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    Date: Sep 30, 2022
    Posted By: Skip Wulff

The fifth season of Paramount Network’s hit drama series “Yellowstone” is just around the corner. The Taylor Sheridan universe released a sneak peek (Sept. 29) of the upcoming episodes in a new finger-biting trailer. 

Following a record-breaking season and action-packed finale, fans receive a glimpse of the alarming politics that will take place weekly in the binge-worthy show. The short snippet opens with John Dutton, played by Oscar-winner Kevin Costner being sworn in as Governor of Montana. With authority and power, he promotes his daughter Beth Dutton [Kelly Reilly] as Chief of Staff to expand his family empire and save the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. 

“I John Dutton, do solemnly swear to uphold the constitution of the state of Montana,” said the cattle rancher with his hand placed on the Holy Bible. “Against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” he added.

Although Dutton scored a seat at an influential table, the former governor [Wendy Moniz] warned him to keep a close eye on his disloyal committee. 

“You have no friend in this building, John,” she said. “You’re gonna have to bring your own,” she added. 

In true Dutton fashion, he set the record straight by firing the committee of enemies. The impulsive decision led to chaos and “war.”

“I love Montana, but I’m doing this for our family,” Dutton uttered before signing off on a declaration that signifies war. 

The trailer did not confirm whether the Dutton clan clashes with the Indian reservation or their vicious business rivalries that developed throughout the previous seasons. Complex conversations, murder, heated arguments, pure moments, and more are displayed in the captivating clip. 

The award-winning Western Drama first premiered in the summer of 2018. The intriguing narrative chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton. The cowboy owns the largest cattle ranch in the United States. The shifting alliances, mysterious murders, and continuous conflicts lured in TV enthusiasts. The Season 4 premiere was cable’s highest-rated show, raking in 14 million viewers. 

The critically acclaimed cast includes –  Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham, and Gil Birmingham with Mo Brings Plenty, Wendy Moniz, Jen Landon, and Kathryn Kelly will return for season five. Meanwhile, fans will recognize several familiar faces like Josh Lucas as young John Dutton, Jacki Weaver, Kylie Rogers, and Kyle Red Silverstein.

Rob Kirklan, Kai Caster, Lilli Kay, Dawn Olivieri, and country music artist Lainey Wilson will join the star-studded roster for the forthcoming season. The “Things A Man Oughta Know” singer is set to appear in the popular Western production as a musician named “Abby.”

Season 5 of “Yellowstone” is slated to premiere on Sunday, November 13, with two all-new episodes at 8/7c on Paramount Network. Eager TV junkies now have the opportunity to subscribe to the official “Yellowstone Newsletter,” which will feature exclusive snapshots, episodes, never-before-seen clips, in-depth recaps, and giveaways. To join, visit @Yellowstone on Twitter. 


    Date: Jun 29, 2022
    Posted By: Skip Wulff

Ashley McBryde is hitting pause for a bit.

McBryde’s team revealed on the singer’s social media that she is taking some time off and will not be on stage in the immediate future.

The statement read: “For personal reasons, Ashley will not be performing for a few weeks. We will share more details regarding when she will be back on the road as soon as they become available.”

Until recently, McBryde was still in the spotlight. She performed at Naomi Judd’s public memorial service in May, CMA Fest in June, and is scheduled to be part of The Judds’ reconfigured reunion tour. In July, McBryde has a smattering of festival dates and is supposed to be an opening act on Dierks Bentley’s tour.

The statement posted on Facebook also said: “She wants you to know that she loves you all and misses you and will be back soon stronger than ever!”

No further information was given. However, McBryde has had a tumultuous 12 months health-wise. Last September, McBryde postponed a pair of dates after she was seriously injured in a horseback riding accident in Montana.

