And is it any wonder why Luke won Entertainer of the Year? I mean, the guy deserved to win based on his hosting duties alone! (Blake may have mocked Luke’s tight jeans, but we’re pretty sure no one on our staff was complaining.)
We also loved Blake’s banter with wife Miranda Lambert. Any other guy talking about seeing his wife naked would feel like an over-sharer, but for some reason, Blake sounded adorable when intro-ing Miranda. And she certainly didn’t seem to mind one bit.
To be fair, this isn’t Blake’s first time at the rodeo. He co-hosted the ACMs with Reba McEntire — who previously hosted the awards solo for many years — for the past two years, but we think Luke made a better co-host than Reba. Nothing against the country queen; we just loved watching Blake and Luke’s bromance blossom right before our very eyes. (And if there’s one thing we’ve learned from The Voice, Blake is the king of bromances.)
HollywoodLifers, did you love Blake and Luke as hosts as much as we did? Drop us a comment with your review of the ACM twosome!
April 7 was quite the night for Miranda Lambert as she took home two Academy of Country Music Awards for the emotional ballad ‘Over You,’ which she co-wrote with her husband Blake Shelton, before taking home and award for Female Vocalist of the Year!
The ACM Awards brought out the most talented women in country, but Miranda Lambert seemed to be the queen of the night. Taking home Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Over You,” Miranda’s hubby and co-host of the show Blake Shelton couldn’t have been more proud!
Miranda Lambert Wins Big With Emotional Hit
“Over You” is the most heartfelt song by Miranda Lambert. It is very important to Blake as well. The Voice judge co-wrote the song about his brother, who passed away when he was a teenager, but could not sing it himself. Because of that, he helped his wife make it a hit.
And, a hit it is! First, Miranda took home an award for Song of the Year, which she accepted with Blake after embracing in an adorable hug backstage. Then, she looked shocked when winning again — this time for Song of the Year.
When accepting the first award, Blake did all the talking. ”Oh this is awesome you guys. Thank you so much!" Miranda said before Blake took the wheel.
“Last time this happened you didn't get a chance to talk and you're not going to get chance this time either,” he laughed. “I've learned so much from this human being standing next to me. She blows me away . . . I used to think I was a decent songwriter until I was hanging around with her and this is proof of it. Thank you so much baby, I love you."
Aww! So sweet.
Miranda Lambert Takes Home A Second Award
However, Miranda got a chance to say her thanks when she won for Single Record of the Year.
“I didn't know what to say about Song of the Year because my husband was about to make me bawl and I was trying to keep it together,” she said. ”As a songwriter, having your song and your lyrics recognized by your peers is pretty much as good as it gets,” Miranda told the crowd after being handed two trophies for her and her hubby.
“And I’m so thankful for being in this genre of country music, every single time someone’s nominated, I just cheer, because I love everybody to death. So thank you for accepting me as a song writer, not just as a singer, because that means the world to me.”
Miranda Beats Out Taylor Swift & Carrie Underwood
Miranda was then completely shocked when she received an award for Female Vocalist of the Year — beating Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift!
“I for sure thought Carrie had it this year, and she damn well deserved it,” Miranda said before beginning to cry.
“Last night, a huge dream of mine came true. I went from being a little girl singing in a hairbrush to watching Shania Twain with Faith Hill, Reba McIntyre, and Kelly Clarkson. And I cried all night because I’ll never not be a fan of those women. Thank you so much for this.”
The hottest men in country music came out for the 2013 ACM Awards on April 7, and we just loved the mix of casual and dressed-up looks! Take a look at our gallery for the sexiest men who attended the awards show.
All of the hottest guys in country music came out to celebrate the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards to honor the most talented in the industry — but we loved checking out what all of the sexy men were wearing!
ACM Awards Red Carpet Looks: Sharp Suits & Cowboy Hats
Some of the men opted for sharp suits, and looked stunning in dapper put-together ensembles.
Jason Aldean, who won Male Vocalist of the Year, opted for a sharp, classic black suit, but kept his look edgy and country by leaving the first few buttons of his button-up shirt open, showing off his necklaces and his chest hair! He topped his look off with a cool black cowboy hat.
