Headlines: Billy Gilman Set for Anthem, David Archuleta Birthday Boy

Billy Gilman to sing national anthem at NHL Centennial Classic – Rhode Island singer Billy Gilman, runner-up on the NBC competition “The Voice,” will sing the U.S. national anthem at the NHL Centennial Classic, held New Year’s Day at 3 p.m. in Toronto. The game, to be held outdoors at BMO Field, will pit the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Detroit Red Wings. Country singer Dean Brody will sing the Canadian anthem. The game will be broadcast nationally on NBC. “Beyond honored and excited! Gonna be awesome!” Gilman tweeted. – Read more at Providence Journal

Birthday Boy David Archuleta

David’s birthday was yesterday. He turned 26.

Chatting with David Hernandez, remembers George Michael – Singer-songwriter David Hernandez chatted with Digital Journal about his plans for 2017, and he remembers the late George Michael.George Michael performed during Hernandez’ season of American Idol, and Hernandez had the chance to share the stage with him as part of the Top 12. “There are so many things I admired about him. He was a trendsetter, and so influential in music. Growing up, my mother loved him and his music,” he said. “I listened to him a lot, and everybody tells me that I sound like George Michael, and you don’t realize that as a kid. He definitely was an idol of mine, along with Prince and David Bowie. They broke those barriers down.” – Read more at Digital Journal

Nick Cannon Leaves the Hospital ‘After 2 Weeks and 5 Blood Transfusions’ – The 36-year-old America’s Got Talent host spent Christmas at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center due to complications with lupus, but in a new Instagram video he posted on Thursday, he shared the good news that he’s been released. Cannon revealed he underwent five blood transfusions during his two-week hospital stay. “Honestly, I feel great,” Cannon says, noting that he went straight to the studio upon his release. “We’re back at it again. … Five blood transfusions, what? Naw, it ain’t nothing.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

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