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Tuesday, June 30, 2009


  • Honduras is the new hot spot on the globe. Shady election results, the military has ousted the president... hang on.
  • Wednesday is the rumored day for Michael Jackson's funeral, with burial at the Neverland Ranch.
  • "Dancing With the Stars" judge Len Goodman, 65, is recovering from prostate surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.
  • Comedian, Fred Travalena, the "Man of a Thousand Faces," who appeared numerous times on the Johnny Carson show in the 70's and early 80's, has died at his home in Encino, CA, from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 66.
  • Britain's Prince Harry enjoyed a date last week with singer Natalie Imbruglia.
  • "Ugly Betty's" Ana Ortiz welcomed a daughter into the world last week, Paloma Louise.
  • Time hasn't released a special edition since 9-11... but there's one out this week for the passing of Michael Jackson.
  • Chevrolet is enjoying high demand for its 2010 Camaro. Can't make 'em fast enough.
  • Two California minor league teams set a new record for most runs scored in a game last Saturday night. Final score: 33-18.
  • You'd have to be old enough to remember, but Gale Storm has died at age 87. She was a big star in early 1950's TV.
  • In Sweden, a new law was passed that allows Swedish women to go topless in public swimming pools.
  • Pitch guy Billy Mays was just about to do a series of commercials for Taco Bell. He died suddenly over the weekend at age 50, most likely of a heart attack in his sleep.
  • NASA has uncovered some better quality video of the moon landing 40 years ago. Should release it soon.

National Blonde Day --

Men of all ages love the stereotypical blonde. he's a fantasy that's here to stay. Here are some blonde facts for you:

  • American adults who are naturally blonde: 5%

  • World population that is naturally blonde: 2%

  • Finish population that is naturally blonde: 30%

  • American women who color their hair who choose blonde: 42%

  • 2004 Playboy centerfolds who are blonde: 40%

  • Miss America winners who are blonde: 24%

  • Women who think the first female president will have brown hair: 76%

  • Blondes who think they are more popular with men: 91%

  • Men who think blondes have better love lives than other women: 18%

  • Year by which natural blondes may be extinct: 2202



  • Always compliment your significant other. Sanford calls Maria "special, unique and fabulous," all things anyone wants to hear. And to boot, he tells her that she doesn't need therapy, which -- we suspect -- followed Senorita Maria fishing for a compliment about how loco she is. Either way, Sanford knows how to praise his woman.
  • Pet names are important. Sanford takes to calling Maria "dearest," and she later ups the ante to "beloved," telling him, "I hope you change the dearest." No one wants to be called dude or girl, but certain pet names hold different meanings. Such as, babe -- or even baby -- sounds slightly demeaning while sweetie or muffin seems... well, overly sugary. And please, don't even get us started on "pooh bear."
  • Follow through on promises. Since these e-mails were from a year ago and Sanford was just discovered now, he was obviously doing something right. And, when he told Maria he was going to pick up the movie, Holiday, we're betting he actually did it. Now, whether it's the 1930's version of Holiday or the newer Cameron Diaz-Kate Winslet chick flick, The Holiday, we're not sure. However, the point remains: gifts make for a happy mistress.
  • Use spell check. This man was governing the entire state of South Carolina (pop. 4.4 million) and the man can't be bothered with proper spelling? There are programs that spellcheck for you now, Gov. Sanford. We suggest you learn to use them so some poor sap at The State doesn't have to (sic) everything. (On a side note: Maria also had her share or spelling errors. However, since she is from Argentina, and -- we're assuming -- not a native English speaker, we find this less offensive. And actually, slightly adorable.)


THIEF ACCIDENTALLY TAKES HIS PICTURE DURING ROBBERY: A man who was in the midst of robbing a home in Virginia accidentally took his own picture with the victim's cell phone. Police are currently looking for the man captured in the photograph. A city spokesperson said it appeared the male suspect had been attempting to make a phone call during the home invasion and unknowingly captured his own image using the phone's camera. The suspect then fled the scene leaving the cell phone behind. (UPI)

MAN BREAKS INTO HOME AND STAYS FOR A WEEK: Police said a man broke into a Cincinnati home and stayed there for a week, watching television, sleeping in the master bedroom and driving the car while the family was on vacation. Nicholas Truesdell, who allegedly broke into the house through a rear window, was arrested and charged with buglary and unauthorized use of a vehicle after it was apparent that the 19-year-old drove the family's 2007 Nissan Altima. (AP)

OWNER SAYS CAR WITH 558,000 MILES STILL RUNNING SMOOTH: A 90-year-old Florida woman says her Mercury Comet Caliente that she purchased in 1964 is running smoothly 558,000 miles later. Rachel Veitch says her car has lasted her through 45 years and three husbands. Veitch says she looks forward to hitting mile 600,000 if she says, "I live long enough. I tell people, 'Except for the congestive heart failure, a stroke and a double mastectomy, I'm in great shape!'" (UPI)

MAN TRIES TO ROB HOTEL WITH BUTTER KNIFE: South Dakota police said they arrested a man after he tried to rob a hotel with a butter knife. The clerk refused to give the man any money and the robber left the hotel on foot. Police allegedly spotted a man matching the clerk's description of the thief. The man was arrested. Police said they also recovered the 'weapon.' (AP)



  • 12 Rounds
  • Two Lovers
  • Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience


  • Eastbound & Down Season One
  • Entourage Season Five
  • Secret Diary of a Call Girl Season Two


  • Do The Right Thing
  • Flawless
  • Seven

Pitchman Billy Mays died of a pulmonary embolism

Pitchman Billy Mays died of a pulmonary embolism likely caused by heart disease, a Tampa coroner announced on Monday (June 29th). Hillsborough County Medical Examiner Vernard Adams said preliminary autopsy results found that the 50-year-old "had an enlarged heart, a thickening of the wall of the ventricle which takes blood to the heart."

Contrary to speculation, Mays' death was not the result of head trauma. After a flight on Saturday (June 27th), Mays told a television crew that he'd bumped his head upon landing, leading many to assume a head injury led to his sudden death. The coroner confirmed that there was no evidence of head trauma adding that no internal or external injuries were found.

The examiner also noted that Mays was also taking Tramadol and hydrocodone for hip pain, but said that there was no evidence that Mays was abusing these drugs, and that pill counts show he had been taking the correct amount.

  • Final results of the autopsy and cause of death will not be known for several weeks.
  • A Pennsylvania television stations reported on Tuesday, "The Mays family says funeral arrangements are not complete, but they expect to plan a fitting ceremony."
  • Meanwhile, the Discovery Channel announced that they will devote programming to Mays this Wednesday (July 1st). A previously-scheduled Pitchman marathon of episodes one-11 will air beginning at 11 a.m. and culminate with the never-before-seen season finale at night.
CHECK IT OUT: Listen to the 911 call that Mays' wife made after finding his body:

Still finalizing their autopsy results on Jackson

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office, still finalizing their autopsy results on Jackson, confiscated all of the entertainer's prescription medications from his rented Holmby Hills home on Monday. A team of medical examiners entered the home around 12 noon and exited carrying two large plastic bags.

  • Their action spurred more speculation about whether addictions to various prescription drugs played a role in Jackson's death, and raised more questions about the physician who was with him and made the 911 call. Dr. Conrad Murray, who insists thaat he did not prescribe OxyContin to Jackson, was working without board certification at the time of the star's death, according to


Brad Paisley's eighth album, American Saturday Night, hits retail outlets on Tuesday (June 30th). His debut single, "Then," recently held the Number One spot on the country charts for three weeks.

American Saturday Night is a more personal album for Paisley, who wrote or co-wrote all 15 songs on the CD from a new perspective, he tells us: "This album came from a different place because I'm in a different place than most of the records I've done. I went into this with a team of guys that I rely on heavily, the same team I've had since really the first album, and we're all in different place."

Paisley says the influence on American Saturday Night came from a couple places. "There's two or three things that I felt were the common thread and the reason for this being the album that it is and one is where I'm at, which is second little boy, a place where I have a perspective of retrospect that's good, and then there's the times that we're living in, and all of those things shaped every song that we wrote, I think."

  • The album's new single, "Welcome to the Future," heads to radio in July. Paisley says the song is "my favorite thing I've ever written."
  • His American Saturday Night tour continues on July 10th in Clarkston, Michigan.

Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Sugarland and Taylor Swift are the first performers to be confirmed as part of ABC's CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock special. The three-hour show will air on August 31st at 8 p.m. ET.
  • For the first time, the special will expand from two hours to three.
  • The CMA Music Festival took place from June 11th-14th in downtown Nashville.


  • This is the fifth time ABC will broadcast CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock.
  • Each year, CMA Music Festival draws more than 56,000 fans per day.

Keith Urban is ever mindful about the state of our world today, and the problems people face on a daily basis. Making people feel better is the emphasis behind his current Escape Together World tour, he tells us: "All I want to be able to do on this tour is help people reset their sense of self and worth and belief, and they can walk out of that concert walking a little taller and feeling a little more connected and not so separated and alone, you know, that's why the tour's called Escape Together, cause it's a very 'us' experience in the arena, and you feel a sense of togetherness, and hopefully that doesn't leave just because you have gone home. You go home and feel a sense of community because it really, it takes a village."
  • The tour rolls on to Omaha's Qwest Center on June 9th.
  • Urban and his wife, Nicole Kidman, will celebrate the first birthday of their daughter,

Dierks Bentley tops the Billboard chart this week with "Sideways." This is Bentley's second consecutive chart-topper off his current Feel That Fire album.
  • Bentley said, "We've been kicking our show off with 'Sideways' and it gets the party started quickly! Thanks to all the fans that have fun, get wild and a little 'sideways' during our show because we feed off of that energy."
  • "Sideways" is Bentley's seventh career Number One hit.


  • Forbes named Bentley to its Top 10 list of "Next Breakout Stars" based on likeability and awareness.

The Lost Trailers' Stokes Nielson and his wife, Maria, welcomed their second child into the world on June 22nd. Their healthy baby boy weighed in at 7.7 pounds. The couple already have a toddler daughter. Their son's name has not yet been announced.


  • The Lost Trailers were 2008's "Most Played New Group" thanks to their Top 10 hit, "Holler Back."

SheDaisy lead singer Kassidy Osborn got married over the weekend to her longtime boyfriend, Derek Williamson. The two were wed in a private ceremony at the Latter Day Saints Temple in San Diego, California.
  • Osborn said, "For being one of the most important days of my life, it couldn't have been more perfect and beautiful!"
  • SheDaisy is gearing up for the release of their fifth album. In the meantime, the sister trio continues to tour this summer.
  • Their Fourth of July plans include performing at the annual Stadium Of Fire celebration in Provo, Utah.


  • Shedaisy's last CD, Fortuneteller's Melody, was released in 2006.
  • Their last Top 10 hit, "Don't Worry Bout A Thing," charted in 2005.


Dolly Parton

Naomi Judd, Big Kenny

ON THE STREETS/GAC 1:30PM, 5:30PM, 10:30PM (ET)
Brad Paisley, Tanya Tucker

Brad Paisley

Taylor Swift, Def Leppard, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley

Martina McBride


  • Vincent D'Onofrio (actor, Ed Wood, Men In Black) (50)
  • David Alan Grier (actor and comedian, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka) (54)
  • Mike Tyson (ear-biting former heavyweight boxing champ and ex-con) (43)
  • Stanley Clarke (jazz-rock bassist) (58)
  • Fantasia Barrino (American Idol winner) (25)
  • Lena Horne (legendary singer) (92)
  • Monica Potter (actress, The Last House on the Left, Con Air, Patch Adams, Head Over Heels, Along Came A Spider, Saw) (38)
  • Michael Phelps (swimmer, has won 14 gold Olympic medals, the most by any Olympian) (24)


  • Ronnie Milsap debuted on the charts with "I Hate You" in 1973.
  • Chet Atkins died of cancer in Nashville in 2001 at the age of 77.
  • Brad Paisley's "Ticks" topped the Billboard country chart in 2007.
  • Garth Brooks received a star in front of Capitol Records on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995.
  • Kenny Chesney signed his first recording contract with Capricorn Records in 1993.

Celebrity Gossip

DIANE KEATON FINE AFTER ON-SET INJURY: Diane Keaton was slightly injured in New York City on Monday (June 29th) while filming a scene for her new movie, Morning Glory. reports that Keaton was sporting a bodysuit for a sumo wrestling scene when the injury occurred. A statement released by Paramount studios later in the day read, "Diane Keaton is in good health and spirits following a fall on set of Morning Glory where she bumped her head. The actress was taken to a hospital for precautionary tests and has been cleared by doctors to return to work tomorrow."

SHIA LABEOUF AND MEGAN FOX DATING? Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox may be more than just Transformers co-stars. Sources tell the New York Daily News that there appears to be a romantic connection between the two, citing their behavior during a recent dinner with ten friends -- including Oliver Stone. A witness told the paper, "They definitely seemed into each other. Shia couldn't keep his eyes off of Megan: He literally watched her like a hawk all night."

ANISTON ROMANCE RUMORS SWINGING BACK TO GERARD BUTLER? Now that Bradley Cooper has brushed off Jennifer Aniston romance reports, that media is back to linking her with Gerard Butler. A source told the New York Post that the actress has been in "an unusually cheerful mood" while filming Bounty Hunter with Butler. An insider told the paper, "Jennifer seems very relaxed and friendly. She has a great laugh and is very chatty on set. Jen and Gerard seem to have a great relationship and chemistry between them."

MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD FOR ED MCMAHON: More than 200 friends and family members attended a memorial for Ed McMahon on Sunday (June 28th). Entertainment Tonight reports that Natalie Cole performed her song "Smile" alongside David Foster in honor of the Tonight show sidekicked. Other celebrities in attendance included Tony Danza, Jimmy Kimmel and Johnny Carson's wife, Joanna Carson.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Colorado River Line Dance Club get down at Bandits BBQ

For all you Flaggers interested in Boot Scottin' a new line dancing club is kickin up it's heels every Thursday at Bandits BBQ, 2350 MIracle Mile at 8pm. For more information 928758-6362 or 928-219-2790.


SPRINT CUP: JOEY LOGANO WINS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE - Teenager Joey Logano became the youngest winner in the history of the Cup Series on Sunday, winning the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The precocious 19-year-old rookie came back from a crash that put him a lap down earlier in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 and won in his 20th Sprint Cup start. The top 10 finishers in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 are:

  1. Joey Logano
  2. Jeff Gordon
  3. Kurt Busch
  4. David Reutimann
  5. Tony Stewart
  6. Brad Keselowski
  7. Kyle Busch
  8. Sam Hornish Jr.
  9. Jimmie Johnson
  10. Kasey Kahne

NATIONWIDE SERIES: KYLE BUSH BACK IN FIRST PLACE - Apparently tired of his recent pattern of leading the most laps and finishing somewhere other than first, Kyle Busch took a different tack in Saturday's Camping World RV Sales 200. Busch saved his surge to the front for the final green-flag run in the Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. After passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano for the lead on Lap 165 of 200, Busch stayed in front the rest of the way.

The top 10 finishers of the Camping World RV Sales 200 are

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Joey Logano
  3. Brad Keselowski
  4. Mike Bliss
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Carl Edwards
  7. Greg Biffle
  8. Scott Speed
  9. Erik Darnell
  10. Jason Leffler

CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES: TWO IN A ROW FOR HORNADAY - Ron Hornaday took home his second consecutive Elvis trophy with an overpowering victory Saturday in the 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Hornaday led 175 of 201 laps on the .75-mile track. The driver of the Kevin Harvick Inc. No. 33 Chevrolet had a commanding lead over Brian Scott's No. 16 Toyota before a late-race caution forced a green-white-checkered finish. Hornaday pulled away on the final restart and won by .653 seconds over Scott

The top 10 finishers in the 200 are

  1. Ron Hornaday
  2. Brian Scott
  3. David Starr
  4. Aric Almirola
  5. Matt Crafton
  6. Mike Skinner
  7. Timothy Peters
  8. Johnny Sauter
  9. Colin Braun
  10. Todd Bodine


Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had a huge debut weekend at the top of the box office, with its $112 million take bringing the movie's total to $201.2 million since opening last Wednesday (June 24th). The sequel to 2007's original Transformers movie overcame scathing reviews from critics to have the biggest opening weekend of the year, surpassing X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which took in $85.1 million over its opening weekend in early May. Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox star in the Michael Bay-directed film about battling alien robots.

Opening in fifth place was My Sister's Keeper, starring Cameron Diaz and Abigail Breslin in a drama about a girl, played by Breslin, who was conceived by her parents to be a donor for her leukemia-stricken older sister.

  • Last weekend's top movie, The Proposal, fell to second place.


  1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, $112 million
  2. The Proposal, $18.5 million
  3. The Hangover, $17.2 million
  4. Up, $13 million
  5. My Sister's Keeper, $12 million
  6. Year One, $5.8 million
  7. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, $5.4 million
  8. Star Trek, $3.6 million
  9. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, $3.5 million
  10. Away We Go, $1.7 million


NBC HOSTING ED MCMAHON CELEBRATION: NBC is set to host an untelevised celebration of Ed McMahon's life on July 1st. His publicist Howard Bragman told the Associated Press that the event will be held at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood although details such as the guest list are still being finalized. The former Tonight show sidekick died on June 23rd at the age of 86.

MICHAEL JACKSON DOCUMENTARY GETTING LOTS OF AIR TIME: NBC is scheduled to run a one-hour version of Living With Michael Jackson on Monday (June 29th) night. The Hollywood Reporter announced that the network had secured the rights to the program -- a 2003 documentary that led to child molestation charges against the pop superstar." MSNBC has also secured 12 airings of the special, which already ran six times over the weekend.

CASTINGS ANNOUNCED FOR 'SPIDER-MAN' MUSICAL: Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming will star in the upcoming Broadway production of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Wood will play Mary Jane Watson while Cumming will portray the villainous Green Goblin. The musical is scheduled to begin preview performances in February of 2010.

Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett will be laid to rest in a private ceremony on Tuesday (June 30th). People magazine reports that the actress's longtime partner Ryan O'Neal has arranged the funeral, which will only be attended by close family and friends.

The couple's 24-year-old son Redmond will be allowed out of jail -- where he is undergoing intensive drug treatment -- to pay his last respects to his mother at her funeral. However, correctional department spokesperson Steve Whitmore said that while Redmond will be allowed to wear a suit, "Protocol is that he will still be in handcuffs and leg cuffs."

  • Meanwhile, Fawcett's doctor and friend Lawrence Piro revealed that Redmond spoke to his mother over the phone on the day of her death. Piro said on Friday (June 26th), "He wasn't able to be present in person, but he did speak to his mother by phone twice yesterday and he was able to say all the things he wanted to say. She heard him and was able to be responsive. It was a very nice moment for both of them."

TV pitchman Billy Mays was found dead in his Tampa, Florida, home

TV pitchman Billy Mays was found dead in his Tampa, Florida, home on Sunday (June 28th). reports that the 50-year-old was found by his wife and pronounced dead at 7:45 a.m ET. Police said that there were no signs of forced entry into Mays' residence and that foul play was not suspected.

The website said that Mays returned home the previous night from Philadelphia, where he had shot a new Oxiclean commercial. CNN reports that the flight had a hard landing after the plane's front tires blew out, but added that there were no reported injuries. Mays described the landing to a Tampa TV station:"As we hit, you know, it was just, I mean the hardest hit. All the top things from the ceiling started dropping. It hit me on the head, but I've got a hard head."Sources told TMZ that upon arriving home, Mays was, quote, "acting fine and normal . . . he was talking business with his father-in-law."

Mays appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien just last week to tout his new reality show, Pitchmen, on The Discovery Channel. Following are two soundbites from that appearance: "I hear your voice when I try to go to sleep at night. And I think a lot of us in America do, yelling at me, yelling at me to buy something." (Mays) "Excuse me, it's not yelling, it's projecting." (O'Brien) "Projecting." (Mays) "Projecting. And by the way, my voice is soothing. A lot of people... I'm on Nickelodeon, I'm on different channels with kids. It's soothing."

"By the way, this is how I was taught on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. And, by the way, you mentioned Ed McMahon. I worked for the same company Ed McMahon started with, National Pitch Products, and it's an honor. Twenty-seven years ago I started there. I was taught by some of the best pitchmen you'll never know."

  • Mays' wife Deborah said in a statement on Sunday, "Although Billy lived a public life, we don't anticipate making any public statements over the next couple of days. Our family asks that you respect our privacy during these difficult times."
  • The Discovery Channel said in a statement, "It is with incredible sadness that we have to report that Billy Mays died in his sleep last night. Everyone that knows him was aware of his larger-than-life personality, generosity and warmth. Billy was a pioneer in his field and helped many people fulfill their dreams. He will be greatly missed as a loyal and compassionate friend. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family at this time of incredible loss."
  • Mays began his pitchman career in the 1990s after he was recruited to demonstrate the products of Orange Glo International on the Home Shopping Network. The energetic Mays soon landed deals for commercials and infomercials.
  • A Tampa radio show reported on Sunday that Mays had recently inked a deal to film commercials on behalf of Taco Bell.
  • An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted on Monday (June 29th).

Celebrity Gossip

BRADLEY COOPER IS 'JUST FRIENDS' WITH JENNIFER ANISTON: Bradley Cooper is denying that he's romantically involved with Jennifer Aniston. Although the two were spotted having dinner together recently, the actor said during a press conference in Paris last Friday (June 26th), "She's a friend of mine. Simply, simply, just a friend." He explained, "In America, its not like it is here. She's someone who is super, super known. Famous. If someone says 'hello' to her, it's given that he's fallen in love with her. So, no. No. She's a very, very interesting woman, but she's simply a friend."

MEL GIBSON AND GIRLFRIEND REPORTEDLY EXPECTING DAUGHTER: Mel Gibson and girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva will reportedly welcome a daughter later this year. The Daily Mail reports that 39-year Grigorieva recently revealed the baby's sex. A friend told the paper, "Oksana and Mel are over the moon. Oksana is very happy and in love with Mel. She's a very calming girl and will be a stabilising influence on him." Gibson has seven children with his estranged wife Robyn, who filed for divorce from the actor two weeks before he and Grigorieva went public with their romance.

HAYDEN PANETTIERE MAY GO NUDE: Hayden Panettiere nearly bares it all in her upcoming film, I Love You, Beth Cooper, and isn't opposed to going full-frontal in the future. The 19-year-old told E!, "I'm cool with my body, and I'm cool running around undressed and all that stuff, but there are just certain things that not everyone needs to know, that you need to keep somehow private and personal to you. But you never know, you never know. I could be 30 years old and just be like, 'Screw it -- I want to take it all off. I better take a picture of this baby before it all goes.'" For one scene in I Love You Beth Cooper in which she only wore breast stickers, Panettiere drops her towel but is only shown from the back.

KATE HUDSON AND A-ROD STILL GOING STRONG: The romance between Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez appears to still be going strong. People magazine reports that the actress was in the stands at her beau's baseball game on Friday (June 26th) night. A source at the game told the magazine, "Kate was standing and clapping and cheering during the game, especially when A-Rod hit a home run. She looked adorable and was so happy."

'UGLY BETTY' STAR WELCOMES DAUGHTER: Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz gave birth to a daughter on Saturday (June 27th). The actress's rep confirmed the news to People magazine, saying, "She is surrounded by her friends and family and so happy to be a mom. She is just really enjoying the moment. The baby is absolutely beautiful." Ortiz and her husband, musician Noah Lebenzon, have yet to chose a name for their first child.

GALE STORM DIES: Gale Storm has died at the age of 87. The actress, who rose to fame in the early days of television on My Little Margie and The Gale Storm Show, passed away on Saturday (June 27th) at a convalescent hospital, her son confirmed. The Associated Press added that Storm's health had been failing in recent years.


  • George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" went to Number One in 1980.
  • The Statler Brothers and Tom T. Hall were officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a medallion ceremony at the Hall's theater in 2008.
  • Mickey Gilley went to Number one on the Billboard country chart for the first time with "Room Full Of Roses" in 1974.
  • Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" claimed the Number One position on the Billboard country chart in 1968.


Brad Paisley

Naomi Judd, Big Kenny

Steve Earle


Darius Rucker's Learn To Live has already produced two Number One hits -- "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" and "It Won't Be Like This For Long" -- while a third single, "Alright," is quickly heading toward the top of the chart. This is Rucker's first country album, but he tells us he kept the same recipe for success from his long stint as lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish. "I've learned over the years to make records for yourself, and I'm not gonna lie -- I make records for me. I make records that I love, that I wanna love, that I wanna listen to all the time, and I'm amazed when other people like it."

  • Rucker is currently on tour with Rascal Flatts.
  • "Alright" sits at Number Nine on the Billboard singles chart.

Reba McEntire's upcoming album will be released to country dance clubs across the country. A special version of a song called "I Want A Cowboy" from McEntire's Keep On Loving You album will be heading to these clubs in advance of the CD's August 18th release date.
  • McEntire first performed "I Want A Cowboy" during her concert at the new Cowboys Stadium earlier this month.
  • Of the song, McEntire said. "I'm a huge fan of Katrina Elam -- I love her singing and I loved her album she had out a few years back. So I was listening to the album, and was talking to my producer Tony Brown, who had co-produced Katrina's album a few years back, and asked him if there were any plans to do anything with the song 'I Want A Cowboy'. Tony called Katrina and asked her if she had any plans for the song, and she said 'No, I don't think so - why?'. He told her I wanted to record it, and she thought that would be great. So we immediately went into the studio and cut it!"
  • "Strange," the first single from Keep On Loving You, is a Top 15 hit.

Kenny Chesney's Greatest Hits II CD offers a sentimental journey back over the past few years of his career. Chesney told us that each of the 15 songs on the project hold a special place in his heart. "I look at the list of songs on this record and I know why they mean something to me. I mean, I can look at every song and tell you why I wrote a specific song or why I recorded that specific song. Each one of these songs takes me to a different place on stage. Each song takes me to a relationship, or it takes me to a breakup, or it takes me to new love, old love. It takes me to a night on stage where people were singing one of these songs back to me so loud where I couldn't of ever of dreamt it."
  • Greatest Hits II was released in May.
  • The only new song on the album, "Out Last Night," has already topped the country singles chart.

Phil Vassar's new video, "Bobbi With An I,"is now available exclusively at The clip was shot in Nashville and features Desperate Housewives star James Denton.
  • Vassar said, "Bobbi is actually a guy I knew -- this outrageous guy who showed up at a club one night dressed as a girl. It was just a funny way to pick up chicks."
  • "Bobbi With An I" was co-written by Vassar.
  • It's the debut single from Vassar's upcoming album, set for release later this summer.


  • Vassar's last album, Prayer Of A Common Man, was released in 2007.
  • It features the hit, "Love Is A Beautiful Thing," which made it to Number Two on the Billboard chart last year.

Craig Morgan recently reissued his latest album, That's Why, with two newly-recorded songs -- "This Ain't Nothin'" and "Bonfire," the latter of which is currently making its way up the singles chart. Morgan wrote the song, which he has been testing out on audiences for the past few months. After getting a big thumbs up from his fans, Morgan decided to share "Bonfire" with the world.
  • Morgan said, "I love writing and singing about the simplest pleasures of life's little things, and the fans always react to that. I think that's why 'Bonfire' has struck such a chord with everybody. Whether you're camping, at the beach or just cooking out, bonfires lots of times are the highlights of a summer party. We're just bringing a little bit of that party to life in this song!"


  • That's Why also includes Morgan's Top 10 hit, "Love Remembers."
  • The album was originally released in October of 2008 and then re-released in May of this year.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Win A Flyaway!"> will kick off the sweepstakes on July 1st through Augist 31st. Runner-up wins a framed autographed Pickler poster. Also, Pickler was recently honored by the U.S. Army, Col. Ronald Tuczak surprised Kellie on stage at the show by giving her the "Freedom Team Salute". The Salute commemorates people who have "significantly contributed to supporting U.S. ARMY soldiers and the ARMY's mission."

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thanks K-Flaggers!

Thanks to all of you K-Flaggers who came out to Boot Barn in Laughlin last Saturday afternoon! What a blast! Thanks to store Manager John Peebles and Brooke for all of your hospitality! (Brooke was doing a new line dance called the Bumper sticker shake off!) Very cool Brooke!

We gave away a ton of free stuff...Chris LeDoux's Greatest Hits CD's, Movie passes, Tickets to The Phoenix Zoo, K-Flag totes, hats, shirts and more!

I bought a new pair of Laredo boots with silver tips and got a free Roper bag with the boots, what a deal! I think the total was $85.00! I also bough the wife some Wrangler jeans for $14.99, they are normally $38.00!

Keep listening to K-Flag for more great Boot Barn deals!
And listen for our next Boot Barn live remote broadcast!

Thanks for your support Flaggers!

Craig & Tyrone Powers

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

KFLAG Country Music Upadate! Live From Deerlick, KY

Sugarland's first major network special is set to air on August 3rd on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. Sugarland: Live On The Inside was filmed at the duo's Love On The Inside tour stop at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. The one-hour special was shot with 20 cameras and includes all of Sugarland's big hits, as well as never-before-televised performance footage.
On August 4th, Sugarland will release a live CD and DVD package, also called Live On The Inside. The 10-song set will be available exclusively at Walmart stores.
Sugarland continues their Love On The Inside tour on Wednesday (June 24th) in Primm, Nevada with special guest Billy Currington.

In addition to their own headlining tour, Sugarland is performing at stadium shows with Kenny Chesney and opening a handful of Keith Urban dates.
They will play Chesney's Sun City Carnival show on Saturday (June 27th) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Their next show with Urban is on July 15th in Denver.

While many female artists are looking to follow Reba McEntire's career lead, the legendary entertainer is taking her cues from one of the youngest acts in the business -- Taylor Swift. McEntire recently told reporters at the CMA Music Festival that she admires Swift's business sensibility. "Well, I'm thrilled to be in the same business as she's in because I've learned from Taylor. She's a very smart, old soul, and she's very in tune with what's supposed to be goin' on, and she knows how to think. She's got a very great business sense, and so I like to kind of eavesdrop in on what Taylor's doin'. I always learn somethin'.

McEntire added that her husband and manager, Narvel Blackstock, often drops Swift's name when he's trying to get her to do something. "It's so funny that Narvel, back in the . . . well, a few years ago, I'll say that. If I wouldn't do somethin', if he'd come up with an idea, like lowering me from the ceiling of the Astrodome for an entrance. I said, 'I'm not gonna do that!' He walked off. He said, 'That's alright. Garth'll do it.' So now what do they say? 'Reba, would you do that?' 'No, I'm not gonna . . .' 'That's alright. Taylor'll do it.' 'Alright, I'll do it!'

McEntire and Swift are on sister labels The Valory Music Company and Big Machine Records, respectively.
McEntire's first album for Valory, called Keep On Loving You, will be released on August 18th.

It's official -- Julianne Hough is headed to the big screen! The singer and Dancing With The Stars champ will play the role of Ariel Moore in the remake of the 1984 movie Footloose. The film begins shooting in March, with a theater release date of sometime next year.
Hough recently told us that she has always been a big fan of the movie. "It's awesome! It's so good! I mean, I was a big fan of it from the beginning, even before I'd ever heard about this, and it's funny -- my brother played Ren on the West End in London at the same time that I played Ariel in high school in Park City, so it was kind of funny. We love it

Hough will star opposite Chace Crawford, who will play Ren McCormack.
Other stars reportedly considered for the role of Ariel included Miley Cyrus, Amanda Bynes, and Hayden Panettiere.

Jimmy Wayne has taken the concept of Twitter to new heights. The singer has developed what some may call a Twitter addiction, posting Tweets sometimes several times an hour, and almost every Tweet is accompanied by a picture. Wayne says he is a bit obsessed, but that he loves constantly keeping fans in the loop. "You know, instead of havin' like a MySpace page, Facebook, where you have to actually go to your computer, open up or log on, you got a phone. You can do it in real time. It's right there, and I wanna bring the fans closer in and wherever I'm at on the road. Sometimes I'm at an airport lying on the floor and I'm like, 'Oh, you gotta see this!' -- click -- and I'll send it to everybody all over the world and they can actually be with you at all times, and I think it's fun for the audience."

Wayne is in the midst of his first major tour with headliner Brad Paisley. The American Saturday Night tour plays in Clarkston, Michigan on July 10th.
In the meantime, Wayne is scheduled to play a variety of fairs and festivals.

Kenny Chesney fans have the chance to win a trip for two to one of his Sun City Carnival shows. Beginning on Tuesday (June 23rd), fans can enter the TouchTunes Kenny Chesney Greatest Hits II Summer Soundtrack Sweepstakes in one of two ways -- via interactive entry forms on TouchTunes digital jukebox screens at participating locations nationwide, or by going online at Entry deadline is July 8th.

Chesney's Greatest Hits II is currently in stores.
The project features 15 tracks, including Chesney's recent Number One hit, "Out Last Night."

Kid Rock might get a chance to new some new material on the road this summer, when Rock heads out on a tour that begins this Friday (June 26th) in West Palm Beach, Florida. Rock revealed to that he has 18 to 20 songs written for his next album, and told us he's thinking about possibly giving some of them a workout onstage: ["I'm gonna have the band learn all the new stuff, so we can start playing it. Whether we decide to start playing it live on the road or when we go into the studio, you know, there's so many things you learn from going out and playing your records live. So it's gonna be nice, at least we're gonna start playing them all in soundcheck, you know, and screwing around with them every day. If nothing else, at least when we go into the studio we'll have a feel of playing these songs live

Rock will be on the road with Lynyrd Skynyrd until August 2nd, when the tour closes out in Wantagh, New York.