Country music legend Tim McGraw also went the classic-but-country route with his dapper grey three-piece suit and black cowboy hat, but he lefts his shirt buttoned up with a tie.
Kenny Chesney’s Sexy & Casual On-Stage Look
Kenny Chesney, on the other hand, kept his look casual, but still incredibly sexy in a red sleeveless screen printed T-shirt, which showed off his huge biceps! He paired the T-shirt with light jeans and a straw cowboy hat — and his handsome face, of course!
Who did YOU think was the hottest hunk at the 2013 ACM Awards, HollywoodLifers? Let us know in the comments below!
The ACMs started with a few jokes from hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton. The highlight of their opening monologue included several jokes about each other’s manhood, which was a bit uncomfortable, but definitely comical. Carrie Underwood even covered her mother’s ears during the X-rated jabs!
Taylor Swift managed to come out of the opening monologue unscathed this time around. If you remember, she was publicly dissed at the Golden Globe Awards when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler warned her to stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son because of her poor dating history.
Not only did Taylor perform with Keith and Tim, but Carrie and Kelly Clarkson rocked the stage as well, reminding us why American Idol is the best signing competition show on TV — ever!
Pour yourself a glass of whiskey and light up a cigar because ‘Mad Men’ is back! On April 7 the sixth season premiered, and fans saw Betty’s human side, Don face his old demons and Peggy’s sassy new attitude.
Mad Men‘s sixth season debuted on April 7, and what an episode it was! The 70′s have arrived — or at least its sideburns and mustaches have — for the men of Madison avenue, and Don (Jon Hamm) is still ruling the roost at Sterling Cooper Draper Price, which now has its second floor. The episode begins in Hawaii where Don and Megan (Jessica Pare) are vacationing, and things have definitely changed in their marriage…
Don Draper: Cheating On His Wife Again
Don and Megan are still married, but happily? We are not sure. When they vacation in Hawaii, they have a lot of sexy time in their huge hotel room, but it’s clear that Megan’s new success in her acting career — she has been cast in a soap opera it appears — has gone to her head.
When she and Don host a soiree in the middle of a snow storm on New Years Eve, Don helps his surgeon friend get to the hospital on a pair of skis — a man who is clearly committed to his job — and while he is gone, Don SLEEPS WITH HIS WIFE!
So sad — it really seemed like Don was going to give up his womanizing when he married Megan, but alas it was not mean to be. When his sexy new squeeze asks him what his new year’s resolution is, he said poignantly “to not do this.”
Betty Shows Her Human Side & Bad Sense Of Humor
Betty Francis (January Jones) wash your mouth out with soap! Don’s former wife still lives a semi contented life upstate with their three children and her new husband Henry, but she has developed a sick sense of humor. She jokes about letting her husband chloroform and rape her daughter Sally’s (Kiernan Shipka) friend, but when Sally’s friend runs away to the city, Betty perseveres in finding her.
Peggy Pushes People In Her New Job
Peggy (Elizabeth Moss), the ultimate feminist, has become mean! Props to Peggy — she is making bigger waves than any other women in 1960′s/70′s New York, but her powerful authority in her new job has made her most sassy. She sure has come a long way since her start as Don’s secretary!
Peggy works hard in her agency — and works on New Years Eve — but is she happy?
Roger Breaks Down
Roger Sterling (John Slattery) suffers an emotional break down. He keeps it together when his 91-year-old mother dies — even when Don vomits at her funeral — but when his shoe cleaner dies, he goes into his office and cries like a baby. Poor Roger.
The premiere certainly shocked me and left me with many questions, but I am excited for this season. Plus, I want to see more of Joan (Christina Hendricks) and Pete (Vincent Kartheiser)!
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Did you think the newest episode Mad Men was good?
This week, the celebs learned the most important lesson of all: Don’t cross the wife!
Donald Trump has kept his contestants shaking in their boardroom seats all season on The All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, but on the April 7 episode, the remaining competitors came face-to-face with a far more intimidating presence: The Donald’s wife, Melania Trump!
