Friday, July 22, 2016

Going On A Blind Date??

It can be tough to keep a conversation going on a first date but you have the right not to remain silent.

The editors at Refinery 29 sent out an anonymous survey to get people's best, most creative first-date questions and came up with a list you might want to keep handy, like:

"What's your favorite TV show?": It might sound simple, but remember, the couple that binges together has more time to get cozy.

"What movies have you liked lately?": If you're the rom-com type, and they're dying to see the new horror flick, there could be some conflict.

"Where have you traveled?": If you're a jet-setter, you don't want to hang with someone who's never left your hometown.

"How did your parents meet?": Asking this one opens the conversation to what their relationship with their folks is like.

"Who would play you in the movie of your life?": You can tell a lot about someone from this one – are they realistic, or do they have way too inflated an opinion of who they are?

Twang Town Lowdown - Friday, Jluy 22nd

KIP MOORE: Makes Friends at St. Jude

Last week, Kip Moore took a break from touring with Miranda Lambert to visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. While there, the country crooner spent time with three young patients, Keandra, Alyssa and Tyler. But what's a visit with a country star if there's no singing involved? After finding out his new friends were fans of Carrie Underwood and Josh Turner, Kip laughed and sang a little bit of Josh's hit song "Your Man."

His visit was documented in an adorable video.

LUKE BRYAN: Sharing Is Caring

While working on his upcoming album, Kinda Don't Care, Justin Moore came across a song he knew he had to have. The only problem was: Luke Bryan already had it on hold for his album. Instead of letting it go, Justin decided to contact Luke.

Justin explained in a recent interview, “So I said, ‘Well, I’ll just text or call Luke.’ … I don’t know which one I did, but he hit me back and said, ‘Man, if you love it, take it.’ And that speaks volumes about the type of guy Luke is. Luke and I have known each other since neither of us had a record deal. We’ve known each other a long time, and I’m very appreciative that he let us run with that.”

There are two major lessons here: Sharing is caring, and you'll never know unless you ask.

WILLIE NELSON: Expands Pot Line to Two New States


Willie Nelson's brand of premium pot, Willie's Reserve, will be available in Washington state this month and Colorado in August.

He says, "Now that legalization is spreading across the country, there's a great opportunity to build a company that can help a lot of people. I hope it gives social justice to those who are incarcerated for doing what we're now doing legally. I am also committed to have our crops farmed in an environmentally responsible way, to revitalize small farms and to grow it as clean as possible."

To celebrate, Willie will perform this Saturday at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington and July 30th at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater in Greenwood, Colorado.

BLAKE SHELTON: Shares Hilarious Brief Thoughts

A new Gildan promo starring Blake Shelton has been released, and it's even funnier than the others. He's been promoting the underwear brand for over a year now and he's gearing up to release a series of commercials. If they're anything like this one, which is appropriately titled "Brief Thoughts by Blake Shelton," fans are in for a lot of laughs. (He even makes the camera guy laugh during his last "thought.")


WEIRD NEWS: Hammered In Homeroom

A drunken school teacher in Florida has been placed on probation after she walked into her second grade classroom smashed out of her mind.

Holly Joel pleaded no contest this week to a charge of disrupting an educational institution. The incident occurred back in March when she arrived to work noticeably drunk and slurring her speech. A fellow teacher made the right decision to tell the principal and call police. The principal asked her stand up, and she fell to the ground. She had no idea what day of the week it was and could barely speak. She was also carrying a water bottle filled with a pink liquid that cops say was alcohol.

Joel was arrested in front of the kids and hauled off to jail. She was subsequently fired.

WEIRD NEWS: Thieves, Trains and Automobiles

A couple of thieves in Virginia swiped a car and led police on a high-speed chase, but they weren't faster than a speeding locomotive, and that's exactly what it took to stop them.

Police say the pursuit began Wednesday night when officers spotted the car, which had been reported stolen. They gave chase and followed at a very high speed until the thieves drove right into the side of a train. Officers rushed to pull them out of the car before it burst into flames. They were both injured and taken to the hospital, where they are in stable condition.

