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars
Jon Hamm, Million Dollar Arm

Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Emma Watson, Noah
Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars

Choice Movie: Comedy
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Blended
Ride Along
The Other Woman
Vampire Academy


Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Will Ferrell, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Kevin Hart, Ride Along
Ice Cube, Ride Along
Johnny Knoxville, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Adam Sandler, Blended

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Christina Applegate, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Drew Barrymore, Blended
Zoey Deutch, Vampire Academy
Cameron Diaz, The Other Woman
Emma Roberts, We’re The Millers

TELEVISION

Choice TV Show: Drama
Hart of Dixie
Pretty Little Liars
Switched at Birth
The Fosters
Twisted


Choice TV Actor: Drama
Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
Jake T. Austin, The Fosters
Lucas Grabeel, Switched at Birth
Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Avan Jogia, Twisted

Choice TV Actress: Drama
Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
Rachel Bilson, Hart of Dixie
Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
Maddie Hasson, Twisted
Maia Mitchell, The Fosters

Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Arrow
Once Upon a Time
Sleepy Hollow
Teen Wolf
The Vampire Diaries


Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Josh Dallas, Once Upon a Time
Joseph Morgan, The Originals
Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf
Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Ginnifer Goodwin, Once Upon a Time
Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries
Claire Holt, The Originals
Kristin Kreuk, Beauty and The Beast

Choice TV Show: Comedy
Austin & Ally
Glee
New Girl
Sam & Cat
The Big Bang Theory


Choice TV Actor: Comedy

Ashton Kutcher, Two and a Half Men
Ross Lynch, Austin & Ally
Chord Overstreet, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine Nine

Choice TV Actress: Comedy
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project
Laura Marano, Austin & Ally
Lea Michele, Glee
Debby Ryan, Jessie

Choice TV: Animated Show
Adventure Time
Family Guy
Gravity Falls
Regular Show
The Simpsons

Choice TV: Reality Competition Show
American Idol XIII
MasterChef Junior
Survivor
The Amazing Race
The Voice


Choice TV: Reality Show
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Dance Moms
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Real Husbands of Hollywood
Total Divas


OTHER

Choice Comedian
Jimmy Fallon
Kevin Hart
Mindy Kaling
Andy Samberg
Kenan Thompson



Nikki Sixx Weds!

Hate to be the bearer of bad new ladies but Motley Crue’s Nikki Six is a married man!

After more than three years together, the  bassist tied the knot with model Courtney Bingham Saturday (March 15th)  at Greystone Mansion in Los Angeles in front of family and friends.



We Already Knew....

Rihanna and Drake are officially back together, again.

We knew it was coming, good luck guys!

 

 



Morning Mix Rewind 1/23/2014

  • Congratulations to our birthday winner, April Taylor, whose age wasn’t given in the email we got.  Under the rules of Morning Mix Local Celebrity Birthdays, she’s 86!
  • Today’s Brain Buster………..

    Ladies, if you want to have a full head of shiny hair, John Tesh told you on yesterday’s “Intelligence For Your Workday” that THESE should be a staple of your diet.  What are they?

    ANSWER: Walnuts  

    Congratulations to Tim Holcomb of Rainbow City for getting it right!

  • We told the story of the mom and dad who just wanted a “sleep in” day and the note they left for their kids to handle things themselves for a couple of hours.  Find that story HERE.

    We asked you to fill in the blanks……I would bribe my kids with __________ if they would allow me the luxury of __________ JUST ONCE

    How did the Morning Mix family respond? FIND OUT HERE!

  • It was perfect timing on Throwback Thursday, with the news that the casts of “Full House” and “Seinfeld” are reuniting for separate Super Bowl commercials  AND Bill Cosby announcing his return to TV in a new sitcom!

    We asked you which bands, TV show casts, or movie stars you’d like to see reunite to do something new?  Who were your choices?  CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT!



Morning Mix Rewind 1/15/2014

  • Congratulations to today’s birthday winner………..Gina Louise Diggs who turns 54 today!
  • Today’s Brain Buster……….

    Researchers say that THIS is the best drink to rehydrate after a workout.  It’s not water, and it’s definitely not an energy drink.  What is it?

    ANSWER: Watermelon juice!  It’s high in amino acids and regulates your heart rate.

    Congratulations to Kaitlin Logan of Gadsden for getting it right!

  • We sent the Morning Mix straight into the toilet this morning with some results of a new survey about bathroom habits among newlyweds……and which ones annoy the guys and the girls about their new spouse……..
 Women’s pet peeves about sharing bathrooms with their mates including:
· 56% finding beard stubble left in the sink
· 42% waiting too long for him to clear the room
· 42% finding the toilet seat up
· 35% discovering spritz on the seat, floor or rugs due to his bad aim
· 14% having their razors borrowed
Men’s gripes about their gals include:
· 48% finding female hair shed all over everything
· 39% being yakked at while trying to have a nice quiet sit down
· 42% having to clean gobs of women’s hair out of the drains
· 28% being coated by clouds of hairspray
Both sexes resented mates who:
· 47% left soiled clothes dumped on the floor
· 37% who never clean out the toilet bowl
· 37% who never replace the toilet paper roll

What did the Morning Mix family say annoyed them about their spouse’s bathroom habits on Facebook?  LISTEN HERE TO FIND OUT!


