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Sunny Sweeney earns ACM New Female Vocalist nomination

Sunny Sweeney.

Texas born and raised, Sunny Sweeney has long been heralded for her vocal prowess, and now she can add the recognition of an ACM Award nomination to her list of accolades as earlier this week Sunny was unveiled as one of the three nominees in The Academy of Country Music Awards’ New Female Vocalist of the Year category.

Voting for the distinguished award will begin on VoteACM.com on Monday, January 21 and remain open through Feb. 4 with the winner of the category continuing on to compete for the title of New Artist of the Year Award at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards live on April 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

On being nominated, Sunny shares:

Getting nominated for ACM New Female Vocalist is maybe the coolest thing to happen to me. I’ve been playing country music in honky-tonks and dive bars for almost a decade, so finally getting this kind of recognition is absolutely HUGE!  I started out playing in Texas for beer and cheeseburgers, so this is just so gratifying!” she says laughing. “In all seriousness, it’s validating to know that the ACM considers my kind of country music and my voice something worth keeping an eye and an ear on, and for that, I’m very grateful.” 

Sweeney shows off her sense of humor in her ACM campaign video with a spoof of Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg’s infamous SNL Digital Short, “Dick In A Box.” View Sweeney’s version, in which she implores fans to “Click In The Box,” HERE.

Taylor Swift One of 2012′s Most Dangerous Celebrities

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Taylor Swift has officially been named one of the “Most Dangerous Celebrities” of 2012. Well… on an anti-virus list, anyway. For the sixth year in a row, McAfee researched celebrities in pop culture to find out who are the riskiest to search on the internet and results in bad links and viruses made to steal passwords and personal information. Actress Emma Watson takes the first spot, while Taylor is the only country artist on the list and places at number fifteen.

Following Emma, Jessica Biel takes the number two spot and Eva Mendes sits at number three. Latina women, including Salma Hayek and Sofia Vergara, also heat up the top 10 at numbers 9 and 10, respectively.

Some of the highlights of this year’s study include:

  • Latina women are on fire: Eva Mendes (No. 3), Selena Gomez (No. 4), Shakira (No. 7), Salma Hayek (No. 9) and Sofia Vergara (No. 10) spice up the top 10
  • Comedian Jimmy Kimmel(No. 13) is the only male in the top 20 this year
  • Supermodels are risky: Elle Macpherson (No. 16), Bar Refaeli (No. 17) and Kate Upton (No. 20) pose in the top 20
  • Musicians are not safe: Selena Gomez (No. 4), Shakira (No. 7), and Taylor Swift (No. 15) all sang their ways to the top 20

Want to stay safe? McAfee shares a few tips on how to protect yourself and your computer:

Beware of content that prompts you to download anything before providing you with content. You may want to opt to watch streaming videos or download content from an established site, such as Hulu, Netflix, NBC, or ABCtv.   Free downloads are significantly the highest virus-prone search terms. Anyone searching for videos or files to download should be careful as not to unleash malware on their computer.

Since most people use a variety of devices to search for celebrities, be sure you have up to date, comprehensive security for all of your devices.  It’s important to have protection, such as McAfee® All Access, on all Internet-enabled devices, including PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets and netbooks.

Crocs CoFounder Blames Taylor Swift For DUI

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Our friends at 100.3 KILT might have the weirdest story of the week on their hands. The radio station is reporting that Crocs footwear co-founder is blaming Taylor Swift for his recent DUI arrest on the weekend. 51-year old George Brian Boedecker, JR. was found asleep at the wheel of his Porsche in Boulder, Colorado on Sunday night. His car was parked partially on the sidewalk and still running when police found him. He became uncooperative and said he would go “medieval” on the officers and that he had gotten into a fight with his “famous girlfriend”… who he said was none other than Taylor.

He told the officers that they were now his “enemy for life” and that Taylor was the one driving, not him. He claimed she left for Nashville after they had gotten into an argument.

He’s now free on $500 bond. In case you need to know… there was never another driver, or Taylor, found.

