Kelly Nash, a reporter for Sun Sports covering the Tampa Bay Rays, was at Fenway Park before a game and she decided to take some selfies during batting practice. She didn't even notice until she was reviewing her photos how close she came to major injury...or worse.
"I was taking a picture of myself in the seats above the Green Monster during Red Sox batting practice.
"Producer Art Dryce had called out 'heads up!' a few times while I was taking pictures around the left field section, but none of those balls actually fell close to me, so I took my chances turning my back on batting practice for a picture.
"My whole family is from Massachusetts, and I knew they would be so excited to see me working at Fenway Park, and when I went to text them the picture I noticed the baseball by my head!
"I laughed pretty hard when I saw such a surreal picture that I had no idea I took. I thought, you have got to be kidding me, maybe there ARE really angels in the outfield. I actually brought the movie with me on the trip and had it in my bag at the game.
"Art had picked up what we think was that ball and gave it to me after we saw in the photo how close it came to my head."
Someone was looking out for her! Wow...that was close.
Kelsey Williams a cheerleader for the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder was criticized for her weight by CBS Houston blogger Claire Crawford last week (4/24). The Daily Mailreports that Crawford asked readers if Williams was "too chunky" to cheer. "[Williams] has been criticized by some folks in [Oklahoma] for having 'pudginess' around her waistline," she allegedly wrote. "Is this chick 'too chunky' to be a cheerleader?"
"But if she's comfortable wearing that tiny outfit and dancing for NBA fans, then good for her," Crawford said. "Besides . . . not every man likes women to be toothpick skinny. I'd say most men prefer a little extra meat on her bones."
Commenters quickly criticized the blogger's post, calling it "offensive" and "disgusting." Many also argued that the image used in the story was simply an unflattering photo. The initial story was quickly removed from CBS Houston's website, but a cached version is still online.
Thank goodness Williams is trying to stay positive, which has got to be tough. She wrote on her Twitter, "'To be womanly always, discouraged never.'" She then added, "We wouldn't know what blessings were if we didn't go through trials. Thank you to EVERYONE for the compassion and love today. I'm in awe."
I'm in awe that a blogger, a female blogger at that, could criticize this beautiful woman and call her chunky. Women need to have eachother's backs, we need to support eachother. Disgusting Claire, really disgusting.
Ashton Kutcher bothers me. He says he loves Country Music, then whenever you see him on a Country Awards show he's making fun of it. Why would you make fun of something you love? ANYWAY... on to my story...Ashton apparently got into a scuffle with security over the weekend at the Stagecoach Music Fest in Indio, California.
Leave it to TMZ to get the scoope yet again. Sources told TMZ.comthat Kutcher was in a VIP area near the stage at the Stagecoach festival when a woman approached him to say hello and shake his hand. The sources say when Kutcher went to greet the woman, a security guard intervened and shoved the two of them, sparking the fight.
Kutcher and the security guard really went at it, violently shoving each other eyewitnesses are saying. The actor's friends finally separted the two. Sources say Kutcher wasn’t the aggressor. They claim the security guard was overzealous and out of line. The security guard demanded that Kutcher be ejected, but the actor left on his own.
I guess I'm not the only one who has no love for Ashton.
The country stars who've made this year's list were asked to reveal what helps them feel beautiful inside and out..
Taylor Swift says she had to make peace with her light skin tone before she felt beautiful.
"I'm pretty pale," Taylor says. "In high school I was insecure and thought it'd be cool to go to a tanning bed. Now I just let it look the way it looks."
For Carrie Underwood, it was the love her husband that helped her truly feel beautiful. She says, "I've spent a fair share of money on creams and makeup to help minimize my scars. Then I met Mike Fisher. He made me feel loved and beautiful…scars and all."
Tim McGraw says his sense of confidence in his own decisions is what makes Tim feel attractive.
He says, "I've learned that my instincts are usually pretty good and to trust them."
Miranda Lambert is featured in the Most Beautiful stars and their pets section and at age 58, Reba is also highlighted in the Beautiful at Every Age feature in People's Most Beautiful issue.
Trace Adkins has broken arms, legs, ribs, had his nose partially torn off, been shot through his heart and lungs so something like a broken toe certainly won't hold him down. He shared a pic of his injury on Twitterand though the injury isn't as bad as injuries he's suffered in the past, it sure looks painful. And nasty. Ouch!
He wrote...“This is gross. Broke my foot the other day. Still kinda hurts.”
Kinda? If it was me I'd be in a wheelchair. I may be a little bit of a baby. ;)
TMZ is reporting that after officially separating from his wife Jessica Ussery, Jason Aldean has filed for divorce. The separation was announced last Friday (4/26) and Aldean filed his divorce papers the same day in Tennessee.
Aldean and Ussery were high school sweethearts who tried to work out their marrital problems at the end of last year after Aldean was photographed kissingAmerican Idol contestand Brittany Kerr in September.
They've been married 12 years and have two daughters.
Aldean released a statement asking for privacy for his family saying, "This is a really tough time for my entire family. Jessica and I have been together since we were teenagers. We've been through a lot of ups and downs over the years as we grew up together as a couple. She will always be important to me because she is the mother of my children, and I know that we will both always make our daughters our #1 priority."
Jason also asked that fans take pause before taking sides. He says, "I've learned that everyone always rushes to judgment when they hear news like this. That's really hard because no one knows anything about our relationship but us. I understand that because of my job, I have to go through a lot of this in the public eye, but for my girls' sake I really wish people would give us some level of privacy and at the very least be respectful of them."
