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The world, and beyond: Garth Brooks envisions the next leg of his tour

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ABC RadioBy now, Garth Brooks should be more than a week into his long winter’s nap.

The six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year wrapped the North American leg of his World Tour Saturday, December 23 in Nashville. After that, he joked that he and wife Trisha Yearwood were headed home to sleep.

While Garth may be getting some much-needed rest these days, he’s also turning his attention to the “world” part of the trek — and that includes trying to bring the World Tour to the Emerald Isle, something he tried to do as far back as 2014.

“I’m a little antsy to see what happens,” he tells ABC Radio. “I’d love to complete what we started in Ireland. Whether that happens or not is gonna be up to Ireland. But I’d love to take a look at that and I gotta tell you: Australia, I miss them to death,” he adds.

Garth continues outlining his dream itinerary from here: “Places like Germany, places like Sheffield and Birmingham, [England,] those two cities — just wonderful.”

The global superstar even mentions some North American cities he’d still like to visit: “There’s places outside here that you miss. We did not hit Toronto on this tour. That’s another fabulous market for us. Montreal. Thank God, we have some options. And if they don’t mind us coming to their city, I’d love to visit them.”

Garth does have several dates already on the books for 2018: In February, he’ll both open and close RodeoHouston, before headlining California’s Stagecoach Festival in April.

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Nashville notes

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By Annie Reuter

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockChris Janson will perform his new single, “Drunk Girl,” on NBC’s Megyn Kelly TODAY on Jan. 5.

Chris Young will launch his Losing Sleep World Tour in Indianapolis on Jan. 11.

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"The Bachelor" season premiere recap: Arie Luyendyk Jr. returns and meets 29 bachelorettes

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ABC/Paul Hebert(LOS ANGELES) — The special New Year’s Day season premiere of The Bachelor season 22, kicked off by reintroducing Arie Luyendyk Jr. Bachelor Nation will remember race car driver Arie from season eight of The Bachelorette, where he fell in love with and was later dumped by Emily Maynard, and the first ten minutes of the premiere replayed it.

But we also got to see how far Arie has come in the last five years. No longer racing full time, Arie is a successful real estate broker, but at 36, he’s still single and looking for love and wants to start a family. With 29 women to choose from, Arie has his hands full. Monday night’s show introduced us to all of the women.

Chelsea, 29, is from Portland, Maine and a single mom. Caroline, 26, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is a realtor. Maquel Cooper, 23, is a professional photographer. Nysha is a 30-year-old nurse from South Carolina. Tia Booth is 26, from Weiner, Arkansas. Kendall Long is a creative director in Los Angeles who loves taxidermy and plays ukulele. Bekah M is a nanny in Los Angeles. Marikh, 27, is a restaurant owner in Salt Lake City, Utah. Krystal, 29, is an online fitness coach in San Diego who volunteers to help the homeless.

Arie spoke with Chris Harrison about getting a second chance and then the girls began to arrive.

Seinne, 27, who is a commercial real estate manager from Newport Beach, California, brought Arie elephant cufflinks. Tia arrived with a present as well, a gift from her hometown, a little wiener, which she gave him and asked, “I hope you don’t have one of these.”

There was Bibiana, 30, an executive assistant from Miami Beach, Florida. Bri, 25, who is a sports reporter from Portland, Oregon. Jenny, 25, a graphic designer from Chicago. Brittane, 27, a marketing manager from Los Angeles, gave Arie a bumper sticker that read, “Nice butt.” Jacqueline, 26 is a research coordinator from New York City. There’s Valerie, 25, a server from Nashville, Tennessee. Bekah drove up in a vintage Mustang and told Arie, “I may be young but I can still appreciate something classic.”

And still the girls kept coming! Jenna, 28, is a social media manager from Raleigh, North Carolina. Jessica, 26, a television host from Santa Monica, California, brought Arie a “gratitude rock.” Olivia, 23, a marketing associate from Chicago, told Arie she saw him on The Bachelorette and adored him. Rebecca, 27, is a publicist from Minneapolis. The first of the four Laurens, Lauren S. showed up. She is 31 and a social media manager from Dallas. She was followed by Lauren J., 33, a recent master’s graduate from New Roads, Louisiana. After her came Lauren B., 25, a technology salesperson from Dallas. The fourth Lauren, Lauren G., is 26 and an executive recruiter from Los Angeles.

