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Published: Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 7:11 PM
— The country music community lost half of the duo Montgomery Gentry on Friday when Troy Gentry died in a helicopter crash.
A representative for Montgomery Gentry confirmed the news in a statement, saying Gentry, 50, was killed when an aircraft crashed in Medford, New Jersey.
Musicians and institutions in the country community and elsewhere expressed condolences and thoughts on Twitter:
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 1:05 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — A South by Southwest performance by The Roots at Fair Market in Austin, Texas, was canceled Saturday night due to a “security concern,” event organizers said.
Due to a security concern we have made the hard decision to cancel tonight's event. Your safety and the safety of all fans at SXSW is our most important priority.— Bud Light (@budlight) March 18, 2018
A police spokesman said around 9:30 p.m. that more information would be released via Twitter, but nothing had been posted by 11:30 p.m. CDT.
However, the Austin Chronicle reported that it had two staffers at the event. One staffer heard event workers discussing the concern as a bomb threat, according to a report the weekly posted online, and "a second Chronicle staffer spoke with someone working at Fair Market tonight, who confirmed that Austin police were canvassing the property to determine whether there is any validity to the threat."
The cancellation of the show on the final night of the South By Southwest Festival comes at a time of heightened concern in the city following three deadly package bombs – two on Monday – that have exploded in East Austin this month, killing two people and seriously injuring a third.
Representatives for the event issued the following statement Saturday night after the cancellation:
“Due to a security concern, we have made the difficult decision to cancel tonight’s Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam. After working proactively with SXSW, the Austin Police Department, and other authorities, Bud Light believes this is the best course of action to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and artists, and appreciate your understanding. We are truly sorry to have to cancel the event, but we felt it was necessary to take all safety precautions.”
In an Instagram post, Fair Market representatives said Anheuser-Busch made the call to cancel the event.
In a tweet that was later deleted Saturday night, frontman Questlove wrote, “Uh, welp can’t say much but for those in Austin waiting in line to see us tonight. Tonight’s show has been cancelled. They’ll make official announcement but I’d rather save y’all the trouble of waiting in line.”
In response to fans who were upset after waiting in line for hours, Questlove also tweeted:
Uh come on now. If you gonna point fingers, start w the individual who caused it to be canceled.— T'Questlove (@questlove) March 18, 2018
Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 6:32 AM
— There’s going to be a wedding soon on “Grey’s Anatomy,” Entertainment Online reported.
Oh, spoiler alert -- if you did not watch Thursday’s episode and want to find out for yourself, skip this story.
The turbulent relationship between Jo (Camilla Luddington) and Alex (Justin Chambers) ends with their engagement by the end of the episode, titled “Old Scares, Future Hearts.”
Jo feels the need to make a confession to Alex, but he cuts her off and runs to his dresser, looking for something.
“Where the freak is my ring?” he finally asks.
“Alex, I’m wearing it,” she tells him.
The proposal is made and accepted. Wedding details are coming soon.
Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 4:12 PM
— Chip and Joanna Gaines rose to fame on their HGTV series “Fixer Upper.” Although their hit series is ending, the family has multiple business across their town of Waco, Texas, and a line of decor at Target.
Here are some facts about the couple.
The Gaines opened their first business together in 2003
Magnolia Market came from a dream Joanna Gaines had. The business opened in 2003, but the couple later closed it to focus on their first two children, Drake and Ella Rose. During that time, they focused on their construction business, Magnolia Homes.
The first Magnolia Market, known as the Little Shop on Bosque, reopened in 2014. After outgrowing the space, the business moved to downtown Waco in October 2015 and became the Magnolia Silos location.
Chip and Joanna married in 2003
Chip and Joanna married in Waco, Texas, on March 31, 2003.
Chip surprised Joanna with a gathering of family and friends for their 12th anniversary in 2015. Some of the celebration aired during season three of “Fixer Upper.”
“The party itself was so intimate with just family and close friends in attendance,” Joanna told Style Me Pretty. “Chip stood up and read the sweetest speech and there was also live music played by a dear friend of ours. All the details and meaning behind this party really touched me, and when I think back to that sweet day Chip surprised me I feel so loved and honored to be his!"
They have a big family
The Gaineses are parents to four children and have one on the way. They have two boys, Drake and Duke, and two girls, Ella Rose and Emmie Kay. Joanna is pregnant with a baby boy who is due in July.
Chip and Joanna both went to Baylor University
Baylor University has been frequently featured in some capacity on “Fixer Upper.” Although Chip and Joanna Gaines both went to the school, they did not meet there. Chip graduated with a marketing and business administration degree in 1998. Joanna graduated with a communications degree in 2001.
They practice Christianity
Chip and Joanna are Christians and are outspoken about their faith. In 2016, they did an interview about their relationship with each other and their faith with I Am Second.
Chip has said Joanna allows him to be himself
“I feel like she knows me in a way that has caused me to stop acting,” Chip told I Am Second. “I feel like I’ve really been an actor -- I’ve been a character my whole life. I’ve always tried to prove something to someone.
“When I caught her. I felt like I could be content. I felt like I could be exactly who I was.”
Joanna credits Chip with pushing her to start her own business, which became their home-renovation company
“If I didn’t have Chip Gaines in my life, I’d still be dreaming in my head but not acting out on any of that. Not living it out,” Joanna told I Am Second, adding that her husband pushed her out of her comfort zone.
Chip had multiple businesses before meeting his wife
Joanna met Chip in 2001, when she worked at her dad’s tire shop in Waco.
In an interview with “Today”, Joanna said her husband had a wash-and-fold business and a landscaping business, among others.
Joanna is of mixed heritage
Joanna is multiracial, and shared her heritage with fans on her website.
“I love hearing all the guesses,” Joanna Gaines said on a Q&A on the Magnolia website. “Although I did play Pocahontas in high school, I am not Native American. My father is half Lebanese/half German and my mother is full Korean.”
The Gaines’ businesses go beyond houses and home decor
Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 1:51 AM
— Mike Teevee won another Golden Ticket, but you had to be a big chocolate fan to recognize him.
Paris Themmen, who played the TV-obsessed kid in the 1971 movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” finally made it to television on Tuesday when he appeared in an episode of “Jeopardy!” ET Online reported.
However, Themmen did not mention that he had been in the classic that starred Gene Wilder. When host Alex Trebek asked Themmen about an interesting fact, the former child star said he was an “avid backpacker” who had hiked on six continents, ET Online reported.
Themmen’s fans recognized him, however, and mentioned that fact on Twitter. He wound up finishing second during Tuesday’s episode, ET Online reported. The last acting role Themmen had was a small part in the 2000 television series, “Star Trek: Voyager.”