Friday, October 19, 2018


KEITH URBAN: Hospital Visit

When Keith Urban's biggest fan couldn't make it to his concert in Toledo, Ohio last night (Thursday), he brought the concert to her.
25-year-old Marissa English suffers from an inoperable cyst on her brain, severe scoliosis and cerebral palsy. Nurses at the hospital say she is rapidly declining.
When they found out that Keith was coming to their city, staff at the hospital got to work on a social media campaign asking him to visit. 
He sang Marissa's favorite song, "Blue Ain't Your Color," at her bedside and dedicated his entire show to her later that night. (WTOL-TV)

KEITH, KELSEA, LUKE: CMA Awards Performers

Kelsea BalleriniLuke BryanKenny ChesneyDan and ShayOld DominionCarrie Underwood and Keith Urban are the first round of performers announced for the 52nd annual CMA Awards
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Carrie and Brad Paisley will host for 11th consecutive time. 
The CMA Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on November 14th on ABC.

D.A. Of The Day - 10.19

  • WEIRD NEWS: Butt-Dial Self Arrest

    Of all the phone numbers to butt-dial, a Walmart employee dialed one that led to her arrest.
    Police in Wisconsin received a 911 call and hangup from a cellphone located inside a Walmart store around 2 a.m. They responded and figured out that the call came from an employee's phone. The woman explained to officers that the phone was in her pocket and she must have somehow accidentally called the emergency number. It was an honest mistake, but officers weren't quite done with her.
    A quick check of the 27-year-old woman's ID discovered that there was an active warrant out for her arrest. Officers handcuffed her and brought her down to the station, where she was released on bail. It's unclear what charges she's facing. (WITI-TV)
  • WEIRD NEWS: Map Leads Couple to Splitsville

    A man in Peru using Google Maps to plan a route for an upcoming drive was shocked when he zoomed in to Street View and saw his wife sitting on a bench with another man's head in her lap.
    The husband was mapping streets in the capital city of Lima when he recognized his wife. The photo was captured by Google's camera car five years ago. The scorned husband confronted his wife with the photo and, according to reports, divorced her. (Daily Mirror)
  • WEIRD NEWS: Smell in the Cell

    The poop really hit the fan after an inmate at a Florida women's prison tried to hit the gal in the cell next door with a pile of poop.
    Debra Thomas, who was serving a sentence for robbery, got a little too cheeky with the other prisoner and started a verbal argument -- which she opted to end by tossing a turd and a urine chaser in the woman's direction.
    According to a corrections department report, the 50-year-old "became irrational" and refused to discuss the incident with guards. She may have added several years to her sentence if the assault charge sticks. (TC Palm)
  • WEIRD NEWS: Keyboard Kreep!

    A California woman will have to call the Geek Squad to clean up after a member of the Freak Squad -- who stole her panties and left a nasty surprise when pleasuring himself while using her laptop.
    Jonathan Jose Ruiz was arrested last week after cops found his DNA at the scene of a dormitory break-in where the victim reported that her underwear was missing -- but an unexpected bit of grossness was left at her desk. The 19-year-old creep reportedly broke into the dorm through a window and rifled through dresser drawers before settling in to browse X-rated websites.
    Ruiz clearly worked up an appetite during his binge, since he also polished off a bag of cookies and a carton of milk from the dorm kitchen. (New York Post)
  • WEIRD NEWS: Turtle Recall

    For a brief moment this week, you could have gone to a Burger King in Richmond, Virginia and purchased a Whopper, fries and a baby turtle.
    Richmond Animal Care and Control officers seized 50 baby turtles from someone who was selling them illegally in the Burger King parking lot. The department says, "Just when we think we’ve seen it all, we seize 50 turtles from being sold in a Burger King parking lot. Needless to say we are now in the possession of 50 cute little baby red-eared slider turtles."
    The tiny turtles will now be put up for free adoption. Adopters just have to sign a waiver agreeing not to release them into the wild. The seller will also likely face charges. (WTVR-TV)
  • WEIRD NEWS: Ballsy Move

