During the show, taped earlier this month in Greensboro, North Carolina, Train plays selections from their holiday album Christmas in Tahoe, as well as a few of their biggest hits, as a host of champion skaters hit the ice for a variety of routines. You'll see Olympic gold medalist and season 18 Dancing with the Stars champ Meryl Davis with her partner, Charlie White, plus skating legend Brian Boitano, Kimmie Meissner, Todd Eldredge, Ryan Bradley and many more.
The show is hosted by Olympic champion and season six Dancing with the Stars champ Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss.
Among the songs Train performs: "Shake Up Christmas," "What Christmas Means to Me," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "River" and more.
Pandora's Holiday Celebrations on Ice airs at on ABC Sunday at different times, depending on where you live in the U.S., and there will be an encore performance on December 13. Here are the times:
Dana Edelson/NBCMiley Cyrus, Jessie J, Hozier and Bono and The Edge of U2 will all be performing at an event at New York’s Carnegie Hall marking World AIDS Day, December 1.
The “It Always Seems Impossible Until It Is Done” event is sponsored by two charity organizations co-founded by Bono: ONE, which combats poverty and preventable disease, and (RED), which raises money and awareness in the fight against AIDS. The evening will celebrate progress in the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty, as well as commemorate the 10-year anniversary of both charities.
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah will emcee the event, and Vice President Joe Biden, Bono and Stephen Colbert are among the night’s speakers. Biden will honor former mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg for his philanthropic contributions.
ABC/ Lou RoccoWhat's the perfect gift for Taylor Swift? As her star-studded squad hits the stores this Black Friday in search of that special something for Taylor, Teen Vogue has created a guide that includes 12 items that the singer will be sure to love.
The list features everything from the expensive -- a $1,250 Hermes Apple watch -- to the inexpensive -- adorable $5 J. Crew Band-aids. Because, as you may recall, Band-aids don't fix bullet holes. And since Taylor’s a known cat lover, the list includes a $200 pet bowl that would be perfect for her beloved cats Meredith and Olivia, as well as a pair of Charlotte Olympia flats designed to look like kittens.
The gift ideas for Taylor also include a designer notebook and pen for writing song lyrics, lipstick to get that "red lip classic thing that [she] likes," $75 Kohl's eyeliner for that perfect cat-eye, and a festive Kate Spade apron she can wear while baking cookies for fans and supermodels alike. There's also chic sleepwear, which Taylor can sport during all those slumber parties she hosts for her famous friends.
Let's hope Selena Gomez, Lily Aldridge, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delavigne, Gigi Hadid and the rest are taking note of these great suggestions.
In other Taylor news, there are some people who won’t be sending her a Christmas card this year. Conservationists in Auckland, New Zealand are reportedly upset because they say a crew for Taylor’s new music video has put a rare native bird in danger this week.
According to The New Zealand Herald, Taylor is believed to have shot a music video at Bethells Beach, which is home to endangered baby dotterels. It’s been alleged that her production team broke the terms of their permit by taking up to 12 vehicles onto the beach, when they had only been approved to use two.
"We are trying to minimize vehicles on beaches for good reasons but at Bethells there are baby dotterels,” Waitakere Ranges local board chairwoman Sandra Coney says in a Facebook post. “…Taylor's lot did not respect the environment or the conditions of their consent."
Dana Eldelson/NBCFirst, the good news: Adele is going on tour! Now, the bad news: she hasn't announced any North American dates...yet.
In a hilarious video that's full of bloopers, Adele says, "Hello, it's me, Adele." Then she burst out laughing, saying, "Oh my God, I can't even SAY that anymore!" referring to her hit song, "Hello." She then goes on to say, "I have been bluffing this whole time and I'm so relieved to tell you that of course I am coming on tour and I can't wait to see all of you there, so see you very very soon!"
Adele's tour will begin February 29 in Belfast and then travel throughout the U.K. and Ireland, including four dates at London's O2 arena that we're betting will grow to even more shows. At the beginning of May, she'll move onto Europe, and right now she has dates scheduled through the middle of June. No word on North American tour dates. Visit live.adele.com for more info.
To get a preview of Adele's live show, check out her upcoming NBC special, airing December 14. It was taped earlier this month at New York City's Radio City Music Hall and features her performing a number of songs from her new album 25, as well as all her hits.
