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By Annie Reuter

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Shenandoah will release Reloaded, their first album in 20 years, on March 16. The album includes nine of the band’s previous hits performed live as well as three new tracks, produced by Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus. This marks the first new recordings with Marty Raybon singing lead since he left the band in 1997.

Country music duo Halfway to Hazard will join Montgomery Gentry for nine dates during the band’s 2018 Here’s To You Tour beginning this Friday, February 9.

Jillian Jacqueline is set to make her Grand Ole Opry debut on February 13. The Big Loud Records recording artist will perform her debut single, “Reasons,” in the famed circle. “This is one of those very special moments I’ve been looking forward to for a long time,” Jillian said in a statement. “To sing on the Opry stage is one of the biggest honors in country music. I couldn’t be more grateful or excited to make my debut.”

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WATCH NOW: Lauren Alaina explains why Luke Bryan is the perfect "American Idol" judge

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By Andrea Dresdale

ABC/Lou RoccoLauren Alaina was runner-up on American Idol season 10, so she can speak to the new version of the show that will debut on ABC next month. She told ABC Radio at Monday’s Country Radio Seminar in Nashville why she thinks Luke Bryan, in particular, is the perfect addition to the Idol judges’ table.

“Everyone’s asked me if I think he’s gonna be a good judge…and I absolutely do because he’s been so good to me,” she told ABC Radio. “It’s been such a crucial few years of my career and he’s really been supportive, and the advice he gives is amazing.”

Lauren’s toured with Luke several times, and she says he’d sometimes take her aside and give her some guidance.

“For him to take time to do that just shows that he cares about new talent and people,” she explained. “And I think those are really good things for a judge to have.”

But what kind of amazing advice did Luke give her?

“He just said that he’s really proud of me, and that when you work really hard, you’re talented, you’re a good singer, you have a good craft and you believe in it, that things will fall together,” she recalled. “And he kinda told me that right when things started taking off last year, and it was just really good to hear.”

Last year, Lauren’s career exploded and she ended up with two number one hits — “Road Less Traveled” and the Kane Brown duet “What Ifs” — as well as a CMA nomination. She said the fact that Luke believed in her before all that happened means a lot to her.

“He told me that I have all of the qualities to have a long career,” she revealed. “So that was really nice.”

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"The Bachelor" recap: Paris is burning!

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By Stephen Iervolino

ABC/Heidi Gutman(LOS ANGELES) — Au revoir, Krystal!

Six weeks in and bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr. is down to 10 women: Becca K., Bekah M., Chelsea, Jacqueline, Jenna, Kendall, Krystal, Lauren B., Seinne and Tia.

Last week, Arie continued to deepen his connection with Bekah M. and Lauren B., in spite of his constant vacillating about Bekah’s age. But perhaps most shockingly, Krystal was spared being sent home after her meltdown, which left Arie ambivalent. At the end of the episode she said, “If the girls thought that I was a threat before, then watch out, ladies!” But on Monday night, as if Arie was reading the minds of everyone watching, Krystal got the ax.

For this week’s episode, the group flew to Paris. Arie confessed to host Chris Harrison that he’s conflicted, which is pretty much status quo for him. The girls got a tour of the city, motoring on the Seine in an opulent party boat. Chris stopped by the boat to inform the girls that there would be two one-on-one dates, a group date and the first two-on-one date with the caveat: two girls would go out with Arie, but only one would return.

Krystal was not intimidated, she said, because, “there’s just no one on my level.”

Lauren B. got the one-on-one date with Arie, but was freaking out beforehand. She and Arie walked quietly though Paris, along the Seine, past the Cathedral of Notre Dame and various sights as Arie remarked, “So pretty” at everything.

Later, at dinner, Arie and Lauren talked about how difficult it is to open up, since they each have trust issues. Lauren explained that she was previously engaged but that soured and now she’s more guarded than ever. Arie said, “I’m hoping tonight that this is just the first date of many…” and gave her a rose.

On the group date, Bekah M., Seinne, Tia, Jenna, Chelsea and Becca K. performed at the Moulin Rouge in full costume and with black bars to blur the fact they were all in thongs.

Afterwards, Arie spent time talking to Tia, Seinne and Bekah M., and later gave Bekah M. a rose. The evening finished with two of them dancing together on stage at the Moulin Rouge.

