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Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are just a handful of stars who will celebrate Bruce Springsteen as the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year. The special event will celebrate Bruce’s artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work. Since Bruce Springsteen is known for putting his soul into his music…it’s fitting that Kenny Chesney would be one of the ones to highlight him. The show will take place February 8th in L.A…just two days before the Grammy Awards.
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He said he wouldn’t do it…but Jason Aldean will make his acting debut in the movie Sweetwater. It’s a Western set in the late 1800’s and also stars January Jones and Ed Harris. Sweetwater will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.
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Congrats to Eric Church. He’s the only country artist on The New York Times list of Best Concerts of 2012.
Little Big Town's recent album, Tornado, has just been certified Gold for sales over half a million. Karen Fairchild admits that the group went into the recording process a little different for this album. She says they knew they wanted to record something completely different than anything they had ever done before - they were nervous...but excited to see what would happen.
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Have you broken your New Year’s resolution yet? Kip Moore hasn’t…because he didn’t make one. Kip says he tries to better himself all year long - everyday. He's never made a resolution...and he doesn't plan on making one anytime soon.
CELEBRITY STUFF ...
Jennifer Garner named celebrity Mother of the Year
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Jennifer Garner, 40, not only remains an A-list actress and looks amazing without makeup -- but she's now also being recognized as an incredible mother to her three kids with Ben Affleck, Violet, 7, Seraphina, 3, and Samuel, 10 months.
The woman who has it all was just crowned Today's Parent Magazine's Celebrity Mother of the Year, where according to the popular mag, she won by "a landslide." The magazine lists obvious reasons such as how Jennifer appears relatable yet still "gorgeous and put-together," but they also note her honesty about being overwhelmed and exhausted as a mother of three, specifically her surprisingly candid admission to Conan O'Brien in August that she's done having kids.
Kris Allen Safe After New Year’s Day Car Accident
(Photo: Twitter/Kimberly Allen)
Season 8 “American Idol” winner Kris Allen and his pregnant wife are fortunately safe and sound after being involved in a head-on car accident on Wednesday morning. But with the bad news came some good news as well – Allen tweeted that he and his wife are also expecting their first child together.
Kris’ mom, Kimberly Allen, exclusively told Yahoo! Music that Kris is "in a lot of pain" but currently at home resting.
Julianne Hough: I Was Physically Abused as a Child
When Julianne Hough was 10 years old, she lived in London,
away from her parents in Utah, studying dance.
That's when the abuse began, she says.
"I was abused, mentally, physically, everything," she says in Cosmopolitan's February issue, on newsstands Jan. 8.
While attending the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Arts, she says the adults around her took advantage of her being without parental supervision: "I was 10 years old looking like I was 28, being a very sensual dancer."
"I was a tormented little kid who had to put on this sexy façade because that was my job and my life," she adds. "But my heart was the same, and I was this innocent little girl. I wanted so much love."
The actress, now 24, says the abuse became worse "when I started hitting puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl."
Her classmates included future Dancing with the Stars pros Mark Ballas and Julianne's brother Derek Hough, both also children at the time.They had formed their own pop music group when Julianne was 12 performing in the U.S. and the U.K.
Hough declines to say who abused her or provide other details.
"I'm a very forgiving person, and I don't want to hurt anybody," she says. "What's past is past."
But the painful emotions surfaced during filming of her latest movie, Safe Haven, opening Feb. 14, about a girl who survives an abusive ex-boyfriend and accepts the love of a widower, played by Josh Duhamel.
During one particularly difficult scene, she says, "I went from bawling to containing to laughing to crying again. Josh was crying. I think it was the most therapeutic moment of my life."
As for her own love life, Hough says that she and boyfriend Ryan Seacrest work to find time for each other around their busy schedules.
"We love what we do," she says. "We take pride in giving it our all, but then when we're alone, we really focus in on going to dinners and being extra-romantic and affectionate and just being there for each other."
Man jailed in theft of $1.29 Honey Bun
An 18-year-old man was jailed in Brevard County
Brandon Phillips was arrested on misdemeanor charges of retail petit theft, resisting arrest without violence and resisting in the recovery of merchandise.
According to Palm Bay
A store manager told police that he witnessed the theft and confronted Phillips, who fled on a bicycle.
Palm Bay police, using a K-9, found Phillips in a wooded lot on
The Honey Bun was not located.
WHAT'S THE FASTEST WAY TO GET RID OF A BAD MOOD?
According to a new study published in Psychology Science, writing down your negative thoughts and throwing them in the garbage can erase your bad mood. Lead researcher, Dr. Richard Petty, a professor at The Ohio State University, says for the experiment 83 people were asked to write down thoughts on their body image, then throw them away or keep them. They then had to rate their bodies. Petty says people who kept their papers were more likely to rate their bodies in accordance with what they wrote, and those who trashed their paper saw no change in how they rated their bodies. Petty says just as the mind controls the body, your body can control your mind. (Women's Health)
Polaroid to Open 'Fotobar' Store to Print Digital Images
Polaroid thinks there's money to be made in all those photos stored on people's smartphones. It plans to open its first bricks-and-mortar "Fotobar" store next month in Florida—a place where people can transfer images to a work-station, tweak them to their heart's desire, print them out on a fancy material (bamboo, for one), then pick a frame, reports the Next Web. The company plans to have 10 such stores in place around the country this year.
"The idea is to make the digital and often forgettable images stored on your smartphone feel like works of art again," writes Nick Summers. "Something which you would want to share with friends or hang in your house or office." The rise of apps such as Instagram and the "analogue aesthetic" is helping bring Polaroid back into vogue again, he adds. "But with online competitors and a fairly niche product, it's a somewhat risky endeavor," writes Adi Robertson at the Verge.