Saturday, January 30, 2010


Heyyyyy HEY! Good stuff this weekend. First of all, it's a BACK IN THE DAY weekend! And that means....if you have some good stuff from the 90's and early 2000's you wanna us up and request it!

Your chance to win: MOVIE PASSES to Regal Cinemas
PLUS: passes into our exclusive invite-only Q92 show at The Pub & Panini's on Monday Feb. 8 with last season Idol-alum ALLISON IRAHETA!

We'll talk to ANEGL, she's our hometown girl that's on VH1's TOUGH LOVE...she drops by her favorite radio station for a visit in the 4PM HOUR SUNDAY!


Here's some stuff!

The "National Enquirer" says that NICK LACHEY and VANESSA MINNILLO are finally ready to make The Big Mistake. Unfortunately, they can't afford the pricey wedding they want.

It seems that Nick has all his money tied up in a new album he's working on. As for Vanessa, she quit working for MTV to launch a movie career...which hasn't really materialized yet.

A so-called "source" says, quote, "He wants to give Vanessa...a beautiful wedding. But it's as if neither of them has the money to pay for an extravaganza."

If you were hoping that BLINK-182 would release their comeback album this year...there's bad news. It doesn't sound like that will be happening.

In an interview with "Billboard", guitarist TOM DELONGE said that the band was talking with Interscope Records about releasing their new album NEXT year. No a title or specific release date...have been announced.

The extravagant 16th birthday party that DIDDY threw for his son, Justin, went down in New York City on Saturday night...and the kid made out well.

Diddy asked guests...some of whom were minor donate to Haiti instead of bringing presents, but he didn't follow his own advice.

Diddy gave Justin a brand new, silver MAYBACH...worth about $360, a $10,000 check to open a bank account. Justin then announced that he'd be donating the check to WYCLEF JEAN'S Yele Haiti charity.

The Maybach is staying with Justin, naturally.

Justin told "Us" magazine, quote, "I'm just ecstatic right now. Words can't even describe how I feel. I'm so blessed and thankful for all of this."
Footage from the party will appear in an upcoming episode of MTV's "My Super Sweet 16".

CHRISTINA MILIAN'S 81-year-old neighbor claims that her dog mauled him...and he wants cash. He's suing Christina and her family for an undisclosed sum.

The man says the dog got loose and jumped him from behind, biting a huge chunk out of his arm that took 19 stitches and nine months of rehab to recover from. And he claims he's still getting psychiatric help for, quote, "fear and depression."

"Twilight" stud TAYLOR LAUTNER has signed on to participate in DirecTV's Fourth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl, which goes down on February 6th...the day before the Super Bowl.

If you haven't seen one of these, it's basically a flag football game featuring "celebrities" and various NFL personalities. It takes place on sand.

The other celebrities will include: "Gossip Girl" stars Chase Crawford and Jessica Szohr, Victoria's Secret model Marisa Miller, Christian Slater, and "Entourage" star Kevin Dillon. (More may be announced later.)

New York Giants quarter back ELI MANNING will coach one of the teams...and former NFL studs TROY AIKMAN and WARREN MOON will quarterback the teams.

And the ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS will perform a post-game concert.

DirecTV will broadcast the Celebrity Beach Bowl on their 101 Network.

GOOD CHARLOTTE have scrapped the recordings for their next album, "Cardiology", and have started over. Guitarist BENJI MADDEN says, quote, "I went into the studio to hear some roughs and it just wasn't right.

"I called all the boys immediately and called an emergency meeting. Everyone sat down, and I just said 'Guys, we gotta start over.' I was expecting everyone to freak on me and say 'What?!' [But] everyone agreed."

CHRISTINA AGUILERA'S next album, "Bionic", was supposed to come out in March, but yesterday she announced that it's been pushed back to April. (There was no explanation for the delay, and no specific release date was given.)

The first single, "Glam", will be out sometime next month.

As an American, it's practically your patriotic duty to become an obese, self-centered loud-mouth. But if you'd rather be a self-centered loud-mouth of average size, here are four diet tips to help you shed those extra pounds:

I am certainly a victim of the first 3 lately. Gotta work on these!

#1.) Start walking: The American Heart Association recommends you take 10,000 steps every day. That's like walking three miles a day. Or 1,095 miles a year.

But while the average European walks about 237 miles a year, the average American walks just 87 miles a year. That's about 8% of how much you should be walking.

#2.) Eat slower: For most Americans, eating a meal involves stuffing their face with as much food as possible, as quickly as possible. But studies have shown that eating slowly can help you feel full quicker, which will prevent overeating.

#3.) Eat-in more: The average American eats more than half their meals at restaurants, while residents of the healthiest countries in the world eat out only on special occasions.

#4.) Be careful with tropical fruits: If you're trying to lose weight, eating more fruit is a good place to start. But watch out for tropical fruits like pineapple and coconut because they have the highest fat and sugar content of all fruits.

"Bedrock" by Young Money w/ Lil Wayne, I had no idea about this place!
The Flintstones Bedrock City: This is a "Flintstones" theme park and campground in Custer, South Dakota. It's meant to keep the kids entertained, but I bet you'd still like to go, wouldn't ya!?

