Statewide Tornado Drill Set for Tuesday

If you’re watching LIVE 5 WCSC Tuesday morning — and why wouldn’t you be? — you may think that severe weather has popped up out of nowhere.

But that’s all part of the plan, just to make sure you’re ready.

LIVE 5 WCSC will participate in a statewide tornado drill some time around 9:00am on Tuesday, as part of Severe Weather Awareness week.

A crawl will alert viewers to the immediate threat of a tornado. It’ll be a test of the emergency alert system, and the National Weather Service will issue the test code using the system code for a real tornado.

Schools and businesses have been encouraged to hold their own drills at around the same time. If that’s not an option, people are at least encouraged to take a moment to think about where they’d seek shelter if a tornado was actually moving toward their area.

Inside LIVE 5 WCSC, it will also give us a chance to test our equipment to make sure our high-tech weather warning system is functioning properly to give you the most notice possible when severe weather approaches your neighborhood.

So don’t panic on Tuesday morning: but do take a moment to make sure you’re prepared so that you can stay safe if the threat ever hits close to your home.


Sheen Saga Continues

Today was the day actor Charlie Sheen was supposed to return to the set of Warner Brothers’ TWO AND A HALF MEN begin shooting the final four episodes of the season.

What a difference a week makes.

After two calls to radio programs, CBS and Warner announced that they were pulling the plug on the series for the rest of the season, citing concerns about Sheen’s comments and condition.

But Sheen didn’t stop there.  Over the weekend, he agreed to tape an interview with ABC for a prime time program airing this week on that network. After that interview was recorded, and, ABC says, after Sheen had promised them an “exclusive,” he decided to do an interview with NBC.

NBC aired its interview on its Today show; ABC was scheduled to air excerpts of their interview on their Good Morning America.

CBS is airing a repeat episode of the wildly-popular program tonight, having aired its last original episode on Valentine’s Day.

The actor told NBC’s Jeff Rossen that he wanted a raise to come back to work for a ninth season.  Sheen, who already makes an estimated $1.8 million per episode, said he wanted to be paid $3 million per show.  When Rossen acted surprised, Sheen replied, “Yeah, look what they put me through.”

Sheen Planning Return to Men Sooner Than Expected

Charlie Sheen is now planning to return to his hit CBS series TWO AND A HALF MEN in two weeks, a week sooner than initially expected.  That word comes from Sheen’s attorney, who told E! that the actor is “fine healthwise, and doing really well.”

Sheen sought in-home rehab for undisclosed reasons after a brief hospital stay last month, causing his Monday night sitcom to halt production.

CBS News reports that no matter what Sheen plans to do, producers of the show will make the final decision about whether to resume shooting.

The network has two remaining unaired episodes in the can, and those will air on Monday, Feb. 7th and 14th.  Twenty-four episodes were ordered for the season, but so far, only 16 have been produced.

After the Valentine’s Day episode airs, CBS will temporarily fill MEN’s time slot with reruns as well as episodes of RULES OF ENGAGEMENT and MIKE & MOLLY.

Letterman, Sports Illustrated Plan Valentine’s Treat

The cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will be revealed on the Valentine’s Day episode of THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, on Monday, Feb. 14th.

This will mark the fourth consecutive year that the swimsuit cover is revealed on the show.  But in a new twist this year, ten of the swimsuit models gracing the pages of this year’s issue will present the Top Ten List, with the identity of the cover model revealed later in the broadcast during a first-look at cover.

The model will then be Letterman’s guest on Tuesday, Feb. 15th.

Previous Swimsuit cover models include Heidi Klum, Cheryl Tiegs, Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley and Tyra Banks.

THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN airs weeknights at 11:35pm on LIVE 5 WCSC.

Actor Makes Appearance on Soap 26 Years After Death

A soap opera character received a real-life message from the grave about the dangers of smoking on Thursday’s episode of CBS’s THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.

A scene between the characters of Nick and Jackie, played by Jack Wagner and Leslie-Anne Down, includes an online video of a public service announcement featuring the late Continue reading