Two mid-July shows in his hometown of Detroit will also feature Alice In Chains.
Rock is working on his next studio album with producer Rick Rubin, and hopes to begin recording either during the tour or after it's finished, with an eye on an early 2010 release.
The new disc will follow up 2007's double platinum Rock N Roll Jesus, which featured the smash single "All Summer Long."

Friday, June 19, 2009

Live From Boot Barn Laughlin Saturday Noon-2pm

Join me and Tyrone for a "Live broadcast on location" at Boot Barn (tomorrow) this Saturday Noon-2pm at The Preferred Outlet Mall in Laughlin (Great time to get something for Dad!) Country music just makes you feel good! Tush Push contest, prizes and awesome Western wear...Boots, Shirts, Belts, Skirts, Wranglers and more!
I also found 5 copies of Chris LeDoux's Greatest hits CD's in my garage! I'm gonna give them away (Tomorrow)(Sat Noon-2pm)!
Big Prize drawing at 2pm! No purchase Necessary!
Free stuff with every purchase! 20% off selected items!

(Chris and I doing a live remote at 12 Midnight in Orange County in 1994! Over 100 people showed up at 12 Midnight to buy his new album!)


Father's Day is Sunday. Buying gifts for men is not nearly as complicated as it is for women. Follow these rules and you should have no problems.

Rule #1: When in doubt, buy him a cordless drill. It does not matter if he already has one. I have a friend who owns 17 and he has yet to complain. As a man, you can never have too many cordless drills. No one knows why.

Rule #2: If you cannot afford a cordless drill, buy him anything with the word ratchet or socket in it. Men love saying those two words. "Hey George, can I borrow your ratchet?" "Okay. By the way, are you through with my 3/8" socket yet?" Again, no one knows why.

Rule #3: If you are really, really broke, buy him anything for his car. A 99 cent ice scraper, a small bottle of de-icer or something to hang from his rear view mirror. Men love gifts for their cars. No one knows why.

Rule #4: Do not buy men socks. Do not buy men ties. And never buy men bathrobes. I was told that if God had wanted men to wear bathrobes, he would not have invented jockey shorts.

Rule #5: You can buy men new remote controls to replace the ones they have worn out. If you have a lot of money, buy your man a big screen TV with the little picture in the corner. Watch him go wild as he flips and flips and flips. Forget the program, your entertainment is watching him have fun!

Rule #6: Do not buy any man industrial-sized canisters of after-shave or deodorant. I'm told they do not stink-they are earthy.

Rule #7: Buy men label makers. Almost as good as cordless drills. Within a couple of weeks there will be labels absolutely everywhere. "Socks. Shorts. Cups. Saucers. Door. Lock. Sink." You get the idea Again, no one knows why.

Rule #8: Never buy a man anything and then tell him he should read the instructions because the box says "some assembly required." It will ruin his special day. He will always have parts left over.

Rule #9: Good places to shop for men include Northwest Iron Works, Parr Lumber, Home Depot, Lowe's, John Deere, Valley RV Center and Les Schwab Tire. (NAPA Auto Parts and Sears Clearance Centers are also excellent men's stores. It doesn't matter if he doesn't know what the gift is. "From NAPA Auto, eh? Must be something I need. Hey! Isn't this a starter for a '68 Ford Fairlane? Wow! Thanks.")

Rule #10: Men enjoy danger. That's why they never cook (but they will barbecue). Get him a monster barbecue with a 100-pound propane tank. Tell him the gas line leaks. "Oh the thrill! The challenge! Who wants a hamburger?"

Rule #11: Tickets to a New York Giants game are a smart gift. However, he will not appreciate tickets to "A Retrospective of 19th Century Quilts." Everyone knows why.

Rule #12: Men love chain saws. Never, ever, buy a man you love a chain saw. If you don't know why, please refer to Rule #7 (Remember what happens when he gets a label maker?)

Rule #13: It's hard to beat a really good wheelbarrow or aluminum extension ladder. Never buy a real man a stepladder. It must be an extension ladder. No one knows why.

Rule #14: Rope. Men love rope. It takes us back to our cowboy origins, or at least the Boy Scouts. Nothing says "I love you" like a hundred feet of 3/8" manila rope. No one knows why.


  • 64.3 million: Estimated number of fathers across the nation.
  • 9,003: The number of men's clothing stores around the country (as of 2006), a good place to buy dad a tie or shirt. 14,012: The number of hardware stores (as of 2006), a place to buy hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers and other items high on the list of Father's Day gifts. Additionally, there were 6,749 home centers across the country in 2006.
  • 23,270: Number of sporting goods stores in 2006. These stores are good places to purchase traditional gifts for dad, such as fishing rods and golf clubs.
  • 78 million: The number of Americans who participated in a barbecue in the last year --it's probably safe to assume many of these barbecues took place on Father's Day.
  • 140,000: Estimated number of stay-at-home dads in 2008. These married fathers with children younger than 15 have remained out of the labor force for at least one year primarily so they can care for the family while their wives work outside the home. These fathers cared for 234,000 children. Among these stay-at-home dads, 54 percent had two or more children, and 52 percent had an annual family income of $50,000 or more.
  • 25%: Among the nation's 11.3 million preschoolers whose mothers are employed, the percentage who are regularly cared for by their father during their mother's working hours. This amounted to 2.9 million children.
  • 25.8 million: Number of fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2008.
  • 1.8 million: Number of single fathers in 2008. Currently, among single parents living with their children, 16 percent are men. 8 percent were raising three or more children younger than 18. About 51 percent were divorced, 25 percent were never married, 19 percent were separated and 5 percent were widowed. 43 percent had an annual family income of $50,000 or more.
  • 85%: Among the 30.2 million fathers living with children younger than 18, the percentage who lived with their biological children only. In addition, 11 percent lived with stepchildren, 4 percent with adopted children and fewer than 1 percent with foster children.
  • 31%: Percentage of custodial fathers who were due child support. They numbered 678,000.
  • $2.4 billion: Amount of child support received by custodial fathers in 2005; they were due $3.3 billion. In contrast, custodial mothers received $22.4 billion of the $34.7 billion in support that was due.
  • 43%: Percentage of custodial fathers who received all child support that was due, not significantly different from the corresponding percentage for custodial mothers. These fathers received an average of $6,210 in child support in 2005, compared with $5,981 for mothers who received full support. (These figures are not statistically different from each other.)
  • 36%: Percentage of custodial fathers with child-support agreements or awards.
  • 72%: Percentage of custodial fathers receiving noncash support, such as gifts or coverage of expenses, on behalf of their children. The corresponding proportion for mothers was 59 percent.
  • 53% and 71%: Percentages of children younger than 6 who ate breakfast and dinner, respectively, with their father every day in 2006. The corresponding percentages who ate with their mother were 58 percent and 80 percent. (The percentages of children who ate breakfast with their mother or father, respectively, were not significantly different from each another.)
  • 6: Average times children ages 3 to 5 were read to by their fathers in the past week, as of 2006


  • Hillary Clinton was on her way to the White House Wednesday night when she fell and broke her elbow!
  • Tom Brokaw interviewed President Obama June 5th. This week, he was named to the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.
  • The Global Language Monitor, a web site that uses a math formula to estimate how often words are created, estimates English now has one million words -- more than any other language.
  • T.R. Knight will be disappearing from "Grey's Anatomy," as he is being released from his contract.
  • Former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and "Dancing with the Stars" runner-up Melissa Rycroft will appear on "Good Morning America" as a traveling contributor this summer.
  • It took two calls from Angelina Jolie before fashion designer Malcolm Harris would believe it was really her. He thought he was being Punk'd.
  • A sequel to "Hangover" is already in the works.
  • Even though David Letterman's ordeal with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gave his "Late Show" a ratings boost, rival Conan O'Brien remained top dog after two weeks as the "Tonight Show" host.
  • A GPS with the voice of Homer Simpson telling you where to turn? TomTom is now offering it.
  • According to a new survey, some teens are starting to use their cell phones to cheat on tests in school. They act like they just got a call, but instead, they're checking answers placed on their phone.
  • David Archuleta's dad was busted for soliciting a prostitute at a massage parlor.
  • Jane Fonda has had her left knee replaced.
  • The Emmy Awards are being postponed by a week to avoid bumping into MTV's Video Music Awards on September 13th.

Here are 10 steps to being a better husband

Guys, ever wonder how to be a husband? Here are 10 steps to being a better husband (from

  1. Take an interest in something your wife is really passionate about. This can be especially tough for guys, because we generally feel that if someone else has interests that differ from ours, they're morons. It's not an easy task, and being able to show interest in something that matters to someone you love shows growth -- and that's terrifying. Good, but terrifying. Accomplish this and you'll make her feel better about herself, and you get better insight into what makes her tick.
  2. Put the kids to bed. Once a week give her the night off and put the kids to bed by yourself. Let her take a hot bath, read a book, or check gossip on the Web and forget about the kids. I'm always amazed how happy this makes my wife. It ranks somewhere between low-end jewelry and a Hawaiian vacation.
  3. Learn to apologize. This is the easiest one, and the hardest one. A marriage is a marathon, and we all fly off the handle too quick or let our temper get the best of us sometimes. When you're wrong, it's best to step up and apologize. It's amazing how fast "I'm sorry" can defuse a stupid argument about something you can't even remember.
  4. Thank her for putting up with you. Every once in a while, just thank her for putting up with you. That's all you have to say. Don't launch into a list of your faults, or the story about coming home two days late from that Vegas bachelor party. Just thank her, and let her know that you understand that you're not the easiest person in the world to live with.
  5. Clean up after yourself. Take care of that late night snack or morning cereal bowl. Setting them in the sink is one thing, but go that extra mile and actually put them in the dishwasher. After all, no one enjoys scraping bacon dip off a bowl that's been sitting too long or smelling the chili from the night before. A beer bottle on the counter the next morning is even worse.



Alan Jackson on his relationship with his three daughters: "I think that I have a sense of humor with 'em and I'm fun and I'm not just some serious dad, and then I talk to 'em. If they're dating some boy and I wanna know what's goin' on, I'll ask 'em. I'll just go in there and tell 'em, 'Hey, me and your mama were datin' when we were 17. I know what's goin' on,' and I just talk to 'em."

Alan Jackson on his own dad:"When I decided to go to Nashville, that was like, everybody in Newnan, Georgia thought I'd lost my mind, you know, but my daddy, I'm sure he deep down thought, 'I hate to see him go, he's gonna get hurt,' and just said, 'You know, you can always come back home.' That's the kind of man he was. He just said a few things, but they always supported us."

Brad Paisley on patterning his parenting after his dad: "He was around for my childhood. He worked a day job. He coached my fifth grad basketball team. He was there, you know? He was the dad that you want a dad to be, and (I) couldn't ask for better, and so I didn't have any excuses for being a bad father. Some people might have a good excuse if they don't know how to do it, but I don't!"

Dierks Bentley on Father's Day plans: "I'm gonna definitely get an extra bus and bring everyone out. It takes on a whole new meaning. I'm always kind of the just make the phone call kind of forget to send the care out in time kind of son, and I feel bad. Now that I am a dad it's like I expect some things here. I want some cards and some recognition, but really in our house it's Mother's Day that deserves all the major praise cause I've been fairly busy this year."

Jason Michael Carroll on what he'd like for Father's Day: "One of the best gifts I could probably get for Father's Day is more time with my kids, you know? Hangin' out with them, having them on the road, when I go home, being able to pick them up with less drama -- just havin' a great time doin' that kind of stuff."

Darryl Worley on becoming a father to his toddler daughter: "It really, really has changed my life in a lot of different ways, but I think the most important way is that it has made me realize just how unimportant all the things that I thought were important are and how important it is my focus be on my wife and my child. I mean, it took something like that to really make Darryl Worley get his priorities straight, and it's the best thing that's ever happened to me in my whole life."

Alan Jackson will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year, it was announced by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Thursday (June 18th). Other 2010 recipients include Russell Crowe, Adam Sandler, Alan Jackson, Bryan Adams, James Cameron, Bill Maher, Ringo Starr, Mark Wahlberg, Colin Firth, Randy Newman, Jimmy Kimmel, and Gale Anne Hurd.
  • Jackson celebrates this 20th anniversary as a recording artist this month.


  • Jackson took home a CMT Music Award for Performance of the Year for "Country Boy," the video performance with George Straight, Brad Paisley and Dirks Bentley, earlier this week. The clip was from his special, CMT Giants: Alan Jackson.

Newcomer Justin Moore has a hit on his hands with his latest single, "Small Town USA." The song climbs inside the Top 20 this week, giving Moore a different perspective on the music business, as he told us on the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards earlier this week."It feels good right now. It's the first song I wrote when I moved to Nashville seven years ago, and I thought, 'Man, this is a little too personal for anybody else to get besides people that grew up just like I did.' Luckily, I've been wrong. It's a lot of fun to be doin' all this stuff with a hit record, so it's a departure for me."
  • Moore's new EP, called You Asked For It, was recently released exclusively on iTunes. All of the songs on the EP were selected by the fans, including "Small Town USA," "Back That Thing Up," "I Could Kick Your Ass," "Hank It" and "How I Got To Be This Way."
  • Moore's self-titled debut album is slated for release sometime this summer.

Kellie Pickler graces the pages of the current issue of OK! magazine -- six pages, to be exact! Dubbed "Southern Belle," Pickler talks about life on tour, which she's becomes quite accustomed to since hitting the road with Taylor Swift on her sold-out Fearless tour. Pickler said, "Funny. As a child I thought, 'I'm going to be a big country star and get out of this damn trailer.' Then I go and get one. I mean, it's a $1 million trailer but it's still a trailer."

Pickler also shared her long-term goal with the publication. "Of course I would love to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. It would be such a huge honor."


  • Pickler is doing some headlining of her own this weekend while on a brief hiatus from the Fearless tour. She performs tonight (Friday, June 19th) in Harris, Michigan.


Lady Antebellum

Sugarland, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Tayor Swift

Josh Turner & Ryan Newman

Holly Williams

Celebrity Gossip

GOSSIP GIRL' STAR SPOTTED IN SEX TAPE: Actress Leighton Meester is reportedly in a sex tape that is being shopped around town, reports. The Gossip Girl star appears in the tape with her boyfriend. The tape, which was shot a few years ago, contains "mostly innocuous though nude scenes. But there are several big exceptions, including "one involving her very talented feet," according to A company called is negotiating for the video. "We've seen the tape and we're hoping to close the deal," the company's spokesperson, Kevin Blatt told TMZ.

LINDSAY LOHAN AND PARIS HILTON MAD AT GOSSELINS? Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton are reportedly livid at being replaced by Jon and Kate Gosselin on the tabloid covers and are actively trying to regain headlines. A source told the New York Post, "Lindsay and Paris hate not being on the covers of weeklies. That's why Lindsay has been causing so much havoc and pulling these antics. And why Paris had a big blow- up with Doug [Reinhardt]."

BRAD AND ANGELINA REMIND US THEY'RE HUMANITARIANS: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donated $1 million to help displaced people in Pakistan on Wednesday (June 17th) in support of Jolie's eight-year relationship with UN Refugee Agency. Jolie celebrated World Refugee Day on Thursday (June 18th), where she was supposed to appear with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- but Clinton had to pull out after breaking her elbow.

CHER SUPPORTS CHILD'S SEX CHANGE: Cher is speaking out on her child's sex change, telling People magazine that she supports Chaz's (formerly Chastity) transition from female to male. The performer released a statement saying, "Chaz is embarking on a difficult journey, but one that I will support. I respect the courage it takes to go through this transition in the glare of public scrutiny and although I may not understand I will strive to be understanding. The one thing that will never change is my abiding love for my child."

STEPHANIE PRATT DENIES 'US WEEKLY' CLAIMS: Stephanie Pratt is denying Us Weekly magazine's cover story, that working on The Hills made her bulimic. The reality star told MTV, 'The Hills' did not make me bulimic. It was my own issues with self-esteem, and if anything, my life on 'The Hills' has only helped me get healthy, 'cause I know how lucky I am to have this job and to have the chance to be a role model. And if it weren't for 'The Hills,' I don't know how long I would have had those dark stages in my life." She said that she never approached the magazine to do a cover story and claims that the tabloid approached her to do an article about the show's upcoming season.

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT OFFERING RELATIONSHIP ADVICE: Jennifer Love Hewitt is writing a relationship advice book. revealed that in The Day I Shot Cupid, the Ghost Whisperer star "reveals a surprisingly wicked sense of humor as she explores the new landscape of modern dating and offers up a wide range of practical tips, from text-flirting and IM-ing to what men and women really want, and how to start over after a breakup." The book is due to hit stores in march of 2010.

TV COUPLE COMES OUT: How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor and Lipstick Jungle's Lindsay Price are a couple. The TV stars opened up about their romance, admitting to People magazine that they've been together for nearly a year. Radnor told the magazine that after their initial introduction, "We met up a year and a half later in New York, last summer in August. We went to have dinner near the Bowery. It went really well. We've been together ever since." Price described her beau as " the light in the dark space."

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Live Broadcast This Saturday at Boot Barn Laughlin!

K-Flag Day At Boot Barn in Laughlin!

Update! Update! Update! Update!

Location Change to Laughln This Saturday at 12 Noon!!!

Flaggers....If you love Western Wear, Wranglers, Hats, Shirts, Jeans, Boots, Belts, Buckles, Work Clothes... and more then join me CP and my Horse Tyrone broadcasting live on location at The Boot Barn in Laughlin in the Preferred Outlets at Laughlin. (1955 S. Casino Drive. Laughlin, NV 89029) They'll have special Fathers Day deals on jeans and shirts! Plus, we are giving away a ton of free prizes, movie passes, weekend getaway stay-cations and much, much more!!
The Fun kicks off this Saturday Morning 12 Noon at the Boot Barn in Laughlin, bring the whole family!

They'll have awesome fathers Day deals going on!

CYA There!

CP and Tyrone!


  • In Florida, they were deciding whether to name a new school after former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno or former NBA star Alonzo Mourning. They've chosen Mourning.
  • Former first lady and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fell and broke her elbow Wednesday. She'll have surgery to repair her elbow next week.
  • "The Hills" co-star Heidi Montag has posed nude for the September issue of Playboy magazine.
  • Men who consume healthier food may also have healthier sperm, according to new research from Spain's University of Murcia.
  • People has named the Hottest Bachelors of 2009 and Chace Crawford tops the list as Summer's Hottest Bachelor. Also on the list are Robert Pattinson, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pine, Zac Efron, Adam Lambert, Shia LaBeouf and Bret Michaels.
  • Republican Senator John Ensign of Nevada has admitted having an affair with a staffer from December of 2007 and ending in August of 2008, for those of you keeping score at home.
  • MySpace has laid off 30% of its staff in cutbacks.
  • Sean Penn is dropping out of "The Three Stooges"'' and "Cartel" to take an extended leave from Hollywood so that he can focus on family matters. Sources have said the absence could last up to a year.
  • British Airways has asked its 40,000 staff to work without pay for up to a month as the airline tries to stay afloat.
  • Yes, that's Sasha Baron Cohen completely naked on the cover of the latest GQ.
  • Even though NBC has "30 Rock" and "The Today Show," Alec Baldwin says you'll never see him on the Today Show again. He's still miffed how they featured that phone call rant a couple of years ago, but never contacted him until after it aired.
  • Donald Trump has just bought World Wrestling Entertainment's Monday Night RAW show.
  • Piers Morgan says the offers are pouring in for Susan Boyle. Most are along the lines of $160,000 to sing four songs.
  • Mia Farrow's brother has been found dead in his Vermont art gallery and police say it looks suspicious.
  • Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has his day in court today on drug and burglarly charges.
  • Bob Bogle, one of the co-founders of the The Ventures, has died at age 75.


  • They try a lot harder: When you're out on a date (or doing private stuff, wink wink), a younger guy is more out to impress than an older one who feels like he's already proved himself in the past. And since we're more apt to expect less from a younger guy, every little thing he does seems above-and-beyond.
  • They really, really like that you're older: Maybe he had some high school fantasy about fooling around with a teacher or he digs the whole Ashton and Demi thing, but you're automatically considered more of a challenge, more mysterious - and all you had to do was be born before him.
  • They don't take themselves too seriously: Of course you're expected to be more mature as you age, but some men interpret this to mean you can no longer be goofy and laugh at yourself. But younger guys? They're not above wearing spandex shorts and eighties sweatbands on Halloween.
  • One word...abs: Yes, it's shallow, but what woman hasn't been on the beach with a bunch of college coeds and thought about running her hands along a washboard?


  • Comedies: A person who watches comedies is trying to feel positive by perceiving daily life as a sitcom. You can use the different approaches to humor based on the dynamics of gender humor. Never make fun of him, but do laugh at his jokes because he wants your approval. However, a woman can make fun of herself like, "Silly me" and he will melt! Use humor to quickly disarm negativity even in the middle of a heated argument. Laughter in the bedroom is a real turn on for the comedy viewer because laughter releases stress and increases endorphins. Initiate sex with a pillow fight or tickling.
  • Sports: This is a goal-oriented person. Your spouse really wants to please you and make sure that you are fulfilled. Discuss important matters side by side while you are both active: jogging, bicycling, hiking or painting a room. This person releases stress and thinks better when he or she has a physical outlet. A sports fan does not like to feel cornered. You are lucky because your lover enjoys sex and wants a partner to enjoy it too.
  • Reality Shows: This viewer is concrete, down to earth and not attracted to fantasy. He or she is an observer of human nature and learns through imitation. This person is likely to be competitive, and looking for validated success -- acknowledge it. Celebrity stories provide a springboard for conversation and behavior. Remove your mask and be honest about your feelings. Update special rituals for just the two of you.
  • News: He or she is straightforward, basic and likes to read the fine print. This person needs structure, so don't surprise him or her with unstructured fun. However, do expose him or her to little adventures. The enjoyment will be enormous. Remember to speak literally and not metaphorically. Another plus is you will get consistency in this relationship.
  • Drama: This viewer thrives on romance and is in love with the idea of love, especially its highs and lows. It's good to be emotional and use metaphors. Use your hands to emphasize your points. Go on and have a good fight! Kissing and making-up are part of the rhythm of this relationship. So activate your flair for fantasy -- verbally, and don't forget to dress boldly.
  • Home Improvement TV: This viewer likes the nuts and bolts of things and relationships. Too much makeup or formality is a turn off. Working on your self-growth improves this marriage. The outdoors and green living are core values. Restoration as opposed to throwing things away is a high priority. Create a bedroom retreat to jumpstart romance and it doesn't have to be expensive; in fact, design on a dime is most desirable.
  • Adventure & Discovery: He or she is an explorer and loves to change it up. Routine will deaden this heart and cause your beloved to wander away on a solo journey. Travel together to new places, sample new experiences and make sure to change your look periodically. For a heart-to-heart conversation, visit the amusement park!


Toby Keith kicks off his America's Toughest tour tonight (Thursday, June 18th) in Holmdel, New Jersey with special guest Trace Adkins. The day's festivities include a free pre-show party at The Stone Pony in nearby Asbury Park. The celebration begins at 1 p.m. ET and includes live music, afternoon drink specials, Harley Davidson promotions and exhibitions, not to mention a special appearance by Toby. The show at the PNC Bank Arts Center begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with a performance from Trace.

Trace recently told reporters at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville that he and Toby have more in common than just being two of the biggest guys in country music."I've thought for years that it made a lot of sense for Toby and I to tour together. I think some of the music that we do is not dissimilar. I mean, we'll both go from one end of the spectrum -- do something offensive and then do some kind of sweet ballad right after that, or a gospel song or whatever, so I've always thought it made a lot of sense. I think we share a fan base, so I'm lookin' forward to it. I think it oughta be a lot of fun. I've known several of the guys in Toby's organization for literally decades, so I'm really lookin' forward to this!"

  • The America's Toughest tour is sponsored by Ford F Series.
  • The tour runs through September.

Reba McEntire recently celebrated her son, Shelby's, graduation from high school. Some parents find that day to be quite emotional, but McEntire tells us it was just a giant relief. "It made me feel very successful. To get a kid through high school is somethin' else. (Husband) Narvel (Blackstock) and I high-fived. We cheered. There wasn't a tear shed at graduation. I mean, I was goin' huggin' the teachers. I said, 'We did it!' It takes a tribe to raise these kids nowadays, but, yep, we've already gone to orientation. He's going to college this fall, and he's very excited about it and so are we."
  • McEntire is taking some well-earned vacation time with her family before hitting the promotion trail for the release of her new album, Keep On Loving You, on August 18th.
  • Her debut single, "Strange," is a Top 15 hit and climbing on the country charts.


  • McEntire will expand her retail line with a newly-designed line of luggage. She Twittered yesterday (Wednesday, June 17th) that, "It's gonna be really nice!" For more information on the product log onto

Martina McBride is the coolest mom ever since the Jonas Brothers tapped her to perform with them during their Nashville concert last year. It all started when Nick Jonas paid a visit to Martina and her husband, John McBride's, Blackbird recording studio in Nashville. As the parents of two big Jonas Brothers fans, Martina tells us her husband offered fair warning to Nick. "We're so happy that he came to record at the studio, and, of course, Delaney and Emma were very, very excited, and John said right up front, he said, you know, 'I just wanna tell you, we will try for our daughters not to stalk you while you're here,' and they actually did good! They ran into each other but Delaney was very poised, and it was great to have him there. He's a nice guy!"

McBride says that while she and her family have gotten to spend some time with the Jonas Brothers, you aren't likely to find them hanging around her house. "You know, I got to sing with them when they were here in Nashville at the Ryman. They asked me to come sing with them on stage, so we got to go to rehearsal and hang out a little bit, and they're really serious about their music, really sweet kids. (I) got to meet their parents, and so I wouldn't say we like hang out and are really close friends, but we have connected quite a few times."

  • McBride graces the cover of this month's Shape magazine, alongside Julianne Hough and LeAnn Rimes.
Three of country music's hottest women have uncovered their shapes for America to see. Julianne Hough, Martina McBride and LeAnn Rimes share the cover of this month's Shape magazine, and they are all proudly sporting bikinis. The ladies range in age from 20 to 42. The magazine hits newsstands this week.



  • Kudos to Martina, who at the age of 42 looks as good as her much younger counterparts!

Jimmy Wayne's first major tour is with notorious prankster Brad Paisley. Wayne says he's been known to play a joke or two, but the level of Paisley's pranks has him shaking in his boots. "I'm scared! Brad asked me to have lunch with him the other day and the whole time I'm sittin' there at the table I'm thinkin', like, 'He's plotting! That's what he's doing!' You know how the fox circles the pen? That's exactly what he was doing. I was like, 'He's plotting!' He's all, 'Hey, man, really glad to have you out here.' I'm gonna be the poster child. I know it already!"
  • Paisley's American Saturday Night tour plays in St. Louis tonight (Thursday, June 18th).
  • The tour also features special guest Dierks Bentley.

Although the lyrics make clear references to his ex-girlfriend, Joe Jonas won't confirm that his band's single, "Much Better" is about Taylor Swift. When asked about the song's subject, the 19-year-old told MTV, "We went through a lot in the past year and a half, all of us. And you're just going to have to get the record and figure it out for yourself."
  • A sample lyric in "Much Better" reads, "I got a rep for breakin' hearts/ Now I'm done with superstars/ And all the tears on her guitar/ I'm not bitter."
  • One of Swift's singles is titled, "Teardrops on My Guitar."
  • Swift on the other hand, admitted that her song, "Forever & Always" was indeed inspired by her relationship with Jonas. She told MTV at the time, "With this situation, I feel like I owed it to my fans to be like, 'Look, it happened, you weren't crazy,' and address it. And I addressed it, and, you know, that's a chapter in my life that's closed now."


  • From Ohhitsdeanna on "wow taylor has more balls than joe ever will for admitting it was about joe, and having tons of girls wanting to claw her eyes out. but she still did it. taylors 10 times better than his new girl could be. but hey, the jonas brothers will be gone soon enough. while thankfully, taylor swift will be around for a long time."


Paula Deen, Jason Aldean, Jamie O'Neal

Josh Turner & Ryan Newman


Holly Williams

Celebrity Gossip

VICTORIA BECKHAM REPORTEDLY GETS BREAST REDUCTION: Victoria Beckham reportedly underwent her third cosmetic breast surgery recently -- this time to reduce their size. London's Daily Mail reports that her boobs are now a 34B, down from DD's. A source told the paper, "She had the op three weeks ago and is very pleased with the results. After the op she came to London for business then went to France to heal properly in private." The first surgery, in 1999, reportedly increased her bust from a 34A to a 34D -- before she followed that up two years later to get DD's.

MIA FARROW'S BROTHER REPORTEDLY KILLED HIMSELF: Mia Farrow's brother reportedly committed suicide. A day after authorities called the death of 66-year-old Patrick Farrow "suspicious," Vermont State Police reported that he shot himself in the head at his art gallery. Mia's manager said in a statement that Patrick Farrow was a beloved brother, husband, father, uncle and grandfather and that the family is grieving.

'THE HILLS' MADE STEPHANIE PRATT BULIMIC: The Hills cast member Stephanie Pratt claims that her involvement on the show sparked a battle with bulimia. Pratt told that the pressure of having to appear on screen with her skinny co-stars made the 23-year-old hate her body. She told the magazine that after seeing a scene of herself with Lauren Conrad in 2007, "I was horrified. I remember saying, 'I can't believe how huge I look walking over to Lauren.'" Pratt noted that "The producers never put pressure on us to lose weight," but added, "It's embarrassing working with skinny girls."

POLICE REPORTEDLY ATTEMPT BREAK-IN AT PARKER-BRODERICK SURROGATE'S RESIDENCE: Two police chiefs in the area where Sarah Jessica Parker's surrogate lives are under investigation for allegedly planning to break into the woman's home in a bid to get information for tabloids. reports that Martins Ferry Police Chief Barry Carpenter and Bridgeport Police Dept. Chief Chad DoJack allegedly masterminded a plan to burglarize the woman's home, where investigators claim they were hoping to snap photos that would show her living conditions. Although computers have been seized in the investigation, Police Chief Barry Carpenter told a local television station, "I'm 100% innocent in this and my department is as well."

CHAZ BONO MUST LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE SEX CHANGE SURGERY? Chaz Bono has reportedly began hormonal treatment in preparation for a sex change. reports that Bono started taking the hormones two weeks ago, but may have to lose weight in order to proceed with the surgery because it'd be too risky otherwise. Bono's publicist announced last week that Cher's natural born daughter would be transitioning in order to "honor his true identity." See a recent picture of Chaz:

OWEN WILSON REPORTEDLY DATING KATE HUDSON LOOK-ALIKE: Owen Wilson has reportedly moved on from Kate Hudson -- but the New York Daily News claims that his new love interest is practically a clone of his actress ex. A witness who saw the couple dining together told the paper, "Owen's new girl was a dead ringer for Kate Hudson, aside from the fact that she looked young enough to be his daughter. She looked to be just over the legal drinking age!"

TABLOID CLAIMS MORGAN FREEMAN SLEPT WITH STEP-GRANDDAUGHTER: Morgan Freeman reportedly had a long-term affair with his step-grandaughter. The National Enquirer claims that the now-27-year-old E'Dena Hines and the actor first began a sexual relationship when she was a teenager. According to the tabloid, Hines alerted Freeman's ex-wife that the actor attempted to have sex with her after a dinner date, but she stopped things before they went all the way. Years later, E'Dena reportedly confessed to Myrna in tears that she and Freeman had sex in a California hotel room, but promised to end the affair. Myrna has admitted that she and Morgan had an open relationship until his affair with a mistress became serious.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


From a romantic to a player, experts say there are six different ways you can be "in love.", with input from Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., a sociology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, describes the six types of lovers:

  • The Romantic -- Swept away by your lover's good looks and physical attractiveness, you just love being in love. The problem? When his hairline recedes or her waistline expands, you are disappointed. Remember that romance doesn't have to fade as the relationship ages.
  • The List-Maker -- You have very high standards--so high that you may put too much pressure on your partner to live up to them. It's time to let go of that list or you could be living a very lonely life. Remember, what's most important is companionship, love and forgiveness--not the size of a bank account, an Ivy League education, job title, the square footage of a house or anything else that impresses others.
  • The Obsessive -- You want to spend every minute with your partner. Even though you've been together for years, you still worry about the relationship. Watch out! Your insecurities are making you overbearing. You may need professional help putting your relationship into a realistic perspective. You are so selfless and love your partner so much that you often give more than you receive. While that's laudable, you need to make sure you look after your own needs, too. Do make sure you develop a life outside your marriage with your own friendships and interests.
  • The Player -- It's all about the chase for you. Long-term relationships bore you and when you're in one too long, your eye may roam. If you're married, make sure you avoid situations that could lead to an affair. Take temptation out of your life and instead find excitement inside your marriage.
  • The Pal -- First, you were friends. Then one day you realized, "I'm in love!" Your relationship may be quiet, but it's strong. Just make sure things don't get too platonic. Plan a romantic evening for two and rev up the sex and excitement.


