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The Ladies 'Geek Out' at CMT Artists of the Year

Shania Twain was named Artist of a Lifetime

(Newser) - Country singers Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Kelsea Ballerini honored each other and celebrated their shared successes at the CMT Artists of the Year show. Female singers rocked the stage, geeked out over one another, and showcased women's impact on country music's past, present, and future during the... More »

2 Big Celebs Reveal Postpartum Issues

Carrie Underwood, Drew Barrymore talk motherhood

(Newser) - Carrie Underwood is pure poise on the red carpet, onstage, and on TV—but she's finding it hard to strike a balance these days, she says. "I think mom guilt is rampant in my life," says Underwood, whose son Isaiah was born in February. "I am... More »

3 Things You Need to Know About the CMAs

Obama got dissed, Underwood baby's gender got revealed, and Lambert won big

(Newser) - Missed the CMA Awards last night? Three highlights to discuss on your lunch break:
  • The president got dissed ... again: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley were back as co-hosts, and, just like last year, they made sure to get in an Obama joke, TMZ reports. "I'll be the first
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6 Celebs Who Waited for Marriage

...or at least said they were going to

(Newser) - Need a celebrity role model for your kids? The Stir rounds up 15 stars who stayed virgins until marriage—or at least for a long time:
  • Jessica Simpson: She famously vowed to remain a virgin until marriage, and did—the first time around. The second time around, not so much
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Scarlett Johansson Has Baby Girl

It's her first with partner Romain Dauriac

(Newser) - Esquire's "sexiest woman alive" has given birth to her first child. Scarlett Johansson welcomed baby Rose with fiance Romain Dauriac, reports the AP . The 29-year-old Lucy star, who was previously wed to actor Ryan Reynolds, has been keeping under the radar of late and hopes for the same... More »

10 Most Charitable Celebrities rounds up 2013's biggest do-gooders

(Newser) - For the second year running, Taylor Swift was the No. 1 most charitable celebrity last year, according to an annual list put together by . Among her good deeds: She donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony and headlined an event benefiting an organization that helps homeless youth. Click... More »

10 Celebs Gone Vegan

Bey, Jay are hardly trendsetters

(Newser) - Jay Z and Beyonce are currently eating vegan (although Beyonce's certainly not letting that affect the way she dresses ), but they're not exactly trendsetters. The Huffington Post rounds up 15 more celebs who eschew all animal products. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out... More »

NBC to Make Live Musicals a Thing

NBC preps one for next year ... and likely the next and next

(Newser) - NBC's live version of The Sound of Music may not have wowed critics , but it pulled in 18.6 million viewers—the most to watch the network on a Thursday night since the Frasier finale in 2004, the Huffington Post notes (that is, if you don't count sports).... More »

Sound of Music Live Not One of Critics' Favorite Things

Carrie Underwood no Julie Andrews, reviewers agree

(Newser) - Before last night's live production of The Sound of Music on NBC, Emma Brockes summed up everything that was certainly going to be wrong with it in the Guardian : The original, beloved though it may be, "is basically terrible: too long, too pious, too labored in its point-making.... More »

10 Artists Who Turned Down Hit Songs

Just think, Janet could have had 'How Will I Know'

(Newser) - Sometimes celebrities aren't so lucky—as evidenced by these 10 musical artists who rejected songs that later turned into hits by someone else. From Celebuzz :
  • Leona Lewis recorded "We Found Love" before Rihanna, but didn't want to commit. "Mine's better," she says, although she
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Boy, 12, Gets His First Kiss From Carrie Underwood

Chase, 12, sees dream come true at concert

(Newser) - Carrie Underwood looked out from a Louisville stage Saturday night and saw a young audience member holding a sign: "Carrie be my first kiss." So the country star called Chase, 12, up on stage and offered to make his dream come true—as long as he didn't... More »

7 Weird Celebrity Body Parts

Joaquin Phoenix has a cleft lip to thank for his unique smile

(Newser) - Celebrities may look flawless, but the Huffington Post reveals that some of them were born with certain, shall we say, quirks:
  • Taye Diggs: The actor was born with polydactyly; in his case, an extra digit on each of his hands. The fingers were removed surgically.
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Carrie Underwood Marries Hockey Beau

Country star ties the knot with Ottawa Senators' Mike Fisher

(Newser) - Carrie Underwood will be dividing her time between Nashville and not-so-sultry Ottawa these days, after marrying NHL star Mike Fisher yesterday in what their wedding planner likes to call "a spiritual expression of their love." Blech. The ceremony took place at a secluded resort in Georgia and featured... More »

Carrie Underwood Wins Big at CMTs

Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban also snag top prizes

(Newser) - Once again, Carrie Underwood proved herself to be country music’s darling at last night’s CMT Awards. The former American Idol won the top prize, video of the year, and was the only artist to win more than one prize—she also claimed CMT performance of the year. Keith... More »

Carrie Underwood Makes History at Country Awards

Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert lead the night

(Newser) - A country music awards show where Taylor Swift didn’t take home a single trophy? Inconceivable! But it’s true: Carrie Underwood beat Swift to win the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year award last night, making her the first woman in history to win the top... More »

11 Weird Super Bowl Bets

From Kim Kardashian's booty to Pete Townshend's moves

(Newser) - The Super Bowl is about a lot more than just football, beer, and funny commercials—it also offers a chance to make some of the weirdest prop bets ever. Sam Greenspan lists 11 especially crazy ones—all of which he bet on—on 11 Points :
  • National anthem: How long will
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Ellen: Simon Is Smart But Mean

DeGeneres talks Cowell, Paula Abdul as American Idol returns

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres makes her debut as the newest American Idol judge on Tuesday, and she talks Simon Cowell (he’s “smart,” but “mean” and “insensitive”) and more with the Wall Street Journal :
  • Paula Abdul: “I don't know if I'll be as nurturing as she
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Carrie Underwood Grabs Top Country Music Honors

Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen also take home trophies

(Newser) - A teary-eyed Carrie Underwood clinched two top prizes at yesterday's Academy of Country Music Awards presentation. The American Idol alum was only the seventh woman in the show's 44-year history to win the Top Entertainer honor. Underwood also took home the Top Female Vocalist trophy, while Brad Paisley won the... More »

Dark Knight Sweeps People's Choice Awards

Caped crusader movie goes 5 for 5 as chosen by online voters

(Newser) - The Dark Knight swooped in to collect all five trophies it was nominated for at last night's People's Choice Awards, reports the AP. The flick's awards included favorite movie, best cast, and best on-screen match-up, for Christian Bale and Heath Ledger. "On behalf of all of the cast from... More »

Chesney Is King of Country Again

(Newser) - Kenny Chesney took home his third straight entertainer of the year trophy at the CMA Awards tonight. Chesney's win ties him with Garth Brooks for most in that category. Another big winner was George Straight, who took home honors for best single ("I Saw God Today") and best... More »

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