Mariah Carey Announces: She’s Ambassador for VH1 Save The Music. She tweets, “Proud to be a 2013 Save The Music Ambassador! Follow @vh1savethemusic for info & you could win a prize! #PassTheNote”
Jessica Sanchez to do free show here Saturday – essica Sanchez is returning to San Diego. The Chula Vista vocal phenom and 2012 “American Idol” runner-up will perform as part of Saturday’s free “Holiday Escape — Carols by Candlelight” event at the newly re-modeled Westfield UTC shopping mall. Jessica will sing following performances by The Body Poets and the San Diego Civic Youth Choir and Youth Ballet. Her performance will be followed by a tree-lighting ceremony and photos with Santa. Jessica is scheduled to perform four songs, including a holiday-oriented selection or two. While her singing will be live, her musical accompaniment will be pre-recorded. – Read more at NCTimes
NBC Rings in the Holidays With ‘Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas’ on Monday, December 3 – NEW YORK, NY – November 13, 2012 – Blake Shelton (NBC’s “The Voice”) will host his first Christmas special, “Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas,” a star-studded event airing on Monday, December 3 (10-11 p.m. ET). The CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year and reigning ACM and CMA Male Vocalist of the year is joined by Grammy Award-winning guest stars Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert and Reba on songs including “Let It Snow,” “There’s a New Kid in Town,” “Oklahoma Christmas” and “Home.” The special will also feature a very special duet with Shelton’s mother, Dorothy Shackleford, with whom he co-wrote the song “Time for Me to Come Home,” as well as a number of comedy bits featuring special guests Christina Aguilera (NBC’s “The Voice”), Larry the Cable Guy and Jay Leno (host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”). – Read more at TVByTheNumbers
BIG MACHINE RECORDS TO RELEASE SOUNDTRACK FOR ABC’S NEW HIT DRAMA “NASHVILLE” ON 12/11 – Big Machine Records will release the soundtrack for ABC Television’s new hit drama “NASHVILLE” on 12/11. The project features new music from the cast – Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio – who perform in each episode. Over 500,000 digital downloads from the breakout series have been sold to date. In conjunction with the label’s exclusive music partnership with ABC Studios, Big Machine Records released the first official single, “Telescope,” to Country radio a mere three weeks ago. Sung by Hayden Panettiere (aka Juliette Barnes), the debut single is already Top 40-and-rising and has contributed nearly 50,000 to the total sales. – Check out the TRACK LIST at TVByTheNumbers
Phillip Phillips Attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall last night.
The Olympic Fierce 5 where honored at the event
Phillip Phillips in studio with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show
Really funny interview, plus, Phil sings “Home” and promotes Thursday’s StageIt concert with PS22 to raise funds for Sandy relief.
Lauren Alaina Turns 18 With Surprise Prom-Themed Birthday Bash – Over the weekend, Lauren Alaina was able to take a break from work to celebrate a milestone … her 18th birthday! The singer thought it would be a quiet night out with friends, but soon found her friends had bigger plans.
Alaina was surprised by a prom-themed birthday bash thrown by her mother, who hired party planner Jayne Bubis.The star was not able to attend her own Junior Prom due to the hectic touring life she leads these days. The ‘Eighteen Inches’ songstress was under the impression that she was going to dinner with a small group of family and friends to celebrate her big day when she was taken to a location in her hometown of Rossville, Ga. where members of her high school and family were waiting. – Read more at Taste of Country
Kelly Clarkson: I can’t listen to my old stuff, the autotune ‘kills me’ – You may be a fan of Kelly Clarkson’s older hits, like “Since U Been Gone” and “Miss Independent,” but the 30-year-old singer herself would rather tune out. “Sometimes, I can’t listen to really old school songs … because they just use so much autotune when it’s not needed that it kills me. I can’t listen to it,” Clarkson told CNN. “What I love about that though is on songs like ‘Miss Independent,’ not only was it autotune, I just sounded different, I sounded so young.” But considering it’s still a favorite of hers as well as her fans, Clarkson included a live version of “Miss Independent” on her first greatest hits collection, “Greatest Hits: Chapter One,” which is due out on November 19. – Read more at CNN
Kelly Clarkson: New Record and New Man
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‘Twilight”s Nikki Reed Overcomes ‘Deer-in-Headlights’ Fears With New EP – Now the two of them have taken the next step, recording a five-song EP, The Best Part. Produced by former Uncle Tupelo and Wilco drummer Ken Coomer, the intimate collection feels just like the type of sweet, minimal songs a couple of newlyweds would sing to each other in their living room. “Our music is based on us and our relationship and writing about and for each other,” says Reed. Her husband agrees: “We wanted to do organic and raw and just feel-good stuff. I’m proud of this EP.” “We don’t usually sit down together with a guitar, [but] we did for ‘All I’ve Ever Needed,’” says Reed. “There was a lot of pressure on that, too, because we had to turn it in, so we sat together and really worked through it.” – Read more at Rolling Stone
Nashville Preview: Clare Bowen Says Scarlett’s Standing by Her Man… For Now – Nashville‘s Scarlett may want to get a few new notebooks, because she’ll have plenty of lyrical fodder in the coming weeks. To wit: Wednesday’s episode of the ABC drama (10/9c) – titled “You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)” — finds the unseasoned songwriter asking her boyfriend Avery, “Did you sleep with that woman?” (Not exactly inspiration for the next “Forever and For Always,” is it?) Aussie actress Clare Bowen tells TVLine that the next few episodes will show us more of Scarlett and Avery’s power struggle, which “may or may not lead to” a split – but the big choice isn’t not likely to happen this week. “She’s not really brave enough to make that decision right now.” = Read more at TV Line
‘X Factor’ Maplewood teen grieves separation of moms – Competing on “The X Factor” provides a much-needed distraction for New Jersey singing sensation Beatrice Miller. The Maplewood teen — whose neighborhood sustained extreme damage from Hurricane Sandy — has been privately grieving as her two mothers sort out a painful separation. “I remember when I was 11 being in the car with them and they said ‘We can’t live together anymore,’ ” she tells The Post. “My heart just crumbled. It was the worst moment of my life.” Two years later, neither of her parents has moved out of the four bedroom colonial home they share with Beatrice and her 10-year-old adopted Vietnamese twin sisters. – Read more at New York Post
‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Winner Books ‘Bunheads’ Gig (Exclusive) – Bunheads is getting some So You Think You Can Dance blood. Jeanine Mason, the season five winner of the Fox dance competition series, has booked a recurring role on the ABC Family ballet drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Her first episode will air Jan. 14. Newcomer Niko Pepaj has also joined.Mason and Pepaj will play close-knit siblings, a well-traveled, educated and artistic duo who are new to the town of Paradise. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter