Country music has long been associated as a storytelling journey, but the evolution of the country sound has been made most obvious not by the music but by the image. There was a time when arenas would sparkle from all the rhinestones and when stetsons were a must-have. Then Johnny Cash brought his man in black phase into the mix, and with it a rebellion that few had seen before amongst those of that genre. Pretty soon it was all about carving out your own niche, fixing your own trademark look; whether it was Kenny Rogers and his white three-piece suits, or Tanya Tucker with her 'badgirl' catsuits and tight pants. Pictures from the mutation of country music throughout the last eight decades are perhaps some of the most telling because something about the looks of these country stars had as much of an impact as the music itself.
Carrie Underwood is expecting her first child in the New Year and the singer looked beautiful whilst appearing at the taping of the 2014 Country Music Awards Christmas Special.
Carrie Underwood looked radiant whilst performing at the 2014 Country Music Association Christmas Special. The performance was taped on Friday (7th November) and is set to be broadcast over the holiday season.
Carrie Underwood performing on the CMA Christmas Special.
Speculation about the state of Demi Lovato's friendship with Selena Gomez has been rife since Lovato seemingly unfollowed Gomez on Twitter. Lovato also reportedly posted a picture aimed at Gomez. The pair seemed to be firm friends in January, so what could have come between them?
Are Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez feuding? They used to be the best of friends but now Lovato has unfollowed Gomez on Twitter and reportedly posted a message seemingly directed at Gomez on the social media site. The pair has been friends for more than 14 years, ever since they starred together on Barney and Friends. So what has happened in the past six months to ruin a seemingly perfect friendship?
Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez photographed together at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards.
Shortly after unfollowing Gomez on Twitter on Thursday (3rd July), Lovato posted a picture of herself swimming in the sea with the caption "Swimming away from the bulls**t bye bitch." Fans and numerous media outlets have assumed the tweet is directed at Gomez as Lovato has seemingly indicated (via unfollowing) that she is no longer interested in being friends with Gomez, as E! reports.
Continue reading: Could Justin Bieber Be Behind Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato's 'Feud'?
Salena Gomez has fired her parents as her managers, but did you know Usher and Beyonce did the same?
Selena Gomez has reportedly decided she no longer needs any more parental advisory in her career and fired her manager parents. Selena’s parents had been managing her career since the beginning, but it now seems the former Disney star has outgrown mum and dad's guidance. Firing your parents might seem like the ultimate act of rebellion, but for some stars it was just a career move that had to happen. Here’s five famous faces who, like Selena, eventually had to decide it was time to give mum and dad the pink slip.
Selena Gomez, is now looking for non parental representation
Continue reading: Selena Gomez Fires Her Parents: Heres Five Stars Who Did The Same
The 31 year-old singer suffers from TMJ which is also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, a condition that affects the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles.
Leann Rimes' latest concert could be called jaw-dropping, but not for the reason you may think.
The 31 year-old singer left fans disappointed at her Oklahoma show on March 22nd after not partaking in an encore.
Unbeknown to the packed-out audience, she had suffered a freak accident.
Continue reading: LeAnn Rimes Fails To Finish Concert Due To Jaw Popping Out Of Place
Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel on Saturday (13th July). Monteith is best known for his role as Finn in the television musical 'Glee'. Fellow actors, musicians, celebrities and fans worldwide have been shocked by the news of the 31-year-old's untimely death.
Cory Monteith was found dead at noon on Saturday 13th July 2013. He'd been staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. The actor was due to leave the hotel after a week's stay but failed check out at noon. His body was discovered by hotel staff and early reports suggest the 31-year-old had been dead for several hours. Reports have not indicated why the Calgary born actor was staying alone in Vancouver.
Cory Monteith at 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, California.
Monteith's representative, Melissa Kates, released a statement confirming the 31-year-old's death. Speaking to USA Today, Kates said: "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss".
Eddie Cibrian was considered a rising star in Hollywood and despite his consistent work, the quality roles are yet to come in.
When Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian fell in love on the set of Northern Lights, things were already looking a little bleak for the American actor. Here was a guy with the looks of a genuine Hollywood leading star - a guy who had served his time on U.S. television (Sunset Beach), like many A-listers before him, George Clooney, Kevin Bacon, etc. So why has Cibrian - who turned 40 last week - lost his way in the tangled world of Hollywood?
Eddie Cibrian [L] and LeAnn Rimes [R] At The ACM Music Awards
In 2006, Cibrian joined the cast of Fox show Vanished midway through the series. The show focused on the disappearance of the wife of a Georgia senator, which is revealed as being part of a wider conspiracy. The family of the missing woman, a pair of FBI agents and a journalist are drawn into the ever-evolving mystery - sounds alright doesn't it? Well, it wasn't. And it was cancelled after nine of the thirteen episodes. Yep, that means Fox deemed it wasn't even worth revealing where the wife of the Georgian senator ended up.
The country singer recently opened up about her parenting aspirations.
Leann Rimes has had a rough patch over the past couple of years, but with the drama behind her, she’s looking forward to the release of her brand new album – and just maybe, the pitter-patter of little feet around the house. Amid numerous interviews talking about the revival of her career, the country singer has let slip that she wouldn’t exactly mind having a baby sometime in the near future.
The singer, who is married to actor Eddie Cibrian, told Us Weekly, "We talk about having kids all the time and I would love to, but it's gonna be a second. I'm still young and fertile -- it's all good!"
But of course, deciding to have a baby isn’t the same as having one and Rimes is realistic about her chances. In another interview, she told People, "It took my mom 12 years to have me. I hope I don't have that [issue] but if I do, then a surrogate is something I've thought about. Eddie and I have also talked about adopting. My capacity to love a child doesn't stop at my own eggs, obviously!"
Continue reading: Baby Talk With LeAnn Rimes - She's Ready To Have One Of Her Own
Country legends softly rock the O2 Arena over two days
If you thought you were safe from country music UK, then think again, because Nashville Tim Mcgraw headed across the Atlantic to play a special show at the O2 Arena in London, billed as Country To Country, on Saturday night (March 16, 2013).
McGraw on stage at the O2 on Saturday
Country singer LeAnn Rimes has purchased a new $3 property in California
Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian haven’t exactly been having an easy time of it lately so they’ve gone out and indulged in a little retail therapy. OK, so this time, it’s quite a lot of retails therapy. In fact they have splashed out on a new $3 million mansion, E! Online have reported. According to an insider at Trulia.com, Rimes and Cibrian have splashed out on a huge 8,642 sq foot love nest, in Hidden Hills, California, with no fewer than six bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
The luxurious new pad was apparently purchased in the name of a trust connected to LeAnn and Eddie’s other assets. Their last home reportedly sold for $5.575 million and is now valued a little bit lower, at $4.7 million. The new property that they’ve set their eyes on is a Spanish-style home, resting on a large lot, with a dining area outside and a swimming pool in the backyard, which will be great for Eddie’s young sons. The house also boasts a huge kitchen and a master suite with its very own patio. Sounds pretty luxurious to us and there’ll be plenty of room there if the couple wish to expand their family and have children of their own (Eddie’s children are from a previous relationship with Brandi Glanville.)
Eddie and LeAnn have barely been out of the limelight recently, thanks to their somewhat fractured relationship with Brandi Glanville, who has previously declared LeAnn unfit to be around her sons. Brandi has accused LeAnn of being “unstable.”
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