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Monday
Oct072013

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockCarrie Underwood and Mike Fisher tied the knot in which state? ANSWER: Georgia.

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Monday
Oct072013

Slash Discusses the New Horror Film He Produced, "Nothing Left to Fear"

ABC News RadioNothing Left to Fear, the first movie from Slash's Slasher Films production company, premiered in select theaters over the weekend, and will be available for purchase on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital video on Tuesday.  The horror flick, which stars Anne Heche, James Tupper and Clancy Brown, tells the story of a religious family who moves into a small Kansas town with a dark secret -- it happens to be located over a portal to hell.

"Basically, it's Internet folklore," the ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist tells ABC News Radio about the inspiration for the film.  "There is a town called Stull in Kansas, and there's this whole series of anecdotes of things that have been happening [there] for years…And there is a cemetery there that's supposed to be one of the seven gateways to hell, and there's a church next door to it which is harboring a demon and the son of a demon, or something along those lines."

As a lifelong horror-movie fan, Slash says many aspects of Nothing Left to Fear's story appealed to him and inspired him to co-produce the flick.

"I love the sort of innocent family being lured into this nice, rural community under false pretenses," he explains.  "I loved the religious aspect of it, because that's a thing that's supposed to make you feel safe, so I love that sort of twist there…Everything about it seemed like something…original, but it's along themes that we've heard before."

Besides being involved in the production end, Slash also lent his musical talents to the movie, co-writing the score -- in collaboration with composer Nicholas O'Toole -- and contributed a couple of original songs to the soundtrack.  The rocker explains that although he hadn't composed a full-length score before, working with O'Toole turned what might have been a chore into a "really pleasurable" experience.

"In a way, [it was] a challenge," notes Slash, "but it was so fascinating and it was so much fun to do that it took all the work out of it."

One of the original tunes the 48-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer penned for the movie was the title track, which features vocals by Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy, who also has been the lead singer of Slash's band for the last few years.  Slash says asking Kennedy to appear on the song was a no-brainer.

"Myles is an incredible singer, and he's got the kind of voice that fits perfectly to do something haunting," he maintains.  "He's got a very, very sort of buttery-smooth voice with a lot of range, so he can go very deep and he can go very high…It wasn't even a question to me who should sing it."

As for what kind of movie fans can expect next from Slasher Films, Slash promises that it definitely won't be a romantic comedy.

"Slasher Films is primarily horror based," he insists.  "There's so many different possibilities for horror stories [and] science-fiction stories, but along those lines is where I'm keeping it focused.  I'm just looking for another story that's really, really great and something that totally grabs me by the short hairs."

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Monday
Oct072013

Toni Braxton Says "I Don't Know What I Was Thinking About Retiring" in the New Teaser for Braxton Family Values

Facebook.com/ToniBraxtonThe wait is almost over. WE tv has revealed the first glimpse at the upcoming fourth season of the hit reality series, Braxton Family Values.

In the one-minute clip, we see Toni Braxton returning to the stage after she considered retiring, telling the audience "I don't know what I was thinking about retiring." The cameras also followed the R&B legend into the studio as she began working on her new duets album, Love, Marriage & Divorce, with Babyface. Toni's siblings also have a lot going on, especially Tamar Braxton who is juggling both motherhood with her music career following the release of her album, Love and War.

This season will also see the Trina contemplating divorce from her husband, Tawanda liberating herself with a nude photo-shoot to celebrate her 40th birthday and Tracy is demanding her husband take a DNA test in response to rumors that he's fathered a love child.

The Braxton Family Values returns this November.

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Monday
Oct072013

Lady Gaga Unlocking Album Cover Today on Billboards 

Interscope RecordsLady Gaga will unveil the cover of her new album ARTPOP today in an unusual way: it'll appear on billboards all over the world starting this afternoon.

Gaga announced via Facebook that the cover image will be unlocked piece by piece by fans' tweets starting at 1 p.m. ET.  There will also be a live stream of the reveal from Times Square, New York at LadyGaga.com.

The ARTPOP album cover features a sculpture by famed artist Jeff Koons, who over the years has created sculptures and paintings that are both whimsical and controversial.   An image on Gaga's Facebook page contains little bits and pieces of what looks like Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, a legendary painting that inspired some of the images in Gaga's video for Applause.

