On Monday, police officers in Japan arrested 32-year-old Takeshi Furusawa in Hokkaido, Japan and charged him with 12 counts of attacking schoolgirls -- with mayonnaise.
Furusawa is accused of squirting a 17-year-old girl with mayo on June 18, but is accused of doing the same thing to dozens more since March... "I got a rush from dirtying their school uniforms," he reportedly told investigators. Ummm whatever creeper...Sounds like this dude needs a good ol' knuckle sammich to go with that mayo....
The American Idol go-round has been spinning for quite a while. By the sounds of things, the show is going to have four judges this year, finally adding a country judge to the mix. Brad Paisley was out because of money, so Keith Urban was thrown into the mix. However, it seems not everyone thinks Keith is a good choice. Anthony Easton, from The Atlantic, isn’t all for Keith, and Keith Urban fans aren’t happy with his choice of words.
"Urban’s a competent journeyman, with a one-dimensional public persona, who got lucky in Nashville. Part of that luck, it has to be said, has to do with his marriage to Nicole Kidman, a marriage that somehow—in contrast to other high-profile celebrity pairings—has only upped its members’ blandness. Kidman’s talents have caused at least one film critic to write an entire book about her, and she makes edgy and difficult choices. But rather than lending Urban that edge, she seems to have lost some by associating with him. Judging by the headlines over the past few weeks, Urban was the country-singer of last resort for Idol—as well he should have been. He offers nothing the other contenders brought to the table. You could argue that his lack of charisma works as an alternative to Shelton’s excess, but Idol doesn’t need less charisma."
Feel free to take your comments, concerns, and unleash it on the comments section of his article. I already did, and I’m in awe. I really don’t have anything else to say about it….Feel free to exercise your right to free speech here.
A fugitive parolee was nabbed by cops Saturday night after turning the streets of Sacramento, California into his own personal game of Mario Kart. ABC affiliate News 10reports Edward Valez was spotted by an officer as he drove recklessly around a neighborhood in a gas-powered go-kart. The cop gave chase, though Valez's vehicle was reportedly only able to travel 25 miles per hour.
The suspect reportedly ditched the kart, fled on foot, and allegedly ran into a residence, where he was arrested. Valez was booked into Sacramento County Jail, and faces charges of resisting arrest and evasion.
It looks like Keith Urban could be joining Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on theAmerica?n Idol judges' panel. A source tells The Hollywood Reporter Keith has agreed to take the gig for a salary of $3 to $4 million. Mariah is reportedly getting $18 million, and Nicki is going home with a reported $8 million.
Brad Paisley's name was being floated as a possible Idol judge, but he is said to have bowed out after Idol producers wouldn't agree him the same amount as Nicki Minaj.
This wouldn't be Keith Urban's first experience on a singing competition show. He served as a mentor on Australia's version of The Voice earlier this year.
While they say duct tape can do just about anything, there's one thing it's not all that great for -- as a Washington state bank robber found out by donning a disguise that consisted of one strip of the stuff across his nose.
The crook, who is still at large for now, held up three banks while carrying a handgun and wearing a wide strip of duct tape across the bridge of his nose. He assaulted a customer and an employee at one of the banks, and was captured on videotape at all of them. He's described as about five-eight, with light brown hair and a slim build -- and, no doubt, a patch of red skin across the middle of his face.
50-year-old Jeffrey Eberhart of Augusta, Kansas and his 41-year-old wife Tracey own a GREAT business. Tracey's Dream Weavers Salon and Sporting Goods. It's a hair salon . . . AND a gun store.
The slogan on their website is "Where beauty and bullets collide." But let's hope they're better at hair styling than gun sales.
When Tracey got them a federal license to sell guns, she never mentioned her husband. And there was a reason. Jeffrey was convicted of felony arson in 1982 . . . and as a felon, it's illegal for him to own guns.
By opening the store, Jeffrey is now in possession of a TON of guns.
