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Scotty McCreery falls off stage during concert -- doesn't miss a beat

American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery couldn’t quite find his footing last Friday while opening for country superstar Brad Paisley in Bethel, N.Y. The 18-year-old fell off the stage while performing. Unfazed by the slip, he then literally rolled back up onto the platform and continued belting Travis Tritt’s “T.R.O.U.B.L.E.”

The baby-faced country crooner jokingly blamed the slip-up on Paisley, tweeting that the singer had pranked him and “narrowed up the stage” for his last song.

Paisley punk’d his tourmate again the following night, lining the stage with traffic cones and caution tape. The vicious pranking cycle began when McCreery dressed up as Paisley during a previous performance. The pair clearly know how to keep each other on their toes.

Watch the video of the performance and tumble (at 8:15) below. READ FULL STORY

Dierks Bentley's 'Country & Cold Cans' EP: Hear 'Back Porch' here -- EXCLUSIVE

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This summer, country singer Dierks Bentley had his 10th No. 1 hit with the footstomper “5-1-5-0,” which has helped keep the crowds rockin’ on his Country & Cold Cans Tour. Inspired by their, let’s call it enthusiasm, and the desire to give college students new music for their end-of-summer parties and fall football tailgates, he paid for studio time himself to record some new tunes. The result is his Country & Cold Cans EP, which includes four new songs — the title track, “Grab a Beer,” “Back Porch,” and “Summer on Fire” – and the radio edit of his similarly suds-soaked current single, “Tip it on Back,” from his album Home. “I think the fans will dig the sound. It’s a little grittier, a little different,” Bentley says. “There’s some hand clips, some beatin’ on things. It’s just fun for me to get a chance to do something different every now and then.”

Listen to our exclusive stream of “Back Porch” below. (Think of it as Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” for people who don’t live near a lake). Then, we asked Bentley to name five of his craziest summer memories. Lucky for us, he documented most of them — including an awesome band vs. crew Braveheart reenactment — in his web series, DBTV. Country & Cold Cans will be released Aug. 21 on iTunes. READ FULL STORY

'Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country': Cow dare you? -- VIDEO

Reps for CMT have confirmed that Jennie Garth’s divorce from Twilight star Peter Facinelli will be addressed in Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country, the 90210 alum’s new reality show that follows her in relocating her three daughters to a farm. However, from the looks of a new sneak peek on the network’s site, the man otherwise known as Carlisle Cullen doesn’t seem to factor in at all.

No sir, the most compelling part of the 20-minute preview sees Garth’s sassy assistant Corinne suffering the consequences of a bet she really never should have made. Let’s just say the sore loser really has to suck it up when it comes time to make good.

See the full 20-minute sneak peek, which also features peeks of former Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars contestant Melissa Ryecroft’s new show Melissa and Tye, below. READ FULL STORY

'American Idol': Scotty McCreery covers 'Please Remember Me' for season 11's goodbye song

Reigning American Idol Scotty McCreery never had to suffer an emotional public elimination, but he’s ready to help this year’s contestants through it! He’s recorded season 11′s “goodbye” song, a cover of country ballad “Please Remember Me,” first released by Rodney Crowell in 1995, and made a hit by Tim McGraw in 1999. Watch their videos for the song below. McCreery’s cut will debut on American Idol this Thursday as we watch a montage of the ousted contestant’s time on the show. He’ll perform live on Idol later this season. READ FULL STORY

See the promo for the Australian version of 'The Voice'... with Keith Urban! -- VIDEO

Although country superstar Keith Urban is still recovering from from a throat surgery he underwent in November, he’s gearing up for his next big gig — a coaching spot on the Australian version of The Voice, which is set to premiere later this year.

Alongside Seal, Delta Goodrem (a hugely popular Australian popstar — also, the current girlfriend of Nick Jonas), and Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden, Urban will mentor a team of eager singers in hopes of launching a new vocal pop star. Check out a new promo for the show below: READ FULL STORY

Jamie Lynn Spears talks pregnancy, MTV's 'Teen Mom' stars: 'I've been that girl'

Jamie Lynn Spears shocked us all in 2007 when she announced she was 16 and pregnant with now-ex-boyfriend Casey Aldridge’s baby. The former Zoey 101 star, 20, then left tabloid-riddled Los Angeles and moved back to her home state of Louisiana to raise her daughter Maddie. Since then, she’s managed to dodge the limelight. That is, until she resurfaced as a country singer, a young mother, and a whole new woman, she told Glamour. “I was a kid who did a kid show,” she told the magazine. “Then I went away and raised my child, and the world has never met me as an adult. This is the first time anybody is really meeting me as a grown woman and grown mother making a decision about what to do with my life. Do people have an idea of who they think I am? Yes, and that’s fine with me.”

