Thursday, July 15, 2010

News & EventsThat Happened Since DSC's Last Show!

Did you hear the great news?! The DSC has a new job! We'll be back on the radio, August 2nd, on Jack 100.7 FM. You can read about it here. The DSC Show, (Dave Ricards, Shelly Dunn, Cookie "Chainsaw" Randolph, Chris Boyer, Emily Maguire and I, Ruth 66) got fired from KGB radio in San Diego, CA on Jan. 3, 2010. We've missed you all so much and can't wait to get back to work!

 We've also missed talking about a lot of good stuff, with our wonderful friends and listener's since we've been gone, so I've been keeping a list. Here are the major news stories from around the world, the U.S. and in San Diego; some pop culture stuff, celebrity bad behavior and of course -- celebrity deaths.


January 2010:

A major earthquake devastated Haiti.


Grammy Awards - with standout performances by Elton John  in his duet with Lady Gaga and also Pink. I blogged about it here.

February 2010:

Super Bowl 44 - The New Orleans Saints win their first Super Bowl and beat the Colts 31-17. Many of us rooted for The Saints just to see former San Diego Charger, Drew Brees finally get a ring.  (July - He also wrote a book, "Come Back Stronger." Plus, Drew and The Saints won big at the Espy awards!)

The Winter Olympics in Vancouver Canada; the U.S. won the most medals at 37. I was inspired by the color and blogged about it here. I really loved the whole thing and hated to see it end.

Molly, the wild barn owl, laid eggs and set up housekeeping in San Marcos with her partner McGee. 17 million viewers tuned in from all over the world to watch the family on a web cam through May. Please read my blog post about it here.

March 2010:

Oscar Awards - Sandra Bullock wins best actress, then finds out her husband has been cheating on her; hence keeping the Best Actress "Curse" intact. (They're now officially divorced.) We also learned she had secretly adopted a baby boy. I blogged about the Oscar's here.

The House Passes the Health Care Overhaul Bill. You can read about it here.

Poway teen, Chelsea King, was abducted while jogging in Escondido. The man who murdered her also confessed to killing Escondido teen, Amber Dubois last year. San Diego united in its support for the King family as Chelsea's death rocked our community. The King family is planning to leave the state.

Kendra Wilkenson Basket's sex tape was released. TMZ says Kendra tried to sell  it herself in 2008, but Vivid Entertainment bought it in May. She was said to be "devastated" by its release.
Oh brother... Meanwhile, she is now a best selling author on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

April 2010:

A 6.9 Earthquake hit east of San Diego on Easter Sunday. It was felt all over the county and shook us up, because it lasted 30 seconds! There was some damage in Baja, Mexico, but not in SD.

Brett Michaels had a brain hemorrhage and was in "grave" condition. A few weeks later he had a small stroke. But he recovered in record time and showed up for the American Idol finale, performed on the Grammy's and won Celebrity Apprentice. Now he's being considered for a job on AI as the new judge. He has a new album out in July and plans a world tour!

A BP Oil Rig explodes devastating the Louisiana gulf coast. Millions of gallons of oil continue to pour into the Gulf of Mexico everyday. The clean up is still going on, but the loss of lives and livelihoods is untold.

  Arizona Passes a Tough Anti Illegal Immigration Law.

  Ash Cloud from Iceland Volcano Shuts Down European Air Travel.

May 2010:

Betty White Hosted Saturday Night Live- Highest ratings in years and one of the funniest shows ever.  Her role also garnered an Emmy nomination.

Elena Kagan was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.

 June 2010:

The L.A. Lakers won the NBA Championship for the 2nd year in a row, beating the Boston Celtics. Read my blog post about it here.

 World Cup Soccer where the U.S. team played twice and caused a ton of excitement. Thousands of San Diegans packed local bars and restaurants to watch Spain win their first world title.

How anyone put up with those annoying vuvuzela horn's - I don't know. It made the games unwatchable for me. Ugh!


The best part of the World Cup was that Paul, the Oracle Octopus, correctly chose the winners for eight matches. He's seen here taking the lid off a glass container with the Spanish flag, to eat a mussel. How weird is that? The Germans threatened to eat Paul.

Larry King announced he would retire from his 25 year talk show on CNN. He said, if it were up to him, Ryan Seacrest would be his replacement. 

 Check out Letterman's Top 10 Reasons Why Larry is Retiring:  


July 2010:

Tiger Woods is set to pay his hot wife anywhere from $100 to $750 million in their divorce settlement.


Don Coryell died on July 1st without being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. A public memorial was held at SDSU on the 12th.


San Diego had another earthquake! This one was 5.4 and centered near Borrego Springs.


Lindsey Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab for violating her probation. She'll check in July 20th. The photo below show's her in court with an "eff you" message on her manicure.

Mel Gibson - an audio rant was released where he brutally berates his ex-girlfriend using profanity and racial slurs. He threatens to burn down her house, but only after she blo** him. He's already facing abuse charges and has a restraining order again him. His long time management company fired him and his career is probably over. You can listen to it at, but it's shocking to hear that level of hatred and verbal violence. He's officially lost his mind and has turned into his South Park caricature.


Riots broke out in Okland, CA after the involuntary manslaughter verdict came down for a white cop, who shot Oscar Grant, an unarmed black man.


LeBron James got huge ratings for a one hour show on ESPN, "The Decision," to announce he's leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. His old jersey was burned by some angry fans and Cavs owner, Dan Gilbert, was fined $100K for his scathing letter to LeBron. You can read it here.

 Roman Polanski was released from Swiss custody.


July 15th: The DSC announce their new radio home! 

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Celebrities who have died so far this year in no particular order:


Corey Haim - Teen Idol (overdosed)


 Andrew "Boner" Koenig (suicide)


Merlin Olson (football player, commentator, actor)


Peter Graves (TV's Mission Impossible)


 Fess Parker (Daniel Boone)


 Robert Culp (I Spy)


 John Forsythe (Dynasty, Charlie's Angels)


Designing Woman, Dixie Carter


Georgy Girl, Lynn Redgrave


 Lena Horne, singer, actress, activist


 Ronny James Dio, (Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio)


 Brittney Murphy, followed 5 months later by her creepy husband, Simon Monjack.


 Art Linkletter, from Kids Say the Darndest Things


 Gary "What chu talkin' bout Willis" Coleman


 Dennis Hopper (w/Isabella Rossellini who is not dead.)


Golden Girl, Rue McClanahan


 Jimmy Dean, The Sausage King


 Dorothy Adelle DeBorba - Darla, on The Little Rascals 


Fashion Designer, Alexander McQueen, (suicide age 40)


Author, J. D. Salinger


Gumby Creator, Art Clokey

R&B Singer, Teddy Pendergrass

Author, Erich Segal

 Actress, Jean Simmons
 Yankee's Owner, George Steinbrenner
I'm sure we would have talked about a lot of other things as well, but I wanted to make a general list.  I'd love to hear your comments! Thanks for stopping by.... see you on the radio on Aug. 2nd. on Jack 100.7 in San Diego, CA wooohooooo!
The DSC reunited at Shell's house in March 2010