Celebrities like to think that EVERYTHING is about them, and there are times when that’s not far from the truth.
- “Fix You” by Coldplay – written by Chris Martin for his then-wife Gwyneth Paltrow after her father died.
- “California Gurls” by Katy Perry – It was a response to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ song “Empire State of Mind”. She wanted there to be a song to represent California
- “Don’t” by Ed Sheeran – It’s about Ellie Goulding cheating on him with Niall Horan from One Direction.
- “Wedding Bells” by Nick Jonas – It’s about his ex-girlfriend Miley Cyrus’s engagement to Liam Hemsworth.
- Taylor Swift – wrote “Better Than Revenge” about Camilla Belle dating her ex Joe Jonas.
CHRIS BROWN held a YARD SALE at his home in Tarzana, California on Wednesday and one woman walked away with one of his old hoodies. But when she got it home and checked the pockets, she found a pill bottle full of WEED in it. The bottle was labeled “Panda Smoke,” and it had a picture of a panda blowing smoke on it. Cops made a few visits to Chris’ house on Tuesday while he was setting up to check on things and go over some “rules” with him. His people are calling it harassment.
Remember the BLACK CAT that showed up at MetLife Stadium during “Monday Night Football” and jinxed the New York Giants? Bad news for the Giants: The cat is STILL on the loose. Stadium officials set “multiple humane traps” and searched all over but they haven’t been able to find it. They even brought in a no-kill rescue shelter called Puppy Kitty NY City, and still no luck. Yesterday, officials made it seem like they’re STILL hoping to find it – but it’s unclear if they KNOW the cat is still around, or if they’re just covering their bases. Officials say that the complex DOES have about 30 barn cats that they’re feeding. They didn’t say whether this cat was one of them, or if it’s another stray. The Giants play the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium this Sunday. So, maybe the cat is waiting around to jinx the Giants again.
Now that the JONAS BROTHERS are back together, they’re together for good. NICK says, “The ‘break up’ word is not in our vocabulary anymore. If we need to go and do different things and take time on our own, we can do that in a healthy way.”
Next week’s CMAs will open with an all-female medley – Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker, Gretchen Wilson, The Highwomen, Brandi Carlisle, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires. Carrie says “The whole tone this year is taking a look at women in country music. And I love the fact that there’s a theme happening. [But] I feel like it is heartfelt.”
MIRANDA LAMBERT did an interview with “Pride Source”, where she talked about being a proud ally of her gay brother Luke. She posted last summer from the Pride parade in New York. She was with her husband Brendan McLoughlin, and Luke was with his husband. She did get Luke’s approval before sharing the pics, and it turned out to be the best thing. “We both cried because it was such a big moment. I see now why it’s a big moment for other people. I’m just glad that he was okay with that, and we could share that and be supportive of each other no matter what we’re doing or who we are.” She was asked about the people who saw the pics and said they’d stop listening to her music. “I feel like the people who commented negatively weren’t my followers. When people say ‘unfollow’ they weren’t following me to begin with. Also, I don’t understand why people have time to get on social media and be negative. I think they should get a hobby or a job, or both. So I just don’t let those affect me.” She says she’s been her brother’s ally since the moment he came out to her. “I support him 100% in whatever he does. He is a brilliant individual and the most amazing person, and just so genuine.”
CHRIS STAPLETON’s Lego-animated “Second One to Know” video features Lego versions of Chris, his wife, his kids, his band and Chris Pratt. It opens with the band in concert, and then a nutty fan played by Chris Pratt gets tossed out of the venue and into the path of a ninja motorcycle gang. The gang and the band are fighting, and Chris Stapleton’s riding an eagle while battling a fire-breathing dragon. The whole thing took some 3 years and thousands of hours to complete. And according to “Rolling Stone”, it’s the “first officially licensed Lego video.” Chris Stapleton says, “We wanted to do something fun for this song and it always sounded like a fight scene to me, so we approached The LEGO Group with this idea and a rough outline of what we wanted to do. I couldn’t be happier with the result.” “Second One to Know” is one of the tracks on Chris’ 2017 album, “From A Room: Volume 1”.
A teacher in California rewrote the lyrics to LIZZO’s “Truth Hurts” to turn it into a song of empowerment for her second graders . . .
ALAN JACKSON announced the first round of dates for his 2020 Tour. It’ll launch January 10th in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . and stretch into the fall. Shows are still being added. Updates at AlanJackson.com.
FRANKIE BALLARD and his wife Christina are going to be parents, and she’s already sporting a baby bump. He posted some photos of them looking very happy on Instagram and wrote, “Chrissy, you’re so beautiful. I’m proud and obsessed with seeing you become a mother. You have my love for eternity.”
This week’s CD Releases include new music from Luke Combs.
“The Shining” sequel “Doctor Sleep” is out today. It’s up against the WWII movie “Midway”, the romantic comedy “Last Christmas”, John Cena’s “Playing with Fire”, and Shia LaBeouf’s “Honey Boy”.
Friday on Netflix: The series premiere of “Green Eggs & Ham”, which stars Adam Devine as Sam-I-Am and Michael Douglas as his cranky inventor friend, who team up on an adventure to save an endangered animal.
Friday at 8:00 p.m. on CMT: “Nashville Squares”. It’s Mickey Guyton vs Devin Dawson in the first half hour and Mitchell Tenpenny vs Jimmie Allen in the second episode.
Saturday at 7:00 p.m. on HBO: “Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration”.
Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on NBC: “Sunday Night Football”. The Dallas Cowboys host the Minnesota Vikings.
Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on E! “The People’s Choice Awards”.
Lauren Alaina is 25.
Jack Osbourne is 34.
Courtney Thorne-Smith is 52.
Bonnie Raitt is 70.