Bev running around the Coronado Mall in a
Bev's 1st Bull Ride... YIKES!!!
Click the picture above to see the photo gallery of Bev's trip to Kona, Hawaii
~~Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Florida Georgia Line are among the acts who will be playing softball for charity. They will play in the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge on June 8 in Nashville, along with Craig Campbell, Greg Bates, Chuck Wicks and Olympic figure skating champion Scott Hamilton. Proceeds go to City of Hope, a cancer research and treatment center.
~~ Luke Bryan will release his fourth studio album on Aug. 13. The title of the disc was not disclosed.
~~The Lumineers, JD McPherson and Shovels & Rope, as well as icons Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller have been nominated for the Americana Music Honors.
Harris and Miller are joined by Richard Thompson and Dwight Yoakam in the artist of the year category.
Meanwhile, Thompson's "Good Things Happen to Bad People" is nominated for song of the year. It will compete with the Lumineers' "Ho Hey," McPherson's "North Side Gal" and Shovels & Rope's "Birmingham."
Rodney Crowell, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis also received multiple nominations.
Performers at the nominations announcement included Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, T Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley, Elizabeth Cook and the Milk Carton Kids.
The winners will be revealed on Sept. 18 during the Americana Awards & Honors ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Carrie Underwood covers Marie Claire's June 2013 issue.
On her upbringing:
"We were never a huggy family. Or a ‘let's talk it out' family. Technically I have siblings, but they are quite a bit older than me — I was the accident — so I have the only-child syndrome going on. I'm a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better. But hey, I mean... I'm not a sociopath."
On keeping her parents away from the spotlight :
"My parents are really great people who want nothing to do with any of this. I'm the black sheep of the family. The black-crystal sheep. Swarovski."
On her hard-to-reach persona:
"When people say, 'She's hard to talk to.' This guy I know said, 'You know what I love about you? I can sit next to you and I don't have to talk.' And I'm like, 'Thank you?'"
On her hidden talent:
"I can eat any man under the table."
On having kids:
"I don't feel old enough to have kids. I know I am mature. But being responsible for another human?"
(PRAYERS ANSWERED)... OSCAR MAYER ROLLS OUT BACON DOGS
Oscar Mayer is introducing a bacon hot dog.
They actually came out with five new dogs, but only one of them has bacon cooked right into it.
The "Bacon Dogs" are hitting the shelves this week just in time for Memorial Day.
The clock in at 130 calories and have 11 grams of fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, and 270 milligrams of sodium each. But who cares? It's bacon!
FYI- Two Bacon Dogs are better for you than a McDonald's Big Mac.
Their other new dogs include a gluten free chicken-breast hot dog, bigger versions of Smokies smoked sausages, lite hot dogs, and fat-free dogs.
~~ Lady Antebellum could have the top selling disc in the U.S. with "Golden," when Billboard releases preliminary chart results on Wednesday.
Pistol Annies is slated to debut in the top 10 with its second disc "Annie Up," selling about 80,000 units, which could be good for third.
Kenny Chesney is looking to be seventh at this point with "Life on a Rock" and Blake Shelton ninth with "Based on a True Story..."
The results are based on Billboard's Building Chart, which represents the first four days (Monday through Thursday) of SoundScan's tracking end, which ends on Sunday at six major retailers, including iTunes and Target.
~~ Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert's Pistol Annies, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes and Little Big Town are the first performers announced for the CMT Music Awards, June 5th.
Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell are set to host the fan-voted awards show when it is broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
More performers and presenters will be announced later.
~~ Keith Urban will perform his brand-new single "Little Bit of Everything," during this Thursday's season finale of "American Idol".
~~Ray Price was hospitalized for a case of severe dehydration. According to a post on his official Facebook page on Monday, Ray writes: "Doctors are pouring the fluids to me and I am feeling much better. I wanted you to hear from me before you hear it from the media. I have asked my wife, Janie, to keep you all posted. Thanks for your prayers and support".
The Country Music Hall of Fame member revealed a six-month fight against pancreatic cancer in November.
ANGELINA JOLIE REVEALS..... I HAD A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY
Angelina Jolie recently underwent a preventive double mastectomy because of her high risk of breast cancer.
Angelina's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died six years ago at age 56 after a 10-year battle with ovarian cancer. Doctors the actress that she carries a "faulty" gene, BRCA1. They estimated that she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.
In an op-ed piece for the New York Times, Angelina writes:
"Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex."
Angelina underwent three months of medical procedures, which began Feb. 2 and were completed April 27. The procedures included reconstruction of both breasts with implants.
She added that she was able to continue working during that time while keeping the procedures a secret.
She explains, "But I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people's hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action."
She said it wasn't an easy decision for her to make, but her chances of developing breast cancer have dropped to under five percent.
"I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer. It is reassuring that they see nothing that makes them uncomfortable. They can see my small scars and that's it. Everything else is just Mommy, the same as she always was. And they know that I love them and will do anything to be with them as long as I can. On a personal note, I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity."
WOMAN REMOVED FROM A PLANE AFTER SINGING WHITNEY HOUSTON SONGS
A coast to coast flight from LA to New York had to make an emergency landing in Kansas City, MO to remove an out of control passenger who was singing Whitney Houston songs.
She was "being disruptive and was removed from the plane for interfering with the flight crew."
An in-flight air marshal subdued the woman and cuffed her before they landed and took her off the flight.
As she was leaving the plane she was belting out a terrible rendition of "I Will Always Love You."
She claimed she was diabetic and just having a reaction. She was interviewed and released without any charges.