Headlines: Jena Irene, Luke Wade, Danny Gokey

Michael Bolton’s Detroit documentary – “Gotta Keep Dreamin” already includes musical contributions from Mike Ellison, Jena Irene and students from the Detroit Institute of Music Education, alongside a pair of new Bolton songs. Kline said she and Bolton are aiming for a final soundtrack that will include vintage Motown, techno and rock. – Read more at Freep.com

“The Voice” winner stops by NBC4 studio – Season 7 winner of “The Voice” Craig Wayne Boyd stopped by the studio and talked with Monica Day about life after the show. – See the Video at NBC4

Adam Lambert to headline XLO Almost” Acoustic Xmas – WORCESTER – Adam Lambert is an American Idol, a front man for Queen and a Grammy-nominated, top-selling solo artist; now, he’s heading to Worcester’s Mechanics Hall for Christmas. Lambert is set to headline the annual WXLO 104.5 FM Christmas Show, XLO’s Acoustic Xmas; except that, this year, will be the “Almost” Acoustic Xmas in deference to Lambert’s preference to appear with a full band. – Mechanics is a gorgeous, intimate hall. Looking forward to being there. Have to admit though, I would have loved an all acoustic concert – Read more at Mass Live

THE VOICE’s Luke Wade Sings for the Cure, and Himself – This weekend fans of The Voice will see a pair of familiar faces take the stage at the half of the Denver Broncos/Minnesota Vikings matchup on Sunday, October 4th: Luke Wade (Season 7) and Mia Z (Season 8) have recorded and released a cover of Ashford & Simpson’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” All iTunes proceeds on sales of the single will benefit Susan G. Komen. “McNulty Casting is the casting company for The Voice. They’re very serious about their purpose of finding talent to show to the world. They use every avenue at their disposal. They spend hours and hours scouring the Internet for new talent. They don’t care if you have 100 million views or 500 views; they look at the talent for what it is. ‘The show is about half open call, and about half people the casting agency finds,” – Read more at Broadway World.com

Faith-filled Gokey gets ‘back up again’ – It has been over a year since you released “Hope in Front of Me.” What are you working on now? Gokey: We just recorded that same record in Spanish, so we have been working on putting distribution in place. I also just finished recording my first Christmas album, which my wife (Leyicet) says is her favorite record I have ever recorded. We sat down with the label and picked out the songs and figured out what makes sense. We had to filter through so many classics, and we came up with eight cover songs and two originals. – Read more at Green Bay Press Gazette

Empire Producer addresses Jlo Diss – Lee Daniels upset some Jennifer Lopez fans when Empire character, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) made a crack about her singing voice. In reference to casting two Latinas in a girl group, she said, “Ain’t nothing wrong with a couple of Jlo’s as long as they can sing…” Daniels posted a photo of himself with Jlo on Instagram and captioned it: “I talk to Jennifer all the time about being on Empire. We’d be lucky to have her. She’s proven herself as an original: one of the best singers, dancers and actors of all time. Look sometimes, Cookie just says some stupid shit.”

Mila finds out Adam Levine got married

Adorable now…she’ll be so embarrassed later.

Dancing’s Derek Hough: This Is One of the Most Special Weeks in My Career – This week is Most Memorable Year Week. I don’t think you’ll be surprised that Bindi’s is 2006, the year her dad died. We have the contemporary and it’s a very special dance. We’ve never intentionally gone to this vulnerable, raw place before. Every move I’m choreographing has a meaning behind it. It’s very emotionally charged and very powerful. It’s one of the most special weeks for me in my Dancing with the Stars career and I’m just honored to be able to be there for her and walk her through this journey and go there with her. – Read more at TV Guide

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