Headlines: Scotty McCreery’s “Fun” Contract with American Idol

Scotty McCreery Gearing Up for New Music in 2017 After “Fun” Contract With “American Idol” – “We’re getting ready with new music,” said Scotty to Nash Country Daily. “I just signed on with new management and we’re close to getting new music out. The Idol contract is a really fun one to work out. We’re like one signature away from being free. A lot of the songs are already done, so we’re getting them back. We’re close. By January or February, we should have a new single out.” – Read more at Nash Country Daily

‘American Idol’ Alum Jax Tees Up Debut EP, Releases ‘Cathartic’ New Single – Co-written with Nash Overstreet (Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor), “Stars” addresses the East Brunswick, NJ singer’s year-long battle with thyroid cancer. She was diagnosed earlier this April with Hashimoto’s Disease, and underwent surgery to remove her thyroid. Writing “Stars,” Zax said, was therapeutic: “I was in a dark place and it was really cathartic for me to be writing. I feel like ‘Stars’ was a turning point in the writing process for everyone. It represented me getting through one of the biggest obstacles of my life.” Additional collaborators on the six-song Funny, which is due Jan. 27, include co-writers/producers Colin Dieden (from The Mowgli’s), Ruffian (Selena Gomez, Zedd), Larzz Principato (Halsey) and Nick Marsh (Chris Brown). – Read more at Billboard

CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Carrie Underwood on Being a Mom, a Vegetarian, and a Patriot – Carrie said Isaiah, who is “a little over a year and a half” is “everywhere! He’s a climber, he jumps off of stuff, he’s completely and totally fearless, which makes me so fearful.” But Carrie does let her son explore, saying, “It’s a fine balance of keeping him from really hurting himself and little bumps and bruises. I try to not be too overprotective.” Since Carrie spends so much time on tour, AJ asked her what her three must-haves are for on the road. Carrie replied, “My son, my dogs, and my gym… We have a mobile gym we take everywhere with us.” – Read more at ExtraTV

EXCLUSIVE: Carrie Underwood Spills on Her Guilty Pleasures: ‘I Love a Good Glass of Red Wine, For Sure’ – The 33-year-old revealed her totally relatable guilty pleasures in a new interview with ET on Friday, admitting that she loves to spend her (very limited) downtime catching up on TV and sipping on some good grape. “My guilty pleasures are so simple,” she joked. “I mean, I love a good glass of red wine, for sure.” But fans who follow Underwood on social media know that even while trotting the globe to perform on her Storyteller Tour, there’s one show she absolutely will not miss: The Walking Dead. “I know what’s happening!” she said. “Sunday night, it’s like, I find a way to watch the show.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs take a Cocktail Class

Ryan Seacrest Serves as Sister Meredith’s ‘Man of Honor’ in Her Mexico Wedding — See the Photo – Ryan Seacrest traded in his TV and radio hosting duties for another important task on Saturday: serving as the Man of Honor in his sister’s wedding! “The day your sis grows up…man of honor bride workout first stop,” Ryan, 41, first shared in an Instagram post early Saturday morning about standing beside his younger sister Meredith on her special day. – Read more at People.com

Susan Boyle Is ‘Back On Track’ with New Christmas Album Several Months After Health Scares – The Scottish-born singer that wowed the world — and Simon Cowell — on The X Factor UK in 2009 is back with a new take on Christmas classics. “I’m excited to be back, I’ve been away from the fans too long,” Boyle, 55, tells PEOPLE. “I’m back on track and feeling better. I’ve had a bit of a break but I’m back and I’m really excited.” – Read more at People

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