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January 2015


Why I Must Love Taylor Swift & You Will Too

Erin here. I’ll be honest. I want to not like Taylor Swift. She’s so…everywhere. Taylor has scads of money and boyfriends and fans and insanely successful concert tours. But unlike most ridiculously popular, rich and attractive people in their early 20’s, Taylor has insisted on being loving, considerate, and astonishingly philanthropic. Remember the immortal duet she sang with the little…

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Both Horrifying & Happy Hollywood News

Welcome to my roundup of what I like to call “I did not see that coming!” Hollywood is bursting with both horrifying and happy news today. Let’s start with the horrifying: Justin Bieber’s underwear. For some reason, Calvin Klein thought putting the massively tattooed  pop star in their undies with a hot model would be a good idea.  Your thoughts?…

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2015 Salt Lake Comic Con Fan X

What:  Salt Lake Comic Con FanX When:  January 29th, 30th, and 31st Where:  Salt Palace Convention Center Website: Utah’s favorite pop-culture event, Salt Lake Comic Con FanX, returns to the Salt Palace Convention Center January 29th, 30th and 31st! Anime, cosplay, horror, sci-fi & fantasy! Celebrities from TV & film Comicbook creators Celebrity panels Photo & signing opportunities Celebrity…

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I Could Have Dated Nicole Kidman!!! (And Other Lost Opportunities)

I’ve never seen a look of such utter chagrin on anyone’s face before. Jimmy Fallon was hosting Nicole Kidman on The Tonight Show Tuesday when she launched into a story about wanting to “date” him when she was newly single after Tom Cruise. In sneaky Hollywood style, she had her agent call him and request a “meeting” about her upcoming…

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Free–Or Cheap–Weekend Family Fun Along The Wasatch Front

(Cover Photo credit: Valerie) SO MUCH to do this weekend!  There are piles of competitions and fun up in the mountains and away from the inversion. If you really want more gunk in your lungs and less driving, there are sports, Walking With Dinosaurs, and all kinds of free crafting, dance and art. Take a look… Free–Or Cheap–Weekend Family Fun…

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Most Iconic Restaurant?

According to an article written by Thrillest, Ruth’s Diner has been selected as the Most Iconic Restaurant in Utah. Here’s what they had to say about it: Salt Lake City (Est. 1930) While some diners are in buildings shaped to look like trolley cars, Ruth’s is inside an actual trolley car that rolled its way around SLC in the early…

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Behold! Golden Globes Awards Bingo!

Erin here — The Todd and I love the Golden Globes Awards “best of anything” during the endless parade of statues, strange nominations, and obscure organizations determined to honor SOMETHING in the next 2-3 months. The Golden Globes–hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press–realized in a moment of genius that allowing the celebrities to drink during the ceremony would certainly spice…

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Look, It’s The “Kiss Cam” Buddy! Use It Or Lose It!

Let’s face it, the Kiss Cam is a tiny island of romance in the swirling sea of testosterone that is sports. So, YES gentlemen-if your mug ever hits the Jumbotron, look up, stop texting and kiss your girl! Or someone will.  Watch this–I’m still laughing. (Cover photo courtesy: Oliver Darcy)

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Party With Pedro

Party with Efren Ramirez, aka Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite, at DJ Jarvicious on Thursday, January 29th at Club 50 West (50 W Broadway in downtown, SLC). There is limited space, so fill out the form below to get on the guestlist now. Doors at 9pm This is a 21 and over event so make sure you bring a valid photo…

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FanGirl Squee! New Trailer Up For The Walking Dead!

Oh, man…waiting for the second half of “The Walking Dead“ season to start is killing me. The next episode airs Sunday, February 8th on AMC. If you need a little something to tide you over, here’s the new teaser trailer. It’s unremittingly grim.  And what’s up with Rick’s beard? It looks like a woodchuck grafted to his jaw…   FanGirl…

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Fun-Filled Winter Activities in Utah!

Photo courtesy of: Dondu.Small It’s cold outside, and I know we all want it to be summer again, but until then, here are some fun-filled winter activities to keep you busy until the warm weather returns! Snow Tubing: Head on up to Park City and check out their tubing lanes! They are even lit so you have an after dark family…

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Chris Hemsworth In A Wet Shirt. That Is All.

God bless Jimmy Fallon. I love what he’s done with the Tonight Show. You remember the epic Kevin Bacon/Footloose recreation or the interpretive break-dance conversation with Brad Pitt? But last night the insanely beautiful Chris Hemsworth was on to promote his new film “Blackhat,” and he and Jimmy played “Water War.” The only things I care about are: 1- I’m totally doing “Water War”…

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Morris Murdock Cruise Giveaway

Enter to win a Cruise from Morris Murdock Travel and Royal Caribbean Value of the 7-day Caribbean Cruise: $3,000 Airfare included: air is included from SLC to Orlando Departure Port: Port Canaveral   Details of the cruise: 7-day Caribbean Cruise for two on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas. Ocean view cabin. Winner may choose from Eastern or Western Caribbean…

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5 Simple Ways To Save $191.00 On Utilities In One Year

There’s nothing like this time of year. White coats of snow on the lawn, cuddling up under a feather comforter, opening your light bill and keeling over from a heart attack.  Yeah, nothing like it. Every season brings it’s own sneaky ways to run up your utility bills, but here are 5 simple ways to bring the bills back down.  (Editor’s note:…

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Win Free Lunch for a Month

  Sign up here and enter to win 20 FREE meals from The Café at 50 West. If you live or work in the downtown SLC area then you need to sign up for this. Head over to The Café at 50 West and ask any employee for the Free Food keyword. You’ll get $5 off your meal* on the…

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Maroon 5 And The Best. Video. Concept. EVER.

