The L.A. Zoo received over $75,000 in donations on Monday in recognition of BETTY WHITE’s 100th birthday. Donors included the Walt Disney Company, Pink’s Hot Dogs, and Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Betty was a board member, donor, and honorary zookeeper
ALEC BALDWIN is being sued by the family of one of the Marines killed during the Afghanistan pullout last year. He saw a picture of the Marine’s sister at the Capitol last January 6th, and accused her of being one of the rioters. That led to his social media followers harassing the family.
BRITNEY SPEARS sent a cease-and-desist order to her sister JAMIE LYNN, threatening legal action if she doesn’t stop, quote, “publicly airing false or fantastical grievances.”
DUSTIN LYNCH was on “Good Morning America” yesterday where he performed “Thinking ‘Bout You” with MACKENZIE PORTER. Before they did that, he told Michael Strahan, “We’re here to announce my brand new album ‘Blue in the Sky’ – coming out February 11th, and we’ll be announcing a big tour behind that as well, pretty soon. So excited to share that with you.” They also talked about Dustin being one of the performers at Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa festival.
CMT shared tributes from Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Alan Jackson, Margo Price, Clint Black, Reba McEntire, Jason Isbell, and Tanya Tucker for Dolly Parton’s 76th birthday yesterday.
KENNY CHESNEY sold 80% of his music catalog, but the terms were not announced. As in, we don’t know how much money he got. It’s 22 albums, starting with his 1994 debut, “In My Wildest Dreams” . . . through 2017’s “Live in No Shoes Nation”.
RANDY HOUSER and JAMEY JOHNSON announced the dates of their Country Cadillac Tour – Part 2. This year’s edition picks up March 24th in Green Bay, Wisconsin and wraps April 16th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Feb 19 One Centre Square, 1 Centre Square Easton, PA
LAUREN ALAINA is the 2022 brand ambassador for Maurices. They’re sponsoring her “Top of the World Tour” . . . where I’m sure you’ll be seeing her wearing plenty of Maurices’ fashions.
MIRANDA LAMBERT released a behind-the-scenes clip of the making of her “If I Was A Cowboy” video.
MASON RAMSEY is that kid who went viral after somebody posted videos of him yodeling in a Walmart. Rolling Stone hit up his Instagram and learned that he’s 15 years old, likes riding jet skis . . . and took a lovely young lady to a formal dance.
71 year old Bill Murray brought his own cheer to chilly Washington Square Park Wednesday with a surprise recital of songs including “I Feel Pretty.”
PARIS HILTON said she thinks KIM KARDASHIAN and PETE DAVIDSON are, quote, “just so cute together.”
John Hinckley Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is currently looking for musicians for a new band. He’s looking for a bass player, drummer and lead guitarist. If you are seriously interested, send a bio to P.O. Box 240 Williamsburg, Va. For his attempt to kill the President to impress Jodie Foster, with whom he was obsessed, Hinckley was found not guilty on 13 charges by reason of insanity in 1982. Four people were wounded in the shooting, including Reagan. Press Secretary James Brady, was permanently disabled as a result of his wounds and died 33 years later. The death was ruled a homicidebecause it was related to the bullet wound he sustained during the attack. In 2016, a judge ruled that he no longer posed a threat to himself or others and he was released. Hinckley rekindled the interest in songwriting he had as a young adult and anonymously posted music online. In October of 2020, a federal court ruled that he would be permitted to publicly release and market various forms of art under his own name, including music. Hinckley created his own record label — Emporia Records
Brantley Gilbert is 37.
Melissa Rivers is 54. Joan Rivers’ daughter.
Rainn Wilson is 56. Dwight Schrute on “The Office”.
John Michael Montgomery is 57.
Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin is 92.