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Randy Travis Secretly Marries

4/22/2015 9:14am EDT
Randy Travis Married His Fiancee Last Month And Nobody Noticed
Randy Travis made a surprise appearance at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards. Now, another surprise- he's married!

It turns out the country superstar quietly married fiance Mary Davis without anyone realizing it. And not as recently as you'd think. People confirmed that a Texas pastor had married the couple a month ago, on March 21.

Travis suffered a very serious stroke in July of 2013, depriving him of the ability to speak or sing, and requiring a cane to walk. He's been undergoing physical therapy ever since (and re-learning how to play the guitar) but it's not clear what his cur...

16 Celebrities With Issues - Bankruptcies, Rehab, And Much More

3/16/2014 6:03pm EDT
16 Celebrities With Issues - Bankruptcies, Rehab, And Much More
We understand that celebrities aren't perfect, but some of them have made a second career out of doing dumb things. Here are 16 celebrities with issues:

Justin Bieber - Bieber has been a menace for the past few years, irritating his neighbors in Calabasas (including an alleged egging incident), having his home searched by police, peeing in a mop bucket at a restaurant, drag racing, a DUI, and the infamous disposition video. Bieber has been so uneven people are beginning to think he's on steroids.

Selena Gomez - Selena went to rehab for "exhaustion" and allegedly left early, then hooke...

10 Popular Music Songs Penned By Other Artists

11/17/2013 1:08pm EST
The music industry is one business where it is common for music artists to either meet up and share musical talents or acknowledge the song writing skills of other music artists musically.  Check our following ten popular song picks penned by other music artists.

Singer Rihanna’s hit single “Diamonds” owes it’s “Alternative” flavored leanings to singer-songwriter Sia who penned the track for the singer’s Unapologetic studio music release.  Sia, on her part, is also best known for her co-writing and vocal contribution to DJ David Guetta’s “Titanium” hit single.

If the track “Lovesong”...

A.M. Roundup: Selena Gomez Lands First #1, Randy Travis To Spend Months In Rehab, Cowell To Be First-Time Dad

8/1/2013 10:04am EDT
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez got a nice 21st birthday present on Wednesday when her debut solo album "Stars Dance" topped the Billboard 200 chart. The album is her first number-one ever and knocked Jay-Z's (*ahem* -- insanely overrated -- *ahem*) "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" from the top spot. We have a feeling Selena's glory will only last about a week as some guy named Robin Thicke just released his new album this week and it only features the summer's biggest hit, which topped the singles chart for like, the millionth week in a row. (story)

Country singer Randy Travis was discharged from the Plano, Texa...

Randy Travis Discharged From Hospital, Expected To Undergo 'Months' Of Physical Therapy

8/1/2013 12:33am EDT
Randy Travis
Country star Randy Travis has been discharged from the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Texas on Wednesday and will now undergo rehab for the next few weeks.

Travis was admitted to the hospital earlier this month for congestive heart failure and put on life support. He developed cardiomyopathy and had a small pump surgically implanted to aid with blood flow before being moved to the Heart Hospital, where he then suffered a stroke and underwent emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

The 54-year-old singer was transferred to a physical therapy center on Wednesday which will help ...

Randy Travis Out Of Surgery But Still In Critical Condition

7/12/2013 10:32am EDT
Randy Travis
Randy Travis isn't out of the woods yet. The country music star is in critical condition after undergoing emergency surgery following a stroke on Wednesday.

After being admitted to the hospital for a heart condition the singer's health took a turn for the worse, and surgeons at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Texas operated on him to relieve pressure on his brain.

According to Travis' spokesman Kirt Webster, the stroke was a "complication of his congestive heart failure." He told Reuters: "He is out of surgery and remains in critical condition."

Travis was admitted to the hospital on ...

The Morning Roundup: Bieber Pees In A Bucket, Randy Travis Suffers A Stroke, Bobbi Kristina Engaged To Her Adopted Brother

7/11/2013 10:26am EDT
Ailing country star Randy Travis underwent emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain Wednesday night after suffering a stroke while in the hospital for heart issues. The singer was rushed to the hospital on Sunday and diagnosed with congestive heart failure because of a respiratory virus he contracted three weeks ago. He's been listed in critical condition for the last four days, and doctors even said he was improving shortly before he suffered the stroke. (story)

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina and boyfriend Nick Gordon are officially engaged. The couple...