June, or Weddings Month, is here. "Although couples may think they're bucking tradition, they're actually collectively creating new wedding rules," says Christa Vagnozzi, senior editor of "Asking their best guy friend to be a man of honor, deciding to keep their last name and registering for their honeymoon are becoming more mainstream as brides and grooms strive to incorporate their personal style." Here are the four new wedding traditions for the 21st century:

  • Gender-Bending Rituals -- Man of honor? Best woman? Brides and grooms are no longer dismissing their best friends of the opposite sex when it comes to their wedding. In fact, according to a poll, an 63% of brides said that if their best friend were a guy, they would definitely ask him to be a bridesman or man of honor.
  • A Friend as the Officiant -- According to a poll, 59% of couples would be interested in having a friend or family member officiate.
  • The Name Game -- Don't make any assumptions when it comes to the bride's last name. According to the Real Weddings Survey 2007 by The Knot Wedding Network, 12% of brides don't plan on taking their spouse's name upon marriage.
  • Alternative Wedding Registries -- China and crystal are so yesterday. Brides and grooms are ditching traditional registries or augmenting them with such unusual gifts as horseback riding lessons, the honeymoon, a hi-definition plasma-screen TV and even donations to their favorite charity.


Of the married men and women who have affairs, 62% of men and 46% of women have strayed with lovers they met in the office, according to the Durex Global Sex Survey. Want more? Here are some facts about infidelity that were uncovered by the Durex Global Sex Survey:

  • About 440,000 affairs have been discovered as a result of electronic traces, such as e-mails and cell phone logs.
  • People over 50 are most likely to have an affair with nearly one-third of this age group admitting to having had sex with someone they shouldn't. This compares with 23% of those 30 to 40 years old and 14% of those under 30.
  • People who work in three specific jobs are more likely to cheat than others: human resources, trucking and travel agencies.
  • 44% of adults worldwide have had a one-night extramarital fling, and 22% have had a full-fledged affair.
  • Nearly 33% of adults know someone who has been caught cheating with a lover.

Eating down your meals quickly and continuing to eat until you are full may be enough to nearly triple your risk of being overweight, according to research from Japan's Osaka University. 50.9% of men and 58.4% women said they ate until they were full, while 45.6% of men and 36% of women said they ate quickly. Those who said they ate quickly and until they were full had a higher body mass index (BMI) and total energy intake and were three times more likely to be overweight than those who didn't eat until they were full and didn't eat quickly.

There are a lot of great -- and terrible -- articles written on "lines" for men to say to women, but what about what not to say? Many mistakes can be avoided by keeping one's mouth closed. provides the 10 things you should never say to a woman when dating:

  1. Can I kiss you?
  2. Can I take you out on a date sometime?
  3. Anything about your car, house or job that sounds like you are trying to impress her.
  4. What do you want to do tonight?
  5. Do you like me?
  6. I left you a message the other day, but didn't hear back. What happened?
  7. How many guys have you slept with?
  8. Anything that hints at a "future".
  9. I'll call you Friday.
  10. Anything bad about her guy friends.

Your best chance of getting a woman's attention is to dish the dirt on her pals, says a new study. A whopping 67% of the women polled revealed that the only time they give speakers 100% of their attention is when they're either gossiping or eaves dropping on gossip. The women reported hearing about 70% of what either their husbands or lovers say, according to the survey by Siemens Hearing Instruments. But they only heed 66% of their bosses' lectures and only 64% of their co-workers' chatter. Only 19% of the women polled reckoned that they take in every word of every conversation, while 5% admitted that they only pay attention to every odd word. When it came to men, 21% claimed to hang on every word other people say. Meanwhile, 50% of the men admitted that their ears really perk up at gossip. (National Examiner)


  • CBS is filming a new reality show where they build an actual wall around 8 neighborhood homes and cameras capture the interaction between the trapped neighbors. The tentative title is "Block Party."
  • Pennsylvania State scientists have found two new species of bacteria which have been buried beneath two miles of ice in Greenland for at least 120,000 years... and revived them. So how is this a good idea?
  • Britain's Prince Andrew has angered environmentalists by buying a gas-guzzling luxury car -- a $330,000 Bentley Arnage.
  • Last Friday night NHL championship game was the most-watched NHL game in 36 years, pulling in 8 million viewers.
  • $410,000 worth of jewelry went missing after a London photo shoot and among those being question by police: the center of the photo shoot, Lindsay Lohan.
  • Susan Boyle's brother says that 95% of her fan mail comes from the U.S.
  • Congrats to Carnie Wilson and her husband, who welcomed their second daughter into the world together last Friday: a daughter, Luciana.
  • Dick Van Dyke is writing down his life story for a book to come out a year from this fall.


Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban


SACHA BARON COHEN POSES NUDE AS BRUNO ON 'GQ': Sacha Baron Cohen posed nude as his alter ego Bruno for the latest cover of GQ magazine. In addition to the risque photo shoot, Cohen was interviewed in character, offering the magazine Bruno's opinions of body maintenance and the President of the United States. Speaking about the President, Bruno said, "Firstly, ich vant to say zat I find Obama an inspiration -- it gives me great hope zat, after years of struggle, someone can at last get to ze White House, despite being incredibly hot." Bruno hits theaters on July 10th. Check out the photos at:

AL ROKER TALKS SPEIDI: Al Roker does not regret his line of questioning during Monday's (June 15th) interview with Heidi and Spencer Pratt. Although Heidi claims that Roker "attacked" her when demanding an explanation for the couple's behavior on I'm a Celebrity. . . Get Me Out of Here!, the weatherman said on Tuesday's (June 16th) Today show, "Look, they are so un-used to people actually asking them a real question, that they didn't know how to handle it." Responding to Heidi's claim that he likes being rude to women, Roker said, "Come on, I've interviewed hundreds of women on this program and never had a complaint."

MIA FARROW'S BROTHER DIES: Mia Farrow's brother was found dead in his Vermont art gallery on Monday (June 15th) under what police are calling suspicious circumstances. The Associated Press reports that 66-year-old Patrick Farrow was found after police responded to an emergency call from a woman asking for help. Police won't give details on why the death is suspicious and said an autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death.

TERRI SEYMOUR GRANTED RESTRAINING ORDER: A judge granted Terri Seymour's request for a permanent restraining order against the woman who attacked her last month outside of an American Idol taping. reported that Janice Thibodeaux must now stay at least 100 yards away from Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend for the next three years. Thibodeaux pleaded guilty to battery last month and was sentenced to 36 months of probation.

ROMANCE BETWEEN ADRIAN GRENIER AND ASHLEY GREENE? Adrian Grenier and Twilight's Ashley Greene are the subjects of Hollywood's latest romance rumor. The New York Post reports that the two were spotted "getting cozy" over the past weekend in Santa Barbara. A witness told the paper, "Once they met, they were inseparable all weekend. By Sunday night, they were on the dance floor together."

HARRISON FORD IS TOP EARNER: Harrison Ford is Hollywood's highest-earning actor. The Indiana Jones star topped Forbes' annual list -- mostly because of the Indy deal which made him $65 million between June 2008 and June 2009. Other big-time earner include Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, Nicolas Cage and Johnny Depp.

CRAIG FERGUSON REVEALS SUICIDAL HISTORY: Craig Ferguson admits in his upcoming memoir that he almost committed suicide before seeking treatment for his alcoholism. In America On Purpose, Ferguson says that one Christmas morning, "I felt worse than I ever had. ... I was a drunk, a loser and a disaster as a human being. ... The shame was immense. It pushed down on me like a terrible weight." He revealed that he planned to jump off Tower bridge and into the Thames river before running into a friend who cheered him up -- and subsequently saved his life.


  • Procrastination: When you leave yourself no wiggle room to complete a task, you run the risk of encountering an unexpected obstacle that makes you miss the deadline. Even if the situation is out of your hands, everyone will be left wondering why you didn't plan better and account for last-minute emergencies.
  • Being a sloppy e-mailer: E-mails are second nature to most people these days, and in informal communications they've become a digital Post-it note. We type out a message and send it without proofreading or double-checking the recipients. That's a recipe for disaster.
  • Confusing informal with disrespectful: In many workplaces, the boss might be the decision maker, but he or she isn't the stern, humorless caricature you saw on TV. Using your supervisor's first name and going for some drinks after work are common in many industries. Still, you are the employee and the boss is the boss -- the one who can fire you and tell you what to do. Don't cross the line by talking to her as if you're talking to one of your direct reports or even your best friend. You need to show some respect for her authority.
  • Taking advantage of leeway: Some companies are strict about the time you clock in and out. Others have guidelines but no hard rules, so you can arrive at 8:35 a.m. and no one cares. If over time you're arriving at 9:10 a.m. and leaving at 4 p.m. (with plenty of breaks in between), your reputation will suffer.
  • Refusing to mingle: Plenty of wisdom lies in the advice not to mix personal and professional lives. However, refusing to take part in any social activity -- such as the office potluck or a happy hour -- will not help your career. You don't need to be the resident party animal, but being personable with your colleagues helps build camaraderie. You get to know other people better and they get to know you as more than the person they pass in the halls.
  • Always running late: This isn't the same as abusing leeway; this is a matter of trust. If you're late to work, to meetings and with projects, your boss and colleagues will associate that trait with you. When it's time for a promotion or to deal with an important client, everyone will think twice before giving you the opportunity. Who wants to trust the person who can't manage his or her time?
  • Being rigid: One of the unfair aspects of the working world is that sometimes it seems you can't win. If you're hired to do a job, most bosses don't want you passing the day by reading your favorite book. The reason: You were hired to do a job, so do it. But if the boss comes to you with a new project that's outside the parameters of your usual duties, it's still yours to do. "You don't pay me to do that" isn't something you want to tell your supervisor.
  • Acting as the resident contrarian: We all love your spirited personality, but try not to be the person in the meeting who always has a better idea and can tell you why everyone else's idea is dumb. Voices of opposition are often missing in many workplaces because too many eager employees want to be "yes" men and women. But too much negativity grates on nerves and makes people dread hearing your voice.
  • Badmouthing the company: With blogs, Facebook, Twitter and a host of other sites, you have plenty of opportunity to vent your frustration with life. If you're going to complain about how dumb your boss is and how much you hate your job, keep those rants private. The Internet is public domain and comments have a way of finding their way back to all the wrong people. If you wouldn't stand outside your boss's office and tell a co-worker how ready you are to quit, don't express the same thoughts in an open forum.
  • Politicking: Office politics are often unavoidable, and sometimes having a grasp on what's going on can benefit you, but you shouldn't spend more time masterminding office warfare than you do working. Getting caught in the crosshairs of a workplace controversy can be out of your control, but if you're the one instigating the drama, you're earning a bad reputation. You're the person who starts trouble and whom no one trusts. That's the kind of notoriety that follows you from one workplace to another.


Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley were the fan favorites at last night's CMT Music Awards at Nashville's Sommet Center, each taking home two belt buckle trophies. Swift won for Female Video and overall Video of the Year for "Love Story," while Paisley won Male Video for "Waitin' On A Woman" and Collaborative Video for "Start A Band" with Keith Urban.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Video of the Year: "Love Story" Taylor Swift
Male Video: "Waitin' On A Woman" Brad Paisley
Female Video: "Love Story" Taylor Swift
Group Video: "Every Day" Rascal Flatts
Duo Video: "All I Wanna Do" Sugarland
Collaborative Video: "Start A Band" Brad Paisley & Keith Urban
USA Weekend Breakthrough Video: "Chicken Fried" Zac Brown Band
Wide Open Country Video: "All Summer Long" Kid Rock
CMT Performance Video: "Country Boy" Alan Jackson, George Strait, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley
Director of the Year: Trey Fanjoy

Highlights of the show included the opening segment featuring show host Bill Engvall, Taylor Swift, rapper T-Pain and Tennessee Titans player Kerry Collins (to watch, click here:; Jason Aldean performing "She's Country" as a duet with Keith Urban; Sugarland performing "Love Shack" with a surprise appearance by the B-52s; and Taylor Swift and Def Leppard reuniting for another performance of "Pour Some Sugar On Me" for the first time since last year's CMT Crossroads taping.

Other performers included Dierks Bentley, Kellie Pickler, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts.

Kenny Chesney scores his 19th Number One hit this week with "Out Last Night." Chesney co-wrote the song over the holidays down at his second home in St. John. "Out Last Night" is included on Chesney's Greatest Hits II album which was released in May.
  • Chesney said, "Growing up, going out was everything to us. And as I've gotten older, not much has changed. When I've got friends down in the islands with us... we're heading out, seeing what kind of people we can meet, fun we can have, jokes we can tell... some things never change.
  • Chesney's Sun City Carnival tour plays the Fargodome on Saturday (June 20th) in Fargo, North Dakota.

Sugarland will release their 4th record titled "Live on the Inside" on Tuesday, August 4th exclusively at Wal-Mart stores. The CD/DVD Set will include several live tracks and performance footage from their "Love on the Inside" tour.

The 10-CD track includes some of their most popular songs including "All I Want To Do" and the Grammy award winning song "Stay." The set is retailed at $12.00.

Rascal Flatts is teaming with Denny's for its new late-night dining menu called "Unstoppable Breakfast." The trio will have an item on the menu named after them as part of Denny's ongoing Allnighter program, which provides young, late-night customers with shareable food from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Rascal Flatts' choice is a biscuit topped with country-fried steak, eggs, American cheese, country gravy and bacon and hash browns. Frontman Gary LeVox says, "After spending many late-nights eating at Denny's after shows, we jumped at the chance to create a dish customers will really enjoy."
  • The new Rockstar menu will be available at Denny's on June 23rd. The bands Good Charlotte, Sum 41 and Gym Class Heroes also have new items on the menu.
  • Past Denny's Rockstar menus have featured The Hooburrito (Hoobastank), Plain White Shake (Plain White Ts), Melty Grilled Chicken and Sausage Quesadilla (Taking Back Sunday), Taking Back Bacon Burger Fries (Taking Back Sunday) and The Great Eggsteak (Boys Like Girls).

Travis Tritt has canceled his scheduled show in Somerset, Wisconsin on Thursday (June 18th) due to the death of his father. James E. Tritt passed away at the age of 76 on Monday (June 15th). Funeral services will be held on Thursday in Marietta, Georgia.
  • Contributions may be made in memory of James to the American Heart Association, One Corporate Square Suite 127, Atlanta, GA 30329.
  • Tritt's publicist says the Tritt family "appreciates all the prayers and well wishes of the fans and the press, and ask that their privacy is respected during this difficult time."

Martina McBride is lending her celebrity to help the National Association to Protect Children as part of the Country Music Child Rescue event tonight (Wednesday, July 17th) in Nashville. McBride will join Tennessee Titans Head Coach Jeff Fisher and actor David Keith (Officer and a Gentleman) as hosts of the event.
  • The National Association to Protect Children is a pro-child, anti-crime association committed protecting children from abuse, exploitation and neglect.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


The two riskiest search terms you can use, "music" or "screensavers," often produce malicious results that could harm your computer or even steal your personal and financial information. McAfee, the anti-virus software specialist, analyzed more than 2,600 of the most popular search terms to assess the degree of risk for each one. The most dangerous search term is "screensavers" with a maximum risk of 59.1%. That means that nearly six out of the top 10 search results for "screensavers" contain malware. here's the top 10 riskiest search terms:

  1. Screensavers (59.1%)
  2. Free work from home (40%)
  3. Free (21.3%)
  4. Free music downloads (20.7%)
  5. Game cheats (16.7%)
  6. Word unscrambler (16.1%)
  7. Lyrics (14.8%)
  8. Free games (6.8%)
  9. Work from home (3.1%)
  10. Rihanna (2.4%)

If you have friends named Judy or Joshua and they're always ridiculously upbeat and happy, there's a reason: It's in their name. The happiest people are likely to be named Judy or Joshua, and the most miserable are Lynn and Ben. That's the word from psychologist Dr. David Holmes of Britain's Manchester Metropolitan University, who claims people's personalities change to fit the name their parents gave them. In addition to Judy and Joshua, the happiest people are named Stephanie, Linda, Pam, Pat, Matthew, Jason, Terry and Barry. The unhappiest women tend to be Charlotte, Tina, Amy or Tara, while the most dejected males are likely to go by the names of Andrew, Edward, Tim or Owen, reports the BBC News.

Men, it turns out, feel the most guilt after sexual infidelity, while women feel guiltier after an emotional affair, reports Researchers from St. Mary's University in Halifax, Canada, found that almost without exception, the men expressed more guilt about sexual cheating, while women felt guiltier about emotional infidelity. Specifically, women confessed they would feel guiltier after falling in love with someone else, rather than trying different sexual positions with him, while men said they would feel guiltier having sex without emotion, rather than love without sex--even with a one-night stand.

Here's something else for pessimists to grumble about optimists live longer, healthier lives, says University of Pittsburgh researchers. They found that women with a negative attitude had more health problems and were more likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes or smoke cigarettes. Cynically hostile gals were 23 percent more likely to die from cancer, while women with a positive attitude were 30 percent less likely to die from heart disease. (Globe)


  • A pretty racy Calvin Klein billboard in New York is getting a lot of buzz these days. It features three barely clad people -- two guys and a girl -- in a threesome position.
  • Get this -- a coalition of "concerned citizens," whose web site is, is calling on CBS CEO Les Moonves to fire David Letterman for his "sexist insults" of both Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Palin's 14 year old daughter. Meanwhile, Letterman said his joke about Palin's daughter was a lousy joke, no matter how you cut it, and he's sorry.
  • George Obama, the president's half brother, is working on a book that'll come out next January. Of course he is.
  • Ladies, if you want him to notice you, wear red. The color red makes men feel more amorous toward women, according to a study by two University of Rochester psychologists.
  • Miley Cyrus says that she and the Jonas Brothers have "reconnected."
  • While performing on stage in New York, Shooter Jennings asked his longtime girlfriend and Sopranos star Drea de Matteo to marry him... and she said "Yes."
  • The A&E network says "The Beast," starring the ailing Patrick Swayze, will not return for a second season.
  • Now Reese Witherspoon has her own scent: "In Bloom."
  • Thousands of American Idol hopefuls turned out in the rain Sunday to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA, for the first round of auditions for the next round of Idol. And so it begins again.
  • Poor dental hygiene increases the risk of both heart attack and stroke, according to researchers from the University of Bristol in Great Britain. While smoking, obesity and high cholesterol are still the leading causes of a heart attack, neglected gums can now be added to that list.
  • Brad Pitt has given $1 million to help a Missouri hospital open a new pediatric cancer center that will be named for their mother, Jane Pitt.
  • In Israel, a woman surprised her mom with a new mattress... only to find out that the old mattress -- which she had removed and taken to the dump -- had $1 million cash inside it. They're still searching the dumps for it.
  • While Steven Baldwin is hanging out with "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here," his foreclosed New York home is going up on the auction block.
  • Six Flags has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. No parks will be affected... yet


Taylor Swift remains tight-lipped about details of her pairing with rapper T-Pain at tonight's (Tuesday, June 16th) CMA Music Awards. She did acknowledge that the two will be doing something together in the opening segment while speaking to reporters before her performance at the CMA Music Festival on Sunday (June 14th). "Well, the T-Pain thing, it's not really specified what that collaboration is yet, and so its been really fun to keep that a secret because we've never confirmed if it's a performance or if it's a . . . something else. You never know. You know, you should watch it."

Swift is nominated at the CMT Music Awards for her collaboration with rockers Def Leppard on CMT Crossroads earlier this year, and she recently jammed on stage with John Mayer during one of her tour stops. Reaching across genres is something Swift says she makes a conscious effort to do."I like making new friends, and I respect people for a lot of different reasons. For me, great music doesn't just have to fall in one category or one genre, and I just love appreciating all kinds of music. Country music is obviously my favorite, and that just goes without saying, but I've always loved John Mayer, and I think T-Pain is brilliant, and getting to work with people like that has been really, really fun for me. It's something that I've always wanted to do."

  • Swift is nominated for Performance Video of the Year and Wide Open Video of the Year for "Photograph" with Def Leppard, as well as Female Video of the Year for "Love Story."
  • The CMT Music Awards airs live from Nashville's Sommet Center beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Darius Rucker celebrated his second country Number One hit, "It Won't Be Like This For Long," on Monday (June 15th) at a party in Nashville. His first, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," topped the charts in 2008.

Rucker tells us that the immediate acceptance by country radio and country fans is more than he ever imagined. "We didn't know what was gonna happen with this record, and when 'Don't Think' did well, we put out the second single just hopin' that it would do something. We knew we had a good song, and when it got to Number One and stayed there for three weeks . . . It's just a validation of makin' the record and doin' all the stuff I wanted to do. It feels like it was worth it because radio's playin' it and the fans are likin' it and that's why I make records."

  • Rucker's debut country album, Learn To Live, was released last year.
  • His latest single, "Alright," continues its climb up the charts.

Rascal Flatts goes into tonight's (Tuesday, June 16th) CMT Music Awards with three nominations -- Video of the Year for "Every Day," and Group Video for both "Every Day" and "Bob That Head," a category they have won for the past six years.

Rascal Flatts members Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus tell us they are particularly excited about fan-voted award shows like the CMT Music Awards. "(LeVox) Well, those are our favorite -- fan-voted award shows. (DeMarcus) That and the People's Choice are two of our favorites. (LeVox) Yeah, wish all of 'em would be fan-voted, just because when we go in the studio to make an album, to make music, when we go tour, I mean, they're our employers. That's who we make the music for, so it's great that they have a voice in it and we're honored every time that we're up for a fan-voted, fan-nominated award show. It's just a great honor and they're the reason that we make music and it's great that they nominate us for things that we've done in our career and things that we've enjoyed doing for them, so it's great. We do have the greatest fans on the planet!"

  • Rascal Flatts is also set to perform during the show, which airs live from Nashville on CMT beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Other performers include Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Def Leppard.

Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler, Heidi Newfield, Alison Krauss, Tennessee Titans player Kerry Collins, former America's Got Talent winner Terry Fator, model Karolina Kurkova, and actress Melissa Peterman have all been added as last-minute presenters at tonight's (Tuesday, June 16th) CMT Music Awards in Nashville.
  • The show will be hosted by comedian Bill Engvall, and will include performances by Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Def Leppard.
  • Jason Michael Carroll, the Carter Twins, Eric Church, the Eli Young Band, Gloriana and Joey + Rory will perform on the Nationwide Insurance performance stage.
  • Previously announced presenters include American Idol's Randy Jackson, Dancing With The Stars champions Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas, The O'Reilly Factor's Bill O'Reilly, actor Luke Wilson, rockers Kid Rock and Ted Nugent, rapper T-Pain, Rodney Atkins, Billy Currington, Julianne Hough, Naomi Judd, Martina McBride, and Lee Ann Womack.


  • CMT personalities Katie Cook and Lance Smith will host a one-hour Red Carpet special leading up to the main show beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
  • Voting for the CMT Music Awards is now closed. The final nominees for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live show, and fans can vote at and via text on their Verizon Wireless phones throughout the live broadcast (ET/CT only) to determine the night's big winner.

Martina McBride's annual YWCA celebrity auction raised over $72,000 for the organization on Saturday (June 13th) at Nashville's Hall of Fame Park during this weekend's CMA Music Festival. McBride and her friends Chris Young, Jason Michael Carroll, and Bo Bice participated in the auction. High ticket items included a signed Dolly Parton guitar that sold for $4,000; a one-of-a-kind quilt made of rare tour shirts and signed by McBride sold for $3,600; two VIP tickets to any Keith Urban show sold for $2,600; and a framed McBride keepsake that included a copy of the album, Shine, album insert and handwritten "Ride" lyrics from songwriter Andrew Dorff sold for $3,500.
  • The money raised by McBride's auction directly benefits the YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Center, which last year provided over 15,000 nights of safety to women and children.


  • McBride joined Kid Rock onstage during his performance at LP Field in Nashville on Friday (June 12th) night during CMA Music Festival. The two sang his hit, "Picture," which he originally recorded with Sheryl Crow.

Celebrity Gossip

JESSICA ALBA WON'T FACE CHARGES FOR DEFACING PROPERTY: Jessica Alba will not face charges for defacing Oklahoma City with posters aimed to promote awareness of great white sharks. Police confirmed to that the investigation has been closed because no one wanted to prosecute the actress. A complaint was reportedly filed against the actress after photos surfaced of her gluing large posters of great white sharks around the city.

MEGAN FOX CONFIRMS SHE'S SINGLE: Megan Fox is clearing up any misconceptions about her marital status. The actress, who was recently engaged to Brian Austin Green, told Britain's The Sun at Sunday's (June 14th) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen premiere in Berlin, ""I'm currently what you would call single I guess." As for her a potential love interest, Fox said, "Oh I don't know. There is this Korean Justin Timberlake named Rain. And I'm really on his situation now. I'm trying to fix this up. I'm working hard."

MEL GIBSON'S GIRLFRIEND DEBUTS SINGLE: Oksana Grigorieva, the Russian singer carrying Mel Gibson's child, released her first single on Monday (June 15th). The 39-year-old debuted "Say My Name" which comes off her upcoming album, Beautiful Heartache. Grigorieva told, "It is the first and one of the simplest songs on the album, but also one of the most intimate. It is naked, intimate, raw emotion, little more than piano and voice as if it is a cry from the soul." The couple, whose child is due in the fall, first stepped out together in late April -- just weeks after the actor's wife of nearly 30 years filed for divorce. Listen to the single at:,,20284893,00.html

CARNIE WILSON WELCOMES A DAUGHTER: Carnie Wilson gave birth to a daughter last Friday (June 12th) in California. Wilson's rep told People magazine that the singer/ game show host is "happy as a lark," adding, "They're happy, healthy and smiling." Newborn Luciana Bella is the second child for Wilson and husband Rob Bonfiglio, who welcomed daughter Lola Sofia in 2005.

STEPHEN BALDWIN'S HOUSE NOT UP FOR AUCTION: Stephen Baldwin's house is not being up up for auction, despite published reports. The reality star's rep told People magazine, "Stephen is presently going through a legal situation regarding his mortgage and that situation is still in process. No auction will be happening and all things related to this matter are being handled by his legal representation."

JANICE DICKINSON REPORTEDLY OWES TAX MONEY: Janice Dickinson reportedly owed over $30,000 in unpaid taxes. reports that California officials are pursuing the reality star to settle $33,514 in unpaid taxes and penalties.


KATIE HOLMES TAPES 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Katie Holmes reportedly taped a guest appearance for So You Think You Can Dance on Monday (June 15th). The show's producer Nigel Lythgoe played coy earlier when asked about rumors of Holmes appearing on the show, telling "I think it's fair to say it's a rumor. I'm not making any comments at this point." Despite his uncertainty, Holmes was spotted rehearsing at CBS Studios in Los Angeles on Sunday (June 14th), reportedly for a July 8th appearance, which would mark the show's 100th episode. reported that the actress was "killing it" during Monday's taping.

'TWILIGHT' LEADS NOMINEES FOR TEEN CHOICE AWARDS: Twilight is positioned to conquer another awards show on the heels of its MTV Movie Awards domination, snagging a year-high 12 nominations at the Teen Choice Awards. The vampire flick leads the field, followed by High School Musical 3: Senior Year and its cast, Miley Cyrus, and TV's Gossip Girl and cast, which all have ten nominations. The Jonas Brothers -- who will also host the show -- have nine nominations. The winners will be announced August 10th on Fox. Teens can vote at:

SUSAN BOYLE REJOINS 'BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT' TOUR: Susan Boyle is rejoined the Britain's Got Talent tour on Monday (June 15th) night after skipping out on Sunday (June 14th) night's performance in Manchester. Boyle's spokesperson said on Monday, "She had one rest day, but she will be back on stage tonight," adding that she is expected to take part in the remainder of the tour, which runs until early July.

HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN GETS NEW GIG: Hayden Christensen is the face of Lacoste's latest scent, Challenge. People magazine announced that the actor "embodies the brand's preppy spirit for the men's fragrance." Challenge will launch in August.

'AMERICAN IDOL' TRYOUTS BEGIN: The search for the ninth American Idol kicked off Sunday (June 14th) in Massachusetts. The Associated Press reports that approximately 7,000 hopefuls began lining up in the rain at 3 a.m. for their shot at fame. Host Ryan Seacrest said the bad weather was an advantage for the contestants, saying, "If you're auditioning, you want pouring rain, you want freezing weather. It makes the weak stay home." In the coming weeks, auditions will be held across in the country in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Orlando and Denver.

'THE BEAST' OFFICIALLY CANCELED: A&E confirmed on Monday (June 15th) that its Patrick Swayze drama The Beast has been canceled. It had been widely reported that the show would not make it to season two although A&E President Bob DeBitetto called Swayze's performance "an inspiration to us all."

Monday, June 15, 2009

K-Flag Day At Boot Barn in Laughlin!

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Location Change!


If you love Western Wear, Wranglers, Hats, Shirts, Jeans, Boots, Belts, Buckles, Work Clothes... and more then join me CP and my Horse Tyrone broadcasting live on location at The Boot Barn in Laughlin in the Preferred Outlets at Laughlin. (1955 S. Casino Drive. Laughlin, NV 89029) They'll have special Fathers Day deals on jeans and shirts! Plus, we are giving away a ton of free prizes, movie passes, weekend getaway stay-cations and much, much more!!

The Fun kicks off this Saturday Morning 10am at the Boot Barn in Laughlin, bring the whole family!

They'll have awesome fathers Day deals going on!

CYA There!

CP and Tyrone!


To avoid getting canned when playing hooky from work, follow Cosmopolitan's savvy plan:

  • Do it on Tuesday -- Feigning sickness is much less suspicious if, duh, you do it on a day other than Friday or Monday.
  • Time it right -- Dial in before the workday starts so you can leave a message on your boss's voice mail. Just make sure to leave your digits and check in later.
  • Don't aim for an Oscar -- Rather than putting on a fake cough voice and claiming that you're dying of the flu which she'll know is a lie, just day you're not feeling well.
  • Do it with discretion -- Keep the margarita soaked memories to yourself. An envious cubiclemate could rat you out and if your boss knows you lied, she'll be pissed.


  • What does American Idol Kris Allen think about runner-up Adam Lambert's admitted crush on him? "I'm flattered... and it's hilarious!"
  • Reese Witherspoon says she'll never do a nude scene. The "Rendition" actress told Fox News that it just wouldn't be appropriate for her to appear nude in a movie because of the effect it could have on her children.
  • Johnny Palermo and his girlfriend were killed in a car crash last week in North Hollywood. He was on "Everybody Hates Chris" and the Nickelodeon series, "Just for kicks."
  • The best food to eat after exercise is a bowl of cold cereal and skim milk. When it comes to recovery after exercise, whole grain cereal can be just as effective at a much lower cost than a carbohydrate-based sports drinks, according to researchers from the University of Texas at Austin.
  • A couple lately: Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner.
  • Political and social activist Chastity Bono -- the only child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono -- began undergoing a sex change shortly after her 40th birthday on March 4.
  • New episodes of "Mad Men" start up August 16th.
  • The Michael Vick era in Atlanta is officially over. The Falcons relinquished its contractual rights to Vick on Friday, but he remains suspended by the NFL.
  • Commander Mark Polansky and the crew of the Space Shuttle that blasted off Saturday are heading to the International Space Station. Along the way, the Commander is going to Twitter. Astro_127 if you want to follow him.
  • You'll get to see even more of Heidi Montag in the September issue of Playboy magazine.


WOMAN GIVES FATHER BREAST MILK: London's Daily Mail reports that a daughter is giving her own breast milk to her father in the hope it will help him beat cancer. Georgia Browne, 27, expresses her milk after feeding her own baby son - and delivers it from Bristol to her parents' home in Wiltshire. Her father Tim Browne, 67, mixes the breast-milk with regular milk and uses it as part of his breakfast in a bid to boost his immune system in his fight against colon and liver cancer.

MEN IN RELATIONSHIPS GAWK AS MUCH AS SINGLE GUYS: reports that a guy with a girlfriend will stare at another woman for as long as a single man, but a female in a relationship is less interested in looking at the opposite sex. Researchers had men and women between the ages of 17 and 26 rate a series of photos of the opposite sex. Regardless of relationship status, both the men and women tended to agree among their gender on overall masculinity/femininity of the pictured. But, before giving their ratings, the women with boyfriends studied the photos for a shorter period time than the single ladies did, while the taken men stared for just as long as their unattached brethren.

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AVERAGE SIZE WOMEN MORE APPEALING THAN SKINNY GIRLS: A new study, performed by Rob Brooks at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, has found the 'ideal' feminine shape is more common than conventionally thought. Dr Brooks asked 100 male students to judge the attractiveness of 201 line drawings of female torsos with different hip, waist and shoulder measurements. The men showed a preference for a waist-hip ratio of 0.7 - but only if the woman had had an average sized waist, hips and shoulders. When the preferred line-drawings were compared to real-life women - including Playboy centerfolds, Australian escorts advertising and average Aussie women between the ages of 25 and 44 - the average women most closely matched the 'ideal'.

STRESS DOES INDEED TURN HAIR GREY: Stress really can make your hair go grey, scientists have found. The Daily Mail reported that a study found that as the pressure builds, the stem cells that replenish your hair color become damaged, leaving the tell-tale silver crown.


Sprint Cup - LifeLock 400
Michigan International Speedway

  • Mark Martin made his fuel last picking up his 3rd win of the season Sunday after blowing past the leader on the final lap. It's the 26th 1-2 finish for Hendrick Motorsports.


