KFLAG COUNTRY MUSIC UPDATE
was in a Savannah, Georgia courtroom on Friday (September 27th) where
he plead no contest to abuse of an elderly person. The charge stems from
an incident back in April with a 70-year-old tour boat captain near the
singer's home in Tybee Island, Georgia.
Billy was sentenced to
five years probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. According to
reports, he will also have to undergo anger management counseling.
Prosecutors agreed to drop the charge against him for making terroristic threats in exchange for Billy's no contest plea.
According to reports, Billy's lawyer told the court that he was extremely embarrassed by what happened, to which Judge Penny Haas Freesman
responded, "He should be."
claimed at the time that ferry tours were taking passengers by his $3.5
million home on a regular basis. According to passengers on that
particular ferry, they had no idea who Billy was.
Billy sought treatment to deal with anger issues stemming from years of abuse from his stepfather back in 2007.
His new album, We Are Tonight
, was released last week.
has reportedly been cast in the upcoming Meryl Streep
film, The Giver
. Page Six
reports that movie exec Harvey Weinstein
offered Taylor a supporting role in the film in Toronto, where she attended the city's Film Festival premiere of One Chance
. She co-wrote the song "Sweeter Than Fiction" for the movie with Jack Antonoff
of the pop group fun
will also star Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard
and Australian actor Brenton Thwaites
, whom Taylor was reportedly seen getting to know at the Toronto Film Festival.
The film will begin production next month in Cape Town, South Africa.
is set to hit theaters in August of next year.
Taylor previously appeared in Valentine's Day
with her ex-boyfriend, Taylor Lautner
is a self-professed car enthusiast. He even lets his love for anything
on four wheels be know in the song choices on his new album, Fuse
Two of the 13 even mention the word "car" in the title -- "Cop Car,"
"Somewhere In My Car" -- while another is simply called "Red Camaro."
Keith tells us: "The
car thing features heavily in a lot of my songs because I just love -- I
love cars. And I love listening to music in cars. I love all the
'moments' -- all kinds of moments -- that we humans experience only in
cars, you know . . . as couples and arguments and makeup sessions and
make-out sessions and everything. I just love everything to do with
Keith is making his way up the charts with "We Were Us," a duet featuring Miranda Lambert
- Keith is juggling his American Idol judging duties with his Light The Fuse tour, which rolls on to Tampa and West Palm Beach, Florida this Friday (October 4th) and Saturday (October 5th.)
February 8th show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles sold out -- all
17,178 were gone -- in nine minutes on Friday (September 27th). That was
the first show to go on sale for "King" George's last leg of his final,
two-year The Cowboy Rides Away
Tickets for the
following dates will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. in the venue's
respective local time zone this Friday (October 4th):
January 17, 2014 CenturyLink Center„ Omaha, Neb.
*With special guest Eric Church
January 31, 2014 Valley View Casino Center„ San Diego, Calif.
*With special guest Miranda Lambert
February 7, 2014 US Airways Center„ Phoenix, Ariz.
*With special guest Martina McBride
February 14, 2014 The Palace„ Auburn Hills, Mich.
*With special guest Little Big Town
February 15, 2014 Nationwide Arena„ Columbus, Ohio
*With special guest Little Big Town
March 22, 2014 Philips Arena„ Atlanta, Georgia
*With special guest Sheryl Crow
April 5, 2014 Pepsi Center„ Denver, Colo.
*With special guests Merle Haggard
and Lee Ann Womack
the end of his last full-fledged tour ever in sight, George has had
some time to reflect over his lenthy career. He tells us that so far, he
can only come up with one thing he wishes he'd done differently. "If I have one regret, you know, in my career, which has been great, and it's hard to come up with one, but, if I have one
I kind of quit writing for years. Because starting out, I loved to
write and wrote a lot and . . . and then I just kind of got away from
it. I found great songs from great writers in Nashville. But now I'm
getting back into it more, so I'm enjoying that a lot. I'm writing with
my son and other writers, so it's a lot of fun."
Perhaps George will find time to write with some of the special guests on his 2014 The Cowboy Rides Away
tour, which includes Jason Aldean
, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn
, Vince Gill
, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, and Chris Young
- George will continue to record new music for longtime label home, MCA Records Nashville.
- He will perform select dates across the country after the tour has wrapped.
's Eddie Montgomery
and his ex-wife, Tracy Nunan
have been named in a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed in Boyle
Circuit Court, Kentucky, by Central Bank and Trust Co. of Lexington. The
suit claims the two owe nearly $12.7 million over the failed Eddie
Montgomery Steak House in Harrodsburg.
The lawsuit also
requests that the steakhouse property and the couple's former home and
property on Claunch Road in western Boyle County be sold on the
courthouse steps to help pay off the alleged debt.
Montgomery's Steak House opened in late 2009. The couple divorced a year
later and the restaurant went to Nunan as part of the settlement. The
steakhouse closed without notice in May of this year.
The debt is for loans that Montgomery and Nunam personally guaranteed prior to their divorce.
- Montgomery Gentry's latest album, Rebels On The Run, was released in 2011.
- The duo is reportedly working on a new album, although no release date has been announced.
is climbing the charts with his latest single, "Days of Gold," which he
liked so much he decided to name his upcoming album after it. Jake
tells us he's a fan of the song because it just makes him happy. "I
really enjoy songs like this. They make me . . . they make me smile;
they make me feel good. Anytime a song makes me feel something,
especially feel good, I tend to fall in love with that kind of song, and
this was a song I heard by my friend Jaren Johnston and Neil Mason of
The Cadillac Three, which are awesome, awesome rock stars, and they were
nice enough to let me have the song and record it and do my thing to
Jake's Days of Gold
album will be in stores on December 3rd.
He recently released the video for "Days of Gold."
CHECK IT OUT Willie Nelson
and his band have been reunited with their beloved stuffed armadillo.
The creature was taken from the sound console, where it normally sits,
while crews were breaking down equipment after a recent show in Port
Chester, New York.
The armadillo was returned to the scene of
the crime -- the town's Capitol Theatre -- on Friday (September 27th)
morning. Someone returned him in a sealed box to the attendant at the
Willie had posted a video on Facebook of a woman
taking Ol' Dillo off the console and walking away. The theatre's manager
and his staff managed to idenify the woman and have reportedly banned
her form attending future performances there.
Willie has decided not to press charges.
to the singer's publicist, Ol' Dillo was a gift from a fan years ago
and has been traveling with the band for that last three or four years.
his shoulder injury, Willie managed to make it to the Zac Brown Band's
Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville on Saturday
- The Festival also included performances by Kenny Chesney, Kacey Musgraves, and a last-minute appearance by Kenny Rogers.
Monday, September 30, 2013
will announce the nominees for the 2013 American Music Awards
at a pair of events in New York City on October 10th. They will reveal nominations in five key categories live on ABC's Good Morning America
around 8:30 a.m. ET before heading to a press conference at B.B. King's
Blues club to announce the remaining categories. This marks the first
time that the nominations have been revealed in NYC. The press
conference will be live-streamed on TheAMAs.com. The AMA
s will be broadcast from L.A. LIVE's Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, November 24th at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Q. On what television show was Dolly Parton nationally introduced to the public for the first time?
A. The Porter Wagoner Show
- Marty Stuart (55)
- Eddie Montgomery (Montgomery Gentry) (50)
- Deborah Allen (60)
- Johnny Mathis (singer, "Misty" and "Chances Are") (78)
- Marilyn McCoo (singer, The Fifth Dimension, married to Billy Davis Jr) (70)
- Angie Dickinson (actress, Police Woman's Sgt. Suzanne "Pepper" Anderson) (82)
- Fran Drescher (actress, The Nanny) (56)
- Jenna Elfman (actress, Dharma & Greg, Accidentally on Purpose) (42)
- Martina Hingis (Pro tennis player) (33)
- Barry Williams (actor, The Brady Bunch's Greg) (59)
- Monica Bellucci (actress, The Matrix Reloaded, The Passion Of The Christ) (49)
- Vondie Curtis-Hall (actor, Chicago Hope) (57)
- Basia (singer) (59)
- Patrice Rushen (jazz/R&B singer, composer, and pianist) (59)
- Robby Takac (bassist, Goo Goo Dolls) (49)
- Eric Stoltz (actor, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Mask, Pulp Fiction, Chicago Hope) (52)
- Cissy Houston (member of Sweet Inspirations and mother of Whitney Houston, aunt of Dionne Warwick) (80)
- Trey Anastasio (singer-guitarist, Phish) (49)
- Lacey Chabert (TV actress, Party Of Five, Daddy Daycare) (31)
- Debrah Farentino (actress, NYPD Blue, Eureka) (54)
- Marion Cotillard (actress, La Vie En Rose, Public Enemies, Big Fish) (38)
- Kieran Culkin (actor, Father of the Bride Parts I & II, Igby Goes Down, brother of Macaulay Culkin) (31)
ON THIS DAY
- George Strait topped the Billboard chart with "Give It Away" in 2006.
- Billy Currington's self-titled debut album was released in 2003.
- Frances Preston and George Jones were elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1992.
- The Judds climbed to Number One on the Billboard country chart with "Let Me Tell You About Love" in 1989.
- Earl Thomas Conley's Greatest Hits album was released in 1985.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE TO CAMEO IN 'DUMB AND DUMBER' SEQUEL: According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Lawrence took time out from filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay to film a cameo in the Dumb and Dumber sequel. She is reportedly playing the young version of Kathleen Turner's character, Fraida Feltcher.
