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  • Brooks and Dunn Last Rodeo

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

     

    Last night on CBS we paid tribute to the best duo in country music history! What an amazing night of music..here some of my favorites..

    We couldn't even speak or take our eyes off the tv when she performed this one!

     

    Carrie Underwood did a great job w. Neon Moon...

     

    Sugarland did Red Dirt Road...what do you think?

     

    Here is the behind the scenes look at the making of this special!!

     

  • Duchess of York CAUGHT ON TAPE!!

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    The Duchess of York has been caught on tape trying to make big bucks off Buckingham Palace... by selling access to her ex-hubby Prince Andrew for more than $700,000.

    The prince had no idea these deals were taking place, but a news organization decided to let everyone know... by setting up a sting operation.

    There were two secret meetings in New York and London where the Duchess asked for a $40,000 cash advance followed by $700,000 in exchange for providing access to Britain's royal family.

    A reporter posed as a wealthy businessman who wanted to strike up some business through the royal family.

    Ferguson's spokeswoman confirmed that the recording was authentic. She said the duchess was "devastated" and regretted the embarrassment she had caused.

  • Simon Cowell on Oprah

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Simon Cowell heads out told Oprah Winfrey that he'd grown as much as he could with "American Idol," and he'd always wanted to leave before he would be asked to.

    Simon is bringing the “X Factor” to American, and yes, it will be in competition with “Idol.”

    Cowell admits, " 'Idol' is our competition, but so is everything, [like] ‘Dancing with the Stars’ …everything that’s popular. 'X Factor' will be a standout “because there’s no upper-age limit.

    “We thought it could be like David vs. Goliath, where a 16-year-old could be competing against a 35-year-old. I have no idea if it’ll succeed, but I’ll boil it down to whether or not we can find a star, and I’m confident that we can find a star.”

    Simon Suffers From Depression And Can Get 'Very Dark'
     
    Simon Cowell can't control the deep depression he often falls into, and it's best to leave him alone in his darker moments.

    He told Oprah, "When I'm like that I kind of feel like going into some slight hibernation. I'm very dark when I'm in those moments... I get very, very down. Don't come near me. (I'm) like a bear in a cage."

    Asked what he has to get down about, Simon said, "Maybe it's the draining effect when you have a lot of people who depend on you... by the end of it you feel that everything's been sucked out of you because of that dependency."

    But he'll never take anti-depressants.

    He adds, "I would never take a pill, for instance, to deal with that. It's something I've got to deal with myself.

    "I put it down to, 'OK, so I'm a bit moody, bit over-dramatic about everything, give yourself a mental slap and get on with it.'"

     You must click on the audio to find out what he says about why he's leaving American Idol and who should replace him!!

    Simon on Oprah

  • Luke Bryan's fans create video for him

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Luke Bryan held a contest on his website for fans to create a video for his hit single, "Do I"...Here is the first one..creative!!  This is the first of many to come over the next few weeks..

    ~Charli 

     

  • Cancelled and renewed TV shows

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Did your favorite show make the cut? I am so bummed, one of my favorites, Cold Case, is gone:(

    ~Charli

    CBS:
    Canceled: After seven seasons, CBS pulled the plug on 'Cold Case.' Despite a loyal fan base, ratings fell during its tenure on TV. The show averaged 14.18 million viewers in its first season, but slumped to 9.55 during its seventh and most recent. Falling ratings and high production costs are likely to blame here.

    Canceled: Despite insider predictions that the show was safe, Jennifer Love Hewitt's 'Ghost Whisperer' will not return next season. The show aired on Friday nights, a night many consider the place shows go to die, and flourished. Over five seasons it averaged approximately 10 million viewers. While not great numbers by CBS standards, they were good for a Friday night -- though apparently not good enough to warrant a sixth season. UPDATE: According to the Ausiello Files, ABC may save 'Ghost Whisperer,' though no official decision has been made.

    Canceled:
    The freshman drama 'Miami Medical' won't live to see a second season. The series debuted to decent numbers, but started plummeting soon after. Ratings eventually rose, but by then it was too late.

