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April 08, 2013

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Blake Shelton Saw Four Naked Women Before ACM Awards

April 08, 2013 10:06:39 GMT


Blake Shelton had a surprising experience when he was in Vegas before the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards which was held on Sunday, April 7. Ashley Monroe told PEOPLE on the event's pre-ceremony red carpet that Shelton saw her and three other women naked.

"The first night we got to Vegas, me and Sheryl Crow and Miranda and Angeleena went to Miranda and Blake's room and had a spray-tan party, so all of us were naked. We made Blake go upstairs and close his eyes," Monroe said. However, Shelton quickly left the scene. "He left. But there could have been a camera! I'm still not sure. We'll see what he tweets in the next week," Monroe said.
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Video: Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban Perform at 2013 ACM Awards

April 08, 2013 09:47:28 GMT


As Taylor Swift wonderfully sang the vocals with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban ably assisting in the guitars, so did their trio gave one of the best performances of the night at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards. Their live performance of the new country ballad from McGraw's album "Two Lanes of Freedom" was one of the highlights of the 48th annual staging of the prestigious country music industry awards held from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7.

Singing in separate distant areas of the wide stage, McGraw, front and center, and Swift, positioned at the right side facing the stage, sang the emotional love song beautifully as Urban unassumingly strummed his guitar at the far left side. Past midway through the song, Urban stole the show when he rocked the guitar solo and displayed some awesome string-plucking skills.
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James Cameron Plans to Do Underwater Performance Capture for 'Avatar' Sequels

April 08, 2013 09:42:50 GMT


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After successfully applying the groundbreaking visual effects on his ambitious mega-budgeted "Avatar" four years ago, James Cameron is going to push the envelope yet again. The director "will do performance capture in water" to challenge himself to give a better experience for audience.

"We want to take advantage of the technologies brilliant people are putting out to make the next two movies even more emotionally engaging and visually tantalizing, and to really wrap up the story arc of our two main characters," Jon Landau said at the 2013 NAB Technology Summit on Cinema.
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Michael Weatherly on Possible Baby Name: 'Some Are Very Controversial'

April 08, 2013 09:40:40 GMT


A few days after announcing he and his wife are expecting their second child together, Michael Weatherly revealed that they already considered some names for the baby. Attending the 7th annual American Red Cross Red Tie Affair at the Fairmont hotel in Santa Monica, California on Saturday, April 6, the 44-year-old actor made time to chat with Us Weekly about his third child.

"I'm showing a little bit. There are many names being discussed. Some are very controversial," Michael jokingly told the site. He admitted that he and his wife hadn't figured out the baby's sex yet. "We have some Serbian names and some Irish names. Her heritage is Serbian, mine is Irish. I thought that it might be fun."
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Matt Damon and Michael Douglas Get Intimate and Fight in 'Behind the Candelabra' Trailer

April 08, 2013 09:40:04 GMT


HBO has finally released the first full trailer for "Behind the Candelabra". The new sneak peek offers a look at the first encouter of Liberace and Scott Thorson, who are introduced to each other by Hollywood film producer Ray Arnett, their intimate relationship and their fight.

Not reluctant to spend his money for his younger lover, Liberace gets Thorson under the knife to restructure Thorson's face to resemble a young Liberace. The preview video gives a look at Rob Lowe as Liberace's plastic surgeon.
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Kaya Scodelario to Lead 'The Maze Runner'

April 08, 2013 09:34:30 GMT


Fox's "The Maze Runner" has found its female lead. Actress Kaya Scodelario is now confirmed to join the cast ensemble of the film, which is adapted from James Dashner's novel of the same name. Kaya will play Teresa, who has telepathic powers.

Produced by The Gotham Group and overseen by Peter Kang and Daria Cercek at the studio, the film is a post-apocalyptic tale about a group of boys trapped in an enormous maze who seek their freedom. Noah Oppenheim wrote the first draft of the script, but later Grant Myers replaced him to write the next draft.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z's Trip to Cuba Investigated by Congress Members


April 08, 2013 09:27:32 GMT


Beyonce Knowles and husband Jay-Z's trip to Cuba during their fifth wedding anniversary last week sparked question, whether the couple violated any sanctions. On Friday, April 5, two Republican members of Congress for Florida Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart reportedly sent a letter to the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control to seek "information regarding the type of license that Beyonce and Jay-Z received, for what purpose, and who approved such travel."

