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“MICHAEL BUBLÉ’S CHRISTMAS IN HOLLYWOOD” AIRS THURSDAY, DEC. 10 AS GRAMMY-WINNING STAR RETURNS FOR HIS 5TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPECIAL ON NBC – Bublé Is Joined by Celine Dion, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Tori Kelly for Annual Holiday Musical Event, With Cameos From Jay Leno, Eva Longoria, William Shatner, Blake Shelton, and Supermodels Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner. Featured songs include holiday favorites “This Christmas,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Jingle Bells,” “White Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and more. In addition, Bublé will be accompanied by his band for an intimate “unplugged” medley of songs requested by his social media followers. The special will also feature the premiere of Bublé’s new Christmas song, “The More You Give (The More You’ll Have),” available for sale and streaming Friday, Dec. 4. – Via NBCUnv

SEAN “PUFF DADDY” COMBS RETURNS TO THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – dick clark productions and ABC announced today that seven-time American Music Awards nominee Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs will present the award for “Collaboration of the Year Award Un-leashed by T-Mobile” at the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. He joins previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Justin Bieber, Leon Bridges, Coldplay, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Gwen Stefani, The Weeknd, Carrie Underwood, WALK THE MOON, duets from Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and the legendary Star Wars score to be performed by pop super group Pentatonix and a full symphony orchestra. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. – via dc productions pr release

Demi Lovato will join Morissette for a special performance of “You Oughta Know” as Jagged Little Pill celebrates its 20th Anniversary – dick clark productions and ABC announced today that iconic singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette will perform a special rendition of her 1995 smash hit “You Outta Know” from her award-winning album, Jagged Little Pill, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. She will be joined by Demi Lovato and the two will rock the stage at the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. – via dc productions pr release

American Idol Finalist Joshua Ledet Is Huge in Indonesia – Now 23, Ledet is represented by a legendary music manager Brian Avnet, whose other clients include David Foster and Josh Groban. Avnet believes in developing American R&B singers in the international market, even in territories where few listeners can understand English lyrics. Already, the strategy seems to be paying off: After a March 2015 performance on Indonesian television, Ledet later played a concert in Indonesia that mushroomed from about 80 people to over 10,000. “Their eyes get so big with they see black people,” Ledet says of his new Indonesian fan base. “It’s a rarity, so they appreciate just the color of my skin so much more.” Though now signed to an international distribution deal with Warner Bros., Ledet still considers himself an independent artist. He’s been steadily releasing new music, working with Grammy-nominated producer Bernie Herms on new single “Love Can Do” and producer/songwriter Gorden Campbell on his latest track, “City Falls,” which he co-wrote. – Read more at LA Weekly

Welcome dinner, cultural performance highlights in APEC 2015 – The barong-clad world leaders enjoyed a colorful and vibrant cultural performance during the welcome dinner held in MOA Arena, in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila. Accompanied by a sumptuous menu, the night featured a program showing Philippines’s traditional dance and the best of Filipino talents. Performers of the night included Jessica Sanchez, Charice Pempengco, Arnel Pineda, apl.de.ap with child sensation Reynan Dal-anay… read more at Philstar.com

Scotty McCreery Chooses His Top 5 Country Ballads of All Time – Since winning the 10th season of American Idol in 2011, North Carolina native Scotty McCreery has established himself as one of country music’s most talented young traditionalists. With his debut album, Clear As Day, McCreery made history as the first country act to debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with their first studio album, as well as the youngest male artist to debut at No. 1 with his first album. Clear as Day reached No. 1 on five separate Billboard charts — Billboard 200, Top Current Albums, Digital Albums, Internet Albums, and Top Country Albums. McCreery is currently working on his third studio album and the lead single, “Southern Belle,” is currently climbing the charts. The country crooner picked his top 5 country ballads of all time. – Read more at Billboard

TV Empire: Lee Daniels previews Jamal Lyon’s upcoming Pepsi commercial — Following in the footsteps of Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, and more, Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) is taking center stage in his first Pepsi commercial. The advertisement, which airs during the winter finale of Empire, will live outside of the hip-hop drama as well and was directed by series co-creator Lee Daniels. Daniels will guest-star as himself on next week’s episode, titled, “Sinned Against,” stepping behind the camera as Jamal gears up to become the next Pepsi spokesperson. Fox announced Pepsi as an official sponsor of the breakout hit ahead of its season 2 debut, but, according to Daniels, crafting the commercial was no easy task. (And he wasn’t too keen on the idea at first.) – Read more at EW.com

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