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  • America’s Most Stolen Car Is…

    America’s Most Stolen Car Is…

    (NEW YORK) — It may not be new or expensive, but the 1994 Honda Accord was the most stolen car in America last year for the fourth year in a row, according to a new report. Honda’s 1998 Civic model was the second-most stolen vehicle of the year, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s “Hot Wheels” report, released Monday; the full-size 2006 Ford pickup rolled in (or perhaps out) at number three. “It’s transportation. It’s for the parts,” NICB spokesman Frank Scafidi explained. “It’s to commit some other crime. Or it’s just to get on the other side of […]

  • Ill. Gov. Approves Strip Club ‘Skin Tax’ to Fund Rape Crisis Centers

    Ill. Gov. Approves Strip Club ‘Skin Tax’ to Fund Rape Crisis Centers

    (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) — So-called “sin taxes” exist for smoking, gambling and alcohol, and now Illinois has passed a “skin tax” for strip clubs, which backers say will raise up to $1 million a year to fund rape crisis centers in the state. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a law creating the Sexual Assault Services and Prevention Fund, sponsored by Democratic State Senators Toi Hutchinson and Sara Feigenholtz. The state senate passed the bill by unanimous vote in May; a similar bill has already passed in Texas. Created in response to declining state funding for rape crisis centers, the new law […]

  • Massive 63-CD Johnny Cash Box Set to Be Released October 30

    Massive 63-CD Johnny Cash Box Set to Be Released October 30

    Johnny Cash fans will want to add the new Johnny Cash — Complete Columbia Album Collection to their Christmas wish lists this year. The box set includes 59 albums on 63 CDs spanning Cash’s 1958 Columbia debut, The Fabulous Johnny Cash, through 1990’s Highwayman 2 release with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. Thirty-five of the albums are being released for the first time in the U.S., including one documenting a 1978 concert in Prague.  Each album features the fully restored artwork and liner notes.  The box set also includes a compilation collecting Cash’s singles from Sun Records, such […]

  • Taylor Swift on Track for Record-Breaking Sales Week with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

    Taylor Swift on Track for Record-Breaking Sales Week with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

    Taylor Swift‘s new single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” is on track to sell more than 600,000 downloads in its first week according to Billboard.  That would give Taylor a shot at scoring the best-selling week ever for a song by a female artist, and the second-biggest week overall.  Right now, Flo Rida‘s “Right Round” is the champ with 636,000 copies sold the week of February 28, 2009.  Ke$ha currently holds the record among females with “Tik Tok,” which moved 610,000 copies in January 2010. CMT will play Taylor’s lyric video for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back […]

  • Wynonna Judd’s Husband and Drummer Has Left Leg Amputated Following Motorcycle Accident

    Wynonna Judd’s Husband and Drummer Has Left Leg Amputated Following Motorcycle Accident

    Wynonna Judd‘s husband and drummer Michael Scott “Cactus” Moser‘s left leg was amputated above the knee following a motorcycle accident on Saturday in South Dakota. The leg was severed at the scene and doctors in Rapid City, DC performed the surgery.  He also underwent surgery to his hand. In a statement posted at Wynonna.com, the couple expresses their appreciation for “all of the quick medical and police responders as well as the hospital staff and well-wishes from family, friends and fans.” Wynonna has canceled her concerts for the next week as a result of the accident.  Her next scheduled date […]

  • Jake Owen to Headline CMT on Tour Trek Starting October 10 in New York City

    Jake Owen to Headline CMT on Tour Trek Starting October 10 in New York City

    Jake Owen is set to headline the 11th annual CMT on Tour outing kicking off October 10 in New York City.  The trek will be titled Jake Owen: The Summer Never Ends 2012 with special guests Love and Theft and Florida Georgia Line.  Jake actually appeared on the CMT on Tour bill back in 2007 opening for Sugarland. Jake says, “Being the headliner of a tour is something I’ve been dreaming about since I was in college, performing songs every Sunday afternoon on a bar stool and playing for tips.” Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Rascal […]

  • Swimmer Hits Storm on Swim from Cuba to Florida

    Swimmer Hits Storm on Swim from Cuba to Florida

    (MIAMI) — As Diana Nyad, 62, continued her attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, “all hell broke loose” Sunday evening, according to her team’s blog. A little after 8 p.m. ET Sunday, a squall with winds of 14 knots hit the flotilla and stayed “nearly stationary over” Nyad, forcing her to move northwest in order to try to find a way out of the storm. “Big thunderstorm came out of nowhere last night, but good news is there were no signs of jellyfish,” Nyad’s team tweeted this morning. Despite a […]