FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022

TAYLOR SWIFT is reportedly engaged to her boyfriend JOE ALWYN.  He’s an English actor . . . you might know him from “The Favourite”.  They’ve been together for at least five years. According to a source, they’ve been engaged for a few months, but only people in their inner circle know, and they’ve been sworn to secrecy.  Taylor won’t even wear her ring in public. “They want their love to stay away from the cameras as much as possible.  This is just for them.  “And if and when they do exchange vows, there most definitely won’t be any ‘Vogue’, ‘Rolling Stone’, or ‘Hello!’ magazines there.  It will be simple and elegant, like them.”

A lot of people are upset that TIM ALLEN didn’t do Buzz’s voice in the new “Lightyear”.  But Tim doesn’t seem all that bothered. In an interview he said, “I’ve stayed out of this because . . . the brass that did the first four movies is not this.  It’s a whole new team that really had nothing to do with the first movies.” There’s really no ‘Toy Story’ Buzz without Woody . . . It’s a wonderful story, it just doesn’t seem to have any connection to the toy.  It has no relationship to Buzz.” He also said he wished there WAS more of a connection.

After BRUCE WILLIS was diagnosed with aphasia, he continued to make movies.  Some people thought Bruce was being taken advantage of, but it turns out it was HIS choice to keep working. Bruce’s attorney says, “My client continued working after his medical diagnosis because he wanted to work and was able to do so, just like many others diagnosed with aphasia who are capable of continuing to work. Because Mr. Willis appeared in those films, they could get financed.  That resulted in literally thousands of people having jobs, many during the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

JON PARDI’s “Fill ‘Er Up” is NOT about your gas tank.  The entire video takes place in a honky-tonk with Jon and friends “knockin’ down” round after round . . . after round.  There’s also some darts, dancing, and pool playing.

A tour rider is essentially a list of items the artist requires backstage when they arrive at the venue for the show. Jimmie Allen requires 3 pairs of new underwear, certain size and fit required. Hillary Scott from Lady A said, “it’s very rock star, a gallon of water for hot tea, power bars, and alcohol are the main things.” But then Dave said there are always pork rinds there.  Charles Kelley said that he requested them a long time ago and just has never taken it off the list, but somehow someone always ends up eating them every night.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN and SHARNA BURGESS welcomed a baby boy Tuesday.  Zane Walker Green

A documentary about WILLIAM SHATNER is in the works.

PAUL MCCARTNEY, BILLIE EILISH, SHERYL CROW, and more are performing for a fundraising event on NBC called “Ukraine: Answering the Call” on Sunday.  You can stream it on Peacock on Monday. 

MIRANDA LAMBERT isn’t bothered when fans make thirsty comments about her husband Brendan McLoughlin’s shirtless Instagram pics.  “I tell him, ‘If you got blessed with all of that, then don’t rob the world.  I’m a songwriter, so I put out music.  You look like that, so you should have your photo taken.'”

In honor of July 4th, Audacy has a list of 20 Patriotic Country Songs.  I like this because they’re not all waving the flag so hard they pull a muscle.  But they DO honor and celebrate all that’s good about America.  Here’s the Top 10:

1.  “Independence Day”, Martina McBride

2.  “Made In America”, Toby Keith

3.  “Small Town USA”, Justin Moore

4.  “It’s America”, Rodney Atkins

5.  “All-American Girl”, Carrie Underwood

6.  “Merica”, Granger Smith (or Earl Dibbles Jr., if you prefer)

7.  “American Flag on the Moon”, Brad Paisley

8.  “American Ride”, Toby Keith

9.  “American Honey”, Lady A

10.  “God Bless the USA”, Lee Greenwood

Hannah Murray is 33.  Gilly on “Game of Thrones”.

Liv Tyler is 45.  Arwen in the

Carl Lewis is 61.  Nine out of his 10 Olympic medals are gold.

Dan Aykroyd is 70.

Deborah Harry is 77.  Blondie.

Wally “Famous” Amos is 86.  Chocolate chip cookie legend.

Jamie Farr is 88.  Corporal Klinger on “M*A*S*H”

Blogs

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022

Demi Lovato won’t admit that her song “29” is about her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, who started dating her when he was 29 and she was 17.  But she says, quote, “I feel like the song says it all.”  Taylor Lautner is engaged to a woman named Taylor Dome.  But when they get married, she’s changing…

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2022

Kelly Clarkson is conducting a search for a “Kellyoke” duet partner.  She’s holding auditions in person and over TikTok.  Some of the best performances will be featured on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”.  John Stamos inadvertently wore one of Bob Saget’s shirts to Jodie Sweetin’s wedding, so Bob ended up being there in spirit First Lady…