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  • Blake in Pop video

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    For his next (surprise) performance, Blake Shelton is towing cars.

    Pop singer Cady Groves released her video for the song 'This Little Girl,' and it includes Blake sporting a 'Mr. Right Now' baseball cap.  The country superstar plays a tow-truck driver who is "fishin'" for hotrods.... (Fast-forward to 1:40, below.)

    Apparently, Cady is a fan of Blake's bride.  She once joked, "I would say if Miranda Lambert, Paramore, Dixie Chicks and Taylor Swift all had a less talented baby, that would be me."

  • Blake's Mullet Returns

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    This past weekend, Brad Paisley‘s H20 Tour came to an end in Raliegh, NC. And in true Paisley tradition, the pranks ran high.

    Crewmembers sporting midriff t-shirts stormed Edens Edge‘s set. During Jerrod Niemann‘s show, super heroes in skin-tight costumes crashed the stage.

    Blake Shelton appeared during Paisley’s performance in a mullet and buckteeth.

  • Dancing with the Stars update

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    nancy graceThe 11 remaining "Dancing With the Stars" contestants took on either the jive or quickstep for their second dance on the reality competition.

    Ricki Lake scored a total of 23 points from judges Carrie Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman for her jive. That's an improvement over last week, when she earned 20 points.

    J.R. Martinez and Chynna Phillips came in with 22 and 21 points, respectively.

    That put Martinez at No. 2, tied with Kristin Cavallari.

    Phillips tied Nancy Grace, Rob Kardashian and Elisabetta Canalis for third.

    Chaz Bono was dealing with swollen joints and serious pain and performed with both knees wrapped, and came in last place with 17 points.

    Here are the complete rankings and each contestant's total score:

    1. Ricki Lake (jive) - 23

    2. J.R. Martinez (jive) - 22

    Kristin Cavallari (quickstep) - 22

    3. Elisabetta Canalis (quickstep) - 21

    Chynna Phillips (jive) - 21

    Rob Kardashian (jive) - 21

    Nancy Grace (quickstep) - 21

    4. Hope Solo (quickstep) - 19

    5. David Arquette (jive) - 18

    Carson Kressley (quickstep) - 18

    6. Chaz Bono (quickstep) - 17

    Nancy Grace Let's One Out

    After her weekly performance, a flustered Nancy Grace appeared on screen for about half a second falling out of her dress– by the time the camera comes back, she is hiding her face in horror while the host turns and comforts her: “on the European version, that would be perfectly fine.”

    Click here for video

  • Taylor on CMT Insider

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Taylor Swift says she never Googles her name, (to avoid seeing anything negative).

    When asked whether or not she uses search engines to read headlines about herself, Taylor tells CMT very flatly that no, she absolutely doesn’t. “No, you can’t ever Google yourself or else your self esteem will just go like that,” giving a hand gesture to symbolize a significant decline.

    Taylor adds, “You’ll read something that’s not true or you’ll read just like a little fact that’s like a little off base and you’ll be like, ‘Nobody knows what’s really going on! Like, what’s going on?’”

     “I don’t have thick skin. If somebody says something mean, it will hurt my feelings. Anything bad that I read about myself, I’m just like … [fakes sobbing].”

  • United Way 2-1-1 Give and Get Help Guide

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    United Way’s 2-1-1 and Volunteer Connection have published a new GIVE and GET HELP GUIDE, a 36-page mini-directory of community services and volunteer opportunities.  Marathon County residents can learn where to find help, volunteer, or donate gently used items they no longer need. 

                            United Way’s 2-1-1 has seen an increase of 6.4% in requests for basic needs  assistance over the same time last year.  This guide can be a valuable resource for those needing assistance and is being provided free of charge thanks in part to donated paper from Wausau Paper Corp. 

                            The new 2011 Give and Get Help Guide may be picked up at the following locations, during regular business hours:

    §  United Way of Marathon County

    §  City Hall

    §  Marathon County Courthouse

    §  Marathon County Public Library in Wausau and branches in Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer, and Stratford;

    §  Schofield City Hall

    §  Weston Municipal Center.     

                Residents who wish to have the guide mailed should call 2-1-1, 715-848-2255, or 1-800-922-5590; or emailaskus@unitedwaymc.org.

    Download the GIVE AND GET HELP GUIDE here: http://www.unitedwaymc.org/211.htm

  • Friday's Money For Music Top 10

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Money for Music Top 10  Brought to you by Rasmussen College as of Friday 9/23/11:

    10. Merrill

    9. Mosinee 

    8. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 

    7. Antigo

    6. Tigerton

    5. Elcho

    4. Auburndale

    3. Pacelli

    2. Medford

    1. Athens       

  • Tim McGraw fired his band...why?