Country music legend George Jones died Friday in Nashville, Tennessee after being hospitalized April 18 with a fever and high blood pressure. Jones was 81 years old.
Here is his bio...
Jones was one of the defining artists in country music history, bearing the influence of the genre's early pioneers Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell as he gained prominence in the mid-1950s.
Born in rural Saratoga, TX on September 12, 1931, Jones began singing on the streets as a child after the family moved to Beaumont, TX. Following a stint in the Marines, Jones recorded his first top-five hit, "Why Baby Way," on the Texas-based Starday label in 1955. He then signed to Mercury Records and scored his first #1 hit in 1959 with "White Lightning." Jones' hits continued through the 1960s with country standards like "She Thinks I Still Care" and "The Race Is On."
Jones had weathered two failed marriages by the time he married Tammy Wynette in 1969. The couple scored hit duets with "We're Gonna Hold On," "Golden Ring" and "Two Story House," in the process earning the title of President and First Lady of Country Music. Jones and Wynette continued to record together well after their 1975 divorce, while Jones also continued racking up solo hits like "The Grand Tour" and "A Picture of Me (Without You)." Jones and Wynette reunited for an album and tour in 1995 and were on friendly terms when Wynette died in 1998.
In the late '70s and early '80s, Jones' alcohol and cocaine addiction led to multiple arrests and hospital stays. He also missed dozens of concerts, earning the nickname "No-Show Jones."
Despite his personal issues, in 1980 Jones released what is often hailed as one of the greatest songs in country music history: "He Stopped Loving Her Today." The ballad was a #1 hit and won Jones several CMA Awards, as well as a Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Jones married wife Nancy Sepulveda in 1983, who's credited with getting Jones' personal and public lives back on track. He went on to win several more CMA Awards mostly thanks to collaborations with the likes of Brad Paisley, Patty Loveless, Garth Brooks and Buck Owens.
Following his 1992 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Jones released his bestselling memoir, I Lived to Tell It All, in 1996.
Jones was seriously injured in a car accident 1999 while driving under the influence of alcohol. He released an album called Cold Hard Truth that same year that produced the CMA Awards-nominated single "Choices."
Jones was honored with the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in 2008.
A rep for Aldean tells Us that the couple are indeed going through a rough spot. "I can confirm that Jason and his wife are having problems, but there is nothing more to share at this time," the rep says. "It's a private family matter, and we hope everyone will respect that he would like to keep it that way."
An insider says their split actually happened back in January.
After a bench warrent was issued for his arrest, Billy Currington turned himself into police today (4/25) stemming from an April 15th incident in which Billy is accused of threatening a 70-year-old boat captain.
Billy's been charged with making terroristic threats and abuse of an elderly person, both felonies.
Sources say that before the arrest warrant was issued, police searched Currington's home where they seized four digital video files, 27 digital photos and a memory card. According to an affidavit, police believe Currington might have recorded the confrontation between himself and the senior he's accused of threatening.
Currington's bond was set at $27,000. He could face a fine of $1,000 and 1 to 5 years in prison if found guilty.
Keeping the wound fresh and bleeding, Natalie Maines opens up in a new Us Weekly interview.
Former Dixie Chicks lead singer Maines discussed her upcoming album and revealed that despite the country trio's 13 Grammy awards and many, many country music accolades, she does not, in fact, listen to country music anymore.
"People do look at it as an insult that I say I don't listen to country music, which cracks me up," the 38-year-old singer told Us. "Music is a personal preference. Everyone's free to connect and like whatever they want."
"I definitely have a bad taste in my mouth about country radio," she added. "We did get supporters, but as a whole, the country music industry did not support us. Award shows would laugh at our expense. It was fun to hate us."
In 2003, the girl group made headlines after Maines criticized then-President George W. Bush's plans to launch a war against Iraq and reportedly told an audience in London that she was "ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."
Radio stations across the United States immediately pulled the band's tracks from the airwaves after listeners angrily attacked the group for Maines' comments. Even now, however, Maines said she doesn't feel the need to apologize for speaking her mind, as controversial as her opinions proved to be.
"To me, I was right from the beginning, because it's my right as an American to speak up and question our President, have my point of view, have my opinion, question what I want to question, and say what I want to say about our government," she said. "It's very scary to me that people actually think we should just follow our leaders. If we can't learn from our history, we're nowhere."
Adds Maines: "My point I try to make about that is it's not a thing I wanted to be right about. It's not a good 'I told ya so' with all these people losing their lives. War is horrible."
When Maines' comments blew up, the singer added, she felt a lack of support from the country music community that continued on years after the incident.
"I don't know about the country community," Maines continued. "But the Dixie Chicks have fans that have stayed loyal and stayed with us, but just as a whole or a radio market, or a musical genre. I am very liberal. A lot of them don't like me, and what I have to say."
I personally think they got a raw deal. If I had gone through what they did, I probably wouldn't want anything to do with the genre either. What do you think?
This song still gives me goose bumps. Love. The Dixie Chicks "Not Ready To Make Nice"....
Controversial R&B singer Chris Brown revealed in a new interview that he hopes to expand his musical horizon in the future and "go Country."
Excuse me while I gag a little.
“Music is for everyone,” he told Charlotte’s Power 98. “When you put genres on music, you segregate it. I want to always be able to do any kind of music I want. When I get older I might want to do a country album. Next year, I might want to do all hip-hop album or alternative album. Just making sure that anything that goes down, showing my audience or showing people that have a creative mind that you can do anything you want, it’s just about believing and loving what you’re doing in a positive way.”
After the story broke that he beat his ex Rihanna you couldn't get me to buy his music, and countrified or not, I still won't buy or listen to it.