Everything Vanessa

  • Another Disney Channel Star Admitting She's NOT a fan of the Twilight Series *GASP*

    Posted by Vanessa Ryan

    Selena Gomez and Taylor Lautner

    Selena Gomez isn't a a fan of Twilight or New Moon.  "I don't watch them," she admitted to Bonnie Hunt on a pre-taped interview for her talk show Wednesday. "Sorry, I feel bad ... even though I am a teenager."

    But it doesn't seem that she dislikes the series because of her ex, Taylor Lautner, 17. (The two were first spotted getting cozy while Lautner filmed in Vancouver in April, but they split in early June.)  When Hunt asked if she was on Team Edward or Team Jacob, she opted to root for Lautner's werewolf character over Robert Pattinson.

    Gomez isn't the only Disney Channel star to diss on the Twilight Saga.  Miley Cyrus has no interest in the vampire franchise, either.  "I've never seen it and nor will I ever," Cyrus, 16, said recently during an interview with Cleveland radio station Q92. "I don't believe in it. I don't like vampires. ... I don't want anything to do with it. I don't like the shirts. I don't like any of it."

    Gomez's appearance on The Bonnie Hunt show will air Dec. 16.

  • Taylor Swift's "Love Story" Castle Goes to a Good Cause

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    Taylor Swift 2008 CMA's

    Some Nashville-area middle school students will have a very impressive set for their upcoming school play thanks to TAYLOR SWIFT. As you may recall, Taylor recreated the castle from her "Love Story" video for her performance of the tune at the 2008 CMA Awards. According to Nashville ABC-TV affiliate WKRN, that same castle set is now being used by the drama department at Greenbriar Middle School for their production of Sleeping Beauty. A guy who works on the CMA Awards also runs sound for the school's productions and hooked them up with the set piece.

  • Nashville Now; Why Tim McGraw Was Drawn To New Movie and MORE!

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    Tim Mcgraw Sandra Bullock The Blind Side

    *TIM McGRAW's new movie with SANDRA BULLOCK, The Blind Side, opens nationwide on Friday. The film tells the story of NFL player MICHAEL OHER, who was taken in by a wealthy family in Memphis. Tim was drawn to the story because of Michael's heart and perseverance in going from an impoverished childhood to the NFL. He says, quote, "In a lot of ways, stepping into this family that he stepped into and this school...was probably scarier for him than where he came from. So, he had a lot of commitment to follow through."

    Michael is now an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, and the movie gets its name from his position. Tim explains saying, quote, "The blind side is a left side tackle. For a right-handed quarterback, that's his blind side....So you have to have somebody that you can rely on in that position." Oscar winner KATHY BATES also appears in The Blind Side along with Tim and Sandra.  


    *CARRIE UNDERWOOD's latest album Play On holds on to the number-one spot on Billboard's Country Albums chart again this week, with more than 128 thousand copies sold. With total sales of Play On nearing the 500 thousand mark, expect a gold certification to be announced very soon. Play On holds down the number-three spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

    CMA Entertainer of the Year TAYLOR SWIFT comes in at number two on the country chart with a 30-percent bump in sales on her latest album Fearless after last week's CMA Awards broadcast. LADY ANTEBELLUM's self-tilted debut album enjoyed a 130-percent sales bump thanks to their two wins at the CMA Awards, good for a a number-three finish, and DARIUS RUCKER's sales were up 83 percent on the strength of his CMA New Artist Win. The ZAC BROWN BAND's album The Foundation was also up 55 percent in sales.

    JAMEY JOHNSON enjoyed the biggest CMA Awards sales boost with a 286-percent jump for his latest album, That Lonesome Song. The lead single from that album, "In Color," won CMA Song of the Year, and he performed the album cut "Between Jennings and Jones" on the show with KID ROCK. Jamey says, quote, "Playing live is where it's at for me...It's really cool that people responded to our CMA performance by going out and laying down their hard-earned money down." Jamey is currently in the studio working on a new album. 


