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  • Al Gordon dies at 89; Emmy-winning comedy writer for Jack Benny

    Al Gordon dies at 89; Emmy-winning comedy writer for Jack Benny
    Al Gordon, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who spent much of his more than 40-year career writing for Jack Benny's penny-pinching, vain and perennially 39-year-old persona, has died. He was 89. Gordon died Wednesday of age-related causes at Cedars-...
  • April 21: Live Music From Sara Evans

    April 21: Live Music From Sara Evans
    Sara's new RCA Nashville album, Stronger, released March 8 and scored back-to-back weeks at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart! First-week sales in excess of 55,000 copies (source: Nielsen SoundScan) also earned the album a #6 debut on the all-...
  • Bob Henry dies at 92; TV producer and director

    Bob Henry dies at 92; TV producer and director
    Bob Henry, an Emmy Award-winning television variety-show producer and director who produced Nat King Cole's groundbreaking musical variety program in the 1950s and helped make Flip Wilson a household name as the producer of his hit comedy-variety show...
  • Taylor Swift wins second CMA Entertainer of the Year award

     
    Berks County-born Taylor Swift on Wednesday won the 45th annual Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year – the second time this year she has taken the top country music awards show honors after losing in all other categories for.......
  • Can the Oscars ever become hipper than the Super Bowl halftime show?

     
    The always cautious, incredibly resistant to change Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has finally done something revolutionary. It hired a TV producer to produce a TV show. As amazing as it might sound, the venerable Academy has, until......
  • 'He was an inspiration ... motivator'

     'He was an inspiration ... motivator'
    Emmy Award-winning television producer Bob Henry died March 18 at his Laguna Beach home after a long illness. He was 92. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine of Siena, preceded by a rosary at 9:30 a.m. Henry will be...
  • Irby Mandrell, father and longtime manager of country singer Barbara Mandrell, dies at 84

    Irby Mandrell, who taught his daughter Barbara to play an array of musical instruments at the shop he ran in Oceanside, then helped guide her country singing career as her longtime manager, has died. He was 84. Mandrell died Thursday at Baptist...
  • Taylor Swift sweeps CMAs and makes history

     
    Taylor Swift made history at Wednesday night's Country Music Assn. Awards by becoming the youngest person, at only 19, to win the coveted entertainer of the year title. Only five women -- Loretta Lynn (1972), Dolly Parton (1978), Barbara Mandrell (1980,...
  • CMA Awards 2009: All the performances, as they happen [UPDATED]

     
    Pop & Hiss brings you instant reviews, typos and all, of all the performances at the Country Music Assn. Awards. It was a big night for Taylor Swift, who won entertainer of the year. She ended a three-year run from......
  • Fashion Critic 'Mr. Blackwell' Dies at 86

    " Mr. Blackwell," whose annual "worst dressed" list dinged movie stars, music icons and European royalty and helped turn him into a household name from the 1960s through the '80s, has died. He was 86. Blackwell had been in failing health and died...
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  • Taylor Swift Makes History at the CMA's

    Taylor Swift Makes History at the CMA's
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- All four of the guys who lost to Taylor Swift for entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards made a tactical error: They asked the crossover sensation to open for them in their concerts. Swift quickly shed her...