Blog Posts by Wendy Geller

  • Kellie Pickler ‘Out-Daisy Dukes’ Jessica Simpson In New Bucky Covington Video

    Calling all American Idol fans: It's reunion time! At least in the brand-new video from AI vet Bucky Covington, which features none other than his Season 5 buddy and fellow country musician, Kellie Pickler...who burns up the screen with one of country's sexiest cameos ever.

    Covington's clip, "Drinking Side Of Country," takes a humorous spin on the '80s classic TV show The Dukes of Hazzard--featuring cars, guns, moonshine, and a kill-joy sheriff. Pickler takes on the role of Daisy Duke, and Covington claims she's the best one to portray the iconic character yet.

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  • Lady Gaga Sued By Doll Company For Breach Of Contract

    Lady Gaga {Photo: Graham Denholm}All the Little Monsters who were hoping to get their hands on a Lady Gaga doll for Christmas this year will have to wait. A whopping breach-of-contract lawsuit has just been filed against the singer, claiming that she is deliberately holding up production of an upcoming line of dolls in her image.

    The company who filed the suit, MGA Entertainment Inc., is the maker of Bratz toys--well-known for its big-eyed, fashion-forward dolls--and is seeking more than $10 million in damages. According to Bloomberg News, the suit also names Gaga's management company Atom Factory and Universal Music Group-owned merchandising firm Bravado International Group as defendants.

    MGA claims in its suit that it it paid the superstar $1 million to secure rights to a line of Gaga toys and dolls, and that it wase expected the products would ship to retailers this summer in plenty of time for the holiday season--with ultimate expectations of $28 million revenue.

    However, back in April, Bravado allegedly told MGA that Gaga wished to delay production of the dolls until her new album is released next year. Gaga has just recently introduced her new fragrance, Fame, and the suit suggests her camp is choosing to focus on this launch instead.

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  • Taylor Swift Protests Patrick Schwarzenegger Romance Rumors

    Taylor Swift {Photo: Jason Merritt}Another day for Taylor Swift, another rumor about whom she might be dating...and this week, the pop/country superstar is fielding off reports that she's getting cozy with Patrick Schwarzenegger.

    "Patrick's a friend!" Swift told Access Hollywood of her 18-year-old alleged pal--son of former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kennedy scion Maria Shriver. "That's why I don't read any gossip about me, because I don't want to be weirded out by who people think I'm dating."

    Swift commented on the rumor while backstage at Sunday's Teen Choice Awards, where she won in five categories and was escorted by the sedatest of dates--her younger brother, Austin.

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  • Courtesy James Micari for MaximKellie Pickler is a staunch supporter of our nation's troops--she just completed her fifth USO tour overseas this May--and now she's found yet another way to lift soldiers' spirits! The blond cutie chose to honor our armed forces with a sexy and revealing photo shoot for Maxim's new "Salute To The Military" issue.

    Pickler sizzles in an army-green bra and high-waisted shorts for the cover of the issue and most of her pictorial, but also flashes her assets in Naval-inspired stripes...just so the sailors don't feel left out!

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  • Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Takes Detroit Stage Dressed Like…A New Dad

    One thing you can say about Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus: He sure takes his job seriously. The bassist for the multiplatinum-selling trio is so dedicated, in fact, that he woke up Friday morning in Detroit, flew to Nashville to witness the birth of his second child, and flew back to his scheduled show in Motor City that evening.

    DeMarcus plays in scrubs. Photo courtesy 99.5 WYCDDeMarcus was so squeezed for time that he didn't even have a minute to change out of his hospital scrubs and ID bracelet. So he took the stage dressed like...well, a proud papa. Local radio station 99.5 WYCD reported the whole deal as it took place, and posted a photo of him to prove it!

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  • Two Strangers Help Disabled Blake Shelton Fan See His Hero

    Blake Shelton and fan Patrick Connelly {Photo via Fox 4 Kansas City}A mom and her son from Kansas City are glowing with gratitude for a random and unexpected act of kindness they received late last month while attending a country concert in their area.