In the alleged letter addressed to the authority, the two lawmakers wrote, "Cuba's tourism industry is wholly state-controlled; therefore, U.S. dollars spent on Cuban tourism directly fund the machinery of oppression that brutally represses the Cuban people." They added, "Despite the clear prohibition against tourism in Cuba, numerous press reports described the couple's trip as tourism, and the Castro regime touted it as such in its propaganda."
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'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' Season 8 Teaser Highlights Pregnant Kim Kardashian


April 08, 2013 09:13:50 GMT


The Kardashians are back in a teaser for "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" season 8. With the arrival of Brody Jenner in the cast, the new episodes will be full of surprises and dramas as the Kardashians and the Jenners join forces on screen. However, one thing that surely gets the most spotlight in the new season will be the pregnancy of Kim Kardashian.

As seen in the clip, Kim has a difficult time adjusting to her first pregnancy. Her first cravings, her changing fashion choices, and the toll her busy work schedule takes are some of many stories that the 32-year-old socialite will share.
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Ray J's Kim Kardashian Diss Track 'I Hit First' Leaks Online


April 08, 2013 09:09:59 GMT


Two days before its intended release, hip-hop/R 'n' B singer Ray J's controversial new single "I Hit First" gets leaked online. Its single art released over the weekend, believed to be a pixilated photo of reality star and his former sex tape partner Kim Kardashian, seemed to be too much intriguing for fans for them not to find a way to the track's full SoundCloud audio.

The three-and-a-half-minute track opens with quite a clear reference to Kardashian, as the 32-year-old singer croons, "She might move on to rappers and ballplayers / But we all know I hit it first." He was of course referring to her current boyfriend Kanye West and her estranged husband Kris Humphries who is a New Jersey Nets player .
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Iconic Fashion Designer Lilly Pulitzer Passes Away at 81

April 08, 2013 09:08:05 GMT


The fashion world is mourning the loss of the legendary designer, Lilly Pulitzer, who died at the age of 81 on Sunday, April 7 at her house in Palm Beach, Florida. According to a statement on her company's official Facebook page, Lilly "passed away peacefully" and was "surrounded by family and loved ones."

"Lilly has been a true inspiration to us and we will miss her," read the statement. "In the days and weeks ahead we will celebrate all that Lilly meant to us. Lilly was a true original who has brought together generations through her bright and happy mark on the world."
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The Wolfpack Wants to 'Make Good Memories' in 'Hangover Part III' First TV Spot

April 08, 2013 09:04:56 GMT


The first TV spot for "The Hangover Part III" has been unleashed online. The 29-second clip shows the notorious Wolfpack stomping the grounds of Las Vegas once again to create their unusual "good memories."

The video previews some of many antics Zach Galifianakis' Alan, Ed Helms' Stu, Bradley Cooper's Phil and Justin Bartha's Doug are about to show in the final installment in "The Hangover" franchise. Glimpses of the boys running for their lives in the desert, Alan buying a giraffe, and a prison riot hint that their trip will be no less bizzare than the one they had in "The Hangover".
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Blake Shelton Gave 'No Taylor Swift Joke' Advice to Luke Bryan Before 2013 ACM Awards

April 08, 2013 09:01:42 GMT


The reason why Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan played it safe when hosting the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night, April 7 was explained. Turned out Shelton had banned any jokes that targeted Taylor Swift before the show started.

"I would tell him [Luke] to be prepared for the onslaught of hatred that will come from Taylor Swift's fan base if you say any sort of a joke or if she's any part of a punch line in the monologue," Shelton told the Associated Press when asked to give any advice to first-time host Bryan. "By the way, you're getting all those jokes this year," he added.
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Lisa Vanderpump Faints During 'Dancing with the Stars' Practice

April 08, 2013 08:50:20 GMT


Lisa Vanderpump fainted when she was doing rehearsal for "Dancing with the Stars" on Saturday, April 6, Entertainment Weekly reported. There were no further details on the 52-year-old actress' condition or the cause of her losing consciousness. However, Vanderpump apparently felt better because she continued attending the show's practice session on the next day.

Vanderpump was seen arriving at a dance studio on Sunday, wearing tight outfit which consisted of purple top and black leggings. She was all smile and looked enthusiastic. She held a pair of light brown heels in her hand as she headed to the studio's door. A source said that "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star would be returning to the ballroom on Monday, April 8.
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Melissa McCarthy Takes a Tumble on 'Saturday Night Live'

April 08, 2013 08:49:32 GMT


When she hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the second time on Saturday, April 6, Melissa McCarthy decided to go with a pair of platform heels without practicing to walk in them first. The "Bridesmaids" actress entered the stage in a pair of red towering heels and stumbled the entire way down the stairs. She grabbed a chair and held on it before she fell on the floor.

