Miranda Lambert: country cover girl


Country Living’s choice for the first person ever to be on the cover of the magazine is apropos: Miranda Lambert. The country superstar is featured on the cover of the June issue and also is the guest editor for the publication. The home/lifestyle mag says it has never featured a person on its cover in its 36-year history. The issue explores how country music influences country style. Lambert also talks about husband Blake Shelton’s green thumb; he plans to plant tomatoes and strawberries, and they plan to make jam.


The Neon Trees will have a slightly bigger presence on stage this summer — drummer Elaine Bradley is pregnant. Bradley and husband Sebastian Allen are expecting their third child, a daughter, in September. They have a 2-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter. The baby will be born shortly after the Trees, best known for songs like Animal, go on tour this summer; the band, one of Chris Bosh’s favorites, plays Revolution Live! July 9.


One of India’s biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of driving a vehicle over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged on for more than 12 years. Judge D.W. Deshpande of the Mumbai Sessions court found Khan guilty earlier Wednesday of culpable homicide. The 49-year-old actor was also given separate terms for negligent driving and causing grievous harm to the victims, but all the sentences will run concurrently. The prosecution told the court that Khan was drunk when he rammed his SUV into a group of homeless people sleeping on a sidewalk in Mumbai in September 2002.


Prince is coming out of semi hiding to perform at a concert in Baltimore after recent unrest in the city over the death of a man who was fatally injured in police custody. A statement says the pop icon will perform Sunday at “Rally 4 Peace” at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.


Bob Schieffer’s last Sunday as host of CBS’ Face the Nation will be May 31. The veteran newsman, who announced his retirement last month, had said only that he would be leaving this summer. His successor, John Dickerson, will have a chance to settle in before the presidential campaign begins in earnest. Schieffer,78, hasn’t said what he will be doing after leaving as the network’s chief Washington correspondent.