Today's show kicked off with the announcement about a great contest for mothers-to-be! Suzie and Margaret chatted about the contest, which celebrates the ELLEN SHOW's Mother's Day special, airing Friday, May 10. Ellen will fill her studio audience with expectant moms from around the country, gifting them with baby products worth more than $8,000.
Ellen is offering the SAME products from her May 10th show to one lucky expectant mother in Western Washington! Here's how to enter the contest: Starting Wednesday, May 1, nominate yourself or a deserving mother-to-be over 18 years of age, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us, in 300 words or less, why she should win, and include a photo and contact information. The finalists MUST be able to join us in studio on Monday, May 13, in order to win. We've posted more information online at www.king5.com/newday.
Following that thrilling announcement, we got down to the business of discussing some of the week's Hot Topics, with guest panelists: comedian Brooks McBeth, Bill Swartz from 1090AM THE FAN, and Mike Gastineau (The Gasman), a longtime sportscaster, author and current regular on Pearl Jam Radio.
Here's the list of topics Margaret and the guys discussed:
- NBA relocation committee recommends rejecting Chris Hansen's move to buy and move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle
- NBA player Jason Collins reveals he's gay in an in-depth cover story in the new issue of Sports Illustrated, with much fanfare, hoopla, support and some criticism.
- WNBA player Brittney Griner reveals she's gay in an interview, with no fanfare or reaction.
- Pop Culture tattoos are all the rage, with people requesting ink of unusual celebrities, shows and characters. (Note: Brooks McBeth unveils to the world, and an unsuspecting Margaret, his own undying affection for the New Day host, in the form of a back tattoo). Special thanks to Jeremiah at NW Zombie Ink for the wonderful temporary work of art. Find NW Zombie Ink on Facebook.
- Lifestyle expert Martha Stewart joins Match.com to look for love.
- Canadian researchers say children who pick their noses and eat what they find are actually helping build their immune systems.
Brooks McBeth has a series of comedy shows this week:
- Wednesday, May 1 at Comedy Underground in Seattle
- Thursday, May 2 at Upfront Theatre in Bellingham
- Friday, May 3 at Kirkland Performance Center (with John Keister)
- Saturday, May 4 at Dave's in Milton (with John Keister)
- Brooks will also appear on this weekend's episode of The (206), which airs Saturday nights after "Saturday Night Live" on KING 5.
- Find Brooks on Facebook. Follow him on Twitter: @BrooksMcBeth
Mike Gastineau is working on a book about the Seattle Sounders FC and also appears on Pearl Jam Radio, using his incredible interview skills to chat with local and nationally known celebrities. Keep up with Mike on Twitter: @Gasman206