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NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center Skips Mention of Fired Matt Lauer

NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center Skips Mention of Fired Matt Lauer
NBC didn’t allow the abrupt firing of Today anchor Matt Lauer to dampen its holiday spirit: Lauer’s name was not mentioned at all during the network’s annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center tree-lighting special Wednesday, despite the fact that Lauer was originally scheduled to co-host the event.

Today‘s Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb oversaw the special just hours after they’d announced to Today viewers that Lauer had been terminated from his position at the morning talk show after allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Later on Wednesday, NBC confirmed that Lauer would not be part
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Ratings: Arrowverse Crossover Opener Lifts Supergirl, Arrow to 1-Year Highs

Ratings: Arrowverse Crossover Opener Lifts Supergirl, Arrow to 1-Year Highs
Sometimes more is more, The CW’s Arrowverse crossover event proved, as it does each year, with its “super”-sized ratings.

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Kicking off Night 1, Monday’s opening hour drew 2.65 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating, surging 40 and 80 percent from Supergirl‘s previous episode to mark that show’s biggest audience since Jan. 23 and its best demo number since last November’s crossover launch (3.5 mil/1.1).

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Part 2 aka the ostensible “Arrow episode” followed with 2.54 mil and a 0.9, nearly doubling that show’s
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Pentatonix Christmas Special Returns, Joined By Jennifer Hudson, Jay Leno, Darci Lynne Farmer

Grammy Award-winning a capella vocal artists Pentatonix will return to NBC for their second holiday special. A Very Pentatonix Christmas is set for Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 Pm Et/Pt on NBC, with an encore airing on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. The one-hour show will feature The Voice coach and fellow Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson joining for some favorite holiday tunes. Also appearing are comedian and former Tonight Show host Jay Leno and 13-year-old America’s Got Talent…
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Kirstin Maldonado Reveals What’s Next for Pentatonix: ‘We’ll Work on Finding a New Person’

Kirstin Maldonado Reveals What’s Next for Pentatonix: ‘We’ll Work on Finding a New Person’
Pentatonix are turning the page after band member Avi Kaplan’s recent departure.

Kaplan revealed he would be “taking a step back” from the a cappella group after six years during a tearful video posted to Facebook on May 12. But Penatonix are taking a leap forward — to find a new bass vocalist.

“We’ll have to find a new bass,” Maldonado tells People Now when asked where the band stands without Kaplan. “There are five of us, so that’s a fifth that’s gone.”

She adds, “We just want everyone to be happy.”

With the support of his band mates Scott Hoying,
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Avi Kaplan Announces He’s ‘Taking a Step Back’ from Pentatonix in Tearful Facebook Video

Avi Kaplan Announces He’s ‘Taking a Step Back’ from Pentatonix in Tearful Facebook Video
Pentatonix may now be down to four.

Member Avi Kaplan has announced that he will be “taking a step back” from the a cappella group in a tearful video posted to Facebook on Friday afternoon. Flanked by his fellow band mates Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, and Kevin Olusola, the singer revealed that he’s been grappling with the choice for a long time—calling it the “one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make in my entire life”—and thanked fans for the years of support. “It far surpassed anything I could have ever dreamed for my life.
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Singer Avi Kaplan Leaves Pentatonix -- Watch His Emotional Goodbye Video

Singer Avi Kaplan Leaves Pentatonix -- Watch His Emotional Goodbye Video
Avi Kaplan is saying goodbye to Pentatonix.

The 28-year-old singer announced via Facebook on Friday that he would be leaving the group after six years.

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In a video with the remaining members of Pentatonix, Kaplan explained that he has struggled to keep up with the a cappella group's busy schedule, and would like to spend more time at home with family and friends.

"This morning, I announced that I will be taking a step back from Ptx," Kaplan wrote in the accompanying Facebook post. "I’ve struggled with this decision a lot. It has been the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make in my life. Before I explain why, I want you all to know that the past 6 years have been the most unbelievable years of my life. The things we’ve accomplished, the places
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Pentatonix Losing a Member, Continuing Summer Tour

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[[tmz:video id="0_2s5q6ziq"]] And then there were four ... Five-person a capella group Pentatonix is about to lose Avi Kaplan ... who announced his departure Friday morning in video posted on the group's Facebook page. Avi says he'd been struggling to keep up with the fast pace of the band, and missed his friends and family as well as not being able "to escape into nature when I’m feeling overwhelmed or just need some time to myself." Pentatonix won
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Exclusive: 'Bachelor' Ben Higgins Reveals His 'Sole Goal' for His Wedding to Lauren Bushnell

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are hosting a wedding special! But what does that mean for their own nuptials?

