Carrie Underwood performs at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL.
Clay Aiken performs at City National Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA.
Phil Stacey performs at Beech Springs Camp Ground in Louann, AR.
Brooke White performs at Heritage Academy in Mesa, AZ. Read more at American Idol
Scotty McCreery, Demi Lovato, Megan Hilty and Chris Mann appear in Christmas in Washington. TNT 8/7 pm.
Simon Cowell’s Mouth Says LeAnn was Sober, Face Says Otherwise – Simon Cowell — who normally says exactly what’s on his mind — was holding back BIG TIME on the subject of LeAnn Rimes last night … ’cause while he insisted the singer was sober, he DEFINITELY couldn’t say it with a straight face. Simon was outside Mixology at The Grove in L.A. last night, when we asked about LeAnn’s bizarre duet with Carly Rose Sonenclar on “X Factor” this week … the one that left people thinking she was hammered. Simon told us he thought the performance was “interesting” … and he didn’t believe LeAnn was on drugs or alcohol at the time. Buuut … the giant poop-eating grin on his face makes it hard to believe the words that were coming out of his mouth. – See the Video at TMZ
Carly Rose’s Family LeAnn Rimes Threw This Little Girl Under the Bus! – Carly Rose Sonenclar’s family is royally pissed off at LeAnn Rimes for — as they put it — trashing their daughter’s “X Factor” performance Tuesday night. Sources connected with the family tell us … the 13-year-old girl’s mother is livid that Rimes would dare say Carly Rose was “nervous and had trouble hitting the right notes” when she sang “How Do I Live.” As you know … Carly Rose did a duet of the song with Rimes on the show. People on social media went crazy after the performance, claiming Rimes was drunk. Carly Rose’s mother and other relatives are telling people they can’t believe LeAnn threw their daughter under the bus, and that it was clear — Carly Rose was a pro and even out-performed LeAnn at her own song. – Read more at TMZ.com
SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The X Factor: A Social TV Throwdown In Infographics – SpongeBob, in fact, averages 80,000 social interactions per episode. Still impressive, but chum compared to the 615K comments per episode gathered in by “The X Factor,” which Bluefin Labs deems the victor for broadcast — because it used per episode numbers as its ultimate measure. And actually, say Bluefin’s numbers, neither Sponge nor X actually reign supreme. That goes to “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” which drew in 1.1 million viewers per episode. – Read more at Forbes
Reba McEntire: I Wouldn’t Be Surprised if Kelly Clarkson, My Stepson Brandon Blackstock Elope! – Reba McEntire wants to make sure that Kelly Clarkson’s wedding to her stepson Brandon Blackstock is a family affair – but admits that she wouldn’t be surprised if the two decided to elope. Shortly after Clarkson, 30, announced her engagement via Twitter Dec. 15, she and Blackstock, 36, called McEntire and her husband Narvel. “We were having our Malibu Country cast Christmas party at our house here in L.A. and Narvel got the call from Brandon during dinner and he said, ‘I’ll call you right back,'” McEntire told Us of the momentous occasion. “And then we got upstairs and each got on the phone and got to talk to both of them.” “[Clarkson] said a while back, ‘Don’t be surprised if we elope!’ And I said, ‘I will not be surprised!'” she continued. – Read more at US Magazine
Taylor Hicks joins Tim Brando Show
Nikki Reed: Paul McDonald & I Are Flattered By Comparisons To The Civil Wars – “We are obviously inspired by groups like The Civil Wars. In no way do we feel that we can compare ourselves to them, but it gives us something to work towards,” Nikki said. Now that she’s done with “The Twilight Saga,” Nikki has plenty of time to focus on making music with her husband of a little over a year. “We sure are, we are writing this month and recording in February,” she told the mag. “We hope to have something out in the beginning of next year.” – Read more at Access Hollywood
Catching Up with Brooke White – Yesterday Season 7’s 5th place finalist, Brooke White took a moment out of her busy schedule to talk about her recently released album, White Christmas. When asked why she decided to release a holiday album Brooke replied, “We were that weird family that always listened to Christmas music and so you know after all the records that I’ve recorded … I just felt like it was time.” Brooke told us about her favorite song on the album. “You always go through phases with records where one minute you really love a certain song and then later on down the road one starts to grow on you. I really love “Last Christmas” which originally wasn’t in my plans to record. The song’s been recorded so many times and I just thought it’s been overdone, but I still loved it so much I just thought, ah I’m just going to do it anyway.” – Read more at American Idol
Cee Lo Green Confirms ‘The Voice’ Season 5 Return, Says Nicholas David Should Have Won (VIDEO) – “Let’s be straight about this ladies and gentlemen: I’m not leaving ‘The Voice.’ I’ll be back for Season 5. I’m going on hiatus. I’m doing a Las Vegas residency next year,” he explained. Shakira and Usher will be stepping in for Cee Lo and Christina Aguilera for Season 4. Green also stuck up for his team-member NIcholas David, who lost to Cassadee Pope from Blake Shelton’s team on Tuesday night’s finale. “I really did think that my Nicholas did have a really strong chance and I do believe he should have won,” Green maintained. – Read more at Huffington Post
NBC: “No Plans” For Rosie O’Donnell To Join ‘America’s Got Talent’ As Judge – “NBC is not in talks with Rosie O’Donnell for America’s Got Talent and has no future plans for her to be a judge,” a spokesperson for the network said. O’Donnell will still appear on NBC but in a different role. “She will be playing herself on an upcoming episode of Smash when Bombshell opens on Broadway,” the spokesperson said. – Read more at Deadline
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