Things may be a little quiet around here today. It’s Veterans Day here in the States. A big thanks to all the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep us safe!
The holiday won’t interfere with the television schedule! The Voice 5 finals begin tonight, as the Top 12 hit the stage to perform. NBC at 8/7c pm. Dancing with the Stars continues on ABC a 8/7c pm. Watch out for our live blogs!
Kelly Clarkson, Krewella, Adam Lambert, Ryan Seacrest, Flo Rida and Others Join iHeartRadio Show Your Stripes to Support Hiring Vets – Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Show Your Stripes, the largest public service program in the company’s history which launched in June and has become the most mainstream public campaign addressing the growing issue of U.S. veteran unemployment in communities across the nation, released today a new series of radio and outdoor PSAs specifically for Veterans Day. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment will air a variety of spots on Nov. 11 that include veterans sharing personal employment success as well as input from artists like Kelly Clarkson, Krewella, Ryan Seacrest, Adam Lambert, Flo Rida and others on the importance of hiring veterans. Clear Channel Outdoor will also unveil a new series of digital displays on Veterans Day across the U.S., including New York’s Times Square, featuring celebrities Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, TLC, Ryan Seacrest, The Kardashians and Steve Harvey. – Read more at Marketwatch
Kellie Pickler set for Tonight’s Dancing with the Stars – BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT’s KELLIE PICKLER is celebrating the release of her fourth studio album, “The Woman I Am,” with multiple national television appearances. Catch her TONIGHT (11/11) as she sits in the crowd and cheers on this season’s contestants of ABC-TV’s “DANCING WITH THE STARS,” followed by a performance WEDNESDAY (11/13) on “THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW” and CBS-TV’s “LATE, LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON.” – See the rest of her schedule at All Access
Kellie Pickler explores ‘The Woman I Am’ in new album – Kellie Pickler has released her new album, “The Woman I Am,” and its centerpiece is, not surprisingly, the autobiographical title track, which she co-wrote with her husband, songwriter Kyle Jacobs. Pickler says she was inspired to write it when an interviewer asked her to name one song in her catalog that would describe her to someone unfamiliar with her and country music. “I thought, and then I said, ‘I don’t think I’ve written it yet, but I’m going to,’ ” she said in the press kit accompanying the album. “And my husband and I wrote it that night.” – Read more at LA Times
‘American Idol’ Alum Kellie Pickler Graduates From ‘Small Town Girl’ to ‘The Woman I Am’ – “A girlfriend from home is going through this as we speak,” Pickler tells The Hollywood Reporter. “She had asked me in the middle of her whole divorce thing what she should do with the ring and I said, ‘Sell it and go do something nice for yourself; I think you have earned that right considering what he has done.’ So I heard that song and I played it for her and it made her smile. So I thought, I’m going to cut this for my friend. And when I sing it, I am going to be thinking of her, even though it’s written in first person.” Pickler is just that kind of pal — the sort that will hold your hand through a crisis, cut off all her hair in solidarity with a friend fighting cancer. In fact, she did just that to support her friend Summer Holt Miller, and Pickler says she’d do it again. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Kree Harrison to perform in conjunction with Santa Train – Country music singer Kree Harrison will help Santa Claus distribute more than 15 tons of toys and gifts to thousands of Appalachian families during the 71st annual Santa Train Nov. 23 and perform at the train’s final stop. Harrison was the runner-up on “American Idol” season 12. “I’m working on my debut album, so I’m extremely excited to perform and share my music with the families participating in this year’s Santa Train event,” Harrison said in a written statement. “The Santa Train is a family tradition for so many people in Appalachia, and I’m honored to return and experience this amazing event for a second time.” – Read more from Tri-Cities.com
Reality Check: Jacquie Lee Rocks The Voice! Plus: Debating the Coaches’ Final Saves
Adam Lambert Latest Photo Shoot
Read more at TV Line
Adam Lambert instagrammed a new photo. “From forthcoming Lee Cherry Shoot” he captioned. Lee Cherry is an old friend who has photographed Adam many, many times.
The Voice Coaches Spill on “Nerve-Wracking” Live Shows! Plus, Blake Shelton Reflects on his Beauty Pageant Days! – “It’s nerve-wracking now when we have to go back in there and it’s spontaneous.” Aguilera explains, “Like if you flub a word or if you say something off-the-cuff.” Maroon Five’s frontman adds, “Exactly, they can’t edit us.” And hold onto your cowboy hats! At the press conference we also learned a hilarious and unexpected secret about the country superstar: He used to compete in beauty pageants. Oh yes, you read that correctly. – Read more at E News
Nigel Lythgoe Debunks Raquel Welch Romance Rumors
In case you missed it, the Daily Mail reported the two were dating.
I’m sorry but stories about Raquel and I are not true. The press will probably say she’s married to my friend and I got her pregnant next.
— Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) November 11, 2013
Simon Cowell: I’ll Have a ‘Smoking Room’ When the Baby Arrives – With a baby on the way, X Factor mentor Simon Cowell declared that he was quitting smoking, but in his own words: “I lied.”
Claiming electronic cigarettes “don’t work,” the music mogul eagerly pulled out a pack of cigarettes to light up after taping an episode of his Fox singing competition on Thursday. “There are a lot of boring things that happen when you have a baby,” Cowell, 54, told reporters with a cheeky smile. “[You have to get rid of] sharp edges, cigarettes, alcohol … then there’s [baby-proofing] the toilet. But I’ll have a smoking room!” – Read more at People
Matthew Morrison on His New Holiday Album, Lea Michele, and Being Like a Real-Life Mr. Schue – Has it been hard to film? It was in the beginning. It was extremely hard. I knew it was going to be hard; I didn’t think it would be that hard—just opening up those fresh wounds that we had about Cory [Monteith]. I think the hard part is kind of behind us now, so I think we are all refocused and able to move forward—in a better, more positive way. We have a better outlook on things now, and we are a lot closer as a cast than we ever have been. There is a great energy on set. I feel Cory’s presence is still there, and we kind of have a new motivation for this season and obviously for the rest of the run: to do it for him. – Read more at Elle