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Sep 20

From Comedy Central to a new singing show, Shania Twain is “NOW” ready to take over your TV

Mercury NashvilleGet ready to see a whole lot more of Shania Twain, as she amps up her TV appearances to promote her new album, NOW, which comes out next week.  First, Shania guest stars as a fictionalized version of herself on the Comedy Central series, Broad City. The show centers around two twenty-something Jewish women trying to make it …

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Aug 25

Shania Twain's reaction to seeing Brad Pitt naked? “That don't impress me much”

Mercury NashvilleSo what’s Shania Twain’s beef with Brad Pitt? That’s been the question for two decades, since the Canadian country/pop superstar famously name-checked the actor in her 1997 smash, “That Don’t Impress Me Much.” Shania’s never opened up about the inspiration for dropping the heartthrob’s name, until now. “OK, so you’re Brad Pitt?” she says on her Come …

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Aug 08

Singer, guitarist, actor & Country Music Hall-of-Famer Glen Campbell Dead at Age 81

Bettmann / Getty ImagesGlen Campbell, one of music’s most successful and versatile entertainers, has died at age 81. A statement on his Facebook page reads, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of …

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Aug 08

“American Idol” who? Fox to launch new singing competition, “The Four”

Frank Micelotta/FOXFox clearly isn’t taking its loss of American Idol to ABC lying down: the network is launching a brand-new singing competition. The show, called The Four, starts with four finalists who’ve been chosen by the show’s yet-to-be-named panel of music industry experts.  Each singer will then defend his or her spot by trying to …

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Jul 26

Coming soon: Shania Twain's first music video in five years

Mercury NashvilleShania Twain’s first music video in more than five years is coming on Thursday. On Wednesday, the country/pop superstar shared a short, music-less clip of her walking along the beach in a brightly-colored dress, adding simply “Tomorrow #LifesAboutToGetGood,” along with a camera emoji. Shania’s most recent music video came early in 2012, when she re-recorded “Endless …

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Jul 20

Ryan Seacrest officially signs on as host of ABC's “American Idol” reboot

Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV DistributionSeacrest…in!  Kelly Ripa made the news official Thursday morning on Live with Kelly and Ryan: Ryan Seacrest is the new host of ABC’s reboot of American Idol. “I’m happy to confirm, I can confirm with absolute confirmation, that Ryan Seacrest is returning for the host of American Idol!” said Kelly.  …

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Jul 13

Shania Twain hopes you'll “Come On Over” for her performance at the US Open

Mercury NashvilleBelieve it or not, this fall will mark twenty years since the release of Shania Twain’s smash crossover album, Come On Over.  The Canadian country/pop superstar will celebrate that momentous occasion with a performance on the opening night of this year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament. The kickoff for one of the biggest events in tennis will …

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Jun 20

“American Idol” to hire back Rickey Minor as musical director?

Courtesy ABCABC appears to be trying to get the band back together — literally — for its American Idol reboot. Sources tell Variety that the ABC is hiring back longtime American Idol music director Rickey Minor for the show’s return next year.  Minor, a bandleader, producer and musician, has worked with Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Christina …

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Jun 15

Get ready for the Summer of Shania

Mercury NashvilleThe Summer of Shania is upon us! The Canadian superstar’s camp came up with the nickname, and we’re just beginning to glimpse what they had in mind for Shania Twain’s return to the spotlight. Hot on the heels of her new single, “Life’s About to Get Good,” we’re finding out new details about her fifth …

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Jun 14

Get ready for Shania “NOW”: “Life's About to Get Good” arrives Thursday

UMGIf you’re a Shania Twain fan, this is the week you’ve been waiting for! The Canadian superstar’s first new music since 2011’s experimental single, “Today Is Your Day,” debuts on Thursday. You’ll be able to stream or download “Life’s About to Get Good” on Friday. The new track boasts a chorus that’s classic Shania, while the verses …

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