The train was undamaged and allowed to continue. Charges are pending against the car thieves.

WEIRD NEWS: Cops Mistaken for Strippers at Birthday Party

A couple of police officers in Germany will have a great story to tell for a long time after they responded to a noise complaint at a woman's 50th birthday party and were mistaken for male strippers.

As soon as the officers arrived at the scene, they were cheered by the crowd of women. After realizing that the women thought they were strippers, they attempted to explain that they were actual cops -- but no one believed them. It wasn't until someone looked outside and saw the patrol car that they finally wised up.

But even though the officers kept their clothes on, they were still a big hit at the party. Women hugged them and posed for pictures with them. In the end, the officers got the birthday girl's phone number -- for their report, of course -- and asked everyone to keep the noise down.


DANI MATHERS: Hires Jacko's Lawyer

Dani Mathers doesn't want to go to jail over that fat-shaming nude pic she posted on social media. That's why she's hired Tom Mesereau, the lawyer who got Michael Jackson off on molestation charges.

The former Playboy Playmate has been in hot water since last week, when she snapped a photo of a nude woman in the locker room of her gym and posted it to social media with a snarky caption. The LAPD is looking for the victim, who has yet to come forward. They need her cooperation to put together a case.

Mathers has since apologized, but she's been banned from the health club for life.

LESLIE JONES: Back on Twitter

She ain’t afraid of no trolls.

Leslie Jones has returned to Twitter, two days after quitting over racist tweets directed at her. The Ghostbusters star wrote, “Welp...a b--- thought she could stay away. But who else is gonna live tweet Game of Thrones!!"

On Tuesday, the SNL star announced she was leaving the social media site “with tears and a sad heart.” After Leslie tweeted about the attacks, Ghostbusters director Paul Feig started the hashtag "LoveForLeslie" and it became a trending topic.

The man who allegedly led the attacks -- Breitbart technology editor Milo Yiannopoulos -- has been permanently banned from Twitter.

MICHAEL CAINE: Changes Name to Michael Caine

After 60 years Michael Caine is officially Michael Caine -- and it's all because of ISIS.

The actor, who was born Maurice Micklewhite, tells Britain's The Sun that he gets hassled by airport security because of the confusion over his two names. The Oscar-winner says, “I changed my name when all the stuff started with ISIS and all that.”

The 83-year-old says he's had to wait up to an hour when dealing with airport staff, explaining that security guards "would say, ‘Hi Michael Caine,’ and suddenly I’d be giving him a passport with a different name on it."

The star, who first went by Michael White, changed his stage name to Michael Caine in 1954 when The Caine Mutiny was released.

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO: Foundation Raises $45 Million at Auction

Leonardo DiCaprio raised $45 million for his foundation yesterday (Wednesday) at his third annual auction gala in St. Tropez, France.

The star-studded gala, which included appearances by Bono, Mariah Carey, Chris Rock, Bradley Cooper, Jonah Hill and many more, supported the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which raises funds to support environmental awareness efforts around the world. Some items up for auction included DiCaprio's Rolex and his diamond cuff links he wore when he accepted his Oscar. Also pulling in a lot of money were an evening with Mariah Carey, a week on a movie set with Martin Scorsese, and a private game of Texas Hold 'Em with Jonah Hill and Edward Norton.

MIRANDA KERR: Engaged to Snapchat Founder

Miranda Kerr is ready to walk down the aisle again.

The Victoria's Secret Angel has gotten engaged to Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel.

The model shared the news -- where else? -- on social media. She posted a pic of her diamond ring, overlaid with a bitmoji proposal and a "Marry Me!" graphic, and wrote, "I said yes!!!"

This will be Evan's first marriage and the second for Miranda, who divorced Orlando Bloom in 2013.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Twang Town Lowdown - Thursday, July 21st

CARRIE UNDERWOOD: Sunshine and Sweetness

A photo posted by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on

Carrie Underwood doesn't post many pictures of her son in which you can see his face -- most pictures are usually taken from behind. But in a new post on Instagram, you can almost see the toddler full-on.