The ATF found out about Jeffrey's involvement at a gun show in January, and started an investigation. On Wednesday, Tracey was charged with aiding a felon in possessing firearms, and providing firearms to a convicted felon.
Jeffrey was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm as a felon and dealing firearms without a license. Tracey could get up to 20 years in federal prison and $500,000 in fines . . . Jeffrey could get 15 years and $500,000 in fines.
When a Holiday Inn located in Big Beaver, Pennsylvania, discovered that 206 dollars' worth of items had been stolen from one of its rooms, state police tracked down the room's most recent occupant, who blamed her twin sister for the theft. There was just one small problem with her story: she doesn't have a twin sister.
According to Pennsylvania's TimesOnline.com, 31-year-old Jennifer Brown was found by state police at a nearby inn, and she told them her alleged sister, "Lisa Brown," had swiped the two comforters, two blankets, four pillows, and other items.
State police couldn't find any record of a "Lisa Brown" who shared the same birth date as Jennifer, and they eventually found the missing items in the inn room where Jennifer was staying. Brown's aunt confirmed that Brown doesn't have a twin sister.
Brown faces charges of theft and making a false report. We couldn't reach Jennifer OR her twin for comment...
A 32-year-old York County, Pennsylvania man literally got caught red-handed by police and had little choice but to turn himself in after a botched robbery attempt of a Sovereign Bank last Thursday, reports the yorkdispatch.com.
Authorities say Luis Rafael Cruz handed a teller a note that read, "Give me all your money or no one will get hurt!" She handed him $15,424, along with a concealed red-dye pack which exploded in a nearby parking lot, forcing Cruz to dump all the cash. Along with the dye-stained money on the ground, police recovered a dye-stained loan payment statement addressed to Cruz and his girlfriend.
After that, it was easy for investigators to identify him, and he turned himself in to police after authorities got a message to him by contacting his girlfriend. Cruz now faces charges of robbery, theft and receiving stolen property. He's currently being held in the York County Jail on $250,000 bail.
If you're planning to catch an ERIC CHURCH show, I have some advice: Pay attention! Eric HATES it when audience members aren't giving him as much as he thinks they should.
He says, quote, "I'll focus on a couple people in the crowd that I think have a whole lot more left to give and I'll look directly at 'em and scream at 'em and yell at 'em. I love that . . . it's a little bit like boxing. I antagonize the crowd. I do."
Eric wants everyone involved . . . even if it means his fans end up screaming back at him. He says, quote, "I enjoy kind of prowling the stage out there and kind of going at the crowd and inviting them to come back at me."
By the way, this isn't some new thing Eric is doing because he's a big star who can hide behind his security lugheads.
He says, quote, "It's been that way since the clubs and bars when people didn't listen to us and I DID have to go out there and yell at 'em and scream at 'em."
JAKE OWEN was asked how his pregnant wife, former lingerie model wife LACEY BUCHANAN, is looking these days. He said, quote, "She looks great. She's just happy and smiley. There's something beautiful about a woman that's pregnant."
She's due in November.
Speaking of Jake Owen . . . He'll be headlining this fall's "CMT Tour". He Tweeted, "Fired up to announce I'm headlining the CMT Tour this fall with LOVE AND THEFT and FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE. Gonna be a party!" There's no word yet on the dates.
WILLIE NELSON wasn't feeling well so he cancelled an appearance at the Denver Dumb Friends League in Colorado on Saturday. A spokesperson told the "Denver Post", quote, "I was told Willie woke up and had trouble breathing, so he was taken to the hospital."
UPDATE: Willie will perform tonight in Dallas Texas... So glad to hear that Willie is back up and moving!
WYNONNA JUDD'S husband Cactus Moser was injured in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night near Hill City, South Dakota.
His injuries are described as "serious but not life threatening." Wynonna postponed her show that night in Deadwood, South Dakota . . . plus four others.
