HollywoodNews.com: The last time Sandra Bullock was on the radar was at the MTV Movie Awards where she received the Generation Award.
However, yesterday she made a surprise appearance at the Nashville Rising concert for flood relief. According to US Magazine, she went on stage to introduce Faith Hill. She told the crowd, “They say a community is only as strong as its weakest link, and from where I stand, I see no weak links,” reports the Tennessean.
She then went on stage to play Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” for the fans. The night also featured performances by Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, and Miley Cyrus.
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HollywoodNews.com: The last time Sandra Bullock was on the radar was at the MTV Movie Awards where she received the Generation Award.
HollywoodNews.com: The 2010 CMT Music Awards was hosted by Kid Rock and featured some new winners, as well as some repeats.
Fan-favorite Carrie Underwood took home awards for Video of the Year (“Cowboy Casanova”), and for CMT Performance of the Year (“Temporary Home,” an invitation only concert). Keith Urban won for Male Video of the Year (“Til Summer Comes Around”) and Miranda Lambert took home her first CMT Music Award for Female Video of the Year (“White Liar”).
Group Lady Antebellum won Group Video of the Year (“Need You Now”), while Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins won Collaborative Video of the Year (“Hillbilly Bone”).
The show started with a performance by Kid Rock who was then joined on stage by Trace Adkins, Zac Brown, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, and Hank Williams, Jr. Miranda Lambert then performed her hit “White Liar,” followed by Tim McGraw performing “Southern Voice.” Brad Paisley then took the stage to perform “American Saturday Night.”
LeAnn Rimes gave a stunning performance with her fully choreographed dance number that included an appearance by songwriter John Anderson. Carrie Underwood then graced the stage to sing “Undo It” followed by a first time television performance by John Mayber of Urban’s song “Hit the Ground Running.” Lady Antebellum closed out the night with the television exclusive of the unreleased single, “Stars Tonight,” off of their current album.
Some of the presenters for the night included “Dancing With the Stars” competitors Erin Andrews and Maks Chmerkovskiy, Laura Bell Bundy, Sheryl Crow, Paula Deen, Kara Dioguardi, Gloriana, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Terrell Owens, Hayden Panettiere, Richard Petty, Kellie Pickler, Jada Pinkett-Smith, LeAnn Rimes, Blake Shelton, “Jersey Shore’s” Snooki and The Situation, David Spade, Taylor Swift, Kenan Thompson, Carrie Underwood, Luke Wilson, Trisha Yearwood and Zac Brown Band.
Below is the full list of winners:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Carrie Underwood – “Cowboy Casanova”
MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Keith Urban – “‘Til Summer Comes Around”
FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Miranda Lambert – “White Liar”
GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Brooks & Dunn – “Indian Summer”
USA WEEKEND BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Luke Bryan – “Do I”
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR – Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins – “Hillbilly Bone
CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – Carrie Underwood – “Temporary Home” from INVITATION ONLY: CARRIE UNDERWOOD
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – Shaun [...]
HollywoodNews.com: The 2010 CMT Music Awards have announced the presenter line-up, which includes celebrities from all parts of the industry. Among the highlights are “American Idol’s” Kara Dioguardi, NFL’s Terrell Owens, Hayden Panettiere, and Kenan Thompson. In addition, the Zac Brown Band and Trisha Yearwood will also present.
The show hosted by Kid Rock will feature performances by Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band, with more to be announced. The show will air live on Wednesday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.
Fans can vote online at vote.CMT.com through June 8 to determine the winners.
Hollywoodnews.com: CMT ONE COUNTRY continues its commitment to supporting the community at the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS by making donations on winners’ behalf to the charity of their choice for the third year in a row.
In addition to honoring winners’ charities, CMT ONE COUNTRY is partnering with Rhapsody® to make donations on behalf of all nominees. From now until Wednesday, June 16, the proceeds from the purchase of any 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominated song from Rhapsody.com will go to CMT ONE COUNTRY to support Tennessee flood relief. The 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS premiere Wednesday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com.
“CMT ONE COUNTRY is honored to once again reward the charities of the winners for the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS,” said Lucia Folk, senior director of public affairs, CMT. “And we are privileged to partner with Rhapsody to support the ongoing flood recovery that will continue for months to come in Nashville and its surrounding communities.”
“Rhapsody is proud to be involved with the CMT ONE COUNTRY initiative and help music fans contribute to ongoing flood relief efforts in Nashville,” said Tim Quirk, vice president of programming for Rhapsody America.