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Seasonal depression: What entertainment helps you cope?

As the days become colder and more gray in New York City, I’m making a concentrated effort to self-medicate against seasonal depression. My first line of defense was my “Summer” playlist, but I found that listening to Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You” just reminded me that I’m not feeling the “sunshine shinin’ down on me and you.” So last night, I decided to make a new playlist: “Fun country breakup songs.” It acknowledges my mood without letting me wallow in it. These are mid or fast tempo tunes you can sing along/drink to. That’s therapeutic, right? My playlist is below, in case you want to copy it.

How are you using entertainment to cope with seasonal depression? (If I’m at home, near my laptop, and in need of a quick fix, I’ve got multiple Urban guitar solos bookmarked like this one and this one that heat me right up. I’ll also visit Swoonworthy.net — tagline “It’s raining men… hallelujah!” — to check on the Magic Mike countdown clock or revisit this photo from the 30 shots for Taylor Kitsch’s 30th birthday post. Hey, whatever it takes, people. Royal Pains doesn’t return until Jan. 18.)  READ FULL STORY

'Young Adult' opens in cities today. But how will it fare in the 'burbs?

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Young Adult, the latest effort from Juno collaborators Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman opens today in five cities. Platform releases are not unusual during awards season, but the strategy seems especially appropriate (or maybe ironic) in this case because the film makes a point of skewering middle America. It will be interesting to see how audiences react to the way writer Cody and director Reitman paint suburban life.

A soot-black comedy, Young Adult tells the story of a semi-successful writer — author, she insists — who seeks an escape from her empty city life by wrapping her last hopes for happiness around an old high school boyfriend. Never mind that the oblivious hunk happens to be happily married and the proud father of a new baby girl. Charlize Theron is wickedly brilliant as the desperate and despicable Mavis, who is mad enough to think she can still steal the heart of any man just by looking pretty. Calling her a trainwreck, though, is an insult to Amtrak, and Cody/Reitman are so unapologetic about their anti-hero that it makes a harrowing emotional cringefest like Rachel Getting Married seem like a hokey Disney movie. Mavis snickers at a date’s earnest idealism — before sleeping with him. She verbally impales one old classmate who has the brass to question her motives, shooting a vicious back-handed compliment that showcases the claws with which she once ruled the top of the high-school hen-house. And when she fixes an icy glare on a put-upon hotel clerk — brrrrrr — you can feel her wrath in the back row of the theater.

We first meet Mavis in Minneapolis, the “Mini Apple” where she’s wasting away before her daffy brainstorm to recapture her glory days. From the moment she gets in her Mini Cooper and heads home to Mercury, Minn., the audience is prompted to scoff at the simpletons still living in her hometown and their colorless lifestyle. READ FULL STORY

Mindy McCready defends herself to ABC News -- WATCH

Country singer and Celebrity Rehab star Mindy McCready sat down with ABC News’ Andrea Canning for an interview to tell her side of her ongoing custody saga. McCready, who recently violated a court order when she took her five-year-old son, Zander, out of the care of her mother, Gayle Inge, (who she filed a libel suit against back in August, according to the Associated Press) and brought him to Arkansas with her. The two were found hiding in a closet by the authorities, after it they were initially reported as missing.

The troubled star, who according to her website “suffers from severe depression” (she attempted suicide in 2008) and has continued to find herself in trouble with the law over the years, told Canning “[I did] not ever think that me taking my own child, that I carried for nine months, that I gave birth to in the hospital by myself would ever be breaking the law. What I did was to protect my child, and there’s not a person in the world that’s going to tell me that that is wrong.” Watch a clip below: READ FULL STORY

See Kristin Chenoweth defying gravity at the American Country Awards

Kristin Chenoweth arrived on the red carpet of last night’s 2011 American Country Awards to prove that, despite being a television and Broadway star, she was going to be the cohostess with the mostest. Talent, that is! Not that country fans needed much convincing, as the singer-actress made two things very apparent from the get-go: She’s a little bit country and a little bit rock & roll. See the photo of Chenoweth, in a stunning emerald chiffon dress, that seemed to have everyone asking the same question around the Internet today, “I thought Pushing Daisies got canceled?”

Read more:
American Country Awards winners list
Kristin Chenoweth: What’s On My iPod
CMT renews ‘Next Superstar,’ Kristin Chenoweth to perform — EXCLUSIVE

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