'MODERN FAMILY' SPINOFF IN THE WORKS: Deadline is reporting that ABC is looking to develop a spinoff of Modern Family.
Although a specific premise has reportedly not been finalized, it is
rumored that one route being considered would be to follow Rob Riggle's real estate agent character Gil Thorpe.
JAMES FRANCO'S NEWEST FILM WILL BE STRAIGHT TO DVD: James Franco's latest movie As I Lay Dying
will not be getting a theatrical release. Millennium films has opted to
release the film on iTunes on October 22nd and then on DVD and VOD on
November 5th. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the flick is considered to be a bit too artsy for general audiences.
CHRIS MELONI DISCUSSES A RETURN TO 'LAW & ORDER: SVU': After an apparent shout out in the season 15 premiere of Law & Order: SVU, Chris Meloni chatted with E! News
about the possibility of his return to the NBC drama. When asked if
fans can expect to see Detective Stabler back at the precinct, he
responded, "That's a question that's above my pay grade." He went on to
say, "Things would have to be specific and right." Showrunner Warren Leight recently addressed the topic on Today
saying, "I don't know how it could work logistically, economically or
given the network politics of it. I think we just have to accept the
fact that the closure we got was somewhat half a--ed because these guys
couldn't work out a way to arc Meloni's story out, and it's
DANIELLE FISHEL TO PUBLISH MEMOIR: Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel will be releasing a memoir called Normally, This Would Be Cause For Concern
in the fall of 2014. The actress released a statement through her
publisher saying, "Life is an incredible, and often embarrassing,
journey, and I can't wait to share my experiences. Get ready to laugh
with me (or at me -- that's okay, too!)"
PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON SET PRINCE GEORGE'S CHRISTENING: A spokesperson for Kensington Palace announced on Friday (September 27th) that the christening of Prince George will be held on October 23rd at The Chapel Royal, St. James' Palace. The chapel is the same place where the body of Princess Diana was laid at rest for a week after her death in 1997.
JENNIFER ANISTON'S BROTHER RUMORED TO BE THE BEST MAN AT HER WEDDING: The Inquisitr is reporting that Jennifer Aniston's brother AJ will be serving as best man at her wedding to Justin Theroux.
A source explained, "Justin feels that having AJ act as his best man at
the wedding will give him an anchor in the family...There's no doubt
that AJ is quirky, but he's got a good heart and Jen does love him. AJ
is exactly the kind of person that security would throw out of Jen's
wedding. Instead, he'll be front and center at the ceremony." It had
been previously reported that Jen's other brother Sebastian and Ben Stiller were in the running to take on the role.
PAMELA ANDERSON SET TO RUN NEW YORK CITY MARATHON: Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson announced on Twitter on
Sunday (September 29th) that she will be running in the New York City
marathon on November 3rd. The actress wrote, "I'm running the New York
Marathon this year and raising funds for the J/P Haitian Relief
Organization." Pamela elaborated on her fundraising page, "I'm running
the New York Marathon...(Can you believe it?). Together, I hope we can
raise at least $500,000 and make a huge impact in this magical
country...keep checking my page and Facebook and Twitter to find out
about all sorts of contests I'll be running from now until November -- I
will give updates on my training too."
HUGH JACKMAN REVEALS 'X-MEN' DIET: Hugh Jackman revealed how he achieved his ripped physique for the X-Men movies in a new interview with Manhattan magazine. The actor explained, "I'm just off the 8-Hour Diet from Dave Zinczenko of Men's Fitness.
Water dehydration got me that ripped look. I'm so low energy I'm
literally sleeping all the time because I'm on a zero-carbs,
JON HAMM PLAYS WORDS WITH FRIENDS WITH DANIEL RADCLIFFE: In a new interview with E! News, Jon Hamm revealed that he plays Words with Friends with his A Young Doctor's Notebook co-star Daniel Radcliffe.
The actor said, "Because that's basically the 21st century way of
staying in touch. I'm a fan of his. He's a lovely guy. He's wildly
intelligent and super funny and super talented. I like to have people in
my life who are all three of these things."
WEEKEND MOVIE WRAP-UP
The animated family film sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,
opened in first place at the weekend box office, its $35 million take
topping the $30.3 million opening of the original movie in 2009. The
film follows Flint who, after finding out his invention that turned
water into food causing it to rain cheeseburgers and spaghetti hasn't
been destroyed, sets out with his friends on a dangerous mission to save
the world from the food animals his machine is creating. Lending their
voices are Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Terry Crews, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris and Benjamin Bratt.
- Last week's top film, Prisoners, fell to second place.
Debuting at Number Three was the Ron Howard
a based-on-a-true story drama about the rivalry of two Formula One race
car drivers on the Grand Prix racetrack as they push themselves to the
limit. Starring are Chris Hemsworth
, Olivia Wilde
and Daniel Bruhl
The romantic comedy Baggage Claim
, starring Paula Patton
as a love-seeking flight attendant who decides to take another look at her exes, opened in fourth place. It co-stars Taye Diggs
, Adam Brody
, Derek Luke
, Djimon Hounsou
and Jill Scott
Debuting at Number Five was the drama Don Jon
, written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
, who also stars in the title role. The film follows ladies' man Jon and Scarlett Johansson's
Barbara, whose view of reality was shaped by romantic Hollywood movies, as they try to find true intimacy. Tony Danza
and Julianne Moore
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES -- SEPTEMBER 27-29
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, $35 million
- Prisoners, $11.2 million
- Rush, $10.3 million
- Baggage Claim, $9.3 million
- Don Jon, $9 million
- Insidious: Chapter 2, $6.7 million
- The Family, $3.6 million
- Instructions Not Included, $3.3 million
- We're the Millers, $2.8 million
- Lee Daniels' The Butler, $2.4 million
JIMMY KIMMEL'S FEUD WITH KANYE WEST
It appears as though Kanye West is looking to put last week's feud with Jimmy Kimmel
behind him. The rapper has removed all of the tweets he wrote trying to
insult the TV host after Jimmy mocked West's BBC interview on his show.
wrote on Thursday (September 26th,) "JIMMY KIMMEL IS OUT OF LINE TO TRY
AND SPOOF IN ANY WAY THE FIRST PIECE OF HONEST MEDIA IN YEARS." He
later added, "JIMMY KIMMEL, I DON'T TAKE IT AS A JOKE....YOU DON'T HAVE
SCUM BAGS HOPPING OVER FENCES TRYING TO TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR DAUGHTER.
JIMMY KIMMEL PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES...OH NO THAT MEANS YOU WOULD HAVE
GOTTEN TOO MUCH GOOD P***Y IN YOUR LIFE...YOU CAN'T PUT YOURSELF IN MY
SHOES. YOUR FACE LOOKS CRAZY...IS THAT FUNNY? OR IF I HAD A KID SAY IT
WOULD IT BE FUNNY??? YOU CAN'T PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES. YOUR FACE LOOKS
CRAZY... IS THAT FUNNY?... OR IF I HAD A KID SAY IT WOULD IT BE
FUNNY???" and then "SHOULD I DO A SPOOF ABOUT YOUR FACE OR YOU F**KING BEN AFFLECK...#NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK#ALLDISRESPECTTOJIMMYKIMMEL!!!
I LIKE YOU, YOU KNOW ME, I WENT TO YOUR FAMILY'S WEDDING. WHO YOU MADE
IT CLEAR TO ME WASN'T YOUR FAMILY WHEN I WAS ON THEN PHONE WITH YOU 5
MINUTES AGO, YOU MANIPULATIVE MEDIA MUTHERF**KER. SARAH SILVERMAN IS A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER THAN YOU AND THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT!!!"
CHECK IT OUT:
seemed to take it all in stride by making jokes before writing, "I
swear, @kanyewest one more of these I WILL unfollow you #warning
- He also addressed the feud on his show discussing how Kanye called him and requested a public apology.
- Jimmy's Response to Kanye:
- Kids Recreate Kanye's BBC Interview:
MELISSA GORGA DEFENDS CONTROVERSIAL BOOK
Real Housewives of New Jersey
star Melissa Gorga
has faced some harsh criticism of her new book Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage
because some believe that certain excerpts promote marital rape. The reality star spoke to E! News
to defend her book and to clarify what she meant in the controversial passages.
34-year-old called it "awful" and "disgusting" that people would think
she would be advocating rape and added, "It's just about the
playfulness, it's about teasing. it's about being aggressive and trying
new things in the bedroom. It's not about, 'Hey honey, I have a headache
tonight,' and your husband's going to take it from you. Come on." Gorga
also explained, "When you and your husband are happy, it trickles down
to the whole family."
CHECK IT OUT:
- The controversial piece of advice
in the book reads, "Men, I know you think your woman isn't the type who
wants to be taken. But trust me, she is. Every girl wants to get her
hair pulled once in a while. If your wife says 'no,' turn her around,
and rip her clothes off. She wants to be dominated."
- On the day of the book's release, Joe and Melissa appeared on Bethenny Frankel's
talk show where Joe seemed to fuel the controversy by revealing that in
the bedroom Melissa sometimes tries to fight it but he always wins and
even describes an incident where his wife was tired but he need to get
"his sleeping pill."
MARTHA STEWART'S ISSUES WITH APPLE
Martha Stewart aired her grievances with Apple's customer service to her millions of Twitter
followers last week after having issues with her iPad. Although the
mogul eventually admitted to just being frustrated over her broken
tablet, her tweets caught the attention of Apple's PR department who
were reportedly not happy about the negative press.
72-year-old wrote, "I just dropped my iPad on the ground and shattered
two glass corners. What to do? Does one call Apple to come and pick it
up or do I take it?" She later added, "I am still waiting for an apple
rep to come pick up my IPad. No action yey. Maybe I have had a good
entrepreneurial idea? Apple Now? Like same day delivery from Amazon? I
think I am on to something. Same day fixit!!!"
Upon realizing that
her words were causing a bit of an uproar, Martha attempted some damage
control by writing, "So is it time to put out the fires and admit I was
just pissed off at the fact my precious ipad shattered and I wanted to
make light of it?? i cannot believe that Apple Public Relations is mad
at me for tweeting about my Ipad and how to get it fixed! steve jobs
gave it to me!"
CHECK IT OUT:
- Martha called into the Today show
on Friday (September 27th) to explain that the whole thing was blown
out of proportion. She said, "Twitter is very, very interesting because
there are people who love it when you joke, and there are people who
take you seriously and don't have a clue. So it's been going on and on
and on and it's actually very fun." She also insisted that she is not
having a feud with Apple.
ROMANTIC ADVICE FROM JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT
Don Jon star Joseph Gordon-Levitt
may have only recently revealed that he has a secret girlfriend but he
seems to have plenty of thoughts on how to make a relationship work. The
actor chatted with TakePart Live last week about how his new film explores the fantasy of relationships versus the reality of them.
32-year-old explained, "Jon, the character I play, is constantly
comparing his love and sex life to pornography. And Scarlett, her
character, is constantly comparing her love life to these romantic
Hollywood movies, and so if you're constantly comparing your real life
to stuff you've seen on the screen, you're always going to be
disappointed, because real life is not as simple as that." He added, "I
think real life is a lot more beautiful. And look, I love movies, but
even the best movie can never be the same as real life."
CHECK IT OUT:
KATE UPTON AND MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY ARE OFFICIALLY DATING
Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
are officially an item. Despite previous attempts to keep the
relationship under wraps, the couple was spotted over the weekend in New
York City holding hands as they strolled through the West Village.
Back in July, the supermodel and the former Dancing With the Stars performer tried to play coy during another NYC date night. A source told E! News, "The two did not want to be photographed together and did the best they could to avoid the cameras."
CHECK IT OUT:
GOVERNMENT ON TRACK FOR SHUTDOWN AT MIDNIGHT: The federal
government is on track for a shutdown at midnight tonight after the
Republican-led House passed federal funding legislation early Sunday
morning (September 29th) that includes a one-year delay in
implementation of key parts of the Affordable Care Act. The
Democratic-led Senate is set to convene this afternoon (September 30th),
but Majority Leader Harry Reid has already said that any funding
bill that includes measures to kill or delay the three-year-old health
care law -- dubbed Obamacare -- is dead on arrival. The standoff began
with the House initially passing the legislation with a provision that
defunded Obamacare. The Senate stripped that out and sent the measure
back to the House, which led to the most recent vote to instead delay
the health care law. If a shutdown does happen -- which would be the
first in 17 years -- some 800,000 federal workers deemed non-essential
would be laid off without pay. The national parks will be closed, and
other government services will be unavailable, such as getting a
passport or visa. Critical services like patrolling the borders,
inspecting meat and controlling air traffic will continue, as will
Social Security payments and the Medicare and Medicaid health care
GUIDE TO THE NEW HEALTH CARE EXCHANGES:
Enrollment begins tomorrow (October 1st) for the new health insurance
exchanges in each state that have been created as part of the Affordable
Care Act. Surveys have shown that many Americans are confused about the
exchanges and what is being offered. The New York Times put together a guide with some basic information and where to go to find out more: http://tinyurl.com/kh8qzjc
NETANYAHU WARNING ABOUT IRAN'S NEW OUTREACH: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be meeting at the White House today (September 30th) with President Obama
and will be speaking at the United Nations a day later, and in both
places he will be warning against the outreach being shown by Iran under
new President Hassan Rouhani. Netanyahu contends that Iran is
using conciliatory language and gestures as a ploy to get the crippling
international sanctions on his country eased and to buy time to continue
its efforts to make a nuclear weapon. Netanyahu's dour message comes as
the White House is cautiously optimistic about Iran's new outreach,
which included a 15-minute phone call on Friday (September 27th) between
Rouhani and Obama the was the first conversation between the leaders of
the U.S. and Iran in 34 years. But administration officials said the
president will tell Netanyahu that the U.S. won't consider lifting the
sanctions until Iran takes concrete actions to show it's serious about a
verifiable, transparent agreement.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS INSPECTORS LEAVING FOR SYRIA TODAY:
Inspectors tasked by the U.N. Security Council with overseeing Syria's
destruction of its chemical weapons said Sunday that an initial group of
20 will leave for Syria today (September 30th). The Organization for
the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons inspectors told reporters that their
first priority will be to help Syria destroy its ability to manufacture
such weapons by a November 1st deadline. The extended timeline calls
for the weapons themselves to be destroyed by mid-2014. OPCW spokesman
Michael Luhan said, "This hasn't been done before: an international
mission to go into a country which is involved in a state of conflict
and amid that conflict oversee the destruction of an entire category of
weapons of mass destruction which it possesses." Protection for OPCW
staff will be provided primarily by the Syrian government, with support
from the U.N.
ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS KILL MORE THAN 40 STUDENTS AT NIGERIAN COLLEGE:
Suspected Islamic extremists killed more than 40 students Sunday
(September 29th) in an attack on a agricultural college in the middle of
the night, shooting the victims as they slept in dormitories. The
attack, blamed on the Boko Haram extremist group, is part of an ongoing
Islamic uprising in northeastern Nigeria. Boko Haram wants to impose
Islamic law across the country.
COMMERCIAL SUPPLY SHIP REACHES SPACE STATION -- ONE WEEK LATE:
Orbital Sciences' unmanned supply ship arrived at the International
Space Station on Sunday (September 29th), bringing food, clothes and
other supplies for the station astronauts and making Orbital only the
second company to successfully reach the orbiting outpost, after SpaceX
did it last year. The Cygnus arrived one week late however, delayed from
last Sunday because of a navigation glitch that was fixed via a
software repair by ground controllers. The successful arrival means
Orbital Sciences can start fulfilling a $1.9 billion contract with NASA
for more deliveries. NASA hired Orbital Sciences and SpaceX to keep the
space station supplied after the retirement of the space shuttle
APPLE IS NOW MOST VALUABLE BRAND: Apple has
become the most valuable brand in the world, taking the spot from
Coca-Cola, which fell to Number 3, according to an annual report out
today (September 30th) from Interbrand, a corporate identity and brand
consulting company that's been compiling the Best Global Brands report
since 2000. This is the first time Coca-Cola hasn't been in the top
spot. Apple was in second place last year, and just two years ago was at
Number 8. The report estimates the value of the Apple brand at $98.3
billion, up 28 percent from the 2012 report. Coming in at Number 2 was
Google, which rose from fourth place last year. Of the top 10 Best
Global Brands for 2013, five are in technology: Apple; Google; Microsoft
in fifth place, Samsung in eighth place and Intel in ninth.
DEPUTY NUCLEAR COMMANDER SUSPENDED IN GAMBLING PROBE:
The Number 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S.
nuclear war-fighting forces has been suspended amid a gambling probe,
although he hasn't been arrested or charged. Navy Vice Admiral Tim
Giardina, the deputy commander at U.S. Strategic Command, is suspected
in a case involving counterfeit gambling chips at an Iowa casino. The
suspension took place more than three weeks ago, but wasn't announced at
AMANDA KNOX RETRIAL STARTS TODAY IN ITALY WITHOUT HER: The retrial of Amanda Knox for the 2007 killing of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, will begin today (September 30th) in Italy, but the 26-year-old American won't be there. Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito,
were convicted in 2009 of murdering Kercher, but their convictions were
overturned in 2011 for lack of evidence, and both were freed after four
years behind bars. Knox returned home, but Italy's Supreme Court
decided last year to retry the case, saying the jury that acquitted Knox
didn't consider all the evidence, and that discrepancies in testimony
needed to be answered. Knox isn't going back for the retrial, however,
saying she's afraid they'll send her back to prison. If the court
convicts her, Knox will be ordered to return to Italy. If she refuses,
Italy could request her extradition, but it's not clear if the U.S.
would comply. Sollecito also won't be there -- he told CNN he plans to
stay in the Dominican Republic with a friend and has no immediate plans
to return to Italy.
KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR'S 20 THINGS BOYS CAN DO TO BECOME MEN: http://tinyurl.com/okpecoy
'N.Y. TIMES' 25-YEAR-OLD CORRECTION ABOUT SUPER MARIO BROS.' MARIO AND LUIGI: Never let it be said that any error is too old or too trivial for the New York Times to correct itself. Readers of the Times'
corrections on Friday (September 27th) likely got a chuckle out of the
one that read: "An obituary on Sept. 20 about Hiroshi Yamauchi, the
longtime president of Nintendo, included a quotation from a 1988 New
York Times article that inaccurately described the Nintendo video game
Super Mario Bros. 2. The brothers Mario and Luigi, who appear in this
and other Nintendo games, are plumbers, not janitors." That they are,
Gray Lady, That they are.
