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DAY PREP – 07/07/17

If you've ever wanted to know more about who lived in your house, The Twin Falls Library is hosting an intriguing seminar on how to get started researching it using Library resources.  The event is this morning at 10a.  As always, all library programs are free and open to the public.

The Ketchum Arts festival kicks off today, and goes through Sunday.  The Ketchum Arts Festival celebrates over 100 visually enchanting art-filled booths dispersed over Festival Meadows on Sun Valley Road. This year’s festival features an array of unique artist’s wares like  hand crafted windsocks, ceramics, glass blown delights, handmade wardrobe accessories (hats, scarves, aprons, and tutus), wind chimes for that special corner of your deck, furniture of all kinds, edible treasures, and locally made skin-care.  The festival starts at 10am Friday morning, and if you’re after more info, CLICK HERE.

Don’t miss the annual Wake in the Snake event this Saturday from Idaho Watersports and Hot 100 FM.  Wake In The Snake is a grassroots wakeboard competition.  It is free to watch but costs to compete.  Bring your sunscreen, sunshade & enjoy an action packed day of riding.  Food & shaved ice will be available for sale at the event.  The action starts at 9am at Burley Golf Course Marina – and if you’d like to enter the competition, click the banner:

 

The 30th Annual Shoshone Arts in the Park is this Saturday and Sunday at the Courthouse Lawn in Shoshone, Idaho.  Come down and enjoy festival food, arts and crafts, antiques, trolley and wagon rides, music all day long!  Live music by Tylor & the Train Robbers, Spike Coggins, Evans & French and Prairie Wind - and make sure you join your neighbors for the community breakfast on Sunday Morning.  The event is Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information CLICK HERE.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT (FOR SHOWTIMES AND TICKETS, CLICK THE NAME OF THE THEATER.)

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3, THE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, CARS 3, WONDER WOMAN

CENTURY STADIUM 5SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

BURLEY THEATER:  Smurfs: THE LOST VILLAGE

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:   SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN

 

 

MAGIC VALLEY FIVE DAY FORECAST

TODAY:  Sunny & 100

TONIGHT:  Clear & 67

TOMORROW:  Sunny & 100

SUNDAY:  Partly Cloudy & 98

 MONDAY:  Sunny & 96

 

QUESTION OF THE DAY:  Remember AOL Instant Messenger? MSN Messenger? ICQ? Ah, the good 'ol days. Thinking back to those first instant messenger services and chatrooms and how the 90's shaped our modern day world, what was your very first SCREEN NAME? I can remember mine was DudeRancher - as I was quite the fan of Blink 182, and "Dude Ranch" was the name of their first major-release album. How about yours? Are you still using it somewhere today? (Broc)

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Patton Oswalt is engaged, some 15 months after the tragic death of his wife.  The 48-year-old comedian and actor is set to marry fellow actress Meredith Salenger, 47, their reps confirmed to E! News Thursday.  Salenger posted on her Instagram page a selfie of her and Oswalt, with an image of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in his WWE pose photo-shopped on her hand. 

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are battling it out on social media — again.  On Wednesday, Kardashian, 30, took to Instagram to blast his ex Chyna, 29, in a series of extremely graphic and expletive-ridden posts, some of which have since been taken down. Chyna responded to the onslaught of messages in a since-deleted Snapchat post, alleging that Kardashian hit her.  In another post, Kardashian shared a screenshot of an alleged text conversation between himself and “the dude Chyna got caught cheating on me with.”  Kardashian shared a screenshot of an alleged text conversation between himself and Chyna, which included an alleged photo of Chyna’s exposed privates.  At least we know that the Kardashians are keeping up with the tradition of staying "adult" in front of the public eye.

And Spiderman: Homecoming is the big one opening up in theaters this weekend.  In the film, Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.

DAY PREP – 07/06/17

 

If you've ever wanted to know more about who lived in your house, The Twin Falls Library is hosting an intriguing seminar on how to get started researching it using Library resources.  The event is Friday morning at 10a.  As always, all library programs are free and open to the public.

The Ketchum Arts festival kicks off on Friday, and goes through Sunday.  The Ketchum Arts Festival celebrates over 100 visually enchanting art-filled booths dispersed over Festival Meadows on Sun Valley Road. This year’s festival features an array of unique artist’s wares like  hand crafted windsocks, ceramics, glass blown delights, handmade wardrobe accessories (hats, scarves, aprons, and tutus), wind chimes for that special corner of your deck, furniture of all kinds, edible treasures, and locally made skin-care.  The festival starts at 10am Friday morning, and if you’re after more info, CLICK HERE.

