Headlines: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson

Svet ‘The Pop Violinist’ and Phillip Phillips to perform for St. Jude’s Dec. 9 at Brenau University – Svet Radoslavof is not content just to battle his brain cancer alone. He’s working to benefit others in his condition through his music. The “America’s Got Talent” contestant, known as “Svet the pop violinist” will perform as a part of the Finding an Angel Holiday Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Brenau University. The concert will feature performances from “American Idol” winner and Georgia native Phillip Phillips, “American Idol” contestant Sam Woolf and Nashville-based band American Young. – Gainesville Times

Kelly Clarkson Sang at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Thursday and Then This Happened.

FYI: The National Christmas Tree Lighting will air on the Hallmark Channel Monday Dec. 5 at 7 pm.

Carrie Underwood Smuggles Son Isaiah into New Zealand…

OK. Not really. But it was tempting to pack him away as she took off for her down under tour with Aussie Keith Urban…

Crystal Bowersox preps in Aspen for live album recording – Her series of Colorado shows are a dry run for a trio of concerts next week at The Kitchen Sink in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Bowersox will record a live album. The performances will showcase new material along with a handful of songs off of “All That For This” (2013) and “Farmer’s Daughter” (2010). “I’ve had a lot of positive changes in my personal life and I feel like my music is reflecting that,” she said from Nashville this week before heading to Colorado for shows in Fort Collins, Denver and Aspen. “More upbeat, more storytelling. I’ve been trying to write songs that aren’t necessarily my own story, but putting myself in the shoes of others and crafting characters, as well. It’s got country influences, blues, rock ­— it’s folk and Americana.” – Read more at Aspentimes

Jennifer Hudson on Hairspray Live!, Broadway Nerves and Her New Image – Hairspray was originally a 1980s movie musical, then a Broadway play and then another movie. Do its themes of inclusion and diversity make it very “today”? I think so. Obviously, it’s a situation that is very present at the moment. I think it will have a very powerful impact and give the story that much more meaning. How did they entice you to be a part of Hairspray? It didn’t take too much enticing, to be honest. The art of it alone is a reason to want to be a part of it. Hairspray is a musical classic, and the undertones of what the story is about are the icing on the cake. – Read more at Parade.com

Dancing with the Stars’ Derek Hough on Heading Back to the ’60s for Hairspray Live! – What’s it like living in the world of Hairspray? It’s amazing. It really is. I was going to say toxic because of all the [hairspray] fumes … I’m just kidding. It’s amazing. It’s the sets, the songs, the cast… It’s just amazing. It’s a kaleidoscope of joy. It’s almost cartoon-like with the hair and the costumes, and the make-up, everything – at least for the nicest kids, I should say, for Corny, it’s like a doll. I was like, “Y’all put on a lot of make-up here.” But when you look at it, it’s like, “Okay it’s appropriate.” It makes sense for his role because you definitely get into the character, for sure. – Read more at Parade

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