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Craig Campbell to Sing National Anthem at Wounded Warrior Project 5K

Country star Craig Campbell will sing the national anthem at Carry Forward, delivered by Csx, on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Carry Forward is a 5K fitness challenge and fundraiser designed to help wounded warriors.

The event, organized by Wounded Warrior Project (Wwp), kicks off at 8:30 am on Nov. 10 at Wwp headquarters off Belfort Road in Jacksonville.

Craig’s expressive vocals have earned him a place among country’s notable singers. He has become a regular on the Grand Ole Opry, has appeared on NBC’s “Today,” supported the Uso, and sang “American Anthem” at Macy’s 2017 Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.

“It’s an honor for me to make a pause right before Veterans Day to let our men and women in uniform know that we’re thankful for all they do for us and for the sacrifices they make,” said Craig, who’s currently touring the U.S. “It’s
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Herschel Walker Blasts Marshawn Lynch's Protest: 'Total Disrespect, Lost Respect for You'

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[[tmz:video id="0_xqy1l4xy"]] Herschel Walker says he's always been a huge Marshawn Lynch fan ... until Beast Mode dropped the ultimate diss on America this past weekend. "To stand for the Mexico anthem and sit for the American anthem is total disrespect," Herschel told TMZ Sports in NYC. "Lost respect for you ... that’s just not right.” Walker says disagreeing with Donald Trump is fine -- but clearly thinks the way Marshawn expressed it is outta line. As the
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PBS Series Is Seeking 20-Something Transgender Individuals

The same week Csa has announced an initiative to get more transgender and gender non-binary individuals on screen, PBS’s documentary series “Independent Lens” is seeking transgender 20-somethings for an upcoming episode. The story will feature “a day in the life of America, a new American anthem” in hopes of creating “an emotional...alluring energy of human connection.” Mark Pellington will direct, and the shoot will take place Oct. 19 or 20. Michael Sanford is casting the project. If you’d like a chance to be featured, send a photo and brief description including your background and interest in participating to Michael and Jillian at msanfordcasting@gmail.com. Looking to get cast? Apply to casting calls on Backstage.
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Obscure Movie Characters I Like: This Guy in the Movie “American Anthem”

If you haven’t seen the 1986 classic gymnastics film American Anthem then I don’t know what’s wrong with you. Featuring music from John Parr and a young Janet Jones showcasing her incredible flexibility, it’s fun for the entire family. Actually it’s one of those “So bad it’s good” movies and I watch it every single time it’s on television, which is virtually never. If you’ve seen the movie than you’ll know exactly who this guy above is. His real name is Tiny Wells and unfortunately he’s not with us anymore. Wells died in 1990 due to a motorcycle crash. However,

Obscure Movie Characters I Like: This Guy in the Movie “American Anthem
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American Pie Singer Don McLean’s Wife gets Protective Order

Just about everyone in the entire world knows the song “American Pie” by Don McLean. It’s actually considered somewhat of an American anthem despite the fact that most people don’t realize that the song is about the tragic plane crash involving Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper. Even so, “American Pie” is played in stadiums all around the country as a rallying cry. It’s been using in commercials, political rallies, and just about anywhere when a group is trying to support patriotism. But the man behind the song, Don McLean, has not had such a patriotic life as

American Pie Singer Don McLean’s Wife gets Protective Order
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Margaret Cho Remembers Anna Nicole Smith's Last Days and Her 'Overwhelming Guilt' over Son's Death

Margaret Cho Remembers Anna Nicole Smith's Last Days and Her 'Overwhelming Guilt' over Son's Death
Margaret Cho is paying tribute to her friend Anna Nicole Smith, who died in 2007 of a drug overdose. Cho stars in a new music video called "Anna Nicole," from Cho's album American Anthem and which tells the story of when the friends kissed in 2002's The Anna Nicole Show. Cho also opened up about her friendship with Smith, whose death at 39 of a drug dose came shortly after her 20-year-old son Daniel died in 2006. Daniel passed away in Smith's hospital room just three days after she gave birth to her daughter Dannielynn. A pathologist later determined he died from a lethal combination of methadone,
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Margaret Cho Remembers Anna Nicole Smith's Last Days and Her 'Overwhelming Guilt' over Son's Death

Margaret Cho Remembers Anna Nicole Smith's Last Days and Her 'Overwhelming Guilt' over Son's Death
Margaret Cho is paying tribute to her friend Anna Nicole Smith, who died in 2007 of a drug overdose. Cho stars in a new music video called "Anna Nicole," from Cho's album American Anthem and which tells the story of when the friends kissed in 2002's The Anna Nicole Show. Cho also opened up about her friendship with Smith, whose death at 39 of a drug dose came shortly after her 20-year-old son Daniel died in 2006. Daniel passed away in Smith's hospital room just three days after she gave birth to her daughter Dannielynn. A pathologist later determined he died from a lethal combination of methadone,
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Channing Tatum Will Crush Your Silly Tonight Show Game, Jimmy Fallon, and You Will Literally Get Egg on Your Face