Both teams — led by Penn Jillette and Dennis Rodman, respectively — had to whip up a marketing plan for Melania’s line of beauty products, but the individual presentations ended up being anything but beautiful.
Gary Busey went on a crazy rant about caviar, at which point Stephen Baldwin said he was praying to the “Gary Busey Angels” to tie his tongue — but that was nothing compared to Dennis’ team’s debacle. They may have said all the right words, but she had no idea they misspelled Melania’s name on their poster!
“I cannot believe they spelled my name wrong,” Melania said. “It’s all over the place, and nobody noticed? It’s amazing.”
Brandee Roderick’s Boardroom Bus-Throwing
Without even listening to what Melania did/didn’t like about each team’s presentations, the Donald deemed Dennis’ team the loser for misspelling his wife’s name. (Duh!)
When asked which of his teammates was responsible for the flub, Dennis refused to throw any one person under the bus. Brandee Roderick, however, was quick to point out that Trace Adkins was responsible for the advertorial.
Dennis Rodman Vs. Trade Adkins
For the first time this season, only two people returned to the boardroom: Dennis and Trace, and because Dennis was the project manager, he was the one to go.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Dennis deserved to be fired? Drop a comment below with your response to all of tonight’s drama!
Kelly took to the stage at the American Country Awards on April 7, and she gave a stunning and sexy performance of ‘Don’t Rush.’
Kelly Clarkson killed it at the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7! Singing “Don’t Rush,” Kelly, 30, made sweet, sweet music for the crowd at the Las Vegas stadium, and needless to say she made the whole room feel very romantic with her performance of the sexy song!
Kelly Clarkson Performs ‘Don’t Rush’ At The ACM Awards
Kelly took to the stage in a knee length teal dress and shiny hair, and she serenaded the audience with the romantic song.
Kelly has suffered some harsh criticism earlier this year, as she was dissed by music mogul Clive Davis. This amazing performance was the perfect way for Kelly to shut up all her haters!
Kelly wrote an open letter to Clive after the music mogul dissed her in February.
So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music. I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans. It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don't have to cower to anyone – even Clive Davis.
First, he says I burst into "hysterical sobbing" in his office when he demanded Since You Been Gone be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not. Max, Luke and I still fought for the bigger sound and we prevailed and I couldn't be more proud of the life of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way.
But, yes, I did cry in his office once. I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called "Because Of You." I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a "sh*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me." He continued on about how the song didn't rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing. This was devastating coming from a man who I, as a young girl, considered a musical hero and was so honored to work with.
But I continued to fight for the song and the label relented. And it became a worldwide hit. He didn't include that in the book.
He also goes on to say My December wasn't successful because I co-penned the album and it didn't have "pop hits". Well, first let me say, I've co-penned many of my "pop hits." Secondly, My December went platinum (It sold 20,000 less than All I Ever Wanted which followed My December.) Hardly a huge failure. Never Again, the ONLY single they released in the US from that record was a Top 10 hit. I am very proud of that and I have my fans to thank. But, again, what's most interesting about his story is what he leaves out: He doesn't mention how he stood up in front of his company at a convention and belittled me and my music and completely sabotaged the entire project. It never had a chance to reach it's full potential. My December was an album I needed to make for myself for many reasons and the fact that I was so completely disregarded and disrespected was so disheartening, there really aren't words to explain….
Anyway, I love my job. I love my music. I love my fans. I love my label and all of my professional relationships… now. And I am grateful for Clive for teaching me to know the difference.
You told him Kelly!
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Was Kelly awesome at the ACM’s?
What a trooper! John shocked the audience when he sang at the American Country Awards on April 7, and they loved it! Singing ‘Beat This Summer,’ this is the first time since John has performed following his throat surgery in August 2012. So great!
The 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7 showcased many wonderful performances, including John Mayer‘s first live performance in over one year! John took to the stage in Las Vegas with Brad Paisley to sing “Beat This Summer,” and he gave a stellar performance considering he can barely sing!
John Mayer Performs xxx At The ACM Awards
John, 35, and Brad took to the stage to perform Brad’s new hit “Beat This Summer,” and they both rocked out with electric guitars! Brad did the majority of the vocal work, since John has been suffering from throat issues for over a year, caused by his love of whiskey!
