Vote for Miss America

Miss New Jersey Lindsey Petrosh is using some local scenery in her quest to obtain a place in the this year's Miss America final.

The Miss America Organization is asking fans to view videos made by the 53 contestants and vote on which should be a finalist in this year's pageant. Petrosh, 23, is from Egg Harbor City.

In her video, Petrosh can be seen on the streets of Egg Harbor City, having someone pump gas for her, imitating the sound of a seagull, making a pet shape out of a balloon and claiming she can name all 50 states in alphabetical order. There is a daytime beach scene with waves crashing in the background and an image of Atlantic City at night with the casinos lit up.

Voting for a contestant's video can be done at There is a limit of one vote per person and Internet device per contestant. The Miss America Pageant will be televised at 9 p.m. Jan. 12 on WPVI-TV 6.

Towne to show Sandy concert

The "12-12-12" Concert For Sandy Relief will be simulcast live for free starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Frank Theatres Towne Stadium 16 in Egg Harbor Township.

Free tickets are available now at the box offices and are being distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seating may begin as early as 6:45 p.m. The concert will run until about 11:30 p.m. The concert is taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, The Who and Paul McCartney.

This special one-night only live music event benefits the Robin Hood Relief Fund and helps provide assistance to people throughout the tri-state area, who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The theater is located at 6733 Black Horse Pike.

Stones concert

Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and The Black Keys will join the Rolling Stones on Saturday for the final concert marking the band's 50th anniversary.

The concert will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The band said Monday the concert will be telecast live on pay-per-view.

'Shining' sequel

It's Redrum redux as Stephen King has a sequel to "The Shining" coming out in 2013. The book, called "Doctor Sleep" is one of two the horror master has planned for the coming year.

King told creative writing students at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell that his goal is to write stories that sizzle with emotion.

The horror-master from Maine is the author of books such as "The Stand," ''The Shining" and "The Green Mile."

King gave a special class for creative writing majors at the university last week.King told the crowd of about 125 students that he's a "confrontational writer." He says he wants to "get within kissing distance, hugging distance, choking distance, punching distance. Call it whatever you want. But I want your attention."

He has two new books coming out in 2013, including a sequel to "The Shining" called "Doctor Sleep."

On TV tonight

On "Raising Hope," an apocalyptic prophecy has Virginia (Martha Plimpton) convinced that the world will end on Dec. 21, so she turns to extreme couponing to stock up on supplies. Meanwhile, Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) tries to knock a few more items off her bucket list. 8 p.m.,WTXF-TV29

Weekend box office

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to

1. "Skyfall," $11 million

2. "Rise of the Guardians," $10.5M

3. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," $9.2M

4. "Lincoln," $9.1M

5. "Life of Pi," $8.3M

6. "Playing for Keeps," $6M

7. "Wreck-It Ralph," $4.9M

8. "Red Dawn," $4.3M

9. "Flight," $3.1M

10. "Killing Them Softly," $2.7M