Don’t miss the annual Wake in the Snake event this Saturday from Idaho Watersports and Hot 100 FM.  Wake In The Snake is a grassroots wakeboard competition.  It is free to watch but costs to compete.  Bring your sunscreen, sunshade & enjoy an action packed day of riding.  Food & shaved ice will be available for sale at the event.  The action starts at 9am at Burley Golf Course Marina – and if you’d like to enter the competition, click here:

The 30th Annual Shoshone Arts in the Park is this Saturday and Sunday at the Courthouse Lawn in Shoshone, Idaho.  Come down and enjoy festival food, arts and crafts, antiques, trolley and wagon rides, music all day long!  Live music by Tylor & the Train Robbers, Spike Coggins, Evans & French and Prairie Wind - and make sure you join your neighbors for the community breakfast on Sunday Morning.  The event is Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information CLICK HERE.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT (CLICK ON THE THEATER NAME FOR SHOWTIMES AND TICKETS)

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  DESPICABLE ME 3, HE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, CARS 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN, PARIS CAN WAIT, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT

 

 

QUESTION OF THE DAY:  I'm always amazed by this trick, but never thought I'd have it happening daily in my house.  Somehow, my wife has taught one of our younger cats how to play fetch.  Her favorite is a crinkled receipt.  If you crinkle a receipt, regardless of where you're at or where SHE'S at, she'll come running, and play fetch for as long as you'll toss the receipt.  What amazing trick can YOUR pet do?  (Broc)

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

The people behind Spiderman: Homecoming are expecting BIG numbers at the box office.  Industry tracking says that the newest installment of the Spiderman franchise could gross anywhere from $85 million to $110 million during its opening weekend. The studio is hedging its bets lower, at around $80 million.  The movie is opening this weekend in 4,341 North American locations, 392 of which will screen in Imax. Previews will kick off at 3,450 theaters tonight as well. Reviews for “Homecoming” have been strong — it currently holds a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie has also consistently dominated social media in recent weeks, due in good part by consistent and well-received marketing.

And now, we state the obvious.  Streaming music is HUGE, and growing rapidly every day.  A report published yesterday by Nielsen Music shows that music streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and others delivered a total of 184.3 billion on-demand audio streams, up from 113.5 billion during the same period a year ago, for an increase of 62 percent.  Those same streaming services surpassed a milestone in March, when over 7 billion songs were accessed across the platforms.  But music streaming's success came at a cost: total album sales - including purchased downloads and physical albums - declined by 18 percent, which was in part due to a 24 percent drop in digital track sales and a 20 percent drop in digital album sales.  I don't know about you, but I'm still a fan of going out to the store and buying the CD the day it comes out.

And Kathy Griffin made every headline on every news outlet for a few days - but then she seemed to just kind of go away... but her name certainly hasn't vanished from the eyes of the feds.  The comedian “has been interviewed by the Secret Service, in-person, for over an hour... and the investigation still not closed.  Griffin has not held back on insulting Trump despite the ongoing controversy surrounding her art piece.  She's still taking to social media to blast the prez any chance she gets.

DAY PREP – 07/03/17

The Rupert 4th of July celebration continues today on the square with food vendors opening up for business at 11 this morning.  Tonight, enjoy “Sounds of Freedom”, the Wild West Shootout at the Wilson Theater at 6 as well, and a performance from the Chancellors at 7:30.  The lawnmower races are today at the fairgrounds tonight as well.  Those get underway at 6 p.m.  Tomorrow, the festivities continue with the 40k Bike Race underway at 7am at East Minico.  The Rupert 4th of July parade starts at 11.  Don’t miss Hot 100 FM in the parade for your chance to win a trip to Roaring Springs!  Just remember to show your Hot 100 FM pride on the route – with a Hot 100 FM t-shirt, a homemade sign, or anything else that shows us YOUR LOVE for Hot 100 FM!  Then, get a picture of yourself wearing your Hot pride and post it to the Hot 100 FM Facebook page.  We’ll draw the winner Wednesday morning.  Food vendors, by the way, will open up a half hour early tomorrow morning at 10:30a so you can grab your fair food BEFORE the parade gets underway.   CLICK HERE FOR MORE RUPERT 4TH INFO.