    A truck driver in Seattle has some set of balls -- or at least he had a set of balls.
    The driver neglected to lock the rear hatch of his truck, and as he drove up a steep hill, he spilled his load of two-pound metal balls, which all went rolling down the hill. The speeding metal grinding balls, about 22,000 of them, crashed into cars and damaged at least four of them. There were no reports of injuries. 
    The driver, who was cited for failing to secure his load, told police he took a wrong turn that led him up the steep hill. (KOMO-TV)

HOTLIST - 10.19

FREE WILLY: Star Arrested for Domestic Violence

Former child actor Jason James Richter, who starred as "Jesse" in the 1993 movie Free Willy, was recently freed himself after spending two nights in jail.
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The 38-year-old Richter was arrested and charged with domestic violence. Police say he got into an argument with his girlfriend who later walked into the police station and filed a report accusing him of physically attacking her. Richter was jailed on Monday and released on Wednesday on $20,000 bail.

KARLIE KLOSS: Marries Joshua Kushner

Karlie Kloss and Ivanka Trump are now sisters-in-law. 
The Victoria's Secret model married Joshua Kushner yesterday (Thursday). He's the younger brother of Jared KushnerPresident Trump's adviser and son-in-law. The couple announced their engagement just three months ago and tied the knot in a small ceremony in upstate New York. Karlie shared a wedding photo on her Instagram. 
 JENELLE EVANS: Teen Mom Star Hospitalized
Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans was hospitalized over the weekend after police showed up at her house.
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TMZ says, "Cops reportedly got a 911 call for a woman being assaulted, and a request for an ambulance. However, when officers arrived ... Jenelle told them she didn't want to take any legal action, and no police report was filed. She also canceled the ambulance."
But she was later reportedly driven to the hospital. A rep tells People magazine Jenelle had tripped and fallen by a bonfire.

Thursday, October 18, 2018


Miranda Lambert and some of her musical besties, including Pistol Annies ,show off backstage at last night's (Wednesday) CMT Artists of the Year show. 

KENNY, THOMAS AND JASON: Headlining Tortuga

Kenny ChesneyThomas Rhett and Jason Aldean will headline seventh annual Tortuga Music Festival.
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Other acts booked so far include Danielle BradberyKane BrownSheryl CrowDelta RaeLindsay EllMorgan EvansFlo RidaChris JansonJillian JacquelineJoan Jett and the BlackheartsCody JohnsonElle KingDustin LynchMaddie and Tae, MidlandMaren MorrisDavid Lee MurphyCarly PearceCassadee PopeRaeLynnMichael RayTrombone ShortyMitchell Tenpenny and The Wailers.
The festival takes place April 12th, 13th and 14th at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Florida. Tickets go on sale on October 26th at 10 a.m. [ET]


It's official. Jason Aldean's son Memphis is well on his way to being a big kid. This week, he hit a major milestone -- he took his first steps!

D.A. Of The Day - 10.18

  • WEIRD NEWS: Now That's Ba-a-a-a-a-d Traffic!

    Drivers near Washington, D.C. found themselves on the horns of a dilemma Monday when a runaway goat planted himself in the middle of a busy street and refused to move.
    Cops got a number of calls about the critter, who settled in on Muncaster Mill Road in Germantown, Maryland and, true to his species, stubbornly held his ground. The goat, whose name is actually "Billy," was reunited with his owner by animal control officials who saw that he was chipped for identification.
    At least commuters had a good scape-goat to blame for being to work that day. (Washington Post)
  • WEIRD NEWS: Naked Stunt Goes Swimmingly

    Toronto police plan to charge a man who decided to take a naked dip in the shark tank at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.
    Shocked spectators watched in disbelief as the man, who's been identified as 37-year-old David Weaver, stripped off all his clothes and dove into the large lagoon that houses an assortment of marine animals -- including 17 sharks. He spent the next several minutes swimming around the tank and laughing as security guards ordered him to get out. At one point, he appeared to be climbing out but then did a backwards dive back in.
    Weaver eventually climbed out, put on his clothes and walked out of the the aquarium. Police later determined that he's the same man who's wanted in connection with an assault that occurred earlier that same evening outside of Medieval Times. The victim suffered serious injuries. Police say Weaver is on the run and they're hoping the public will help to find him. (CBC)  

