Headlines: Clay Aiken Slams Kevin Spacey, Core Media CEO Pushed Out

David Foster Says He ‘Wouldn’t Say No to Being Married’ Amid Katharine McPhee Dating Rumors – The songwriter, who hasn’t toured the U.S. since 2010, will kick off his Hitman Tour in Palm Desert, California in March, PEOPLE reveals exclusively. Instead of legends like Andrea Bocelli, Céline Dion, Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand performing the songs they’ve released with Foster, he’ll have singers such American Idol alums Ruben Studdard and Pia Toscano, as well as undiscovered talent, take the stage. If the producer has it his way, the fresh faces will blow up like protégés Michael Bublé and Josh Groban, the latter of whom Foster put on stage in 1999 after coming across his mixtape. – Read more at People

Chris Weaver From ‘The Voice’ Says He’d Love His Drag Queen Identity To Make An Appearance On The Show – In fact, Weaver thinks that with drag becoming more mainstream, like with the success of RuPaul’s show on VH1, Nedra may make her debut on The Voice at some point this season. “I think that’d be a great idea. Listen, if [the show is] down for it, I’m down for it,” Weaver says in a phone interview with Bustle. “I would love that … I think it could be something different — something never done on the show, and, you know, it would bring a different light to the show for sure, and to the art of drag.” – Read more at Bustle.com

Esera Tuaolo From ‘The Voice’ Plans To Use His Platform To Give The LGBTQ Community The Support He Never Had – “What [Shelton] tries to do is encourages [contestants], and adds things to them that will help them to become a better singer,” he says. “He doesn’t take away their style, and that’s what I love about him.” – Read more at Bustle

Fantasia Barrino Says ‘Christmas After Midnight’ Album Has a ‘Little Bit of Everything’ – “Christmas was everything for her,” the American Idol alum revealed while reminiscing about her favorite Christmas memories of “good music” and “nothing but love.” “I want to keep that going. I feel like times have changed, families have changed,” Barrino explained. “People are not as close anymore as they used to be, and one thing about our house was music always kept us close.” – Read more at ETOnline

Clay Aiken Slams Kevin Spacey for Response to Sexual Assault Accusation – Many Twitter users have criticized Spacey for trying to deflect the accusation by focusing on his own sexuality; others were outraged at the actor’s implication that the two were somehow related. Aiken, who came out as gay in a September 2008 interview with People, shared this sentiment, tweeting, “Hey @Kevinspacey you can choose to act like a pervert; you can’t ‘choose’ to be gay.” – Read more at Billboard

Superhero in Training! Carrie Underwood Takes Son Isaiah to See PJ Masks Live – and Pose with the Characters – “Spent our Sunday night saving the day with the #PJMasksLive @theryman ??,” Underwood, 34, wrote alongside a photo gallery featuring Isaiah meeting Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, also sharing a few action shots from the show. “The little man had a blast and the whole cast and crew were so great! And, of course, they put on an amazing show!!” added the singer. “Soooo many happy kids (and parents) tonight!” – Read more at People

Brad Paisley on CMA Awards After Vegas: ‘This Is a Challenging Year’ – On November 8th, Paisley and fellow country star Carrie Underwood will co-host the awards ceremony for the 10th year in a row. And according to Paisley, honoring the 58 festival attendees who died at the Route 91 mass shooting will be a part of the pair’s responsibilities. “We’re not going to ignore it, but we’re not going to also dwell on that,” he says. “We have to make sure we honor those we’ve lost, but we also [have to] celebrate this music, which lives on, and do a good job having the heart we need to have on that night. And also the theme of the show this year is very much about unity and coming together as a format.” – Read more at Rolling Stone

Kelly Clarkson on ‘Epic’ Anniversary Fails and Her Husband Brandon Blackstock: ‘I Found a Cowboy’ (Exclusive) – “I was single for a very, long time and it’s hard when you’re in the limelight [and] you’re financially set and maybe they aren’t — it’s just a lot of intimidation,” the songstress told ET’s Kevin Frazier at her Meaning of Life iHeartRadio Album Release Party in Los Angeles, California, on Friday. “I’m a whole lot of person and I’ve dated people who are like, ‘You’re a lot,’ and that’s cool — I am a lot but [I thought,] ‘Somebody is going to love that some day and it’s not you, so that’s fine.’” “I found a cowboy, a real man that can handle this,” she continued about finding Blackstock, with whom she has a three-year-old daughter, River Rose, and a one-year-old son, Remington. – Read more at ETOnline

Craig Wayne Boyd Gives Fans an Inside Look at the Making of ‘Top Shelf’ – The set’s first single is “Stuck In My Head,” one that Boyd hopes that fans will soon be hearing on their local stations. He says that unlike in the period following The Voice, he’s going to take a much slower approach to the business, something he wishes he would have done earlier. “I think that I probably wouldn’t have taken all of the larger shows that I did, and maybe taken a few more baby steps. I think I probably would have tied in with more artists. We did 240 shows right off the bat, and the majority of those shows, I was headlining.” Still, putting the pedal to the proverbial metal is the only way Boyd knows – and he comes by it naturally! “I have always been a nose to the grindstone guy. So, honestly, it took me a while to realize what was going on. – Sounds Like Nashville

What’s next for Haley Reinhart? More music, maybe movies – “When all this touring is finished,” Haley Reinhart said, “I’d love to start taking classes for acting and improv.” Does this mean that the Wheeling High School grad wants to follow in the footsteps of another “American Idol” alum, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, in moving from music to movies? “I never say never,” Reinhart said. “I’m now trying different things.” – Read more at Daily Herald

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Dancing with the Stars’ Mark Ballas Opens Up About Lindsey Stirling’s Rib Injury: ‘I Was Really Nervous’ – “She’s doing better,” he told reporters after the show. “She wanted to be here tonight [to talk to press], but I told her she needed to go rest and put ice on her ribs. I was with her yesterday when it happened. We took the X-ray — I was really nervous at that point because if there had been a break or a fracture, that would have been a huge problem. There’s no break or fracture. They call it a floating rib.” – Read more at People

‘American Idol’ Producer Peter Hurwitz Pushed Out as Core Media CEO (Exclusive) – Peter Hurwitz, the CEO of “American Idol” producer CORE Media Group, is stepping down and transitioning to an advisory role, two insiders familiar with the matter told TheWrap. Hurwitz is the second former Weinstein Company lawyer in the last week to exit a top role at a prominent company. He was pushed aside to make room for executive chairman Dennis Miller, a former Turner Networks executive, who quietly joined the company in September, the insiders said. – Read more at The Wrap

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