RaeLynn: Blake Shelton always does after-the-show shots

Drinking is a requirement if you’re touring with Blake Shelton.

Drinking is a requirement if you’re on tour with Blake Shelton.

RaeLynn, who was mentored by Shelton on season two of “The Voice,” told Page Six that her current tour-mate has a strict after-the-show shots policy.

“He always does an after-the-show shot at the bottom of the stage,” she said. “Everybody will go back there and he’ll do a shot and then go up and finish and do two more songs for his encore.”

The 22-year-old has also gotten to know Shelton’s girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, on tour.

“She’s at a lot of the West Coast shows which makes sense, but you can tell they’re very supportive of each other,” the “Love Triangle” singer shared.

Fox News recently caught up with RaeLynn who told us she loves her new title of military wife. Her husband, Josh Davis, enlisted in the military earlier this year.

“There is not a day that goes by that I’m not thankful for my freedom and for the country I live in and now to have my favorite person in the world serving our country, for our freedom, is by far the best thing in the world,” she told us in February.

She added, “To say I’m an military wife is the coolest thing in the world…my husband is doing something that is so honorable and amazing.”

Joely Fisher planning ‘candid’ memoir

The half-sister of Carrie Fisher has her own show business stories.

The half-sister of Carrie Fisher has her own show business stories.

Actress Joely Fisher described her life as an “uproarious journey” and herself as “desperately flawed but funny.” Her memoir, “Growing Up Fisher” will be released Nov. 14.

Her publisher, William Morrow, is promising “incredible, candid stories” about everyone from Frank Sinatra to Ellen DeGeneres, on whose sitcom “Ellen” she played Paige Clark. Her other credits include the TV shows “‘Til Death” and “Wild Card.”

Fisher, 49, also will write of having Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens as her parents and how the death of Carrie Fisher, daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, inspired her to write.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Larrazabal takes 3-stroke lead at China Open after a 66

Pablo Larrazabal fired a 6 under 66 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead halfway through the China Open.

Pablo Larrazabal fired a 6 under 66 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead halfway through the China Open.

Larrazabal, who started the second round one stroke off the lead, offset a lone bogey with five birdies and an eagle on the par-4 11th to finish at 14 under.

Dylan Frittelli had the lowest score of the round with a 63 and was tied for second at 11 under with overnight leader Alexander Levy, who shot a 70 in the second round.

Lee Soo-min was four shots off the pace in fourth place after a 65.

Thomas Detry (66) and George Coetzee (69) shared fifth spot.

Bernd Wiesberger, who won last week’s Shenzhen International, was in the large group tied for eighth at 7 under.

Kristin Chenoweth reveals she’s ready to start a family

“I’ve sacrificed having a family and being married because, at the time, it didn’t seem possible.”

At age 48, Kristin Chenoweth is ready to become a mom.

“I’ve sacrificed having a family and being married because, at the time, it didn’t seem possible,” the actress told Closer Weekly. “Now, of course, I’m ready for that time to come in my life.”

Chenoweth, who was adopted, wants to give a child a home.


“I have many kids in my life that I take care of,” explained the currently single star. “In some ways I feel like I’ve adopted them. I would probably adopt before I have my own. Just wanting to give peace and love to other adoptees. If any of them, like me, ever had a question or felt weird about it, I want them to know that it’s not weird. It’s actually really special.”

But even with parenting goals in mind, Chenoweth has no plans to slow down, career-wise, and instead, hopes to successfully juggle both. She’s currently starring in a new series titled “American Gods,” voices a role in “My Little Pony” and appears in the upcoming indie comedy “Class Rank.”

She also told the publication that her parents have been her biggest supporters.


“So many times when I wanted to quit, [my mom] inspired me to continue doing what I love,” she said. “And then when she couldn’t do it anymore, my dad did it. It’s like they tag-teamed me!”

The new issue of Closer Weekly is currently in newsstands.

Richard Short tackles euthanasia in ‘Mary Kills People’

Richard Short stars in Lifetime’s new show “Mary Kills People,” which covers a real-life controversial subject.

Watching a series about assisted suicide on a Sunday night may not sound like an ideal way to unwind, but actor Richard Short is daring viewers to tune in.

“First and foremost, we’re not necessarily aiming to change anyone’s perspective on the topic,” the 41-year-old British actor told Fox News of Lifetime’s “Mary Kills People.”

The show chronicles ER doctor Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas) who moonlights as an underground angel of death alongside her partner Des (Short) to help terminally ill patients end their lives on their own terms.