UPDATE: Doctors were forced to amputate Moser's left leg above the knee and have also performed surgery on his hand.. Cactus is the drummer in Wy's band...
One would think that after falling on a knife the first time you would never, ever want to do it again. But a 37-year-old man landed himself in the hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sunday after suffering several stab wounds he claimed were the result of falling on a knife not once, but three times, reports MLive.com.
The man suffered wounds to his neck and back, and the locations of the wounds suggested to doctors that they were most likely not self-inflicted. Grand Rapids police Lt.Matt Ostapowicz said, "He claimed he fell on a knife he was working with. But he's also being uncooperative." The skeptical officer added, "We don’t necessarily believe his story right now."
A Maryland man was arrested after breaking into a home and cooking himself a bite to eat – but not before making an appetizer of the television remote control, which he was spotted licking while wearing nothing but his tighty-whities.
Russell Neff didn't wait for the homeowners to leave before going on his oddball spree, instead banging on the door until he managed to get in and chase the residents upstairs. Once he thought he was alone, Neff stripped down and rummaged through the freezer, settling on a chicken pot pie and grabbing the remote, which also went into his mouth.
Neff resisted arrest, but was subdued and charged with burglary, theft of a chicken pot pie and malicious destruction of property. Maybe he was just in the mood for a tasty satellite dish.
In theory, you shouldn't have to bribe your kids to do chores . . . they should understand that helping to keep the house clean is a non-negotiable part of being a member of the family. But in practice, kids are SO DAMN LAZY. Or . . . maybe that was just me.
So there's a new app called Choremonster . . . and it claims it will make your kids, quote, "beg to do their chores."
Here's how it works. Parents program chores into the app, and give them point values. So, for example, you might make "clean your bedroom" worth 10 points and "just close the damn cereal box so it doesn't get stale" worth one point.
Then you set up REWARDS that your kids can redeem after they get a certain number of points. Whether it's an allowance, a video game, a camping trip, whatever . . . your kids do chores and earn points to get those rewards.
And they can download the app to see the chores and review their rewards.
The people behind Choremonster say that so far, they've gotten a ton of positive feedback from parents. The app is free for the iPhone. (Choremonster)
If you ask an idiot criminal enough questions, eventually they'll dig their own grave. And that's exactly what happened last Friday at Los AngelesInternationalAirport.34-year-old Rogelio Harris is a former military policeman, and he was flying from LAX to Tokyo for three days on a Delta flight.But he was acting suspicious at the airport, so Customs ended up asking him questions. When they asked him why he was going to Japan just for the weekend, he responded, quote, "I'm traveling to Japan to visit [my] girlfriend in Hong Kong."An investigator told him Hong Kong and Japan are actually two separate countries. He responded, quote, "They are?" (Tokyo and Hong Kong are 1,700 miles apart.)They searched his suitcase and found 45 Snickers bars, and when they unwrapped one, they found chocolate. But when they scratched away some of the chocolate, they found METH wrapped inside cellophane, and shaped like candy bars. Rogelio was arrested on felony narcotics charges.
Police say a man accidentally shot himself in the buttocks at a Nevada movie theater during a showing of "The Bourne Legacy."
Police in Sparks, Nevada, say the 56-year-old man's injuries are not life-threatening and no others were hurt. Authorities say the man had a permit to carry a concealed firearm. The man told officers the gun fell from his pocket Tuesday night as he was adjusting himself in the seat and that it discharged when it dropped to the floor.
Authorities say the case will be sent to the city attorney for possible charges.
The incident comes less than a month after a shooting at a suburban Denver theater that left 12 dead and 58 injured.
Blake Shelton has been in Los Angeles filming season three of The Voice, and on Sunday, he and his fellow judges, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and the show’s host, Carson Daly talked to the press about some new twists that will be introduced on the show in the new season. First up is “The Steal” in the Battle Rounds. In an effort to save some great singers from being booted out of the competition during the Battle Rounds, another judge can opt to “steal” a losing contestant to add to his or her own team. If more than one judge wants an ousted contestant then it becomes up to the contestant to pick a new team.