    Patrick Connelly, a physically and mentally challenged country-music fan who is confined to a wheelchair, was excited to see his hero, Blake Shelton, in concert. However, when he got to the packed outdoor show, he realized he couldn't see the stage from his seated position--all he could see were the legs of the crowd in front of him.

    Two unnamed men give Connelly a boostDistraught, Connelly began to cry. His mom and sister attempted to hoist him up, but he was too heavy for them to hold for very long.

    Suddenly, two men in the audience came out of nowhere and offered to give Connelly a boost. Despite the 100-degree heat, they held him up for about 20 minutes, allowing him to see his favorite singer perform.

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  • Bikini-Clad Jordin Sparks Stuns On The Cover Of SHAPE

    Jordin SparksWow! Fans of American Idol alum Jordin Sparks are no doubt aware that the 22-year-old singer has been losing weight over the past couple of years. However, her stunning appearance in a bikini on the August issue of SHAPE leaves no doubt as to how hard she's worked on her figure.

    Sparks, who was 17 and a size 14 when she won the sixth season of Idol, tells the magazine she's lost an impressive 50 pounds total. She first decided to get in shape at age 21, claiming she felt tired, sick, and just plain lousy overall.

    "I just wanted to be healthy," she notes. "I remember thinking, 'I'm in my prime. I should be happy and fit.' That was the moment I decided that changes needed to be made."

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  • Who’s Got The Biggest Summer Tour Of All? Chesney And McGraw

    Chesney and McGraw {Photo: Tim Boyles}The 2012 summer season has shaped up to be a great one for live music lovers, with mega-tours in virtually every genre raking in fans in cities across the nation. Every one of the acts are also certainly raking in the bucks--but which summer tour is the most lucrative of all?

    It will come as no surprise to country fans that the honor goes to Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw's Brothers of The Sun tour. The dual-star summer trek has been named by industry publication Pollstar as the highest-grossing tour ($4,272,326), leaping ahead this week over other popular artists such as Roger Waters ($2,086,906), Coldplay ($1,969,465), Van Halen ($1,168,797), the Red Hot Chili Peppers ($794,979), and Drake ($783,513).

    Pollstar's numbers are based on average box office gross per city--and, according to their figures, Chesney and McGraw don't even have any serious competition. Their country extravaganza grossed more than twice as much as its nearest competitor, Roger Waters.

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  • Craig Morgan Makes Acting Debut On ‘Rizzoli & Isles’–See Clip!

    Morgan with the stars of "Rizzoli & Isles"Craig Morgan has established a pretty sweet TV career in addition to his successful country-music endeavors--the singer has just started the third season of his reality show Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors, and has made cameo appearances on various other shows such as Army Wives. However, he's never actually played anyone but himself to date.

    However, Morgan can now add "actor" in good faith to his list of talents! On Tuesday, he made his first scripted TV appearance on TNT's crime drama Rizzoli & Isles. Morgan played Dr. Billy Ray Higgins, a medical examiner who comes to Boston for a symposium...and ends up helping leads Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) with a murder case.

    You can check him out in this clip--what do you think? We think he's a natural!

    The air date of the show coincided with Morgan's 48th birthday. Not a bad way to celebrate, eh?

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  • George Michael Pulls Out Of Coma–With A Totally Different Accent

    George Michael {Photo: Jon Furniss}Careless whispers were definitely not on the agenda when George Michael woke from a lengthy coma late last year. In fact, quite the contrary--the singer and former Wham! frontman scared his doctors by speaking his first words in an accent totally different from his usual dialect.

    Michael, who normally talks like the London native that he is, found himself inexplicably using a distinctive burr from England's West Country for a couple days. Since he'd just spent three weeks in a coma due to a life-threatening case of pneumonia, medical staff feared this meant he'd suffered brain damage.

    "My doctors were genuinely worried that I had this condition, it's a genuine thing where people wake from comas speaking French or some other language they learned at school," Michael explained to a London radio station.

    "They were worried I could have spoken like that for the rest of my life...Not that there's anything wrong with the West Country accent--but it's a bit weird when you come from North London."

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