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Are you “Obsessed” with Mariah?

Watch out Las Vegas! Mariah Carey has just decided to make Sin City her home for a couple months in the fall (September & October) to start her stint of “intimate engagements” at the Palms Casino Resort.  Will I be going? No. But I’m sure there are tons of fans out there just dying to attend. What’s the princess charging these days to watch her perform? Oh, just a measly $129-$254 a ticket. !!!!  I know she’s talented, but really?! Doesn’t Ms. Carey already have enough money to pay her personal trainers and buy personal jets?  Maybe she’s just money hungry. Either way, I hope the Maloof’s treat her with the luxury and respect that she certaintly needs!

LC’s book to become a movie?!?

Further proof that Hollywood is completely out of good ideas, some brilliant movie exec is thinking about turning Lauren Conrad’s book LA Candy into a movie.  Really?  Kind of makes me want to start writing a script.  I mean, I’m sure I couldn’t do any worse than our girl LC.  So I assume the plot goes something like this: young, innocent girl hits the big city, gets her own reality show, and inexplicably turns into someone famous for doing, well, not much.  Sounds fascinating.  Well, seeing that everything else has been simply handed to Ms. Conrad, I’m quite sure that this will be made into a movie, and she’ll continue raking in money hand over fist all for doing, what, again?

American Idol auditioner killed

This is very sad.  You probably don’t remember her name, but I definitely remember her audition, or at least her anti-Simon diatribe after she was turned down by the judges!  Alexis Cohen, who auditioned first in Season 7 of American Idol, and then returned last season as a slightly more subdued version of herself, was struck by a car and killed early Saturday in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.  The guy who hit her, Daniel Bark, was charged with aggravated manslaughter in a NJ court today.  If you watch to refresh your memory, here’s her audition from Season 7.  She had evidently even tried out again this season, and was getting ready for her callback.  Our best wishes go our to her family.

What’s up in Sactown this weekend!

It’s gonna be another hot summer weekend around NoCal with temps in the upper 90’s, and as always there’s plenty of fun things to be checking out around town.  Of course everyone’s excited about the No Doubt show tonight out at the ampitheater!  Paramore and The Sounds open up for Gwen and the boys. 

The Sacramento Film & Music Festival kicks off tonight at the Crest Theater.  It’s a week-long event where you can check out movies made by local filmmakers.  Starts at 6:30 tonight, 11:00am Saturday, and Noon on Sunday.

A fun family event called the Ice Cream Safari happens Saturday afternoon at the Zoo beginning at 4:00pm.  All you can eat ice cream on a hot day plus all the cool animals, it doesn’t get much better than that!

The Music Circus continues their summer season downtown at 15th and H, this weekend showing one of my all time favorite musicals, Guys And Dolls.  It’s got the famous “Luck Be A Lady” and lots of other great tunes.  8:00 show tonight, two shows Saturday, and finishes off at 7:30pm on Sunday.

Two major movie releases this weekend are G-Force and The Ugly Truth.  Katherine Heigl stars in the latter film, which is set in Sacramento of all places!  My general rule of thumb is, the more advertising you see for a movie, the worse it is, and that is apparently true again.  I’ve seen TONS of ads for it, probably because it’s a big stinkeroo, at least according to several reviews.  Remember when romantic comedies used to be, well, romantic?  Not anymore.  Evidently The Ugly Truth is WAY raunchy, which means that as much as I like Katherine Heigl, I won’t be seeing this one.

I hope you all have a great weekend, and I’ll talk to you again on Monday.  In the meantime, become my friend on Facebook…   www.facebook.com/ckontheradio

CK’s New Music Video Blog!

Check back each week and I’ll keep you up to date with new releases and cool new tunes!

Official New Moon Website

For all you Twilight fans out there, the official Twilight Saga: New Moon site is up and running! You can check out brand new pictures and sound clips from the movie PLUS there are 2 interactive sub-sites that have even more surprises…If your on Team Edward check out the Cullen House or if your part of Team Jacob go to the La Push Reservation site. Both of them have some awesome wallpapers, quotes, and more. Even though the movie doesn’t come out until November, this will definitely make the next 4 months a little easier! Check it out here.

