Kellie Pickler To Flip Switch For “Opry Goes Pink” – The Grand Ole Opry is joining Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer on Tues., Oct. 30 with the Opry’s fourth annual “Opry Goes Pink” show. Kellie Pickler, who recently shaved her own head to show solidarity to a childhood friend facing cancer, will flip the switch on the Opry’s barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night. The special show will also include performances by Jana Kramer, The Farm, and others as well as activities recognizing breast cancer survivors and the continuing fight against the disease. – Read more at Nashville.com
Kelly Clarkson Reveals the One Thing She Would Never Do For ‘American Idol’ – Kelly Clarkson won the inaugural season of “American Idol” in 2002, and diversified her career by serving as a judge on the reality singing competition “Duets” earlier this year. But don’t expect to ever see Clarkson as a judge on “American Idol.” She told the Journal in an interview that she would “never” appear as a judge on the hit show that helped launch her singing career. – Read more at WSJ.com
Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne & More Pass On Lead In ‘Black Nativity’ – Boasting an all-star cast including Jennifer Hudson and Angela Bassett, the Langston Hughes adaptation “Black Nativity” seemed like the perfect Christmas release when it was announced this summer. However, as the film geared up for its start date and a variety of leading men surrounded the project, it now appears that casting hesitation has spelled doom for the film and its future. Weeks before its October New York production was booked to begin, Fox Searchlight has announced they will instead be shelving the Kasi Lemmons-directed project, after several male leads including Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne passed on the script. – Read more at IndieWire
Birmingham’s Martie Duncan, Taylor Hicks to appear at ‘Seafood, Science and Celebrity’ (video) – BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — You loved them on reality TV. Now meet them in person.
Martie Duncan, a 2012 finalist on “Food Network Star,” and Taylor Hicks, the 2006 winner of “American Idol,” will host “Seafood, Science and Celebrity,” an Oct. 13 event at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium. – Read more at AL.com
Keith Urban Gives Advice on Forgetting Lyrics