Headlines: John Holiday “Huge Names” Reached Out, Fantasia Fertility Struggles

Voice Winner Carter Rubin Says Coach Gwen Stefani Is Like a Second ‘Mom’: ‘She’s Incredible’ – Newly crowned Voice winner Carter Rubin couldn’t be more proud to have given his coach Gwen Stefani her first victory on the show. On Tuesday night, the 15-year-old Shoreham, New York, was named the champion of season 19 of the NBC singing competition series, much to the delight of the No Doubt singer, 51. “If I had a motive to win, it was definitely for Gwen because she is such an excellent coach, and she deserves all the credit in the world,” Rubin tells PEOPLE. “Somehow she hadn’t won yet, which is crazy because she’s so excellent at what she does. I was so lucky and so happy to give her the win that she so deserves.” – Read more at People

Lawrence Professor John Holiday Didn’t Win “The Voice” but Is Being Sought Out by Some of the Music Industry’s High Rollers – Lawrence University music professor John Holiday, after a nationwide audience vote Monday night, finished in fifth place on NBC’s “The Voice” on Tuesday. But while John said the other four finalists have left town, he’s still hanging around Los Angeles. And not to sightsee. But Thursday, the fifth-place finisher was scheduled to meet with writers and producers who have reached out to him, and put into motion an album project he said will likely be released this spring. “I’m telling you, right now, there are huge, huge, huge names associated with me right now, working on this project,’’ he said. “Names of people who I am meeting today in the music industry who are in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, who have won multiple Grammys and they are wanting to produce my project and write for me. “Producers and writers who have worked with Celine Dion, worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, written for Celine Dion, John Legend, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Stevie Wonder; these are people wanting to work with me. And we will work together. So this is a project I’m getting ready to start and it’s going to pretty damn amazing!”- Read more at SpectumNews1

Jim Ranger talks what’s next after competing on NBC’s “The Voice” – Season 19 of NBC’s “The Voice” is complete and Newport Native Jim Ranger was the second runner up and now the million-dollar question is what’s next. Ranger is back home in Bakersfield, Calif. and now he is basking in his gratefulness. “I feel like my entire life, I was raised to do the most you can with what you’ve been given, and when you do that you bring glory to God. It doesn’t matter how little it is or how much it is, you know, so I’ve had all these moments in my life where I try to do the most I can even if it’s a little bit, and then now this opportunity comes around, which is a lot and so for me it was, do the most you can with it. And, and, you know, living that out and let the spirit that’s in me speak more than my words have to,” Ranger said. He is now back home with his wife and children, and he says being reunited with them has been the best moment of 2020. – Read more at KAIT8.com

David Cook Teases ‘December to Remember’ Live Concert Event (Exclusive) – One such artist making the most of the industry adjustment is singer-songwriter David Cook, who tells PopCulture.com exclusively what fans can expect with his upcoming Stage-It event, “December-to-Remember” on Dec. 19. In a telephone conversation with PopCulture earlier this month, Cook, who has been hosting a number of Stage-It events this past year amid the pandemic lockdown, is excited about Saturday night’s show. “The Stage-It shows have been a great lifeline this year,” he said. “There is no substitution for live shows, but given where we’re at in the world, those shows have been an awesome little reprieve and have allowed me to continue to cultivate that relationship with fans.” – Read more at popculture.com

Country music star Lauren Alaina provides winter coats to Nashville families in need – Country music singer Lauren Alaina teamed up with a local non-profit organization on Friday to provide winter coats for families in Nashville. Alaina partnered with the Martha O’Bryan Center at a Christmas drive-thru event delivering coats while maintaining a social distance. “The holidays are about love, light and giving,” Lauren Alaina said. “No child should be without a coat. I can’t wait to be a part of such an important organization and make a difference for some sweet kiddos.” – Read more at FOX17.com

Fantasia Barrino Opens Up About Past Fertility Struggles Before Her Pregnancy: ‘This Is a 3-Year Journey’ – “At first, we thought we were going to have to do different things,” Barrino, 36, begins, explaining that many people had recommended in vitro fertilization to her and Taylor, 40, were struggling to get pregnant. “This is a three-year journey we’ve been on.” During that time, Barrino says she sought help from a doctor, who initially informed her that one of her fallopian tubes had closed. After she was told was told “now that one is open, the other one is closed,” Barrino says the couple decided to take a break and “let God be God.” “I kid you not, I forgot about it,” the singer tells host Tamron Hall. “And then I woke up one night, and I was just like, ‘Something’s different.’ “Barrino says she took a total of six pregnancy tests and threw one of them at Taylor when the results came back positive. “I was so excited,” she gushes. – Read more at People

Laine Hardy Talks New Music, Recovery From COVID-19 – “American Idol” alum Laine Hardy speaks candidly about his battle with COVID-19 after testing positive for the virus in the summer. Plus, the singer opens up about new music, including his latest single “Tiny Town” and a cover of the holiday classic “Please Come Home for Christmas.” – Read more at ETCanada.com

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