ABC/Fred LeeRachelPlatten is one of the many artists who'll be performing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. She says she's looking forward to digging into some festive treats after her stint in the event is over. "I hope I don’t have to eat on the float. That would be really sad!" she laughs.
In reality, Rachel tells ABC Radio, "I’m pretty sure that I’m gonna go to Thanksgiving at my husband’s family’s house." And while she's there, she says, she's got a strategy planned for how she's going to attack her holiday dinner. "My favorite thing is combinations and bites...I’m really a big fan of making sure I have a little bit of everything on my fork," she explains. "You gotta get the cranberry, you gotta get the mashed potatoes, you gotta get the sweet potatoes. Ooh, I make the sweet potatoes...I kill the sweet potatoes!"
"I was also vegan for a while but I’m not a vegan anymore so I eat a lot of turkey," she adds, "And...I really kill it on the sweet potatoes. I just want that to be known!"
OK, Rachel, so you're a sweet-potato making machine, we get it. But what about what you're thankful for this holiday season?
"Oh my God, I’m so grateful for the whole thing," says the "Fight Song" singer, who found success this year after more than a decade of struggling. She tells ABC Radio, "I’m overwhelmed by it. Every time I think about it, it’s crazy! My life has changed so much, you know, and getting to actually sit and assess it is nuts."
Maybe Rachel can actually have her dessert before her Thanksgiving meal, because she'll be riding on the Lindt chocolate float. Other performers at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade include her pal Andy Grammer, as well as Train, Plain White T's, Jordin Sparks, Daughtry and Mariah Carey. It starts at 9 a.m. in all time zones on NBC.
Rachel's new album Wildfire will be released in the coming months, and her first headline tour kicks off February 26 in Dallas, Texas. A few weeks prior to that, she and Andy Grammer will both perform on Train's annual Sail Across the Sun fan cruise.
PRNewsFoto/PMK*BNCWant to see Mariah Carey show off her directing and acting skills? Entertainment Weekly has a sneak preview of a scene from her feature directorial debut: the holiday Hallmark Channel movie, A Christmas Melody.
The film stars Mean Girls’Lacey Chabert as divorced fashion designer Kristin, and in the clip, Mariah herself plays the mean girl. She's Kristin’s old high school rival, Melissa, who brags about her big house and her doting husband, and even shoves her massive diamond ring in Kristin’s face.
When Kristin tries to cut their conversation short by saying she’s on her way to a PTA meeting, Melissa reveals that she’s the head of the PTA and will walk her there. “Guess today’s your lucky day,” Melissa says.
A Christmas Melody debuts on the Hallmark Channel December 19 at 8 p.m. ET.
Kenneth CappelloA Jonas Brothers reunion might not be as unlikely as we may have thought. In a new interview with Pride Source, Joe Jonas says getting back together to play with older brother Kevin and younger brother Nick “could easily happen.”
Joe is now the frontman of the band DNCE, and Nick, of course, has his solo career, but Joe sees potential collaborations in their future.
“Nick and I have a few ideas to work with other artists who we really like,” he says. “There are a couple of artists out there that we think are really incredible that we'd like to work together with. And then, there's always down the road. We don't really ever wanna say never to anything just because there could be something that comes along our way that we might say, ‘You know, let's try working on this song together.’”
As for what it would take to get the band back together, Joe says, “Time itself.” In other words, don't expect it anytime soon.
“It's easy to say we're done and that we're never doing it again, but then we both look at each other and go, ‘We obviously get along,’” he says. “And who knows -- years from now we could be like, ‘All right, let's make a record.’ It could easily happen.”
Image Group LA/ABCThanks to his smash hit "See You Again," Charlie Puth has had a great year, but unfortunately, he won't be able to go back home this week for Thanksgiving. Still, Meghan Trainor's favorite make-out partner says it's his relatives who he's most thankful for.
"I’ve realized in this past year that family, honestly, means the most: not only with Fast and Furious," Charlie tells ABC Radio. "I just…there’s a lot of people in my life that kind of take advantage, and no one has your back like the family."
So why isn't he going home to New Jersey, then? "It’s just too much flying. I’ve literally been around the world," he says. "I’m gonna be in California...I just bought a house and I’m gonna get all that taken care of and make some new records."
