Headlines: Nick Fradiani New Ford, Wiz Producers: Peter Pan a Mistake

Saturday Night Live returns to NBC for the first of three shows before winter break. Ryan Gosling guest hosts with musical guest, Leon Bridges.

Nick Fradiani Picks up a Ford Explorer

RaeLynn is in a holiday state of mind – “You’re not going to live off the success of ‘The Voice.’ It’s about taking it and making it greater,” she says. “When I got off ‘The Voice,’ I figured out, ‘What kind of artist do I want to be? What do I want to say to the world? Where do I want to live?’ I came to Nashville, and I wrote with anybody I could. I didn’t go home and hang out with my friends that summer. I went and worked my butt off and built relationships for a year and a half until my first single came out.” – Read more at Houston Chronicle

RaeLynn Reveals Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s Marriage Advice – Shelton and Lambert have each contributed to the “God Made Girls” singer’s post-Voice career success. When RaeLynn became engaged to Josh Davis in October of this year, her recently divorced mentors had some words of advice. “I talk to both of them. You know, they’re grown-ups. You handle things,” she said of her relationship with the former couple. “[They said] ‘It’s all about when you find the right person, you gotta kinda go with it.’ They’ve both been so supportive.” For her part, RaeLynn is fully supportive of Shelton’s new romance with Gwen Stefani. See what she said about the couple in the video above! At the LInk, Entertainment Tonight

Bindi Irwin Shares Sweet Pic of Herself With Bird Back “Home” at Family’s Zoo After Winning DWTS – But even though Irwin made it known that she couldn’t wait to return to her hometown — and her mom Terri, 51, and brother Robert, 12 — she’s brought a bit of DWTS back with her. On Thursday, Dec. 3, the Australia Zoo shared a photo of an adorable koala bear named after Hough, 30. “Check out @derekhough the #koala!” the caption reads. “Although he may not be as smooth on the dance floor or as light on his feet as his namesake, he sure is good at melting hearts! You can spot him at our koala ‘mums and bugs’ area throughout the day where the koalas are always keen to pose for a photo!” – See more photos at US Magazine


‘The Wiz’ Producers on How the Oscars Turned NBC’s Live Musical Into a Hit — and Why ‘Peter Pan’ Was a “Mistake” – We’re not so slaphappy to jump in and pick a title because that’s what we did when we came off the success off Sound of Music and went into Peter Pan. What we didn’t know about Peter Pan — and there was no way to know this — was that Peter Pan, as a piece, has overstayed its welcome. What we discovered, too late of course, is that people aren’t interested in Peter Pan. As evidenced by the fact that the Peter Pan movie [Pan] that came out a couple months ago — that cost $150 million — disappeared after one weekend. Clearly, this idea of Peter Pan being a viable story right now is not the case. As a result of that, we made a mistake in choosing it and I don’t think we should jump on something; we should think it through and figure out what the next choice should be in the progression of “what do you follow The Wiz with so we can keep moving forward and not backward?” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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