Little Big Town's Phillip Sweet Was Worried When Taylor Swift Emailed Him a Song (But, It Worked Out)
No matter which side of the Taylor Swift fence you reside upon, it's hard to argue against her incomparable songwriting skills. After all, when she had to fill out her occupation on a jury duty survey, she did write "songwriter."
Of course, the song has now gone to No. 1 on the country charts and everyone knows who wrote it, but when Sweet first got it, he was a little worried, telling The Tennessean, "I wouldn't know what to say if I didn't dig it," Sweet said. "I downloaded it and listened to it and was blown away. The melody was so memorable, and I couldn't get it out of my head. It felt like it was the perfect piece of the puzzle."
Kimberly Schlapman is just thankful Sweet's email folders are set up properly, "We've joked, saying, 'Thank the Lord that didn't go into Phillip's spam folder.'"
Garth Brooks might be the most generous superstar on the planet. He also loves being a dad as much as loves being the highest-selling individual musical artist of all-time. And if you ever doubted that fact, just check out what he did during a recent show.
Brooks helped a happy couple with their gender reveal on stage, but before doing so he offered up a lot of sweet advice, "The only thing better than one is 50 — as many as you can afford. It's awesome. You'll see. Once they give you that baby, you'll go 'I'll take 100 more of these, man.'"
I love the South-- its lakes, its river, its natural beauty, and even its abandoned buildings, churches, and forgotten plantations. There's something fascinating about seeing these man-made places that nature has reclaimed. The glory days of these places are long since gone, leaving only overgrown ruins, but it's that hint of glory that only adds to the mystery and makes you want to see these places for yourself.
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Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh.
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A Cinderella Story (2004)
Bad Santa (2003)
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Crematorium: Season 1 (2011)
Funny Games (US) (2007)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Lord of War (2005)
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Nola Circus (2015)
I've never understood children's toys that simulate the banality of adult life. I've seen toy vacuums, toy lawn mowers, and little kitchenettes. Why are we so interested in pretend chores as kids?
Mattel has taken things a step further with their newest Barbie playset. This Barbie comes with a cute little dog that winds up and walks on release. And better yet, every few steps it's drops out little brown tic tac shaped turds. How fun! They've really distilled the most joyous moments of dog-ownership, haven't they? The dog doesn't bark, or wag its little tail, or I don't know, lick Barbie's face when she gets home. It poops. Then Barbie uses her pooper-scooper to clean it up.
On Wednesday, July 26, the "Real Housewives of New York" take us on the next segment of their contentious trip to Mexico.