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    tim mcgrawWE THINK: It might be in Tim's best interest to release an official statement, explaining what happened to 'the band'.

    In any event, if you believe the National Enquirer....

    Tim McGraw is so worried his band memebers will expose his darkest secrets that he’s pressur­ing them into signing agreements promising they’ll keep quiet about his hell-raising past.

    Insiders blame Tim’s melt­down on his recent tour’s poor ticket sales, along with his fail­ure to win a major music award since a 2006 Grammy for his duet “Like We Never Loved At All” with wife Faith Hill.

    According to a source close to his Dancehall Doctors band:  “Tim has been nearly impossible to deal with for months. During the middle of the tour, he turned into a tyrant.

    “He seemed agitated all the time, he was short-tempered, and he demanded an almost im­possible level of perfection.

    “Nobody really had any idea what had trig­gered such a drastic change in his personality.”

  • Carrie Underwood on the premiere of Blue Bloods

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Carrie Underwood  crooned alongside Tony Bennett during Friday night’s episode of ‘Blue Bloods‘ on CBS. The two played themselves on the Tom Selleck/Donnie Wahlberg drama, and sang ‘It Had to Be You,’ the song they recorded together for Bennett’s new ‘Duets II’ album.

    Bennett’s appearance was worked into the plot of the season opening episode. Frank Reagan (played by Selleck) and his daughter Erin (played by Bridget Moynahan) attend a black-tie fundraiser thrown by the new Mayor-elect. The older Reagan hints that the only reason he’s going is because Bennett is performing, and it turns out the singer and cantankerous police commissioner are old pals.

    Underwood’s role was minimal. Aside from singing, her only line was to remind people that her duet partner’s album was in stores.

  • Carrie's New Hairdo

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Carrie Underwood performed on the first day of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas (as did The Black Eyes Peas, Jay-Z, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Karmin, Jane’s Addiction, Coldplay, and Alisha Keys.)

  • Carrie rumors about kids

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    carrieThe National Enquirer is dishing tabloid dirt on Carrie Underwood and husband hockey player Mike Fisher.   

    According to the tab tag, Carrie is very apprehensive to have a baby and is leaning towards adoption with worries of what a pregnancy would do to her career and body.  A supposed 'inside source' says:

    Doing humanitarian work really opened Carrie’s eyes to the number of orphaned children around the world who are just waiting for a loving home. Carrie literally fell in love with every child she came in contact with—and wanted to take each of them home with her. She wasn’t married at the time, but always prom­ised herself one day when she hit it big, she would adopt a baby.

    Now, since her career is so hot, she doesn’t have time for a pregnancy or the time it would take to get her body back in shape, so she thinks adopting is a perfect alternative.

  • Lady A Corn Maze

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Lady Antebellum tweeted this photo along with this message "Look at this amazing corn maze in Columbia County, GA! Thank you to Steed's Dairy for supporting Lady A in such a BIG way!"

    I think someone should make a Bryan and Nikki corn maze. That would be pretty cool. Not that Bryan and I would ever find out way out LOL.

  • Toby Keith almost left "Made in America" off his album!

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    tobyWOULD YOU BELIEVE?....Toby Keith Almost Left His Latest No. 1, 'Made in America,' Off His New Album!!!

    When he first wrote and recorded the song, his first inclination was to leave it off his upcoming "Clancy's Tavern" album.

    Toby tells Billboard:  "About a year and a half ago, me and Bobby Pinson were writing that song and I said, 'Man, I might have to put this thing on the back burner for awhile.

    "I've got 'Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue,' 'American Soldier,' I just did 'American Ride' (in 2009)...a lot of America songs. They're just coming daily; if I did 'em all, that's all I'd record. I thought I should leave about three or four years between 'em and let the last one breathe a little, y'know? I figured ('Made in America') could wait for the next (album)."

    But Toby says the reaction from the musicians and engineers in the studio, as well as those at his label, convinced him otherwise.

    He says... "everyone was going, 'God, what a smash. That is awesome, pal!'

    "Everyone was high-fiving and carrying on. I wasn't about to pop everyone's bubble and say, 'I ain't putting it on the album.' So I said, 'Alright, y'all win. Put it on there.' And now it's sitting at No. 1."

    "Clancy's Tavern" is due out Oct. 24 in both standard and deluxe editions, the latter including four new "Incognito Bandito" tracks recorded live during a 2010 club show in New York City.