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Melissa’s Blog: June 27, 2009 2:00pm

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Hello my friends, I hope you are all enjoying a relaxing and wonderful Saturday. I am. It’s beautiful in LA today and we are about to head off to our niece Jheni’s little boys Birthday Party! He is turning 2 today. Happy Birthday Jack! I am looking forward to the cake. I have had a pretty busy week. Been doing a lot of press for The Singing Bee and even a photo shoot. There is a brand new episode on tonight. So please check it out and spread the word. It’s on CMT tonight 9pm eastern/8pm central right after Can You Duet! I love hosting the show and am so glad the response has been positive. And the other big news is I did Are You Smarter Than A 5th grader yesterday!!!!! AHHHHHHH. I think I would rather have another C-section again than face those 5th graders. I was a nervous wreck. I studied like crazy and thanks to all my twitter Tweethearts for all their help in preparing. I played for 2 different charities. One was Challenge Air For Kids And Friends in honor of Ryan Mouritsen. Ryan was a wonderful part of our Reba show family and recently passed away and this was a charity that was close to his heart. Ryan was one of those really special people that always had a smile on his face and he was always ready to help and good for a laugh. You are missed my friend. I also played for the Unusual Suspects Theater Company. It is an organization that uses theater and performance as a way to reach out to kids at risk. My friend Melissa Denton works with them and I know what amazing work they do. I can’t tell anybody what happened until the show airs but it was so much fun and those kids are amazing!!!! I am pretty sure they were just tiny professors because they were so smart!!! I might hire them to do my taxes. And I was already a fan of Jeff Foxworthy but am now even a bigger one. He is the nicest man. So funny and a real pro. Thank you Jeff for having me on the show. Now we just got to get Reba to do it!!! What else? Not too much to tell you, just enjoying the summer days with Riley and John. Have a wonderful day.


Melissa p

Ps Going to dinner with Reba tonight! Been missing her and can’t wait to catch up! It will be a great day. Birthday cake and laughing with my buddy.

Pps Watch the Singing Bee tonight!! Call your friends and play along. It’s always more fun with friends! Heck eat some birthday cake while you watch! Why not!!!!

Melissa’s Blog: June 20, 2009

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

My father is my biggest fan. He has always been my biggest fan, from my first performance as a shepherd in the Nativity me, my sister and Laura, Beth and Heidi Sand performed in our living room at Christmas to every role I have played since. FYI, I think my shepherd performance was pretty good even though my sheep was a Lhasa Apso named Peaches. He has always supported me in my dreams even when they seemed unreachable. He is the kind of man who would drive people all over town for my sisters wedding even though that morning he had slipped a disc in his back and was in the ER. He never complained. He just wanted things to be easier for his girl on her big day. He is the kind of father that when I was waiting tables at T.G.I Fridays after college and didn’t have enough money to pay for the title transfer of yet another used car, he came in for lunch and left me a 200 dollar “tip”. And let me tell you the service wasn’t that good. I am pretty sure I forgot to refill his diet coke. He is compassionate, generous, honest and kind. He is the kind of husband that would drive his wife and her 6 friends “The Divas” all around Los Angeles on their big Hollywood vacation. I was lucky enough to grow up seeing a marriage that was based on love, respect and compromise. He is a great Grandpa even when Riley is being a sass and less then a delight to be around. He should be my publicist. He knows what’s happening in my career more then I do. He is always up to date on everything and spreading the word around town. And I know he would do this no matter what career I happened to have. He is my greatest defender. I think my dad gets more upset when people say mean things about me or my work than I do. And now that I am a parent I understand that completely. He is an amazing photographer. A hobby he picked up in the last few years that has become his passion. His beautiful nature photos have been published and even sold. I am not surprised. He is the kind of boss that employees say nice things about even when he is not there. He is the kind of man who built a career and a business that is dedicated to helping people who are often pushed aside. He is a good man. Of all the gifts my father has given me I think the greatest was that his example helped me pick out someone who also is a wonderful father. Now John and my dad are very different men, with different backgrounds and opinions but what they share is more important. John is a good man, He is kind, honest and the best dad Riley could hope for. He is the kind of father that pretends to be a dinosaur and chases Riley around the yard. He is the kind of father that let’s Riley vacuum up his lip with the vacuum hose because it makes Riley laugh so hard he gets the hiccups. I also enjoy it because let’s face it, it’s funny. He is the kind of dad who will read the same book over and over again. He is the kind of dad who will someday leave Riley a 200-dollar “tip” if Riley was too proud to ask for help. John is a good husband. He makes me laugh and puts up with my quirks and will let me vacuum up his lip with the vacuum hose because seriously, it’s hilarious. After 10 years, I am still his “sug”.

Happy Fathers Day Dad, I love you so much and I could not have asked for a better father. And I am sorry for the snotty high school years.

Happy Fathers Day John, I love you sug. Riley and I are lucky that your ours.

And Happy Fathers Day to all the dads, grandpas, step-dads, uncles, honorary uncles, friends, and anyone who has made a difference in someones life. I hope you got more than a tie!

XOXOMelissa Peterman

Melissa’s Blog: June 18, 2009. 3:00pm

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Hello my Friends!!!

