MATT LOOP: Last night BOB listener Lydia Neeb and I experienced the sounds of STOMP, the second show in the Broadway in London series at the RBC Theatre in Budweiser Gardens. Here are our blogs of last night’s show (special thanks to Lydia’s daughter Tabby and my son Wesley)- see if you can tell which is written by a music teacher and which is written by a radio personality who wants to do the minimum in class!
At the Golden Globes, Jody Foster made an awkward, rambling but deeply compelling speech, hailed by many in the gay community as her long-awaited coming-out. Lance Armstrong confesses to Oprah Winfrey.
The Oscars bring triumph to Ben Affleck and “Argo,” Jennifer Lawrence, who tripped onto the Oscar podium. Gwyneth Paltrow made waves at the “Iron Man 3” premiere in a dress with see-through panels on both sides, she was named People magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman. Bieber’s monkey officially became German property.
Prince George’s royal birth.
We had a new Pope.
Rob Ford went viral.
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy.
People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive is singer Adam Levine.
Launch of Play Station 4 and X Box 1.
RIM became Blackberry.
Canada Post announced the end of home delivery.
Target stores arrived.
The last Canadian penny was minted.
Chris Hadfield was Canada’s Star in Space.
China’s first unmanned lunar landing.
A meteor exploded over a Russian city.
Blackberry 10 came out.
Popular Expressions: “It is what it is” and “epic”
Duck Dynasty controversy
Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
The Walking Dead
Game Of Thrones
Parks & Recreation
At the MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus twerked her way into pop culture history. “Twerk” was on the shortlist for the Oxford Dictionary word of the year, though it lost out to “selfie.” MTV named her artist of the year.
Kim Kardashian ranked No. 3 on Google’s list of most-searched people in the U.S. And Google’s No. 1 was Miley Cyrus. Miley also topped Yahoo’s most-searched list. (Kardashian was second.)
2013 deaths: Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, Cory Monteith, Margaret Thatcher, Peter O’Toole, Lou Reed, novelist Tom Clancy, James Gandolfini, James Avery.
2013 films: The Hobbit 2, American Hustle, Hunger Games, Frozen, Anchorman 2, The Haunting, Identity Thief, Gatsby, World War Z, The Lone Ranger, The Conjuring, We’re The Millers, The Butler, Gravity, Thor 2, Saving Mr. Banks, Iron Man 3, Man Of Steel, Fast & Furious 6, Despicable Me 2, Catching Fire.
Loop:Thanks to everyone who braved the cold and came out to Victoria Park last night for Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Honeymoon Suite! The band was super classy (I must admit I was a bit star struck) and my highlight was being called up to be personally thanked by Johnnie Dee during their set allowing me a moment to get a shot with him! I would also like to thank the Rogers TV crew and especially my co-host Christine Taleski who was phenomenal! The acts were all incredible and of course my tux from Bud Gowan brought me to a whole new level of suave!
Matt Loop and Pretty Matt aka M + M, were on hand last night at the THE RACEWAY at the Western Fair District drawing for a VIP YUK YUK’s night as well as enjoying the awesome horse racing that The Raceway is known for! Anyone with a mustache (real or fake) got a $5 betting voucher plus brought attention to Movember (still time to sponsor someone with a stache!)! BOB’s M + M connection also got to hang with the winner of the BOB FM 8th race of the night! Check out the photo’s and make sure you head on down to experience the races first hand!
HRH Prince George was christened today and will be watched over by no less than 7 godparents (only one is actual family)
Zara Philips, cousin to Prince William
Earl Grosvenor, son of the Duke of Westminster
Julia Samuel, a close friend of the late Princess Diana
Oliver Baker, a friend from St. Andrews University
Emilia Jardine-Paterson, a friend of Catherine’s who is said to have introduced the couple
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, a past private secretary for the couple
William van Cutsem, a friend of Prince William
The BOB FM gang was at the London Pet Show at the Western Fair District (runs Oct 18-20) collecting children’s coats for the Salvation Army with the help of Sleep Country’s “Give a Kid a Coat” Campaign. Dogs were shown, coats collected, Loop tug-o-war’d coats and Toonie Tom was brushed. You can continue to drop off kids coats to Sleep Country until November 3rd!
With school back in session, Rogers is taking the time to celebrate youth and learning, and shining a light on the power of education to change lives and communities for the better.
On Wednesday, Rogers is hosting a special initiative called Rogers Youth Education Day where Canadian youth from the programs we support through Rogers Youth Fund are invited to work side-by-side with your favourite Rogers Media personalities across the country.
This Satruday, don’t miss one of Deleware Speedway’s biggest events of the year. The Nascar Canadian Tire Series is Canada’s top national touring event for stock car racing. The defending race winner is a local driver from St. Thomas, DJ Kennington. Delaware Speedway is his home track, he is also the defending national champion! For more tickets and information go to www.delawarespeedway.com
Sting, Bruno Mars & Rihanna will perform together at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards tomorrow. This pic was taken yesterday. Rihanna flashes a smile while posing with Bruno Mars and Sting at a rehearsal on Friday. Rihanna posted another picture of herself on Instagram and wrote, “Marleys and I #BackstageLife,” Referring to Bob Marley’s sons, Ziggy and Damien.
Bruno Mars and Rihanna are current nominees, and Sting’s a 16-time Grammy winner!