Sage Brush days continue today in Buhl with the annual Trout Festival.  The trout dinner starts tonight at 4, and then catch live music from Copperhead tonight at 7.  The event is packed with vendors selling all sorts of goods – and remember to cool down with an ice cold beer or glass of wine in the beer and wine garden.  The festivities continue on  the 4th with the Buhl Key Club Fun Run, the Kiwana’s pancake breakfast from 7 ‘til 10, the parade at 10:30, vendors opening up for business at 11, music from Copperhead at noon and Uppa Creek at 5 in the park, free swimming at the Buhl City Pool, a firehose competition at McClusky Park, and fireworks at dusk. CLICK HERE FOR MORE BUHL SAGE BRUSH DAYS INFO.

Twin Falls Tonight kicks off its season on Wednesday night at the new temporary location in the parking lot behind Rudy’s and Sav-Mor Drug.  I’ll be there broadcasting live at 5 with the concert starting at 6.  The season kicks off this year with live music from The Generator Saints – and as always, cold drinks, delicious food, and a great place to get together with friends and family.  Again, the NEW location for this year’s concerts is located in the parking lot behind Rudy’s and Sav-Mor Drug.

MOVIES TONIGHT (CLICK THEATER NAME FOR SHOWTIMES & TICKET SALES)

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  DESPICABLE ME 3, HE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, CARS 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

BURLEY THEATER:  THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN, PARIS CAN WAIT, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT

 

 

QUESTION OF THE DAY:  I’ve found that the best way to do my morning show, and to do radio in general, is to live my life out loud – so many times, I come to YOU for advice on life’s challenges.  This is certainly heavier than I normally get and certainly too heavy for a Monday, but it’s me doing just that – sharing my life out loud, with you.  I look at being the voice of your morning as a true friendship between you and I, thanks to the power of technology.  Tragedy struck my home over the weekend.  Our beloved feline – Emma - of almost fifteen years passed away.  I was the one who found her, and handled the situation as any Dad should – and had things free of visual torture before having to tell my wife and son that one of their best friends had just passed.  We knew she was sick – but weren’t expecting her to leave us quite as early as she did.  Now, my son is five – and explaining death to a five year old is incredibly challenging, so my wife and I did the best we could.  This happened once before during his life, but he was too young to really wrap his head around the reality of just how permanent tragedies like this are.  We resorted to the story of “the rainbow bridge” – and even though he told us he didn’t have any questions, you could see a hundred questions growing inside his head.  So, moms and dads, what’s the one bit of advice you can give me in helping your five your old through such a tough time? (Broc)

HOLLYWOOD

No surprise here – Despicable Me 3 crushed it at the box office over the weekend, debuting in 1st place with about 75 and a half million dollars.  Baby Driver debuted in 2nd with around 21 million.  Transformers fell from the number one spot to land in 3rd this weekend with 17 million.  In 4th was Wonder Woman with 16 millilon, and rounding out the top 5 was Cars 3 with nine and a half million.  One thing that DID surprise me, though, was that The House starring Will Ferrell and Amy Pohler COMPL ETELY tanked, debuting in SIXTH with just 9 million dollars.

The dominoes have begun to fall in the court battles with organizers of the failed Fyre Festival.  One of the organizers has been arrested and charged with wire fraud.  Billy McFarland was arrested Friday in New York and accused of making “false representations to investors” in his company, Fyre Media LLC, and in a “luxury” music festival that had been set to take place in the Bahamas over two weekends in April and May.  Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said in a statement Friday that McFarland allegedly presented fake documents to induce investors to put over a million dollars into his company.  25 year old McFarland appeared Saturday before a judge and was released from jail on a $300,000 bond.  Wire fraud carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Emmy-award winning actor James Cromwell is going to be spending a week in an Orange County Jail.  The 77-year-old actor’s sentence is the result of his refusal to pay a $375 fine following his arrest during a protest in Wawayanda, New York.  Cromwell and six others were found guilty of obstructing traffic during a sit-in at the proposed future site of a natural gas-fired power plant owned by Competitive Power Ventures. The protesters say they are concerned that the CPV power plant’s carbon emissions could immediately harm the local environment and will accelerate global climate change.  Cromwell was one of three protesters who refused to pay the fine. “If we don’t stay together, nothing will change,” Cromwell told the Times-Herald Record after refusing to pay his fine (according to Variety). “Power to the people.”

DAY PREP – 07/05/17

Twin Falls Tonight kicks off its season on Wednesday night at the new temporary location in the parking lot behind Rudy’s and Sav-Mor Drug.   I’ll be there broadcasting live at 5 with the concert starting at 6.  The season kicks off this year with live music from The Generator Saints – and as always, cold drinks, delicious food, and a great place to get together with friends and family.  Again, the NEW location for this year’s concerts is located in the parking lot behind Rudy’s and Sav-Mor Drug. FOR FULL LISTING OF DATES AND BANDS, CLICK HERE.