She said she and a few friends went to ride horses on a ranch in Montana before her upcoming concert. While she grew up riding horses, McBryde said she didn’t consider herself experienced. After a full day on horseback, her horse got spooked. McBryde’s foot slipped from the stirrup, she lost her center of balance, and with the horse “moving faster than [she] could stay on,” McBryde fell and landed on her head.
A trip to the ER revealed the need for “staples to close [her] scalp” and a “pretty harsh concussion.” She also couldn’t walk without assistance. The singer was back on stage much faster than anticipated.

The next date on McBryde’s schedule is July 14, Credit One Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina, with Dierks Bentley and Travis Denning.


    Date: Apr 22, 2022
    Posted By: Skip Wulff

It sounds like Dan + Shay are in for 10,000 headaches.

Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber are named in a lawsuit filed Thursday over copyright infringement of their chart-topping hit “10,000 Hours.”
People reported that International Manufacturing Concepts, Melomega music and Sound Gems sued Bieber, Dan + Shay, and others due to similarities in “10,000 Hours” to the 1973 song “The First Time Baby Is A Holiday,” written by Palmer Rakes and Frank Fioravanti.

The suit states the men “stole the core portion,” which includes the chorus, verse and hook from “The First Time Baby Is A Holiday.” “The First Time Baby Is A Holiday” was written in 1973, not registered until 1980, and was recorded in 2014 when it was re-registered because they slightly changed the song title.

“10,000 Hours,” which also includes co-writers Jessie Jo Dillon, Jordan Reynolds, and Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, was released in 2019 and is from Dan + Shay’s “Good Things” album.

The suit alleges there are “unmistakable similarities.”

Reps for Bieber and Dan + Shay did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment.

Lawsuits aside, Dan + Shay are gearing up to help Kenny Chesney launch his Here And Now 2022 stadium tour presented by Blue Chair Bay Rum and fueled by MARATHON, Saturday at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. Old Dominion and Carly Pearce will also join Chesney on tour.


    Date: Mar 28, 2022
    Posted By: Skip Wulff

When Will Smith marched onto the Oscars stage and smacked Chris Rock, the unpredictable moment served as a jarring interruption to Hollywoods feel-good celebration.

But once Smith returned moments later to accept his first-ever Academy Award, he delivered a tearful apology for an act sure to overshadow his milestone achievement. He seized the opportunity during Sunday nights awards to speak on being a fierce defender just like his tennis dad character Richard Williams from King Richard.

Smith felt like the protector of many including his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, after Rock made a joke about her appearance that didnt sit right with him.

Richard Williams was a fierce defender of his family, Smith said as he began his acceptance speech after winning best actor honors. He apologized afterward to many people -- including tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, Richard Williams daughters -- but did not mention Rock in his apology.

Smith then spoke about being a protector for those who worked with him on the film such as Aunjanue Ellis along with Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, the two actors who played Venus and Serena.

Im being called on in my life to love people and to protect people and to be a river to my people, said Smith during his acceptance speech after winning his first-ever Oscar. I know to do what we do youve got to be able to take abuse. Youve got to be able to have people talk crazy about you. In this business, youve got to be able to have people disrespecting you. And youve got to smile and pretend like thats OK.

The exchange began when Rock took aim at Pinkett Smiths shaved head, saying, Jada, I love you. `G.I. Jane 2, cant wait to see it, all right? Rocks reference was made from the 1997 film G.I. Jane, starring Demi Moore, who shaved her head to portray a fictional Navy Seal candidate.

Pinkett Smith revealed in 2018 that she was diagnosed with alopecia. She has often discussed the challenges of hair loss on Instagram and other social media platforms.

The joke missed, badly.

Smith walked onto the stage from his front-row seat and took a swing at Rock with an open palm, generating a loud smack. Smith walked back to his seat and shouted for Rock to leave Pinkett Smith alone. Rock replied that he was just making a G.I. Jane joke -- and Smith yelled back at him a second time.

Smith shouted at Rock to keep my wifes name out of your (expletive) mouth, and the crowd hushed as it became clear this was no act.