  • Jimmie Johnson dominated this race, leading 146 laps but lost the race in turn 4 coming to the last lap running out of fuel. He ends up 22nd.
  • Soon after, Greg Biffle ran out of fuel and gave up the lead to Mark Martin, Greg said that door-to-door battle with Johnson burned up their gas to finish.
  1. Mark Martin
  2. Jeff Gordon
  3. Denny Hamlin
  4. Carl Edwards
  5. Greg Biffle
  6. Juan Montoya
  7. Tony Stewart
  8. Kurt Busch
  9. Brian Vickers
  10. Clint Bowyer

Nationwide Series - Meijer 300
Kentucky Speedway

  • Joey Logano won at Kentucky Saturday for the second year in a row. Kyle Busch, who led six times for 162 laps, came in second after Logano managed to pull ahead in the closing laps.
  1. Joey Logano
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Brad Keselowski
  4. Brendan Gaughan
  5. Justin Allgaier
  6. Jason Leffler
  7. Michael Annett
  8. Burney Lamar
  9. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  10. Kelly Bires

Camping World Truck Series - Michigan 200
Michigan International Speedway

  • Colin Braun had has first NASCAR Camping World Truck series win at the Michigan 200 Saturday. On lap 77, Braun managed to pass Kyle Busch and hold the lead for the rest of the race.
  1. Colin Braun
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Brian Ickler
  4. Matt Crafton
  5. Mike Skinner
  6. Tayler Malsam
  7. Ron Hornaday
  8. Timothy Peters
  9. Dennis Setzer
  10. Terry Cook


She hasn't had a new album out since 2002's Up!, and to hear Shania Twain tell it, it's going to be quite a while before she's ready to release another one. The superstar broke her long silence on both her career and her personal life in a posting to fans on her website,, on Friday (June 12th). Twain said her divorce from husband and producer Mutt Lange has also been a professional setback, saying "I wish like crazy that I had new music by now since I dream of how fun it would be to see you all again out on tour with new songs to sing, but as most of you know, I have been side-tracked slightly over this past year. . . Since then, I've been inspired by my pain to write and use writing as a therapy through the suffering. I truly wouldn't wish this on anybody as a means to get inspired, but it's been a productive period with so much emotion trying to find it's way out. However, there is no telling how long it will take me to actually finish these songs and record them so they can get out to you."

Twain said she appreciates the continued support from fans, saying "I know you certainly all do deserve new music and tour dates; not only because it's been so long, but also because of the HUGE support you've all given me during this period. The many blogs and e-mails have warmed my heart, strengthened my confidence, given me courage, and have often even made me laugh out a good way! I know I am not alone and realize through your support that you are all rooting for (son) Eja (pronounced ASIA) and I, and our well-being. Thank you!"

Twain also gave some insight into how she's been spending her time these days. "I've jumped out of an airplane at 10,000 feet, I'm riding Spanish and Arabian horses, traveling to exotic places, I've been deep sea diving for the first time! I pull the odd all-nighter, read more books, listen to Eja's favourite music with him, LOUD [ironically his favourite band is AC/DC] and basically I'm enjoying life."


  • Twain and Lange were married in 1993. They officially separated in 2008 amid rumors that Lange was having an affair.
  • The couple's only child, Eja, was born in 2001.


Taylor Swift was clearly the favorite at this year's CMA Music Festival. The crowd at the four-day event was filled with Swift look-alikes sporting sundresses and cowboy boots. The teenager's fans began lining up a full day in advance of Swift's signing session at the Nashville Convention Center yesterday (Sunday, June 14th).

Swift met with fans and signed autographs for over five hours before taking the stage at LP Field last night. Before the show, she told us that this event in particular brings everything full circle for her. "This is absolutely my favorite time of year because I remember when I was 14 years old and I was holding a clipboard, interning at the CMA Music Fest and just feeling like if there was ever a chance that someday people would line up to have me sign something of theirs that that would be a really, really good day for me, and I'm really happy to say that today was that day, and it's so wonderful to get the chance to do this."

  • Swift will perform on the CMT Music Awards on Tuesday (June 16th). She will also team up with rapper T-Pain for the show's opening segment.

Jason Aldean has been the opening act for such superstars as Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw, but he says that when it comes to great showman, Keith Urban is the one to watch. Aldean is performing a few shows with Urban on his Escape Together World tour this summer, and he tells us this is one hot ticket. "His show is the best show I've seen in a long time by far. I love the Flatts guys. Man, they're great friends of mine and they put on a great show, and McGraw and those guys do as well, but Keith Urban's show is good, and I don't throw out compliments on peoples' shows very often, but his is really good. It's one of those things, if you're gonna spend money to go see a show this year, whether or not we're the opening act on it or not, I would check his show out cause it's amazing."
  • Aldean's next show with Urban is on July 9th in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Immediately after performing on the main stage at LP Field in Nashville as part of the CMA Music Festival on Friday (June 12th) night, Aldean made his way to the nearby Wildhorse Saloon to host his annual fundraiser concert for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure fight against breast cancer. Aldean's special guests this year included Jake Owen and Luke Bryan.

Jason Michael Carroll's 31st birthday fell on Saturday (June 13th), the same day he performed on the main stage at LP Field as part of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. In addition to being thrilled about his performance before thousands of fans, Carroll told reporters that he is more than a little excited about a special birthday gift he got earlier that day. "My management just scored me Aerosmith tickets. I'm home on July 7th in Raleigh, North Carolina, and they surprised me with fifteenth row center Aerosmith tickets for Walnut Creek (Amphitheater) when they come on July 7th, and I get to meet the band! I'm stoked! I'm so excited about that!!"
  • Carroll performs in Somerset, Wisconsin on Friday (June 19th) with headliner Kenny Chesney.
The Zac Brown Band has such a catalog of new songs built up that they're thinking of new ways to get the music into the hands of their fans as quickly as possible. One such idea is a live CD at least once a year, with the first set to be recorded this fall, Zac Brown tells us: "We're doing a live DVD and double CD in October. We're gonna be recording at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, and that's gonna have a bunch of the new songs on it and (be) a creative outlet cause we write at a much faster pace than we can even arrange the stuff as a band much less release it all to the fans, but we're gonna be on track to do probably one studio record and either one or two live CDs a year just so we can have an outlet to do these kind of things."
  • The band recently recorded a new song at Kid Rock's house near Detroit.
  • The Zac Brown Band performed at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on Friday (June 12th) night.

Wynonna Judd reunited with her mother, Naomi, to perform during this weekend's CMA Music Festival in Nashville. The gig, which Wynonna joked was like "take-your-mother-to-work day," was one of only a handful the two have done together since officially splitting up in 1991. Their last country studio album, Love Can Build A Bridge, was released in 1990, but Wynonna tells us the idea of another Judds album is not out of the question. "We'll see. The door is open, and it's a possibility, and if the fans ask for it and we get enough emails, we'll consider it, absolutely!"
  • Wynonna released an album of standards, called Sing, in February.
  • The album is her first new studio release in six years.


Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen, Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan

Julianne Hough

Jason Aldean


  • Minnie Pearl gave her last performance, in Joliet, Illinois, in 1991. Two days later, she suffered a career-ending stroke.
  • Hee Haw debuted on the CBS television network in 1969.
  • Josh Gracin's self-titled debut album and his single "Nothin' To Lose" were released in 2004.
  • Joe Diffie's single, "If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)," went to Number One in 1991.
  • Buck Owens charted his first Number One single in Billboard with "Act Naturally" in 1963.

Celebrity Gossip

PARIS HILTON SPLIT THE RESULT OF JEALOUSY? Paris Hilton's split from Doug Reinhardt was reportedly prompted by a Texas beauty queen. The New York Post reported that the couple broke up last Tuesday (June 9th) after Hilton saw Reinhardt hanging out with Kendhal Beal. A source told the paper, "Paris was picking up ice and fruit and throwing it at Kendhal -- she was the victim. Kendhal did nothing offensive or aggressive. Paris was throwing accusations, calling her names. It was the same thing you always hear about Paris and her tirades."

STEPHEN BALDWIN HOUSE UP FOR AUCTION: Stephen Baldwin's foreclosed home in New York will be publicly auctioned. The Associated Press reports that Baldwin and his wife Kennya defaulted on more than $824,000 in payments to their mortgage holder after trying unsuccessfully to sell it in 2006. The auction is set for June 24th.

LANE GARRISON AND KRISTEN CHENOWETH NOT DATING: Pushing Daisies star Kristen Chenoweth and Lane Garrison are not dating. The actress's rep told People magazine, "Contrary to what has been reported elsewhere. Kristin Chenoweth and Lane Garrison have not rekindled a relationship, nor was there any pen pal correspondence throughout his incarceration." The two did date in the past, but Chenoweth did not write to her ex while he was in jail recently.

ANGELINA JOINING ANDERSON COOPER ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Angelina Jolie will reportedly be joining CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 on World Refugee Day on June 18th. Jolie recently wrote an article for Time magazine expressing outrage about the conflict in Darfur. The actress was named a UN Goodwill Ambassador in 2001.

PITT FAMILY MAKES LARGE DONATION: Brad Pitt's brother Doug announced that the Pitt family (including Brad's siblings, Doug and Julie) is making a $1 million donation to St. John's in Springfield, Missouri. The money will pay cancer specialists at the hospital, provide a new pediatric unit and double the size of the neonatal intensive and pediatric intensive care units. The center will be renamed St. John's Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center, after Pitt's mother.

LEO SELLS HIS MALIBU HOME: Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly sold his 2,700 square foot Malibu home. According to the LA Times the house was listed with an asking price of $8 million and has been on the market since November.


The surprise hit comedy The Hangover held on to the top spot at the box office for a second weekend in a row, edging out the animated action comedy Up, which once again came in a close second. Opening in third place was The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, a remake of the 1974 original about a subway hijacking. Denzel Washington plays a dispatcher forced to engage in a battle of wits with the hijacking mastermind, played by John Travolta.

  • Eddie Murphy's family comedy Imagine That debuted at Number Six, the second disappointing performance for Murphy in a row after last year's Meet Dave. In the new movie, Murphy stars as a work-obsessed father whose daughter's three imaginary friends give him dead-on stock-market picks.


  1. The Hangover, $33.4 million
  2. Up, $30.5 million
  3. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, $25 million
  4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, $9.6 million
  5. Land of the Lost, $9.2 million
  6. Imagine That, $5.7 million
  7. Star Trek, $5.6 million
  8. Terminator Salvation, $4.7 million
  9. Angels & Demons, $4.2 million
  10. Drag Me to Hell, $3.9 million

Friday, June 12, 2009

NASCAR On TV This Weekend

NASCAR On TV This Weekend
(All Times Eastern)

Sprint Cup/Lifelock 400 and Camping World Truck Series/Michigan 200
at Michigan International Speedway

Nationwide Series/Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway

  • Lifelock 400 Practice-Today at 11:30 a.m . on Speed
  • Michigan 200 Final Practice- Today at 1:30 p.m. on Speed
  • Lifelock 400 Qualifying -Today at 3:00 p.m. on Speed
  • Meijer 300 Final Practice-Today at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2
  • Lifelock 400 Final Practice-Saturday at 12:00 p.m. on Speed
  • Michigan 200- Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on Speed
  • Meijer 300 Qualifying- Saturday at 5:00 p.m. on ESPN2
  • Meijer 300-Saturday at 8:00 p.m. on ESPN2
  • Lifelock 400-Sunday at 1:40 p.m. on TNT

The Truth About Cheating

Marriage counselor M. Gary Neuman, author of "The Truth About Cheating," estimates that one in 2.7 men will cheat and most of their wives will never know it. What are the signs he's thinking about cheating? The same signs that he is actually cheating are also the clues he's about to cheat, according to Neuman. Pay close attention to these signals:

  1. He spends more time away from the house.
  2. You have less sex.
  3. He avoids contact.
  4. He does not answer his cell phone.
  5. He criticizes you more.

So, why do men cheat? Neuman says that 92% of men insist it isn't primarily about sex. "The majority said it was an emotional disconnection, specifically a sense of feeling underappreciated," he told Oprah Winfrey on the "Oprah" show. The long to-do list of daily life often makes it easy to forget to do the little things a couple once did for one another. But when the wife forgets, the other woman remembers. She makes him feel appreciated and admired. More facts about a cheating man:

  • 88% of the men Neuman surveyed said the other woman was no better looking or in no better shape than their own wives.
  • Only 7% of men who cheat confessed on their own to their wives without being asked about it first.
  • Even when confronted with evidence, 55% of cheating men still did not tell their wives or they lied about it.

It turns out we can cheat without having sex. While emotional cheating doesn't involve any physical contact, it does involve secrecy and deception, which equals betrayal, according to O magazine. What's worse, people who are involved in emotional affairs are often in denial, trying to convince themselves that nothing has to change. You could be having an emotional affair if you:

  • Confide in a friend of the opposite sex.
  • Hide from your spouse the amount of time you spend with an opposite sex friend.
  • Flirt too much.


  • Venezuela has banned Coke Zero, saying that it didn't know what kind of dangers its artificial sweeteners presented to its population.
  • Actor Johnny Palermo, who appeared in more than 30 television shows, including the CW's "Everybody Hates Chris," died in an early morning car accident in North Hollywood, California on June 8. He was 27.
  • Starting Monday, some of Bravo's Real Housewives are guest hosting in the 4th hour of the Today Show, filling in for the vacationing Kathie Lee.
  • If you drink Red Bull, beware! Just one can of the carbonated energy drink can boost your risk of a heart attack or stroke -- even if you're young. That's the word from Australian medical researchers.
  • After all that brew-ha-ha, Donald Trump has now fired Miss California, Carrie Prejean, because of her "failure of duties". Supposedly it had something to do with refusing to appear at some events.
  • The independent forensics expert who examined David Carradine's body says the actor didn't commit suicide.
  • Just two weeks after the accidental death of his 4-year-old daughter, Mike Tyson married his girlfriend over the weekend in Las Vegas.
  • Idol news: Allison Iraheta has landed her own album deal, while last year's runner-up, David Archuleta, says he's not surprised that Adam Lambert has come out as gay!
  • Joy Behar, co-host of ABC's "The View," plans to double up with her own show on cable's HLN, airing nightly at 9pm after Nancy Grace.
  • James Van Der Beek and his wife have gone their separate ways.
  • Over 20-million kids in the U.S. receive free or reduced-price lunches.
  • At least one so-called expert claims that we're on our way to $250 a barrel oil. That's four times what it is now... so you can imagine what it would to the price of a gallon of gas.
  • A New Jersey mother once featured on the reality show "Wife Swap" has been accused of stabbing her husband. Jamie Czerniawski tells The New York Post it was self-defense.
  • Canadian brewer Molson has stopped it's long-standing practice of providing 864 free beers every year to retired employees. They figure it'll save them $1 million a year.
  • Microsoft has announced it will stop selling Money at the end of the month. That's it, program over.
  • Brad Pitt bought Angelina Jolie sexy underwear for her birthday. He flew from Los Angeles to throw a surprise party for Angelina at her rented mansion in Long Island, New York, last week.
  • Megan Fox says, yes, it's true. Her personal assistant buys all her groceries for her. She's just too busy.
  • Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt are over.


Reba McEntire signed autographs for fans at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville yesterday (Thursday, June 11th) for the first time in 13 years. During the course of her two-hour signing session at the Nashville Convention Center McEntire met many memorable fans, not the least of which was a child who stole her heart, she told reporters before taking the stage at LP Field last night. "Cute, cute, cute little boy -- his name was Riley. I think he was six years old. I got a picture with him -- I got down on my knees -- and then when I was telling him goodbye he said, 'Oh, Miss Reba, can I come see your house?' I said yes. What else are you gonna say to a cute little 'ol six-year-old kid. He was just a doll!"

At the other end of the spectrum was a fan who brought McEntire to tears. "There was one lady who told me that she was readin' my book, Comfort From A Country Quilt, when her mother was passing away, and at the end of the book there is a title of a song, and she said, 'I didn't know much about your music until this book, and that was the last thing I was reading when my mom passed away,' and she said, 'Would you sign this page?' It got us all very emotional."

McEntire had performed "Cowgirls Don't Cry" with Brooks & Dunn and was three songs into her own set when lightning forced show organizers to bring the concert to a halt. Shortly thereafter, McEntire Twittered, "So sorry we had to cut our show short!!! I was having such a good time! The producers were watching the radar and the lightning was getting closer. Stay safe!!!!"

Fans lined up early outside a Nashville downtown club to see Alan Jackson perform for free on Wednesday (June 10th) night. Close to 1,000 fans made it inside, as Jackson celebrated his 20th anniversary as a recording artist. The show was among the events leading up to Thursday's (June 11th) kick off of the CMA Music Festival, which runs through Sunday (June 14th).

Jackson's labelmate, Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn, introduced Jackson, who performed a career-spanning show for nearly two hours.

Earlier in the evening, Jackson told us his longevity is still surprising to him. "I never dreamed it, never dreamed it. Man, it's just been a crazy ride and I saw peoples' careers, if they were lucky, last two or three years, or five would be a huge career, and I never expected to last that long. Initially, you just wanna have a hit on the radio. You don't really think about 20 years from now. It's pretty amazing. I've been very fortunate, very fortunate."

  • Jackson will head to Europe later this summer for shows in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

Dierks Bentley celebrated CMA Music Festival with his annual Last Call Ball fan club party in Nashville on Wednesday (June 10th), and was scheduled to perform on the stage at LP Field last night (Thursday, June 11th) but bad storms forced an early end to the show.

We caught up with Bentley before the concert started, however, where he told us that his year wouldn't be complete without a visit to CMA Music Festival. "This whole deal, as a singer, it's kind of like Thanksgiving, where you count your blessings and think about all the things you're thankful for and get a chance to see your fans personally and thank 'em for this great life you get a chance to live and live out your dreams, so that's what CMA Fest is, I guess. The fan club party is like sittin' around the family table because those faces, I've seem them now for five, six years, and the fan club party, it's really special. It's a two-way street, and I get a lot out of it, hopefully as much as they get out of it, too, but it's a big deal."

  • Bentley had a very early wake up call this morning (Friday, June 12th) in order to get to the American Saturday Night show tonight in Mansfield, Massachusetts with headliner Brad Paisley. The tour rolls on to Connecticut and New Hampshire this weekend.

Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas are definitely good friends -- if not more. As a photo of the former couple jet skiing together in Georgia leaked on the internet, MTV published an interview with Nick, in which he explains how enjoyable it was to record their new duet, "Before the Storm."
  • Nick told MTV News, ""Before the Storm" is probably one of my favorite songs on the record. I think it's probably one of my favorite songs because it has a great story to it. It's a duet with Miley, which is great."
  • The network reported that the song didn't make the cut on the last Jonas Brothers album and originally didn't include Cyrus. She was brought into the project after Nick saw it as an opportunity to share a tale of young love with their fans. He added, "It's a good thing that happened and it'll be a good one to play live."
  • Joe Jonas even suggested that his younger brother might perform the duet with Cyrus live on stage. He told MTV, "I think we might. Maybe. Heard it here first, possibly. Maybe."
  • Meanwhile, Demi Lovato is denying reports that she's dating Cyrus's older brother Trace, claiming the two are just friends. Although Twitter followers have observed the pair flirting through the medium as of late, Lovato told Twist magazine, "Trace is really one of my good friends... People don't realize that he is really, really cool. And he is one of my good friends. I think we get along really well because he's someone who I can really talk to about a lot of stuff. We've both been through a lot."
CHECK IT OUT: See the photo of Cyrus and Jonas:


  • From truthinlife on "they will be hating on each other on YouTube in no time at all"
  • From kristieeishere on "ewwwww. no. she shouldnt have broken up with her little boy toy. justin. can't nick jonas remain single for like two hours?"
  • From AlexReager on "Now that she's "a woman" I think Nick "the virgin" is in for the ride of his life."

It's been nearly two years, but Michelle Branch is almost done with her new solo album. More recently, she's had some success with the country duo, the Wreckers, but now she's gearing up to release her next solo effort, the follow-up to 2003's Hotel Paper. Branch has been updating fans with the latest progress on her website, writing, "I'm finishing up my album credits and thank you's as we speak (I've been putting it off.) It's really hard to believe that after 2 years of working, waiting and wondering that the single release is right around the corner. I have a few more weeks left to relax and then it's off and running like old times. I can't wait. I'm seriously bored."

Her first single is expected to be the track "Sooner or Later." Branch writes, "I think it will be the perfect song to ease everyone into the record. It's very reminiscent of my first two records so it won't scare off you fans who are hungry for the 'old' me but it's also a very literal story so you can see how country music has inspired me as a writer."

And in other news, Branch has decided to lay off alcohol for the next month. She writes, "Well today is my first day of Sober June. I've decided to stop drinking my beloved wine for the month of June to help get ready for the video shoot. I've started working my butt off (literally I hope) and had a farewell pasta dinner a few nights ago. No more baking this month either, waah waaaaaah."

  • Branch has been working on the album in Los Angeles. She heads to Nashville this weekend to attend the CMT Awards, and will then return to L.A. to finish mixing her record.
  • Branch's new website will launch this month.
  • She'll play a couple of acoustic dates with Chris Isaak this summer.
  • There's no word on an exact release date on the Branch's new album.


  • Did you like Branch's more country sound with the Wreckers?
  • Are you looking forward to hearing new material from Branch?
  • Branch writes about staying "sober" for a month. Have you ever tried to not drink for a period of time? How long did you go? Did you feel better laying off drinks?

  • What do you think of Branch's stance against drinking for a month?

JesseJames writes on "thats so cool... im doin the same thing... no more alcohol this month, more cardio and less sugar... im gonna have back surgery comin up here soon and the more weight i lose before it, the physical therapy afterwards will go better... much core training and cycling... YES! my favorites... i dont have far to go though maybe 20lbs or so... im right there with ya girl!!!"

OceanGirl168 writes on "Yum I love cupcakes, thanks! Its a bummer you can't bake either this month though. you could always try drinking the kind of sparkling grape juice that comes in a wine-shaped bottle. I can't wait for the album to come out and I hope its sooner than later."

Willie Nelson will release a new album called American Classic on August 25th. This is his first album of standards since 1978's Stardust. American Classic features special guest appearances by Norah Jones and Diana Krall.


  • Stardust is the most successful album of Nelson's career. It reached Number One on the Billboard Country Albums chart and sold more than five million units.
  • Stardust earned Nelson a Grammy award for Country Male Vocal Performance.





  • Ferlin Husky joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1954.
  • Tex Ritter joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1965.
  • Terri Clark becomes the first Canadian-born female to join the Grand Ole Opry in 2004.
  • Crystal Gayle earned her first Number One country single in Billboard with "I'll Get Over You" in 1976.
  • Dolly Parton recorded "Jolene" during the afternoon at RCA Studio B in Nashville in 1973.

Celebrity Gossip

PARIS HILTON MAKING OUT WITH SOCCER STAR? Paris Hilton is reportedly rebounding from her relationship with Doug Reinhardt with international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. reports that the two met earlier this week at a Hollywood club. A source told the website, "Cristiano and Paris were all over each other swapping spit the entire night! His table needed every waitress in the building to service the large quantities of alcohol, and he spent an excess of 20 thousand dollars on champagne and drinks."

DOUG REINHARDT TALKS ABOUT THE SPLIT WITH PARIS HILTON: Doug Reinhardt is finally speaking out about his break up with Paris Hilton. "Doug refuses to take part of this ridiculous media circus. He wishes Paris and all of her future boyfriends the best of luck," he said in a statement. Sources close to Reinhardt tell TMZ, "Contrary to reports, Paris is begging him to take her back, she made a mistake and loves him 100%."

'REAL HOUSEWIVES' STAR WELCOMES SON: The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita gave birth to a son on Thursday (June 11th). People magazine confirmed that the reality star and her husband Chris welcomed their second boy, Nicholas Francis Laurita. The couple has a six-year-old son named CJ and Laurita has a 17-year-old daughter from a previous marriage.

SUSAN BOYLE, THE DIVA? Susan Boyle has reportedly turned into a diva. The U.K.'s Sun reports that the singer refused to show up for rehearsal the day before opening night of the Britain's Got Talent tour. The paper claims that Boyle did not want to rehearse earlier this week as she reportedly only wants to perform a handful of dates on the tour in order to save her voice for the recording of her debut album. A source told the paper, "We're leaving everything up to her, to make sure that she's happy and well. But the problem is that she changes her mind every two minutes." Simon Cowell is reportedly being very protective of Boyle, wanting to keep her happy so that she will perform well.

REPS DENY BRAD AND JEN MEETING: Despite tabloid reports, a New York hotel and Jennifer Aniston's reps are denying that the actress recently had a secret rendezvous with ex-husband Brad Pitt. A spokesperson for the hotel where the former couple reportedly held an "intimate 1 a.m. rendezvous" said that a driver's account of the evening was "not true." Meanwhile Aniston's rep said that a second supposed meeting between the two, in which they were rumored to have driven around NYC in an SUV together, is "a complete fabrication."

'WIFE SWAP' STAR ACCUSED OF STABBING HUSBAND: A New Jersey mother featured on Wife Swap in 2006 was arrested for allegedly stabbing her husband. Jamie Czerniawski told the New York Post reports that she slashed her husband with a kitchen knife in self defense, but the husband's lawyer denies that. She is currently free on $75,000 bail. In Czerniawski's Wife Swap episode, she swapped places with a mom from Arizona who is a "tattooed freak show performer."

'EVERYBODY LOVES CHRIS' ACTOR DIES: Actor Johnny Palermo died on Monday (June 8th) in a California car crash. The Hollywood Reporter announced that the 27-year-old, who has starred on Just for Kicks and Everybody Hates Chris, was killed along with his girlfriend Alessandra Giangrande, who was driving at the time of the accident. Giangrande's brother, who was also in the car, suffered serious injuries. Palermo has also been featured in guest roles on Without a Trace, General Hospital, CSI: Miami, Rules of Engagement, How I Met Your Mother and CSI: NY.


JOY BEHAR GETTING HLN SHOW: Joy Behar is getting her own show on CNN's sister station, HLN. The New York Times reported on Thursday (June 11th) that the tentatively-titled Joy Behar Show is expected to debut in September in place of Lou Dobbs Tonight repeats. Behar will continue her responsibilties on The View, while the HLN program will allow her to have her own "topical and fun" show.

LANCE ARMSTRONG BIOPIC BEING DEVELOPED: A Lance Armstrong biopic is in the works. reports that Seabiscuit writer Gary Ross will pen the script and rumor has it that Matt Damon is being considered for the title role.

ROBERT BUCKLEY JOINING 'ONE TREE HILL': Robert Buckley is joining the cast of One Tree Hill. The Hollywood Reporter announced that the actor, best know for his role on Lipstick Jungle, will play a "brash young sports agent" on the CW program when it returns for a seventh season in the fall.

ABC PICKS UP 'LET'S DANCE': ABC has picked up five episodes of a comedy reality show called Let's Dance. The Associated Press reports that the show will center on celebrities re-enacting famous dance routines like Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing or Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain. Viewers will vote on their favorite routines, and the top performers will return for a finale.

MEGAN FOX TO JOIN 'BUFFY' REMAKE? Megan Fox is rumored to be a contender for the title role in an upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie. E! reports that the proposed film is independent of the television series' creator Joss Whedon and would not feature Sarah Michelle Gellar

Thursday, June 11, 2009


(Sun) Your personal preferences in daily tasks reveal how good you are at solving problems. Find out how you reach the best solutions by answering these question. Give yourself 5 points for each "a" and 10 points for each "b."

If you want to learn a craft like embroidery, you'd:

  1. Probably take a class.
  2. Ask a friend to teach you.

On a typical morning, you'd rather:

  1. Drink tea.
  2. Drink coffee.

The best way to lose weight is:

  1. To keep a detailed food journal.
  2. By having a pal diet with you.

Your favorite way to watch TV is:

  1. Viewing shows you've recorded.
  2. Surfing the channels with the remote.

When you throw a get together, you tend to:

  1. Spend all day cooking special recipes.
  2. Make it a potluck affair.


25 to 30 - You're a solitary person who does your best thinking when you're alone. A brisk walk to clear your head is often all the inspiration you need to devise a topnotch solution.

35 to 40 - You're supremely logical, approaching problems with a methodical and confident attitude. You prefer to write your thoughts in a journal or list as a way to pinpoint the right answer.

45 to 50 - You depend on brainstorming with your buddies or co-workers to choose the right path. You're a great listener who uses feedback to make your good ideas even better.


(Sun) Whether you're a ball of fire late at night, or bounce out of bed with the morning sun, your favorite time of day reflects your personality. Find out what your favorite time of day reveals about you:

  • Can't sleep before midnight. Don't eat breakfast. Energetic in the evening hours -- You're definitely a Night Owl who starts revving up when most people are powering down. The night shift was created for people just like you, whose brain and body is more alert after the sun goes down. You're a people person who enjoys lively conversations with friends, family even strangers who are all charmed by your knowledge on a variety of subjects. You have probably had more than one career since your artistic, adventurous spirit promotes you to seek out the master new experiences. Your most engaging trait is your zest for life. Whether you're burning up the dance floor or enchanted by a late, night movie on TV, you're never bored.
  • Don't own an alarm clock. Hit the gym early. Make most import decisions in the AM -- You're a Rooster who's up with the dawn and eagerly getting things done from the moment your eyes open. A quick walk after a full break fast is your favorite time to plan your schedule for the day. You're self assured, trusting your intellect and instincts to solve problems without asking for anyone's advice. Since early childhood, you've been a leader who thrives on creating a detailed strategy while easily attracting the support of others with your enthusiasm and impressive know how. You're also the center of the family, keeping everyone organized and on track.
  • Rarely, if ever, sleep late. Exercise whenever there's spare time. Best ideas in late afternoon -- You're a Hawk who's versatile enough to achieve your goals at most any time of the day. Friends are sometimes perplexed because you're reserved one minute and boisterous the next. The duality of your nature is due to your superior brain power plus the fact that your energy levels can ebb and flow over a 24 hour period. You rarely waste time on indecision, swooping down with a perfectly timed solution that satisfies everyone's needs. Your wildly divergent interests make you a witty companion. You also have a knack for not only attracting lots of friends but keeping most of them for a lifetime.
  • Eat minimal lunch. Don't like afternoon naps. Often get a burst of adrenaline in early afternoon -- You're a rockin' Robin who gets your second wind just when many others are suffering an afternoon slump. You enjoy formulating a step by step approach to puzzling situations, offering intriguing solutions that are usually outside the box. Once you have an assignment, you forge ahead, finding your way despite any roadblocks. Family and friends depend on you to hop to the rescue during a crisis. They know you'll offer patience and understanding without being judgmental. You're also a popular figure with the neighborhood kids who instinctively recognize your generous spirit and forgiving nature.

Here are 6 dating signs that show you're interested. (from Yahoo! Personals)

How do you show someone that you're interested?

  1. Lean toward your date. Body language plays a huge role in what you communicate to others. This is especially true on a date, where the person you're with will be paying a lot of attention to your body language. So, when you're on a date with someone who interests you, you need to let him/her know it with your body language. One of the best ways is to lean in towards your date. Lean in and smile. And when you're leaning in, look at your date directly in his/her eyes.
  2. Smile or laugh a bit when your date says something funny. While we all know it's important to listen to what your date is saying during a conversation, it's equally important to react to things that your date says that resonate with you. For instance, when your date is saying something funny, contribute to that part of the conversation. Keep the conversation rolling when it's on something funny and don't change the subject.
  3. When your date says something intriguing, comment on it. When your date starts talking about a topic that is in an area of interest of yours, respond with questions and get more involved in that topic. Say, for instance you feel really passionate about an upcoming election and your date says "Well, I really don't think I'm going to bother voting." You can respond with something like "Wait a second. Why are you considering not voting?" Then, let the conversation flow from there. Asking questions when a date says something relating to an area of interest of yours is a great way to get into a deeper conversation with your date while also showing interest in what your date is saying.
  4. Challenge your date a little bit. Gently challenging your date will lead to a stimulating conversation. It shows your date you're interested and engaged in the conversation, and that you're not just a puppet who just nods and agrees with everything.
  5. Keep your body language open at all times. Do not fold your arms. Do not pick at your nails when you are telling a story or talking. Look at your date directly in their eyes. Don't look in other directions. If you don't keep eye contact, your date will not only think you lack interest, but that you're looking at somebody else.
  6. Bring your date "into your space." When you catch yourself leaning back, lean forward towards your date. When you tell a story, be animated. Whenever you talk to your date, use hand gestures and engaging body language. Face your date and hold your in front of you. By doing all of this, you're inviting your date into your personal area. Your date will notice this and know you're interested.


