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Gwen Stefani Says Blake Shelton Poured All New Concrete at His Home So She Wouldn't Have to Walk on Dirt

More and more, seeing Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani together makes sense. Opposites really do attract.

During a recent appearance on "The Ellen Show," Gwen told Ellen she bought Blake a couch, "because he doesn't fit on any of my furniture," which is actually a really funny thought when you picture it. Like, does Gwen's house just have tiny little chairs and couches everywhere?



Gwen also shared that she bought some new chairs for Blake's home in Oklahoma, which led to a kind of odd story about the first time Gwen ever went to Oklahoma to visit Blake.

First, she said that Blake went through her kitchen and took a photo of every appliance she owned and then ordered the same for his kitchen in Oklahoma-- okay, sure, that's sweet.

Then she shared, "I don't really like dirt, you know? I'm not really into that. So, I guess he freaked out, because his house goes from like the house to like, dirt. So, he built like this concrete slab and this overhang, so I wouldn't have to walk in the dirt."

Now, that's true love.

But, it looks like she's kind of gotten over that.

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Gwen Stefani's Christmas Special Was a Little Too Sexy For Christmas

No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom album was one of the first CDs I ever owned. My parents refused to change our answering machine message to "Sorry I'm not home right now / I'm walking into spiderwebs / So leave a message / And I'll call you back." I am not a hollaback girl. I love Gwen Stefani.

I do not love Gwen Stefani's sexy Christmas aesthetic she's vibin' right now.

Gwen, clearly an American legend, was gifted the primetime TV special, "Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas" on NBC and I saw more than one butt cheek.

Gwen's Christmas album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, isn't awful and the sentiment resonates. Gwen is truly the happiest she's been in years and that comes through in the music. She wanted to make a Christmas album because she's happy. You can't be mad about that. Gwen co-wrote six of the 12 tracks on the album. The other six are Christmas staples.

The real issue with the album and with Gwen's "Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas" on NBC is that, she's singing love songs, not Christmas songs. And they're pretty decent love songs. But, singing them live in front of an audience and turning them into sexy Christmas songs; well that just ain't right.

I've never been to know what is or isn't actually sexy, but Christmas is not sexy. There's a reason no one says, "hope you have a very sexy Christmas!"

Take Gwen's "My Gift Is You" performance from the NBC special. Her three backup dancers were wearing aprons as skirts, so you could really see what they were workin' with. Last year, I tried to wear jeans with holes in them to Christmas Eve communion. Both of my parents objected. I'm a full-grown adult.

Christmas is not for cleavage or butt cheeks. And since the dancers were wearing aprons, they were also carrying around mixing bowls and wooden spoons. Why? Literally, IDK. But, every now and then they'd take the wooden spoon and do a spanking motion.

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I understand that "sex sells," but do we really need the Christmas equivalent to a French maid costume shakin' dem hips to spread the joy of the season.

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The "My Gift Is You" performance also featured grinding gingerbread men. I've seen a lot of things in my life, just in this year alone, but a grinding gingerbread man is certainly something I won't be passing on a Christmas tradition. Although, it could be a great name for a cookie recipe?

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Back to the song-- it's a pretty decent tune, but it's truly a love song about only needing love for Christmas.

(Oooh-oooh-oooh)
I can't wait to give all my loving to my best friend
(Oooh-oooh-oooh)
All I want is you to take my love and give it back again
Don't need no money, don't need a thing
I don't even need a wedding ring
All I need is love and the truth
And I got it, my gift is you




No pop star in the world is better suited to sing "Santa Baby" than Gwen. No one. But, the song is already a little "Dateline-y." Her sexy baby voice makes it feel like a Lifetime movie about a woman who gets tormented at Christmas by Santa.


The special also featured Gwen's boyfriend, Blake Shelton. Again, Gwen is happy. She wrote this album because she's like a middle schooler in love. Gwen and Blake wrote "You Make It Feel Like Christmas" together. It's an upbeat, happy, foot-stompin' good time.

It's just not a Christmas song. It's a love song.

Thought I was done for, thought that love had died
But you came along I swear you saved my life
And I wanna thank you baby
'Cause you make it feel like Christmas

They changed the entire meaning of Christmas with that verse. Christmas is about thinking you were done for and remembering the birth of Jesus Christ-- the immaculate conception of a Savior.


It's nice to see Gwen happy, but we can't make sexy Christmas a thing. We just can't.

