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  • Faith Hill Ends Her Six Year Run

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    After six years, Faith Hill has decided to stop performing the opening theme of NBC's Sunday Night Football.

    Faith posted a message on Facebook Monday morning, declaring "Amazing 2 have been part of SNF - an honor. I've just let everyone there know it's time 2 let someone else rock the open."

    Faith adds that it was a "difficult decision," and she is "kinda emotional" about it.

    She says, "Love all u guys at SNF - I'll b watching!!!"

    Check out a sampling of her SNF themes throughout the years below...

    I think she ROCKED it...I'm sad to see her go. :/

    ~Vanessa

  • Is New TIME Cover Photo Of Child at Boston Marathon Bombings Too Much?

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    There seems to be a lot of mixed opinions through social media about the new Time cover shot of a special tablet-only issue, to be published Thursday, which Time previewed online on Wednesday.

    Some applaud the photo while others think it is too sensational.

    The cover photo and other images inside the magazine are by Boston-based freelancer Bill Hoenk.  They are said to possibly be the only ones that record the scene following the second blast, Time notes in its preview. “I was horrified by what I was seeing, but there was some sort of instinct that said, don’t worry about that, just keep shooting, because you’re the only person with a camera around that I could see and it needs to be done,” he said. “So I kept shooting.”

    Hoenk, Time reports, was using a telephoto lens at the time of the blast, so he had to “move back quite a ways” to capture the full scene of the policeman carrying the child away. “I saw the cop lift up the baby,” he said. “When I look at the photos, I cry. The baby was screaming.”

    Just seconds after capturing the image, Hoenk said, the police started “frantically screaming for people to leave” the scene, worried about the chances of a third explosion. “That’s when I decided that I didn’t want to be there anymore.”

    It is a heartbreaking photo.  What do you think of it?

    ~Vanessa

  • VIDEO: Actress Involved In Awkward Stage Moment with Will Ferrell at MTV Awards Kicked Out of Show!

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    As Will Ferrell accepted the Comedic Genius Award at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night, Aubrey Plaza walked onto the stage and attempted to snatch his prize away from him. Initially, it appeared as if it may have been a pre-planned bit -- Ferrell asked the Parks and Recreation actress if she was OK, she returned to her seat after a brief struggle, and Ferrell remarked, "Just like we rehearsed it." But MTV says it was an unexpected moment.

     

    MTV.com writes that during the commercial break that followed Plaza's Kayne West-like interruption, she was "escorted out of the venue by MTV executives and the head of Viacom security without incident." Minutes later, the website says, she left the Culver City, California, lot where the ceremony was being held.

    Awkward much?  Kinda surprised MTV kicked her out...they seem to let crud like that fly at all the stuff they do. 

    ~Vanessa

     

  • Gwyneth Paltrow Says NO to Botox but YES to Smoking

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    Gwyneth Paltrow at 40, is as beautiful as ever, and admits that she won't use Botox as part of her beauty regime.  But she does use tobacco. 

    In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, the 40-year-old actress says, "I use organic products, but I get lasers. It's what makes life interesting, finding the balance between cigarettes and tofu."

    Balance between cigarettes and tofu?  As you can imagine she is  catching flak from the interview, as she admits she still smokes cigarettes, despite having lost her father Bruce to cancer.  That event was actually something she says inspired her to live more healthily.  When asked what her guilty pleasure was, she said, "My one light American Spirit that I smoke once a week, on Saturday night."

    As for using Botox, the Oscar winner says, "I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I'm 50. I'll try anything. Except I won't do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!"

    I ALWAYS appreciate honesty but was surprised that someone I viewed as extremely healthy would smoke. 

    ~Vanessa

  • Trisha Yearwood Shares Secret to Her Recent Weight Loss

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    Did you notice a slimmer, more svelte Trisha Yearwood at the recent ACM Awards? I sure did!  She looked fantastic!  Trisha tells People she’s been dieting and exercising and has lost about 20 pounds.

    She does admit that she didn’t completely give up all her favorite foods to fit in the stunning orange and red Stella McCartney dress she wore. “I’m doing very little sugar,” she says. “And occasionally I have the mac and cheese.”

    I love the fact that she is honest about her struggle with her weight.  She's normal just like the rest of us.

    "Real people battle their weight," she says. "We all struggle between eating healthy and falling off the wagon. That's how I live."

    ~Vanessa

     

  • Would You Eat a PB&J the Way Scotty McCreery Does?

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    According to Scotty McCreery, the only way to make a peanut butter and jelly sammy is with...cereal?!?!?

    The American Idol winner gives a lesson on how to craft the perfect PB & J as part of a new campaign from DoSomething.org saying,“There’s only one way to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Peanut butter, your jam, and-- don’t be shy,” he cautions. “Then your cereal.”

    Scotty dumps the whole box of cereal on his plate, before finishing the sandwich and shoving it in his mouth. “Anybody got a napkin?” he mumbles, with his mouth full.

