Danny Merrell Birthday Lesson, Don’t Try to Upstage George Strait

On August 7, 1964, at 11:05 a.m., a baby boy was born to Antonia and Kenneth Merrell at the Lockhart Hospital.  His parents, for whatever reason, were expecting a girl and they planned on naming her, Danielle.  From the beginning, I was full of surprises.

Today, I turn 58 years old, and what I have done on most of my birthdays since I turned 50, is to take a look back and what pearls of wisdom I have learned in the previous 365 days.  Sometimes, I’ll sit down with my children and pass those flecks of information to them.  Who knows, it may do them some good.

This year’s lesson – Don’t Try to Upstage George Strait…or Willie Nelson

I got my first radio job in Lockhart, Texas in 1979. It was 1060 KCLT. We played ‘Casual Country’, whatever the heck that meant.  I spun records on the weekends.  I’m talking literally, this was before CDs and hard drives, we had two turntables and two full walls of country songs on vinyl 45s.

In 1982, I caught a huge break and was hired to work as a part-time DJ at KASE 101 and KVET 1300 in Austin.  These were two of the best country radio stations in the state, and today they are still the leading country stations in the Capital City.  I was still a teenager and I had landed a dream job. A short time later, I started doing full-time overnights.

Country superstars frequently played in Austin, and our radio stations were always involved in promoting those concerts. That meant I got to go backstage and meet many of these artists.

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Nutrition Month: ‘Beautrition’ a big 2022 beauty trend

MANILA, Philippines — This Nutrition Month, remember that good nutrition does not only reflect on the right body mass index per height ratio. It can also reflect on the body’s largest organ — the skin.

Good skin that glows is a good sign that the body is generally healthy. 

Below are some nutrient-packed products or measures that can help achieve healthy, glowing skin. 

Kylie Padilla finds new love

?Kylie Padilla has finally found a new love — playing billiards. The “Bolera” lead star has developed passion for the sport as she brings to life the character of Joni, a young female pool prodigy trying to make a name in the male-dominated sport.

“Bolera,” the new GMA-7 show, is Kylie’s highly anticipated TV comeback after years of hiatus. The actress is glowing in kilig once again, having to learn billiards and playing with esteemed legends of the sport: Efren “Bata” Reyes, Rubilen Amit, Francisco Bustamante, and Johann Chua.

Another reason for Kylie’s angelic glow these days is her holistic approach to skincare. She firmly believes that it takes more than using topicals or subscribing to usual regimens to achieve a glowing complexion. For her, it involves being aware of what you put inside your body, as well.

“Ever since pa, I have been conscious of what I take in as I know it will eventually affect the state of my skin,” she said.

“That’s why I feel honored to be chosen as the face of Cheonsa. I swear, itong brand of Korean food supplement, hindi lang siya nakakaganda ng skin, nakakaganda rin ng health condition and disposition. I feel energized every time I use their collagen powder drinks. I checked the label and I must say, super na- impress ako.”

Cheonsa is among the new health and wellness brand in the

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I’m a weather girl and get trolled for my on-air outfits – I don’t care… I love my cameltoe and bubble butt

A WEATHER girl has hit back at trolls that criticised her on-air outfits. 

Meteorologist Kelsey McEwen assured that she loves her “cameltoe” and “bubble butt” after cruel trolls claimed that her outfits don’t suit her.

Kelsey McEwen is Chief Meteorologist on a morning show


Kelsey McEwen is Chief Meteorologist on a morning showCredit: Instagram/Kelsey McEwen
She was trolled for her choice of <a href=red dress on Tuesday morning” height=”570″ width=”944″ class=”lazyload” src=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg” data-credit=”CTV Your Morning YouTube” data-sizes=”(max-width: 375px) 335px, (max-width: 520px) 480px, 620px” data-img=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg?strip=all&w=944″ srcset=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg?w=335 335w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg?w=480 480w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg?w=620 620w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg?w=670 670w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg?w=960 960w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg?w=1240 1240w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg?w=1005 1005w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg?w=1440 1440w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg?w=1860 1860w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg?w=1340 1340w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg?w=1920 1920w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/i-dont-care-i-love-797899007.jpg?w=2480 2480w” bad-src=”data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 1.7 1"%3E%3C/svg%3E”/


She was trolled for her choice of red dress on Tuesday morningCredit: CTV Your Morning YouTube

The mum-of-three was told that “red is not her friend” and her “panty lines” were on show following a weather presentation. 

Trolls took to Twitter after she wore a bodycon red dress to inform people of a developing storm on Tuesday.

The presenter snapped back: “Listen, I own my body.

“Cameltoe and bubble butt included. 

I constantly push the 'conservative dress-code' my work enforces
People say I 'can’t' wear the clothes I do – I didn’t know moms had a dress code

“Your words bring me zero shame. 

“Your feelings about my body and outfit are a you problem, not a me problem. 

“And red? Red is [fire emoji].

“The only thing that isn’t my friend here, is you.”

McEwen is often seen sporting fashionable dresses, bright suit sets and colourful blouses on TV.

She claimed that the patriarchy is the reason people feel comfortable commenting on womens’ fashion choices. 

McEwen is Chief Meteorologist on CTV’s morning news show Your Morning in Canada. 

Fans flocked to her defence and pointed out that she should be able to “wear what she wants”.

One woman supported: “Well when I was at the gym this morning I saw you on TV and I thought you looked amazing.  

“You go girl and wear

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Chrissy Teigen Wears Gucci Briefs to Announce Pregnancy

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On Wednesday, July 3, Chrissy Teigen posted on Instagram to announce that she and husband John Legend are growing their family and expecting another child. Sporting a pair of sheer black Gucci briefs and a gray cropped T-shirt, the 36-year-old model glowed as she showed off her growing belly wrapped in the luxe briefs. Cut to a high rise and embroidered with Gucci’s GG logo, the tulle underwear looked retro and cool. Teigen’s honey-colored, wavy hair cascaded down past her shoulders, and her soft-glam makeup was on theme and provided the perfect finishing touch.

Teigen shared a few mirror selfies alongside a poignant caption: “the last few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least,” she wrote. “but joy has filled our home and hearts again. 1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as u can see!) we have another on the way. Every appointment I’ve said to myself, ‘ok if it’s healthy today I’ll announce’ but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I’m just too nervous still. I don’t think I’ll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nerves but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I’m feeling hopeful and amazing. Ok phew it’s been very hard keeping this in for so long!”

After the news came an outpouring of love, as fans left thoughtful messages under Teigen’s post. “Awwwwww congrats @chrissyteigen @johnlegend. So happy for you both!!” actress Jurnee Smollett wrote. Kate Hudson echoed that feeling, writing, “Beautiful news ❤️.” Other notable stars who

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Walmart is cutting prices of clothes and general merchandise to appeal to inflation-hit shoppers

North Miami Beach, Florida, Walmart store, interior office supplies merchandise display

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  • Walmart is cutting the prices of clothing and general merchandise, it said Monday.

  • This is because soaring food and fuel prices mean shoppers have less money to spend on other items.

  • Stores are struggling to cope with excessive levels of inventory, Insider previously reported.

Walmart is slashing the price of clothing to clear excess inventory and draw in inflation-hit shoppers.

Food prices in the US rose 10.4% in the year to June, the largest annual increase in more than 40 years, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Shoppers are spending more on food and fuel, meaning they’re buying less from other product categories like clothing, Walmart said in a business update Monday.

As a result, the chain is having to cut prices on some products “to move through the inventory, particularly apparel,” the retailer said.

Walmart website screenshot announcing &quot;end-of-season clearance&quot;

Walmart is cutting the price of apparel on its website.Grace Dean/Insider

Walmart had a third more inventory on April 30 than on the same day a year earlier.

Employees told Insider that the back rooms of stores were filled with pallets and outdoor storage trailers, with some workers blaming this on the company’s inventory system which automatically orders supplies, including some that their stores already had in stock.

Some employees said that their stores resorted to using trailers to store the excess supply, while one shared a picture of a pile of boxes blocking access to a private breastfeeding room.

In a company earnings call in mid-May, CEO Doug McMillon said that inventory was up because of inflation, late deliveries, and intentional inventory buildup, and that the company would work through the excess stock in the coming quarters.

Walmart had been “aggressive” with its price rollbacks on apparel

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10 Pieces of Turquoise Jewelry Worth Investing in, From Harry Winston to Irene Neuwirth and More

Few stones inspire thoughts of summer quite like turquoise, offered in vivid hues ranging from a clear, pale blue sky to a robin’s egg tone or a deep azure that conjures images of Caribbean waters. Indeed, the range and individuality of turquoise available in the market allows the wearer to select pieces that feel decidedly one of a kind and personal—and with a little education, also keep an eye out for truly special stones.

Turquoise is typically graded using three factors: color, texture and the presence or absence of matrix, the name ascribed to the dark inclusions seen in the stone, which represent the remnants of the rock surrounding a vein of turquoise. Because it’s formed by a chemical reaction when water rich in minerals like copper and aluminum leak through rocks, the presence of matrix in turquoise is highly common, while its absence also typically signals a rare and valuable stone. The exception is Lander Blue turquoise, with unique spiderweb-like veining on deep blue stones and named for the small Nevada mine where this exceedingly rare stone was discovered. Stones often take their names from their place of origin, from the Kingman and Sleeping Beauty turquoise mined in Arizona to Persian Blue stones mined in Iran.

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No matter what type of turquoise you prefer, its versatility is undeniable. In the sultry days of summer, it’s a stunning piece to wear with any color, but a brilliant piece of turquoise set in yellow gold and worn with white? That’s the essence of summer glamour. Here’s a look at the latest pieces to add to your August wardrobe.

Harry Winston

Harry Winston Fiji Necklace - Credit: Harry Winston

Harry Winston Fiji Necklace – Credit: Harry Winston

Harry Winston

Fiji necklace from Harry Winston’s 2022 “Majestic Escapes” high-jewelry collection is crafted of turquoise cabochons, blue

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California’s plastic law puts beauty and fashion on red alert

California-based Boox — which CEO Matt Semmelhack says is on track to ship 1.3 million Boox boxes in 2022 compared to approximately 100,000 in inaugural year 2021 — launched a new service “almost directly pointed at SB54”, says Semmelhack. It invites brands to return both the Boox shipper and the interior packing material for reuse. “In time, this will lead to e-comm brands switching to reusables not just for the outer shipper like Boox, but also any interior packaging materials, garment bags, etc.”

Reorienting a business towards reuse is also more likely to avoid unintended consequences, such as “manufacturers finding other raw source materials — like chopping down trees — to meet the guidelines to the letter of the law,” he says. “We’re going to need to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, not just give an ‘out’ by making things more recyclable or more compostable.”

Refill and reuse systems can also reap dividends for the business, he adds. “Brands are able to make the returns process an additional post-purchase offline touch point that leads to sales, retention, loyalty, etc. — all those critical things direct-to-consumer brands are after.”

Building momentum

Brands already focused on plastics reduction welcome the bill. Everlane says it has eliminated 90 per cent of virgin and single-use plastic from its supply chain, by shifting to recycled-plastic polybags and recycled fibres in its apparel, among other changes, and Katina Boutis, the brand’s sustainability director, says they are working on the rest. “We’re hopeful that Senate Bill 54 will support us in developing solutions for the last 10 per cent of our goal, namely trims and elastane, by spurring much-needed innovation in recyclability,” she says. “Much of the remaining virgin plastic in these areas requires material innovations that are not currently available at scale.”

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I have big boobs – my parents say my outfits are ‘inappropriate’ but I can’t help that all shirts look tight on me

A YOUNG woman with big boobs has struggled to find a compromise with her parents over her wardrobe choices.

Her heavenly assets have been a source of conflict with her parents, and she has vented her frustration with her TikTok followers.

TikToker Dee has big boobs and it's rubbing her parents the wrong way


TikToker Dee has big boobs and it’s rubbing her parents the wrong wayCredit: TikTok
Even the demurest of outfits seem to upset mom and dad


Even the demurest of outfits seem to upset mom and dadCredit: TikTok

Dee (@deeeandemooo) is beginning to think it’s a battle she will never win because her boobs are not going anywhere.

In the past, even the most demure of outfits have been given a thumbs down.

But Dee said there is very little she can do about that – shirts will look tight on her.

The TikToker demonstrated what she has to deal with in a tiktok.com/@deeeandemooo/video/6974164652188044549?q=inappropriate%20outfit%20boobs&t=1677076841413″recent post.

She wore black trousers with a cute Shein short-sleeved top, patterned with strawberries – it looked inoffensive.

But her parents were still not happy.

“Every time my parents say my outfits are inappropriate,” she captioned her video.

Even this harmless duo was not good enough: “Complaints: shirt too tight and too much boob,” she moaned.

“And I thought this outfit was safe,” she said with amazement.

But the support did come from her TikTok community, and many commented.

“You look beautiful like always baby girl,” were the comforting words from one follower.

She wore <a href=black trousers and a cute Shein top” height=”808″ width=”502″ class=”lazyload” src=”https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg” data-credit=”TikTok” data-sizes=”(max-width: 375px) 335px, (max-width: 520px) 480px, 620px” data-img=”https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg?strip=all&w=502″ srcset=”https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg?w=335 335w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg?w=480 480w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg?w=620 620w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg?w=670 670w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg?w=960 960w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg?w=1240 1240w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg?w=1005 1005w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg?w=1440 1440w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg?w=1860 1860w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg?w=1340 1340w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg?w=1920 1920w, https://www.the-sun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/02/parents-say-outfits-inappropriate-i-797867246.jpg?w=2480 2480w” bad-src=”data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 0.6 1"%3E%3C/svg%3E”/


She wore black trousers and a cute Shein topCredit: TikTok

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Katie Holmes Wears a Cute Oversized Jumpsuit While Out With Boyfriend Bobby Wooten

Katie Holmes has perfected the casual date look.

The Alone Together actress was seen on a day out yesterday with her boyfriend, musician and producer Bobby Wooten III, in NYC’s Washington Square Park. The couple were all smiles as they walked hand in hand through the park, with Holmes making a compelling case for an oversized jumpsuit as date wear.

In pics, which you can see here, the Dawson’s Creek alum wears a loose, caramel-toned jumpsuit, which has a slouchy, halter neckline and a tie-waist detail. She layered a black bandeau under the suit, and finished the look with black sneakers, a maroon handbag, and gold hoop earrings.

The star also wore her hair loose before gathering it into a low ponytail during the walk.

The composer and adjunct professor looked cool and casual in a khaki green t-shirt, beige trousers, and black shoes, while carrying a canvas tote bag.

The couple were first spotted together last spring, as they enjoyed another romantic day out in NYC. They made their red carpet debut at the The Moth’s 25th Anniversary Gala last month in May, and Wooten also supported the actress at the opening night of her directorial debut, Alone Together, during the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.

For the event, Holmes embraced the crochet trend in an ivory tank top and long flared skirt from Chloé’s pre-fall 2022 collection, a wool silk set that was produced by hand crochet and knitting savoir faire. She also wore black square-toed heels, a chunky gold chain necklace, and a gold bracelet, while carrying a tan leather clutch, also from Chloé.

Wooten coordinated in an off-white linen shirt, layered under a black dress shirt and paired with dark brown cargo pants.

Photo credit: Theo Wargo - Getty Images

Photo credit: Theo Wargo – Getty Images

The actress recently

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In photos: Vice Ganda’s eye-catching outfits as ‘Everybody, Sing!’ Season 2 ends

Dolly Dy-Zulueta – Philstar.com

February 24, 2023 | 10:13am

MANILA, Philippines — Vice Ganda transformed into many iconic looks during the first season of “Everybody, Sing!” In the process, Vice created several personalities, both real and fictional, that made viewers tune in to the show.

Now that Season 2 of the show has ended, Vice lived up to expectations with the comedian’s unique, eye-catching and totally creative outfits. And Vice doesn’t just wear interesting outfits but curates them according to the jobs or categories of the “songbayanan” or contestants for each particular episode. The outfits are so out-of-this-world that viewers constantly look forward to seeing what Vice will be wearing the next day.

Vice expressed thankfulness for the success of the show’s second season run during its last episode last February 19.

“Maraming salamat po sa pagbibigay sa amin ng tyansang makapag-share ng blessings, maka-touch ng buhay. Salamat, Lord, at ginawa mo kaming instrumento sa pagbibigay ng serbisyo sa mga kababayan namin,” Vice said.

“Salamat po sa mga contestants namin na nag-share ng istorya nila po na masasaya, pinagdaanan, karanasan, mga lungkot nila. Lord God, thank you for this wonderful chance, this program is such a beautiful gift na lagi po naming ipagpapasalamat.”

Here’s five of Vice’s most interesting outfits from recent episodes:

Caution Tape Bodysuit: Undoubtedly inspired by construction workers as songbayanan, Vice Ganda wore a caution tape bodysuit and completed the look with a redesigned reflector vest and a golden shovel as props.

Silver goddess: Inspired by beauticians, Vice’s silver-studded dress, along with a headpiece, was adorned with makeup brushes. Vice wore this outfit and finished it with a pair of glittering knee-high boots

Vice Ganda in a Candle and Gayuma Vendor outfit

Candle and Gayuma Vendor: Vice Ganda pulls off this candle and gayuma street seller

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