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  • Taylor Swift Named Highest-Paid Celebrity Under 30 According to "Forbes"

    Taylor Swift Named Highest-Paid Celebrity Under 30 According to "Forbes"

    Taylor Swift is #1 on Forbes‘ list of the highest-paid celebrities under 30.  The magazine estimates Taylor pulled in $57 million last year through her sold-out Speak Now world tour, album sales and endorsement deals with companies like Cover Girl and American Greetings.  Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Lady Gaga followed Taylor on the countdown. Among the criteria Forbes used for ranking its list: album and concert sales, movie fees, profit participation, endorsements and advertising work. Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • Steven Tyler Leaves "American Idol"

    Steven Tyler Leaves "American Idol"

    All the talk lately has been about Jennifer Lopez leaving American Idol, but Steven Tyler has beat her to it.  A statement from Fox confirms that Tyler is departing the show. In a statement, Tyler says, “After some long…hard…thoughts…I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit.”   Tyler added, “I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back, but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band.” Tyler went on to say that […]

  • Miranda Lambert Enlists New, Famous Friends for "Fastest Girl in Town" Clip

    Miranda Lambert Enlists New, Famous Friends for "Fastest Girl in Town" Clip

    Miranda Lambert enlisted her new friend, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, to co-star in her upcoming video for “Fastest Girl in Town.” Miranda was the first person Miranda thought of when she was dreaming up this video. “We had so much fun playing two bad-ass chicks up to no good,” Miranda says with a laugh. “Danica has a really busy schedule, and I’m thrilled she was able to take time to come to Tennessee and be a part of this.” The video also features actor W. Earl Brown, star of HBO’s Deadwood. Miranda calls Earl a “true character” and says, “He […]

  • Academy of Country Music Donates $2.5 Million to Country Music Hall of Fame

    Academy of Country Music Donates $2.5 Million to Country Music Hall of Fame

    The Academy of Country Music has donated $2.5 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Working on a Building capitol campaign. So far $70 million has been raised to support the Hall of Fame’s expansion project, set to open in early 2014. As a result of the Academy’s donation, the ACM Contemporary Gallery will be a part of the expansion. The new area of the Hall of Fame will examine modern developments and current trends in country music. Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • Wynonna Judd Sues Former Stepfather over Loan on His Kentucky Home

    Wynonna Judd Sues Former Stepfather over Loan on His Kentucky Home

    Wynonna Judd is suing her former stepfather Michael Ciminella seeking more than $200,000 for a mortgage on a Louisville, KY home he took out from her back in 1994. Ciminella still lives in the home, and Judd claims he has defaulted on the loan, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Her suit seeks for the property to be sold through the courts to pay off the mortgage. Ciminella’s lawyers claim the money Judd gave him was a gift and not a loan. Ciminella is the ex-husband of Naomi Judd and the father of Wynonna’s sister Ashley Judd. Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • Why Wasn’t Taylor Swift Collaboration on Justin Bieber’s New Album?

    Why Wasn’t Taylor Swift Collaboration on Justin Bieber’s New Album?

    In the weeks leading up to the release of Justin Bieber‘s album Believe, Justin said that he’d written a song with Taylor Swift for the project.  However, when the album finally came out, a song with a Bieber/Swift co-writing credit wasn’t among the tracks.  So what happened to their collaboration?  It just didn’t fit the album, according to Justin’s manager. Scooter Braun tells MTV, “It didn’t go on Believe, because there’s another record they want to work on.  So, it just didn’t make sense at this time, and the song they did just didn’t make sense on this album.” It’s […]

  • Little Big Town Hits #1 on Digital Country Songs Chart with "Pontoon"

    Little Big Town Hits #1 on Digital Country Songs Chart with "Pontoon"

    Little Big Town has scored their first #1 on Billboard‘s Digital Country Song chart with “Pontoon.”  The summertime anthem moved nearly 86,000 copies last week alone and is now on track to hit the 500,000 sales mark very soon.  “Pontoon” is the lead single from Little Big Town’s upcoming album, due out in September. Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio