Alex Trebek to Undergo More Chemotherapy

Alex Trebek to Undergo More Chemotherapy

Some sad news to report this morning.

Alex Trebek tells ABC that he is undergoing more chemotherapy because his pancreatic cancer numbers have spiked. ”I was doing so well. And my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who does not have pancreatic cancer. So we were all very optimistic. And they said, ‘Good, we’re gonna stop chemo, we’ll start you on immunotherapy. I lost about 12 pounds in a week. And my numbers went sky high, much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed. So, the doctors have decided that I have to undergo chemo again and that’s what I’m doing. When it happened early on I was down on myself. I didn’t realise how fallible each of us is in his or her own way … I talk to the audience sometimes and I get teary eyed for no reason. I don’t even bother to explain it anymore, I just experience it. I know it’s a part of who I am and I just keep going.”

Photo Credit:  PR Photos

University Teaching Class On ‘How To Become A YouTube Star’

University Teaching Class On ‘How To Become A YouTube Star’

Oh, how the world is changing!

Business Insider claims a Syracuse University student is teaching a pop-up class on ‘How To Become A YouTube Star.’ Margot Lee is a senior at the university and has 425,000 YouTube subscribers. She and a professor use slideshows to illustrate strategies she has used to create a successful YouTube channel.

Would you take this class?!

 

The Sexiest States in America-  Did Illinois Make the List?!

The Sexiest States in America- Did Illinois Make the List?!

Big Seven Travel magazine is out with their list of the sexiest and least sexiest states. They asked 1.5 million people to name the states:

 

 Least Sexy States

1 Nebraska

2 Alaska

3 New Jersey

4 Alabama

5 Mane

6 West Virginia

7 Utah

8 Oklahoma

9 Michigan

10 Kentucky

Sexiest States

1 Illinois-  you guys, WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 Colorado

3 Florida

4 California

5 Hawaii

6 Texas

7 Pennsylvania

8 Louisiana

9 Massachusetts

10 New York

Dierks Bentley Says He’s Depressed

Dierks Bentley Says He’s Depressed

Someone give this man a hug (we’ll volunteer)!

Dierks Bentley tells SPIN magazine that it depresses him to see his children get older. “It pains me to see my kids grow up. That’s the most painful thing … it’s the pain of loving them. The little things they say that make them sound 17 years old when they’re six. It hurts me. I love them to death, and I want them to grow up and be strong, but at the same time, it just hurts to watch them get older.”

What parent can’t relate to this?!

Photo Credit:  PR Photos

Darius Rucker Joins Blake Shelton on “The Voice”

Darius Rucker Joins Blake Shelton on “The Voice”

Now THIS should be good!

Entertainment Tonight claims Darius Rucker is going to mentor Blake Shelton’s team on ”The Voice.” Darius says he loves Blake, “First of all, he’s so funny and the thing that really makes him a great coach is he’s so genuine. Blake is never BS, ever. He’s honest and like I’ve told him, me and my family watch the show religiously. We watch it all the time and, you know, Blake is always honest with them and he’s always got something cool to say.”

“The Voice” premieres Monday, September 23 at 8/7c. Gwen Stefani returns, joining Coaches Kelly, John and Blake for Season 17.

Photo Credit:  PR Photos

Super Cute Boots Just in Time for Fall

Super Cute Boots Just in Time for Fall

Labor Day is over, which means it’s the unofficial start of Fall!  Chunky sweaters, football games, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!

Of course, you can’t forget about all the fall fashion “piece de resistance”-  BOOTS!

Check out this list of super cute (and cheap!) boots to keep your feet adorable all season long (via BuzzFeed):

CLICK HERE 

Nominees for the 53rd Annual CMA Awards

Nominees for the 53rd Annual CMA Awards

Nominees have been announced for the 53rd Annual CMA Awards.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Entertainer Of The Year

  • GARTH BROOKS
  • ERIC CHURCH
  • CHRIS STAPLETON
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD
  • KEITH URBAN

Female Vocalist Of The Year

  • KELSEA BALLERINI
  • MIRANDA LAMBERT
  • MAREN MORRIS
  • KACEY MUSGRAVES
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Male Vocalist Of The Year

  • DIERKS BENTLEY
  • LUKE COMBS
  • THOMAS RHETT
  • CHRIS STAPLETON
  • KEITH URBAN

Vocal Duo Of The Year

  • BROOKS & DUNN
  • BROTHERS OSBORNE
  • DAN + SHAY
  • FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
  • MADDIE & TAE

Vocal Group Of The Year

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM
  • LITTLE BIG TOWN
  • MIDLAND
  • OLD DOMINION
  • ZAC BROWN BAND

New Artist Of The Year

  • CODY JOHNSON
  • ASHLEY MCBRYDE
  • MIDLAND
  • CARLY PEARCE
  • MORGAN WALLEN

Album Of The Year

  • ERIC CHURCH, “Desperate Man”
  • DAN + SHAY, “Dan + Shay”
  • MAREN MORRIS, “Girl”
  • THOMAS RHETT, “Center Point Road”
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD, “Cry Pretty”

