One member of the "Duck Dynasty" clan is sharing how his family's rise to fame nearly killed him.
REED ROBERTSON, Jase and Missy's son, tells IAmSecond.com he developed an inflated ego.
He explains that he became "really cynical" and started "looking down on other people," which destroyed all his friendships and "led to thoughts of suicide." He adds that he told his youth minister, but it was a conversation with his parents that turned things around.
Reed explains that when his dad told him "it's the most selfish thing you can do," those words rang true for him, and got him reconsidering his situation. He says he's now "back on track with Jesus."
And Reed isn't the only member of the family who ever considered taking his own life. Si Robertson revealed in his recently published memoir that his son Scott has been "suicidal" most of his life. He also said when he was a kid his mother had been diagnosed with manic depression.
Last Thursday, a 45-year-old man in New Zealand named Shane Halse got drunk, grabbed his fishing pole, and went fishing for some dinner. Then he somehow LOST the pole. And by that time he was REALLY hungry.
So he found a house nearby, BROKE IN while no one was home . . . and started making himself an omelet.
And I think he managed to make the grossest omelet ever. Because it included some sort of chicken sauce, some HONEY, and cayenne pepper.
Police eventually showed up and arrested him after a neighbor called. And he admitted he didn't know the owner of the house . . . but claimed there's nothing wrong with breaking into a place if you're just making some food. (???)
He was sentenced to 60 hours of community service, six months of probation, and also rehab. The woman who lives there says he used about $4 worth of ingredients. And she ended up finding his fishing pole in the backyard.
It may seem like KACEY MUSGRAVES came out of nowhere, but she's been performing since she was a little kid.
She says, quote, "My sisters and I would wear white button-ups and red bandanas, and we would stroll the stockyards and sing old country songs with this group of kids. We were called the Buckaroos."
And she kept at it even through the awkward high school years. She says, quote, "I remember being in 9th and 10th grade and being like, 'Mom, nobody thinks this is cool at my age. I'm such a nerd.'
"I'd be hanging out with friends, and then on the weekends, I'm wearing a 10-gallon hat and fringe and I'm yodeling. I was such a freak."
It paid off when she grew up and learned how to put that awkward pain into her songwriting.
She says, quote, "Looking back now, the things I thought were dorky; I grab inspiration and elements of that. I'm really glad I had that."
It was a couple of years ago when TAYLOR SWIFT wrote and recorded a song called "Ronan", which was inspired by a blog post written by the mom of a four-year-old cancer patient. Taylor promised to donate all the proceeds.
Well, the V Foundation for Cancer Research announced they're receiving $100,000 from sales of the song.
KEITH URBAN is selling his own line of graphic T-shirts. Each one will cost you 60 bucks, but he IS giving some of it back.
The company making them has a factory in Haiti and they invest 50% of the profits into the employees, families and local communities.
You can check 'em out at ByKeithUrban.com. Click on the "By Keith Urban Collection" button to see the shirts.
MARTINA MCBRIDE had the honor of performing with GEORGE STRAIT last weekend on his Cowboy Rides Away tour.
Michael Breach is an artist, or more accurately, a coffee artist. Check out his collection, including his recent coffee depictions of Oscar nominees, at Baristart.tumblr.com.