Keith Urban speaks out about the baby adoption rumors that have been swirling around. During a radio interview for a Tampa Bay station, Keith says that the rumors about him and wife Nicole Kidman adopting a baby from Vietnam are completely untrue, and he has no idea how stories like this even get started. He also goes on to say that Nicole is not pregnant either. Keith does talk about how his concert tour which has an element of reality TV added to it. Cameras are following the country star around at all times and then the footage is being shown during his concerts on the jumbo screen. That is a nice touch; I think it would be interesting to see a day in the life of Keith Urban.
“Britain’s Got Talent”, Susan Boyle seems to have fully recovered from exhaustion and is ready to hit the road. Susan has gone from an everyday person to overnight success and are you ready for this, is charging $190,000 to play a 3 song set at corporate events around the world. Has anyone told Susan’s people about the state of the economy and businesses are cutting back?? Susan is currently on tour with “Britain’s Got Talent” Love Tour and the audiences love her….ok, I get that and she has a great voice but $190,000 for 3 songs which is basically 12 minutes on stage???? In other reality show music news…Bo Bice, from “American Idol” and his wife are expecting baby # 3 at the end of January. He is cranking out kids as quickly as he is cranking out new tunes. Bo and his wife have just been married 4 years and have a 3 1/2 year old and 9 month old and a newbie on the way.
This weekend was the big 8th Annual Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee. It is kind of a throwback to the 1960’s and hippies times with the fans camping out on the grounds. There were big bands and small bands, over 100 in all, from all throughout the country and through the rainy muddy and hot sticky weather in Manchester, Tennessee, the fans were not disappointed. There was the Phish who played Friday and Sunday night doing 3 hour shows and Bruce Springsteen and his band that played for 3 hours as well. Springsteen played his classics as well as taking requests; one fan even asked him to sing “Santa Clause is Coming to Town”. Nine Inch Nails was there as well as the Beastie Boys and David Byrne. Some other fun people who joined the fun were Elvis Costello, Animal Collective, Wilco and Merle Haggard. The fun thing about a festival like this is that you get all these great bands together that are truly so different from each other. You could just tell people were here enjoying the music and the atmosphere. You can see for yourself next Saturday on the Fuse channel which will show parts of the show from this weekend.
After 2 years and two kids, Usher and his wife Tameka are heading to divorce court. The couple has 2 young children Usher Raymond V. who is 18 months old, and Naviyd who is just 6 months old. Tameka has 3 other children from a previous marriage. It is not all sad news for Usher, he is in the studio working on his new album “Monster”, which is due out in the fall plus he just shot a scene in the new Ashton Kutcher Katherine Heigl movie, “Five Killers”.