But Charlie says he'll still be having a turkey dinner...just not with family.
"Friendsgiving, man! We’re gonna fry a turkey," he laughs. "Three different types of turkey: fried turkey, traditional baked turkey and grilled turkey. I dunno what they’re gonna do; they’re gonna do something!"
Charlie's debut album 9 Track Mind comes out January 29. His latest single, "One Call Away," is now the soundtrack of an ad for Fiat: it features guest appearances by country star Brett Eldredge and rapper Ty Dolla $ign.
Image Group LA/ABCYou can’t blame the guy for having good taste, but it might make a rock fan cringe to see someone like Justin Bieber wearing a Nirvana tee shirt. He’s done it before, most recently at the American Music Awards last Sunday, when he was photographed wearing a vintage “Heart Shaped Box” shirt.
You wouldn’t be alone in your criticism -- lots of folks considered it sacrilege, and gleefully jumped on the bash-Bieber bandwagon. Courtney Love, however, isn’t one of them. The singer and former Mrs. Kurt Cobaintweeted in the wake of the fallout, “You’re cool in my book, @justinbieber xc."
For her part, Bieber’s stylist, Karla Welch, tells Harper’s Bazaar that her client’s a big fan of vintage band tees and has been wearing them for a while -- it’s just that people are only now starting to notice. As for the fallout over the Nirvana tee, she says, “of course he's a fan of Nirvana. I think it's so funny that all these people are up in arms. I'm sure Kurt Cobain would be like -- I mean, I can't speak for him obviously -- but I don't think he was so snotty or that he would diss anyone who appreciated his music. I think he understood that that is like the antithesis of music appreciation. It's so funny. But you know, fans are fans!”
If you don’t have any vintage Nirvana tees of your own and can’t find one at your local consignment store, you can always buy one like Bieber wore, from the place it got it. That would be designer Jerry Lorenzo of Fear of God, who collects vintage rock tees, re-cuts them and then sells them online for rock star prices: a tee like Bieber’s will set you back about $1,500.
V Magazine and Inez & VinoodhLady Gaga is adding one more job title to her already extensive resume. The singer/actress will be guest editing the spring preview issue of V Magazine, as well as appearing on its cover.
This marks the first time the magazine has handed over the reins to a guest editor-in-chief, and Gaga has already enlisted some of her famous fashion collaborators to help her put it all together.
"This issue of V is about all of these people coming together to express a passion for art and fashion, to really 'go there' to make a great statement and to change things,” Gaga tells the mag.
She adds, “These are people who have kept me and protected me over the years, because they've wanted me to survive…that’s part of the message of this issue: we have to carry each other through the decades and take care of one another and honor each other's work.”
By including her fashion confidants in the issue -- her “fashion guard,” as she calls them -- Gaga wants to thank them as well as make their work known to the world. According to E! News, she'll be featuring the work of photographers Nick Knight, Steven Klein, and Inez and Vinoodh.
V Magazine editor-in-chief Stephen Gan says choosing Gaga as a guest editor was an easy decision. "She is gathering together true talents and all those who have inspired her about art and fashion…her closest collaborators…for what I hope will be a surprising and groundbreaking Spring Preview issue,” Stephen tells E! News.
XL Recordings/ColumbiaAny artist who hoped fans would spend the holiday weekend running out to purchase their latest album should lower their expectations, because it seems as though nobody's buying anything but Adele.
Billboard reports that, having already broken 'N SYNC's all-time record for one-week sales, Adele's new album, 25, is projected to sell three million copies by the end of the sales tracking week, which takes place at close of business on Thursday. We'll find out the final tally on Sunday.
To get an idea of just how much Adele is utterly dominating music sales right now, Billboardreports sales of 25 and the tracks from the album will capture 42% of all recorded music sales this week. By comparison, back in 2000, when 'N SYNC set the record by selling 2.4 million copies of their album No Strings Attached in its debut week, that only represented 16.7% of all recorded music sales. Of course, that's because back in 2000, music sales were about two-and-a-half times higher than they are today.
Want to really be impressed? According to Billboard, adjusting for that "deflation" of overall music sales today, if 25 were released back in 2000, its projected first-week sales would be the equivalent of around 7.59 million units.