Single Of The Year

  • “Burning Man” – DIERKS BENTLEY feat. BROTHERS OSBORNE
  • “GIRL” – MAREN MORRIS
  • “God’s Country” – BLAKE SHELTON
  • “Millionaire” – CHRIS STAPLETON
  • “Speechless” – DAN + SHAY

Song Of The Year (Award goes to songwriters)

  • “Beautiful Crazy” Songwriters: LUKE COMBS, WYATT B. DURRETTE III, ROBERT WILLIFORD
  • “GIRL” Songwriters: MAREN MORRIS, SARAH AARONS, GREG KURSTIN
  • “God’s Country” Songwriters: DEVIN DAWSON, JORDAN SCHMIDT, MICHAEL HARDY
  • “Rainbow” Songwriters: NATALIE HEMBY, SHANE MCANALLY, KACEY MUSGRAVES
  • “Tequila” Songwriters: DAN SMYERS, NICOLLE GALYON, JORDAN REYNOLDS

Musical Event Of The Year

  • BROOKS & DUNN with LUKE COMBS, ”Brand New Man”
  • GARTH BROOKS and BLAKE SHELTON, ”Dive Bar”
  • BRANTLEY GILBERT and LINDSAY ELL, ”What Happens In A Small Town”
  • LIL Nas X feat. BILLY RAY CYRUS, ”Old Town Road (Remix)”
  • MAREN MORRIS feat. BROTHERS OSBORNE, ”All My Favorite People”

Music Video Of The Year (Award goes to Artist(s) and Director)

  • “Burning Man” – DIERKS BENTLEY feat. BROTHERS OSBORNE, Director: WES EDWARDS
  • “GIRL” – MAREN MORRIS, Director: DAVE MEYERS
  • “God’s Country” – BLAKE SHELTON, Director: SOPHIE MULLER
  • “Rainbow” – KACEY MUSGRAVES, Director: HANNAH LUX DAVIS
  • “Some Of It” – ERIC CHURCH, Director: REID LONG

CLICK HERE FOR MORE AWARD INFO.

As previously reported (NET NEWS 8/19), CARRIE UNDERWOOD will host “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” with guest hosts DOLLY PARTON and REBA McENTIRE. The show will be broadcast live from NASHVILLE’s BRIDGESTONE ARENA on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th at 7p (CT) on ABC-TV.

All Things Pumpkin Spice That You Need to Know

All Things Pumpkin Spice That You Need to Know

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (cue the holiday music)!  Pumpkin spice lattes are officially BACK at Starbucks!

Are you a super PS fan?  Turns out, the drink may not be as popular as pop culture would have you believe.

A new survey by Queerty reveals that 84% of people do not drink pumpkin spice lattes.  Who knew?!  Other findings:

– 16% of people do drink pumpkin spice lattes.

– 48% of people have made love 0 – 2 times in the last month. 95% of these people consumed 0- 2 pumpkin spice lattes in the last 30 days (not sure how they came to these conclusions…)

– 56% of people are likely to sleep with someone, who dislikes pumpkin spice lattes

Random stats, but we’ll take it.  Happy drinking, friends!

Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line Are BFFs Forever

Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line Are BFFs Forever

Who knew these country bros were such good friends!

Jason Aldean tells The News & Observer that he is best friends with the guys in Florida Georgia Line. “The first time I remember meeting those guys was at one of my shows. We shared the same booking agent, and he brought them backstage and left them. So my first question to them ever was, “Who are you, and why are you in my dressing room?” Fast forward, and I got to know them and a few of their songs, and then we went on tour together and just really hit it off … now we do everything from tour to go on family vacations together; it’s just turned into this really cool friendship.”

Photo Credit:  PR Photos

“American Idol” Open Auditions Coming to Springfield Saturday, September 7th

“American Idol” Open Auditions Coming to Springfield Saturday, September 7th

THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT SUPERSTAR IS ON!

 

“AMERICAN IDOL” OPEN AUDITIONS VISIT SPRINGFIELD, IL!

SPRINGFIELD, IL – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

 

WHAT: 

Open call auditions for AMERICAN IDOL in SPRINGFIELD, IL

 

WHERE:       

BOS Center

1 Convention Center Plaza

Springfield, IL 62701

 

WHEN:        

REGISTRATION / AUDITIONS – Saturday, September 7

  • Media check-in for auditions will begin at 6:30 AM on Saturday. Please note that this time is subject to change. If you are interested in being onsite earlier than 6:30 AM, please note your request in your RSVP.
  • Available press coverage includes: B-roll opportunities, photos, interviews with “American Idol” hopefuls and guests, interviews/photos with an available “American Idol” producer, interviews with additional onsite talent (pending availability). *Please note, judges/host will not be on-site as this is a producer round.
  • Please note: crews must be self-contained and hard-wired, no additional power will be provided.

 

RSVP:       

You must RSVP to request credentials by emailing: awinters@superjuiceco.com,  kalter@superjuiceco.com no later than 5:00 PM EST on Thursday, September 5.

 

Crews MUST check-in with onsite publicity contacts upon arrival in order to receive their credentials. Advance interviews are available with an “American Idol” producer upon request. Please visit www.americanidol.com for more information and specific audition details, locations, full eligibility requirements, submission forms, terms and conditions.