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Film Review: ‘Forever My Girl’

Film Review: ‘Forever My Girl’
Forever My Girl” is a sweet but slight romantic drama that got lost on its way to the Hallmark Channel — or, more likely, was rebuffed by that channel’s gatekeepers for being, even by their standards, entirely too predictable — and wound up in theaters instead. It resembles nothing so much as a prosaic adaptation of a second-tier Nicholas Sparks novel, and doubtless will play best with audiences who think critics are much too harsh on movies that really are spawned by Sparks’ literary output.

As it turns out, writer-director Bethany Ashton Wolf based her script on a work by another novelist, Heidi McLaughlin, which may explain the lack of a third-act intrusion by the grim reaper. The prologue primes us to expect the worst of the protagonist, even before we actually meet him, by depicting what happened when he left his fiancée at the altar back in St. Augustine, La., to pursue his musical career.
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Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Killed in Helicopter Crash Just Hours Before Concert

Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Killed in Helicopter Crash Just Hours Before Concert
Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash on Friday afternoon.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00 p.m. today in Medford, New Jersey,” the band said in a statement on their Facebook page.

The 50-year-old country star was scheduled to perform with bandmate Eddie Montgomery at the Flying W Airport and Resort in Medford on Friday evening, and the concert was canceled immediately.

“Details of the crash are unknown,” the post continues.
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Merle Haggard, Country Music Legend, Passes Away at 79

Merle Haggard, Country Music Legend, Passes Away at 79
Country music legend Merle Haggard, best known for hits such as "Okie from Muskogee" and "Mama Tried," passed away earlier today, on his birthday, at the age of 79. The musician's manager confirmed the singer and actor's death to the Associated Press . Merle Haggard's health had been failing in recent months, as he battled double pneumonia. He was forced to cancel a number of concerts over the past few months due to his health. The musician's son, Ben Haggard, released a statement on his Facebook page earlier today, revealing that his father had actually predicted he would die on his birthday.

"A week ago dad told us he was gonna pass on his birthday, and he wasn't wrong. A hour ago he took his last breath surrounded by family and friends. He loved everything about life and he loved that everyone of you gave him a chance with his music.
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Rory Feek Says Daughter Indiana Hasn't Asked For Mom Joey Since Her Death: It Is Sad and Wonderful 'at the Same Time'

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Rory Feek and daughter Indiana are celebrating their first Easter without Joey Feek, and the country singer says the 2-year-old hasn't quite noticed - which isn't necessarily a bad thing. In a new blog post, Rory opens up about raising Indiana in the days since his wife died from cancer on March 4. "Indy has not asked for her mama," he wrote. "Not one single time since Joey's been gone. It's almost as if she hasn't noticed that she's not here. And that is so sad… and oh, so wonderful - all at the same time." Feek, 49, says that this is
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Rory Feek Says Daughter Indiana Hasn't Asked For Mom Joey Since Her Death: It Is Sad and Wonderful 'at the Same Time'

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Rory Feek and daughter Indiana are celebrating their first Easter without Joey Feek, and the country singer says the 2-year-old hasn't quite noticed - which isn't necessarily a bad thing. In a new blog post, Rory opens up about raising Indiana in the days since his wife died from cancer on March 4. "Indy has not asked for her mama," he wrote. "Not one single time since Joey's been gone. It's almost as if she hasn't noticed that she's not here. And that is so sad… and oh, so wonderful - all at the same time." Feek, 49, says that this is
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Blake Shelton Comes to Rescue With Tractor, Saves Men in Oklahoma, Becomes 'Hero'

  • Vulture
Blake Shelton Comes to Rescue With Tractor, Saves Men in Oklahoma, Becomes 'Hero'
Country music star and Oklahoma's Good Samaritan Blake Shelton this weekend underlined the versatility of tractors, after he and his dog reportedly used one to rescue four men who got stuck in a mudslide there. Friends Bryar Blanton, Lenyell Blanton, Adrian Poplin, and Josh Turner were reportedly hanging out near Washita River in Ardmore on Friday, when their truck slid into and got stuck in a mud hole. Bryar shared his account of what happened next with Et Online: Me and Adrian started walking down the road [looking for help] and [that's when] Blake and his dog, Betty, stopped and picked us up in his truck. ... He told [Adrian and I] to hop in. ... Then, we went back to the river [where my friends were stuck] and he tried to get them out with his truck. He couldn't do it, so he said he would be back in
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The Voice Live Playoffs Recap: Has Elvis Entered the Building?

The Voice Live Playoffs Recap: Has Elvis Entered the Building?
Yep, yep, yep, it’s called The Voice, and the voice should be the focus of our attention.

And yet, with 24 singers competing for only 12 slots in the Season 9 finals, shouldn’t a little salty hip action count for a few bonus points in a very close horse race (provided that said moving and grooving doesn’t throw a contestant off pitch)?

RelatedThe Voice Live Playoffs (Night 1) Recap: Playoffs, Playa!

