A video of a young Keith Urban competing on the Aussie TV talent show New Faces in 1983 was uploaded to YouTube last month. While a few country music and radio station blogs spotted it, it needs to be adored by the masses. The future American Idol judge performs his countrymen’s song “All Out of Love” and gets mixed reviews from the panel, which could foresee his bright future. READ FULL STORY
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Comedy Central’s Drunk History is so hilarious if you’re in the right mood, and probably even if you aren’t. So, what’d we learn from “Nashville”? (NSFW language and somewhat blurry hand gestures ahead.)
KEY ‘DRUNK HISTORY’ LESSONS for the week of AUGUST 20, 2013
–When Dolly Parton (Casey Wilson) went to New York to tell the RCA executives she was leaving The Porter Wagoner Show, her exact words were “I’m gonna be in f*cking movies. “Are you in or are you out? Back me or back the f*ck off.” And they were like yeah, sure. Whatever. Sounds fantastic. READ FULL STORY
The second season of
the decline and fall of western civilization Here Comes Honey Boo Boo premiered tonight on TLC — and it’s safe to say that fame and fortune haven’t changed the Thompson clan one lick.
They’re still living in a modest single-family home in tiny McIntyre, Georgia. They’re still eating their special brand of locally-sourced cuisine (on the menu tonight: roadkill pig!). They’re still making their own fun, breaking out buckets of butter for impromptu food fights and throwing a Dukes of Hazzard — sorry, that’s Dukesy Hazzard — theme party for patriarch Sugar Bear’s birthday.
And, of course, they’re still doing wondrous, eminently quotable things to the English language — which viewers like you can enjoy at home, thanks to TLC’s helpful subtitles. What are the lines you’ll be repeating incredulously over brunch this weekend? Try these:
Maybe we’re feeling a bit reverent in light of losing George Jones last week, but allow us to celebrate Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday today with some of our favorite video clips. READ FULL STORY
Our pop-culture guide to what’s in, what’s fading, and what’s definitely out.
If, like me, you were hoping there was a new episode of Nashville tonight so you could see what happens next between Scarlett and Gunnar, last seen finally making out on their couch (after he told her that his brother had been beaten to death — romantic?), I’ve got some bad news: The next new episode doesn’t air until March 27. I’m all for foreplay, but that’s just cruel!
While you watch the hookup again below, here’s some good news: I’m assured what happens next will be worth the wait. (And then we have the introduction of Scarlett and Gunnar’s hot new neighbor, played by The O.C.‘s Chris Carmack, to look forward to in future episodes.) But also in that March 27 episode: Rayna will appear on Katie Couric’s syndicated talk show Katie to discuss her failed marriage and career resurgence. Just how candid will she be? And will we get cutaway shots to Teddy, Deacon, and Juliette watching? READ FULL STORY
After weeks of breathless, pearl-clutching promotion for the infamous Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey fight, tonight’s American Idol revealed what prompted Minaj’s freakout in the first place. The Charlotte auditions episode featured a somewhat rational debate (prompted by Minaj) on whether a contestant should feel “forced” to “do the country thing,” and then we saw Minaj determinedly stomping off the set after complaining that “Maybe I should get off the f—ing panel.”
What we didn’t see, of course, was a single second of Minaj’s cringe-inducing motormouth-y rant captured in October’s buzz-magnet handheld video. In fact, it’s likely the “fight” we saw tonight had no real linear connection with the leaked footage, which makes the over-promotion even more obnoxious. Fox chose to save face — including any of that leaked footage on-air would be a huge turnoff, and Minaj has enough detractors as it is. READ FULL STORY
I’ll bet you didn’t know that in the ’90s, Jimmy Fallon and Carrie Underwood performed together as singing duo Jim Carrie. (Carrie looked very grown-up for her age, considering she was born in 1983.) The two double-handedly invented a new genre: country-rap, or c’rap. Their country-fried takes on classics like “Straight Outta Compton” (which, in this iteration, is about a “crazy mother-effer named Ice Cube, from the gang called Fellas With Attitude”) and “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” will have your toes tapping and your eyes watering. Who knew that “The Humpty Dance” would sound so moving as a ballad?