Headlines: DWTS Dancers Join Flirty Dating, Carrie Underwood Scares Brad Paisley

DWTS’ Val Chmerkovskiy and Sharna Burgess Join Jenna Dewan’s New Dating Series Flirty Dancing – Dancing with the Stars‘ Val Chmerkovskiy and Sharna Burgess will soon be dancing with strangers! PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that the DWTS pros and Mirrorball Trophy champions are joining the upcoming Jenna Dewan-hosted Fox dating series Flirty Dancing as choreographers. On the new show, premiering Dec. 29, complete strangers are each taught half of a dance routine before meeting for the first time on a blind date, where they’ll dance together without saying a word. – Read more at People

Brad Paisley Doesn’t Think Carrie Underwood Should Have a License: ‘She Scares Me to Death’ – Peyton Manning, Chris Harrison & Ryan Seacrest are just a few celebs appearing in Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special

Jake Hoot Reveals What Makes Kelly Clarkson The Perfect Coach On‘The Voice’ – “Kelly encourages us to do our best and gives us all the confidence in the world,” Jake explained to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “She gets us ready to perform and be our best selves. She has been through all of this [on American Idol], and that provides a whole new look than what the other coaches can bring. She is so involved in every part of our performances — the songs, the look, the feel. She has helped me tremendously! She’s great because she’s lived our side of things, so it allows her to help us out in an amazing way.” – Read more at Hollywood Life

Jennifer Hudson: ‘How do you be a cat? I sat with that for ever’ – “You know, that was a discovery. How do you be a cat? As a human, I sat with that for ever. Then, wait a minute, I’ve got to sing Memory? Hoo! As a cat. It was the most bizarre – not in a bad way – and unique experience. I was like, what do I do? Especially with a character like Grizabella. I feel like she’s the heart of the story.” The two women were raised in a largely single-parent household; Hudson’s father was absent until, in a move that seems an early example of Hudson’s well-adjusted and emotionally businesslike approach to most things, she went to find him and tell him it was absurd he wasn’t more in their lives. “He was a bus driver,” she says. “He drove Greyhound. When I was 14 or 15 – because he has a whole lot of kids; like, 27–” “Thank God. I think I attribute that first to God, next to [the fact that] when you experience trauma, it comes and goes. It’s always there. But it’s a matter of how you deal with it.” – Read more at The Guardian

Inside Kimberly Caldwell’s ‘Extra Special’ Boho-Chic Baby Shower for Second Daughter on the Way – Kimberly Caldwell can’t wait to meet her baby girl, Houston Mae! The pregnant American Idol alum and NBC’s California Live correspondent, 37, is sharing a peek at her boho-chic baby shower exclusively with PEOPLE. The bash — hosted by Good Carma Studio — was held at Caldwell’s home in Studio City, California, on Nov. 23, where she was honored alongside husband Jordan Harvey and their daughter Harlow Monroe, 4. “The table was set with intentions of gratitude and happiness with beautiful fall and harvest tones,” a rep tells PEOPLE of the indoor-outdoor luncheon event. – Read more at People

Blake Shelton Says Reba McEntire Was Initially Asked to Be a Coach on “The Voice” – However, Blake dropped a bit of knowledge to media members during a The Voice event at Nashville’s Ole Red on Nov. 14. Blake revealed he wasn’t the show’s first choice as a coach from the country community—Reba McEntire was. “If I’m not mistaken, they wanted Reba to be a coach on The Voice first,” said Blake. “I hope I’m not saying something I shouldn’t say. It’s out there now. But they wanted Reba, and they knew they wanted a country artist to be a coach on The Voice to fill that lane.” Blake revealed that Starstruck Entertainment owner—and Reba’s husband at the time—Navel Blackstock recommended him for the gig. – Read more at NashCountryDaily

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