That was my thought tonight as Mark Hood, Zach Seabaugh and Nadjah Nicole attempted to do more than bake whole honeyed hams (musically speaking) while standing frozen at the mic stand.
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American Idol's Clark Beckham Talks 'Sunday Morning' Chords, Police Lyrics, His Big Battle With Scott Borchetta

American Idol's Clark Beckham Talks 'Sunday Morning' Chords, Police Lyrics, His Big Battle With Scott Borchetta
Remember when American Idol‘s Clark Beckham told mentor Scott Borchetta that if his polarizing arrangement of Josh Turner’s “Your Man” lost him the competition, he didn’t want to win?

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Turns out, he was so committed to that stance, he actually repeated it (at a producer’s request) when his initial (completely spontaneous) declaration got ruined by a blown lightbulb.

And that was just one of the many juicy behind-the-scenes tidbits the Season 14 runner-up shared when TVLine chatted with him
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American Idol Top 4 Performance Recap: Fifty Shades of Gravy

American Idol Top 4 Performance Recap: Fifty Shades of Gravy
Quick! You have one song to sum up the very soul of who you are as a human being! To quote Dennis Hopper in Speed: “What do you do? What do you do?”

If you’re a member of American Idol‘s Season 14 Top 4 (or is it 5?), you stake everything you are on… Rascal Flatts’ “What Hurts the Most” (say what now?!). A Justin Bieber track (oh hell naw!). Or the “baby lock them doors” jam that defined Scotty McCreery’s Season 10 run (#IDontUnderstandTheQuestionAndIWontRespondToIt).

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‘Catherine The Great’ Leads The Blacklist 2014: Full List — Update

  • Deadline
Updated With Full List Of Scripts, Writers, And Reps: Catherine The Great, about the rise and life of the famous (sometimes notorious) 18th-Century Russian monarch, was the top vote-getter among 70 scripts chosen for the 2014 Black List of the year’s best un-produced scripts. The screenplay, by Los Angeles writer and producer Kristina Lauren Anderson, was announced as part of an hour-plus process on Twitter and YouTube this morning.

Each of the 70 screenplays on this 10th annual list was chosen by a group of 250 development executives, agents and other Hollywood insiders as among the year’s best un-produced scripts in a process overseen by Franklin Leonard of http://www.blcklst.com. Anderson’s screenplay received 51 votes.

Other notables in the list include writer/actor/director Kenneth Lonergan with Manchester-By-The-Sea, which is being produced by Matt Damon and Chris Moore. Randall Green had two scripts make the list, The Swimsuit Issue and Cartoon Girl.
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From Vodka to Beef Jerky: What (and Where!) Country Stars Ate Before the CMAs

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From Vodka to Beef Jerky: What (and Where!) Country Stars Ate Before the CMAs
With all the body-clinging dresses and slim-fitting tuxes, ever watch an awards show on TV and wonder, "What do these people eat?" Well, we do, too! So we asked the stars on the Cma Awards red carpet to share what they nibbled on in preparation for the big show. Here's what they told us: Lady A's Hillary Scott: "I had guacamole and cucumbers, but I've had so much coffee … I think that's what's getting me through." Lady A's Dave Haywood: "I went to Star Bagel in Sylvan Park and had a Starz Classic." [It's a sandwich on toasted sourdough with melted mozzarella, ham, salami, garlic butter, black olives, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and mustard]. Lady A's Charles Kelley: "Beef jerky and whiskey.
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Miranda Lambert & Lucy Hale Step Out at 2013 Bmi Country Awards

In celebration of country music’s top songwriters, the industry’s biggest stars stepped out for the 2013 Broadcast Music, Inc. Country Awards in Nashville on Tuesday (November 5).

Luke Bryan showed off his dapper smile, while Miranda Lambert showed off her slim figure and struck a pose with the night’s guest of honor Dean Dillon.

Other attendees included newcomer Kacey Musgraves and powerhouse trio The Band Perry. In addition, aspiring country singer/actress Lucy Hale made an appearance and is expected to be at tonight’s (November 6) Cma Awards.

There were quite a few winners last night, including Hunter Hayes taking home Song of the Year for “Wanted.”

Check out the full list of winners below!

Song Of The Year

“Wanted”

Hunter Hayes

Troy Verges

Happy Little Man Publishing

Songs From the Engine Room

Songs of Universal, Inc.

Songwriter Of The Year

Rodney Clawson

“Did It for the Girl”

“Drink
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‘Duck Dynasty’ Teases New Holiday Album ‘Duck The Halls’ — Listen

The Robertsons have released ‘Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Christmas,’ the first song off of their new Christmas album, ‘Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas,’ which is set to debut Oct. 29. Listen here and let us know what you think!

The Duck Dynasty crew has become quite a significant presence in pop culture over the past couple of years. The four brothers have made an impact on television, receiving outstanding ratings and selling millions of DVDs, and in the publishing world, with five best-selling books. Now, they’re trying their hand at music, with their first album, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas. Read on for all the details!

