Scotty McCreery appears at the 94.7 QDR benefit for the NC Children’s Hospital. Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC.
Katharine McPhee and Javier Colon perform at Rockefeller Center tree lighting. 8 pm, NBC
Grammy Nomination concert airs on CBS 10 pm.
Wrestling fan and American Idol alum James Durbin will be appearing on Chris Jericho’s Rock of Jericho show this Saturday at 5pm EST on XM channel 164 (Via TWPN)
Jennifer Hudson Buys House in Chicago
“She’s clearly getting a deal, even at $2.79 million…it has six-bedrooms and a six-car garage, an indoor movie theatre but no swimming pool.” — Chicago Mag’s real estate reporter Dennis Rodkin tells Greg Jarrett/WGN this morning about his scoop that actress/singer Jennifer Hudson is buying a mansion in suburban Burr Ridge.
Read more at WGNR Radio
Jordin Sparks Gets A ‘Holiday Home’ Makeover (PHOTOS)
As if she weren’t busy enough reviving the role of “Sparkle” and showing off her svelte new figure, Jordin Sparks is also finding some time to deck the halls of her Glendale, Arizona home this holiday season.
With help from designer Berkley Vallone, Sparks is channeling her childhood to create a cozy, nostalgic refuge from her busy life on the road, on HGTV’s “Celebrity Holiday Homes.” (Remember Sherri Shepherd’s makeover last year?)
Jordin’s episode airs on December 4, 8 pm on HGTV.
See the photos at Huffington Post
Inside Ryan Seacrest & Julianne Hough’s Family Dinner
Talk about some quality family time! Ryan Seacrest and girlfriend Julianne Hough shared dinner at Casa Vega in L.A. with her parents and one of her sisters.
See photo at People
‘X Factor’: L.A. Reid Promises Contestant a Bentley If He Wins
In 1970, Janis Joplin sang, “Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedez Benz.” Some 41 years later, X Factor judge L.A. Reid has upped the automobile ante significantly — to the tune of $200,000. That’s the average price for a 2012 Bentley, which is what the Epic Records chairman said he’d personally buy for finalist Marcus Canty if the 20-year-old R&B singer wins the competition.
“I haven’t given a Bentley away in a long time,” Reid tells The Hollywood Reporter. “But I told Marcus’ mom, ‘If he wins, you get a Bentley.’” (One can only assume the gift would come on top of the $5 million X Factor prize.)
Read more at Hollywood Reporter
Missing the UK or desperate for ratings? Simon Cowell returns to Britain’s Got Talent – and makes Barbara Windsor a judge too
There’s no denying Simon Cowell has an ego the size of a planet; safe in the knowledge that his face on Britain’s Got Talent will secure ratings.
And that’s exactly what The X Factor USA judge intends to do.
Cowell will return to the reality series in a bid to boost viewing figures, knowing people will tune in to watch his entertaining antics thanks to his deadpan wit, brutal honesty and expertise in the industry.
Read more at Daily Mail
Darren Criss to Be Special Guest at December 17 Sing Out, Raise Hope Concert
Darren Criss will make a guest appearance at Sing Out, Raise Hope, to be held on Saturday December 17 at 8:30pm in the Starr Theater at Alice Tully Hall. The event will raise funds for The Trevor Project and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Read more at TheatreMania
Chris: Hendricks is Disney princess
Glee star Chris Colfer has hailed Christina Hendricks as a “full on Disney princess”.
The 21-year-old actor has written and stars in his own coming-of-age comedy movie Struck By Lightning, co-starring the Mad Men beauty as his stepmother and West Wing’s Allison Janney as his mum.
Chris is nervous about Struck By Lightning being released on the big screen and is hoping it will be embraced by audiences
He revealed: “I just saw the final cut of it and I’m really, really excited.
I think it’s good. The fact that I wrote it and I’m in so much and I can stand it I think says a lot because usually I can’t stand watching myself.
Read more at Press Association
Keck’s Exclusives: Chord Overstreet on His Return to Glee
Unsure exactly how long Sam will be sticking around, the actor says, “It’s undetermined at the moment. I’m just having fun, and Mark [Salling], Cory [Monteith], Harry [Shum, Jr.] and Kevin [McHale] were especially glad to welcome me back.”
Extra fun was meeting his equally blonde TV parents, Mary and Dwight, played by soap actress Tanya Clarke and former The Dukes of Hazzard heartthrob, John Schneider. “John and I were doing impressions off set the whole time,” says Chord. “He does a great Christopher Walken and Sean Connery and I do Matthew McConaughey.”
Read more at TV Guide