Benedict Cumberbatch’s Family Might Have to Pay Reparations for Slavery

There’s an effort in the nation of Barbados to seek reparations from the descendants of slave owners, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s family could find themselves paying up. They owned a sugar plantation from 1728 until slavery was abolished in Barbados in 1834.  It reportedly enslaved some 250 people and became the foundation of the Cumberbatch family fortune.

Shania Twain Releases New Special Edition Of Her 1997 ‘Come On Over’ Album Featuring New Duets with Elton John, Nick Jonas & More

Shania Twain is on a roll with no signs of stopping. In addition to a Vegas Residency, new upcoming album and world tour, Shania has also released a new Special Edition of her 1997 Come On Over album in honor of its 25th anniversary. Shania announced this morning on social media that she had been working on giving the songs a

You Could Win $15,000 by Making a Gingerbread House Out of Pop-Tarts

Toaster pastries don’t have the same structural integrity as gingerbread, so this might be tougher than it sounds. Kellogg’s wants people to make gingerbread houses out of POP-TARTS this year.  And whoever makes the best one wins $15,000.  They announced it with a fake listing on Zillow. The example they built is hard to beat. 

Crystal Gayle + Peggy Sue Wright Tribute Late Sister Loretta Lynn It

Crystal Gayle and her sister, Peggy Sue Wright, paid musical tribute to their late sister, Loretta Lynn, with a special performance at the 2022 CMT Artists of the Year ceremony in Nashville. The pair joined together to honor Lynn with a rendition of her career-defining song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Gayle and Wright took the stage at the

Gregg Allman’s 75th Birthday Tribute Concert Includes Brothers Osbourne and Old Dominion

There’s going to be a tribute concert to celebrate what would’ve been the 75th birthday of Allman Brothers Band member Gregg Allman.  It takes place December 8th in New York and tickets go on sale Friday.  The lineup includes Brothers Osbourne, Old Dominion, and Lady A singer Charles Kelley.               View this post on Instagram        

‘George & Tammy’ Mini-Series, Starring Jessica Chastain, Is Finally Airing in 2022

A mini-series about the lives and relationship of Tammy Wynette and George Jones, called George & Tammy, is finally scheduled to air this year after first being announced in 2020. Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon will star as the titular country stars in the show. George & Tammy is now slotted for late 2022, according to Vanity Fair, in a story that also reveals

Good News: Babies, Kittens, and the Ice Bucket Challenge

Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds. 1.  A woman in Ohio gave birth while standing in the back of an ambulance last Tuesday.  She realized she wasn’t making it to the hospital, and her husband called 911.  Firefighters were getting her into the ambulance, but the kid wouldn’t even wait for her

When Celebrities Changed Their Look for a Role, and It Led to Disaster

Celebrities are constantly changing their appearance for movie and TV roles.  But that can lead to unintended consequences, which can often be disastrous.  Here are some examples: 1.  Rainn Wilson:  For “The Office”, he concocted the ugliest haircut he could for his, “ungainly enormous head and forehead.”  But then he realized he was stuck with it for

Trace Adkins Wants Blake Shelton to Play His ‘Stupid Younger Brother’ on ‘Monarch’

Trace Adkins stars as the “Texas truth teller” patriarch on the FOX country music drama Monarch, alongside Susan Sarandon as fierce matriarch Dottie Cantrell Roman. Set in Austin, Texas,  Monarch has the musical integrity of fellow country music drama Nashville, but with a darker intensity that matches the size of the Lonestar State. In addition to Sarandon,