“I think people will enjoy it because we aim to make a good, entertaining television show that people can come home to and watch,” he added. “That’s certainly one of the show’s strengths. The thriller aspect, the chase — it’s very good at ending and leaving you anticipating for the next episode.”


Short developed his own views on the controversial topic while working on the project.

“I’m not entirely sure why [it’s controversial],” he explained. “I’m happy to be an advocate for freedom of choice. But I just don’t think it’s something you would care deeply for unless it landed upon your own door. And it’s only through doing my research, I discovered actual individuals and their stories. That’s what turned me on to it… When you hear their stories, it makes you realize that it should really be up to them, not a decision made by the rest of us… You’ve got to have a bit of an ear, respect for the other side of the argument and good ol’ fashioned diplomacy.”

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While Short emphasize that “Mary Kills People” doesn’t aim to make a political statement, but rather tackle a unique subject for entertainment, he acknowledged that off-camera, many actors are choosing to voice their concerns in highly televised platforms, like awards shows.

“It’s only become a thing because people are becoming more vocal about actors getting political,” said Short. “Why aren’t they entitled to a political opinion? Honestly, you’re a human being, you pay taxes, you’re allowed an opinion…It’s just been that some actors, of course, get heard louder than Joe Public because they have a platform… But I think everyone is entitled to their own opinion about the way the world is working… That’s the foundation of this glorious country. Everyone should be able to speak their minds and not get entirely offended by other ideas. Join in on the conversation instead.”


Short is also enjoying keeping busy with after his experience with HBO’s 1970s rock ’n’ roll drama “Vinyl,” which was created by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese. Despite HBO announcing in February 2016 that it would deliver a second season, the cable network unexpectedly pulled the plug in June that same year due to poor ratings.

“It was a strange turn of events,” he said. “But ultimately, you’ve got to look back and just be really proud of the fact that you were in what’s essentially a 10-hour movie produced by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese. I’m happy with that.”

Short previously stirred headlines for going completely nude in one scene opposite actress Olivia Wilde.

“It was all about trust,” said Short on going full frontal. “I’ve done it on stage before in the theatre and that’s far more frightening… Olivia and I have grown close enough for me to trust her explicitly. We came to an understanding instantly. And I was totally in her hands and she in mine, and it was all good. We trusted each other. There was no discomfort really. I thought it was appropriate and very 1970s and worked well with what we were trying to achieve.”

While audiences should expect his new character Des to go completely bare in “Mary Kills People,” Short hasn’t ruled out making the bold move again in the future.

“I was quite happy to do it,” he recalled. “I’ll do it again!”

“Mary Kills People” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on Lifetime.

Adoree’ Jackson, Takkarist McKinley selected in first round of the 2017 NFL Draft

Two PAC-12 stars are headed out east.

Day one of the 2017 NFL Draft has come and gone, andtwo players that made their names out west are headed east.

USC’s Adoree’ Jackson and UCLA’s Takkarist McKinley were both selected in the first round of this year’s draft. Jackson was taken No. 18 by the Tennessee Titans, while McKinley went to the Falcons at No. 26.

Currently, McKinley is getting a lot of coverage for his emotional and colorful speech after being drafted,but powerful linebacker was projected by many to be a first rounder. His size and playmaking ability in a pivotal NFL position made him a late first rounder inthe eyes of many experts.

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Jackson on the other hand, much like his play between the lines, was a bit of a wild card.

Built a little more slight than most NFL players, Jackson’s athletic potential on both sides of the ball excited prospective teams but the expects had him slotted from the first to third round. The Titans decided the ceiling on the former Trojans stand out and Thorpe Award winner was high enough though making him their second pick of the first round after they took another wild card in Western Michigan’s Corey Davis at No. 5.

D-backs get 11 Ks from Walker, 2 HRs from Owings to dump Padres

D-backs move into 1st place heading into weekend showdown vs. Rockies

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks suffered through a heartbreaking loss the night before and learned earlier in the day that they may have lost one of their starting pitchers for the season.

A letdown would have been easy. In fact, their manager was a little concerned it might happen.

Instead, the Diamondbacks were loose, wrapping up another home series win behind Taijuan Walker’s dominant performance and an early string of home runs.

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Walker matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in eight effective innings, Chris Owings hit a pair of solo homers and the Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 Thursday night.

“I would lie to you if I told I wasn’t concerned because some of the news we got today just seemed to pile up,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “But this group depends on one another and that’s what we did here.”

