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MUSIC NEWS: COUNTRY CHATTER: TODAY'S EXCLUSIVE AUDIO FROM NASHVILLE
CLIP - :48 Randy Houser talks about how he lost weight and got in shape over the last year or so.
CLIP - :41 Casey James talks about his latest hit, “Crying on a Suitcase.”
CLIP - :55 Miranda Lambert shares how she came to record her new single, “Mama’s Broken Heart.”
MUSIC NEWS: COUNTRY CHATTER: COUNTRY QUICKIES: 2/15/13
~~The Band Perry's new album will be titled..... "Pioneer"!
The follow-up to their self-titled, platinum-selling debut album will be released April 2.
The new project features the current single, "Better Dig Two," which reached No. 1 on this week's Billboard country airplay chart.
RELATED DISH: Kimberly's Boyfriend Is....
Fans noticed Kimberly in a Blue Jays hoodie, and... JP recently tweeted that “Kimberly Perry might be the most beautiful girl in the world". He included a photo of him in a recording studio, as well as another tweet that says his date for this Valentine’s Day is #themostbeautifulgirlintheworld.
~~ Singer Whitney Duncan is engaged!
Whitney said 'yes' to Keith Tollefson, her boyfriend of nearly two years, whom she met during ‘Survivor: South Pacific‘ filming.
SHOWBIZ: GOSSIP DISH: KATE UPTON SAYS SHE'S SINGLE, DENIES DATING TIGERS' JUSTIN VERLANDER
Kate Upton says she’s single and not dating Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.
In an interview on Valentine’s Day, the Sports Illustrated covergirl said she does not have a boyfriend.
She was asked about a report that she and Verlander rang in the New Year together. She responded “Actually, I'm single right now, so I spent my holiday in Melbourne” without explaining herself any further.
Kate Upton hit a recording studio for the latest episode of Skullcandy's Take a Supermodel to Work web series.
SHOWBIZ: GOSSIP DISH: BRANGELINA RELEASING THEIR OWN WINE... WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WILL TASTE LIKE?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are making plans to release their own wine in the U.S., starting next month.
The couple owns a 1,000-acre estate with vineyards in southwestern France, and starting March 15th, they will release their wine, called Miraval.
The first wine will be a 2012 vintage pink rosé, and they’ll also release a line of organic white and red wines later this year.
** By the way, insiders claim that Brad gave Angelina a pack of breath mints for Valentine’s Day (2013), referring to an inside joke between them where he says her breath stinks.
SHOWBIZ: GOSSIP DISH: LEANN RIMES SUES DENTIST FOR SCREWING UP HER TEETH
LeAnn Rimes is suing her dentist claiming he ruined her teeth, and messed up her career.
LeeAnn claims she went to Dr. Duane C. McKay for various dental work over 3 years, including veneers and crowns that were meant to treat her TMJ-related pain and improve her appearance. She claims that rather than helping, the dentist caused tremendous pain and bleeding.
LeAnn says she's had to undergo 9 root canals and bone grafting, as well as a temporary bridge and physical therapy.
She is seeking unspecified damages for physical, emotional and psychiatric injuries, and also wants money for loss of past and future earnings.
SHOWBIZ: GOSSIP DISH: KATIE COURIC'S DEAD HUSBAND 'CALLING' 911
Katie Couric has been the victim of a cruel hoax over the last few months…at 2am, every Tuesday, a phone registered to her late husband calls 911.
Her husband (Jay Monahan) has been dead since 1998.
There have been 10 calls so far from the land line registered to Couric’s late husband. She’s kept his old line registered the entire time.
She called the NYPD Commissioner for help on this and to start an investigation. They think someone is illegally hijacking the phone using some sort of device.
SHOWBIZ: GOSSIP DISH: ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S GRANDDAUGHTER, ACTRESS MARIEL HEMINGWAY, REVEALS FAMILY SECRETS OF ABUSE
Mariel Hemingway recently premiered a new documentary about her family called “Running From Crazy,” that talks about her father’s abuse and her family’s suicidal habits.
51-year-old Mariel believes her father, Jack, molested her two sisters, and both of her parents were also alcoholics.
Her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway (yes, the writer), was also a depressed man and a heavy drinker. He ended his own life by shooting himself in the head 52 years ago.
Ernest’s father and two siblings also killed themselves, and 15 years ago, Mariel’s sister Margaux, who was once the world’s highest-paid model, died from a drug overdose.
Her other sister, Joan, needs constant care for bipolar disease, and Mariel admitted that she has considered suicide herself.
SHOWBIZ: GOSSIP DISH: CHUBBY CHECKER SUING THE MAKERS OF A PENIS SIZE APP CALLED... "THE CHUBBY CHECKER"
Music pioneer Chubby Checker is suing the makers of an app that estimates the size of a man's penis.
The app's name is "The Chubby Checker".
The app promises to help users "assess prospective male partners based on their shoe size." Users type in the man's shoe size and the app estimates the length of the man's member. The app has been downloaded just 84 times and has long since been deleted.
But still, Chubby Checker is claiming that the app has done "irreparable damage and harm" to his name because it's now associated with "obscene sexual connotation and images".
No word on how much Chubby is asking for.
AUDIO/VIDEO: 'I Don't Want People to Call Me a Penis'
SHOWBIZ: GOSSIP DISH: TODAY'S CELEB BIRTHDAYS-- 2/15/13
~~Actress, Jane Seymour is 62 (Live and Let Die; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; Wedding Crashers)
ShowBiz: Movie News
SHOWBIZ: MOVIE NEWS: IN THEATRES THIS WEEKEND-- OPENING IN WIDE RELEASE
A Good Day to Die Hard (-R-)
ShowBiz: TV News
SHOWBIZ: TV NEWS: 'AMERICAN IDOL': TOP 40 REVEALED
With the top 40 selected, the show will move on to the Las Vegas rounds.
AUDIO in our DAILY AUDIO section...
SHOWBIZ: TV NEWS: KATE GOSSELIN, KENDRA WILKINSON TO TRADE LIVES ON "CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP"
Kate Gosselin and Kendra Wilkinson will trade lives for a new episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap.”
Gosselin will get to stay with Wilkinson's husband, former NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett and their 3-year-old son Hank while Wilkinson will become a single mother of Kate’s eight kids.
The episode will air February 26th on ABC at 8:00 p.m. EST.
SHOWBIZ: TV NEWS: "DOWNTON ABBEY" STAR MAGGIE SMITH HASN'T SEEN THE SHOW
Maggie Smith, who plays Dowager Countess on "Downton Abbey", tells CBS she has never watched the show.
She promises, however, to do so once the series is wrapped up.
She explains: "It's frustrating. I always see things that I would like to do differently and think, 'Oh, why in the name of God did I do that?'"
SHOWBIZ: TV NEWS: ***TV GUESTS LINEUP FOR TODAY & TONIGHT***
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show— Kathy Griffin, David Feherty, FM Radio
Late Show with David Letterman—Helen Hunt, Jeff Caldwell, the Macabees
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon—Joan Rivers, Josh Charles, Gloriana
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson—Mario Lopez
Last Call with Carson Daly-- (re-run 1/28/13) Rich Eisen, "The Rambler", Divine Fits
ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'— "Jimmy Kimmel Live: This Week"
Today Show— TBA.
Good Morning America— TBA.
CBS This Morning— TBA.
Live With Kelly and Michael— Heidi Klum, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Quvenzhane Wallis, Carley Roney
The View— Eva Longoria, Billy Campbell, guest co-host Tyler Florence
The Talk— William Shatner, Rocky Carroll
The Ellen DeGeneres Show— Josh Duhamel, Bethenny Frankel, Alicia Keys
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, Comedy Central—no show
THE COLBERT REPORT, Comedy Central—no show
Chelsea Lately — (re-run 2/7/13) Tenacious D, James Davis, Natasha Leggero, Josh Wolf, guest host Dave Grohl
CONAN, TBS — no show
NEWS: GENERAL: DISABLED CRUISE SHIP (FINALLY!) DOCKS IN ALABAMA
The disabled Carnival cruise ship that was stuck in the Gulf of Mexico for five days finally docked in Mobile, Alabama late last night (Thursday).
The ship pulled up at 9:15 p.m. Central and it took 4-5 hours for the over 4,000 passengers and crew to get off since there was only one functioning elevator on the Triumph.
A fire in the engine room on Sunday cut power to the ship, leaving it adrift in the Gulf. A towing ship finally reached it Monday and it took days to pull it back to shore.
Passengers said that cabin carpets are soaked in urine leaving many forced to sleep in tents on deck. They were low on food so passengers were forced to eat nothing but cold sandwiches.
Once they were on land the passengers had the option of a seven-hour bus ride to Galveston, Texas where the cruise originated or a two-hour trip to New Orleans… some also can stay in Mobile.