The Music City Minute ...
It was a Thanksgiving baby for Jake Owen and his wife Lacey! Olive Pearl Owen was born Thursday...but you can’t really call her a Turkey Baby though…she’s tiny! Just over six pounds!
Although the video for Carrie Underwood’s song “Two Black Cadillacs” doesn’t debut until January, we have your sneak peek right now. Can you say…creepy?
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Although Randy Houser didn’t write his latest hit, “How Country Feels”…he knew…he had to record it. Randy's record label president played it for him. Randy says the second he heard the chorus...he was hooked!
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Black Friday was a great excuse for many people to splurge on holiday shopping. Carrie Underwood; however…needs no excuse to shop. Her biggest weakness - MAKEUP!!!!!
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Shania Twain will kick off her Still the One show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on December 1st. See all of Shania's show dates by clicking her picture above...
LARRY HAGMAN DEAD AT 81
Larry Hagman died Friday of complications from throat cancer. He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, their two children and their grandchildren. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for.
In late 2011, Hagman, who had undergone a liver transplant in 1995, announced he had stage 2 throat cancer but had also signed on to star in the TNT reboot of Dallas. The show, which originally aired on CBS from 1978 to 1991, recently started filming its second season for the cable channel. Hagman's Dallas costars Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy were by his side at Medical City Dallas Hospital when he died.
DISCOVERY CHANNEL CANCELS 'DIRTY JOBS'
Discovery Channel has cancelled Dirty Jobs once it concludes it eighth season. The show's host, Mike Rowe, took some time on Thanksgiving to express his disappointment over the news and to thank all of the people involved with the show over the years.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES -- NOVEMBER 23-25
Psy's "Gangnam Style" Surpasses Justin Bieber's "Baby" as Most-Watched YouTube Video
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South Korean rapper Psy became the king of YouTube on Saturday, when his "Gangnam Style" video surpassed Justin Bieber's "Baby" as the most-watched clip in the history of the site. Bieber had been tops since July 2010, racking up more than 803,732,000 views, but Psy's music vid had been steadily creeping up on that record. Since being posted in July, the viral song-and-dance has earned 803,761,000 views -- and counting.
Psy's song previously set YouTube's record for the Most Liked video ever posted to the site, with more than 5.3 million "Likes" and just 323,000 "Dislikes" to Bieber's 1.4 million "Likes" and 3.1 million "Dislikes."
CRAZY NEWS ...
A seven-year-old girl suffering from leukemia is one of Oregon's youngest medical marijuana patients.
Her mother says she gives her daughter marijuana pills to combat the effects of chemotherapy, but her father, who lives in North Dakota, worries about the effects of the drug on her brain development.
Mykayla Comstock was diagnosed with leukemia last spring. Her mother treats her with a gram of cannabis oil daily, The Oregonian reported.
Mykayla's mother credits the drug for the leukemia's remission. "As a mother, I am going to try anything before she can potentially fall on the other side," said Erin Purchase, 25, who with her boyfriend administers Mykayla's cannabis.
The girl says the drug helps her eat and sleep but also makes her feel "funny."
"It helps me eat and sleep," Mykayla said. "The chemotherapy makes you feel like you want to stay up all night long."
Mykayla's father, who is divorced from the girl's mother, was so disturbed by his daughter's marijuana use that he contacted child welfare officials, police and her oncologist. The father, Jesse Comstock, said his concerns were prompted by a visit with Mykayla in August.
"She was stoned out of her mind," said Comstock, 26. "All she wanted to do was lay on the bed and play video games."
Comstock, who works in a North Dakota oil field, pays child support to Purchase and covers Mykayla's health insurance. He said he observed strange behavior during an August visit and took Mykayla to a private lab, where technicians detected THC levels of an adult daily marijuana user.
Gladstone police contacted the girl's mother, examined Mykayla's medical marijuana paperwork, then told Comstock there was little they could do.
Comstock, who used pot in the past, said he doesn't object to people over 16 using medical marijuana. But he worries about his daughter's well-being and the potential for addiction.
"She's not terminally ill," Comstock said. "She is going to get over this, and with all this pot, they are going to hinder her brain growth.
"It's going to limit her options in life because of the decisions her mother has made for her," he added.
Oregon law requires no monitoring of a child's medical marijuana use by a pediatrician.
The law instead invests authority in parents to decide the dosage, frequency and manner of a child's marijuana consumption.
Many doctors worry about introducing a child to marijuana when they say other drugs can treat pain and nausea more effectively. Purchase believes marijuana heals, and credits the drug for curing her stepfather's skin cancer.
She herself is an Oregon medical marijuana patient, and her boyfriend is Mykayla's grower. She is so convinced of the drug's safety that she consumed it during the pregnancy and while breastfeeding her second child.
When her symptoms are especially bad, Mykayla's mother and her mother's boyfriend will feed her cannabis-infused food. She's had up to 1.2 grams of cannabis oil in 24 hours, the rough equivalent of smoking 10 joints.
Purchase said Mykayla's first oncologist called the marijuana use "inappropriate." She has not informed her new oncologist about the treatment.
With marijuana, Purchase said her daughter has been able to fight past the chemotherapy and return to a sense of normalcy.
"She's like she was before," her mother said. "She's a normal kid."
WOMEN RUN LONGER AFTER DRINKING ALCOHOL THE NIGHT BEFORE
In an experiment that Runner's World magazine performed, females ran, on average, 22-percent longer the morning after drinking beer. Men did worse in the experiment- they ran 21-percent slower after drinking moderately the night before. Dr. Gig Leadbetter, who lead the experiement, says that women use and metabolize fuel sources differently than men. (Daily Mail)
The Ultimate Christmas Shopping Ripoff
Millions of Americans will be heading into shopping malls between now and Christmas, in search of gifts and bargains.
Financial experts are warning shoppers against the number one rip-off in the world – the retail store credit card.
Store employees have incentives and want you to open up new accounts. They offer a 10 percent or 15 percent discount on that first purchase – and it’s tempting. But financial planners urge customers to be careful.
Racking up debt through the holidays can be a budget buster. And, making matters worse, the interest rates on those store credit cards can be obscene.
If you look at the fine print, some of those cards are charging almost 30 percent interest. This means that, if you don't pay off your bills in full every month, you pay 28 percent more than the purchase price – twice as much as you would be charged on a typical credit card. That’s just crazy. (MoneyCrashers.com)