Headlines: Bye Bye Birdie Finds Directors, Adam Lambert Eligible Bachelor

TONY WINNER JERRY MITCHELL AND EMMY WINNER ALEX RUDZINSKI JOIN NBC’S ANTICIPATED HOLIDAY PRODUCTION OF ‘BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE!’ – NBC’s “Bye Bye Birdie Live!,” the network’s 2017 live holiday musical production starring Jennifer Lopez, has found its directorial duo: Jerry Mitchell, a two-time Tony Award winner and eight-time nominee, has joined as stage director and two-time Emmy Award winner Alex Rudzinski, director and co-executive producer of NBC’s upcoming dance competition series “World of Dance,” will serve as the telecast’s live television director. – Read more at NBCUmv

Adam Lambert is OUT’s Most Eligible Bachelor – Glam rocker/pretty boy, Adam Lambert, takes a whopping lead with 45% of the votes. Throw him a Tweet, and spark a connection. It will be a fun, if not slightly unconventional, story to tell when your kids ask how their daddies first met. – See more at Out

The Voice: The Coaches’ Top Six Moments You Didn’t See – The Voice returned for its 12th season on Monday with coaches Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton back in the big, red swivel chairs and battling each other during the Blind Auditions to get the best singers they can for their teams. But there is also a lot of hijinks behind the scenes and Parade.com has a look at six moments you didn’t see on the broadcast show. Read more at Parade

Candice Glover interview – For a time, Glover was out of music completely. Nonetheless, she has no regrets about doing “Idol.” “I wouldn’t trade anything about being on the show,” she said. Now she’s back in and has complete creative control with an independent release, she said. This time, the song will be more R&B and jazz inflected than pop. She also gets to hang with Melanie Amaro, season one “X Factor” winner, who she said now lives at least part time in Atlanta. – Read more at AJC

Taylor Hicks Interview: “American Idol” Winner Talks “State Plate” and New Music – “I had put my name in the hosting hat for a while. It just took the right concept and the right network. This was kind of the perfect storm of circumstances. Obviously, they had heard about the restaurant [I own in Birmingham], and they knew I wanted to do some hosting. So, the concept came up. It’s not like any other food and travel concept on television.” – Read more at Smashing Interviews

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