Congrats to Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus - now he has a son! "People" says Jay and his wife Allison are celebrating the birth of their second child, Dylan Jay DeMarcus, who was born in Nashville on Friday. The couple's latest bundle of joy arrived a little earlier than expected -- he wasn't due until August 1st -- and when Allison went into labor Jay was in Michigan with the group. But that didn't keep him from being on hand for the delivery.
Dylan arrived at 4:02 p.m., and DeMarcus was able to get to Nashville in time for the birth -- and then get back to Detroit in time for the concert. But he had no time to change for the show, and took the stage wearing hospital scrubs! Jay also says he's eager to get back home to his family -- which also includes 19-month-old daughter Madeline -- as soon as possible.
The medical school dropout accused of unleashing a deadly hail of gunfire at a Colorado movie theater has roots in Southern California. Twenty-four-year-old James Holmes lived in the San Diego area before moving to the Aurora, Colorado, region. ABC News reports that he dropped out of the University of Colorado Denver Medical Campus in June. A police spokesman says Holmes attended high school in California. He's suspected of killing at least a dozen people at a late night screening of the movie "Batman" at an Aurora theater. Scores more people were injured.
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President Obama has canceled a late day campaign event in the Orlando area after the tragic shootings in Colorado. A campaign event in Fort Myers is expected to be toned-down after a gunman opened fire in a crowded theater in Aurora, Colorado. At least 12 people are confirmed dead and dozens were injured in the overnight shootings. The suspected gunman is in police custody. The White House says the President was awakened before dawn and informed about the tragedy.
The president says the aftermath of the shooting massacre in Colorado should remind the nation that, quote, "We are united as one American family." At the campaign event in Fort Myers, Obama called it a "heinous crime." He said, "Such violence, such evil, is senseless."
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They say you learn something new every day. Can You un-learn something that was drilled into your head decades ago? When I took drivers ed class, they taught me the safest way to hold the steering wheel was at 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock. In other words, on the top half of the steering wheel, with one hand on each side . . . where the 10 and two are on a standard clock. You were prbably taught the same thing. Well . . . apparently that's now a BAD idea. Here's why:
If you get in an accident and the airbag deploys, your arms will be in the way . . . they'll get THROWN back into your face . . . and your hands or forearms could end up smashing your teeth and nose.
So now you're supposed to hold the wheel in the middle of each side . . . at nine and three. Or even a little below that . . . at eight and four.
Steering wheels on a lot of newer cars are even designed so that your hands naturally hold them in the safer position. You're also not supposed to do the hand-over-hand motion for turns, for the same reason.
Honestly, though, I get a little nervous if I see someone driving with either of these hand positions. To me that says NEW, NERVOUS DRIVER!
Here's what the experts say.
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is throwing her hat into the ring as "American Idol" producers begin a search for new judges. Just days after Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced their plans to exit the Fox show after two seasons, Franklin is expressing interest in taking on the gig.
The 70-year-old singer responded to a recent e-mail question that asked whether she was interested in joining "Idol" as a judge or a mentor. She said, "Yes I am interested as a judge!" "Idol" producers have yet to comment.
Tyler announced on Thursday that he would not return for a third season of the singing competition, saying he was going to re-focus on his band Aerosmith. A day later, Lopez told "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that she too was heading toward the exit door. The future of original "Idol" judge Randy Jackson is unclear. Jackson has been with the show since its first season in 2002 when he shared the panel with Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul. Cowell left "Idol" in 2010 to launch "The X Factor." Abdul left the show in 2009.