Little Isaiah is decked out in an Under Armor T-shirt looking like he's getting ready to work out with mom. Carrie captioned the photo: "He soaks in the sunshine...and I realize that he is mine... I don't deserve such sweetness!"

CRAIG MORGAN: Issues Statement on Son's Death

Craig Morgan is thanking everyone for their support as he and his family continue to mourn the loss of his son Jerry Greer.

The country singer, who buried his son last weekend, issued a statement on Facebook which reads, "The loss of our son Jerry is the hardest thing we have ever had to endure as a family. Karen and I are so grateful for all of the wonderful people who have shown us unwavering support during this difficult time." He continued, "We are blessed by the outpouring of prayers and condolences from across the world. Jerry may be gone from this earth, and we will miss him every day, but his spirit will live on in our hearts. We will find peace knowing that God has a bigger plan, and that one day, we'll be reunited with him again in Heaven."

The 17-year-old died last week in a boating accident in Tennessee. His family has set up a scholarship fund in his memory that will support student athletes at his high school.

LEE BRICE: Surprises Hopeful Lovebirds

Lee Brice wrote "I Don't Dance" to play during his first dance with his wife after getting married, so it makes perfect sense that thousands of other couples are using his hit song as their first dance tune, as well, including Preston and Sarah Sivils.

Preston reached out to the country crooner last week on Twitter, after realizing Lee would be in the area for a show on the night of his wedding rehearsal dinner. Considering he and Sarah would be dancing their first dance to Lee's hit song, he decided to invite the country star to join their pre-nuptial festivities. He tweeted Lee, saying, “@leebrice, I was wondering if you wanted to come to my wedding rehearsal dinner @ 5pm @ Rudys in CC on Friday? Our 1st dance is I Dont Dance!”

To Preston, Sarah, and their whole wedding party's surprise, Lee actually showed up to congratulate the happy couple -- a moment that Preston documented on Twitter with the caption, “Thank you @leebrice for making our rehearsal dinner awesome by stopping by! Truly blessed and made my princess happy.” Other guests jumped to take photos with him, as well.

CHRIS STAPLETON: Volunteers for Jam

Chris Stapleton will join Charlie Daniels for his Volunteer Jam this year.

Charlie says, "I'm really looking forward to jamming with Chris Stapleton. I'm looking forward to just getting on stage with him and some other pickers, and just let the music take us wherever it wants to go."

Kid Rock is also on the bill, with more acts to be added. Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam takes place on November 30th at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Journey Home Project, to help military veterans.

D.A. Of The Day - Thursday, July 21st

WEIRD NEWS: The Dog Ate My Prescription

A Florida woman was really barking up the wrong tree when she was busted for drug possession during a traffic stop -- and told cops the pills actually belonged to her dog.

Anita Wymer was picked up for doing more than 90 miles per hour down I-95 in the wee hours of Saturday morning, and when the deputy approached her car, he noticed a strong aroma of booze. Wymer admitted she'd been drinking and couldn't pass a Breathalyzer test, which led the officer to search her vehicle -- where he found about 15 assorted tranquilizers and anti-depressants, but no prescription.

The 56-year-old woman said the pills had actually been prescribed to her dog, but did acknowledge that she'd taken one earlier in the evening. She was taken to jail and charged with multiple traffic offenses, as well as drug possession.

WEIRD NEWS: Woman Goes Nuts Over Doughnuts

An Indiana woman is in jail after she stabbed her husband with a fork -- because he didn't come home with her favorite doughnuts.

Police say 37-year-old Michelle Nelson sent her husband Timothy out to get doughnuts. Unfortunately, the store ran out of her favorite flavor, so Timothy came home empty-handed. That was a big mistake. Michelle admits to getting angry because Timothy "did not know what else she liked after being together for several years."

The couple got into a heated argument, and when Timothy tried to leave the house, Michelle stopped him and stabbed him in the chest with a fork. Timothy then ran outside the house and sat against a tree, where officers found him applying pressure to his chest. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Michelle was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated battery.

WEIRD NEWS: Armed and Delicious!

An elderly British woman ended a beef with a wanna-be mugger by pulling out some pork -- and beating the crooked chick over the head with a package of bacon.

