Friday, June 10, 2016


STEVEN TYLER: Country Album Due Next Month

Steven Tyler's long-awaited country album is almost here. We're All Somebody From Somewhere will be released on July 15th.

He says, “Country music is the new rock and roll. It’s not just about porches, dogs and kicking your boots up. It's a whole lot more. It's about being real. And nothing is more real than understanding we're all just somebody from somewhere.”

On Saturday, he'll perform at the CMA Music Festival. He'll also perform on NBC’s Today show summer concert series on June 24th, before he hits the road for his Out on a Limb tour on July 2nd.


Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation has come to the rescue by finding a new best friend for her pal Ashley Monroe, who lost her beloved chihuahua Rosie a few weeks ago.

Though the search is still on for Rosie, Ashley has fallen for Betty Annie -- also a chihuahua. She posted on Instagram, "One angel lost, one angel rescued. Meet Betty Annie Monroe Danks."

TRACE, KRIS: Star in New Western

Trace Adkins and Kris Kristofferson star in the new movie Traded. It's the story of a father who leaves his ranch to find her kidnapped daughter. And from the looks of it our buddy Trace is playing a bad guy!

The film hits theaters, on demand and digital HD today!


CHRIS YOUNG: Not Going Into the Wine Business Anytime Soon 

Chris Young admitted he’s become a major snob about his wine. But don’t expect him to get into the wine business anytime soon.

Chris has seen how much work Kix Brooks put into Arrington Vineyards and believes launching a new wine or liquor business wouldn’t be the best move right now.


WEIRD NEWS: You Want a Pizza Me?

A Massachusetts woman got a little too saucy during an argument over a pizza -- and ended up hitting an 11-year-old in the face with a metal sign she'd thrown at a restaurant worker.

Iesha Davis reportedly phoned in an order while sitting in the parking lot of the Framingham Sub Shop, but then went in a few minutes later to demand that the guy behind the counter throw some chicken on the pie for free. When Davis was told she could add the extra topping for a fee, she started screaming and pointing at a sign advertising a $17.99 deal -- which didn't include "deluxe toppings."

At that point, Davis flipped out and flipped the offending sign, opening up a cut on the face of the girl, who's the daughter of the employee who'd nixed the chicken. A judge has ordered Davis to stay away from the girl and the restaurant.

WEIRD NEWS: Bench Presser
Photo: Lake County Jail 

A Florida man has a lot of people saying he should get the chair -- for assaulting an elderly woman because she wouldn't move from a city park chair that he claimed he'd "reserved."

Bruce Benard allegedly walked up to the 72-year-old stranger in Spanish Springs Town Square and confronted her about sitting in seats he had reserved for his friends and family. He demanded that she move before threatening to throw her off the chair -- and when she didn't respond quickly enough, he grabbed her wrist and twisted it, then stomped "very hard" on her foot.

When police arrived at the scene to take statements, Benard admitted he'd grabbed the woman, saying, “she should have moved and I have a right to stand up for myself and stand my ground.” He was booked on assault charges and released on $1000 bond.

WEIRD NEWS: One-Star Reviewer Drops a Deuce?

The owner of a restaurant in Washington, D.C. didn't just hold his nose and accept a crappy Yelp review -- he fired back, accusing the writer of pooping her pants in the middle of his eatery.

A Yelper named Emma C. offered up a scathing one-star critique of Nick's Riverside Grill, saying she'd been given the "worst service ever" and then overcharged by a rude bartender who charged her for multiple drinks, when she had just one happy hour cocktail. Not surprisingly, that generated a response from ownership, but not an apology.

Instead, the reply accused Emma of causing a real stink at the place -- by soiling herself and throwing away the stained undies before leaving the premises. He wrote, "You lost control of your bowels in the middle of our restaurant, and you proceeded to sit in it for the remainder of the evening. We had to reroute our other patrons so they didn't walk through your mess. You then proceeded to throw your underwear away in our trash can, and our poor manager working that night was left to clean up your feces."


JOHNNY DEPP: Selling Off Art Collection

Johnny Depp is in a nasty legal battle with his wife Amber Heard that will likely cost him millions. So it should help that he's about to pad his bank account by auctioning off his multi-million dollar Jean-Michel Basquiat art collection.

