Monday, November 26, 2012

A Woman Rescued a Blind, Deaf, 3-Legged Dog and It Saved Her From a House Fire.

Katie Crosley of Grady County, Oklahoma has a rescue dachshund named True. She says she took True when no one else wanted him . . . because he's blind, deaf, and only has three legs. And True returned the favor eight days ago, when he saved the family from a fire that destroyed their house. The light on the front porch had an electrical short, and caused a fire that engulfed the front of the house, and burned the entire thing down. But True was able to sense trouble, and woke up Katie by barking. So Katie and her seven-week-old son Jace were able to escape out the back.

(Huffington Post)

And Now . . . Photos of Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan Hunting . . . But Not Together.

Thanks to social media, when country stars go hunting, everybody on the planet knows about it. And in MIRANDA LAMBERT and BLAKE SHELTON'S case, they also bagged Thanksgiving dinner. Miranda Tweeted, quote, "Baby, it's time we got back to the basics of love. First time in the woods this season . . . and with B.S.!" After the successful hunt she Tweeted, quote, "Wild hog for Thanksgiving!"
Meanwhile, LUKE BRYAN and his merchandise manager, a guy named Hunter Jobes went hunting on Saturday, but they came away empty handed. Luke Tweeted, quote, "19 degrees in Iowa. In stand with @HJobes."

Here are their hunting pics...

Shania Twain Thanks Celine Dion for Making Caesars Palace Residency a Pleasure.

Shania Twain opens her Still the One show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 1, and she's already feeling at home in Sin City. Her fellow Canadian Celine Dion was the first artist to perform at The Colosseum nearly 10 years ago, and Shania credits Celine with making the experience of performing at Caesars Palace so great for other artists. "I think everybody has learned how to make the scenario work through the experience of Celine," Shania tells the Las Vegas Sun. "I am just totally happy here. They have just done a great job of making me feel at home, and I totally do feel it already." These concerts mark Shania's return to the concert stage for the first time in nearly a decade. She has been very public about her struggle to regain her voice in the studio and on stage in the past few years.  The Colosseum stage now feels like home to Shania, and these shows are a big step for her return back into the spotlight. She says, "I had to bring myself to a point where I was back on the stage again and not just in the studio, so that has been my own journey. Nobody can encourage you; you just have to do it, physically just get out there and do it." Shania is most excited about performing for her fans again, saying, "That will be what I haven’t experienced in a long time. That will probably create a lot of adrenaline."

For a full list of Shania's announced concert dates at Caesars Palace, go to

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hunter Hayes Finally Got the Chance to Trick Out His Tour Bus With . . . Recording Equipment!

Here's a reason why I'm thinking HUNTER HAYES will have a long career. When he finally got the chance to design his own tour bus, he tricked it out to score maximum action with the ladies. Just kidding.  He did the total opposite. Hunter gutted the back of his bus and installed a recording studio. He said, quote, "I went completely geeky in it. I'm in my dream world. "When I was in high school, I had binders with pictures of tour buses. I drew my set on the side of my notebook. "It's cool to finally see all those pictures in reality 'cause they look a lot better now than they did then."

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Country Stars Preparing and Eating Big, Home Cooked Meals This Thanksgiving.

Since most country stars are either from the south or live there now, you can bet home cooked meals play a huge role in their Thanksgiving celebrations. Carrie Underwood is one of the stars cooking up a feast in her kitchen this Thanksgiving. She's inviting a bunch of her friends over to join her and husband Mike Fisher at home in Nashville for the holiday. She says, "There's a lot of us that don't have a whole lot of family that live nearby, so it's kind of a bunch of family-less people hanging out together eating and cooking and drinking wine and just having a good time." For the members of Rascal Flatts, Thanksgiving is all about those home-cooked delicacies like lead singer Gary LeVox's mother's lumpy mashed potatoes and his wife's corn casserole. His band mate Joe Don Rooney is a fan of green bean casserole and ham and turkey at Thanksgiving, and the Flatts' Jay DeMarcus swears by his grandmother's macaroni and cheese recipe.
Jay tells ABC News Radio, "It doesn't have that thick hard layer on top of it. It's creamy all the way through, so you don't have to deal with that burnt sort of top layer of cheese. It's creamy all the way."
Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard calls his grandmother's sweet potato casserole his "jam" on Thanksgiving.  He tells ABC News Radio, "I love it all. You know, green beans, macaroni and cheese and all that, but, man, that sweet potato casserole that my nanny makes, it's what I look forward to all year."
Justin Moore's family keeps things pretty simple when it comes to their Thanksgiving fare with turkey and dressing on the table. He says, "The dressing, I think is, to us, more important than the turkey. We’ve got a family recipe that’s, to us, really, really good." Jana Kramer loves getting back home to her grandparents' house on Thanksgiving thanks in large part to the food. "My favorite things to eat at Thanksgiving when I'm home is my grandpa's stuffing 'cause it's so good," Jana says. "And then I have one of my favorite deserts, which is made by my grandma, and it is pumpkin pie. Yum!" Hunter Hayes heads down south to see his family in Louisiana on Thanksgiving each year. Both of his grandmothers are masters in the kitchen, and he says, "One in particular will cook for days for this meal, and it is epic. My grandmother goes all out. She cooks the best -- she cooks everything under the sun."

Carrie Underwood Says the People of Nashville Are Not "Scandalous" and "Backstabbing" Like in the Show "Nashville"

CARRIE UNDERWOOD lives in Nashville and she's also a fan of the show "Nashville". So "Rolling Stone" asked her if there are any similarities between the two. The answer is yes. But mostly no. Carrie said, quote, "I feel like the show represents our town really well. I love watching it because I'm like, 'I eat there.'" Then again, she hasn't witnessed any of the nastiness that probably keeps fans interested in the show. She adds, quote, "I hope people don't think all the ladies of country music are that scandalous, because I promise you we're not. "I hope people don't think it's all backstabbing and everybody sleeping with everybody else. That's really not the case, at least to my knowledge. "There might be all kinds of stuff going on that I don't know about, but not in my world. People really are pretty open and friendly and normal."

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Taylor Swift Is Getting Death Threats for Dating Harry Styles of One Direction.

TAYLOR SWIFT and HARRY STYLES of ONE DIRECTION have yet to confirm they're dating . . . but that's not stopping his fans from posting insanely stupid stuff on Twitter. According to "The Sun", a group calling themselves Directioners hit up Twitter with death threats. One of them Tweeted, quote, "I'll murder Taylor Swift. She will not date my Harry." Another one wrote, quote, "If u dating my harry, I kill u."
One fan Tweeted a message directly to Harry that said, quote, "Harry Styles, don't date Taylor Swift. Are you insane? She's gonna write a crazy song about you that'll go number one and you'll die."

(--It appears these posts were taken down pretty quickly . . . and I doubt Taylor is worried about idle threats from misguided young girls. Still, it must be unnerving to know someone wants you dead . . . and is willing to shout it out to the world. IMHO - Whomever is doing this should be arrested and held accountable. It's not only stupid, it's a serious offense. Just sayin...)