Mac Davis, country singer known for writing popular Elvis Presley hits, dead at 78

Country musician Mac Davis, known for writing enduring Elvis Presley hits like “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto” has died at age 78.

His longtime manager Jim Morey said in a statement on Facebook that Davis died on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., after heart surgery and was surrounded by family and friends.

Davis had a long and varied career in music for decades as a writer, singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. In addition to penning Presley hits, he was responsible for his own track “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me.” He was named 1974s entertainer of the year by the Academy of Country Music and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“Thank you, dear Lord Jesus, for letting us know the man to whom you gave the most incredible talent,” said Reba McEntire in a statement. “He entertained and spread joy to so many people. What a wonderful legacy he left all of us with his music. Mac was one of a kind. Im so blessed to have been..

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The social in its name isnt just lip service, Social Company is the cool urban eatery youve been looking for

Start your weekend the right way – the social way – at Social Company with their Social Brunch. This relaxed eatery situated at Zabeel House by Jumeirah at The Greens serves as a much-desired, relaxed neighborhood hub. Their evening brunch offering consists of starter, main, and dessert sharing plates featuring the likes of mushroom risotto, Caesar salad, and salmon.

The Decor: Open-plan relaxed dining with wood and metal accents. Floor to ceiling greenery transports you to a calm oasis.

The Ambience: There's always a social buzz that creeps through Zabeel House and this is just as true in its ground floor offering, Social Company. Waste hours watching the loyal crowd come and go in this open-plan space.

The Service: Subtle and thoughtful. You'll be attentively looked after without being intruded upon.

Insider Tip: Bring your dog. There's no need to fret about abandoning your best friend for a Thursday night of indulgence as the 'social' in Social Company i..

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The Meaning Of Mariah Carey: Six revelations from the singer’s memoir

Mariah Carey has scored countless number one records, a shelf full of Grammy Awards and been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

But she has always been guarded about her private life – until now.

In her new memoir, The Meaning Of Mariah Carey, the singer discusses growing up in poverty in a violent household, her experiences of racism, her music, her marriages and much more.

Co-written with Michaela Angela Davis, it pulls back the curtain on a compelling rags-to-riches story and deconstructs (well, mostly deconstructs) the star’s image as a self-deluded diva.

Here are six of the more revealing moments from the book.

1) She experienced domestic violence at a young age
“By the time I was a toddler, I had developed the instincts to sense when violence was coming,” Carey writes.

She recalls numerous altercations between her father Alfred and brother Morgan, writing: “It was not uncommon for holes to be punched in walls or for other objects to go flying.”

Carey details an oc..

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Amanda Seyfried, Thomas Sadoski reveal birth of second child while spotlighting charities

Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski are growing their family.

The couple have welcomed their second child together, Sadoski’s representative, Erica Gray, confirmed to USA TODAY on Monday. Seyfried and Sadoski shared the news in a joint statement to INARA and War Child USA, which the charities posted on their Instagram accounts.

“Since the birth of our daughter 3 years ago our commitment to the innocent children that are so brutally affected by conflict and war has been a driving force in our lives,” read the statement. “With the birth of our son the work of INARA and War Child has become our North Star.”

Along with the statement, the couple shared a picture of their newborn son.

Sadoski later re-posted the statement and image on his own Instagram, asking for donations to the two organizations that seek to protect children impacted by war.

USA TODAY has reached out to Seyfried’s and Sadoski’s reps for more details.

Seyfried and Sadoski first met on Broadway in 2015 as co-stars in “..

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