VIDEO: The Voice – Muppets Style

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Here’s a funny little clip to get you through your Thursday afternoon. The Muppets have taken their own little spin on The Voice, and even features a Blake Shelton look-a-like judge for their episode. Check out the preview clip below:

Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Welcomes Baby

Rascal Flatts. Photo credit: Randee St Nicholas

Rascal Flatts‘ Friday night Detroit show was a little bit of a whirlwind, reports radio station 99.5 WYCD. Jay DeMarcus made the show with minutes to spare, in scrubs and a hospital bracelet, after wife Alison had their second child. Jay and Alison welcomed their second baby, their first son, at around 4 pm. The band hit the stage at 9:30 pm. Band members Joe Don Rooney and Gary leVox joked around with the station in their interview, saying:

”Jay got pregnant. He got up this morning, jumped on our airplane, flew home, and had the baby. Now he is flying back for the show. he woke up in a panic, you know, when his water broke.”

 

Jay arrived by helicopter to the concert at DTE Energy Center. Congratulations to the DeMarcus family on their second baby!

Gwen Sebastian’s Lucky Road Trouble

Gwen Sebastian.

Flying Island Entertainment’s Gwen Sebastian had quite an adventure out on the road. She was home on her farm in North Dakota after promoting her new single “Met Him In A Motel Room,” when she realized the door of her trailer had been left opened. It’s not clear how long the door was open for, but one of her suitcases had fallen out during the trip. That’s when she received a call at 3 am from a good Samaritan, who had found the suitcase in the middle of the road, and he wanted to return it. Talk about lucky! He left her suitcase at a nearby gas station for Gwen to pick-up.

Gwen is a pretty busy woman these days: out on tour with her former The Voice Coach Blake Shelton as part of his band, and out on the road for her own career. She’s also partnered up with World Vision to help raise awareness for the organization’s work to combat worldwide poverty and injustice. At Gwen’s shows, she will give fans the opportunity to find out more information on how to help World Vision and why it’s so important to help a worthy cause.

Check out Gwen performing her new single for radio station WXTU in Philadelphia earlier this year:

Kenny Chesney Fan Kicked Out For Looking Like Kenny

Kenny Chesney.

Here’s a weird story for your Monday afternoon. An unlucky Kenny Chesney fan was escorted out of LP Field Monday night for looking too much like the country music superstar at the Nashville stop of the “Brothers Of The Sun” tour. Nathan Blankenship, who apparently looks like a twin of the singer dressed in a cowboy hat and tank top, was escorted our of the stadium after fans created a scene believing he was Kenny himself. He missed out on the whole concert because of security’s reaction.

In a statement released this morning, Kenny’s concert promoters said they had no idea that Nathan was forced to leave the venue until after it hit press. They are working with Nathan to come to a solution, and confirm that no one in Kenny’s management or promotion were aware of the incident at the concert.

Do you think security messed up here, or were they right to escort Nathan out of LP Field?

VIDEO: Brad Paisley – Jack In The Box Ad

Brad Paisley.

Country superstar Brad Paisley might be a little more careful next time he signs autographs. See what happens when he doesn’t pay attention to what he’s signing in his brand new ad with American fast food chain Jack In The Box:

Brantley Gilbert Inspires Baby Names

Brantley Gilbert. photo credit: Strut Entertainment.

Looks like the United States really are turning into the BG Nation. In a recent study done by the Social Security Administration, as reported on ABC and the Today Show this morning, the name “Brantley” made the biggest jump on the list of 2011 Top Baby Boy Names. It made the leap from number 736 to 320, which is a crazy 416 spots! One of the contributing factors in the big leap is believed to be the rising success of Brantley Gilbert, whose hit single “Country Must Be Country Wide” shot to the top of the charts late last year.

We might see the name jump more this year with the release of his new single “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.” That little tune is currently top 10 at country radio and still rising. What country artist would you name your kids after?

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel & Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood & Ace.

Jimmy Kimmel… country music star? That was the case last night when he made the sequel to Carrie Underwood‘s “Before He Cheats” on his late night television show last night. Check out the hilarious video below and let us know if you want to see Carrie host Saturday Night Live: