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KATY PERRY TAKING A BREAK FROM MUSIC

In major news this morning, we’ve learned that Katy Perry is taking a break from the music world!

In an interview with Footwear News, Perry says she “Doesn’t feel like a part of the game anymore” and that she feels like she has nothing to prove.

Katy does say she’ll return to the music industry at some point, but that she’s not going to rush into doing another record any time soon. The singer actually wants to focus on other things for a little while.

You know what, Katy? We support you! You do you, girl!

FULL INTERVIEW HERE!

WATCH: VICTORIA BECKHAM DANCING TO SPICE GIRLS GOES VIRAL

THIS. IS. AWESOME!

Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, was seen “spicing up her life” at a trendy UK socialites club this past weekend.

The former Spice Girl gave us all the moves while dancing it out to her girl band’s “Spice Up Your Life”. Best part? She did it all in high heels…..while on a couch.

LOVE IT!

Aunt Starts Fundraiser for Long Island Niece Battling Cancer

Lindenhurst resident Amanda Evans has started a GoFundMe page for her niece, 14 year old Kayla Spero, who was recently diagnosed with metastatic osteosarcoma.

Kayla was set to start her freshman year at Sachem East High School this month. Instead, she will now begin chemotherapy treatments 3 times a week for the next few weeks. Kayla currently has 3 tumors on her left knee & 1 tumor on her right hip.

It is truly such a terrible story, but Long Island can help! Visit Kayla’s GoFundMe page to donate & to keep track of the fundraiser. CLICK HERE!

If you’d like to learn more about Kayla’s story, CLICK HERE.

–Syke

WATCH: Ariana Grande Performs At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

This girl. Wow. Such. A. Powerful. Voice.

Ariana Grande with an amazing tribute to Aretha Franklin.

-Syke

WATCH: LONG ISLAND WOMAN CELEBRATES 107TH BIRTHDAY TODAY

Meet Henrietta Dobin, a Valley Stream resident celebrating her 107th birthday Friday.

HOW AMAZING!!

Henrietta says she’s as sharp as ever (watch the video, she is) and she’s still working two days a week at the Nassau County Museum of Art.

Yesterday, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were on hand at her assisted living facility to celebrate one day early.

*****VIDEO COURTESY OF PIX 11 NEWS*****

Camila To Star In “West Side Story”?

Can we just face facts & admit that Camila Cabello is having the BEST YEAR EVER?!

Seriously. A debut album packed with hits, two of the biggest songs of the year with “Havana” & “Never Be The Same”, a headline tour AND a tour opening for Taylor Swift, and now news she might be cast as the lead in a major motion picture……directed by Steven Spielberg?!

Yep! The rumor is Camila may be the lead role in the film, playing Maria.

IF it’s true, I bet you Camila nails the role and even gets an Oscar nomination for it. You know why? Well, because Camila has given us no reason to doubt her success with anything she does otherwise. That’s why.

Remember, back in April, Camila posted this pic of Claire Danes from the 1996 film “Romeo & Juliet”. “West Side Story” is a modernization of the Shakespearean classic.

pic.twitter.com/MGZXed4POD — camila (@Camila_Cabello) April 20, 2018

 

WATCH: Meghan Trainor Performs “Treat Myself” On “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Epic Records recording artist & mega star Meghan Trainor took to the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage last night to perform her latest single “Treat Myself”.

WE LOVE US SOME MEGHAN TRAINOR!

WATCH: Rising star Bryce Vine performs “Drew Barrymore” on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”

Warner Bros. recording artist & on the rise star Bryce Vine made his TV debut Monday night on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” performing his hit “Drew Barrymore”.

Bryce is an artist you need to watch in the next few years. Big things on the horizon.

Ed Sheeran Shares Trailer For His Documentary, “Songwriter”

MILAN, ITALY – MARCH 12: Singer Ed Sheeran performs at ‘Che Tempo Che Fa’ tv show on March 12, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images)

Ed Sheeran is giving us an inside look at the making of his 2017 album, “Divide.” His filmmaker cousin, Murry Cummings, help Ed chronicle the writing & recording process of the album, from collaborations with Julian Michaels & Ryan Tedder,  to touring all over the world. Apple Music acquired the film in a seven- figure deal & it will be availble for streaming on August 28. The trailer dropped today, &  Kimmie Kim produced and Stuart Camp and Stefan Demetriou are executive producers of Songwriter, which had its world premiere in February at the Berlin Film Festival.