  • Video Recording. Leave the sexting for the highschoolers. With iPhone 3G S's built-in video camera, simplified editing software and sharing capabilities, you can be your own Martin Scorsese or for the more adventurous out there, your own Jenna Jameson. Imagine, what better way to tantalize your significant other than with a sexy video message? Word to the wise, however, if you're aiming for an R-rating, make sure the receiving party possesses enough tact to be discreet and delete.
  • Phone Locator. So you're running late for a date [also insert any other timely engagement] and your phone is nowhere to be found. Well, scurry frantically about your home no more. Apple has introduced a new function, in conjunction their MobileMe services, that allows users to locate a lost iPhone from any computer. You can have the missing phone located on a map or remotely signaled to make a loud beeping sound (which will work even if it's on silent). Now if only they could incorporate a key locator as well.
  • Search. There may come a time when you're feeling a little suspicious and more than a little nosy about your significant other's dealings outside the relationship. Not that we condone wholesale invasion of someone else's privacy, but if you really need to know, the new iPhones feature multiple Spotlight functionalities that allows one to search keywords across all applications, including Mail, Contacts and Calendar. And while this may not necessarily aid your relationship, it enforces the need for openness, honesty and perhaps some reevaluation.
  • Tethering. This is iPhone's revolutionary ability to break your laptop out of WiFi bondage. Now you can link your iPhone's 3G connection to your Mac notebook or PC laptop and connect to the Internet without having to find a hotspot. Best of all, you can still receive calls while the iPhone is tethered your laptop. At last, you are free to set up work dates outside of coffee shops.
  • Better Battery Life. One of the major setbacks in the 2nd generation of iPhones was its meager battery life. After a day of heavy usage, late-night conversations were often limited to the charger's location. Though still untested by users, Apple is promising that the latest iPhone will offer 9 hours of Wi-Fi battery life, 12 hours 2G talk time and 5 hours 3G talk time. Longer-lasting battery life means longer and possibly more intimate conversations.


  • A special 70th anniversary edition of "The Wizard of Oz" will come out in September. Re-mastered, remixed to perfection, so they say.
  • Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans' death was accidental, caused by a prescription painkillers.
  • Donald Trump has ousted Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean, who recently said gays shouldn't be allowed to marry. Trump said Prejean was being fired not because of her controversial remarks but because she hadn't been holding up her end of the agreement.
  • Ridley Scott is working on a prequel to the orgianl "Alien" movie.
  • That "pregnant man" in Oregon has given birth to a second child, this time, a son.
  • Hef's ex-girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson and her fiance, NFL star Hank Baskett are going to become parents, she has confirmed.
  • "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert has landed the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The 27-year-old singer from San Diego acknowledges in the interview that he's gay, and says it shouldn't come as a surprise.
  • Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford had a baby girl Monday night.
  • Miley Cyrus has reportedly split from her model man Justin Gaston.
  • While in London this week, First Lady Michelle Obama and the two Obama girls took a tour of Pinewood Studios and the set of Harry Potter.
  • If you went to Starbucks over Memorial Day and charged it, check your credit card bill. A snafu resulted in Starbucks double-charging all the drinks paid for with a credit card, all across the U.S. and Canada.
  • Eddie Bauer could be heading into bankruptcy court, as soon as this week.
  • Wendy's is going to start selling boneless chicken wings this month.
  • Kyra Sedgwick and husband, Kevin Bacon, were among the many victims of the massive Ponzi scheme run by financier Bernard Madoff. Kyra says they lost a lot, but not everything.
  • The Screen Actors Guild has reached a 2-year agreement with producers, so that threat of a strike is gone for a while.


Leave it to Taylor Swift to shake things up a bit. The teenager will collaborate with rapper T-Pain during the opening segment of the CMT Music Awards on Tuesday (June 16th) in Nashville. T-Pain was recently announced as an addition to the show, but CMT's sister network, MTV, reports the two will be joining forces during the show.

On Monday (June 8th), Swift Twittered, "If I said I was in the studio with T-Pain, would you believe me?

Swift's label refuses to give any details about either the show or the reason behind their studio time together.

Other additions to the CMT Music Awards include Dancing With The Stars champs Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas, Rodney Atkins, Billy Currington, Julianne Hough, Naomi Judd, Martina McBride, and Lee Ann Womack.

  • The CMT Music Awards will air live from the Sommet Center at 8 p.m. ET on the cable network.

Rascal Flatts will be among tonight's (Thursday, June 11th) opening night lineup at LP Field at the four-day CMA Music Festival in Nashville. The trio recently kicked off their American Living Unstoppable tour, but as Gary LeVox tells us, they are looking forward to singing for fans from all over the world on their own turf. "The fans are the whole reason we're employed and have jobs, you know, and we get all of 'em in one place at one time. It's just a big party. It's great for Nashville. It's great for all of us because we don't have to spend $30,000 in diesel fuel to get anywhere. We can drive our cars to the arena, and it's great to be in town. All the artists are always traveling to their hometowns performing. Everybody gets to come to our hometown. It's a big, big night in country music, and we wouldn't miss it for the world."
  • The group resumes their tour on Friday (June 12th) with a show in Miami, Oklahoma.
  • Their new single, "Summer Nights," is climbing the charts.
  • The CMA Music Festival runs through Sunday (June 14th).

Darius Rucker has a week of touring with headliners Rascal Flatts under his belt, and so far, so good. Rucker says he feels like the combination of the two acts is a great fit in every way, including how they will spend their downtime this summer, as he tells us. "You know, we're gonna play golf everyday and drink some beers and have some good times and play some music and do practical jokes on each other and it's gonna be a good time. A lot of opportunities came up for me to tour this year and when the Rascal Flatts one came up I was very excited cause I knew it was not only gonna be a great show but also gonna be a lot of fun!"
  • Rucker will perform on the main stage at LP Field as part of CMA Music Festival in Nashville tonight (Thursday, June 11th).
  • He continues on Rascal Flatts' American Living Unstoppable tour on Friday (June 12th) in Miami, Oklahoma, with weekend shows in Dallas and The Woodlands, Texas on Saturday (June 13th) and Sunday (June 14th), respectively.

You might think that being Taylor Swift means never having a bad day, but think again. When she's feeling down, the nineteen-year-old tells us she often turns to her Myspace friends to cheer her up. "I think that Myspace has helped me out more than I can even verbalize because, yes, there are millions of people and millions of friends on there that help me out so much and they buy albums and stuff, but also from a personal standpoint, when I have a bad day I go on Myspace and read those beautiful, wonderful comments that those people are sending me and it just really helps me out."
  • Swift is taking time out of her sold-out Fearless tour this week to participate in the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. She will perform on the main stage at LP Field on Sunday (June 14th). Earlier that day, Swift will sign autographs for fans at the Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT in the Nashville Convention Center.
  • Swift's Fearless tour plays in Columbia, Maryland tonight (Thursday, June 11th).
  • On Saturday (June 13th), Swift opens for Keith Urban in Atlanta.

It's official -- Miranda Lambert will release her new album, called Revolution, on September 29th. The album's debut release, "Dead Flowers," is making it's climb up the country charts.
  • Revolution is Lambert's third album. She wrote most of the songs on the project, including "Dead Flowers," which was the last one to be written and recorded for the CD. Three of the songs were co-written with her boyfriend, Blake Shelton.
  • Lambert said, "I think this record is truly the most artistic project I have ever done. I really put my entire being into the making of it. From the writing to the recording to finding the perfect mixture of things I wanted to say. The inspiration was easy to come by, because it's a compilation of everything I have ever listened to and fell in love with. It's not an album where you listen from song to song, it's a state of mind, a way of life. I hope people have as much fun getting to know me through listening as I did getting to know myself in recording it. And maybe it will do just as its title says....start a REVOLUTION."
  • Lambert will perform on Sunday (June 14th) at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville.


  • Lambert's sophomore album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was named Album of the Year at the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards.

The many stars in Nashville for this week's CMA Music Festival will be interviewed by Larry King during Larry King Live tonight (Thursday, June 11th) on CNN. Dierks Bentley, Julianne Hough, Martina McBride, John Rich, Blake Shelton, and Gretchen Wilson are among the stars scheduled to talk with King via satellite during the one-hour show. Larry King Live airs at 9 p.m. ET.
  • CMA Music Festival runs from today through Sunday (June 14th) in Music City.


  • The CMA Music Festival features over 400 artists and celebrities.
  • Last year, more than 374,000 people attended the four-day event from 41 different nations and all 50 states.

The score to the new Broadway musical, 9 To 5, will be released on Dolly Parton's own label, Dolly Records, on July 14th. Parton wrote all the music and lyrics for the show. The original Broadway cast recording of 9 to 5: The Musical was done in New York City last month. It will be available at the Marquis Theatre in New York City, as well as at retail outlets and online via


  • 9 To 5: The Musical opened on Broadway on April 30th of this year.
  • Parton has previously released two albums on Dolly Records -- 2007's Better Get To Livin' and her latest, Backwoods Barbie, in 2008.


Larry The Cable Guy, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Ron White

Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride, Julianne Hough, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Gretchen Wilson






Patty Loveless' single "Blame It On Your Heart" went to Number One in 1993.

  • Patty Loveless joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1988.
  • Hank Williams debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1949.
  • Taylor Swift's single, "Picture To Burn," went gold in 2008.
  • Faith Hill made her big screen acting debut in The Stepford Wives, which opened in movie theaters in 2004.
  • "That Ain't No Way To Go" took Brooks & Dunn to the top of the Billboard country singles chart in 1994.
  • Randy Travis topped the Billboard country chart with "I Told You So" in 1988.

Celebrity Gossip

PARIS HILTON AND BOYFRIEND SPLIT: Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt have ended their six-month relationship. A rep for the heiress told People magazine, "In response to the inquiry on whether Paris Hilton has split up with Doug Reinhardt, yes, this is true they are no longer together. They remain friends and ask that you please respect their privacy."

CHARGES AGAINST MICHAEL LOHAN REPORTEDLY DROPPED: Aggravated harassment charges against Michael Lohan have reportedly been dropped. Lindsay Lohan's father was arrested earlier this year after it was claimed that he threatened to kill his on-off fiance, but quotes him as saying on Wednesday (June 10th), "The charges against me regarding Erin were dismissed yesterday. It just goes to show you how the police and press... twist things and make things into something they aren't, especially when the Lohans or any public figures are involved. There was a third party involved in this, that the police or press never mentioned. When I found out what he was up to, he went to the police with Erin before I could go to the police on him. As I said, the case was never about threatening Erin or myself, but how someone lied about me to protect their own hide."

'SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE' KID GETS NEW HOME: The makers of Slumdog Millionaire purchased a house for one of the film's child stars whose family's home was recently demolished. The Associated Press reported that ten-year-old Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and his family will receive the keys to their 250-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment this Thursday (June 11th). The apartment was purchased from a trust set up for the movie's child stars and Nirja Mattoo, who helps oversee the money, says they are actively looking for a new home for Ismail's co-star, nine-year-old Rubina Ali.

BRAD PITT AND JENNIFER ANISTON ARRANGING SECRET MEETINGS? Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are reportedly making time for each other in their busy schedules. Star magazine claims the exes recently arranged a secret late-night meeting in New York. The driver who allegedly brought Aniston to the get-together told the magazine, "It was well planned so no one would see them." He added that the pair spent more than two hours together in the back of the Gramercy's nearly deserted 18th floor Private Roof Club and Garden, saying, "They were really careful not to be spotted." A separate source told Star, "When Angelina finds out about this reunion, she'll go ballistic."

COLIN HANKS REPORTEDLY ENGAGED: Tom Hanks's son, actor Colin Hanks, is reportedly engaged. The New York Post broke the news, claiming Hanks's wife Rita Wilson gave her soon-to-be daughter-in-law, publicist Samantha Bryant, a $10,000 handbag to congratulate her.

JAMES VAN DER BEEK AND WIFE SPLIT: James Van Der Beek and his wife have separated. confirmed that the actor and his wife, actress Heather McComb, have split have six years of marriage. Their rep added, "They remain good friends."

HANK AZARIA WELCOMES SON: Hank Azaria's girlfriend Katie Wright welcomed the couple's first child on Saturday (June 6th). The actor's rep told People magazine that the couple's son Hal "was premature but he's healthy and strong," adding, "Everyone is very happy."


LETTERMAN BEATS CONAN: David Letterman's Late Show pulled ahead of the Tonight Show in the ratings for the first time in eight months on Tuesday (June 9th) night. The Hollywood Reporter announced that seven days into the Letterman-Conan O'Brien showdown, CBS earned a 3.4 metered-market household rating to NBC's 2.9. Letterman featured interviews with Julia Roberts and Black Eyed Peas on Tuesday, while Eddie Murphy and Angelina Kinsey sat down with O'Brien.

EMME TO HOST 'MORE TO LOVE': Full-figured model Emme will host Fox's upcoming dating competition show, More to Love. The Hollywood Reporter announced that the model and author will take the reins on the first dating show for "average-looking" people. More to Love premieres on July 28th.

'MAD MEN' GETS PREMIERE DATE: The third season of Mad Men will premiere on August 16th. Variety announced the AMC show's season premiere, and noted that the episodes will run past the regularly scheduled hour-long time slot by a few minutes to accommodate extra advertising, which was acquired to pay for the series' higher fees.

EDIE FALCO SHOW MAKES IMPRESSIVE DEBUT: Edie Falco's new show, Nurse Jackie, became Showtime's most watched series premiere ever after debuting to one million viewers on Monday (June 8th) night.

JUDGE JUDY TOPS OPRAH: Judge Judy topped Oprah Winfrey in the syndicated daytime ratings for the week ending May 31st. reports that Judge Judy was up five percent to a 4.1 and also had the number one show overall in syndication.

Bullhead City River Regatta - August 29, 2009

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Bullhead City (Ariz), -June 10, 2009 – The Bullhead City River Regatta is gearing up to be the biggest event yet! Planners expect thousands of participants to launch inner tubes, homemade floats, canoes and kayaks for the 9 mile float from the Laughlin Bridge to Rotary Park’s North Beach.

It all starts Friday night, Aug. 28th, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Community Park with the Ye Gotta Regatta party, Bullhead City 25th Birthday Bash and Best Bartender Contest.

Saturday, trophies and cash awarded for Best Decorated floats. Form Teams (2 to 10 floats), mega Teams (11 to 20 floats) and Super Teams (21 or more floats). Competitors need to register by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28th.

Kayaks and canoes start the event with a race from Davis Camp.

Immediately after the float is the Gorilla Flotilla Monster Bash at Rotary Park. Food, fun and entertainment!

More information, video, photos and online registration at Call 928-763-0158

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Feed Jake, He's been a good dog, my best friend right through it all!

I lost one of my best friends in life last week, just a few days before my birthday. He was kind, friendly, fun, had endless energy, even at the old age of 112 and he truly loved every single person that he ever met! He was my 16 year old Golden Retriever named "Jake". What a dog! I know everyone says that about their dog but this dog was really, really special. You see I was going through a terrible divorce and spent many lonely nights away from my kids and family. I saw Jake one day and had to have him the moment I saw him, we just connected. He never left my side for 16 years. What a dog! He was always there waiting for me, no matter what, with unconditional love. He was an incredible friend, guard dog and companion to me. Jake always had a big smile, positive attitude and loved everyone (One of the many lessons in life he taught me!) Jake loved to play ball, shake hands, swim in the pool, go to the lake, ride in the car and eat cookies! What a dog! People fell in love with Jake wherever he went (Because he was so happy and positive) Another lesson he taught me! What a dog!

So...This is to honor one of thee best friends I ever had. Jakey Boy!
I'll miss you buddy!

Craig Powers
94.7 & 95.9 K-Flag


  • Kyra Sedgwick now has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonio Sotomayor fell at New York's LaGuardia Airport and broke her ankle. She was on her way to fly to Washington, DC, to meet Senators and try to improve her chances of being approved.
  • Lung cancer finally claimed the life of Kenny Rankin on Sunday. He was 69.
  • Lisa Ling's sister, Laura Ling, was one of those two journalists sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in North Korea.
  • Kris Allen and the rest of the top 10 finalists on "American Idol" will tour from July 5th through September 15th... and then, Kris Allen says, he'll get started on his new album.
  • Pixar is getting into the sequel business. Stand by for "Cars 2," "Toy Story 3" and "Monsters Inc 2."
  • Apple has lowered the price of the entry-level iPhone to just $99.
  • Efrem Zimbalist Jr. was named an honorary special agent of the FBI on Monday at age 91. What's that? Four decades after his TV show, "The FBI" was on the tube?
  • John Travolta is passing on promoting his new movie, "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"... as he continues to mourn the death of his 16-year-old son, Jett. His co-stars are happy to pick up the slack for him.
  • A new study shows that teens whose parents let them stay up after midnight on weeknights have a much higher chance of being depressed or suicidal than teens whose parents enforce an earlier bedtime.
  • If you care, it appears that Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson are back together again. Even if you don't care, it appears they are.


Hey, guys. Want your handsome face to feel as smooth as a baby's behind? The folks at razor-maker Schick know how to keep your kisser smoochable. And since the average male spends 3,000 hours -- that's four months -- shaving by the time he's 80, they offer these seven tips to help you along:

  1. In the summer, shave in the evening. If you scrape those whiskers in the morning, you'll be sorry. Chlorine, salt water, sunscreens and sweat later in the day can be irritable to fresh, sensitive skin.
  2. Soften your face first. This gives the hair time to swell, making it easier to remove. Shaving in the shower is the ultimate softener.
  3. Always use shaving cream or lathering soap. These products reduce friction and help you keep track of what areas you've already done.
  4. Use long, smooth strokes. First go one direction, then another to make sure you've erased any stray, stubborn hairs.
  5. Rinse the razor regularly. That ensures that the blade won't clog and drag on your delicate skin.
  6. Make sure your blade is clean and very sharp. Dull blades need more force to cut through hair, yanking it around, irritating skin. Also, you don't need as much hand pressure on a new blade as on an old one. Lighter strokes keep the red, raw syndrome to a minimum.
  7. Always end your shave with a big splash of cold water to close up pores. Gently pat dry and add aftershave or a moisturizer. Avoid products with alcohol, which sting. Ouch!


The most common gadgets in your home can be lifesavers in case of an emergency. Here, from the Red Cross and the Daily Mail newspaper, are seven things you'll need when a crisis strikes:

  • Paper Bag -- Inhaling and exhaling 10 times while holding it over your nose and mouth can stop a panic attack.
  • Juice Glass -- To easily remove an insect from someone's ear, pour a glass full of warm water into it. The bug should float to the surface.
  • Milk -- If you knock out a tooth, put it in a container of milk until you can get to your dentist. The milk is a neutral solution that will keep the tooth from drying out, increasing the odds that it can be reinserted.
  • Yellow Pages and a Mop -- Touching someone who's been electrocuted can give you a severe shock. To insulate yourself, stand on a phone book, then move the electrical wire away from the victim with a wooden mop handle.
  • Bed sheet -- An adult suffering from heatstroke should be wrapped in a sheet soaked in cold water.
  • Pantyhose -- To support a broken collarbone, wrap a pair of pantyhose around the person's neck. Tie loosely in a figure 8 at chest level and place the person's hand in the bottom loop.
  • Credit Card -- When a bee or wasp stings you, gently use a credit card to scrape the stinger out of the wound, then put ice on the area to reduce swelling.

Yet Another Top Ten List

Our British friends were recently polled and asked who the person of the past you would most like to meet? Princess Diana almost topped the list but came in second only to Jesus Christ, who got 33% of the vote. Here's the rest of their top ten -- see if you agree or disagree:

  1. Jesus
  2. Princess Diana
  3. William Shakespeare
  4. Albert Einstein
  5. Marilyn Monroe
  6. Leonardo da Vinci
  7. Elvis Presley
  8. Roald Dahl (Author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  9. Freddie Mercury
  10. Martin Luther King


Brad Paisley will take the stage at Nashville's CMA Music Festival tomorrow (Thursday, June 11th) night at LP Field. He says he appreciates the dedication that fans show for country music and their favorite artists by making the trek to "Music City"."You're talkin' about your most intense fan base and group of people being in the same place at one time once a year. Fan is short for fanatic, and these people are fanatics. I mean, they plan their vacation around that festival."

Despite his busy tour schedule this time of year, Paisley makes sure to set aside time for this event. "You know, I love playin' that festival. These are people that are very serious about music. These people, they know every word, they want to hear certain songs, they want to meet you, they want access, and they get it at this. And it's really a great thing to be a part of."

  • Paisley rounds out the week with three stops on his American Saturday Night tour -- Boston on Friday (June 12th), Hartford on Saturday (June 13th) and Gilford, New Hampshire on Sunday (June 14th).
  • His American Saturday Night album will be released on June 30th.

Miranda Lambert will play two shows on the Sun City Carnival tour with Kenny Chesney later this week before returning to Nashville for CMA Music Festival. She will perform on the main stage at LP Field on Sunday (June 14th) night, but that morning she will meet with her faithful followers at her annual fan club party.

Lambert's mother runs her fan club, which the singer says turns into a big party every year. "What we do is we do themes. We do tables and we put people together. My fan club is really weird. They're all friends. They know each other and they travel together and they're awesome. They're like a big ol' family,so they pick their friends off the fan club website and they do these different tables and different themes and they make T-shirts and posters and, like, they are hardcore, so it's really fun!"

Lambert says she looks forward to seeing some of her regulars, who have given themselves some pretty clever monikers in tribute to her. "Some of the teams last year, one of them was the 'Hell Raisin' Posse,' and that stuck. Now my mom's like, 'Oh, by the way, Hell Raisin' Posse's comin' to your show!' You know, it's just funny cause one of 'em was called the 'Gun Powder & Lead Girls.' They're really fun, so I like the fact that they get really into it."

  • Lambert's Sun City Carnival tour dates this week are in Moline, Illinois on Thursday (June 11th) and Chicago on Saturday (June 13th).
New act Love And Theft will release their debut album, World Wide Open, on August 25th. It will include their current Top 25 single, "Runaway." Love And Theft members Brian Bandas, Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles wrote or co-wrote all 11 songs on the upcoming CD.


  • Love And Theft opened shows for Taylor Swift last year.
  • Liles is the subject of the song "Hey Stephen" on Swift's current album, Fearless.

Miley Cyrus and Justin Gaston have reportedly ended their relationship. Although it was recently reported that the couple "said their goodbyes" in preparation for a work-related separation, E! reports that their reign as a couple is over for good, in part due to Cyrus's friendship with ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas. A source told E! News, "She obviously has been hanging out with Nick again a lot, and Justin was cool with it at first, as long as it was just a cool, friendly thing. She didn't cheat, but I guess Nick was trying to get her back the whole time."
  • Both 16-year-old Cyrus and 20-year-old Gaston have tweeted about their heartbreak. Gaston recently wrote, "Sleep just can't find me tonight. I almost fell asleep. I think I did for like 10 seconds. Obviously it didn't work out. How many tears are in* there? They've gotta run out soon right?" Cyrus, meanwhile, wondered, "Why does saying good-bye hurt so much?"
  • Cyrus and Nick Jonas recently began spending time together while working on the song, "Pass It On."
  • In other Miley news, fan club members are outraged after overpaying for her concert tickets during an online presale. The New York Daily News reports that posted the wrong seating chart of Long Island's Nassau Coliseum, leading fans to pay top prices for subpar seats. The venue's marketing director said "an apology is in order" for those who bought tickets in misleading locations but conceded there's little that can be done.

CHECK IT OUT: What to do when an ex wants to be friends:


  • From Katt on "Oh big her age and her obvious proclivities of boy-hopping already I fully expect her to be filling the shoes of Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Paris Hilton and any other number of "starlets" who bounce. At least she's starting early so she may surpass them all!!!"
  • From Amie on "I knew she was going to rekindle her romance with Nick. I like him so much more than her old flame. She made the right choice."
Former Little Texas member Brady Seals is flying solo again with a new album and single. The CD, called Play Time, will be released on August 18th, while the debut single, "Ho Down," heads to radio later this month.
  • Play Time is a "no-holds-barred celebration of 'long-legged, half-wasted' party girls, dance club debauchery, illicit smoke breaks and a certain prize-winning marijuana crop," according to a release.
  • Seals said, "There's no question of this being a really adult record. It gets raunchy and raw. But I've always wanted to make music that affects people. Love it, hate it. But you can't ignore it."
  • Play Time features guests performances by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch and pop icon Richard Marx.
  • Seals will ride in the 2009 CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade today (Wednesday, June 10th) in Nashville.


  • In addition to Little Texas, Seals also fronted the band Hot Apple Pie a few years ago.
  • His new label is Pennsylvania-based indie, StarCity Recording Company.


Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney





  • Willie Nelson's single "Georgia On My Mind" went to Number One in 1978.
  • Ricky Van Shelton joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1988.
  • Buck Owens recorded the Number One singles, "Love's Gonna Live Here" and "Together Again" in 1964.
  • American Idol winner Carrie Underwood made her Grand Ole Opry debut in 2005.
  • Former Oak Ridge Boy Steve Sanders died in an apparent suicide in Cape Coral, Florida in 1998.
  • Clint Black's debut single, "A Better Man," reached Number one on the Billboard country chart in 1989.
  • Barbara Mandrell gave her first post-accident performance on The Music City News Awards show in 1985.

Celebrity Gossip

DANNY GANS DEATH RULED ACCIDENTAL: Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans' death has been ruled an accident. A coroner said on Tuesday (June 9th) that the 52-year-old died last month because of a toxic reaction to a pain killer. Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy said Gans' death did not have to do with drug abuse, rather he had toxic levels of hydromorphone, an opiate drug used to treat chronic pain, in his body. He had a toxic reaction to the drug because of an existing heart condition.

JESSICA ALBA REPORTEDLY WANTED FOR DEFACING PROPERTY: The Oklahoma City's director of Parks and Recreation has reportedly filed a police report after photos surfaced of Jessica Alba allegedly defacing local property. reports that Alba was gluing posters to electrical boxes, a bridge and a United Way billboard that promoted a campaign to save the great white whales. The website reports that Alba's posters aren't coming off the surfaces, however her rep has offered to replace the United Way billboard.

KELLY RUTHERFORD GIVES BIRTH: Kelly Rutherford welcomed her second child in Los Angeles on Monday (June 8th) night. Life & Style confirmed that the Gossip Girl star gave birth to Helena Grace Rutherford Giersch although her estranged husband, Daniel Giersch, was not present. E! reports that Giersch was invited to the hospital, but did not attend his daughter's birth. However, Giersch responded to that report later in the day, claiming that he was not invited to the hospital and only found out about the birth through online reports. The pair is in the middle of a heated custody battle over their two-year-old son Hermes.

'REAL HOUSEWIVES' STAR DATING GERARD BUTLER? The Real Housewives of New York are reportedly getting lucky in love. The New York Daily News claims that Kelly Bensimon was spotted "getting cozy" with actor Gerard Butler during a recent night out. Meanwhile the paper reports that Countess LuAnn de Lesseps was witnessed "drinking, dancing and making out with a young guy in his late 20s." De Lesseps, who is in her 40s, recently split with her husband Alexandre.


DAVID LETTERMAN EXTENDS 'LATE SHOW' CONTRACT: David Letterman signed a two-year extension of his contract, which will keep him on the Late Show though the 2011-2012 season. The Hollywood Reporter announced that previous agreements gave Letterman a salary of $30 million per year, but because of the current state of the economy, CBS was able to negotiate a lower license fee with Late Show production company Worldwide Pants.

SIMON COWELL TO REMAKE 'SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER' WITH ZAC EFRON? Simon Cowell is reportedly working on a remake of Saturday Night Fever, in which he wants Zac Efron to star. London's Telegraph reports that Cowell has been in talks with Robert Stigwood, who owns the rights to the screenplay, for several weeks about producing a new version of 1977 the disco classic. In addition to Efron as John Travolta's Tony Manero, Cowell has reportedly tapped Timbaland to rework the film's famous soundtrack.

DESIGNER VERA WANG HEADING TO 'DANCING WITH THE STARS'?: Designer Vera Wang has signed up for the nest season of Dancing With The Stars, a source tells E! News. Wang, who will be 60 when the show begins in the fall, trained as a professional figure skater as a child. Season nine of DWTS will premiere with a three-night, five-hour extravaganza on September 21.

LIAM NEESON IN 'A-TEAM' REMAKE? Liam Neeson is reportedly in talks to star in a new A-Team movie remake. Variety reports that Neeson would play Col. John "Hannibal" Smith -- the unorthodox and fearless leader of the team.

'FUTURAMA' PICKED UP BY COMEDY CENTRAL FOR 26 NEW EPISODES: Following in the footsteps of Family Guy, Matt Groening's aminated sitcom Futurama will be airing new episodes, six years after being canceled by FOX. Comedy Central saw a ratings spike after it started airing reruns of Futurama last year, which prompted them to order 26 new episodes from the show's producers. New episodes of Futurama are expected in mid 2010.


Susan Boyle reportedly arrived in London on Monday (June 8th) to begin rehearsals for a 20-date tour with the reality show that made her famous, Britain's Got Talent. The U.K.'s Daily Mail reports that a private physician accompanied the singer back to London from her home in Scotland, where Boyle spent the weekend after being released from a clinic where she was treated for exhaustion.

  • A source told the paper, "She now knows she can contact Dr. Lotzof any time of day or night -- so she's raring to go."
  • Meanwhile News of the World quotes Boyle as saying, "I want to take on the world. I've got my sleeves up ready. From now on there's [no more] crap."
  • The tour begins on Friday (June 12th) in Birmingham, England and will conclude in Bournemouth on July 5th.
  • Boyle is expected once again to sing "I Dreamed a Dream" during the shows.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


The Practical Gift

  • What It Really Says: "I'm so comfortable that you that I don't care about impressing you, or being even remotely exciting in any way."
  • Examples: Cooking Supplies, Small Appliances, How-To Books, Closet Organizers

The Expensive Gift

  • What It Really Says: "I'm trying to buy your love, because that's all I can do."
  • Examples: Real Jewelry, Major Appliances, Cars, Houses, Dinners with a Celebrity (C-List or Above)

The Homemade Gift

  • What It Really Says: "Not only can I not afford to buy you even a cheap thoughtful gift, I also might be mentally retarded."
  • Examples: Homemade Cards, Homemade Jewelry, Dangly Rear-View Mirror Ornaments, Hamburger Helper Birthday Dinner

The Sexy Gift

  • What It Really Says: "Y'know what would help me to be more attracted to you? If you weren't you anymore."
  • Examples: Lingerie, a Costco-sized tub of Bubble Gum Flavored Lube, a Dildo, Porno Movies.

The Pet

  • What It Really Says: "I think that sharing responsibility for another life is a good way to take our relationship to the next level, but I'm too stupid to realize that I'm actually giving you an adorable, fuzzy competitor for your affection."
  • Examples: Puppies, Kittens, Iguanas, Tarantulas, Chinchillas, Sugar Gliders, Any Other Animal That Won't Probably Die Within Two Weeks


  • Powder Blue - Several Los Angeles residents meet on Christmas Eve through chance, tragedy and divine intervention. Stars Patrick Swayze as the sleazy owner of the strip club and Jessica Biel as a dancer who works for him. Also stars Forest Whitaker, Kris Kristofferson and Ray Liotta. Eddie Redmayne portrays a mortician who falls in love with her.
  • Gran Torino - Clint Eastwood stars in the drama "Gran Torino," marking his first film role since his Oscar-winning "Million Dollar Baby." Eastwood also directs the film in which he plays Walt Kowalski, an iron-willed veteran living in a changing world, who is forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his own long-held prejudices
  • Fired Up - Nicholas D'agosto and Eric Christian Olsen trade footballs for pom-poms in this comedy.
  • Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music 40th Anniversary Directors Cut - Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills & Nash perform in this classic documentary of the 1960s music festival.
Clive Owen and Naomi Watts star in the gripping thriller The International, out on DVD today (June 9th). Owen plays Interpol Agent Louis Salinger, who along with Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman -- Watts -- are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Along the way they uncover a myriad of reprehensible illegal activities as they follow the money from Berlin to Milan to New York to Istanbul. The International was shot on location in Germany and throughout Europe.

The International was directed by Tom Tykwer. It is rated R.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are planning to wed

New rumors have surfaced claiming Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are planning to wed. Although tabloids recently claimed the pair had split, London's Daily Mirror reports that the negative gossip is actually responsible for the pair's change in heart.

  • A source close to the couple told the paper, "Usually it's Brad who wants to talk marriage. But this time it was Angie. An aide sent them all the Press clippings about their 'relationship problems' and Angelina said it was probably best if they married to put an end to the stories. Brad's face lit up -- he was thrilled."
  • The source adds that the nuptials will take place in New Orleans.
  • In other news, Angelina Jolie graces the cover of Harper's Bazaar, but rather than featuring a interview with the star, the magazine explored why the world is so fascinated with her.
  • The writer concluded that having evolved into a humanitarian after unconventional relationships with her brother and Billy Bob Thorton turned her into an "unconventional role model." She also managed to snag the " male seen as the most desired of the tribe" and made the relationship with her children seem "tender, glamorous, and complete."


So much for "Amazing Grace," loved ones who are planning funerals today are opting for rock music and electric guitar riffs, according to a poll conducted by a British funeral company called Funeralcare. Here's what it found to be the top five most popular songs played at funerals:

  1. "My Way," by Frank Sinatra/Shirley Bassey
  2. "Wind Beneath My Wings," by Bette Midler/Celine Dion
  3. "Time to Say Goodbye," by Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli
  4. "Angels," by Robbie Williams
  5. "Over the Rainbow," by Eva Cassidy

The top five most popular hymns played at funerals:

  1. "The Lord Is My Shepherd"
  2. "Abide With Me"
  3. "All Things Bright and Beautiful"
  4. "Old Rugged Cross"
  5. "Amazing Grace"

If you find marriage boring after seven years, it doesn't get any better. Being bored by the seventh wedding anniversary indicates a long, slow descent into marital dissatisfaction. The study by social psychology researchers at Stony Brook University in New York interviewed 123 married couples seven years into their marriage and again nine years later after 16 years. The key finding was that those who were bored with their marriage at year seven experienced a greater decrease in satisfaction at year 16, while those who were not bored at year seven experienced a typically small decrease in satisfaction at year 16. Researchers also found that lower satisfaction at year seven did not lead to increased boredom over the next nine years. Being bored reduces a couple's closeness, and this reduced closeness is what, in turn, causes the reduced satisfaction.