NFL SCORES -- WEEK 4: Here are the results of this weekend's National Football League Games (Home teams are listed in italics):
- Buffalo Bills 23, Baltimore Ravens 20
- Cleveland Browns 17, Cincinnati Bengals 6
- Detroit Lions 40, Chicago Bears 32
- Kansas City Chiefs 31, New York Giants 7
- Minnesota Vikings 34, Pittsburgh Steelers 27
- Arizona Cardinals 13, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10
- Indianapolis Colts 37, Jacksonville Jaguars 3
- Seattle Seahawks 23, Houston Texans 20 (OT)
- Tennessee Titans 38, New York Jets 13
- Denver Broncos 52, Philadelphia Eagles 20
- Washington Redskins 24, Oakland Raiders 14
- San Diego Chargers 30, Dallas Cowboys 21
- New England Patriots 30, Atlanta Falcons 23
Tonight's Monday Night Football
game on ESPN:
MARLINS' ALVAREZ PITCHES NO-HITTER ON LAST DAY OF THE SEASON:
- Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints (8:30 p.m. ET)
The Miami Marlins' Henderson Alvarez
threw a no-hitter on the last day of the regular season Sunday
(September 29th) against the Detroit Tigers, and he clinched it in an
usual way, completing the feat while in the on-deck circle. It was the
bottom of the ninth inning with the bases loaded, two outs, and the
score 0-0 when the Marlins scored the lone and winning run of the game
on a Luke Putkonen
wild pitch, and the 23-year-old Alvarez began
to celebrate with his teammates in the on-deck circle. Alvarez needed
the run for his no-hitter to be official, because only complete games of
nine or more innings with no hits count as no-hitters. The no-hitter
ended a dismal season for the Marlins, who had the worst record in the
National League at 62-100.
RANGERS TO PLAY RAYS FOR WILD CARD SPOT; INDIANS CLINCH:
- Alvarez' no-hitter was the third this season; the other two were pitched by the Cincinnati Reds' Homer Bailey and Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants.
The Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays will play a one-game tiebreaker
tonight (September 30th) for the second American League wild-card after
both won their games on the last day of the regular season yesterday to
end in a tie for the spot. The winner of their game tonight in Texas
will play the Cleveland Indians -- who clinched the first wild-card
berth yesterday -- in another one-game matchup. The winner of that
contest will face the Boston Red Sox in the AL Division Series.
OLYMPIC FLAME BEGINS JOURNEY FROM GREECE TO SOCHI:
The Olympic flame began its journey yesterday (September 29th) from
Greece to Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics games next
February. The flame was lit using reflected sun's rays in a ceremony
held in the ruins of the Temple of Hera and carried out by actresses
dressed as ancient priestesses. The flame was first passed to
18-year-old Greek alpine skier Ioannis Antoniou
, who then handed it to Russian NHL star Alex Ovechkin
The torch's journeys before arriving in Sochi will include being
carried in a hot-air balloon, on a dog sled and in a nuclear-powered ice
breaker, and even up to the International Space Station.
Your browser does not support iframes.(Headline News, FYI and Sports stories were compiled in part from reports by the Associated Press and Reuters.)
ON THE TUBE
- HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - Lily becomes frustrated that she is the only one who know about Ted's plans.
- WE ARE MEN - (series premiere) Frank, Stuart and Gil take Carter on a boys' night to help him get over his broken engagement.
- 2 BROKE GIRLS - Caroline tries to raise money for a pricey pair of pants through a fundraising website.
- MOM - Bonnie and Christy put aside their differences to handle a family crisis.
- HOSTAGES - Duncan informs Ellen that her refusal to assassinate the president will cost her a loved one's life.
- THE VOICE - Vocalists audition for the judges.
- THE BLACKLIST - Red and Liz go under cover to stop an assassin known as The Freelancer from killing his next target.
- BONES - The team investigates when a gang member's remains are found in a burnt out car.
- SLEEPY HOLLOW - When the Sandman starts infiltrating Abbie's dreams, she must face her past.
- DANCING WITH THE STARS - The couples perform for the judges; elimination.
- CASTLE - Beckett races to find a stolen toxin capable of killing thousands of people.
- iHEART RADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL, NIGHT 1 - Performances slated include Katy Perry, Elton John and Fun.
DAY TIME TALK SHOW
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
- THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI - Joanna and Adriana try to reconcile.
- Justin TimberlakeTHE VIEW
- James Spader, guest co-host Jason Biggs
LATE NIGHT TALK SHOWS
THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS)
- Sean Hayes, StingTHE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO (NBC)
- Magic Johnson, Marjorie Johnson, Gary Clark Jr.JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE (ABC)
- Danny DeVito, Wendi McLendon-Covey, the LumineersTHE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON (CBS)
- Simon Helberg, the Naked and FamousLATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON (NBC)
- Kevin Nealon, Elizabeth Olsen, the Avett BrothersLAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY (NBC)
- (repeat)THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART (COMEDY CENTRAL)
- Bill O'ReillyTHE COLBERT REPORT (COMEDY CENTRAL)
- Vince GilliganCONAN
- Demi Lovato, J.B. Smoove, Moby
OFF BEAT BRIEFS
LITTLE MISS HISPANIC WINNER LOSES TITLE BECAUSE SHE ISN'T HISPANIC:
The winner of the Little Miss Hispanic Delaware contest has been
stripped of her crown because of concerns that she isn't Hispanic. On
Saturday (September 28th), it was reported that 7-year-old Jakiya McKoy
lost the title two weeks ago. Some critics believe the decision was
because she is black and not Latina. Pageant organizers require
contestants to be 25 percent Hispanic. Maria Perez, president of
Nuestras Raices, said that the child brought did not have proof that she
was Hispanic. Perez said McKoy will be given the crown if she can prove
that she is 25 percent Hispanic. (News Journal Of Wilmington)
BOSTON BAR CANCELS ELECTION DRINKS:
A Boston bar canceled plans to sell election themed drinks because
mayoral candidate, John R. Connolly is a recovering alcoholic. The
Lowe's Boston Hotel's bar planned to offer the drinks named after the
two candidates Connolly and Martin J. Walsh. The bar planned to keep a
tab of how many eight dollar drinks were sold as an unofficial poll. The
bar released a statement saying, "Loews Boston Hotel acknowledges the
insensitivity of this recent promotion and has canceled it effective
PENIS-SHAPED PILLARS CAUSE CONTROVERY:
Residents of Scott Township, Pennsylvania are in a battle over
concrete pillars that look like male gentiles. The pillars called
bollards, were erected to keep traffic from driving into nearby
structures. In theory, most locals were behind the idea, but the shape
of the bollards have risen concerns. According to resident Pat Martin,
"People are laughing at it. They're calling it Penis Road." Commisioner
Bill Wells suggested flattening the tops to improve the appearance.
(Pittsburgh Post- Gazette)
SAUDI CLERIC SAYS WOMEN WHO DRIVE RISK DAMAGING OVARIES:
A conservative Saudi Arabian cleric has said women who drive risk
damaging their ovaries and bearing children with clinical problems. The
statement comes after activists are trying to end the Islamic kingdom's
male-only driving rules. In an interview on Friday (September 27th),
Sheikh Saleh bin Saa al-Lohaidan said woman aiming to over turn the ban
on driving should put "reason ahead of hearts, emotions, and passions".
He claimed that studies show that women who drive suffer ovarian
problems. He did not cite a specific medical study. (Yahoo News)
GOODWILL FIRES CASHIER FOR GIVING DISCOUNTS TO POOR PEOPLE:
A teenage cashier was fired for giving discounts to poor at a Goodwill
store. The cashier was arrested on felony charges for giving broke
customers off the book discounts, but the store decided not pursue
charges. The teenager said, "Goodwill is a giving and helping company,
so I took it upon to myself to be giving and helping because I feel
people deserve it," (WBBS)
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
APPLE'S IOS7 IS CAUSING MOTION SICKNESS: It turns out iPhone
and iPad users aren't all thrilled with Apple's latest update to it's
operating system. Many users have logged onto Apple's forums to complain
about iOS 7's new parallax and zoom features, which they say are
causing motion sickness, vertigo, nausea and headaches. One poster
wrote, "The zoom animations everywhere on the new iOS7 are literally
making me nauseous and giving me a headache. It's exactly how I used to
get car sick if I tried to read in the car." Apple has not commented on
the issue yet. (CNet)
ALTERNATIVE DECORATIVE USES FOR BOOKCASES: http://tinyurl.com/m8ehl24
MANY SINGLE MEN SAY THEY'D TAKE A NEW IPHONE OVER A GIRLFRIEND:
A British survey reveals one-in-eight single men say they'd rather take
a new iPhone than a girlfriend. To find this, SaleLand.co.uk polled 550
single men, and three-percent of those polled said they'd dump their
current girlfriend to get their hands on a new iPhone. Men who
hypothetically opted for the phone would be glad to know there's an app
called My Virtual Girlfriend that lets you pretend to date a 3D avatar. (Yahoo)
WOMEN JUDGE A MAN'S HOTNESS BASED ON HIS MUSICAL PREFERENCES:
New research finds women will judge a man's hotness by what type of
music he has playing on his personal website. To find this, researchers
from the University of Miami listen to the background music of various
men's websites and then rate what they heard. They found that women
rated the same guy to be 17-percent more attractive if his background
music was heavy metal compared to classical music. Study authors explain
this happens because gender stereotypes influence attraction even
online and women associate rebellious behavior with sex appeal. (Men's Health)
CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM WALKING TO SCHOOL:
New research from the UK finds that children who walk to school have
better concentration and may have a reduced need for ADHD medication. To
finds this, more than 2,500-students were surveyed, and researchers say
80-percent of those who reported walking to school reported feeling
calmer and more able to concentrate when they got there. The kids who
walked also said they felt healthier and looked better. One researcher
explains, saying, "Physical activity improves brain elasticity, which
allows children to learn. Exercise also releases endorphins, which make
you more relaxed." (Daily Mail)
SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTOS MAKE WOMEN FEEL THEIR CLOTHING GETS OLDER FASTER:
A new survey from the UK finds that women feel their clothing gets
outdated faster due to social media. In fact, the average woman surveyed
believed that 36-percent of her clothing is unwearable. Many said it
was because of their photo being posted to Facebook or Instagram while
wearing it, while others said it was due to how certain clothing fit, or
that it was too wrinkled or unwashed. Sixty-seven percent of women said
they find it traumatic to have to find something to wear for a special
event, and 64-percent said they usually end up buying something new. (Daily Mail)
WHY IT'S HARD FOR SOME PEOPLE TO SWALLOW PILLS: http://tinyurl.com/mxdhcvp
DRIVERS SAY THEIR PARTNERS ARE DISTRACTING PASSENGERS:
A survey from a insurance comparison site finds that most people
consider their partner a very distracting passenger to have while
driving. Thirty-five-percent of respondents admitted that their
passengers affect their driving behavior, and when asked who their most
distracting passenger was 14-percent said their partner. Twelve-percent
named hitchhikers as their most distracting passenger, and 16-percent
said their parents were the most distracting passengers. The survey
found that younger drivers are more distracted by their passengers, and
of the two-thousand people surveyed, 25-percent said they feel nervous
when they have someone traveling in the car with them. (Daily Mail)
WEARING SUNGLASSES FOUND TO CURB CERTAIN ALLERGIES:
New research out of Turkey finds that wearing sunglasses may help ward
off allergy symptoms. To find this, researchers administered nasal spray
to seasonal allergy sufferers, then asked half to wear sunglasses.
