Headlines: American Idol New Year’s Wishes, Adam Lambert in Vegas

American Idol Judges and Ryan Seacrest Wish Fans a Happy New Year

With “confetti everywhere” and “sparkly pants,” Lauren Alaina was “born” to play “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” – Tonight, Lauren Alaina will ring in 2019 by playing the Hollywood Party on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini. The Georgia native says you can bet her fiance, Alex Hopkins, will be close by as well. “New Year’s is one of my very favorite holidays because you get to kiss someone, hopefully my fiance,” she jokes. “That would be a problem if I didn’t. I feel like it might cause me some problems.” – Read more at ABC News Radio

Lady Gaga Brings Out the Stars for Las Vegas Residency Opening Night — See the Pics! – The 32-year-old singer kicked off her Las Vegas residency, Enigma, at Park MGM’s Park Theater on Friday night, with stars like Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, Adam Lambert and more making up the sold-out crowd. Gaga, who announced her residency last year, entertained fans with a series of costume changes, including a show-stopping custom latex look by Vex — and the knockouts just kept coming. – More at Entertainment Tonight

Adam Lambert Looking Sharp at Gaga’s Opening


“This is where I cut my teeth,” Matt Giraud reflects on Monaco Bay closing – Monaco Bay has seen it’s share of dazzling performances, but none should be as memorable as the last performance, which will be held on New Year’s Eve. “I think American Idol really liked that I was a dueling piano player. They liked the story,” Giraud said. “They actually never had a dueling piano player, so they came here. They put signs up all over the place, AI is filming here, and everybody was like what’s going on here? Because you’re not allowed to tell anybody. So it’s like CIA level secrecy. And so people are like, ‘What were you in Hollywood for?’ and I’m like, ‘Nothing. I wasn’t there for nothing.'” – Read more at WWMT.com

THE TAX FACTOR Simon Cowell believes he has been left off the New Year’s Honours list because of his non-illegal affiliation with the Panama Papers – WITH the great and good of showbiz once again recognised in the New Year’s Honours, one name is conspicuous by its absence – Simon Cowell. Despite redefining Saturday night TV and raising millions for charity off-screen, he has been snubbed in the list. The frustrated tycoon believes he might have been unfairly punished after being caught up in the 2016 Panama Papers furore, following the leak of offshore tax accounts of dozens of high-profile names. In the X Factor boss’s case, he was named as the sole shareholder of two British Virgin Islands ­companies set up in 2007, at a time when he was considering buying plots of land in Barbados. Poor Simon, DISSED AGAIN BY THE QUEEN. He wants a Knighthood so bad. Heh. – Read more at The Sun

‘America’s Got Talent’ exclusive: Susan Boyle explains why she’s returning for ‘Champions’ – As the Scottish singer explains in a new clip from the season premiere of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” premiering Jan. 7 (8 EST/PST), “(I’m) a champion for those who don’t have the confidence to do things and don’t have a voice; the ones people tend to ignore,” Boyle says. “I feel like I’m a champion for them.” – USA Today

SYTYCD Finalist Jensen Arnold Marries High School Sweetheart in Romantic Winter Wedding – Just two days after Christmas, So You Think You Can Dance finalist Jensen Arnold — Dancing With the Stars pro Lindsay Arnold’s younger sister — married her high school sweetheart Topher Hill in a romantic ceremony. Jensen, 21, who was the runner-up on season 15 of SYTYCD this year, said “I do” on Thursday at the Salt Lake City Temple in Utah. – Read more at People

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