Statt-us Update 4/11/19 – Headlines & More

Here’s a quick way to get caught up on what’s going on in the world. Everyday B-105’s StattMan puts together a collection of news stories that might impact the average person in Cincinnati. In no particular order. Nothing political or to heavy, just good country fun.


Keith Urban Offered George Strait a Repeat Performance After Jumping out of a Giant Cake – In early April, Keith Urban helped country icon Loretta Lynn celebrate her upcoming 87th birthday by jumping out of a giant birthday cake.  It was the fulfillment of a birthday wish from Lynn, but when Urban offered to jump out of George Starait’s cake, he turned Keith down.

“George said, ‘I can’t believe you’re jumping out of a cake!'” Urban recalls, adding that he then offered to do the same thing for Strait’s 87th birthday (which won’t be until 2039). “He said, ‘I think I’ll have Lee Ann Womack do it,'” Urban recounts, “‘but thank you.'”

Buy Gas on Mondays to Save Money – According to GasBuddy, on average, Monday morning is the best time to fill up, when gas stations are usually at their quietest, and prices are at their lowest (followed shortly by Tuesdays). Later in the week, you’re more likely to encounter higher and more volatile pricing, with some gas stations at their busiest on Fridays around 5PM.

New ‘Lion King’ trailer gives first look at Scar and the infamous stampede

Mark Ruffalo reveals he was forced to film FIVE endings for Avengers: Endgame because directors were so worried he would ruin the surprise – Franchise executives of Avengers: Endgame work tirelessly to prevent the large cast from revealing any details ahead of the movie premiere on April 26.

Extreme Weather – A powerful “bomb cyclone” is whipping the Rockies and Plains for the second time in four weeks, dropping snow that is making travel miserable from Colorado to Minnesota and beyond, delivering a temperature shock to a region that had been enjoying more springlike conditions. Up to two feet of snow is forecasted as the slow-moving storm hovers over the region and could break records for April in Great Plains.

BLINK Pop-up Party Coming to OTR –  April 25 in Over-the-Rhine.  The party, illuminated by ArtsWave, will feature food, drinks, entertainment and a few BLINK surprises.  The party is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. at 1225 Clay Street.  “BLINK’s creative partners have been working hard on this one-time-only pop-up event – and what’s coming this fall.  The art and light phenomenon, BLINK, is scheduled for Oct. 10-13.