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Luke Combs Shares Lyric Video For New Single, "One Number Away"

Luke Combs has announced the release of his third single, "One Number Away," featured on his debut album, This One's For You.

"One Number Away," co-written by Luke, Robert Williford, Sammy Mitchell and Steven Andre Battey, follows Luke's previous two singles, "Hurricane" and "When It Rains It Pours," both of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

Today, Luke is releasing the lyric video for the song about a guy who can't seem to get over his ex. Explaining that he's not able to get her out of his head and wants to hear her voice again, he's only one number away from calling her,

"I'm one number away / from calling you / I said I was through / but I'm dying inside / Got my head in a mess / girl I confess / I lied when I said / I'm leaving and not coming back / Might be the whiskey or the midnight rain / But everywhere I go I see your face / in my brain dialing up everything I want to say / but I'm still one number away." Luke sings in the chorus.

Luke will perform his third single during his headlining Don't Tempt Me With a Good Time Tour, which was just extended with 25 new dates into 2018 and will include newcomer Ashley McBryde.

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Netflix Released Its Most-Watched Shows in 2017-- You Aren't As Weird As You Think

Around the globe, Netflix members watched 140 millions of content per day in 2017. So, in all likelihood your 7-hour binge of "Friends" last May wasn't even on the radar for this conglomeration of Netflix - A Year in Bingeing.

Netflix broke 2017 down into four categories-- devoured, savored, got us through cheating and brought us together.

How Netflix knows if you went through a breakup while re-watching "Gilmore Girls" for the ninth time I'll never know.

All I know is that if they ever take "The West Wing" off I'm ending my relationship with them.

The Shows We Devoured in 2017

We took an escape from reality in 2017 by devouring (watching more than two hours per day) sci-fi series likes of 3%, Travelers and The OA. The question of 'whodunit' (and didn't do it) in The Keepers and The Confession Tapes also had us watching with might.

  1. American Vandal
  2. 3%
  3. 13 Reasons Why
  4. Anne with an E
  5. Riverdale
  6. Ingobernable
  7. Travelers
  8. The Keepers
  9. The OA
  10. The Confession Tapes

The Shows We Savored in 2017

We needed a laugh this year and found that solace by savoring (watching less than two hours per day) shows like Atypical, GLOW, Dear White People and Big Mouth. We also took care to enjoy the splendor of The Crown (it is a visual feast fit for a queen after all).

  1. The Crown
  2. Big Mouth
  3. Neo Yokio
  4. A Series of Unfortunate Events
  5. GLOW
  6. Friends from College
  7. Ozark
  8. Atypical
  9. Dear White People
  10. Disjointed


The Shows That Got Us Cheating in 2017

We couldn't resist the thrill of a thrill and shamelessly watched ahead of our significant others on Narcos, Ozark, Black Mirror and more (don't tell Marty).

  1. Narcos
  2. 13 Reasons Why
  3. Stranger Things
  4. Orange is the New Black
  5. Sense8
  6. Black Mirror
  7. Marvel's The Defenders
  8. Marvel's Iron Fist
  9. Ozark
  10. MINDHUNTER


The Shows That Brought Us Together in 2017

Whether for the adventure, Chief Hopper or bromance (#DadSteve), Netflix members ranked Stranger Things as the top show to watch together as a family. Nostalgia also scored top points for family watching via Star Trek: Discovery, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Fuller House.

  1. Stranger Things
  2. 13 Reasons Why
  3. A Series of Unfortunate Events
  4. Star Trek Discovery
  5. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
  6. Riverdale
  7. Fuller House
  8. Chef's Table
  9. Atypical
  10. Anne with E


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1 Popularity based on the average daily viewing hours per member between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017

2/3 Series viewed less than two hours per day were identified as 'savored.' Series viewed more than two hours per day were identified as 'devoured.' Data was inclusive of new show launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 - November 1, 2017 only. Additional information on the Netflix Binge Scale here.

4 Based on more than 60,000 survey responses from Netflix members between October 24-30, 2017. The sample is representative of an adult population who watch TV shows as a couple in 32 countries. The survey included new show or new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 - November 1, 2017 only.

5 Based on more than 60,000 survey responses from Netflix members between October 24-30, 2017. The sample is representative of an adult population who watch TV shows with their family in 32 countries. The survey included new show or new season launches of Netflix originals from November 1, 2016 - November 1, 2017 only.