John has suffered from voice issues throughout his career, and this time last year he was forced to cancel his Born & Raised tour, and he had surgery in August 2012. It’s clear that he back and better than ever now!
John Mayer Tells Ellen DeGeneres Why His Voice Was Ruined
Part was "over use and singing and singing and singing," John told Ellen DeGeneres in May 2012.
And then there was "what you put into your body … it didn't help that I really loved, loved, loved scotch. It's just like applying poison to your body. It's like applying a shellac of poison. It's just delicious, wonderful poison … I had to really dial it down. And I'm a little more boring now."
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Did you like Brad and John’s performance?
WATCH: John Mayer & Brad Paisley ‘Beat This Summer’
Miranda’s sequin eyeshadow was mesmerizing at the 2013 ACM Awards on April 7. We’ll tell you how to get her hot look below!
The ACM Awards is always a thrill to watch, as everyone who is anyone in the world of country shows up looking amazing! Such was the case for Miranda Lambert, who looked gorgeous and glam as her husband Blake Sheltonhosted the awards show!
Miranda Lambert’s Academy Of Country Music Awards — Sexy, Shiny Eyes
Miranda looked so stunning with a super sexy, sequin smokey eye.
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Miranda wasn’t the only star shining bright! Kelly Clarkson wore a hint of shimmer eyeliner during her performance at the ACM Awards.
Miranda won two awards in a row — Song of the Year and Single Record of the Year.
"I'm so thankful to be in this genre. I love everybody to death. Thank you for accepting me as a songwriter and not just a singer and a performer because that means the world to me," she said in her acceptance speech.
Miranda was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year, alongside Taylor Swift.
Would you rock a glittery eyelid like Miranda at the 2013 ACM awards, HollywoodLifers?
Taylor took to the stage at the American Country Awards on April 7, and what a performance she gave! Singing the emotional and sweet song ‘Highway Don’t Care’ with Tim and Keith, it was the performance of the night!
The 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards aired on CBS on April 7, and not only was Taylor Swift nominated for a whopping five awards, she also gave a killer performance of her amazing new song “Highway Don’t Care”! Taylor arrived at the awards in a floor length glittery and gold Dolce & Gabanna gown, but she looked more demure on stage when she sang the emotional song with Keith Urban and Tim McGraw.
Taylor Swift Performs ‘Highway Don’t Care’ At The ACM Awards
Taylor, 23, took to the Las Vegas stage with Keith and Tim, and Keith played guitar while all three sang the sweet and sad song about being on the road. Taylor wore a cute black and tan dress, while Keith revved up his electric guitar!
Taylor’s performances — like at the BRIT Awards and the Grammy Awards — are usually so high octane and energetic, so it was nice to see her take a slightly slower pace. And luckily none of her ex boyfriends got dissed tonight!
In this sweet and sad love song, Taylor sings the nicest verse in the song!
I can't live without you, I can't live without you baby I can't live without you, I can't live without you baby, baby The highway won't hold you tonight The highway don't know you're alive The highway don't care if you're all alone But I do, I do.
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Were Taylor and the boys were awesome? Do YOU love this song?
WATCH: Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw ‘Highway Don’t Care’
While there are still two more parts of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ reunion to come, the first hour was full of drama — beginning with Porsha defending her then-husband Kordell.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Stewartmust have felt strange watching the April 7 reunion; she stood up for Kordell Stewart, and he filed for divorce just days after it was filmed!
Porsha Stewart: ‘My Husband Is Always Going To Defend His Wife’
Well, that’s awkward. On the reunion, when host Andy Cohen told Porsha how cool her husband was for standing up for her at the big party Kenya Moore had thrown, Porsha seemed so proud of her man.
“My husband is always gonna defend his wife,” Porsha said. It seemed like she had no idea that in the not-too-distant future, Kordell would be calling it off with her, filing for divorce.
She also said Kordell didn’t “touch anyone” at that party, where he was seen almost fighting with Kenya’s assistant Brandon.
But that wasn’t the only drama of the night.
Kenya Vs. Phaedra: Who Made The Better Workout Video?