    David Nail

    *DAVID NAIL recently teamed up with Chicago Bears tight end GREG OLSEN to raise money for cancer research. David's recent concert at Joe's Bar in the Windy City brought in more than 50 thousand bucks for Greg Olsen's foundation, Receptions for Research. Bonus is David.


    *10 years ago this week, PHIL VASSAR hit the country airwaves with his debut single "Carlene." The tune would go on to hit the top five and also earn Phil a fan in author STEPHEN KING. In fact, Stephen included "Carlene" on his "Ultimate Playlist" in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly. Phil and Stephen have started a mutual admiration society of sorts. Phil says, quote, "He's sent me book and signed them...I think that's just the funniest thing." Phil is currently climbing the country chart with his new single "Everywhere I Go." His new album, Traveling Circus, will be out December 15th.



    *The 2009 American Music Awards will be given out Sunday night on ABC, and GLORIANA is up for T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist of the Year. The other artists in the category -- LADY GAGA, KID CUDI and KERI HILSON -- come from the rap and R&B worlds. Gloriana's MIKE GOSSIN tells TheBoot.com, quote, "It's kind of like...a battle of the genres, so we need to bring this award home for country."

  • Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles Learns Valuable Lesson Thanks to Vocal Problems

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    Jennifer Nettles

    Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles has battled illness and voice problems for most of the year, and the struggle has taught her some valuable lessons, much to the delight of her therapist. Jennifer says, quote, "I learned about my own healthy boundaries...and how to say 'No'...Until you can say a clear and easy 'No,' 'Yes' doesn't mean as much."

    Sugarland has some high-profile TV gigs coming up, including a performance slot on the Grammy nominations TV special, airing live December 2nd on CBS. They'll also perform on TNT's Christmas in Washington special, airing the night of December 20th. Look for Sugarland to perform a holiday song from their album Gold and Green on The Oprah Winfrey Show coming up Monday, November 30th. They taped that appearance in Chicago on Wednesday.

  • Taylor Swift makes NBC's "People of the Year" Special

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     Taylor Swift

    Taylor will be profiled in an NBC special on Thanksgiving night called “People of the Year.” Matt Lauer will  interview Taylor along with Susan Boyle, Kobe Bryant, Octomom Nadya Suleman, the captain who landed his plane in the Hudson River and the captain of that freighter that was attacked by Somali pirates last spring and held hostage.

  • Nicole Kidman on Oprah

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    Nicole Kidman was on Oprah yesterday along with Daniel Day Lewis and Penelope Cruz from her new musical , Nine. Nicole talks about the film, hubby Keith Urban and daughter Sunday Rose.

  • Mrs. Charles Kelley selling her wedding dress on Ebay!

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    Charles Kelley and Cassie McConnell Wedding

    Country Tattle Tale may have found a dress for you...Are you planning your wedding but still looking for the perfect wedding dress?   Charle's Kelley's wife Cassie is selling the wedding dress that she walked down the isle in just a few short months ago.  It's up for bid on Ebay with the following description;  

    This is a very rare wedding dress – only sold at select Priscilla of Boston Stores and SAKS in NYC. It is all handmade by designer Melissa Sweet, with gorgeous beading over the entire gown, and hand-sewn floral applique design. The floral details are different fabrics (satin, silk, etc) and different colors (white, off-white, cream). The dress is cream. It is breathtaking in person and in photos. I wore this gown on my wedding day for about 30 minutes and then changed into my reception dress, so it is practically new! It also appeared in People Magazine after our wedding. There is an extremely minor mark on the train of the dress where it dragged over a tea light candle in the sand, but this is an easy repair – doesn’t really even need to be repaired. This dress is a size 4, but can be altered somewhat to fit you perfectly. This dress retails for more than $5900, plus tax and is an extremely rare find. You can buy it now for $3500. Please let me know if you have any questions, I’m happy to answer!

    Head over to Ebay now to bid!