Headlines: SNL Announces Lineups, Fantasia “Idol Ran its Course”

‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ SEASON 43 CONTINUES WITH ALL-STAR LINEUPS ON NOV. 4, 11 & 18 – “Saturday Night Live” will return its live coast-to-coast season on Nov. 4 with host Larry David. Joining David will be Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter and renown global entertainer Miley Cyrus, marking her third time as musical guest. Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish will debut as host on Nov. 11. Ten-time Grammy Award winner, Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Taylor Swift will accompany Haddish as musical guest for a third time. Appearing twice before as musical guest, Grammy winner and Emmy nominee Chance the Rapper will host for the first time on Nov. 18. Grammy and Oscar-winning rapper Eminem will return for his seventh time as musical guest. – Read more at NBCUnv

Multiplatinum-Selling Artist Christina Aguilera to Honor Whitney Houston and the 25th Anniversary of the Film “The Bodyguard” with Musical Tribute at the “2017 American Music Awards(R),” November 19, on ABC – dick clark productions and ABC announced today that singer, songwriter and actress Christina Aguilera will pay tribute to Whitney Houston and music from the successful film-turned-pop culture phenomenon, “The Bodyguard,” at the “2017 American Music Awards.” The multitalented songstress’ tribute, which will feature memorable tracks from “The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album,” comes on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the film, which was released on November 25, 1992, and starred one of Aguilera’s all-time favorite artists, the late Whitney Houston. – Read more at Futon Critic

Birmingham kicks off celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial anniversary – The City of Birmingham on Friday launched a three-year celebration of Alabama’s 200th anniversary. Following the outdoor ceremony, a special concert was held inside the Lyric Theatre featuring The Temptations, American Idols Bo Bice and Ruben Studdard, original Broadway Dreamgirls star Jennifer Holliday, and an Alabama all-star 50-piece orchestra led by conductor Henry Panion III. – Read more at Alabama News Center

Patti LaBelle’s new holiday album, ‘Home for the Holidays’, features Ruben Studdard and Tamela Mann – GPE Records Patti LaBelle has recruited some very special friends for her new holiday album. Ruben Studdard, Tamela Mann, and Vivian Green are among the guests on Patti LaBelle and Friends — Home for the Holidays, which is being released November 24. This is LaBelle’s third holiday release, following This Christmas in 1990, and Miss Patti’s Christmas in 2007. The fourteen-song collection includes LaBelle and Mann singing “Jesus King!” as well as Studdard featured on “Let It Snow,” and Green’s rendition of “My Favorite Things.” – Read more at WJBDRadio

Fantasia Barrino Hopes ‘American Idol’ Reboot Will Do ‘Well,’ But Says the Show ‘Ran Its Course’ – Fantasia Barrino is getting “honest” about the forthcoming reboot of American Idol. “I hope that it does really [well],” the American Idol winner told ET on Tuesday. “It had a long run, that’s a blessing in itself.” Still, Barrino doesn’t think the reboot can have the same impact as its predecessor without three major stars: Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. “The only way that I feel that it can come back as strong as it was is if they bring back the original group [of judges],” she said. “But it ran its course,” she pointed out before reiterating that it’s a “blessing” that the show’s initial installment aired for 15 seasons. – Watch the Video at Entertainment Tonight

‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ with Haley Reinhart – THE CHRONICLE: What was it like performing with your parents so young? HALEY REINHART: It was a thrill, and it put a lot of things in perspective. I was super emotional after I performed and overwhelmed with pure joy. I knew in that moment, and even prior to that, this was something I wanted to do and take it as far as I could. I am thankful to have watched my parents, who are still happily married, not only make it work but have it be their passion and make their band, Midnight, and other groups live on. – Read more at Columbia Chronicle.com

David Archuleta talks about discovering his voice in music – “I felt I had discovered a new part of me as a missionary,” he told Idol Chatter. “When I came back to the music world, I felt the missionary self and the old self before my mission were clashing. I wasn’t either of them anymore, but I felt I had to still choose between the two of who I was now allowed to be. “I needed time to learn I wasn’t entirely either of them anymore, yet both times were a part of me and it was up to me to decide this self I would create now moving forward. “I still struggle with being motivated to move forward — I always have, with old me, missionary me, and current me — but part of this challenge to stay motivated to keep going is exactly what I’ve written about. That I don’t have to be invincible to keep trying and pushing forward.” – Read more at Idol Chatter

Chatting with Local NBC The Voice Contestant Dylan Gerard – Gerard has followed his gut both onstage and off after a serious car accident almost cost his sister her life. Both Gerard and his sister Sara Beth Summer were involved in music. The two often appeared in community theatre productions throughout Jacksonville, and Gerard enjoyed moderate success with his band Don’t Sigh Daisy, opening for Switchfoot, Young the Giant, and fun. In 2013, Sara Beth was in a serious car accident on I-10 and suffered a traumatic brain injury. During the weeks following the accident, Gerard stepped away from music and focused his attention on helping his sister overcome her injuries. He noticed the number of people who contributed to her care on a daily basis, all of whom played an integral part in her recovery. Gerard decided to go back to school, determined that a medical career would allow him to give other families the same level of compassion. “There wasn’t a whole lot of my backstory that was shown. – Read more at EUJacksonville.com

Katharine McPhee Dubs Herself a ‘Hot Mess’ at Just Jared Halloween Party, Dances Night Away to DJ Reprise’s Music – Katharine McPhee jokingly takes a swig from a bottle of Svedka Vodka while posing for photos at the 2017 Just Jared Halloween Party on Friday (October 27) at a private residence in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 33-year-old Scorpion actress dressed up as a “hot mess” complete with smudged makeup, messy hair, a bathrobe, and even Christmas socks. “Yeah that’s right… we went to a party in our pjs,” Katharine captioned a video on her Instagram stories in which she danced with her sister Adrianna. – Read more at Just Jared

Frankie Muniz on How He Hopes Messing Up Doesn’t End His Dancing with the Stars Run – “I feel like I let Witney down because I feel like I didn’t get it close to even what I did in the dress rehearsal,” Muniz told reporters after his performance. “That’s why I’m disappointed, because I know I could do it better. If I was like, ‘Well that’s the best I can do,’ that’s one thing but that was bad for me.” Muniz is concerned because he finished in the bottom half of the scores, so he really needs the fans to vote for him to continue on. – Read more at Parade

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