DOLLY'S "COAT OF MANY COLORS" A RATINGS HIT AT NBC
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors drew nearly 13 million viewers for NBC last night (Thursday) -- beating its competition for the night.
The movie, which starred Jennifer Nettles, also scored the highest rating of any original movie on any of the major networks since CBS's Jesse Stone: Benefit of Doubt in 2012.
It's NBC's largest overall audience -- other than sports programming -- since Carrie Underwood headlined The Sound of Music Live in December 2013.
FEMINIST WRITER NOT A TAYLOR SWIFT FAN.
We thought everyone loved Taylor Swift, but feminist writer Camille Paglia has hit back at the superstar, saying she's a bad role model -- and much, much worse things.
Paglia, who has previously bashed Lady Gaga and Madonna, writes in the Hollywood Reporter, "Swift herself should retire that obnoxious Nazi Barbie routine of wheeling out friends and celebrities as performance props, an exhibitionistic overkill. Girl squads are only an early learning stage of female development. For women to leave a lasting mark on culture, they need to cut down on the socializing and focus like a laser on their own creative gifts.”
BLAKE DOESN'T WANT GWEN TO EXIT THE VOICE AFTER SEASON 9
As the current season of The Voice winds down, Blake Shelton says he's sad that his girlfriend Gwen Stefani won't be back for the next round of the show.
He tells Extra, "I don't want Gwen to not be on the show. Why can't we have a fifth coach?"
Gwen won't be sitting idle, though. She plans to spend her time away from The Voice working on a new album. It's expected thatChristina Aguilera will return to the show for season 10.
DIERKS AND OTHERS PLAY FREE SHOWS FOR NHL ALL STAR WEEKEND!
Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Big and Rich, Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice and the Eli Young Band will perform in the IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series at Bridgestone Winter Park in Nashville.
The shows, which are part of the NHL's All-Star Festivities, take place January 28th through January 31st and are open to the public for free.