The Music City Minute ...
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Hunter Hayes is up for Best New Artist, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Album at this year’s Grammy Awards. See if Hunter takes home a Grammy award…or two…or three - when the 55th Annual Grammy Awards airs live this Sunday at 7 PM on CBS.
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Gary Allan’s Set You Free album is on top of the country music charts for the second consecutive week. While this is Gary's ninth studio album, he approached this one differently than past projects. And obviously...it's paying off for him. Pick up a copy of Set You Free - in stores now.
According to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton – Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift are at odds. A source close to the Grammy’s has said the two are to be kept as far apart as possible. A friend of Taylor's said Taylor feels Carrie is always rude to her, so she steers clear of her. WOWZA.
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Miranda Lambert’s feisty new song, “Mama’s Broken Heart” was co-written by Kacey Musgraves. Miranda actually asked Kacey if she could record the song the at her rehearsal dinner the night before she married Blake Shelton. Miranda shot the video for “Mama’s Broken Heart” yesterday.
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Jake Owen likes to get the stamp of approval from one person in particular when it comes to new music – and that's his wife, Lacey. Jake says Lacey has no problem telling him what she likes and what she doesn't like.
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Kenny Chesney doesn’t kick off his No Shoes Nation tour until March 16th, but he and his crew are already getting ready for it. Next week – the band will report to an undisclosed location to begin rehearsals for what promises to be Kenny’s biggest tour to date.
CELEBRITY SCOOP ...
Mario Lopez Runs in His Underwear After Losing Super Bowl Bet
Mario Lopez is making a mad dash for leers and laughs!
The star had to tackle quite the, ahem, cheeky task after losing a Super Bowl bet against Extra cohost Maria Menounos, in which he predicted that the 49ers would bring it home.
They didn't, and so it was time for payback.
The buff 39-year-old stripped down to nothing but his purple skivvies and sneakers, strapped on a Ravens helmet and streakedthrough Los Angeles' outdoor mall The Grove, making a quick run around the entire promenade.
"See? A man of my word!" Lopez quipped afterward as he bundled up in a black robe against the chilly weather.
So much for Beyoncé's electrifying Super Bowl performance: Looks like Lopez has dibs on the real halftime show.
CBS: No Breasts, Butts, or Privates at the Grammys
In what is sure to be a futile move, CBS is warning Grammys performers and presenters not to bare any breasts, buttocks, or genitalia while onscreen, reports Deadline. The network's Standard and Practice department sent out a "Wardrobe Advisory" in advance of Sunday's awards ceremony that includes quite a few unintentionally hilarious lines:
- "Thong type costumes are problematic."
- "Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack."
- "Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples."
- "Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible 'puffy' bare skin exposure."
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Star Mama June Loses Over 100 Lbs.
You better redneckognize Mama June's weight loss!
The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch says she has shed more than 100 lbs. – without dieting or ever setting foot in a gym, TMZ reports.
"I haven't done any surgeries ... no diet pills ... never went to the gym," June says. "But with the show I've been more active."
WEIRD NEWS ...
John and Ann Betar of Connecticut
The Betars will be presented with the honor and gifts at their granddaughter's home in Fairfield
"It is truly an honor and a privilege to recognize John and Ann Betar for their commitment to marriage," said Ron and Judy Pekny, the United States Ecclesial Team for WWME. "We are looking forward to personally recognizing them on Feb. 9th in their hometown of Fairfield," they added. The Peknys serve with Fr. Rocky Grimard, as the U.S.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter says the longest married couple is based on nominations, so there may be others who have been married longer.
John is 101 years old and Ann is 97. The two grew up as neighbors in Bridgeport
The Betars lived across the street from each other and John used to drive Ann to school in his Ford Roadster. Ann was supposed to marry someone else in a marriage pre-arranged by her father, but the two eloped and went off to Harrison, N.Y.
Pizza Hut Reveals New Mystery Menu Item
Pizza Hut has released the Big Pizza Slider, and they're available now.
The boxes of sliders are $10 for nine sliders, or $5 for three, and come with whatever toppings you want. Don't be fooled by their palm-sized size, though, there are 260 calories in each slider, about the same amount as in a slice of pizza.