Editor’s note: Buckcherry is helping the victims of the oil spill catastrophe by donating proceeds of their new song to NRDC’s Gulf Coast recovery fund.
As musicians who have the benefit of the spotlight from time to time, we feel it is our duty to aid in raising awareness and financial support to help remedy the awful situation in the Gulf Of Mexico.
I see what's happening on the news everyday and how it only gets worse. I think of my future and my children's future and we need to do something. My band, Buckcherry, wrote a song called "Our World" for our upcoming album. The song touches upon the environmental crisis that plagues the world every day.
A few weeks after writing and recording the song, the oil spill occurred. We recently went back into the studio to re-write the lyrics based on what was happening in the Gulf. We released this version exclusively on iTunes and are donating the proceeds to those affected by this disaster. People can also visit www.buckcherry.com to donate to the cause.
It is so important that each and every one of us do what we can to help those out whose lives have been harshly impacted by the oil spill.
- Josh Todd, Buckcherry lead singer/songwriter
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Before I start the show tonight, I want to share some personal news with you. 25 years ago, I sat across this table from New York Governor Mario Cuomo for the first broadcast of Larry King Live.
Now, decades later, I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to end Larry King Live, the nightly show, this fall and CNN has graciously accepted, giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids’ little league games.
I’ll still be a part of the CNN family, hosting several Larry King specials on major national and international subjects.
I’m incredibly proud that we recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest running show with the same host in the same time slot. With this chapter closing I’m looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders.
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Chris Brown wasn't the only one getting misty-eyed at Sunday night's BET Awards during his tribute to Michael Jackson. The King of Pop's older brother, Jermaine, told "Extra" that he was also overcome with emotion during the dance routine, in which Brown paid homage to some of MJ's most famous moves and then attempted to sing "Man in the Mirror" before being overcome with emotion and weeping onstage.
"To see [Chris'] performance, it was very emotional for me, because it was an acceptance from his fans from what has happened to him and also paying tribute to my brother," Jermaine said. "It was just a spectacular moment."
Fans and critics have been split on the performance, which some saw as the bursting of an emotional dam for the singer, making his first major public appearance since he pleaded guilty to felony assault in his assault of former girlfriend Rihanna last June. Others speculated that Brown may have manufactured the tears to gain sympathy from fans who abandoned him in the wake of the Rihanna attack.
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"I'm not just a cuckolded wife," the cancer-stricken ex of politician John Edwards tells The Today Show's Matt Lauer in a new interview. Elizabeth and John legally separated in January after over 30 years together; the former North Carolina senator had recently admitted that he'd fathered a baby girl, Quinn, with mistress Rielle Hunter.
"I think about Sandra Bullock - who I don't know at all - what an incredible year she's had," Edwards, 60, says of Bullock, whose divorce from Jesse James was finalized on Monday. "She won the Academy Award for an incredible performance, and more than that, she took that story and integrated that into her own life in this healthy happy way."
(The Blind Side's Bullock, 45, had secretly adopted her son Louis back in January.)
"And yet, the stories you hear are not about all those great successes, but about the failure of her marriage," Edwards continues.
"That's not who she is...I assume she wants to reclaim who she is in the same way I want to reclaim who I am."
Edwards also admits to Lauer that she watched at least "some of" Rielle Hunter's sit-down interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her blunt take on her husband's videographer mistress: "I still think this person is so completely unlike me that it's hard to imagine the same person could marry me and be attracted to that - to that woman, as well."
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She's kept quiet about the brutal 2008 murders of her mother Darnell, brother Jason and nephew Julian. Now, Jennifer Hudson is finally speaking out.
"It's all a blur, it was surreal," she says on VH1's Behind the Music: Jennifer Hudson on Monday night. "It was like I was outside of myself."
As her very public nightmare unfolded, the Oscar-winning actress says she went into seclusion.
"For almost two weeks straight . . . [I was] inside one room with just family and friends coming in and out," she says. "I prayed when I'd get up in the morning and prayed before I laid down at night."
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Below is an excerpt from New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton from his new book "Home Team: Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back to Life." In this excerpt, Payton describes the scene of the Saints Super Bowl Victory Parade.
These were the people we’d been playing for – people who’d lost so much and struggled so valiantly, literally crying tears of joy. They’d lived through unthinkable hardship: losing their homes, being scattered across the country, some of them seeing their relatives drown. They came from every neighborhood and every background. Relative newcomers and people whose families have been in Louisiana for centuries. Black people. White people. People in such elaborate costumes, you couldn’t tell who they were. All of them were united in triumph now.
These were the people Jimmy Buffett was talking about when he called New Orleans “the soul of our country.” They have been so kind to us. I truly have come to treasure them.
Eighty percent of their city was flooded when the levees broke. They’d lost their jobs. People they’d known, people they loved had been forced to leave and weren’t coming back. Government had failed them at every level. The media had grown bored and moved on. And yet these people still had not lost their will to celebrate. Their spirit made me care deeply about a place I had barely known before. Their courage inspired a struggling football team all the way to the Super Bowl.
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