Garth Brooks opened Wednesday night’s CMA Awards with a tribute to the victims of last week's mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. Speaking to Inside Edition earlier in the evening, Brooks said it was a relief not to be nominated. “I gotta tell you, it's like a weight off your shoulders,” he said. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley co-hosted the show once again and announced the very pregnant Underwood is expecting a boy.
The 52nd annual Country Music Association Awards air tonight and Carrie Underwood is co-hosting with an emergency escape plan just in case she goes into premature labor. It is unknown when exactly the country singer’s due date is, but she did announce her pregnancy on Aug. 8. Underwood’s superstar co-host Brad Paisley says she is prepared to take a quick route from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to the nearest hospital if necessary. The duo has been hosting the CMAs together for 11 years.
At a recent meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in California, former "James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan gave an impassioned statement on how the fires have affected his community. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin asked officials for more aid for his neighbors as first responders battle the Woolsey Fire and people seek to rebuild.
YouTube star Lilly Singh is taking a break from the social platform that made her popular. The 30-year-old Canadian has been making videos for her 14 million subscribers for eight years, sometimes twice a week. In a nearly eight minute video, Singh, who's also known as "Superwoman," says first and foremost she'll focus on her mental health and that YouTube has changed since her debut almost a decade ago. InsideEdition.com's Keleigh Nealon () has more.
Serena Williams should be celebrating being named GQ Woman of the Year, but social media is in an uproar over the magazine's cover. The word "woman" appears in quotes, as though to question her gender. Some deemed it offensive. The magazine hasn’t commented, but Mick Rouse, a research manager for GQ, offered an explanation on Twitter, pointing to the fact that the graphic was handwritten by designer Virgil Abloh, who is known for putting quotes around words, even signing his own name in quotes.
The California wildfires are becoming a nightmare for residents in the southern part of the Golden State. Gerard Butler announced on social media that he lost his Malibu home. He recorded the charred smoking remains as he returned for the first time to size up the devastation. He is not alone. A rainbow-colored recording studio is all that remains of Miley Cyrus' $2.5 million compound. “My animals and love of my life made it out safely and that's all that matters right now,” she tweeted.
Comic book legend Stan Lee has died. Lee was known as the man behind the Marvel universe, responsible for such characters as Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man and Captain America, among many others. He was a well-known pop-culture figure, a regular at comic conventions, red carpets, and anywhere people talk about comic books and comic heroes.
At just 4-foot-5, Harlem Globetrotter Jahmani “Hot Shot” Swanson, a.k.a. Mani Love, has one of the basketball team’s most unique distinctions: He’s the shortest player in the organization’s 92-year history. Mani has loved the sport since he was a baby. But adoring a game known for its towering players hasn’t been easy. Luckily, he had the support of his No. 1 fan, his mom, Sabrina, who dedicated her free time to shuttling Mani around so he could pursue his dream.
Alaina Housley, the 18-year-old niece of former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley and "Sister Sister” star Tamara Mowry, died in the California bar shooting Wednesday night. Housley's passing was confirmed Thursday afternoon following a frantic search for the teenager after the shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill. The Pepperdine University freshman was last seen with friends inside the establishment when the gunman opened fire just before midnight in Thousand Oaks, California.
Ariana Grande got choked up performing her new song about her former lovers on “Ellen.” Grande was there to debut "Thank U, Next,” which references her former flames, including her ex-fiance, Pete Davidson, the late Mac Miller, and rapper Big Sean. Dressed in white, the 25-year-old stayed on a “First Wives Club” theme as she and her dancers performed on stage, which resembled a wedding reception. She became emotional singing about her family.