Cody Johnson has released an acoustic cover of Reba McEntire‘s chart-topping hit, “Whoever’s In New England.” Johnson recorded his version of the song at Orb Recording Studio in Austin.
Johnson teamed up with McEntire for a duet of his song, “Dear Rodeo,” which highlights the highs and lows of rodeo life. Upon its release the song has raked in over 45 million global streams to date. “Dear Rodeo” is featured on Johnson’s major-label debut album Ain’t Nothin’ To It.
Check out Johnson’s version of Reba’s “Whoever’s in New England” on YouTube.
Just one month afterReal Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne filed for divorce from husband Tom Girardi, the couple has been sued for allegedly using their split to embezzle money.
According to a complaint filed in an Illinois federal court Wednesday, Erika and Tom are being sued by law firm Edelson PC on behalf of several families who lost loved ones in a Boeing plane crash. The documents detail how Tom and Erika allegedly embezzled settlement funds meant to help the families of victims on Lion Air Flight 610. The documents state: “Tom has resorted to embezzling the proceeds of settlements that should have been directed to his clients — including, as the basis for this Complaint, the widows and orphans who lost loved ones in the tragic crash of Lion Air Flight 610 — in order to continue funding his and Erika’s lavish Beverly Hills lifestyles.”
Tom’s law firm, Girardi & Keese (GK), is also named in the suit, which claims both Tom, 81, and the firm “are on the verge of financial collapse and locked in a downward spiral of mounting debts and dwindling funds.”
Erika filed for divorce from Tom, her husband of 21 years, on Nov. 3, saying in a statement: “After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi. This is not a step taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together. It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserved,” she added. “I request others give us that privacy as well.”
Ken Jeong and Joel McHale will help viewers ring in the New Year by co-hosting a 3½-hour “Toast & Roast” telecast on Fox this New Year’s Eve. McHale, 49, and Jeong, 51, replace Steve Harvey as the hosts of Fox’s New Year’s Eve broadcast.
The network announced Wednesday in a statement: “Ken and Joel together are one of the funniest duos out there. These two have been toasting and roasting each other on national television for years, so they were the perfect pair to ring in the New Year. Also, we love Ken so much, we wanted to squeeze in three more hours of him before the New Year!”
Fox’s coverage will air live from 8 p.m. to p.m. 10 EDT on NYE, and then will pick up again with more live content from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. EDT.
Deftones have shared the remix of ‘Teenager’ by The Cure‘s Robert Smith, taken from their upcoming ‘White Pony’ remix album ‘Black Stallion.’
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their third album ‘White Pony‘, Deftones will be releasing a remixed version of the record entitled ‘Black Stallion‘ – featuring reimagined takes on tracks. The band have shared remixes from Purity Ring and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, and now have unveiled Smith’s version of ‘Teenager’. Deftones were hand-picked by Smith to perform at his curated Meltdown Festival back in 2018.
Check out the video for Smith’s version of “Teenager” at the link: here.
BLACK SABBATH released its album “Vol 4” back in 1972, containing theclassic tracks “Supernaut”, “Changes” and “Snowblind” and reaching the Top 10 on the albums chart in the U.K. and the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S.
Now a newly remastered version of the original album along with 20 unreleased studio and live recordings is about to be released. “Vol 4: Super Deluxe Edition” will be available on February 12 as a 4-CD set and a 5-LP set pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Both versions come with extensive booklets featuring liner notes with quotes from the era from all four band members, rare photos and more. Both the 4-CD and 5-LP versions are available for pre-order now – here.
The newly remastered version of the original album will also be available on digital download and streaming services on the same day.
Michael Hardy, known professionally as Hardy, scored his first No. 1 single as an artist with “One Beer,” featuring Devin Dawson and Lauren Alaina.
Penned by Hardy, Hillary Lindsey and Jake Mitchel, “One Beer” is the lead single from Hardy’s 2020 album, A Rock. Before his success as a singer, Hardy earned praised as one of Nashville’s hottest songwriters, co-writing recent No. 1 singles “God’s Country” (Blake Shelton), “Simple” (Florida Georgia Line) and “Up Down” (Morgan Wallen).
Dan + Shay have released the official music video for their original holiday song “Christmas Isn’t Christmas”! The duo posted to Instagram, saying, “The “Christmas Isn’t Christmas’ official music video is available now on @youtube! The words of this song are very close to our hearts, especially this year being apart from our fans, families, and friends. if this song reminds you of someone, tag them in the comments and let them know. and as a bonus, if you have a story, please share and we’ll do our best to reply! much love, and happy holidays to all.”
Shot in Nashville and directed by longtime collaborator Patrick Tracy, the clip finds the duo in a snow-covered setting for a song inspired by their families. You can view the video for Christmas Isn’t Christmas on YouTube: here.
Despite many major awards opting for virtual or audience-free events due to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Oscars are planning an in-person awards ceremony in 2021.
A representative for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences confirmed “the Oscars in-person telecast will happen” on April 25, 2021, if everything goes according to plan. In June, the Academy announced that they decided to postpone the 2021 ceremony — which was originally scheduled for February 28 — until mid-April.
As a result, the nominations and voting periods were also extended so that any film released between Jan. 1, 2020, and Feb. 28, 2021, will be eligible. Most film and TV productions were shut down in March, and many crews weren’t able to restart filming until summer. Moving the eligibility dates allowed filmmakers more time to finish and release their projects in the safest way possible.
In July, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 2021 Golden Globes live on Feb 28, although it’s unclear whether or not the nominees will be present. Meanwhile, both the Screen Actors Guild and the Critics Choice Association said a virtual ceremony is a distinct possibility for 2021.
Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth were named the new co-hosts on CBS’s daytime talk show, ”The Talk.” The pair will make their debut alongside current hosts Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba on January 4, 2021, stepping in to replace Marie Osmond, who left in September, and Eve, who announced last month she was departing after three seasons.
Kloots is a former Broadway dancer turned entrepreneur and the creator of the fitness brand AK! Fitness. Welteroth is a journalist, author and producer who served as a judge on “Project Runway.”
CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said in a statement: “Amanda and Elaine are accomplished and relatable women, whose talents and personality stood out during their multiple guest appearances this fall. They bring a fresh new dimension to the show and we’re very excited to have them join the panel. These five hosts together present a compelling mix of personalities and opinions that will continue to elevate the series and lead ‘The Talk’ well into the future.”