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Carrie Underwood will be introduced to a brand new audience, as her duet with Aerosmith called “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” has been shipped to rock radio stations. For Carrie…it was an opportunity she couldn’t turn down! The song can be found on Aerosmith's new album, Music From Another Dimension.
Jana Kramer and Brantley Gilbert got engaged a week ago at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. He actually proposed thirty feet away from the spot that Johnny and June Cash met. The couple has already selected a wedding date. Apparently the two narrowed it down to one of two weekends they had off this year. But – you guessed it – they aren’t telling anybody.
Jake Owen’s father Steve is being treated at the Mayo Clinic. He had cancer surgery on his neck. Jake visited his dad on Friday and tweeted that he’s doing great.
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Eric Church had originally planned to take most of 2013 off…but then he got the call from Kenny Chesney. It was a no brainer to go out on the road with Kenny this year. Eric will be doing about 15 shows on Kenny's No Shoes Nation tour.
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Taylor Swift is partnering with Diet Coke. It looks like Taylor will take part in an ad campaign for the soft drink and in turn, Diet Coke will have some sponsorship roles in her upcoming tour.
'LINCOLN' AND '30 ROCK' TAKE HOME SAG AWARDS
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The 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held on Sunday (January 27th) and the stars came out despite many of them fighting off the flu.
Even though they failed to take home the trophy for ensemble comedy, 30 Rock stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin brought home statues for acting in a television comedy. It was Alec's eighth win for portraying Jack Donaghy. Even though the cast of Modern Family beat them out in the Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Comedy Series category, cast member Jesse Tyler Ferguson took a moment in his speech to acknowledge the amazing work of the actors on the departing sitcom.
On the film side, Nicole Kidman kicked off the night announcing the first category -- Best Actor in Supporting Role -- which went to Lincoln's Tommy Lee Jones who was not in attendance to accept his award. Daniel Day-Lewis also earned another trophy for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln. It was Argo, however, which took the win for Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture.
Downton Abbey was up against some of the most critically acclaimed shows on television but ultimately reigned supreme in Outstanding Ensemble In A Drama Series. It was the show's first nomination and win at SAG.
Alec Baldwin presented Dick Van Dyke with the Life Achievement Award.
Danica says she's dating Stenhouse
Danica Patrick's personal life is no longer a secret - she's dating a fellow driver.
Patrick revealed to The Associated Press she and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are a couple, ending widespread speculation about the nature of their relationship.
''I have a boyfriend, his name is Richard,'' she said during an exclusive telephone interview with AP.
''I think I am just finally excited to tell someone about this,'' Patrick laughed, sounding almost giddy as she said the two-time Nationwide champion's middle name is Lynn
The couple waited until the end of Charlotte Motor Speedway's weeklong annual media tour to go public with their relationship, which started as a friendship as they raced each other the last two seasons in the Nationwide Series. Stenhouse became a mentor of sorts to the 30-year-old Patrick, who left IndyCar after the 2011 season to make the full-time switch to NASCAR.
''We are dating, and I know there's been a bit of a runaround this week at the media days and poor Ricky got grilled (with questions),'' she said. ''It was out of respect to NASCAR, to all the manufacturers, the new cars, the teams, the sponsors, just to allow the news of the day to be about racing and not let anything interfere with that. So, it's Friday now, so that's why we waited until the end of the week to be up front about each other.''
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES
1. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, $19 million
2. Mama, $12.8 million
3. Silver Linings Playbook, $10 million
4. Zero Dark Thirty, $9.8 million
5. Parker,$7 million
6. Django Unchained, $5 million
7. Movie 43, $5 million
8. Gangster Squad, $4.2 million
9. Broken City, $4 million
10. Les Miserables, $3.9 million
WEIRD NEWS ...
Man assaulted with jar of olives
Police in Athens-Clarke County
The Athens Banner-Herald reports 49-year-old Tammie Elaine Johnson has been charged with aggravated assault. Police say they found the man she struck with the glass jar bleeding from a cut near his eye.
A police report says they victim told them Johnson was angry with him because he wouldn't give her money to buy crack cocaine.
The fight broke out at an Athens
Work stress and toll from weekend partying means women look their oldest at exactly 3:30pm on Wednesdays (while Thursday is the time for romance and Friday is fun day)
- One in 10 women find Wednesday to be the most stressful day of the week
- 60 per cent say that Friday is their happiest day
- Almost 50 per cent of women indulge in alcohol at the weekend
- The average woman gets six hours and 43 minutes sleep per night
Women look their oldest at 3.30pm every Wednesday, a new study reveals.
This is when energy levels plummet, work stress is at a peak and the effects of any weekend late nights finally kick in.
The research shows one in ten women (12 per cent) find Wednesday the most stressful day in a typical week.
But they reveal Thursday is the day they are most likely to have sex.
It gives them a youthful rosy glow which could contribute to why women feel so happy on a Friday - 60 per cent name it as their happiest day.
A quarter of women feel stressed several times a week - while one in five (19 per cent) admit they will work through Wednesday's lunch hour.
WHY DO WE WANT TO SQUEEZE CUTE THINGS?
If you just want to squeeze your new puppy because it's so cute there's actually a psychological reason why you have that urge. New research presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology's annual meeting finds that seeing something cute actually brings out aggression in us. For their research, scientists had about 100 people look at pictures of animals classified as cute, funny and neutral photos of fluffy puppies. The participants then rated how they felt about the pictures by agreeing with statements such as "I just can't handle it!" Scientists found the cuter the animal the more aggressive the response was from participants. Study leader Rebecca Dyer of