The second new twist is called The Knockouts. When the Battle Rounds begin each coach will have 16 contestants. Those 16 will be whittled down to eight, plus two potential stolen contestants from other teams. The ten remaining contestants on each team will then compete in The Knockouts, and only five members from each team will move onto the live rounds.
The new season of The Voice will premiere September 10th on NBC.
TAYLOR SWIFT bought a $4.9 million house located ACROSS THE STREET from the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Yes, she now lives within a stone's throw from CONOR KENNEDY'S grandmother, Ethel Kennedy.
Naturally, the house is huge. It has 13 rooms, several gardens, an arbor, a brick patio with fireplace, a farmhouse kitchen and seven bedrooms. You can click through a slide show of the house here.
Speaking of Taylor Swift: She did that video chat yesterday . . . and announced that her new album is called "Red" . . . and it's going to drop October 22nd.
And it sounds like she's covering the same old themes. She said, quote, "[The songs] are all pretty much about . . . the tumultuous . . . semi-toxic relationships I've experienced in the last two years. In my mind all of those emotions are red.
"I'm trying not to be too cryptic with it but I'm also trying to not give it all away . . . hiding little codes in lyrics."
She also premiered the new single from the album. It's called "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" . . . and it's for sale right now on iTunes and GooglePlay.
I think LORRIE MORGAN may have discovered the perfect way to immortalize the RANDY TRAVIS naked disaster.
She and her crew stripped down and celebrated "Randy Travis Naked Day" . . . and then posted a video of the hijinks.
They all LOOK naked . . . but I'd be willing to bet they only bared enough to fit in the frame. Here's the video. They say hi to somebody named "Debby" but, we have no idea who that is.
Everyone has their reasons for loving summer. JASON ALDEAN loves the season because his daughters Keeley and Kendyl are home from school . . . and that means they're around at the same time.
Jason says, quote, "I love having my two daughters home. Usually when I get home, I'm home Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and when they're out of school, I get to spend a lot of time with them during the day."
CARRIE UNDERWOOD was the guest of honor at the Toronto Blue Jays - New York Yankees game on Sunday.
She signed autographs, threw out the first pitch . . . and then hung around to watch the game with her husband MIKE FISHER. (Full Story)
BRAD PAISLEY is always pranking the openers he brings on tour. This one was actually interesting.
While THE BAND PERRY performed . . . Brad arranged for a video of the kids show "Doodlebops" to play on the screen behind them . . . and then superimposed their names for each of the main characters. Here's the video.
51-year-old George Boedecker of Boulder, Coloradois one of the founders of CROCS. He's a multimillionaire thanks to the world's inexplicable love of hideously ugly, yet comfortable, brightly-colored rubber clogs. And apparently . . . he's also delusional.
On Sunday, the cops got a call about Boedecker driving drunk in his Porsche. By the time they got there, he'd pulled over and was asleep in the driver's seat. And when the cops woke him up, Boedecker told them they had it wrong.
He told them HE wasn't driving drunk, it was his girlfriend . . . TAYLOR SWIFT. Yup, THE Taylor Swift.
Obviously Taylor Swift isn't actually his girlfriend . . . we're guessing he's never even met her. He was just really drunk . . . and ranting. He also repeatedly cursed out the cops and told them they'd just become his enemies for life.
He was arrested for drunk driving. And the police report mentions he was wearing flip-flops at the time of his arrest . . . NOT Crocs.
On Thursday night, an 18-year-old Broward County, Florida, man was arrested for groping a Walmart shopper, and for the cops who arrested him, he thought he had the perfect excuse. "Her booty looked so good," Aaron Morris reportedly noted, "I just couldn't resist touching it."