Where to start? It has been such a wonderful and crazy couple of days. I just got back from Nashville yesterday and it was so much fun. I got to co-host the CMA music festival with Lance Smith on Sunday night and what a show! Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, John Rich, Kenney Chesney, Taylor Swift, Heidi Newfield, Cowboy Troy, and so many amazing performances it was crazy!! I absolutely loved it and I was so pumped up after the show I could barely sleep. I then got to do a meet and greet on Monday and was glad people showed up to meet and greet me. I was a little nervous that people might not come. But they did! And thank you to all of you that waited in line. I met some really fun people. Happy sixteenth birthday Hannah! And Casey, Linda, Hope and Sherry! I loved you guys. I hope you all know that it is such a pleasure to meet and greet you all. I would wait in line for you! And then to top off the trip Tuesday night was the incredible CMT awards followed by the sneak premiere of my new show The Singing Bee. AHHHHHHHHHHHH what a night. First off the CMT awards were rocking and Taylor Swift, can I just say that opening video was THE BOMB!!! So good and so funny. I would totally buy a T-Pain and T Swifty album!!! You were incredible the whole night and I can’t believe your 19. I was trying to grow out my bad bangs when I was 19. If you ever wanna do some comedy with a giant blonde give me a call Taylor! I loved Darius Rucker, and he came up and introduced himself to me and I could hardly speak. He said I was funny and beautiful and I think I said something like “AHHHH thannnks gawwww You so good…errrrrr me love you” Smooth, Melissa. The whole show rocked. Sugarland and The B52’s made my night!!! So cool and the audience lost their minds! Trace Adkins performance was beautiful. Brad Paisley as always was amazing. Def Leopard people!!!!! LOVED IT!!!! Lady Antebellum!!!!! LOVED THEM!!!! Now I am just babbling. It was a blur because the whole night I knew I had to introduce Toby Keith and I was so nervous about falling on stage or being awful that it was hard to concentrate on the show. Plus I was sitting next to Ted Nugent and Dierks Bentley so I had to act cool and collected. Which brings me to my favorite moment of the night KISSING DIERKS BENTLEY!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. He was such a good sport and fun to play with. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. I lived a dream for so many ladies out there. And I would like to think that Dierks lived a dream too by getting kissed by Melissa Peterman. I can dream can’t I? Seriously, Thank you Dierks and also thank your wife for letting me have a little fun! I was also nervous about the premiere of The Singing Bee. I so want people to like the show because I had so fun making it and am really proud of it. I am happy to say that The Singing Bee debut was a huge success! We are the highest rated original series debut for CMT ever!! So thank you to all of you out there that watched! But the real test will be this Saturday night. The show’s home is Saturday nights at 9pm eastern/8pm central following Can You Duet. So if you like the show please tune in this Saturday and tell everyone you know to check it out! What else? I loved being in Nashville, such a pretty city and the people are so nice. Thank you to the Hilton for taking such good care of me and I apologize for all the spray tanner I left on the towels! Forgive me I am pale. Anywho I am sure I will have more thoughts on the last few days soon but I gotta go I have a little boy who wants to play. I love you all and thanks for all your support. And to all the wonderful people I met in Nashville a huge THANK YOU!!!!

Have A great day and remember you can follow me on Twitter at Followtheblonde

Ps I will have pics from the show up soon!

Melissa P

Melissa’s Blog: June 4, 2009 2:33 pm

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Hello my friends,

I hope everyone is enjoying the day. I am sitting outside in lovely Los Angeles and the rain is cleared up some and it is beautiful. I had a call-back for a movie today and I think it went pretty well, It’s hard to tell sometimes but I went in and did my best so what else can you do. Too bad my dad isn’t the director! He would so cast me! Had a great week so far! My husband John had a birthday last Saturday and we went away for a night to a really nice hotel to relax and celebrate. It was the first time we had a hotel room alone without Riley and it was pretty awesome to watch movies that didn’t have dinosaurs in them and order room service popcorn!. I know!!! Who knew you could get popcorn delivered with FRESH MELTED BUTTER!!!! It was like a dream! We had a lovely night and a wonderful dinner and came home to a surprise party that our friends had planned for us for our ten-year anniversary. We arrived too early so we kind of ruined the surprise but it was still pretty great. Thanks so much to our lovely friends (The A Team) for planning such a fun day for us. Tomorrow is our real anniversary and I still can’t believe we have been married ten years. And I am proud to say even when things aren’t perfect we can still make each other laugh and that’s important. We have had a lot of fun together and the best part is we got Riley too. He has truly made us better partners. And we have someone else who makes us laugh everyday. Sure he has a lot of poopy pants jokes but still, pretty funny!!! We are really lucky. I say that everyday. What else is new? I finished taping ten episodes of The Singing Bee for CMT and it was a blast! A lot of work and really long days but so worth it. The show is so fun and I can’t wait for you all to watch it. It will have a special premiere after the CMT awards on June 16th and then move to Saturday nights on CMT after that. So please watch and tell your friends. It’s really fun and I think the whole family will enjoy it. Thanks to the whole Singing Bee crew! You were all so amazing and professional. And thanks to CMT as well, as always you are so good to me. Let’s hope it’s the beginning of a long run. I am also excited to announce I will be presenting at the CMT awards!!!! YAHOOOOOOOOOO. I can’t wait!!!! What am I going to wear!!!! Who will I get to meet?!!! Super exciting. I am also twittering now. Not sure I am that interesting to follow but it’s been fun I’m still trying to figure it out. You can follow me at Followtheblonde. I will definitely be twittering at the CMT awards. What else can I tell you? Fathers Day is coming up and I have no idea what we are going to do. I always feel bad. Dad’s always seem to get short-changed on these holidays. Moms are easier to buy for. Or maybe that’s just me. Anywho I am thinking about that and hopefully I will get inspired. Gotta go, Riley is about done with letting me be on the computer..I can tell because he is now climbing on my shoulders and saying “stop writing”!!! He is so subtle. Have a beautiful day and talk soon!