FEBRUARY 6, 2019

JASON ALDEAN and his wife Brittany posted a video of their one-year-old son Memphis meeting his brand new sister, Navy Rome, who was born on Monday. Jason also has two daughters from his first marriage. There’s Keeley, who is 15 . . . and 11-year-old Kendyl.

 

MICHAEL BOLTON appeared to FALL ASLEEP during a live interview on Australia’s “The Morning Show”. He wasn’t actually in the studio, he was appearing via satellite. After a big introduction, the hosts tried to get Michael’s attention, but he didn’t respond, and it looked like his EYES WERE CLOSED.  At one point, he perked up and said, “It’s gone silent.” What actually happened was that there were technically difficulties and he couldn’t hear the hosts.  And he wasn’t sleeping, he was looking down at his phone.

 

“Modern Family” has been renewed for an 11th and FINAL season. The president of ABC Entertainment promises, “more milestone events that anyone who has been a fan of the series won’t want to miss.”

 

BRAD PAISLEY announced that his “2019 World Tour” will kick off May 30th in Albuquerque, New Mexico and run to September 22nd in Washington. CHRIS LANE and RILEY GREEN are the openers.  MUSICKFEST IN Bethlehem Sunday Aug 11

 

This is a huge week for DOLLY PARTON, and it all revolves around the Grammys. She did an interview on Monday at a sneak peak of the Grammy Museum’s new exhibit of her outfits. She was asked to talk about what got her started.  She grew up in a musical family, so it’s always been part of her life.  “As soon as I learned to play the guitar when I was about seven, I started writing some serious songs after that.  One of my uncles gave me the guitar.  It was a little baby Martin.  And one of my other uncles taught me how to play it. Anytime anybody would come around I’d learn new chords.  Everybody played instruments.  That was natural.  I just kept doing it and kept writing and kept singing and I just wanted to sing for anybody that would listen.  That was my dream.” The big moment happened when she was 10 and her uncle took her to perform live on a local radio show.  She did a George Jones song and the audience loved her so much they wanted more.  But she didn’t have another song ready. So, her uncle told her to sing the same song again, and she did . . . two more times.  The audience STILL loved her, and that’s when she knew.

 

THOMAS RHETT had a childhood dream come true. He got to visit “Sesame Street” . . . AND sing with the cast.  They did a song called “This Is My Street”, which celebrates the show’s 50th anniversary.

 

STEVEN TYLER from AEROSMITH has opened a home for abused and neglected girls in Tennessee.

 

PINK got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE is engaged to her boyfriend Cooke Maroney. They were spotted at dinner recently, with Jennifer wearing a “massive ring.”  They’ve been dating since last summer.  Maroney is a New York City art gallery director.

 

NBC has decided to pull the plug on its planned live version of the musical Hair. A statement from the network said, “Live musicals are a part of this network’s DNA and we are committed to continuing that tradition with the right show at the right time … we need titles that have a wide appeal and we’re in the process of acquiring the rights to a couple of new shows that we’re really excited about.”

 

Beyonce and Jay-Z announced one fan could win a free concert ticket a year for the next 30 years. The only catch: the winner has to adopt a plant-based diet to be considered.  The couple wrote, “We want to challenge you, as we challenge ourselves, to move toward plant-based foods.  We all have a responsibility to stand up for our health and the health of the planet.”

 

TYRA BANKS is opening a theme park called “Modelland”.

 

It’s official: The “Oscars” will be hostless.

 

“Dancing with the Stars” is returning in the fall.

 

PINK got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

The 14th season finale of “Criminal Minds” at 10:00 p.m. on CBS.

“Jimmy Fallon” – Ronnie Milsap with Little Big Town.

 

 

Richie McDonald is 57. Lonestar lead singer.

Tom Brokaw is 79.

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