8 Netflix Originals You Should Binge Watch Over the Holidays

There's nothing like a good veg out session during the Holidays to cure your boredom and your blues. So, if you're going to spend multiple days in a row wondering when the last time you showered was, at least watch something cool on Netflix.

Right? Right. And don't worry-- you don't need to watch "Stranger Things," it's good. Not great.


8 Netflix Originals You Should Binge Watch Over the Holidays:

1. "Ozark"

Netflix: After his business partner cheats a dangerous client, financial adviser Marty must devise a radical plan to save the lives of himself and his family.

One Country: Think Don Draper from "Mad Men," meets "Breaking Bad," meets pleasant Jason Bateman navigating his way through life in a small town full of rednecks. There are some truly evil people on this show, but you can't help but root for them. Some of them.

2.

Netflix: The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne....a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan's masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen's private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await.

One Country: Forget everything you don't know about the Royal Family and get ready to actually give a damn about America's once ruling monarchy.

3.

Netflix: A look beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world.

One Country: You don't have to be interested in any type of art or design to dig into the individual subjects of each episode. These are the people shaping mainstream culture and you don't even know their names.

4.

Netflix: "Last Chance U" takes us on a journey to understand the real men of the gridiron at one of the most successful, but least known athletic programs. Each player has incredible talent and drive to be the best, but each face their own unique struggles both on and off the field. As their season takes an unexpected turn, the methods of this unconventional team are deeply called into question. With much to lose, they are constantly reminded of the stakes.

One Country: An inside look at powerhouse football team in a town of less than 700 residents. It's seriously one of the most fascinating and in-depth look at college football today and the characters that come along with winning-- the jackass coach, the caring academic advisor, the kids who are just trying to make it and the kids who want everything done for them.

5.

Netflix: A group of friends from Harvard are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another. "Friends from College" is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.

One Country: You'll be glad you didn't go to college with these people and you don't really want them at your wedding. But, you'd totally follow them on Instagram.

6.

Netflix: The personal and professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York.

One Country: If Aziz Ansari wasn't a famous writer-actor-comedian he'd probably be a lot like Dev. It's kind of like "Seinfeld," but with more developed characters and wittier.

7.

Netflix: Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last 20 years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.

One Country: It's not fun to listen to two women in their '70s talk about dildos, but it's funny to listen to their families try to avoid talking to them about it.

8.

Netflix: Chef's Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.

One Country: If you enjoy "Top Chef" and you know, "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," this is much, much cooler.

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Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney Stars In Heartwarming Christmas Movie, "Christmas in the Heartland"

Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney is taking a step outside his comfort zone this Christmas with a starring role in the Amazon movie "Christmas in the Heartland."

The country music singer is taking on the role of Jim, an aspiring country music artist. Not a far cry from his real life early days as an aspiring country artist.

The movie is about two girls, Kara and Jessie who meet on a plane to the heartland. The two girls are going to meet family that they've never met before. Sounds simple, right? Here's where the plot thickens. As they strike up a friendship on the flight, they both realize they are being forced to spend the holidays with people they never met. So after envying each others lives, the teenage girls decide to swap places for Christmas.

Turns out that Joe Don, unbeknownst to him, is the father of Jessie. You'll have to tune in to see what happens.

The married, father of two is no stranger to movie making, he appeared as himself in "Hannah Montana: The Movie" and had the role of Lieutenant Goree in the six-part TV mini-series "To Appomattox." The new movie is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Target and more.

Don't worry, Joe Don is not giving up his day job. Rascal Flatts is enjoying the success of their 10th studio album, Back to Us, which features back-to-back chart topping singles "Yours If You Want It" and "I Like The Sound Of That."


Sam Hunt's Version Of "This Land Is Your Land" Is Patriotic But Ominous

"Bright" is not the kind of show you would immediately pair with Sam Hunt. The new Netflix movie follows two policemen, on human (Will Smith) and one Orc (Joel Edgerton), through a future version of Los Angeles where humans live alongside Elves, Orcs, and other mythical creatures. And there, smack in the middle, is Sam Hunt.

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Nick Jonas Thinks You Should Adopt A Puppy For Christmas And We Couldn't Agree More

TV commercials would have you think a Lexus is the best Christmas gift you could buy. False. Who does that? The best Christmas gift is a rescue puppy. You are saving their lives and bringing year-round joy into your house. Nick Jonas, Shania Twain's Christmas duet partner, showed up on "The Late Show"to spread that truth: you don't need a car with a bow on it, you need a puppy.

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