The Smoking Gun website reports Morris has been charged with "touch or strike/battery," a misdemeanor. He was locked up in lieu of one thousand dollars bail.
RANDY TRAVIS has yet to say a word about his now-infamous naked DWI arrest Tuesday night in Texas. My guess is that he's trying to lay low and ride it out.
But I'm really surprised there's been no statement from his PR flaks or record company.
Meanwhile, TMZ says the people in Randy's hometown of Tioga, Texas have his back. When word got out about what went down, several "locals" showed up at the jail Wednesday morning offering to help out.
One of them was a lawyer named Gary Corley who offered to represent Randy. He also gave Randy his Texas Longhorns ball cap so he could hide his face from the press as he left the jail.
And then there's the dude who came forward with the $21,500 bond!
Randy left with him Wednesday morning. He's also a local guy . . . although it's not clear what their relationship is.
By the way, KTEN-TV ran a pretty comprehensive report about Randy's chaos. There's an interview with the store clerk who confronted the naked Randy Travis Tuesday night, plus footage of Randy leaving the jail. Here's the video.
We also checked Randy's social networks. His Twitter account has nothing to report . . . but we did find over 400 comments on his Facebook page . . . almost all of them were fans wishing him well.
The actor who played CARRIE UNDERWOOD'S father in the "Blown Away" video got so into his role as an abusive father that he injured her.
She said, quote, "I actually left with bruises on my arm from when he would grab me and I would pull away." (Full Story) Here's the video.
BLAKE SHELTON finally put his Twitter thumbs to work for a good cause.
Blake Tweeted his support of a 6-year-old girl with brain cancer . . . people saw the post and started contributing to her medical bills. (Full Story)
KELLY CLARKSON did a cover of TRISHA YEARWOOD'S "Walkaway Joe" at her show Wednesday in Alpharetta, Georgia. Here’s the YouTube video.
Randy Travis was arrested last night in Texas for suspected DWI after crashing his car.
Now the Grayson County Sheriff's Department has released the scary could-be-from-a-Batman-movie mugshot as well as more of the story, including the fact that Randy was naked when arrested and threatened to shoot police.
Country singer Randy Travis was arrested in Grayson County early Wednesday morning after deputies say he was found lying naked in the road.
Deputies say Travis was naked when he was brought in to the Grayson County Jail in Sherman, where records show he was booked in just before 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday on charges of DUI as well as Retaliation.
According to Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown, Travis's bond will be set by a judge at the jail so there will not be an initial hearing yet.
Brown says the case will probably end up in front of a grand jury and a hearing could be set in a couple of weeks.
The Grayson County Sheriff's Office released the following information:
"On August 7, 2012 the Grayson County Sheriff's Office (Sherman, Tx) received a 911 at call 11:18 p.m. The caller stated there was a man lying in the roadway on F.M. 922 at Clover Road just outside of Tioga, Texas.
Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to the scene. Randy Bruce Travis was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor) and Retaliation (felony).
According to the book-in sheet, Randy Travis was involved in a one vehicle accident. Travis had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication. Travis refused a blood and breath test; a search warrant was granted by a judge for a blood specimen, which was taken at a local hospital.
While Travis was being transported Travis made threats to shoot and kill the Troopers working the case. (Thus the Retaliation charge)
Randy Bruce Travis' was arrested for: Driving While Intoxicated – Bond set at $1,500.00
Retaliation – Bond set at $20,000.00"
According to the Sheriff's Office, Travis is expected to be released later today when his bond is made.
ZAC BROWN was at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota over the weekend . . . and while there he tried his hand at "Midget Bowling". Yes, bowling using a little person as the ball.
Actually, it's more like "a modified slip and slide" . . . and it looks safe. I reckon. Here's the video of ole Zac in action.
Now, if this makes your "politically correct" antennae go up . . . you should hear what "Short Sleeve Sampson" has to say. He's the little person who was "being rolled", so to speak. He told TMZ that Zac did nothing wrong.
