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Country music superstar Toby Keith tells Cmt Insider he believes the opposition of gay marriage is a waste of time and money and 'accomplishes nothing.' He also was asked about the repeal of the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't" tell" policy on the show and delivered his opinions on that as well. Part of his response: "That whole gay issue thing, that's never bothered me," he told Cmt Insider correspondent Allison DeMarcus. "I've never seen what that affects and [why] anybody should care -- and they never do affect me." He continued, "First of all, we're going to stop somebody from getting a marriage license because they're gay? You won't stop them from living together, so what have you accomplished? ... Wasting a lot of money here and a lot of time that could be spent working on this deficit that we're under ... I never saw the reasoning behind getting in people's personal lives. »
It's a girl, and she's sure to inspire some country hits! Rascal Flatts bassist Jay DeMarcus and Cmt personality Allison DeMarcus welcomed daughter Madeline Leigh via emergency C-section on Dec. 17, and they're showing her off to People.
Allison didn't waste a day of her maternity leave pre-baby. "I worked up until the day before I went to the hospital. I did an Alan Jackson interview, and the next day I was texting my producer that I didn't think I'd be able to do voice-overs, I'm having a baby," she says.
She went to the hospital early -- at 37 weeks -- because of some complications. "The last month or so was difficult. They were having trouble detecting her movement and then her heart rate started dropping a little bit, so that's why I went early."
Both proud parents were thrilled that they were having a girl. "I looked at Jay and said, »
She may have been a model employee throughout her pregnancy, but Allison DeMarcus put her maternity leave to good use at the last minute!
“I worked [for Cmt] up until the day before I went to the hospital. I did an Alan Jackson interview … and the next day I was texting my producer that I didn’t think I’d be able to do voice-overs, I’m having a baby!” the wife of Rascal Flatts bassist Jay DeMarcus tells People.
“The last month or so was difficult. They were having trouble detecting her movement and then her heart rate started dropping a little bit, »
Madeline Leigh DeMarcus, who was born Dec. 17 and is “perfect in every way,” will join her mom, Cmt presenter Allison DeMarcus, on the job at Cmt Insider Saturday Jan. 8 at 1.30 p.m. Et/Pt for her world premiere. Check our our sneak peek of the little one’s first TV appearance.
No word yet on when dad might take his daughter to work for her stage debut!
– Eileen Finan
4 items from 2011
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