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Channing Tatum Will Crush Your Silly Tonight Show Game, Jimmy Fallon, and You Will Literally Get Egg on Your Face
To paraphrase the great American anthem that plays at the end of American cinematic masterpiece Magic Mike Xxl, "All [Channing Tatum does] is win win win no matter what" and yes, that applies to your silly Tonight Show games, Jimmy FallonChanning Tatum might seem like America's puppy dog, but no, he is more like America's pet wolf, who succumbs his competitive instincts when the eggs come out. Okay, that metaphor needs work. Anyway, Jimmy Fallon and Channing Tatum played egg roulette on The Tonight Show and Channing Tatum won. Obviously.
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Marc Anthony Hits The Stage After ‘God Bless America’ Racist Remarks

Marc was disgustingly bashed on Twitter after fans felt ‘offended’ that he sang ‘God Bless America’ at the Mlb All-Star Game on July 16. Watch the video and read the terrible tweets.

Marc Anthony quickly brushed off the negative comments on Twitter and performed on the ”Premios Juventud 2013″ stage in Miami on July 18, days after he was bashed for singing “God Bless America” at the Mlb All-Star Game on July 16.

Marc Anthony Sings ‘God Bless America’ — Singer Bashed On Twitter

While Marc, 44, sang “God Bless America” flawlessly, hitting every note with precision, Twitter users couldn’t help but complain that a man of Puerto Rican descent was singing an American anthem.

Comments like ”Why the f*** is a s*** singing God Bless America?” and “Nothing like having a Mexican sing God Bless America for the #Asg what the f***…” were posted on Twitter.

More terrible tweets used racial slurs, called his
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Watch: Salma Hayek's Mexicanidad In Question, Again

Watch: Salma Hayek's Mexicanidad In Question, Again
This Mexican-born actress has truly crossed over.

With her right hand over her heart, Salma Hayek performed the U.S. National Anthem on the “Late Show with David Letterman” Wednesday -- a performance that ruffled the feathers of the Mexican media, some of whom said that Hayek fumbled with her birth-country’s national anthem.

“Salma sings the U.S. national anthem better than the Mexican one,” reads the title of an article in Mexican daily El Informador, accompanied by a photo with a caption saying: “The Mexican actress Salma Hayek appears to easily forget her homeland.”

The copywriters at El Informador have a point.

Hayek only made it through the first lines of the Mexican anthem before appearing to draw a blank. “Eh, no, really?” She said, before resuming. After one more line, she stopped, saying: “it's enough.”

Watch Salma sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" in the video above and her
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Watch: Canadian Singer Butchers U.S. National Anthem

Watch: Canadian Singer Butchers U.S. National Anthem
Alexis Normand probably won't be getting requests to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" anytime soon.

During Saturday's Memorial Cup game, the Canadian singer severely distorted the U.S. national anthem, stumbling through the lyrics and even pausing at times as she seemed to forget full phrases. Fortunately, audience members at the Canadian ice hockey tournament were good sports and helped Normand finish the song.

Normand followed her horrible rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" with a much better version of "O Canada," the Canadian national anthem. The May 18 match got underway, and the Halifax Mooseheads went on to triumph 7-4 over the visiting Portland Winterhawks from Oregon.

After the blunder, the Saskatoon-based jazz singer took to Twitter to apologize.

I'm embarrassed and deeply sorry. I wish I'd had more time to learn the American anthem. Thanks so much for the crowd's help! #memorialcup

— Alexis Normand (@Alex6Normand) May 19, 2013

Normand also explained to
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Faith Hill Gives Fans Exclusive Peek at 'American Heart' Video

Faith Hill Gives Fans Exclusive Peek at 'American Heart' Video
Faith Hill will unveil the music video for "American Heart" - her first official music video in almost five years - on her website, FaithHill.com, this Thursday (9 p.m. Et) - but you can get a sneak peek now! "When I first heard this song I was brought to hears," Hill says in a statement. "I not only knew I had to record it, but I almost immediately saw it visually. It's so awesome and so appropriate to be albeit to share it with my fans first, because they've been so supportive of me throughout the years." When the
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'Chariots of Fire,' 'The Cutting Edge' and other Olympic movies that have gone for the gold

"Charlie Chan at the Olympics" (1937): Yes, really. Footage from the previous year's Berlin Olympics figures into this caper that takes the sleuth (Warner Oland) to those Games.

"Jim Thorpe - All American" (1951): Burt Lancaster surely had the physique for the title role in this portrait of the Native American who medaled in both the pentathlon and decathlon.

"Walk, Don't Run" (1966): Cary Grant made his final screen appearance in this comedy set against the backdrop of the Tokyo Olympics, where scarce quarters make roommates of strangers (Grant, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton).

"Chariots of Fire" (1981): Generally acknowledged as the top Olympics movie to date, confirmed by its Oscar for best picture, director Hugh Hudson's drama casts Ben Cross and Ian Charleson as British competitors in the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.