Since starting this initiative in 2008, CMT ONE COUNTRY has donated nearly $100,000 on behalf of winners to their selected charities. Visit CMTONECOUNTRY.com to learn more information about the nominated artists’ charities.
A complete list of the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominated artists and directors, and the charities who would receive their donation are below (in alphabetical order):
Trace Adkins: Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
Jason Aldean: Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Laura Bell Bundy: Kreative Kids Foundation
Brooks & Dunn: Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Luke Bryan: Shriners Hospitals for Children
Kenny Chesney: PLAN!T NOW
Easton Corbin: CMT ONE COUNTRY
Billy Currington: T.J. Martell Foundation
Darren Doane (Director): World Vision
Trey Fanjoy (Director): MusiCares
Deaton Flanigen (Director): Shalom Foundation
Gloriana: W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School
Chris Hicky (Director): Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Toby Keith: The Toby Keith Foundation
Lady Antebellum: Mocha Club
Miranda Lambert: The Humane Society of East Texas
Dave Matthews: The Horton Fund
Reba McEntire: Smile Train
Tim McGraw: The Neighbor’s Keeper Foundation
Brad Paisley: Shjon Podein Children’s Foundation
Kellie Pickler: Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)
Rascal Flatts: The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Michael Salomon (Director): Polycystic Kidney Foundation
Blake Shelton: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Shaun Silva (Director): Magdalene House (Thistle Farms)
Steel Magnolia: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
Taylor Swift: The American Red Cross
Carrie Underwood: C.A.T.S. Foundation
Keith Urban: FiftyForward
Roman White (Director): St. [...]
Hollywoodnews.com: Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood lead the list of nominees for the 2010 CMT Music Awards, which were announced this morning.
The two singers have three nominations each. They join Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum, who also have three nominations apiece.
The full list of nominees can be found here.
Kid Rock will host the 2010 Country Music Television Music Awards, which will air June 9 at 8 p.m. EST on CMT.
Simon Cowell and ‘Idol Gives Back’ Shine Spotlight on Children’s Health Fund and Families Struggling to Access Health Care
Children’s Health Fund (CHF) is one of the charities benefiting from tonight’s “Idol Gives Back,” the Emmy Award-winning television event and musical celebration raising awareness and funds to benefit various U.S. and international charities. CHF, an “Idol Gives Back” beneficiary for the third time, is the nation’s leading pediatric provider of mobile-based health care to homeless and low-income children and their families – regardless of their ability to pay. At least 14 million children and youth in the U.S. – one in five – live in poverty, and often when people live in poverty, they struggle to get access to ongoing health care. Each one of CHF’s 24 programs across the country has received support from “Idol Gives Back.”
Simon Cowell’s visit to CHF’s Southern Arizona program will air as part of “Idol Gives Back,” airing tonight, Wednesday, April 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX. During his visit, he saw firsthand how families in rural communities have difficultly accessing health care due to some non-insurance-related barriers, including lack of transportation or hundreds of miles between them and the closest doctor or specialist. CHF’s Southern Arizona program is located in an extremely rural area and experiences myriad challenges with very limited resources. It was founded largely in part to “Idol Gives Back” funding to CHF and brings urgently needed health care services to thousands of children, hundreds of which have special health care needs.
“In many poor communities across the country, children living in poverty can have an extremely difficult time getting the medical services they need. That fact is compounded by the great distances families have to travel to access critically needed services as well as doctor and other health professional shortages. It is particularly devastating for children with challenging medical conditions,” said Irwin Redlener, MD, President, Children’s Health Fund. “We are delighted and honored to be the recipient of ‘Idol Gives Back’ and its viewers’ generosity for the third time. Thanks to their incredible support, Children’s Health Fund has been able to provide care to families in Southern Arizona and all over the country through more than 650,000 health care visits. On behalf of everyone at the Children’s Health Fund and the children and families served by our programs, thank you.”
Access to doctors and specialists. Transportation issues. Language and cultural barriers. It is challenges like these that affect many of CHF’s families across the nation, preventing many kids from [...]
By Andy Pemberton
Get the weekend’s gossip in one handy to consume place.
