A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
Jay LaPlante of the Miss Meghan Lobster Catch company caught the curious creature in Scarborough around 10:45 a.m. Saturday. LaPlante and daughter Meghan were hauling traps when she discovered the bright blue critter.
The story has a happy ending for the lobster. Meghan says she is naming it Skyler and donating it to the Maine State Aquarium, far from any dinner rolls or pats of butter. The aquarium says it has three other blue lobsters and an orange one.
LaPlante says it's the first time he has caught a blue lobster.
I feel so much better now knowing that Tim McGraw loosens up during football season and indulges like the rest of us!
It’s no secret that Tim McGraw is a bit of a health nut and a workout machine, but he admits that when football season rolls around he loosens the reins a lot on his diet. “I’m not very healthy when it comes to football game snacks,” says Tim. “I like cheese dip and Doritos and tacos and chili, and all that sorta stuff. Some of our favorite things that we have during football season are Frito pies. Most people, I guess, especially if you’re a southerner, are familiar with Frito pies where we just have Fritos, cheese and chili. We eat a lotta that on weekends.”
All that extra junk food doesn’t come without a price for Tim. He says eating that, “just calls for extra workouts during the week.” And now that he’s not on tour and working up a sweat on stage he’ll have to work extra hard to make sure those football snacks don’t go to his waistline.
Now that's the way to ride off into the sunset.
On Aug. 29, CMT will air a two-hour special documenting George Strait's storied career.
Centered around the final show of his two-year The Cowboy Rides Away tour, which brought 104,000 fans to Dallas, the special (CMT, 7-9 p.m. ET) features performances by Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride. Strait's son George "Bubba" Strait Jr. played a song he wrote for his father, Arkansas Dave.
With more No. 1 singles than any artist in any other genre, the special will take a look at the singer's long career and will include interviews with Strait and performances of Fool Hearted Memory, I Can Still Make Cheyenne, Check Yes Or No and The Cowboy Rides Away.
"You know my name, not my story. You've heard what I've done, not what I've been through."
That's what Jason Aldean had to say on Instagram after his Saturday night (Aug. 9) show in Chicago show. It's a powerful message for anyone, but early on Sunday morning, Aldean was sending that message specifically to his haters.
It started innocently enough with a photo he posted right after his concert ended. It was of Aldean, his girlfriend Brittany Kerr and the most well-known French bulldog on the Internet, Manny the Frenchie. The dog came to Aldean's show at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre.
"A little surprise for my girl @brittanylkerr tonight. Her favorite pooch @manny_the_frenchie came to my show in Chi-Town tonite. #loveubaby #surprise," Aldean had captioned the photo.
Kerr had it on her Instagram account, as well.
"Tonight!!! One of the best nights of my life! I met @manny_the_frenchie ... such a sweet little nugget ... #bestboyfriendintheworld #animallove #chunky #butt," she wrote.
But then, the comments started coming in. Some were nice. And some weren't so nice. There was some nasty hashtags, like #homewrecker, #GodwilljudgeyouatTheGates and some general ill-will towards Aldean and Kerr, who has had the "other woman" label slapped on her since Aldean and his wife divorced in 2013.
So he took to Instagram, again, to respond.
"So sick of people judging me and @brittanylkerr over things they know nothing about," Aldean wrote. "I have made mistakes but i am a better person because of it, and wouldnt change a thing. Im happier than i have ever been, so thank u to all the people who support us. We are happy and life goes on. Its time to move on people. #aldeanarmy #oldnews #timetomoveon."