Headlines: Hollywood Parade Lineup, CMAs All Female Opening

The 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Announces Lineup – he 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas event in America, announces its Grand Marshal and the 2019 talent lineup for its landmark anniversary celebration, which will take place on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. PT. The host of Access Hollywood, Mario Lopez, and the Lopez family, are this year’s Grand Marshals. They will join an eclectic array of musical performances featured during the parade and national telecast, including Jesse & Joy, Dionne Warwick, Brandon Jenner, Sheléa, The Band Of Merrymakers, Rock of Ages, Shawn Wayans presents The Boo Crew, Phil Vassar, David Archuleta, Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo, James Maslow, Ashen Moon with Mikalah Gordon and Brandon Rogers. The parade will also feature a special tribute for Toys for Tots and a magic performance by Mai Wynn and Farrell Dillon of The CW hit series, “Masters of Illusion.” The 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will be hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with special co-host Elizabeth Stanton. – Read more at Broadwayworld.com

Women in Country Music Unite For Groundbreaking Performances at ‘The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,’ Nov. 13, on ABC – Women in Country Music will unite for a historic, not-to-be-missed opening performance at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards.” The groundbreaking number led by Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton will also feature Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (comprised of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson, each performing iconic country songs for a monumental decades-spanning medley never before seen. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will also see Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and Runaway June join together for an epic performance of a recent CMA Song of the Year and CMA Single of the Year for what’s sure to be one of the night’s most-talked-about performances. “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, celebrates legendary women in Country Music throughout the broadcast, airing live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13 (8:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. – Read more at WDTVPress.com

Adam Lambert joins Pittsburgh’s Light Up Night this holiday season – National recording artist and recent Queen frontman Adam Lambert leads the entertainment at this year’s Comcast Light Up Night in Pittsburgh. Lambert will perform during the event at the Main Stage on Fort Duquesne Boulevard. The Nox Boys and Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers will open the show. “Pittsburgh, I will see you on Comcast Light Up Night celebration,” Lambert said Wednesday via video message during a press conference at the Senator John Heinz History Center. “I will be on the main stage. See you there.” – TribLive

David Archuleta Announces Cover of ‘NSYNC’s Merry Happy Holiday

The American Idol season 7 alum will release a new Christmas video on November 14

Kelly Clarkson meets Reese Witherspoon’s Bradley Jackson in The Morning Show sneak peek – Bradley Jackson is a big Kelly Clarkson fan. And she’s about to discover one of the biggest perks of her new job. In the first three episodes of The Morning Show, the Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston-led drama on Apple TV+, Witherspoon’s Bradley Jackson went from being a local news correspondent in West Virginia to the co-host of one of the top morning news shows in the country. Needless to say, she’s still wrapping her head around her new position. But in episode 4, her new job will give her the chance to meet one of her favorite singers: Kelly Clarkson! – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Fantasia has been to a dark, dark place and come out the other side. Now she wants to sing for you, and folks who have been there – For a long time, Fantasia was struggling. The rock and soul singer won “American Idol” in 2004, but she spent the next few years dealing with tabloid stories about her weight and financial health and a woman accusing her of breaking up her marriage. In 2010, she tried to commit suicide by taking too many sleeping pills and aspirin. So for years, when she sang overcoming-adversity songs like “Lose to Win” and “Side Effects of You,” they came from a dark place. “It’s a different feeling now,” says the singer born Fantasia Barrino, by phone from her home in Charlotte, N.C. “The way I sing it now, I know there’s someone in the audience who may be going through that. I went through that! I had my process. I sing it loud and I sing it proud and I sing it with a meaning and I sing it with a feeling. I used to sing it in pain. I’m no longer in pain.” – Read more at Chicago Tribune

More Photos of Jennifer Hudson Shooting Aretha Franklin Biopic

The American Idol alum and The Voice coach was spotted in New York City filming the Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect due out in theaters August 14 2020. Marlon Wayans plays her first husband Ted White.

Allison Holker and Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss Welcome Second Child Together – Congrats to Allison Holker and Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss! The couple has welcomed their second child together, a baby girl, they revealed on Instagram on Wednesday. Holker shared the news alongside a sweet black-and-white photo featuring her and Boss holding their newborn daughter’s tiny hand. “ZAIA BOSS,” the former Dancing With the Stars pro captioned the pic. “9 lbs 3 oz ? 21 inches long. Healthy beautiful angel.” – Read more at Yahoo

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