    Canceled/Saved?: 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' has been on the bubble virtually every year it has been on the air, but CBS has finally given it the boot. The series just wrapped its fifth season with an average of 7 million viewers. ABC is reportedly interested in saving the show, but no official decision has been made. UPDATE: A source for the Ausiello Files says there is now a "50/50 chance" that ABC will save 'Christine.'

    Canceled: The Jenna Elfman-fronted sitcom 'Accidentally on Purpose' won't go on to a second season. The sitcom was plagued with mixed reviews from the start and averaged around 7-8 million viewers -- not a success by CBS standards.

    Saved:
    'Medium' slipped by the cancellation ax once again. The show migrated over from NBC last season and was paired with 'Ghost Whisperer' on Friday nights and has done decently, averaging about 8 million viewers this season.

    Saved: CBS has picked up its midseason comedy 'Rules of Engagement' for another season. The comedy does well in the coveted 18-49 demo, and this season the series has bounced around in total viewers from 10.19 million to as low as 6.7 million.

    Saved: 'Two and a Half Men' has signed Charlie Sheen for two more years. 'Men' is the top-rated comedy on television, averaging around 15 million viewers over the course of seven seasons. Sheen is set to receive close to $2 million per episode. Our full report can be found here.

    CBS announces its full schedule on Wednesday. Stay tuned to TV Squad for more updates.

    NBC:
    Canceled: 'Law & Order,' NBC's cornerstone legal drama, was canceled after 20 years on the air. The series, which helped launch the careers of many, including Chris Noth and Benjamin Bratt, slumped in the ratings in recent years. Luckily, the franchise will be carried on by 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Law & Order: Los Angeles.' UPDATE: As we previously reported, executive producer Dick Wolf is still looking for ways to save the show.

    Canceled: 'Heroes,' NBC's superhero drama, debuted to strong ratings -- 14.3 million viewers -- in 2006, but was a victim of the writer's strike during its second season. The show never rebounded and consistently lost viewers, with only 4.4 million viewers tuning in to its season finale on Feb. 8. NBC may be planning a wrap-up movie or mini-series, though nothing is set in stone.

    Canceled: 'Mercy' and 'Trauma,' NBC's two medical shows that couldn't fill the void 'ER' left, have gone the way of the dinosaur. 'Mercy' saw an average of 6.4 million viewers during its brief tenure on air, but its finale was only watched by 4.4 million people. 'Trauma' debuted to about 7 million viewers but lost steam week to week, only getting more episodes ordered after NBC's 'The Jay Leno' show failed.

    Saved: Fan favorite and perennial bubble show 'Chuck' was given a fourth season, and will kick off NBC's Monday nights. The show has held steady this season, with last week's episode bringing in 5.3 million viewers, and was the subject of a flash mob campaign by fans to save the show.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF NBC PICKUPS, RENEWALS AND CANCELLATIONS

    FOX:
    Canceled: And so ends Fox's late-night talk-show experiment: 'The Wanda Sykes Show.' Created to fill the 'MadTV' void, the show premiered to decent ratings. However, the talk show couldn't keep the momentum going, and its ratings fell below those of 'MadTV's' final season.

    Saved: Fox moved 'Lie to Me' to June this season, which is never a good sign, but it has since officially been renewed for a 13-episode third season. Its renewal is a bit of surprise, since ratings have fallen since its first season -- its first new episode since December aired in April and only attracted 5.28 million viewers.

    Saved: Another struggling drama, 'Human Target,' also got a surprise pickup. The action show debuted to decent numbers and held steady as a lead-in for 'American Idol,' but didn't perform well in its season finale, which brought in only 7.2 million viewers. Fox has moved the show to Fridays next fall.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF FOX PICKUPS, RENEWALS AND CANCELLATIONS

    ABC:
    Canceled: The Alyssa Milano sitcom, 'Romantically Challenged,' received the boot after to failing to capitalize on its lead-in, ratings juggernaut 'Dancing With the Stars.'

    Canceled: 'FlashForward' debuted to decent ratings, 12.4 million viewers, but fell drastically. It recently hit a low of 4.4 million viewers, failing to keep the audience around. The show also switched showrunners and suffered from a lengthy hiatus.

