Headlines: Taylor Hick’s State Plate Premiers, Billy Gilman Spoils!

Taylor Hicks new TV Show State Plate premiers on the INSP Cable Channel tonight at 9 pm.

The Voice’s Billy Gilman…Giving Away Spoilers. OOPS – Now comes the wait for what he calls “The Lives,” or the live playoff rounds, when the top 20 artists compete in a weekly elimination contest that will ultimately crown one of them “The Voice” — the winner who receives the grand prize of a recording contract. “The ‘lives’ are the scary part,” said Gilman last week from his home in Hope Valley. “We’re all nervous and anxious.” “It’s up to America,” he added. “You just don’t know how it will end up. We’ll all find out together.” Gilman said he has enjoyed every moment of “The Voice” thus far. – Read more at the Westerly Sun.com

Kelly Clarkson’s Miracle on Broadway

It hasn’t been announced officially yet…but look! Kelly Clarkson’s Miracle on Broadway charity concert is back. The Voice’s RaeLynn is set to perform.

Trent Harmon on the Song He Can’t Wait for Fans to Hear – Trent Harmon can’t wait for fans to hear the new music he’s been working on. The most recent American Idol winner says he’s written four or five songs for his debut album, and one called “On Paper” is really special. The “There’s a Girl” singer tells Taste of Country “On Paper” is the story of a relationship that doesn’t seem to work on paper. More specifically, it looks like she’s too good for him. “They look at the guy, and they look at the girl and look back at the guy,” Harmon says, “and they’re like, ‘How did he end up with her?’” – Read more at Taste of Country

Remember when Trent Harmon won a Ford on American Idol?

Adam Lambert on Getting ‘Nasty,’ Following in Meat Loaf’s Footsteps for ‘Rocky Horror’ Remake – Your song “Hot Patootie” — did you know that like the back of your hand already from seeing the film? The thing that I like about it is it’s such a classic rock song. It has the bones of a classic. So it didn’t feel unfamiliar. Meat Loaf did such an amazing job in the film, and actually Meat Loaf has been a really big supporter of mine publicly since I came out on Idol and I met him after Idol, so it’s kind of a cool connection. – Read more at Billboard.com

‘American Idol’ Alum Taylor Hicks to Host New Food and Travel Show ‘State Plate’: Exclusive Video – Hicks will put his palate to good use as the host of State Plate, a food and travel show premiering on INSP at 9 p.m. Friday night (Oct. 21). “I’ve always been interested in hosting a food and travel show,” he says. “I cast the net, and INSP had a genius concept in a food show. I’ve been pitching food concepts and show ideas to different networks, and this was a home run because it literally touches on every state. It touches on the culinary arts of every state, and not only that, but it’s kind of a cross between Mike Rowe’s Dirty Jobs and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives – you know, a history lesson in what iconic foods make up each state. So it’s kind of the best of both worlds.” – Read more and see the Video at Billboard

What Taylor Hicks Is Doing 10 Years After ‘Idol’ – Extra’s” Charissa Thompson sat down with “American Idol” Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks to see what he’s been up to in the decade since his big win. “I’m very fortunate, you know,” the harmonica-toting entertainer said. “‘Idol’ allowed me to be able to be in entertainment for 10 years!” Fast forward to today, and Hicks is appearing on camera in a different capacity. When Charissa congratulated him on his new show, “State Plate,” a travel and food show that celebrates the unique food traditions of all 50 states. Taylor explained, “Each state has an iconic food — Wisconsin cheese, Philly cheesesteak, Maine lobster.” – See the Video at Extra

Why Kris Allen Named His Daughter Rosie: ‘We Had 30 Boy Names’ Because I ‘Definitely Wasn’t Expecting’ a Girl – “Throughout my distant family, there’s like one girl on my dad’s side. So we didn’t even have any idea that we were gonna have a girl, and we didn’t find out until she was born,” the singer says. “I definitely wasn’t expecting it.” Having anticipated welcoming a boy to their brood, Allen says coming up with the name Rose Elizabeth — or Rosie, as they call her — took some time.
“We had 30-something boy names, and it was the only girl name we had. And so we kind of sat with it for a couple days when she was born, and it just worked,” the Nashville artist says in the new issue of PEOPLE. – Read more at People.com

‘Curly Sue’ at 25: Alisan Porter Recalls Card Tricks, ‘Plagiarized’ Lines and Being a ‘Total Wuss’ – The movie is chock full of adorable moments from the spirited young actress in her first leading role, and Porter remembers the late Hughes tailoring the part to her own unique talents. “The singing for my character was added after I got the role,” Porter, now 35, told TheWrap of the points in the film when she belts out some tunes, including the Star-Spangled Banner. “He put a lot of me in there.” Hughes also left a lot of room for the exuberant young talent to improvise. “The ‘Hubba hubba’ line was an improv,” Porter recalled. – Read more at The Wrap

Mayor and piano-playing Matt Giraud announce Bronson Park campaign – KALAMAZOO, MI — Mayor Bobby Hopewell and Matt Giraud met in Bronson Park for a song.
“We’re making some major improvements to this park,” Hopewell said. “It’s a great place but it’s about to get even better.” – Read more at MLive

‘The Voice’ winner Jordan Smith, coming to Musikfest Cafe, says covers, Christmas disc lead way to his own music – So what are you doing in London?
“I’m actually here … I’ve actually had a few co-writing sessions that I’m working on. Just some new material for whenever we get started on my next project.” I want to ask you about your new material, but let’s talk about your Christmas disc, which is coming out soon. How did you chose to do a Christmas album at this point? “You know, we had just finished the album [his debut disc “Something Beautiful”] in March, released the album in March, that I did immediately after ‘The Voice.’ And we were thinking about what out next move would be, and quite honestly this was just the thing that made the most sense. – Read more at McCall.com

‘Bachelorette’s Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried Welcome Baby Boy — Find Out His Name! – Desiree Hartsock and her husband, Chris Siegfried, are brand new parents! The cute couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Asher, on Wednesday. The 30-year-old former Bachelorette star shared the big news with her fans on Instagram on Thursday, posting a heartwarming photo of her newborn son’s tiny hand holding on to her finger. – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Dancing’s Derek Hough: We Haven’t Started Rehearsing Yet! – This week is going to be pretty fun. It’s Eras Week and we have the Charleston. I had a really busy day Wednesday. I was doing another project for something else all day, so I wasn’t able to see Marilu, but I went in last night and choreographed the routine. After I get done with Hairspray rehearsals today, I’m going to go over and rehearse with her. So to answer the question you’re probably thinking: No, we haven’t gone through the whole routine yet! Tonight will be the first time. I think it will be fine. I’m trying to stay ahead of the game and pre-plan so that way tonight when we finally rehearse, we can go full at it. I put a little surprise in there as well.- Read more at TVGuide.com

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