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American Idol Season 8 alum, Felicia Barton tweets, “in the studio with @msleamichele and @AnnePreven SOUNDING AMAZING!!!!” Felicia is Glee star, Lea Michele’s new songwriting partner!
Kris Allen Shares His Favorite Christmas Memory – The American Idol winner’s mom and dad sent him and Daniel on a wild goose chase, finding clues around the house that would lead them to their special present. Looking back, Kris says, the hour-long maze wasn’t actually that fun. “You know, when you’re a kid, you want to get the present,” he said. But finding the gift, a brand new basketball hoop in his front yard, made it all worth it. “[My dad] had put the basketball goal in the ground over night,” he said “And we were stoked about it.” – Read more at CBSLocal
The Suprising Way Jordin Sparks’s Grandma Influenced Her New Perfume – Most celebs who create fragrances are most focused on what notes go in the perfume, but when it came time for Jordin Sparks to concoct her newest scent, Ambition, she was more focused on what to leave out. Specifically, anything that would make her grandmother sneeze or break out in hives! “My nana is allergic to everything!” Sparks tells PEOPLE. “So for me, one of my big things was that I wanted my nana to smell it and not have an allergic reaction.” Ambition is Sparks’s third fragrance and it features notes of white tea, orange, lemon zest, mint, raspberry, vanilla and musk. So, did it pass the nana test? “So far, so good!” Sparks says. – Read more at People Style Watch
Former ‘Idol’ contestant Erika Van Pelt to perform in Providence Dec. 9 – For the holiday show with the Beantown Swing Orchestra, she said she’ll be singing a couple of duets with Stevens and another one with Hirsh, in addition to singing all together. The audience can expect an evening chock full of “lots of fun songs,” including the “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” “Santa Baby,” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” With the reality television show behind her, and the follow-up three-month American Idol tour that took her across the country and to Canada and the Philippines becoming a distant memory, Van Pelt is looking ahead to her own projects, including working on a new EP with a songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles. – Read more at Herald News.com
‘X Factor’ Redux: Why CeCe Frey Is Actually Cool – Although she was often showcased as a diva in early audition episodes, Frey is increasingly revealing herself to be quite the opposite offstage. The most recent example? Telling reporters that she refuses to use the F word to describe her supporters. “I feel really weird calling them fans,” said the Texas postal worker on Monday. “That’s a weird word for me.” As a matter of fact, a humbled Frey said she feels a kinship with anyone who picks up a phone and throws a vote her way, and is grateful for those who went out of their way to select her song for the week: “Part of Me” by Katy Perry. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter.com
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Photo Coverage: Justin Guarini, Lauren Molina, Jill Paice, and More in Rehearsal for IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Bucks County Playhouse – Bucks County Playhouse will present much anticipated 2012 holiday production, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. Performances run from Thursday, December 13th through Sunday, December 30th at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in rehearsal below! It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will feature Doylestown resident Justin Guarini (“American Idol”, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, American Idiot) as “Jake”, Garth Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone) as “Harry/Jazzbo”, Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd ) as “Lana”, Jill Paice (Curtains, The 39 Steps) as “Sally”, and Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde) as “Freddie”. Additional cast members of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will be announced shortly. – Read more at Broadway World
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Contributed To ABC’s Ratings Woes, Exec Says: UBS – The season finale “didn’t work out” and symbolized the kinds of ratings troubles that ABC and other major broadcasters have seen recently, Disney CFO Jay Rasulo says. “Most of the networks are down and frankly a lot has to do with single shows” as opposed to troubles at ongoing series, he told the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference. When Dancing With The Stars decided to bring back celebrities from previous seasons “we thought it was a great idea,” Rasulo says. “Turns out people didn’t want to see people who could dance. They wanted people who couldn’t dance. So it’s not easy to be a taste-master in programming a network.” Unlike CBS’ Les Moonves, Rasulo doesn’t blame DVRs for the networks’ troubles. Although DVR penetration is up about 7 percentage points this year, “the number of individuals who are fast-forwarding through ads has declined, so it’s had a net benefit.” – Read more at Deadline.com