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Shelton to headline 1st PSU stadium concert
UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — Country music star Blake Shelton will headline the first concert at Penn State University’s Beaver Stadium.
The football stadium opened in 1960 and has been expanded to 107,000 seats in recent years but has never hosted a non-Penn State event.
The school first announced plans for a concert at the team’s Oct. 22 home upset over Ohio State, then revealed Shelton as the headlining performing during Saturday night’s 41-14 win over Iowa.
The concert will be held July 8 and is billed as the Happy Valley Jam. The concert is being presented by Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics and Basics Entertainment, a concert promoter.
Tickets go on sale Nov. 16.
Chris Young and the duo, Big & Rich, will also perform, with David Ray and Adley Stump opening the show.
Aniston says she’s not ‘a sad, childless human’
By The Associated Press
Jennifer Aniston says she spoke out against tabloid culture because she “has worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human.”
The 47-year-old actress explained in an interview with Marie Claire her reasons for writing an op-ed in July, saying her marital status, divorce status and lack of a mate have all been “shamed.” She questioned, “Why are we only looking at women through this particular lens of picking us apart?”
Aniston is now married to actor Justin Theroux.
She became the topic of internet memes in September following news of ex-husband Brad Pitt’s pending divorce from Angelina Jolie. Pitt and Jolie became close while filming “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” prompting widespread speculation — consistently denied by the couple — that Jolie prompted Pitt’s divorce from Aniston.
Bieber gives impromptu performance in Toronto
TORONTO (AP) — Pop star Justin Bieber tickled the ivories in an impromptu free performance at a Toronto bar.
The Canadian-born Bieber visited the Fifth Pubhouse by himself last Friday where he ordered a whiskey and coke at the bar while watching the Toronto Raptors basketball game.
The bar’s spokeswoman Ivy Ho said in an email Monday that Bieber suddenly sat down at the piano and performed several songs, including his hit “Sorry.”
She also emailed photos showing Bieber sitting at the piano and the bar,
Bieber wasn’t paid for his performance, but his bar tab was covered, Ho said.
“Covering the tab was really the least we can do as he was being so gracious. His incredible live performance on the piano and down to earth interaction with our customers and staff were the highlights of the night,” Ho said.
Ho said Bieber also autographed a picture of himself on the bar’s Wall of Great Canadians, joking that the photo should be updated because it shows a young
Garth Brooks to be
adviser on ‘The Voice’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Garth Brooks is getting into the advice business.
NBC said Monday that Brooks will be a key adviser on “The Voice” next week, mentoring the show’s top 12 contestants.
Brooks, back in music after a 13-year break, was honored as Entertainer of the Year at the recent Country Music Association Awards. He’s on an extended world tour with his wife, Trisha Yearwood.
Brooks will appear on the Monday, Nov. 14, episode of “The Voice.”