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Monday
Oct072013

Will Selena Gomez Be Paying Big Bucks to Settle Perfume Company Lawsuit?

Facebook.com/SelenaGomezSelena Gomez has reportedly reached a settlement with a perfume company that accuses her of backing out on an endorsement deal, but the agreement may end up costing the singer some significant cash, TMZ has learned.

Adrenalina, Inc. sued Selena in April, claiming it invested $2 million into research and development for a line of products that would carry the singer's name, after which she allegedly backed out of the deal.

Selena countersued, claiming she backed out because the company was faltering and was unable to develop the products. The singer claimed Adrenalina, Inc. owed her at least $5.2 million because their business deal fell apart.

TMZ now reports settlement documents indicate the case has been dismissed. Sources tell the gossip website Selena will pay a six-figure sum to end the dispute but there's another component of the lawsuit that could boost the payoff to seven figures.

TMZ says neither side would comment on the settlement.

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Monday
Oct072013

Justin Bieber Releases New Single, "Heartbreaker"

Image courtesy Justin Bieber via InstagramAs promised, Justin Bieber released his new single, "Heartbreaker," early Monday at midnight. Fans have been awaiting its arrival for months, since he's teased it on social media and in an ad for his fragrance, The Key.

In the chorus of the slow-paced track, Justin sings, "Don’t tell me you’re my heartbreaker/'Cause, girl, my heart’s breaking."

Justin also posted a message regarding "Heartbreaker" on Twitter, calling it a "song for people going through heartbreak -- like I was when I wrote it. It means so much to me to be able to share what I was, and still am, going through, with my fans. I'm very proud of this song and I hope it gives my fans some insight into my heart."

That's a pretty obvious reference to his public split from Selena Gomez.

The debut of "Heartbreaker" is part of what Justin has described on Twitter as "#MusicMondays," during which he will apparently release new music every Monday for 10 weeks.

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Monday
Oct072013

Chris Brown Says He Lost His Virginity When He Was 8

Facebook.com/ChrisBrownChris Brown is proud of his sexual history, judging by the comments he's made to the British newspaper The Guardian.

He tells the paper he lost his virginity when he was eight years old, to a girl who was 14 or 15. The Virginia native explains, "It's different in the country."

Chris says he and his male cousins watched a lot of pornography, which prepared them for close encounters with the opposite sex. He says, "By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I'm saying? Like, girls, we weren't afraid to talk to them; I wasn't afraid. So, at eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it."

The 24-year-old singer declines to reveal how many women he's slept with, but he suggests the number is high. He says, "You know how Prince had a lot of girls back in the day? Prince was, like, the guy. I'm just that, today. But most women won't have any complaints if they've been with me. They can't really complain. It's all good."  

In the interview, Chris also reflects on his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna, calling it a "wake-up call" and "one of the most troubling times in my life, because I was 18 or 19, so being able to feel the hatred from more adult people, you don't understand it at the time, because you made a mistake."

Chris also has a hard time understanding a judge's ruling in August that he must perform an additional one thousand hours of community service after his probation was reinstated following a hit-and-run accusation.

Chris complains, "Community service, that s*** is a b****. I'll be honest -- and you can quote me on that -- that is a m*****f***** there. For me, I think it's more of a power trip for the DA. I can speak freely now, because I don't really care what they say about it, but as far as, like, the 1,000 extra hours they gave me, that's totally fricking bananas."

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Monday
Oct072013

Sinead O'Connor Says Simon Cowell Has Contributed to the "Murder of Music"

Kevin Abosch/SineadOConnor.comWith Sinead O'Connor's feud with Miley Cyrus simmering down, the Irish singer is focusing her attention on a new target: Simon Cowell.

Appearing on Ireland's The Late Late Show on Friday, Sinead addressed her back-and-forth exchange with Miley, insisting that she was simply shedding light on what she feels is the exploitation of young artists.

Sinead said she believes in the power of music to change the world, but “the industry has taken over so much, the money-making side of it, all the sexualizing of extremely young people, for example, making records, and the kind of worship of money and bling and diamonds...Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, all that stuff, it all amounts to the murder of music and that’s what concerns me.”