Depp will sell off his collection later this month at Christie's auction house in London. The nine paintings and drawings are from the early 1980s and Depp collected them all over the past 25 years. He had been in talks with Christie's about selling off the works since the beginning of the year.

JARED FOGLE: Request for Less Time Denied

Jared Fogle will have to serve his entire 15-year prison sentence after a judge denied his appeal and request to have it shortened.

The disgraced former Subway pitchman said that 15 years behind bars is too harsh for sharing child porn only once. He argued that he didn't widely distribute the material or act out any of his sexual fantasies with minors. The appeals judge disagreed and ruled that the possession of child porn and his obsession with having sex with minors warranted the full sentence.


The TV show Nashville will live on.

CMT has picked up the drama for a fifth season under the contingency that the city, convention and visitors bureau, and Ryman Hospitality chip in for production costs.

The show, which was cancelled by ABC last month, pumps millions into the city's economy and employs locals for production jobs.

Nashville will air on CMT and Hulu.

PASSION OF THE CHRIST: Sequel In the Works

Mel Gibson is resurrecting The Passion of the Christ and reportedly working on a sequel.

Screenwriter Randall Wallace (Braveheart) has confirmed he and Gibson are working on a follow-up to the 2004 film which became the most successful independent movie ever, earning more than $600-million dollars. The Passion of the Christ addressed Jesus's final days and the sequel is expected to focus on his resurrection.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Twang Town Lowdown - Thursday, June 9th

LORETTA LYNN: Mourns Loss of Grandson


Loretta Lynn has postponed her upcoming shows this weekend as she mourns the loss of her grandson, Jeffrey Allen Lynn, who died on Monday. He was 47.

The announcement was made on the singer's Facebook page. It says, "American music icon, Loretta Lynn is mourning the passing of her eldest grandson, Jeffrey Allen Lynn who died unexpectedly on Monday. Jeffrey was 47 and lived and worked on Loretta Lynn's ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Jeffrey was the eldest son of Jack Benny Lynn, Lynn's second child and eldest son who tragically drowned in 1984. Jeffrey Allen Lynn is survived by three children, Jory, Katie and Cody."

Loretta was scheduled to perform Friday and Saturday in Oklahoma, but those shows have been postponed so that she can be with her family.

DOLLY PARTON: Auctioning Vow Renewal Photos

Photos from Dolly Parton's 50th anniversary vow renewal with her husband Carl Dean will be sold to the highest bidder -- and the proceeds will benefit children's charities.

She says, "If I had it to do all over, I'd do it all over again, and we did. I'm dragging him kicking and screaming into the next 50 years. Wish us luck. In all honesty, the only way I was able to get Carl to do any of this in the first place was that it was a great opportunity for us to raise money for some very worthy causes."

The photos are significant because fans will get to see what the rarely photographed Carl looks like. He also agreed to an interview that will appear with the pictures.

Dolly and Carl were married on May 30th, 1966.

KACEY MUSGRAVES: Christmas in June?

Kacey Musgraves's next album will be quite a departure for her.

She posted a photo of herself on Instagram decked out in red and green with the caption, "It might be June, but we're gettin' festive! Be expecting a very special Christmas record for all you little elves comin' out just in time to stuff your stockings! Put it on your lists! That's all for now!"

No word on what songs will be on the record or a release date.

BLAKE SHELTON: Filming New Video at Miranda's Old Store?

The spies are out in Blake Shelton's hometown Tishomingo, Oklahoma, where it appears that Blake has been shooting a video.

A super fan posted a picture on her Instagram of a couple of buses and trucks parked outside of the former Pink Pistol, once owned byMiranda Lambert and recently purchased by Blake. Then video director Adam Rothlein posted a shot on his Instagram of him and Blake with the caption, "That's a wrap #blakeshelton #musicvideo Great time with such an awesome guy and his team of great folks!"

Now the question is: Which song is the clip for -- "Savior's Shadow" or "She's Got a Way With Words"?

The D.A. Of The Day - Thursday, June 9th

WEIRD NEWS: If The Chopper's Rockin', Don't Come a-Knockin'

Two British cops could be on the chopping block after they used a departmental chopper to do some very personal surveillance -- by filming people getting busy in their own homes or backyards.

Matthew Lucas and Lee Walls are the two active officers who've been fingered in the investigation of a long-running plot that focused on their efforts to "observe and record a naked person without her knowledge and consent." They were arrested in early May following reports of a police helicopter being used for nefarious means between 2007 and 2012.

