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Jason Aldean Vegas Shooting Tribute Ignores Elephant in Room (watch!) 2

Jason Aldean Vegas Shooting Tribute Ignores Elephant in Room (watch!)

Jason Aldean, who was performing when the Las Vegas shooter opened fire, gave a moving tribute to the victims on “Saturday Night Live,” but he never mentioned the nation’s failure to protect its citizens with reasonable gun controls. The National Rifle Association issued a statement in the wake of the shooting saying preventing “law abiding” citizens from owning guns is not the answer. But every gun owner is law abiding until he, or she, pulls the trigger. The Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, had no criminal record or history of violence or mental illness. ...
Country Music Cowboys; Old West Gay Icon Rides High at ACMAs (photos!) 4

Country Music Cowboys; Old West Gay Icon Rides High at ACMAs (photos!)

Country music cowboys were riding high at the Academy of Country Music Awards show last night. But the cowboy hat is also a gay icon symbolizing the rugged, macho world of the Old West, where homos on the range were more common than not back in the day. That’s a complete reversal of the popular notion that the West was populated by virile, heroic men, according to TruWest, a Web site devoted to the history of the Old West....
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Taylor Swift Squeaks in Beat Box Spot for Grammys (watch!)

Country queen Taylor Swift has been known to cross over audiences with her music, but she should draw the line on rap. Despite LL Cool J’s best efforts, Swift squeaks her part in a new Grammy commercial. Still it looked like it was good fun, and Taylor, 22, seems to have no problem laughing at herself at the end of the 30-second spot. Cool J, 44, will be hosting the 2012 Awards show, and Swift will be one of the feature performers along with Katy Perry, Adele, Rihanna, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Aldean and Nicki Minaj ....