Headlines: Kellie Pickler’s Father Arrested, Karen Rodriguez Signed

Singer Kellie Pickler’s father arrested in eastern N.C. – CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. – The father of country music singer Kellie Pickler was arrested over the weekend in Carolina Beach, just south of Wilmington. A Carolina Beach Police spokesperson said officers arrested Clyde Raymond Pickler, Jr just before midnight Saturday at Cole’s Motel. Pickler is charged with selling or delivering marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture sell or distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana. Pickler was still in the New Hanover County Jail under a $10,000 bond on Monday morning. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Monday. – Read more at WCTI12.com

Romeo Santos Signs Four New Acts to His Roc Nation Latin: Exclusive – Victoria “La Mala,” Angel Perez (Mr. Paradise), Jayro Rosado and Karen Rodriguez, each representing a different genre and origin, have been signed by Roc Nation Latin CEO Romeo Santos and president Johnny Marines. Rodriguez, an American Idol alumni, has been making waves with her Spanish language covers of big English pop hits on YouTube, including “Hello” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” Rodriguez also co-wrote one of Santos’ hits. (Karen came in 12th place on Season 10) – Read more at Billboard

Garth’s Superstar Surprises: Reba, Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson and More Help Mark a Milestone – A little more than a week ago, Garth Brooks inducted Randy Travis into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Monday night at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater, the new Hall of Famer watched as the state of Tennessee celebrated Garth’s seventh album that’s sold ten million copies. By the time Trisha Yearwood finished both the duet “In Another’s Eyes” and her own “Walkaway Joe,” you’d lost count of how many times the couple had kissed. Garth launched into “Longneck Bottle” with Steve Wariner, before surprising the crowd with Kelly Clarkson, who lamented that Steve hadn’t done his own hit from 1987, “The Weekend.” The American Idol winner shoveled on the soul for her take on “We Shall Be Free,” before Garth insisted Wariner come back and do Kelly’s request. He complied, with Kelly alternately adding harmonies and fan-girling him. – Read more at WJBDRadio

Kelly Clarkson Wants to Meet Steve Carell

How Carrie Underwood Makes Holidays Happy – “This year we will be spending Christmas with Mike’s family in Canada, and then I’ll probably go to Oklahoma to see my family,” Underwood told People magazine for their special holiday issue. “When he retires, we’ll adjust our scheduling, because we owe my family a lot of Christmases,” she said. – Read more at CMT.com

Carrie Underwood Reveals What She Finds So Unusual About Her Husband Mike Fisher – While Carrie, who has her own line of fitness wear, is obviously extremely fit, and hubby Mike Fisher is a professional athlete, and they both devote a huge portion of their lives to being healthy, Carrie tells E! News that they don’t really work out together-together. “We more work out in the same space together,” the country singer told us when we caught up with her at DICK’S Sporting Goods in Houston, where she was launching a partnership with her CALIA by Carrie Underwood workout line. – Read more at EOnline

Carrie Underwood looks to become just 7th female CMA Entertainer of the Year – Carrie Underwood is looking to join one of the most exclusive clubs in country music: female recipients of the CMA’s coveted Entertainer of the Year Award. “Of course that would be the most amazing thing ever,” Underwood said of possibly taking the trophy at the 50th CMA Awards, which she will co-host for the ninth time with Brad Paisley next week. The show airs live from Bridgestone Arena at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 on ABC. “I’m proud of my singles this year, my tour, and having my son with me every single day and finding our way through our lives,” she said. “I’ve gained such a huge respect for every mom in this business. Nobody thinks about all that stuff all colliding together.” – Read more at Tennessean.com

American Idol Starlet La’Porsha Renae Talks New Music And The “Crazy” Thing She Did To Boost Her Confidence – In addition to working hard to promote the new single, La’Porsha is also preparing to hit the road with fellow American Idol alum and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Fantasia this November. “The tour kicks off on November 19 and it goes through December or January. The opportunity actually came about after I went to her concert with Anthony Hamilton in Jackson [Mississippi]. The show was amazing, of course, and afterward, we talked and laughed and exchanged numbers. We kind of just hit it off again, like we did on the show, and she kind of took me under her wing.” Although Fantasia seems to have become somewhat of a big sister for La Porsha in the industry, getting the news about the tour was still an unexpected surprise. – Read more at Essence Magazine

Inside Sharna Burgess’ Dancing with the Stars Injury: ‘I Was Scared to Death’ – “My knees are my money-makers, so I really don’t want to lose one,” pro dancer Sharna Burgess told PEOPLE after Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, where she wore a knee brace after falling in dress rehearsal earlier in the day. “When I fell, it was pure panic,” said Burgess. “I’ve had an ACL reconstruction on that very same knee, so I was scared to death. In that split moment, you think 1,000 things, but I got up and tried to figure it out.” – Read more at People

Tension in the Ballroom! DWTS’ Gleb Savchenko on Len Goodman’s Harsh Words: ‘He Should Spend More Time with Us’ – Savchenko began listing the samba moves performed in the routine, to which Goodman responded, “I saw what you did. I know what you did … don’t get me started Gleb. You just listen to what I’m telling you and get on with it.” Backstage, Savchenko told co-host Erin Andrews, “I think we have to mix it up a little because it’s not a dance competition, it’s a TV show.” But in the ballroom – unseen by the audience – Goodman told his fellow judges, “No. It’s a dance competition.” “I think Len should spend more time with us rather than in England,” he told PEOPLE, referring to Goodman’s absence from DWTS while he judged the British reality TV show Strictly Come Dancing. – Read more at People

How Dancing With the Stars Helped Maureen McCormick Overcome Her Fear – “Nobody ever wants to go home,” McCormick told E! News after she was eliminated. “Of course on this show you want to keep pushing, you want to just be able to do more dances and learn more things and hang out with all these beautiful people that are so loving and so supportive. It’s such an incredible atmosphere.” However, she pointed out just how good her competition on the show was. “I was aware of my level of skill when I look at Laurie Hernandez, James…all of them,” she said. – Read more at E News

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