Both deputies have insisted they had nothing to do with making the aerial sex tapes, but both have been suspended pending a trial.

WEIRD NEWS: Drunk Goes Off the Deep End

A wasted hotel guest was arrested at a Florida resort after she poured a bottle of vodka over the head of a seven-year-old boy who was splashing around in the swimming pool.

33-year-old Roseanna Marie Kiser of North Carolina was vacationing at a resort in Clearwater, Florida and sitting poolside with a bottle of vodka. Some kids were playing in the pool and splashed some water near Kiser, who was drinking straight from the bottle, as classy people do. She did not appreciate the kids' antics, got up from her chair and poured her bottle of vodka all over the boy's head, face and eyes. She then allegedly grabbed the boy by the chest and pushed him further into the pool.

Police were called and caught up to Kiser in her hotel room, where she resisted arrest and kicked one officer in the groin. She's been charged with child abuse and battery on a law enforcement officer. There's no word on whether the boy sustained any injuries.

WEIRD NEWS: Cemetery Flasher Causes Grave Concerns

Police in England are looking for a naked creeper who's been hanging around a cemetery at night flashing his goods.

Cops have grave concerns about the serial flasher who roams around the local cemetery trying to get noticed by women. He was most recently spotted last week by a woman who claims it was the third time she's seen him. She says, "There’s something very strange about him. He’s very creepy, and he looks back at you to make sure you are looking." Police keep responding to the scene but the man is always gone by the time they get there. They say he wears a black hooded jacket and nothing else.

WEIRD NEWS: Drunk Mom Really Blows It

An Oklahoma woman blew cops away with the stupidity she showed -- by getting her kids to blow into the breathalyzer lock on her car so she could drive around while drunk.

Kayla Kathleen Martin-Weliwita was arrested after deputies were called to investigate a disturbance at a Buffalo Wild Wings, where she was spotted fighting with her 13-year-old daughter in the parking lot. The 36-year-old, who reportedly smelled strongly of alcohol, says the fight started when her two daughters tried to run away from her at the eatery -- but the kids both insisted that their mom was to blame, because she tried to talk them into helping her drive drunk.

The girls said that their mom was wasted and couldn't start her car, which is equipped with an ignition lock because of previous drunk driving arrests, so she wanted them to blow untainted air to start the engine.

She probably shouldn't hold her breath waiting to get her license back.

The HOTLIST - Thursday, June 9th

JUSTIN BIEBER: Slam-Dunked at NBA Finals

(photo credit: TMZ)

Justin Bieber blew into Cleveland to take in game three of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, and things quickly blew up -- when he got into a short-but-not-so-sweet fistfight outside his hotel.

TMZ captured some grainy footage of the Bieb starting a verbal dispute with a much bigger dude, then flipping out when the guy tossed a playful punch at him. Justin let loose with a hard right that didn't seem to have much effect on the bodyguard-sized stranger, who quickly knocked the singer to the ground.

The whole thing lasted less than a minute, but Bieber clearly lost this one by TKO. Here's the video



Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer have done more than just rekindle their romance -- they've actually tied the knot.

The couple, who share a five-month-old daughter named Sailor Grace, were previously engaged in 2015 but split up days before the wedding. From then on their relationship was on-again, off-again and they recently decided to elope. Palin told Entertainment Tonight, "Life is full of ups and downs but in the end, you'll end up where you're supposed to be. We are so happy to share with loved ones the wonderful news that we got married!"

RICHARD SIMMONS: Not Transitioning Into a Woman

Richard Simmons won't be following in the footsteps of Caitlyn Jenner.

Despite a report that the fitness guru was transitioning into a woman, his rep Tom Estey tells People magazine the story is "not true." He explains that Richard "has decided to live quietly the last few years. He had knee surgery a few years ago and has a bum knee. He is still on Twitter and Facebook and works behind the scenes continuing to inspire and motivate people to lose weight. When he decides to come back, he will come back."

This comes on the heels of Richard spending a few days in the hospital after reportedly exhibiting "bizarre" behavior.

DAVID LETTERMAN: "Couldn’t Care Less" About Late-Night Television

David Letterman says he “couldn’t care less” about late-night TV -- including his Late Show replacement, Stephen Colbert.

