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Gretchen Wilson and Bill Engvall heading to SeaWorld

February 6th, 2014 3:10am EST
Gretchen Wilson
Country singer Gretchen Wilson and comedian Bill Engvall are the latest celebrities to step in as last-minute replacements to headline shows at SeaWorld in the aftermath of documentary Blackfish.

Wilson and Engvall will take the stage in Orlando, Florida for the second week of SeaWorld's 2014 Bands, Brews and BBQ concert series, starting next Saturday (08Feb14).

Bosses at SeaWorld were forced to scramble to fill in spots left by nine artists, including Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick and Heart, who all cancelled their gigs at the embattled theme park after watching Blackfish, a film which expo...

Who Has The Best Celebrity Fans: St. Louis Cardinals Or Boston Red Sox?

October 23rd, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Jon Hamm
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox are headed to the World Series in a rematch of their 2004 series in which the Red Sox swept the Cardinals in four games to win their first title since 1918. The Cardinals have won the World Series twice since 2004 and were one game away from reaching the World Series last year.  However, we're more interested in what really matters: which team has the better celebrity fans! Let's take a look:

Jon Hamm, Cardinals: "Oh, my God, I’ve always been a huge Cardinals fan. I remember going to the World Series in ’82, ’85 and ’87, and this is amazing," Hamm...

Fashion At The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards - Who Looked The Best?

February 14th, 2011 8:43am EST
Grammy Awards fashion
As we previously reported, the ladies ruled the Grammy Awards last night. And several stars stood out on the red carpet with their fashionable attire.

Katy Perry showed up with her grandmother wearing angel wings, while Lady Gaga made an appearance in an egg.

Cee Lo Green performed with muppets and Gwyneth Paltrow in a bird-like costume, while Rihanna teased with a ruffled number that strategically hid her softer parts.

Check out the fashion below, and tell us who your favorites are. (See the list of winners here!)

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga arriving in an egg

Jennifer Lopez

Justin Bi...

Katy Perry Kicks Off Grammy Awards Concert; Eminem Scores 10 Nominations (See List)

December 2nd, 2010 8:35am EST
Katy Perry
Eminem is set to dominate the 53rd Grammy Awards in February after landing a massive 10 nominations.

The rapper is up for a string of top nods including Album Of The Year for Recovery and Best Record and Song for Love the Way You Lie, his collaboration with Rihanna. In the album category, he'll be fighting it out against Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, while his competition for Song of the Year includes Miranda Lambert and Cee Lo Green.

However, despite his 10 nods, Eminem can only scoop a maximum of nine trophies - in the Best Rap Song category, Love The Way You...

Country Music Awards Fashion - Who Was Hot & Who Was Not

November 11th, 2010 8:40am EST
Carrie Underwood
Sure, the winners are important at the Country Music Awards (CMAs), but what we really tune in for is the fashion. And the stars walked the red carpet in various hues during Wednesday night's show.

Carrie Underwood (above) wore a black ruffled dress, that may have been a little too ruffly (in our opinion). What do you think?

Check out the fashion below, and let us know - who's hot and who's not!

Big winner of the night Miranda Lambert:

Lady in red Taylor Swift:

A gorgeous Gwyneth Paltrow:

Sara Evans with very knobby knees:

Julianne Hough minus her signature blonde locks (br...

Hottest Country Music Chicks?

July 22nd, 2010 10:32am EDT
Hottest Country Music Chicks
Country pop star Shania Twain turned the Country music world upside down when she made her debut into the music world in 1993. Not only did the singing sensation impress with her songs, but also with her updated sexy image. Her "Man, I Feel Like A Woman" look set the new paradigm for how today's female Country music stars have stepped up their game to shape their image within the music industry. So, who's the hottest Country Chick in music today? Don't forget to let us know!

Faith Hill

It's no surprise that Country Chick Faith Hill would be on this list. She is not only married to one...

Why We Hate Kanye West (And Why It's Wrong That We Do)

October 20th, 2009 9:19am EDT
Kanye West
Kanye West is an immensely talented man. He's got 3 number one albums, 2 American Music Awards, 2 World Music Awards, 9 BET Awards, 12 Grammys…the list goes on and on. MTV named him the hottest MC in the game for 2008, placing him above the likes of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and T.I. He successfully transitioned from producer to rapper, and then again (less successfully, but still decently) from rapper to singer. Truth be told, Kanye West is probably one of the few people in the world who has earned the right to be arrogant.

