Tuesday, April 10, 2007

APRIL 10, 2007

I was watching one of those daytime talk shows the other day, and there was a couple who was getting married. Their problem was that the bride-to-be didn't like her boyfriend's best friend, and didn't want him in the wedding. So, we asked you... should a bride or groom have a say in who the other person picks as their best man or maid of honor. You thought, overwhelmingly, that both people involved should approve of all those in the wedding party. Even if it's a family member (maybe a groom dislikes the bride's sister), you agreed no one should have to ruin their big day by putting someone in their wedding party who will upset their new spouse.

We had Austin Peck on this morning... Brad, from As The World Turns. If you've missed it, on As The World Turns, sparks fly on-screen and off between Oakdale Now talk show co-hosts, Brad Snyder and Katie Kasnoff (Terri Colombino). The two butt heads when Brad suggests a contest in which he and Katie visit a viewer's home to fulfill a household duty of the winner’s choosing. A reluctant Katie is forced to participate when their boss, Kim Hughes, (Kathryn Hays) loves the idea. To enter to "Win a Day with ‘Brad’ and ‘Katie,’" visit www.oakdalenow.com and submit an original essay explaining why Brad and Katie should visit you in your hometown to perform one of your least favorite household chores. Entries must be received by 3 PM on April 12.

Former 'N Sync-er Joey Fatone finally paid heed to judges who've been saying his behind is getting ahead of him. Proper posterior position placed him in first after last night's paso doble on Dancing With the Stars. Waltzing in a close second was speed skater Apolo Anton Ono, trailed by actor Ian Ziering and the soon-to-be-former Mrs. Paul McCartney, activist Heather Mills. Passable paso dobles that followed were boxer Laila Ali and country music star Billy Ray Cyrus, with actor John Ratzenberger and talk show host Leeza Gibbons ahead of Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, who, in an unfortunate turn, brought up the rear with a waltz the judges said showed a lack of commitment to the dance.

Tonight will determine who really passed the paso doble test during Dancing With the Stars: The Results, which features country stars Big and Rich performing "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" and their new single "Lost in This Moment." The Results airs at 9:00 PM on ABC.

German researchers have found that dark chocolate may help lower blood pressure, but tea doesn’t help much. The benefits from dark chocolate are believed to come from flavonoids, but too much of a good thing can be bad for you. Experts say that while dark chocolate may lower blood pressure, too much will still make you fat. Researchers say eating a healthy amount of dark chocolate can reduce the risk of stroke by 20% and of coronary heart disease by 10%.