AT WORK PERK!
Here's everything you need to know about the At Work Perk! Beginning Monday, and all the way through June 22nd, I’ll be visiting work places all over Kern County. If you’re listening to 97.7 The Breeze when I show up, you’ll win $97 cash on the spot. I’ll tell you what day, and where I’ll be in Kern county looking for 97.7 The Breeze workplaces. To make it even easier to win cash, go to www.977thebreeze.com and tell us who you are, where you work, and when you listen to The Breeze. Then make sure all your radios at work are tuned to 97.7 The Breeze. It’s the Breeze At-Work-Perk from Bakersfield’s New Home of Lite Rock and Less Talk!
AMERICAN IDOL NOTES
JD Roberto from American Idol called in again this week with the backstage scoop… Stars were out in full force at last night's American Idol charity event. While it was an elimination episode, the show charitably let the lowest vote-getter remain anonymous and stay in the competition. This week's votes will be combined with next week's, and two singers will be going home next Wednesday. JD said they let him in on it about 90 minutes before the telecast, and all who knew needed to sign confidentiality agreements. Of all the contestants, the most relieved was Lakisha, who thought for sure she was going home. She admitted to JD she’s concerned that after being such an early front-runner, she has seemed to have lost favor with the judges. In addition, while not being cocky about it, Melinda and Jordin feel pretty confident about their chances to be in the Finals.
Live performances included Earth Wind and Fire with a fast-and-funky medley of their favorites -- "Boogie Wonderland," "Shining Star" and "September”. Other highlights were Il Divo singing the West Side Story classic "Somewhere," country crooners Rascal Flatts doing "My Wish," Josh Groban performing "You Raise Me Up" with help from an African children's choir, first season American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson doing "Up to the Mountain" with rock legend Jeff Beck on guitar, Annie Lennox performing the Simon and Garfunkel classic "Bridge Over Troubled Water," and the magic of computer generation gave us a duet of Elvis Presley and Celine Dion sharing the Idol stage for his "If I Can Dream."
The night was full of celebrity stunts. Ben Stiller appeared via satellite and threatened to sing The Little River Band's "Reminiscing" until 200-billion dollars was raised. Jack Black was pulled from the audience to belt out Seal's "Kiss From a Rose." The judges cut him off, though Simon said he was better than Sanjaya -- who was seen laughing in the audience. Seal was also on hand, and gave Black high marks for the performance. An animated piece featured "Homer," "Marge" and "Lisa Simpson" judging a crooning cartoon version of Simon Cowell. Finally U-2's Bono appeared in a sober, taped segment where he talked about the importance of charity.
In a quirky video piece, an all-star cavalcade lip-synched to the Bee Gees disco classic "Stayin' Alive." Those hamming it up include Kevin Bacon, Madonna, Goldie Hawn, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Helena Bonham Carter, Gwyneth Paltrow, Keira Knightly, Hugh Grant, Mark Anthony, The Blue Man Group and "Miss Piggy." The video is available for download at I-Tunes.
JD said the life of the party backstage were Jack Black and Rascal Flatts, both really enjoying being a part of the show. Tonight, JD has ALL SIX REMAINING CONTESTANTS on American Idol Extra. It’s on the Fox Reality Channel, check your local listings.
SHOULD I HAVE SAID SOMETHING?
Wow... a hot topic this morning. I told a story about two weeks ago when I was in McDonalds and saw a 50-year old woman with a toilet seat cover hanging out from the back of her pants. I know a lot of people were snickering at her, but I felt it was uncomfortable and awkward for a man to say something about a woman like that. I didn't want her to think I was looking at that area of her body... so I said nothing. Julie said I was TOTALLY wrong. She said she would have wanted to know, regardless of who was saving her from further embarassment. So we asked you... should I have said something, or was it not my place as a man.
Boy, you all agreed... WITH JULIE! We had one woman call in and say she would have been totally embarassed for a man to tell her, but other than that every other call we took said I should have said something, and at the very least found another woman to tap her on the shoulder.
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