Researchers say those who worse sunglasses required less anthistamine
and reported fewer eye-related allergy symptoms. Researchers explain
this happens because sunglasses block out pollen and UV rays, both of
which can activate allergy symptoms in the eyes. Other researchers say
it makes sense, as your eyes are connected to your nose. (Men's Health)
WATER COOLER TALK
Does Anti-Paparazzi Law Protecting Celebs' Kids Violate First Amendment?
First Amendment groups are concerned about a new California law signed
by the governor last week that targets paparazzi who take photos of
celebrities' children. Violators face a maximum penalty of a year in
jail or a $10,000 fine for, quote, "intentionally harass[ing] the child .
. . of any other person because of that person's employment," which can
take place, quote, "during the course of any actual or attempted
recording of the child's . . . image or voice, or both, without the
express consent of the parent..." The National Press Photographers'
Association is among those opposed to the law on First Amendment
grounds, saying that children can be protected using existing
anti-harassment laws without restricting the press and citizens. Politico
NPPA general counsel Mickey Osterreicher as saying, "The fact that
somebody is taking a picture or recording an image is normally a First
Amendment protected activity when it's done in public where there's no
reasonable expectation of privacy, so kind of creating these little
spheres around children I think is problematic."
NFL Considering Expanding Playoffs to Include Two More Teams
reported yesterday (September 29th) that the NFL is, quote, "urgently
discussing" expanding the playoffs from 12 teams to 14, with the
revamped playing schedule also eliminating one pre-season game. The
report said having the expanded playoff field would offset lost revenue
from the pre-season game elimination, and could lead to additional TV
revenue for the league. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
NFL.com last week that any scheduling model changes would likely not
happen next season, however ESPN cited sources as saying it could be
implemented as early as then if the NFL can get the needed votes from
Bill Maher: Ted Cruz' Talkathon Reminds Him of Miley Cryus' Twerking
It's unlikely that anyone's ever said Senator Ted Cruz'
name in the same sentence as Miley Cyrus'
before, but comedian Bill Maher
did on his HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher
on Friday night (September 27th), saying that the Texas senator's
21-hour Senate floor speech last week reminded him of Cyrus'
controversial twerking performance at MTV's Video Music Awards
last month. Maher said, "I was thinking the other night, he reminds me
of Miley Cyrus, Ted Cruz. Because he is not afraid to incur the wrath of
even some of his fans for the greater good of drawing attention to
himself." Maher went on to generalize the comparison beyond Cruz, while
also saying he thinks it will be a good thing for the senator, saying,
"I really think that a filibuster is the political version of twerking.
And for those people who say, 'Ted Cruz, he hung himself.' No. Just like
Miley Cyrus, she came out the winner in that. Everybody said, 'Oh,
she's ruined her career.' She's on the cover of Rolling Stone
, her records are outselling anybody else's. I think Ted Cruz is going to be the winner too."
KFLAG COUTNRY MUSIC UPDATE
's recent comments about Luke Bryan
's current hit single, "That's My Kind of Night," may have cost him some friends. The song's writer, Dallas Davidson
, and singer Justin Moore
have weighed in on the controversy and it's clear they have Luke's back.
As a singer and songwriter, Thomas Rhett
says it's okay to dislike certain songs, and even tell the singer
privately, but to tell it to the masses is another story. He tells us: "I
think people are free to voice whatever they think. I'm not gonna do
it. I mean, there's definitely songs that I like better than others.
There's songs that I don't like, but who am I to get on Twitter of all
things and tag that person and tell 'em that I hate their song and it's
the worst thing I've ever heard, cause I feel like everybody that I know
in country music I've met and I've become friends with, and I mean, if
we're being honest, like I go back to like my first single, 'Something
To Do With My Hands,' like it was a good song I guess, but it's
not one that I repeat on my iPod, and if Luke Bryan hated it and he
wanted to tell me that to my face I would probably laugh with him, to
tell you the truth, but there didn't seem to be any laughter going on in
that tweet, and that's just not something that I would do, to tell you
the truth. I'm not trying to burn any bridges or start any fires."
You may recall that Zac told a Vancouver radio station that "That's My Kind of Night" is the "worst song" he's ever heard.
And whether Zac likes it or not, Thomas is sitting inside the Top 10 with his latest single, "It Goes Like This."
His debut album, also called It Goes Like This
, will be in stores on October 29th.
The controversial Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has turned its focus toward Blake Shelton
The group has announced they will picket Blake's show in Kansas City on
Thursday (October 3rd) because, according to their website, he is an
"adulterer." Blake was married and divorced prior to marrying Miranda Lambert
, and the WBC claims that "Divorce + Remarriage = Adultery."
WBC began a Twitter war with The Voice
star by posting such comments as "We know BS when we see it!"
responded to news of the picket by tweeting, "Oh god a picket!! Now
I'll never be able to go on!!! Please please I beg . . . Not a picket!!"
The singer continued to take aim at the organization and one member in particular who is photographed holding picket signs.
in Blake's many tweets was one that read, "Hey @WBCSays . . . This
isn't about God. It's about me using this opportunity to make y'all look
like the absolute complete dipshits you are."
In true Blake
form, he couldn't resist some zingers leveled at the group, including,
"Also @WBCSays . . . Y'all may want to keep an eye on ur women at my
show . . . I've got a few band and crew guys that'll be smacking that
Most recently, WBC picketed Taylor Swift
's Nashville shows and a Vince Gill
concert because like Blake, they claim he is an adulterer, too. Vince's
sidewalk confrontation of the group was captured on video.
has teamed with media giants Facebook, Instagram, CMT and Palladia to
bring fans exclusive content, a live chat and the network premiere of
his live concert film, Night Train To Georgia
, which hits digital and physical shelves on October 15th.
On Facebook, Jason will host a live chat alongside the stream of a special version of Night Train To Georgia
on his official Facebook page on October 14th at 9 p.m. ET.
up to the chat, fans can head to Instagram for the chance to be a part
of the music video for Jason's current chart-topping single, "Night
Train," by posting videos of their own creative dance moves using
#JasonAldeanDVD. The campaign is already running and showcases randomly
selected video submissions online at JasonAldean.com/DVD.
CMT will air the network premiere of the film with a 30-minute special feature on October 19th at 2 p.m. ET.
Palladia will air the feature the following day (October 20th).
Night Train To Georgia
was filmed this past April at the University of Georgia's Sanford
Stadium where Jason performed before a sold-out crowd of more than
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had a totally different experience making his sophomore album as compared to his first. His debut project, Clear As Day
, was done in about four months from start to finish, due to having just won American Idol
at the time.
Scotty was able to take his time on his upcoming sophomore album, See You Tonight
. He tells us: "The
time we had for this album was incredible, especially compared to the
first record, whereas we had the better part of the year if not more
than a year to make this record. So that gave me time to write -- gave
me the time to sit there and think about which songs I wanted to have on
it, what I wanted to say throughout the songs. I got to be much more of
an artist on this record. It felt a lot more me, more real."
See You Tonight
will be released on October 15th.
The album's title track continues its climb up the charts.
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will return as host of the CMA Country Christmas
TV special for the fourth year in a row. The ABC special will be taped
in front of a live audience on Friday, November 8th at the Bridgestone
Arena in Nashville.
