Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!
Celebrate 30 years of Disney magic Christmas morning with ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ – The festivities at Disneyland Resort in California feature Mary J. Blige singing yuletide carols from her new album, “A Mary Christmas,” a duet by “American Idol” season six winner Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo, as well as special performances by Demi Lovato, the cast of “Teen Beach Movie” and Dove Cameron. Season’s greetings will be had by all at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida with a gleeful rendition of “Let Me Love You” by Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Ne-Yo, along with star-studded sounds by English-Irish boy band The Wanted, Italian vocal trio Il Volo, “American Idol” season 12 champion Candice Glover and more. Airs on ABC today. Check your local listings for time and channel. More at WNYpapers
The Voice Champ Tessanne Chin on Reggae-fied Beatles Tunes, the Drama of ‘I Have Nothing’ and the Heart & Adam Lambert Songs She Skipped! – “Do you trust me?” That’s a question Tessanne Chin found herself frequently answering (in the affirmative) in conversations with coach Adam Levine during her winning run on Season 5 of The Voice.Indeed, in her freewheeling TVLine interview, the Jamaican powerhouse reveals she was initially reluctant about her mentor’s choices on everything from her Battle Round cover of “Next to Me” to future iTunes smashes like “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “I Have Nothing.” – Read more at TV Line
Kree Harrison and Janelle Arthur Share Christmas Memories
Kree Harrison and Janelle Arthur recently paid us a visit during Opry at the Ryman Auditorium and we caught up with them backstage to ask them about their Christmas traditions. Merry Christmas from the Opry and Kree and Janelle!
Interview: Angie Miller – “I’m excited to be finally putting out new music,” exclaims Angie Miller. “It feels good!” It sounds just as good. The American Idol finalist’s new Christmas single, “This Christmas Song” [iTunes link], stands out as a new holiday classic in its own right. It’s not only extremely festive, but it’s as warm as a Christmas Eve night by the fire. Just in time for the holidays, ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino spoke to Angie Miller about the story behind “This Christmas Song”, her favorite Christmas jams, what’s next for her, and so much more in this exclusive interview.
– Read more at Artist Direct
Scotty McCreery Shares a Few of His Favorite Things – Exclusive Video
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Scotty McCreery – Merry Christmas To All
Scotty wraps up 2013 with a special thank you to all the people that made this year great.
Union grad Melinda Doolittle juggles many projects – For Melinda Doolittle, Christmas is a special time of year, and the Boston Pops Orchestra, in part, helps ring in that feeling. With their numerous Christmas songs, including “Sleigh Ride,” “they spell out Christmas for me,” Doolittle said.Now, she’s on one of their albums. Doolittle sings two songs on “A Boston Pops Christmas ? Live from Symphony Hall,” which was released in October.”I did a Christmas tour with them one year, and they asked me if I could come back and do a live Christmas recording,” Doolittle said in a recent telephone interview. “I can’t believe I’m part of the ‘Boston Pops Christmas’ now.” – Read more at Tulsa World
Carrie Underwood Considers God’s Unconditional Love – “This Scripture says that you are always loved no matter what. I love all the commas in these verses — neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor demons. It’s so powerful,” Underwood explains in the new book, Once-a-Day Country Faith: 56 Reflections From Today’s Leading Country Music Stars. “The thing that draws me as an adult is the way it reminds us of God’s unconditional love. I love it because it basically says, ‘You can make a mistake and it’s okay.'” – Read more at CMT
Kevin Bacon Enlists Celeb Pals for 12 Days of Christmas Serenade – Happy holidays from the stars to you. Kevin Bacon, Matthew Morrison, Bill Engvall, Pia Toscano and Luke Evans were all among the celebrities who gathered everywhere from their car to their home to sing fans a line from “12 Days of Christmas.” As part of WhoSay’s Kevin Bacon’s 12 Degrees of Christmas feature, the video kicks off with the actor strumming a guitar while sitting on a couch, reciting the opening line of the holiday classic. – People Magazine
Simon Cowell: Shirtless Holiday Vacation with Terri Seymour! – Simon Cowell goes shirtless while having some fun on a jetski on Monday (December 23) in Bridgetown, Barbados.The 54-year-old X Factor judge was joined on the vacation by ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour and her boyfriend Clark Mallon. The holiday really begins when photos of shirtless Simon surface from whatever Caribbean holiday he’s on. – See the photos at Just Jared
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