  • WEIRD NEWS: Nose Picked From Porch

    Police in Portland, Oregon are investigating a mysterious nose-job.
    A family called cops to report that a 50-pound plastic nose, which for some reason was displayed on their front porch, was picked up and carried away by thieves. Delia Albert, who owns the home and the nose, says it's a discarded prop from a photo shoot and her husband picked it out of the trash and brought it home. She says her young kids love it and are devastated that it's gone.
    The kids have been posting fliers around the neighborhood hoping someone will recognize the 50-pound nose. They're also offering all of their money as a reward -- a total of $6.27.

HOTLIST - 10.18

SESAME STREET: Big Bird, Oscar Retiring

For nearly a half-century, parents have been wishing Big Bird would just shut up for a minute -- and it was bound to happen eventually.
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Carol Spinney, the 84-year-old voice of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street, will retire at the end of the week. Spinney has voiced the characters for nearly 50 years. He says, "Big Bird helped me find my purpose. Even as I step down from my roles, I feel I will always be Big Bird. And even Oscar, once in a while!"
Spinney's apprentice Matt Vogel will take over as the voice of Big Bird. 

KENDALL JENNER: Stalker Returns, Is Arrested

A determined stalker trying to reach Kendall Jenner recently took advantage of a security lapse at her gated community in California which allowed him to make it all the way onto her property twice in a week.
37-year-old John Ford was arrested last month for breaking into the gated community and was ordered to stay 1000 feet away. But then last week, he allegedly climbed the mountainside in the back of the complex and hopped a wall. Kendall's security team spotted him sitting in her backyard by the pool. They called police but he was gone by the time they arrived. 
But then earlier this week, Ford again climbed the same mountainside and made it over the wall again. This time he was found sitting on Kendall's front porch. Security called police and officers were able to grab him before he could get away. He's charged with criminaltrespass and violating a protective order. He's currently being held in a psychiatric facility. 

TARA REID: Claims Delta Air Lines "Disturbance" Was Over a Dog

Tara Reid was removed from a Delta flight earlier this week -- because of a dog. At least that's what she claims.
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In an Instagram post, the Sharknado star says the airline’s statement about her causing a “disturbance on board” was “completely false.” She writes, “The flight attendant wanted me to put my dog in its carry on and in the overhead bin which was an absurd request considering animals cannot breathe in there, let alone an incident such as this one which took place some time ago and that puppy unfortunately died in that very similar overhead bid, therefore I refused to comply with this ridiculous request.”
Tara says the flight attendant then wanted her to put her pooch in the “belly of the plane” -- which she said was an "another ridiculous suggestion."
Reid, who claims her dog is an emotional-support animal, insists she "deboarded the plane on my own accord without any incident.” But an insider tells Page Six that her statement "is inconsistent with what actually occurred on board the plane." 

GEORGE LOPEZ: Fights Trump Supporter at Hooters

George Lopez brawled with a Trump supporter at a Hooters restaurant in New Mexico.
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According to TMZ, which obtained video of the incident, the unidentified man harassed the comedian and yelled “MAGA.” When he couldn't take anymore, George snatched the phone out of the man's hand and briefly grabbed him by the neck.
“George wants to fight me, George wants to fight me!” the man said in the video.
The man tells TMZ the comedian got angry when he asked George for a photo. Sources close to the star say he attacked the man after being "egged" on all night with Trump references.
Police are reportedly investigating the incident.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Country Dirt - 10.17

GARTH BROOKS: Announces Stadium Tour/TV special

Garth Brooks will go on a stadium tour over the next two to three years.

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The run will take him to between 10 and 12 stadiums a year. Garth wanted to play all college stadiums, but since some of his target cities didn't have collegiate fields, there will be some pro venues. The first two cities announced are St. Louis and Phoenix. Shows in New England and Texas will also be announced soon. Tickets for five shows will go on sale before Christmas. 
He says all 30 shows on this tour will be different. More details are coming. In more Garth news, the G man will tape his concert at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday for a TV special. He says, "After the sellout, I thought it could not get any more exciting than this. Then, CBS calls and in an instant, the show becomes bigger. This changes everything.”  Garth Brooks Live at Notre Dame will air on Sunday, December 2nd on CBS.


