Naima Adedapo, Ruben Studdard, Kimberly Locke and Adam Brock perform at A Holiday in the Heartland to benefit children and families of One Heartland. Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN.
Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas featuring Kelly Clarkson airs tonight on NBC at 10 pm.
THE UK’S ONLY COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL, C2C COUNTRY TO COUNTRY, ANNOUNCED!! – Country superstars are joining forces for the first time in London to create C2C: Country to Country. Some of the biggest names in the business are heading across the Atlantic for a huge two-day music festival extravaganza at The O2 London in March 2013. On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2013, C2C: Country to Country will see a line up of some of the leading country music artists in the world on stage together, including Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Brantley Gilbert, Kristian Bush, LeAnn Rimes and others to be announced shortly. – Read more at Gigs and Tours.com
TV Line – Carly Rose A Lock For X Factor? And Cassadee Winning “The Voice”
Jessica Darren Criss & Chris Colfer – Trevor Live 2012 – Darren Criss suits up while arrives at The Trevor Project’s 2012 Trevor Live held at The Hollywood Palladium on Sunday (December 2) in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old actor was joined by his Glee co-stars Chris Colfer, Matthew Morrison, Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale, and Samuel Larsen. Jessica Sanchez, who will be a future guest star on Glee, was also spotted at the charity event, which honored pop star Katy Perry. – Via Just Jared
Phillip Phillips shoots for Moon – The star power for winners on American Idol doesn’t usually continue after the season’s run, but Phillip Phillips is hoping he won’t be one of those stereotypes, thanks to the success of his multi-platinum Top 10 hit and debut album, The World From the Side of the Moon, which debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart this week, selling 169,011 units. The song got a boost when it was used in commercials for the Fierce Five, Olympic gold-winning gymnasts for the U.S. The 22-year-old performer talks about his music since Idol: – Read more at The Vancouver Sun
Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald run the Zappos.com Rock N Roll Half Marathon in Las Vegas
Nikki Reed chose the night time run for her first half marathon to help husband Paul McDonald accomplish his 2012 New Year’s resolution (to run a half marathon). They finished in 2hrs and 30 minutes.
Lee DeWyze met Robert Downy Jr. at the Mending Kids event last night in Los Angeles. He tweeted,”Fun night, with some awesome people. Honored to have been asked to play for Mending Kids event. Yeah. I know Iron man :)”
Stars aligned for Operation Rising Star Live Finals – SAN ANTONIO – Bo Bice, the singer who finished runner-up to Carrie Underwood in American Idol’s fourth season before charting smash hits and videos of his own, will perform during the 2012 Operation Rising Star Live Finals Dec. 8-15 at Fort Sam Houston Theatre. Bo Bice, the singer who finished runner-up to Carrie Underwood in American Idol’s fourth season before charting smash hits and videos of his own, will perform during the 2012 Operation Rising Star Live Finals Dec. 8-15 at Fort Sam Houston Theatre. Bice will be joined by guest recording artists The Main Squeeze and R.L., along with 2011 Operation Rising Star winner Melissa Neal. Each will appear on different shows during finals week of the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation-sponsored military singing contest based on the premises of “American Idol.” – Read more at Armyrnwr.com
Adam Levine Calls Honey Boo Boo the “Decay of Western Civilization” – As a judge on The Voice, Adam Levine is no stranger to letting his opinion be known — and he apparently isn’t shy about voicing it outside of the singing competition as well. In a new interview with GQ, the Maroon 5 singer doesn’t mince words when talking about TLC’s reality juggernaut Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which we think it’s safe to say won’t be making his year-end Best Of Pop Culture list. – Read more at TV Guide
Why Val Wanted to Be Paired with Bristol Palin – “Going into the season, I had very different views and my imagination was taking me in a different way. My expectations were very, very different,” the 26-year-old Latin dance specialist said. “I was really happy to the idea of Bristol Palin, only because I was so discouraged with my last two seasons.” The Ukraine native then explained that he was daunted by the show’s first All-Stars season, which was packed with six former Mirrorball Trophy winners, and if he were to lose with a less capable dancer like Palin, the responsibility for be eliminated would lie with his partner and not him. – See the Video at Entertainment Tonight
Adam Shankman and Darren Criss at the Trevor Project