Headlines: Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton Perform at the White House

The final presidential debate airs tonight at 9 pm ET and as we did with No 1 & 2–we’ll be live blogging! Survivor Gen X vs Millennials continues on CBS at 8 pm ET.

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR BRUNO MARS TO OPEN THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®” – dick clark productions and ABC announced today that singer, songwriter, producer and musician Bruno Mars will open the “2016 American Music Awards.” The “2016 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. This marks Bruno Mars’ first performance on the American Music Awards stage. In 2011, he took home the trophy for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, and has been nominated seven times throughout his career. – via dcproductions press release

NBC’s New ‘Apprentice’ Star Arnold Schwarzenegger Arrives With Trump-Like Baggage – Schwarzenegger’s old behavior is making execs nervous as the network and Mark Burnett relaunch a franchise amid its former host’s issues with women. Says Gloria Allred: His past “will always be with him.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Shine with White House Performance – Stefani and her beau Blake Shelton mingled with the VIP guests before turning-on the entertainment for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s final White House State Dinner. The No Doubt singer, whose father is of Italian decent, performed at the special gathering Tuesday night (Oct. 18), which was held in honor of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini. Stefani was joined by Shelton on guitar as the pair delivered their hit collab, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart.” – Read more at Billboard

The Voice 2017: First look at new ITV judging panel – Jennifer Hudson and Gavin Rossdale – The video at the link is worth watching. Apparently when The Voice UK aired on the BBC, the coaches could sign any of the contestants once the show was over. will.i.am made it a condition when he signed on with ITV. He’s tired of his team members careers going nowhere. – See the Video at Express.co.uk

Rock on! Will.i.Am and Tom Jones are joined by The Voice UK newcomers Gavin Rossdale and Jennifer Hudson at show’s Manchester auditions – There’s been a dramatic revamp when it comes to the red chair line-up for The Voice UK’s latest series. Hitting the red carpet at the show’s inaugural auditions at Salford in Manchester, on Tuesday night, stalwart judges Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.Am were joined by newcomers Gavin Rossdale and Jennifer Hudson. Hitting the red carpet alongside the show’s popular host, Emma Willis, the four judges all seemed to be in extremely high spirits as the show kicked off it’s life under the ITV umbrella. – See the Photos at The Daily Mail

Nick Fradiani & Sean Scanlon Promote Drug Take Back Day – With National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 22 coming up, State Representative Sean Scanlon (D-98) and 2015 American Idol winner Nick Fradiani joined forces with Guilford DAY to raise awareness about excess prescription drugs in a short video. The video can be seen on youtube.com (search “Scanlon and Fradiani”). – Read more at Zip06.com

Carrie Underwood Gives Inside Scoop on 50th Annual CMA Awards – Read more at Sounds Like Nashville

Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo and Melinda Doolittle Puppy Love

Singing with some my faves tonight…but Rosie is the star of the night. #PuppyLove

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Lindsay Arnold on Calvin Johnson’s Fiery ‘DWTS’ Tango: ‘I Didn’t Care About the Scores, I Was Just Proud’ – I think it’s safe to say you guys made up for that with your tango, so fierce! Everyone is talking about those insane lifts. How did you get Calvin to master those? With him, I realize that, even though it might sound extremely crazy and impossible, I just have to try it. I’ve found that so many things work with him that couldn’t work with any other partner I’ve had on the show, so it’s really exciting for me. I feel I’m able to do things that I wouldn’t even try with some professional dancers! The lifts just work for him, and he’s willing to try my crazy ideas. Surprisingly, [that triple flip] didn’t take as long as him to learn as I thought it would. – Read more at ETOnline

Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s EW blog: Pro discusses elimination, and what to look forward to this season – On what to expect from Maks the rest of this season Well I’m looking forward to the finale. I know I’ll definitely be involved with that. I’d love to get another opportunity to do something with Val like we did a few weeks ago, if people would like to see more of that! So I’m hoping there will be a little more in store for me this season, and then I’m looking forward to going home and changing diapers! Peta’s doing very well, she’s happy to have me back home, and she’s just radiant. I might be biased on this one, but I think she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. I’m blessed for sure. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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