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  • BLAKE SHELTON: Piling on the BS for the Holidays

    Posted by Scott Hanson


    Blake Shelton is releasing his CMT: Invitation Only special on DVD just in time for Christmas. The disc, which includes intimate performances and a question-and-answer session with fans, will be available only at Target stores beginning on December 18th.

    But that's not all Blake has up his sleeve for the holidays. He's got a message a day leading up to Christmas, including some surprises, on the website

    Here's today's gem:



  • Carol of the Bells with Dribbling Basketballs! Amazing!

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Have you seen the NBA's new spot to promote the special Christmas Day uniforms that teams will be wearing? Basketball stars Dwayne WadeCarmelo AnthonyDwight HowardRussel Westbrook and Joe Johnson dribble a version of "Carol of Bells." It's amazing.

  • CeeLo Green and The Muppets Christmas Video

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Sometimes CeeLo Green dresses like a Muppet. When CeeLo Green sings with the Muppets, brilliant things happen. Especially when it's a Christmas song.CeeLo

  • COLTS CHEERLEADERS: Shave Heads to Support Coach

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Two Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders shaved their heads on Sunday in a show of support for the team's coach Chuck Pagano, who lost his hair while being treated for leukemia.

    Colts cheerleader Megan M. accepted a challenge from the team's mascot, Blue, who asked the team's cheerleaders if they'd be willing to shave their heads if he could raise $10,000 for leukemia research. When Blue raised $22,670 fellow cheerleader Chrystal Anndecided to join in. The pair had their heads shaved between the third and fourth quarter during the team's 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills.

  • Killer Karaoke

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Yes, television has come to this. Friday night, TruTV will premiere Killer Karaoke. It's a new game show presented by Jackass star Steve-O in which contestants attempt to sing karaoke in front of an audience while dealing with some horrifying disruptions.

  • THANKSGIVING: Surviving In-Law Hell

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    The in-laws. Because we’re getting close to the holiday season, you’ll be hanging out with them and there’s nothing you can do to avoid them.

    But, according to family therapists, there are a few things that you can focus on to ease the pain of the holidays with your in-laws:

    • Negotiate Where to Celebrate – Maybe travel to the in-laws for Thanksgiving and stay home for Christmas.
    • Travel at Off-Peak Times – If you do have to fly to see the in-laws, try not to fly on the day before Thanksgiving – when the entire country is also at the airport. By planning your traveling a little better, you’ll arrive rested and ready to do battle – with less tension.
    • Less is More – Set up the number of days you think you can all tolerate being under the same roof and subtract one.
    • Set House Rules – Be assertive. You are an adult now and should be treated as such. If something is going on that you really are uncomfortable with, then remain firm in your rules.
    • Choose Your Battles – Decide what matters. When it comes to health, safety and basic family values, then you really need to hold your ground. However, you can't say no to everything they want to do, so you have to let some things go and bite your tongue. This crazy time only comes around once a year.
  • Delegate These Jobs for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

    Posted by Scott Hanson

    Guests and family members always ask, "How can I help?" at holiday gatherings. Instead of turning down the assistance, delegate these jobs to make Thanksgiving a little easier and less stressful for you:

    • Checking Coats: Designate someone in advance, or give the first guest to arrive this task. That way you won't have to run back and forth from the kitchen to the front door every time a guest arrives.
    • Tending Bar: Set out all the glassware and garnishes needed, but feel free to assign a loved one this fun job. The bartender is usually the most popular person at any party – so don't feel bad about asking someone to mix the drinks.
    • Clearing the Table: Tell your sister or best girlfriend ahead of time that they are going to help you clear the dishes after dinner. Clean up will be a snap with a little company and help.
    • Bringing Dessert: When your in-laws tell you they want to bring dessert – let them! You don't have to do everything. (RealSimple)
  • Video: Christina Aguilera & Blake Shelton "Just a Fool"

    Posted by Scott Hanson

      They say you can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy. So now that Blake Shelton has to spend the better part of the year in Los Angeles filming The Voice ... has it changed him? Christina Aguilera may offer some clues as she previews their duet "Just A Fool" and reveals the interesting new recording technique Shelton developed by using a clothespin. Clearly something he picked up on Hollywood Boulevard. Watch Aguilera explain and listen to the song here.