In fact, Sampson said he's PROUD of Zac's skills . . . because he nailed a strike on his very first roll.
Still, I can't help but think of Dwarf Tossing, which is against the law in certain parts of the country. But Sampson says the difference is that no one is ever tossed into the air . . . and there's little chance anyone will get hurt.
If it matters: I checked out the Sturgis website and saw that Indian Motorcycles and Jack Daniels were giving proceeds of an event to Zac Brown Band's charity, Camp Southern Ground.
TIM MCGRAW and FAITH HILL held their over-hyped press conference yesterday in Vegas to announce the details about their upcoming run at the Venetian Hotel.
It's called the "Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Soul 2 Soul at the Venetian" . . . and it kicks off December 8th . . . and runs deep into April. These are weekend only shows . . . with Tim and Faith flying in and out so they can be with their family.
Tickets go on sale August 13th and you'll have to dig deep for choice seats. Nosebleeds start at $95.50 . . . but the big rollers will have to shell out 295.50!!
One more thing: Like I was telling you yesterday Tim is also the star of a brand new comic book. It's called "FAME: Tim McGraw" . . . and it tells the riveting story of how Tim rose from humble beginnings to the man he is today. (ComicBook.com)
This is by the same company that has done comics featuring Taylor Swift, 50 Cent, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga.
CHUCK WICKS is shooting a pilot for a hunting show that will air on the Outdoor Channel. He says, quote, "I'm gonna get in the woods and film it and be stupid and funny . . . it's gonna be cool."
I feel obligated to tell you that TAYLOR SWIFT is hosting a live chat next Monday, August 13th. She's going to take questions from her adoring fans . . . and will also share "some really cool news". You can check it out on Youtube.com/TaylorSwift.
It's obvious that listening to music relaxes you. But we've got some specifics here on exactly WHY it's good.
Apparently it doesn't really matter what TYPE of music you listen to, as long as it's something you enjoy. So even if your kids like something you hate . . . like dubstep, for example . . . it might actually help them unwind.
One reason is, music reduces activity in a part of your brain called the amygdala. (pronounced uh-MIG-duh-luh) It's the area that regulates negative emotions.
Here are three ways listening to your favorite song is good for your health.
#1) It Lowers Your Blood Pressure. Researchers in Italy found that listening to music and breathing slowly for 30 minutes a day lowered people's systolic blood pressure by an average of four points.
#2) It Makes You Less Tense. This kind of goes hand-in-hand with your blood pressure, but a separate study found that 30 minutes of music a day lowers your level of the stress hormone cortisol better than just sitting in total silence.
#3) It Helps You Deal with Pain. This is kind of messed up, but researchers at the University of Utah gave 143 volunteers ELECTRIC SHOCKS while they listened to music. They found that tuning into a melody made sharp pain easier to take.
And researchers in Seattle found that deep breathing while listening to your favorite music reduces anxiety just as much as a massage... So aren't you glad that we play 20 In A Row Country ALL DAY LONG!!! Now relax and thanks for listening to 107-7 The Bull!
I doubt you'll ever hear KIP MOORE complain about the size of his tour bus . . . or the cheap amenities in his hotel room. And here's why: He once spent a year and a half living in a tiny hut in Hawaii . . . alone.
Kip said, quote, "I lived in a hut that was probably a 5-foot by 11-foot concrete slab with a little screen around it. Had a little bathroom connected to it and that's all I needed.
"I'd hitchhike to the beach every day and I'd surf then I'd backpack all over the island. I might be gone five or six days then I'd come back to the hut.
"I'd have my sleeping bag and that was it. I'd shower at the beaches and carry a bunch of tuna in my backpack and my guitar and I'd write songs and surf. That was it for about a half a year. I was a man of little means."
TAYLOR SWIFT is still tight-lipped about her relationship with CONOR KENNEDY. So the press has turned to HIS family for details.
