Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for January 24, 2014:
JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from the Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Expo in Tuscaloosa. It is Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Bryant Conference Center. It is free to attend. For complete details, visit BabyPaloozaTour.com.
BBJ - Mike talked with Cindy Crawford from the Birmingham Business Journal about local business headlines and an exciting new design for the BBJ's web and print product! They discussed how Birmingham's incentives to businesses pull local businesses from area communities and into the city limits, but some feel this money should be used to lure new businesses to the city instead; what to expect from Regions in 2014; and what it means that Alabama's Taxpayer Bill of Rights passes the House. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - Mike talked with actor Barkhad Abdi who played the role of Muse, the lead Somali pirate captain in the highly successful film "Captain Phillips." He discussed his role in the film, his real life amazing story, and his Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The role is his acting debut as he was working as a chauffeur when he was cast. He had no previous acting experience or any aspirations to become an actor. "Captain Phillips" is based on the true story behind the first American cargo ship hijacking in 200 years, the Maersk Alabama, and its U.S. Navy rescue in 2009. The emotionally charged and critically acclaimed film focuses on the relationship between the ship's captain, Richard Phillips (Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain (breakout actor Barkhad Abdi) who takes him hostage 145 miles off the Somali coast, with both men at the mercy of forces beyond their control. The film is now available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack DVD & Digital.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a blue tongue skink. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
COMEDIAN - Cowboy Bill Martin is one of the most talented performers seen on stage today. The Texas native, who has toured with some of the biggest names in country music including George Jones, George Strait, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts and has headlined clubs and theaters across the U.S. and Canada, delivers an electrifying performance which uniquely combines real stories of do-it-yourself mishaps, plus hilarious stories of love, life and hope. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit stardome.com.
BARGAIN MOM - Christie Dedman - Birmingham's Bargain Mom - joined us with some deals for your famil this weekend. Headed to the circus this weekend? Not interested in the $22 toys? No problem stop at the Dollar Tree before you go. http://www.dollartree.com/ Stop by their kids aisle and look for clown bow ties, wigs, noses, glow sticks, stickers, even $1 bags of cotton candy. The cheapest souvenirs at the circus are $4 giant suckers and $5 coloring books. Another tip, street vendors are usually around and their prices are lower than the prices inside if you're on a budget but want a glowing sword or whirly light. Since the theme is construction and build to amaze, you could also snag some plastic construction hats for a $1. Other possible options would be circus theme treat bags with stickers, candy and circus notepads or coloring books, all spotted at the dollar store. Dollar General 25 cent Christmas clearance, going on now - Check your Dollar General https://www.facebook.com/dollargeneral for 25 cent Christmas stuff - candy, decor, boxes of cards, bags of bows & more. Bojangles', a Southern-style restaurant, will have a grand opening in Trussville Jan. 27. Check out what Bojangles' fans can get if they are among the first customers: The new Trussville restaurant located at 1880 Gadsden Hwy will open at 5 a.m. Bojangles' will welcome early-risers by giving $100 Bojangles' gift cards to the first 100 customers and one lucky guest will win free breakfast for a year. Trussville residents who can't wait for a taste of Bojangles' can get a free 22 oz. Legendary Iced Tea® and a freshly-made sausage, ham or steak biscuit at the drive thru window from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24.
For more on these deals and other bargains, visit http://blog.al.com/bargain-mom
Next week on Good Day Alabama, we get you ready for the Super Bowl! Impress your friends with some great food at your Super Bowl Party.... We show you options for kid-friendly parties, healthy dishes, and quick and simple recipes that you'll love! Grammy Award winning singer Gloria Gaynor proves that she will survive! She celebrates the 35th anniversary of her grammy winning hit! A big announcement from Motley Crue next week... We talk with Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx for the scoop! And Rachael Ray has lots of excitement planned on her show in the coming weeks. She joins us with a sneak peak! Comedian Henry Cho joins us with a few laughs in the studio! We get some gardening advice and the angler joins us to answer your questions about fishing! Dr. Asa joins us with advice on foods to lower your blood pressure! We help you make 2014 a debt free year with five pointers to get you on track! Plus we check out your business and entertainment headlines! Join us for all of this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!