Check out their website at:

So it's about that time of the year for the "winter dance" at your high school.
This Saturday is the annual Winter Formal at Union Grove High School in Union Grove, Wisconsin.

School officials wanted to make sure the students didn't have any FUN, so they released a list of rules for the dance.

According to the regulations, quote, "When dancing back to front, all dancers must remain upright. No sexual bending is allowed. Examples are, no hands on knees, and no hands on the dance floor with your buttocks touching your dance partner.

"There will be no touching of the breasts, buttocks or genitals. There will be no straddling of each others' legs. BOTH feet must remain on the dance floor at all times." (???)

It also mentions the dance will be videotaped to, quote, "insure the safety of all students attending."

The only real comment I's a dance. HOW THE HELL do you keep BOTH feet on the floor at all times?!?! TOO FAR!!!

I have to hand it to the folks at Cosmo. They have got all of these down PERFECTLY!! See if you agree...
In their never-ending quest to provide you with hard-hitting journalism, "Cosmopolitan" magazine just put out a list of Things Men Think Are Overrated. Some of them might surprise you. Here they are...

#1.) THE SMELL OF PERFUME. It's okay, but "Cosmo" says guys prefer the smell of a woman's HAIR.

#2.) A GIRL WHO WATCHES FOOTBALL. If a woman truly likes football, that's great. But if she's just watching it because she thinks a guy wants her to, it's a waste of time. Guys appreciate the effort...but they're fine watching it alone.

#3.) PICNICS. Eating outside is great, but men prefer cookouts. If you give a guy the choice between eating a sandwich out of a wicker basket, or a hamburger off a flaming grill, he'll almost ALWAYS choose the grill.

#4.) BED AND BREAKFASTS. Men prefer ANY other form of lodging. At a bed and breakfast, the rooms are "cute"...which means they're LAME...breakfast is served WAY too early, and all the other guests are old.

#5.) DOUBLE DATES. They're usually a little awkward. WOMEN are the ones who set them up, so they've at least got one friend there to talk to. But the two guys are complete strangers. And not all men can bond instantly.

#6.) MAKE-UP SEX. Guys think it's overrated because they hate fighting almost as much as they love sex, so there's really not much of a net gain with make-up sex. And guys like regular sex just as much.

HUGE news to report this morning: HAYDEN PANETTIERE is a redhead. She says, quote, "It's fun to change things up, and I feel I don't have to overcompensate as much personality-wise when I have red hair as I do with blonde hair."

Last year, RIHANNA didn't make it to the Grammys because, as you may recall, she was ASSAULTED by CHRIS BROWN the night before. Rihanna IS going to the ceremony this Sunday. But she's going alone.

She says, quote, "I'm going to the Grammys alone, as always! Even when I was in a relationship, I always have gone alone."

Then she added, quote, "I'm still single, if that's what you really want to ask!"

The Grammys have announced that EMINEM, LIL WAYNE, DRAKE and BLINK-182 drummer TRAVIS BARKER will team-up for a, quote, "special performance" at this year's ceremony, which will air this Sunday night on CBS.

It's unclear what they will be performing...but the lineup of rappers is close to the all-star group that did Drake's "Forever" track...only minus KANYE WEST.

LADY GAGA will also perform. She'll open the show with a surprise guest. The "New York Post" thinks it'll be ELTON JOHN, but we don't know that for sure.

Previously announced performers include: Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, Dave Matthews Band and Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Green Day, Lady Antebellum, Maxwell, Pink and the Zac Brown Band.

Plus, there will be a Michael Jackson tribute...featuring Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood and Usher.

If you are a celebrity with your own fragrance...or are about to receive a serious verbal beat-down.

JOHN MAYER is taking aim at the whole celebrity fragrance phenomenon...and he really hits the bullseye.

Check out what he has to say about it...quote, "I'm not diversifying in terms of selling anything. I'm not selling 'John Mayer: the cologne'. If I did it would just smell like sausage and sleep.

"I don't look at my fans and think, 'Wow, they really like what I do musically. Imagine if I could get 60 more dollars out of them!'

"Who out there really goes, 'You know what, I just (effing) love perfumes. I always have since I was a kid. If I weren't a pop singer, I'd be a perfumier...?

"At some point I may turn into an (A-hole), but right now I just peddle a CD for $15 dollars every two years."

CONAN O'BRIEN went out with a bang. About 10.3 million people watched his final episode of "The Tonight Show" last Friday.

That was Conan's biggest "Tonight Show" audience. It beat his first episode, which was seen by around 9.2 million people last June. In addition, Conan also averaged 5.3 million viewers across all last week. "Letterman" averaged 3.9 million viewers.

Conan averaged more viewers during his first week...but the 5.3 million last week was a huge bump from his overall average, which was just 2.8 million viewers.

Is there no digital sales record that TAYLOR SWIFT cannot destroy? Taylor's song "Today Was a Fairytale" just broke the record for best first week download sales by a FEMALE artist. She sold 325,000 copies.

Taylor passed BRITNEY SPEARS, who sold 286,000 downloads of her song "Womanizer" back in 2008. The BLACK EYED PEAS own the biggest week among all artists...moving 465,000 units of "Boom Boom Pow" back in 2009.

While you're wasting your valuable free time online this weekend, I want you to ponder an important question: Which social networking site has the highest concentration of women who take trashy photos of themselves: MySpace or Facebook?