The 86-year-old, whose name was not released, had withdrawn a "sizeable" amount of money from an ATM to do her weekly shopping, then headed to her local supermarket. While walking the aisles, she was approached by the thuggish gal, who grabbed her shopping cart and backed her into a corner, demanding she turn over all her cash.

Rather than turn over the lettuce, the saucy granny took the bacon from her cart and began pummeling the younger woman, eventually chasing her from the store. Cops are looking at the surveillance tape in hopes of hauling the suspect in for some serious grilling.


JON GOSSELIN: Working at TGIF for a Friend

Jon Gosselin works at TGI Friday's these days -- but it's not what you think.

The former reality star says he hasn't fallen on hard times. He's just helping out a friend. Kate Gosselin's ex tells E! News, "I took the job at Friday's because my friend needed help in the kitchen for the sauté line. I've always been passionate about cooking, and I ended up donating that paycheck to various children's charities in my area."

Jon & Kate Plus 8 star says he continues to pursue a career as a DJ, but still plans on working at the Friday's whenever his "professional schedule allows." Why does he do it? Jon explains, "For the first time in a long time, it was a job that I had that wasn't about what was good for Jon. I was helping someone else and it felt good."

CAITLYN JENNER: Wants to "Help the Republican Party"

Caitlyn Jenner says she wants to “help the Republican Party” better understand LGBT issues.

The reality star spoke at an LGBT-themed event at the RNC today (Wednesday) and said, “It was easy to come out as trans. It was harder for me to come out as Republican.”

Though she's a lifelong Republican, Caitlyn says she’s been “disappointed” with the party’s platform in recent years. “I think our best move to get back to a constitutional government is in the Republican party," she says. "I won’t give up hope on it.”

Last month, Caitlyn insisted Donald Trump was “very much” for women and the LGBT community. Still, there are no plans for her to give a speech at the RNC.


Over 50 former stars of the WWE have filed suit against the company claiming that the organization left them in the dark kept them in the dark about the effects of concussions. The suit also claims that the WWE is directly responsible for repeated head trauma. One of those listed as a plaintiff in the suit is former hall of famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka -- ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial on murder and manslaughter charges in the death of his former girlfriend in 1983.Defense attorneys argued Snuka suffered from dementia and that he suffered from concussions during his career.



Amid the Pokemon craze, Legendary Entertainment has announced plans to make live-action movies based on the popular game. The first will be a Detective Pikachu movie. Production could start as early as next year.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Chris Young - Sober Saturday Night

This New Video From Chris Young...

The video for "Sober Saturday Night" from Chris Young is in one word POWERFUL.. It has a plot twist at the end that you won't see coming. Great song, EVEN BETTER video.. Check it out....

Planning A Trip With Friends... Here's a few tips that could save your friendship..


In the exact same way going on vacation for the first time with a partner can put a strain on the relationship, going on vacation with a group of friends can leave you with less friends when you get home than you had when you left!

Here are some expert tips on what you can do to when traveling with a group of friends ... so you are all still friends after the vacation is over:

  • Agree on a budget before you leave: If one friend can’t afford to go off the all-inclusive resort every night for dinner and everyone else has a bunch of bucks to spare, it's going to cause discord and hurt feelings. Agree on how much you will spend on food and drinks and stick to it.

  • Talk about what you want out of the vacation: If you have plans to go zip lining and scuba diving and the rest of the group just wants to sit by the pool all day and party all night you probably shouldn’t go on the trip with them.

  • Agree that you don’t have to do everything together as a group: Splitting up is perfectly acceptable. Just make sure you are safe and don’t go off on your own or with strangers.

  • Resist the urge to complain or gossip about another person: When you are in close quarters with people all day, every day, you will get annoyed – even if you are on a tropical island. Instead of complaining, take a swim or a walk on the beach. Clear your head and realize whatever the annoyance is, it’s trivial and not worth risking your friendship over.

Twang Town Lowdown - Wednesday, July 19th

REBA McENTIRE: Gets Product Line in Cracker Barrel

Reba McEntire is the latest star to get her own line of lifestyle products in Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.