 If you've ever wanted to know more about who lived in your house, The Twin Falls Library is hosting an intriguing seminar on how to get started researching it using Library resources.  The event is Friday morning at 10a.  As always, all library programs are free and open to the public.

The Ketchum Arts festival kicks off on Friday, and goes through Sunday.  The Ketchum Arts Festival celebrates over 100 visually enchanting art-filled booths dispersed over Festival Meadows on Sun Valley Road. This year’s festival features an array of unique artist’s wares like  hand crafted windsocks, ceramics, glass blown delights, handmade wardrobe accessories (hats, scarves, aprons, and tutus), wind chimes for that special corner of your deck, furniture of all kinds, edible treasures, and locally made skin-care.  The festival starts at 10am Friday morning, and if you’re after more info, CLICK HERE.

Don’t miss the annual Wake in the Snake event this Saturday from Idaho Watersports and Hot 100 FM.  Wake In The Snake is a grassroots wakeboard competition.  It is free to watch but costs to compete.  Bring your sunscreen, sunshade & enjoy an action packed day of riding.  Food & shaved ice will be available for sale at the event.  The action starts at 9am at Burley Golf Course Marina – and if you’d like to enter the competition, CLICK HERE.

 

The 30th Annual Shoshone Arts in the Park is this Saturday and Sunday at the Courthouse Lawn in Shoshone, Idaho.  Come down and enjoy festival food, arts and crafts, antiques, trolley and wagon rides, music all day long!  Live music by Tylor & the Train Robbers, Spike Coggins, Evans & French and Prairie Wind - and make sure you join your neighbors for the community breakfast on Sunday Morning.  The event is Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information CLICK HERE.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT - Click on theater for showtimes & tickets.

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  DESPICABLE ME 3, HE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, CARS 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN, PARIS CAN WAIT, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT

 

MAGIC VALLEY FIVE DAY FORECAST

QUESTION OF THE DAY:  Question of the Day: Last night, an equipment malfunction knocked out power to tens of thousands of Idaho Power customers in Twin Falls and Wendell for hours - INCLUDING yours truly. With the crazy winter we had, the flooding this spring and now the heat this summer, it's likely that MOST of us have been through a power outage of some sort this year. When the lights go out and the clocks go dark, what is the FIRST thing you realize you can't go long without? It took all of three seconds to realize that without power, I don't have the internet. That was panic #1. You? (Broc)

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Bad news for Ed Sheeran's 19.2 million Twitter followers.  In an interview with The Sun published Monday, the singer-songwriter said he's no longer active on the social media platform. "I've actually come off Twitter completely.  I can't read it. I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things. One comment ruins your day," the 26-year-old revealed. "The (hard part) for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much."  A lot of the recent hate towards Sheeran has come from Lady Gaga fans.  Gaga's fans have been trolling Sheeran since earlier this year. After his Beats Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe, some of her fans assumed he threw shade in her direction. "I do not want to be the kind of artist who has had two successful albums and then feels invincible.  I have to know when to listen to people, or I'll end up like those artists you've interviewed in recent years.  You've seen them become the biggest artists in the world, and then suddenly they will say, 'I know everything!'  And just after, they are no longer at the top," Sheeran said at the time, without naming names. "The smartest thing to do is listen to people who know I do not want to do the Super Bowl years later, after my biggest success, just to prove I'm still relevant."  In true Gaga fashion, she came to his defense the day after the interview published.  On Instagram, she said "What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED @edsheeran deserves all our love and respect like all humans do," she wrote on Instagram. "I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and apart of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean. No reason to tear down an artist simply because they are on top. Work harder to be kinder everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity."

 

Some call it art... some call it expression... some call it filth - but MOST celebrities who decide to take their clothes off for the world to see don't wait as long as Celine Dion has.  A photo was posted on Vogue magazine's Instagram page on the Fourth of July, which shows the 49-year-old singer sitting on a plush chair with her arms folded and legs crossed, wearing nothing and clutching a white garment, during a trip to Paris.  Naked photos of Dion have never been released before.   She did, however, pose topless for V magazine in 2012, wearing a pair of long black gloves while folding her arms over her chest.

 

John Blackwell Jr., who performed with Prince as his drummer for 15 years, died yesterday.  He was 43.  Blackwell was considered a master drummer and was known for his unique style of drumming.  It was discovered last year that Blackwell had two brain tumors that eventually led to his passing.  His wife posted the announcement on his Instagram account, "My husband incredible drummer John Blackwell Jr. passed the way peacefully in my company today. Thanks God for his life and thanks everyone for their support."  A GoFundMe page was set up to help cover his medical bills that reached more than $78,000 in donations as of last night.