Just kidding! It's a trick question: Everyone knows the women of MySpace have the self-taken cell-phone skank-shot down to a science. Or do they?

While the average woman on Facebook has a more respectable reputation, there's growing evidence to the contrary. If you want to compare, be my guest...



Oh, and this is what spending your birthday with the DeLuca show will get ya....

Saturday, January 23, 2010

WEAK-END UPDATE...that's not weak at all!

Happy weekend! Here's some shtuff...

PICK SIX (plus one more):
So I type this up on Saturday mornings, while having a little breakfast and catching the VH1 Top 20 Countdown....and they keep teasing Adam Lambert's video for the new song Whataya Want From Me. I gotta say, it's honestly a good song. For Your Entertainment was pure garbage, but this is alright. Written by Pink. So here's the songs I like at the moment...either that we're playing, or might be playing soon. Check these out...
ONEREPUBLIC - All The Right Moves
KEVIN RUDOLF - I Made It (feat. Jay Sean, Lil Wayne, Birdman)
JAY-Z - Young Forever (feat Mr. Hudson)
KE$HA - Blah Blah Blah (feat 3OH!3)
PITBULL - Shut It Down (feat Akon)
plus one more...
ADAM LAMBERT - Whataya Want From Me

All are good stuff

Do you watch VH1? More specifically, Tough Love 2? Angel is one of the girls on the show, and if you didn't know, she's from right here in Stark County! Lake High graduate and a Q92 listener...pretty cool, yes?
Her and I talked last night, she's home for awhile and gonna drop by the studio next weekend for a visit (probably Sunday around 4pm) a question you want me to ask her? Drop me a message!



Well, no, she's not, but a photoshopped pic of her with a ring on her finger made it all over the web this past week. She's not engaged, HOWEVER, someone 'close' to her says she thinks LIAM might be the one.

Pshhhh...hey Miles! Obviously you're not my favorite person, but I will offer you some words of wisdom.
You're 17. HE'S NOT THE ONE!!!

And she's talking about how it all happened. And to think, it all started with a water bottle to the head.

Katy says, quote, "I threw an empty water bottle at his head across Radio City Music Hall at the 'VMAs' and it hit him straight in the head and I said 'Hiiiiiiii!!' And from then on it's always been like 'Oh God...' So thanks, empty water bottle."

Earlier this month, MARIAH CAREY made kind of a fool of herself when she accepted an award at the Palm Springs Film Festival under the influence of a little too much champagne. So now she's capitalizing on the publicity by releasing her own brand of champagne.

Check out this message she posted on Twitter last week...quote, "Didn't realize they put the champagne on the tables, so we WOULDN'T drink it! LoL. No, seriously ANGEL CHAMPAGNE (ROSE) by MC coming soon!"

So CONAN hosted his final TONIGHT SHOW last night on NBC. Did you catch it?
He made NBC the butt of many jokes, as he has been, but he also thanked them...even getting a little choked up just before the close of the show.
I stand by the prediction...Conan to Fox and HUGE ratings to follow. Because Conan comes out of this looking like a HERO in the public's eyes!

After THE KILLERS wrap up their current Australian tour, they're going to go on an extended hiatus. Guitarist Dave Keuning says they're not breaking up, but they will be shutting things down for a while.

He explains, quote, "There hasn't been much time where we haven't been either touring or taking time to make another record. It's like people just expect us to do that non-stop till we die, but we just want a little bit of time off, just to be myself and do what I want to do for a little bit."

WEEZER singer RIVERS CUOMO has been cleared to perform again...after suffering some serious internal injuries in a tour bus crash back on December 6th.

On Twitter, Rivers said, quote, "Doctor says my lung is all healed...cleared to fly to Florida for the show. Turns out I broke 5 ribs!!!"

Weezer has promised to make up all the dates they were forced to cancel while Rivers was recuperating. For now, their only scheduled shows were this past Wednesday at Florida State University...and May 1st at the Bamboozle festival.

A spring / summer tour...which should include the make-up in the works. The first leg sounds like it'll be in North America, while the summer portion is expected to take place in Europe.

Just in case there was any doubt, Chrysler actually IS still in business. And to prove it, they're going to air a 60-second commercial during the Super Bowl advertising the Dodge Charger.

According to a company spokeswoman, Chrysler is running the ad because, quote, "What better way to illustrate to our customers that we are still here than to air on the Super Bowl, which is not only watched for the game, but also for the advertising spots."

In other words, Chrysler's running the ad to remind you they still exist.

Other car companies like Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Audi, and Volkswagen have all bought advertising space during the Super Bowl. But so far Chrysler is the only American car company to do it.

It's unclear exactly how much Chrysler paid for the ad space, but officials for CBS say 30-second spots are selling for about $3 MILLION apiece.

And just so you know, the starting sticker price of a Dodge Charger is about $24,400. So, assuming Chrysler paid $6 MILLION for the ad space, they'll have to sell about 246 Chargers in order to make their money back.

We've been hearing rumors about a TAYLOR SWIFT-JOHN MAYER relationship for a few weeks now. Here's the latest: The "Star" tabloid claims they went on a secret dinner date on January 6th.

A so-called "source" says, quote, "They seemed to really enjoy each other's company. They definitely looked like a couple. John was telling stories, and she was hanging on his every word." Taylor is 20...Mayer is 32.


To rate the songs on their latest album. Voting is on their website.
So, how exactly can you vote if there is only one song a band has???


You probably heard by now that the founder of TACO BELL passed away this week at age 86.

Now, for some TACO BELL FUN FACTS!

The first Taco Bell opened in Downey, California, on March 21st, 1962. Now, Taco Bell has more than 5,800 restaurants, and more than 143,000 employees.

Taco Bell's first international franchise opened in Guam in 1977. Now there are more than 278 Taco Bells in dozens of countries around the world.

Annually, Taco Bell brings in profits of more than $6.6 BILLION.

Taco Bell restaurants serve more than ONE BILLION burritos and more than TWO BILLION tacos every year.

In an average year, Taco Bell will go through 62 MILLION pounds of pinto beans, 106 MILLION pounds of cheese, and 3.8 BILLION tortillas. (!!!)

Taco Bell serves an average of 295 MILLION pounds of ground beef a year. And since the average beef steer yields about 570 pounds of usable meat, that's roughly 517,543 cows.

Every week, 36.8 MILLION people eat at Taco Bell.






"I have masturbated myself out of serious problems in my life."
-John Mayer

The guys in MUSE aren't celebrities, individually, yet...and they're glad, because they'd rather not be hounded by the paparazzi and the tabloids like LILY ALLEN is.

Bassist Chris Wolstenholme says they were recently hanging out with Lily in New Zealand, when the paparazzi caught up to them.

He says, quote, "They spotted her and started taking pictures while we all sat around. Then the next day the caption read, 'Lily Allen with friends'."

"We're certainly not like Lily Allen who is a very famous person aside from her music. For us, it's always been about the band and the music. We don't really want to cross that line and be famous for anything other than music.

"None of us are interesting enough to be famous for anything else anyway."

If you haven't heard, T.I. was released from prison on December 22nd, and was transferred to a halfway house in the Atlanta area. And it sounds like he's been using his partial freedom to begin recording a new album.

Music producer Jim Jonsin...who worked with T.I. on his hit, "Whatever You Like"...talked with T.I. recently, and he told that he's back to work.

Jonsin said, quote, "It doesn't seem like he missed a beat. He was so upbeat...his spirits were up, and he's excited to be out and working. He hasn't changed, he sounded exactly like he did when I talked to him months before he went in."

He added, quote, "He's back in the studio. I sent him some music via email. He can work during the week and not on the weekend, I believe. He's definitely working on an album for this year right now."

It would be easy for him to hate on TAYLOR SWIFT because she's a pop star who sells millions of records and has a huge teen following.

But Kid's smart enough to appreciate that Taylor has skills. He tells "People", quote, "(Taylor) knows how to play guitar and she writes her songs so God bless her. I wish there was more of that out there. Hopefully she gets better and grows and keeps it all going."

I don't have much more to say...Marcia Eakin, his ex-wife, had this statement read yesterday and it pretty much echo's what the entire community is thinking...

While reading about the Mammone case, I saw THIS gem of a story! OH YEAH, straight outta Canton! Some guy walked into Wally World on 62...and pissed on the meat!!! Story from The Rep...

Police arrested a Canton man accused of walking into a local Wal-Mart store early Friday morning and urinating on the counter containing steaks. Robert T. Jenkins, 21, of 2021 Holland Ct. SW, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. at the store at 3200 Atlantic Blvd. NE on charges of felony vandalism and disorderly conduct, Stark County Jail records said. Jail records said he entered the store, walked to the steak counter and began urinating on the food, causing more than $600 in damage to the meat and surrounding counters. He remained in the jail later Friday, held in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Miranda Kerr in GQ. You're welcome.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I was just reading over this on a radio industry site:
Bad Romance has become THE MOST PLAYED SONG IN THE HISTORY OF THE USA mainstream top40 radio (official name of the Q92 format) with 12034 spins in one week at all of the pop stations in the country combined.

The previous record was Poker Face with 11112 spins.

The panel has 6 more radio stations right now than the Poker Face era, but even without those 6 stations Bad Romance has the record. Seems like the song is gonna gain even more the next few days!

Lady Marmalade was played 12175 times in one week in 2001 but there were almost 40 more radio stations on the panel back then so it doesn't really count.

Seems like Gaga is gonna break the Lady Marmalade record with a much smaller panel. MASSIVE!


Saturday, January 16, 2010


WARMTH!!! Don't ya love it? I don't care if it's dreary as sh**, its WARM out. Shorts anyone? Show off the pasties? Sandles? Yes?

FERGIE must not have bought that rumor last year that her husband, JOSH DUHAMEL, was cheating on her with a stripper.

Because Fergie and Josh celebrated their first wedding anniversary last Friday by renewing their vows. (Their actual anniversary was Sunday.)

Although maybe Fergie didn't have much of a choice. The ceremony was a SURPRISE from Josh...who took her by helicopter to Santa Barbara...where they re-swapped vows in front of a minister. There were no guests or witnesses.

A so-called "source" says Fergie was, quote, "crying and very emotional." The ceremony was followed by a private dinner at a fancy restaurant, then a helicopter ride back to Los Angeles.

