10 items from 2015
A few years ago on a hot June night in Nashville, Country Music Television exec VP of development and events Jayson Dinsmore experienced an epiphany.
He was at Cma Music Fest, the annual outdoor music gathering held at the Tennessee Titans football stadium and throughout Music City that brings country music superstars, vets and newcomers face to face with their fans.
“Most of the people in attendance were young and in baseball caps and cut-off shorts, not belt buckles and cowboy boots,” he says. “Then, Jason Aldean sold out (Boston’s) Fenway Park and I realized that country is a state of mind and not regional.”
Eager to capitalize on country music’s youth movement that was ushered in by Taylor Swift and continues today with acts like Hunter Hayes, Sam Hunt and Kelsea Ballerini, Dinsmore and other executives at Cmt initiated programming that would appeal primarily to millennials. The »
- Melinda Newman
Is Britney Spears heading to prison? The answer is Yes if Taryn Manning gets her way. The "Orange Is the New Black" star revealed that she would love for her "Crossroads" costar to make a cameo on her Netflix show. "Of course, I want Britney Spears everywhere you can see her," the 36-year-old star told Et at the 2015 Emmy Awards on Sunday night. "She's the best." When the actress was asked about the type of character Brit should play, she couldn't stop gushing about Spears' acting chops. "Um, I mean, I don't have to make up a character -- she's such a good actor that I feel like they could do anything with her," Manning told the outlet. "I was so impressed working with her I was like -- she's just very sincere in her acting, you know? It's like everyone wanted to maybe hope that she's not gonna be good but she was great. »
- tooFab Staff
Will Britney Spears land a guest role on Orange Is The New Black? Taryn Manning wants Britney Spears to guest star on Oitnb. The 36-year-old actress - who co-starred with the singer in the 2002 movie 'Crossroads' - would love to reunite onscreen with the popstar once again and hopes she can convince Britney to appear in the Netflix prison drama'. Speaking on the red carpet at last night's (20.09.15) Primetime Emmy Awards, she told 'Entertainment Tonight': ''Of course, I want Britney Spears everywhere you can see her. She's the best. ''She's such a good actor that I feel like they could do anything with her. I was so impressed working with her I was like - she's just very sincere in her acting, you know? It's like everyone wanted to maybe hope that she's not gonna be good but she was great.'' Taryn also revealed that »
Justin Timberlake visited his buddy Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show Wednesday night, which usually means one thing: A new installment in their beloved, Roots-assisted "History of Rap" megamix. The pair wasted no time as the show opened with Timberlake and Fallon singing Jay Z and R. Kelly's "Fiesta" to kick off the dance party.
Back-to-school time isn’t just for the kiddos anymore. Justin Timberlake made a triumphant return to The Tonight Show on Wednesday, and with a little help from his old pal Jimmy Fallon, the former *Nsync-er gave us all a history lesson… in rap.
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Timberlake and Fallon performed another classic “History of Rap” medley, their sixth overall, consisting of 23 jams from Public Enemy to Fetty Wap.
To save you the trouble of pausing and Googling — because, honestly, who has time for that? — here’s a rundown of the songs performed in »
Looks like Britney Spears is headed to a TV near you! The "Womanizer" singer announced some exciting news on Tuesday when she shared via Twitter that she will be guest starring on the critically-acclaimed CW series "Jane The Virgin." "See u at the Marbella Hotel soon, @hereisgina @jaimecamil! Guest starring on one of my favorite shows Ever @CWJaneTheVirgin #DreamComeTrueat," she tweeted at the show's stars, Gina Rodriguez and actor Jaime Camil. See u at the Marbella Hotel soon, @hereisgina @jaimecamil! »
- tooFab Staff
Another Crossroads road trip!? Well, not exactly. Britney Spears traded in Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning (sorry, girls!) for Iggy Azalea in the singers' upcoming music video collaboration. The mom of two threw back to the '80s while belting out the undisclosed song in a bright orange jeep on Thursday, April 9. Always one to get creative (Exhibit A: her "Oops, I Did It Again" red latex suit!), the 33-year-old this time exposed her stomach in a leopard print crop top, ripped jeans, and pumps. She wore [...] »
Britney Spears could have been a royal princess. Well, maybe. Back in 2002, the pop star appeared on The Frank Skinner Show, and she revealed that Prince William stood her up before she started dating Justin Timberlake. Although she said that it was "all blown out of proportion," she also admitted, "We exchanged emails for a little bit, and he was supposed to come and see me somewhere, but it didn't work out." The host joked, "Go with the brother. He's much more fun." During the interview, Britney also talked about the movie Crossroads, her comments on virginity, her favorite way to spend her free time, and her then-current relationship with Justin Timberlake. She explained that they "really liked each other" when they were both on The Mickey Mouse Club, saying they lost touch for a few years, but the first time they saw each other again, there were butterflies and they started going out. »
The film Crossroads will always have a special place in our heart for many reasons, and if it was up to us, then Britney Spears, Taryn Manning and Zoe Saldana would all be filming the sequel, like, now. So when Manning stopped by the E! News studio on Wednesday to debut the music video for her latest single "All the Way," we had to ask the 36-year-old Orange Is the New Black star whether she would ever reteam with her Crossroads co-stars—and her response was better than we could have ever expected! "I would do Crossroads 2," the blond beauty, who looked adorable in bright yellow sweater, revealed to E! News before adding, "And a Hustle and Flow 2. And an 8 Mile »
Motherhood certainly suits Zoe Saldana.
The 36-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy actress Instagrammed this snapshot of her and her family celebrating her mother Asalia's 59th birthday at Hakkasan restaurant in Beverly Hills on Saturday, which is also her first pubic picture since she gave birth to her twin boys, Cy and Bowie, on Nov. 27.
A smiling Zoe glows in the pic, looking more in love than ever with her husband Marco Perego, who's embracing her from behind.
Video: Zoe Saldana Does a Pregnant Pole Dance
"Good times at my Mom's 59th. Might as well be 69 at the drinking speed these old farts are heading »
10 items from 2015
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