In a rare interview with NBC News, Tom Brokaw asked Dave if he missed being on CBS every night. He said, “You know, I don’t. And it’s interesting. I thought for sure I would. And then, the first day of Stephen's show, when he went on the air, an energy left me and I felt like, ‘You know, that’s not my problem anymore.’ And I’ve kind of felt that way ever since. I devoted so much time to the damage of other aspects of my life. The concentrated, fixated, focusing on that… It’s good now to not have that. I couldn’t care less about late-night television."

As for his replacement, Dave said he thought CBS gave the job to the wrong person. "There should be more women. And I don’t know why they didn’t give my show to a woman. That would have been fine."

The interview airs on On Assignment, a limited series from Dateline NBC, Sunday at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


MIRANDA LAMBERT: Rescued Dogs Up for Adoption at CMA Music Festival

Miranda Lambert's MuttNation will bring 50 chihuahuas and chihuahua mixes to the CMA Music Festival for adoption this week.

The pups were rescued from a hoarding situation in Oklahoma and treated at her Redemption Ranch before making their way to Nashville. Miranda says, "We’re just going to try and bring awareness and get these dogs adopted. Luckily they are chihuahuas and everybody wants a cute little dog. I’m really glad that they caught them in time. It’s so sad. You see little dogs that have never had any love or care, and you think, ‘Oh my God, is there 50 loving homes out there for these babies?’”

Fans heading to Nashville from afar can still adopt the dogs MuttNation will hold them until they are ready to make their way back home.


Justin Moore enlisted his daughters Ella and Kennedy to help him promote a Father's Day contest.

To win, submit a video of your kids explaining why their dad is great. Justin will hold a private concert in the winner's home. Entries are due by June 16th.


If you are a fan of "Nashville" you just might want to watch the CMT Award Show tonight as it will be broadcast live from the Music City. And rumor has it that an announcement will be made that the Lionsgate drama has found itself a new home on CMT. So, we will finally get to see what happened with all of the loose ends that the series finale left us with...


WEIRD NEWS: Teen Steals Pot, Gets Burnt Out

A Florida mother is under arrest for child abuse after she deliberately burned her teenage son's hands as punishment for stealing her weed.

Zayma Flores went crazy after her husband told her that her 15-year-old son had found her stash hidden under a bathroom sink and sold it to a friend. 

She grabbed the boy and placed his hands on the stove, causing burns to his palms. Flores was arrested for child abuse and ordered to stay away from her son, who is now living with a relative. 

The son told police he thought the pot belonged to his sister and he got rid of it so that she wouldn't smoke it.

WEIRD NEWS: College Student Gets Trashed -- Literally

A college student in Georgia recently gave new meaning to the term trashed.

Police say 22-year-old University of Georgia student Benjamin Abele was running naked in the street at 2:30 a.m. Officers say they then saw him dive into the back of a garbage truck. When cops approached the truck and tried to get him out, he burrowed deep into the trash and a grimy liquid that had leaked out of some of the bags.

The officer could tell by the dazed looked on his face and his dilated eyes that he was high on PCP. After getting one handcuff on the student's wrist, the officer tried to pull him out of the trash but was kicked. That's when he used a taser, but it failed to stop the kid. More officers joined the fray, and were able to pull him out and throw him on the ground, where he had to be tased again.

Abele was taken into custody and arrested for obstruction of a law enforcement officer and public indecency.

WEIRD NEWS: A Whale of a Jail Fail

North Carolina cops decided not to take a bite out of crime by refusing to arrest a guy who staged a bank robbery just so he could go to jail for a bite to eat.

Mark Glenn Foster walked into a SunTrust Bank in Durham and handed a teller a note demanding money, but since he appeared to be unarmed, the clerk just pressed an alarm button and didn't hand over a cent. Foster took the denial in stride and went to the customer service area to wait for cops -- who recognized him from a run-in last year, when he'd done the exact same thing.

Last time around, Foster admitted he simply wanted to go to jail so he could have three square meals a day, but a judge refused to grant that wish, sentencing him to a year's probation for the non-violent crime. On Wednesday, officers didn't even bother booking the 56-year-old, and simply took him in for a mental health evaluation.

WEIRD NEWS: Dude, Where's My Pants?

A Canadian man gave new meaning to the term "bottomless drink special" when he wandered home from a boozy bender without his trousers -- and then took to social media for help finding them.