Jennifer said, "What I love about doing
this gig is that it's the closest I've gotten to the old classic
television variety shows. It is entertainment that everybody in the
family can find fun, and I hope it's something that keeps happening for
years and years and years."
In addition to Jennifer, artists scheduled to perform and celebrate the season this year include Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Lucy Hale, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker
, and Michael W. Smith
the second year, audience members are being encouraged to bring a new,
unwrapped toy to the taping to help make the holidays brighter for
Nashville area children. The Nashville-based, non-profit group
Generosity will have volunteers on site with specially marked bins to
collect the toys, which will be distributed to homeless families this
Tickets for CMA Country Christmas
sale now and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com; by calling (800)
745-3000; or in person at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.
- In 2012, Generosity collected more than 5,000 toys at the show.
- Donors do not have to have a ticket to the show to drop off a toy.
head is spinning after all the success she's experienced so far this
year. With just two singles under her belt, Kacey has played in front of
over a million fans on Kenny Chesney
's summer tour and is tied with Taylor Swift
for most nominated at the CMA Awards
coming up in November.
Kacey tells us that so far, 2013 has been filled with unforgettable moments. "It's
really hard for me to pick one thing that has been just 'the'
highlight. I feel like sometimes that I get stuck trying to be thankful
for the thing that happened to me, you know, a month or two ago, let
alone this week! It's really all unbelievable, and I'm thankful for
every bit of it. I mean, I've gotten to -- just at the very simplest --
travel the world and see so many different kinds of people and places."
Kacey will be in Nashville this weekend to perform as part of Zac Brown Band
's Southern Ground Music and Food Festival.
Next month, she joins Katy Perry
in Los Angeles to perform a fundraiser concert for those facing breast cancer.
- Kacey continues on her Same Trailer Different tour in Sweden on Wednesday (October 2nd).
- Her latest single is called "Blowin' Smoke."
and his wife, Sara
are expecting their second child. While no due date has been announced,
the couple do know that they're having a boy. Lee and Sara are already
parents to four-year-old son Takoda
will perform the national anthem live on ESPN at Sunday's (September
29th) "AAA 400" NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Victory Plaza in
Dover, Delaware. The race begins at 2 p.m. ET. Prior to the race, the
duo will perform a free concert for fans.
unveiled the cover for his new album, Days of Gold
on Facebook yesterday (Thursday, September 26th). The album will be in
stores on December 3rd. The debut single and title track is a Top 20
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has teamed up with Chicago Beer Company to support his newest single,
"Cold Beer With Your Name On It." Fans in the Illinois area can receive a
free download of the single by picking up any 6-pack of Chicago Beer
Company product. "Cold Beer With Your Name On It" is the first single
from Josh's upcoming sophomore album.
Chicago Beer Company will
also host a VIP "Have a Cold Beer with Josh Thompson" pre-show reception
and sound check event at his show on November 30th, as well as three
to-be-announced Chicago shows in 2014. Each event will include a meet
& greet as well as an intimate three-song acoustic set from Josh.
has just released a lyric video for "Cold Beer On Your Name On It," on
VEVO. The video features a performance by the singer as well as footage
that was shot in his hometown of Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
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is turning to the public for help in finding a stuffed armadillo that
belongs to one of his band members. The singer was performing in Port
Chester, New York last week when "Ol' Dillo" was taken from the sound
There's even video footage of the armadillo-napping,
which shows a woman picking the stuffed animal up and walking off
without anyone noticing her.
Willie posted the video on Facebook in hopes that someone would recognize the woman.
AP reports that the armadillo belongs to Willie's sound engineer and
has been on stage with the band for the last three years.
Willie is recovering from a shoulder injury and has been forced to cancel some of his upcoming shows.
His new album, To All the Girls . . .
, will be in stores on October 15th.
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Q. What country legend named his guitar "Trigger"?
A. Willie Nelson
Friday, September 27th
ON THE TUBE
TOP 20 COUNTRY COUNTDOWN/GAC 8:00PM, 10:00PM (ET)
Colt Ford and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament
- Gwyneth Paltrow (actress, Shakespeare In Love, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Shallow Hal, Proof, wife of Coldplay's Chris Martin) (41)
- Randy Bachman (singer-guitarist, the Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive) (70)
- Meat Loaf (rock singer) (66, disputed)
- Robbie Shakespeare (reggae bassist and producer, Sly & Robbie; also worked with Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, and Joe Cocker, among others) (60)
- Liz Torres (actress, Permanent Midnight, Gilmore Girls, Joe Dirt) (66)
- Wilford Brimley (actor, The China Syndrome, The Electric Horseman, Absence Of Malice, The Natural, Cocoon, The Firm, In & Out) (79)
- Brad Arnold (singer, 3 Doors Down) (35)
- Stephan Jenkins (singer/guitarist, Third Eye Blind) (49)
- Avril Lavigne (pop singer) (29)
- Lil' Wayne (rapper) (31)
- Shaun Cassidy (actor-singer, "Da Doo Ron Ron") (55)
- Anna Camp (actress, True Blood, The Help, Pitch Perfect) (31)
ON THIS DAY
- Vince Gill invited Rascal Flatts to join the Grand Ole Opry during a Tuesday edition of the show in 2011.
- Sugarland kicked off their first headlining tour at the North Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina in 2007.
- Gretchen Wilson's All Jacked Up album was released in 2005.
- Dierks Bentley earned his first Number One single in Billboard with "What Was I Thinkin'" in 2003.
- Diamond Rio's "How Your Love Makes Me Feel" went to Number One on the Billboard country singles chart in 1997.
- Keith Urban's former band, the Ranch, made their chart debut with "Walkin' The Country" in 1997. Urban was the trio's lead singer and guitarist.
- Alan Frizzell filed for divorce from Shelly West in 1983.
- Connie Smith debuted on the chart with "Once A Day" in 1964. The song spent eight weeks in the Number One position.
CHRISTOPH WALTZ MAY JOIN NEW 'TARZAN' FILM: Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is in talks to play the villain in Warner Bros. Tarzan reboot. Waltz would play a Belgian soldier named Captain Rom who tries to capture Tarzan in exchange for a diamond ransom. True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard is attached to play Tarzan. Both Margot Robbie and Emma Stone have been rumored to be up for the part of Jane.
ABC RENEWS 'MISTRESSES': ABC has announced plans to bring back the summer primetime soap Mistresses for a second season. The series starring Alyssa Milano became summer's second most popular scripted drama falling just behind CBS' Under the Dome. Season two will kick off in the summer of 2014.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE TO STAR IN 'EAST OF EDEN' REMAKE: Jennifer Lawrence will work with her Hunger Games director Gary Ross again for a remake of East of Eden based on the classic American novel by John Steinbeck.
The actress is attached to play Cathy Ames -- wife of the main
protagonist who is considered to be one of Steinbeck's most
controversial characters. According to Huffington Post, Ross plans to split the book into two features. East of Eden was previously adapted for the big screen in in 1955.
BLAKE LIVELY TO LAUNCH LIFESTYLE COMPANY: Former Gossip Girl star Blake Lively announced plans on Wednesday (September 25th) to launch her own lifestyle company similar to Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop. She explained to Vogue UK,
"It's something that will be launching in a few months and that I'm
really, really thrilled about. The main element of it is that it's about
storytelling and it's about living a very one-of-a-kind, curated life,
and how to achieve that. There's nothing like it out there -- it's
without a genre." She went on to say, "I have so many passions outside
of acting and things that I grew up being good at and that I don't
utilize when acting. Acting was something that my family did so I just
kind of got into it by default, but there was so much that I cultivated,
thinking that I wouldn't be an actor."
'AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN' CREDITS RELEASED ONLINE: The creepy opening credits for American Horror Story: Coven
have been released. The sequence shows occult imagery as well as
glimpses of animals and bleeding body parts. The season will premiere on
October 9th. Take a look:
AMANDA BYNES COULD BE IN TREATMENT UNTIL 2015: Amanda Bynes' lawyer Gerald Shargel
appeared in a New York City court on Thursday (September 26th) to ask
that her lawsuit for the bong-throwing incident back in May be postponed
for up to 18 months while she undergoes psychiatric treatment --
indicating that she may be in the hospital for a year and a half.
Sources also tell TMZ that the prosecution's case is a bit weak so there is a likelihood that the case could be dropped.
MICHAEL DOUGLAS CELEBRATES TURNING 69: Despite claiming to be working on their marriage, Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas
did not spend their birthdays together. Michael was photographed
celebrating his 69th birthday with a friend at an Outback Steakhouse in
New Mexico on Wednesday (September 25th.) Both Michael and Catherine
were born on September 25th but 25 years apart.
CHANNING TATUM MAKES A GOOD SET HUSBAND: Jenna Dewan-Tatum couldn't help but to sing the praises of her husband Channing for taking care of their daughter while mom is filming scenes for her new Lifetime show Witches of East End. Jenna told Entertainment Tonight Canada,
"He is getting really good at being the set husband -- that's what I
call him. He's in the trailer, he's rocking her to sleep, I'm running
back and forth breastfeeding. He's been amazing -- every chance he gets
he's here. He's like, 'I could sit here and be set husband all day long.
This is so fun!'"
IS ROBERT PATTINSON'S NEW GIRLFRIEND SEAN PENN'S DAUGHTER?: Dylan Penn, daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright, is the latest Hollywood girl rumored to be romantically linked to Robert Pattinson.