Melissa didn't say whether it was a real incident or not, but viewers agreed the actress did it on purpose. Melissa said, "They told me, 'Make sure you practice in your shoes.' I said, 'What, I live in heels!' But I don't do that. That was not honest. I'm primarily in a Croc." The 42-year-old comedienne jokingly added, "I just really wanted to get all gussied up for you guys. Wow, I can't feel anything from my arch to my toes. You could just bite that half off."
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Snoop Dogg Doesn't Think Frank Ocean Changes Homophobia in Hip-Hop Community

April 08, 2013 07:50:52 GMT


Snoop Dogg shared his thoughts on same-sex marriage. Despite people's growing support towards LGBT community throughout the past few years, he's skeptical that those in rap industry would soon develop the same tolerance as others outside the rap circle because it's a macho world largely dominated by men.

When asked if Frank Ocean, who admitted he loved a man, was not a sign of the Hip-Hop world's acceptance, the newly-introduced Snoop Lion said, "Frank Ocean ain't no rapper. He's a singer. It's acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don't know if it will ever be acceptable because rap is so masculine."
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'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice': Dennis Rodman Fired Due to Misspelling Name


April 08, 2013 07:35:48 GMT


It was quite a peaceful episode of "The Celebrity Apprentice" after Donald Trump fired Omarosa from Team Power last week. Brande Roderick was relieved that "the bad seed is gone" and hoped her team would won after losing three straight weeks.

In the latest outing which aired April 7, Trump's wife Melania made a presence since the task had something to do with her. The teams were asked to create a two-page advertorial and product display for Melania's skincare line, Caviar.
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Joss Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV Series Gets Official Title and Synopsis

April 08, 2013 07:09:51 GMT


ABC's new series focusing on Marvel's worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. has got its official title. From Joss Whedon ("The Avengers"), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen ("Dollhouse"), Jeffrey Bell ("Angel", "Alias") and Jeph Loeb ("Smallville", "Lost", "Heroes") comes Marvel's first live-action TV series, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.".

In its press release, the network also reveals the plot along with the confirmed lead cast. Agent Phil Coulson will be brought from his apparent death in "The Avengers" to "put together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven't been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown." Clark Gregg will reprise his role as Coulson.
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Jaime Pressly and Estella Warren Investigated by Authorities Over Missing Purse Incident


April 08, 2013 06:32:58 GMT


Jaime Pressly and Estella Warren were investigated by the police after having a big argument at Bootsy Bellows on Friday night, April 5. Before the altercation, Pressly, her assistant and Warren were in a birthday party in Los Angeles.

According to Gossip Cop, Warren told Pressly that she liked Pressly's black purse which was placed on a chair. The purse actually belonged to her assistant. Later in the evening, Pressly's assistant noticed that her purse went missing.
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Jeremy Irons Responds to Controversial Gay Marriage Statement


April 08, 2013 06:26:26 GMT


After getting slammed over his controversial statement about gay marriage in an interview with Huffington Post, on Friday, April 5, Jeremy Irons penned an open letter to clarify it. The 64-year-old actor said that he wasn't an anti-gay and people misinterpreted his argument.

In the open letter, Irons said that he was "deeply concerned" that from his online discussion with the Huffington Post on Wednesday, April 3, people thought he "hold a position that is anti gay. This is as far from the truth of me as to say that I believe the earth is flat."
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Garth Brooks and George Strait Pay Tribute to Dick Clark at 2013 ACM Awards


April 08, 2013 06:14:42 GMT


Country music hall of famers Garth Brooks and George Strait teamed up for the first time during the April 7 Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Their memorable performance of "The Dance" and "The Cowboy Rides Away" was done in honor of the late great TV and radio personality Dick Clark, longtime producer of the ACM Awards.

Brooks and Strait were personally contacted by Clark's son R.A. to ask them to perform in the special tribute. "I personally reached out with handwritten notes to both guys. I've been thinking about this over the last year since my father passed away," revealed R.A., as he took the reins of executive producer of the show from his father who was deeply regarded by the whole entertainment industry.
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'Kick-Ass 2' Director Eyed to Helm 'Fast and Furious 7'

April 08, 2013 06:12:30 GMT


Three strong contenders for the helmer of "Fast and Furious 7" are revealed. Following Justin Lin's confirmation that he wouldn't return for the seventh installment, Latino Review reports that Universal has found three best candidates, including Jeff Wadlow, Brad Furman, and Harald Zwart.

