James Blunt stops by the Peak studios for a chat with Jackie, Tony & Donnie, some breakfast and to perform a private acoustic set for some of our listeners!
Here are the pics from Acoustic Christmas featuring Sara Bareilles, Plain White T's, Big Head Todd, Ryan Star, Christina Perri, Hope and Hedley!
Smithfield brand Foods has decided to drop their line of Paula Deen hams.
Deen was a spokesperson for the company but Smithfield decided to terminate the relationship because her morals don’t seem to align with theirs any longer. (Deen admitted using the N-word in a lawsuit deposition.)
QVC and the Food Network have already dropped the star with Sears and the publisher of her upcoming cookbook say they are monitoring the situation carefully and considering following suit.
Paula Deen WILL appear on the 'Today' Show
After a racial slur was mishandled by her PR team, then she cancelled an interview with Matt Lauer, Paula Deen has decided to make good and visit the Today Show.
The cooking star has been dropped by both the Food Network and her endorsement for Smithfield Foods over the incident. Her "Today" Show appearance was at first cancelled in wake of the controversy but it seems someone thinks it’s time to play a little damage control.
While her discrimination lawsuit carries on Deen has also been dropped by QVC.
Reverend Al Sharpton spoke out about the controversy revolving around the Paula Deen racial N-word comment.
Sharpton said, "A lot of us have in the past said things we have regretted saying years ago. It's not about her past...She deserves what's fair, but that's based on what she's engaged in now."
"You cannot deal with what is fair or not fair until we see an outcome of the present circumstances she is accused of, not something that happened 20 years ago."
Deen issued a video apology after admitting to using the derogatory slur in a deposition as part of a $1.2 million lawsuit filed by a former employee.
The 66-year-old was dropped from the Food Network and, most recently, Smithfield Foods, a company specializing in pork products, with which Deen had a line of hams.
She's expected to address the controversy on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday after canceling her appearance on the program last week.
An African-American pastor from Savannah, Georgia who has known Paula Deen for years, is defending her use of the “N” Word.
Rev. Gregory Tyson says, “She’s not a racist. Who hasn’t used the ‘N’ word? Using the ‘N’ word doesn’t qualify you to be a racist.”
Rev. Tyson met Paula several years ago through a mutual friend, who is also black.
Tyson explained, “Paula gave him an opportunity to be employed by her years ago, and she’s changed his life dramatically… Paula gave him thousands of dollars to help him launch an executive limousine service. She got him thousands of dollars of dental work, referred him to her own dentist.”
He defends Deen, saying: “A racist to me wouldn’t want the other race to prosper or succeed in any fashion. If somebody’s a racist, that’s something a lot deeper than using the ‘N’ word.”
Miley just tweeted and deleted this!
Actor and reality TV star Gary Busey visits Middle Earth in his dreams.â€¨
He recently explained, "I talk to people about the history of the hobbit... I talk about how the hobbit lives and what they do and their social infrastructure.â€¨â€¨"
Busey said, "I know this because I've had dreams and I've gone there by body projection. I time travel in my dreams. Anybody can do that when they learn how to relax and invite loving spirits every night to come into their dreams.”
“They take me in my dreams to where I need to be to see what my purpose in life is and by understanding all that I can.”
He added, "Dreams are a great place to discover that... They have songs they sing that you can't understand but you can dance to them and pretty soon you're singing the words... and you are becoming a hobbit. And when you become a hobbit on earth you'll be able to do everything you want to do."
Reality star Kate Gosselin was snapped mocking Asians.
A picture shows her wearing a molded headpiece resembling a geisha-style hairdo, while pulling the skin around her eyes up.
The picture was tweeted by a newly created account which has only tweeted the picture, and nothing else.
The picture appeared just as Kate is preparing for her lawsuit against her ex-husband (Jon Gosselin) and the author of a tell-all book about her alleged abuse against her eight children.
