Phillip Phillips performs at the CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute, hosted by Anderson Cooper, broadcast on CNN at 9 pm.
Jessica Sanchez, and a slew of Glee stars will appear at the Annual Trevor Live event in Los Angeles. You can watch the red carpet LIVE, beginning at 8 pm ET HERE.
Taylor Hicks to perform National Anthem at NFR – LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Bally’s Las Vegas headliner and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks is warming up his pipes for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR). Hicks will sing the National Anthem during the event on Thursday, Dec. 6. Hicks, who won Season 5 of American Idol, recently signed a year-long extension to perform at Bally’s through 2013. He is the first American Idol winner to secure a long-term residency on the Las Vegas Strip. – Read more at FOX 5
Nicki Minaj Demands Hot 97 Not Play Her Music Anymore – “I said, ‘Rosenberg ruined Nicki Minaj’s career’ – evidence suggests based on this Re-Up release, the things [Rosenberg] said about her being pop and selling out and making that pop music came back to haunt her,” he said. “Now, she puts six rap records on this album and it didn’t sell…I get the phone call, the international number pops up, I answer the call, it’s my friend Nicki Minaj, who then starts to proclaim how I’m fake. She used every woman’s stab she could – ‘I thought you were a man, you’re a cornball, I thought we were friends, you’re fake, everyone told me you were fake’…I said, ‘Nicki, I’m helping you. I’m keeping you in the Hip Hop conversation. This Hip Hop thing’s a competition; you’re either ringing, or you’re not, and just like I said yesterday, i love you, boo and I’ll dust you off and make sure this thing is popping off again.’ And she goes, ‘Don’t ever play my music again’…of course we are [still playing Nicki Minaj], I love Nicki Minaj.” – Read more at HipHopBands
Kris Allen meets John Muchero from Zakale Creations
‘American Idol’ success story Testone brings bluesy voice back to Conway – “I was always kind of planning [before I graduated] on coming back,” she said Friday from Los Angeles. “We’re going to be doing something totally raw. It will be stripped down to acoustic and have some original work. I will come back again and do a plugged show. “When I was in school I always tried to create something that’s not predictable.” It’s her time at Coastal Carolina that has cemented a strong bond between the budding star and Conway. The former Mount Pleasant resident often uses some of her former professors in her performances in Charleston, and Diane Fabiano – one of those Charleston performers who also took part in several concerts with her at Coastal – works at the school as a program assistant in alumni relations. – Read more at MyrtleBeachOnline
The sweet smell of success! Singer and actress Jordin Sparks broadens her brand as she launches Ambition perfume – After winning season six of American idol, she has gone on to enjoy hit singles worldwide and even starred in a movie with the late Whitney Houston. But the real test of Jordin Sparks success it seems is whether she manages to pull off a launching a perfume under her name. The singer has joined the celebrity scent market and got the ball rolling with promotion on Saturday as she stepped out for a meet and greet at a mall. – Read more at Daily Mail
Jordin Sparks and Boyfriend Jason Derulo Talk Diamond Rings and Christmas Presents: ‘Any Finger is Good’ (VIDEO) – Is Jordin Sparks ready for her boyfriend Jason Derulo to put a ring on it? On Wednesday night, the couple talked to Celebuzz at the annual Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation gala in New York City, and the conversation quickly focused on the possibility of a diamond ring — and a holiday engagement. “Who knows . . . hint? It can go on this hand though,” Sparks, 22, said on the red carpet, while flashing her right hand to Derulo, 23. “Don’t worry, just any finger is good,” she joked. – Read more at Celebuzz
Daughtry, 3 Doors Down Give to Jersey Shore Hurricane Sandy Victims – Mississippi rockers 3 Doors Down and American Idol season five alum Chris Daughtry joined forces to help “Restore the Shore,” giving a $15,000 donation to New Jersey charity Hometown Heroes. Brad Arnold, 3DD’s singer, invited Hometown Heroes founder Mike Schwartz and executive director Jennifer Barna on stage at Asbury Park’s Convention Hall, where he and Daughtry presented a check from the group’s The Better Life Foundation. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter
Mario Lopez Married: ‘The X Factor’ Host Ties The Knot With Longtime Love Courtney Mazza – The “X Factor” host, 39, married his girlfriend of four years, Courtney Mazza, 29, on Dec. 1 in a beach wedding in Punta Minto, Mexico, Extra confirms. The couple’s nuptials, which will air on TLC Dec. 8, brought out family and close friends, including Lopez’s buddy Eva Longoria. Lopez was escorted down the aisle by his mother and later joined by his beautiful bride as they exchanged personal vows just before sunset at the seaside estate of “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis. – Read more at Huffington Post