The Santa tracker countdown is up and running! Ya'll can follow jolly old St. Nick's trip around the globe at NoradSanta.org.
Now THIS is a boyfriend who would do ANYTHING for his girlfriend. And sure, in this case it's a pretty serious crime but, um . . . love is love. Right?
Last weekend, 28-year-old Anthony Borrell of
So he went to a payphone by his house and called in a BOMB THREAT to her restaurant. That's right: He was SO devoted to getting her out he completed the incredibly challenging mission of finding a payphone.
But she ended up admitting to the cops that Anthony had texted her about the fake threat.
So he was arrested on Thursday for making a false report about planting a bomb.
NBC's "Sound of Music Live!" special . . . starring CARRIE UNDERWOOD . . . attracted 18.5 million viewers last Thursday night, which is a HUGE audience.
But judging by the shots the special has taken on social media, a lot of people thought it was a disaster.
In fact, Carrie saw so many jabs that she felt the need to warn the haters that JESUS WOULDN'T APPROVE. She Tweeted, quote, "Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight . . . 1 Peter 2:1 - 25."
That verse says you should, quote, "rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind."
One of the "haters" was Kym Karath, who played Gretl in the original 1965 movie. She Tweeted, quote, "[I'm] mystified and disappointed so far. [I] must admit some scenes are actually painful to watch . . .
"Love Carrie Underwood, but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely, her voice is beautiful, but [her] acting is wrong." Carrie was playing JULIE ANDREWS' character, Maria.
Kym was watching the show with her former co-stars Charmian Carr, who was Liesl in the movie, and Angela Cartwright, who played Brigitta.
For the record, Kym also said a lot of POSITIVE things about the show, and later bemoaned the fact that the Internet was "twisting her words."
She said, quote, "[I] just read TMZ. [I] NEVER EVER used the words 'totally bombed.' Never. Never. Never would. Never could. Very, very disturbing."
Meanwhile, Kym was getting some criticism of her own. She Tweeted, quote, "Apparently some religious fanatics think that vile language and abuse co-exist with the teachings of Christ. Wow."
Lee's happy weekend started out on Friday when his song "I Drive Your Truck" picked up TWO Grammy nominations. It's up for Best Country song, and Best Country Solo Performance.
WILLIE NELSON canceled his February appearance at SeaWorld's "Bands, Brew & BBQ" event in
"And I understand there are petitions going around with thousands of people's names on them." One of those petitions is from Change.org, which has over 9,000 signatures.
Willie compared what goes on at SeaWorld to the cruelty he's seen in zoos. He said, quote, "I've [seen] some monkeys in the zoo where I don't blame them for wanting to throw stuff at you. It's hard on animals. It's cruel.
"I understand that there are some natural-habitat zoos out there, which is probably okay. But what they do at SeaWorld is not okay."
Willie's not alone on this. HEART and BARENAKED LADIES have also refused to perform at SeaWorld.
RANDY HOUSER is performing at tomorrow night's "American Country Awards". He also has three nominations and although he'll be happy to win, trophies don't compare to the validation he gets when fans actually shell out money to see him perform.
He says, quote, "I think it's very nice to have those nominations and I'm very proud of it and I hope people vote for us, but I feel validated when people actually buy tickets and come to the shows."
Randy is nominated as Breakthrough Artist and his song "How Country Feels" is up for Single of the Year,
KACEY MUSGRAVES scratched her leg on Saturday while working on the video for her song "Follow Your Arrow".
She posted a pic on Instagram and wrote, "Got a little too friendly with a Yucca plant on the set of my new video."
If you think coffeemakers are just for coffee, prepare to have your mind BLOWN. Because there are actually websites dedicated to all the OTHER stuff you can make with a coffeemaker. And even though it usually doesn't make SENSE to, here are six of the easiest meals to pull off.
1. Hot Dogs. Just run six-to-eight cups of water through the coffeemaker, then leave the burner on and toss the hot dogs in. Or don't . . . because the microwave obviously makes way more sense. Because the suggested cooking time in a coffee pot is 30 MINUTES. But hey . . . maybe you don't have a microwave or a stove. Apparently you can do hard-boiled eggs the same way, but in eight minutes.
2. Poached Chicken. Essentially, all you need is some chicken breast, some butter, and some water, and you let it cook in the coffee pot for 15 minutes on each side. Then make sure you wash the pot REALLY well.
3. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Just remove the pot, wipe down the burner, and cook each sandwich like you normally would if you were using a pan.
4. Anything "Instant." This one's kind of obvious, but coffeemakers are great for things like oatmeal or ramen noodles, because all you have to do is add hot water and wait a few minutes.
5. Vegetables. You can do it two different ways. You can steam them by putting them in the filter basket, and then running water through the coffeemaker a few times. Or you can just fill the pot with hot water, dump the vegetables in, and let them cook until they're tender.
6.Chocolate Fondue. All you have to do is heat up some cream in the coffee pot for about 15 minutes . . . add in pieces of a chocolate bar and let them melt for 10 minutes . . . then stir it, and it's done. A few popular dipping items include strawberries, banana slices, pretzels, and marshmallows.
Buzzfeed.com has links to specific recipes for each one.