Everything Vanessa

  • Dude. I Need A Day Off.

    Posted by Vanessa Ryan

    Turkey Eat Beef

    It’s one of those days quickly turning into one of those weeks, Uff Da.  I need me some family time with WAY too much food stat…Bring on Thanksgiving!!  WDEZ Club Bonus is Thanksgiving.

  • Adam Lambert Refused to Apologize for Racy Performance

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    Adam Lambert

    He may have been booted from his Good Morning America appearance, but Adam Lambert isn't sorry.  "I don't feel I owe anyone an apology for anything," he told Ryan Seacrest in an interview hours after GMA canceled his appearance following his racy American Music Awards performance Sunday night. "I performed, it was late-night TV, I did something that female performers have been doing for years, no different. It's just the fact that I'm me and it's a little different for people. It's really not that big of a deal."

    Lambert, 27, added: "There's a slight double standard. We've seen female pop performers doing extremely sexual routines for years and all of the sudden a guy does it and it's crazy."

    ABC had cited his "controversial American Music Awards performance" as the network's reason for uninviting the American Idol alum, adding that GMA was "concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning."

    Although Lambert said "I'm not a babysitter, I'm a performer," he understood ABC's decision.  "They gotta do what they gotta do," said Lambert, who will now appear on Wednesday's The Early Show on CBS instead. "They probably had a lot of pressure coming at them from certain people who weren't happy about it. I respect their decision -- I don't necessarily agree with it, but they need to do what they need to do."

    Still, he told Seacrest the news was disappointing.  "It's too bad," he said. "I think there were a lot of fans who were excited to come see me."

    Lambert does admit that he got "extreme" during his show-closing number at the AMAs.  "It's choreography, we were dancing," he said. "The sexuality of it kind of got a little more extreme when I got up on stage. I think the adrenaline kind of took me over, and I admit it, and I'm proud of the fact that I did get a little carried away."

  • Nashville Now: Keith Urban Not Ruling Out Duet with Nicole Kidman

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    Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Sunday Rose

    *Music is a huge part of KEITH URBAN's family. In fact, his wife NICOLE KIDMAN has a singing part in her upcoming movie, Nine, and previously sang in the 2001 movie musical Moulin Rouge! So, would the couple ever release a duet? Keith says, quote, "I don't think anything's ever out of the question...I love singing with her at home. That's quite nice."  WDEZ Club Bonus is duet.

    Keith also enjoys making music with his young daughter SUNDAY ROSE each morning at the piano. He says, quote, "We mash the keys together." Sunday's also quite the vocalist. Keith says, quote, "She's got some pipes. They're loud, [but] I think she sounds quite musical." Keith, Nicole and little Sunday Rose will be spending Christmas Down Under following Keith's Australian tour. That trek kicks off December 12th in Melbourne.  


    *TRENT TOMLINSON has a new three-song EP available for download this week. It's titled A Guy Like Me and features his latest single "Angels Like Her" along with "Henry Cartwright's Produce Stand" and "That's How It Still Oughta Be." Trent's debut album, Country is My Rock, was released in 2006.


    Chris Young

    *The lineup for the 2010 Sound & Speed event has been announced, and there are some impressive names on the bill. HANK WILLIAMS JR and CHRIS YOUNG will start things off with a special Sound & Speed edition of the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium on Friday, January 8th. NASCAR star KYLE PETTY and his band will also play the Opry that night.

    The next day, Saturday, January 9th, stars from the worlds of NASCAR and country music come together to answer fans' questions and sign autographs at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium. NASCAR drivers including  DALE EARNHARDT JR, TONY STEWART and KASEY KAHNE will be on hand along with JASON MICHAEL CARROLL, JOSH TURNER, Chris Young and members of DIAMOND RIO. Visit SoundandSpeed.org for ticket information. 

  • Taylor Swift Insists She's Country

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    Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift may have just won the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, but she maintains she's still country to the core.

    "I think a country song is when you are singing about being proud of your life," Taylor tells CNN,"I sing about love and boys, and that's my life. So that's what fascinates me -- feelings. And so I think if you're singing and writing songs about the way that you live your life, that's a country song."

    The 19-year-old continues her unprecedented winning streak, including snagging five American Music Awards and four CMA Awards. But the newly crowned AMA Artist of the Year insists all the trophies she's accumulated this year aren't her measure of success. "I think for me the most satisfying thing is going out with my first headlining tour and having every show sell out. That was something that I never dreamed would be so quick to happen," she says. "Putting Madison Square Garden on sale and having it be sold out in 59 seconds. I can't believe that. I'm still completely blown away by that."

  • Lady A and Luke Bryan Battle it Out for Number One

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    Lady AntebellumLuke Bryan

    Congratulations to Lady Antebellum whose hit "Need You Now" remains at #1 for a second week on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Singles charts. Ironically, it is Luke Bryan's "Do I" that is currently at #2 and vying for that top spot. Lady A's Hillary Scott sings on Luke's hit and the trio's Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley are co-writers on the song with Bryan!  Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan are label mates on Capitol Records.

  • Courtney Cox and Cougar Town Resumes Filming Monday

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    Courtney Cox Cougar Town

    Cougar Town is getting back its Realtor.

    The ABC show, which stopping filming briefly last week so star Courteny Cox could attend to a "family matter," resumes production Nov. 30 following an already-planned weeklong break for Thanksgiving, the network says.

    The nature of the family issue wasn't disclosed. But Cox's reps confirm to PEOPLE the actress and her family are fine and that she'll be returning to work following the Thanksgiving hiatus.

    Cox's costar Busy Phillips wrote in a Twitter message Monday that Cougar Town was "only down one day" and that "we're back shooting after Thanksgiving. I'll pass along the love to CC."

  • Celeb Chef Paula Dean Hit in Face..With a Ham

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    From People.com...Forget the ham. Somebody should have said, "Duck!"

    Celebrity chef Paula Deen was in Atlanta helping the Hosea Feed the Hungry charity load a truck with food donations when an errantly tossed ham hit her in the face, leaving her with a sore nose but no other apparent injury.

    "I thought it busted my lip, but it didn't," Deen tells CBSAtlanta.com She made light of the whole mishap, saying through laughter: "Ran head on to a hog." 

  • Mike Fisher Says Carrie Underwood Is Only His Second Serious Girlfriend

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    Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood

    Pro hockey player Mike Fisher shares that "it was very nice" that Carrie Underwood very openly professed her love for him in the liner notes on her latest CD, Play On.

    He tells The Toronto Sun, "I was happy she included me in something like that... I told her that when my CD came out, I'd return the favor." Mike goes on to say that there are no plans in the near future for a wedding, but Carrie is only his second serious girlfriend. He elaborates, "There has been only one other girlfriend, really. It lasted a while, but it was a long time ago." He admits they are very private about their relationship, and they want to keep it that way. He adds, "But at the same time, we're both happy with the way things are. I'm obviously happy, and it's been a good start so far on the ice, and things are great off the ice."