Randy Travis Undergoing Surgery After Suffering Stroke

7/10/2013 10:48pm EDT
Randy Travis
Country music star Randy Travis has suffered a stroke.

The singer, who has been hospitalized in critical condition since Sunday with heart trouble, is now undergoing emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, according to publicist Kirt Webster.

"As a complication of his congestive heart failure, Mr. Randy Travis has suffered a stroke and is currently undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain," Webster said. "He is in critical condition. We will have updates as they become available. His family and friends here with him at the hospital request your prayers and support."...

Doctor Says Randy Travis Is Improving, But Remains In Critical Condition

7/10/2013 7:49pm EDT
Randy Travis
Country singer Randy Travis has been showing "signs of improvement" since being transferred from the Baylor Medical Center in McKinney, Texas, to the nearby Heart Hospital Baylor Plano; however, he still remains in critical condition after being diagnosed with a cardiomyopathy.

The condition was brought on by a viral respiratory infection he contracted three weeks ago, according to Dr. William Gray.

Travis had a small pump inserted to stabilize his heart before making the move from one clinic to the other. It was reported that he had undergone heart surgery, but his agent clarified that h...

Randy Travis Remains In Critical Condition, Sister-In-Law Says Heart Problems Run In The Family

7/9/2013 8:08pm EDT
Randy Travis
Country singer Randy Travis is still in critical condition following complications from his recently diagnosed viral cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart caused by an infection.

Travis reportedly underwent surgery for the ailment, however his publicist released a statement Tuesday afternoon to clarify the treatment he underwent.

"Contrary to reports, Randy Travis has not undergone heart surgery," the sing'er rep, Kirt Webster, said. "Travis was admitted into a Texas hospital on Sunday and underwent placement of an IMPELLA peripheral left ventricular assist device for stabilization pri...

Randy Travis Hospitalized, In Critical Condition

7/8/2013 6:45pm EDT
Randy Travis
Country star Randy Travis was rushed to the hospital due to complications from viral cardiomyopathy.

Travis was recently diagnosed with the heart ailment, which occurs due to infection. The infection results in an enlarged and weakened heart. It can also result in deadly irregular heartbeat, sudden cardiac death, and heart failure.

The singer’s rep confirms the singer is in a Texas hospital, and multiple outlets are reporting he is currently in critical condition.

The sudden hospitalization comes about a year after Travis was arrested for DWI after he crashed his car and was found nude w...

Randy Travis Is On The Wagon!

11/28/2012 6:51pm EST
Randy Travis
Randy Travis has quit drinking after a string of alcohol-related legal woes and is now in "the best shape of his life," according to his lawyer.

The 53-year-old singer has endured a rough 2012 following arrests for public intoxication, drunk-driving and assault, but he is bouncing back from his troubles after giving up booze.

The Honky Tonk Moon hit-maker has adopted a new healthy diet and is working out regularly to improve his fitness.

His attorney Larry Friedman tells, "(Travis) eliminated alcohol from his daily life. (He) works out three hours every day and is in the best ...

Woes Continue For Randy Travis As Brother & Sister-In-Law Arrested On Drug Charges

9/28/2012 2:32pm EDT
Randy Travis
Embattled country star Randy Travis' younger brother has brought more shame on the family after he was arrested in North Carolina earlier this month on suspicion of operating a methamphetamine lab.

David Traywick, 49, and his wife Jessica were taken into custody on September 13 in the singer's hometown of Marshville for allegedly possessing and manufacturing the illegal drug.

And the Always & Forever hitmaker's father, Harold Traywick, insists he is glad his son got caught.

He tells the National Enquirer, "David had a meth lab going in a mobile home on MY property. I gave David that mobi...

Randy Travis Cited For Simple Assault

8/25/2012 4:30pm EDT
Randy Travis
Country star Randy Travis has been cited for simple assault following an alleged altercation in Texas on Thursday.

The singer was reportedly trying to defend his girlfriend after she became embroiled in a dispute with her estranged husband outside a church in Plano. Police officials were called to the scene and the 53 year old singer was charged with misdemeanor simple assault.

Officer David Tilley tells, "We got a phone call at around 10 or 10:30 (Thursday) night about a personal family issue occurring between an estranged husband and wife. The wife was reportedly the girlfr...

