OCTOBER 19, 2018

JOHN STAMOS CRIED on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” yesterday, after they showed a picture of him with his new son Billy . . . just because he MISSED HIM. He also revealed that he and his wife are trying for another kid, even though Billy was just born in April.

 

“Taste of Country” has a list of the 30 Most Powerful Female Country Singers of All Time. They based it on commercial success, influence, career longevity, vocal ability, and songwriting skills. The Top 10:

#1. Dolly Parton.  There’s her “artistry, versatility, business sense, and courage.”  And she even has her own amusement park.

#2. Loretta Lynn.  Chosen because of her influence as a singer, songwriter, and female trailblazer.

#3. Miranda Lambert.  34 years old and ” has 14 combined Female Vocalist of the Year wins” . . . plus two Grammys.

#4. Reba McEntire.  She’s done pretty much everything you can in the entertainment industry . . . and she’s still going strong.

#5. Carrie Underwood.  The “depth and value of her most inspiring songs” is what put her so high on this list.

#6. Patsy Cline.  Her “tremendous legacy has given her iconic status that compares with Elvis Presley or Frank Sinatra.”

#7. Tammy Wynette.  It’s based on her resume and legacy.

#8. Shania Twain.  She’s sold a gazillion records.

#9. Kitty Wells.  She’s considered the first real female country star.

#10. Faith Hill.  They chose her because of name recognition . . . and because she’s an all-time great female country singer.

Other highlights include the Dixie Chicks at #11 . . . Kacey Musgraves at #26 . . . and Taylor Swift at #30.

 

If the Saints beat the Ravens this weekend, DREW BREES will become just the third quarterback to have defeated all 32 teams. The only other two to do it are Brett Favre and Peyton Manning.

 

RUBEN STUDDARD and CLAY AIKEN from Season Two of “American Idol” are teaming up to do a new holiday-themed Broadway show. It’ll have a limited, three-week run in December.

 

There’s a rumor that RIHANNA was the NFL’s first choice for the Super Bowl halftime show, but she turned them down because she disagrees with their stance on the national anthem.

 

ANTHONY EDWARDS (ER) has joined the cast of Netflix’s “Designated Survivor” revival.

 

BETTE MIDLER announced yesterday that she’s part of the “Hocus Pocus” reunion special that’s airing on Freeform tomorrow night.

 

LAUREN ALAINA announced on social media that a family medical emergency forced her to cancel her shows tonight and tomorrow night on the Reason to Drink Another Tour with Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch. Her stepfather’s been battling cancer so it may be because of that.

 

JOSH TURNER’s faith-based album “I Serve A Savior” comes out next Friday. “I’ve always wanted to do a gospel record.  [It’s] appropriate for who I am and what I’ve been called to do.  And to be able to give my fans this project, it means a lot to me.”

 

 

Ty Pennington is 54.

Evander Holyfield is 56

John Lithgow is 73.

Jeannie C. Riley is 73.

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