The next date card arrived and was read by Krystal. She took great pleasure in announcing Kendall’s name then coyly saying, “Me.” She spent the rest of the time smugly gloating that she had the advantage over Kendall.

The date took place at a chateau in the French countryside. Krystal and Arie went for a walk and talked about their disconnect from the previous week, at which point Krystal tried to throw Kendall under a bus and suggested that Kendall wasn’t ready for marriage. On his walk with Kendall, Arie told her about this and Kendall said she wanted to meet someone she connected with and later confronted Krystal. Kendall tried to empathize with her, but they never connected.

That night, Arie, Krystal and Kendall met for drinks overlooking the Eiffel Tower before Arie made his decision. Back on the boat, the girls debated who would get the rose. Everyone seemed to think that Krystal had the advantage, but did not want to believe Arie would pick her after last week’s meltdown. Bekah M. said, “No one thought Trump was going to win the election, either, but lookee…. here we are.”

When Arie returned to the table, he presented the rose to Kendall while Krystal held a fake smile and nodded her head. Arie turned to her and said, “It’s always hard to say goodbye, but it’s especially hard to say goodbye to you.” Then Arie left with Kendall for the Eiffel Tower while Krystal sat alone with the view of the Tower in the distance and pouted, “This is such bulls***.”

Back on the boat, a porter came to collect Krystal’s things and the girls celebrated with champagne as Arie and Kendall kissed while the Eiffel Tower sparkled.

The next day, Jacqueline went on her one-on-one with Arie. He took Jacqueline shopping and later to dinner at Maxim’s where he admitted he was intimidated by her because he thought she was too intelligent for him. Jacqueline said she wants to finish her Ph.D., which will take six years and they both admitted that they could be on different paths. Arie said he didn’t want to stand in the way of someone’s dreams but off-camera, Jacqueline admitted she liked where things were going and didn’t want it to end. In spite of all this, and because of it, Arie gave her a rose.

At the Rose Ceremony there were nine girls left. Lauren B., Bekah M., Jacqueline and Kendall already had roses and Krystal was gone. Arie gave roses to Tia, Seinne and Becca K. Jenna and Chelsea were sent home.

Next week, Arie and the remaining eight girls head to Tuscany, Italy for red wine and drama.

The Bachelor airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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16-year-old killed by sheriff's deputies during chase

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KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies who chased him into an apartment complex after he allegedly flashed a pistol.

At around 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, an anonymous 911 call came in describing “a young man pointing a pistol at a motorist” in the Westmont section of Los Angeles, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

During a press conference on Monday afternoon, Capt. Christopher Bergner replayed a snippet of the 911 call, which was placed after the driver returned to his home. The caller stated as he was driving down 107th Street when suddenly an armed young man wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt walked onto the road.

“I was driving past and literally he just came out with his gun pointed at me,” the caller said.

Asked to describe the gun, the caller said it was a black handgun and that he didn’t “know if he was going to fire or not.”

Two deputies arrived at the intersection, where Bergner said they allegedly “saw an individual matching the description” of the young man described in the call.

According to the statement, the deputies said they saw a handgun “tucked into” the teen’s waistband. Bergner said that both deputies “gave him orders not to move.”

Bergner said a witness corroborates the deputies’ account, claiming they repeated the command: “Don’t reach for it.”

The suspect, according to Bergner, allegedly “ignored the deputies’ commands” and ran toward a nearby apartment complex.

The deputies gave chase, and as they reached the courtyard of the apartment, the deputies allegedly saw the teenager “reaching down toward his waistband where the gun was located that they first saw,” Bergner said.

Bergner continued: “As the suspect turned towards deputies, a deputy-involved shooting occurred.”

He couldn’t say how many shots the deputies fired for certain, but estimated “approximately 10.”

No weapon has been recovered at the scene. Officials believe it may have been taken by someone in a crowd of around 30 to 40 people that formed around the two deputies and the fallen teenager after the shots were fired, Bergner said.

“While waiting for backup and trying to control the situation, it’s believed that somebody may have taken the gun that was in the possession of the juvenile at the time of the incident,” Bergner said.

The boy was “struck several times in the upper body by gunfire” and collapsed onto the ground, according to the statement.

Medics arrived on the scene but were unable to resuscitate the teen. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

So far, the deceased teenage boy has not been identified due to the fact that he is a minor, but Bergner characterized him as “local gang member in the area.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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