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'The Gambler' Dead at 81

Kenny Rogers dead Friday night of natural causes while under hospice care

(Newser) - Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country, and pop with hits like "Lucille," "Lady," and "Islands in the Stream" and embraced his persona as "The Gambler" died Friday night. He was 81. He died at home in Sandy Springs, Ga....

Kenny Rogers Hospitalized for Dehydration

Spokespeople rebut 'wild misinformation' about singer's health

(Newser) - Singer Kenny Rogers was admitted to a hospital in Georgia to be treated for dehydration, his representative said Friday. "He will remain there to complete some physical therapy to get his strength back prior to discharge," a statement said. The spokespeople said in an Instagram post that they...

Country Music Legend Mel Tillis Dies

He was 85

(Newser) - Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs, and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died, AP reports. A spokesman for Tillis, Don Murry Grubbs, said Tillis died early Sunday at Munroe Regional Medical...

Taylor Swift, George Strait Among Big Winners at CMAs

Strait wins top honor for third time

(Newser) - The Country Music Association Awards paid tribute to the past, present, and future, giving George Strait his third entertainer of the year trophy last night while also awarding a quartet of 20-somethings who are helping to stretch the ever-fluid boundaries of the genre. Strait won the CMA's top honor...

14 Stars Who Regret Their Plastic Surgery

And they're not all female

(Newser) - We all know Heidi Montag regrets her cosmetic surgery, but you don't have to get G-cup implants to wish you hadn't gone under the knife. Radar rounds up 13 more celebrities who regret the decision:
  • Carmen Electra got a boob job, becoming a DD, and later said she
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Royals Sweep Tigers for Second Time This Season

(Newser) - Jose Guillen homered and drove in three runs, Gil Meche pitched seven solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat Detroit 8-4 yesterday to sweep the Tigers. Kansas City won its season-best fourth straight and improved to 6-0 this season against the Tigers, who have lost four in a row...

Tigers Hold Off Yankees

Rogers pitches into seventh and Rodriguez drives in pair of runs

(Newser) - Kenny Rogers pitched into the seventh inning and Ivan Rodriguez had three hits and drove in a pair of runs to help the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 6-5 tonight. Rodriguez drove in a pair of runs and Rogers (3-3) held the Yankees to two runs on nine...

Mauer's Single Caps Twins' Comeback Win

Minnesota overcomes six-run first inning by Detroit

(Newser) - Joe Mauer completed a Minnesota rally from a six-run, first-inning deficit, slapping a two-run single up the middle in the seventh to lift the Twins past the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Sunday for their fifth straight win. A two-out error in the inning by third baseman Carlos Guillen, set up...

Renteria Homers in Tigers' Win Over Jays

Toronto has lost six in a row at Rogers Centre

(Newser) - Edgar Renteria hit a two-run home run, Kenny Rogers won for the first time since July and Detroit beat the Blue Jays 8-4 on Friday, handing Toronto its sixth consecutive home defeat. The Blue Jays have not won at home since April 6, when they completed a three-game sweep of...

Grand Slams for Crede and Konerko

Chicago shuts out dejected Detroit, 11-0

(Newser) - Joe Crede and Paul Konerko each hit grand slams to back Javier Vazquez's strong start, as the White Sox pounded the Tigers 11-0 today. Konerko's homer came in the third off Kenny Rogers and Crede's grand slam, his second this season, came in the fifth against Zach Miner as the...

Bannister Leads Royals Past Tigers 4-0

Kansas City opens season 2-0 for the 2nd time in 28 years

(Newser) - Brian Bannister and the Kansas City Royals are off to a quick start. Bannister allowed two singles in seven innings, combining on a three-hitter Wednesday in a 4-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Kansas City is 2-0 for only the second time in 28 years. The Royals won their first...

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