A Naked Randy Travis Tried To Buy Cigarettes At Convenience Store

8/13/2012 8:40am EDT
Randy Travis
Country star Randy Travis allegedly walked into a convenience store in Texas naked and tried to buy cigarettes shortly before his DUI arrest last week.

The singer crashed his car in a construction area and was allegedly found naked at the scene, lying on a stretch of road in Grayson County. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) and felony retaliation after he allegedly threatened police officers.

It has now emerged Travis' troubles started earlier in the evening when he reportedly walked into a Tiger Mart store without any clothes on and demanded cigarettes f...

8 Embarrassing Celebrity Arrests

8/9/2012 1:00pm EDT
Randy Travis
It's difficult enough getting arrested when you only have your friends and family to worry about. But when you're famous, the whole world learns about your indiscretions.

Earlier this week country star Randy Travis was arrested in Dallas, Texas, on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Travis was completely naked at the time of his arrest, and reportedly threatened to kill the Texas troopers who took him into custody.

His mug shot (above) shows him with a black eye and dried blood on his face. Sadly, it's Travis' second arrest this year. In February, he was booked for public int...

A 'Naked' Randy Travis Arrested For DUI In Texas

8/8/2012 11:47am EDT
Randy Travis
Country star Randy Travis has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI)

The singer was busted in Texas on Tuesday night after he crashed his car, which is believed to be the only vehicle involved in the accident.

According to, Travis sustained minor cuts and bruises and was also cited for "retaliation and obstruction." Travis refused to take a breathalyzer, so a blood draw was taken to determine his blood alcohol level.

A source also told the website he was not wearing clothes when cops arrived to the crash scene.

The Honky Tonk Moon hit-maker, who remain...

Watch: Brad Paisley And Carrie Underwood Sing Ode To Kim Kardashian's Short Wedding

11/10/2011 5:00pm EST
Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and Eric Stonestreet
Even the Country Music Awards could not keep themselves from making fun of Kim Kardashian and her short wedding. Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood invited Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet on stage to sign a song about what's really bothering the country.

The song was done in the tune of Randy Travis' hit, Forever and Ever, Amen. "I’m going to love you forever — for 72 days, amen," the trio sang, before taking some pot shots at Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift - and Swift was in the crowd!

- Check out hot fashion from the CMTs!

You can watch the entire opening skit below, but the s...

Randy Travis Collapses At Benefit Concert

9/27/2011 8:27pm EDT
Randy Travis
Country star Randy Travis is recovering at home after passing out onstage at a benefit concert midway through a song on Sunday night.

The "Whisper my Name" singer, 52, collapsed while he was performing the song "Three Wooden Crosses" at the Huguley Memorial Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Doctors, who were among guests, treated him at the scene and diagnosed Travis with laryngitis, caused by medications he was taking to control his chronic allergies.

Travis eventually stood up and walked offstage, giving gala guests the thumbs up as they applauded his recovery.

The singer's manager...

Randy Travis Officially Ends Marriage

10/30/2010 5:15pm EDT
Randy Travis
Country singer Randy Travis and his manager wife Elizabeth have divorced.

The couple, who wed in 1991, officially ended the marriage on Friday.

A statement from a publicist for the pair reads, "Elizabeth and Randy Travis have agreed to part ways. Elizabeth will remain Mr. Travis' personal manager. They do not intend to comment any further and ask for your respect for their privacy during this time."

Elizabeth fell for Travis in 1976 when he was a teenage performer at her North Carolina nightclub. He got his big break when he was discovered playing at the Nashville, Tennessee club she man...

'American Idol' Banter: 10 To Go...Adam Lambert Sticks Out

3/20/2009 2:13pm EDT
American Idol
The difference between 10 and 11 isn't much in most cases, but when it comes to "American Idol," that one spot means quite a bit. Making the Top 10 not only leads to more exposure on national television (obviously), but it also includes an invite to be part of "Idol's" summer tour.

The unlucky contestant whose bubble got burst Wednesday night was Alexis Grace, a likable -- yet extremely forgettable -- 21-year-old from Nashville, Tennessee. While no one other than Alexis will lose any sleep over her departure, it was still a surprise to see someone other than Michael Sarver leave the sh...

