SAN FRANCISCO, CA – HGTV home-improvement show “Curb Appeal” co-host Bill Beckwith died Monday night when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in a San Francisco neighborhood. He was 38.
In an email HGTV said, “The HGTV family is deeply saddened by Bill’s tragic death and we mourn his loss along with his many family and friends who will miss his creativity, adventurous spirit and general love of life.”
On Tuesday the show posted on their Facebook page, “Bill was truly a beloved and respected member of our Curb Appeal family and this loss is devastating to us. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Bill’s family.”
Beckwith co-hosted “Curb Appeal” with John Gidding, Chip Wade and Kimberly Lacy.
LINCOLN, CA – For all you holiday shoppers needing a break, Thunder Valley Casino Resort has just the ticket.
On Saturday December 21, Thunder Valley Casino brings you the “Winter Dance Party”, including the official tribute show of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens & The Big Bopper.
So take off your shopping shoes and put on your dancing shoes!
The “Winter Dance Party” encompasses the energy and excitement of the ‘50s Rock and Roll era. Spirits will rise and your feet will come alive when you hear Buddy Holly’s rockabilly treasures: “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue” and “Oh Boy!”
This tribute show is the only one endorsed by the estate of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens & The Big Bopper.
According to the LA Times, “This Musical Rocks.”
The Chicago Tribune says, “As flawless as a chord from a Fender Stratocaster…John Mueller is living proof that Buddy Holly’s legacy will live on.”
One fan who gave the show five stars said, “This is one show you shouldn’t miss! The cast that plays Buddy, Richie and Bopper are fantastic! They not only look like them, they sound like them!! They get the crown rockin and a rollin!!!”
While the three Knights of Rock and Roll fell before their time, they left an indelible impression, changing the future of music forever.
Don McLean’s “American Pie” pays homage to the threesome and reminisces on “the day the music died.” Groups such as The Beatles were openly influenced, as were The Rolling Stones who received their first major British hit with Holly’s “Not Fade Away.”
Valen’s “La Bamba” and Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace” will transport you back to a simpler time when World War 2 came to an end and the Veterans were raising the next generation. Teens and parents alike got the bug as they “Bopped” to the sounds that would define an era of pop culture.
Holly’s only Sacramento performance was October 18, 1957 at the Memorial Auditorium. The show dubbed as “The Biggest Show of Stars” also included Fat’s Domino, The Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry just to name a few. Believe it or not, general admission tickets were $2.50 with reserved seats going for a whopping $3.50.
This critically acclaimed concert event lands on the Holiday Pavilion stage at Thunder Valley Casino/Resort Saturday, December 21st at 8:30 p.m. Get your tickets to the feel-good event of the season today!
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln, CA 95648
Saturday, December 21, 2013 – 8:30 p.m.
$25, $30 and $40
You can pick up tickets at Thunder Valley’s box office, or online at TicketMaster
LOS ANGELES, CA –Paul Walker, best known for his role as Brian O’Connor in the popular “Fast & Furious” movies, has died in a car accident in Southern California on Saturday. The actor was 40-years-old.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, two people were killed in an accident that took place at around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in Santa Clarita. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.
The second victim has not been identified.
Walker was a passenger in the vehicle and had just attended a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide earlier in the day.
SAN JOSE, CA – The World famous psychic Sylvia Browne died today at the age of 77
According to her website, Brown died Wednesday morning at 7:10 a.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose.
The following message was posted on Sylvia’s Facebook page, “Sylvia graduated today. She was surrounded by family and friends. What a legacy. She shared so much. We will carry on her knowledge with hypnosis and Journey of the Soul and her many books. What a great party they must be having on the Other Side. Bless everyone.”
The controversial Browne specialized in psychic detective work and had attempted to help law enforcement on several missing person cases, with some not so good results.
Browne was a regular on “The Montell Williams Show,” and had appeared on “Larry King Live” and “Unsolved Mysteries.”
Recently Browne had a prediction shot down when Amanda Berry, who had been missing since 2003, turned up alive. This after Browne told her parents on the “Montel Williams Show,” that she was dead.
Earlier this year Browne was at Thunder Valley Casino Resort lending her predictions and talking to all who would listen. She sold out two separate shows.
Browne was scheduled to perform at Thunder Valley again next month.