Andy received questions from fans who wanted to get all the dirt on what went down this season, and most of the questions revolved around Kenya and Phaedra Parks, who have both released workout videos.
Andy said that after a reveiw from Entertainment Weekly, Phaedra’s workout video was more entertaining than Kenya’s, which apparently is one of the harshest comments possible.
“All she can talk about is her booty,” Kenya said, defending herself. “She’s obviously overweight to be doing a video.”
“Oh, really, you’re a doctor now?” Phaedra fired back. This went on for a while, and included the women calling each other “fake.”
“Everything on me is real, unlike you,” Phaedra told Kenya, who responded with, “You know what’s real on me is my heart!”
Kenya Moore: ’Call Me Silicone Barbie’
While the questions kept coming from Andy, the girls didn’t let anyone else get a word in!
“Call me Silicone Barbie because I will be Barbie all day long,” Kenya told Phaedra after she began listing the fake things on her. “Nothing’s original about you, darling.”
Andy then explained Kenya released a new video, making fun of Phaedra’s wacky fishnet outfit. He showed a clip of the video, to which Phaedra responded, “Imitation, of course, is the highest form of flattery.”
“Miss phony Phae-Phae speaks,” Kenya said back.
So, HollywoodLifers are you Team Phaedra or Team Kenya? Tells us below!
The songstress looked fierce in a flirty mini when she took the stage in a lacy black frock. What do you think of her get-up?
Carrie Underwood swapped her floral strapless Naeem Khan gown for a sexier dress when she took to the stage at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Apr. 7. In a black silk dress with a Chantilly lace illusion neckline and hemline, Carrie looked sweet and sexy in the frock from THEIA’s Fall 2013 collection.
Carrie Underwood ACM Awards Performance Dress:
The dress allowed the 30-year-old star to flaunt her toned legs while the fit-and-flare silhouette was so consistent with Carrie’s personal sense of style. I like how she opted for a sexier get-up yet didn’t opt for something too over-the-top.
Black gloves added to the edgy vibe of the ensemble, while Carrie’s tresses cascaded down one side in waves. Although her curls were pinned up on the red carpet, the star literally let her hair down for her performance. Long, lush lashes added to the glam vibe of Carrie’s get-up.
Carrie’s stage look was all about flaunting her sultry side while her red carpet ensemble gave off a sweet and chic vibe. The strapless, draped dress featured a peony print on gazar, while a black gazar belt cinched in her waist.
While I’m a major fan of both dresses on Carrie, what do you think? Do you like the flirty performance look or did you think her red carpet gown was better? VOTE!
During the season finale of ‘Kourtney & Kim Take Miami,’ Kim calls Kourtney with horrible stomach pains, and begs to be driven to the hospital. On the way to the emergency room, Kim finally tells Kourtney that she’s having Kanye West’s baby!
Kourtney kicks Kim out for hiring a private investigator to follow Scott Disick. But one night while she’s living with Jonathan Cheban, Kim calls Kourtney and begs her to drive her to the hospital. In the car, Kim tells Kourtney that she’s pregnant and having horrible stomach pains.
Kourtney then forgives Kim for creeping on Scott and then they talk about how to break the news to Khloe! Kourtney lets Kim come back to the house and that’s when they sit down and tell Khloe. Kim was so worried to talk to Khloe, but she couldn’t have been happier! Khloe was genuinely thrilled for Kim and said that she always wants “good things” to happen to her.
10 Biggest Moments From The Finale
1. Kourtney kicks Kim out of their house for hiring a private investigator.
2. Kim moves in with Jonathan Cheban.
3. Kim begs Kourtney to rush her to the emergency room and then admits she’s pregnant.
4. Kim is terrified to tell Khloe she’s pregnant but it goes smoothly.
5. Scott is over-the-moon when Kim tells him she’s pregnant.
6. Kim says she wanted to be divorced before she got pregnant.
7. Kim and Scott get into a huge fight over her hiring a private investigator to follow him.
8. Kourtney looks for a new DASH location in Miami.
9. Kim heads to NYC to visit Kanye West.
10. Kim ends the finale by saying she’s excited for “new beginnings.”