Headlines: Lauren Alaina Talks 2018, Chris Kroeze Ready to Pen Songs

‘Kroeze’ control just fine for ‘Voice’ star; ‘I’ve done some song writing before, but this is going to give me more time to focus on it’ – “I’ve done some song writing before, but this is going to give me more time to focus on it,” he said. “I was busy 200 to 250 nights a year. I played six, sometimes seven nights a week. After that I didn’t even feel like picking up a guitar.” After being away from home for so long, some extra down time is also welcome, he said. “We got back around midnight on Wednesday (Dec. 19),” Kroeze said. “It will be nice to spend Christmas in town.” It was the first time he’d been home in more than eight weeks. “The last time I had been in town was in the fall,” he said. – Read more at news-shield.com

Lauren Alaina’s “Doin’ Fine,” as she closes out 2018 on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” – “I got engaged. That was a pretty big highlight,” she tells ABC Radio. “I played the Braves stadium. And I’m from Georgia, so I grew up a Braves fan, and I got engaged that day, so it was like the most epic day ever.” Lauren will have another “epic day” on Monday, as she plays Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. She’s set to do her new single, “Ladies in the ’90s,” as well as her #1 duet with Kane Brown, “What Ifs.” – Read more at ABC News Radio

Ryan Seacrest Sings Post Malone’s Praises, Jenny McCarthy Describes ‘High’ of Hosting New Year’s – New Year’s Eve will be warmer and wetter than last year’s festivities in New York City, but hosts Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy are prepared for all conditions as they get ready to take center stage in Times Square. ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” airs on Dec. 31 live starting at 8 p.m. east coast time. “The theme last year was ‘Frozen,’ the theme this year is a little more mild, but wet,” Seacrest tells Variety. “So we will be thinking about precipitation and survival throughout the course of the night as we always do.” – Read more at Variety

Simon Cowell Reveals When He Wants His Son to Run ‘America’s Got Talent’ – “Extra’s” Terri Seymour sat down with Simon Cowell at his Malibu home, where he dished on his 4-year-old son’s career aspirations. Simon is already grooming little Eric for a career in entertainment, sharing, “[Eric] said to me, ‘Daddy, when I’m older, can I work on ‘AGT’?’ and I said, ‘No, you will be running ‘AGT’ by the age of 18.’” – More at Extra

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