Headlines: Jennifer Hudson Honored by the March of Dimes

Jennifer Hudson, Universal Music Publishing’s Jody Gerson Honored by March of Dimes – Grammy Award-winning singer and Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson and Universal Music Publishing Group chairman/CEO Jody Gerson were two of the special honorees at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies: A Hollywood Luncheon. The sixth annual luncheon, which raised $1.4 million to help end preterm births, was held Friday (Dec. 9) at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. – Read more at Billboard


Thank u @marchofdimes for this amazing honor ! And thank u @kellyrowland ! U r my role model !!!

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Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Her Family’s Busy Holiday Plans, Talks GRAMMY Nomination – “We are a very American family in the sense that there are a lot of different families going on, and having to visit this family and this family and this family,” said Clarkson, who will be celebrating her first Christmas as a mom of four (the singer shares two kids with husband Brandon Blackstock, and is step-mom to his two kids from a previous marriage). “We have a very full schedule of family fun to make sure we get everyone in there and see everyone and our kids, because it is important.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Sal Valentinetti talks life after ‘America’s Got Talent,’ upcoming Paramount shows – There was Frank, there was Dean and now there’s . . . Sal. After spending the summer taping “America’s Got Talent” on the West coast, crooner Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti is back in Bethpage, where he’s become a bona fide celebrity after finishing as a finalist on the reality show. “It’s tough when this thing happens overnight because your head can go places. But any time my girlfriend sees my head getting too big, she takes out the needle and pops it,” says Valentinetti, 21. “I’m happy they still remember me.” – Read more at Newsday

Melanie Martinez: An Important New Voice – Melanie Martinez does not want to talk about a certain television show today — or ever, really. “OK, are we done?” she interjects impatiently, just as I’m starting to gush about how Season 3 of The Voice — on which Melanie made the top six semifinals when she was just 16 years old — was by far the best season in the singing show’s history, in large part because of Martinez’s gutsy, game-changing performances. “You’re talking an awful lot about The Voice…” – Read more at Yahoo.com

Get Carrie Underwood’s Easy Holiday Recipes: I Want My Guests to ‘Leave Feeling Full and Happy’ – What are your go-to dishes? I’ll take a lot of holiday favorites and make them vegetarian. I’ll use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth to make the stuffing. I like to make casseroles — sweet potato casserole is a favorite of mine. One of my favorite desserts is, I’ll get apples and cut them up into big chunks. I’ll put cinnamon and apple pie spices on them, pour a little maple syrup and then put them in the oven. Then I’ll put that over coconut ice cream, and it’s supereasy and people really like it. As far as breakfasts go, there’s always things like oatmeal bakes that you can pop in the oven, or overnight oats in the crock pot and have those things ready to serve. – Read more at People.com

For Chicago’s Sa’Rayah, ‘The Voice’ just part of a journey – Sa’Rayah was introduced on the Sept. 19 season premiere and eliminated Nov. 15. But she’ll be back to perform on Tuesday’s show. “The Voice” has been a wonderful ride for the deeply spiritual young woman, a high after some of life’s lows. Her mother long ago recovered from addiction. She’s in the middle of a divorce from the man she’d saved herself for in marriage, and she and 2-year-old daughter Nylah have moved back home with her parents in Country Club Hills. – Read more at Chicago Sun Times

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