Having served behind the lens for Universal's upcoming film "Kick Ass 2", Wadlow is reportedly the frontrunner for the job. The 39-year-old director, who previously directed 2008's "Never Back Down", is said to be the top candidate as the studio seems to be satisfied with his directing style as seen in the Chloe Moretz-starring action comedy.
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Artist of the Week: Kacey Musgraves

April 08, 2013 06:01:25 GMT


Kacey Musgraves is a new star in country music, but she's not exactly new in the industry. The small town girl has already built her fans base since she took part in the fifth season of country singing competition "Nashville Star" back in 2007.

After three independent albums later, she finally got her break. She was signed to Mercury Records in 2012 and busted the charts with her first major-label solo single "Merry Go 'Round" which reached No. 14 on Billboard Country Songs and No. 10 on Country Airplay.
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'Game of Thrones' 3.03 Preview: Stannis Wants Another 'Son', Theon Escapes

April 08, 2013 05:10:20 GMT


In his desperate attempt to claim the throne, Stannis may unleash another shadow demon. A preview for the next episode of "Game of Thrones" features him asking Melisandre to make him another "son," before the Red Priestess leaves for a mission.

Meanwhile, Daenerys gathers more power as she meets with the slavers to buy an army. Elsewhere, Tyrion shoulders new responsibilities while Jon Snow might find himself in danger. As he's taken to the Fist of the First Men, the sneak peek hints that Mance Ryder orders his man to throw Jon off a cliff.
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Selena Gomez Premieres 'Come and Get It' Early, Crashes Ryan Seacrest's Website

April 08, 2013 05:06:15 GMT


Young pop star Selena Gomez was supposed to premiere her new single "Come & Get It" on April 8 but was forced to release it earlier on Saturday, April 6 when the song got leaked online. Instead of debuting it on Ryan Seacrest's radio show on Monday, the 20-year-old singer decided to make the track available on the popular "American Idol" host's website.

Apparently, the new single was so heavily anticipated by Gomez's fans and followers that it crashed Seacrest's website. The "Rule the World" singer had posted a short half-a-minute clip addressing the leak and announcing the posting of the official version on the TV/radio host's website, prompting her hordes of fans to crash it in the process.
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Heather Morris Shows Off Tiny Baby Bump

April 08, 2013 04:39:13 GMT


Heather Morris was spotted for the first time since she was reported having a bun in the oven. The Brittany S. Spears of "Glee" was caught on camera showing off her growing belly in sweat pants that hang low on her hips. She wore no makeup as she took her dog for a walk.

Morris, 26, is reportedly expecting her first child with boyfriend Taylor Hubbell. "She's a little more than three months along and starting to show," a source previously told Us Weekly. "It was totally unexpected, but they are incredibly happy and excited."
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ACM Awards 2013: Full Winner List Is Revealed, Luke Bryan Is Entertainer of the Year

April 08, 2013 04:15:46 GMT


The winner of Entertainer of the Year has been announced at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards. Luke Bryan, who co-hosted the April 7 show with Blake Shelton, won the fan-voted award, defeating such popular artists as Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Shelton and Jason Aldean.

Crying tears of happines, he said, "I don't know what to say, guys." He added, "Thank you so much for making my life what it is...This is the defining moment of my life and it means the world to me."
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Porsha Williams Accused by Estranged Husband of Partying Out Late and Neglecting Stepson

April 08, 2013 04:10:10 GMT


Kordell Stewart fights back. The former NFL player responds to the legal motion filed by "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams who claimed that he locked her out of the house they shared together and that he brought another woman into their home.

Stewart, however, insisted he only locked the house for security reason because Williams often went to parties and didn't return home until wee hours. As for the woman his estranged wife mentioned, Stewart said it's the nanny he hired because Williams was "neglecting her responsibilities to her stepson."
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One Direction Dances to 'Harlem Shake' During Their London Concert

April 08, 2013 04:07:59 GMT


One Direction surprised the crowd watching their O2 Arena concert in London Saturday night, April 6 by doing an impromptu version of the Baauer hit dance craze "Harlem Shake". The teen heartthrobs were egged on to do the spontaneous performance during a set break where they answered questions posted on Twitter.

As the boys waited for their backing band to give the beat, the jam-packed crowd at the sold-out concert gave out shrieks of anticipation. Finally, when the beat dropped, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson broke loose their best "Harlem Shake" moves to the sheer delight of all the Directioners in the audience.
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'Evil Dead' Claims the Box Office Throne

April 08, 2013 03:22:21 GMT


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"Evil Dead" tops the North American box office in its opening week with $25.8 million. The remake of director Sam Raimi's demonic possession tale beats the previous champ "G.I. Joe: Retaliation", which won the top spot with $40.5 million last week.

