Country singer Daryle Singletary, whose hit songs included “I Let Her Lie” and “Too Much Fun,” has passed away. A publicist says Singletary died at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee on Monday at the age of 46. The cause of death is pending. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Some of his other songs include “Amen Kind of Love” and “The Note.” He sang with George Jones, Johnny Paycheck, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam and more. Singletary was born in Cairo, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Holly, two sons, Jonah and Mercer; and 2 daughters, Nora and Charlotte.
Billy Currington is ready to hit the road, and he’s bringing LoCash with him . The beach-loving, country singer has announced his 2018 tour, which has him traveling to select cities across the U.S. from March through September. The 16-date tour kicks off on March 30 in Connecticut and offers dates in California, Utah, New York and New Jersey. Currington celebrated his 11th chart topper with “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” in late 2016.
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Carrie Underwood made her workout a family affair on Saturday. The country music singer was joined by her husband, Mike Fisher, and her 2-year-old son Isaiah for a few squats and pushups, led by celebrity trainer Erin Oprea. “My boys make work outs fun (and a bit less productive, but that’s ok),” the 34-year-old wrote on Instagram, tagging her trainer as well as her own line of fitness apparel, Calia by Carrie Underwood. The singer has been laying low since suffering a scary fall down the front steps of her home in Nashville, Tennessee, in December. Underwood, who broke her wrist and had stitches on her face as a result, has spent weeks recovery, but is now “good to go.”
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‘The Autobiography of Gucci Mane’, a book on the life of the rapper, is set to be made into a biopic. Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins will reportedly produce the project by teaming up with Paramount Pictures. The studio has retained the life rights to Mane, whose given name is Radric Delantic Davis, as well as the movie rights to the book. The Atlanta artist, who made his studio album debut in 2005 with ‘Trap House’, has released 12 studio albums and 72 mixtapes. The book tracked his struggles with addiction, his feuds with fellow artists and his ultimate road towards redemption. Beginning in 2014, Mane spent nearly three years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He then began releasing dozen of mixtapes from prison with the help of his then-girlfriend. After being released, Mane received his first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2016.
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L.A. Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball announced on Twitter that he will be dropping “Born 2 Ball”, which features seventeen new songs, on Feb. 15. Along with the albums’ title, Ball also revealed the cover art — a baby picture of him sitting atop the chest of his father Lavar. Away from the ball court, Lonzo has already proven his passion of recording music, and has already released a plethora of cuts from the tape, including “Super Sayian,” “BBB,” “ZO2,” and “Get Off.”
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Fifty Shades Freed, Universal’s finale to the franchise, dominated the competition in North America as it opened top on $38.8m despite scoring the lowest debut of the series. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star in the release, which arrived in 3,768 venues, some 20% behind the $46.6m number two launch exactly a year ago of Fifty Shades Darker, and less than 50% of what Fifty Shades Of Grey achieved on $85.2m back in 2015. In other box office news, Sony Pictures launched children’s film Peter Rabbit in second place with $25m in 3,735 venues, while Clint Eastwood’s terrorism thriller The 15:17 To Paris opened third via Warner Bros with $12.6m in 3,042.
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Justin Timberlake earned his fourth No. 1 ranking album this week as Man of the Woods debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. The bulk of Timberlake’s number came from traditional sales—not streaming. 242,000 of his total came from traditional album sales, in addition to 14,000 track equivalent albums and 37,000 streaming equivalent albums. Of the traditional albums sold, 139,000 were digital albums, 89,000 were CDs, and 15,000 were vinyl LPs. Timberlake’s last album, The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2), debuted at the top of the chart with 350,000 traditional album sales. The first part of The 20/20 Experience sold 968,000 copies in its first week. His other No. 1 album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, sold 684,000 copies in its opening week.
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Snowboarder Red Gerard has nabbed the first gold medal for Team USA in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The 17-year-old snowboarder, who was initially in last place before going into his final run, overtook his competition on Saturday, February 10, by pulling out some unique moves that resulted in a score of 87.16 from the judges. He’s the youngest American to ever win a medal in snowboarding. “When that score came up my jaw dropped,” Gerard said, according to Team USA. “I was like, this isn’t real. I would have been happy to just land a run, but to land a run and win, it’s crazy.”
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Powered by talented goalie Noora Raty and a Venla Hove goal with just 5.8 seconds remaining in the first period, Finland took an early lead to wake up the Americans before the U.S. stormed back for a 3-1 victory in its first game of the tournament. The win brings the U.S. into a tie with Canada (three points each) atop the Group A standings, with Finland and the Olympics Athletes from Russia at the bottom with one loss each. The U.S. is scheduled to play Russia on Tuesday.
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a civil rights lawsuit against former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company. According to court documents, the lawsuit seeks to “remedy a years-long gender-based hostile work environment.” It targets Harvey Weinstein for allegations of sexual misconduct, as well as the executives and board of The Weinstein Company for failing to protect employees from Weinstein. Charges were filed in the New York Supreme Court and include new and “extensive” allegations against Weinstein. Earlier this month, it was reported that The Weinstein Company is reportedly in the process of being sold for up to $500 million. The suit comes after a four-month investigation by the Attorney General’s office into mounting allegations against Weinstein and The Weinstein Company.
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