Hometown Headlines w/ Brad Barrett

Entertainment News

The Sweet Nickname “19 Kids and Counting’s” Jill Duggar Dillard Has for Her Unborn Baby

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by

Posted in Entertainment News

Photo Credit: TLC(NEW YORK) — It’s only been a week since Jill and Derick Dillard from 19 Kids and Counting announced they were expecting their first baby, and only two months since they were married in June, but the Dillards already have a nickname for their future little bundle of joy.

“We’re expecting!!! So grateful to God for this new little blessing!!! #babydilly #firsttimeparents #sogratefultoGod #derickdillard #jillmdillard,” she wrote next to a sweet picture of the couple holding tiny white baby shoes.

So “Baby Dilly” it is!

When the couple announced the good news last week, they told People magazine, “Both of us want as many kids as God will give us,” Jill said.

Jill’s father Jim Bob Duggar said everyone was surprised by the news but happy to have another baby running around someday.

“Everyone was clapping and cheering, and we were in shock, too,” he said.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Loyal Listeners Club

Miley Cyrus’ Homeless VMAs Date Has Record, Warrant Out for Arrest

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by

Posted in Entertainment News

ABC/Richard Harbaugh(LOS ANGELES) — The once-homeless man who was Miley Cyrus’ date at the MTV VMAs on Sunday has a police record and an open warrant out for his arrest.

Jesse Helt, 22, gave a speech and accepted the award for Best Video on behalf of Cyrus on Sunday night at the MTV VMAs.

Helt spoke about youth homelessness in America and had Cyrus, 21, in tears.

However, Helt has a warrant out for his arrest in his native Oregon.

Court records obtained by ABC News showed he was arrested for “criminal mischief” and “attempted burglary” in 2010. The burglary charge was changed to “criminal trespass” later that year. The records showed that Helt admitted he tried to enter an apartment by breaking a window amid a “marijuana” dispute.

He pleaded guilty/no contest to the charges and received probation. An arrest warrant was issued in 2011 when Helt violated probation by failing to report to scheduled probation meetings and failing to complete urine tests, among other charges.

Jon Troike, a judicial services specialist, told ABC News that Helt would be arrested if the police found him, and they might find him right in Oregon.

Helt’s mother, Linda Helt, told The Oregonian for Monday’s editions that Helt would be returning.

“He’s going to be traveling to Oregon today,” she told the paper.

Helt grew up in Salem, Oregon, according to his mother, who added that Cyrus gave him money to go home and see his family.

Cyrus and Helt connected through My Friend’s Place — a Los Angeles center for homeless youth, helping them to get food and shelter.

Cyrus tweeted on Tuesday that she was disappointed that the focus was on Helt’s past and not on the problem of youth homelessness.



Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Metal Depot

Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop Have Split

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by

Posted in Entertainment News

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Sarah Hyland and her boyfriend Matt Prokop have broken up, the actress’ rep has confirmed.

Prokop and the Modern Family star dated for five years. According to People magazine, the two met in 2008 at an audition for High School Musical.

Hyland is clearly staying busy though. Modern Family took home the trophy for outstanding comedy series at Monday’s Emmys. Also, her comedy returns to ABC September 24.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Song of The Day

Sofia Vergara Tells Critics of Emmys Pedestal Gag to ‘Lighten Up’

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by

Posted in Entertainment News

Mark Davis/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — Sofia Vergara thinks people need to “lighten up.”

The Modern Family actress was referring to critics who called her rotating pedestal gag at Monday night’s Emmy Awards sexist.

During the 66th annual awards, Vergara stood on a slowly rotating pedestal, showing off her curves while the president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Bruce Rosenblum, spoke.

Vergara’s curves were supposed to be a funny distraction from the Academy president’s usual boring speech. Instead, the bit was slammed on Twitter and websites.

Salon called it “a bizarre, objectifying Emmy moment,” while Jezebel fumed, “She was treated like a literal object.”

The Colombian actress and model, 42, didn’t see the stunt as sexist or demeaning.

“I think it’s absolutely the opposite,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself. I think it’s ridiculous that somebody started this — I know who she was — who has no sense of humor [and should] lighten up a little bit.”

Vergara did not expound on who she believes started the criticism.

The backlash certainly didn’t get in the way of her celebrating the fifth consecutive win for Modern Family for best comedy series. Vergara was later spotted at HBO’s after party, shaking her famous curves on the dance floor.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Kids Kare PC

Why Kevin Spacey Showed Up to the Emmys Walking with a Cane

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by

Posted in Entertainment News

Jason Kempin/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — Everyone was caught off guard when House of Cards star Kevin Spacey showed up to the Emmys with a walking cane.

But the cane wasn’t to look extra fancy. Spacey, 55, was suffering from a minor tennis injury.

“The cane wasn’t actually planned,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “Two days ago on the tennis court, I strained my hamstring in racing for a drop shot, which I got, by the way.”

Even though the Emmy nominee was injured and didn’t win for Best Actor in a Drama Monday night, he said diving for that tennis shot was well worth it.

“It was the winning point, so at least there’s that,” he added.

In Spacey’s category, Bryan Cranston took home the Emmy for his role of Walter White in the final season of Breaking Bad.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Nugget of Knowldege

Emmy Winner Sarah Silverman Insists ‘I Wasn’t Stoned’

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by

Posted in Entertainment News

Mark Davis/NBC(LOS ANGELES) –  Sarah Silverman had a big night at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

The actress, 43, looked stunning on the red carpet to start the night, but when Giuliana Rancic took a peek inside her purse, she found what looked like a smoking device.

