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If there’s one country artist that’s happy for the return of ABC’s Nashville – it’s Darius Rucker! He started watching when the series first started, and he loves the way it spotlights Music City! In fact...he even hopes to get a song on the show! With the release of Darius’ upcoming album True Believers, the show could have plenty to choose from! Look for it in stores a week from tomorrow!
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Brad Paisley will be putting on his political hat when he performs at the Kid’s Inaugural Concert this Saturday in Washington D.C.
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Jason Aldean will be making his first-ever appearance at New York's Madison Square Garden during his upcoming Night Train tour. Tickets for the March 2nd stop will go on sale this Friday via Ticketmaster.
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Good news for Taylor Swift fans – she’s back doing what she does best – making new music! She recently tweeted “Back in the studio, uh oh…”. For Taylor, new music is all about re-inventing ways to express feelings. I also included a pic of Taylor at last night's Golden Globe Awards.
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Thomas Rhett’s song “Beer With Jesus” shines light on one of the most influential people in his life and what he would say to the man upstairs if he ever had the chance. When it comes to musical influences…Thomas has had many…including Eric Church. He was also a huge Third Eye Blind fan growing up!
Britney Spears and Jason Trawick Split
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It's official: Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have called it quits. "Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have mutually agreed to end their one-year engagement," her rep Jeff Raymond told PEOPLE exclusively. "As two mature adults, they came to the difficult decision to go their separate ways while continuing to remain friends."
Spears and Trawick confirmed their parting in a statement her rep released to PEOPLE.
"Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement," Spears says in the statement. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends." Adds Trawick: "As this chapter ends for us a new one begins. I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever."
The news of the breakup comes on the same day that Spears announced she would not be returning to The X Factor.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES
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1. Zero Dark Thirty, $24 million
2. A Haunted House, $18.8 million
3. Gangster Squad, $16.7 million
4. Django Unchained, $11 million
5. Les Miserables, $10.1 million
6. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, $9 million
8. Parental Guidance, $6.1 million
9. Texas Chainsaw 3-D, $5.1 million
10. Silver Linings Playbook, $5 million
Scheana Marie "Ended Things" With Eddie Cibrian After He Was Caught Cheating With LeAnn Rimes
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In a new interview with Us Weekly, Scheana Marie… the 27-year-old Vanderpump Rules star clarifies the timeline of her romance with Eddie Cibrian. Scheana, unknowingly dated Cibrian while he was still married to Brandi Glanville and having an affair with LeAnn Rimes.
"It was just a mess. I ended things there, I stopped talking to him, and I've never talked to him again," she says. "This is such old news. It was so long ago."
COUPLE WHO MET ON FACEBOOK BECAUSE THEY SHARE THE SAME NAME GETS DIVORCED:
A man and women who met on Facebook because they have the same first and last name are divorcing. Kelly Hildebrandt and Kelly Hildebrandt, who have been married for more than three years, cited "irreconcilable differences" in the filing. Male Kelly commented, "We gave it our best shot... She's a Florida girl, and I'm a Texas guy. We really did come from pretty different worlds." The two initially started talking when a bored Kelly -- the female -- searched her own name in Facebook and reached out to Kelly with the message: "Hi. We had the same name. Thought it was cool." (New York Daily News)
BEER: Grog for Your Dog
How about some ice-cold hooch for your pooch? Man's best friend can now be man's best drinking buddy – thanks to an Oregon brewer who's created a non-alcoholic beer for dogs called Dawg Grog.
Daniel Keeton has created a nutritional and non-alcoholic beer that his dog Lola Jane loves to drink. It contains vegetable broth, water and discarded grain that was used to make real beer. If you think your furry friend would like it too, go ahead and get some at DawgGrog.com. (NY Daily News)
FIVE SURPRISING WAYS TO PREVENT THE FLU:
1) Practice "respiratory etiquette." It's the new catchphrase used by hospitals and other professional healthcare facilities, and it's pretty much an updated version of the old common sense rules: Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm soap and water, especially before eating, etc., plus interesting new info about disinfecting surfaces (cold and flu germs can live for HOURS outside the body) and be sure not to share ANYTHING, even towels, with someone who's sick.