Morning Mix Rewind

  • Congratulations to today’s birthday winner……Jerry Jenkins of Gadsden!
  • Miranda Dupree of Rainbow City answered today’s Brain Buster:

    68% of hiring managers say they will reject a candidate IMMEDIATELY if they do this during the interview.  What is it?

    Answer: Answering their cell phone

  • Don’t you wish you had been invited to THIS party?  And don’t you wish Gadsden had a subway system?

    http://news.yahoo.com/aussie-legs-bared-annual-no-pants-commute-083626908.html

  • You may remember that LL Cool J’s rap name is short for “Ladies Love Cool James”, but he went through several “rough drafts” before arriving at that one……

    http://news.yahoo.com/aussie-legs-bared-annual-no-pants-commute-083626908.html

  • We asked you……Do you have a unique nickname?  If so, how did you get it?  Take a listen to one of the best we got!

    https://soundcloud.com/mix102-9/morning-mix-nicknames-rita

    Tomorrow morning……the Morning Mix goes straight into the toilet!  Which bathroom habits of your spouse/significant other annoy you?  Call us @ (256) 413-1029 or tell us on Facebook!

    Enjoy your day, and thanks for being a member of the Morning Mix Family!

    Shane & Suzanne

 



New Year's Snack Attack

With the holiday’s comes really good food. For those that want to live the healthy lifestyle the holiday’s can prove to be a challenging one. However, I like to live by a plate I had seen in a well known Southern restaurant that simply states,”Holiday calories do not count.” So, here are the top 5 worst items we can consume while bringing in the New Year.

  1. Deep-fried salad
  2. Lardburgers
  3. Butter shooters
  4. Bacon grease soup
  5. Egg yoke shakes
Personally, most of these don’t sound like the best. I’ll take a well cooked burger or steak any time of the year. Have you tried any of these? And if so would you recommend some of these items to a friend or family member? Shoot me a response at the email link below.

Cliff: Digital Director WQSB/ Power 107.5/ Mix 102.9
Email: cliff@wqsb.com 



Capturing Reality

We’re all guilty of investing too much time on our tablets and smart phones. And sometimes there are wonderful moments we miss out on because we become too fixated on capturing the perfect moment. Instead of striving for the “perfect shot” we should be investing more time being apart of reality.

People want to convey the “perfect” life  in the virtual world, but maybe we should take a step back and learn how to disconnect.



Golden Globe Nominations

Golden Globes 2014: Complete List of Nominations. Aziz Ansari, Zoë Saldana and Olivia Wilde announced the nominees for the 71st Annual Goldng honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Final ballots will be mailed to all HFPA members by Dec. 23. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globes live on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.

Here’s the complete list of nominees: (Eonline)

Best Motion Picture, Drama

12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena
Rush 

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

American Hustle
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julia Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Spike Jonze ,Her
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave
David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer, American Hustle

Best Foreign-Language Film

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (France)
The Great Beauty
(Italy)
The Hunt
(Denmark)
The Past
(Iran)
The Wind Rises
(Japan)

Best Animated Feature Film

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Atlas,” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
“Let It Go,” Frozen
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
“Please, Mr. Kennedy,” Inside Llewyn Davis
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” One Chance

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Alex Ebert, All Is Love
Alex Eves, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Steven Price, Gravity
John Williams, The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
The White Queen

Best TV Series, Drama

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical

The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Girls
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Helena Bonham Cater, Burton & Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie

Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, The White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofía Vergara, Modern Family

Cecile B. DeMille Award
Woody Allen



American Idol Heaven

Mariah Carey had an interview not too long ago where she had described going to work at American Idol as “going to work with Satan.” Things weren’t so great during her short stint with the program. Problems on set between her and ex-judge Nicki Minaj caused a lot of tension with cast and crew, but now they’ve recruited two new celebrity judges. So, instead of steering towards another hate filled drama, the new judges bring much needed happiness and relief to the program.

Two new judges, Harry Connic Jr. and Jennifer Lopez, join the program with returning judge, Keith Urban. Harry Connick Jr. is more than aware of Ms. Carey’s past with the program and he had reportedly tweeted “@MariahCarey – Must’ve been hard to judge in hell,” he wrote. “Idol XIII: Welcome to heaven! @JLo @KeithUrban @RyanSeacrest @AmericanIdol #idolXIII.”

Does American Idol stand a chance of winning a place in America’s homes? And do the new judges bring much needed relief to the program or great angst and anticipation?

cliff@wqsb.com