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Counting Down To Zero

Reality TV shows are quite the rage these days. Even our City of Austin is getting into the game, and it's all for a good cause. The city has launched a program called Dare to Go Zero. Four local families have accepted a five-week challenge to reduce the amount of trash they generate, and will document their progress on camera. Each family is competing for a chance to win a sustainable home improvement package worth over $2000! Dare to Go Zero airs Friday nights, 7 Pm, on Austin's local Government Access Channel 6, as well as on YouTube. For more information about the Dare to Go Zero project, visit
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Taylor Comes To Town Again

If you're a fan of Taylor Swift, you'll be excited to know the lovely singer/songwriter is coming back to Austin--again! Swift, who was here last year, is bringing her Speak Now World Tour 2011 to the Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday, October 26. Tickets willgo on sale Friday, April 29, 10 Am, at the usual Texas Box Office outlets. You can also charge by phone at (512) 477-6060, or online at: Prices are: $25, $59.50, and $69.50. Check out this cool video of an appearance she made on "Late Night With David Letterman" late last year, playing a song from her current album "Speak Now".
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A Second Try At Love

People Magazine reported earlier this week that singer Shania Twain is engaged to Swiss businessman Frederic Thiebaud. Back in 2008, Shania and then-husband Robert "Mutt" Lange split after he was allegedly having an affair with Thiebaud's wife. Let's hope the second time around for Shania will be the charm. Here's a video of her performing a Christmas song on the "Today" show back in 1998. Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!
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What Gets Under Kim Kardashian's Skin?

In case you missed it, Kim Kardashian was interviewed on this morning's CBS "Early Show". Erica Hill talked with the popular reality TV star about her new book, her favorite laser hair removal process, and what really gets under her skin.
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See Spot Shake

You may not spend the majority of your day pondering such questions as, "why do dogs shake themselves after getting a bath"? But, just in case that question has always piqued your curiosity, maybe this video will clean up the mystery.
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Celebrating Dora The Explorer

When my kids were little, I remember them watching Dora the Explorer. My daughter, in particular, used to watch with rapt attention. It's hard to believe that Nickelodeon is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Dora. I wonder if they knew how successful the show would be when it first began airing. Dora is more than just a little girl; she's become a multibillion-dollar franchise, and millions of children all over the world from many different cultures have benefited from her show. Happy Anniversary, Dora! Or is it Happy Birthday?
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The Biggest Streisand Fan

Barbra Streisand has millions of fans, but very few are as famous as Jennifer Aniston. The 41-year-old actress, recently shot a spectacular Mark Seliger photo spread featuring iconic portraits of Streisand. The spread comes out this week in the September issue of harper's Bazaar Magazine, in conjunction with the promotion of Aniston's new movie "The Switch", which comes out August 20. Check it out here:
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The American Idol Guessing Game

Ok, soFox isn't quite ready to reveal who will replace Simon Cowell and Ellen Degeners as judges on American Idol next season. But there are plenty of names being talked about, including Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. I say let the audience vote.
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Paula Abdul Returns

Paula Abdul is expected to be back in the judge's chair during next fall's television season. No, not with American Idol, but with a new dance competition. Read the scoop here:;_ylt=A0LEaom8s_pLo94A8DFxFb8C;_ylu=X3oDMTJqbGJpc20wBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNTI0L3VzX3R2X3BhdWxhX2FiZHVsBGNwb3MDMwRwb3MDMTAEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDY2JzZGFuY2VzZXJp
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Saluting Cher

Cher is turning 64 this week, May 20. Not only is she a talented singer and actress, but she puts on a great show, whether onstage or on television. I remember watching the TV show she did with Sonny in the early 70's. Here's a video that may bring back some memories, and it's one of the songs we feature on our Super Songs of the 70's weekend.
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Fox's Fall Season

A drop in ratings and Simon Cowell's departure from American Idol after this season, and capitalizing on the success of "Glee" are just two of the things Fox TV is looking at for next fall. Find out the network's plans for the fall season here:;_ylt=AkKfsk8_as7p49BUp80FOVBxFb8C;_ylu=X3oDMTJsNnR2bWc5BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNTE3L3VzX3R2X25ld19zZWFzb25fZm94BGNwb3MDMwRwb3MDNgRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3J5BHNsawNmb3huZXR3b3JrcmU-
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Rachael Ray Teaches Healthy Eating To Children

With increasing concern over obesity among children in the U.S., it's nice to know celebrity chefs like Rachael Ray are getting on board to promote healthy eating among kids. Find out what Ray did Thursday at a Brooklyn School by clicking here:
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Idol Judges Get Judged

Each week, the American Idol judges hand down their sentences: either you last another round, or you go home. For what it's worth, recent Idol cast-off Didi Benami has a critique of her own for the panel. What do you think? Is it objective, or sour grapes? Check out the story here:
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Litigation Lindsay

Remember the E-Trade Babies commercial featured in this year's Super Bowl and the recently completed Winter Olympics in Vancouver? Lindsay Lohan certainly hasn't forgotten. In fact, the actress has filed a lawsuit claiming the Wall Street firm TV ad was taking a swipe at her. Though her full name wasn't mentioned in the ad, Lohan's attorney claims that "Lindsay" is an equally recognizable moniker for her client, like "Oprah" or "Madonna". Lohan's substance abuse problems have been well-documented, so perhaps the ad was taking a shot at her. But the babies do not resemble her in appearance. As for the name being totally synonymous with her? Ok, quick! How many Oprahs or Madonnas do you know personally? Probably not many. Now, how many Lindsays (or even Lindseys) have you met? I can name quite a few; in fact, I work with one here at the station. This is one suit that might be hard to prove. But then again, you never know. Gosh, I sure hope she doesn't come after me for blogging about her!
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