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Hunter Hayes is the top country nominee for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. He received three nominations each during last night’s Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Hunter is up for Best New Artist, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Album. Eric Church and Taylor Swift each picked up two nominations. Dierks Bentley is thrilled about his Best Country Solo Performance nomination for his song “Home”. But the real highlight of his night last night was performing a song called “Jackson” during the Johnny Cash tribute with The Band Perry. See a full list of country nominees for the The 55th Annual Grammy Awards below– then watch to see who wins February 10th on CBS.
Record of the Year
Best New Artist
Best Country Solo Performance
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Best Country Song
Best Country Album
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Love and Theft is preparing for a new addition to the group, as band member Eric Gunderson is expecting his first child. He and his wife, Emily announced yesterday that they’re expecting a baby boy.
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Justin Moore revealed that he’s hitting the road in March for his own headlining tour. No opening acts have been announced yet…nor has a name for his 2013 tour. Stay tuned for details.
Rascal Flatts and Hayden Panettiere are a force to be reckoned with as they co-host this year’s CMT Artists of the Year special. Hayden became famous as the cheerleader on the popular hit series Heroes. Now she plays Julliette Barnes on
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Channing Tatum Wants a Break from Acting in 2013
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Channing Tatum, 32, who starred in five movies in 2012 alone, and has four more on deck for the year ahead, tells EW.com that he's not quitting acting but hopes to take some time away next year to work on directing projects with his production partner Reid Carolin, a screenwriter.
Pregnant Jessica Simpson's Weight Watchers Deal Is in Jeopardy!
A source says execs are livid that their new spokeswoman, 32, got pregnant just seven months after welcoming daughter Maxwell. "They're furious at Jessica," says the source of the star, who has a $4 million deal to shed to the pounds.
The source adds, "She was already on thin ice with them since she didn't lose enough for a the first ad, when they had to shoot from the waist up."
As a result, Simpson's second campaign -- celebrating a 70-pound loss -- may not air. "They don't think it can run," the source explains. "No one wants to hear about a pregnant woman dieting." (A Simpson pal counters that the ads will see the light of day: "It was Weight Watchers' idea to shoot her from the waist up the first time.")
BRANDI GLANVILLE SLAMS LEANN RIMES
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Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville appears to be waging war against LeAnn Rimes and her ex-husband Eddie Cibrian. Glanville shared all of her feelings during an interview with Us Weekly.
A seemingly innocent tweet from LeAnn proclaiming her excitement to be taking a trip with "her boys" did not sit well with Brandi who responded by posting, "Someone is trying 2 get under my skin by calling MY children "her boys" Sooo transparent! They R MY boys, Eddie Boys, and ur step-sons...4 now" This also led Brandi to spill the beans to Us Weekly about what has been going on in the family. She feels her children are in danger and that LeAnn is unstable. One of her sons reportedly fell ill after consuming one of LeAnn's laxatives and a video surfaced of Brandi's son riding a bike on a busy street, with no training wheels or helmet, with Rimes behind him.
Glanville says one of the most frustrating details is that she is forced to take these family matters public because LeAnn and Eddie refuse to communicate with her.
She also said she will not get any lawyers involved because she can't afford one at the moment and she wants her kids to see their father.
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AUSSIE RADIO SHOW PRANKS KATE MIDDLETON'S HOSPITAL
A spokesperson for the hospital confirmed the Tuesday (December 4th) prank call in a statement, saying, "This call was transferred through to a ward and a short conversation was held with one of the nursing staff. King Edward VII's Hospital deeply regrets this incident." The radio station, 2Day FM, has since apologized "for any inconvenience caused by the inquiry."
Majority of Americans Now Support Legalization of Marijuana
In the wake of voters in Colorado and Washington last month becoming the first states to approve recreational use of marijuana -- although it remains illegal under federal law -- a new Quinnipiac University poll out Wednesday (December 5th) found that a majority of Americans now think the rest of the country should follow their example. The survey found 51 percent of those surveyed favoring legalization, with 44 percent opposed, but there were significant divisions based on gender and age. Among men, legalization was backed 59 percent to 36 percent, while woman were opposed, 52 percent to 44 percent. Looking at age, two-thirds of those under 29 supported legalization, while a majority of those over 65 were against it. Quinnipiac pollster Peter Brown said, "It seems likely, however, that given the better than 2-1 majority among younger voters, legalization is just a matter of time."
FACEBOOK "DEFRIENDTION" APP NOW AVAILABLE
A new app allows you to post a public note to your friends' Facebook wall, timeline, and news feed that informs them of what they have done to offend you. It's called the "Defriendtion" app, and to use it you add it to your Facebook account and then fill out a form. The form allows one to call-out the offender, say why you found their post offensive, and put them on "notice" for a period of time.
The way it works is this: first you add the app to your Facebook account, then you can fill out an "evidence sheet" against your friend. Here's what it looks like: