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The Best and Worst of Reba’s Holidays

Dec 17, 2014
When Reba McEntire reflects — on Christmas, New Year’s Eve or anything else, for that matter — I listen. So during a recent radio interview, when she talked about the best parts and then some of the not-so-great parts of the upcoming holiday season, I took notes. The Good: “When I was growing up in... Read more »

Do Celebrities Wait in Concert Lines Like the Rest of Us?

Dec 17, 2014
When I see a celebrity at a concert, I always wonder the same things: How’d they get their tickets? Did they wait in front of their computer until the very second they went on sale and then wait in that torturous virtual queue? Or did they call someone … who called someone who called someone?... Read more »

The Voice Win Goes to Team Blake’s Craig Wayne Boyd

Dec 17, 2014
The fourth time proved to be yet another charm for Blake Shelton. The megastar’s team member Craig Wayne Boyd was crowned the winner of The Voice during Tuesday’s (Dec. 16) season finale, making it the fourth win for Team Blake in seven seasons of the series. In USA Today’s report from a post-show press conference,... Read more »

More Performers Announced for CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party

Dec 17, 2014
Jake Owen, Maddie & Tae and Thomas Rhett have joined the star-studded lineup of CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party Live From the College Football Playoff National Championship. Airing live on Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. ET from Dallas, the 90-minute concert special is the official kickoff entertainment event at the national playoff weekend. In an announcement... Read more »

Will Cole Swindell Sing About Farmers, Preachers and Teachers?

Dec 17, 2014
“Three Wooden Crosses,” the Randy Travis hit from 2002, is kind of my benchmark for a story song. Not just because there’s a beginning, a middle and an end, but because there’s a twist. (Spoiler alert: Everyone dies. Except the hooker. She is the crash’s sole survivor, but she turns to God because the dying... Read more »

HEADLINE NEWS

Exclusive: Obama Doesn't Rule Out Cuba Visit

Dec 17, 2014
Marking an abrupt sea change in U.S. policy toward Cuba, President Obama said today he is open to visiting the communist Caribbean country before he leaves office.

Sony Cancels Release of 'The Interview' After Hacker Threats

Dec 17, 2014
As major movie chains moved to pull "The Interview" from their holiday lineup after threats from the Sony Corp. hackers, Sony has decided to shelve the film.

Woman's Lucky Name Scores Her Free 'Round the World' Trip

Dec 17, 2014
Jordan Axani found a woman with his ex's name after a month-long global search.

Alan Gross Says It's 'Good to be Home'

Dec 17, 2014
Comments come after he spent five years in a Cuban prison.

Who are the Three Cuban Agents Released in Alan Gross Deal?

Dec 17, 2014
The men had been held in the U.S. for 16 years.

Montana Man Found Guilty in Slaying of German Exchange Student

Dec 17, 2014
Markus Kaarma has been found guilty in the slaying of 17-year-old German exchange student Diren Dede, whom he shot after the teen wandered into Kaarma???s Montana garage.