Arie still wasn’t finished meeting everyone. We met Ashley, 25, a real estate agent from West Palm Beach, Florida who gave Arie a checkered flag in the hopes that they make it to the finish line. Brittany, 30, a tech recruiter from Austin, Texas tried to compliment Arie in Dutch. Amber, 29, owns a spray tan company in Denver, Colorado. Ali, 27, a personal stylist from Dallas, Texas, asked Arie to smell her and then said, “Was that not the best pit stop of all your life?” Annaliese, 32, an event designer in San Francisco, showed up in a black mask. The last bachelorette, Maquel, showed up in a Formula One race car.

Arie started talking to Chelsea but was interrupted by Maquel and did not stop complaining about her afterwards.

Next he chatted with Jacqueline.Then Brittany T. took Arie racing in mini race cars and afterwards they kissed, the first kiss of the night.

The girls worked hard to one-up each other as they acknowledged the competition is intense. Caroline brought pizza, Jenna washed Arie’s feet, Krystal brought questions from her mother and they all fretted about the First Impression Rose.

Chelsea went back to talk to Arie for a second time and it seemed to pay off for her. Chris Harrison brought out the rose and heightened the tension

Arie gave the First Impression Rose to Chelsea.

Of course, someone had to go. At the Rose Ceremony, Arie gave roses to Bekah K, Marikh, Kendall, Lauren G., Krystal, Becca M., Lauren S., Sienne, Caroline, Brittany T., Bibiana, Annaliese, Jenna, Valerie, Jacqueline, Jenny, Lauren B., Ashley, Tia, and the final rose went to Maquel.

After the ceremony, Arie said goodbye to the girls who didn’t get roses, then addressed the girls who did, saying, “I have an amazing group of women in front of me. Um, this week we’re doing things a little different. I’m in the driver’s seat, so I’m running things a little differently. It’s gonna be unexpected. So that’s all I can say. But thank you all for spending this time with me, and I’m excited. Let the journey begin.”

The Bachelor returns next Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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Carrie Underwood tells fans "I might look a bit different" after 40-50 stitches to her face

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By Music News Group

ABC/Image Group LAIn November, Carrie Underwood broke her wrist in a fall outside her home in Nashville, but on Sunday the singer revealed to fan club members that her injures were more extensive.

“There is also another part of the story that I haven’t been ready to talk about since I have still been living it and there has been much uncertainty as to how things will end up,” she wrote to fan on the club’s membership-only website on Sunday, reports Entertainment Tonight.

Carrie didn’t detail the nature of the injuries to her face, but recounted that a doctor told husband Mike Fisher that he put “between 40 and 50 stitches in” to close a wound to her face.

The singer says she’s “not quite looking the same,” although she is recovering from the injury.

“I honestly don’t know how things are going to end up but I do know this: I am grateful,” Carrie reportedly writes. “I am grateful that it wasn’t much, much worse. And I am grateful for the people in my life that have been there every step of the way.”

“I am determined to make 2018 amazing and I want to share things with you along the way,” she adds. “And when I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different.”

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" wins the weekend box office battle with $52.6 million

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By Stephen Iervolino

Disney(LOS ANGELES) — Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi was tops at the box office for the third straight week, raking in an estimated $52.6 million between Friday and Sunday and an estimated $68.4 million over the four-day weekend. ABC, like Lucasfilm, is owned by Disney.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle wasn’t far behind, grabbing second place with an estimated $50.3 million over the three-day weekend and $66.5 million through New Year’s Day.

Taking third place was Pitch Perfect 3, the final chapter in the singing comedy franchise, with an estimated $16.8 million haul over the three-day and $22.7 million over the four-day.

The Greatest Showman bowed in fourth place with an estimated $15.5 million through Sunday and $20.7 million over the four-day.

The animated feature Ferdinand rounded out the top five with an estimated $11.4 million over the three-day weekend and $14.6 million through New Year’s Day.

Matt Damon was feeling the holiday blues, as his latest release Downsizing — finishing ninth — only managed to scrounge up an estimated $4.7 and $6.4 million through Sunday and New Year’s Day, respectively. This marks the third straight flop for Damon, whose other 2017 releases included the box office duds The Great Wall and Suburbicon.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, $52.6 million
    2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, $50.3 million
    3. Pitch Perfect 3, $16.8 million
    4. The Greatest Showman, $15.55 million
    5. Ferdinand, $11.4 million
    6. Coco, $7.4 million
    7. All The Money in the World, $5.6 million
    8. Darkest Hour, $5.47 million
    9. Downsizing, $4.7 million
    10. Father Figures, $3.8 million

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