HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown is 60. Chely Wright is 48.
The stars of The Big Bang Theory will close out their run on the show as the top earning actors on TV. Sitcom star Jim Parsons tops the new Forbes magazine Highest-paid TV Actors list with a $26.5 million haul from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018, while three of his co-stars, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, and Simon Helberg are right behind him. NCIS star Mark Harmon rounds out the top five at 19 million.
Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Kacey Musgraves, Pistol Annies, and Thomas Rhett have all been added as performers for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” on Wednesday, November 14th. The show, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for the 11th consecutive year, is set to broadcast live on ABC-TV from Nashville. These artists join previously-announced performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.
LADY ANTEBELLUM has unveiled their first-ever LAS VEGAS residency, titled “OUR KIND OF VEGAS,” at the PALMS CASINO RESORT’s PEARL CONCERT THEATER. Kicking off FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, 2019, the trio will take the stage throughout the months of FEBRUARY, MAY, and AUGUST. Tickets go on sale FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2.
Stompin’ Tom’s iconic sports anthem “The Hockey Song” is being immortalized in the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. The song will be honoured on Saturday as the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Winnipeg Jets at the Scotiabank Arena. During the ceremony, Tim Hicks will perform the song. Released in 1973, “The Hockey Song” was a favourite among the Saint John, N.B., singer’s fans during a period of unmatched success for Connors.
Taylor Swift has given a boost to a fan struggling to pay the medical bills of her mother, who has been in a coma for three years. Nineteen-year-old Sadie Bartell of Orem, Utah, says Swift donated more than 15-thousand dollars to her mother’s GoFundMe account. Swift signed it with love from herself and her two cats, Meredith and Olivia. Other fans followed Swift’s example and donated, too. Bartell had tweeted her mother got sick two days before she went to see Swift in concert. Bartell was worried the family may lose their home because of the bills. Bartell tweeted that Swift actually made the donation and “it’s real.”
Horror writer Stephen King is giving quite a deal to student filmmakers at a Film Academy in Wales. He has sold them the movie rights to a short story, “Stationary Bike,” for one dollar. Kevin Phillips, a tutor at the school, tells The Boston Globe the deal is “a great scoop for the academy” and for students who admire King’s work.