Despite the pictures everyone in the world saw last week of RIHANNA and Dodgers outfielder MATT KEMP groping each other in Mexico, Matt's agent says his client is NOT dating Rihanna.

Here's his take...quote, "I think dating might be a stretch at this point. They are in Cabo, but past that they are just good friends, and I don't think we can label it as anything other than a friendship right now.

"Who knows what will develop past the friendship."

UH...If I'm not mistaken, what this guy is really saying is, "Matt isn't dating this chick...he's just hittin' that." That's not really an agent...that's a WINGMAN.

If you're still stuck in 1999 and salivate over the picture of 'the boys' that's STILL on your wall, I have some very sad news for you now. AJ MCCLEAN of the BACKSTREET off the market! He proposed to his girlfriend last weekend.

You probably won't be surprised when I tell you that TAYLOR SWIFT is now the top-selling digital artist in music history. That's in all genres. Taylor has now sold more than 24.3 million digital tracks.

This study took place in the UK, but I have no reason to think the results would be any different here.
According to a new survey, the average man thinks about SEX 13 times a day. That works out to 4,745 times every year.

And nearly ONE in THREE guys say sex is the first thing they think about when they wake up in the morning.

Now on the other hand, the average woman's thoughts turn to sex just FIVE times a day...or 1,825 times a year. But get this...

Even though we're thinking about sex all the time, the average person only does it twice a week, or 104 times a year.

And while nearly THREE in FOUR guys say they're happy with the amount of sex they're having, just 58% of women are satisfied.

In other words, it seems guys think about sex more often, but women want to have it more often. HAVE MORE SEX, people!

Last Friday, the American Dialect Society named "Tweet" its Word of the Year for 2009, and "Google" its Word of the Decade.

If you're wondering, past winners in the Word of the Year category have included:
"Not!" . . . as in "just kidding" (1992)
"Information superhighway" (1993)
The prefix "e" . . . as in "email" (1998)
"Y2K" (1999)
"Chad" . . . as in "hanging chad" (2000)
"Weapons of Mass Destruction" (2002)
"Metrosexual" (2003)
"Red state / Blue state" (2004)
"Subprime" (2007)
"Bailout" (2008)

It never ceases to amaze me all the ridiculous "academic" studies that somehow manage to get federal funding.

And...THIS ONE COMES FROM OHIO! The same college that many of you reading may attend now, or have in the past! A new study from Kent State University and the University of Tennessee has found that HAMSTERS like to get wasted on ALCOHOL. (???)

No, I'm not making this up. Researchers took three groups of hamsters...the first group was fed water, the second group was fed water laced with 10% alcohol, and the third group was fed water laced with 20% alcohol.

What they found is:
#1.) If given the choice between drinking water and water that's laced with alcohol, hamsters prefer the booze.
#2.) Hamsters drink more heavily after dark.
#3.) After drinking for several days, hamsters have a hard time telling what time of day it is. (Because most hamsters can tell time??? WHAT?!)
#4.) And overall, hamsters that drink alcohol are less active than hamsters that don't.

Any parents reading? THIS is what your kids are learning in Kent. AWESOME, isn't it?!

The "National Enquirer" claims that TAYLOR LAUTNER plans to get TAYLOR SWIFT back by surprising her with, quote, "four dozen red roses, a diamond friendship ring and a romantic dinner date."

They say it was Taylor Swift who ended the relationship, so she could focus on her career.
That's the best he can come up with?
Gonna get SHOT DOWN, buddy!!!

Well the latest news...sounds like NBC is paying Conan to leave and his last show will be FRIDAY, Jan 22. Conan released a statement this week on WHY he won't move to 12:05 like NBC wanted. Here it is:
"People of Earth:

In the last few days, I've been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me.

For 17 years, I've been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I've been absurdly lucky. That said, I've been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over 'The Tonight Show' in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me.

I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future.

It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my 'Tonight Show' in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in primetime by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the 'Tonight Show' to 12:05 to accommodate 'The Jay Leno Show' at 11:35. For 60 years the 'Tonight Show' has aired immediately following the late local news.

I sincerely believe that delaying the 'Tonight Show' into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The 'Tonight Show' at 12:05 simply isn't the 'Tonight Show'.

Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the 'Late Night' show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it.

My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of 'The Tonight Show'. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction.

Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn't matter. But with the 'Tonight Show', I believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next.

My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it's always been that way.

Yours, Conan."

I LOVE me some Xtina! She's got a new album coming out in a few short weeks, and is also starring in a movie, "BURLESQUE", which hits theaters later this year. Photogs caught this pic of Miss Aguilera earlier this week:

I don't Twitter, but someone passed along something JESSICA SIMPSON tweeted the other day, and I think it bears repeating:
"Dear elderly man at the gym: its hard 4 me 2 keep composure whilst punching at chipmunk speed when ur ball sack spills out of ur wind shorts."

In a new interview with "W" magazine, RIHANNA says there were warning signs that CHRIS BROWN might turn physically abusive.

She says, quote, "There were control issues, insecurity. When people are insecure they become very controlling and they can get very aggressive and in turn abusive. It doesn't have to be physical.

"Like they would say bad stuff to you to make you feel lesser than them just so they would have control in the relationship. It takes a big toll on your emotions and on your everyday life. It changes you."

