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By Megan Hurt Julie Watkins works on strength training for about an hour at least three times a week. She also does cardio, yoga and works on improving her balance with fun and challenging games. In the comfort of her own living room, Watkins’ personal trainer pushes and motivates her to keep up her exercise […]

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By ­­­Kelly Wiley Ever thought about being on the other side of the television during an award show, say the Oscars? Well today might be the day — microphone in hand — that the stars actually talk to you. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and mtvU have joined together to give two […]

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By Kelly Wiley Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Those may be the famous last words out of a bride’s mouth before she walks down the aisle, but leading up to the big day it can be a little more stressful for some. Jacki Allen, a wedding planner in Central Kentucky, said […]

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Festivus continues to twist seasonal cheer

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By Kelly Wiley A new twist to the holidays cheer: disappointment, wrestling and a pole. On Dec. 18, 1997, Festivus was officially introduced to the world through “Seinfeld” in the episode “The Strike.” “Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so […]

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By Whitney Waters At a party in 2002, Zak Crouch made a split-second decision that allowed him to elevate above all others that night. Crouch signed a waiver that would prevent him from taking legal action against the people who would guide him through this experience, and within an hour, Crouch was hanging by hooks […]

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Demon barber cuts into Lexington

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By Kelly Wiley The plot: revenge, blood, a razor and a death trap in the form of a barber chair. Less than a year ago “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” made its way to theaters with large amounts of blood, body parts and gore. There have been many versions of “Sweeney Todd” […]

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By Whitney Waters It appears low television ratings have killed the video star. “TRL” is scheduled to play its final video on Sunday at the MTV studios in New York City. The high-energy, live, music video countdown show on MTV provided a daily forum for performers to promote their material, feud with other artists and […]

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No. 1 ‘TRL’ Moment

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The Mariah Carey Striptease — “Mariah Carey is stripping on TRL right now.” – Carson Daly It started off so innocent, and ended so badly. During mid-summer of 2001, Mariah Carey, in the middle of a major stressfest that included the now infamous flop “Glitter,” made an unannounced visit to the “TRL” studio to surprise […]

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By Kelly Wiley Subway started with commercials of Jared Fogle talking about the weight he lost by eating their subs. Now Subway advertises their singsong “$5 footlong” commercials. It’s tunes like these that people catch themselves humming along to hours after a commercial, said Steve Broderson, creative director for Cornett Integrated Marketing Solutions in Lexington.

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A ‘Thriller’ on Main Street

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By Megan Hurt Kids run around in circles, chasing each other. Their laughter and yells of joy ring in the studio and bounce off the mirror covering one whole wall. Groups of people stand in circles and talk. One woman, in dancewear, is running through choreography by herself before the official rehearsal begins. Her dance […]

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