Garth Brooks Opens Up About Marriage to Trisha Yearwood: “I Never Knew It Could Be Like This”

rs_634x1024-130726163555-634.GBrooks.ms.072613Garth Brooks is a man in love and he doesn’t care who knows it!

When the country superstar sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on the Friday, Nov. 29, episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he couldn’t help but gush about Trisha Yearwood, his wife of almost eight years.

“I’ve got to tell you, I never knew it could be like this,” Brooks said of their marriage. “I never knew that everyday you could wake up and feel like this. And I have God and I have Ms. Yearwood to thank for this.”

Brooks also opened up how he and Yearwood got together as they were both married to other people when they first met. While Brooks split from his college sweetheart, songwriter Sandy Mahl, in 2000, Yearwood had been married twice before (to Chris Latham andRobert Reynolds).

The duo first met in 1987 when Brooks’ friend songwriterKent Blazy introduced them and the star admitted he felt an immediate connection to Yearwood, despite the fact that he was newly married.

“When she left, he goes, ‘What did you think?’ I said, ‘Well, it’s strange, because I felt that feeling like when you just meet your wife, but I’ve been married for 13 months,” he explained.

Soon after his divorce from Mahl, who he has three children with, Brooks began dating Yearwood, his longtime collaborator.

“This was somebody I always enjoyed being around. And we had a lot more in common than I ever dreamed we did. And so we started seeing each other after the divorce,” Brooks revealed to Ellen. “We’d known each other music-wise, but we got to see each other as people. And I’ve got to tell you, if you like her and don’t know her, you’ll love her. If you love her and don’t know her, you’ll worship her. She’s the real deal.”

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Rapper DMX’s Bankruptcy Filing Rejected by Judge

The Source Hip Hop Music Awards 2001A federal judge in New York has tossed rapper DMX’s bankruptcy filing, making him fair game for creditors.

The Journal News reports that a bankruptcy judge in White Plains dismissed the 42-year-old rapper’s July 29 Chapter 11 filing on Friday.

The hip-hop star’s real name is Earl Simmons. The judge’s move means he could lose his possessions including his share in a home in suburban Mount Kisko.

Simmons’ biggest debt is $1.3 million in child support owed to some of the 10 children he has fathered.

U.S. Trustee Tracy Hope Davis said Simmons failed to provide trustworthy information in his bankruptcy filing.

Simmons’ publicist Domenick Nati said he was unaware of the court hearing.

Simmons was arrested Monday in South Carolina on charges including driving with a suspended license.

Five great ways Lorde celebrated turning 17

lordetildabowie_460x2301. Staying number one

Lorde’s song Royals hit number one in the US on October 3.

Few would have predicted it would still be sitting there on her birthday six weeks later.

The song has been the biggest hit of the year from a female artist – no mean feat when established superstars Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus are both promoting their new albums.

2. Blogging about it

The 17-year-old singer contemplated her new age in a typically artful poston her Tumblr blog.

She reminisced about last year’s celebrations, when her friends came over to “eat cake and ruffle my hair and talk about pokemon”, before taking stock of her rise from obscurity to global stardom.

“this time last year i was making a soundcloud, and a twitter, and a tumblr, all in the name lorde. i had no clue what was going to happen with the music. i hoped it’d be alright.

“last night, i played to a room of people whose names i worship, breathe like fine gold smoke, reverent. there is a lot of stupid shit that comes with being lucky enough to do what i do – a lot of stuff i’d rather skip, if i could – but i wouldn’t have traded last night for anything. i felt so warm in the arms of these legends who are good enough to have faith in me.”

Lorde said she planned to spend her birthday walking around New York listening to Stevie Nicks and Broken Social Scene and muttering under her breath about her plans for the future.

3. Reading in bed with Eleanor Catton

Lorde capped off her celebrations by hanging out in bed with Man Booker Prize-winning author Eleanor Catton.

New York-based Kiwi Gemma Gracewood posted photos to Twitter of the two celebrated Kiwis catching up.

4. Getting political

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio got in on the festivities for Lorde’s birthday.

The new elected mayor walked on stage for his victory speech as Royalsblared in the background.

5. Meeting Bowie and Tilda Swinton

Lorde performed to a star studded audience Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit in New York as her birthday approached.

Afterward she posed for a photo with none other than David Bowie and one of her idols, Tilda Swinton.

Justin Bieber releases new single ‘Heartbreaker’

The singer released his first new song in ages, an R&B ballad titled ‘Heartbreaker,’ and apparently refers to his romance with Selena Gomez.