The Rockin' R by Reba collection includes western-themed jewelry, Aztec-inspired ponchos and shawls, dinnerware and leather-bound home goods.

She says, "The line is very personal to me -- from the lamp with a tooled leather shade inspired by my Daddy's saddle to the carved Bible box that reminds me of my grandmother and her faith. I hope that you see the personal touches in every single item."

Reba's new holiday album, My Kind of Christmas, will be available at Cracker Barrel on September 2nd.

LUKE BRYAN: Jumping Out of Birthday Cakes

Luke Bryan celebrated his 40th birthday on Sunday, and his wife knew just the cake to buy for him. Caroline had a local bakery make a three-tiered cake, which featured the singer's face Photo shopped onto the body of a Chippendale dancer appearing to burst through the top. The cake itself was decorated in flames, and read, "Happy 40th Shelbo," a nickname his band members gave him early on.

As if that weren't enough, it was a Guinness chocolate cake with Bailey’s Irish Cream frosting and a Jameson ganache. Yum! It was presented to the country star on stage during his show, and the whole crowd sang "Happy Birthday to You." It was definitely a birthday for the books.

KEITH URBAN: Marriage Learning Curve

Keith Urban admits that there was a learning curve when he and Nicole Kidman got married.

He tells Hits Daily Double, "When she'd get scared, I'd think she was angry; then I'd get defensive, go tearing out the driveway at 90 miles an hour."

He finally learned that in those moments instead of running away, he needed to pull her closer. Keith says a lot of scenes from their marriage show up in his music.

New Tune From Justin Moore... Check it out....

Justin Moore is set to release his fourth studio album, Kinda Don't Care, on August 12th. Right now, the lead single, "You Look Like I Need a Drink," is climbing the charts, but Justin has decided to release an instant grat video for the title track.

D.A. Of The Day - Wednesday, July 19th

WEIRD NEWS: Fuddler on the Roof
Isaac Moore had drunk six pints while out with friends before he climbed to the top of the Grand Arcade shopping centre in Cambridge

A British man was feeling sky high about getting a new job, and after a night of drunken celebration, he found himself sky high above a shopping center with no idea how he got there.

27-year-old Isaac Moore went out last Saturday night to celebrate getting a new job and got very drunk. So drunk, in fact, that he somehow climbed onto the 75-foot-high curved glass roof above a shopping mall and passed out. He was finally awoken by firefighters who were called to rescue him.

Moore told authorities that he drank six pints of beer, but had no idea how or why he scaled the building and climbed onto the roof. The stores below him had to be closed and evacuated while firefighters removed him. Officers asked if he believed that he caused a public nuisance and he responded, "Yeah, I was found on the roof so I suppose I did."

WEIRD NEWS: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Beer Distributor

A Pennsylvania woman with a history of drunk driving arrests may have finally hit rock-bottom in a most appropriate way.

Despite her five DUI arrests and a court order to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet, 53-year-old Lynly Broge was back behind the wheel of a car last week after consuming eight beers and muscle-relaxers. She drove across a center median and slammed right into a beer distribution center. Her car crashed through a brick wall and narrowly missed hitting the business owner inside.

Broge, who was not wearing her alcohol-monitoring bracelet at the time, was arrested again for DUI and and careless driving. She's being held on $100,000 bail and, hopefully, will be stripped of her driving privileges.

WEIRD NEWS: Little Red Corvette, Big Dumb Mother

A Pennsylvania mother is under arrest after she tried to turn a little red Corvette into a family car.

29-year-old Jessica Reger wanted to go for a ride in the two-seat sports car with her friend, so she put her two young kids in the trunk. A concerned witness saw the kids go into the trunk and called police, who pulled them over. The kids, ages three and five, were taken out of the trunk --and their mother was put in handcuffs and arrested for endangering the welfare of children. Her friend who was driving the car was also arrested and charged with reckless endangerment.

HOTLIST - Wednesday, July 20th

GARRY MARSHALL: Happy Days Creator, Pretty Woman Director Dead at 81

Garry Marshall, whose credits ranged from TV's Happy Days and The Odd Couple to such films as Pretty Woman and this year's Mother's Day, died Tuesday. He was 81.

