Cast of Newsies, Phillip Phillips, Yolanda Adams and More Perform on ABC’s “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” Dec. 25 – “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade,” which features a performance from the cast of Broadway’s Newsies, airs on ABC Dec. 25 beginning at 10 AM ET; check local listings. TV watchers can also expect to enjoy performances by country/pop supergroup Lady Antebellum, Backstreet Boys, acoustic queen Colbie Caillat, country superstar Brad Paisley, musician/actor Ross Lynch, Christian rock chart-topper TobyMac, “American Idol” Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips and gospel legend Yolanda Adams. – Read more at Playbill
Jennifer Hudson celebrates season of giving in Chicago – December 24, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Chicago-native Jennifer Hudson is in town to celebrate the season of giving by providing 50-thousand holiday presents for needy children.
Regina Reed is one person who benefited from Hudson’s generosity.
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Jennifer Hudson – Happy holidays!
‘American Idol’ stars wrap presents to benefit hurricane Sandy – These photos come from the gift-wrapping event held at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Dec. 18) and from a mall in Westchester, New York on Wednesday (Dec. 19). Manny Streetz, Michael Rippe, Brooke White (from “Idol” season 7) and Lexi Shaw wrapped the presents in California, while season 4′s Anthony Fedorov led the gift-wrapping station in New York. Those lucky shoppers who got their presents wrapped by TV people also received the gift of “American Idol”-themed wrapping paper. The gift-wrapping itself was free, but the stunt was meant to bring in donations to provide relief for those affected by hurricane Sandy. The “Idol” alums partnered with the Red Cross for the fundraiser. – Read more at Zap2it
‘X Factor’ loss could be Emblem3′s gain – “Going into the competition, I personally didn’t think it would go anywhere,” Keaton Stromberg, 16, said a week before the trio was kicked off the show. “I went in thinking, ‘Whatever happens, happens.’ It’s going to get us exposure, no matter what.””We just needed the jump,” interrups Chadwick, 20. “You sacrifice some things doing the show, but it’s an awesome way to get your name out there. We just kind of took advantage of it.” – Read more at the Los Angeles Times