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Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, promoting the CMAs where they will be co-hosting, hit The View and Late Night with Seth Myers today.
Taylor Swift to Headline ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015’ – Before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, global music sensation Taylor Swift will culminate another record-breaking year with a performance of her hit songs for over 1 million fans in Times Square live on ABC’s telecast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015.” Swift will join a stellar line-up of the year’s top music artists in celebrating the New Year during the biggest live music celebration in show history with over 38 performances and 5½ hours of music. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015” will air on Wednesday, December 31 beginning at 8:00 pm ET/PT on ABC Television Network. – Read more at TVByTheNumbers.com
George Strait to return to CMA Awards – George Strait may have retired from the road, but he’ll perform at The 48th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville Nov. 5. Strait will join a slate of performers that includes Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry and Keith Urban. The show also will feature a couple of cross-genre duets: Ariana Grande with Little Big Town and Meghan Trainor with Miranda Lambert. Presenters for the three-hour awards show will include Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, Nashville star Connie Britton and former NFL quarterback and current Good Morning America correspondent Tim Tebow. Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale was previously announced as a presenter. – Read more at USAToday
One Direction and Lorde to Headline American Music Awards – Fergie and Lorde will join One Direction as performers at the American Music Awards, broadcast live on ABC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Nov. 23. Fergie will perform “L.A. Love,” her first single since 2006, while Lorde will make her debut at the fan-voted awards show, which honors artists in pop/rock, country, rap/hip-hop, alternative rock and other genres. In addition, One Direction will perform a single off of the band’s next album, Four. – Read more at People.com
American Idol season 11 alum, Joshua Ledet, tweets about his forthcoming single, “I’ll be in the studio on Tuesday too finish the final version of my single which will be released in the next few weeks…Thanks to David Foster and Bernie Herms for an incredible single.” (Via Twitter)
Dave Grohl Rags on ‘American Idol,’ Defends Bob Dylan on ’60 Minutes’ – During his time with Cooper, Grohl talked about being in a band for 20 years and how, even after all this time, he still loves playing music. This led him to call out American Idol and other reality singing competitions like it for not supporting a person’s love for music.
“Who’s to say they’re not good or not?” Grohl said of axed contestants. “Imagine Bob Dylan standing there singing ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ in front of those judges? ‘Sorry, it’s a little nasally and a little flat. Next.’” As for how he’d do on American Idol, Grohl says “I would never make it, never in a heartbeat.” Not that he really cares. – Read more at CBS Local
‘X Factor’ U.K. Ratings Drop Further as BBC Dance Show Widens Lead – BBC ballroom dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing continued growing its Sunday overnight ratings over the previous week, while the U.K. version of Simon Cowell’s X Factor on ITV again drew a smaller audience. Strictly was up 430,000 viewers compared to last Sunday, with an average audience of 9.54 million, ratings consultancy Attentional said. That was the biggest U.K. audience of the night. X Factor? dropped 690,000 viewers from the previous Sunday, which had been down from the week before, and was also down from last year’s equivalent episode. The show had an average audience of 7.88 million, further widening the ratings lead of Strictly. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson Share Updates On Their ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Related Injuries – Alfonso Ribeiro is feeling better after hurting himself on Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars.” “It’s amazing what treatment will do,” Alfonso told Access Hollywood as we visited him during “Dancing” rehearsals on Thursday. “I’ve been going to my treatment all week long. It is starting to pay off and I think the biggest thing is that we’re doing a dance this week that doesn’t require me to do a fast twitch motion. So, that’s helping a ton because it’s really just allowing it to rest all week, and so I’m feeling better. I’ve got a lot of tape holding me together right now.” Alfonso said his pain is not where you might expect (he said on Monday’s “DWTS” he had pulled his groin). “It’s technically my upper leg. So, it’s not the actual groin itself,” he said. “It’s my upper leg. It’s the little muscles that kind of support all balance and all of that.” – Read more at Access Hollywood
Behind the Scenes Preview of Peter Pan Live
Allison Williams and Christopher Walken star in Peter Pan Live!, coming to NBC on Thursday, Dec 4 at 8/7c. Check out the latest promo.
‘NASHVILLE’ CAST TO RELEASE CHRISTMAS ALBUM – Life is imitating art for Jay DeMarcus and Sam Palladio. The Rascal Flatts bassist made a cameo appearance on ABC’s Nashville last season, making a date with Gunnar Scott (played by Palladio) for a songwriting session. The musician and actor became friends and real-life writing partners, crafting a tune together that just may end up on a future Flatts album — or on Nashville.DeMarcus has now seen that authenticity first-hand with more than a dozen actors on the musical drama, as he produced Christmas With Nashville, an album of holiday standards and originals sung by the cast. Due in stores November 4th, the compilation includes Clare Bowen’s (Scarlett O’Connor) take on “Santa Baby,” Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne) singing “Blue Christmas” and sisters Lennon and Maisy Stella (Maddie and Daphne Conrad) harmonizing on “Christmas Coming Home.” (See the full track list below.) – See the Track Listing at RollingStone