Economic guru Alan Greenspan once noted that sales of men's underwear go down only if the economy is truly screwed. Well, sales may dip 2.3 percent this year, a huge drop. If your guy decides to go commando, be sure he's careful with the zipper. (Cosmopolitan)

A survey reveals that the average father to be packs on 14 pounds during his partner's pregnancy. And 25 percent eat so much they are forced to buy a "paternity" wardrobe. The web site,, found that men typically add two inches to their waistlines when their other half is expecting. One is five said it was because their partner fed them larger meals, while almost half admitted they craved more snacks. (Globe)


  • They had snow in Dickinson, North Dakota the other day... the first time they've had June snow in 60 years.
  • Singer/songwriter Kenny Rankin has died of complications related to lung cancer. He was 69.
  • Conan O'Brien's first week on the Tonight Show: He started with a huge 7.1 overnight metered-market household rating on Monday... then dropped 30% on Tuesday (5.0), slipped 14% on Wednesday (4.3), went down 12% on Thursday (3.8) and fell 8% on Friday (3.5).
  • Heidi Montag Pratt was rushed to a hospital in Costa Rica where she and husband Spencer Pratt have been filming NBC's "'m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here." Stomach infection, the initial diagnosis.
  • If you were at last week's Wal-Mart shareholders meeting, you would have been entertained by Miley Cyrus, Kris Allen and Smokey Robinson.
  • Fox still plans to air tonight's episode of "Mental," which features the late actor David Carradine.
  • Paula Abdul told Letterman last week that she never said she wasn't returning to American Idol next year. She just said, "I'm not sure." She's in the middle of negotiating a new contract, so we'll see...
  • James Franco was supposed to make a commencement speech at U.C.L.A. this week... but he's dropped out, after pressure from some students who felt he wasn't academic enough.
  • The rumor mill says that the Irma Lake Ranch in Cody, Wyoming, has just been bought by Bill Gates. It was once owned by Buffalo Bill Cody, who named it for his daughter, Irma. The property has four lakes, three ponds, a 15,000-square-foot house and five-bedroom guest house.
  • Stephen Colbert is in Iraq this week where he'll do a couple of shows. He's even gotten a military haircut.

K-Flag Country Music Update

Carrie Underwood will be one of the big stars participating in this week's CMA Music Festival in Nashville. She first took part in the annual event after winning American Idol back in 2005, as she recalls for us: "Coming here, my very first CMA Music Fest right after Idol, that's a moment I will never forget. It's's amazing that country music does something like that, you know, for the fans. And the fans come to support their favorite country music people, doing a lot of autograph signing and things like that."

In addition to signing autographs for fans, Underwood will perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry tonight (Tuesday, June 9th) and play in the 19th annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge tomorrow (Wednesday, June 10th) at Greer Stadium in Nashville. She may be considered America's sweetheart, but when it comes to softball, Underwood says she's not so nice. "I'm a different person when I'm on the softball field, so I'm gonna show everybody what I'm made of and we're gonna have a serious game. I'm also competitive, too, so that's probably bad (laughs)."

  • Other entertainers stepping up to the plate for charity tomorrow night include Chuck Wicks, Josh Turner, Montgomery Gentry, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, Jason Michael Carroll, Jimmy Wayne, Joe Nichols, Julianne Hough, and Keith Anderson.
  • The City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge benefits the City of Hope, a leading research, education and treatment center for cancer and other life threatening diseases.
  • Tickets to the game are still available through Ticketmaster.
Brad Paisley's fans will get to hear exclusive pre-release tracks for three weeks leading up to the June 30th release of his new album, American Saturday Night, beginning today (Tuesday, June 9th) on iTunes. Each track purchased will count toward the purchase of the full album through iTunes' Complete My Album feature.

The first song on deck is called "Water," available today, followed by "American Saturday Night" on June 16th and "Everybody's Here" on June 23rd.

  • The American Saturday Night album has already produced a Number One hit with "Then," which claims the top of the country singles chart for the third consecutive week.
  • The song is Paisley's 10th chart-topper in a row.


  • Paisley will perform at LP Field in Nashville on Thursday (June 11th) during this week's CMA Music Festival.
  • He kicked off his American Saturday Night tour last weekend with special guests Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne.
Tonight's (Tuesday, June 9th) show at the Grand Ole Opry is star-studded, to say the least. The unofficial kick off to this week's CMA Music Festival will feature performances by Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Ricky Skaggs, Little Big Town, The Charlie Daniels Band, and Lorrie Morgan, who celebrates her 25th anniversary as an Opry member today.
  • The CMA Music Festival officially runs from Thursday (June 11th) through Sunday (June 14th).


  • The CMA Music Festival will kick off on Wednesday (June 10th) with a parade and block party in downtown Nashville. Rodney Atkins will serve as Grand Marshal of the parade, in addition to performing at the block party. Other performers include Jason Michael Carroll, The Lost Trailers, James Otto, Emerson Drive and Eric Church.

Newcomer Justin Moore will release a five-song EP today (Tuesday, June 9th) exclusively on iTunes. Appropriately titled You Asked For It, the songs were selected based on fan demand. The tracks included are "Small Town USA," "Back That Thing Up," "I Could Kick Your Ass," "Hank It," and "How I Got To Be This Way."
  • Moore's current single, "Small Town USA," is a Top 25 hit on the country chart.
  • He will perform at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on Saturday (June 13th) on the Sommet Center Stage.


  • Moore's full-length album is part of a special promotion called "So You Want to Be a Record Label Executive." Fans create playlists of 10 of Moore's songs, and the top ten songs selected will be included on his album.

Jason Michael Carroll, Eric Church, the Carter Twins, Eli Young Band, Gloriana and Joey + Rory are set to join the 2009 CMT Music Awards from the Nationwide Insurance stage when the show airs live from Nashville on June 16th. For the second year in a row, Nationwide Insurance will be featured throughout the live telecast from a special branded performance stage.
  • A special Nationwide 'On Your Side' Award will be presented based on fan voting at The winner will be announced live during the 2009 CMT Music Awards telecast, which airs from the Sommet Center at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Fans can now vote online at through Sunday (June 14th) to determine the night's winners. The final nominees for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live show, and fans can vote at and via text on their Verizon Wireless phones throughout the live broadcast (ET/CT only) to determine the night's big winner.


  • The CMT Music Awards will be hosted by comedian Bill Engvall.
  • The show will include performances by Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Def Leppard

Miley Cyrus and her 20-year-old beau Justin Gaston will reportedly be carrying on a long distance relationship as the 16-year-old begins a string of work commitments. A source told on Monday (June 8th) that the couple "said their goodbyes last night," before Cyrus headed to Georgia to begin work on her new film, The Last Song.
  • On Sunday (June 7th), Cyrus tweeted, "'my heart is in two... and it's all because of you.' a song i am starting to write :)" Gaston however, didn't try to mask his heartache, posting, "Haven't been this miserable in a looong time," after the presumed goodbye.
  • In other Miley news, Ticketmaster announced on Monday that they will be selling exclusively paperless tickets for her upcoming fall tour. The move is aimed to combat scalping and will require concert-goers to enter the show using the credit cards they purchased the tickets with, making it impossible to resell or transfer them.
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Wynonna and Naomi Judd will take a walk down memory lane during this week's CMA Music Festival in Nashville. For starters, the duo will reunite for a few songs on Saturday (June 13th) on the main stage at LP Field. They will also open the doors of a temporary museum highlighting the 25th anniversary of their career in music in downtown Franklin, Tennessee from Thursday (June 11th) through Sunday (June 14th). The duo will appear there together on Saturday to sign autographs for fans attending CMA Music Festival.
  • The museum exhibit will include never-before-seen photographs, costumes, tour memorabilia, a unique fan photograph tribute and more.


  • The mother-daughter duo first signed with RCA Records in 1983.
  • Naomi Judd was forced to retire in 1991 after being diagnosed with hepatitis C.
  • Last year, The Judds reunited for a concert at the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California, as well as two shows in Canada.


  • The Everly Brothers' "All I Have To Do Is Dream" went to Number One in 1958.
  • George Strait's "Love Without End, Amen" began a five-week stay at Number One on the country singles chart in 1990.
  • Kenny Chesney's "Don't Happen Twice" went to Number One on the Billboard country chart in 2001.
  • Reba McEntire & Linda Davis recorded "Does He Love You" in 1993.
  • Lorrie Morgan joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1984.
  • Kenny Rogers' "She Believes In Me" claimed the Number One spot on the Billboard country chart in 1979.





Celebrity Gossip

JON VOIGHT SUES INVESTORS WHO SUED HIM: Jon Voight has filed a lawsuit against a couple of investors who previously sued him. reports that Voight claims the suit against him -- for allegedly defrauding the investors in a movie deal gone bad -- was malicious prosecution, meaning the investors had no right to bring the situation to court. A judge has already dismissed Voight from the investors' lawsuit against him, saying it had no merit.

'REAL HOUSEWIVES' STAR MUST DO TWO DAYS COMMUNITY SERVICE: The Real Housewives of New York star Kelly Bensimon was ordered to two days of community service for allegedly assaulting her ex-boyfriend. reports that at a court hearing on Monday (June 8th), a judge said that Kelly's misdemeanor assault charges will be wiped clean if she completes her service and keeps out of trouble for a year.

STEPHEN COLBERT SHAVES HEAD: During the first taping of Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central show in Baghdad on Sunday (June 7th), his first guest, Gen. Ray Odierno, shaved the host's head per videotaped instructions from President Obama. The general started the head-shaving, however a professional stylist put the finishing touches on Colbert's new 'do. In total, Colbert will be taping four shows in Iraq, which will air through Thursday (June 11th).

TILA TEQUILA NOT PREGNANT: Tila Tequila is not pregnant. Although media outlets such as Extra reported on a supposed tweet by the reality star, in which she announced a pregnancy, Tequila took to her MySpace blog to clear the air. She wrote, "I just felt the need to clear up the rumors for all of my fans because I care about you and want you to know the truth! "The point is ... maybe I was pregnant, or maybe I wasn't pregnant," she says. "I think that is something very personal but I'm going to clear that up now and say that I am not currently pregnant."

HOLLY MARIE COMBS WELCOMES THIRD SON: Holly Marie Combs welcomed a new son last month, she is revealing now. The Charmed star admitted that she kept her pregnancy out of the tabloids after she was warned it could be high-risk, but now said, "We didn't feel comfortable making any announcements until everyone was home healthy. We are and now it is time to celebrate. I, now a mother of three boys, will be going to take a nap!" The newborn's name is Kelley James Donoho.

ANNA NICOLE SMITH DOCTOR SKIPS HEARING: One of Anna Nicole Smith's doctors, who is accused of a felony prescription drug conspiracy, missed a court hearing on Monday (June 8th). reports that Sandeep Kapoor's attorney is claiming he was a no-show because of a medical emergency involving one of his patients but the judge is still considering having him arrested. Other defendants Howard K. Stern and Khristine Eroshevich did show up and were informed that their preliminary hearing will take place on August 12th.

Monday, June 08, 2009


We tend to forget that driving is serious business -- Why? We're so busy talking on the cell phone, yelling at the driver in front of us and jotting notes on our calendar. GMAC Insurance has identified the five worst driving errors, the ones that could kill you or someone else.

  1. Multi-tasking -- When you turn on the car, turn off the gadgets. No matter how busy your day is, when you're on the road, focus only on driving. Catch up on other activities later and avoid unnecessary accidents.
  2. Follow too closely -- Count: One thousand one. One thousand two. That's about two seconds, and that's the cushion that should be between you and the vehicle ahead. It could not only save your bumper, but also your life. Make sure to double or triple that time when the weather is bad or the pavement is slick.
  3. Failure to yield on a left-hand turn -- Check the flow before you go. Also, look at the street onto which you are turning to make sure there are no vehicles or pedestrians in your path.
  4. Incorrect merging -- That yield sign means just that: Yield--not stop. Accidents often occur when you are stuck behind a driver entering a highway who interprets yield as a dead stop. Don't be the guilty party. Use the ramp as a means for merging into traffic, not causing it to back up.
  5. Backing up without looking -- You don't have eyes in the back of your head so look over your shoulder when you put the car in reverse. Remember, objects in the mirror are closer than they appear. Your side and rearview mirrors have a margin of error, so don't rely on them alone. Look over your shoulder before backing up.


Always fun to bring this one out now and again. The following is from a 1950's Home Economics textbook intended for high school girls, teaching how to prepare for married life.

  1. Have dinner ready -- Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal - on time. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him, and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal are part of the warm welcome needed.
  2. Prepare yourself -- Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your makeup, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with alot of work-weary people. Be a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift.
  3. Clear away the clutter -- Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up school books, toys, paper, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift, too.
  4. Prepare the children -- Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces if they are small, comb their hair, and if necessary, change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part.
  5. Minimize the noise -- At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of washer, dryer, dishwasher or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet. Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and be glad to see him.
  6. Some Don'ts -- Don't greet him with problems or complaints. Don't complain if he's late for dinner. Count this as minor compared with what he might have gone through that day.
  7. Make him comfortable -- Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest he lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.
  8. Listen to him -- You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.
  9. Make the evening his -- Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or to other places of entertainment; instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure, his need to be home and relax.
  10. The goal -- Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can relax.

How do you know you're going to be fired?

According to Fortune magazine, here are 8 signs that you could be on your way out.

  1. You don't fit in. Your values don't match the company's.
  2. Your boss doesn't like you and you don't like him or her. If your boss never asks your opinion, and never wants to chat or have lunch with you, and if you disagree with her agenda and dislike her style, your days are numbered.
  3. Your peers don't like you.
  4. You don't get assignments that demonstrate the full range of your abilities.
  5. You always get called upon to do the "grunt work."
  6. You are excluded from meetings your peers are invited to.
  7. Everyone on your level has an office. You have a cubicle in the hallway.
  8. You dread going to work and feel like you're developing an ulcer.


No matter where you work or what you do, chances are you will feel the most stressed on Tuesdays. That's the word from researchers at Clasado Ltd., the UK company that makes the health supplement Bimuno. Conventional wisdom maintains that Monday is the most stress-filled day. But most workers coast through Monday, spending the day getting their brain in gear and catching up with gossip. 53% of those polled admitted they don't do much work on Monday, and 10% said they spend a lot of this work day on Facebook and Twitter. It all comes to a head on Tuesday. Employees are more likely to work through their lunch break on Tuesday than on any other day. Nearly 25% of women admit they have avoided sex at one time or another because they felt uncomfortable with how their body looked, according to Fitness magazine. The poll also found:

  • If given the hypothetical choice of losing their jobs or gaining 75 pounds, 54% of men and 58% of women would rather be standing in the unemployment line.
  • Would you rather be thin and poor or overweight and rich as all get out? 63% of women and 55% of men opted for a skinny body and a lean checkbook.
  • 75% of men and 80% of women would not give up 20 IQ points to get the perfect body. However, 17% of men and 11% of women would at least consider such a tradeoff; of those, 7% of men and 5% of women admit they would do it in a heartbeat.
  • 27% of women say they'd rather get their wisdom teeth pulled than shop for a swimsuit.
  • What's the one body part we most want to change? That would be the abdominal muscles for 36% of women and 48% of men.
  • The body parts we most like? For 42% of men and 27% of women it's their arms, while 24% of women and 12% of men say it's their derrieres.

Men's Health reports about guys' fantasies and dreams:

  • The actress the average guy fantasizes about most is Scarlett Johansson.
  • 1 in 3 men can't watch tennis without fantasizing about the long legged women grunting and trading ground strokes.
  • 1 in 4 men can't attend a business meeting without day-dreaming about a hot co-worker.
  • 87 is the age the average guy wishes he could live to be.
  • Physical feature the average guy would most like to make disappear is his bulging belly.
  • 1 in 5 men wish they could add inches to their height.
  • Shoes the average guy wishes he could step into: George Clooney's, runner-up's shoes are Tiger Woods.
  • Athletic feat the average joe dreams of most is winning Olympic gold.


  • In development at Fox: a series called "I Married a Stranger," in which people will go through with arranged marriages.
  • Jay Leno's final "Tonight Show" only drew 11.9 million viewers which would make it his 7th biggest show of all time.
  • A Saudi Prince has ordered his own A380 for $481 million. When done, it'll make him the owner of the world's largest private jet.
  • British scientists are using pictures of penguin poop from high-powered satellites to locate emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica.
  • Now they're saying that David Carradine's death may have been an accidental suffocation, much like that of Michael Hutchence of INXS.
  • Lance Armstrong announced the birth of his new son by Twitter last Thursday. Both mom and baby are doing fine.
  • Christina Ricci and Owen Benjamin, who have been together since they met last year on the set of their film, "All's Faire in Love," have broken off their engagement after an argument.
  • Susan Boyle has checked out of that mental clinic and, presumably, is heading home.
  • Ladies, if you truly want to be physically fit, listen up. Women who take oral contraceptives may not get as much out of their weight-lifting routine as women who are not on the pill. Research from Texas A&M University in College Station says oral contraceptives impair muscle gains from resistance exercise.
  • The actor who played Bruce Lee's archrival in the 1973 movie "Enter the Dragon," Shih Kien, has died at age 96.
  • I heard one movie reviewer call "Land of the Lost" "BLAND of the Lost."


Kenny Chesney will take a break from his Sun City Carnival tour to perform in Nashville during this week's CMA Music Festival. The superstar will close the Festival as the final performer on Sunday (June 14th) night. Chesney hasn't played the event since 2006.

  • Other artists on the bill that night include Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, John Rich, Taylor Swift and Heidi Newfield.


  • Chesney is the CMA's reigning Entertainer of the Year.
  • This year's CMA Music Festival kicks off on Thursday (June 11th).

This Thursday (June 11th) marks the official kick off of the 2009 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville, and among the many activities attending fans look forward to year after year are the annual fan club parties of their favorite stars. One entertainer who won't be hosting fans is Billy Currington, who tells us he has opted to forgo an organized fan club in light of the other opportunities he makes available to fans throughout the year. "Personally, fan clubs are not for me. We never started one. We feel like we already have 'em, you know, through, through myspace, through facebook. We stay well-connected and do so many things for fans through that and shows -- I mean, we sign before the show, we sign after the show, and this is all voluntarily, you know, so that's enough fan-clubbing for me. I don't have time to do anything else!"
  • Currington's name does appear on the CMA's official Music Festival performance lineup this year.
  • His current single, "People Are Crazy," is a Top 15 hit and climbing on the Billboard chart.

Alan Jackson will head overseas later this summer for his first European performances since 1990. He has dates lined up in Denmark, Sweden and Norway on August 13th, 14th and 15th, respectively. Tickets are currently on sale in Sweden and Norway. They go on sale in Denmark on Tuesday (June 9th).
  • In Norway, more than 14,000 tickets have already been sold.


  • Jackson will mark his 20th anniversary as a recording artist with a free concert at Cadillac Ranch in Nashville on Wednesday (June 10th). The concert comes after the CMA Music Festival Kick Off Parade and Block Party, which officially begin this year's Festival.
  • Since signing his record deal with Arista Nashville 20 years ago this month, Jackson has sold more than 50 million albums and charted 34 Number One hits, the majority of which he wrote.

Jason Aldean will release his first live performance DVD sometime later this year. The singer filmed a show back in March for the DVD, which he tells us is another career goal he can soon cross off his list. "A DVD is something we've talked about doing for a couple years now, and that was another thing that I didn't want to do too early. I wanted to make sure when we finally decided to do a DVD that we were able to pull it off and make it look and sound the way we wanted it to, and finally the timing was right for it, so we went into Knoxville, did a show there and had a great turnout for the show."

Aldean hopes the DVD will justly capture the best of what he does, which he says is live performance."You're puttin' your live show out there for people to see and hear, and for me I feel like that's a big selling tool for me and my show and what I do, so to put that out there for people to see and hear you want it to be right, and it's kind of hard to go out and put an hour-long, hour-and-a-half-long DVD out when you only have one or two singles out, so it's a timing thing and we were finally at a place where we were able to do it."

  • There is no release date yet for the DVD.
  • Aldean's new album, Wide Open, was released in April.
  • He will perform at LP Field in Nashville on Friday (June 12th) during the city's CMA Music Festival.
In addition to the assault and harassment charges John Rich already faces filed by former Nashville Star contestant Jared Ashley, Ashley has now added defamation to the suit, according to the Nashville Scene. Ashley seeks unspecified damages after Rich and his attorney issued a recent statement to the media saying that Ashley demanded nearly $3 million to drop the charges, something Ashley says is not true.

The Scene also reports that a former security guard for Rich filed an affidavit on behalf of Ashley stating that he saw Rich "start countless verbal altercations at bars." Robert L. Smith was employed by Rich and the MuzikMafia from June of 2004 through April of 2006.

  • Rich turned himself into Nashville Police on May 28th after Ashley filed charges against him for hitting him in the face while he was visiting Rich's private Nashville nightclub with a mutual friend back in March.
  • Rich claimed he had tried to settle with Ashley, but he refused to meet Ashley's alleged demand of $2.9 million.


  • Ashley's claims of harassment include threatening voice mail messages from Rich and Gone Country winner Sebastian Bach, which he played on the air while visiting a station in Tampa.
  • Rich also showed up at one of Ashley's Nashville shows, jumping on stage and threatening the singer. Watch a fan's cell phone video here:

Jo Dee Messina will make fans work for tickets to her official fan club party during CMA Music Festival this week. The singer is going to hide 10 pairs of tickets at popular Nashville landmarks between Wednesday (June 10th) and Saturday (June 13th). Her only clues to finding the tickets will be pictures she sends via Twitter. Each pair of tickets will include directions and details to let Messina know the package was discovered. She will then Tweet a message when each set of tickets has officially been found.
  • Messina said, "I thought CMA Music Festival would be the perfect time to have a little fun with Twitter and my fans. Plus it gives visitors to our city a chance to see some of the wonderful sites of Nashville as they look for the tickets."
  • Fans can follow Messina's clues at
  • Her fan club party will be held at Nashville's Belcourt Theatre on Sunday (June 14th) at 9 a.m. CT.


  • Messina will perform at CMA Music Festival on Saturday (June 13th) on the Daytime Stage at Riverfront Park.


Randy Houser, Holly Williams

CRIBS 2/CMT 12:00PM (ET)
LeAnn Rimes, Jewel

THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW/SYN (check local listings)
Rascal Flatts




  • Johnny Cash's Number One single "Ring of Fire" charted in 1963.
  • Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" went to the top of the charts in 1974.
  • George Strait's "Blue Clear Sky" took over the Number One position on the Billboard chart in 1996.


  1. Up, $44.2 million
  2. The Hangover, $43.3 million
  3. Land of the Lost, $19.5 million
  4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, $14.7 million
  5. Star Trek, $8.4 million
  6. Terminator Salvation, $8.2 million
  7. Drag Me to Hell, $7.3 million
  8. Angels & Demons, $6.5 million
  9. My Life in Ruins, $3.2 million
  10. Dance Flick, $2 million
The animated comedy adventure Up was the top movie at the box office for a second weekend in a row, with the audience down only 35 percent from its opening, compared to 50 percent or more for the second weekend for most big movies.

Opening close behind in second place was the comedy The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper,Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis as buddies in Las Vegas for a wild bachelor party who try to reconstruct what happened at the bash. Debuting at Number Three was the Will Ferrell comedy Land of the Lost, based on the 1970s children's sci-fi TV show about three people who are thrown back in time to the age of the dinosaurs. The distant third place performance for the critically-panned film was one of Ferrell's weaker openings.

  • The romantic comedy My Life in Ruins debuted in ninth place in narrower release. It stars Nia Vardalos of My Big Fat Greek Wedding as an unhappy tour guide in Greece who falls in love.
  • Away We Go had a strong opening in limited release in just four theaters. Directed by American Beauty's Sam Mendes, it stars John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph as a man and his pregnant wife looking for the best place in North America to raise a family. It will expand to more theaters on Friday (June 12th).

What your friends are talking about...

Paula Abdul is playing coy about whether or not she'll return to American Idol next season. When asked about her future of the show, Abdul told David Letterman, "I never said [I wasn't returning]. I just said that I'm not sure. "It's called, um, 'negotiating.'"

  • When Letterman suggested that Simon Cowell was bluffing about potentially leaving, Abdul responded, "You've got it right. He's just trumping me! He has another year left [on his contract]. I don't know why he's doing that."
  • Fellow female judge Kara DioGuardi's contract is also up in the air, but Abdul indicated that a feud won't be the reason either one of them might leave. She said, "Kara's great. I don't understand why they do this to women; they love to pit women against each other. Maybe because it's sexier, I don't know. Maybe mud wrestling, the whole thing."

David Carradine's family are seeking help from the FBI and an independent forensic pathologist in the investigation of the the Kill Bill actor's death and are outraged by the media release of leaked photos of him hanged in the closet. Keith Carradine, David's half-brother, has filed papers with the FBI which could lead to the bureau's involvement. Famed forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden will perform an independent autopsy to determine whether another person could have been present at the time of Carradine's death.
  • David Carradine was found dead on Thursday (June 4th) in a Thailand hotel. Thai police said that he was found naked, hanging in his Bangkok hotel room closet.
  • The death was originally ruled a suicide but investigators are now suspecting that Carradine may have been involved in auto-erotic asphyxiation, a dangerous form of sex play.
  • The actor was reportedly found with a rope around his neck and genitals.
  • Carradine was the star of the 1970s television series Kung Fu and the more recent Kill Bill movies.
  • The actor was married five times and is survived by his wife Annie, who he wed in 2004, and two daughters.

Susan Boyle has been released from the London clinic where she had been treated for exhaustion in the aftermath of the Britain's Got Talent finale. Her brother told GMTV on Friday (June 5th), "She's much happier. She seems a lot more like herself. I think things are becoming clearer now and she's much more content. I believe she's in the middle of London, in a flat in London."
  • Gerry Boyle added, "The way forward now is to talk about where her career goes from here. She's absorbing the fact that America has a huge appetite for her and she's now beginning to believe that yes, indeed, I will be a singer and there will be a recording career beyond it. It's all she ever wanted to do."
  • The Associated Press reports that Boyle's financial future is seen as secure, despite losing the talent show crown. Her audition performance has been downloaded nearly 200 million times on the Internet.
  • In other Boyle news, the British press is reporting that prior to her breakdown, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were trying to negotiate a deal for the 48-year-old to perform at their wedding anniversary party.


NASCAR Results

Sprint Cup - Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway
  1. Tony Stewart
  2. Carl Edwards
  3. David Reutimann
  4. Jeff Gordon
  5. Ryan Newman
  6. Marcos Ambrose
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Juan Pablo Montoya
  9. Jeff Burton
  10. Sam Hornish, Jr.


Tony Stewart wrecked his primary car in practice and goes from last to first to grab his very first points paying race win for Stewart-Haas Racing. It's Tony's 34th career win and second win at Pocono. He took fuel at lap 159 and made it last to the end, even saving some for burn outs.


  • Denny Hamlin started the race off the pace with his 11 car just shutting down, he finished 38th and dropped to 12th in the points.
  • Jimmie Johnson was caught pitting just as the caution came out after leading early.
  • The Double-File restarts made it's debut, and definitely made things more exciting

Nationwide - Federated Autoparts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Carl Edwards
  4. Mike Bliss
  5. Jason Leffler
  6. Stephen Leicht
  7. Steve Wallace
  8. Michael McDowell
  9. Erik Darnell
  10. Brad Coleman

CHECK THIS OUT: Kyle Busch smashing his guitar trophy

Camping World Trucks - WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway

  1. Todd Bodine
  2. Matt Crafton
  3. Colin Braun
  4. Johnny Benson
  5. Rick Crawford
  6. Johnny Sauter
  7. David Starr
  8. Jason White
  9. Tayler Malsam
  10. Mike Skinner

Friday, June 05, 2009



How old do you think Craig is??? Take a guess and email me The first person with the correct answer will win a pair of tickets to Brenden Theaters!!!


To determine your personality, check the gift you'd most like to get from the following list:

  1. Candy
  2. Flowers
  3. A sweet poem
  4. Sex
  5. Dinner/Dancing
  6. Waffle iron

If you answered:

  1. Candy -- It means that you are a sweet person who enjoys traditional gifts and hopefully likes to share. Or you're a selfish chocoholic who values a sugar high over everything, even true love.
  2. Flowers -- It means that you love the beauty of nature, the scent of flowers and appreciate this timeless romantic gesture. Or you get some twisted joy out of watching vegetation wither and die.
  3. A Sweet Poem -- It means that you're a hopeless romantic, a cultured person who recognizes the power and beauty of the written word. Or you're used to cheap gifts and like to pass yourself off as a cultured person who recognizes the power and beauty of the written word.
  4. Sex -- It means that you are a passionate soul, a free spirit who is not afraid to express your sexuality with another consenting adult and feel that the physical side of love can be meaningful and beautiful. Or you're a filthy degenerate who is no better than a rutting animal living solely for one carnal experience after another.
  5. Dinner/Dancing -- It means that you enjoy the company of that special someone and the romantic setting of fine cuisine and candlelight. Or you're easy to please and probably willing to sell your body for food and a few quick turns around the dance floor.
  6. Waffle Iron -- It means that you're a practical person who believes those that you can actually use. Or you have absolutely no idea of what gift-giving is all about and probably have some sort of deviant sexual fetish involving kitchen appliances.


In a recent survey, iVillage asked, "What was the best advice your mom ever gave you?"

  • "You aren't getting anything done just sitting there. You've got to get up and go get it -- a job, success, a glass of soda, whatever -- take charge and just do it!" "Appreciate all the blessings that you receive in life, and don't bemoan the things you can't have."
  • "Get an education, once you have it, no one can take it away from you."
  • "If a guy really wants to talk to you, he'll call."
  • "You can't change someone who doesn't want to change."
  • "Never count on a man being around forever."
  • "If you settle for less that's all you're going to get."
  • "Don't marry the man you can live with - marry the man you can't live without."
  • "Stay out of the sun!"


Ladies, want your guy to really listen? Glamour offers up these 3 simple rules:

  1. Whenever possible, start with the punch line, or the end of the story, then go back and fill in more detail (that's more detail, not every excruciating one). Men focus better when they know what it is they're listening to. Don't start with: "You won't believe what happened at work today. I'm in my office, and I get an e-mail from Jerry saying something funny happened last night and do I have a minute..." Instead, open with the climax: "Jerry told me he wants to have sex with me."
  2. Go ahead, exaggerate. "This dinner will be a complete disaster unless you buy fresh garlic" is a more likely winner than "Oh, and pick up some garlic." There's nothing like the image of a FEMA-level catastrophe to focus our attention on your shopping list.
  3. Use verbal cues. In the midst of a meandering conversation, announce the arrival of the vital info-nugget with, "and here's the important part, Hugh, the really, really important part." Or even better, invent a slangy catchphrase, like the ones they use on ESPN: "OK, hoss, the keeper is coming at you." Add a physical signifier, too -- perhaps a tender touch on the arm or, better still, a strong, promising palm somewhere else.

How To Deal With A Bad Boss:

Are you suffering from a "bad boss"? In The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Work, authors Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht describe some of these bosses and how to deal with them.

  • The Control Freak micromanages every move you make. How to Deal: Bombard this person with emails, reports and meetings. This might overwhelm him and throw off his controlling behavior.
  • The Buddy tries to solicit personal information and seeks inclusion as though you are best of friends. How to Deal: Include this person but keep your distance. Invent a fictional hobby, extend invitations you know she can't accept, and avoid hugs.
  • The Workaholic has sacrificed his life for his job and expects the same from you. How to Deal: Let this person know there is life outside of work. Discuss family, friends and hobbies at every opportunity.
  • The Teller of Bad Jokes always has one for you and it's always bad. How to Deal: Be prepared for the painful punchline and feign amusement. Then change the subject.
  • The Supreme Delegator takes all of the credit and none of the blame and essentially is setting up others to take the fall. How to Deal: In writing, advise on all key decisions and plans, but be prepared for a denial of knowledge if anything goes wrong.
  • The Yes/No Manager could care less about useful information or discussions and simply wants every decision boiled down to "yes" or "no." How to Deal: Present summaries with several alternatives for action. If asked for a recommendation, give it orally.
  • The Passive-Aggressive Boss procrastinates, complains about not enough time, and then blames others for the bad job. How to Deal: Involve others in projects as much as necessary so that you have witnesses.
  • The Indecision Maker needs info from many different sources before making any sort of "independent" decision. How to Deal: Present any question as if you've taken an informational survey of any key employees who might have a stake in the problem.
  • The All-Business-is-Personal Manager can't separate business and personal life. How to Deal: Make your work time enjoyable, one bad incident could ruin your work relationship. In the long run, though, your nightmare could turn into a sweet dream. That toxic supervisor could be the motivating factor for you to make a change for the better.

