Tonight, on a special TWO-HOUR episode of "The Voice," Team Usher and Team BLAKE perform for their lives! The knockout rounds are the last step before the LIVE ROUNDS where we, as viewers, will get to start voting.
Last night, Team Adam and Team Shakira performed... CLICK HERE TO MEET THE TEAMS.
Which of the artists are standing out to you so far? Be sure to watch THE VOICE tonight at 7:00 on KWQC TV6 and tweet using #qcvoice to join in on the conversation LIVE while the episode is on.
Taylor Swift has reportedly purchased a new home in Rhode Island. The home was on the market for $20 million, but we're sture the sellers were pleased with Taylor's $17 million dollar ALL-CASH purchase.
The five-acre property has five bedrooms, 700 feet of waterfront and more than 11,000 square feet of living space. WOW!
My friend, SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT, Jason Douglas is back this week to talk HOT APPS for your Smartphone! These apps are all FREE and are must-haves for your Android or Apple device...
Follow SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT @JasonDouglas on Twitter to keep up with hot apps throughout the week!
It is a sad day for country music as the legend, George Jones, has passed away at the age of 81.
Brad Paisley made a beautiful post about George on his Facebook page:
See other stars react to the death of one of the greatest:
His voice is perfection - this acoustic performance of "I Can Take it From Here" gives me chills!
CNN HEROS, featuring Chad Pregracke of LIVING LANDS AND WATERS, will be on TONIGHT (Friday, April 26th) on CNN at 3p, 9p, on HLN (formerly Headline News) at 8p and on CNNi (CNN International) at 7p. The show will reair at the following times:
Saturday, April 27 CNN: 9a, 3p, 5p
Saturday, April 27 HLN: 8a, 12p
Monday, April 29 CNN en Espanol: 7p
(EARLIER STORY) In the past 15 years, Chad Pregracke (from East Moline, IL) has helped pull more than 67,000 tires from the Mississippi River and other waterways across the United States.
But that's just scratching the surface.
He's also helped retrieve 218 washing machines, 19 tractors, 12 hot tubs, four pianos and almost 1,000 refrigerators.
"People intentionally dumped (these) in the river and also littered," Pregracke said. "Even 100 miles away, (trash) will find its way into a creek or a storm drain and into, ultimately, the Mississippi River."
For Pregracke, removing this debris has become his life's work. Sometimes called "The Rivers' Garbageman," he lives on a barge about nine months out of the year with members of his 12-person crew. Together, they organize community cleanups along rivers across the country.
"The garbage got into the water one piece at a time," Pregracke said. "And that's the only way it's going to come out." CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
My friend, SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT, Jason Douglas is back this week to tell us about the HOTTEST app for your Smartphone! Check out this weeks HOTTEST APPS below and be sure to let me know how much you love them after you download - email me at Jillene@WLLR.com!
GET GLUE: Similar to foursquare where you check into your geographic location, with Get Glue, you can check into the TV shows/movies/sports you are watching. You can connect with friends, unlock badges and even earn discounts. Available on both Apple and Android for FREE, join the over three million users in this community.
Kik Messenger: Texting costs money. Even unlimited plans are $20, $30 dollars. Want to send texts and picture messages free? Kik Messenger is the solution for you. Download and register with Kik for free and instantly see if any of your contacts are Kiksters. Those are the people you can use the app with. Available on Apple's App Store and Android's Google Play network.
Scanner Radio: Listen to live audio from over 3,600 police and fire scanners, weather radios, and amateur radio repeaters from around the world (primarily in the United States and Australia, with more being added daily) on your phone. FREE on Android and Apple devices.
Follow @JasonDouglas on Twitter to keep up with hot apps throughout the week - he'll be back next Monday afternoon between 3:30-4pm with the hottest apps of the week!
Yesterday, Neil Diamond was at Fenway to join the crowd in Boston for "Sweet Caroline." Gave me chills watching the video!
There has been so much tragedy this week with the bombings at the Boston Marathon and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. You're probably wondering how you can help, being so far away.
One of the best things you can do - is DONATE BLOOD! It doesn't cost you anything, and it doesn't take a lot of time. The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) in the Quad Cities was able to ship 120 units of blood to Boston to support patient needs following the April 15 bombings of the Boston Marathon. The Blood Center was only able to respond to the request for blood because blood donors within the MVRBC service region have provided a stable blood supply for the local hospitals we serve -- always our first priority.
Join me on Wednesday, April 24th at MVRBC in Davenport for a Special Blood Drive - CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE