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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2006 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

Prince and Bell named sexy vegetarians

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Minnesota musician Prince and "Veronica Mars" star Kristen Bell have been named the "world's sexiest vegetarians."

Motorola iRadio goes country

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Motorola iRadio is adding a country lineup to its service that will debut early next year.

Shania Twain honored in Canada

OTTAWA, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Country music superstar Shania Twain Friday became an officer of the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honor.

More entertainers added to live CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Martina McBride, Sugarland and Gretchen Wilson were added Monday to the list of live performers for the upcoming "The 39th Annual CMA Awards."

More stars announced for CMA awards

NASHVILLE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson, Donald Trump and Shania Twain were added Monday to the star roster of the Country Music Association's awards ceremony.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2005 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

Fans can still vote for CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, April 2 (UPI) -- Fans may vote online at the Web site CMT.com until April 8 to determine the 2005 CMT Music Awards winners to be held in Nashville.

Shania Twain to develop fragrance

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Canadian singer Shania Twain has announced she will develop and market a fragrance line for the fragrance company Stetson Fragrances.

Madonna, Prince top tour gross list

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Madonna's Re-Invention tour brought in $125 million in 2004, making it the top grossing tour of the year, Billboard.com reported Monday.

Eminen tops Billboard 200

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Eminem's "Encore" tops The Billboard 200, even though it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales week, Billboard said Wednesday.

Hits album lets Twain revel in success

NASHVILLE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Country and pop superstar Shania Twain says she's as awed by her success as any of her fans.

Feature: Entertaining the GOP troops

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Country star Mark Chesnutt, one of the entertainers lending star power to the Republican National Convention in New York this week, insists he is not political,
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 28, the 241st day of 2004 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

Keith, Chesney win two at CMT video awards

NASHVILLE, April 22 (UPI) -- Kenny Chesney's "These Goes My Life" took the male video of the year award at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, one of two he took home.

Wal-Mart: Global retailer

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- For the third year in a row, Wal-Mart Stores, the Arkansas-based retailer, is No. 1 on the Fortune 500 list, the magazine's annual ranking of America's largest
T.K.MALOY, UPI Deputy Business Editor

Wal-Mart opens online music store

BRISBANE, Calif., March 23 (UPI) -- Wal-Mart announced Tuesday that it was officially launching its online music store, which could make it the largest seller of music in the world.

Wal-Mart launches 88-cent music downloads

BRISBANE, Calif., March 23 (UPI) -- Wal-Mart Tuesday officially launched its music file download service offering thousands of digital downloads at 88 cents a song.

Jackson nominated for 8 ACM awards

BURBANK, Calif., March 10 (UPI) -- Alan Jackson leads the field with eight nominations for the 2004 Academy of Country Music Awards announced Wednesday in Burbank, Calif.

Paris Hilton 'tops' worst-dressed list

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- TV and Internet bad girl Paris Hilton picked up another dubious distinction Tuesday when Hollywood designer Mr. Blackwell named her 2003's worst dressed woman.

Jackson stars at Super Bowl halftime show

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Singer Janet Jackson will perform at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show when football's biggest game is played Feb. 1, according to Thursday's Billboard.

Veteran rockers claim top touring spots

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Cher headlined the top three touring acts of 2003, according to a report published Tuesday by Billboard.

Beyonce, R. Kelly win top Billboard Awards

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Beyonce and R. Kelly took four awards each to lead the field at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Stars line up for Billboard Awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Producers have announced that R. Kelly and Pink will perform Wednesday at the "Billboard Music Awards," airing live on Fox from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

50 Cent contender for six Billboard awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent leads the finalists for the 2003 Billboard Awards set for Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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