    Canceled: No surprise here -- ABC canceled the low-rated comedies 'Scrubs' and 'Better Off Ted.' 'Scrubs' was around for nine seasons, seven on NBC and two on ABC. 'Better Off Ted' had passionate fans, but not enough of them tuned in, the series hit a low with 2.17 million viewers.

    Saved: 'V,' ABC's other science fiction/concept drama, got a surprise renewal. It aired four episodes during the fall, with viewers starting at 14.3 million and falling to 9.3 million. Its return this spring after a lengthy hiatus was only watched by 7.2 million and was bested in viewers by a rerun of CBS' 'The Good Wife.'

    Saved: 'Brothers & Sisters' was renewed for a shortened 18-episode season, despite its hefty production costs. Look for official word from ABC during its upfront regarding the rumored new season.

    This is from TVSquad.com

     

  • John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston expecting a baby

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Star magazine reported the story on the cover of their magazine, coming out this week..well this isn't how they wanted to share the news so the Travolta's had to take to their website and confirm it...they are expecting a baby!!

    Here is from their official website:

    "It's impossible to keep a secret ... especially one as wonderful as this. We want to be the first to share this great news with everyone that we are expecting a new addition to our family. Love, John, Kelly and Ella"

    With the tragedy they experienced with the death of their son, Jett..CONGRATULATIONS...

    Kelly is 47 and this will be the 3rd child from the couple

    ~Charli

  • Are we getting ripped off at Grocerty Store?

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    My husband and I are on a mission to buy our first home within this next year. We are saving for a big down payment!! So we are saving money every chance we get. One of our biggest expenses is food-these tips were from LIVECHEAP.COM..they make sense!!

    Paying more for water
    Packaged chicken will often have a small note on the label saying it contains a solution, water or broth. Does that make the chicken taste better, as the store might explain, or get you to pay the price of chicken for water?

    Not so good meat and veggies
    When you get big packages of meat or vegetables, there's a good chance you'll find the food in the middle of the package is not nearly as good as what you see on the outside. That's how they get rid of meat and produce that wouldn't sell if it was just out there by itself.

    A mind game
    Supermarkets are designed to get you to spend as much as they can get you to spend. It makes sense. That's why they spread staples throughout the store. The bread aisle, milk case, meat case and produce usually are placed as far away as possible from each in order to drag you by specially-priced items they want you to buy on impulse.

    The package is shrinking
    Not only are package sizes shrinking while you pay the same or more -- the 48-ounce half-gallon of ice cream for example -- but unit measurements that are supposed to help us shop better are getting all mixed up. Some are measured by pints, others quarts and others ounces. How can you comparison shop if you can't compare? Exactly.

    There are a few things to keep in mind to get the most out of a trip to the market.

    These are tips I was given from my favorite grocery store: 

    Shopping the rim of the store first for produce, milk and other essential items. Then hit the middle of the store for the heavily marketed, processed foods. Always compare unit prices, and remember a bigger bag doesn't always mean a better price

    ~Charli

     

  • 15 ways to FIGHT cellulite...

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Whoo-hoo, we finally have a light at the end of the tunnel. I would like to say that I got my cellulite from having Presley, but nope-had it before!! I got these tips that I thought I would share with you! Email me, Charli.mckenzie@wncy.com if you have any other tips to share!!
    ~Charli

    Hoist Heavier Weights
    The average woman loses five pounds of muscle and replaces it with 10 to 15 pounds of fat every decade of adult life, said fitness expert Wayne Westcott. "Because fat is exceptionally soft, it doesn't keep skin taut like muscle does. It also takes up more space, so it bulges out," he explained. With the proper weight-lifting plan, you can reduce cellulite and make your lower body look smoother. "When we put 16 women ages 26 to 66 on a resistance program for eight weeks, all of them reported less cellulite in their lower bodies," said Westcott, research director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Mass. "Seventy percent reported a lot less." Must-do exercises include squats, lunges and leg presses.

