The Knockout Rounds begin on The Voice tonight! We’ll be liveblogging at 8/7c PM NBC. Things get SPOOKY on a Halloween themed Dancing with the Stars, plus TEAM DANCES! We’re live blogging at 8/7c PM ABC
Ricky Gervais returns as host to the Golden Globe Awards – Returning to the same stage where he brought his acerbic sense of humor to Hollywood, Ricky Gervais has been named host of the “73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards®,” set for Jan. 10, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The three-hour ceremony serves as the official kick-off to awards season and will be aired live coast to coast from 8-11 p.m. ET on NBC. Gervais hosted the Globes for three consecutive years (2010-12) when the network registered ratings gains from the previous two telecasts. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted the following 3 telecasts – via dc Productions press release.
Andy Grammer to sing national anthem at World Series Game 1 – Pop singer-songwriter Andy Grammer (and Dancing with the Stars contestant) will perform the national anthem at Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. Major League Baseball announced Monday that the “Honey, I’m Good” singer will perform before the New York Mets take on the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The game will air live at 8:07 EST on Fox. – Read more at San Diego Union Tribune
Matthew McConaughey and Adele set for SNL November 21 – Matthew McConaughey will return to the Studio 8H stage on Saturday, Nov. 21 as host of “Saturday Night Live” for the first time in more than a decade. The Academy Award winner recently completed production on “Free State of Jones” and “Gold.” Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Adele will return as musical guest in support of her long-awaited and widely anticipated third album, “25,” due Nov. 20. – via NBCUmv
Macy’s Tree Lighting in Union Square to Feature Jordin Sparks – Another date in what’s shaping up to be the Jodin Sparks Macy’s Christmas Tree Lighting Tour. She’ll also appear in Chicago and Atlanta: In the San Francisco holiday tradition, Macy’s once again presents its gift to the city-a beautiful, reusable 83′ tree decorated with more than 33,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments-during the 26th Annual Great Tree Lighting Ceremony in Union Square on Friday, November 27 at 6 p.m. Headlining the festivities is Jordin Sparks, American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, Sparks rose to fame after winning the sixth season of American Idol. – Read more at Broadway World.com
Carrie Underwood starts new chapter with ‘Storyteller’ – “She knows who she wants to be and how to project herself,” said Randy Goodman, Sony Music Nashville chairman and chief executive officer. Underwood switched producers on a few songs, working with Jay Joyce and Zach Crowell as well as her longtime producer Bright — a move Goodman called “so cool.” “A lot of times artists get to be at this level and they settle in and it’s easy,” he said. “For her after having a child and having some life changes to come back and say, ‘I want to mix it up a bit, and I want someone like Jay Joyce and Zach Crowell,’ that was very aggressive and bold for her. I think she’s done some real creative things here.” – Read more at The Tennessean
Carrie Underwood on Storyteller and Country Music Girl Power – I’ve read a lot of think pieces discussing how you and Miranda Lambert are displacing “Bro Country,” which has dominated charts for a long time. Do you notice a shift in the industry towards women having more success right now? [Inhales deeply]. It’s strange that in our genre, you’ll look at the chart and see two women in the top 30. That means there are 28 guys. Over the past five or 10 years since I’ve been in the business, people would try to pretend there wasn’t a bias. But there have been some things that have happened over the past year that have forced people to acknowledge it. I think the doors are opening and there’s so much talent floating around Nashville—or anywhere; it doesn’t have to be Nashville. There are so many female country singers that have so much potential to be absolute megastars, so it’s not lack of talent, that is for dang sure. They just need the opportunity. What kinds of things happened in the last year to change the conversation?
The whole tomatoes thing. – Read more at Flare
Carrie Underwood interview: ‘I won’t do a Taylor Swift’ – A lot of your songs also have a pop edge to them as well. Have you ever considered going full pop like Taylor Swift has in recent years? “That’s not really my goal, that’s not me at all. I grew up listening to country music. That’s my home, and that’s where I want to stay. I don’t really do remixes or things like that – I just never have. Our goal in my team and what we’ve always talked about is making country music that everybody can like, you know.” – Read more at Digital Spy
Producer scammed label into paying for fake concert: suit – A music producer duped an indie record label into thinking that one of its acts would be opening for Sheryl Crow — and then squeezed $50,000 from its executives for front-row seats to the bogus show, a new civil suit claims. In a Manhattan lawsuit being filed Monday, Superfine Records accuses producer Jamie Rose — who claims to have worked with Jay Z and Alicia Keys — of falsely promising to make one of its singers the opening act for a benefit concert at Carnegie Hall headlined by Jennifer Hudson, Sheryl Crow and Ne-Yo. – Read more at the New York Post