'Idol' Wannabe Alexis Gets The Boot Following An Ordinary, Forgettable Performance

3/19/2009 8:37am EDT
American Idol
Ryan Seacrest said the results would surprise us. I guess he doesn't read this column. Last night was actually kind of big as far as the early results shows go since it determined the spots for the summer American Idol nationwide concert tour, so the pressure was on with each trip down the rows of seated hopefuls in a way we won't see on the next few shows. This added to the tension, but not enough to cover up the fact that this was yet another one-hour results show with another lame musical number, lame Ford commercial and lame musical guest.

There were some nice new touches. It wa...

Favorites Came Up Short On Last Night's 'American Idol'

3/18/2009 8:28am EDT
American Idol
Random Thoughts While Waiting for American Idol to Start:

1.) Why are they still doing this ridiculous judge/host introduction at the beginning? And is that a third Buffer brother doing the honors? "Let's get ready to 'Idol'!"

2.) Kara appears to be wearing aluminum foil with hair that came to 2009 along with Marty McFly in the DeLorean from 1983.

3.) Since this show sets the top ten, we can basically be certain that they won't use the judge's save this week. Otherwise, how would they determine the top ten if two contestants depart next week?

4.) Paula is WAY less sto...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 4

5/4/2007 3:00am EDT
Lance Bass
Happy Birthday to 'N Sync singer Lance Bass (1979), Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt (1972), Saturday Night Live player Ana Gasteyer (1967), singer Oleta Adams (1962), country singer Randy Travis (1959), graphic artist Keith Haring (1958; d. 1990), actress Pia Zadora (1954), Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars (1951), British actor Roger Rees (1944), country singer Tammy Wynette (1942; d. 1998), surf guitarist Dick Dale (1937), "Breakfast at Tiffany's" star Audrey Hepburn (1929; d. 1993), and Canadian musician Maynard Ferguson (1928).

Fox Reveals the Stars of 'Celebrity Duets'

8/15/2006 3:11pm EDT
Hal Sparks
WWE World Champion Chris Jericho, actress Lucy Lawless, actor Cheech Marin, 2004 Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast Carly Patterson, actor/director Alfonso Ribeiro, pop culture guru Jai Rodriguez, actor/comedian Hal Sparks and actress Lea Thompson are the eight celebrities who will compete weekly on "Celebrity Duets" premiering Tuesday, Aug. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Wayne Brady will host the show.

Each week, the celebrity competitors as long as they remain in the competition will be paired with a different recording superstar among Grammy Award-winning and No. 1 artists Clint ...

Superstars Chosen for FOX's 'Celebrity Duets'

7/24/2006 4:21pm EDT
Macy Gray
Cyndi Lauper, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Randy Travis, Brian Mcknight, Macy Gray, Patti Labelle, Kenny Loggins, Chaka Khan, Richard Marx, Michael Bolton, Clint Black and Aaron Neville are among the Grammy-winning and number-one artists scheduled to perform on Celebrity Duets this fall on Fox.

Celebrity Duets pairs recording superstars with celebrities not famous for singing in hopes of their making beautiful music together. Each week, celebrity participants - as long as they remain in the competition - will be paired with a different recording superstar. The show will follow the ...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 4

5/4/2006 3:00am EDT
Randy Travis
Happy Birthday to 'N Sync singer Lance Bass (1979), Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt (1972), Saturday Night Live player Ana Gasteyer (1967), singer Oleta Adams (1962), country singer Randy Travis (1959), graphic artist Keith Haring (1958; d. 1990), actress Pia Zadora (1954), Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars (1951), British actor Roger Rees (1944), country singer Tammy Wynette (1942; d. 1998), surf guitarist Dick Dale (1937), "Breakfast at Tiffany's" star Audrey Hepburn (1929; d. 1993), and Canadian musician Maynard Ferguson (1928).

New CDs This Week (Oct. 25)

10/25/2005 3:00pm EDT
A number of notable new releases this week including greatest hits collections from Destiny's Child and Angie Stone, a live one from Aerosmith, Christmas songs from Faith Evans and Il Divo, and new albums from Jin, Children of Bodom, They Might Be Giants, Joe Nichols, Bette Midler and many more. Check out this list of noteworthy albums in stores today...

A Day in Black and White - Notes

Aberdeen City - The Freezing Atlantic

Aerosmith - Rockin' the Joint - Live at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

Angie Stone - Angie Stone's Stone Hits: The Very Best of Angie Stone

Bette Midler -...