Headlines: Kelly Clarkson Set for Halo Awards, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert

Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Hey Violet, Why Don’t We, Ayo & Teo, Jacob Sartorius and More Join Host Nick Cannon for “Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017,” Concert Event Celebrating Kids Who Are Helping and Leading Others, Sunday, Nov. 26, at 7 P.M. (ET/PT) – Some of music’s most popular stars – Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Hey Violet, Why Don’t We, Ayo & Teo and Jacob Sartorius–are coming together for the Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017, a one-of-a-kind concert special honoring four young leaders who are changing their communities and the world by “Helping and Leading Others” (HALO). Led by host, creator and executive producer Nick Cannon, the one-hour musical event will also feature Nick stars: JoJo Siwa (Lip Sync Battle Shorties), Lizzy Greene (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn), Ricardo Hurtado (School of Rock), and Daniella Perkins and Owen Joyner (Knight Squad). The Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017, held at New York’s Pier 36, will be simulcast Sunday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons. – Read more at Futon Critic

Carson Daly’s stepfather passes away: ‘He’s reunited with mom now’ – Carson Daly is enduring another tragic loss.
Just five weeks after the passing of his beloved mother, Pattie Daly Caruso, the TODAY host has revealed his stepdad, Richard Caruso, has died. Richard had been battling bone cancer. The 44-year-old TODAY host shared the news in an Instagram post on Tuesday, just hours after Richard’s passing. “Pops passed away today with absolute dignity & pride. The greatest man we ever knew. Our hero,” he wrote. – Read more at Today

Katie Stevens Starring in Horror Thriller ‘Haunt’ – Katie Stevens, from Freeform’s drama The Bold Type, is also starring in Haunt, an indie horror movie that counts scare-master Eli Roth as one of its producers. Scott Beck and Bryan Woods wrote and are directing the movie, which began production this week in Kentucky. The duo are rising thriller-meisters who wrote A Quiet Place, a Paramount chiller that just wrapped production with John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Photo Flash: Adam Lambert, Kate Mulgrew and More Attend Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater L.A.’s BIG BASH Gala – Singer, song-writer, actor and currently front man for Queen, Adam Lambert made a surprise appearance, introducing an inspirational video pegged to the work of BBBSLA with firsthand testimonials from a host of “Bigs” and “Littles.” – See the Photos at Broadway World.com

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Carrie Underwood & Husband Mike Fisher Support Sean Penn’s Haitian Relief Organization – Carrie Underwood cozies up to husband Mike Fisher as they attend the Nashville Shines for Haiti benefiting Sean Penn‘s J/P Haitian relief organization on Tuesday night (October 24) at the Arndt Estate in Brentwood, Tenn. – See the photos at Just Jared

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Life of faith, inner strength on ‘Rise’ for Danny Gokey – When Danny Gokey released his previous album, “Hope in Front of Me,” he lacked a key component most artists count on to help create awareness of the project. “I had no tour to support it,” he said in a recent phone interview. “I remember we did the release and then it’s like ‘All right, now we’ve got to do work’ and we didn’t (have any). You know, it’s funny and it’s not a hit on anyone, I understand where they’re coming from, but we couldn’t land a tour to save our lives. Nobody was interested. And so it just got to this point where we just kind of had to work and grind and create our own thing.” – Read more at Montgomery Advertiser

Jordan Fisher Says He’s Losing Sleep Over Winning ‘DWTS’ for Partner Lindsay Arnold (Exclusive) – “Every single partner that I’ve had I go, ‘Just so you know, week six is going to come and you’re going to want to bail. It’s going to be the hardest week you’re going to have in the competition because it’s that middle hump.’ I said this to Jordan and he was like, ‘No, no, no,'” Arnold explained. “[We get to] week six [and he goes], ‘Oh crap!'” – See the Video at Entertainment Tonight

YouTube Sets ‘Best.Cover.Ever.’ Singing-Competition Show Premiere Date, Releases Trailer (Watch) – “Best.Cover.Ever.”, a YouTube original series featuring aspiring singers competing to win the chance to sing a duet with their idols, will debut exclusively on the ad-supported video platform worldwide on Nov. 20. The 10-episode show features a lineup of music stars — Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Keith Urban, Nicky Jam, Backstreet Boys, Joe Jonas’ DNCE, Charlie Puth, Flo Rida, Jason Derulo and and Bebe Rexha — who will judge YouTube fans who have covered one of their songs. The grand-prize winner in each episode will perform a duet with the superstar artist. The series is hosted by hip-hop star and actor Ludacris, executive produced by Ryan Seacrest and Endemol Shine North America. – Read more at Variety.com

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