WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022

MACHINE GUN KELLY designed MEGAN FOX’s engagement ring and he put THORNS on the band.  He says, quote, “If she tries to take it off, it hurts . . . Love is pain!”

AMY SCHUMER got liposuction, and is down to 170 pounds.  Coupled with her recent surgery for endometriosis, she says she’s “finally” feeling good.  She even showed off her figure in a black bathing suit.

The Red Cross blood supply is low, so they’re teaming up with the NFL to create a new incentive to donate:  SUPER BOWL tickets. Those who donate blood, platelets, or plasma up until January 31st will automatically be entered into a drawing for two tickets to the Super Bowl on February 13th at SoFi Stadium. The winner will also receive entry to the official NFL Tailgate, tickets to the Super Bowl Experience, round-trip flights to L.A., a three-night hotel stay, and a $500 gift card to cover expenses like food. Every donor will also be entered to win the “Big Game at Home” package.  This includes a smart laser projector, projector screen, soundbar, subwoofer, a gift card for tech support with installation, and a $500 gift card.

We may have reached our limit of country stars opening bars in downtown Nashville.  JON PARDI was asked about it, but he thinks the area is saturated.  If he ever did open something, it would be much farther south.  “If we did do a bar . . . I don’t want it to be in Nashville.  I want it to be in Florida and I want to be able to pull big boats up to it.  That’s the dream.  Come dock your boat, you get off and you come to ‘Tequila Little Time’.” He sees the place as “a little channel bar” in Jacksonville or St. Augustine where his friends can belly-up their boats.  Quote, “Have you ever been on a boat where you all pull up and [there’s] a little Mexican joint?  It’s a fun afternoon.” Elsewhere in the interview Jon said he’s been busy writing songs, and hopes to have a new album out sometime in September.

Time to UNCIRCLE the date.  The “CMT Music Awards” were supposed to go down April 3rd, but that’s NOT happening because the Grammys took it away.  As you may have heard, the Grammys had to postpone their original airing because of the Omicron surge.  The CMTs will air sometime later in April.   

TRISHA YEARWOOD took the Betty White Challenge and raised over $24,000 in 15 minutes for animal shelters.  In her case, it’s for Dottie’s Yard Fund, the charity she and Garth Brooks created to honor their late dog, Dottie.

JUSTIN MOORE announced the dates of his “Country On It” tour.  It’ll kick-off April 22nd in Pensacola, Florida, and run into September.  GRANGER SMITH will be opening all but one of the shows.  Other openers include Lucas Hoge, Sean Stemaly, Heath Sanders, Scott Stevens, and The Reeves Brothers.

THOMAS RHETT and his wife Lauren want to adopt again.  He says, quote, “It’s been put on our hearts very heavily to do that again.  [Maybe] in the next four to five years, we would love to do that.” They brought Willa Gray home from Uganda in 2017 and since then, Lauren has given birth to Ada James, who is four . . . Lennon Love who will be two next month . . . and Lillie Carolina who was born back in November

SAM HUNT recently posted 15 concert dates on his Facebook, and says “more will be announced.”  At this point, the tour kicks off February 10th in Scottsdale, Arizona, and runs into August.

JAREN JOHNSTON of The Cadillac Three lost his father to Covid.  He shared a photo on Instagram, and wrote, “My family and I are heartbroken.  Dad, thank you for everything.  I will still text you every time anything cool happens in my life.”  He also added these words of caution:  “My dad chose to be unvaccinated and would have had a chance to live if he were.  My Superman went down in three weeks.  This virus is not a political joke.  It is real.  It is scary.”

The GEORGE CLOONEY / JULIA ROBERTS romantic comedy “Ticket to Paradise” has suspended filming due to rising COVID cases in Australia.

Shawn Johnson is 30.  Olympic gold medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” champion.  She won Season Eight when she was 17.

Pete Buttigieg is 40.  Biden’s Secretary of Transportation.

Jodie Sweetin is 40.

Katey Sagal is 68.  Peg Bundy on “Married With Children”

Desi Arnaz, Jr. is 69. He appeared on the cover of the very first issue of “TV Guide” as a baby, in April of 1953, with his mom, Lucille Ball.  Lucy gave birth to Desi Jr. on the same day that her TV character gave birth to “Little Ricky” Ricardo on “I Love Lucy”.

Paula Deen is 75.

Dolly Parton is 76.

Shelley Fabares is 78.  “Coach” star, who sang the 1962 hit “Johnny Angel”.

Tippi Hedren is 92

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