She also admits she got stir crazy trying to seclude herself after he assaulted her...quote, "I started to go crazy after about a month in the house, so I went back to work, and the mic was my therapist.

"With the mic, there were no negative comments, no negative energy. At first I completely shut down.

"But now I feel like this happened to me so I could be a voice for young girls who are going through what I went through and don't know how to talk about it. It's not about Chris, about hurting him or sabotaging his career. I don't care about that part of it."

LADY GAGA cancelled a show at Purdue University Thursday night...after both her opening acts had performed...because she wasn't well enough to take the stage.

She apologized to fans and explained the cancellation on Twitter and Facebook...saying, quote, "An hour before the show, I was feeling dizzy and having trouble breathing.

Paramedics came to take care of me, and told me my heart rate was irregular...a result of exhaustion and dehydration.

[I] can't apologize enough for how sorry I am. I could hear my fans cheering from my dressing room, I begged everyone to let me go onstage.

My stage has complicated mechanical elements, everyone was concerned I'd be in danger during the [two-hour] show, since I had passed out earlier.

I am so devastated. I have performed with the flu, a cold, strep throat: I would never cancel a show just based on discomfort."

The show has been rescheduled for January 26th. Word is, she's cancelled her performances this weekend too to rest up.

...a country artist, but you've been hearing their song "Need You Now" on Q92. Hilary Scott, lead babe! and check them out.
They might be in town soon ;) ;) ;)

In case you haven't gotten around to reading it yet, there's an article in the February issue of "Cosmopolitan" magazine, which declares that the THONG is officially dead.

According to "Cosmo", thong sales have been taking a nosedive for the past few years. And at the same time, sales of butt-lifting boy-shorts have gone through the roof.

Perhaps it's time for SISQO to make a comeback! BRING BACK the thong-age!

Although, I must say...I'm *QUITE* the fan of a girl in the booty-huggin' shorts! Big fan.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

FIRST UPDATE OF 20-10: JAN 9 & 10

WELCOME to a new year! Now first of all, I'd like to put to bed the "Twenty Ten" "Two Thousand Ten" argument. Here's the deal, and how I see it.
What do you call 1910? Do you call it "One Thousand Nine Hundred Ten"....noooooo, ya probably don't. It's "Nineteen Ten".
Therefore...welcome to TWENTY TEN!!!

And with New Year's comes NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS! Do you have a gym membership? I'll bet the gym is PACKED these days! Not to worry...probably only about 2 more weeks of that! They'll probably start dropping like flies this week.
Celebs make resolutions as's a few for ya!

CHRISTINA AGUILERA: "To continue having the best life ever."

LINDSAY LOHAN: "To stop letting the lucky few that have my heart, try to constantly tear me down." (???)

JESSICA ALBA: "I want to listen more and talk less this year."

DENISE RICHARDS: "Cutting out all negative people once and for all. Life is too short for B.S."

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: "I'm going to underpromise myself for 2010, so if it goes well I'll just be like, 'Oh my God! Such a surprise!'"


KIM KARDASHIAN: "Just to spend a little bit more time with my family and my friends and to really kick it up in the workout department and to try to eat better. I cannot get it together with eating. I eat way too many Oreos."

ASHLEE SIMPSON: "All my focus is on my son. Every day being a better mom and learning with him."

MILEY CYRUS: Ehhhh, who really cares.

TARA REID: "I'm not really good with New Year's resolutions. I'm terrible with that."

ADAM LAMBERT: "To keep being positive and try to live in the moment and enjoy this."

"Law & Order" is currently tied with "Gunsmoke" as the longest-running prime-time drama in TV history. Both have lasted 20 seasons.

And it sounds like NBC will give "Law & Order" a 21st season. NBC Entertainment chief Angela Bromstad says, quote, "I'm a 'Law & Order' junkie. I wouldn't want to be responsible for not having [it] break the record."

JOHN MAYER is in the middle of a self-imposed, quote, "digital cleanse"...which will keep him away from online communication for a week. Yeah, just seven days...and he isn't even completely walking away from his computer.

John explained the concept of the digital cleanse on his blog...saying, quote, "I'll be de-fragmenting my mental and psychological hard drive during the first seven days of the new year, and I invite you all to participate.

"The cleanse will begin at 9:00 A.M. on January 1st. This gives everyone a chance to text and tweet their new year's well wishes, and theoretically begins upon waking up the morning of January 1st. The cleanse will end at 9:00 A.M. on January 8th."

Although it's a little late to join him, if you're interested in doing your own "digital cleanse," here are the "guidelines" that John is following:

#1.) E-mail only from laptop or desktop computers.

#2.) Cell phones can only be used to make calls, and no text messages or e-mails are allowed...if you receive a text, you must reply in voice over the phone. E-mails must be returned from a laptop or desktop computer.

#3.) No use of Twitter or any other social networking site...this includes reading as well as posting.

#4.) No visiting of any entertainment or gossip sites.

Assuming you are not in a digital cleanse yourself right now, you can hit up his website to read more about all this. Here's the link

John says that some people have told him that they'd consider this to be, quote, "impossible"...and he bemoans what that says about our society.

