The Music City Minute ...
Kenny Chesney is keeping his touring legacy alive…as he has announced his upcoming No Shoes Nation tour. The run will mark 20 years of touring for Kenny. Kenny has carefully pieced this tour together, keeping YOU in mind every step of the way.
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Trace Adkins will appear at the 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. Watch the parade on Thanksgiving morning starting at 8 AM!
Miranda Lambert turns 29 this weekend and it sounds like she’ll be taking it semi-easy! She's spending the weekend at home in Oklahoma getting ready to open her Pink Pistol boutique.
Jake Owen is on fire…and he’s selling out venues left and right on the CMT on Tour. He’s already set the record for the most consecutive sold-out shows in the tour’s history. Jake’s goal is to keep the crowd wanting to come back for more!
CMA Country Christmas will air December 20th, 22nd and 23rd on ABC. Jennifer Nettles will host the special, which will feature songs and stories from Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, The Band Perry, Keith Urban and more!
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Luke Bryan scored his sixth #1 hit this week with “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”. “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” is the third #1 song from Luke’s Tailgates and Tanlines album.
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Taylor Swift’s latest single is called “Begin Again”. Taylor sold another 344,000 Red albums this week bringing the grand total to 1.5 million …in just two weeks.
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If it looks like Zac Brown is shrinking…he is! Zac is sticking to a food regimen of raw veggies, raw fruits and raw nuts. What’s his cheat food? Yep. You guessed it. Sushi.
BROOKE BURKE: I Have Thyroid Cancer
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Dancing With the Stars co-host Brooke Burke reveals in an online video that she's been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Brooke says she's scheduled to have to have thyroid surgery and insists that she's "going to make a positive out of this negative thing."
The Carrie Diaries Premiere Date Announced
The highly anticipated midseason CW show, The Carrie Diaries, finally has its premiere date. The show will make its debut on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at 8 PM. The Carrie Diaries is a prequel of sorts to HBO’s Sex and the City and features a 1980s Carrie Bradshaw and the first love of her life: Manhattan. Fellow CW show 90210 will move to 9 PM when the freshman series premieres.
Taylor & Conor: Ex-Couple May Reunite At RFK Gala
Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy broke things off weeks ago, but her love for the Kennedy family is still burning strong. Things may not be over for the couple, who dated for only three months, as the two are likely to run into each other at the RFK Gala on Dec. 4.
Swift is still in contact with Conor, and she's remained very close to the Kennedy family, who have publicly professed their adoration for her as well. It's been reported that Swift's hectic schedule promoting her new album, "Red," was one of the reasons the couple decided to spilt. The gala could be the meeting they need to start their romance off again, if Conor is able to leave Deerfield Academy -- since it'll be a school night after all.
TMZ reported that the pop star still plans on going through with the $4.5 million real estate deal she signed off on over the summer for a mansion close to the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Mass -- right across the street from Ethel, who said, when asked if Swift is Kennedy material, "We should be so lucky."
Gabrielle Giffords Shooter Jared Loughner Sentenced to Life in Prison
Jared Loughner, the man who killed six people and wounded 13 – including Gabrielle Giffords – in a 2011 shooting spree outside of a Tuscon, Ariz., grocery store, was sentenced on Thursday to seven consecutive life terms and 140 years in prison without parole.
"Her life has been forever changed ... immeasurably altered," Giffords's husband, retired astronaut, Mark Kelly, said in court on Thursday with his wife by his side. "Every day is a continual struggle to do those things she was once so ... good at."
On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said that six of Loughner's life sentences represent the six slain victims, and one represents the attempted assassination of Giffords, according to CNN.
Kenya mom names newborn twins Obama and Romney
In a town near Obama's father's rural village, newborn twins have been named Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, as other single boys are named after the president.
The election has triggered a new generation of Barack Obamas and one Mitt Romney, with parents in Kenya
At a General Hospital
Millicent Owuor, 20, named her newly born twins Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, saying she dubbed the first twin Barack and the second one Mitt to mirror the results of the election.
Another mother, who named her baby after the president, said she wanted her newborn to grow up to have the same successful traits as Obama.
Obama has been elevated to rock-star status in the East African nation, which named a beer, "President," after him during the 2008 election.
The name Barack means "blessed," and Obama was the given name of the president's great-grandfather, which became his grandfather's surname.
Walmart's 'Black Friday' to Start 2 Hours Earlier
Last year Black Friday became Black Midnight. This year, Walmart is instituting Black Thanksgiving Dessert Hour. That's right: The store's doors will open at 8pm on Thanksgiving, a full two hours earlier than they opened last year, reports the Wall Street Journal. And in a bid to ensure bargain-hunters show up (and perhaps prevent riots), it's offering a guarantee on three items between 10pm and 11pm: Shop during that hour, and you'll be able to buy these three items (or get a raincheck if they're sold out):
•iPad 2 with WiFi for $399 plus a $74 Walmart gift card
•Emerson 32-inch LCD TV for $148 (normally $228)
•LG Blu-ray Disc player for $38 (a nearly 50% savings)
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