Monday, July 30, 2007

One Tree Hill: Season Five Coming Soon!

Good news! One Tree Hill is DEFINITELY coming back to the CW this upcoming Dec/Jan with an all new Season Five! After four successful seasons of the drama filled television series, it has been confirmed by Sophia Bush and The CW that One Tree Hill (OTH) WILL return this winter. Mark Schwahn, OTH creator, has planned for this season to go a bit differently than the rest. After the close knit group of high schoolers said their goodbyes at the River Court last season, Season Five plans to pick up after four years of the clan being separated. The season is supposely packed with details of everyone's time away: Peyton in LA, Lucas as a big brother and college, Nathan as a father and his basketball career, Haley as a mother, Brooke and her clothing line, Rachael, Mouth and more! Will Dan still be in jail? Where is Deb now? How is Karen and Lily? Whitey as a college coach? Find out soon in One Tree Hill: Season Five!!!!!

Here's a link to a sneak peak at Season Five as told by Chad Michael Murray! (website is in French, but the video is in English!)

Can't wait until Season Five? Get your OTH fixes by purchasing Season 1-3 at your local Wal-Mart, Target or through iTunes now! Parts of Season 4 are apparently also on iTunes as well and will be fully released on DVD this coming fall/early winter! Also available are the amazing tunes from the show featuring Bethany Joy Lenz on "When The Stars Go Blue" and "Halo," as well as the ever popular hit theme song "I Don't Want To Be" by Gavin DeGraw!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Chicago Bears 2007 Updates!

1) Charles "Peanut" Tillman was recently signed to a six-year contract extension with the Chicago Bears. This event solidifies the cornerback in the already dominate defense of the team and will keep him until 2013. Tillman picked off five interceptions last season for a career total of 14 thus far. According to, "I'm glad to remain in Chicago," Tillman said. "I like playing for coach [Lovie] Smith. I like my teammates. I love the organization and I like the city, so it feels good."

Duing the summer, three other players, Olin Kreutz, Hunter Hillenmeyer and Nathan Vasher, agreed to long-term contracts as well.

2) Unlike Peanut Tillman, linebacker Lance Briggs has stood his ground pertaining to contract terms. As of July 25, 2007, Briggs has made significant, positive progress toward an agreement to play for the Chicago Bears. According to, "there were strong indications the two sides were coming close to an agreement that would end a messy contract dispute and land Briggs in training camp on time." The Bears also offered to remove the franchise tag if Briggs agreed to a specific contract. Personally, I believe Briggs is pulling another Benson: holding out for more money. Bottom line, Briggs wants the same amount of money that star player lineback Brian Urlacher receives. Now, if Briggs wants the recognition and fame like Urlacher than he is going to have to PROVE himself. No team will give him tons of money just for looking pretty. Last season, he played well and was the player of the game in many instances, but nothing will come his way until he deserves it. Play for the money you earn. If he doesn't like it, the Bears should simply kick him to the curb.

**The reigning NFC Champions Chicago Bears are currently at training camp in Bourbonnais, IL for the upcoming 2007 football season. Get your Chicago Bears tickets today!

We may not have won the Super Bowl, but at least we were in it -- this season is our year to shine! Here are some quality highlights of the Chicago Bears you may want to check out! [AUGUST 11, 2007: End of off-season, beginning of preseason!!!]

Hester Returns Kickoff in Super Bowl XLI

Hester/Bears Highlights

Chicago Bears 2006 Highlights

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Drew Carey -- Come On Down!

It's official-- Drew Carey come on down! You're the new host on "The Price is Right!" Drew Carey is officially the winner for "The Price Is Right" new host search! Last night, Carey announced on "The Late Show with David Letterman" that it is "a done deal." By accepting this job, Carey now has very, very large shoes to fill. Bob Barker formally retired last month from hosting the famous game show that filled everyone's living rooms for 35 years. The announcement last night also put an end to the possibility that "The View's" ex-talk show host, Rosie O'Donnell would be a possible candidate for the game show host. According to, a friend of Carey's told him that "As long as Bob Barker is cool with it, the fans will be cool with it." Barker apparently heard these remarks and said "I'm cool with it." But will fans be cool with it? Carey may be a familiar face on television, but the possibiilty of the show remainining a success is still up in the air. If Carey goes out there and trys to be Bob Barker, it won't happen. Fans will not take to the comedian's funny antics and imitations because he just won't be able to live up the Bob Barker's name nor his legacy. In turn, if Carey goes out there and puts on his own creative spin and doesn't seek to be somebody he's not, then it may be just the show it has always been: Everyone's favorite game show.

What do you think?

Monday, July 23, 2007

Harry Potter Sells over 11 Million Copies in First 24 Hours!

My previous post last Thursday afternoon stated that the final book in the tremendously popular Harry Potter series was due for release in 36 hours. Now that every fan has had a chance to get their hands a copy, as well as crack upon the coveted book (if not finish it!) the final total has been tailed!

