Author Brian Shane

“American Idol” contestant Paul McDonald drew the ire of some viewers for wearing a Marine Corps dress blue blouse during a March 9 performance. The jacket bore no patches, chevrons or other military insignias. McDonald sported the tunic during a live performance of “Come Pick Me Up” by the musician Ryan Adams. His hometown newspaper, The Huntsville (Ala.) Times, ran this story about his wardrobe selection the following day that drew varied comments from web readers. “Just because he’s free to do so, doesn’t mean we have to like it,” wrote commenter Rockadile12. “The uniform was actually worn by brave…

It turns out having your pets spayed and neutered isn’t the only cause close to Bob Barker’s heart. The 87-year-old longtime host of “The Price Is Right” announced today that he will donate $2 million to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit that provides assistance to injured members of the armed forces and their families. He is scheduled to present a check tomorrow in Los Angeles, and will be joined by retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Mike Myatt. Barker was a Navy fighter pilot in World War II. In a news release, he says he hopes his donation…

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