I almost forgot, Hazel’s new CMT series, Southern Fried Flicks, Southern_fried_flicks423x100 returns tomorrow (Sunday) on CMT.  Brad Paisley is with her and from what I hear, it’s pretty funny.  I wasn’t there when they taped the show cause I was babysitting my niece so her dad could assist with the taping.  I think the movie tomorrow is a Dukes of Hazzard Reunion (woo hoo).  It will come up on the tv listings as "Dukes of Hazzard" so look for it. 

Mr. Smiff called this morning from Japan and I swear, he sounded like he was next door.  The connection was better than I get half the time when I talk to him and he’s in say, Kentucky. He said everything in Japan is swell.  3 of the 6 guys in the band have never been out of North America, so they’ve had their mind sufficiently blown.  They looked down in a volcano today (like that’s something one does regularly) and the funny thing, well, it’s not funny, but, I told him about the Sara Evans thing and he said they had heard about it over there.

Elrod and Judy Seale (she’s the lady that puts this Country Gold festival together on the American end) were talking on the other end of the lobby.  Apparently, Judy was sharing with Elrod some of the details of the Evans/Schelske mess and all Mr. Smiff could hear was Elrod holler "Anal sex?!?!?!?!?!"  Wonder how you say that in Japanese?

I’m really, really surprised all this Evans stuff is so public.  I know Sara’s manager well and I’m quite shocked that they have decided to make this such a spectacle, especially with there being 3 kids involved.  It totally makes no sense to me.  She was getting some great publicity on Dancing With The Stars and it almost makes me think they’re trying to milk the whole divorce/poor Sara thing to get even more attention.  I dunno. 

I also found it interesting she complained about Craig’s drinking because Sara likes her drinkie, too.  I imagine Craig will fire that back at her with accusations of his own. He’s already denying some of the claims Sara’s made.

Craig Schelske (pronounced "Shell-skee") is a perfect example of why men who are married to succesful women need to have a career of their own rather than live off what their wives have done.  Now, it is true that Craig himself was a musician at one time and gave up his thing to help make his wife a star.  He tried to be a politician, but, that didn’t connect.  He’s not had anything to do the last 8 years or so that Sara has been succesful.  Not good for anybody, especially a man.  The whole thing is really sad.