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5 Alter Egos That Only Come Out When I Listen To Country Music

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My favorite thing about country music is the focus on storytelling. Country songs are full of vivid characters and tales of heartbreak and hi-jinks. I think this is why, sometimes when I’m listening to country, I start feeling like a different character myself. The funny thing is, it’s not necessarily the character featured in the song I’m listening to, it’s a character within myself that can only be awakened by a certain combination of lyrics and banjo chords. For example, the other day when my boyfriend Nick got home from work, I said hi and then immediately began railing against “big city fat cats” who don’t understand the values of the REAL America. Nick shook his head and said, “You’ve been listening to ‘Flyover States’ again, haven’t you?” Oops. Guilty. Here is a rundown of my five main country music alter egos and the songs that trigger them… Keep reading »

Taylor Swift And Shania Twain As “Thelma & Louise”


Last, the CMT Awards were held in Nashville. Taylor Swift grabbed the award for Video of the Year with “Mine”; Lady Antebellum naturally walked off with the award for Group Video of the Year; and proving that they are country music’s ultimate power-yet-totally-down-to-earth couple, Miranda Lambert and new hubby Blake Shelton won for Female and Male Video of the Year, respectively. But my favorite part of the show was the opening, in which Taylor and Shania Twain did a 2011 redux of “Thelma & Louise.” Not only do Donald Trump and Kid Rock make appearances, but Chord Overstreet of “Glee” hoses himself down in an ode to Brad Pitt. And yes, the clip ends with them driving off a cliff. You can’t mess with iconic. Keep reading »

Shania Twain Explains Why She Blames The Other Woman More Than Her Husband For Her Divorce

“I cannot hold my husband responsible for the breakdown of our marriage. I’m responsible for that also. The fact that the marriage broke down is nobody’s fault—that’s just a mutual breakdown of communication between two people. But with Marie-Anne, she was my best friend and it was like, ‘Oh, isn’t life great.’ She kept reestablishing that right until the very last minute. Even when I did finally know and confronted her, it was like she didn’t know what I was talking about. Maybe that’s a natural reaction for someone who just got caught with their pants down … Who has the right to decide how my marriage ends from outside the marriage?”

—Shania Twain talked to Oprah yesterday about finding out that her husband Robert Lange was having an affair with her best friend and assistant, Marie-Anne Thiebaud, and said that in many ways, she holds Marie-Anne more accountable than Robert. It’s the first time that Shania has given an interview about what exactly went down, including how she turned to Marie-Anne’s estranged husband, Frédéric Thiebaud, in the aftermath of her divorce and ended up falling in love with him. Those two crazy kids got married in January.

After the jump, more about what Shania went though. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Mila And Macaulay Split, Plus Shania Twain Weds!

  • “Black Swan”‘s Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin have broken up. The two had been dating for eight years. [Page Six]
  • Did John Mellencamp end his 20-year marriage because he’s been stepping out with Meg Ryan? [Page Six]
  • Let the Sandra Bullock/Ryan Reynolds romance rumors continue! The single twosome spent New Year’s Eve together. [ONTD]

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Quickies: Shania Twain Pulls A Spouse Swap & Lindsay Lohan Hangs With Betty Ford Drinkers

  • Shania Twain is engaged to the ex-husband of her former best friend who famously had an affair with Twain’s first husband. So, basically, spouse swap! [Us Weekly]
  • The woman who claims to have had an affair with Ashton Kutcher is auctioning off a sweater he supposedly gave her on eBay. We’d be more convinced if it was a trucker hat. [eBay]
  • Vince Vaughn and Kyle Weber welcomed a baby girl over the weekend. They named her … Locklyn. [Dlisted]

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Quickies: Shania Twain Might Be The Next “Idol” Judge & Britney Spears Is Back In The Studio, Y’all

  • J.Lo may be out as the next “American Idol” judge — is Shania Twain next in line? [TMZ]
  • On “Golden Girls,” Blanche lived among retirees in Florida. But in real life, the late, great Rue McClanahan lived in one helluva swanky pad. There’s a hidden passageway behind the spice rack! [NYMag.com]
  • Sheryl Crow’s 2010 backstage tour rider is obnoxiously nitpicky, but at least in an eco way. The singer requires “napkins made of 100 percent recycled fiber,” biodegradable cups and dinnerware, and organic produce and locally sourced water. Have fun with that, caterers. [The Smoking Gun]
  • Let us now imagine David Beckham having sex: An Australian gossip mag claims Posh and Becks are expecting another kid. The couple has not commented on the rumor. [Mirror UK]

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Star Couplings: Shania Twain Gets Some Sweet Revenge After Divorce

  • Shania Twain is finally divorced, but she’s not exactly single. Shania is dating the ex-husband of her former best friend, who cheated with Shania’s husband. That’s some payback. [People]
  • Gary Coleman‘s ex-wife, Shannon Price, plans to scatter his ashes “around some train tracks.” [Us Weekly]
  • Kelly Preston‘s pregnancy brought her out of deep grief after the death of her son Jett. [Celebitchy]

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What We Know About The Oprah Winfrey Network So Far

You’ve got to have a stone-cold heart to not love Shania Twain. And maybe that’s why Oprah gave the country singer her OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) show called “Why Not?” A statement from the network said, “The show will follow Twain as she begins her climb back to the top, a personal journey filled with risk, revelations and unexpected adventures.” After her bestie snagged her husband, Twain fell in love with her bestie’s ex-husband Frédéric Thiébaud and has been traveling the world with him and her son, posting videos on her website of them sky-diving in Florida, riding camels in Egypt, and bike riding in London. I’m still reeling from her gorgeousness in the “That Don’t Impress Me Much” video, so I don’t know if I can handle my jealousy for a half-hour show. [People]

But really, I’m actually legitimately excited for Oprah’s network—sounds like there are some pretty awesome things going down. Here’s what we know so far. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Jennifer Aniston & John Mayer Go Public Again

  • Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer had a hot date in NYC last night, and couldn’t keep their hands off each other. [Us Weekly]
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    Star Couplings: Shania Twain Ain’t No Quitter

  • Shania Twain posted a message on her website, acknowleging her breakup from husband Mutt Lange, saying, “I need some time to heal this broken heart but make no mistake; I will be back and hopefully stronger than ever.” [Us Weekly]
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