THE MOST AMAZING VIDEO YOU’LL EVER SEE. WATCH NOW!

WARNING — the following story & video might cause extreme welling of tears in your eyes. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Grab some tissues. You. Will. Cry.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Meet Phil. A homeless man from Florida looking for a job.

Phil recently went into a fast food restaurant to apply for a job. The manager told him that he’d love to interview him & possibly have him on staff, but rules are rules and he’d have to clean up his  beard a bit in order to do so. Phil understood & left the restaurant, telling the manager he’d be back.

Phil didn’t waste any time. He found a razor & decided he wasn’t going home until he got that job. He began shaving right there in the parking lot, but the problem was that he didn’t have a mirror to help him see where he was shaving. Anybody that shaves their beard knows the struggle of shaving, even with a mirror…..so imagine doing so without one.

Enter Officer Carlson. The police officer was patrolling the neighborhood, saw Phil, and decided to help out. Officer Carlson got out of his car & immediately came to the aid of Phil and began to help him shave.

Best part of the story? Phil went back in, applied for the job, and GOT HIRED!

–Syke

TMZ REPORTS DEMI LOVATO HOSPITALIZED FOR HEROIN OVERDOSE

TMZ is reporting that law enforcement officials claim Demi Lovato was rushed to an L.A. hospital after suffering what appears to be a heroin overdose.

This new report comes just 4 weeks after Demi’s release of “Sober” and her admission that she’d relapsed after six years of sobriety. Demi Lovato broke down in tears while performing the song at the Rock in Rio Lisboa festival. She played the piano while she belted her new song, which obviously brings up lots of emotions. She posted the video on social media, captioning it  “Tonight I took the stage, a new person with a new life.”

Our prayers are with Demi and her family. We’ll continue to update this story as we know more.

#BREAKING Demi Lovato Hospitalized For Heroin Overdose https://t.co/zMapvlcotU — TMZ (@TMZ) July 24, 2018

THE PERFECT MARGARITA….AND OTHER FUN WAYS TO DRINK TEQUILA!

 

IT’S NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY! 

There are so many ways to enjoy tequila, so why waste any more time discovering all those fantastic ways?!

REMEMBER, THE LEGAL DRINKING AGE IN 21 AND WE DEMAND YOU DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

This margarita recipe below will knock your socks off! Most important thing, though, is that you DON’T forget the salt on the rim.

THE PERFECT MARGARITA

2 oz Blanco tequila —try it with Avión Silver 1 oz Fresh lime juice 1⁄ 2 oz Orange liqueur 1⁄ 2 oz Agave syrup Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice, and shake until chilled. Strain into the prepared rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and kosher salt. Enjoy! WANT SOME OTHER FUN TEQUILA COCKTAIL RECIPES? CLICK HERE!

–Syke

REPORT: Wolf Stolen From Holtsville Ecology Site

Early this morning, a representative from the Holtsville Wildlife & Ecology Center reported that one of their animals, a white wolf named Nakita, was missing & believed it to be stolen from the center.

Authorities say they are actively searching for Nakita, but have no reason to believe she is currently loose.

If you have any information about Nakita, please report to authorities immediately. Let’s get Nakita back home safe & sound!!

-Syke

WATCH: Alessia Cara Releases Video for ‘Growing Pains’

BLI Summer Jam artist Alessia Cara was incredible this past Friday at Jones Beach & performed her new single “Growing Pains” for the first time ever that night!

The single is from her upcoming sophomore album & Alessia released the music video for the track today!

Shawn Mendes’ Mom Does His Laundry

Last night on The Late Late Show with James Corden, BLI Summer Jam artist Shawn Mendes stopped by for a little carpool karaoke! We learned Shawn is a HUGE Harry Potter fan AND that his Mom still does his laundry for him.

TROYE SIVAN GOING ON TOUR

Former BLI Summer Jam artist Troye Sivan is headed out on tour & will be touring with special guests Kim Petras, Leland, & Carlie Hanson.

“The Bloom Tour” kicks off October 9th at Radio City Music Hall & has dates scheduled around the country!

Want tickets?

