Melody Judge

What's on the mind of Melody Judge? She's the farm girl that loves stilettos and is always ready to add more boots to her collection.
by Melody Judge posted May 26 2015 6:41AM

Two of B.B. King's daughters have claimed he was poisoned to death by members of his management team, according to court papers. Las Vegas police confirmed that homicide detectives were investigating the claims.

Patty King and Karen Williams made legal documents available to the Associated Press in which they allege executive LaVerne Toney and personal assistant Myron Johnson killed their father.

King died on May 14, aged 89. Plans for his burial have been put on hold as his body has been returned to a mortuary pending the results of an autopsy, which may take up to eight weeks.


by Melody Judge posted May 22 2015 6:43AM

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A new survey on Memorial Day spending is out, and the average person will spend a total of $225 on three things – food, booze, and deals. Here’s how it breaks down . . .

1. We’ll spend an average of 70 bucks on food this weekend. 51% of us plan to cook at home, 44% are going to a barbecue or picnic with friends and family and just 5% of us are going out to eat.

2. 47% of us are buying alcohol, and spending an average of $55 on it. 81% plan to buy beer, 47% will buy wine, 23% will buy vodka and 21% will buy whiskey.

3. The average person looking for deals this weekend will spend about $100 shopping. 34% of us plan to buy clothes, 22% are buying something for the house, 21% are buying shoes and 12% are looking for deals on electronics.

by Melody Judge posted May 19 2015 7:13AM

Start planning your Memorial Day barbecue and campfire now because Oreo has a new variety that makes this the perfect excuse to eat.

On second thought, skip the campfire: Oreo does all the roasting for you with its new cookie, the S’mores Oreo.

It’s Oreo’s first graham cracker-flavored cookie, and it’s got chocolate and marshmallow creme in the filling.

The s’mores taste is nuanced. At first bite, they taste fairly close to the original Oreo, but they come with a slightly s’mores aftertaste. The major pro here is you get to enjoy that campfire taste without having to lick marshmallow goop off your fingers. The con: They won’t be hot — but you could always try toasting the Oreos (MarketWatch taste testers did not try this).

The cookies hit shelves starting May 22.

While Oreos have been around for more than a century, the push for new flavors is relatively recent. Past concoctions include watermelon, mint and BerryBurst Ice Cream.

by Melody Judge posted May 18 2015 6:44AM


  • Top Artist: Taylor Swift

  • Top New Artist: Sam Smith

  • Top Male Artist: Sam Smith

  • Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift

  • Top Duo/Group: One Direction

  • Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift

  • Top Hot 100 Artist: Taylor Swift

  • Top Digital Songs Artist: Taylor Swift

  • Top Radio Songs Artist: Sam Smith

  • Top Touring Artist: One Direction

  • Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber

  • Top Streaming Artist: Iggy Azalea

  • Top R&B Artist: Pharrell Williams

  • Top Rap Artist: Iggy Azalea

  • Top Country Artist: Florida Georgia Line

  • Top Rock Artist: Hozier

  • Top Latin Artist: Romeo Santos

  • Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Calvin Harris

  • Top Christian Artist: Hillsong United

  • Top Billboard 200 Album: Taylor Swift 1989

  • Top R&B Album: Pharrell Williams Girl

  • Top Rap Album: J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive

  • Top Country Album: Jason Aldean Old Boots, New Dirt

  • Top Rock Album: Coldplay Ghost Stories

  • Top Latin Album: Enrique Iglesias Sex and Love

  • Top Dance/Electronic Album: Lindsey Sterling Shatter Me

  • Top Christian Album: LeCrae Anomaly

  • Top Soundtrack: Frozen

  • Top Hot 100 Song: Meghan Trainor "All About That Bass"

  • Top Digital Song: Meghan Trainor "All About That Bass"

  • Top Radio Song: John Legend "All of Me"

  • Top Streaming Song (Audio): John Legend "All of Me"

  • Top Streaming Song (Video): Taylor Swift "Shake It Off"

  • Top R&B Song: Pharrell Williams "Happy"

  • Top Rap Song: Iggy Azalea f/ Charli XCX "Fancy"

  • Top Country Song: Jason Aldean "Burnin' It Down"

  • Top Rock Song: Hozier "Take Me to Church"

  • Top Latin Song: Enrique Iglesias f/ Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona "Bailando"

  • Top Dance/Electronic Song: DJ Snake and Lil Jon "Turn Down For What"

  • Top Christian Song: Carrie Underwood "Something in the Water"

  • Fan-Voted Chart Achievement Award: Taylor Swift


by Melody Judge posted May 18 2015 6:19AM

1. Pitch Perfect 2 - $70.3 million
2. Mad Max: Fury Road - $44.4 million
3. Avengers: Age of Ultron - $38.8 million
4. Hot Pursuit - $5.8 million
5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 - $3.6 million

Pitch Perfect 2 crushed it at the box office. The sequel earned $70.3 million, giving it the best opening ever for a musical and $5 million more than the original made its entire domestic run.

The critically acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road opened in second with a solid $44.4 million.

After a two-week run at number-one, Avengers: Age of Ultron dropped to third with $38.8 million. The superhero flick is now the top-earning movie of the year. It's made $1.143 billion globally.

Hot Pursuit dropped from second to fourth with $5.8 million

And Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 remained in fifth with $3.6 million.

by Melody Judge posted May 15 2015 7:00AM

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's are about tostart selling a new burger that you might have concocted like Dr.Frankenstein when you were 11.

