NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had a radical idea to replace kickoffs by having the team that just scored re-take possession on their own 30 in a 4th and 15 situation. They’d have the choice to punt from there, or try to get a first down to keep the ball.
ALFONSO RIBEIRO is suing the makers of the video games “Fortnite” and “NBA 2K” for stealing his Carlton Dance from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” without his permission.
Yesterday a woman Tweeted that she “hated” the new “Sunday Night Football” theme, “Game On” . . . Carrie Underwood wrote, “Hey, I know my music isn’t for everyone, but I love what I do and I love being a part of “SNF” on NBC. I am one lucky lady. I also love women who build other women up. Just saying . . .” She followed that with: “Today, let’s be positive. Let’s be NICE to each other. Let’s do something nice FOR someone else. Smile at a stranger. It’s the start of a new week. Today is precious. Don’t waste it. Sending love and cheer to you all.” The woman’s name is Jessica Smetana, and she’s a producer – show runner at “Sports Illustrated”. Once word got out, she Tweeted an apology saying she’s “sorry for dissing” the song and is “all about supporting women too” but she misses the previous theme.
ALABAMA is doing a 50th Anniversary Tour, and all three members are onboard: RANDY OWEN, TEDDY GENTRY, and even JEFF COOK who has Parkinson’s Disease . . . although only when he feels healthy enough. Teddy says, “Come celebrate the music with us on our 50th Anniversary Tour. Each show will be a night to remember for us. We’ll be there to thank our loyal legions of fans for supporting three boys from Alabama through thick and thin.” Randy adds, “We’re playing to three generations of fans who have followed us and our music from day one. The fans are the ones responsible for our continued success on the road and we love them.” Several different acts will be opening select shows. They include Charlie Daniels, Exile, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tracy Lawrence, Marshall Tucker Band, and Chris Janson. The first leg will kick-off January 10th in Detroit, Michigan, and there are almost 30 dates booked so far. April 12 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band) April 27 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center (w/ The Charlie Daniels Band)
RANDY HOUSER dropped video of a song called “No Good Place To Cry” – one of the tracks on his album “Magnolia”, which is out Jan 11th. The video combines shots of Randy performing, along with clips from the “Magnolia” companion film.
Midland guitarist JESS CARSON grew up on a tree farm. The holiday season was different for him because he had to help out during the busiest time of the year. “It was actually a lot of hard work, but it was a joy to provide Christmas trees to all those homes and know that they were being the centerpiece of people’s families and the center of their Christmas.”
JULIA ROBERTS said she knew she’d made it when someone recognized her from “Mystic Pizza” and asked her for her autograph . . . while she was on the toilet in a movie theater bathroom.
“Live at the Grand Ole Opry” released video of JOSH TURNER performing “I Serve a Savior”. It’s from his show there last month.
You’re getting a second chance to watch this year’s “CMA Country Christmas”. It’s airing this Saturday at 8:00 P.M. on ABC.
“The Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown” at 8:00 p.m. on the CW.
“The Greatest Holiday Video Countdown” at 9:00 p.m. on the CW.
The stand-up special “Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable” on Netflix.
Christina Aguilera is 38.
Katie Holmes is 40.
Sia is 43.
Brad Pitt is 55.
Steven Spielberg is 72.
Keith Richards is 75.