Kelly Clarkson will be headed to Nashville on December 16 to play a benefit with her backup singers, Jill and Kate, for the Houses of Hope orphanage.
The Lee DeWyze holiday song, “O Holy Night”, debuted at the Graceland Christmas tree lighting ceremony Nov. 19, has been added to All Access under the “Cool New Music” page in the Hot AC section. Listen to it HERE.
Plus, Lee performs at Studio 98, St. Louis MO for Y98FM contest winners.
Michael Sarver has released his holiday album, called, simply, Christmas, independently on iTunes.
You can download it HERE right now. The album contains traditional holiday favorites like “Joy To The World”, “Away in a Manger” and “Silent Night”.
Season 8’s Mishavonna Henson has released her Christmas duet with Crystal Gayle called “Christmas Everwhere”. Download it from iTunes right HERE
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Charice dating David Archuleta?
During her guesting on “Billboard’s Live Q&A, ” the issue came up after a fan, who noted how Charice sings with so much emotion, asked if she is thinking of Archuleta whenever she performs a love song.
The Filipino songstress replied: “What a question, what a question. First of all, I’m friend with David Archuleta and he is a great guy. Second, singing love songs with emotion, I think it’s part of being a singer. Every time you sing, you should feel the song even if you’re not in love. You just have to undestand the words.”
Read more at ABS-CBN
Utah vocal teacher beats cancer — to claim the national spotlight
It has been a decade since Justin Williams was diagnosed with stage-three testicular cancer. Now it’s time for him to be center stage.
Williams, 28, of Saratoga Springs, is finally ready to embrace the limelight, now that his cancer is in remission and thanks to national exposure on “American Idol” last January. His first single, “Fly, ” was released last week, and he’s back in the studio prepping tracks for an upcoming full-length album.
Read more at the Salt Lake Tribune
Julianne and Ryan’s Paris Holiday a Ring-less Affair
So your boyfriend invites you to travel thousands of miles to spend the holidays with him and his parents in Paris, and he doesn’t propose. What’s a girl to do?
This is exactly where Julianne Hough is after a romantic vacation with boyfriend, Ryan Seacrest and his family in France. Visiting restaurants, art galleries and shops, as well as a sold-out Monet exhibition, where the group drank fine wine, ogled fine art, bought new shoes but (sad face) didn’t celebrate a new addition to the family.
Read more at AOL Pop Eater
Kara DioGuardi Writing Memoir About American Idol
This one should be a page turner. Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi will release a memoir in 2011 titled A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, And American Idol, RadarOnline.com has learned.
DioGuardi – who infamously once bared her bikini clad body on the hit show – left in somewhat mysterious circumstances at the end of Idol’s tenth season.
And now it looks like she wants to set the record straight about what life was really like working with Simon Cowell and her fellow judges.
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The well-known song-writer claims her autobiography “is meant to inspire others to take chances to succeed.”
Read more at Radaronline
‘Glee’s’ Chris Colfer Shows Off His Ninja Skills on ‘Conan’ (VIDEO)
Chris uses two sai as his weapon of choice, patterning himself after the Ninja Turtle named “Raphael.” (Again with the turtles!) By this point, Conan looked nervous/cautiously optimistic, but then Colfer stood up … and revealed his dazzling ninja skills! The young actor spun the razor-sharp blades in both hands, whirling them in a seamless hypnotic blur. Everything was going great! And then Chris sat back down again …
See the Video at TV Squad
Bristol Aside, Has Dancing Jumped the Shark?
Bristol Palin’s implausible run to third place on Dancing with the Stars surprised us all, really angered one guy and had many fans citing it as a “jump-the-shark” moment for the show. But has Dancing traded ballroom heels for water skis for other reasons?
Take Sarah Palin’s eldest daughter out of the equation (or imagine she wasn’t on Season 11 at all!) and you are still left with a season overstuffed with gimmick after gimmick, week after week. Coming off a strong Season 10, producers kept everyone — contestants included — on their toes with new twists, such as Acoustic Week (with a round stage, natch), Rock ‘n’ Roll Week, TV Theme Week, and the much ballyhooed and successful Instant Dance, in which dancers received their music 20 minutes before hitting the stage.
Read more at TV Guide
Susan Boyle Stops Mid-Song on the View
She starts, and then stops her rendition of “O Holy Night” on live television!