Walsh, an entertainment manager, is a judge on Cowell's U.K. version of The X Factor, which Sinead argued has contributed to the "murder" of rock and roll by deciding which musicians should become famous.

Sinead pointed out that she thinks Miley has released some great records. However, she criticized the content of Miley's "Wrecking Ball" video, questioning "whether it’s appropriate for 20-year-old women to be asked to lick sledgehammers in videos for songs that have no lyrical reference to any such thing in them. It's what I would see as the exploitation of somebody who is possibly too young to understand the dangers of allowing themselves to be exploited.”

Sinead also felt Miley showed poor judgment last week by taking to Twitter to compare Sinead's past mental problems to the issues currently faced by Amanda Bynes. She said, "I thought it was a nasty thing to do to Amanda Bynes because she had nothing to do with the issue, the conversation. And also the poor girl is in the hospital at the moment receiving treatment."

Sinead added that she doesn't think Miley set out to intentionally hurt Bynes.

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Monday
Oct072013

Sting Set to Guest Star on "The Michael J. Fox Show"

Image credit: Frank OckenfelsSting will make an appearance on Michael J. Fox's new NBC comedy later this year. The musician has announced he will guest star as himself in a holiday-themed episode of The Michael J. Fox Show. According to TVLine.com, he'll film the appearance this week.

How his cameo will factor into the episode remains to be seen. However, Fox's onscreen wife, Betsy Brandt, told TVLine.com recently that the main story line in the episode will revolve around their characters attempting to "out-gift" each other.

An airdate for the episode has not been announced. The Michael J. Fox Show airs Thursday nights.

This won't be the first time Sting has played himself in a TV comedy. He also guest starred in an episode of Ricky Gervais' most recent HBO series, Life's Too Short.

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Monday
Oct072013

Ed Sheeran Serenades Friend & New Bride at Wedding in Ibiza, Spain

Vince Bucci/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABCAnyone can hire a band to perform at their wedding, but how many couples can say that they had Ed Sheeran serenading them as they tied the knot?  Well, Ed's producer Jake Gosling can now make that claim.

The British paper The Daily Mirror reports that Ed turned wedding singer over the weekend to perform during Gosling's first dance with his new bride, after they exchanged vows during an intimate ceremony on the Spanish island of Ibiza.  Ed retweeted a photo taken by a wedding guest that shows him sitting on a stool with an acoustic guitar singing as the couple dances.  He also tweeted, "What an amazing weekend. Happy people at weddings make me happy."

Gosling worked with Ed on his best-selling debut album +, including on the Grammy-nominated single "The A Team."  He also worked on One Direction's first two albums, most notably on the single "Little Things" which was co-written by Ed.

Ed's next public performance will be at a slightly bigger venue: New York City's Madison Square Garden, where he'll do three concerts starting October 29.

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Monday
Oct072013

John Lennon's Los Angeles "Tree House" for Sale

Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesA unique cottage in the Hollywood Hills where John Lennon once lived is up for sale for just under $1 million. The house, which is described as a resembling a tree house, is located in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Lennon and wife Yoko Ono are believed to have stayed in the two-bedroom, two-bath home in the 1970s. According to a Zillow.com listing, the residence was built in 1961 by a successful actor, and its current owner is Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe, who bought the property in May 2006 for $879,000.

The listing also reveals that the house features "breathtaking wall-sized windows and elegant hardwood floors and ceilings," and a master bedroom influenced by Japanese architecture. In addition, the residence boasts a large deck offering "stunning city views," and where Lennon is rumored to have written many songs.

The 960-square-foot home is situated on a 5,063 square-foot lot. The asking price is $999,000.

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Monday
Oct072013

Slash Discusses the New Horror Film He Produced, "Nothing Left to Fear"

Photo: Travis ShinnNothing Left to Fear, the first movie from Slash's Slasher Films production company, premiered in select theaters over the weekend, and will be available for purchase on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital video on Tuesday.  The horror flick, which stars Anne Heche, James Tupper and Clancy Brown, tells the story of a religious family who moves into a small Kansas town with a dark secret -- it happens to be located over a portal to hell.

