AUGUST 5, 2019

ED SHEERAN’s Divide Tour is now the highest-grossing tour of all time, with $737.9 million in sales. U2 used to have the record.

  1. Not in This Lifetime, Guns N’ Roses. 2016 – Present. $563.3 million.
  2. A Bigger Bang, The Rolling Stones. 2005 – 2007. $558.3 million.
  3. A Head Full of Dreams, Coldplay. 2016 – 2017. $523 million.
  4. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood World Tour. 2014 – 2017. $364.3 million.

 

DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER is on the hunt again . . . and this time it’s personal. Someone broke into a store that he owns in Edgewater, Colorado last week and stole, “priceless personal” items belonging to his late wife BETH CHAPMAN. In a press conference Friday morning, he offered FORGIVENESS if the guilty party or parties turned themselves in within 48 hours.  He also said he would help them get probation and a job. But he added, quote, “The Bible says when you steal from the dead, that’s an unforgivable sin.”

 

JON PARDI had to learn some choreography for his “Heartache Medication” video. It also stars his longtime girlfriend Summer Duncan, and they hit the floor with some pretty good steps that included line dancing. He says, “Singing and also dancing . . . it’s a big step.  We had to rehearse for it.  This is the first time we ever used choreography.  We ended up doing practices in my barn at home. “It was out of my comfort zone but I love how it came out.  I had a lot of fun making this video.  I loved being able to dance together, and I think it’s just one of the videos where you just feel good when you watch it.”

 

If you’re famous and you want to disguise yourself, you might put on a big ole hat. But if you’re JUSTIN MOORE, you do the opposite.  He went WITHOUT his signature cowboy hat while doing a pop-up show in a New York subway last week.

 

MIRANDA LAMBERT found another excuse to post a video of her hot husband, Brendan McLoughlin. He’s on the front porch frying up some buttermilk chicken in a cast iron pan

 

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN is not only “thriving” as she battles cancer, she’s helping others with the disease.

 

The Philadelphia Phillies filed a lawsuit to retain ownership of their mascot, the Phanatic.

 

The Patriots gave TOM BRADY a two-year contract extension.

 

Wood from the oak tree in “The Shawshank Redemption” was used to make gifts for the cast, to celebrate the movie’s 25th anniversary.

 

Entertainment Tonight anchor Nancy O’Dell is leaving the show, she announced at the end of Friday’s broadcast. She’s been with ET since January 2011 and became co-anchor in May of that year following Mary Hart’s retirement. Friday was her last show. In her on-air statement she said she is stepping down to spend more time with her 12-year-old daughter, while also hinting at a new professional opportunity.

 

Sara Gilbert said goodbye to The Talk during Friday’s episode of the CBS daytime talk show. She got emotional while sharing a story about when Osbourne was first hired to be a moderator on the show. Gilbert and Osbourne are the only two panelists to have been on the show since its first season in 2010. Taking her place? Marie Osmond

 

SYLVESTER STALLONE is producing a new drama series starring DOLPH LUNDGREN.

 

RollingStone.com posted clips of six highlights from last night’s “CMA Fest TV Special”. They are:  Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett doing “Bad Reputation” . . . Midland performing “Mr. Lonely” . . . and Tim McGraw getting help from Luke Combs on “Real Good Man”. The others are the Pistol Annies and their song, “Sugar Daddy” . . . Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile performing “Common” . . . and Chris Janson sharing some “Good Vibes”.

 

LORETTA LYNN hit up Facebook to share her thoughts on the mass shootings over the weekend. “It’s too much for any heart.  I think of the mommas, the husbands, the wives, the children.  This hatred isn’t us.  It has to stop.  Let’s pray for El Paso and Dayton, and for the country I love with all my heart.”

 

Billboard.com has some social media posts of a few fired-up stars regarding the mass shootings over the weekend.  They include Maren Morris, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Brandi Carlile . . . plus Bebe Rexha, John Legend, and Rihanna.

 

The sixth season premiere of “Bachelor in Paradise” at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.

 

Maureen McCormick is 63.

Rick Derringer is 72.

Loni Anderson is 74.

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