It's called the "Most AmericanThickburger," and it's a hamburger that's topped with a HOT DOGand Lay's potato chips. It also has American cheese, ketchup,mustard, lettuce, tomato, red onions, and pickles.

A spokesman says it's not THAT nuts toput a hot dog on a hamburger. Quote, "The hot dog is like asmoked meat product, so it's not unlike bacon." Riiight.

The "Most American Thickburger"has 1,030 calories and 64 grams of fat, and it goes on sale onWednesday . . . just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Are you going to try it?

by Melody Judge posted May 13 2015 6:56AM

Sixty-three-percent of American women would rather lose one-thousand dollars than put on 20 pounds overnight, according to a new survey from the International Food Information Council.

Men appeared to be slightly less worried about weight gain -- only 48-percent said they'd rather give up some cash than gain weight. Sudden changes in weight seem to be a matter on people's minds across the board.

Fifty-six-percent of respondents said they were trying to lose weight at the time the survey was conducted, and 38-percent said they are either always or often thinking about their calorie consumption. Only four out of ten said they believed they had "complete control" over their weight.

by Melody Judge posted May 11 2015 7:24AM

"American Idol" -- once the king of all reality shows and the godfather of shows like "The Voice" and "The X Factor" -- will be sent off to pasture in 2016. It was 15 seasons old.

"Idol" began in 2002 and at its height averaged 30 million viewers a season. The show introduced Simon Cowell to the United States and made Ryan Seacrest a household name.

Among the singers who owe their careers to the show: Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino and Taylor Hicks. "Idol" even briefly brought Paula Abdul back into the limelight.

Fact is ... on multiple levels it's one of the most successful shows in the history of television.

The final season of the show will begin next January.


by Melody Judge posted May 11 2015 7:12AM

1. Avengers: Age of Ultron - $77.2 million
2. Hot Pursuit - $13.3 million
3. The Age of Adaline - $5.6 million
4. Furious 7 - $5.3 million
5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 - $5.2 million

Avengers: Age of Ultron again came up short of breaking box-office records. The Marvel flick earned the second biggest debut of all time with $191 million last weekend, behind 2012’s The Avengers. This weekend, Ultron made $77.2 million, putting it behind its predecessor for the second-best second weekend of all time. (Avengers took in $103.1 million.) Ultron also tied with The Dark Knight as the second fastest film to reach $300 million. (The Avengers did it in nine, while it took Ultron one more day.)

The Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara comedy Hot Pursuit was a distant second with $13.3 million.

The Age of Adaline remained in third with $5.6 million.

Furious 7 dropped from second to fourth with $5.3 million

And Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 went from fourth to fifth with $5.2 million.

by Melody Judge posted May 8 2015 6:44AM

All men know that it’s a bummer if you can’t make it home for Mother’s Day.

For sure, your mom deserves to have you there, but life is complicated and you might have a reason to not visit on her special day.

But, if you have $25,000, Groupon will help out by sending a perfect child – named Johnny Cadillac – in your place who will spend the entire day with her and do all the things she has always lovingly nagged you to do.

The experience, called “A Mother’s Love is Priceless,” involves Johnny eating five full servings of vegetables (at once), rinsing dishes before placing them in the dishwasher, wearing pants, and even being nice to your sister.

Mom also gets a $5,000 shopping spree at her favorite local stores, a one-day stretch limo rental, house-cleaning services, and a catered, in-home family dinner for up to six people, including centerpieces, candelabras, linens, and food. (Yahoo Finance)

by Melody Judge posted May 7 2015 9:28AM

The internet is going crazy saying the new Hamburglar looks a little too creepy and some are saying he's all that and a bag of fries.

Thoughts- hot or not?

by Melody Judge posted May 7 2015 6:55AM

Are you an insomniac? An Arizona doctor claims to have come up with a breathing exercise that will have you snoozing in 60 seconds or less.

He calls it the "4-7-8 Breathing Exercise", and says it's pretty simple. Just follow these steps:

1. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.

2. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.

3. Hold your breath for a count of seven.

4. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.

5. This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.

Here is the link:

by Melody Judge posted May 7 2015 6:49AM

Shaquille O'Neal took an epic spill Wednesday on the set of TNT's NBA halftime show, and the former NBA star's fall quickly went viral.

O'Neal seemed to take it all in stride and even tweeted that the person who made the best meme of his televised tumble would win $500.

by Melody Judge posted May 6 2015 8:35AM

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by Melody Judge posted May 6 2015 8:31AM

According to Dr. Beryl West, how you like your eggs reveals a lot about your personality:

  • Sunny-side up: You are an optimist and easy going.

  • Hard-boiled: You're a no-nonsense type. You're quick to form opinions.

  • Soft-boiled: You're gentle, sensitive, neat - but you're not always easy to please.

  • Scrambled: You're agreeable and very steady. You go with the flow.

  • Over easy: You are very precise. You know exactly what you want out of life.

  • Poached: You are very orderly - you don't like to see anything out of its place.

  • Omelets: You enjoy taking risks.

by Melody Judge posted May 5 2015 6:15AM

Everyone knows that the odds of a Starbucks barista getting your name right on the side of your cup are about one in a hundred. It's always interesting to see what they come up with, right? Now you don't even have to shell out $4 for over-roasted coffee. Just go to, type in your name, and you'll get a customized cup from a virtual barista.

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