    Repair Surrounding Skin

    Certain foods may reverse inflammation of connective tissues and boost collagen formation that can minimize the appearance of cellulite. Salmon, walnuts, almonds and olive oil are rich in essential fatty acids, which help repair epidermal layers. Soy products, such as soy milk and cheese, contain an element known as genistein. Genistein gives soy products their collagen-revving qualities, as well as blocking further breakdown of frail skin fibers, so eat up!

    Tap Your Inner Ballerina
    Have you ever noticed that professional dancers have very little cellulite? "That's because they dance and tone their legs nearly every day of the week," said fitness expert Denise Austin, creator of the "Body Makeover Mix." Ballerinas have gorgeous legs and little lower-body flab, so perform some of the exercises they do every day -- or every other day -- and watch cellulite disappear! Austin recommends holding onto a ballet barre (or the back of a sturdy chair) to perform plie and leg lifts. Stand in ballet first position (with heels touching and legs turned out) and extend the right leg diagonally back, pulsing up and down 30 times at hip height. "My 15-minute cellulite segment in the Body Makeover Mix' zeroes in on these areas with very specific dancer's exercises," Austin said.

    Drink More Water

    To flush out stress hormones, detox your liver and other organs and rebalance estrogen production -- which may impact cellulite -- regular exercisers should drink eight to 10 glasses of water and green tea each day. "Mix water with lemon juice, which is a bile thinner and more efficiently helps your body metabolize fat stores," said trainer Jackie Warner, author of "This is Why You're Fat." Green tea contains chemicals that boost stress-relieving hormones and regulates appetite and cravings. "Green tea contains certain compounds that block fat storage, too," she said. Drink up!

    Boost Overall Circulation

    Cellulite can be made worse by age, weight gain or a sedentary lifestyle. Chances are if your mom or older sister has cellulite, you will too, especially if you spend most of the day sitting on your rear during long commutes and computer marathon sessions. "Add activity into your day to keep blood circulation moving, so take 10-minute stretch breaks at the top of every hour," said Warner, star of the new Bravo show "Thintervention." She also suggests that those looking to lose cellulite "take a daily multi-vitamin with adequate B-vitamins, which play important roles in energy production and fat loss."

    Bump Up Your Cardio
    Aim for 40 to 60 minutes six days a week, and choose repetitive activities that target the areas where you may have the most cellulite, said Austin, star of the DVD "Best Buns and Leg Shapers." "If you have cellulite on your thighs and and around the butt area, try biking or jogging. If you have cellulite on other areas, like the back of your arms or on your abs, try kayaking, rowing or boxing to reduce cellulite over time," said Austin. "Put it this way ... it can't hurt!"

    Eat Your Way Firm

    Bright fruits such as mango and papaya have antioxidants that are thought to prevent tissue damage, which may minimize the appearance of cellulite. Broccoli, peas and lima beans help fight inflammation of the connective tissue, as well. Darker berries, such as blueberries and blackberries, also help boost the antioxidant level in the body and stimulate the production of collagen which may lessen the appearance of cellulite.

    I got this article from www.thatsfit.com. Fitness expert Nicole Dorsey Straff is a Los Angeles-based exercise physiologist and author, and frequently writes about diet, health and wellness.

  • MIranda's Ring-up close

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

     

    ~~Miranda Lambert was photographed showing off her big rock, a diamond-and-platinum engagement ring, at fiancé Blake Shelton's 'Hillbilly Bone' No. 1 party at Nashville's Starstruck Entertainment on Wednesday. 

    There's no word yet on a wedding date.

     

  • Facebook in Real Life

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    This is the PERFECT impression of life with facebook. If you have someone who doesn't get facebook or do it, SHOW THEM THIS..It's so funny!!!!!

    ~Charli

     

  • Dad saves baby...amazing video

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    You must watch as this Australian man saves his baby from a car crashing into them as they were on the sidewalk, just minding their own business!is Andrew was walking w. his son and his parents when this car came out of nowhere. The baby didn't even get a scratch..his parents both got hit in the foyer of this business. After a stint in Critical condition, both his mom and dad are doing fine!

    Watch this father save his baby

    ~Charli