So why is he so hated for it? Why is he so reviled for wha...

Slideshow: Kentucky Derby Hat Fashion - Who Wore It Best?

May 4th, 2009 2:20pm EDT
Brooke Shields
Check out the hats celebrities wore to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Who wore the best (or worst!) hat? Click through our photo slideshow, and let us know!

Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City

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Get In The Mood With A Little Holiday Music

December 22nd, 2008 9:47am EST
Harry Connick, Jr. What a Night! A Christmas Album
Some old, some new, there's no other way to spice up the holidays with a little music. Check out a few of our December favorites below, and let us know some of your season picks!

Faith Hill - Joy To The World

Given the longevity of her career, Joy To The World is Faith Hill's debut holiday release. Hill covers holiday standards with a very disciplined approach. Her vocal talent, orchestral backdrops, and singing choir are highlights.

Keith Sweat - A Christmas Of Love

Keith Sweat provides a groovilicious holiday with the funky smooth sounds of...

'Saturday Night Live': Post-Election

December 2nd, 2008 10:04am EST
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live is not funny. Some of the skits are funny, some, but the show as a whole is not. The former meter of comedic excellence has not so much stepped away from the glory days of John Belushi and Chevy Chase as much as it has dove. Even Cheri Oteri, whose career is on the wane since her days cheerleading alongside Will Ferrell, chose to cameo on the soon-to-be-cancelled Boston Legal as opposed to her alma mater.

Yes, the election has returned SNL to brief heights of hilarity. But, what does it mean when the most memorable skits of the new season featured two former cast m...

Concerts Break Out At The DNC and RNC Conventions

September 8th, 2008 2:26pm EDT
Barack Obama
Conventions or Concerts?

The month of August brought the U.S. two big music festivals, one in Denver and one in the Twin Cities. Oh, wait, what's that you say? These weren't music festivals, but the Democratic and Republican National Conventions? Interesting. In the past, presidential candidates have used music as part of their campaigns, but never before like this. This summer, the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions crossed politics and music so much that they rose to concert-like levels.

Obamapalooza, err, I mean the DNC featured performances by Melissa Ether...

Top Country Divas To Join Elvis Presley For Christmas Duet Album

August 7th, 2008 11:43am EDT
Yes, you read that right, Elvis Presley is set for a return to the charts, thanks to a series of festive duets with country music's biggest divas. Technological wizards are teaming The King with the likes of Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans, LeAnn Rimes, Wynonna Judd and Gretchen Wilson to record seasonal hits for a Christmas album.

Evans will sing "Silent Night" with Elvis; Judd will join him for "Santa Claus is Back in Town"; and Underwood will duet on "I'll Be Home for Christmas."

The songs will all be recorded at Nashville, Tennessee's RCA Studio B, where Presley taped his origina...

John Rich Wants Fans 'Raising McCain'

July 31st, 2008 4:34pm EDT
John Rich
RACINE, Wis. (AP) - Country music star John Rich wants like-minded voters to join him in "Raising McCain."

The other half of the Nashville duo Big and Rich, the singer-songwriter has penned lyrics for a rock-infused anthem focused on the 5½ years Republican presidential candidate John McCain spent as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and his refusal of an early release. "He stayed strong, stayed extra long til they let all the other boys out. Now we've got a real man with an American plan, we're going to put him in the big White House," the song says. Its refrain: "We're all just raising Mc...

Black Crowes Accuse Gretchen Wilson Of Copying Song

July 31st, 2008 7:00am EDT
The Black Crowes
Rockers The Black Crowes are threatening to sue country star Gretchen Wilson, claiming she ripped off one of their songs.

The band has issued a copyright infringement against Wilson, her label SonyBMG and publishing company J Money Music, citing similarities between her new song "Work Harder Play Harder" and their hit track "Jealous Again."

Turner Network Television have also been dragged into the affair, because Wilson's song features in a commercial for its show Saving Grace.

Black Crowes manager Pete Angelus says, "We find the musical verses of Wilson's song to be such an ...

'Nashville Star' Makes Its Network Debut June 9 On NBC

May 25th, 2008 10:30am EDT
Nashville Star
The sixth season of Nashville Star will premiere on NBC Monday, June 9 (9:30-11 p.m. ET) followed by 90-minute live episodes each week.