Every year, researchers at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (where yours truly has visited and vacationed over many summers growing up!) compile a list of obnoxious words and phrases that need to be banned. Here's a look at some of the words that made this year's list:


"Unfriended"...which is what it's called when you get rid of a friend on Facebook

"Tweeting"...or any other Twitter-related word like "ReTweeting" or "Tweetaholic"

Anything that starts with BARACK OBAMA'S "Obama-care" and "Obama-nomics"

"Czar" in drug czar, car czar, or housing czar

"Teachable moment"



"OK!" magazine says that RIHANNA is fornicating with L.A. Dodgers outfielder MATT KEMP. The two just spent New Year's Eve together in the United Arab Emirates, where Rihanna had a gig.

A so-called "source" says, quote, "Rihanna likes him because he's such a gentleman (he's very UN-Chris Brown-like)...and super sexy!"

After the UAE, Rihanna and Matt spent the weekend in Mexico. Here are some pics...




OK, he's showing off in the last one!! Look at that look, he sees the camera. GRAB THAT ASS, BOI!!

This is kind of an odd pairing: HAYDEN PANETTIERE and boxer WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO. But it's happening. The paparazzi caught them hanging out poolside over the holidays.


If you're actively following the guys in ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS on Twitter...and several thousand of you actually may have heard that the band came close to splitting up over the holidays.

A few days before Christmas, singer TYSON RITTER and guitarist NICK WHEELER apparently got into a pretty serious argument. It's unclear what it was over, but both of them sent out Tweets referencing it.

Ritter said, quote, "Just walked out on dinner with Wheels, I'm over this (crap)." And later, Wheeler said, quote, "Fed up with Ty and his BS...I'm out! Forever."

Neither of them said anything else about it until New Year's Eve, when they both announced that they'd patched things kissing.

Ritter said, quote, "Nick and I made up. I mean made out." And then he posted a picture of the passionate moment. Nick added, "And now, all is well."

Yes..there really ARE pics.


Lady Gaga, The Dave Matthews Band, Pink, Green Day and the country music group Zac Brown Band will perform at the Grammy Awards on January 31st.

Previously announced performers include: Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Maxwell and Lady Antebellum.

This means that all the nominees for Album of the Year will perform: Lady Gaga, The Dave Matthews Band, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas and Taylor Swift.

LADY GAGA will appear in the premiere issue of a comic book series called "Fame". It'll be out on May 5th. Future issues will feature Robert Pattinson, Taylor Swift, David Beckham and 50 Cent. (Here's the cover of Lady Gaga's issue...)


ALSO, a friend of mine was at her show in Chicago on Friday night. Apparently she shouted out that she had an 'enormous cock' at some point...just so you're aware.

According to Yahoo! Finance, here are ten things you should NEVER buy again, because they're about to become completely obsolete:

#1.) DVDs: By the end of the year, Blockbuster plans to close nearly a quarter of its stores, and you know why: The late fees are annoying, services like Netflix are ridiculously cheap, and your cable provider offers plenty of on-demand movies.

#2.) Home telephone service:
You already have a cell phone, email, instant messaging and Skype to help you stay in touch. So why bother with a landline?

#3.) External hard drives: You need to back up all the music, photos, and other material on your computer. But online backup services like and are already starting to replace traditional external hard drives.

#4.) Smartphones that aren't the iPhone or BlackBerry: Right now, BlackBerries account for 40% of the smartphone market, and the iPhone accounts for another 25%. Unless you go with the Google phone that just came out, don't bother with anyone else.

#5.) Compact digital cameras: The wave of the future is the single-lens reflex camera. They're a little bulkier, but they take much better photos.

#6.) Newspaper subscriptions: If you need to get your news, there's this CRAZY new invention called the Internet where you can get breaking news all day long. (???)

#7.) CDs: Like the eight-track and the cassette tape before it, the CD is about to go the way of the dinosaurs. But you've seen that one coming for years, haven't you?

#8.) New college textbooks: There's really no point in shelling out for new textbooks when you can get them much cheaper used. Better yet, download your textbooks on the Internet, or rent them from a service called

#9.) Gas-guzzling cars: It's finally happened...consumers are interested in buying cars that get good gas mileage, and manufacturers are interested in making them.

#10.) Homes and appliances that aren't energy-efficient: Thanks to all the new federal environmental standards, and the tax credits tied to energy-efficient home upgrades, anything that's not energy-efficient is about to become a thing of the past.

I've got some unfortunate news to report this morning...

Al Bernardin...inventor of the McDonald's Quarter Pounder...has died of a stroke. He was 81 years old.

Al's a former dean of McDonalds' training center, Hamburger University. He also helped develop the restaurant's French fries, hot apple and cherry pies, and the Filet-o-Fish. Great man.

There appears to be a pattern building here: MILEY CYRUS has supposedly moved her latest boyfriend, LIAM HEMSWORTH, into the family home...even though her parents didn't want her to.

But even though they bowed to Miley's demands, they DID insist on separate rooms.

A so-called "source" says, quote, "In the end, Billy Ray and Miley's mom, Tish, decided they'd rather have Miley under their roof with Liam than not knowing where she is at night.

"Billy Ray believes it's better to keep Miley on a short leash and to monitor her, rather than alienating her and risking a rebellion.

"Whatever happens in her relationship with Liam, her parents want Miley with them for as long as possible."