"Basically, it's Internet folklore," the ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist tells ABC News Radio about the inspiration for the film.  "There is a town called Stull in Kansas, and there's this whole series of anecdotes of things that have been happening [there] for years…And there is a cemetery there that's supposed to be one of the seven gateways to hell, and there's a church next door to it which is harboring a demon and the son of a demon, or something along those lines."

As a lifelong horror-movie fan, Slash says many aspects of Nothing Left to Fear's story appealed to him and inspired him to co-produce the flick.

"I love the sort of innocent family being lured into this nice, rural community under false pretenses," he explains.  "I loved the religious aspect of it, because that's a thing that's supposed to make you feel safe, so I love that sort of twist there…Everything about it seemed like something…original, but it's along themes that we've heard before."

Besides being involved in the production end, Slash also lent his musical talents to the movie, co-writing the score -- in collaboration with composer Nicholas O'Toole -- and contributed a couple of original songs to the soundtrack.  The rocker explains that although he hadn't composed a full-length score before, working with O'Toole turned what might have been a chore into a "really pleasurable" experience.

"In a way, [it was] a challenge," notes Slash, "but it was so fascinating and it was so much fun to do that it took all the work out of it."

One of the original tunes the 48-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer penned for the movie was the title track, which features vocals by Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy, who also has been the lead singer of Slash's band for the last few years.  Slash says asking Kennedy to appear on the song was a no-brainer.

"Myles is an incredible singer, and he's got the kind of voice that fits perfectly to do something haunting," he maintains.  "He's got a very, very sort of buttery-smooth voice with a lot of range, so he can go very deep and he can go very high…It wasn't even a question to me who should sing it."

As for what kind of movie fans can expect next from Slasher Films, Slash promises that it definitely won't be a romantic comedy.

"Slasher Films is primarily horror based," he insists.  "There's so many different possibilities for horror stories [and] science-fiction stories, but along those lines is where I'm keeping it focused.  I'm just looking for another story that's really, really great and something that totally grabs me by the short hairs."

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Monday
Oct072013

Nashville Notes 

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockLee Brice hosted a "Parking Lot Party" last week for Great American Country's new series, Celebrity Coaches. We'll let you know when it's scheduled to air.

Cassadee Pope will appear on NBC's Today Tuesday and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.

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Monday
Oct072013

Carrie Underwood in Intense Rehearsals for "The Sound of Music"; Gets Thumbs Up from Julie Andrews

Arista NashvilleCarrie Underwood wrapped up her massive Blown Away tour earlier this year, and now she's extremely busy yet again preparing for her role in NBC's The Sound of Music.  The three-hour production airs live this December featuring Carrie in the lead role of Maria von Trapp.  Intense rehearsals just started in New York City, but Carrie has been preparing for this gig for a few months now.

Looking forward, Carrie says, "We'll be doing stuff every single day.  It's gonna be very time-consuming and challenging, but it's gonna be very worth it, too.  I definitely believe that."

While Carrie has done a little acting in the past few years, she's never carried a big three-hour production like this one before. That's why she's working so hard to get it right.

"I gotta learn lines," Carrie says. "I gotta learn staging.  I gotta know when I'm changing my costume.  I'm gonna have to learn some dance steps here and there.  That one's a whole different animal."

Carrie recently got a big nod of approval from Julie Andrews, who played Maria in the iconic 1965 film version of The Sound of Music.

Speaking about Carrie's casting as Maria, Julie tells BroadwayWorld.com, "I think she's great.  It's going to be the original show, I believe, and I think after 40 or 50 years it's probably time somebody else had a crack at it."

NBC's The Sound of Music airs December 5 on NBC.

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Monday
Oct072013

Elle Varner Wrote Song "Dissing Everyone" After Hearing Beyonce’s "Bow Down"

Photo Credit: Steven Gomillion and Dennis LeupoldIn the same way that Kendrick Lamar stirred up rappers with his lethal verse on Big Sean's "Control," Elle Varner admits that she hit the studio after she heard Beyonce's buzz single, "Bow Down," where King B essentially proclaimed that she's above all her female R&B peers.

"I actually made a song kind of dissing everybody," Elle tells AllHipHop.com.  "It’s called 'Coming for Your Neck.'  Who knows, I might put it out.  But at the end of the day, I’m a writer and I’m a great writer...I just have to think about what I release and if it fits my brand."