DAY PREP 06/30/17

The Gooding Community Theater presents Peter Pan today, tomorrow and Saturday.  Tickets are five bucks at the door with all proceeds going toward future performances.  The shows begin at 7p each night and will be held at the Gooding High School.

The Freedom Fest Fourth of July celebration is this weekend in Jerome!  Festivities will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Park. The celebration, presented by Community Spirit Committee, will feature music and live entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, food, and a beer garden. The fireworks display will follow at dusk Saturday night at Jerome High School, 104 Tiger Drive.

It’s Sagebrush Days this weekend in Buhl.  Sagebrush Days features a tractor pull at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Buhl Rodeo Grounds, admission is free; and a community church service and a performance by Magic Valley Jubilee, 6:30 p.m. at Eastman Park in Buhl; bring lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Festivities continue on Monday with the annual Trout Festival downtown.  The Trout dinner starts at 4 p.m., with music by Copperhead at 7 p.m. Local vendors and a beer and wine garden will be set up and available.  Hit up  Buhlchamber.org for more info.

Twin Falls Tonight kicks off another season next week with live music from The Generator Saints!  Join us Wednesday in our new temporary location in the parking lot behind Rudy’s & Sav-Mor Drug for music, dancing, cold drinks, great food and more.  Broc will broadcast live from 5 ‘til 6 getting you pumped up and ready for the action.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  DESPICABLE ME 3, HE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, CARS 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

BURLEY THEATER:  THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN, PARIS CAN WAIT, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT

 

 

FORECAST

TODAY:  Sunny & 86

SATURDAY:  Ptly Cloudy & 93

SUNDAY:  Sunny & 91

MONDAY:  Sunny & 97

 

QUESTION OF THE DAYI have a friend who called for advice on who to hire to fix his dishwasher yesterday (if anyone needs help on finding someone to fix something that's broken, they call me because they know I can NOT fix ANYTHING by myself and MUST know a guy who knows a guy)... so anyways, the story goes like this.  His father-in-law was visiting and decided he'd clean their dishwasher while he was in town and bored, but while doing it - he found some sippy straws and what he thought was a marble in the dishwasher. So he threw it all away. He leaves the next day - and all of a sudden the dishwasher won't drain.  He called a plumber friend of theirs over who took it apart enough to see that his father-in-law ACTUALLY threw away the ball that regulates the dishwasher draining... and it wasn't a marble at all.  They've dubbed it "The $300 Marble" as that's what their plumber friend had guessed it would cost to fix.  Everybody has a story like this.  What's YOUR $300 marble?  Q-tips down the toilet netted us a hefty bill a while back.  How about you?  (Broc) JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON FACEBOOK

HOLLYWOOD

An R2-D2 droid that was used in several "Star Wars" films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.  The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for $2.76 million at an auction Wednesday.  There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the "Star Wars" franchise. Other items up for sale included Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from the first two films, which sold for $450,000 and Darth Vader's helmet from the original film sold for $96,000.

Does Niall Horan want more than just friendship from Katy Perry?  Katy Perry put Niall Horan on blast during an interview earlier this week — but it was all out of love! She said “Niall’s amazing, I love him. I see him around all the time.  He’s always trying to get my number to, like, maybe flirt with me?  But I’m like, I could babysit you! I’m like your mom!”  Now, Niall wants Katy to STOP BEING MEAN!  In an interview after Katy's statements, he begged Katy to "Stop being mean to me!” He said “She’s just finding any excuse now just to patronize me and go around spreading rumors about me. I just want to be your friend!” It sounds like most of it's all in fun, but maybe he DOES want something more - as he wrapped up the conversation saying “She’s talking like she’s about 55 years older than me.  She’s not that much older than me.”   Oddly enough, my wife is a little more than 9 years older than I am – and we’ve made it for eleven years and counting!

Professional golfer Rickie Fowler made one military family very happy Wednesday at the Quicken Loans National.  Playing a practice round, Fowler used a special caddie, SFC Bryane Greene, on the 18th hole. Greene had just returned to the States after three and a half years overseas, and Fowler helped give he and his family a special reunion.  The two enjoyed a casual stroll down the 18th fairway. Fowler, not pleased with his second shot, jokingly made sure everyone knew he miss hit it, and it was not Greene's fault.  It was about that point that Greene’s family spotted him , and rushed out onto the green to greet him with tears and hugs. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE EMOTIONAL MOMENT