FOXWant your first glimpse of Carly Rae Jepsen as a Pink Lady? Fox has released its first Grease: Livepromo, featuring the singer as beauty school dropout Frenchy.
Carly sports red hair and an all-pink ensemble for the role, which was played by Didi Conn in the 1978 film. Julianne Hough stars as Sandy, Les Miserables actor Aaron Tveit plays Danny, Vanessa Hudgens is bad girl Rizzo, and Scream Queens’Keke Palmer is Marty Maraschino.
Jessie J will be kicking off the live broadcast with a performance of a new version of “Grease (Is the Word),” which was first heard in the animated opening title sequence of the film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. The film, of course, is based on the award-winning 1971 stage musical.
Grease: Live will air Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed on Fox.
Image Group LA/ABCWALKTHE MOON may have come up empty-handed at the American Music Awards this past weekend, but that doesn't mean they're not full of gratitude for the most successful year of their career.
"It's been a huge year for us, you know? We really have a lot to be thankful for," guitarist Eli Maiman tells ABC News Radio. "We've had a lot of success off of 'Shut Up and Dance,' it's obviously taken us a lot of places this year."
"So we're reflecting on how grateful we are for that experience, and looking forward to heading into the new year with a new single and more touring," he adds.
Not only did WALK THE MOON earn three American Music Award nods, but they also were nominated for an MTV VMA and a Teen Choice Award. There's also the prospect of a Grammy nod for "Shut Up and Dance" -- not out of the realm of possibility for the Ohio-based band. 2015 was also the year they got the Taylor Swift stamp of approval, when she welcomed them as special guests to her show at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass in July.
ABC/Eric McCandlessIt was the end of the road for Nick Carter on Tuesday's Dancing with the Stars season-21 finale.
The three finalists performed one last routine -- combining two different dance styles -- for the Mirror Ball trophy.
For their dance, Nick and his partner, Sharna Burgess, combined a salsa and a tango, to Chris Brown's "Turn the Music Up." The Backstreet Boy earned 30 out of 30 for the performance, but still finished second to Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough, who were also perfect. However, Bindi and Derek's judges' scores, combined with America's votes, were higher.
The evening also included Chaka Khan performing her disco classic, "I'm Every Woman," Andy Grammer singing his hit, "Good to be Alive (Hallelujah)," and Elle King performing her song, "Ex's & Oh's."
Douglas Gorenstein/NBCAdele joined up with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in the Tonight Show Music Room to perform her hit, "Hello," with classroom instruments.
In the recurring segment, Fallon and his house band The Roots back music artists for a version of one of their popular songs using instruments you would find in a classroom, like tambourines, xylophones, hand clappers, and kazoos.
Adele's segment, which aired on Tuesday's Tonight Show, was taped after her appearance on the show the night before.
Other artists that have joined Fallon for classroom versions of their songs include Ariana Grande, One Direction, Mariah Carey, and Madonna.
Tyler Golden/NBCFor the second week in a row, Korin Bukowski has been saved by her Voice fans.
The Team Gwen Stefani artist was saved via social media on Tuesday night's results show after facing elimination. Evan McKeel of Team Pharrell Williams got the boot instead.
Pharrell now has one artist remaining on his team: Madi Davis. He lost Mark Hood on last week's results show.
Before the voting began, Korin and Evan both performed for a chance to be saved. Korin sang "She Will Be Loved" by Voice coach Adam Levine's band, Maroon 5, while Evan took on "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green.
During the one-hour broadcast, Gwen joined her artists for a performance of New Radicals' "You Get What You Give," and Adam sang the Beach Boys' “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” with his team.
The show began with guest Brad Paisley performing “Country Nation.”
The top 10 will take the stage next Monday night on NBC.
Image Group LA/ABCAlessia Cara won't be celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday for two reasons: one, she'll be on a plane to London, and two, she's Canadian, and their Thanksgiving takes place the second Monday in October, so she's already been there, done that this year. But that doesn't mean she doesn't have her favorite Thanksgiving foods.
"Mashed potatoes. I love mashed potatoes," she tells ABC Radio. "Anything carbs? Me." So, are we talking garlic mashed potatoes? Truffle mashed potatoes? No, Alessia's a purist. "Regular just with some nice butter on it, like, a whole stick of butter just on top of my mashed potatoes is perfect!" she drools.