The latest is KICK KENNEDY . . . whose real name is Kathleen Kennedy. She's Conor's half-sister. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is their father. She's also a fledgling actress who had a guest spot as Brenda on HBO's "The Newsroom".
Anyway, Kick told New York's "Daily News" that the relationship is "very real". She added, quote, "I love her, she's great."
One more thing: There was a "Taylor Swift is dead" rumor swirling around the Web for a few days. Don't believe it.
TIM MCGRAW and his wife FAITH HILL are holding a big ole press conference today @ 2! I think they'll be announcing details of an extended run at The Venetian in Las Vegas. (Full Story)
Or . . . could it be news on the TIM MCGRAW comic book, FAME? Learn how McGraw rose from humble beginnings to win his place as the slickest voice in the West in Bluewater Productions’ FAME: Tim McGraw. It’s out this September.
Print copies of the 40 page comic book will retail for $7.99 and can be found at your local comic book shop or bookstore. To pre-order the book on Amazon, click HERE.
Do people REALLY still get upset when someone calls them a chicken? Like Marty McFly in "Back to the Future"?
On Saturday afternoon, a 67-year-old woman named Evelyn from Spartanburg, South Carolinawent to the grocery store to pick up some lunch.
When she got home, she offered her 26-year-old grandson, Jesse Beam, some of the chicken salad she just bought.
But he misheard her . . . and thought his grandma had just called him a CHICKEN. And for some reason, that set him off.
He yelled, quote, "Don't call me chicken again!" When she explained she wasn't, he STILL didn't understand . . . and THREW A BOWL at her, and pushed her. She suffered cuts, bruises, scratches, and possibly a broken nose.
Beam was arrested for assault and battery on his poor grandmother. He's still locked up . . . apparently Evelyn isn't hot on paying his $2,000 bond.
There are no shortages of people willing to give props to JOHNNY CASH. The man's a legend. But what's challenging is trying to explain WHY he's still so popular almost 10 years after his death.
SHERYL CROW offered up a pretty solid take. She believes it has to do with his authenticity.
Sheryl said, quote, "If (Johnny) was going to sing a song, in order for him to embody that song he wanted to know exactly what the intention of it was. That's one of the reasons that when we hear him, we believe him."
Sheryl was part of a Johnny Cash tribute concert earlier this year called "We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash".
The CD of that show is out tomorrow and it features a kickass roster of artists including Ronnie Dunn, Shelby Lynne, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Train's Pat Monahan and Amy Lee from Evanescence.
KENNY CHESNEY is selling his massive compound in the Virgin Islands for a tidy $7.9 million. It has your typical rock star amenities like a massive kitchen he never uses, oceanfront views . . . and it's located right next to a preserved National Park.
But I want to own it because of the OUTSTANDING water slide in the swimming pool (slash) spa. gallery.
Speaking of Kenny . . . Pollstar released the Top 20 Summer tours for far . . . and the Brothers of the Sun Tour with TIM MCGRAW is Number One.
They've been bringing in over $4.2 million per city and have sold over one million tickets. (KennyChesney.com)
Other country acts cracking the Top 20 are LADY ANTEBELLUM at #14 . . . MIRANDA LAMBERT in 16th place . . . and ERIC CHURCH at Number 20.
SCOTTY MCCREERY was also at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday . . . and I'm giving him props for having stones to do a cover of the GARTH BROOKS classic "The Dance".
Judging from the audience response, he nailed it. You can check out Scotty's performance on YouTube.
Scotty also did his song "Water Tower Town". Here's a video of that.
Most of the victims of last year's stage collapse before the SUGARLAND concert at the Indiana State Fair have agreed to a financial settlement.
51 of the 62 people with claims will split a settlement of $13.2 million . . . and there's a chance a few more will also agree. (Full Story)
TAYLA LYNN of STEALING ANGELS is a brand new mom. Her boy Tru was born on Friday. Yes, that's spelled T-R-U.