The singer released his first new song in ages, an R&B ballad titled ‘Heartbreaker,’ and apparently refers to his romance with Selena Gomez.

Justin Bieber released a new single on Monday, his first sign of new music since January, as part of a 10-week “Music Mondays” plan to debut new music. The pop star, 19, announced the iTunes release of “Heartbreaker,” an R&B ballad. “It’s a song for people going through heartbreak – like I was when I wrote it,” Bieber wrote, in a description posted on Twitter.

“It means so much to me to be able to share what I was, and still am going through, with my fans. I’m very proud of this song and I hope it gives my fans some insight into my heart.”

He’s likely referring to the split from singer Selena Gomez. Bieber and Gomez, 21, went separate ways in November, but the apparent on-and-off couple have been seen together in several instances since then.

“He and I have such a history together,” Gomez said of her ex in an interview with “Good Morning America.” “I’ll always care about him and protect him if anyone tries to be mean.”

The not-so-subtle allusion to his on-and-off romance with Gomez comes through in the pop star’s first new music since ‘Believe: Acoustic.’ In “Heartbreaker,” Bieber sings a solemn tune of still wanting the love he recently had. “So what I’m really tryin’ to say is, and what I hope you understand/ Is despite all the imperfections of who I am I still wanna be your man” he sings.

“This is for me and you/And I want you to know that I still love you.”

Miley Cyrus on ‘SNL’: Twerktastic, or not?

Miley Cyrus plays Michelle Bachmann on SNL

Miley Cyrus plays Michelle Bachmann on SNL

If you expected twerking from Miley Cyrus during her Saturday Night Live gig, you were sorely disappointed.

“Now that white people are doing it, it seems kind of lame,” Cyrus said during a monologue that addressed her performance on the MTV Video Music Awards and the fate of Hannah Montana (“She was murdered”).

Other than an opening skit about her VMAs performance causing the end of America, Cyrus, who was both the show’s host and musical guest, mostly steered clear of controversy, like last week’s online exchange with Sinead O’Connor. She did, however, play a slutty Michele Bachmann in a We Can’t Stop parody video about the government shutdown. Other sketches featured her as Hillary Clinton in an MTV miniseries, a hip-hop-obsessed high-school student, a sullen morning-show anchor and Scarlett Johansson doing a screen test for Fifty Shades of Grey.

Cyrus kept the commentary and controversy out of her two musical performances. She dressed much more conservatively for her powerhouse performance ofWrecking Ball than she did in her music video, wearing a sheer sports jersey that revealed a black two-piece when backlit. She switched into a white outfit — though still with see-through elements — for a poignant version of We Can’t Stop, accompanied by three acoustic guitars.

Springsteen, Jay-Z put the pop in Obama rally

Jay-Z performs at the grassroots rally in support of President Barack Obama

Jay-Z performs at the grassroots rally in support of President Barack Obama

 Someone has to introduce the president.

On Monday, the final day of the presidential campaign, President Barack Obama, however, didn’t bring along an opening act. He brought along two main acts.

Bruce Springsteen. Jay-Z. Theirs wasn’t an introduction, it was pop culture moment.

The Boss was spending the entire day with Obama, traveling on Air Force One from Madison, Wis., to Columbus, Ohio, and then to Des Moines, Iowa, where Obama planned a coda for his campaign, a finale where his run for the presidency began five years ago.

Jay-Z boomed his way into Columbus’s Nationwide Arena, performing a rendition of his hit “99 Problems” with a political twist for a crowd estimated by fire officials at more than 15,000 people. He changed a key R-rated word to make his own political endorsement. “I got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one,” he sang.

“They tell the story of what our country is,” Obama said of the two performers, “but also of what it should be and what it can be.”

Springsteen added a whole new sense of vigor, even giddiness, to the Obama entourage, with many of the president’s aides and advisers clearly star-struck by the rocker’s presence.

Springsteen, in jeans, black boots, a work shirt, vest and leather jacket, was not wearing the typical Air Force One attire. But the Obama camp has left formality aside; many aides are growing beards through Election Day and ties have been left behind in favor of sweaters for the chilly outdoor events during the last hours of the campaign.

Asked if there was any downside to using celebrity glitz instead of substance to drive voters to the polls in the final days, Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki laughed. “I think Bruce Springsteen might be offended by you calling him glitzy,” she said.

“Bruce Springsteen, and some other celebrities who have been helping us, reach a broad audience that sometimes tune out what’s being said by politicians,” she said.

