Idol Headlines for 11/3/14

Tonight, the Knockout Rounds come to a conclusion, with Taylor Swift as key advisor! Kelly live blogs at 8/7c PM NBC. Dancing with the Stars continues. Join Celebrity Bug as she live blogs, at 8/7c PM ABC.

NBC Announces the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Joining the festivities this year are the Big Apple Circus, Before You Exit, William Blake, Sabrina Carpenter, Cirque du Soleil, Hilary Duff, Renee Fleming, Becky G., Lucy Hale, Nick Jonas, KISS, Sandra Lee, The Madden Brothers, Idina Menzel, Miss USA 2014- Nia Sanchez, MKTO, the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, NEEDTOBREATH, NHL® legends John LeClair and Pat LaFontaine, Pentatonix, Romeo Santos, Cole Swindell, Meghan Trainor, The Vamps, Quvenzhané Wallis, and more. – Via NBC

The Roots & Fifth Harmony Join Concert Line-Up for the ‘Nickelodeon Halo Awards’ Premiering Sunday, November 30 – Grammy Award-winning powerhouse hip hop group The Roots and pop sensation Fifth Harmony will join a stellar music lineup that includes Jessie J, Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor, Echosmith and The Vamps for the Nickelodeon HALO Awards, premiering Sunday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). Jam-packed with one-of-a-kind performances, the hour-long special celebrates five kids who are “Helping and Leading Others” (HALO) in their communities. The concert will be capped by a must-see, all-star finale led by The Roots. Nickelodeon HALO Awards will also feature special appearances by Zendaya and Carlos PenaVega, along with stars from Nick’s hit series Instant Mom (Sydney Park), The Thundermans (Jack Griffo, Kira Kosarin), The Haunted Hathaways (Benjamin Flores Jr., Breanna Yde) and Victorious (Leon Thomas, Matt Bennett). – Read more at TVByTheNumbers

One Direction to Perform at Top Australian Music Awards – Looks like there’s no let up for One Direction as the band has confirmed it will perform at the ARIA Awards, Australia’s version of the Grammys. One Direction join local favorites 5 Seconds of Summer, Chet Faker, Hilltop Hoods, Justice Crew and Sheppard in performing at the ARIAs on Nov. 26. – The Hollywood Reporter

Bob Geldof Reportedly Planning Band Aid Single to Fight Ebola – Bob Geldof is reportedly considering releasing a fourth version of the charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” reported The Sun. The Boomtown Rats singer is reaching out to potential artists for a December release that would coincide with the 30th anniversary of the original song. The Sun is reporting that the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa would be the primary motivation and beneficiary of any new single. – The Hollywood Reporter

Paisley, Underwood back at the awards podium – “Pray for me,” Brad Paisley requests.
The country-music star means it jokingly, referring to the newly maternal state of his longtime CMA Awards co-host Carrie Underwood. They’ll share the job for the seventh consecutive year when ABC televises the 48th annual ceremony Nov. 5 from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Because Paisley is known for his satirical bent, neither he nor Underwood has any illusions about her current pregnancy going unmentioned. She’s at this volatile stage, crying every time we sit down to talk about something,” Paisley kids. “(She wails,) ‘I’m sorry, but that’s just so sweet!’ She told me about something the other day, ‘That’s going to upset the baby!’ ” – Read more at Zap2it

Jeremy from ‘Survivor’ feels bad for what he did to John Rocker (Plus: exclusive merge photo) – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Okay, Jeremy, give it to us straight: Who was at fault for cooking and eating all of your tribe’s rice? JEREMY COLLINS: Point blank, it is Missy’s fault but not hers alone. Reed, Drew, and Jon (in that order) were the ones that complained the most about needing to eat more. But Missy was happy to cook it. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Strictly Come Dancing beats X Factor by 2.3m viewers – Simon Cowell’s addition of a shock Halloween elimination twist could not reel in BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, which surged to a record series lead over ITV’s The X Factor of more than 2 million viewers on Saturday. But both the BBC1 and ITV talent shows were down on last year’s ratings. The Halloween special of the celebrity dance show had 9.7 million viewers, a 43.9% share between 6.30pm and 8.15pm on Saturday, up from 9.4 million (42.8%) the previous week. – Read more at The Guardian

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