Headlines: Kris Allen Headlines Hershey New Year, Katharine McPhee Lifetime Movie

‘American Idol’ Kris Allen to headline Hershey New Year’s Eve celebration – “American Idol” Season 8 winner Kris Allen will bring a story of hope to Hershey New Year’s Eve this year. Allen will headline the 13th annual event, which culminates with the raising of the 7-foot-tall, 80-inch-wide and 300-pound replica of a Hershey’s Kiss and fireworks at midnight. – Read more at Penn Live

Kelly Clarkson Named Host of CTV’s First-Ever IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL NORTH Broadcast, December 17 – TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2017 /CNW/ – CTV announced today that Bell Media Studios is set to create the first ever IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL NORTH broadcast to anchor its 2017 holiday schedule. Hosted by GRAMMY® Award winner Kelly Clarkson, the two-hour, can’t-miss, holiday music event premieres Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and CTV GO and Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Much (visit CTV.ca to check local listings). – Read more at Newswire.ca

‘The Lost Wife of Robert Durst’ Showcases the Couple’s Tumultuous Relationship – Consider this an equally disturbing prequel. Long before real estate heir Robert Durst was caught on a hot microphone allegedly confessing to murder on HBO’s acclaimed 2015 docuseries The Jinx, he was a young man in a turbulent marriage to med school student Kathleen “Kathie” McCormack Durst. Lifetime’s new film, The Lost Wife of Robert Durst, showcases the tumultuous relationship between the pair (portrayed by Scorpion’s Katharine McPhee and The Originals’ Daniel Gillies, above)—and the investigation into Kathie’s mysterious 1982 disappearance. We spoke with McPhee about diving into the still-unsolved case—and the unexpected Scorpion link. The Lost Wife of Robert Durst, Movie Premiere, Saturday, Nov. 4, 8/7c, Lifetime – Read more at TVGuide

‘The Voice’ Contestant Meghan Linsey Faces Brown Recluse Spider Bite – The Doctors Appearance

Meghan Linsey: In Country Music, “You’re Supposed To Sing And Shut Your Mouth” – “Country music is so hush-hush about everything,” she said. “It’s so much harder to speak out.” Linsey was insistent that, although country music has largely avoided the fallout of the Weinstein revelations, it does have a problem with harassment and assault. According to her, there are abusers in the industry whose misdeeds are open secrets. She pointed to Kirt Webster, the powerful country music publicist whose clients included Dolly Parton: Just this week, Austin Rick, his former client, publicly alleged that Webster molested and sexually assaulted him. Webster denied the allegations, but his firm, Webster Public Relations, was promptly renamed, and a spokesperson announced Webster had gone on leave. “When you have a person like [Webster], everybody kind of knows, and nobody says anything,” Linsey said. “People do dismiss it, and they go, ‘well, he’s so important, he works with all these people.’ I hope that people start to open their eyes to it and see what’s going on. … This business is so small — it’s such a small town.” – Read more at Buzzfeed.com

Bowersox inspires students with daytime concert – Sixth-grader Brenna Nelson knows what it’s like to feel sidelined by Type I diabetes. “I love playing soccer, so it’s kind of hard,” Nelson said. “If I get low (blood sugar) on the field while I’m playing, there’s no way except pulling me out.” The 11-year-old Spanish Immersion School student was diagnosed two years ago, and it changed her life. “It made me feel like an outsider,” she said. “I feel like I’m different than anyone else because I have it.” But sitting in the front row of a Crystal Bowersox concert Thursday, Nelson learned she is not alone. “It’s OK to be different,” Nelson said after hearing from Bowersox. The professional singer and songwriter known best for being an American Idol contestant also has Type I diabetes. – Read more at ManfieldNewsJournal

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Nick Fradiani – How much has changed in your life since your time on American Idol? A lot has changed. It’s been two and a half years. I have learned so much personally and musically since then. I’ve lived in 3 different places, put out an album and an EP, traveled the country, and am able to play music for a living. What advice would you give to someone thinking of entering the show? Always stay true to yourself. Try not to compare yourself to anyone else, and have fun. It is an amazing experience. Try to slow it all down and enjoy yourself. – Read more at Celebuzz

Kelly Clarkson too sick to perform at secret show – Kelly Clarkson’s secret SiriusXM concert turned into a listening party on Friday because the singer was too sick to perform her new album. “Do you want to hear the good news or the really bad news?” she asked the crowd of hundreds of fans who turned out for the performance. “The good news is I’m here, the bad news is I caught a virus from my 1-year-old.” – Read more at Page 6

Kelly Clarkson was told she might have cancer the night she won her first Grammy – Kelly Clarkson certainly didn’t have a picture-perfect night when she won her first Grammy Award in 2005. “I was told I might have cancer that day, so yeah. It was really horrible. I had to have my makeup redone three times,” admitted Clarkson, who grew increasingly paranoid through Grammys night that her multiple wins were God giving her one last good thing before, well, dying. “And I kept winning!” The singer also admitted that she has a history of cervical and ovarian cancer in her family. – Read more at EW.com

Kelly Clarkson wants a duet with Pink: ‘If you project it enough, it might happen’ – “I’m a huge fan of Pink,” Clarkson told EW editor-in-chief Henry Goldblatt at the magazine’s A-List event in New York City on Thursday. “I haven’t had the chance yet to work with her. I think if you project it enough, it might happen, right?” As it turns out, the badass women have more in common than fans may have thought. “I love her because she has done the whole singer-songwriter record she recently did, she does pop, she loves rock,” said Clarkson. “I think [we have] similar musical influences.” – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Kelly Clarkson Felt ‘Suppressed,’ Says Top Country Star’s Career Changed When He Came Out – Kelly Clarkson has scored a trio of Grammys, more than 100 cumulative No. 1 singles on various Billboard charts and become an icon in the music industry. Yet from the beginning, the first-ever American Idol says, record labels and executives have tried to define who she is as both a person and musician. “Honestly, you can look at my previous records and you can hear a suppressed individual,” Clarkson told Party Foul Radio with Pollo & Pearl. “I just constantly felt pushed into a box.” – Read more at HuffingtonPost.com

‘American Idol’ finalist comes to Colorado Springs in ‘Motown the Musical’ – It’s a role Trenyce has felt destined to play in some way, shape or form. A few years back, she mulled doing her own one-woman show based on Ross but held back when folks around her told her to wait.
“My mom loved Diana Ross and always told me if I wanted to perform, she was the epitome of what to aim for,” she said from a tour stop in Mason City, Iowa. “As an artist, you want to make sure you are bringing the most honest parts of her story on stage, and you’re not adding anything or being too much of yourself. It’s the one time I’ve had to dig a little deeper and remove myself and pay homage to her because she’s still with us.” – Read more at The Gazette

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