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While U.K. fans go wild for Brad Paisley on stage, backstage it's a different matter.

The U.S. country star kicked off the European leg of his world tour Wednesday night at London's O2 Arena and had two sold-out shows there last year. But the Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year says he's not famous enough yet in Europe that everyone recognizes him, even backstage at his own show.

"I'm getting asked everywhere ... if I belong here, you know, 'Excuse me sir, do you have a pass?' ... (even at) my own gig!" he told the Associated Press in an interview before the concert.

Luckily, Paisley doesn't take offense and even enjoys the anonymity.

"It's humbling but it's also pleasant," he said. "I can walk around here feeling like hardly anyone is going to know me."

Paisley's seventh studio album is "This Is Country Music." He has also been heard in theaters recently with two songs in Disney's animated film sequel "Cars 2."


Gee, that's a relief ...

Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell said Thursday she has no hard feelings toward CNN's Piers Morgan after walking off his show, but has declined an invitation to return.

The Delaware Republican, invited to appear on Morgan's prime-time show Wednesday to promote her new book, became angry after Morgan asked whether or not she supported gay marriage. She said he was "borderline being a bit rude" and said she wanted to talk about topics in the book, "Troublemaker: Let's Do What it Takes to Make America Great Again."

Morgan pressed on, asking her what she felt about the "don't ask, don't tell" policy toward gays and lesbians in the U.S. military, and O'Donnell didn't want to talk about it.

Morgan said he didn't think he was being rude. "I think I'm being charming and respectful," he said.

Someone said off-camera to O'Donnell that it was "time to go," and she took off her microphone and left. Morgan later said it was his first walk-out in 25 years of conducting interviews.


'End of the Rainbow' ...

A drama about the last months of Judy Garland's life is coming to Broadway next spring.

Peter Quilter's "End of the Rainbow" is set to begin performances March 19 at a theater to be announced.

Tracie Bennett, a two-time Olivier Award winner who originated the role of Garland in London, will reprise her role on Broadway.

Set in London in 1968, the play follows the drama of Garland's final performances in London and her controversial life off stage. It also includes several of Garland's signature songs, including "Over the Rainbow." The show will make its American premiere in January at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

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