Headlines: Ryan Seacrest Elevator Troubles, Melinda Doolittle in Qatar

It’s 2017 in Australia!

The X Factor AU folks, including Adam Lambert, say Happy New Years!

American Idol Vacation!

OH NOES. Ryan Seacrest Stuck in an Elevator

Ryan Seacrest was on his way to the ball in Times Square to shoot a GMA segment this morning when he and his crew got stuck in an elevator. Oops. The elevator eventually started moving and Ryan was able to make his appearance.

Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy Talk ‘Rockin’ New Year’s Eve’ George Michael Tribute, Mariah Carey’s Return & More – “We have lost a lot of entertainment legends this year and so many of us were saddened by the recent loss of George Michael,” show host and executive producer Ryan Seacrest told Billboard. “We hope by showcasing Wham!’s first appearance on American Bandstand in 1983 in a special tribute during the broadcast will remind everyone of his talents, and how he loved sharing them with the world.” “Mariah and I were together on Idol, so I have known her and I play her songs a lot especially this time of year,” he said. “She owns being Mariah Carey. There is an essence to her… I think I said to her, ‘What time do you wake up?’ and she said noon. And ‘what do you do first?” and she said ‘I take a bath’ and she has champagne sometimes with it. She’s Mariah Carey, the one and only.” – Read more at Billboard.com

Melinda Doolittle Spent Christmas in Qatar Entertaining the Troops

She brought her mom with her!

You guys know me. You know I love to use words to paint a picture of a phenomenal experience. You know I always want to tell you all about it. Well, I honestly can’t find the right words to describe how special Christmas in Qatar with our troops was.

I was all set to share how hard our troops work and how much they sacrifice, but there literally aren’t words to touch the magnitude of their dedication. – Read more at Facebook


Riding, shooting and singing – Kristy Lee Cook is staying busy – It’s easier to bag a coyote than a spot on country radio, or so Kristy Lee Cook has learned.
The 32-year-old American Idol finalist from Selma has taken a hiatus from recording and writing music to hunt coyotes and hogs and participate in barrel racing competitions across Texas. “I’m just doing horses and hunting,” she said, during a telephone interview Tuesday. And she’s got more than 150 pounds of game in her freezer to show for it. Earlier this year, Cook bagged a bison, an elk and a mule deer while filming her reality show “The Most Wanted List,” which airs in July on the Sportsman Channel. – Mail Tribune

Watch Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Her Sons Lip Sync (and Dance!) to Maroon 5 Hit – Between their individual musical careers and The Voice coaching stints, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton get enough singing at work. So it only makes sense that family time is dedicated to dancing. The couple is spending some time at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch over the holidays with some of their extended family members and Stefani’s sons Apollo Bowie Flynn, 2½, Zuma Nesta Rock, 8, and Kingston James McGregor, 10. – Watch the clips at People

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