KENNY CHESNEY is selling his massive compound in the Virgin Islands for a tidy $7.9 million. It has your typical rock star amenities like a massive kitchen he never uses, oceanfront views . . . and it's located right next to a preserved National Park.
But I want to own it because of the OUTSTANDING water slide in the swimming pool (slash) spa. Click on the pic for a whole gallery.
We've seen people get DUIs on riding lawn mowers before. We've seen DUIs for people on horseback. We've seen DUIs in golf carts. But this one is a first.
Apparently, you can get a DUI for floating drunk on an inflatable raft.
On Sunday night, 32-year-old William Modene of Juneau, Alaska was floating down a river in Fairbanks, Alaskain a blow-up raft. He was MASSIVELY drunk. So state troopers tracked him down.
He blew a .313 in the breathalyzer . . . almost four times the legal limit of .08. It starts getting dangerous and potentially lethal at around .40, so this guy was closer to DEAD than SOBER.
Under Alaskan law, you can get a DUI for, quote, "navigating a vessel used or capable of being used as a means of transportation" in the water. They felt like his inflatable raft counted, and arrested him.
SARA EVANS posted a Facebook photo of herself without makeup on Sunday . . . and almost instantaneously her page was bombarded with "likes" and positive comments.
In fact, within ten minutes of the post she had OVER 3,000 Facebook "likes"! And as of last night, she had passed 43,500.
Here's Sara's original post, quote, "I'm feeling brave and posting a picture of me without makeup."
Even more amazing is that Sara's gotten over 5,000 comments . . . and I swear 99.9% are positive.
Even the negative ones are just guys trying, and failing, to be funny.
Most of the comments were like, "You look better without makeup" . . . or . . . "You are gorgeous without makeup." And my favorite, "Hot is an understatement!"
By the way . . . this didn't start out as any kind of statement by Sara. She did it on a whim because she was so pumped about the way her stylist had done her hair that day.
Sara has impeccable timing too. She was taping footage for one of her "Simply Sara" Webisodes while this whole thing was going down. You can watch that here.
As you'd expect, Sara was blown away by all the positive feedback. She said, quote, "We were truly shocked. I've never had that many 'likes' on anything.
"I think people responded to it because it's just very real, and as women we are way, way too hard on ourselves. It just felt good to send a picture out with no makeup . . . just me exactly as I am . . . and get that kind of response."
CARRIE UNDERWOOD was asked if any of the songs on her album "Blown Away" are autobiographical.
She mentioned "Good in Goodbye", which talks about a past heartbreak. Naturally, she was asked if she'd like to tell the entire free world who was on the other side of that breakup. She wouldn't go there.
Carrie said, quote, "I never would want to mess with anyone's life at this point. I feel like as a writer every song is loosely based on somebody or very not loosely based on someone.
"But I would never do that to somebody. The whole point of that song especially is that your non-involvement now is awesome, and they've moved on and I've moved on and thank God we both did because our lives are so much better."
Speaking of Carrie: On Tuesday she stopped by the FloatingHospital for Children at TuftsMedicalCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. She was there as part of the Country Music Healing Tour.
Carrie gave away autographed CDs . . . and chatted with several patients and their families.
The criminal in this story is named David Caruso, but he's not THE DAVID CARUSO. Which means he didn't take off his sunglasses, didn't make a witty comment, and didn't trigger THE WHO screaming, "Yeaaaaaaaah!"
Last week, 51-year-old David Caruso of Vernon, Connecticut was driving drunk, and pulled up to a DUI checkpoint with a beer in his hand.
He was arrested for DUI . . . and also for driving with a suspended license. And it had been suspended after a PREVIOUS DUI.
This David Caruso is not related to David Caruso from "CSI: Miami".
He also doesn't have red hair like that David Caruso. That's not the most relevant detail to the story, but I bet he'd appreciate us publicizing that.