Headlines: Jennifer Hudson Joins Citizen Prize; Scotty McCreery, Crash My Playa

John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Sting & More to Perform at Global Citizen Prize Award Ceremony – Global Citizen announced on Tuesday (Nov. 19) that Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, Sting and Stormzy will take the stage to perform at this year’s Global Citizen Prize award ceremony. Chris Martin and H.E.R. will also perform as special guests. Legend will also serve as the evening’s host. The ceremony celebrates the world’s most inspiring activists who are working to end extreme poverty in five categories: artist, business leader, world leader, Cisco Youth Leadership Award and Global Citizen of the Year. The event takes place on Dec. 13 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, but the televised special will air Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. MSNBC will then air the special on Dec. 22 at 10 p.m. EST and re-air to ring in the new year on Dec. 31 at 11 p.m. EST. – Read more at Billboard.com

American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery Joins Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa Festival

The Voice Season 11 runner-up Billy Gilman Announces Tour

‘America’s Got Talent’ Phenom Emanne Beasha Signs With Decca – 11-year-old Emanne Beasha competed on season 14 of America’s Got Talent and immediately went viral with renditions of classic arias like “Nessun Dorma.” It was only a matter of time before the opera-singing sensation got snapped up by a label and she soon inked a deal with Decca Records, US. Her first release, A Christmas Wish, arrives on Friday (November 22). It is a double single, or mini EP, comprised of “Ave Maria” and “O Holy Night” — two standards that will no doubt showcase her glorious voice. – Read more at Idolator

Why Blake Shelton Doesn’t Miss Adam Levine Any More (Guess Who’s Filled the Void!) and Other Secrets of The Voice – The Voice coach Blake Shelton says he’s gotten over pining for longtime arch-nemesis Adam Levine, who left the hit show earlier this year. And Shelton has good reason: Fellow coach Kelly Clarkson, he says, is “doing a great job filling the Adam ‘assh— void.’” In fact, Shelton revealed at a recent Nashville event to promote The Voice that he recently uttered those exact words to Clarkson. He also reported Clarkson’s reaction: “She didn’t take that very well.” There’s another reason Shelton doesn’t miss Levine: The bromance continues, he revealed, “just not for the cameras.” – Read more at People.com

DWTS’ Ally Brooke Reveals What James Van Der Beek Said to Her After She Offered to Be Eliminated – Spreading kindness. Ally Brooke warmed hearts across America when she volunteered to be eliminated from Dancing With the Stars on Monday, November 18, instead of James Van Der Beek, who announced moments earlier that his wife, Kimberly Van Der Beek, recently suffered a miscarriage. However, the ABC series does not allow a contestant to hand over his or her place in the competition to a fellow competitor. “He was just like, ‘I can’t accept that’ and ‘It’s very, very kind,’” she revealed after the show. “He said, ‘Just enjoy it.’ Sasha and I talked to him afterwards as well and I tried to offer again and I talked to him on my own, and he was just like, ‘No, please, you just enjoy it and you shine and don’t be afraid to shine.’ [Those] are the exact words he told me, and I’m taking that in. Even though I’m very sad and in a way feel like I shouldn’t be here, I’m trying to celebrate too [for] my personal journey.” – Read more at US

Lauren Alaina Hilariously Breaks Down In Tears Over Tim McGraw Following Her On Twitter

Ally Brooke Says It’s ‘Not Right’ That She’s Going To ‘DWTS’ Finale Over James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek’s ‘DWTS’ Co-Stars Share Heartbreak Over Wife’s Miscarriage (EXCLUSIVE)

Man Threatens to Slit Brother’s Throat When He Won’t Help Him Appear on ‘America’s Got Talent’ – A man was arrested Sunday evening and charged with domestic violence after he attacked his brother for not supporting his dream of being on America’s Got Talent. Gregory Rarey, 25, became irate and left his brother’s apartment in Warren, Ohio before he came back minutes later and started to scream at his brother, Chad Cibik, 29, for not supporting him. Police reported that Rarey then punched Cibik in the face. When police arrived at the apartment complex where Cibik lives, he was standing outside with his dogs and had a swollen left eye, reported WIVB. Cibik said the argument began when Rarey, his blood brother, told the family that he was going to enter into the televised talent show, America’s Got Talent. According to the police report, Cibik said that Rarey’s family told him they would not financially support him in his attempt to make the auditions. – Read more at Newsweek

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