According to many online sources, such as BBC News, the final total of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" sold is approximately 11 million copies!!!!!! And that's only in the first 24 hours!!!!!! The U.S. accounts for 8.3 million, while the U.K. accounts for the other 2.7 million. What was the previous record set? Of course, it's Harry Potter's sixth adventure, which apparently sold 9 million in its first day.

Congratulations to J.K. Rowling for this unbelievable series she has given us, as well as for her incredible success!

For those who haven't collected the series yet, I'll be one of the many people to get the box set in a collector's item box perfect for storing your Harry Potter books!! Check them out at Amazon and Wal-mart! (Not available until 9/18/07).

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Released in 36 Hours!

Harry Potter fans are chomping at the bit in anticipation for the seventh and final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, ofthe hit series, Harry Potter. With approximately 36 hours to go, avid fans are doing everything in their will power to prepare for the book release. Many are turning to pre-signs ups, online ordering or even camp outs just to be one of the firsts to get their hands on the book! FANS BEWARE! You have been cautioned! Be careful about where you go on the Internet now and in the next few weeks to come: several sites seek to capture your attention for Harry Potter affiliated material but in essence, end up revealing spoilers. All around the word, this Saturday will be a day of nonstop reading. True Harry Potter fans will tell you that the moment you purchase the book, you don't stop reading until the very last page has been turned. Tension rises as the days inch closer to the book release, which will tell readers whether Harry or arch-enemy and evil Voldemort will live or die. Let me know how this weekend goes: come back here and share your experience purchasing the book and how you liked it! Just don't give away the ending! :)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Colbie Caillat's "Coco" Due Out Tomorrow!

Colbie Caillat's debut album Coco is on sale tomorrow! Don't miss out swaying and singing to favories like "Bubbly" (a fovorite of every fan's!), "The Little Things," "Feelings Show" and "Realize." Also, check her out on tour with the Goo Goo Dolls! Get your Goo Goo Dolls tickets here!

The 22-year-old had an amazing start to her success! Check her out in one of my Spotlight of the Day features!

Esmee Denters -- YouTube Star!

Unless you've been living underneath a rock or just not a YouTube fanatic, you wouldn't have heard about YouTube's next biggest star! Esmee Denters, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands, recently signed a record deal with Justin Timberlake's record company, Tennman. Now she can currently be seen on tour with Justin Timberlake himself! (Get your Justin Timberlake tickets here!)

How did it all begin?? During the summer of 2006, Denters auditioned for the Dutch "Popstars-The Rivals" television show and found herself rejected. Still believing in her voice and innate talent, Denters found YouTube and broadcasted herself across the Internet with over 40 clips of herself singing different artists' songs. Not too much later, Denters found herself with a large support group of fans and over 20,000 subscribers on YouTube. The young girl has been featured on several talk shows to discuss her instant claim to fame, as well as to perform. Most performances and shows can be found on the YouTube website. Definitely keep your eyes peeled for this next superstar!

Get your tickets here!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Clay Aiken's Dispute in the Friendly Skies

As many may have heard already, Clay Aiken was involved in a minor dispute last Saturday while on a flight to Tulsa. Apparently, Aiken's foot disrupted the female passenger in front of him. According to, Aiken stated "While sleeping on a plane over the weekend, my foot evidently found a home on the arm rest of the passenger seated directly in front of me. I didn't realize I was causing the woman any distress until she woke me up with a quick hit to the chest." (Personally, was that really necessary?? A shove to the foot would have sufficed or even simply calling over the flight attendant. Where are people's manners??)

The small argument led to the FBI being called in to investigate. While appearing on Enterntainment Tonight, Aiken said there are more important issues to be concerned about in the world than his foot and that while he had everyone's attention, to check out a website to help poor, underpriviledged children. (You have to admit, it was a smart move by him. Even if the foot accident was just that, an accident, what better way to get people's attention than stupid gossip like this and then giving them something to think about. Good job Clay! Way to turn something odd into something positive!) Upon further interview, Aiken said he is fine and sees no more foot wandering in the future. :)

While I have you here, make sure to check out the talented Clay Aiken as he tours!
Grab your Clay Aiken tickets here!

Also, if you don't believe me that he is awesome in concert, check out this AMAZING performance by him at the 2006 American Idol finale!

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Hannah Montana Movie In the Works!

Hannah Montana anounced earlier this week that the Hannah Montana movie is in the works! The young 14-year-old star said this is a new challenge for her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, who has based his career mainly around country music. Not only will he co-star alongside Miley, but he is set to produce the film as well. Make sure to get your fill of Hannah Montana before the movie by seeing her on tour when tickets are available! According to, a possible storyline could include the family revisiting the Cryrus' (and Stewart's) real home back in Nashville, Tennessee. Stay tuned for more updates on Hannah Montana and Hannah Montana concerts!

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