The Diamondbacks blew a two-run lead in the ninth inning to lose 8-5 to the Padres on Wednesday night. Before Thursday’s game, they found out right-hander Shelby Miller may be done for the season with a partially torn elbow ligament.

Rather than pout, they jumped on Jered Weaver (0-2) with three homers and kept hitting. Yasmany Tomas had a two-run homer and lined a run-scoring double to help Arizona match its best ever home start at 11-3.

Walker (3-1) was sharp after a shaky first inning, allowing two runs and four hits. Picked to be mediocre heading into the season, the Diamondbacks now lead the NL West after opening a season with four straight home series wins for the third time.

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“We know we can hit and pitch well,” Walker said. “We rebounded from last night by scoring six runs and that just shows how much confidence we have in each other.”

The Padres salvaged a win in the four-game series by scoring five runs in the ninth inning against Fernando Rodney on Wednesday night. They put up little fight against Walker, managing four hits to lose for the fifth time in six games.

Ryan Schmipf had a solo home run for the Padres after hitting the go-ahead three-run homer the night before.

“Walker was good today,” Padres manager Andy Green said. “He lives at the very top of the zone and we didn’t have an answer for that.”

Walker had a bit of a rough first inning, allowing a run on Yangervis Solarte’s single. The right-hander had the Padres off-balance the rest of the night, retiring 12 of 13 batters — one was hit by a pitch — before Schmipf’s homer in the seventh.

“He gave us just what we needed,” Lovullo said.

Weaver had pitched well since losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers in his first start of the season, yet had three straight no-decisions entering Thursday’s start despite allowing two earned runs in each.

One problem: Giving up home runs.

Weaver entered Thursday’s game allowing 2.74 homers per nine innings, most in the NL.

The hot-hitting Diamondbacks added to that ratio.

Owings hit the first in the third inning. The right-handed Tomas hit his shot to right field in the fourth, and Owings hit another homer later in the inning.

Tomas added a run-scoring double off Weaver in the sixth inning to put Arizona up 5-1.

Weaver allowed five runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings.

“It doesn’t take a genius to figure that one out,” Weaver said. “Obviously, the long ball has been killing me.”


Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt made a heady play to start an inning-ending double play in the fifth.

With Allen Cordoba on first, Weaver squared around for sacrifice bunt and sent the ball in the air toward Goldschmidt. Instead of catching the ball, he let it drop and ran over to tag first. Cordoba had to hold up to see if the ball was going to be caught and ended up getting tagged out in a rundown.

“It surprised me when he dropped it and it was a double play,” Walker said. “It was a big moment in the game


Diamondbacks: Miller has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow, though may not opt to have Tommy John surgery. He is considering rehabilitating his elbow, possibly with stem cell injections.


Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA in three career appearances at AT&T Park heading into Friday’s start at the San Francisco Giants.

Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray is 2-1 with a 5.30 ERA and 39 strikeouts in seven career starts against Colorado heading into Friday’s game against the Rockies.

Kawhi Leonard is playing like the NBA MVP, but that’s not enough for the Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are vulnerable, even when Kawhi Leonard is playing his best.

If the NBA playoffs weredecided by two teams’ best players going one-on-one, the San Antonio Spurs might sweep their way to a championship. Having Kawhi Leonard on your team is that unfair.

He’s grown from a nice complementary piece as a rookie to a clutch monster who puts the Spurs on his back in 2017, as he did in helping San Antonio vanquish the pesky Memphis Grizzlies 103-96in Game 6 to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs.

Leonard had 29 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals in San Antonio’s series-clinching win, but that doesn’t begin to state his importance. He let Tony Parker and LaMarcus Aldridge get into a rhythm early, knowing he’d need both of them to beat the Grizzlies on their floor. As a result, Parker had his best game in ages with 27 points on 11-for-14 shooting, and Aldridge was dominant in the paint on both ends, including five offensive rebounds.

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Indeed, these playoffs are demonstrating Leonard’s real value to the Spurs, which isdownright MVP-esque.

The argument against The Klaw as MVP during the 2016-17 season went something like this: “San Antonio barely plays any worse when he’s off the court, and the defense is actually better, so how valuable can he be?

Now we know. Those are statistical quirks of the regular season, brought on by the Spurs bench buying into the system. Of course San Antonio outperforms other team’s reserves; other teams aren’t coached by Gregg Popovich.

In the postseason, though, when you have to rely on your best seven or eight players, the Spurs are doomed every timeLeonard sits. He’s the engine, the chassis and the driver of this finely tuned performance machine. He’s whythe Spurs were able to take care of the Grizzlies. And he’s the reason this team has any shot at upsetting the Warriors.