While Varner confessed that she loved the beat to "Bow Down," in regards to the lyrical content, Elle adds, "I think that she already was above everybody without needing to say it."

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Monday
Oct072013

Soundgarden Hoping to Inject “More Bite” into Next Studio Album

Universal/Republic RecordsWhile Soundgarden hasn’t made any official plans for a follow-up to 2012’s King Animal, members of the band are confident they’ll record a new album sometime in the future.

“We don’t have plans, but we have desire and interest in making another album,” guitarist Kim Thayil tells O2 Academy TV in a video interview. Drummer Matt Cameron adds he already has an idea for the upcoming release, noting he’d like the songs to feature heavier riffs. “I think we’d like to just make…a record that’s more raw, you know, that maybe just kinda has a little more bite, more guitars,” he explains.

While we wait for new music from the guys, the group’s first record label, Sub Pop Records, has announced they’ll be reissuing the band’s long-out-of-print 1990 compilation Screaming Life/Fopp. The remastered set, which is comprised of Soundgarden’s first two EPs, includes the original ten tracks and “Sub Pop Rock City,” a cut that was originally featured on 1988’s Sub Pop 200 compilation. Screaming Life/Fopp will be available at all the usual digital outlets and on vinyl starting November 26.

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Sunday
Oct062013

On "SNL," Miley Pokes Fun at MTV VMA Performance, Barely Twerks at All 

Mary Ellen Matthews/NBCPredictably, Miley Cyrus' stint as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live this past weekend poked fun at her scandalous MTV Video Music Awards performance, but she didn't manage cause any new controversy during the show, which started about a half-hour late due to a late-ending football game.

The show began with a look at a post-apocalyptic America in the year 2045.  When one character asked another what led to the downfall of the country, another recalled that "the day America ended" was the MTV VMAs, thanks to Miley's performance.  Flashback to this year, and Miley warming up backstage, ready to go on at the VMAs in her teddy bear costume.  Then, SNL castmember Vanessa Bayer, in character as Miley from SNL's The Miley Cyrus Show sketch, comes through the door.  A shocked Miley can't believe her eyes, saying, "I must have smoked too much" -- and then she turns to the camera and smiles --- "cigarettes." 

Vanessa-as-Miley tells Miley that she's the "old you," and that she's come to warn her that her performance will be too controversial, but the real Miley doesn't listen.  When Vanessa-as-Miley asks the real Miley why she keeps sticking her tongue out, Miley explains, "I'm having tiny strokes, yo!"  Then Vanessa gives Miley an All-American Girl doll name "Molly" --- "just like the one you sing about in all your songs."  Cast members also appeared briefly as Robin Thicke and Will Smith. Then flash back to to 2045, as the character from the beginning of the sketch reveals that while America may have gone down in flames, Canada came out on top because "Prime Minister Bieber was a fair and generous ruler."

Then it was time for Miley's monologue, where she promised there'd be "no twerking tonight," because "now that white people are doing it, it's kinda lame."  Here's how the rest of the show went for Miley:

--A video parody of Miley's "We Can't Stop" clip was retitled "We Did Stop (The Government)," and cast Miley as Michelle Bachman and cast member Taran Killam as John Boehner.  They were shown cavorting outrageously at an out-of-control party, just like in the video, while singing about how they conspired to shut down the government.

--Miley sang a stripped-down acoustic version of "We Can't Stop" and a full-band version of "Wrecking Ball."

--She appeared as a guest on the Girlfriends Talk Show sketch as "Lil Teenie," a friend of Cecily Strong's character from the school hip-hop club.  She spoke in hip-hop slang and twerked, albeit very briefly.

--She played Scarlett Johansson in a sketch about casting the movie 50 Shades of Grey, and Hillary Clinton in a sketch about a planned MTV show focusing on the friendship between Clinton and Barack Obama.

--She played one of the co-hosts on a Miami morning TV show, as well as a high school student who comes on to a female poetry teacher.

--She played herself in a brief sketch in which she was supposedly dying to have sex with new SNL cast member Kyle Mooney.

Surprisingly, there was no mention made of Miley's feud with Sinead O'Connor, who was banned from SNL in 1992 after ripping up a picture of the Pope.

