OK magazine reports that LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian have hit a rough patch in their marriage. Apparently, Eddie is tired of “all of the drama” surrounding LeAnn’s emotional problems and her pending lawsuit against two women she claims bullied her.
One source says, “It never seems to end. He can’t take all of the drama anymore. He told her he needs some time along to get his head together.”
Blake Shelton is staying busy between online action, TV, DVD and a holiday CD. The singer is launching 25 Days of B.S. Every day until Dec. 21, Shelton will post new messages, special giveaways and more.
Shelton will appear tonight on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on NBC and again Nov. 29 on Chelsea Lately at 11 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on E!. Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas will be on Monday, Dec. 3 directly following The Voice at 10 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.
A DVD also is on the horizon from Shelton with "CMT Invitation Only: Blake Shelton" on Dec. 18 exclusively to Target stores. Taped before a small studio audience in Nashville, the DVD features Shelton performing songs plus an informal question and answer session with fans. The one hour special includes performances ofGod Gave Me You, Honey Bee and Footloose. as well as three never before seen versions of The Baby, Drink On It and Home.
Keith Urban is settling into his role as a judge (and apparent peacekeeper) on "American Idol." The New Zealand-born star, who joins Mariah Carey, Nicki Minajand Randy Jackson for Season 12, admits that while he gets along well with his TV colleagues, they don't always see eye-to-eye.
"The thing about the four of us is we hear very different things and see very different things," he tells E! News. "And for every time we could react to the same thing, there were definitely times we thought that a person was completely insane."
Throughout the multi-city auditions, Keith has heard hundreds of amazing singers and a few stand out in his mind. "There were guys that came out and sang, and you never would have expected the voice from them," the country star recalls.
“I always dreamed of coming to Nashville and putting music out that drove people to come to a live show and join in the live show experience,” says Luke Bryan in Luke Bryan Farm Tour, a concert special premiering Wednesday, November 28 at 10p|9c on Great American Country (GAC).
Luke’s energetic, hit-filled live show was filmed before 14,000 of his closest friends at one of his Farm Tour stops in Athens, GA. As the tour’s charitable endeavor, proceeds from the Farm Tour go to college scholarships for students from a farming family within the communities the tour played. GAC is pleased to present the platinum star’s first televised concert special.
Luke is also nominated for seven American Country Awards. The ACAs will air Monday, December 10 at 8p|7c on FOX.
Scotty McCreery Brings Christmas To The Rockefeller Center Tonight
Scotty McCreery is definitely in the Christmas spirit. Tonight (Wednesday), he will perform during the NBC-TV special Christmas in Rockefeller Center, along with a star-studded lineup, which includes Trace Adkins, Mariah Carey, Cee Lo Green and many others. The special airs tonight at 8pm ET.
The North Carolina native will also premiere his GAC-TV special, Christmas With Scotty McCreery and Friends, on Saturday December 1st at 11pm ET. From his new Christmas album, Scotty performs "Let It Snow", "Santa Claus Is Back In Town" and "Christmas In Heaven." The show will re-air several times over the holiday season, so go to GACTV.com for more information.
In other news, he donated $5,000 from his Beacon Theatre show in New York City on Friday to World Vision's Hurricane Sandy Relief. He was joined by fellow American Idol-alum Pia Toscano.
As a songwriter, Willie Nelson has penned some of the most iconic country and pop songs of all time, including three he wrote in a single day: "Crazy," "Night Life" and "Funny How Time Slips Away." But Willie has also written a number of books throughout his career, including "The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes" and his latest, "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings From the Road." Naturally, the book, which shares its name with the CMA-nominated duet Willie performed with rapper Snoop Dogg this past year, addresses the 79-year-old's experiences with -- and views on -- his pot use through the years.
In a "Today" show interview with Matt Lauer, Willie confesses that he's given up his pot-smoking ways a number of times, but adds he has never considered giving it up for good because, "I haven't seen any side effects that really are harmful to me. I'm the canary in the mine. I'm 80 years old, check me out."
Big Kenny Alphin, one half of Big & Rich, will be the second U.S recipient of the African Children’s Choir Malaika Award. In recognition of his work in the Sudan, The African Children’s Choir will present the Malaika Award to Alphin during its 4th Annual Benefit Gala in New York City on Dec. 3.
Alphin will perform with the choir that morning on CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. The award is presented to individuals for outstanding work on behalf of Africa’s most vulnerable children.
Five individuals have been presented with The Malaika Award including former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown; President George Bush for his approval of legislation combating HIV/AIDS and other diseases in Africa, and most recently to Sir Bob Geldorf.