This year, the longest running cable reality competition series moves into the spotlight on NBC. With a bigger stage to play, the expectations become higher and the competition tougher as each contestant will turn to the celebrity panel that will not only judge them during the live shows, but will also provide a unique mentoring aspect to the series.

Host Billy Ray Cyrus ("Hannah Montana") will join country music star, singer-songwriter and ac...

Great White Benefit Concert Raises $175,000

March 11th, 2008 9:38am EDT
Dee Snider
Twisted Sister rocker Dee Snider's benefit concert for the survivors of the Great White fire tragedy raised $175,000. Stars including Winger, Stryper, Staind's Aaron Lewis, Boston's Tom Scholz and Gretchen Wilson teamed up to play the February 25th fundraiser - organized by Snider and Tesla's Troy Luccketta - at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

The concert, which will be broadcast on TV network VH1 on Easter Sunday, was staged to raise money to benefit the Station Family Fund, an organization set up to help pay the survivors' medical bills.

One hundred Grea...

Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

January 8th, 2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...

The Judds Reform

November 12th, 2007 6:17pm EST
The Judds
Country duo The Judds are to play their first full-length concert in seven years at the second Stagecoach country music festival in California next year. The group, fronted by mother-and-daughter singers Naomi and Wynonna Judd, became a big ticket act in the 1980s and early 1990s.

They reunited for a tour in 1999 and 2000 and have since performed brief sets together a couple of times, including a gig at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. last year.

Aside from The Judds reunion, Stagecoach 2008 will also feature performances from Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Gretchen Wilson, D...

Year's Top Artists Perform At 41st CMA Awards; Win A CMA Prize Pack

October 30th, 2007 5:41pm EDT
Alison Krauss
The list of Country luminaries performing on "The 41st Annual CMA Awards" reads like a who's who of the format's finest and freshest faces with the announcement today that multiple nominee Alison Krauss and Horizon Award nominees Jason Aldean and Kellie Pickler have each been added to the list of performers for this year's gala.

"The 41st Annual CMA Awards" will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) and will air live from the Sommet Center in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.

Sheryl Crow, Blake Shelton and Gretchen Wilson have been added to the list of artists prese...

Gretchen Wilson Explains Airplane Disturbance

October 27th, 2007 12:03pm EDT
Gretchen Wilson
Country music star Gretchen Wilson has defended herself against accusations she became "verbally abusive" to a stewardess on a recent flight to Los Angeles from her native Nashville, Tennessee.

The singer, 34, admits loudly swearing at a member of the cabin staff, but claims she had had enough of being constantly asked to keep her dog in its carrier case.

Wilson says, "I took about three and a half hours of being badgered and I finally said a cuss word, and I said it loud. It all started over keeping my dog under the seat, and there were other dogs on the plane that weren't forc...

Bon Jovi Kicks Off Ten Show Tour At The Prudential Center In New Jersey Oct 25

October 24th, 2007 9:50am EDT
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi is one of the hottest rock bands in history; they have sold over 100 million albums around the world and performed more than 2,500 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 32 million people.

The band's latest effort, Lost Highway, was released June 19th on Island Records/Mercury Nashville. Jon Bon Jovi describes Lost Highway as "a Bon Jovi record influenced by Nashville. If you're someone like me who loves songs and hanging out with songwriters, Nashville is the place. I thrive on that feeling and I'm inspired by that creative ambience" Lost Highway is a haunting set o...

Gretchen Wilson Cited For Airplane Disturbance

October 16th, 2007 9:02am EDT
Gretchen Wilson
Country music star Gretchen Wilson was reportedly cited for a "disturbance" on a recent American Airlines flight to Los Angeles from her native Nashville, Tennessee. The Redneck Woman singer, 34, became "verbally abusive" to staff on board the flight last Wednesday after stewards asked her to keep her pet dog in its carrier case, according to

Sources claim Wilson was stripped of her alcohol privileges on board after reportedly swearing at a stewardess.

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Heart's Ann Wilson To Release First Solo Album Sept. 11

September 3rd, 2007 9:00am EDT
Ann Wilson
Heart singer Ann Wilson has recorded her first-ever solo effort Hope & Glory, due September 11th on Zoë/ Rounder Records. The arresting vocalist branches out with a socially conscious and thought-provoking album of songs she selected to inspire the appropriately titled Hope & Glory. Produced by Ben Mink (K.D. Lang, Feist), Hope & Glory features guest appearances from iconic artists Elton John, Gretchen Wilson, Alison Krauss, Rufus Wainwright, Ann's sister Nancy Wilson and others on unique renditions of songs made famous by Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Neil Young and more.


John Rich Auctioning Corvette

August 5th, 2007 5:25pm EDT
Big & Rich
Big & Rich star John Rich is auctioning off his Corvette to raise cash for a Nashville, Tennessee children's hospital. The big-hearted country star has placed the item on auction website with a minimum bid of $50,000.

The black hardtop coupe has been featured in magazine Corvette Quarterly and has only 17,800 miles on the clock.

Rich claims Gretchen Wilson and Kid Rock are among the celebrities who have been behind the wheel.

The auction ends on Wednesday.

-Big & Rich Pictures

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44 Fans Arrested At Country Music Festival

July 18th, 2007 6:05pm EDT
Carrie Underwood
Country music turned nasty at the weekend when Canadian police arrested 44 fans at a four-day festival, featuring Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood, in Saskatchewan. According to local reports, the Craven Country Music Jamboree turned into chaos when 23,000 music fans descended on the town for Sunday's finale.

Ten motorists were arrested for impaired driving and there were a series of assaults that also led to arrests, including four sexual assaults.

Other fans were arrested for weapons offences and thefts.

As well as McEntire and Underwood, the festival also featured per...

Celebrity Birthdays, June 26

June 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Gretchen Wilson
Happy Birthday to Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick (1980), "Rushmore" actor Jason Schwartzman (1980), New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter (1974), country singer Gretchen Wilson (1973), record producer Irv Gotti (1970), actor Chris O'Donnell (1970), Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood (1969), "The Kids In The Hall" actor Mark McKinney (1959), singer Chris Isaak (1956), The Clash guitarist Mick Jones (1955), Brazilian singer/songwriter Gilberto Gil (1942), "The Lone Ranger" actor Jay Silverheels (1912; d. 1980), and Hungarian-born actor Peter Lorre (1904; d. 1964).

Heart Singer Ann Wilson Calls In Heavyweights For Solo Debut

June 23rd, 2007 10:30am EDT
Heart star Ann Wilson has recruited Elton John, Rufus Wainwright, Gretchen Wilson and sister Nancy to guest on her first solo album Hope & Glory. The album, which will be released in September, will feature Alone singer Wilson's renditions of songs by Pink Floyd, John Lennon and Led Zeppelin.

She says, "Such songs as these carry me through my life, and they are a standard to which all new music I hear and write must compare."

-Heart Pictures

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Genre-Bending Multi-Platinum Duo Big & Rich Release 'Between Raising Hell And Amazing Grace'

June 5th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Big & Rich
Warner Bros. Records multi-platinum duo Big & Rich is set to put forth their third studio release, Between Raising Hell And Amazing Grace, June 5. Their debut book, Big & Rich: All Access, will hit shelves the same day. Big & Rich kicked off the releases with an appearance on NBC's Today Show Summer Concert Series on June 1, where they performed the fastest-rising single of their career, "Lost In This Moment," which is quickly becoming the hottest wedding song of the season. The much-anticipated album is also highlighted by guest performances from John Legend, who lends vocals to the tra...

Kanye West Claims He's The Music World's Mel Gibson

May 31st, 2007 12:44pm EDT
Kanye West
Rapper Kanye West has branded himself the Mel Gibson of the music world - and believes the pair miss out on awards because they are outspoken. The hip-hop star is adamant his albums are "the best", but fails to pick up any gongs because critics want him to stop publicly expressing his views.

Speaking to MTV, he says, "My favorite movie this year was Apocalypto and I love Mel Gibson. Sometimes I feel a little like Mel Gibson. (People say to him) 'OK, Mel Gibson, we know (your movie is) the best, but if you shut up, maybe we can give you an award.' That's how I think that's how people f...

Linkin Park Take Back The U.S. Album Charts

May 23rd, 2007 3:57pm EDT
Linkin Park
Linkin Park have scored the year's biggest album debut after taking Minutes To Midnight to the top of the U.S. charts with sales of 623,000. The album is the biggest debut since the group's on-off collaborator Jay-Z scored big with his Kingdom Come comeback album in December.

R&B star Tank is a distant number two on the new chart, selling 103,000 units of his new album Sex, Love & Pain. Last week's chart-topper, crooner Michael Buble, slips to number three with Call Me Irresponsible, while cult rockers Wilco score their best sales week ever, taking Sky Blue Sky to number four with open...

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