Former first lady Michelle Obama wins her first Grammy

(CNN) — Former first lady Michelle Obama has snagged her first Grammy win for the audiobook version of her best-selling memoir “Becoming.” It’s the third Grammy win for the Obama household. Obama’s husband won for the audiobook recordings of his memoirs “Dreams of My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope” in 2006 and 2008. Obama’s win for best spoken […]

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Pays Off In Green

(CNN) — “Fifty Shades of Grey” is paying off in green for some workers this holiday season.   The New York Times reports publisher Random House is promising each employee a $5,000 bonus to celebrate a profitable year.   Much of the company’s success this year could be linked to the wildly successful “Fifty Shades” trilogy.   The […]

January 17, 2013

Disney on Ice Kristi strapped on a pair of skates yesterday and headed out on the ice with a few famous Disney characters! You’ve got plenty of chances to catch your favorites all weekend long –  Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After is at the Q Arena through Monday. There are three shows on Saturday, […]

Harvard Students Launch Kinky Sex Club

By Michael Martinez (CNN) — Call it Fifty Shades of Crimson, if you will. The august flagship of the Ivy League, Harvard University, approved Friday a student group devoted to kinky sex called Harvard College Munch, a university spokesman said. The group promotes “a positive and accurate understanding of alternative sexualities and kink on campus, […]

New Details Revealed on “Fifty Shades” Movie

By Breeanna Hare (CNN) — It looks like if screenwriter Kelly Marcel gets her way, “Fifty Shades of Grey” will be as “adult” as readers have hoped. The writer, who was brought on to pen the script for Universal’s adaptation of the S&M-themed best-seller last year, recently told the U.K.’s Sunday Times that she wants […]

Fifty Shades of Marital Woes: Book May Lead to Divorce

Women just can’t get enough of those Fifty Shades of Grey books, and now the popular novels may lead to a divorce. The Daily Mail reports a woman in Britain thought the book would encourage her husband to be more adventurous in bed. But, she claims her husband failed to respond to her advances and […]

Targeting Teens with ‘Fifty Shades’ Merchandise?

It’s one of the hottest books for women around the world. But should merchandise inspired by “Fifty Shades of Grey” be targeted to teens? Some people are worried that’s what’s happening at “Icing.” That’s a store that sells accessories and is popular among teenagers. Icing is selling iPhone covers, CDs, keychains and other products with […]

Dating Sites Feature Sugar Daddies

CLEVELAND — Internet dating websites have become a booming business, and a great way to meet a potential spouse. Forty million Americans have tried online dating and 17 percent of marriages last year began on the Internet. It’s a billion dollar industry with numerous dating websites designed to cater to just about everyone’s needs, from […]

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Replaces Hotel Bible

A hotel in the Lake District of England has replaced the standard copy of the Gideon Bible in every room with a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey. Hotelier Jonathan Denby explained the reasoning in his blog, saying, “no one reads (the bible) and many dislike (it) in the bedside cabinet of our hotel bedrooms.” […]

Local DJs Ignite ‘Fifty Shades’ Controversy

WESTLAKE, Ohio — The racy trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey may be sizzling hot, but Wednesday night at Panini’s in Westlake, it was literally on fire. WMMS DJs Chad Zumock and Alan Cox cooked up the idea for a book burning party during their afternoon drive time show from 3 to 7 p.m., on 100.7 […]