10 traits that are career poison

It takes anywhere from three to 15 months to find the right job -- yet just days or weeks to lose it. Here are 10 traits that are career poison, according to

  1. Possessing poor people skills
  2. Not being a team player
  3. Missing deadlines
  4. Conducting personal business on company time
  5. Isolating yourself
  6. Starting an office romance
  7. Fearing risk or failure
  8. Having no goals
  9. Neglecting your image
  10. Being indiscreet


  • David Carradine, 72, star of the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" who also starred in "Kill Bill," has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. A news report said he was found hanged in his hotel room and was believed to have committed suicide.
  • Forbes magazine says that Oprah has been bumped by Angelina Jolie in their rankings of the world's most powerful celebrities.
  • Here's a startling stat for you: One of every six dollars of Americans' income is now coming in the form of a federal or state check or voucher.
  • 42% of women told a Self magazine online poll they have skinny dipped in mixed company.
  • Christina Ricci has called off her engagement.
  • Americans viewed a record 16.8 billion videos online in April driven largely by surge in viewership at YouTube.
  • New Hampshire has become the 6th state to allow same-sex marriages.
  • Brazil's Prince Pedro Luiz was aboard the Air France flight 447 that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean earlier this week.
  • Demi Moore and Bruce Willis' daughter, Scout, graduated from high school this week.
  • Koko Taylor, who began life as the daughter of a Tennessee sharecropper and went on to become known as the "Queen of Blues," died on June 3 at age 80 in her Chicago home.
  • The Obamas have invited Susan Boyle to sing at the White House as part of their 4th of July celebration.
  • A&E has canceled Patrick Swayze's TV series, "The Beast."
  • The next season of "Top Chef "will be held in Las Vegas.
  • Neil Patrick Harris is the host for this Sunday's Tony Awards.


The owner of a brothel just outside of Las Vegas is looking to hire one or two male prostitutes to boost income in these rough economic times. Bobbi Davis wants to expand her clientele at the Shady Lady Ranch and is looking for a few men to help. However, the madam does recognize the differences between female and make clientele: "W''re figuring that women may want a longer period of time, maybe a little more romance. They're not quite like men in that respect." Davis wants a few men between their 30s and 50s, saying: "Look at George Clooney, he's 50 and he's still considered a very sexy man. Women don't consider a man washed up by the time he's 50." (AP)


The Center for Science in the Public Interest has named the winners of its dubious "Xtreme Eating Awards" for restaurant meals that are loaded with calories and unhealthy saturated fat. Some of the winners:

Olive Garden's Tour of Italy -- An entree that's made up of lasagna, fettuccine alfredo and chicken parmigiana. It's contains 1,450 calories and 33 grams of saturated fat.

The Cheesecake Factory's Chicken and Biscuits -- A meal of chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits, mushrooms, peas, carrots and gravy that adds up to 2,500 calories.

  • Also from the Cheesecake Factory, the fried macaroni-and-cheese appetizer platter has 1,570 calories and 69 grams of fat.

Applebee's Quesadilla Burger -- A burger stuffed inside a quesadilla that totals 1,820 calories and 46 grams of saturated fat.

Red Lobster Ultimate Fondue -- This appetizer for two combines shrimp, crabmeat and lobster cream sauce in a sourdough bread bowl, amounting to 750 calories and 20 grams of saturated fat per person.

Chili's Big Mouth Bites -- Four mini bacon cheeseburgers served with french fries, onion strings and jalapeno ranch dipping sauce. The entree size has 2,350 calories and 38 grams of saturated fat.


  • The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) today announced a change to its race format with the addition of "Double-File Restarts -- Shootout Style" throughout each race. Beginning with this weekend at Pocono Raceway, the first- and second-place drivers will line up side-by-side as the green flag flies for each restart.
  • Persistent rain has forced officials at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, to postpone the fifth annual Prelude to the Dream. The all-star dirt late model race has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9. A decision regarding the broadcast of the event will be made at a later date.
  • Jimmie Johnson's win at Dover served notice that amid all the other developments ongoing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, people should not forget who, in recent years, has ruled. Johnson is, after all, the three-time defending series champion. And with two victories and eight top 10s in the first 13 races, he's third in the points, positioned perfectly to eventually make the Chase and then make a run at an unprecedented fourth straight championship.


SHIA LABEOUF IN 'WALL STREET 2'? The New York Post reports that Shia LaBeouf will star alongside Michael Douglas and Javier Bardem in the much-anticipated sequel. The paper reports that on Tuesday (June 2nd), LaBeouf and director Oliver Stone met with "six men in suits" at a hotel eatery and "demanded the restaurant shut down" for the meeting.

WILL FERRELL LAUNCHES SUNTAN LOTION LINE: Will Ferrell has released a line of suntan lotions, the proceeds from which will go towards scholarships for cancer survivors. The WILLPOWERED lotions each feature the comic in various stages of undress. Ferrell blogged about the new venture, writing, "I'm proud to be associated with a great charity, Cancer for College. Since 1993, my good friend Craig Pollard, who is a two-time cancer survivor, and Cancer for College, have helped hundreds of cancer survivors realize their dreams of a college education." They are available for purchase at:

PATRICK SWAYZE DRAMA REPORTEDLY CANCELED: Patrick's Swayze's A&E drama The Beast is reportedly headed for cancellation. Although the network would not confirm reports of the show's future, sources told Variety that the show will not be coming back for a second season after receiving "soft" ratings for it's first run of 13 episodes. Because of Swayze's health problems, there was speculation that a new lead would have had to take over if a renewal was issued.

MARY-KATE OLSEN STARRING WITH VANESSA HUDGENS: Mary-Kate Olsen and Vanessa Hudgens will star together in the upcoming teen romance flick, Beastly. Variety reports that Olsen's character places a curse on a handsome egocentric young man, to be played by Alex Pettyfer, who's physically transformed into everything he despises. It's reportedly a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, set in modern-day New York City.

Celebrity Gossip

KIM KARDASHIAN NOT ENGAGED: Contrary to reports, Kim Kardashian is not engaged. After Star magazine broke the supposed news, the reality star took to her blog to clear things up, explaining, "My new publicist was talking with Star magazine earlier today and accidentally referred to Reggie as my fiance, so they posted the news on their website. There have been so many rumors flying around recently about Reggie and I being engaged that she assumed we were!"

JAMES FRANCO PULLS OUT OF UCLA COMMENCEMENT: James Franco backed out of giving the keynote address at this year's UCLA graduation. TMZ obtained a statement from the actor on Thursday (June 4th) that read, "I deeply regret not being able to keep my commitment to giving the commencement speech at UCLA's graduation this year. Unfortunately the date conflicts with me needing to be on location to begin pre-production on my next film. I wish everyone in the 2009 class the best of luck in all of their future endeavors." Back in March a group of over 200 students launched a Facebook protest against the university's selection of Franco for their speaker, claiming that he was only an average student who fell asleep in class before graduating only a year ago.

TERRI SEYMOUR ATTACKER PLEADS GUILTY: The woman who attacked Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour pleaded guilty to one count of battery in Los Angeles on Thursday (June 4th). E! reports that an additional count of misdemeanor assault Janice Thibodeaux had faced was dropped as part of her plea. As per the deal, Thibodeaux was put on three years' probation, ordered to complete an anger-management program, undergo a psychological evaluation and complete 36 hours of community service. She must also comply with a restraining order Seymour obtained against her last month.

LANCE ARMSTRONG BECOMES A FATHER: Lance Armstrong became the proud father of a baby boy after his girlfriend Anna Hansen gave birth Thursday night. The seven time Tour De France winner shared the news via Twitter. ""Wassup, world? My name is Max Armstrong and I just arrived. My Mommy is healthy and so am I!" says the post. Max weighed in at 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long.

JEFFREY TAMBOR EXPECTING TWINS: Jeffrey Tambor and his wife, 41-year-old Kasia Ostlun are expecting twins. The 64-year-old actor announced the upcoming arrivals on Wednesday's (June 3rd) Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, where he admitted, "I'm very excited." Tambor has a 34-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

LINDSAY AND SAM BACK TOGETHER? Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson are not quite through. Although there's been no official status change since splitting earlier this year, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports that Lohan flew across the Atlantic to be with Ronson, who was working in London. Although the paper reports that Ronson fled the nightclub she was DJ-ing at earlier this week when Lohan arrived, the two reportedly both spent the night at the same hotel.

MEL GIBSON'S GIRLFRIEND SUES FORMER MANAGER: Mel Gibson's pregnant girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is suing her former manager for selling pictures and musical recordings of her without permission. reports that Grigorieva claims Sammy Oriti "bamboozled" her into believing he was an experienced producer, but instead he has launched money-making schemes over the internet with her photos and music.

VICTORIA GOTTI SAVES HOUSE: Victoria Gotti has saved her Long Island mansion from foreclosure. The New York Daily News reports that a deal made with the U.S. Attorney General's office and Gotti's former mother-in-law states that Victoria will buy commercial properties from her mother-in-law, sell them and pay off the $700,000 mortgage on her own property with the profits.

'REAL HOUSEWIFE' REPORTEDLY SLEPT WITH DON JOHNSON: Danielle Staub's ex-husband claims that she once slept with Don Johnson. Kevin Maher told about the supposed fling, which comes after an out-of-print book surfaced claiming Staub was a coked-up stripper in the 1980s.

David Carradine was found dead in Bangkok

Actor David Carradine was found dead in Bangkok, Thailand. A spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy confirmed that the 72-year-old Kung Fu star had passed away but could not provide further details.

  •, meanwhile, is reporting that Carradine may have committed suicide, citing police sources out of Thailand that said he was found, "hanged in his luxury hotel room and is believed to have committed suicide."
  • The time of death is uncertain, but sources say Carradine could not be contacted after failing to appear at a meal with the film crew on Wednesday (June 3rd) and his body was found by a maid on Thursday morning.
  • The actor is most recently known for his work in Kill Bill.


Holly Williams


Trisha Yearwood at Graceland


THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW/SYN (check local listings)
Kellie Pickler

Holly Williams, Randy Houser

Julianne Hough, Chuck Wicks


Rascal Flatts launches their new American Living Unstoppable tour tonight (Friday, June 5th) in St. Louis. The run will feature special guests Darius Rucker and parody artist Cledus T. Judd.

Rascal Flatts takes hardly any time off in between tours, which makes revamping their whole show from tour to tour quite a task, as Jay DeMarcus tells us:"That's one of the hardest things about what we do, having toured for so many years now. It becomes a daunting task to try to outdo what you've done the year before, so we take it and break it all down to its basic level, and we know what songs we have to get to, what songs fans are expecting to hear. We try to find different ways to keep surprising fans, too, with doing different things in the show, whether it's a song they may not expect or a different way that we do a song that they may not expect."

DeMarcus says that rearranging the music and the way they present a song live becomes essential to keeping their concerts fresh. "Every passing year it's been more difficult to try and top what we've done before, but somehow we find those little moments that we can switch up and make unique for each different tour. I really enjoy that part of it, and I think musically for Joe Don and I it's neat to get in there and mess with the music some, too, so that God knows we're not playing 'Prayin' For Daylight' the same way every night for the past 10 years, you know? So we try to switch it up a little bit, and it's always fun to get in there and tweak with it."

  • The American Living Unstoppable tour is sponsored by JCPenney's American Living line of clothing, in addition to Hershey's.
  • Rascal Flatts' new Unstoppable album debuted at Number One on Billboard's all-genre Top 200 chart.

It may be Friday, but Brad Paisley begins his American Saturday Night tour tonight (June 5th) in Charlotte, North Carolina. The singer will be joined by special guests Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne.

Paisley just wrapped up his Paisley Party tour back in March, but in less than three months he's come up with a whole new approach to his live show for the American Saturday Night run, he tells us: "When it comes to the production of a show, I wanna do things a little differently than we've done it in the past. There's gonna be some very interesting intimate moments in this that I think won't be in any way similar to the last show we did. There'll be a couple of moments in the show that'll be unexpected, I think, where it's very stripped down, and then at the same time we have, over the last few years, really blown it out on the technology side of things. I mean, we've had some massive content behind me on certain things. Some of that we may keep, but we're challenged to come up with new ways to treat some of these."

Paisley says the real challenge is delivering the old hits with a new twist. "That's always the trick for me is figuring out how to make these songs new again. Something like 'The World' is four years old, I think, and then you got things like 'I'm Gonna Miss Her' which is from 2000, so that's a nine-year-old hit but people still want to hear it. How can you make that a new experience?"

  • The American Saturday Night tour runs through October 24th.
  • Paisley's American Saturday Night album will be released on June 30th. It features his latest Number One hit, "Then."

George Strait's latest album, Troubadour, has been certified platinum for sales of more than one million units. The CD was just released on April 1st. This brings Strait's total number of platinum and multi-platinum albums to 33. He is the most platinum-certified act in country music and third in all genres, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley.
  • Strait will co-headline the first concert ever at the brand new Dallas Cowboys Stadium on Saturday (June 6th) with Reba McEntire. Opening acts are Julianne Hough and Blake Shelton.


  • After CBS' recent airing of George Strait: Artist Of The Decade All Star Concert, sales of three of the superstar's albums -- Troubadour, 22 More Hits, and 50 #1's -- shot up more than 300%.
  • The Academy of Country Music named Strait the Artist of the Decade for the 2000s.

For the first time in her career, Reba McEntire will co-headline a concert with George Strait on Saturday (June 6th). And it's not just any concert -- it's the first show at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium, as McEntire tells us: "Yeah, we're really excited -- Julianne Hough and Blake Shelton, myself and George Strait will be on that concert, and we're looking forward to it. We're opening the Texas Stadium, and I'm always excited about goin' back to Texas."
  • The show is already sold out.
  • McEntire's next performance will be in Nashville during the CMA Music Festival on June 11th at LP Field.


  • For the first time in 13 years, McEntire will sit in a booth and sign autographs for fans at the Nashville Convention Center during the Festival.
  • Her new album, Keep On Loving You, will be released on August 18th.

Dolly Parton is set to perform on the upcoming Tony Awards, where she is nominated for Best Original Score for writing the music and lyrics to 9 To 5: The Musical. Parton will sing with the show's cast. Other guest performers include Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Stockard Channing and Poison. The Tony Awards airs on Sunday (June 7th) on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.


  • Parton played Dora Lee in the movie version of 9 To 5, which was released in 1980.
  • The Broadway musical includes Parton's original "9 To 5" theme, as well as the title track of her latest album, Backwoods Barbie.

Julianne Hough will give fans a closer look at the Video of the Year nominees as she hosts the 2009 CMT Music Awards Video Of The Year Special, premiering June 13th at 2 p.m. ET. This one-hour special features the ten videos nominated in the category, including Trace Adkins' "You're Gonna Miss This"; Kenny Chesney featuring The Wailers' "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven"; Toby Keith's "God Love Her"; Kid Rock's "All Summer Long"; Lady Antebellum's "Lookin' For A Good Time"; Brad Paisley's "Waitin' On A Woman"; Rascal Flatts' "Every Day"; Sugarland's "All I Want To Do"; Taylor Swift's "Love Story"; and Carrie Underwood's "Just A Dream".
  • Fans can now vote online at through June 14th to determine the winners. The final four nominees for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live show, and fans can vote at and via text on their Verizon Wireless phones throughout the live broadcast (ET/CT only) to determine the night's big winner.
  • Hough is nominated for USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for "That Song In My Head."


  • The CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on June 16th
  • The show will be hosted by comedian Bill Engvall and will feature performances by Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Def Leppard.
  • Presenters will include American Idol's Randy Jackson, Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, FOX Network personality Bill O'Reilly and actor Luke Wilson.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Been too long!

Hi Flaggers....

It's been a while since I have blogged.....Tyrone and I have been very busy behind the scenes here at Country K-Flag. Oh and also on a 10 day Mexican Cruise with Flipper!

Here's what I have been working on....

We have started "2 Fer Tuesdays" and "Double Shot Sundays" and the response has been overwhelming! (Thanks for your emails and calls)! We've had a couple of awesome "Girl's Day Out" promotions. One at Laughlin Ranch and the other at The Nautical Inn in Havasu! Thanks to the hundreds and hundreds of you who came out to join us! (Rumor: The next Girls Day Out will be even bigger and better and in one of the Major Casinos in Laughlin too!) Keep listening to the Flag for details!

It was great to meet some of you at the Travis Tritt and Dwight Yoakam concert! I had a blast MC'ing the shows and I also found a K-Flag listener in the back row and brought him backstage with me to meet Dwight before the show! That was cool! Thanks to Anton and the whole staff at The Aquarius for everything!
Need anything, have a shout out, request, dedication or maybe you just want to chat!

Write me anytime

Craig Powers & Tyrone
K-Flag 3pm-7pm
Operations Manager

Vampire power costs

Below is a list of the annual average costs for many household gadgets that are turned off and plugged in. Just add up the costs for everything you have plugged in at home to find out how much standby power costs you each year.

Keep in mind that these are just averages, and in some categories there are big differences between most and least efficient products. How much energy each of your devices consumes will depend on both the device itself and your local electricity costs.

Home Entertainment

  • CRT TV: $1.00
  • LCD TV: $2.97
  • Plasma TV: $2.97
  • DVD: $1.53
  • VCR: $4.63
  • Digital cable box: $17.65
  • Satellite cable box: $15.50
  • DVR: $36.63
  • Digital cable box with DVR: $43.01
  • Set-top satellite box with DVR: $27.52
  • Video game console: $1.00
  • Portable stereo: $1.64
  • AM/FM tuner: $1.11
  • CD player: $4.99

Home Office

  • Desktop computer: $3.96
  • Laptop computer: $8.81
  • Laptop charger (unattached to laptop): $4.38
  • LCD monitor: $1.12
  • Printer: $1.98
  • Multifunction printer, scanner, copier: $5.21
  • Computer speakers: $1.98


  • Coffee maker: $1.12
  • Microwave oven: $3.05
  • Cordless phone: $1.98
  • Answering machine: $1.99
  • Power tool: $3.96
  • Handheld vacuum: $2.97
  • Electric toothbrush: $1.98
  • Cell phone charger (unattached to phone): $0.26

Costs start adding up when you take into account electronics that may be left on when you're not using them.

Here's a small sampling:

  • Desktop computer: $71.00
  • Video game console: $23.10
  • VCR: $7.69
  • DVD player: $7.46
  • CD player: $8.53

Good habits for good sleep:(from

1. Exercise most days, even if it’s just to take a walk.

2. No caffeine after 6:00 p.m.

3. An hour before bedtime, avoid doing any kind of work that takes alert thinking. Addressing envelopes—okay. Analyzing an article—nope.

4. Adjust your bedroom temperature to be slightly chilly.

5. Keep your bedroom dark. Studies show that even the tiny light from a digital alarm clock can disrupt a sleep cycle. We have about six devices in our room that glow bright green; it’s like sleeping in a mad scientist’s lab. I have to put a pillow over the cable box.

6. Keep the bedroom as tidy as possible. It’s not restful to fight through chaos into bed.

If sleep won’t come:
7. Breathe deeply and slowly until you can’t stand it anymore.

8. If your mind is racing (you’re planning a trip, a move; you’re worried about a medical diagnosis), write down what’s on your mind. This technique really works for me.

9. Slather yourself with body lotion. This feels good and also, if you’re having trouble sleeping because you’re hot, it cools you down.

10. If your feet are cold, put on socks.


  1. Set savings goals. For short-term goals, this is easy. If you want to buy a video game, find out how much it costs; if you want to buy a house, determine how much of a down payment you’ll need. For long-term goals, such as retirement, you’ll need to do a lot more planning (figuring out how much money you’ll need to live comfortably for 20 or 30 years after you stop working), and you’ll also need to figure out how investments will help you achieve your goals.

    • Kill your debt first. Simply calculating how much you spend each month on your debts will illustrate that eliminating debt is the fastest way to free up money. Once the money is freed from debt payment, it can easily be re-purposed to savings.
  2. Establish a timeframe. For example: "I want to be able to buy a house two years from today." Set a particular date for accomplishing shorter-term goals, and make sure the goal is attainable within that time period. If it’s not attainable, you’ll just get discouraged.
  3. Figure out how much you’ll have to save per week, per month, or per paycheck to attain each of your savings goals. Take each thing you want to save for and figure out how much you need to start saving now. For most savings goals, it’s best to save the same amount each period. For example, if you want to put a $20,000 down payment on a home in 36 months (three years), you’ll need to save about $550 per month every month. But if your paychecks amount to $1000, it might not be a realistic goal, so adjust your timeframe until you come up with an approachable amount.
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    Keep a record of your expenses. What you save falls between two activities and their difference: how much you make and how much you spend. Since you have more control over how much you spend, it's wise to take a critical look at your expenses. Write down everything you spend your money on for a couple weeks or a month. Be as detailed as possible, and try not to leave out small purchases. Assign each purchase or expenditure a category such as: Rent, Car insurance, Car payments, Phone Bill, Cable Bill, Utilities, Gas, Food, Entertainment, etc.
    • Keep a small notebook with you at all times. Get in the habit of recording every expense and saving the receipts.
    • Sit down once a week with your small notebook and receipts. Record your expenses in a larger notebook or a spreadsheet program.
  5. Trim your expenses. Take a good, hard look at your spending records after a month or two have passed. You’ll probably be surprised when you look back at your record of expenses: $300 on ice cream, $100 on parking tickets? You’ll likely see some obvious cuts you can make. Depending on how much you need to save, however, you may need to make some difficult decisions. Think about your priorities, and make cuts you can live with. Calculate how much those cuts will save you per year, and you'll be much more motivated to pinch pennies.

    • Can you move to a less expensive apartment or house? Can you refinance your mortgage?
    • Can you consolidate your debts so that you're not paying as much interest?
    • Can you save money on gas, or give up a car altogether? If your family has multiple cars, can you bring it down to one?
    • Can you get a better price on insurance? Call around and make sure you are getting the best price you can. Consider taking a higher deductible, too.
    • Can you drop a land line and either only use your cell phone or save money by calling over the internet for free with services such as Skype?
    • Can you live without cable or satellite TV?
    • Can you cut down on your utility bills?
    • Can you restrict eating out? Buy food in bulk? Start using coupons? Cook more at home? You might be able to save a lot of money on food.
  6. Reassess your savings goals. Subtract your expenses (the ones you can't live without) from your take-home income (i.e. after taxes have been taken out). What is the difference? And does it match up with your savings goals? Let's say you've decided you can definitely get by on $1500 per month, and your paychecks amount to $2300 per month. That leaves you with $800 to save. If there’s absolutely no way you can fit all your savings goals into your budget, take a look at what you’re saving for and cut the less important things or adjust the timeframe. Maybe you need to put off buying a new car for another year, or maybe you don’t really need a big-screen TV that badly.
  7. Make a budget. Once you’ve managed to balance your earnings with your savings goals and spending, write down a budget so you’ll know each month or each paycheck how much you can spend on any given thing or category of things. This is especially important for expenses which tend to fluctuate, or which you know you're going to have a particularly hard time restricting. (E.g. "I will only spend $30 a month on movies/chocolate/coffee/etc.")
  8. Stop using credit cards. Pay for everything with cash or money orders. Don't even use checks. It's easier to overspend when you're pulling from a bank or credit account because you don't know exactly how much is in there. If you have cash, you can see your supply running low. You can even bundle up the predetermined amount of cash allocated for each expense with a label or keep separate jars for each expense (e.g. a bundle/jar for coffee, another for gas, another for miscellaneous). As you pull money from a jar for that particular expense, you'll see how much remains and you'll also be reminded of your limit.
If you need to have credit cards but you don't want the temptation of having them available to use day-to-day, restrict that section of your wallet with a note or picture reminding you of your savings goals. Credit cards are not inherently evil; it's all about your self control. If you use them responsibly (i.e. completely pay them off every month), you can benefit from them. But the reason most credit card companies make money, however, is because people end up spending money that they don't have. Unless you are one of the people who can religiously pay off the balance in full every month, you're better off foregoing the promotions that credit card companies use to lure you in (cash back, introductory APR, airline miles, and so on).

If you're getting ready to enter the world of online dating...

here are a few pointers from on what you shouldn't do:

  • When conversing through e-mail, don't write your life story
  • Don't initiate sexual talk
  • Don't lie
  • Don't send too many e-mail or IM messages
  • Don't spread yourself too thin
  • Don't appear too eager to go on a date


  • Hey, we're exactly a month away from the 4th of July!

    Angelina Jolie turns 34 today. The line to give her a birthday spanking starts over there...

    Former "E.R." doc Noah Wylie turns 38 today. Do you want to tell him he can take off the stethoscope now or should I? Former tennis player Andrea Jagger turns 44 today. I used to really like her, because of all the tennis players, hers was the name I could easily pronounce!

    Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the sex doctor, turns 81 today. I'll bet she had some great magazines in the waiting room.

  • Some orthopedic specialists are reporting cases of "cell phone elbow," in which patients damage an essential nerve in their arm by bending their elbows too tightly for too long. You have been warned.
  • Stevie Wonder's son, Keita Morris, was arrested by police early Monday morning on charges of felony domestic violence.
  • OctoMom Nadya Suleman was pulled over the other day and given a ticket for talking away on her cell phone while driving. The old-fashioned way, holding it up to your ear.
  • The latest A-list couple: Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez. So what's she thinking?
  • Paul McCartney will play the first concerts at the new Citi Field ballpark, July 17th and 18th. That's the new New York Mets ballpark that replaced Shea Stadium, where The Beatles made history 44 years ago.
  • September 14th is the night that Jay Leno will take over the 10pm slot on NBC.
  • The premiere episode of "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" delivered a 7.1 rating/17 share Monday, the best performing Monday in four years. Still, the ratings were down from Friday night's finale with Jay Leno, which drew an 8.8 rating/20 share.
  • Sandra Bullock has filmed her first nude scene for a movie.
  • Heidi and Spencer Pratt are bailing from "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!"
  • When the dancing partners Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas opened their "Dancing With the Stars" mirrorball trophies, each was broken.
  • Zac Efron has filmed some scenes for the next season of "Entourage."
  • Auditions for the next round of Idol begin in 10 days.
  • Facebook is now the most popular site to meet someone on-line.
  • Disney is going to hold its first "Fan Expo" this September, at the Anaheim Convention Center, September 10th through 13th.
  • Speak softer, Missy. Melissa Joan Hart was overheard at an L.A. TV station last week, saying she hoped Farah Fawcett wouldn't die... so Melissa wouldn't get bumped off the cover of this week's People magazine.


SPEDI STILL ON 'I'M A CELEBRITY . . . GET ME OUT OF HERE!' Heidi and Spencer Pratt are remaining on the NBC reality show, I'm a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! Although it was widely reported that the couple quit -- they were even believed to have been photographed arriving at a Los Angeles airport on Tuesday (June 2nd) -- they're rep told, "Heidi and Spencer are still in the jungle and part of the show." The magazine also claims that it was Pratt's sister and friend snapped by paparazzi under a blanket at the airport, hoping to give the illusion that the couple had returned home.

BRAD PITT HEADS BACK TO WORK: Brad Pitt is back to work. reports that the actor spent Tuesday (June 2nd) in Los Angeles, working on the pre-production of his next movie, Moneyball. The film is based on the 2003 book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, which centers on the Oakland Athletics baseball club. Pitt will play the team's general manager while player parts have yet to be determined.

JESSE JAMES SHOW SCORES BIG RATINGS FOR SPIKE TV: Jesse James' new stunt series delivered Spike TV its best ratings ever for an unscripted series, attracting two million viewers for its premiere episode last Sunday (May 31st). Jesse James is a Dead Man features Sandra Bullock's husband performing stunts like riding a 1,000-horsepower motorbike powered by highly combustible nitromethane fuel.

DANNY BOYLE HEADED BACK TO MUMBAI? Danny Boyle may follow up his work on Slumdog Millionaire with another feature set in Mumbai. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Oscar-winner purchased the rights to a book of essays on Mumbai life called Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found. The director used the book as his "bible" during the filming of Millionaire, telling Seattle Weekly last year, ""I took [the book] with me everywhere. I felt part of the time we were adapting that."

ARQUETTES GETTING READY TO 'SCREAM' AGAIN? Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette have been approached about reviving their roles in Scream for an upcoming remake. Entertainment Weekly reports that the films' director Kevin Williamson is creating a new Scream trilogy and is trying to work out time with Cox Arquette when she has a break from her new sitcom, Cougar Town.

JACK NICHOLSON JOINING NEW COMEDY? Jack Nicholson is reportedly in talks to join the cast of an upcoming romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Paul Rudd. The Hollywood Reporter claims that Bill Murray was supposed to play a father figure in the James L. Brooks film but Nicholson has become "seriously" interested in reuniting with the director.


  • Alabama held the first June Jam in Fort Payne, Alabama in 1982.
  • Lorrie Morgan joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1984.
  • Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner performed together as a duo for the last time on the Grand Ole Opry in 1974.
  • Kix Brooks was the first person to receive the distinguished alumni award from St. Andrews-Sewanee Academy, in Sewanee, Tennessee in 2005.
  • Kenny Chesney's No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems album went gold and platinum the same day in 2002.






George Strait, Reba McEntire, Julianne Hough and Blake Shelton will christen the new Dallas Stadium with the venue's very first concert on Saturday (June 6th). While tickets to the show sold out in less than an hour back in March, people are using every angle to get themselves into the history-making show, as Shelton tells us: "People used to say, "Man, I bet now that you're on television and stuff you have family and stuff you never knew about comin' out of the woodwork,' and to some degree that was true, but nothing compares to the family that I didn't know about comin' out of the woodwork because of this opening of the Dallas Stadium show that's comin' up here. I mean, I knew that was a big deal. I guess I didn't realize just how big of a deal that is."

Shelton says he's constantly being hit up for tickets, but that gives him some leverage. "Everywhere I go someone says, 'Hey, man, I was thinkin' about comin' out and catchin' your show sometime this summer,' and you know where it's goin' every time -- 'Oh really, cause we're gonna be out there in North Carolina . . .' 'No, no, no! I was just wantin' to take a road trip. Maybe, I don't know, like that Dallas one or something. That would be cool.' I mean, this is happenin' to me every single day. It's unbelievable! And I will figure out a way to use this to my advantage and get things that I want out of it."

  • Shelton will perform a special concert at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville on June 11th as part of CMA Music Festival.

Keith Urban is making good use of his new stage design, which includes two ramps off the main stage that provide direct access to the floor. The singer is notorious for making his way into the crowd during his shows, but just when that will happen is anyone's guess. Urban says that in the past, security has requested advance notice so they can be prepared, but he tells us that any pre-planning ruins the outcome. "They're the guys who came to me early on and said, 'Well, you need to tell us which side you're gonna . . . ' I'm like, 'I don't know!' One time I said, 'Alright, it'll be here at this time,' and we did it and it's just, it's not interesting. It's got to be all very much on the fly."

Urban says the key to a successful stroll through the crowd is keeping it spontaneous and not putting too much thought into it. "It tends to work better as far as I end up in just the right place most of the time, and I end up being able to balance on something I would never have normally balanced on and make it to somewhere I'd never make it to if I'd mapped it out. I would think, 'Well, that would never work. I'll fall down the steps,' or 'That chair will fall apart,' but if it's all completely in the moment and spontaneous, more often than not it tends to work out."]

Only nine shows into the Escape Together World tour, Urban has already lost a guitar, had his shirt nearly ripped off, and been so mobbed he's been forced to stop playing.

  • Urban said, "I'm having a lot of fun on this tour. Its like the greatest toy box
    I've every played in."
  • He plays on Friday (June 5th) in Cincinnati.

Dierks Bentley is widening the scope of his Miles & Music For Kids fundraiser motorcycle ride and all-star concert. The singer has teamed up with CMT and the Children's Miracle Network to host the event in six cities around the country -- Nashville, Phoenix, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas and Chicago. The Miles & Music For Kids events will begin on October 11th in Nashville and run through next year. All proceeds will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children's Miracle Network hospital.
  • Bentley said, "This event is something that I always look forward to every year because it really brings the Nashville music community together for a great cause. CMT has generously offered to help us take it on the road to other communities and pledged to get behind us with an incredible amount of promotional support. There are so many children's hospitals in the Children's Miracle Network that need our help, and so we are going to go city by city and reach as many of them as we can together."
  • Bentley told us early on how he combined his two loves to create Miles & Music For Kids: "Mixin' motorcycles and music. I mean, if you look at a lot of guys in country, not only fans but certainly the singers all are gettin' motorcycles when they can afford it, from Wynonna and Tim to I guess myself, top to the bottom, no matter where you are, it just seems people in the genre love motorcycles. So I thought it was a good way to mix my two favorite things. I love bikes and I love singing."
  • Bentley created the benefit in 2006.
  • To date, Miles & Music has raised more than half a million dollars for Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
  • Bentley joins Brad Paisley on his American Saturday Night tour, which kicks off on Friday (June 5th) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Martina McBride will perform at the wedding reception for one lucky couple as part of the Today show's "Today Throws A Wedding" event. The contest is down to four couples. The winner will take their vows live on Today on July 15th.
  • McBride's new single, "I Just Call You Mine," is the official wedding song being used throughout the three-month promotion for "Today Throws a Wedding."
  • The song is the second release from McBride's new album, Shine.