"Personal Best" (1982): An athlete (Mariel Hemingway) becomes deeply involved with a rival (Patrice Donnelly) for a spot on the U.
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The Olympics Go Hollywood!

"Special From Next Avenue"

By Leah Rozen

Hollywood has long carried an Olympic torch for the Games and their charismatic champions

Before he wore a loincloth as Tarzan and yodeled while swinging across movie screens on a vine, Johnny Weissmuller was an Olympic swimming champ.

The strapping Weissmuller -- 6-foot-5, 190 pounds -- power-splashed his way to five gold medals in the 1924 and ‘28 Olympic Games. Recognizing a marketable hunk when it saw one, Hollywood snapped him up.

"It was like stealing," Weissmuller (1904-1984) once said of his Tarzan career, which included a dozen films between 1932 and ‘48. "There was swimming in it, and I didn't have much to say. How can a guy climb trees, say ‘Me Tarzan, you Jane,’ and make a million?"

I was a sucker for Weismuller’s Tarzan films -- as a kid, I used to watch the scratchy prints that repeatedly aired on Saturday afternoon TV.

In fact,
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Patrick Stewart boldly goes through London with Olympic torch

Patrick Stewart boldly goes through London with Olympic torch
The Olympic torch’s journey through the U.K. is near its end, and Monday it passed through the hands of our favorite mutant/Starfleet captain.

Sir Patrick Stewart, of Star Trek: The Next Generation and X-Men fame, carried the torch through Croydon in South London.

“Nevermind Jean-Luc Picard. I have attended world premieres of big movies that have not had the excitement and sense of pleasure that people are exhibiting today,” Stewart said of the crowd gathered for the occasion.

The torch relay, which traditionally criss-crosses the globe, has remained solely in the U.K. this year. Most
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Olympic Village sex: Top 10 quotes from Espn The Magazine's investigative report

We’re sure you always read Espn The Magazine’s annual Body Issue, on newsstands today, for the articles.* But this year, you really might. There’s a juicy feature by Sam Alipour on life in the Olympic Village titled ”Will you still medal in the morning?” It’s not news that there tends to be a lot of sex happening when you put the world’s top athletes together with a need to blow off steam. That’s why the village clinic will have a reported 100,000 condoms on hand. But it’s always fun to read about. The Top 10 quotes from the feature,
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Olympics coverage to feature 'Facebook Talk Meter,' so don't blow your status updates

Olympics coverage to feature 'Facebook Talk Meter,' so don't blow your status updates
Today, the NBC Olympics division and Facebook will announce a deal that brings the conversations we’ll all be having (or at least “liking”) on Facebook when the Olympics start on July 27 to our TVs. According to The New York Times, a small staff of Facebook employees will be on hand in London to do some “data-crunching” and inform NBC what its users are talking about (ergo, “The Facebook Talk Meter”). NBC will then turn those hot topics into TV segments. I hope Bob Costas enjoys discussing swimmers’ abs!

The deal also involves NBC providing exclusive content for its NBC
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Hot Olympic gymnast who admits he was inspired by 'American Anthem,' we love you

Hot Olympic gymnast who admits he was inspired by 'American Anthem,' we love you
After watching the men’s U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, we already had our eye on 20-year-old Jake Dalton (pictured), who made the team thanks to his phenomenal floor and vault scores and large cheering section of supporters wearing T-shirts with his face on them. But now, after reading the headline “Olympian Dalton inspired by American Anthem” on NBCOlympics.com, we’re officially fans.

Dalton says he was probably seven years old when he started watching the movie on VHS and realized he wanted to be like Mitch Gaylord (the member of the gold medal-winning ’84 team who stars in the
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Stand Back! 64 Reasons Why We Love Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks is many things: Goddess Of Rock, style icon, survivor, and today is her 64th Birthday. We could never hope to give her all of the proper respect she deserves, but here's a small tribute to her legacy of cryptic lyrics, ethereal stage presence, and shawls.

So many shawls ...

1. - "Landslide." The greatest song ever written. Timeless, and one of the most covered songs of all time, from The Dixie Chicks to anyone learning the guitar ... or performing drunken karaoke.

2. "Sisters Of The Moon" - Hands down the best track from Tusk, the chances that Stevie would write a song named "Sisters Of The Moon" were always pretty good.

3. "Gypsy" - One of the definitive Fleetwood Mac songs, and one of the greatest music videos ever made.

4.

5."Silver Spring" Such a beautiful song, it was originally supposed to be included on Rumours but was left off because there just
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Obama's got pipes, but who are our other favorite singing politicians?

Since President Obama revealed, albeit very briefly, that he has a voice like fine, fine satin last night, we were reminded about some of the other remarkable singing politicians who’ve tickled our ears over the decades. We’ll leave aside performers like Ronald Reagan and Sonny Bono who turned to politics later in life. Also, sorry, John McCain. You were a little pitchy, dawg. So who are our top 5 political performers? Read on…

5. John Ashcroft: Soaring eagles and Singing Senators

The Senator-turned-Attorney General’s passion for music was met with mixed reviews. Though he received pretty much universal
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