Wednesday, June 18, 2014

FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON SAYS IRAQI LEADER HAS TO 'GO'
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Iraq's prime minister needs to go.  Clinton said Tuesday that Nouri al-Maliki is only making the situation worse as Iraq lurches toward civil war.  Meantime, President Obama will meet with congressional leaders on the growing crisis in Iraq later today.

CITY WILL OFFER DOMESTIC PARTNER BENEFITS
Nashville will soon provide health insurance and pension benefits to the same-sex partners of city employees.  The move was approved by the Metro Council last night with a vote of 27-to-7.  The change will take effect on January 1st.  Nashville is the fourth city in the state to offer domestic partner benefits.

STUDY: KIDS GAIN MORE WEIGHT OVER SUMMER BREAK
This doesn't come as a surprise, but just being aware of it could help parents keep their kids healthier. A new study finds kids gain weight more quickly over the summer months than during the school year. The researchers blame more junk food, a MORE sedentary lifestyle, with kids in front of the tv and computer screens, and poor sleep schedules.

MAN ARRESTED FOR THROWING DRUG-FILLED FOOTBALL INTO PRISON
Note to self: If you're gonna try to throw a football loaded with drugs into a prison so your buddies can have their dope, make sure you get it over the fence. A  Detroit guy just got arrested for his sad little throw, that landed just far enough inside that the guards could walk over and pick it up. He's now facing felony charges.

JOBS4TN HIRING EVENT IN DAVIDSON COUNTY 
More Than 40 Local Businesses On-Site
There's a big job fair today in Nashville... with more than 40 different businesses on site. The job fair is 10 to 2 at Glencliff High School.
You can get more info at www.jobs4Tn.gov

TOMATOES AS CAR PARTS
Here we go, into the future, with ketchup? Heinz ends up with a lot of extra tomato parts after making ketchup: a lot of tomato stems, seeds and skins. So Heinz has teamed up with Ford Motor Company to find ways to turn tomato leftovers into auto parts. They'll try to use them for things like little wiring brackets or even the bins that hold coins in your car console.

SELFIE TREND MOTIVATES MANY TO KEEP IN SHAPE
Whether you love them or hate them, selfies are doing something good for our health. They're making many of us try harder to stay in shape, and looking good enough to take a selfie whereEVER we are. Because of that, however, about one in three of us think selfies are just other people bragging about their looks. 

MAN RESCUES BABY ON THE ROAD
Talk about being in the right place at the right time! A Georgia man was driving down the highway and saw something moving on the road as he approached the bridge. It was a 15 month old girl, who'd wandered away from home. Mom and dad were arrested, the baby is fine. 

WOMAN RESCUES CAT THEN NEEDS RESCUE, HERSELF
Another rescue didn't go so well. In Pennsylvania a lady who was trying to be a good samaritan, and climbed on top of her roof then into a tall, tall, tall tree to rescue a kitty who'd been trapped for two days... says she looked down after she got the cat... and realized there was no WAY she was gonna get back down on her own! Long story short: Firefighters to the rescue. Both lady and her little feline buddy are fine. '

METRO POLICE CHIEF WRITES SCATHING MEMO THAT RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT VIOLENT OFFENDER
A scathing memo from Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson has been getting a lot of attention. The chief is upset that a prominent Nashville developer accused of beating up his girlfriend, was let out of jail early, and went straight back and beat her again.
Chief Anderson's seven-page memo blasts General Sessions Court Judge Casey Moreland and others for letting David Chase out of jail before his mandatory 12-hour cooling off period was over.  Court documents showed after Chase was let out the first time he returned home, surprised his girlfriend who was trying to pack her things and leave, and attacked her again.  Chase has been developing the new Virgin Hotel planned for Music Row, but all this could make him lose that job. Someone in Judge Moreland's office told NewsChannel 5 he cannot comment pending the investigation.

DR. OZ GRILLED OVER WEIGHT LOSS CLAIMS
Used to be, when Dr. Oz said it, you could take it to the bank. This week, however, the host of  "The Dr. Oz Show" is being grilled by senators on Capitol Hill who are looking into weight loss scams, and who say Dr. Oz has been promoting products that don't have scientific proof to back them.
In May the Federal Trade Commission sued the sellers of Green Coffee Beans for deceiving consumers through fake news sites and invented health claims. And then, after Dr Oz talked about the product and basically endorsed it, the company used a video clip of that to boost sales. Dr. Oz says he'll reword his claims, and will post a list of things he believes actually lead to weight loss.

PURSE-SIZED SCOOTER
What keeps a lot of people from riding scooters or bikes is that they take up a lot of space, so they're hard to carry onto buses, put into cars, etc. But a 22 year old college student has come up with an adult scooter that folds up into the size of a standard letter-sized piece of paper and weighs only 11 pounds. They're working on gbetting them into the hands, and maybe even purses, of the public.

CELEB TIDBITS
Lorde's Parents Get Engaged
Singer Lorde's parents finally got engaged. They've been together nearly 30 years... I'd say it's time. lol.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been on-again, off-again for years... right now they're on again. who knows how long that'll last.

Jason Segel is okay with getting naked in his movies. But, he's just admitted that his mother is not so cool with it. He forgot to tell her about his full frontal shot in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and she saw it, and started CRYING. She then sent out a mass email to the family, warning them that his privates would be right there, in their faces, so-to-speak.

BALLOON BOY MUSICAL PLANNED
And, man, they'll just make musicals about anything these days! Remember balloon boy? The kid who reportedly floated away with a weather balloon (turned out he was home, safe). At the International Thespian Festival this month, they're debuting a MUSICAL based on the Balloon Boy story. 

Taylor Swift Gets Three Nods in First Wave of Teen Choice 2014 Nominees
Here's a complete list of the first set of 2014 Teen Choice Award nominations. Voting is now open to teenagers at TeenChoiceAwards.com. The show airs Sunday, August 10 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.
TELEVISION
Choice TV Show: Drama
Hart of Dixie
Pretty Little Liars
Switched at Birth
The Fosters
Twisted

Choice TV Actor: Drama
Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
Jake T. Austin, The Fosters
Lucas Grabeel, Switched at Birth
Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Avan Jogia, Twisted

Choice TV Actress: Drama
Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
Rachel Bilson, Hart of Dixie
Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
Maddie Hasson, Twisted
Maia Mitchell, The Fosters

Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Arrow
Once Upon a Time
Sleepy Hollow
Teen Wolf
The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Josh Dallas, Once Upon a Time
Joseph Morgan, The Originals
Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf
Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Ginnifer Goodwin, Once Upon a Time
Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries
Claire Holt, The Originals
Kristin Kreuk, Beauty and the Beast

Choice TV Show: Comedy
Austin and Ally
Glee
New Girl
Sam and Cat
The Big Bang Theory

Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Ashton Kutcher, Two and a Half Men
Ross Lynch, Austin and Ally
Chord Overstreet, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Choice TV Actress: Comedy
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project
Laura Marano, Austin and Ally
Lea Michele, Glee
Debby Ryan, Jessie

MUSIC
Choice Male Artist
Jason Derulo
Pitbull
Austin Mahone
Ed Sheeran
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

Choice Female Artist
Beyonce
Miley Cyrus
Ariana Grande
Lorde
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group
5 Seconds of Summer
Fifth Harmony
One Direction
R5
Rixton