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ELIZABETH BANKS TO HOST SNL ON NOV. 14 WITH MUSICAL GUEST DISCLOSURE – On Nov. 14, Elizabeth Banks will make her “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut. Banks can next be seen in the highly anticipated “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” in theatres November 4. She is also coming off directing and starring in “Pitch Perfect 2” and a critically-acclaimed role in the film “Love and Mercy.” Disclosure will also make their SNL debut as musical guest. Their second album, “Caracal,” was released in September to rave reviews. The English electronic music duo will be joined by Sam Smith and then Lorde for their first TV performance from this critically acclaimed album. – Read more at NBCumv

‘American Idol’ star Candice Glover to perform in Panthers’ half-time show – St. Helena Island native and “American Idol” season 12 winner Candice Glover will perform during the Carolina Panthers’ half-time show Sunday in Charlotte, according to Glover’s mother, Carol Glover. The game is set for 8:30 p.m. at the Bank of America Stadium, a 75,413-seat venue. Glover will sing two songs, her mother said, but could not immediately confirm what those two selections would be. – Read more at IslandPacket

E! PICKS UP GROUNDBREAKING DOCUSERIES “I AM CAIT” FOR SEASON TWO TO AIR IN 2016 – E! has announced a second season of the groundbreaking documentary series “I Am Cait,” which follows Caitlyn Jenner finding her “new normal” as she lives her life as a transgender woman while learning about and advocating for the transgender community. The second season of “I Am Cait” will premiere in 2016. “Caitlyn’s story has ignited a global conversation on the transgender community on a scale that has never been seen before,” said Jeff Olde, EVP, Programming and Development, E! “We are honored Caitlyn has chosen to continue to share her ongoing story with our viewers around the world.” “I’m looking forward to continuing the conversation,” said Caitlyn Jenner. – Read more at NBCumv

CARRIE UNDERWOOD: Looking at “Storyteller” – Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller album releases this Friday, October 23rd, and Carrie talks with us about the 13 songs that make up her fifth studio album.- Read more at Hear Something Country

Carrie Underwood Will Not Be Pigeonholed – Jay Joyce and Carrie Underwood make strange bedfellows, and that’s the point. For Storyteller, Underwood brought in a producer best known for producing Eric Church, Little Big Town and more recently, Brothers Osborne. His experimental sound runs straight across the establishment’s grain. His records are often dirty, bluesy and unpredictable. He admittedly used to buy drugs near the East Nashville Baptist church he converted into a studio. Sure, he’s enjoyed mainstream success in recent years, but he’s about as mainstream as a unicycle. – Read more at Taste of Country

American country star Carrie Underwood is determined to crack the UK – Carrie Underwood is fresh from her appearance on Loose Women. She’s been on the panel show before so knew what to expect, but admits her fingers were crossed that the other panellists didn’t ask her about politics. “I would’ve had to plead ignorance,” she says. “I’m interested in all that, but I’ve just had a baby, I’ve not been paying attention.” – Read more at Bristol Post.UK

‘The Voice’ runner-up Meghan Linsey talks music and makeup – Linsey says she didn’t intentionally plan on a heavier soul presence on “Believer,” and that the transition happened naturally. She also points to country artists such as Brett Eldridge, who are infusing their sound with soulful hints, too. “The whole thing is just silly, because people are so hypersensitive to that stuff and labels and genre,” Linsey says. “I think as artists, you just want to make music, and you try not to think about it too much. I just wanted to make really good music.” – Read more at Lancaster Online

Kellie Pickler Doesn’t Watch ‘Dancing with the Stars’ – The country cutie and new star of CMT’s I Love Kellie Pickler reveals during a recent appearance on the Rachael Ray Show she loves and misses the ABC dancing competition show—but not enough to remain a loyal viewer. “I don’t like seeing people not do well,” Kellie says. “It makes me uncomfortable. I like for everybody to go out and do great and win—everybody gets a little gold star. I just don’t like—I just want everybody to be happy. I don’t like uncomfortable awkwardness.” – Read more at Buckeye Country

Jennifer Hudson Has a Pair of Jeans Named After Her Thanks to New York & Company – Hudson told PeopleStyle she’s pumped to partner with the company to create the perfect jeans. “For me, comfort is everything so I really appreciate the high waist and super soft feel of the jeans, and yet they still look amazing because of their curve-flattering fit,” she shared. “I’m excited to offer this curated collection of my favorite pieces to the New York & Company woman.” You can snag a pair of the signature skinnies tomorrow at nyandcompany.com (and for a special deal — they’re 40 percent off!). – Read more at People

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Tori Kelly Is the New Face of William Rast! Get an Exclusive Look at Her Brand-New Ads – The 22-year-old singer is joining the brand, which was founded by Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala in 2005, as its newest brand ambassador, starring in its Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 campaign ads. “I’m so thrilled to be partnering up with William Rast,” she tells PeopleStyle. “I’m such a fan of the brand and being a part of the new campaign has been amazing.” – Read more at People

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