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  • Taylor, Selena, and the Biebs are the Teen's Choice

    Posted by Lee Peek

    Taylor Swift and actress/singer Selena Gomez were big winners at the Teen Choice awards on Sunday. Taylor scooped up six surfboard trophies including one for Ultimate Teen Choice.

    Ms. Swift was named the favorite female artist, country singer and red carpet fashion icon. She also scored with best country single for her song "Mean" and choice breakup song "Back to December."

    While accepting her Ultimate Teen Choice surfboard onstage, 21 year-old Swift thanked her fans and joked that "it's been a long time since I was a teenager, like two years."

    Selena  Gomez performed her hit single "I Love You Like a Love Song" with her band The Scene, and won choice TV actress in a drama for her role in "Wizards of Waverly Place." She was also named choice "hottie," and The Scene scored the award for top band and for single of the year with their song "Who Says."

    Selena's boyfriend, Justin Bieber, scooped up surfboards for being the top "hottie" as well as the choice "twit." Bieber was named top male artist and earned an acting award for his recent work on television.

    A special "Inspire" trophy went to Demi Lovato, the 18-year-old singer and actress who late last year pulled out of a concert tour to enter rehab for abuse issues.

    Since then, Lovato has talked openly about her problems with eating disorders and cutting herself that she linked to being bullied at school when she was younger. And she started a foundation called Love Is Louder Than the Pressure to be Perfect to help kids combat peer pressure.

    Other top Teen Choice honors went to "Twilight" actor Robert Pattinson, who was named choice vampire for his role in the popular romance movies. He was also named best movie actor in a drama.

    Other winners included Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Blake Lively and the cast of "Glee."

    CLICK HERE for the full list of winners. 

  • Trace and Richard Team Up for Good Cause and Funny Spots

    Posted by Lee Peek

    Trace Adkins and racing legend Richard Petty are back once again to promote BC Powder and Goody's Headache Powder and to prove once and for all who has the most pains in their life, a race car driver or a country singer. Late this year, fans will be able to once again support raising funds for Wounded Warrior Project on behalf of BC and Adkins and Victory Junction Camp on behalf of Goody’s and Petty. Last year, BC and Goody’s collectively gave $100,000 to the charities in a check presentation at the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 in Martinsville, Va., and they hope to get the public’s help in raising that much again.

    Also, participants who “like”, share or download a coupon for their favorite headache powders on Facebook will be able to participate in a sweepstakes that will include an all-expense paid VIP trip for four to the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway (race tickets, air and hotel) courtesy of Goody’s, or an all-expense paid VIP trip for four to a Trace Adkins concert stop (concert tickets, air and hotel) in early 2012 (location TBD) courtesy of BC.

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  • A Great Conversation with Craig Morgan

    Posted by Lee Peek

    We always have a great time with this guy, give a listen to our conversation with Craig Morgan including some time put to great use on the Lee & Nikki "hot seat" on our PODCAST page at WDEZ.com...

    We will have the interview posted there only after we re-air them tomorrow at 6:15AM ~Lee & Nikki

  • Who's to Blame?

    Posted by Lee Peek

    During a recent Tim McGraw concert (in Massachusetts), a 19 year old boy was nearly beaten to death. In fact, he had to be air lifted, and police had trouble identifying him because of his extensive injuries.

    During the end of the concert, several men in their 20′s jumped the boy and began beating him. Although the initial cause of the attack is unknown, police are pointing fingers at alcohol consumption.

    According to the Chief of the Mansfield Police Department, “If you look at the music today, particularly country music, used to be an easy night for us, but now we have serious problems with alcohol in the parking lots during the country concerts. But look at the content of some of their music, it’s all about the booze."

    Drinking related arrests have become common, especially following country concerts. During this past weekend's Aquapalooza, police arrested 44 people for alcohol related crimes and underage drinking. "Every arrest we made was alcohol related."


  • Weeks is Out; This Was Ugly

    Posted by Lee Peek

    Rickie Weeks absolutely wrecked his ankle last night. Enjoy the close up of the video with your breakfast this morning.  ~Lee & Nikki

  • Celebs Men Are Sick of...

    Posted by Lee Peek

    AskMen.com just released the results of their 2011 Great Male Survey, which polled over 70,000 men from the United States, Canada, England, and Australia, about everything from their personal grooming habits to their breakup styles.

    AskMen also included a couple of questions pertaining to celebs.

    Which female public figure GUYS were most tired of hearing about:

    29% Lady Gaga
    25% Sarah Palin

    17% Kim Kardashian
    15% Lindsay Lohan
    3% Kate Middleton
    3% Pippa Middleton
    8% None of the above

    When the percentages were broken down according to country, 42% of gents in the U.K. are not into Kim Kardashian. Meanwhile, 30% of American dudes said they were fed up with seeing Sarah Palin make headlines, while 34% of Aussie males and 32% of Canadian guys are so over Lady Gaga.

    Which MALE public figure GUYS were most tired of hearing about:

    47% Justin Bieber
    20% Charlie Sheen
    12% Barack Obama
    8% Donald Trump
    4% Prince William
    3% Mark Zuckerberg
    0% Arnold Schwarzenegger
    6% None of the above

    What celebrities are you sick of?  ~Lee & Nikki


  • Brad Paisley Fans “Arrested in Droves”

    Posted by Lee Peek

    An upstate New York newspaper posted the names of EVERY PERSON arrested following a Buffalo concert featuring Brad Paisley. Not sure why but it was a a heck of a list. Country Weekly reported "The newspaper goes on to list dozens of names and charges stemming in and around Brad’s concert Saturday night in the Buffalo, N.Y., area. Those charges include disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, underage drinking, criminal possession of drugs, driving while intoxicated and others."

    Brad tweeted a link to the article with the response “Quite a performance in [Darien Lake] Saturday. We also played music.”

    You might remember we had a similar discussion on the show after the Kenny Chesney show at Lambeau Field. But kudos to that New York crowd who had a few more taken to the pokey then our Wisconsin counterparts. Just goes to show we handle our booze better the New Yorkers...


  • Are You Ready for Some Football?

    Posted by Lee Peek

    The NFL lockout is finally over… the players voted to approve the new labor deal on Monday

    In the deal, owners will get a higher percentage of all revenue. 

    The players persuaded teams to commit to spending nearly all of their salary cap space in cash and won changes to offseason and in-season practice rules that should make the game safer.

    The NFL lockout is finally over… the players voted to approve the new labor deal on Monday

    In the deal, owners will get a higher percentage of all revenue. 

    The players persuaded teams to commit to spending nearly all of their salary cap space in cash and won changes to offseason and in-season practice rules that should make the game safer.

    Club facilities will open to players starting today (Tuesday).   2011 draft picks and rookie free agents can work on their deals.

    Teams can also start making trades and begin conversations with veteran free agents from all teams today. However, no player can officially sign until Friday at 6 p.m. ET.

    Tomorrow (Wednesday), the first group of teams can report to training camp

  • Where in the World History Would You Go?

    Posted by Lee Peek

    Men's Health asked, "If you could go back in time to witness one historical event, which would it be?"

    • The Last Supper, 27%
    • Parting of Red Sea, 19%
    • Meteor that killed the dinosaurs, 15%
    • Debates over U.S. Constitution, 14%
    • Battle of Gettysburg, 10%
    • Babe Ruth calling his shot, 7%
    • Wright brothers' first flight, 4%
    • Delivery of Trojan horse, 4%
    The Last Supper? That suprised us. What historical event would you like to see?