Among horror remakes, the Jane Levy-starring thriller bags more on the opening weekend than "Texas Chainsaw 3D", which opened to $21.7 million in January, but less than "Mama", which earned $28.4 million in February. Receiving a "C+" from CinemaScore, it is predicted to wind up with around $50 million.
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Phoenix Performs 'Entertainment' and 'Trying to Be Cool/Drakkar Noir' on 'SNL'


April 08, 2013 03:19:18 GMT


French indie-pop act Phoenix returned as musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" to perform songs from their forthcoming new album "Bankrupt!", set to be released on April 26. The band first guested on the hit TV show back in 2009 to promote their fourth studio album "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix".

The group opened their two-song set for the night with the lead single "Entertainment" which landed on No. 14 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart this week. In the performance, lead singer Thomas Mars, bassist Deck d'Arcy, and guitarists Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz rocked out the Studio H stage as tour members, drummer Thomas Hedlund and keyboardist Robin Coudert, laid the grand arrangements on the synth-heavy new single.
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Tom Arnold Becomes a First-Time Dad at 54


April 08, 2013 03:13:26 GMT


Tom Arnold is officially a dad. A representative for the 54-year-old actor told PEOPLE that Tom's wife, Ashley Groussman, gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday, April 6. The baby was named Jax Copeland Arnold and weighed in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 21 inches long.

"We are still in a bit of shock," the new dad told the site. "It has been a long journey and the healthy birth of our son is a miracle." The actor also took to Twitter to share the happy news and joke about becoming a first-time dad at such a late age. "Game Changer: Jax Copeland Arnold. 8lbs 12oz. Looking forward to being a 70 year old Little League Coach," he wrote.
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Jenna Jameson Arrested for Battery Before Birthday Party

April 08, 2013 03:09:57 GMT


Jenna Jameson was arrested on Saturday, April 6, for misdemeanor battery, Newport Beach Police Department told E! News. The police said that Jameson was involved in an altercation with someone she knew at an Orange County home on the upscale Balboa Peninsula at 7.50 P.M. before she headed out to her birthday bash. Jameson was said attacking the victim. As the results, the victim put her under citizen's arrest and made a report to the authorities.

The police arrested the ex-porn star and put her under custody, but she was released later on her own recognizance. According to her Twitter post on April 4, she would be having an official birthday celebration on Saturday night at Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, California. There was no info whether Jameson made it to the party or not.
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Kathy Griffin Confirms Her Talk Show Has Been Canceled by Bravo


April 08, 2013 02:41:40 GMT


Kathy Griffin beat Bravo to announce that her late-night show wouldn't be renewed after two seasons. She broke the news during a stand-up show in Cincinnati on Friday, April 5 after being informed about the cancellation by bosses at the TV network a day before.

According to Cincinnati Enquirer, the crowd watching Kathy's standup act at the Taft Theatre booed when the news was delivered. The red-haired host, however, made light of the cancellation news as she joked about predicting the demise of Bravo.
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ACM Awards 2013: Miranda Lambert Wins Best Song and Best Single

April 08, 2013 02:20:42 GMT


Miranda Lambert is already a big winner at the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The "Baggage Claim" singer/songwriter has nabbed two gongs at the ongoing prize-giving event, which was co-hosted by her husband Blake Shelton.

The former "Nashville Star" contestant won Song of the Year and Single of the Year through "Over You" from her fourth album "Four the Record". She shared hugs with her husband, who co-wrote the song, on stage. Shelton praised Lambert as a songwriter and said he had learned so much about himself because of her.
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ACM Awards 2013: Jason Aldean and Little Big Town Among Early Winners

April 08, 2013 01:49:35 GMT


As country music musicians were making their way into the MGM Grand in Las Vegas where the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is taking place, the Academy announced the winner in some categories. Those who already bagged a trophy before the telecast began included Jason Aldean and Little Big Town.

Aldean shared the Vocal Event of the Year with Eric Church and Luke Bryan for their collaboration in "The Only Way I Know", his second single from his 2012 album "Night Train". Four-piece vocal group Little Big Town nabbed Video of the Year for the "Tornado" VP, while Dallas Davidson was named Songwriter of the Year.
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ACM Awards 2013: Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Shania Twain Stun on Red Carpet

April 08, 2013 01:23:17 GMT


Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Shania Twain were among the stars who came early at the country music celebration of 2013 ACM Awards. The three beauties commanded attention as they arrived on the red carpet in their designer outfits outside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday night, April 7 in Las Vegas.

Swift took a break from her newly-launched tour to join the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. She glammed up the event in a Dolce & Gabbana dress that she paired with Jimmy Choo shoes, Norman Silverman earrings, and a Le Vian ring. She opted for nude lips and wore ponytail and bangs to finish off her look.
 
 
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