The number two ranked reality show on television has just announced it's line-up for this season. Jaleel White, better know as Urkel from the T.V show "Family Matters", Donald Driver from the Superbowl winning Green Bay Packers, and Gladys Knight will headline Dancing With The Stars when it premieres March 19th.
Other famous faces participating this year will be tennis player Martina Navratilova, Opera singer Katherine Jenkins, "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd, singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw, "Little House on the Prairie" actress Melissa Gilbert, Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan, "The Bold and the Beautiful" actor Jack Wagner, telenovela star William Levy and "Extra" co-host Maria Menounos.
The Oscar Curse: Destined to Divorce?
You may not be a stranger to celebrity divorce, but have you heard about the "Oscar curse"? It's a pattern that leaves leading ladies with a best actress statue, but without a spouse. Some claim that these divorces are just a result of men who cannot handle their wife's success. Whether famous or not, no one can argue that disproportionate success can put a strain on any relationship, but could there be something more? Here’s a look at seven talented, but unlucky-in-love ladies ... so you decide for yourself.
2010 - Best Actress in a Leading Role, "The Blindside"
After marrying in 2005, Bullock and hubby Jesse James appeared happy and strong. However, five years after tying the knot, Bullock would win a an Oscar, and find herself in the middle of a very public and humiliating divorce.
2009 - Best Actress in a Leading Role, "The Reader"
Winslet's first marriage to director Jim Threapleton ended without any Oscar wins during their short-lived marriage from 1998 to 2001. Winslet married again in 2003, this time to director Sam Mendes. The couple survived two nominations during their marriage. It wasn't until she won in 2009 that the curse set in, and the couple announced their separation in 2010 .
2006 - Best Actress in a Leading Role, "Walk the Line"
As Hollywood's golden couple, Witherspoon and husband Ryan Phillippe, were certain to last - that is, until she won an Oscar in 2006. The couple separated in October 2006 and divorced in 2008. Witherspoon married agent Jim Toth in 2011, and hasn't been nominated since ... perhaps good news for the couple?
2005 - Best Actress in a Leading Role, "Million Dollar Baby"
When Swank won an Oscar in 2000 (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for "Boys Don't Cry"), she was the third-youngest woman to ever take home the honor. The win was an amazing achievement for any actress, and a sign for Hollywood wives that perhaps the fabled curse had been broken. She and husband Chad Lowe seemed to be going strong until her second win in 2005 for "Million Dollar Baby." They divorced just one year later in 2006.
2002 - Best Actress in a Leading Role, "Monster's Ball"
Berry, already a divorcee, wed Eric Benet in 2001, and then divorced in 2005 claiming that he had a sex addiction.
1998 - Best Actress in a Leading Role, "As Good as It Gets"
Hunt dated her long-time love, Hank Azaria for five years before marrying him in 1999. She came very close to escaping the curse - they got engaged in 1997; she won the Oscar in 1998; they married in 1999, and divorced in 2000. She has been in a relationship with producer/writer/director Matthew Carnahan since 2001, and they had a daughter in 2004 ... during which time she's never even been nominated for another Oscar.
1946 - Best Actress in a Leading Role, "Mildred Pierce"
An experienced divorcee, Crawford was married and divorced twice before she settled down with Philip Terry in 1942. Unfortunately, marital bliss ended four years later in 1946 -- the same year she won the Oscar.
1936 - Best Actress in a Leading Role, "Dangerous"
The first victim of Oscar's Curse, Davis, had been married to Harmon Nelson for four years before receiving her first Oscar in 1936. Three years later, she divorced and went on to marry three more times, being once widowed and twice again divorced. She was nominated for three Oscars during her second marriage, which left her a widow, one Oscar during her third marriage, and one more during her fourth marriage.
Is it a curse, or is it that all of these women let the success go to their head?
Whitney Houston, 1963 - 2012
Whitney Houston's death continues to shock and sadden celebrities and fans alike, but unfortunately at 48, Whitney wasn't the first superstar diva to die too young. From Judy Garland to Amy Winehouse, Whitney joins a list of celebrated ladies who passed away long before they should have.
Here's The List: Amy Winehouse, 1983 - 2011
In July 2011, Amy just 27 years old, died of accidental alcohol poisoning after years of a very public battle with drugs and alcohol.
Maria Callas, 1923 - 1977
The opera star died of a heart attack at her home in Paris when she was 53 years old.
Florence Ballard, 1943 - 1976
After being dropped from the Supremes, the soulful singer led a turbulent life, which ended with her death from cardiac arrest at the young age of 32.
Judy Garland, 1922 - 1969
The Wizard of Oz star turned 47 just days before dying from an accidental drug overdose.
Dinah Washington, 1924 - 1963
The Queen of Blues and Grammy winner died in her sleep at 39 from a lethal combination of secobarbital and amobarbital.
