AN EXTRAORDINARY GROUP OF RENOWNED ARTISTS GATHER IN WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SALUTE THIS YEAR’S HONOREES AT “THE 37TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS,” TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, DEC. 30 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK – Performers and presenters included Jared Angle, Christine Baranski, Laura Benanti, Jeffrey Cirio, Misty Copeland, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jane Fonda, Lady Gaga, Whoopi Goldberg, Herbie Hancock, Jennifer Hudson, Garrison Keillor, David Letterman, Lauren Lovette, Jane Lynch, Bruno Mars, Reba McEntire, Kate McKinnon, Sam Moore, Jessie Mueller, Kelli O’Hara, Tiler Peck, Pentatonix, Martin Short, Esperanza Spalding, Steven Spielberg, Bruce Springsteen, Mavis Staples, Meryl Streep and Usher. Airs tonight on CBS at 9 pm. Artists honored include Singer Al Green, Actor and Filmmaker Tom Hanks, Ballerina Patricia McBride, Singer-Songwriter Sting and Comedienne Lily Tomlin. – Read more at CBS.com
TERRY CREWS, KEN MARINO AND CHRISSY TEIGEN TO JOIN THE CELEBRATION ON ‘NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH CARSON DALY’ – Actors Terry Crews and Ken Marino, as well as superstar model Chrissy Teigen, will join the festivities for NBC’s annual special “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.” Live from Times Square in New York City, “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” will air Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 10-11 p.m. and11:30 p.m-12:30 a.m. The special is produced by Irwin Entertainment and Universal Television. The executive producers are John Irwin of Irwin Entertainment and Carson Daly. Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Seth MacFarlane, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams have previously been announced to perform on the special. – Read more at NBC
‘Voice’ finalist looks back on his best and worst performances – Season 7 of The Voice saw many talented singers take the stage in hopes of walking away victorious, but only one actually did. It wasn’t Chris Jamison. But even after losing the title to country singer Craig Wayne Boyd, the 20-year old isn’t down on himself. In fact, he sees his Voice journey as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow — and is now ready for his next steps. Before he does that Mashable asked the man behind the incredible voice to stroll down musical memory lane one last time, and rate his performances for a Season 7 retrospective. – Read more at Mashable
‘Happy Birthday to me!’ Jordin Sparks snaps up new Jeep… after vowing to return BMW that ex Jason Derulo gave her last year – Her ex-boyfriend Jason Derulo presented her with a champagne-coloured BMW last Christmas.
And after confessing that she will return the vehicle to her former flame, the newly single Jordin Sparks has splurged on a brand new Jeep Rubicon for her 25th birthday. The singer couldn’t wait to show off her purchase on Monday, a super luxury SUV that sells for around $70,000 and was adorned with a festive red bow atop the hood. – Read more at The Daily Mail
Matt Giraud will sing in the new year at FireKeepers – Last week, Matt Giraud had one of his toughest audiences ever: A room full of preschoolers. “I told the crowd, I’ve played for thousands, but this is probably my most intimidating audience,” he joked. His fiance’s son was among the group. They really were sweet kids, he said. And it wasn’t too different from playing dueling pianos at a college bar. “They don’t have much attention span, it’s pretty rowdy, they want to stand up and yell things at you, even if they like you,” he said. – Read more at Battle Creek Enquirer
Jennifer Lopez Drunk Driver Nailed That’s How D.A. Rolls – The guy who smashed into Jennifer Lopez’s brand new Rolls-Royce was bombed — nearly twice the legal limit — and now could face time behind bars … according to prosecutors. The L.A. County D.A.’s office is charging Robert John Reitz with two misdemeanor counts of DUI for the September rear-ender on Pacific Coast Highway — and they say his blood alcohol content was an astonishing .15. – Read more on TMZ
Carrie Underwood & Taylor Swift Named One Of Most-Mannered Celebrities – Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift are getting thanked for all their “Thank You’s.” The National League of Junior Cotillions released their list of Best-Mannered Celebrities of the Past 25 Years, placing Carrie Underwood at No. 13 and Taylor Swift at No. 25. Jimmy Fallon leads the list due to his kind hosting nature, while David Muir hits No. 2 and Peyton Manning lands at No. 3. – Read more at US 99.5