The moment shocked the Dolby Theatre audience and viewers at home. At the commercial break, presenter Daniel Kaluuya came up to hug Smith, and Denzel Washington escorted him to the side of the stage. The two talked and hugged and Tyler Perry came over to talk as well.

Smith shared what Washington told him: At your highest moment, be careful because thats when the devil comes for you.

Im hoping the Academy invites me back, Will Smith said, as he concluded his on-stage remarks.

A representative for Rock didnt immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

After the show, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences issued a statement saying it does not condone violence of any form.

The Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement that it was aware of the incident.

The incident involved one individual slapping another, the statement read. The individual involved has declined to file a police report. If the involved party desires a police report at a later date, LAPD will be available to complete an investigative report.

That was the greatest night in the history of television, Rock said before resuming his role as presenter.

A few minutes later, rapper Sean Combs -- on stage to introduce a tribute to The Godfather -- tried to play peacemaker and suggested Smith and Rock settle their differences at an Oscars afterparty.

Will and Chris, were going to solve that like family at the Gold party, Combs said.

The reverberations did not stop there. Several people approached Smith and Pinkett Smith in the commercial breaks that followed; Keith Urban hugged Smith during one stoppage in the show, and Nicole Kidman also went over to say a few words as well.

Backstage, during interview sessions with winners, the Rock-Smith incident seemed like something few -- if anyone -- wanted to discuss.

Im not talking about that, said Ahmir Questlove Thompson, the director of Summer of Soul, which won an Oscar for best documentary.

The confrontation overshadowed Smiths milestone accomplishment. He was previously nominated twice for best actor, for his role in Ali in 2002 and The Pursuit of Happyness in 2007. In those films, he portrayed real-life characters: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali and Chris Garner, a homeless salesman.

This time, Smith won against formidable competition including Andrew Garfield, Javier Bardem, Benedict Cumberbatch and Denzel Washington -- who won his first and only best actor Oscar award in 2002 over Smith for Training Day.

Pinkett Smith was also the subject of jokes from Rock when he hosted the Oscars in 2016. She did not attend the Oscars that year, saying at the time her decision stemmed from a lack of diversity among award nominees and how Black artists were not properly represented.

I think we have to sometimes remember, like at a certain point, everyone breaks, said TV personality Karamo Brown. But I think these are two men that will actually come together, figure it out and like say `OK, enough is enough, Im sorry. ... I havent been in that situation. I never condone violence or anything of that nature, but I also could understand protecting those you love.


    Date: Mar 10, 2022
    Posted By: Skip Wulff

Carrie Underwood “did a thing” and she’s ready for people to know about it.

Monday night, Underwood told a group of journalists that even though it’s been more than three years since she released her last studio country album, she’s “always working on something.”

“Obviously, we can’t spill too many beans right now, but my fans know what I mean when I say soon,” Underwood said. “Soon. They actually hate it when I use that word, because they’re like, ‘What does that mean?’ But it’s been busy, for sure.”

Underwood’s last country album “Cry Pretty” was released in 2018 and home to its title track “Cry Pretty,” “Southbound” and “Love Wins.” But her most recent multi-week No. 1 hit came via her award-winning Jason Aldean duet, “If I Didn’t Love You.” The song is from Aldean’s double album collection “Macon, Georgia.”

Aldean told CMT he had wanted to work with Underwood for a long time but that he was waiting for the right song to send her. When he heard “If I Didn’t Love You,” he couldn’t hit the button fast enough.

Aldean’s bandmembers Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy teamed with John Morgan and Lydia Vaughn to write “If I Didn’t Love You” specifically for Aldean to sing with Underwood. Aldean loved it immediately and sent it to his manager, declaring: “We finally have the song.”

He was two days away from being finished tracking the album, but they sent the song to Underwood, and she loved it, too.

“From the time they wrote it until it had her vocal on it, and it was getting mixed was two-and-a-half weeks,” he said. “It happened really quick.”


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