The Best Song to Listen to When Your Heart Needs a Break
...and four more things Gayle King loves this month.
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The Beat Goes On
When Grammy-winning trio Lady Antebellum announced they were going on hiatus in 2015, I worried that one of my favorite groups was breaking up. But my country- music crisis was averted when I learned about their sixth studio album, Heart Break (June 9). The title track is hands down my favorite; it’s not about a ruined romance, but rather putting your heart on pause. When lead vocalist Hillary Scott sings, "Because what I really need is a reset and a deep breath," I can’t help but think, "Girl, we’ve all been there."
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The only thing that promises more fireworks than a daytime talk show is a dark comedy about the very bad behind-the-scenes behavior at a fictional one. That’s what VH1’s Daytime Divas (June 5), inspired by Star Jones’s novel, Satan's Sisters, delivers. A lot of people are wondering just how much Star was inspired by her time on The View. Trust me, this show is worth your view.
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When the Bernie Madoff scandal broke, I read every detail about the trial. So I'm ready for The Wizard of Lies, HBO's new film about the Madoffs. It stars Robert De Niro as the merciless financier who pulled off the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history. I’ve always had one big question: Did Madoff's sons really not know what was going on? On May 20, I hope to get an answer.
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My CBS This Morning cohost Norah O'Donnell knows a thing or two about delicious food because she sleeps with a chef—her husband is the restaurateur Geoff Tracy. Needless to say, I always listen to her dining recommendations. Her latest: Lia's in Maryland, which chef Geoff happens to own. Favorite daughter Kirby and I went there recently and split the savory rainbow trout fillet, which comes with sweet-and-sour cauliflower, shrimp sauce, and almond romesco. And to order the cinnamon doughnuts is to know why the readers of Bethesda Magazine voted Lia's the best restaurant in Chevy Chase.
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I was introduced to Jay Z when favorite son Will was 13 years old and blasting the hip-hop star's music from his bedroom. At the time, I thought it was inappropriate for him to be listening to lines like that sweet, that nasty, that gushy stuff. Fast-forward to today: We both love singing our hearts out at Jay's concerts. This month he’s being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame—the first rapper ever to be welcomed into the VIP club that includes Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, and Stevie Wonder. Jay, I knew you had it in you all along!