~~Actor/comedian, Ricky Geravis is 52 (The Office; Ghost Town, The Invention of Lying)
~~Actor-comedian Jimmie Walker is 66. (Good Times)
~~Traveling food guru, Anthony Bourdain is 57
~~Actress Linda Cardellini ("ER," ''Scooby Doo") is 38.
~~Actress Erica Gimpel (TV's "Fame," ''Profiler") is 49.
~~Actress Angela Kinsey ("The Office") is 42.
~~Actress Busy Phillips ("ER," ''Dawson's Creek") is 34. (White Chicks)
~~Hunky actor, Jason Lewis ("Sex and the City") is 42
~~U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor is 59
~~Actor, Kene Holliday ("Carter Country"; "Matlock") is 64
~~Actress, June Lockhart ("Lost in Space") is 88 (Lassie; General Hospital)
~~Actress Barbara Montgomery ("Amen") is 74.
~~TV personality Phyllis George is 64.
~~TV personality, La La Anthony (Carmelo's wife) is 34
~~NBA legend, Dikembe Mutombo is 47
~~NBA legend, Willis Reed is 71
~~Singer George Michael is 50.
~~Singer Carly Simon is 68.
~~Bassist Mike Kroeger (of Nickelback) is 41.
~~Singer Tim Finn (of Split Enz and Crowded House) is 61.
~~Keyboardist David Paich (of Toto) is 59.
~~Keyboardist Allen Lanier (of Blue Oyster Cult) is 67.
~~Keyboardist-saxophonist Ian McDonald (of Foreigner and King Crimson) is 67.
~~Rapper Candyman is 45. (Knockin Boots)
~~Singer, Eddie Floyd is 76
Will Smith will not be returning for the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster "Independence Day."
Director Roland Emmerich said Smith won't be in the sequel "because he's too expensive, but he'd also be too much of a marquee name.... It would be too much."
The director explained, "We have like maybe half of the people that you know would know from the first film and the other half people who are new."
"Independence Day" was one of the movies that made Smith a star.
The Call (-R-)
Stars Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13)
Stars Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi
Into the White (-R-)
Stars Florian Lukas, David Kross
Stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Alfredo Castro
Stars Ed Harris, David Duchovny
A Place at the Table (PG)
Stars Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio
Stars Richard Coyle, Bronson WebbTV on DVD:
CSI: New York - The Ninth Season
Cesar Millan: Leader of the Pack
Paul Giamatti is joining the cast of “Downton Abbey” next year.
The Emmy-winning actor will join the hit PBS British drama for the season 4 finale.
He'll play the playboy brother of Cora, Countess of Grantham who is played by Elizabeth McGovern and the son of Martha Levinson who is played by Shirley MacLaine.
Summer TV tends to be a bit slower, so TorrentFreak has compiled the list of the 10 most pirated TV shows of Spring 2013.
1. Game of Thrones-5,200,000 downloads
2. The Big Bang Theory-2,900,000 downloads
3. How I Met Your Mother-2,850,000 downloads
4. The Walking Dead-2,700,000 downloads
5. Hannibal-2,100,000 downloads
6. Vikings-1,900,000 downloads
7. Arrow-1,850,000 downloads
8. The Vampire Diaries-1,800,000
9. Modern Family-1,750,000
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show Late Show with David Letterman—Channing Tatum, Tim DeChristopher, Fitz and the Tantrums
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon—re-run 6/5/13 Glenn Close, Dolph Lundgren, Portugal.The Man
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson— Breckin Meyer, Wendie Malick
Last Call with Carson Daly-- (re-run 2/4/13) Nicholas Hoult, "365 Supers", Curtis Peoples
ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'— Miley Cyrus, Marlon Wayans
Today Show— Carla Bruni performs; actor Channing Tatum.
Good Morning America— Actor Channing Tatum; India.Arie performs; tennis players Jim Courier and Monica Seles.