Andy Gaudry had traveled to Nova Scotia for his grandmother's 80th birthday celebration and ended up hitting the town with some cousins, who encouraged him to have a few belts -- and eventually lose his belt. Gaudry admitted he had no idea where the party had stopped over the course of the evening, other than "wherever all the bars are."

Gaudry asked staff at his hotel to review lobby surveillance tape, which he says showed "I did indeed have no pants on coming into the hotel -- so I was roaming around the hotel with no pants on." He made a plea for help on Reddit, and was stunned a day later when someone dropped the trousers with a clerk.

So the story of The Brotherhood of the Traveling Pants has a happy ending after all.


Ellen DeGeneres: Sued For Joke About Woman's Name

What a boob! Ellen DeGeneres is being sued for joking about a woman's name on her talk show.

In a segment called "What's Wrong With These Signs?" Ellen showed a sign advertising a real estate broker named Titi [pr: tee-tee]Pierce. Ellen poked fun at the name for sounding like another word for "breasts," but Titi says the comedian has it wrong. It's pronounced "Tee Tee" and now she's suing for defamation and invasion of privacy.

According to the complaint, the bit led to “immediate ridicule” and since her phone number on the sign wasn't blocked, she got “ridiculing and harassing” calls while attending a family funeral. She says Titi [pr: tee-tee] is a Nigerian name that means "flower" and that she has “strong, positive” feelings about the moniker.

Pierce is seeking damages and for the segment to never be aired again.


You may want to get cracking on a viral video. Chewbacca mom Candace Payne has reportedly made nearly half a million dollars with her popular clip.

The video, which was posted on May 19th, has already became the most-watched Facebook Live video in history, and has more than 150 million views. According to Time, she's been collecting a bunch of gifts. She's received $3,000 from Kohl's (which sells the masks), $7,500 from talk show appearances (such as Good Morning America and The Late Late Show), a $7,500 Walt Disney World vacation and VIP passes to the Fan Expo Dallas convention worth $2,000. But the biggest gift? College scholarships from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida for her two young children worth $400,000.

Kohls is benefiting too. The mask sold out right away.


Theresa Saldana, the actress best known for The Commish and Raging Bull, died Monday in Los Angeles. The 61-year-old had been suffering from an unknown illness.

Theresa was also known for surviving a brutal stabbing attack by a stalker in 1982. She later became a spokesman for victims and founded the Victims for Victims organization that fought for anti-stalking laws. She played herself in the 1984 TV movie Victims for Victims: The Teresa Saldana Story.

Michael Chiklis, who played her husband on The Commish, tweeted, “Painful to hear the news of Theresa’s passing. My family and I extend our love, condolences & support to her family in their time of grieving.”


He's not a Kardashian fan. An unidentified man tried to burn down the famous family's Dash store in West Hollywood.

A witness called cops late Monday night after seeing the hater throw a "lit object" through the window. Firefighters who responded to the scene found a "smoldering object" inside the boutique. Fortunately there wasn't any significant damage and no one was inside at the time. According to TMZ, a bottle of lighter fluid was also outside the store.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016



Luke Bryan is headed back out to the farm.

Earlier today, he took to Twitter to announce the dates for his annual Farm Tour, spanning from October 5th to October 15th.

As usual, a portion of the ticket sales will go to the Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship, which is a local college scholarship that helps students from a farming family pay for college.

Luke also announced his Farm Tour EP. This is the first time he has released music to coincide with his Farm Tour shows.

Public sale for the tour kicks off on June 24th.

2016 Farm Tour Dates:

· 10/5 - Gaston, SC - Culler Farms

· 10/6 - Greenback, TN - Maple Lane Farms

· 10/7 - Elizabethtown, KY - Highland Farms

· 10/8 - Monroeville, IN - Spangler Farms

· 10/12 - Batesville, MS - FT Farms

· 10/13 - Prairie Grove, AR - Ogden Ranch

· 10/14 - Centralia, MO - Stowers Farm

· 10/15 - Effingham, IL - Mid America Motorworks

All dates subject to change


Over the weekend, Carrie Underwood's hockey player hubby, Mike Fisher, celebrated his 36th birthday in an awesome way. His special day began with a delicious deer-head shaped cake, which Carrie showed off on her Instagram, captioned, "The perfect cake for the almost perfect man! You are my one and only…my best friend…my better half. Happy birthday!!! I love you!"

