Headlines: Hometown Honors Wé McDonald, Nick Cannon Hospitalized

Paterson honors ‘Voice’ finalist Wé McDonald with citations from mayor, council – The girl who had the entire city cheering for her as she advanced to become a finalist on the “Voice” was honored with separate citations from the mayor and the council on Tuesday night. Her best friend from high school, mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ daughter Joely Torres (pictured, left), read out a list of her achievements so far in life and handed Wé McDonald a framed proclamation on behalf of the mayor. – Read more at Patterson Times.com

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Five things to know about Laith Al-Saadi – Doing the blind audition on “The Voice” is as weird as it looks. Part of the reality show’s setup is that musicians come on stage and play for four celebrity judges who have their backs turned. One of those judges will become a coach to that musician. Eventually, Al-Saadi teamed up with Adam Levine of Maroon 5, who was Al-Saadi’s preference. “It’s pretty strange,” Al-Saadi said. “I’ve played enough that I really didn’t tend to get nervous before performances of course. You’re nervous, I think, mostly because everything is so foreign. There are not many situations where you ended up walking on stage to no applause, where you can hear a pin drop and playing to the backs of people’s heads.” – Read more at Battle Creek Enquirer

Q&A with American Idol’s Pia Toscano on Planning Her Wedding – IW: What was the process of getting your wedding-day ensemble like for you? PT: The process was pretty simple. From the day I met my friend and designer Michael Costello, I knew I wanted him to create my wedding dress. We had a few meetings, I sent him some styles I love, and then he sketched out the most beautiful and unique gown I could have ever imagined! – Read more at Inside Weddings

Carrie Underwood Can’t Resist an Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ryan Seacrest on His Rockin’ New Year Plans, American Idol and New Year’s Resolutions – The show is the legacy of Dick Clark, who died in 2012. What’s the best advice he gave you? He told me, “You’ve got to make this look so easy to watch that people literally think they can step in and do your job. If it’s that seamless, then you’re doing it right.” What does American Idol mean to you? It was my big break. It became a culture phenomenon that we didn’t see coming, and to be a part of that ride was something I can’t even put into words. – Read more at Parade Magazine

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Nick Cannon Will Spend Christmas in the Hospital – The Wild ‘N Out host’s holiday plans quickly changed in recent days, as Cannon took to Instagram to reveal that he has been in the hospital because of Lupus complications. Cannon posted a picture of himself hooked up to a monitor while lying in a hospital bed at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Hospital. “For all who have been trying to contact me the last few days this is where I’ve been. And I will be in the Hospital through Christmas,” he wrote. “All good though, Doctors say I will be back to normal before the New Year. #LupusSucks #ncredible #warrior.” – Read more at E News

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