Month: October 2011

Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban Pay Tribute to Glen Campbell on "The 45th Annual CMA Awards"

Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley and former CMA Entertainers of the Year Vince Gill and Keith Urban will pay tribute to Country Music Hall of Fame member and former CMA Entertainer of the Year Glen Campbell during “The 45th Annual CMA Awards.” The three guitar virtuosos’ performance saluting the legendary singer/musician will be a highlight of “Country Music’s Biggest Night™.”  
“The 45th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville,Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Luke BryanEric ChurchSara EvansFaith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Miranda LambertMartina McBride,Scotty McCreery, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Thompson Square, Keith UrbanChris Youngand Zac Brown Bandplus Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter singing their hit collaboration “You and Tequila;” Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield singing their current hit duet “Easy;” Lionel Richie performing a medley of hits with Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, and Darius Rucker; and co-hosts Paisley and Underwood in their first live televised-performance of their No. 1 song “Remind Me.”
Campbell was named both CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year in 1968, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The legendary performer has sold more than 45 million albums and recorded such classic hits as “Wichita Lineman,” “Gentle On My Mind,” “Galveston,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Southern Nights,” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.” As a musician, Campbell was part of the much-heralded Wrecking Crew that performed on a variety of artists’ albums. His guitar prowess is featured on the Beach Boys’ seminal album Pet Sounds and on Frank Sinatra‘s megahit “Strangers in the Night,” among others. He acted alongside John Wayne in the movie “True Grit,” and hosted “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” on television from 1968-1972. Earlier this year, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He is in the midst of his successful Goodbye Tour after releasing his final album, the critically-acclaimed Ghost on the Canvas.  
Gill is No. 3 on the list for the most career wins in CMA Award history, having won 18 CMA Awards thus far, including two Entertainer Awards (1993, 1994), five consecutive Male Vocalist Awards (1991-1995, tying him with George Strait for the most wins in that category), two Album Awards (1993 for I Still Believe in You and 1994 for Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles), and a record-holding four Song of the Year Awards (1991 for “When I Call Your Name,” 1992 for “Look at Us,” 1993 for “I Still Believe In You,” and 1996 for “Go Rest High On That Mountain”). Gill served as host of the CMA Awards for 12 consecutive years (1992-2003), a record for hosts of any nationally televised Awards show. He released his new album, Guitar Slinger, last week.
The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Paisley received five nominations in 2011 for Entertainer; Male Vocalist; Album for This is Country Music; and Musical Event and Music Video of the Year for “Old Alabama,” featuring Alabama. Paisley has won 14 CMA Awards to date, including three consecutive Male Vocalist Awards (2007-2009) and Album of the Year (in 2006 for Time Well Wasted). This is his fourth consecutive year to co-host the CMA Awards with Underwood.  
Urban received two nominations this year: Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year. He has won four CMA Awards to date: Entertainer in 2005 and three consecutive Male Vocalist of the Year Awards (2004-2006). Urban’s current album is Get Closer.


Tori Spelling Hospitalized Sunday

Tori Spelling was hospitalized in Los Angeles Sunday morning shortly after complaining of suffering “horrendous” migraines since giving birth to her third child early this month. Spelling was taken into the Tarzana Medical Center in a wheelchair by husband Dean McDermott. She appeared weak and tired.
“Anyone else get horrendous migraines right after giving birth?” she Tweeted Saturday. “Is it hormones? I’ve had one for a week now. Nothing is working.”
A rep for the couple has not commented. No other details on the reality star’s condition were available. Spelling, 38, and McDermott, 44, welcomed their third child, daughter Hattie Margaret, on October 10. Hattie joins older brother Liam, 4, and sister Stella, 3.

Ryan Seacrest Confirms Kim Kardashian Is Filing For Divorce

After just 72 days of marriage, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have split. Kardashian family friend and radio host Ryan Seacrest confirmed the news Monday morning.

“Yes @kimkardashian is filing for divorce this morning. I touched base with her,” he Tweeted.

Kardashian is said to have hired high profile divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who has represented numerous stars including Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears and Maria Shriver. TMZ reports she will cite “irreconcilable differences” and list the date of separation as October 31, 2011.

Neither Kardashian nor Humphries has commented. The couple wed on August 20 after just 9 months of dating. Their extravagant wedding was taped for a two-part E! special titled Kim’s Fairytale Wedding.

Madonna Paid For Brother To Go To Rehab

The pop star says she tried to help her unfortunate elder brother before he became homeless by checking him into a clinic in Texas.

The singer’s brother Anthony Ciccone hit headlines this month when it was revealed he has been living on the streets of Traverse City, Michigan since losing his job at the family’s vineyard.

Ciccone told reporters his “family turned their back on me”, but insisted he didn’t want help because of his showbusiness connections.

In a new interview with Britain’s Daily Mail, it is revealed Madonna tried to help her brother six years ago by paying for him to undergo a two-month stay in a rehab clinic in Texas to battle his drinking problem, but the treatment didn’t work.

Ciccone is adamant he didn’t need rehab and is convinced his family should have done more to help him.

He tells the publication, “I’m a zero in their eyes; a non-person, an embarrassment. If I froze to death, my family probably wouldn’t know or care about it for six months…. My family seem to think rehab is some kind of magic panacea for life’s ills…”

However, Ciccone, 55, insists he doesn’t resent his famous sister’s success, but he does wish she would get in touch.

He adds, “I’m proud of my sister – but it’s been a burden, because I can’t be me; I have to be related to a celebrity. People have their ideas and expectations. My sister’s a multi-millionaire – but she earned it, I have to give her credit for that. But you’d think there’d be some more family loyalty, and that’s not the case… Just to communicate would be nice… There isn’t much else that exists outside of what she’s doing.”

Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management Headed to FX


It looks like Charlie Sheen will be back on TV next summer! FX has confirmed they picked up 10 episodes of his new sitcom Anger Management. If the show is a hit, the network will commit to 90 more episodes.

“We think that Bruce Helford, Joe Roth and Charlie Sheen have come up with a wonderful, hilarious vehicle for Charlie’s acting talents — and a character we are very much looking forward to seeing him play. ‘Two and a Half Men’ has been an outstanding component of FX’s schedule for the past 14 months, and we have every confidence that Anger Management will soon be as well,” said FX President and General Manager John Landgraf.

Anger Management is loosely based on the 2003 film of the same name. Sheen will play “a mild-mannered, non-confrontational man ordered to attend group anger management sessions led by a therapist who could probably use some anger management himself,” according to Lionsgate.

Sheen, 46, was fired from the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men in March following weeks of bizarre behavior and a public feud with show creator Chuck Lorre. His character, Charlie Harper, was killed off and replaced by internet billionaire Walden Schmidt, played by Ashton Kutcher.

Robert Pattinson Opens Up About Twilight Sex Scenes With Kristen Stewart

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In a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday, Robert Pattinson opened up about filming sex scenes for Breaking Dawn with real life love Kristen Stewart. Admitting that they both found the scenes “difficult,” Pattinson said the set was “crazy” with everyone giving different opinions on how Bella and Edward should act.

“The sex scenes were difficult. The set was crazy and you have about 20 people in the room and someone saying things like: ‘No, Bella would not have made that noise. Can we do it again?’” he said.
“It was very charged, but a very tender and sentimental scene. It’s not a scene from the book, so everyone was nervous about doing it right,” Pattinson said. “A ton of other people were nervous. And, Kristen and I were both worried about the shape of our bodies would look on camera. We felt vulnerable.”
“It’s funny that all three movies portray sex as something scary and then, when they have sex in the fourth movie, they have a child with really rather devastating consequences,” he added.
Breaking Dawn Part 1 opens in theaters November 18.
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Marie Osmond Hospitalized After Las Vegas Show

Marie Osmond was briefly hospitalized Wednesday night following a performance with her brother Donny Osmond at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel. The 52-year-old is said to have sounded horse during the performance. She later complained of feeling tightness in her lungs.
Osmond was diagnosed with bronchitis and released from the hospital later Wednesday night. “So the allergies went into a bronchitis. Didn’t realize it until I went to hit the high notes last night on stage. Pie Jesu was kinda P-U,” the former Dancing with the Stars contestant tweeted Thursday.
The illness won’t keep Osmond from continuing with performances. She is set to return to the stage Thursday night. No dates have been canceled.

Beavis and Butthead Do Twilght! Return to MTV a Huge Success

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It’s official Beavis and Butthead are back! They returned to MTV this week (Oct 27) after a 13 year absence. The animated series Beavis and Butthead proved to be a huge success as 3.3 million people tuned in for the revival of the animated series.

According to Zaptoit, the series performed well with males, who comprised over two-thirds of the audience. The episode saw the duo tackle pop culture references such as Jersey Shore and The Bachelor. However reviews for the episode were mixed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, one critic praised, “it turns out that their brand of blunt but unexpectedly wise snark translates just as well to trashy reality shows as it did to trashy hair metal videos back in the day”, whilst another stated, “by the old measurements, the premiere episode is tepid and distant.” Many fans were more optimistic. Alan Moyer, talking on twitter said, ‘Beavis and Butthead haven’t lost a step’ whilst Stephen Hopkins declared, ‘I think Beavis and Butthead actually got funnier than it was before’. However it wasn’t enough to please everyone: ‘I hate that Beavis and Butthead is back on TV’tweeted another.


The comedy, initially launched in 1993 but ended in November 1997. The teenagers still now appear as the same age, having failed to grow or mature in the past decade. Mtv President Can Toffler previously told Rolling Stone magazine, “They’re the same boneheads sitting on the same couch, commenting on things through a really simple prism”.

Matt Damon Launches Water.org Bottle Project

Matt Damon may look like a bad guy with the prison jumpsuit and fake neck tattoos while on set in Vancouver filming Elysium. But don’t be fooled.

This week, Matt Damon and Water.org, the charity he co-founded, are launching a water bottle campaign to help some of the 884 million people who lack access to clean, safe water.

“I think what resonates with me most is when you see people living without clean water and they’re forced to scavenge for water and basically use up all of their time just doing that,” Damon said. “You realize that they’re in such a crippling cycle of poverty; it’s just a death spin that they can’t possibly get out of.”

With the purchase of each limited-edition CamelBak Groove reusable water bottle, $10 will go directly to Water.org.

The bottles are available at water.org/gift,