Miley Cyrus is coming to a town -- and store -- near you. The Hannah Montana star announced on Wednesday (June 3rd) that she'll be launching a North American tour in the fall as well as designing a clothing line with Max Azria to be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart.
  • Cyrus expressed excitement over the line, saying in a statement, "I love creating looks that are all about personal expression and individuality. Collaborating with Max Azria has been an amazing experience, and I'm really excited about launching this line with Wal-Mart. There's even more to come!"
  • The line, which goes on sale in August, includes tops, pants, graphic tees, shoes and accessories, all of which will be priced below $20.
  • Cyrus's brother Trace and his band Metro Station will open for her on the road. Cyrus said via Twitter on Wednesday, "Having my big brother open for me is a dream come true!!!!"
  • Tickets for Cyrus's concerts go on sale to the public beginning on June 13th.

Dates (which are subject to chnage) for the tour are as follows:

  • September 14 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
  • September 16 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
  • September 18 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
  • September 20 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose
  • September 22 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
  • September 23 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
  • September 25 - Glendale, AZ - Arena
  • September 26 - Las Vegas, NV - Thomas & Mack Center
  • September 29 - Salt Lake City, UT - Energy Solutions Arena
  • October 2 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
  • October 3 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
  • October 4 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
  • October 6 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
  • October 7 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
  • October 9 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
  • October 10 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
  • October 12 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
  • October 15 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
  • October 18 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
  • October 20 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
  • October 21 - Memphis, TN - FedExForum
  • October 23 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena
  • October 24 - N. Little Rock, AR - ALLTEL Arena
  • October 27 - Chicago, IL - United Center
  • October 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
  • October 31 - Louisville, KY - Freedom Hall
  • November 1 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
  • November 3 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
  • November 4 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
  • November 5 - University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
  • November 7 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
  • November 8 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
  • November 9 - Boston, MA TD - Banknorth Garden
  • November 12 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
  • November 15 - Cleveland, OH - Quickens Loan Arena
  • November 16 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
  • November 18 - Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum
  • November 19 - Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum
  • November 22 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
  • November 24 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
  • November 25 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
  • November 28 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena
  • November 29 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
  • December 1 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
  • December 2 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena

Montgomery Gentry achieved the highest first-week sales at Cracker Barrel with their new special project, For Our Heroes, which is available exclusively at the restaurant chain. Nearly 26,000 copies of the CD were scooped up by fans. A portion of the sale of each album goes to the Wounded Warrior Project.
  • Sales of For Our Heroes was 35% bigger than any prior release in Cracker Barrel's exclusive music program, which includes CDs by Sara Evans, Alison Krauss, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
  • Troy Gentry said, "It meant a lot for us to do this for the Wounded Warrior Project and that Cracker Barrel chose us to help give back to such a worthy organization. To sell this many CDs in one week is over and beyond what we'd hoped for."

Charlie Daniels will be among this year's inductees into the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum. The official ceremony will take place on October 12th at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. Other 2009 inductees are Chet Atkins, Billy Cox, Dick Dale, Victor Feldman, Fred Foster, Paul Riser, and Toto.


  • Daniels' early days were spent as a Nashville studio musician, playing on three Bob Dylan albums and recordings from Leonard Cohen, Al Kooper, Johnny Cash and Marty Robbins.
  • Daniels scored his first Number One hit as a songwriter with his platinum-selling smash, "The Devil Went Down To Georgia."
  • He was made a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


MSN reports that former Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan is a fan of men's underwear sales as an important economic indicator. Greenspan reasons that because hardly anyone actually sees a guy's undies, they're the first thing men stop buying when the economy tightens. By extension, pent-up demand means underwear sales should be among the early risers when growth returns and consumers feel confident enough to shrug off "frugal fatigue," says Marshal Cohen, the chief industry analyst with NPD Group, which tracks consumer behavior.


A man's chances of dying early are reportedly cut by a fifth if their bride is between 15 and 17 years their junior. Britain's Daily Mail reports that the risk of premature death is reduced by 11 percent if they marry a woman seven to nine years younger. The study at Germany's Max Planck Institute also found that men marrying older women are more likely to die early. The results suggest that women do not experience the same benefits of marrying a toy boy or a sugar daddy. Scientists say the figures for men may be the result of natural selection -- that only the healthiest, most successful older men are able to attract younger mates. "Another theory is that a younger woman will care for a man better and therefore he will live longer," said institute spokesman Sven Drefahl.


Although he's a veteran of late night comedy, Conan O'Brien didn't impress many critics with his debut as host of the Tonight Show. After his Monday (June 1st) premiere, Randee Dawn of the Hollywood Reporter wrote, "After one show, let's say he's a work in progress. O'Brien commanded the stage, but seemed more comfortable laughing it up with erstwhile sidekick-turned-announcer Andy Richter than in interacting with his 380 audience members."

Linda Stasi of the New York Post observed that the opening monologue mostly consisted of "sketch upon sketch," most of which were "at times, painfully unfunny."

  • Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly managed to enjoy some laughs but admits that judgment is far from over, saying, "All in all, a large-scale, impressive debut. But we all know that success in late-night depends on the long haul -- Conan knows this as well as anyone. So now I want to see how he follows up his glitzy debut."
  • Despite the reviews, O'Brien premiered to strong ratings, garnering a 7.1 rating, the highest overnight rating for a Monday night Tonight Show telecast on Monday since Jan. 24, 2005, which featured a tribute to Johnny Carson.
  • Meanwhile, NBC announced on Tuesday (June 2nd) that The Jay Leno Show will premiere on September 14th of this year.


We've all heard the statistics about how much of our lives are spent doing mundane things, like watching TV or eating. For example, based on an average life expectancy of 74.3 years, here's how much time you'll waste in your life:

  • Applying deodorant -- 3 days, 8 hours
  • Urinating -- 29 days, 5 hours
  • Pooping -- 3 months, 8 days
  • Blowing your nose -- 6 days, 2 hours
  • On hold -- 2 months, 2 days
  • Waiting for a computer to boot up -- 16 days, 6 hours
  • Grocery shopping -- 10 months, 17 days
  • Eating at McDonald's -- 6 days, 10 hours
  • Driving your car to work -- 8 months, 1 day
  • Breaking wind -- 2 days, 6 hours
  • Opening junk mail -- 8 months
  • Waiting to see doctors -- 64 hours
  • Spanking the monkey -- 1 month, 4 days


(Sun) Your wardrobe, home decor, even your dishes reveal your favorite pattern, which in turn speaks volumes about the inner you. Chose one of the following descriptions which "tickles your fancy" and find out what your choice says about your personality:

  • Animal prints -- You're a leader who's always in the know on everything from fashion to current affairs. You also have an innate kinship with Mother Nature, strongly identify with the animal kingdom and have a ferocious appetite for life in all its guises.
  • Horizontal stripes -- You're a self assured person who confidently makes bold decisions. You project an extraordinary optimism, firm in your faith that hard work and careful preparation are the main ingredients in achieving all the lofty goals you set for yourself.
  • Polka dots -- You retain a youthful charm regardless of your age. You possess an endless amount of enthusiasm for defeating whatever problems come your way. You never take yourself, or life, too seriously and know how to find the joy.
  • Floral designs -- You're a warm, generous people attractor, who is happily relaxed in most any social situation. Your gracious acceptance of others reveals a heart open to new experiences. Never jaded, you expect the best from others and usually get it.
  • Vertical stripes -- You're ambitious, locking your brain on a goal with laser like intensity. Your enviable ability to stay on track helps you race to the top. But you also cultivate loyal supporters, never stepping on others while climbing the ladder of success.
  • Just solids -- The saying, "Still waters run deep," was created for people like you. Reserved and mysterious, you prefer muted tones, on your walls and a quiet home life to soothe your spirit. Your quiet confidence inspires others to trust your opinions.

WORST DATING MISTAKES offers advice on the twelve worst dating mistakes:

  1. Being late. It shows selfishness and lack of organization.
  2. Being too serious. Relax, laugh and smile. Don't be so rigid that you look like you have nothing to offer.
  3. Talking too much. This is an awkward cover-up for your lack of confidence.
  4. Not listening. I said not listening.
  5. Blaming others. Like bosses, ex-lovers. Your date will think they're next on the list.
  6. Putting on false airs. Don't try to be someone you're not, because you won't be able to deliver on the promise later on.
  7. Being negative. People avoid downers.
  8. Gender-bashing. You're on a date. Save it for the girls' or guys'night out.
  9. Asking about money issues. Too much, too soon.
  10. Sounding desperate. "Gee, no one before you would ever ask me out" is probably not the best thing to say.
  11. Lying. Sooner or later, the lie will bite you on the ass.
  12. Being argumentative. Don't spout off about politics or religion right off the bat.


According to a recent survey by Colgate toothpaste, 79 percent of singles spend a 47 minutes getting ready for a first date. That includes both men and women. 42 percent admit that they like to believe each date is a chance to meet "the one." Additionally, 40 percent of singles say smoking is a deal-breaker for romance, while 5 percent refuse to go out on a second date with someone who insists on answering his or her cell phone during the first.

Here are the things that Men's Health says guys shouldn't say or do on a first date.

  1. Don't tell her how much money you make; sell your personality, not your susceptibility to extortionist divorce settlements.
  2. Don't get drunk. You look stupid, and you say stupid things.
  3. Do not attempt to rub knees unless you're getting serious signals. These do not include, yawning, blinking, or wearing a skimpy top.
  4. Don't say her "chi is stalled." New Age men make great yoga instructors. That doesn't mean she wants to sleep with one.
  5. Do not use the word "proactive" unless she's specifically told you of her mad attraction to motivational speakers.
  6. Do not refer to your "issues" unless she's specifically told you of her mad attraction to men in analysis.
  7. Don't dress creatively. On a first date, she needs reassurance that you're normal. Prove you're a "funky guy" some other time.
  8. Don't give everything away, especially on the family/ex-girlfriend tragedy front. a) You'll need something to talk about on the second and third dates. And b) there's a very real chance she may never return from the ladies room.
  9. Avoid leaving your shirt unbuttoned to the naval. Imagination is a powerful thing.
  10. Avoid the Ricky Martin impersonation: dancing is risky and also provokes questions (see number 7).
  11. Don't go on and on about high school. There's a certain kind of man for whom the mid-to-late teen years still factor as the most glorious period of his life. Chances are she is not interested in getting to know this man any better.
  12. Even if you're curious, do not, under any circumstances, ask her if her breasts are real.
  13. If it was your idea to go out, it's your responsibility to pick up the check. If it was hers, split it.
  14. Don't wear dirty socks or underwear. (You never know)


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Steve Earle

Celebrity Gossip

ADAM LAMBERT STEPS OUT WITH RUMORED BOYFRIEND: Adam Lambert hasn't officially come out of the closet yet, but he's not hiding. reports that the American Idol runner-up was seen holding hands and being "very flirtatious" with interior designer Drake LaBry on Monday (June 1st) night at a Los Angeles club. A witness told the magazine that the couple was "dancing very closely together." It's been reported that he'll officially declare his sexuality in Rolling Stone magazine.

'REAL HOUSEWIVES' STAR ADDRESSES CRIMINAL PAST: The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub says that reports of her criminal past have been "embellished." Appearing on the Tuesday's (June 2nd) Today show for her first public appearance since her mug shot was discovered in the out-of-print book Cop Without a Badge, Staub said, "Everybody has someone in their past or present that would like to say embellished, nasty things about them." She said she could only "touch on" the rumors, explaining that more will be explained "when the time is right." Staub's castmates Caroline and Dina Manzo, and Teresa Giudice appeared on the show as well, but Jacqueline Laurita was absent as she's about to give birth to her third child.

SHAWN JOHNSON HEADED TO COLLEGE: Shawn Johnson already has an Olympic gold medal and the winner's trophy from Dancing With the Stars, and now has her sights set on a college degree. The 17-year-old said that she's choosing between Stanford and UCLA but is unsure of what she'll major in. She told the New York Daily News, "I'm not sure what I'll be studying yet. Maybe I'll choose something in the medical field."

GILLES MARINI HAVING SHOULDER SURGERY: Gilles Marini checked into a hospital on Tuesday (June 2nd) to undergo surgery for a shoulder injury. The Dancing With the Stars runner-up -- who sustained the injury on the show -- informed fans of the procedure via Twitter, writing, "On my way to the hospital. I am relax and hope that all will be fine. It's my number 15 when it comes to surgery. Love G."

EVAN RACHEL WOOD AND SHANE WEST? Evan Rachel Wood is reportedly moving on to actor Shane West after having split from Marilyn Manson again. The New York Post reports that the actress was spotted with West in Las Vegas last weekend. A source told the paper, "They were both there in a big group of 20 people. At around 3 a.m., Shane and Evan Rachel were all over each other and making out in the middle of the table."

Heather Graham knows how to prepare for a movie

Actress Heather Graham knows how to prepare for a movie, and for the new movie The Hangover she got ready for her role as a stripper by taking pole dancing lessons. The movie is about a bachelor party gone wrong and how a long night of drinking can lead to a missing groom just hours before his wedding.

  • Graham had this to say about her pole dancing lessons and her character in the film: "I have a friend, she used to work at the Mayors' office and then she quit her job to become a pole dancing instructor. So I had taken her classes and I went back to take some refresher courses. . . . I wanted it to be that their love story was real and that even though she was a stripper that she was really . . . even though she has a baby that she was ready to settle down and like, find the right guy"
  • The Hangover also stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Jeffrey Tambor. It opens Friday (June 5th).


Just days before kicking off their new American Living Unstoppable tour, Rascal Flatts celebrated their recent Number One hit, "Here Comes Goodbye," at a party in Nashville yesterday (Tuesday, June 2nd). The song was the first release from the trio's new Unstoppable album.

Joe Don Rooney tells us that immediately after hearing the demo the group knew "Here Comes Goodbye" was not only perfect for them, but it was a hit as well. "I think from the get-go, from the first note that the singer sung to the very end, we just knew it was a Rascal Flatts song. It had an amazing hook, it had an incredible melody, and the ebb and flow of the song just takes you on an emotional journey, and that's what we all look for in a song for Rascal Flatts, and we were very lucky to get that one to be the hood ornament of this new album, I guess you could say (laughs)."

Gary LeVox jokes that the song's sentiment is not exactly foreign to him and his bandmates. "(LeVox) Before marriage we sure heard that a lot -- here comes goodbye again! Lord have mercy! (Rooney) Yeah, we had a lot of goodbye in our lives before marriage."

  • Rascal Flatts' new single is called "Summer Nights."
  • They kick off their American Living Unstoppable tour on Friday (June 5th) in St. Louis.
  • Vince Gill and Darius Rucker are special guests on the run/

John Rich might consider some anger management courses. In the midst of facing assault and harassment charges from former Nashville Star contestant, Jared Ashley, Rich threatened yet another Nashvillian in the early hours of Tuesday (June 2nd) morning. Rich and a buddy arrived at a 24-hour eatery at 2:45 a.m. and each ordered a beer. According to the Nashville ABC-TV affiliate, the bartender warned the two that the beers would have to be finished by 3 a.m. in compliance with state law. While drinking his beer, Rich borrowed a guitar from another patron and proceeded to sing a few songs, including a Roger Miller tune. At that point, the bartender reminded Rich that he'd need to finish his beer, to which Rich defiantly replied, ""You don't interrupt me when I'm playing a Roger Miller song." The server responded by saying, "I'll just take it then," and reached for the beer. Rich grabbed the bottle out of the server's hand and threw it over a fence and into the street, right in front of a police sergeant. The officer told Rich that he needed to leave immediately, which he did, but not without offering a few parting words to the bartender. He shouted, "I'll kick your a**! And I WILL f***in' do it."

The server, Kyle Numann, told the ABC affiliate that Rich was "just pompous and arrogant and completely out of line, like nobody else's rules pertain to him."


  • Jared Ashley claims Rich hit him in the face during an argument between the two at a nightclub that Rich owns in Nashville back in March.
  • Rich has decided to fight the charges in court rather than pay Ashley a settlement of nearly three million dollars.
  • Unfortunately for Rich, a video of the singer confronting Ashley on stage in Nashville during one of Ashley's shows is posted on youtube. Ashley also shared threatening messages left by Rich and Gone Country winner Sebastian Bach on his cell phone with some radio stations around the country.

The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum will feature a new exhibit on Carrie Underwood beginning on June 11th. Called "All-American Girl," the display will include the much-talked-about merlot silk taffeta gown she wore on the ACM Awards in April during her performance of "I Told You So." The dress, which was created by Miami-based designer Rafael Cennamo, consists of 120 yards of fabric and an eight-foot-long train.
  • Underwood said, "It was an honor to wear such a beautiful dress during one of the most special nights of my life. I truly felt like a princess!"
  • That night, Underwood was named both Entertainer and Female Vocalist of the Year.
  • "Carrie Underwood: All-American Girl" will remain on display until December 31st.

Alan Jackson will mark his 20th anniversary as a recording artist with a special celebration. On June 10th, Jackson will perform a free concert at Cadillac Ranch on Broadway in downtown Nashville. The standing-room-only show will be on a first come, first served basis.
  • The concert comes after the CMA Music Festival Kick Off Parade and Block Party, which officially begin this year's Festival.


  • Jackson's current single, "Sissy's Song," climbs into the Top 10 this week. It's the fourth single from his latest album, Good Time.
  • Since signing his record deal with Arista Nashville 20 years ago this month, Jackson has sold more than 50 million albums and charted 34 Number One hits, the majority of which he wrote.

Got some gently used musical instruments you'd like to get rid of? Well, if you're coming to CMA Music Festival in Nashville next week, bring them along. Jimmy Wayne will be helping Metro Schools band directors and volunteers collect these instruments on Thursday (June 11th) on behalf of the Nashville Alliance for Public Education. The collection will take place in the free Dr Pepper-McDonalds Family Zone in the Hall of Fame Park from 2-3 p.m. CT.
  • Wayne said, "I have always believed in the power of music. I got hooked as a teenager when I bought my first guitar at a yard sale, and I'm still hooked on music. That guitar helped me make a career for myself, and I want all children who love music to have the opportunity to learn to play an instrument."


  • The donated instruments will supplement the thousands of new instruments already purchased by CMA with funds from CMA Music Festival.
  • To date, CMA had donated more than $2 million to support music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools on behalf of the artists who perform at the Festival for free through a partnership with the Nashville Alliance known as "Keep the Music Playing."

David Nail's single, "Red Light," is iTunes' featured single this week. Fans can check out some other tunes from Nail's upcoming album, I'm About To Come Alive, by logging onto The songs are available for download, in addition to free wallpaper options, interview footage, an interactive "Red Light" game and the opportunity to register to win a private performance in the fan's hometown.
  • There is no word yet on when I'm About To Come Alive will be released.


  • Taylor Swift recently Twittered that "Red Light" is her "new favorite song."
  • CMT is posting a series of webisodes called Red Light Road Trip, which documents the experiences of a new artist on the road. Stops include the University of Kentucky in Lexington, the Reds stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, and radio station visits and performances in Nashville and Austin, Texas.

Monday, June 01, 2009

SUN MAKES OLDER MEN SMARTER: reports that exposure to the sun boosts the intellect of men over 40, while also warding off dementia. Scientist tested over 3,000 European males between the ages of 40-79 on their memory and mental-reaction time and found those with the highest levels of Vitamin D -- which is produced by the body when sunlight hits the skin -- consistently scored better. Researchers warned that the sun still causes cancer, and suggested fish oils and supplement pills as alternative ways to get Vitamin D. They also conceded they are still not sure exactly why Vitamin D and mental agility are connected.


According to the U.K.'s Telegraph, blondes are a quarter more likely to have ruined romances than their brunette or red-headed counterparts. A survey by internet dating firm found that blondes are apparently the most likely of anyone to have attempted to seduce a first date with reminiscences about an ex, seen their judgment impaired by drinking too much, bed their date at the end of the night, and even forget the name of their would-be love interest.


Drivers sometimes flout the laws of the road, but they can't ignore the laws of the zodiac. A recent survey of 1,0002 adults reveals that our astrological sign determines how we behave when we get behind the wheel.

  • Aries -- Rams are the most easily annoyed by the antics of other drivers.
  • Taurus -- The Bull is a laid-back driver, who is usually considerate and pleasant to others.
  • Gemini -- Twins are overly fond of their cars. Beware of finding yourself in a fender bender with this sign.
  • Cancer -- Crabs get hot under the collar if they spy a speed camera filming at an intersection.
  • Leo -- The Lion tends to roar at the slightest inconvenience or error caused by other motorists. Road rage, anyone?
  • Virgo -- Those born under the signs of the fastidious Virgins are totally grossed out by nose pickers.
  • Libra -- These folks make the best commuters because they have no problem dealing with heavy congestion on the roads.
  • Scorpio -- The Scorpion driver tends to have a lead foot, which leads to more than his share of tickets.
  • Sagittarius -- Archers have a need for speed, racing around totally oblivious to the posted limits.
  • Capricorn -- Goats constantly complain about the high cost of maintaining their vehicles.
  • Aquarius -- Slow and plodding, the Aquarian is the most cautions of drivers.
  • Pisces -- Fish aren't bothered by other speeding drivers, and they're also the most patient with others' foibles.


(from Womens Own magazine)

  1. You spent how much?
  2. You're more interested in your job than me!
  3. Why do you always flirt?
  4. I never see you anymore!
  5. We don't have sex like we used to.
  6. You never help with the housework.
  7. You always take your Moms side no matter what.
  8. You always give into the kids.
  9. You don't like my friends.
  10. You never say you love me anmore.


  • Producer Phil Spector was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of 40-year-old actress Lana Clarkson, who was shot to death six years ago in the foyer of Spector's home.
  • Microsoft has unveiled their rival to Google: Bing (found at
  • Nicole Richie says she has no plans to marry Joel Madden, despite having one baby with him and another on the way.
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Labor says it's looking into whether the hit reality show "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is complying with child labor laws.
  • Country singer John Rich turned himself in to Nashville police last Thursday to be booked on assault and harassment charges. He's accused of allegedly punching former "Nashville Star" contestant Jared Ashley in the face.
  • Don't know if you heard, but the winning ticket for last week's $232 million Powerball Lottery was from the town of Winner, South Dakota.
  • Columbia Pictures has bought the movie rights to make a film on that Somali Pirate incident earlier this year. Kevin Spacey is one of the investors in the film.
  • When Tyrese Gibson -- star of the upcoming movie, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" sang the national anthem at last week's Lakers game, he messed with the lyrics. Instead of saying "our flag was still there," he sang "our Lakers were still there."
  • Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen say the rumor is false: there is no baby on the way.
  • Lindsay Lohan's troubled father has been charged with making a threatening phone call to his girlfriend.
  • American Idol Kris Allen appeared on the "Mike Huckabee" show over the weekend and sang a duet with the former governor of Arkansas.
  • Actor Tom Sizemore was arrested on a drug warrant late last week.
  • Seth MacFarlane says he's going to enter "Family Guy" in Emmy's comedy category this year, which mean the show could be going up against other real-life comedies like "30 Rock" and "The Office."

Marilyn Monroe would have been 83 today.

FHM offers us these "5 Things You Didn't Know About Marilyn Monroe."

  1. Because her mother was loony, Marilyn grew up in orphanages and with foster parents. She got engaged to her first husband, the neighbor of a family friend, at the tender age of 15, just so she'd have a place to live.
  2. Discovered by an Army photographer while working in a WWII aircraft factory inspecting parachutes, Marilyn began modeling at the age of 19. In less than two years, she had appeared on the covers of more than 30 magazines.
  3. Needing some money when she was 23, Marilyn took $50 to pose nude. It was those pictures that Hugh Hefner later brought for the very first centerfold of Playboy in 1953. Continuing his Marilyn fixation, Hef has also shelled out for the rights to the burial plot next to hers, so the two will be side-by-side for eternity.
  4. Singing her famous breathy rendition of "Happy Birthday" to John F. Kennedy helped get Marilyn fired from her final film, "Something's Got To Give." Instead of serenading the president, she was supposed to be on the set filming. It didn't help that health and emotional problems had caused her to miss two weeks and six days of the movie's first three weeks of shooting.
  5. The famous picture of Marilyn on the subway grate flashing her panties is supposedly from the film "The Seven Year Itch." Except in the film, censors would only let her dress blow up to her knees. The shot everyone remembers comes from a publicity stunt where the studio let photographers snap pictures of a recreation of the scene. Reporters got 15 takes.


Joe Nichols will head overseas today (Monday, June 1st) for his first visit with the troops. Nichols tells us he is excited about this opportunity to say thank you. "We'll be flying to Iraq to play for the troops over there with the Stars & Stripes. I think if we can bring some of home with us over there I think they'd really appreciate it. What we're gonna do is go over there and show our appreciation for what they do everyday. They've been working their butts off for years over there for us, and this is my first opportunity to go over there and say, 'Thank ya'll very much for everything you do.'"

Among the songs Nichols will sing for the troops is his latest single, "Believers," which he feels is very appropriate given the audience. "'Believers' is a great song for a lot of reasons. Lyrically, it's just great for the time, and to play for the military, I think they'd appreciate what it says."

  • Nichols will be in Iraq for 10 days.


  • Nichols will appear at the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 40th anniversary gala on June 18th at New York City's Marriott Marquis Hotel. This year's Hall of Fame inductees include Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi; Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati of the Rascals, and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry revealed a new look during his show on Saturday (May 30th) in Louisville as part of Kenny Chesney's Sun City Carnival tour. The singer now has a shorter, spikier haircut to go with his more punk-tinged rock & roll wardrobe, which includes several rosary-inspired necklaces and crosses on chains. He's also now wearing makeup -- black eyeliner which he says is called "guyliner" and mascara with an equally cute name -- "manscara." Gentry told us his new look was inspired by this season's American Idol runner-up, Adam Lambert.
  • Saturday's show was Montgomery Gentry's first stadium gig of the summer with Chesney.
  • The duo's next Sun City Carnival show will be on Saturday (June 5th) at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Dierks Bentley will release an exclusive six song EP as part of iTunes' "Live From Soho" series on Tuesday (June 2nd). The intimate performance was recorded at Apple's flagship Soho store in January. The track listing is:

1. "Feel That Fire"
2. "Sideways"
3. "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes"
4. "Life On The Run"
5. "Trying To Stop Your Leaving"
6. "Free And Easy (Down The Road I Go)"

  • Bentley and Taylor Swift remain the only two country artists to participate in the program, which has also featured artists such as Adele, Kings of Leon and Linkin Park.


  • Bentley will perform at LP Field during CMA Music Festival on June 11th and on the CMT Music Awards on June 16th.
  • He hits the road with Brad Paisley on the American Saturday Night tour beginning on Friday (June 5th) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The DVD of the CMT Crossroads episode featuring Taylor Swift and Def Leppard will be released on June 16th exclusively at Walmart. This is the first time the CMT series has been released on DVD. The disc will be $11.88, and features 11 performances from the two acts, including "Hysteria," "Pour Some Sugar On Me," "Picture to Burn" and "Love Story."
  • The DVD has special features such as new interviews with the artists and never-before-seen performances.


  • Swift and Def Leppard's collaboration on "Photograph" is nominated for Performance of the Year and Wide Open Country Video of the year at the CMT Music Awards, which will be held on June 16th. Both acts are scheduled to perform during the show.
  • The newest installment of CMT Crossroads featuring Bryan Adams and Jason Aldean premieres on June 26th.

As a tabloid favorite, Miley Cyrus has learned to approach their stories with a sense of humor. The teen star warns fans not to believe what they read, even if a story is attributed to an inside source. "I kind of open up those magazines and laugh because half the stuff is so not true, and it cracks me up when it's 'our insider tells,' cause I don't think there could be any more insider than the person they're talking about, and no one ever asks me before they write it up, so I guess you can't believe everything you read."

Cyrus adds that some of these fabricated stories grow out of one moment in time. "Some of it's so silly because there's things about me reinventing my look or whatever, and all that kind of stuff, which basically, it's not like I walk around with a bunch of makeup on everyday. No one does that, but when you're out and you're at a premiere you've gotta look your best, and if that's what it takes then that's what you gotta do. There's just certain things that think people just kind of zoom in on a little bit too tight because there's no reason to."

  • Cyrus' single, "The Climb," is a Top 30 hit on the country charts.
  • The singer is reportedly working on a new movie this summer. The untitled film was written by Nicholas Sparks, who penned The Notebook and Nights In Rodanthe. The film is due in theaters late next year.


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Celebrity Gossip

KIMORA LEE SIMMONS GIVES BIRTH: Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounou welcomed their first child together. 34-year-old Simmons announced the news via Twitter on Saturday (May 30th), saying, "It's a boy! Thanks to everyone out there for all your well wishes!" The Baby Phat CEO has two daughters with her ex-husband, Russell Simmons. Their son is Hounsou's first child.

ANGELINA JOLIE BRIEFLY HOSPITALIZED: Angelina Jolie suffered a minor injury on the set of her new movie, Salt last week. reports that the actress was taken to a hospital in New York after bumping her head and getting "some sort of nick" between her eyes, causing her to bleed "a lot." The film's production company released a statement on Friday (May 29th) saying, "This morning while filming an action sequence... Angelina Jolie sustained a minor injury. As a precautionary measure, Ms. Jolie will be taken to the hospital and examined. Production on the film has resumed."

LORI PETTY ARRESTED: Actress Lori Petty was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on Sunday (May 31st) morning in California. A police official only told the Associated Press that Petty was taken into custody early in the morning, saying there were no immediate details of the circumstances leading to her arrest. Petty, who starred in Tank Girl and A League of Their Own, was released after posting $100,000 bail.

NICOLE KIDMAN NOT PREGNANT: Nicole Kidman's rep is denying reports that the actress is pregnant with her second biological child. Although the New York Post reported that the "word in Hollywood" is that Kidman and husband Keith Urban are expecting, her rep said, "Not to my knowledge."

BILLY BOB THORTON DAUGHTER CHARGED WITH CHILD NEGLECT: Billy Bob Thorton's oldest daughter has been charged with child neglect in the death of a one-year-old that she was babysitting. reports that police allege that Amanda Brumfield waited two-and-half hours to call police after the child suffered an ultimately fatal fall last October. Brumfield is Thorton's child with his first wife, Melissa Gatlin.

JAIMEE FOXSWORTH WELCOMES CHILD: Family Matters and Celebrity Rehab alum Jaimee Foxworth welcomed her first child on Friday (May 29th). People magazine confirmed that the 29-year-old and her longtime boyfriend Michael Shaw welcomed a son named Michael Douglas Shaw Jr. Foxsworth shared the news via text, writing, "This is the best day of my life. I am so excited to be a mother and I also look forward to getting back to work."


The Detroit Red Wings are halfway toward their goal of back-to-back Stanley Cup titles. The Red Wings took a 2-0 series lead over Pittsburgh after rallying with three unanswered goals in a 3-1 victory over the Penguins with the series now moving to Pittsburgh for Game 3 Tuesday night.

Rafael Nadal's four-year run as French Open champion is over after the Spaniard lost to
unheralded 23rd-seed Robin Soderling 6-2, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 in the fourth round Sunday. Nadal was trying to become the first man to win five consecutive French Open titles.

Sunday wasn't a good day for the women's defending champion at the French Open, eighth seed Ana Ivanovic, who was dispatched by No. 9 Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-3. Women's top seed Dinara Safina and Maria Sharapova made it into the quarterfinals.

There was a baseball milestone in Philadelphia where the Phillies' 46-year-old Jamie Moyer became the 44th player to win 250 major league games. Moyer allowed a run and a season-low three hits over six innings of Philadelphia's 4-2 win over Washington, which finished an 0-and-6
road trip to fall to 13-and-36 on the season.


Sprint Cup Racing: Autism Speaks 400
Dover International Speedway, Sunday May 31st

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Tony Stewart
  3. Greg Biffle
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Kurt Busch
  6. Kasey Kahne
  7. Carl Edwards
  8. Ryan Newman
  9. Casey Mears
  10. Mark Martin
Jimmie Johnson drove like a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Sunday afternoon, storming past two-time champion Tony Stewart with three laps remaining to win the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Helluva Good! Sour Cream Dips and Chips at Dover International Speedway.

Johnson literally dominated the event from start to finish with a perfect driver rating (150.0) but had to come from ninth to first in less than 30 laps after the 10th caution of the day slowed the field.

Stewart and several others opted for two tires on the last stop, which sent them back on the track ahead of Johnson, whose team decided to put four fresh tires on his No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet.

Nationwide Helluva Good 200
Dover International Speedway, Saturday May 30th

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Joey Logano
  3. Clint Bowyer
  4. Brian Vickers
  5. Carl Edwards
  6. Paul Menard
  7. Scott Speed
  8. Jason Leffler
  9. Jason Keller
  10. Justin Allgaier

Kyle Busch led for most of the race, but lost the lead to Brad Keselwoski after Joey Logano ran into the back of Busch's car. The crack up came just moments after a restart on lap 199.

NASCAR Camping World Truck - AAA Insurance 200
Dover International Speedway, Friday May 29th

  1. Brian Scott
  2. Dennis Setzer
  3. David Starr
  4. Jason White
  5. Johnny Sauter
  6. Matt Crafton
  7. Chad McCumbee
  8. Mike Skinner
  9. Kyle Busch
  10. Terry Cook

Brian Scott won his first ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in his 39th start Saturday at Dover International Speedway. Kyle Busch and Colin Braun were first and second when both crashed after their right front tires blew out at lap 184. Busch was able to finish the race, but Scott pulled ahead after the restart and led the final 14 laps.

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