Headlines: David Archuleta BTS, Jessica Meuse Blind Date, CKX Head Dies

American Idol season 13 alum Jessica Meuse Appeared on Blind Date

David Archuleta Interview: “American Idol” Alum Talks New Music, NSYNC and Overcoming Insecurities – Smashing Interviews Magazine: Were you friends with Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC? David Archuleta: (laughs) One of the people I work with who’s part of my management is Kari Sellards, and before she worked with me, she actually used to work with NSYNC. So she’d become close to them and always thought it would be so fun for us to do something together. She said, “Oh, we can make a video, and I can get some of the guys to come and be in the video.” First, I was like, “Well, I don’t know if they would want to be in it, but we could go ahead and ask.” So Lance and Chris made cameos in the video. I had not met them or spent time with them before. It was fun that they were willing to come, and they’re good sports about making fun a little bit. They’re really funny. Chris is like a fireball, just a ball of energy and always cracking jokes. I think he should be a comedian. But we had to edit out a lot of what they said while joking around just to keep it short and to also keep it a little bit more on the wholesome side (laughs). But they were funny. – Read more at Smashing Interviews

David Archuleta – Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays [Behind The Scenes]

‘Kelly Clarkson’ Is a Ratings Winner — and a Throwback to Old Days of Talk Shows – Kelly Clarkson built her career by blending country, pop, R&B and rock influences into a soulful sound all her own. As it turns out, the singer-songwriter has a touch of Dinah Shore in her as well. Tonally speaking, Clarkson’s show is a throwback to the breezy celebrity-driven chat fests of the 1960s and ’70s. Think Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas and Shore bantering with guests on the couch, interacting with the studio audience, doing a song or sketch or two and offering up feel-good human-interest segments. “Kelly is the exact same person off camera that she is on camera,” Wilson says. “She’s putting her heart and soul into the show, and that’s coming through to the viewer.” – Read more at Variety

The Voice Contestants and Coaches Reveal the Best Musical Advice They’ve Gotten – Team Gwen’s Rose Short, Joana Martinez, and Myracle Holloway say their coach is “like a sister, like an auntie,” who will tell you if there’s something that needs to be fixed. She’s also especially ready to give fashion advice, and advises her team to be true to themselves and own who they are. Team Kelly’s Shane Q, Myla Finks, and Chelsea Grover say Kelly has helped them to feel more confident and be more patient, while Team John’s Will Breman, Marybeth Byrd, and Katie Kadan say John have helped them chill out, stay true to themselves, and not oversing their songs. Team Blake’s Ricky Duran and Kat Hammock say Blake has helped them get more emotionally invested in the lyrics and has given some professional feedback about live performances vs. a recorded performance. – Read more at EOnline

Scotty McCreery and Wife Gabi Head to New Orleans for ThanksgivingPopCulture.com

Robert F.X. Sillerman, Concert Industry Consolidator, Dies at 71 – Robert F.X. Sillerman, the entertainment entrepreneur who helped shape the modern concert industry, has died at 71 due to a respiratory illness. Sillerman went on to found CKX (which stood for “Content is King” with a nod to the X in his middle name), a company that originally sold golf equipment, but soon acquired a stake in the estates of Muhammad Ali and Elvis Presley, as well as 19 Entertainment from Simon Fuller, which included the rights to “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” among other properties. He then acquired an entertainment agency with the likes of Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Woody Allen. In 2007, he launched a failed takeover bid for the whole company with Fuller valued at $1.3 billion, resigning from the board in 2010. – Read more at Variety

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