Carrie Underwood sang her brand new song “There’s A Place For Us” from the new Chronicles of Narnia movie at today’s Thanksgiving special taping. The performance will air on CBS Thanksgiving morning at 9 am. (Via @Jackieh90, @ny4carrie)
Lee DeWyze to sing National Anthem and America the Beautiful at Giants game FOX @ 4:15 ET.
The U.S. Navy band will accompany reigning American Idol winner Lee DeWyze who will sing the national anthem with Roc Nation’s Bridget Kelly.
They will also perform a soulful rendition of America the Beautiful at halftime.
Read more at Trentonian
Jennifer Hudson performs on the Tina Fey Tribute, Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. PBS stations (check local listings)
Carrie Underwood appears on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8/7c pm ABC
Songwriter David Hodges tweets that he’s written 8 songs with David Cook for the Idol winners next album. “70% of the time, they’re 100% awesome, ” he says.
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Lee DeWyze thanks his Fans from the Giants football field
Lee DeWyze talks about album debut
“It definitely means more to me when I can take part in the songwriting process, ” DeWyze said. “I wanted these songs to have some depth to them.”
“Live It Up, ” which comes out Tuesday from RCA, is breezy and up-tempo, much in the spirt of Jason Mraz or Rob Thomas.
“The songs on the album are like my children, ” he said. “I feel like they capture my whole range of emotion.”
Read more at Daily Herald
Kelly Clarkson: Moon Nightclub for Sister’s Birthday!
Kelly Clarkson enjoys a girls’ night out with her friends at Moon Nightclub on Friday (November 12) in Las Vegas.
The 28-year-old singer was at the hotspot inside the Palms Casino Resort to celebrate her sister Alyssa’s birthday. (Alyssa is pictured second from the right in the full pic inside)
See the photo at Just Jared
Quincy Jones Recalls Getting Jennifer Hudson on Album
“I called Jennifer to give my condolences about the tragedy, ” Q told BET.com. “I’m from Chicago too. I know that city backwards, so I called ’cause I was almost in tears, you know? And she says, “I need to be on the album and I said, ‘Jennifer, I would never bother you with anything like that, with what just happened to you, ‘ you know, when they killed all them people. She said, ‘Quincy, I need to be on the album. I need it, ‘ you know? She did ‘You Put a Move on My Heart, ‘ it really touched me.”
Read more at BET
Blake Lewis and his Puppy Sir Didimus Catch a California Sunset
Syesha Mercado’s homecoming includes stop in Bradenton
“This is my first time (acting) professionally in my hometown!” she said during a recent phone interview.
The 23-year-old has been busy trying to snag as many tickets as possible for the numerous people who have helped her become one of the most buzzed about musical actresses. The Tampa audience will be teeming with relatives and mentors. It seems thrilling — and sounds like a perfect recipe for a seriously stressful performance.
“No, I’m over the nerves now when I get on stage, ” Mercado said. “I used to be, but I’m at the point where I’m so comfortable on stage it’s more exciting for me. I want family and friends to see how much I’ve grown.”
Read more at Bradenton.com
Paula Abdul: Survivor
“I’ve had such an amazing gift of a career that has spanned over 20 years, ” Abdul said from MAW’s ball last weekend at the InterContinental Miami Hotel. “There have been so many beautiful kids that have come through my life who have shown such spirit and courage.”
Starting out in the 1980s as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers, the California native moved on to choreographing videos and then performing such hits as Straight Up and Forever Your Girl.
“It’s interesting the way I’ve come up behind the scenes, ” Abdul says. “I started out in production and rolling up my sleeves and doing the grunt work.”
Read more at the Miami Herald
Simon Cowell reunited with his brother after 17 year rift
Reunited at last, standing shoulder to shoulder and beaming broadly, this is the moment Simon Cowell finally healed a 17-year rift with his brother.
Moments after the cameras stopped rolling on Sunday night’s X Factor, Simon unfastened his microphone and strolled into his dressing room.
And it was there that he embraced his brother Michael Bailey and told him later: “It’s so good to see you – I’m so happy we’re all back together.”
Read more at the Daily Mirror
Cowell forgets One Direction names
The SyCo boss forgot Zain Malik’s name when rival judge Dannii Minogue quizzed him on how well he knew his one remaining act on the talent show.
“What are the names of One Direction, Simon?” asked Minogue. Her question came after Cowell suggested that he would have had no problem in making a decision between his acts if he was put in a position like Cheryl Cole last week with two of his groups in the sing-off.
He replied: “Niall, Louis, Harry, Liam and… Olly.” Quickly, host Konnie Huq and Louis Walsh pointed out that there was nobody called Olly in the group.
Read more at Digital Spy