A BIG week begins for our competition reality shows! Tonight, in the Dancing with the Stars Quarterfinals, the Top 6 compete for YOUR VOTES. Celebrity Bug live blogs! 8/7c PM ABC. The Voice LIVE PLAYOFFS take place Monday and Tuesday, with a SPECIAL results show on WEDNESDAY. 8/7c PM ABC. I’ll be live blogging all of it.
Amber Riley, announces Jordin Sparks as a very special guest performer at the Glee star’s December 16 Christmas concert in Los Angeles! “MY FRIEND!!!!
@jordinsparks is another very special guest singing with me at my Christmas Show!” tweeted Amber.
“THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS,” FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL SUPERSTAR TAYLOR SWIFT, TO BE ANCHORED BY KEVIN FRAZIER AND THEA ANDREWS LIVE FROM NEW YORK CITY, THURSDAY, NOV. 27, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK – THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON CBS, featuring performances by global superstar and seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Taylor Swift, will be anchored by “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Kevin Frazier and Thea Andrews, co-host of “The Insider,” live from New York City Thursday, Nov. 27 on the CBS Television Network. The parade will be broadcast 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, live ET; 8:00-11:00 AM, live CT; 7:00-10:00 AM, live MT; 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, delayed PT. A CBS Thanksgiving tradition in its 54th year, the special will feature portions of the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City. Additional performances during the parade will include the Broadway casts of the hit Broadway productions “Matilda” and “Pippin.” – Read more at TVByTheNumbers
Glee Star Matthew Morrison to Fly into Finding Neverland on Broadway – After months of speculation, Tony nominee and Glee star Matthew Morrison will star as J.M. Barrie in Broadway’s Finding Neverland. The production, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus, features music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham. It will begin previews on March 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Opening night is now set for April 15. Morrison, who is widely known for playing Will Schuester on Glee, starred in an industry-only workshop of Finding Neverland in New York in late March. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in The Light In The Piazza in 2005. His other Broadway credits include Footloose, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hairspray and South Pacific.
One Direction, Bono and Ed Sheeran Among Lineup for Ebola-Fighting “Do They Know It’s Christmas” – Bob Geldof has revealed plans for a fourth version of the U.K. charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas, designed to fight the Ebola epidemic, featuring several big stars in the latest version of Band Aid. Bono, Ellie Goulding, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille and Elbow will all lend their voices to the charity single, with more acts to be announced before the recording session in London on Saturday. Paul Epworth, who has worked with Adele and One Direction, will produce. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter – Read more at Broadway.com
The Military Family That Changed How I Sing “See You Again” – “See You Again,” a song I co-wrote and included on my last album, tells different stories to different people. It often means something different to each person who hears it. To many it’s a song about moving on after the death of a loved one—about wanting to see that person again, and knowing that eventually they will. But I never dreamed that so many would relate to it in such a powerful way. As soon as the album came out, I started hearing and reading the most amazing things. I would meet fans at shows or on the street, and they would tell me how long their spouses had been deployed. I guess, somehow, hearing that song helped them see the light at the end of the tunnel, and they could keep on smiling, knowing that their loved would soon be home. – Read more at Time
Country duo and outdoor enthusiasts The Swon Brothers have been chosen as NRA Country’s Featured Artist for November. The announcement comes during a busy time as they recently launched their highly-anticipated, self-titled debut album. “We grew up in Oklahoma, the heartland of our great country, where our dad first took us hunting and fishing and taught us to appreciate the outdoors. Now it’s our passion, it’s how we unwind and recharge. There’s nothing better than a holiday hunting trip followed by mom’s home cooking, spending time with family and some great Country music. We are living our dream.” As part of the NRA Country promotion, fans can make plans to join NRA Country and The Swon Brothers on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11th at 7 p.m. ET for an exclusive online StageIt concert. The intimate show will feature a live Q&A and performances of music from the duo’s new album. – Read more at Music Row
Jordin Sparks tells her teenage self not to ‘doubt’ – Jordin Sparks would tell her teenage self not to “doubt so much”. The 24-year-old ‘Battlefield’ hitmaker has revealed that she would reassure her 17-year-old self to be more confident and not worry as much. She shared: “I’d say: ‘You’re on the right track; don’t doubt so much.” Jordin – who recently split from her long-term boyfriend Jason Derulo, 25 – also had some advice for her fans. – Read more at the Hamilton Spectator
PIPPIN’s New Heir to the Throne Josh Kaufman Dishes on Life After THE VOICE, Making His Broadway Debut & More! – How did Pippin come about for you? Did you have to audition or were you approached? The casting company actually contacted me through my website. The guy who runs my website contacted me over the summer, while I was on THE VOICE tour, he said, “Hey! So you just got this message through your website about being in a Broadway show and I looked it up and it looks like it’s for real… so we might wanna contact them.” And then it just went from there. They had me come out and do a work session at the casting company and then I went to see the show. Then they had me come back out and do another work session with Diane Paulus and some of the producers. Then soon after that they called me again and said that they’d love to have me do the show. I just came out a few weeks ago to get going! – Read more at Broadway World
Peter Pan FLIES!
See the New Promo for Peter Pan Live!