The American Idol 11 Hollywood Round begins in Pasadena CA today.
Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young and Stefano Langone appear on the Hollywood Christmas Parade, the Hallmark Channel 6/5c pm
Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams will chat live at Tiger Beat at 4 pm EST. More info HERE.
Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, L.A. Reid appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Blake Shelton tweets, “Day 3 of filming my team preparing for the battle rounds. Got a VERY special surprise advisor for my group today!!! The Voice baby!!!!!”
Jordin Sparks Guest Blogs About Visiting High Schools, Traveling & Eating Frog Legs!!!
Even though I’m on the road all the time, when People to People invited me to become their first celebrity Ambassador I jumped at the chance. In my travels all I usually get to see are arenas and hotels — I never have the opportunity to actually take in the cultures of the places I visit. So this past summer I joined a great delegation of American students from Rome, NY, for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. I got to do so much from learning how to make traditional apfelstrudel in Austria to eating frogs legs (ew!) in Paris (my first time there!), to visiting some of the most iconic sites like The Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. We even visited a concentration camp and met a Holocaust survivor — such a sobering moment and one I won’t soon forget. As a total history buff, it was amazing to see the things I read about in school with my own eyes!
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J.R. Martinez and Rachel Crow at last night’s CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute
DWTS winner, J.R. Martinez and X Factor contestant, Rachel Crow back stage at the CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute live telecast last night.
James Durbin talks his new album, ‘American Idol’ and wedding plans
“It’s a rock record, it’s a hard rock record,” Durbin told OnTheRedCarpet.com. “It’s got some heavier tunes on there. I wanted to ease on in to it, just ease on in to it, little by little. Second album? Who knows what a mess of craziness that’s going to be. But for this album, I took what I loved from the music that I listen to.”
Durbin went on to talk about “American Idol” and while the show helped him gain him exposure it also stifled his individuality a bit.
“After ‘Idol,’ making my album – I’m going places,” Durbin said. “Even just going to the grocery store you get talked to by a bunch of people. It’s so much different, it’s so much more personable. I actually feel like a human being, rather than when I was on the show, I just felt like a marionette.”
Read more at OnTheRedCarpet
Obama, family attend ‘Christmas in Washington’
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obamas celebrated the holiday season with musical stars Justin Bieber, Cee Lo Green, Jennifer Hudson, Victoria Justice and the Band Perry at the 30th annual “Christmas in Washington” concert Sunday night.
President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha, and mother-in-law Marian Robinson attended the concert to benefit the Children’s National Medical Center.
The concert of Christmas carols and songs— which took place at the National Building Museum— was hosted by comedian Conan O’Brien.
The concert will air Friday on TNT.
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Jennifer Lopez Brings ‘Beautiful Sound’ to Harman Kardon Global Brand Campaign
STAMFORD, Conn., Dec 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — HARMAN International Industries announced today that international superstar Jennifer Lopez will star in a new brand campaign with the company’s iconic Harman Kardon audio brand. Ms. Lopez will be featured within the major global advertising campaign “Beautiful Sound” for Harman Kardon. The television commercial will premiere in Europe today and be showcased online.
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EXCLUSIVE: Darren Criss Talks ‘Glee’ & ‘Grease’
“I’m such a sucker for Old Hollywood,” he said Thursday night at the Miss Golden Globe announcement event. “I think a lot of things we make reference to would be over a lot of people’s heads unless you were an adult in the early 60s. It’s a wonderful, nostalgic episode.”
Clips reveal that viewers will be treated to a black-and-white song and dance number from Criss and his on-screen love interest played by Chris Colfer on a set modeled after Judy Garland’s classic Christmas Special. The premise involves the club doing a Christmas Special within the show, and was directed by their co-star Matthew Morrison.
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