After cutting the cake, the celebration moved outdoors, where Mike proceeded to shoot off an actual cannon. Carrie also posted a slow-motion video of the blast on her Instagram, saying, "And for such an occasion, we celebrated by bringing the #boom Happy birthday, Mike! #canon #yeswehaveacanon #ourneighborsloveus."

The hashtags Carrie included on her video were absolutely priceless.


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The CMT Music Awards has rounded out its performance lineup with a biggie. Little Big Town will team up with Pharrell for a performance off their new collaborative album, Wanderlust, on tomorrow's (Wednesday) awards show.

Erin Andrews and football star J.J. Watt will host the show, which will air live at 8 p.m. from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Other performers include Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan. Also look for collaborations between Blake Shelton and The Oak Ridge Boys, Billy Ray Cyrus and Cheap Trick, Dierks Bentley and Elle King, Fifth Harmony and Cam, Keith Urban with Brett Eldredge and Marren Morris, and rapper Pitbull with Leona Lewis and Cassadee Pope.

Little Big Town's Wanderlust comes out on Friday.



The search is on in India for a monkey with sticky fingers who got away with cash from a jewelry store.

A surveillance camera captured the moment a little primate opened the door and walked into the shop. It then headed straight for the checkout counter, made sure no one was looking and opened up a drawer of cash. He swiped a stack of bills -- about $144-worth -- and ran out of the store with the shop owner in pursuit.

Workers say this was the second time the monkey showed up at the store, but the first time around, it didn't go inside. He was likely just casing the joint and planning his heist.



Police in Florida made a very healthy arrest over the weekend when a man was caught stealing kale and other salad items from a Walmart store.

Cops say 33-year-old Shane Stahl was collared as he tried to walk out of the store with a shopping cart full of veggies he had not paid for. The health-conscious crook had kale, croutons and other items to make a salad. He's been charged with theft, but on the bright side, he's healthy and gets a lot of vitamins A, C and K.


We're often taught not to judge a book by its cover, but when this "book" eventually walks into a courtroom to face assault charges, it's going to be very hard for the judge to see anything but the cover.

Juan Vargas Rodriguez is a 53-year-old Arizona man with horns in his head. He allegedly slashed his wife with a knife after accusing her of cheating on him. Fortunately his adult daughter was able to separate him from his wife before he could cause more severe injuries. Rodriguez says he doesn't remember the attack because he "kind of blacked out with rage." He was arrested and booked for aggravated assault, which is when this frightening mugshot was taken showing off the subdermal horn implants in his head.

The HOTLIST - Tuesday, June 7th


Conrad Hilton, the 22-year-old younger brother of Paris Hilton, will spend the next two months in prison for violating his parole.

Hilton was sentenced to three years probation in 2014 after pleading guilty to making death threats against flight attendants on a British Airways flight. 

But a judge decided to revoke his probation after he tested positive for using using marijuana and cocaine. He's expected to turn himself in to authorities Wednesday when he will begin serving his two months.


Amber Heard has accused Johnny Depp of physically attacking her on several occasions, and if her claims are true, it won't be the first domestic violence case she's been involved in.

According to TMZ, Heard was arrested for domestic violence back in 2009 after she got into an argument with her then-girlfriend, photographer Tasya van Ree. The couple got into a fight at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Amber allegedly grabbed her and struck her arm. She was arrested and charged with domestic violence. But in court, a prosecutor decided not to move forward with the case.


This Friday, Muhammad Ali will be buried in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

The family will honor his wishes with a private service, followed by a funeral procession to a public memorial.

Actor Will Smith is one of eight selected to help carry Ali’s casket. They became friends, 15 years ago, on the set of Ali. The role earned Smith an Academy Award nomination.

Also, it was revealed that President Bill Clinton will eulogize the Greatest of All Time.


The Playboy mansion is going from bunnies to Twinkies.

The famous estate has been sold to Daren Metropoulos, who owns Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands. As part of the deal, Daren has agreed to let the 90-year-old Hugh Hefner live on the 20,000-square-foot Holmby Hills spread for the rest of his life.

The house was listed for $200 million, but Variety says it sold for "around $120 million."

Daren won't have to move far. In 2009, he bought the house next door to the Playboy mansion for $18 million.


Hilary Swank has called off her wedding to tennis player Ruben Torres. The two, who announced their engagement in March, began dating nearly a year ago.