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Dierk’s Bentley is once again a nominee at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. He’s up for Best Country Solo Performance. He’s been nominated about a dozen times already…but so far…the famous trophy has never made its way into Dierk’s hands. I know he'll make it on stage at least once, though. He’s scheduled to perform with Miranda Lambert. Check out the Grammy’s Sunday night at 7 PM on CBS.
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Taylor Swift has no romantic plans for Valentine’s Day. She plans to either be rehearsing for her Red tour…OR…just hanging out with her closest friends.
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Little Big Town and the Eli Young Band formed a tight bond out on the road together last year. Both bands are up for Best Country Duo or Group at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
Kelly Clarkson promises to not turn into “bridezilla” when it comes to her upcoming wedding to Reba’s step-son Brandon Blackstock. Kelly graces the cover and discusses her upcoming wedding in the newest issue of People magazine. Pick up a copy on newsstands now.
Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly are looking to unload their West Coast digs. They’ve listed their Pacific Palisades home for just under $3 million. Brad, Kimberly and their two little boys spend the majority of their time at their Franklin, Tennessee farm.
If you haven’t picked up Tim McGraw’s newly released Two Lanes of Freedom album, one song will make you want to grab a copy! Tim collaborated with both Taylor Swift and Keith Urban on the song “Highway Don’t Care”. Tim wanted to make sure Keith’s guitar skills and Taylor'svoice were both on the track.
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Kip Moore has been on a few unforgettable tours…and now…he can add Toby Keith to the list! Kip will serve as the sole opening act on Toby’s upcoming Hammer Down tour. Kip’s holding his own as a headliner too. He’s managed to sellout 7 headlining show so far this year.
CELEBRITY SCOOP ...
SIMON COWELL HOPES TO LAUNCH FOOD REALITY SHOW IN U.S.
Fox seems to have a lot of faith in Simon Cowell's ability to spin reality TV into gold. The network is in talks to pick up an American adaptation of Cowell's new UK show called Food, Glorious Food!
The cooking show features a crew travelling around the country trying to find unique recipes for dishes to sell in a high-end supermarket with winners receiving a cash prize. An insider tells Radar Online, "It's a pretty easy formula to translate to U.S. audiences, it's a little bit like Antiques Roadshow meets Top Chef... and Simon believes it could really take off."
The series has yet to premiere in the UK but Simon is reportedly eyeing a U.S. premiere in 2014.
JOHN MAYER: "I Was a Jerk"
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John Mayer has finally revealed what caused him to say stupid things about his ex-girlfriends in interviews.
"I was just a jerk," the singer admitted in a sit-down with CBS Sunday Morning, set to air on Sunday.
John, who's currently dating Katy Perry, made headlines in 2010 when he referred to his ex Jessica Simpson as "sexual napalm" in a Playboy interview. His other exes include Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Minka Kelly.
John is recovering from vocal-cord surgery and says he's looking to turn over a new leaf as he prepares to return to the stage for the first time in two years. In the interview, he said, "It's very liberating when you finally realize it's impossible to make everyone like you. I wanted everybody to like me. I thought I was one shuck and jive away in every direction."
'AMERICAN IDOL' HOLLYWOOD WEEK CONTINUES
Last night (February 7th) on American Idol, Hollywood week continued with solo performances from the male contestants.
The show began with a very nervous 22-year-old Paul Jolley. After his performance judge Nicki Minaj stated "You walked out so defeated and that really irritated me. It's such a turn off". Despite the nervousness he did advance to the next round. Matheus Fernandes sang Kelly Clarksons "Stronger". "I felt like everytime you perform you would sort of making reference to your height. Sometimes things can go from being inspiring to becoming you wanting a pity party" said Minaj. Fernandes was eliminated.
19-year-old Papa Peachez also performed. Nicki did not like his performance and said "I'm pretty sure that flame has burned out. I'm so disappointed". He did not move forward in the competition. US Navy seaman Micah Johnson sang "I Told You So" by Randy Travis. "We all know how talented you are but... for this round, it's not going to work" said judge Mariah Carey. He was sent home.
WEIRD NEWS ...
Student, 22, Wins Huge Prize For 25th Billion iTunes Download
A 22-year-old Economics student from
"I was very surprised to hear the news," Luepke told Reuters, "I woke up this morning and had an email from Apple saying I had the 25 billionth download.In fact, I didn't quite believe it at first. It's a new feeling for me." Phillip came across the dance track while at a disco last Saturday night, using the song-identification application Shazam to look up its name before downloading it the following evening. Luepke says he will celebrate winning the 10,000 euros iTunes gift voucher by enjoying a few beers with friends.
Apple launched the iTunes store in April 2003 and has averaged around 15,000 song downloads each minute. The store has a catalogue of more than 26 million songs from 119 countries.
1. Try commercial-break yoga. If you've been parked in front of the TV all winter, deepening that groove in your couch, your circulation has slowed a bit. That'll make you chilly, so get the blood flowing again by doing a simple yoga pose during the commercials, or whenever, says Timothy McCall, M.D., a board-certified internist and the author of Yoga as Medicine. His favorite pose for firing up your internal heater? The cobra. Here's how to do it: Lie facedown on the floor with your palms near your chest. Push up, lifting your head, shoulders, and chest, pulling your shoulder blades down and together. Hold for 2 seconds, then lower yourself to the carpet again. After a few reps, you should feel toastier.
2. Don't be a mouth-breather. Just inhaling and exhaling through the nose filters the air and warms it, which can help your whole body feel toastier, McCall says. Inhale for four seconds, hold your breath for four seconds, then exhale for four seconds, and repeat a few more times. Who needs a blanket?
3. Put on a vest. Ever wonder why your hands and feet get so darn cold? "The body always sacrifices the extremities to maintain the heat of the core--the heart and lungs," says David Rakel, M.D., director of integrative medicine at the University of Wisconsin
4. Brew a better tea. The most warming of all warming drinks: ginger tea. Ginger has properties that help relax your blood vessels, so it improves circulation--"you literally feel your toes and fingers getting warmer as you drink it," says Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., the fellowship director at the Arizona Center
NEW TREND: "YOU'RE NOT INVITED" ALERTS FOR WEDDINGS
The newest trend for weddings is not a certain centerpiece or color combination, but "You're not invited" alerts. Brides and grooms are contacting people to let them know they should not expect an invitation to their big day festivities. Tatiana Byron, founder of event planning service The Wedding Salon, says it usually happens due to lack of space, and the guilty-feeling couple tends to send the declarations to people they're friendly with, but not close to. Byron says her clients deliver the news in various forms, from e-mailing to sending cards, or having their wedding planner call and apologize on the couple's behalf. (Today)