Rodney Atkins and his new wife, Big Machine recording artist Rose Falcon, have shared a video from their wedding ceremony last month. Several special moments include the beach locale where the wedding went down, and candid moments from the reception. Rose spoke to Country Weekly about the event, saying it turned out well despite some difficult moments.
Mary J. Blige has released the music video for "My Favorite Things," the second vid from her holiday album, A Mary Christmas, following "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." The visuals, directed by Markus Klinko and Indrani, spotlight Mary, dressed in all white as she covers the Rogers and Hammerstein classic.
Following comments he made to Rolling Stone regarding Croatians, Bob Dylan has been charged with a hate crime in France. The charge includes a max sentence of one year and a fine of $50,000. Speaking with the mag, Dylan was asked about Civil War-era United States compared to the U.S. of today.
John Legend stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform his piano ballad "All of Me." John serenaded the audience and host, as well as Britney Spears, who was a guest on the show. Following the show, Legend was off to Australia with Alicia Keys where the two are currently playing a small run of shows.
Garth Brooks' Live from Las Vegas farewell show pulled in 8.7 million viewers after airing on November 29. The 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic was double the pull of Lady Gaga's recent prime time special. Gaga's Lady Gaga & the Muppets Holiday Spectacular drew 3.6 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo.
Bullet for My Valentine has released the music video for "Raising Hell," a cut from the band's latest album, due sometime next year. The black and white vid, directed and produced by James Sharrock, features a montage of the band performing the high energy cut. "Raising Hell" hits digital outlets December 10.
Lauren Alaina and Kelly Clarkson have been confirmed for performances at NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center. The show will see performances by the three ladies as well as the 81st lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Others scheduled for the evening include Jewel, Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande and more.
Alicia Keys has shared a preview of her new track, "I'd Die Without You," via SoundCloud. The track is a previously unreleased cover of P.M. Dawn's top-ten Billboard hit from 1992 and has been released via Keys' new AK Vault website. Fans can sign up for Alicia's Vault via Facebook, where they can listen to tunes and check out a special note from Keys.
Bill Beckwith, host of HGTV's "Curb Appeal," died when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle in San Francisco. Beckwith, 38, suffered a head trauma and was declared dead at the hospital. "Bill was truly a beloved and respected member of our Curb Appeal family and this loss is devastating to us," the show said on its official Facebook page Tuesday.
Pearl Jam made an unexpected deal with a fan at a concert in Spokane, Washington over the Thanksgiving weekend. A man offered to shave off his waist-length dreadlocks if the band would play "Brain of J" off the album Yield. The band saw the man with a sign announcing his offer and agreed, inviting him onstage to headbang to the live performance.
Christian Slater and his longtime girlfriend, Brittany Lopez, have married in an impromptu ceremony. The 44-year-old Slater and Lopez (a business development consultant) were at a Coral Gables, Florida courthouse on December 2 to obtain their marriage license for their upcoming holiday-season wedding when they changed their minds and decided to marry right then.
NBC has picked up "Blacklist" for a full 22-episode second season. The drama stars James Spader as an international terrorist. Eight weeks into its first season, the program is the network's most watched new drama in 19 years. "The success of The Blacklist demonstrates that inspired storytelling is alive and well in broadcast television, and I'm impressed on a daily basis . . ."
Paul McCartney recently sponsored the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka, Japan, also making a personal appearance at the event. According to NME, the arena was filled with flags and billboards advertising his latest album, New. Macca showed up at the event with his wife Nancy, telling NME: "I like sumo, I got hooked on it many years ago."
Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has accused her ex-husband Charles Saatchi of threatening to "destroy" her if she didn't clear his name in an ongoing fraud trial of two of her former assistants. She made the revelation while testifying at the Isleworth Crown Court in England earlier this week. Her allegation comes amidst a media firestorm in which she has been accused of routine drug abuse.
Dave Grohl has opened up on the forthcoming new Foo Fighters release, saying that the band is breaking new ground in the art of songwriting. Speaking with Rolling Stone, the rocker admitted the band has been trying to keep the revolutionary process hush-hush. "We're doing something that nobody knows about, it's . . . rad," he said.