No more IOU’s!! But is the state budget problem really solved??

So the knuckleheads we call our state legislators apparently got something done last night and reached an agreement which attempts to re-balance the piece of crap budget they passed back in February. Schwarzenegger and the legislators declared at the time what a great job they had done to reach the deal, and how both parties really came together and solved the budget problem.  Ummm, not so fast.  Here we are in July, just 5 months later, realizing what a joke that previous deal was, so much so it needed a complete re-working because it WAY over-estimated how much money California would be making via taxes. Enter last night’s agreement. While it may be better than February’s lame excuse for a budget deal, to me it looks like another piece of crap!  What do I mean by piece of crap, you ask?  Well, we’ve been told that we’ll be $26 BILLION dollars short of making the previous budget work (which is in effect until June of 2010).  But the new deal only makes $15.5 billion in cuts!  You do the math. It doesn’t quite add up. The other $10 billion was just glossed over with smoke and mirrors (dishonest accounting tricks and attempted borrowing from California cities and counties, like they have any extra money lying around!). Sadly, the knuckleheads regularly pull these kinds of monetary manipulations, which is one of the reasons the budget seems to always be in crisis mode. The politicians constantly chip away at the problem, yet always leave a ticking time-bomb ready to explode during the next year’s budget. Which it inevitably does. So once again, despite last night’s apparent deal and forthcoming congratulations the politicians will undoubtedly slap each other on the back with, the entire deficit problem is not really solved, but instead pushed into the future yet again with more lame accounting tricks.  Shameful!!

Here’s a little perspective… it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that a state is going to take in more money in taxes during years when lots and lots of people are buying houses and the economy is generally good.  That was a few years ago.  The problem is, our state government got greedy and spent all that increased revenue, instead of realizing it was going to be a short-lived windfall and perhaps SAVING some of it for future lean times.  Of course, this is not how governments work.  It’s all about the right now for these politicians, and how much money can they get away with spending so their constituents will vote them back in the next election?  Even worse than simply wasting all that excess income with those bloated budgets of the past couple years, is the fact that the programs and agencies that got all the extra money are of course continuing to expect to receive those funds moving forward, and then crying foul when the legislators dare cut into their gravy train.  And there lies the problem California has gotten itself into.

Let’s bring this into our world with a scenario that could happen in our lives.  Say that you have a job which pays you $40,000 a year.  Then for a couple years your company does very well, so it gives you some nice bonuses.  Maybe you make $60,000 for a couple of years because of this.  With all of this extra money coming in, you start spending lots more on things you don’t necessarily need, like a faster internet connection, more expensive data plan for your cell phone, or maybe all of the movie channels for your television viewing pleasure.  Unfortunately, a year or two later the economy worsens, and your company’s business goes south.  Maybe they even have to furlough you a day or two a month, so now you’re only going to make $35,000 this year.  The problem is, you’re used to spending all that extra money you used to be getting on your paychecks every other week, so what do you do?  This is exactly where our state is.  Making much less money, but stubbornly unwilling to STOP SPENDING MONEY IT DOESN’T HAVE!!  This time around, it solved about half the problem.  My prediction- by the end of this year or early 2010, we’ll be right back where we were before last night’s agreement, OUT OF MONEY!  So for now, the embarrassing IOU payments will cease, but rest assured, the state’s budget problem is nowhere near solved, and will rear its ugly head again in the not-too-distant future.

Chris Brown Apologizes

After more than 5 months since the Chris Brown and Rihanna incident, Chris has finally released an apology…Check out the video here.

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CK on the softball diamond!

The 107.9 softball team finished off our regular season last night by beating Comcast Cable 13-5!  We finished with a record of 7-3-1, and are ready for the playoffs starting next week.  Way to go 107.9, good luck in the playoffs!  That’s me, the second guy from the left :)

Walkin’ On The Moon

It was 40 years ago today that the spaceship Apollo 11 took off for the moon!  There’s a website that is recreating the historical mission as if it were currently happening.  If you are interested in reliving the history, visit wechoosethemoon.org and follow the action exactly as it happened back in 1969!  You can listen to a live stream of the conversations between the ship and ground control, plus follow Apollo’s progress on the way to the moon.  Pretty cool!