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 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...
November 16, 2011
Today The Kardashians; the Rockettes; Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed and Ashley Greene. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Eric Stonestreet; author Frank Cascio; chef Sandra Lee. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Dr. Oz. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Regis and Kelly David Letterman; Bret Michaels performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Diane Keaton; Sasha Grey. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Rita Moreno, Russ Tamblyn and George Chakris; Todd English; Perez Hilton. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Fran Drescher.
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.
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.
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]
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.