Headlines: Carrie Underwood, Kennedy Honors, Randy Jackson Talks Simon Cowell

Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood, John Legend, more celebrate Kennedy Center honorees in star-studded ceremony – Most of the night’s stirring moments were musical, as when Carrie Underwood tackled “Blue Bayou” in honor of Ronstadt, backed by a string arrangement that brought to mind the honoree’s work with Nelson Riddle, before kicking into a higher gear with “When Will I Be Loved.” To pay tribute, a dashing John Legend sang “Can’t Hide Love” before Erivo, the Tony-winning star of The Color Purple and a Golden Globe nominee for her portrayal of Harriet Tubman in Harriet, took over with “Fantasy” and a soaring rendition of “Reasons.” The Kennedy Center Honors will be broadcast on CBS Sunday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. EST.- Read more at Entertainment Weekly

One to watch: Scarypoolparty – Performing an original track during your American Idol audition is a risky move, but things could not have gone better for Alejandro Aranda AKA Scarypoolparty. He performed not one but two originals – Out Loud and Cholo Love – which stunned judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan and went on to garner more than 16m views on YouTube. Stevie Nicks posted a heartfelt Facebook post about the 25-year-old, saying: “Alejandro, let me welcome you to the grand stage that will be your home for the rest of your extraordinary life.” – Read more at The Guardian

Randy Jackson Reacts to Simon Cowell and Gabrielle Union Drama at ‘America’s Got Talent’ – Staying out of it. In the midst of the America’s Got TalentOpens in a new Window. drama happening at NBC, Randy JacksonOpens in a new Window. opened up exclusively to Us Weekly regarding his thoughts about Gabrielle UnionOpens in a new Window.‘s situation with Simon CowellOpens in a new Window. “It’s a tough situation. I’m sorry for her. I feel bad about that situation but I love her,” the producer, 63, told Us at the World’s Big Sleep OutOpens in a new Window. in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 7. “I’m sure they’ll figure it out. Cowell’s my boy, you know I mean I love him. It’s a great franchise. I’m sure they’ll work it out and figure it out.” – Read more at US

Simon Cowell Lawyers Up From Abroad as ‘America’s Got Talent’ Investigation Begins (EXCLUSIVE) – “America’s Got Talent” executive producer Simon Cowell has set his legal representation for an investigation into the NBC competition series, which was announced by the network this week after a lengthy meeting with ousted judge Gabrielle Union. Cowell has hired Larry Stein, a longtime litigator in Hollywood and media spaces, multiple individuals familiar with the matter told Variety. Stein is expected to advise Cowell and participate in a probe regarding complaints of a toxic culture at the show, raised by staffers including Union. The complaints included numerous accusations of racial insensitivity and excessive critiques of the female cast. – Read more at Variety

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