MARCH 11, 2019

JENNIFER LOPEZ and ALEX RODRIGUEZ are engaged. On Saturday, they both posted pictures of the ring . . . and it’s huge.  A-Rod said “She said yes,” on his post.  Jennifer just put a bunch of heart emojis on hers. J-Lo and A-Rod have been dating for a little over two years.  While relaxing on a tropical vacation in the Bahamas, former baseball player Alex Rodriguez asked Jennifer Lopez for her hand in marriage.  The massive (and gaudy) diamond is estimated to be worth seven figures.  One expert said, “I would imagine Jennifer Lopez’s engagement ring to have a retail value approaching a million dollars…It looks to be an emerald cut around 10 carats, likely an extremely good stone – VS in color and clarity.” ELLEN DEGENERES has already “accepted” the position of maid of honor . . . which, let’s be honest, she probably wasn’t offered.

 

JUSTIN BIEBER admitted on Instagram that he’s been “struggling a lot”. He added, quote, “I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for you guys to pray for me.”

 

“Captain Marvel” cruised to the best debut at the box office this year, with $153 million. Overall, it raked in an estimated $455 million globally.

 

Disney is apparently getting rid of “the vault.” The CEO says their streaming service, Disney Plus will include, quote, “the entire Disney motion picture library,” so everything will be available at once.

 

RONNIE DUNN isn’t resting after the buzz of the upcoming BROOKS & DUNN “Duets” album wears off, he’s recording an album of rock covers. It doesn’t have any official release details yet, but he says the process of doing rock songs is totally different than country. “If you go in and start listening to those lyrics, you go, ‘What? There’s no story here.’  They’re just throwing words together that are kind of like ‘whatever.’  They rhyme somewhere down in there, and the meanings are all impressionistic.” With country, “Every word has to count because we’re telling stories.  In rock and other genres, they don’t.  They paint lyrics or write them with a broad stroke, and your imagination takes you there.”

 

MAREN MORRIS took a page from TAYLOR SWIFT’s playbook to launch her new album “Girl”. She held ‘”listening parties” for fans in three different cities . . . London, Dallas, and Nashville. stars actually enunciate the words.

 

Lea Michele and Zandy Reich are married. “We are so excited to be married and grateful to be surrounded by our friends and family, and most of all, we’re so happy to spend the rest of our lives together.” The pair, who dated for about two years, tied the knot on Saturday night in an intimate and romantic ceremony in Northern California. Michele, 32, and Reich, 36, a Philadelphia native and president of AYR clothing company, got engaged on April 29, 2018.

 

GEORGE FOREMAN’s daughter Freeda has died. She was only 42.

 

MICHAEL JACKSON’s music streams and sales are actually UP since “Leaving Neverland” came out.

 

BRAD PAISLEY wrote his wife an original song for International Women’s Day. It’s called “My Miracle”, and it goes, “This is the gospel according to me.  A tale of whiskey turned to wine.  Ain’t no moving of a mountain – My miracle is five foot five.”

 

A kid from a 14-acre ranch did a country-style audition on “American Idol” last night, and KATY PERRY asked if he could “lasso.” So he rode around on LUKE BRYAN’S shoulders and roped her, twice.

 

KANE BROWN teased an upcoming song on Instagram, and it’s being described as a 90’s country-style jam . . . in a good way. It goes, “Here’s to the middle of nowhere, where small town roots run deep.  If you know what I’m talking ’bout, yeah you was raised like me.”  Sounds like a hit.

 

“Taste of Country” did a list of “9 Country Stars Who Are Hiding Shocking Tattoos.”

 

The ACM’s announced more artists for their “Party for a Cause” shows in Vegas, before the ACM Awards in April, including BRANTLEY GILBERT, CARLY PEARCE, and CASSADEE POPE.

 

JUSTIN MOORE says his song “Jesus and Jack Daniels” is NOT autobiographical. His dad doesn’t even drink.

 

All the dates are available for the “Outlaws & Renegades Tour” with the CHARLIE DANIELS BAND and TRAVIS TRITT. It started on Friday in Florida, and there are 40 more dates through August.  Pittsburgh on May 31.

 

JANA KRAMER did an episode of the E! series “Mom2Mom”, and said she’s never been drunk. And when it comes to her daughter and ‘the talk, she said she believes you should “test drive before you buy the car.”  She just thinks the first time should be with someone you love.

 

 

 

The 23rd season finale of “The Bachelor” at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.

“The Voice” at 8:00 p.m. on NBC. Part 5 of the Blind Auditions.

“John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky” at 9:00 p.m. on A&E.

“Jimmy Fallon” – Maren Morris

“Seth Meyers” – Dan + Shay.

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