Sometimes people forget that celebrities have feelings like the rest of us. So much so, that people will even go out of their way to tweet mean things towards them.
Luckily enough, many celebrities are able to take insults with a grain of salt. In fact, they’ll even play along like the good sports they are!
My personal fave here is Ray Romano. Don’t ever insult a comedian, because he/she will DEFINITELY have something smart to say back.
While writing “Accidental Racist” (which features LL Cool J, nonetheless) for his new album Wheelhouse, I’m sure Brad Paisley was expecting to get this kind of response:
With a title like that, it’s needless to say that’s not the reception it got. Personally, this is how I felt during and after listening to the song:
Musically and lyrically, the song is pretty bad. Paisley tries to walk the neutral line and we’re all left to yell, “WHAT ABOUT RACISM ARE YOU TRYING TO TALK ABOUT?” at our computers.
Then there’s poor Paisley is left trying to explain his intentions.
On a recent visit to Ellen, host Ellen Degeneres asked him to elaborate and this is all he had to say:
“It’s kind of —we’re sort of asking the question as a proud southerner and he as a black New Yorker, it’s sort of like—one of my favourite lines in the song is he says, ‘I think the line between the Maison Dixon needs some fixin’.'”
That was hardly the explanation Ellen (or anyone) was looking for. The response was just as convoluted and confusing as the song.
But if you’re still a little curious about this song, watch the video below:
On top of all his other projects, country singer Brad Paisley is now getting involved with television, creating the new theme song for one of your
least favourite shows. The musician premiered his parody song called “The Ballad of Honey Boo Boo” on Jimmy Kimmel.
The country singer manages to bring patriotic pride to one of the worst “reality” shows in television history. For that, we salute you Brad Paisley!
Watch it here
While you were busy watching Hunger Games AGAIN this weekend and thinking about all the chores you should be doing instead, Taylor Swift was recognized by the First Lady for her activism and chosen as Entertainer of the Year by her fans.
She effectively makes us all feel like beached seals.
Meeting Michelle Obama
Taylor was presented an award at Saturday’s Kids’ Choice Awards by Michelle Obama for her outstanding charity work (above). Taylor donated the proceeds from a Nashville benefit show to raise more than $750 million for tornado victims and also donated $500,000 to Nashville flood relief efforts. Standing up in front of thousands, being honoured for helping the world and meeting Obama for the first time was enough to inspire Taylor’s trademark look of complete shock.
Entertainer of the Year
Remember when Taylor asked her
cat fans to vote for her as Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards? Well, what Taylor commands, her fans to do. She beat out Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley with her army of fans. Win.
American Idol turned country star Carrie Underwood teamed up with veteran country crooner Brad Paisley to mock the big divorce of 2011.
The two were on stage presenting an award with Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet. Brad busted out the guitar and all three began singing about the failed reality show marriage.
“I’m going to love you forever, or 72 days Amen. I’m going to love you for 20 million dollars, for a hit TV series or pics in Us Weekly, for 72 Days, Amen,” they sang.
They also made fun of Justin Bieber’s baby dilema and Taylor Swift’s dating life. I’m no fan of country music or award shows, but I am a fan of public defamation. This was probably the highlight of the entire award show.
Look at the video posted below. The fun begins at the 5:40 minute mark!
Some really exciting things are happening to American Idol’s Scott McCreery. He has his debut album coming out, and it’s been announced that he is touring with Brad Paisley.
“It’s really humbling that somebody like him would invite me to tour w/ him,” he tweeted. “I just hope i’m ready for any pranks he throws my way.”
Scotty McCreery’s debut album, “Clear As Day” comes out October 4th.
Nine-teen days ago, NBC cancelled Leno’s own prime-time show. It has also been nine months since Leno has given up his position at the “Tonight Show,” to Conan O’Brien. But now, Leno is back to reclaim his old position on the “Tonight Show.”
Since Leno is back, the late-night war once again begins with CBS opponent David Letterman. Letterman dominated the ratings during O’Brien’s brief appearance as the “Tonight Show” host.
But, Leno ruled the late night for much of the 17 years he was with the “Tonight Show,” and NBC is hoping that he will be comfortable in his desk chair, once again.
Brad Paisley leads the nominees for this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards with six nods, including top male vocalist and entertainer of the year.
Nominations were announced during a press conference today (Wednesday) at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
Former Trick Pony lead singer Heidi Newfield was close behind with five nods stemming from her solo debut, “What Am I Waiting For,” while newcomer Jamey Johnson received four nominations.
Paisley and Newfield both have songs competing in the song of the year category, “Waitin’ on a Woman” and “Johnny and June,” respectively. Also up for that award are George Strait’s “I Saw God Today,” Jamey Johnson’s “In Color” and Trace Adkins’ “You’re Gonna Miss This.”
Besides Paisley, other acts up for the coveted entertainer of the year title are Kenny Chesney, who has won in the category for the past four years, Strait, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. For the second year, the winner will be decided by fans voting online at voteACM.com and texting during the broadcast.
Fans are also being asked to cast their votes in the three newcomer categories: top new female, top new male and top new vocal duo or group. Voting, which will begin at GACTV.com on Feb. 13 and close on March 5, will determine the winner in each of the three categories, to be announced March 9.
Those winners will then compete in a new ACM Awards category, top new artist.
Click here for the list of nominees at the ACM website. Nominees for album of the year will be announced in March.
The 44th Annual ACM Awards will air live on CBS from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 5.