Patsy Cline, 1932 - 1963
A plane crash took the life of the iconic country singer at age 30. Ten years later she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame for her hit songs.
Dorothy Dandridge, 1922 - 1965
The actress and singer, who was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, died from an accidental drug overdose at just 42 years of age.
Billie Holiday, 1915 - 1959
Known for bundles of gardenias in her hair, the jazz vocalist, nicknamed "Lady Day", endured a tumultuous life that ended at 44 due to congestion of the lungs from heart failure.
Well another Mardi Gras is here and it didn't com without a few surprises and some changes. The weather as always is the biggest threat to the disruption of the biggest party in the nation, and this year was no exception. Saturday was a washout for most krewes, electing to roll another day. The Super Krewe of Endymion decided at the last minute to brave the conditions and roll, although it was a much quicker pace than usual, and the crowd was much thinner. And also as usual there are some that still think Mardi Gras is a time to open fire on someone in a crowd without having the common sense that they might kill or seriously injure innocent bystanders.
Yes it's Canival time in New Orleans, and yes even without all the uncertainties that comes with it, we can't wait until next year.
This 4-year old Pekingese was the top dog at this years Westminster Kennel Club's "Best In Show" in Madison Square Garden. Malachy beat out a Dalamation, German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Irish Setter and a couple of other dogs to take home the coveted silver bowl. He doesn't get any prize money, but he does get the prestige of a title that will last a lifetime, and his owner can make some nice money with breeding opportunities.
Please say it isn't so. The greatest female voice of my time is no longer around. When I got the news Saturday evening that Whitney Houston had passed away, I thought someone was playing a joke on me, but when I checked the news, I got the shock of my life. I was really looking forward to Whitney making a comeback and give us more of the great songs she mesmerized us with in the 80's and 90's. I guess I'll just have to satisfied with the music she left us. Here's a synopsis of her career.
Whitney Houston is the only artist to have seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits, (Saving All My Love For You), (How Will I Know), (Greatest Love Of All), (I Wanna Dance With Somebody), (Didn't We Almost Have It All), (So Emotional) and (Where Do Broken Hearts Go).
She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number on Billboard 200 Album awards. In 2009 the Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Her awards include two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards in her lifetime. Whitney was also one of the world's best selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums, singles and videos worldwide.
She also was an accomplished actress, with a lead role in "The bodyguard" in 1992, a movie that has made over $400 million dollars worldwide. She also starred in "Waiting To Exhale" and "The Preacher's Wife. She has a supporting role in a movie that's coming out this Summer called "Sparkle".
Whitney Elizabeth Houston...(August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012). May you rest in peace.
It's Carnival weekend in New Orleans with 26 Parades rolling through most parts of New Orleans. It looks like mother nature is going to be very nice to those who wish to indulge in the festivities. Sunshine but chilly with temps in the low 50's Saturday, and struggling to reach 50 Sunday.
There's also another big event going on this weekend. It's our "Love Song Weekend", where we will be not only playing the love songs you hear everyday on Magic 101.9, but a lot of the songs we haven't played in quite some time. We will also be taking request and dedications, so this will definitely be a weekend you would want to listen.
Top 5 Ways You Know Football Season Is FinallyOver!
1. Your husband starts thinking about taking down the Christmas lights.
2. That big lump on your couch is gone.
3. Your husband starts learning the names of the kids all over again.
4. Your husband discovers new qualities of your life that he never noticed before...like your new boyfriend.
5. Your husband just found out you're pregnant, and close to delivering.
The Super is the only event where people not only forward to the game, but the commercials that are played during the game as well. This year is no different as Super Bowl 46 had plenty of ads that sold sex as well as cars. It looks like car ads have replaced beer ads, because every time the game took a break from the action, there was a car commercial most of the time. But the Doritos won the battle of best commercials according to the Super Bowl Ad Meter which records your votes.
Here are the top 10 commercials:
1. Doritos: Sling Baby
2. Doritos: Man's Best Friend
3. Bud Light: Weego
4. M&M's: Just My Shell
5. Skechers: Go Run
6. Volkswagen: Dog Strikes Back
7. Kia: A Dream Car: For Real Life
8. Chevy: Silverado
9. Audi: Vampire Party
10. Honda: CRV's Day Out
There will be a lot of this in the kitchen this Sunday as the biggest game world wide takes place in Indianapolis. The strang thing is that over the years the commercials have gotten almost as popular as the game itself. With the Saints not in it this year, it's hard to root for a team. Oh what the heck, I'm taking the Patriots by 4.
The X-Factor will have a very different look when it returns this fall. No Steve Jones as host, no Nicole Scherzinger or Paula Abdul as judges either. Some reports say it was a budget cutting move, but we know the show hasn't lived up to expectations in the ratings category. When X-Factor lauched, producter Simon Cowell predicted it would eclipse his previous show, American Idol. That didn't happen so why is Simon still employed?