Headlines: Kellie Pickler Returns from USO Tour

General Joseph Dunford Wraps Up His Second USO Holiday Tour This Christmas, Rounding out the USO’s Year-long 75th Anniversary Celebration – General Joseph Dunford delivered something far better than presents to American service members stationed in the Middle East this Christmas. The nation’s highest-ranking military officer brought them smiles, laughs, music and more after wrapping up his annual USO Holiday Tour. His second USO tour in just two weeks, Dunford bought a touch of home to four military bases in four days, helping the military support organization officially round out its year-long 75th anniversary celebration with its final entertainment tour of 2016. Accompanying the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was country music star and TV personality Kellie Pickler, singer/songwriter Kyle Jacobs, comedian and “Roastmaster General” Jeff Ross, celebrity chef Robert Irvine, former WWE Diva-turned-six-time TNA Knockout Champ and TNA Hall of Famer Gail Kim and USO CEO and President J.D. Crouch II. This USO tour marked the eleventh for Pickler; eighth for Jacobs; sixth for Ross and Irvine, third for Dunford and very first for Kim. – Read more at Marketwire

kellie pickler uso 2016

Kellie Pickler USO Tour 2016

Interview: ‘The Voice’ finalist Josh Gallagher looks back on Season 11 – Josh Gallagher made it all the way to the finals on NBC’s “The Voice” and even made a little bit of history as the first country artist to be a finalist outside of Team Blake. He started on Blake Shelton’s roster but was stolen by Adam Levine after the Knockout Rounds and wound up finishing in fourth place. After the finale AXS conducted a phone interview with Josh about whether he believes being country gives artists an edge on “The Voice,” how much he benefited from having two coaches and what he’s going to do now that Season 11 is over. – Read more at AXS.Com

Rockin’ in the New Year With Ryan Seacrest – “One of my most memorable moments in Times Square was after the first year that I had hosted with Clark, who suffered a stroke the year before [in 2004]. I wasn’t sure what to expect,” he says. “I wanted to do everything I could to give him everything he needed, considering how he was feeling, so I was nervous about accomplishing that. “When we finished, he gave me this long look in the eye and told me to come over. I came over and he looked at me again and gave me this really big, warm hug. He leaned into my ear and said thank you. It was at that point that I realized that he felt good about the night and that I may have the opportunity to do this again.” – Read more at Parade.com

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