Headlines: CMA Noms 9/9, X Factor Ratings Drop

The America’s Got Talent Semi-Final round begins tonight with the first 11 acts 8/7c pm NBC.

SNL ANNOUNCES MILEY CYRUS, THE WEEKND AND DEMI LOVATO AS UPCOMING MUSICAL GUESTS – Saturday Night Live” will celebrate the start of its 41st season on Oct. 3 with Miley Cyrus returning for her third time as host and second time as musical guest. On Oct. 10, Amy Schumer will host and The Weeknd will serve as musical guest.On Oct. 17, Demi Lovato will serve as musical guest while Tracy Morgan will return to Studio 8H for his second time as host. – Via NBC Press Release

COUNTRY MUSIC TAKES OVER ABC AND NYC WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINAL NOMINEES FOR “THE 49TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” SEPTEMBER 9 WITH KELSEA BALLERINI AND STEVEN TYLER – At sunrise, Ballerini and Tyler will be at “Good Morning America” for the announcement of the final nominees in five categories live from the heart of Times Square on the ABC Television Network. The announcements will air in the 8:30 a.m., ET half-hour segment of the top-rated morning news program on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Following the announcements live on “Good Morning America,” Ballerini and Tyler will announce the remaining finalists at approximately 9:10 a.m., ET in several other categories on GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo. – Read more at TVByTheNumbers

DIANA DEGARMO INTERVIEWED Diana DeGarmo (Frankie) – How did you get involved with Alto? I became involved with Alto like most of the other actors involved, in the audition room. :-) I was in NYC for another job and had a wonderful read with the creative team and then again with Natalie Knepp. It all felt very kinetic. – Read more at TVGrapeVine

One Direction break six 2016 Guinness World Records – The record keepers announced the group’s six honors on Monday, awarded for everything from their ability to sell albums to attracting Twitter followers. Here’s a list of the accomplishments that landed One Direction a place in history: – Read more at EW

‘X Factor’ U.K. Draws Lowest Season Debut Ratings Since 2006 – Last year, the return of creator Simon Cowell as a judge on the ITV show helped boost the ratings for the season debut.? The 12th season launch episode this Saturday drew an average 7.7 million viewers, down from 9.5 million viewers last season. But the show’s season debut once again dominated Saturday night in Britain, with a share of almost 40 percent of people watching TV at the time tuning in. – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

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