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Sunday
Oct062013

Led Zeppelin-Themed Film Being Made Based on Infamous 1973 Theft of Band's Money

FleecingLedZeppelin.comA new low-budget independent movie is in production based on an infamous incident in which more than $200,000 was stolen from Led Zeppelin while the band played a July 1973 concert at Madison Square Garden.  The cash mysteriously disappeared from a safety-deposit box belonging to the rock legends at the ritzy, now-demolished New York City hotel The Drake.

The case was never solved, but filmmakers Gabriel Tolliver and Jackie Maw Tolliver have written a movie titled Fleecing Led Zeppelin that tells a fictional tale about just what may have happened to the band's money.  The Tollivers have taken to the Indiegogo project-funding site in an effort to raise the money needed to complete the short film and then, ideally, expand it into a full-length feature.

In Fleecing Led Zeppelin, a man finds a huge bundle of money in a bowling bag belong to his mother and proceeds to try to figure out where it came from.

In a video made to promote their Indiegogo campaign, the Tollivers explain that their film "is a fan movie for lovers of rock 'n' roll history or for folks who just want to know what happened to that money.  The filmmakers have set a goal of $35,000 and are offering a variety of perks to those who contribute to the initiative.  Among the perks being offered are posters T-shirts, hats, props and phony commemorative money promoting the flick.

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FLEECING LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL TRAILER from Gabriel Tolliver on Vimeo.

Sunday
Oct062013

Kelly Clarkson Joins Anti-Distracted Driving Campaign to Honor Friend Who Was Killed 

Jill Greenberg/RCA RecordsKelly Clarkson has teamed up with State Farm Insurance for the company's "Celebrate My Drive" campaign, which encourages teens to be smart behind the wheel and refrain from distracted driving.  And in a new video, Kelly reveals that this is an issue that hits very close to home for her.

"I had a friend of mine die of a distracted driver," Kelly says. "He had just graduated high school, he was two years older than me, and it just kinda shook all of us up. Y'know, you're young, and you don't think anything like that could ever happen.  Somebody was distracted and killed him, and one of our other friends was in the car with him, and she had to be there when that happened.  I mean, it's just so silly, like, he died 'cause somebody just wasn't paying attention.  So on a serious note, two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel."

But the rest of the video isn't so serious -- Kelly answers random questions about driving, such as what's her favorite car air freshener scent, and whether or not she'd ever put a bumper sticker on her car.  The answers are, for the record, "Pine," and "Yes, and it would say 'Don't Mess with Texas.'"

Kelly also recalls her first car ever in the video. "Her name was Jane Honda.  She was a Honda Accord LX. Her windows didn't roll down too well but I loved it...I looked good in her!"

"I love singing in the car," Kelly adds. "And I am like, in my head, like, on stage, totally Tina Turner-ed out, like, I'm going for it.  People would pull up at the stoplight, and I'd just be, like, going for it.  And you'd think that'd be, like, embarrassing, but nope!  I just roll that window down and keep singing!"

As part of the campaign, teens and their schools are invited to make a commitment to safe driving.  Schools can win grants, or the grand prize: a private concert by Kelly herself.  Visit CelebrateMyDrive.com for more information.

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Sunday
Oct062013

Beyonce on Blue Ivy: "She's My Homey, My Best Friend"

Courtesy of Beyonce's TumblrBeyonce seems to enjoy raising her and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy, who has become the biggest priority in the singer's busy life, which also includes performing all over the world on her Mrs. Carter World tour and recording the follow-up to 2011's 4.

During an interview for the cover-story of Marie Claire Australia's November issue, Bey was interrupted by her daughter softly crying in the next room. "She's about to go to sleep," Beyoncé says, beaming.  "She's my road dog.  She's my homey, my best friend."

It seems Beyonce is becoming more comfortable with the idea of sharing her intimate moments with Blue, including posting adorable pictures on her Tumblr page, as well as recalling what it was like giving birth to the couple's first child.

"I felt very maternal around eight months," she remembers. "And I thought I couldn't become any more until I saw the baby...But it happened during my labor because I had a very strong connection with my child.  I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door.  And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn't think about my own pain...We were talking.  I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication."

The issue is available on stands and for download now.

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