CBS This Morning— Author John Hendricks; actor John Goodman; Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)
Live With Kelly and Michael— Channing Tatum, Eric McCormack, guest co-host Carrie Ann Inaba
The View— Kris Jenner, Larry King, Nik Wallenda
The Talk— Scott Wolf, Edward Lee, guest co-host Marie Osmond
The Ellen DeGeneres Show— (re-run 10/4/12) Zac Efron, Rebel Wilson, Ed Sheeran
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, Comedy Central— Questlove
THE COLBERT REPORT, Comedy Central— Peniel Joseph
Chelsea Lately — Angie Harmon, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, Matt Braunger
CONAN, TBS — Heather Locklear, Nick Swardson, Mavis Staples
Chris Brown is accused of "violently" shoving a woman and injuring her leg at a club in Southern California.
Chris had just gotten the crowd at Heat Ultra Lounge going when he crossed paths with the woman in the club's VIP section. She claims that before the bar closed, Chris shoved her to the ground and she fell hard on her knees.
No word on what caused the push, but the woman filed a police report over the assault.
The woman has torn ligaments in her knee from the whole thing and could need surgery.
Chris Brown denied the accusation.
He Tweeted: "Please stop with the false stories. I don't usually comment but I didn't do anything."
The New York Philharmonic will have a major guest when it plays Central Park in a few weeks: Mariah Carey.
Mariah will join a long list of artists who have performed on the Great Lawn when she joins the orchestra on July 13th.
In conjunction with the concert, Major League Baseball is also donating $1 million to Sandy Relief efforts.
The concert is free, but fans will have to be ticketed. General admission tickets are available at AllStarGame.com/Concert and NYCGO.com starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. Easter Time.
Demi Lovato thanked her fans for their support after the death of her estranged father, Patrick Lovato.
She Tweeted: "I feel so humbled to have had so much support from my fans, friends, family and complete strangers.. God bless you all, thank you so much."
According to Us Weekly, Lovato's father died of cancer.
Justin Bieber has been banned from Las Vegas Indoor Skydiving facility for life because he didn't pay his bill.
Justin and six friends showed up last week before the place closed and promised to settle their $1,600 tab after flying. The staff told Justin he could either pay cash or post an Instagram shot of himself mid-flight with a nice comment. Justin chose to post the photo, but he never did it.
A source described Justin and his group as "a disrespectful bunch," who left the bathroom a mess and didn't tip the people who helped them enjoy their flight.
The Wanted challenged One Direction to a fight at Madison Square Garden last December, but One Direction bailed at the last minute.
The Wanted’s Max George said: “The fact is, we asked to meet them at Madison Square Garden and they did a runner. That’s the 100 percent God’s honest truth. They got the car pulled up to the back of the stage and got straight in it. Zayn Malik was being a d*ck."
Member Jay McGuiness said: “I think until we speak to them personally, we won’t really know what the real situation is."
No comment from the One Direction boys.
Elton John is set to drop his 30th studio album, "The Diving Board", on September 16th.
The set is Elton's first solo album in seven years. He has been working on it since last year, but kept it on the side as he promoted other projects.
More details will be announced soon.
Jimmy Cliff “The KCRW Session” (an acoustic performance recorded and broadcast live on the L.A. radio station on June 28, 2012)
Natalie Cole “Natalie Cole en Español” (her first Spanish-language album; includes a virtual duet with her father, the late Nat King Cole, on “Acércate Más [Come Closer to Me]“; guests: Andrea Bocelli, Juan Luis Guerra)
French Horn Rebellion “Dancing Out“ (four-song EP, featuring Jody Watley and Young Empires)
Booker T. Jones “Sound the Alarm” (guests: Gary Clark Jr., Mayer Hawthorne, Estelle, Sheila E., Ted Jones, Luke James, Jay James, Anthony Hamilton)
Bret Michaels “Jammin’ With Friends” (guests: Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Buffett, Edwin McCain, Miley Cyrus, Michael Anthony, Ace Frehley, Phil Collen, Gary Rossington, Leslie West, Joe Perry, C.C. Deville)
Omar (“the father of British neo soul”) “The Man” (guests: Caron Wheeler)
Queensrÿche “Queensrÿche” (the band’s first album with new lead singer Todd La Torre)
Jay Sean “Neon”
Mavis Staples “One True Vine”
Serj Tankian “Orca Symphony No. 1 [MP3]“ (the System of a Down leader’s first true symphony)
Various artists “Let Us In: Americana – The Music of Paul McCartney … for Linda” (Lennon and McCartney songs performed by country artists, with proceeds going to the Woman and Cancer’s Fund, which was created in honor of the late Linda McCartney; contributors: Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, Matraca Berg, Buddy Miller, Bruce Cockburn, Teddy Thompson, Lee Ann Womack, etc.)
