April 22, 2014 |
At the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, the focus was on health, not chocolate, with exercise stations and healthy eating tips thanks to fitness-focused First Lady Michelle Obama. She even got the president, in shirtsleeves and khakis, to dunk some basketballs and play doubles tennis with the kids. [Los Angeles Times] Advocates for ethical fashion, including green clothing activist Livia Firth, are preparing for the first Fashion Revolution Day to mark the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh on April 24. When the garment factory collapsed, more than 1,000 workers were killed, more than 2,500 injured.
April 7, 2013 |
As the 48 th Academy of Country Music Awards show got underway Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the placement of the word “awards” appeared to be no accident, as it was nearly 50 minutes into the show before the first trophy was handed out to Thompson Square as top vocal duo. The matter of awards had to wait until after three commercial breaks and seven live music segments from a raft of the evening's featured performers -- including co-hosts...
September 1, 2010
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Andre Agassi; Miranda Lambert. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Kat Von D. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert announce nominees for "The 44th Annual CMA Awards. " (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Jude Law; Mike Myers. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Dr. Drew Pinsky; Mindy McCready; Mackenzie Phillips; Jennifer Gimenez; Jennie Ketcham. 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors 11 a.m. KCAL The Oprah Winfrey Show Justin Bieber; Charice performs.
April 8, 2013 |
Kelly Clarkson said Sunday that Blake Shelton would officiate at her wedding to Brandon Blackstock, who also happens to be Shelton's manager. Clarkson told "Entertainment Tonight" during Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony in Las Vegas that Shelton would do the honors at the formal ceremony, even though she said, “Well, we are already technically married when the ceremony happens, so it's not like it's going to be boring or anything...
May 6, 2013 |
The sophomore outing from country bad-gal pals Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley picks up where their spunky 2011 debut, "Hell on Heels," left off, with a dozen new tunes happily blending don't-get-mad-get-even attitude and country piety. Their switchblade-sharp vision incorporates acute observational powers about the human condition and savvy compositional skills that come together in songs that are piercingly honest, funny and sometimes both. "Annie Up" opens with "I Feel a Sin Comin' On," which operates as the trio's mission statement.
May 31, 2013 |
Aerosmith, James Taylor and Carole King, the Dropkick Murphys and the band Boston were among performers serving up solace and inspiration to a crowd of thousands at TD Garden during Thursday night's Boston Strong concert benefiting victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombings. “Boston got its heart broken,” Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler said, “but if they think they can keep us down, they can 'Dream On,' ” before he and the band launched into that career-establishing 1973 hit. The group also trotted out its 1978 version of the Beatles' “Come Together,” using it as a theme for the evening.
November 1, 2012 |
Country music is all about the song, as people in Nashville like to say, making song of the year one of the key honors at any country music award ceremony. That honor went Thursday at the 46th Country Music Assn. Awards to "Over You," an intensely emotional tribute to lost loved ones written and sung by husband-wife stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. "I lost my brother in a car wreck when I was 14 years old," Shelton said in accepting the award with Lambert at his side, wiping away tears.
May 24, 2013 |
Blake Shelton and NBC have a message for victims of this week's Oklahoma tornado: Help is on the way. Shelton, country-music star and judge on NBC's hit "The Voice," is organizing a benefit concert in Oklahoma City to help with disaster-relief efforts in his home state. On Friday, NBC announced it will air the event live in many markets across six networks -- NBC, Style, E!, G4, Bravo and CMT -- at 9 p.m. May 29. Joining Shelton will be Reba and Vince Gill, along with Shelton's wife, country singer Miranda Lambert.
April 8, 2013 |
Taylor Swift was not a big winner at the American Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas. The performer/songwriter who took home a basketful of awards, including female vocalist of the year, was Miranda Lambert. (But Swift, in her Dolce & Gabbana gown, struck me as being among the best dressed.) [Los Angeles Times] The Year of Beyonce continues. The singer, who has been in the headlines almost nonstop so far in 2013, performing at the U.S. presidential inauguration and the Super Bowl, has been named honorary chair of the annual Costume Institute Gala, scheduled May 6. [WWD]