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Wynonna Judd on Naomi's Suicide: I'm Still 'Angry'
Ruling on
Naomi Judd
Death Probe
Sees a 180

Ruling on Naomi Judd Death Probe Sees a 180

Tenn. Supreme Court vacates ruling mandating cops release records, kicks it back to lower court

(Newser) - Update: Tennessee's Supreme Court has vacated a ruling that would have mandated that police publicly release records regarding their probe into the death of country singer Naomi Judd, who died of suicide in April at the age of 76. The AP reports that the state high court's decision...

Naomi Judd's Will Omits Wynonna, Ashley

Singer's husband is executor, with full rights to handle assets

(Newser) - Wynonna and Ashley Judd are not explicitly named in their mother's will. Naomi Judd, who died April 30 at age 76, named her husband, Larry Strickland, as executor of her estate. NBC News saw a copy and cites it as stating that Strickland has full authority to do what...

Naomi Judd Was Open About Mental Health Struggles

Late country star battled depression for years

(Newser) - "We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," is how daughters Ashley and Wynonna Judd put it in announcing the death of their mother, Naomi , at age 76. For those with only a passing acquaintance of the country star, that might have come as a...

Hall of Fame Ceremony Is Emotional After Judd's Death

Naomi Judd's daughters Wynonna and Ashley accept her induction

(Newser) - Ray Charles and the Judds joined the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in a ceremony filled with tears, music, and laughter, just a day after Naomi Judd died unexpectedly . The loss of Judd altered the normally celebratory ceremony, but the music played on, as the genre's singers...

Naomi Judd's Family Asks That Induction Ceremony Go On

Ray Charles, a pair of innovative musicians also will be honored by Country Music Hall of Fame

(Newser) - The Judds will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, a day after the death of co-founder Naomi Judd . Her family asked that the hall go ahead with the previously planned ceremony, CNN reports. "We will do so, with heavy hearts," CEO Kyle Young...

With Wynonna, Naomi Judd Had Hall of Fame Music Career

The Judds produced a string of No. 1 country hits

(Newser) - Naomi Judd, who with her daughter formed the Judds and produced such country music hits as "Mama He's Crazy" and "Love Can Build a Bridge," died Saturday. She was 76. Her daughters Wynonna, her singing partner, and Ashley, an actress, made the announcement in a statement...

Country Music Hall of Fame to Induct an R&B Legend

Ray Charles helped redefine country music in the Civil Rights era

(Newser) - R&B legend Ray Charles, who helped redefine country music in the Civil Rights era, and Grammy-winning duo The Judds will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame on Monday announced its new members, who will be formally inducted in a ceremony in 2022,...

Wynonna Judd Daughter Serving 8-Year Sentence

She violated probation by leaving rehab

(Newser) - Wyonna Judd's troubled 22-year-old daughter has landed in prison again, and she might be almost 30 by the time she gets out. Radar Online reports that Grace Pauline Kelley is serving an eight-year sentence at West Tennessee State Penitentiary for breaking probation on drug charges. Kelley—the daughter of...

5 Stars Who've Been Behind Bars

And not the ones you know all about already (hello, LiLo)

(Newser) - Here's a celebrity-goes-to-jail story you may not know about: In 1990, Zsa Zsa Gabor was pulled over for having an open alcohol container in her Rolls-Royce (which she was also driving without a valid license) ... and then she slapped the cop. She ended up spending 72 hours behind bars....

Ashley Judd: Wynonna Is Spying on Me

Alleges in court documents that sister put tracking device on her car

(Newser) - Legal documents filed by Ashley Judd reveal that the actress believes her sister Wynonna is spying on her, E! reports. Ashley says a mechanic found a GPS tracking device on her Mini Cooper, which was then traced back to a private investigator allegedly "working for Wynonna Judd," according...

Wynonna Judd, Andy Dick Join New DWTS

New 'Dancing With the Stars' cast revealed

(Newser) - Gymnast Aly Raisman's parents became semi-celebrities with their intense version of audience participation at the Olympics—so imagine how much fun they'll be to watch in the stands as Aly competes on Dancing With the Stars. Raisman is a member of the new cast, revealed today on Good ...

Wynonna Back on Tour After Husband Loses Leg

He's recuperating after motorcycle accident as singer resumes her tour

(Newser) - Wynonna Judd is going back on tour after her husband lost his left leg in a motorcycle crash earlier this month. She says in a statement that husband Michael Scott "Cactus" Moser "continues to improve every day as he begins his road to rehabilitation." Moser is also...

Sheryl Crow Flashes Panties at CMT Awards

Sarah Evans: "At least you were wearing underwear"

(Newser) - Ludacris made a surprise appearance—as did Sheryl Crow's underwear (click here for the video )—at the CMT Music Awards last night. Lady Antebellum laid down a funky beat with Charles Kelley doing a Don Henley impression. Fans audibly gasped as Shania Twain slipped and fell on her...

Naomi Judd: I Was Sexually Abused, Too

In fact, it's her 'first memory,' she says

(Newser) - Ashley Judd recently revealed in her memoir that she was sexually abused as a child—and now mother Naomi says the same thing happened to her, Radar reports. Yesterday on The View, Naomi says that she first revealed the abuse to her therapist two years ago, when he asked about...

Judds 'Angry, Hurt' at Ashley's Memoir 'Betrayal'

'How she could betray her own flesh and blood?' says insider

(Newser) - Ashley Judd's family is not happy about her recently released memoir , which discloses details of a dysfunctional upbringing. "Naomi and Wynonna have had a strained relationship with Ashley for years," an insider tells Popeater . "This is the final nail in the coffin—they are very angry and...

Stand by Your Twang
Stand by
Your Twang

Stand by Your Twang

Country music sales, industry's last stalwart, are finally taking a dive

(Newser) - Country music album sales are down nearly 30% so far this year. That might seem slightly less dramatic against the whole industry's 15% slide, but country’s been the biz’s final remaining hold-out—holding nearly even in 2005 and 2006 amid the digital revolution. So the newest dive may...

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