Five-year-old Miles Scott, who is a leukemia patient from Tulelake, Calif. has been granted his wish to be Batkid for a day.
The San Francisco Chronicle, KGO-TV and thousands of volunteers have joined the Make-A-Wish Foundation along with the San Francisco Police department to bring it all together.
The Chronicle distributed a special-edition newspaper with the headline, “Batkid Saves City,” in Union Square, where a flash mob gathered earlier today. A Lamborghini was donated to be the Batmobile and an acrobat is playing the role of Batman.
Scott will be rescuing a woman from cable car tracks on Nob Hill and he will also be tasked to capture the Riddler, who will be in the act of robbing a downtown bank.
A flash mob is planned to summon Batkid for another caper involving the Penguin.
Ending his heroic day Scott will receive the key to the city from the mayor around 2 p.m.
Miles was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 18 months old and completed finished treatment in June and is currently in remission.
His father, Nick Scott told KGO TV, “All the people at Make-A-Wish they’ve gone above and beyond for us, all the doctors, nurses and all the other parents that have to deal with the same thing we’re going through. I hope they get a conclusion to their illnesses like we’re getting.”
You can track Batkid and his heroic efforts on Twitter (#SFBatkid) and KGO Live at http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/live
ALPINE, UTAH – The Raider Nation is mourning the loss of five-time pro-bowler Todd Christensen who died Wednesday morning of complications following surgery. He was 57.
Christensen died this morning at Intermountain Medical Center, this according to his son Toby Christensen. He had been battling liver disease in recent years.
Christensen’s 12 year career in the NFL was spent mostly with the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders. He recorded 461 receptions and 41 touchdowns during his stellar career, and helped lead the Raiders to two Super Bowl championships in the ‘80s.
Christensen retired in 1987 and started working as an NFL analyst for NBC. According to BYU’s website, the football great was inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
BYU posted on twitter, “Former #BYU TE Todd Christensen passed away this morning due to complications from surgery. Our love & prayers are w/the Christensen family.”
The Raiders were saddened to learn of the passing of Todd Christensen and offer condolences to his family. http://t.co/3dBjFwt1Qz
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) November 13, 2013
R.I.P Todd Christensen my fellow T.E . He once told me if I wanted to be famous catch the FB. Catching is an art an Tms pay for that.Thanks
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) November 13, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – Chris Brown found himself behind bars in Washington, DC on Sunday morning after being arrested on felony charges.
According to Washington Metropolitan police, Brown and his body guard, Christopher Hollosy, were arrested Sunday morning at 4:25 a.m. outside the W Hotel and are being held at the 2nd District police station.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Brown’s twitter feed said the 24-year-old was in Washington to host a “homecoming party” at The Park at Fourteen nightclub on Saturday.
According to Metropolitan Police, Brown got into an argument with a man outside the W Hotel on K Street. The victim said he was hanging out with friends at the W when they saw 2 women getting ready to take a picture with Brown.
The victim and his friend photo bombed the 2 women, which is when Brown punched the victim, breaking his nose. The victim has stated he may require surgery.
According to police Brown was heard saying, “I’m not into this gay s**t, I’m into boxing,” just before punching the victim.
This does not bode well for Brown.
This arrest could set the stage for a violation of his probation and send the singer to jail, something the Los Angeles District Attorney has been trying to do for some time.
Brown has been dodging jail time since his arrest in 2009 for punching Rihanna while driving a rented Lamborghini on a Hollywood street. The altercation left Rihanna bruised and bloody on the eve of the Grammy Awards.
Brown entered a guilty plea and received five years’ probation and ordered to spend more than 1,400 hours in “labor-oriented service.” However, Brown came under fire earlier this year for forging documents showing he had completed his service.
Los Angeles prosecutors filed probation violation charges against Brown after the prosecution investigated his log of service for completing his probation. The prosecution could not validate his community service hours. They charged that Brown falsified documents and are sought to have him redo his service in Los Angeles County. According to Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray, their investigation “provided no credible, competent or verifiable evidence that defendant Brown performed his community labor as presented to this court.”
Brown was ordered to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community services for the violation.
Brown has continued to have anger management issues and problems with women in general. Most recently he went on a rant about women while performing at the Emerson Theatre in Hollywood.
