Headlines: Adam Levine to Receive Hollywood Star, Adam Lambert Keeps Freddie’s Legacy

Adam Levine to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame – Adam Levine will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next month. The Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach will receive the Walk of Fame’s 2,601st star on Feb. 10 with a ceremony including speeches by his Voice co-star Blake Shelton and rock legend Sammy Hagar. “Adam Levine fans have been patiently waiting for this day,” Walk of Fame Producer Ana Martinez said in a statement. “Fans from around the world have been constantly checking with us saying, ‘When? When?’ Now is the time, and we invite all of Adam’s fans to join us and enjoy Levine’s ‘moves like Jagger!’ and hear his voice.” – Read more at Billboard

How Queen + Adam Lambert Are Keeping Freddie Mercury’s Legacy Alive – “What I always loved about Queen was that I could see what Freddie and the band were exploring, and I could identify with that,” says Lambert, the breakout American Idol runner-up and solo hitmaker, who also tours with Queen + Adam Lambert. “I started falling in love with rock & roll, I dressed up like a club kid and went out at night, wore weird shit, I’m gay – all of that stuff put together. When I look at the history of rock & roll, Queen is the band that resonated the most with me: ‘That’s me, that’s my life.'” – Read more at RollingStone

A Re-Energized Lauren Alaina Becomes a ‘Road’ Warrior for Women – Her father’s willingness to battle his own demons helped her confront her own. “When my dad first went into rehab, that was the first time I even acknowledged the fact that he had an alcohol problem because he kept the issue a secret,” she says. “When he made that step, it was so brave of him, and it changed my life forever because it made me want to be brave and accept who I am and where I come from.” Enter songwriter/producer busbee (Keith Urban, Maren Morris). They met for the first time at a songwriting appointment, just as she was beginning to open up. She shared all her fears and issues, and waited for the blowback. “He pretty much took me under his arm, gave me a big hug and said, ‘We’re going to write about it,’ ” she recalls. “I cried the whole writing session.” – Read more at Billboard

Ralphie Report: ‘Idol’s’ Jax is ready to take on the world – The annual marathon doesn’t take place until later in the year, giving Jax plenty of time to not only train but also promote and perform her new EP or at least devise a plan to do so. “I think we’re kind of winging it,” she revealed. “We’re just putting out the material and hoping that everyone kind of connects with it. We have some shows and ideas coming up so we’ll keep everybody posted but I’m just really nervous for the release.” Also out on Friday, a new EP from Hot Chelle Rae guitarist and long-time friend-of-the-show Nash Overstreet, who coincidentally co-wrote and produced a song on Jax’s project. The Idol runner-up recalled meeting Overstreet a few years ago during her run on the TV show but he actually remembered a chance-encounter with the singer at a talent show in New Jersey a few years prior to that. – Read more at The Weekender

What ‘American Idol’ Alum Justin Guarini Really Thinks of ‘From Justin to Kelly’ Almost 14 Years Later – Justin Guarini might be starring in Broadway’s In Transit, but he’s completely settled when it comes to his career. “I don’t ever want to leave Broadway,” the American Idol alum, 38, tells Us Weekly. “I love this community. I have never felt more welcomed, more a part of anything than I have with the lovely people here.” Guariani’s oldest has watched one of his most infamous performances: 2003’s From Justin to Kelly. “My daughter saw it a long time ago and she got very angry at Kelly when Kelly kissed me,” he admits. “She was really defensive.” – Read more at US Magazine

Josh Halverson found his voice before “The Voice” – Halverson, 32, who lives in Denton with his wife, Rexana, and young son Thunderbird, acknowledges he was an underdog from the get-go on the show last fall. Mostly, he just felt out of place. He wasn’t coming at it completely green — he’d played dives and honky tonks for years. The lanky singer felt old, sizing up the competition as “80 percent of them are in their 20s and teenagers and have never played a gig in their life, and this is their first gig, or their parents got them into it, or they’re just trying to be famous overnight.” “But I can’t lie, I’ve been there before, wanting that instant fame. – Read more at San Antonio Express News

Dancing with the Stars’ Peta Murgatroyd Reveals Her Top Secret New Project – After weeks of teasing a new venture, Peta Murgatroyd is finally ready to reveal what she’s been up to. “I want to inspire and engage women to help them find ways to keep their glam while they take care of their family,” the Dancing with the Stars pro tells PEOPLE exclusively of why she’s launching her new lifestyle blog All Things Fam & Glam. New mom Murgatroyd — and her fiancé Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who will guest author pieces on the site — will provide diet, exercise, style and parenting tips on the blog. – Read more at People.com

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