    Scotty did this "Peanut Butter and Jam Slam" to encourage people to donate peanut butter and jelly to their local food pantries to fight hunger. 

    Nice job Scotty but I'll keep makin' my PB&J's the good ole fashioned way..with peanut butter and jelly. :)

    ~Vanessa

  • I'll Do Anything For My Boss...except for THAT!

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    Whatever you want, boss, whatever you want…wait, you want what?  Umm....

    A CareerBuilder survey of more than 3,500 people revealed that close to one in four workers have been asked to do tasks that were not related to their day-to-day assignments. And some of them are off the wall.

    For instance, one boss asked to be loaned money for a car while another wanted an employee to spy on senior managers. Despite the seemingly wacky requests, and there are quite a few reported to CareerBuilder, two-thirds of workers say they respect the boss, although a third felt they were also smarter than the person with the corner office.

    Here are a dozen ACTUAL requests made by bosses that may shock you:

    1. Be a surrogate mother for her child.
    2. Spy on senior management.
    3. Buy a rifle for him.
    4. "Hook him up" with illegal substances.
    5. Go online and post false favorable comments about him.
    6. Come up with a science fair project for her daughter.
    7. Fire the boss's brother.
    8. Lend him $400 for a down payment on a car.
    9. Remove her stitches.
    10. Bail another co-worker out of jail.
    11. Clip her dog's nails
    12. Help plan her wedding.

    Unreal!  Have you ever been asked to do something off the wall by your boss?

    ~Vanessa

  • PICTURES: Taylor Swift Hits Up Disney World

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    Taylor Swift found time last week while out on her Red tour to unwind at Disney World with her pals including  fellow artist Ed Sheeran and posted pictures to prove it.  On Friday (April 12) Taylor tweeted ... Best day EVER. Disney with my friendssssss!!! @edsheeran@Mallauri@Scott_Myrick

    And...

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    “Animal Kingdom. This giraffe situation.”

    Looks fun!  Glad to see she finds time to unwind. :)

    ~Vanessa

  • Ashley Monroe Gives Fellow Pistol Annie Miranda Lambert NEW Name

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    Each member of the Pistol Annies has a nickname.  Miranda Lambert’s official Pistol Annies nickname may be “Lonestar Annie,” but Ashley Monroe says she's given her a NEW name.

    "Miranda's actually been helping me plan the detail part," she tells CMT. "We call Miranda 'Plannie Annie' because she can just make things happen."

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    Ashley has been engaged to Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks for about seven months, but hasn’t revealed the exact wedding date. So far, Ashley says shopping for dresses has been her favorite part of the planning process.

    Don't you think they should follow the Annie's around with a camera crew to tape the planning of Ash's upcoming wedding?  I'd LOVE to see that!  Would you watch?

    ~Vanessa

     

  • Dancing With the Stars Celebs Receive BIG Paychecks!

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    I can't imagine being a teen on a hit kid's show, let a long being a teen raking in tons and TONS of dough...can you?

    Sixteen year-old Disney Channel star Zendaya has been scoring high with the judges on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, but a new report says her bank account's seeing some high numbers, too. The high-school aged hoofer could make as much as 345 thousand bucks if she makes it to the finale, according to TMZ.

    The gossip site says Zendaya raked in 125 thousand dollars for her first two weeks on the show, and the competition's pay structure lays out 10 grand a week for surviving weeks three and four, a 20 thousand dollar weekly bonus for weeks five and six, 30 grand weekly for weeks seven and eight, and 50 thousand bucks a week for surviving to weeks nine and 10.

    Check out Zendaya's performance last week...

    She is my 10 year old daughters favorite dancer AND favorite TV star so she has been geeking out over DWTS this season.  Personally, I adore Kellie Pickler so we've been having fun watching this new season.  Are you watching?

    ~Vanessa

  • PICTURE: Julianne Hough Rocks SHORT New Cut After Breakup

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    Fresh breakup, fresh haircut!  A month after news of her split from Ryan Seacrest went public, Julianne Hough stepped out in L.A. with a fresh hairstyle to go with her fresh start.  

    The ex-Dancing With the Stars pro has undergone a lot of changes in recent weeks. Last month, she and longtime love Seacrest, 38, ended their relationship after two years of dating. Sources told Us Weekly at the time that the American Idol host's schedule was to blame.

    "Dude works all the time," a pal explained to Us. "He never sleeps. It's a lifestyle she couldn't handle anymore. Work always, always came first [for Ryan]. She wants a more low-key life."

    Another source added: "It just got to be too much. I think they both just sort of knew they couldn't do it anymore. The travel and lifestyle got to be too much. Who knows if this is just for now, but I think this is for good."

    I love the shorter cut!  It is something I'd love to do, but I'm always hesitant because it takes so long to grow back out my hair.  If I was a rich celeb like Julianne, I could go short and then just add extensions when I was sick of it. 

    ~Vanessa