In a video posted on TMZ.com, Brown told the audience that a man should keep a woman in her place. We won’t quote it all here since it was pretty crude. Suffice it to say he told the crowd, “So every person in this motherf**king building, if you got a bad b**ch you better say that sh*t to her, or she might f**k another n*gga.”
In a fender bender Brown went “ballistic” on the woman in the other vehicle, causing charges to be filed.
Brown also threatened a parking valet after the attendant wanted to, of all things, get paid.
There was that brawl earlier this year between Brown and fellow artist Frank Ocean a number of months ago. Ocean ended up dropping the charges.
Let’s not forget the incident involving Brown throwing a chair through a plate glass window while being interviewed on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” this after being asked a question about him punching Rihanna.
Anger management issues?
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin will get to decide on November 20, since the singer is scheduled for a probation status hearing.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Character actor Ed Lauter died on Wednesday at the age of 74.
Having starred in scores of movies and TV shows and a career spanning 50 years, the veteran actor is known to many movie goers and television watchers.
According to Lauter’s publicist he died of mesothelioma, which is a rare form of cancer most commonly caused by asbestos exposure.
During the 70’s Lauter was Burt Reynold’s nemesis in The Longest Yard and he was a gas station attendant in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Family Plot.
Most recently Lauter was scheduled to play roles in several new movies including The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Becker’s Farm and The Grave all slated to be released sometime next year. It’s unclear if he completed shooting for any of those roles.
TV appearances included The Office, ER, Murder, She Wrote and The Rockford Files.
In an interview with Cinema Shock magazine in 2010 Lauter referred to himself as “turn” actor, going on to describe his characters as someone who shows up in the film and “turns” the plot in a different direction.
According to the New York Posts ‘Page Six,’ the 55-year-old super-star was attending the New York Film Festival premiere of ‘12 Years A Slave’ last week when she was thumbing away on her cell phone. When asked to stop she replied, “It’s for business … enslaver!” and continued to text away.
Alamo founder and CEO Tim League tweeted (below) that Madonna would no longer be welcome at the chain until she “apologizes to movie fans.”
League came under attack by Madonna’s fans and at one point he backed off tweeting, “it is really just a joke, but I like bringing the issue to the fore.”
Madonna has remained silent on the issue.
— Tim League (@timalamo) October 11, 2013
@TheManneFrank Madonna, however entitled she feels she is, is unbearably rude to others around her by texting in a theater
— Tim League (@timalamo) October 11, 2013
@GinaLockhart it is really just a joke, but I like bringing the issue to the fore.
— Tim League (@timalamo) October 12, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CA – In a press release today, News Radio KFBK announced a new lineup for their evening time slot.
The News, Weather and Traffic Station, announced the launch of The Pat Walsh Show, a local three-hour talk show featuring longtime sports anchor Pat Walsh, beginning Monday, October 14. The Pat Walsh Show will broadcast weekdays from 7-10 p.m.
Walsh will continue as the KFBK Afternoon News Sports Anchor weekdays from 4-7 p.m. Former ESPN analyst, Bill Herenda, will join the station to take over as the KFBK Morning News Sports Anchor weekdays from 5-9 a.m. PST. Sean Hannity will now air live on KFBK’s sister station Talk 650 KSTE from 12-3 p.m. PST.
“KFBK is Sacramento’s local news station and adding Pat Walsh to the evening lineup helps further establish KFBK as the leader in local news andinformation,” said Ken Charles, Vice President of Programming, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Sacramento. “Adding Hannity’s show live to KSTE makes the station home to the biggest regional and national personalities with Armstrong and Getty, Dennis Miller and now SeanHannity.”
Walsh began his broadcasting career in 1990 as a Sports and News Anchor at KPAY in Chico, Ca. In 1994 he joined the Clear Channel team as a News Anchor and Morning Show Producer for KSTE in Sacramento. Two years later he started his 17-year stint as theSports Anchor for the KFBK Morning News and KFBK Afternoon News.
“I am excited and extremely proud to begin my new adventure as Sacramento’s newest local talk host,” said Walsh. “It’s been a life-long dream to host my own radio show.”
Herenda joins KFBK as the Morning Sports Reporter following a career where he has appeared on the ESPN family of networks as a Basketball Analyst, Time Warner Cable, and as a contributor to sports talk shows throughout the U.S.Herenda currently serves as the Executive Director of Sacramento’s branch of the Positive Coaching Alliance.