Fans who download the official  Troye Sivan  app, available on Apple Store and Google Play, will have access to a chance at advance tickets during the pre-sale, which begins on  Tuesday, June 5, at 9:00 AM PT . Exclusive content, merchandise and more will also be available to app users. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning  Friday, June 8 , starting at  9:00 AM PT  at  LiveNation.com and  TroyeSivan.com. All tickets for the North American dates will include a CD copy of  Troye’s new album,  Bloom, which will be released by Capitol Records on  August 31 .

$22 MILLION HEADED FOR LONG ISLAND BRIDGE REPAIRS AND TRAFFIC CAMERAS

Major Renovations are on the way to Four Bridges in Nassau and Suffolk County – Including more than 50 new Traffic Cameras. New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas today announced that work has begun on three transportation infrastructure projects on Long Island, totaling $22.6 million in repairs and technology improvements.

Main Projects Include:
  • A $9.5 million project to rehabilitate and repair three bridges in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
  • A $7.4 million project to replace the bridge deck on North Ocean Avenue (Suffolk County Route 83) over the Long Island Expressway in the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County.
  • A $5.7 million project to install 50 new traffic cameras on state highways throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.
3 Bridges Undergo $9.5 Million In Repairs:
  • State Route 107 over Sea Cliff Ave in the city of Glen Cove, Nassau County.
  • State Route 110 over State Route 109 in the town of Babylon, Suffolk County.
  • Northern State Parkway over Round Swamp Road in the town of Huntington, Suffolk County.

Work that will most affect travel lanes will be scheduled during off-peak daytime and nighttime hours. All work is expected to be completed in the summer of 2019.

North Ocean Avenue Bridge:

A new concrete deck will be installed on the North Ocean Avenue bridge over the LIE. North Ocean Avenue to remain open to traffic at all times. Work is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019.

In 2018, 20 New Traffic Cameras:

· State Route 878 (Nassau Expressway) in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County; · State Route 25A (Northern Boulevard) in the towns of North Hempstead, Nassau County, and Huntington, Suffolk County; · State Route 110 (Walt Whitman Road) in the town of Huntington; · State Route 231 (Deer Park Avenue) in the town of Huntington.

In 2019, 30 New Cameras:

· State Route 27 (Sunrise Highway) in the towns of Babylon, Islip, Brookhaven, and Southampton, all in Suffolk County · Interstate 495/Long Island Expressway in the towns of Brookhaven and Riverhead, both in Suffolk County; · State Route 27A (Montauk Highway) in the town of Islip.

 

Teacher Appreciation Day 2018 Freebies & Deals

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day! 

Our teachers deserve so much (especially a pay raise) & some great businesses are celebrating our teachers with freebies & deals all day today!

Here are a few you might be interested in:

–Barnes & Noble is giving teachers 20% off the publishers price for book purchased for classroom use. –Michael’s is giving teachers a 15% discount on in-store purchases. –Chipotle  is BOGO on burritos, bowls, salads, and tacos from 3PM to close. –The Greene Turtle (only certain locations) is giving teachers a free meal up to $12 with a valid teacher’s ID. —both J.Crew & Banana Republic are giving teachers 15% off on in-store purchases. –Zinburger is giving teachers a free shake at all 15 east coast locations. There’s actually a Zinburger over at Walt Whitman Mall!

LISTEN: BLI Summer Jam artist Alessia Cara honors Elton John

Last night on CBS, the music world saluted Sir Elton John & his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, on a 2 hour special.

Stars like Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, (BLI Summer Jam artist) Shawn Mendes, and Sza paid tribute to the legendary musician, but it was BLI Summer Jam artist Alessia Cara that stole the show with her rendition of “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues”. It’s featured on the album “REVAMP”. Take a listen below!

–Syke

 

WATCH: Toys ‘R’ Us Sad Song

Not sure about you, but I still can’t accept the fact that Toys ‘R’ Us is closing. I refuse to believe it’s really happening. That said, whatever is going to happen, is going to happen. I don’t like it, but I can’t control it.

One man has decided to pay tribute to America’s favorite toy store by taking the original jingle, recording it in a minor key, and pouring his heart out when singing the lyrics. REST IN PEACE, TOYS ‘R’ US! We’ll miss you.

–Syke

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