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CMAs Prod Trump With 'Before He Tweets'

Paisley, Underwood mocked both sides in 'politics-free zone'

(Newser) - The 51st annual Country Music Awards was a "politics-free zone," hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley said Wednesday night—before they launched into a song poking fun at President Trump's Twitter habit. "In the middle of the night, from the privacy of a gold-plated White House... 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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Paisley Defends 'Accidental Racist'

But critics are piling on his duet with LL Cool J about racism

(Newser) - Brad Paisley is taking some serious flak for his "Accidental Racist" release, a duet with LL Cool J about Southern pride and American racism, but he insists via Twitter that he "wouldn't change a thing," notes the Huffington Post . He also went on the Ellen DeGeneres ... More »

New Sesame Street Muppet Is Poor and Hungry

Lily will teach kids about hunger in prime-time special

(Newser) - Sesame Street has got a hungry, impoverished new character—and it isn't Oscar the Grouch or the Cookie Monster. Lily, a 7-year-old girl whose family often struggles to get enough to eat, will appear in the show's prime-time special "Growing Hope Against Hunger" this Sunday, reports Entertainment ... More »

Gwyneth Sings, Plays at CMAs

But Miranda Lambert wins the night

(Newser) - It was a night of crossovers at yesterday’s Country Music Association Awards: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and pop singer Kelly Clarkson both debuted on the country stage. Paltrow performed the single from her upcoming movie Country Strong, and Clarkson was on hand to sing a duet with Jason Aldean, E!... More »

9 Celebs Who Turned Down Playgirl

...thank God

(Newser) - Jon Gosselin seems desperate enough to turn to Playgirl for cash…but no. The former reality star, who recently made headlines for being “hung like a 9-year-old boy,” turned the skin mag down. Apparently, $20,000 (plus an additional $10,000 for each inch over four!) isn’... More »

Taylor Swift Snags 4 CMAs

Swift named Entertainer of the Year at Country Music Awards

(Newser) - Taylor Swift was the biggest winner at last night’s Country Music Awards, winning all four categories she was nominated in. Swift’s entertainer of the year award made her the youngest-ever winner of country music’s top honor, and the first solo female to win since 1999, the AP... More »

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