We won’t spend too much time re-litigating a regular season award. But if you still believe Leonard was an undeserving MVP candidate, we don’t know what else to tell you. There’s a reason hehas a second-round date with James Harden and the Houston Rockets while Russell Westbrook is sitting at home.

Still, he needs help.As well as Aldridge and Parker played in Game 6, and as stellar as Manu Ginobili was in the first half of Game 5, they depend on Leonard to set the wheels in motion. The Spurs need their once and future stars to generate just a little bit of offense of their own to give Leonarda chance to refuel.

Otherwise, San Antonio is playing for the right to usher the Warriors into the Finals, and theSpurs might not get that far. The Rockets can exploit the Spurs’ biggest weakness a lack of athleticism by trying to run this team off the court. If Houston’s 3s are falling and the rest of Leonard’s teammates falter, San Antonio might not be able to keep up.

And say they do get past the Rockets. Without huge contributions from everyone on the roster, the Spurs don’t stand a chance against the Warriors.Leonard might be one of Michael Jordan’s favorite players, but he’s not His Airness not yet, anyway.No amount of Kawhi Leonard can match up with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.

If the Spurs are going to shock the Warriors and the world, they’ll need to be the Platonic ideal of a basketballteam, five players who are greater than the sum of their individual parts. Isn’t that how it always goes in San Antonio?



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Bucks-Raptors Game 6 Twi-lights: Milwaukee falls after incredible rally

FOX Sports Wisconsin’s round-up from Game 6 of the Milwaukee Bucks’ first-round playoff series

Miss out on any of the action from the Milwaukee Bucks’ 92-89 loss in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors?

We’ve got you covered.

Check out all the best clips from the loss, including Jason Terry’s 3-pointer that put Milwaukee in the lead with 3:16 left to go:

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#Bucks‘ Jet, Moose on what’s at stake tonight pic.twitter.com/96yn1v2SGu

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 27, 2017

#Bucks‘ Monroe on what needs to change in Game 6 pic.twitter.com/4Gcj1f8avd

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 27, 2017

#Bucks‘ Giannis on underdog mentality: ‘There’s no magic wand’ pic.twitter.com/aqgOhT2Yxu

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 27, 2017

#Bucks@Giannis_An34 gets us started! Watch @Bucks now on @FSWisconsin, #FOXSportsGO: https://t.co/WOhWGBWlK8pic.twitter.com/g62gZDYlJt

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 27, 2017

The Prez nabs the ball from the Raptors! Watch @Bucks now on @FSWisconsin, #FOXSportsGO: https://t.co/WOhWGBWlK8pic.twitter.com/oe4WzJpPWJ

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 27, 2017

The Greek Freak up to 16 points for the #Bucks. Watch @Bucks now on @FSWisconsin, #FOXSportsGO: https://t.co/WOhWGBWlK8pic.twitter.com/55rE2ZzfSw

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 27, 2017

#Bucks@MatthewDelly makes the tough shot! Watch @Bucks now on @FSWisconsin, #FOXSportsGO: https://t.co/WOhWGBWlK8pic.twitter.com/8bsYSXMdrl

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 27, 2017

#Brewers here to support #Bucks in Game 6! pic.twitter.com/AgPsRseyeb

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 28, 2017

DeRozan meets his Maker! Watch @Bucks now on @FSWisconsin, #FOXSportsGO: https://t.co/WOhWGBWlK8pic.twitter.com/bm6EX46tb1

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 28, 2017

It’s halftime, 51-38, @Bucks trailing. Hear from Eric Hughes — @HupyandAbraham coaches interview #Buckspic.twitter.com/6oBf7warVx

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 28, 2017

#Bucks start 2nd half with @Giannis_An34 finger-roll! Watch @Bucks now on @FSWisconsin, #FOXSportsGO: https://t.co/WOhWGBWlK8pic.twitter.com/VgpAWvGyGO

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 28, 2017

Greek Freak’s 3 gives us something to cheer about! Watch @Bucks now on @FSWisconsin, #FOXSportsGO: https://t.co/WOhWGBWlK8pic.twitter.com/H0Ce7oCkRZ

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 28, 2017

Moose from Delly! Watch @Bucks now on @FSWisconsin, #FOXSportsGO: https://t.co/WOhWGBWlK8pic.twitter.com/lhkVSoQLWu