As Psaki spoke to reporters at the back of the plane, Obama was up front and on the phone with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie discussing the recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Christie, who says he

President Barack Obama is flanked on stage by musicians Jay-Z, left, and Bruce Springsteen at a campaign event at Nationwide Arena, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

President Barack Obama is flanked on stage by musicians Jay-Z, left, and Bruce Springsteen at a campaign event at Nationwide Arena, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

has attended more than 100 Springsteen concerts, said Obama then handed the phone to Springsteen, a New Jersey native whose songs often have been tributes to his youth in the state.

Upon landing in Columbus, Springsteen told a reporter that it was his first trip on Air Force One. Grinning, he said, “It was pretty cool.” As for New Jersey, he said, “I’m feeling pretty hopeful” that the state’s hard-hit shore will recover.

In Madison and Columbus, Springsteen serenaded audiences with renditions of top anthems “No Surrender,” ”Promised Land” and “Land of Hope and Dreams.” But he also has a custom-made campaign song named after the Obama motto “Forward” — which he acknowledged was “not the best I’ve ever written.”

“How many things rhyme with Obama?” he asked.

Obama, no doubt, didn’t mind.

“I’m going to be fine with Bruce Springsteen on the last day that I’ll ever campaign,” he said above the din of the crowd.

“That’s not a bad way to bring it home. With The Boss. With The Boss.”

SOURCE: Yahoo! News

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Songs offer messages of hope at Sandy benefit show

Steven Tyler, Jimmy Fallon, Mark Rivera, and Bruce Springsteen, perform during "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" in New York

Steven Tyler, Jimmy Fallon, Mark Rivera, and Bruce Springsteen, perform during “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” in New York

From “Livin’ on a Prayer” to “The Living Proof,” every song Friday at NBC’s benefit concert for superstorm Sandy victims became a message song.

New Jersey’s Jon Bon Jovi gave extra meaning to “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.” Billy Joel worked in a reference to Staten Island, the decimated New York City borough. The hourlong event, hosted by Matt Lauer, was heavy on stars and lyrics identified with New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area, which took the brunt of this week’s deadly storm. The telethon was a mix of music, storm footage and calls for donations from Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg and others.

The mood was somber but hopeful, from Christina Aguilera‘s “Beautiful” to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” and a tearful Mary J. Blige‘s “The Living Proof,” her ballad of resilience with the timely declaration that “the worst is over/I can start living now.” Joel rocked out with “Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway),” a song born from crisis, New York City’s near bankruptcy in the 1970s, while Jimmy Fallon endured a faulty microphone and gamely led an all-star performance of the Drifters’ “Under the Boardwalk” that featured Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Tyler. The Aerosmith frontman then sat behind a piano and gave his all on a strained but deeply emotional “Dream On.” Sting was equally passionate during an acoustic, muscular version of The Police hit “Message In a Bottle” and its promise to “send an SOS to the world.”

The show ended, as it only could, with Springsteen and the E Street Band, tearing into “Land Of Hope and Dreams.”

“God bless New York,” Springsteen, New Jersey’s ageless native son, said in conclusion. “God bless the Jersey shore.”

The stable of NBC Universal networks, including USA, CNBC, MSNBC, E! Entertainment, The Weather Channel and Bravo, aired the concert live from the NBC studios in Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, several blocks north of where the city went days without power. Millions of people for whom the benefit was organized couldn’t watch the event because they had no electricity.

NBC Universal invited other networks to televise the event, but not everyone signed on.

That might have something to do with network rivalries.

In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the networks organized a benefit together behind the scenes and it was televised on more than 30 networks simultaneously, including all the big broadcasters.

After Hurricane Katrina, NBC televised its own benefit before the other broadcasters, one that became best known for Kanye West’s off-script declaration that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” The other broadcasters cooperated on their own telethon a week later, and NBC televised that one, too.

Also this year, NBC organized and scheduled a telethon and gave others the chance to air it.

Others declined to televise Friday’s telethon, even though ABC parent Walt Disney Co. said it would donate $2 million to the American Red Cross and various ABC shows will promote a “Day of Giving” on Monday. The CBS Corp., Viacom Inc., parent of “Jersey Shore” network MTV, Fox network owner News Corp. also announced big donations to the Red Cross.

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Dusty Springfield Drama Set to Premiere at the L.A. Shorts Film Festival

Set in 1970, “The Soul of Blue Eye” tells the story of Dusty Springfield’s decision to record her Platinum selling hit Son of a Preacher Man for Atlantic Records, and the struggles she had as a white gay woman singing black soul music during the tumultuous 1960’s. Besides having a hit show, “It Must Be Dusty” in […]

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