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Orange County’s Christmas Extravaganza Announces Live Streaming Arrangements, Final Line Up For National Telecast, Wednesday, December 23 – With the first national broadcast a little more than a day away, the Orange County Christmas Extravaganza has announced that American Idol favorite Jessica Sanchez will be featured during the performance from the world famous Arboreteum at the Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. Joining Sanchez as additions to the show include Skip Schumaker of the Cincinnati Reds, and Peggy Tanous of the Real Housewives of Orange County will join host Ben Giroux, in bringing the incredible array of talent to the nation on Christmas. Featured performers include Americal Idols Ruben Studdard and Kris Allen, and American Idol fan favorites Pia Toscano, Paris Bennett, Elliott Yamin, Ayla Brown, and Tamyra Gray. In addition to the new expanded performing line up, the Orange County Christmas Extravaganza detailed the new online streaming site that will allow fans from across the country to watch the show live by clicking https://livestream.com/takeonedigital/occhristmasconcert. – Read more at PRWeb.com

Additional Performers Join “Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution” Airing Thursday, December 31 at 8/7c on FOX – “PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION” ADDS MA$E, FRENCH MONTANA AND BUSTA RHYMES TO PERFORMERS APPEARING WITH PUFF DADDY AND THE FAMILY; CHRISTINA MILIAN OF “GRANDFATHERED,” JORDIN SPARKS AND YANDEL ALSO JOIN EVENT’S EPIC LINEUP!
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Forbidden Saints & Winners of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance Among the Performers at NobleCon12 Networking Events – Noble Financial Capital Markets (Noble) confirmed today that Forbidden Saints, Kris Allen, winner of the eighth season of American Idol and Lauren Froderman, winner of So You Think You Can Dance, season seven, will be among the various acts to perform at the networking events at NobleCon12 — Noble Financial’s 12th Annual Emerging Growth Investor Conference to be held January 17-20, 2016 at Club Med, Sandpiper Bay, Florida. – Read more at EINews

Miss Universe Executive ‘Definitely’ Wants Steve Harvey to Host Again – Everyone makes mistakes. Even though Steve Harvey made a major blunder when he announced the wrong winner during the live Miss Universe telecast on Sunday, December 20, he’s welcome to host the show again next year. Mark Shapiro, the chief content officer of WME IMG (the company that owns the Miss Universe Organization), told the Jim Rome Show that he’d love to have the Family Feud host back next year. “He was funny, he was informative, he’s high energy, he’s got a great following,” Shapiro said of the 58-year-old comedian. “I definitely want him back, and I would hate to see him not come back. He’s going to want a shot to redeem himself.” – US Magazine It could also be that Harvey signed a MULTI YEAR CONTRACT just days before the pageant, according to Entertainment Tonight.

‘The Voice’ Winner Jordan Smith: ‘I Thought I Had Fooled Everyone!’ – Jordan Smith was the frontrunner of The Voice Season 9 from the beginning, but now, roughly a week after his landslide victory, he admits that he didn’t always think he had it in the bag. He actually auditioned for the show once before and was rejected, and even once he made it onto The Voice, he still had serious doubts about whether he was a real “artist” – and he was shocked by the accolades he received. “I was like, ‘Wow, people see something in me that honestly I didn’t think was there.’ I thought maybe I had fooled everyone!” he tells Yahoo Music’s Reality Rocks. “It took a lot of convincing for me to finally start seeing myself as a performer and artist.” – Read more at Yahoo.com

Jordan Smith on Girlfriend Kristen’s Support: ‘She’s Been Through It All with Me’ – Since the beginning of Jordan Smith’s Voice journey, there’s been one special lady by his side: his girlfriend of more than three years, Kristen Denny. “It’s so full circle,” the newly crowned season nine winner tells PEOPLE. “She’s so happy for me and she knows this is exactly what I’ve dreamed about.” After host Carson Daly called his name, “she came on stage and hugged me and just told me, ‘This is it,'” says Smith. “That was such a special moment.” – Read more at People.com

Fifth Harmony: Not “Worth It” to Buy Each Other Christmas Gifts – t’s been a great year for Fifth Harmony, thanks to the success of their hit “Worth It.” But since they’ve been living in each others pockets all year, it’s no surprise that the ladies are not planning to spend Christmas together exchanging gifts. “We kind of share everything with each other already,” explains Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke Hernandez. “So, I dunno, we don’t really give each other Christmas gifts because ultimately we are separated; we’re with our families.” Indeed, all five girls are from different cities, Christmas one of those rare chances for them to go back home and visit with their loved ones. – Read more at ABCNewsRadio

Grapevine: Aretha snaps pics during Broadway show – Last week at a Broadway performance of “The Color Purple” starring Jennifer Hudson, Detroit’s own Aretha Franklin, 73, reportedly ticked off one and all by holding up her cellphone and snapping pictures throughout the first act. According to entertainment reporter Brandon Voss, the Queen of Soul arrived at the performance late with four bodyguards, and was an annoyance ’till intermission. “During the opening number, she began taking photos on her phone, lifting it high and proud, much to the murmuring disgust of those around us,” Voss was quoted in Page Six. But R&B royalty can apparently get away with a lot. A woman who complained later approached Franklin to apologize. – Read more at the Detroit News

Simon Cowell bares his chest for a selfie with a flock of fans on luxury holidayIT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! The Christmas holiday means the Carribbean, and a shirtless Simon Cowell! You’ve been waiting all year for this, haven’t you. Heh. – Simon Cowell bares his chest in a selfie for a fan as holidaymakers flock to snap the X Factor supremo. The 56-year-old is proving one of the main attractions at the plush Sandy Lane resort in Barbados as he enjoys his annual break. Si, holidaying with Lauren Silverman, 38 , their 18-month-old son Eric and Yorkshire Terriers, Squiddly, Diddly and Fred, posed for pics after riding a jet ski. Pal Sinitta is there and Si has invited Olly Murs . Well after X Factor, he probably needs an Ollyday… – See the Pics at the Mirror.uk

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