Headlines: Derek, Julianne Hough Holiday Special, Ally Brooke Validated

‘HOLIDAYS WITH THE HOUGHS’ BRINGS FUN SIBLING REVELRY TO NBC – NBC is spending the “Holidays with the Houghs.” The hourlong special, to be aired later this year, will feature brother and sister and Emmy Award-winning choreographers Derek and Julianne Hough, each of whom and together will perform in show-stopping musical and dance performances. The duo’s friendly sibling rivalry will be on full display as they compete in putting their own spin on holiday classics, share family holiday traditions and create new ones for seasons to come. In addition, there will be special appearances by today’s top recording artists, comedy sketches, heartwarming surprises and celebrity friends dropping by. – Read more at NBCUMV

Taylor Hicks travels a distance – Taylor Hicks knows his fans have been waiting a while for his next new record. Like a decade, since 2009’s “The Distance.” Be patient, he says. “I’ve been working on the new record for a while,” says Hicks, who in 2006 won the most-watched season in the history of “American Idol.” “I’ve taken my time, which is a good thing and a bad thing. But there’s a difference between new music and the right music.” – Read more at The Island Now

Lauren Alaina Says Breakup From John Crist ‘Sucks’: ‘It’s Sad’ – “I mean, it sucks,” Alaina tells Jana Kramer on a new edition of Kramer’s podcast, Whine Down With Jana Kramer, on Monday (Sept. 23) about her recent break up from comedian John Crist. “It’s sad.” But Alaina says her “heart is good,” regardless. “It’s kind of weird timing obviously to go through a breakup right before you go on TV, but it has been a good distraction,” she tells Kramer. “John (Crist) and I are friends. I mean I love John (Crist.) We were best friends before we dated. It just didn’t work out, you know? But we are friends.” “I just talked to him and he’s really proud of me,” she adds. – Read more at TasteofCountry

Ally Brooke Feels Validated On ‘DWTS’ After Being Bullied By Fifth Harmony Fans

How Songland’s Sam DeRosa Went from Charlie Puth’s Classmate to Rising Star – After wowing judges on Songland earlier this month, rising singer/songwriter Sam DeRosa is sure that everything comes at the right time. “They say it’s nothing until it’s something,” the 27-year-old tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I’ve been waiting tables and bartending, singing cover gigs and missing holidays with my family for gigs that only paid $50. I always thought, there’s no way when you put this much energy into something that can’t work.” DeRosa’s hard work is finally paying off. She just signed a deal with Songland’s Grammy-winning producer Shane McAnally and his label Monument Records after she performed her original song “Pill For This” for Charlie Puth on the show. – Read more at People

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