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Brantley Gilbert makes his acting debut tonight on Nashville and he admits that he asked his new fiancee Jana Kramer for a little acting advice. Brantley isn’t the only one making his Nashville debut tonight. Look for Chris Young to appear as himself tonight too. Nashville airs tonight at 9 PM on ABC.
Hunter Hayes is playing out one of his favorite action figures in hopes for a few ACM New Male Vocalist votes. He’s up against Lee Brice and Brantley Gilbert for the fan voted award. Check out Hunter’s video now.
Vote for your favorite ACM New Artists here!
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After winning the past two seasons of The Voice, Blake Shelton has announced that Sheryl Crow will help guide Blake’s contestants during the fourth season of the hit show. The Voice is back March 25th on NBC.
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If you were hoping to meet Toby Keith during one of his Live In Overdrive Tour stops…you may have to think of another plan. According to Toby’s website, he’s cancelled all meet-and-greets on the road due to safety concerns.
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Jana Kramer is incredibly happy with the engagement ring Brantley Gilbert gave her when he proposed over the weekend. It’s a five-carat custom round cut diamond set in white gold with diamonds embedded in the band.
A special taping of CMT Crossroads is in order for Super Bowl XLVII! Journey and Rascal Flatts will join forces at the New Orleans Sugar Mill, where they’ll play together, swap stories and share their love of music. CMT Crossroads: Journey and Rascal Flatts will air February 2nd on CMT – the night before the Ravens take on the 49ers.
CELEBRITY SCOOP ...
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos List N.Y.C. Penthouse for $24.5 million
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are living the good life!
The couple have put their N.Y.C. penthouse on the market for a cool $24.5 million, according to real estate site Zillow.
Boasting a spacious rooftop terrace with an outdoor fireplace, the luxurious living space also has a private home gym, outdoor shower, five bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
BEYONCE: Lip Synced?
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Did Beyonce lip sync the national anthem at yesterday’s Inauguration?
It certainly looks that way, as the Times of London is claiming that despite her energetic performance, Bey was “lip-syncing to a pre-recorded backing track.” For evidence, the Times quotes a spokesman for the Marine Corps Band, who told says that it's “standard procedure to record a backing track, and Beyonce decided shortly before her performance to rely on the studio version rather than risk singing it live on the Capitol.”
If Beyonce did lip synch, it wouldn’t be the first time. Back in 2009 she came under criticism for allegedly lip syncing her Broadway tribute at the Oscars.
'IRON MAN 3' TO BE RELEASED IN IMAX 3D
IMAX corporation has announced that Iron Man 3 will be released in IMAX 3D format. The Marvel flick will hit theaters on April 25th internationally and on May 3rd domestically.
CNN brings back James Earl Jones' classic 'This is CNN' ID
In a symbolic gesture, new CNN president Jeff Zucker brought back the deep, melodic voice of James Earl Jones intoning "This is CNN" after several years' absence.
While this move will not exactly move the needle in terms of CNN's popularity as a network, it evokes warm memories of the network's heyday before Fox News came on the scene.
THE DAMMIT DOLL IS THE LATEST IN ANGER MANAGEMENT TOYS
Stuffed fabric dolls called "Dammit Dolls" are reportedly selling like hotcakes. The 12-inch doll is meant to be an "anger-release" tool but some psychologists have said the doll encourages aggressive and violent behavior. Nancy Lewis, the vice president of sales for Dammit Doll, LLC explains, "We're not out to solve the world's problems or make any statements, or promote anything except 'Here's a great doll.' It's a fun impulse item, and it makes people laugh when they pick it up and read the poem [that comes attached on the doll]. Everybody wants one. It's a feel-good item." One retailer selling the dolls at his store -- The Paper Merchant -- in Naples, Florida, said, "They're selling like crazy. It's a stupid thing, like a pet rock, that you get somebody when you don't know what else to give them. I don't think it's a violence thing really. They are definitely fun." The doll costs about $15. (NaplesNews.com)
Common home remedies for the flu might include chicken soup or hot tea, but what if it another home rememdy was something colder? A small-batch ice cream company claims they can cure the flu with their product called "Influenza Sorbet." Jeni's Splended Ice Creams says the cold concotion includes Maker's Mark bourbon, lemon, cayenne pepper, ginger, honey, and a small dose of pectin, which is found in cough drops. Company owner Jeni Britton Bauer says it eases sore throats and clears up nasal passages. (Fox News)