Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for November 16, 2012...
JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live with the Gifts for Kids Angel Tree
program. The "Gifts for Kids Angel Tree" program is a way for people to
donate Christmas gifts to foster children and children in need during
the holiday season. You can either supply the gifts yourself or you can
donate cash to the Salvation Army who will then use that money to buy
clothing and toys for children on their Angel Tree list. Adopt an angel.
Fill out the form below or visit the Colonial Brookwood Village from
November 16 until December 8 to adopt an angel from the Salvation Army
Angel Tree. Instructions will be emailed back to you on how to fulfill
the adoption. Drop off a gift. If you are dropping off a gift for a
specific angel(s) you adopted, follow the instructions provided or visit
birminghamsalvationarmy.org for instructions. If you wish to drop off a
new, unwrapped gift for any child, you can do so at any area
Chick-Fil-A restaurants or Lowe's Home Improvement stores. Visit
birminghamsalvationarmy.org for more information. Or you can donate
online. Visit www.BirminghamSalvationArmy.org
to donate online to the Angel Tree program, volunteer, or host a drive.
For more information or to adopt an angel online, visit http://www.myfoxal.com/category/178502/gifts-for-kids-angel-tree
X FACTOR CONTESTANT - The X Factor is now down to 10 finalists! Last night America's votes sent the trio "Lyric 1-4-5" home; which left Jennel Garcia and Paige Thomas in the bottom two. The judges then had to vote and Jennel was sent home. All four of the former contestants joined us this morning live from LA with their reactions.
COMEDIAN - Anjelah Johnson joined us this morning. She is of Mexican and Native American descent. Johnson was also a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, where she was named Rookie of the Year. She became an internet sensation with her viral video "Nail Salon" and later, she appeared on "MADtv" as a series regular, which then spawned another internet sensation "Bon Qui Qui." Johnson was nominated for an ALMA Award for her work on the show. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit stardome.com.
RUBEN STUDDARD - Ruben joined us this morning along with Tom Crichton, the director of the weekend events. It's time for the 2nd annual Magic City Half Marathon Weekend which is part of the Ruben Studdard Celebration Weekend. It is dedicated to bringing health, wellness fitness and fun to Birmingham and benefiting the Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts. The Celebration Weekend will feature great music, entertainment, and the family friendly Iron Tribe Fitness Festival. The marquee running events include The Magic City Half Marathon and 5K as well as the "Linn Park Lap" a short fun run / walk for all ages! All running and fitness events will take place in Downtown Birmingham around the historic Linn Park City Center. All events to take place in front of Boutwell Auditorium and in Linn Park. Check out the Trak Shak Expo at Boutwell Auditorium today from noon-7pm and tomorrow from 11am-5pm. On Sunday, the Half Marathon begins at 8AM and other events follow including the musical acts and awards ceremony. For more information, visit http://magiccityhalf.com/
BEST IN BUZZ - Our gossip mom, Jamie Sullivan joined us with the scoop in Hollywood! She discussed the men in People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive editions including two of her clients, Chris Klein and Wayne Brady, who made the list with their dogs. She also discussed why Demi Moore is holding off on signing divorce papers for her marriage with Ashton Kutcher and the split between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
ZOO - Kelly Wall joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a Ball Python. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
Next week on Good Day Alabama.... It's Thanksgiving and we get you ready for a big day with the family! Chef Bob joins us in the kitchen to take your questions on Thanksgiving Day.... Whether it's a dry turkey or you need a new cranberry recipe, he's got the answers! And our own Clare Huddleston learns to cook this week! She learns it all - from the basics all the way to making a Thanksgiving meal for her family! You don't want to miss this! And we talk with the experts at the Butterball Turkey Talkline for some tips on making the perfect bird! Dr. Asa Andrew continues his series on teaching us healthier meal options... he takes us through our best options for dinner! Comedian Cocoa Brown comes to town and she joins us on set with some laughs! We turn to our experts with our questions - the gardener, the angler, and the children's doctor! Birmingham's Bargain Mom brings us the scoop on all of the best Black Friday deals! Plus we take you out to the shopping spots to check out the Black Friday shoppers and we take you to Tuscaloosa for all the excitement over this year's Alabama-Auburn game! Jeh Jeh takes us to the Christmas Tree Farm to get a jump on the rush! And as always we bring you the latest in financial news and hollywood headlines... that and more next week on Good Day Alabama!