Alessia also has plenty to give thanks about: her debut single "Here" is a top 10 hit and her new album Know-It-All also debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard chart. Not only that, but Taylor Swift is a big fan. "Oh my gosh, I’m most thankful for just my life in general," she tells ABC Radio. "I think I’m at a really good place and I’m just thankful for everything about my life right now."
However, life certainly has changed for the 19-year-old singer, who was discovered three years ago on YouTube: she's now officially famous. "It’s really crazy," she tells ABC Radio. "It’s just so weird to think that people know me -- like if I’ve never met them before and they know my name. It’s really scary but awesome. I love it!"
Next month, Alessia will perform at a bunch of Christmas shows, and then kick off her first headlining tour January 15 in Montreal, Canada.
Pamela LittkyTrain frontman Pat Monahan always swore that he and his band would never perform at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but this Thursday on NBC, that's just what they'll be doing. So why did he change his mind? It's because he says this was the first year that it actually makes sense for the band to do it.
"I promised to never do the parade because you can’t do live performances," Monahan tells ABC Radio. "I said, 'Unless we come out with a Christmas record. Then it’ll make sense, because the Macy’s Day Parade is all about Christmas.'”
Well, that's just what Train has done: their first holiday album, Christmas in Tahoe, is out now, and the first single, "Merry Christmas Everybody," is already shaping up to be a big hit. That still doesn't mean that Monahan's thrilled about lip-syncing, though.
"I always watch the Macy’s Day Parade and always enjoy it, but…there’s no possible way for them to set up live performances," he tells ABC Radio. "So everybody’s doing their best lip sync possible, and it’s so obvious, and it’s almost hilarious. [So] I was like, 'OK, there’s only one way you can get me to do it and that’s if we have a Christmas record.'"
While Monahan says he thinks it'll be "really cute" for his young son and daughter back home in Seattle to see him taking part in the parade, he regrets that spending most of the day in New York City means he won't be able to cook the Thanksgiving turkey for his family.
"I usually am the responsible party for the bird, and this year I have to give up the reins on that," Monahan tells ABC Radio. "And my wife just said, 'You’re gonna have to deal with it, bro.' And so, I’m hoping for the best."
As for the holiday itself, Monahan says he's thankful for the fact that his band's fans have stood by them for more than 20 years, despite numerous lineup changes.
"Train fans have seen, y'know, the good, the bad, the ugly and all the changing and everything that happens," he tells ABC Radio. "The only way for certain bands to exist in the future is to change in the present, and our fans have just been very accepting to all the changes, understanding that, y'know, that’s a part of life. And so that’s what I’m most thankful for."
The 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade airs Thursday on NBC. Besides Train, you'll also seeRachel Platten, Jordin Sparks, Mariah Carey, Andy Grammer, Daughtry and Plain White T's.
NBCUniversalNBC’s annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center will celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree with some of music’s brightest stars. Andy Grammer, Carly Rae Jepsen, Pentatonix and Mary J. Blige will all be performing at the holiday event on Wednesday, December 2.
It’ll be Pentatonix’s second year in a row at the festivities. Band of Merrymakers -- made up of musicians including Christina Perri, Natasha Bedingfield and Owl City -- also will be performing. The group released a Christmas album, Welcome to Our Christmas Party, last month. Carly got into the holiday spirit, too, by releasing a cover of Wham!'s "Last Christmas" on Friday.
The tree this year is a 78-foot tall Norway spruce from Gardiner, New York. The hour-long special airs on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.
Image Group LA/ABCCharlie Puth and Meghan Trainor were the talk of the AMAs Sunday, after they ended their performance of “Marvin Gaye” with an intense makeout session. Charlie tells Us Weekly he gives Meghan all the credit for suggesting the show-stopping kiss.
"It was Meghan's [idea], actually," he says, adding, "That was all planned. When I wrote 'Marvin Gaye,' the original intention was to make a record that people could just dance to and fall in love to or have sex to immediately upon hearing it."
He explains, "It kind of ties the whole performance together, me locking lips with M. Train."
Charlie does admit that the reaction to their smooch “has been insane.” Both he and Meghan have been quick to shoot down any dating rumors.
"We're best friends!" Charlie says. "That's another person I can relate to and I ask for advice with everything. We're really great friends and that's never going to change."