Headlines: Maroon 5 Set to Close the American Music Awards

MAROON 5 PERFORM THEIR HIT SINGLE “DON’T WANNA KNOW” FEATURING KENDRICK LAMAR, TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME ON NATIONAL TELEVISION AT THE “2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS”  dick clark productions and ABC announced today that pop music superstars Maroon 5 will be joined by platinum-selling artist Kendrick Lamar to perform their hit single, “Don’t Wanna Know” together for the first time on national television during the T-Mobile Finale at the “2016 American Music Awards.”  They join hosts Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah, as well as previously announced performers including James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, and “The American Music Award of Merit” honoree and performer Sting.  The “2016 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.  – via dc productions press release

Bruce Springsteen & Coldplay win at Billboard Touring Conference & Awards – Presented by Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, business, lifestyle and innovations in music, and hosted by American Idol Season One’s Brian Dunkleman, the Touring Awards honors the industry’s top achievers in categories including Top Festival, Top Arena, Top Manager and Top Comedy Tour. The winners are based on Billboard’s Boxscore chart data, which tracks gate receipts for concerts, comedy shows and other live events. Read more at music-news.com

Kelly Clarkson Reveals Why It Was Hard To Record ‘It’s Quiet Uptown’ For ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ – “I was pregnant with my little boy…[and] if you’ve never seen the musical, it’s about your son dying,” said Clarkson, who hopped on the song after a label exec at her new home, Atlantic Records, offered her the gig. “I was like, ‘Are you serious right now dude?'” She added, “It was so hard to record, but it’s such a beautiful song and such a powerful thing to be a part of. It’s such a movement in Broadway.” – Read more at OnAir with Ryan Seacrest

Singer with regional ties talks about time on ‘The Voice’ – Q: So let’s talk about the show. What has your experience on “The Voice” taught you about the industry as well as performing? A: Actually, it’s really connected me with my family. I didn’t know that bond could get stronger. But I’ve realized how important love is and how important it is for me to keep my love bank full. And when you’re with people on the show, you become like family, too, because you’re united in that same goal of shedding a little light and love on the world through music. So it’s had a strong effect on me in that regard. – Read more at WCTrib.com

Cassadee Pope explains that Clearwater Beach lyric in country hit ‘Summer’ – Before filming the video to her single Summer – the one with the line about young love feeling like a “Clearwater Beach-at-17 memory” – she had never, y’know, actually been to Clearwater Beach. “It’s crazy, because I grew up coming to places like Captiva and Naples,” said Pope, the 27-year-old rising country star and West Palm Beach native. “But never to Clearwater. And as soon as I got there, my mom actually was there for the video shoot back in May, and we both were like, ‘How have we never been here before? It’s so beautiful.’” – Read more at Tampa Bay.com

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Survivor: Jeff Probst reveals the show’s slowest voter ever – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Will wins the first individual immunity challenge and he is your youngest player ever at 18. What were the discussions like about casting someone still in high school on the show and what did you see from him once he got out there in Fiji?
JEFF PROBST: It was pretty easy. We met Will and he was an instant favorite. I’m not sure that I even knew his age until later. We have information on everybody we meet in casting, but I often don’t read it because I like to form my own opinions. Then I learned he was still in high school, which was really exciting since we’ve never had a high-schooler on the show! Will said it was not a problem — school and family were okay with it. That was it. He was on. – Read more at EW.com

Dancing’s Derek Hough: I Don’t Know If I’ll Return Next Season – I don’t know if I’ll be back next season. It’s too early to say. I have a few projects on my plate, but you never know what’s going to happen. I didn’t think I was going to come back to the show a couple times now and ended up coming back. That show will always be my family. Right now, I’m working on Hairspray. Julianne and I are also hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas specials for ABC. We were rehearsing until like 11 p.m. last night for it. It’s going to be fun. I love Disney and ABC, so I’m stoked to be doing this. The Thanksgiving one airs Thanksgiving at 8/7c and the Christmas ones airs Christmas at 8/7c. – Read more at TVGuide

Aubrey O’Day Shared Cryptic Tweet Before Donald Trump Won Election: ‘My Story I Didn’t Tell Is Worth Millions Now’ – Looks like someone’s got a secret. Aubrey O’Day took to Twitter on Tuesday, November 8, to share a cryptic message hours before her former Celebrity Apprentice boss Donald Trump won this year’s presidential election. I’m embarrassed to be an American,” the former Danity Kane singer wrote, to which one of her followers fired back: “really? But you was on trump show!!! Why are you mad that the checks stopped coming!” Seemingly unbothered by the criticism, O’Day responded: “No. my story I didn’t tell is worth millions now ;) … this doesn’t hurt me, it hurts America.” – Read more at US Magazine

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