Duck Dynasty’s’ Holiday Album ‘Duck The Halls’ — Listen To The First Song Take Our Poll

We got a first listen to ”Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Christmas” thanks to Parade.com, and it’s a fun, quirky, country-based tune that will totally
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Randy Travis -- Get Well Phone Call From Chuck Norris!!!

  • TMZ
Randy Travis' friends are rallying for the country singer to get better ... and TMZ has learned several celebrities have called Rt to send their well wishes ... including Chuck Norris!!! Randy's publicist tells us several stars have reached out since Randy was admitted to the hospital with heart issues this weekend ... including Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Joe Nichols, Lyle Lovett, Kenny Rogers, Ray Price, Lee Greenwood and Chuck Norris. Unfortunately, Randy suffered a
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Jake Owen and More of Country's Hottest Guys Go Shirtless

Jake Owen and More of Country's Hottest Guys Go Shirtless
Country's finest are showing off a little skin - and a lot of charm. "I hate looking at pictures of myself!" Tim McGraw insists. But one glimpse at the 46-year-old singer's ripped abs, which are featured in the new Hot Guys issue of People Country, and we'll respectfully disagree. Equally compelling eye candy? Fellow country stars Jake Owen, 31, and Kip Moore, 33, who also go shirtless in the new issue. But, as Owen explains, that buff beauty is more than skin deep. "Having a little girl and being married, it's not just about me anymore," says Owen, whose daughter Olive Pearl was born last November.
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Kimberly Schlapman Shares Stuffed Mushroom Recipe

Kimberly Schlapman is having some weekend. As one-quarter of the award winning country music group Little Big Town, she - along with them - is up for four Academy of Country Music Awards. But between vying for prizes and touring, Schlapman is also enjoying the second season of her cooking show, Kimberly's Simply Southern.On her next episode (Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. Et), Schlapman is joined in the kitchen by fellow country singer Josh Turner, and the two bond over mushrooms and their kids. "We found out the day before shooting that he doesn't like mushrooms," she says. "But
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Kimberly Schlapman Cooks Up Savory Chicken Cutlets & Citrus Salad

Kimberly Schlapman Cooks Up Savory Chicken Cutlets & Citrus Salad
For the past thirteen years, Kimberly Schlapman has been on the road with her Grammy-winning country group Little Big Town. But before she was singing "Pontoon" at sold out shows, Schlapman was at home learning her mother's secret recipes. "I always watched my mama," she explains. "She was always cooking for people - when anyone had something to celebrate or grieve, she was at their door with supper or some kind of homemade goodie." Taking cues mama's specialties of biscuits and homemade pies, Schlapman's style of southern comfort food is seen in her own cakes, casseroles and fried chicken. The
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Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, The Oak Ridge Boys send off for George Jones

George Jones. final concert is set for Friday, November 22, 2013 at Nashville.s Bridgestone Arena. Confirmed are Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, The Oak Ridge Boys and Sam Moore - the latest acts announced for the event. The celebrity packed lineup also includes Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Lorrie Morgan, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson. More stars are expected to be announced as performers gear up to pay tribute to one of the world.s most accomplished recording artists. .Being joined by so many incredible singers while doing what I love will be truly heartwarming,. says George Jones. .It.s shaping up to be more than I expected or could
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The 10 Hottest Men of Country Music

Anyone else psyched for Nashville tonight? It's allegedly the pride of the 2012 pilot season thanks to the presence of indefatigable thespian Connie Britton. To honor this new show's potential, let's celebrate country right: Here's our list of the 10 hottest dudes of country. Some are veterans and some are newcomers, but all wear cowboy hats like glistening Opry superstars.

10. Dean Brody

He's still up-and-coming in the country world but Canadian artist Dean Brody (hey, if Olivia Newton-John can release country records and hail from Australia, Canada should be no less tolerable) is as muscle-y and moody as the best pluckers. I am personally Ok with nicknaming him "Supernova Scotia."

9. Luke Bryan

The adorable Luke Bryan is pretty baby-faced for a 36-year-old denim aficionado, and along with his recent Cmt Music Award for Male Video of the Year, he should celebrate having the most charming grin in the country game.

8. Keith Urban
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The X Factor Review: The Whitney-Off

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For weeks now, The X Factor has been improving on not only its own mistakes from last season, but also the bad habits that American Idol has developed over the years. That didn't change this week, as the first night of Boot Camp was short and sweet - and nobody got hurt.

Well... the 60 or so contestants who were eliminated were certainly hurt, but because The X Factor decided to just show us some of the highlights, some of the train wrecks, and then get to the first round of cuts, the viewers at home were left unscathed by the boring middle rounds that these singing shows have forced on us year after year.

Boot Camp started with around 120 contestants. We are already down to half that amount, and it will end with just 24 hopeful acts. Let's take a look at who impressed us, and who had us looking away with The Good,
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