2) Gargle with warm salt water. People who gargle with water a few times a day are one-third less likely to catch colds; salt and warm water once you're already sick helps clear the virus out of your throat.
3) Drink hot tea with honey and lemon. Again, old common sense wisdom backed up by modern science -- hot drinks "stimulate digestion, ease cold and flu symptoms, and give your immune system an extra kick," honey (particularly darker varieties) has such strong antimicrobial properties it's been shown to reduce risk of flu infection, and lemon adds Vitamin C and antioxidants.
4) Use a nasal spray or neti pot. These work the same way gargling does.
5) Try brewer's yeast. Apparently sprinkling a teaspoon of brewer's yeast on your food every day can really boost the heck out of your immune system. (The Stir)
STANDING THREE HOURS PER DAY COULD HAVE GREAT HEALTH EFFECTS!!!
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If you plan on standing...maybe you can use one of THESE...
THE EIGHT BEST EXCUSES FOR AVOIDING EXERCISE
1) "It's too cold/stormy/snowy to go to the gym." Go online. Having a couple fitness-friendly apps at the ready ensures you'll always be ready to work out. Some to look for: Nike Training Club, which offers free workouts with rewards -- in the form of new workouts by celebrity trainers -- being issued the more you use it.
2) "I can't afford an expensive gym membership." There are plenty of ways to cut costs and still have access to amazing fitness classes. First, check daily deal sites like LivingSocial.com for offers to boot camps, yoga classes and other offerings in your area. Second, see what local athletic stores have to offer. For example, the national chains Athleta and Lululemon have complimentary in-store yoga classes, running clubs and other offerings
3) "I don't have time." More and more research has found that when it comes to working out, a little goes a long way. In fact, a study from the
4) "I feel self-conscious" New workout clothes flatter your body, wick away sweat so you stay dry and are cute enough to wear on an errand run. The key is to find ones that fit your particular body shape. For example, Hourglass shapes can rock halter-style tops and cropped capri pants with rouching, while Circle shapes look good sporting loosely-draped tops paired with colorful, fitted leggings that show off their slim gams.
5) "I'm bored with my exercise routine." Try a new class, such as SurfSet at Crunch gyms where core work is done on a surfboard-like contraption on springs, or Animal Flow at Equinox, where you spend the class moving through a challenging, body weight-based routine inspired by the way animals move in the wild. If it sounds like recess, that's the point.
6) "I can't get motivated." A friend who's also into fitness is key -- you'll be less likely to flake on hitting the gym when you know she's holding a bike for you at spin class. Another option: Try a virtual trainer. Wello.co is a new fitness service that sets you up with a certified trainer via a live, two-way web cam. Sessions begin at $19 for 30 minutes or $35 for 60 minutes, and trainers will work with you to set up a workout plan for the days you're not meeting online.
7) "I have little ones at home and don't want to get a babysitter." Mom and baby fitness classes, ranging from baby boot camp to yoga and Pilates are popping up around the country. Bringing a whole new meaning to "baby weight," these classes often have you incorporating your infant into key exercises. Search for classes near you, such asMommy and Me Fitness and Stroller Strides or look for "Mommy and Me" fitness videos on YouTube.
8) "I travel too much." In the past, working out at a hotel meant hoping you could snag a spot at the one rusty treadmill in the so-called "fitness center." Nowadays, an increasing number of hotels are making exercise amenities just as essential as Wifi. Kimpton hotels offer on-demand fitness videos. Sheraton hotels offer a workout in a bag, complete with a mat, resistance bands and workout cards that offer circuit suggestions. And Westin hotels offer in-room video workouts and allow you to rent New Balance gear, eliminating the need to shove your sneakers into your over-stuffed suitcase.
FINISH LINE gets a THUMBS UP from me!!!
I ordered these shoes for Cooper for Christmas...
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What we GOT...Looked like THIS...
So I took them into a Finish Line store yesterday. I was fully expecting to have to REALLY argue with them to fix the problem. THEY WERE FANTASTIC! So helpful! So kind! We're getting a new pair shipped to us today! Thank you, Finish Line! You made my day!!!