So Maroon 5 wanted to try something different for their upcoming single “Sugar,” so they hired “Wedding Crashers” director David Dobkin to shoot a video where they literally crash 25 weddings around Los Angeles. The grooms were apparently the only ones who knew–until the crew came in, set up a screen and got the equipment plugged in. When the curtain…

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Martin Luther King Jr. – Your Quote For Today

Erin here–when I worked in Virginia for several years, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was sullenly wedged into another existing holiday: General Robert E. Lee Day. General Lee  (before the term was taken for the brother’s car in Dukes of Hazzard) was a Confederate general who fought for the South in the Civil War. You can see my dilemma. (Photo…

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Epic Pinterest Fail

(Cover photo credit: Mellssa French)   Nailed it! Yeah, not so much.  I would like to say that I’m pretty good with holiday and home decor, and Pinterest has only fueled my filthy love of my hot glue gun. But our 3 year old Zoe and I were perusing the desserts and discovered the Pink Camouflage Cake. This is what…

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7 Sundance Film Festival Screenings You Cannot Miss

Aside from the hard-core film buffs, most of us like to look through the film guide from the Sundance Film Festival and pick a couple we’d really like to see. Since we’re about to be descended upon by the PIB’s (People In Black) it’s time to dig out your Frye boots and decide what’s worth the drive up the canyon….

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Free–Or Cheap–Winter Family Fun Along The Wasatch Front

Free–Or Cheap–Winter Family Fun Along The Wasatch Front. Wow–what an amazing weekend!  There’s celebrity spotting, ice castles to explore, and a plethora of Awesome all along the Wasatch Front. Take a look and make some plans-if you blow off this weekend and hide indoors, I will shun you. Totally. (Photo Credit: Sarah Arnoff) (Cover photo credit: Sarah Arnoff) Friday 1.23: 10am-11pm:…

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Rewind 100.7 is Sending You to See Journey in Las Vegas!

Rewind 100.7 is setting you up and sending you off…to Vegas! The winner will get an overnight stay at the luxurious Hard Rock Hotel, dinner for two, a one-hundred dollar gas card and, of course, tickets to the Journey concert. Listen for your chance to qualify every weekday at 9a, 2p, and 5p. If you qualify you’ll instantly win a…

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2015 SAG Award Winners

MOVIES Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture Winner: Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game The Theory of Everything Outstanding performance by a male actor in a motion picture Steve Carell, Foxcatcher Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler Michael Keaton, Birdman Winner: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything Outstanding performance by a female…

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Win a Trip to See Spongebob at Nickelodeon Universe!

Rewind 100.7 is shipping you off to a pineapple under the sea for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Bikini Bottom. It’s a fun-filled family trip to Spongebob World inside Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America in Minneapolis with a 3-night stay at the luxurious Radisson Blue Hotel and two days admission to Nickelodeon Universe where you’ll meet Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Crab,…

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Free Chipotle For You! …IF You Will Embrace Tofu

(Photo credit: Ikester_Hong)  (Cover photo credit: Javier Aldana) Chipotle is offering free burritos – if you’re willing to embrace tofu. Buy the spicy organic tofu topping Sofritas anytime today–January 26–Chipotle will give you a free entrée of any kind. That’s right: buy one, get one free burritos. Remember to save your receipt and bring it back to Chipotle to get…

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The First Trailer’s Out For The NEW Fantastic Four

  (Photo credit: Daniel Sempertegul) Fangirl squee!!!  The First Trailer’s Out For The NEW Fantastic Four. Let’s be honest-I like Jessica Alba as much as the next person, but the first attempt at Fantastic Four was…well…dismal. Cheesy.   (Photo credit: Alljah Villlan) The new Fantastic Four casting is interesting- Kate Mara as the Invisible Woman and looking really stressed out in…

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Zombie Kitty Returns from his Grave!

Photo Courtesy of    Early in January, Bart the kitty was sadly hit by a car in Tampa, Florida. His owner was obviously distraught and decided to bury his fury friend in his yard to rest in peace. Almost a week later, Bart crawled from the ground and was begging for food! His owner was shocked and said that…

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See The Video That Brought Bruno Mars To Tears

Awww…seriously. This is so sweet. Theatre teacher Scott Pankey at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School enlisted the help of the entire student body to create a music video from Bruno Mars’ new single “Uptown Funk.”  It’s an incredible effort for a high school crew–continuous looping camera work that takes you through the entire school. I loved the inclusiveness–everyone,…

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Ultimate Sports Fan Experience

Think you are the ultimate fan? Prove it! Arches Health Plan is on the hunt to find Utah’s Ultimate Sports Fan. Enter now for your chance to win 4 tickets to each of the following teams: Utah Jazz Real Salt Lake U of U Football U of U Basketball U of U Gymnastics BYU Football BYU Basketball Salt Lake Bees…

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Win the Ultimate Jazz Fan Experience

Enter to win The Ultimate Jazz Fan Experience Contest– Brought to you by Handy & Handy Prize Details: 3rd Row Jazz tickets (Game versus Charlotte Hornets on Monday, March 16th) Two signed Jazz Jerseys by your favorite players $150 gift card to Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Limo service to dinner and the game If you’ve been injured in…

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