“That is my pot,” she told Rancic, explaining it was a liquid form of marijuana.

Silverman went on to win an Emmy during the award show for her HBO special Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles.

In her speech, Silverman pronounced her love in the sweetest way during her acceptance speech, thanking “Mr. Fancy Pants Sheen,” her boyfriend Michael Sheen.

Backstage at the Emmys, Silverman explained her speech — where she also said, “We’re just all made of molecules and we’re hurtling through space right now” — clarifying that her speech was in no way affected by any substance.

“I wasn’t stoned. I had pot for later in my purse,” she said. “It’s legal and I don’t drink. I like to have a puff as a treat at appropriate times.”

Marijuana is legal in California if you use it for medical purposes. Silverman did not clarify if she had the drug for that reason or if she was just using it for recreational purposes.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

2014 First American Bank - Personal Loans

Jimmy Fallon Tries to Steal Stephen Colbert’s Emmy Award

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by

Posted in Entertainment News

Mark Davis/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — When Gwen Stefani mispronounced The Colbert Report in announcing Best Variety Series, Jimmy Fallon rushed the stage, grabbed Colbert’s Emmy, and said there was a mistake.

Colbert let Fallon hold the award and instead of giving his own speech, he whispered the speech in Fallon’s ear and the Tonight Show host seemingly repeated it.

Fallon thanked Colbert’s family for him, told some jokes on Colbert’s behalf about anyone who wanted to work on the show to just go to IMDB and put your name in the database as some “creative” adviser, and finally got the late-night host to blurt out an obscenity.

“We want to thank Comedy Central, of course, they are great, I want to thank his wife and his children, everyone’s work on the show for the last nine years,” Fallon said.

Colbert was able to give a little speech about how great it was to host his show on Comedy Central for the past nine years.

“It has been a ton of fun to do the show,” Colbert said. “We want to thank Jon Stewart again.”

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Pet of the Week

Seth Meyers Took Ice Bucket Challenge Moments After Emmys Ended

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by

Posted in Entertainment News

Lloyd Bishop/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — As the host of the 66th Annual Emmy Awards, it was safe to say Seth Meyers had a full plate Monday night — however he made time to take the Ice Bucket Challenge.

On a video posted to his Instagram account just moments after the telecast ended, the Saturday Night Live vet-turned Late Night host stripped off his tuxedo jacket and said, “I accept the ALS challenge from Jessica Biel and my cousin Ben Olsen — and I nominate Vladimir Putin,” before getting doused with the icy water.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge calls for nominated participants to pour ice water over their heads within 24 hours or donate $100 to help find a cure for ALS, the progressive degenerative nerve disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. As of Monday, more than $79 million has been raised by this year’s campaign.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

2014 First American Bank - Checking

Ashton Kutcher Tops List of TV’s Highest-Paid Actors

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by

Posted in Entertainment News

Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.(NEW YORK) — The two stars of Two and a Half Men are two of the highest-paid actors on television.

Ashton Kutcher leads Forbes’ 2014 list of the top-earning TV actors. He raked in an estimated $26 million between June of 2013 and June of this year from “entertainment-related endeavors.”

This is the third consecutive year in which the 36-year-old, who’s expecting a child with fiancée Mila Kunis, has topped Forbes’ rankings.

Kutcher’s co-star on Two and a Half Men, Jon Cryer, is tied for second on the list, with $19 million.

Their CBS sitcom will end its long run during the 2014-2015 season.

Cryer shares the runner-up spot on Forbes’ list with another CBS star, NCIS actor Mark Harmon. Neil Patrick Harris, whose CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother wrapped earlier this year, collected $18 million, while House of Cards star Kevin Spacey and Grey’s Anatomy actor Patrick Dempsey each made $16 million.

Here’s a rundown of the highest-paid actors on TV, according to Forbes:

1. Ashton Kutcher, $26 million.
2T. Jon Cryer, $19 million.
2T. Mark Harmon, $19 million.
4. Neil Patrick Harris, $18 million.
5T. Patrick Dempsey, $16 million.
5T. Kevin Spacey, $16 million.
7. Tim Allen, $15 million.
8. Simon Baker, $13 million.
9. Jim Parsons, $12 million.
10T. Jason Segel, $11 million.
10T. Johnny Galecki, $11 million.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Crusin In Cruces

How Did “Rising Star,” “True Blood” Finales Do in Ratings Opposite MTV VMAs?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by

Posted in Entertainment News

ABC/Bob D’Amico(NEW YORK) — As the MTV Video Music Awards aired on Sunday night, some viewers chose to watch another type of music event.

ABC aired the season-one finale of the singing competition Rising Star, which drew an audience of 3.2 million viewers. It was televised opposite the first hour of the MTV VMAs.

Jesse Kinch was crowned the champion of Rising Star, which featured host Josh Groban and experts Kesha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley.

On HBO, the series finale of True Blood scored four million viewers in the same Sunday-night time slot, according to Deadline.com. The vampire drama, which starred Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, ended after seven seasons.

Audience numbers for the VMAs have not yet been released.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

2014 First American Bank - Our Business

Who’s On the Air?




Live Broadcasts


Pet of the Week


Public Service Announcements

Now Playing

Request a song

Name (required)

Your Email (required)




 I am at least 18 years old (required)


Enter the characters above here:


Home Instead Senior Care