December 3, 2013 in Nation/World

People: Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan return as ACM hosts

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Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are returning as hosts of next year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

The country music stars teamed up last year and things went so well they’re coming back for the April 6 awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The academy also announced Monday that Florida Georgia Line will host its Fan Jam, the parallel event that runs concurrently with the awards.

Bryan and FGL are two of the hottest acts in Nashville at the moment. Bryan won the ACM’s fan-voted entertainer of the year award last April in something of an upset, and Florida Georgia Line was the academy’s new artist of the year.

The academy also announced that it will tape its annual television special the day after the awards, to air later in the spring. No word yet on who will perform.

March of Dimes honors Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is being honored by the March of Dimes.

Lopez, the 44-year-old mother of 5-year-old twins Maximilian and Emme, will receive the Grace Kelly Award at the eighth annual March of Dimes luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday. She’s being recognized as a celebrity parent role model supporting women giving birth to healthy babies after full-term pregnancies.

The 75-year-old nonprofit organization aims to prevent birth defects, premature births and infant mortality.

Reese Witherspoon was honored at last year’s event.

‘Unfaithful’ star Lane, Brolin split

A Los Angeles judge has finalized Diane Lane and Josh Brolin’s divorce.

Court records show that the couple’s divorce judgment was entered by a court Wednesday. The pair were married for more than eight years when they filed for divorce in February.

No details of any financial settlement were filed with the court.

Lane is the star of films such as “Unfaithful” and “Under the Tuscan Sun.” She had taken Brolin’s last name but will no longer use it.

Brolin has starred in films such as “Gangster Squad” and “No Country for Old Men.”

The former couple have no children together.

The birthday bunch

Movie director Jean-Luc Godard is 83. Actress Mary Alice is 72. Rock singer Ozzy Osbourne is 65. Actress Heather Menzies (“The Sound of Music”) is 64. Actor Steven Culp is 58. Actress Daryl Hannah is 53. Actress Julianne Moore is 53. Actor Brendan Fraser is 45. Actress Holly Marie Combs is 40. Actor Brian Bonsall (“Family Ties”) is 32. Actress Amanda Seyfried is 28.

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