When Miley was 15, her parents let her 20-year-old underwear model-boyfriend move in with her. Miley is 17, you know, she's still kinda young to be living with a dude, parents or no parents.

But you KNOW there is some shag-tastic fornicating going on when the 'rents aren't around.

But hey...she's a role model.

I had NO idea that R&B singer KEYSHIA COLE (who you might know from the song with DIDDY, "Last Night") was dating BOOBIE GIBSON from the CAVS!
Apparently they are, AND Ms. Cole is carrying Gibson's fetus.

Remember when AMANDA BYNES was that sweet, innocent little kid on Nickelodeon...then later on that WB show...was it What I Like About You?
Well, she's not little anymore. She'll be 24 in April.

And she doesn't look all that innocent in her new photo shoot for "Maxim" magaine!!!



Favorite Male Artist: Keith Urban
Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Country Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Breakout Music Artist: Lady Gaga
Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: Eminem
Favorite Rock Band: Paramore
Favorite Music Collaboration: Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West, "Run This Town"
Favorite R&B Artist: Mariah Carey
Favorite Pop Artist: Lady Gaga

FINAL 2009 and 2000's MUSIC TALLY'S...
Nielsen Soundscan released the final music sales numbers for 2009...and not surprisingly, it was all about Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Susan Boyle.

Michael was the top selling artist of the year. He moved 8.2 million albums...most of them after his death last June. (Here's the Top 10..._

2009 Top-Selling Artists:

#1.) MICHAEL JACKSON, 8.2 million

#2.) TAYLOR SWIFT, 4.6 million

#3.) THE BEATLES, 3.2 million

#4.) SUSAN BOYLE, 3.1 million

#5.) LADY GAGA, 2.8 million

#6.) ANDREA BOCELLI, 2.6 million

#7.) MICHAEL BUBLÉ, 2.2 million

#8.) EMINEM, 2.1 million

#9.) CARRIE UNDERWOOD, 1.8 million

#10.) BLACK EYED PEAS, 1.8 million

--2009 Top-Selling Albums:

#1.) "Fearless", TAYLOR SWIFT, 3.2 million (That's JUST for last year. It's actually sold a total of 5.3 million copies since its November 2008 release.)

#2.) "I Dreamed a Dream", SUSAN BOYLE, 3.1 million

#3.) "Number Ones", MICHAEL JACKSON, 2.3 million

#4.) "The Fame", LADY GAGA, 2.2 million

#5.) "My Christmas", ANDREA BOCELLI, 2.2 million

#6.) The soundtrack to "Hannah Montana: The Movie", 1.8 million

#7.) "E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)", BLACK EYED PEAS, 1.7 million

#8.) "Relapse", EMINEM, 1.7 million

#9.) "Blueprint 3", JAY-Z, 1.5 million

#10.) "Only by the Night", KINGS OF LEON, 1.3 million

In total album sales over the entire decade, Eminem topped the chart, selling about 2 million more albums than the Beatles. (Here's the Top 10...)

--Top Artists of the 2000s:

#1.) EMINEM, 32.2 million

#2.) THE BEATLES, 30.2 million

#3.) TIM MCGRAW, 24.8 million

#4.) TOBY KEITH, 24.5 million

#5.) BRITNEY SPEARS, 23 million

#6.) KENNY CHESNEY, 22 million

#7.) LINKIN PARK, 21.4 million

#8.) NELLY, 21.3 million

#9.) CREED, 20.6 million

#10.) JAY-Z, 20.4 million

--Top Albums of the 2000s:

#1.) "1", THE BEATLES, 11.6 million

#2.) "No Strings Attached", 'N SYNC, 11.1 million

#3.) "Come Away With Me", NORAH JONES, 10.6 million

#4.) "Marshall Mathers LP", EMINEM, 10.2 million

#5.) "Eminem Show", EMINEM, 9.8 million

#6.) "Confessions", USHER, 9.73 million

#7.) "Hybrid Theory", LINKIN PARK, 9.7 million

#8.) "Human Clay", CREED, 9.5 million

#9.) "Oops! . . . I Did It Again", BRITNEY SPEARS, 9.2 million

#10.) "Country Grammar", NELLY, 8.5 million

--Lady Gaga was the top selling digital artist of the year.

--She sold over 15 million digital songs. The rest of the Top Five were: The Black Eyed Peas (just under 13 million), Michael Jackson (12.4 million), Taylor Swift (12.3 million) and Beyoncé. (It's unclear what her total was.)

--The Black Eyed Peas had the two top-selling individual digital songs. "Boom Boom Pow" came in at #1 with 4.7 million downloads . . . and "I Gotta Feeling" was second with 4.4 million downloads.

--Here's the rest of the Top Five: Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (4.3 million), Flo Rida's "Right Round" (4.1 million) and Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" (3.2 million).

If you haven't heard by now, the Taylor's split over the holidays. The "Star" tabloid claims that it was TAYLOR LAUTNER who dumped TAYLOR he could get back together with his ex-girlfriend, SELENA GOMEZ. (Obviously, we don't know if that's true or not. Do you think he possibly used T Swizzle to GET BACK at Selena?! Hmmmm. I'll keep you posted.)

Saturday, January 2, 2010


This is from way back in 2005 on her BREAKAWAY tour in Portland...she FIRES her guitar player mid-song! Was just talking about this on the air, check it out...