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 28, 2017

1 POINT GAME!!!!! Watch @Bucks now on @FSWisconsin, #FOXSportsGO: https://t.co/WOhWGBWlK8pic.twitter.com/dZEWV37zQS

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 28, 2017

You don’t see many #nbaplayoffs teams down 25 in 2nd half make this kind of come back, wow… keep it going @Bucks#finish

— Craig Coshun (@CraigCoshun) April 28, 2017

#BUCKS TAKE LEAD ON JET’S 3!!! Watch @Bucks now on @FSWisconsin, #FOXSportsGO: https://t.co/WOhWGBWlK8pic.twitter.com/xQTHFXpYwV

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 28, 2017

You can say a million things about this ending, just remember you only learn by experience and the @Bucks got a load of that.. what a year.

— Craig Coshun (@CraigCoshun) April 28, 2017


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#Raptors@npowell2404: ‘We played together’ pic.twitter.com/snAv7Y4tu2

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 28, 2017

#Raptors‘ Dwane Casey: ‘We knew it wasn’t going to be easy’ pic.twitter.com/mEA2AQs8sk

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 28, 2017

#Bucks‘ Kidd: ‘For our younger players, this was a great learning experience’ pic.twitter.com/xk21lZpjld

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 28, 2017

#Bucks@jasonterry31: I’m very proud … tonight was epic pic.twitter.com/wDqflUiuqE

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 28, 2017

#Bucks@Giannis_An34: ‘I was just thinking, do whatever it takes’ pic.twitter.com/e3r8EIwYff

— FOX Sports Wisconsin (@fswisconsin) April 28, 2017

Spurs advance: San Antonio beats Grizzlies 103-96 in Game 6

Spurs advance: San Antonio beats Grizzlies 103-96 in Game 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, and the San Antonio Spurs advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 103-96 Thursday night to take the series 4-2.

The Spurs now have beaten Memphis four of the five playoff series between these teams, and this was San Antonio’s second straight win over the Grizzlies in the first round.

Tony Parker added 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting, while LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 12 rebounds. Patty Mills had 10 points off the bench for the Spurs. San Antonio outrebounded Memphis 46-28, with 16 of those offensive boards. That led to 17 second-chance points.

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Their semifinal with Houston will start Monday night in San Antonio.

Mike Conley scored 26 points, leading the five Memphis starters in double digits. Marc Gasol added 18, Zach Randolph 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Vince Carter had 12 points.

The Grizzlies fell to 3-10 in elimination games, losing six straight.

This was a taut game with 16 ties and nine lead changes, especially with four ties in the fourth quarter.

The Spurs took control after the Grizzlies went up 88-81 on three free throws from Conley with 6:29 left. Then Leonard scored eight straight for San Antonio, starting a 22-8 run to finish the game.

Even with Conley and Gasol a combined 2 of 10 in the first quarter, the Grizzlies trailed only 24-22 after Conley knocked down a 3 at the end of the quarter for his first bucket of the game. Conley hit another 3 for the final shot in the second quarter, putting Memphis up 50-45. The team that led at halftime won each of the first five games.

Parker hit his first six shots before finally missing his seventh with 29 seconds left in the first half.

The Grizzlies took their biggest lead at 57-47 on a 3-pointer by James Ennis III. That gave Memphis as many made 3s (9 of 17) as the Spurs had attempted (3 of 9) at that point. Randolph’s layup with 7:19 left matched that 10-point lead at 63-53.

Then the Spurs went on a 13-3 run over a 4-minute span to erase that lead on Aldridge’s three-point play at 67-66. Aldridge finished with nine points in helping the Spurs lead 75-74 at the end of the quarter.


Spurs: They improved to 36-15 with a chance to clinch a series under coach Gregg Popovich, who took over in the 1996-97 season. … Manu Ginobili converted a four-point play with 1:31 left in the third, putting the Spurs up 73-69. … The Spurs wound up tying the Grizzlies’ reserves with 16 points thanks to Mills.

Grizzlies: The Grizzlies set a franchise record hitting eight 3-pointers in the first half, topping the previous mark of seven in the second half May 1, 2005, against Phoenix. … Conley has 20 or more points in five straight playoff games, the longest such streak in franchise history.


Memphis coach David Fizdale earned a $30,000 fine from the NBA for his “Take that for data” rant about the free throw discrepancy in Game 2. Well, Leonard was 9 of 10 at the free throw line through three quarters compared to the Grizzlies’ 7 of 8. The Spurs were 18 of 20 through three quarters. The Spurs finished 22 of 25 compared to 20 of 24 for Memphis.