According to his spokeswoman, the older brother of actress/director Penny Marshall died from complications of pneumonia Tuesday afternoon at a Burbank hospital after suffering a stroke.

During his career, Marshall worked with some of the biggest stars on TV and movie screens, including Lucille Ball, Julie Andrews andAnne Hathaway, and many offered their condolences.

Richard Gere, who starred with Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, said in a statement, "Garry, of course, was one of those truly important people one is blessed to meet in one's lifetime. Besides being the pulse and life force of Pretty Woman...he was a super-fine and decent man, husband and father who brought real joy and love and infections good spirits to everything and everyone he paths with."

Anson Williams of Happy Days posted a tribute: "Garry Marshall gave me the opportunity of many lifetimes and, more importantly, genuine love and friendship; a love that transcended far beyond show business. Garry's selfless nurturing of talent will be passed on to future generations along with all that he has created."

Marshall's more recent credits include 2001's The Princess Diaries, 2010's Valentine's Day and 2011's New Year's Eve, but he is best known for Pretty Woman and such '70s sitcoms as The Odd Couple, Happy Days and its spin-offs, Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy. The former co-starred his sister Penny, while the latter launched the career of Robin Williams into orbit.

MICHAEL JACKSON: Weird Revelations in New Book

Remember Doctor Conrad Murray -- who gave Michael Jackson that fatal dose of anesthesia?

Recently released from prison, the disbarred physician has published a tell-all book depicting the Gloved One's sexual desires.

Murray's This Is It claims Michael Jackson wasn't a pedophile, but enjoyed sex with female prostitutes, especially skinny ones -- sometimes while he was dressed asconrad  a clown or hospital patient.

To avoid being seen by paparazzi or reporters, Jackson allegedly stayed away from prominent hotels and instead booked his hookers at Las Vegas's little known Gold Coast Hotel & Casino.

In what may be a world class example of chutzpah, Murray claims the book isn't a money grab -- but a way to tell "the story of who Michael Jackson was... He wanted me to tell this story — now I am fulfilling his wish."


Producer J.J. Abrams says Anton Yelchin’s Chekov character will not be re-cast for future Star Trek movies. The actor died last month in a freak accident, but Abrams wouldn't say how if the franchise would include the death of his character.

T.R. Knight is reuniting with Shonda Rhimes. The former Grey’s Anatomy star will have a recurring role on the second season of the producer's new series The Catch.


The hit docu-series Making a Murderer will return to Netflix with new episodes. The premiere date has yet to be announced.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

D.A. Of The Day - Tuesday, July 19th

WEIRD NEWS: A Couple of Pains in the Grass
Closeup of mower cutting the grass

A Missouri couple gave new meaning to "The Show Me State" the other night after getting wasted and stripping totally nude for a late night joyride -- on a stolen lawn mower.

Cops responded to a report of a theft near the town of Joplin and spotted the vehicle parked in the front yard of a home, so an officer knocked on the door and roused a 55-year-old man, who admitted he and his girlfriend had "borrowed" the mower the night before. The man, whose name was not released, said the couple had been skinny-dipping in a creek, and came out to find their clothes had been stolen -- so they decided to hop on the mower and head home.

According to the police report, theft charges were being sought with the Jasper County prosecutor's office.


In England, a man sued a strip club for “coercing” him to spend a third of his salary while he was blacked out.

Gil David got drunk at his friend’s bachelor party at the Spearmint Rhino and then woke up to a $10,000 bill.

As anyone who’s ever spent time in a strip club knows, your money can go very, very quickly in there. Drinks are expensive. The girls are even more expensive.

Well, Gil ended up getting a deal as he and the strip club agreed to settle. Which means, he pretty much got a discount price on the night of his life.

Seagull Sunscreen??? I'll pass thanks....

Is That Sunscreen, or.......

This is awesome ... Skincare brand Nivea came up with an interesting campaign to get kids to wear sunscreen.

It’s called "Care From The Air," and it’s a robotic seagull that “poops” sunscreen on kids at the beach. No joke.

Shockingly, the campaign wasn’t very well received.