Ray Vaughn (former Hostages frontman) “Way Down Low”
Wale “The Gifted” (guests: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross, Jerry Seinfeld, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz)
Yellowjackets “A Rise in the Road” (first album with new bassist, Felix Pastorius, son of the late Jaco Pastorius)
Alabama “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
The Allman Brothers Band “Brothers and Sisters: 40th Anniversary Edition” (1973 album; remastered)
Backstreet Boys “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Brooks & Dunn “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs), “Original Album Classics 2 [Box set]“ (five CDs)
James Brown and the Famous Flames “Best of Live At The Apollo: 50th Anniversary” (1963 album; remastered)
Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack “Born to Love: Expanded Edition” (1983 album, includes “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love”; remastered, with three bonus tracks)
Johnny Cash “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
De La Soul “3 Feet High and Rising [Vinyl]“ (1989 album; remastered)
Dio “Magica: Deluxe Edition” (2000 album; remastered, with a second CD of two bonus songs and six live tracks)
Celine Dion “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Steve Earle “The Warner Bros. Years [Box set]“ (four CDs, one DVD)
Earth, Wind & Fire “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Daryl Hall & John Oates “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Heart “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Jane’s Addiction “Live in NYC” (recorded at Terminal 5 on July 25, 2011)
Waylon Jennings “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Billy Joel “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Journey “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
KoRn “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Loverboy “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Bob Marley and the Wailers “Legend Remixed” (tracks from the “Legend” best-of are remixed by such DJs and producers as Ziggy and Stephen Marley, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, Jason Bentley, Z-Trip with Lee Scratch Perry, Photek, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Roni Size, RAC, Beats Antique, Nickodemus & Zeb)
Sarah McLachlan “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Eddie Money “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
The Moody Blues “Timeless Flight [Box set]“ (11 remastered CDs, with bonus tracks, and three DVDs of rare TV performances, promo videos and a previously unreleased Paris concert from 1970, plus three DVD audio discs, featuring 5.1 surround sound mixes of six studio albums)
Willie Nelson “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
New Kids on the Block “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Elvis Presley “King Creole [Hybrid SACD]“ (1958 soundtrack album; remastered)
Elvis Presley “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs), “Original Album Classics: At the Movies [Box set]“ (five CDs)
REO Speedwagon “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Todd Rundgren “Runt [180 gram vinyl]“ (1970 album; remastered), “The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect [180 gram vinyl]“ (1982 album; remastered)
Santana “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Train “California 37: Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour Edition” (2012 album; with three bonus tracks, including a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and three live songs)
Luther Vandross “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Various artists “Live From the Archives of 650 AM WSM: Volume 1″ (in-station performances from the radio home of the Grand Ole Opry, featuring Del McCoury Band, Billy Dean, Marty Raybon, The Time Jumpers, The Grascals, Rodney Crowell, JD Souther)
Various artists “Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle” (two CDs; featuring Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Emmylou Harris, Antony, Norah Jones and Teddy Thompson)
Stevie Ray Vaughan “Original Album Classics [Box set]“ (five CDs)
Hank Williams Sr. “Sacred Songs II: The Unreleased Recordings”
MUSIC on DVD / Blu-ray
The Beatles “Help! [Blu-ray]“ (1965 film; digitally restored and a 5.1 soundtrack with an hour of bonus features, including a 30-minute documentary about the making of the film)
Jethro Tull “Around the World Live [DVD]“ (four-disc box set features footage dating as far back as the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, up to Lugano, Switzerland, in 2005)
Alicia Keys “VH1 Storytellers [DVD]“