MARCH 1, 2018

SCOTTY MCCREERY’s “Five More Minutes” has become his first #1 song. It was released last May and it finally topped the “Billboard” Country Airplay chart. Scotty’s thrilled, because he thought his career was over in 2016.  Even though he was an “American Idol” champ, and seemed to be a star, his record label was disappointed with his sales, so they parted ways. He’d already written “Five More Minutes” . . . which is dedicated to his late grandfather. But instead of giving up, he pushed forward.  He hired new management and released the song anyway. It did so well it became the first song in country music history to crack the Top 50 without a label.  This story comes from a post on his Facebook page.  Check it out because sometimes even people who seem to have it all, still have to work and fight for what they believe in.

 

The RYAN SEACREST sexual harassment scandal isn’t going away –it’s picking up steam. With the “Oscars” happening on Sunday, that’s not a good thing for the E! network. So far they’re not backing down from having Ryan host their red carpet coverage as usual.  But there have been reports that some Hollywood publicists plan on steering their clients AWAY from him. Jennifer Lawrence said she’s not sure she’ll talk to him.  It’s been crisis mode, trying to figure out how to navigate this mess.  One of their solutions is to prearrange Ryan’s interviews with stars he’s friendly with – so there are no surprises. Another former co-worker says he WITNESSED Ryan being sexually inappropriate with his accuser, Suzie Hardy.

 

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom – calling it quits in 2017, have been seen together numerous times. But they’re not serious due to conflicting schedules, “They’re hooking up when they can”.

 

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are still in touch following their recent split. “Justin and Jen still talk all the time,” a source said. Since the split, Aniston, 49, has been leaning on her closest friends for support. Tuesday, she was seen with former Friends costar and close friend Courteney Cox. Jen spent her 49th birthday on Feb. 11 at Cox’s house. Spending time at Courteney’s always make her happy. Theroux was in Texas over the weekend, visiting a dog shelter. Monday, he was sback in New York.

 

CRAIG MORGAN’s new reality show “Morgan Family Strong” premieres today on UP TV. Craig and his family opened up about the loss of Craig’s son Jerry, who died in a boating accident in 2016.

 

There may be some pop collaborations in GARTH BROOKS’ future. He says he loves Ed Sheeran.  [And] Lady Gaga is kind of my girl.  Obviously, we’ll keep our eyes and ears open.

 

This is tough news. Justin Durrett, the police officer from CARRIE UNDERWOOD’s hometown who was injured in a car accident, has passed away.  Carrie had donated to a GoFundMe account in his name.

 

JASON ALDEAN is on the side of a goalie mask. A guy named Eddie Pasquale plays for the Syracuse Crunch, a minor league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning.  He designs his goalie masks with images of country stars.  This one feature Jason on one side, and Aussie-Canadian country singer GORD BAMFORD on the other.

 

KRISTEN WIIG is in talks to play the villain Cheetah in “Wonder Woman 2”. BRAD PITT is joining LEONARDO DICAPRIO in the cast of QUENTIN TARANTINO’s next movie.

 

Justin Bieber is 24.

Kesha is 31.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar is 44.

Ron Howard is 64.

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