Several media outlets report that the duo were spotted hanging out on
September 7th for a show at the Viper Room and then reportedly enjoyed
post-show drinks and food at the Chateau Marmont. The Twilight star was also recently linked to trainer Sydney Liebes after they were seen hanging out in front of Harley Pasternak's gym where she works. Sources deny any romance is happening there and that Liebes has just trained the actor a few times.
KENDRA WILKINSON-BASKETT SUFFERED A STROKE AFTER CAR ACCIDENT: E! News is reporting that the supposedly minor car accident that Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett
got into earlier this year was a bit more serious than initially
thought. Doctors apparently discovered that the reality star suffered a
"minor stroke" during the crash. Sources say that Kendra has since
recovered after she was told to take it easy and chill out for a couple
KALEY CUOCO IS GETTING MARRIED
Kaley Cuoco will be walking down the aisle with her tennis player beau Ryan Sweeting. A rep for the actress confirmed the news to People.
The Big Bang Theory
star has only been dating her fiancé for three months but a source
said, "He is an amazing guy. She is so happy." Kaley and Ryan first made
their red carpet debut on at the Emmy awards on Sunday (September
CHECK IT OUT:
- Ryan uploaded an image of the two of them to
Instagram on Emmy Sunday along with the caption, "A million people, all I
see is her @normancook #emmys"
- Rumors of their engagement started when Kaley showed up on set to her film The Wedding Ringer wearing a massive diamond ring.
- Kaley was previously linked to Henry Cavill, musician Bret Bollinger, and her costar Johnny Galecki.
FORMER DISNEY STAR IS NOT ABOVE WORKING IN A RESTAURANT
Former Disney star Dylan Sprouse took to his Tumblr page
on Monday (September 23rd) to address the rumors that he is so broke
that he had to take a job as a host at a NYC restaurant. The 21-year-old
proudly acknowledged his new source of income while clearing the air
about his financial situation.
The Big Daddy actor wrote,
"So many pictures have gotten out that I'm now working as a host at a
restaurant in NY. To clear up the air (which is admittedly pretty rude),
I did not take this job because I 'lost all my money,' I am financially
secure, and took this job as a way to primarily feed my over bountiful
video game addiction. I also took this as a way to try a new experience,
working somewhat below the means I'm used to, as well as a way to
socialize and get out of the house. I feel most comfortable when I'm
working and doing something, to criticize someone of that is pretty
CHECK IT OUT:
- Dylan goes on to say, "I will potentially return to
acting someday, but in no way do I think any experience is a step down
for me, but rather a new step in another direction."
EVA LONGORIA ISN'T INTERESTED IN KIDS OR ANOTHER HUSBAND
She may have been a Desperate Housewife but Eva Longoria isn't really looking to be anyone's wife again. The actress revealed to Access Hollywood Live that after two failed marriages, a third go-round isn't very appealing.
said, "I've been married twice. Been there, done that! I'm not one of
those women who are like, 'I must procreate!' I think kids are a product
of love. So if you find the right person and you want to have a family
with that person, then that's when the time is right. But...if I'm 50
and single, I'm not going to go do it myself."
CHECK IT OUT:
- The 38-year-old actress was married to General Hospital actor Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004. She married NBA star Tony Parker in 2007 but they split up in 2011.
- She was most recently linked to Ready for Love star Ernesto Arguello but that relationship also came to an end.
SEASON OPENERS: 'HOMELAND' AND OTHERS!
Kicking off its fourth season tonight on CBS at 9 P.M. is HAWAII FIVE-0
with gunmen hitting Five-0 headquarters after McGarrett and Wo Fat's escape. The show stars Alex O'Loughlin
, Scott Caan
, Daniel Dae Kim
and Grace Park
. BLUE BLOODS
begins its fourth season tonight on CBS at 10 P.M. with Frank pushing to have a cop killer brought to justice. The show stars Donnie Wahlberg, Will Estes, Bridget Moynahan
and Tom Selleck
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
kicks off Saturday night at 11:30 P.M. on NBC. Tina Fey
hosts and Arcade Fire
THE GOOD WIFE
fifth season begins at 9 P.M. with Alicia working to prevent the
execution of a convicted murderer as she plans her exit from the firm
with Cary. The show stars Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles, Alan Cumming
and Chris Noth
begins its sixth season at 10 P.M. with the team investigating the
murder of a man who was missing for two years. The show stars Simon Baker
and Robin Tunney
starts its 25th season at 8 P.M. with Lisa getting help from the FBI when she suspects something bad has happened to Homer.
off its fourth season at 8:30 P.M. with Bob, Linda and the kids braving
river rapids, squirrels and separation while on a camping adventure.
new season starts at 9 P.M. with word that Peter believes a restaurant
placement is a treasure map pits the citizens of Quahog against each
other as they search for the prize.
The eighth season of AMERICAN DAD
begins at 9:30 P.M. with Steve and Snot, who used a cloning machine to
create dates for prom night, ending up having to raise two fast growing
EASTBOUND & DOWN
's fourth season kicks off Sunday at 10 P.M. with
Kenny considering a career move after becoming bored with his suburban lifestyle. The show stars Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon
and John Hawkes
begins its series at 10:30 P.M. Sunday night following the life of
Stuart Pritchard, a web designer who owns a house and has an attractive
tenant. The show stars Stephen Merchant
season begins at 9 P.M. Sunday night with Nick Brody remaining at large
while Carrie becomes the focus of a Senate investigation.
The show stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend
and Diego Klattenhoff
The new series MASTERS OF SEX
begins Sunday night at 10 P.M. The show follows Dr. William Masters,
who runs a successful medical practice while conducting a secret study
of human sexuality. The show stars Michael Sheen
and Lizzy Caplan
REPORT: LEAH REMINI DOESN'T WANT TO SEE KIRSTIE ALLEY AT 'DANCING WITH THE STARS'
Things are reportedly getting tense over at Dancing With the Stars because former scientologist Leah Remini allegedly does not want Kirstie Alley to make a cameo in the audience. Although a source told Gossip Cop that the story isn't quite accurate, the National Enquirer claims that Leah is making demands that if Kirstie shows up she does not want to be around for it.
insider explained, "After hearing Kirstie was on the booking lineup,
Remini told producers she refuses to come face to face with her
Scientology enemy -- and asked them to make sure they're never on the
set at the same time. She doesn't even want the pressure of knowing
Kirstie is in the audience." The sources added, "Leah feels that if
Kirstie is anywhere on or near the set, she's there to intimidate her."
CHECK IT OUT:
- Leah recently told her partner on the show Tony Dovolani, "The church is looking for me to fail so they can say to their parishioners, 'See what happens when you leave the church?'"
church responded in a statement saying, "We know this may come as a
surprise to someone as self-absorbed as Ms. Remini, but we could care
less if she wins or loses on Dancing With the Stars."
- Kirstie participated in seasons 12 and 15 of the reality competition.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
Opening today (Friday September 27th) is the new animated family film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, with Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Terry Crews, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris and Benjamin Bratt
lending their voices. The film follows Flint who, after finding out his
invention that turned water into food causing it to rain cheeseburgers
and spaghetti has not been destroyed, must embark with his friends on a
dangerous mission to save the world from the food animals his machine is
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is rated PG and has a running time of 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Opening today (Friday September 27th) is the new drama from writer/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Jon
, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza
and Julianne Moore
The film follows Jon, played by Gordon-Levitt, nicknamed Don Jon
because he really knows how to work the ladies, and Barbara, played by
Johansson, whose view of reality was molded by romantic Hollywood
movies, who try to find true intimacy in a world full of false
- Don Jon is rated R and has a running time of 1 hour and 29 minutes.
Opening today (Friday September 27th) is the new drama from director Ron Howard
, starring Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde
and Daniel Bruhl
The film, based on a true story, follows the rivalry of race car
drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda on the Grand Prix racetrack as they
push themselves to the limit.
- Rush is rated R and has a running time of 2 hours and 3 minutes.
Opening today is the new romantic comedy, Baggage Claim
, starring Paula Patton, Taye Diggs, Adam Brody, Derek Luke, Djimon Hounsou
and Jill Scott
The follows Montana, played by Patton, who has yet to find a man she
wants to settle down with, but when her little sister gets engaged,
Montana reconsiders her exes but the right man is closer than she
- Baggage Claim is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 1 hour and 36 minutes.
49ERS DEFEAT RAMS 35-11:
HEADING TOWARDS SHUTDOWN? HOUSE GOP SAYS WON'T ACCEPT LEGISLATION:
A government shutdown looks like it might be more likely next week
after House Republicans yesterday (September 26th) said they won't
simply accept the funding legislation that will remain after Senate
Democrats strip out the Obamacare defunding. At the same time, House Speaker John Boehner
said, "I have no interest in a government shutdown," and said he
doesn't expect one to occur. The Senate is expected to send back that
legislation to the House today, and a partial shutdown will take place
at midnight Monday if a funding measure isn't passed. Meanwhile, the
requirement to raise the debt ceiling is coming up not far behind, on
October 17th. Republicans are also eyeing that deadline to try to delay
Obamacare, as well as get other GOP priorities passed, but President Obama
has said repeatedly he will not bargain over raising the debt ceiling.
Economists have predicted serious economic damage if the debit ceiling
isn't raised, which would amount to the U.S. defaulting on its debts.
'WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY' ON IRAN NUCLEAR IMPASSE:
After a meeting yesterday (September 26th) of Iran, the five permanent
members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany, the U.S. and its
partners said there was a, quote, "window of opportunity" to end the
impasse over Iran's nuclear program. However, Iran was asked to present a
detailed plan of action to show that it's not trying to build a nuclear
weapon. Both sides agreed to fast-track negotiations and to hold
substantive talks next month. Iran, under new moderate President Hassan Rouhani, is trying a new outreach on its nuclear program to try to get relief from punishing international sanctions.
DEAL REACHED ON U.N. RESOLUTION ON SYRIA:
The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council reached
agreement Thursday (September 26th) on a draft resolution to eliminate
Syria's chemical weapon. The resolution's demands that Syria give up its
chemical stockpile and allow unchecked access to chemical weapons
experts are legally binding. But if Syria doesn't comply, the Council
will need to adopt a second resolution to impose measures that could
include military action. The agreement represents rare unity between
Russia, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, and the U.S., which backs the opposition.
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND NEAR RIGHTED COSTA CONCORDIA CRUISE SHIP:
Divers yesterday (September 26th) found what are believed to be the
remains of the last two missing victims of the January 2012 Costa
Concordia cruise ship disaster, discovered in the sea off the Italian
island of Giglio where the ship partially sank last year and was finally
righted last week. There were 32 people killed when the ship capsized,
and all the bodies had been recovered except two, that of an Italian
woman who was a passenger and an Indian man who'd worked on board. The
head of the civil protection agency said the remains discovered are
consistent with those two people, but their identities can only be
confirmed through DNA testing.
TWO PILOTS FELL ASLEEP AT PLANE'S CONTROLS LAST MONTH:
British aviation authorities said Thursday (September 26th) that two
pilots flying a commercial jet filled with passengers last month both
fell asleep at the controls, leaving the plane on autopilot for an
unknown period of time. The names of the pilots and airlines haven't
been released, but authorities said it took place in August on an Airbus
A330 operated by a British-based airline. The pilots told authorities
themselves what happened, reporting the incident to their airline and
the U.K.'s Civil Aviation Authority. They said they'd had little sleep
over two nights due to busy flight schedules and had planned to take
rotating 20-minute naps, but instead fell asleep at the same time.
MCDONALD'S TO START OFFERING SALADS, VEGGIES, FRUIT AS SIDES:
In an effort to offer more healthy options, McDonald's said Thursday
(September 26th) that it's going to introduce salads, fruits and
vegetables that customers can order as sides with their sandwiches
instead of fries. McDonald's also said it will only advertise water,
milk and juice for its kids' Happy Meals. The changes were announced in a
joint statement with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a group
working to reduce childhood obesity that was founded by the Clinton
Foundation and the American Heart Association. The new options are being
made in 20 markets around the world, including the U.S, and will start
within three years and be available in all 20 of them by 2020.
WALMART PULLS LITTLE GIRLS' 'NAUGHTY LEOPARD' COSTUME:
Walmart apologized yesterday (September 26th) and announced that it has
stopped selling a Halloween costume for little girls called "Naughty
Leopard" following accusations that it was sexualizing toddlers. The
costume itself wasn't in question -- a black tutu with purple leopard
trim and a headband with matching ears -- but it was the name that drew
the criticism after it was first reported by Consumerist. The website Pop Sugar had called it "deeply disturbing."
EMOTIONAL FAREWELL TO MARIANO RIVERA AT YANKEE STADIUM: New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera
pitched in his final game at Yankee Stadium last night (September 26th)
in an emotional farewell that saw the all-time saves leader sobbing in
teammate Andy Pettite's arms on the mound. Pettite, who's also retiring this year, and Yankee captain Derek Jeter, both career-long teammates of Rivera, were sent in by manager Joe Girardi
to take Rivera out of the game with two outs in the ninth inning.
Girardi had brought in Rivera in the previous inning even though the
Yankees were losing 4-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays so the future first-round
Hall of Famer could have his Yankee Stadium goodbye. Rivera, who was
prefect in getting four outs, hugged Pettite for some 30 seconds, and
then Jeter, as he cried, and then walked off the mound to cheers from
the sell-out crowd as he wiped away the tears running down his face.
After the game, Rivera said, "I was bombarded with emotions and feeling
that I couldn't describe. Everything hit at that time. I knew that was
the last time. Period. I never felt like that before."
The San Francisco 49ers downed the St. Louis Rams 35-11 last night
(September 26th) on the road in St. Louis. 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick
went 15 of 23 for 167 yards with two touchdown passes, while Rams QB Sam Bradford
was 19 of 41 for 202 yards with one touchdown. Bradford also had an interception and was sacked five times.
BASEBALL COMMISH SELIG TO RETIRE AFTER NEXT SEASON:
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig
announced Thursday (September 26th) that he will retire after next
season in January 2015, ending a 22-year term that's second in length
only to Kenesaw Mountain Landis'
24 years from 1920 to 1944.
Selig's reign saw higher revenues, the expansion of the post-season,
interleague play and two decades of labor peace. But he also presided
over the canceled World Series in 1994 due to a lengthy strike, as well
as perhaps the biggest mark on his tenure, the prevalence of
performance-enhancing drugs until testing with penalties finally was
instituted in 2004.
(Headline News, FYI and Sports stories were compiled in part from reports by the Associated Press and Reuters.)
ON THE TUBE
- UNDERCOVER BOSS - (season premiere) Twin Peaks CEO Randy Dewitt goes under cover at the sports bar and grill chain.
- HAWAII FIVE-0 - (season premiere) Following McGarrett and Wo Fat's escape, gunmen hit Five-o headquarters.
- BLUE BLOODS - (season premiere) Frank pushes to have a cop killer brought to justice.
- THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW (repeat)
- THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW (repeat)
- DATELINE NBC - (season premiere) When a healthy 31 year old father of three dies suddenly, an autopsy reveals poisoning by antifreeze.
- MASTERCHEF - (season premiere) Twenty-four cooks between the ages of eight and 13 prepare dishes for the judges.
- SLEEPY HOLLOW (repeat)
- LAST MAN STANDING - Despite having a good time teaching Eve how to drive, Mike thinks Vanessa should take over so she and Eve can bond.
- THE NEIGHBORS - After learning about April Fools' Day, Larry plans to prank the Weavers.
- SHARK TANK - Chic fashion accessories for dogs; a breathalyzer app.
- 20/20 - Investigative reporting.
DAY TIME TALK SHOW
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
- PERFECT SCORE - (season finale) As two best friends seek their perfect score, their potential dates test their fishing skills.
- PERFECT SCORE (repeat)
- AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL - Previously unseen footage.
- Julie Bowen, Nicki Minaj, Mario LopezTHE VIEW
- Stephen King, Kenan Thompson, guest co-host Ana Quincoces
LATE NIGHT TALK SHOWS
THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS)
- Steve Martin, Kathleen Madigan, Kruger Brothers featuring Steve MartinTHE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO (NBC)
- Sandra Bullock, Gregory PorterJIMMY KIMMEL LIVE (ABC)
- (repeat)THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON (CBS)
- Julia Louis-DreyfusLATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON (NBC)
- Julianna Margulies, Michael Sheen, SuperchunkLAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY (NBC)
- SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Tina Fey hosts; Arcade Fire performs.
- THE AMAZING RACE - (season premiere) The teams head to their first destination where one competitor faces a fear of heights.
- THE GOOD WIFE - (season premiere) Alicia works to prevent the execution of a convicted murderer as she plans her exit from the firm with Cary.
- THE MENTALIST - (season premiere) The team investigates the murder of a man who was missing for two years.
- FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA - Pregame.
- NFL FOOTBALL - New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons.
- THE SIMPSONS - (season premiere) Lisa gets help from the FBI when she suspects something bad has happened to Homer.
- BOB'S BURGERS - (season premiere) Bob, Linda and the kids bracve river rapids, squirrels and separation while on a camping adventure.
- FAMILY GUY - (season
premiere) Word that Peter believes a restaurant placement is a treasure
map pits the citizens of Quahog against each other as they search for
- AMERICAN DAD - (season premiere) When Steve
and Snot use a cloning machine to create dates for prom night, they end
up having to raise two fast growing babies.
- ONCE UPON A TIME - (season premiere) Henry and another escapee from Peter Pan's encampment go on the run.
- REVENGE - (season premiere) Emily's quest for revenge is renewed.
- BETRAYAL - (series
premiere) When Sara meets an attorney named Jack, they both feel an
immediate and undeniable attraction; Sara learns that her husband will
be facing off with Jack in a high profile murder case.
- BREAKING BAD - (series finale) The story concludes.
- THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY - (season finale) Someone new gets involved in a confrontation; Teresa tries to clear her name.
- KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS - Kourtney and Khloe can't believe that Kim doesn't want a baby shower.
- ERIC & JESSIE: GAME ON - (series
premiere) NFL star Eric Decker and his fiance, singer Jessie James,
prepare for their upcoming wedding and move into their new Denver home.
- BOARDWALK EMPIRE - Nucky gets to know Arnold Rothstein over a card game; Eddie is detoured after making a delivery.
- EASTBOUND & DOWN - (season premiere) After becoming bored with his job and suburban lifestyle, Kenny considers a career move.
- HELLO LADIES - (series premiere) Stuart Pritchard is a web designer who owns a house and has an attractive tenant.
- HOMELAND - (season premiere) Nick Brody remains at large; Carrie becomes the focus of a Senate investigation.
- MASTERS OF SEX - (series premiere) Dr. William Masters runs a successful medical practice and conducts a secret study of human sexuality.