Jo Dee Messina, who has been battling with cancer since September 2017, has released a new song, "Reckless Love."
She tells People, “I’m leaning on God. I’m letting Him take charge. It’s what’s best for my soul right now. Every biopsy and every result…it feels like an eternity goes by. I know that God has me. I’m filled with gratitude and joy.”
Though she's not sure the song will ever make it onto the radio, Jo Dee is sure it's a message that someone needs to hear.

D.A. Of The Day - 10.17

  • Doggy Bagged

    A traveler on layover was separated from his leftovers -- by a clever airport K-9 who sniffed out an illegally stored pig's head in his luggage.
    The Agriculture Detector dog, whose name is Hardy, found the crispy, crunchy contraband in a bag carried by a passenger coming in from Ecuador. The two-pound head was flagged by customs officials, who have banned pork products from dozens of countries because of concerns over the spread of hoof-and-mouth disease.
    Authorities seized and destroyed the meaty morsel -- not offering a single bite to Hardy, which seems unfair. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
  •  Wrong Portland

    The city of Portland, Michigan is getting fed up with people posting angry messages on its police department's Facebook page and wants social media users to know that there are other cities in the country named Portland. 
    The city of only 3800 people has been receiving complaints on Facebook about Portland, Oregon. The city manager posted a PSA on the page saying, "We steadily receive highly inappropriate complaints and messages clearly not directed at our PPD and certainly not reflective of our residents." It goes on to say that the complaints are "in no way affiliated with the Portland Police Department of Portland, Michigan."
    Most of the complaints involve civil unrest and protesters shutting down streets in Portland, Oregon. (WXMI-TV)

  •  Nude Dude Intrudes

    A Florida man gave new meaning to the term strip search -- by stripping naked before searching for a house to break into.
    Tito Turono was taken into custody after a woman called 911 to report that she'd been awakened by knocking at her bedroom window before getting roused from bed by the sight of a nude man entering the room. The victim yelled for her husband, who was in the shower, and he came out to punch the man in the face -- chasing him to another apartment.
    Cops found Turono belligerent and smelling of booze. He refused to put on shorts and threatened to fight the officers before being subdued. (TC Palm)

HOTLIST - 10.17

Chris Pratt & Anna Faris - Sign Off On Divorce:

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have signed their divorce papers.
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TMZ says the couple will share custody of their 6-year-old son Jack. The property settlement was covered by their prenup.
Anna's lawyer, Laura Wasser, has asked the judge to remove the case from the court system and have a private judge handle the case instead to speed things up.
Chris and Anna announced their separation in August 2017. He's now dating Katherine Schwarzenegger.

ROSEANNE BARR: Reacts to The Conners Premiere

Roseanne Barr said she would not watch the premiere of The Conners, but shortly after the Roseanne spin-off show premiered last night, she had plenty to say about how her character was killed off. 
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The show opted to write off her character with an opioid overdose. This didn't go over well with Roseanne or her close friend and sometimes spokesperson Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. The two issued a joint statement saying, "We regret that ABC chose to cancel Roseanne by killing off the Roseanne Conner character. That it was done through an opioid overdose lent an unnecessary grim and morbid dimension to an otherwise happy family show. This was a choice the network did not have to make."
Roseanne was a bit more succinct tweeting, "I ain't dead bitches." (EW)

PETE DAVIDSON: "Incredibly Heartbroken":

Pete Davidson pulled an "Ariana" and scratched an appearance at the last minute.
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The Saturday Night Live comic was scheduled to headline a comedy show in Philadelphia. He told organizers he would not perform tonight due to “personal reasons.” (TMZ)
A source explained to Entertainment Tonight, “Ariana made the final decision. Pete is incredibly heartbroken. He's still so in love with her. He wanted his whole world to revolve around her.” 
So this week, his mental health takes priority. Meanwhile, Ariana overcame anxiety to tape A Very Wicked Halloween on Tuesday.