Weekend Box Office Totals- 1. “How to Train Your Dragon,” $20 million, 2. “Kick-Ass,” $19.75 million, 3. “Date Night,” $17.3 million, 4. “Death at a Funeral,” $17 million, 5. “Clash of the Titans,” $15.8 million. / AP, NYP9, UAST1D
Carrie Underwood made history last night by becoming the first woman to win entertainer of the year twice at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Other winners included top selling trio Lady Antebellum, who won five awards, the most for the evening, including Top Vocal Group and Single Record of the Year. Brad Paisley received the Top Male Vocalist of the Year award while Miranda Lambert won Top Female Vocalist of the Year. / AP, DN3, USAT3D
Shaquille O’Neal told his 6-year-old son to pass along a death threat to the new boyfriend of his estranged wife, Shaunie O’Neal. Lawyers also claim that Shaq “interrogated” the couple’s four children, pumping them for information on Shaunie’s new beau. / NYP17
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren were back in Florida over the weekend but did not say a wood to each other, fueling rumors that a split is on the horizon. / NYP9
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Winners have been announced for the 45th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE tonight on the CBS Television Network from MGM GRAND in Las Vegas. Once again, nearly half a million fans voted for the Entertainer of the Year category and named Carrie Underwood winner of the evening’s biggest honor. This is the second year in a row that Underwood has been named Entertainer of the Year.
Underwood is the first female to ever win the Entertainer of the Year award twice and only the 7th female to take the award in the 40 year history of this category; previous winners include Loretta Lynn in 1975, Dolly Parton in 1977, Barbara Mandrell in 1980, Reba McEntire in 1994, Shania Twain in 1999, The Dixie Chicks in 2000 and Underwood’s first Entertainer of the Year award in 2009.
Underwood also received the Triple Crown Award, thanks to her past wins for the categories of Entertainer of the Year, Top Female Vocalist and Top New Female Vocalist, which has been won by only one other female artist — Barbara Mandrell in 2004.
Brad Paisley won Top Male Vocalist and Miranda Lambert won Top Female Vocalist. This is Paisley’s fourth consecutive win as Top Male Vocalist and Lambert’s first win as Top Female Vocalist. Brooks & Dunn won Top Vocal Duo and, in addition, the pair sang the fan-selected song “My Maria” as their final Academy of Country Music Awards performance. Lady Antebellum took home their first Top Vocal Group honor; the group won a total of five honors in three categories during tonight’s telecast, making them the night’s top winners.
Also this evening, Montgomery Gentry was honored with the 9th annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC / The Home Depot Humanitarian Award, which salutes an artist or group in the country music industry who is committed to serving others, has a generosity of spirit and a dedication to helping build the dreams of those in need.
Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry devote their time and energy into making the needs of others a priority. They are active participants in many charitable organizations giving their time, talent and treasure. Together, they have strongly served and supported the U.S. military and numerous charitable organizations including the TJ Martell Foundation, which Gentry serves as a board member. They also provide their individual time to two deserving philanthropies. Montgomery gives his support to Camp Horsin’ Around in [...]
With the recent announcement of Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens out from the competition, the stakes are getting higher on our favorite show, “American Idol.” This past week we saw Adam Lambert mentor the Idols, being the first “Idol” contestant to come back to give them tips. The following night he sang his hit single “Whataya Want From Me,” which is just starting to break into the top 10 now. Now the news has broken that singer Alicia Keys will serve as next week’s mentor to the contestants.
MTV reports that she will be mentoring them on “inspirational” songs and then will perform a song on the “Idol Gives Back” episode. Other top performers that will join her on stage for the show are Elton John, Carrie Underwood, the Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox, and Jeff Beck. The show will aim to raise money for the Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, and the United Nations Foundation.
This looks like a performance packed episode…we can’t wait!
ADAM LAMBERT PERFORMING “WHATAYA WANT FROM ME” ON “AMERICAN IDOL”
By Greg Hernandez
GREAT IDEA: LA Times pop music writer Ann Powers has come up with a suggestion that I fully endorse: sign Adam Lambert as an American Idol judge next season to replace Simon Cowell!
Writes Powers: It’s so clear that it’s Windex. It — he — sat there in the front row on Tuesday night, hair piled extra high in honor of the Elvis theme, a trouper’s grin affixed to his face even when the hopefuls he’d mentored ignored his obviously helpful suggestions. Yes, dear readers, I’m saying it: Adam Lambert should replace Simon Cowell as a judge on “American Idol.”
On hand for Elvis week, Adam was the first former Idol to return as a mentor, an honor-cum-duty (remember, he’s represented by the show’s ancillary organization, 19 Management) that turns out to suit him well. It could have gone to a more established unit-mover like Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson. Yet from the minute he stood at that familiar piano, persuading Crystal Bowersox to put down the folkie strum one time and strap on a sequined electric guitar, he filled the role with complete self-assurance, compassion and sincerity, tempered by an ironic edge that could easily translate to the judges’ table.
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ADAM LAMBERT – “WHATAYA WANT FROM ME”