Et caught up with the Bachelor couple at Disneyland more than a year after Higgins first proposed, where they shared an update on when they'll be walking down the aisle.

Exclusive: Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Talk Life as a 'Normal Couple' After Reality TV

"We get it, people are interested in when are we getting married -- we're excited for that day," Higgins revealed.

"[But] we don't know! We don't know!" Bushnell interjected.

"Our life is pretty crazy, and we're having a blast being engaged and enjoying that time without having the stresses of planning a wedding on top of it," Higgins said.

"We have been together for a year and a half now, so I don't think we're pushing it too far yet," Bushnell explained. "Entertainment Tonight will be the first to know at that three-year mark."

Exclusive:
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Pentatonix and Kelly Clarkson's Performance of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" Will Soothe Your Soul

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Pentatonix pulled out all the stops during NBC's A Pentatonix Christmas Special on Wednesday night. Aside from singing some of their greatest Christmas covers on stage, they also got a little help from their pal Kelly Clarkson when they performed "I'll Be Home For Christmas" at her home in Nashville. Not only did the twinkling lights on her lawn make for the perfect backdrop, but her soulful vocals will definitely leave you starry-eyed. Even the a cappella group couldn't help but smile as she belted out the lyrics. Can these six please make more music together, Asap? Related:These Pentatonix Covers Are Like a Cold - They're Incredibly Catchy
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Dolly Parton Joins Pentatonix For NBC Holiday Special

There had been speculation Dolly Parton might join Pentatonix for NBC’s upcoming holiday special, and now it’s confirmed. NBC announced today Parton will join the popular a cappella group during A Pentatonix Christmas Special, set to air Wednesday, December 14 at 8 Pm on NBC. The special will re-air Saturday, December 17 at 8 Pm. Earlier this week, the two received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group for their a cappella arrangement of “Jolene.” They recently…
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Three’s a Party! Miley Cyrus Brings Her Mom and Grandma to The Voice Taping

Three’s a Party! Miley Cyrus Brings Her Mom and Grandma to The Voice Taping
Miley Cyrus revealed her team’s adorable cheerleader when she brought her grandmother to The Voice on Tuesday night.

Cyrus’ beloved “Mammie” stepped out to support her granddaughter at a live taping of the musical show. She even posed for a cute photo in Cyrus’ red chair!

The “Wrecking Ball” songstress took to Instagram to share the heartwarming photo, captioning it with “Mammie is captain of the Team Miley cheer squad!”

Not only did she drop that nugget of info, but the 24-year-old singer also revealed that her mother, Tish Cyrus, attended the live taping as well. The three generations
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Dolly Parton Looks So Proud Singing "Jolene" With Her Goddaughter Miley Cyrus

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Just when you thought you couldn't love Dolly Parton's music any more, the legendary music singer blew everyone away with her incredible performance of "Jolene" on The Voice on Monday night. Not only was she joined by Pentatonix, but she also shared the stage with her goddaughter Miley Cyrus. While the a cappella group is known for covering the hit during their concerts, the Voice coach has also given her rendition of the tune from time to time. Guess you could say this performance was the best of both worlds. Related:The Cma Awards' Tribute to Dolly Parton Will Bring You to Tears
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Miley Cyrus Brings Her Adorable Grandmother to 'The Voice' -- See the Pics!

Miley Cyrus Brings Her Adorable Grandmother to 'The Voice' -- See the Pics!
Team Miley has the sweetest cheer captain!

Miley Cyrus' beloved "Mammie" stepped out on Tuesday to support her granddaughter at a live taping of The Voice, even posing for an adorable portrait in Miley's big red chair. (Yes, this is the same "Mammie" whose image is tattooed on Cyrus' arm!)

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Mammie quietly entered Stage 12 on the Universal Studios lot around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, breezing by security on Tish Cyrus' arm. Later on, Miley posted a sweet photo of the trio backstage.

This week, The Voice was truly a family affair for Miley. The 24-year-old had another special visitor on Monday, pre-taping a new rendition of "Jolene" with godmother Dolly Parton and Pentatonix. The stunning performance aired during Tuesday night's show.

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Heading into the show's semi-finals next week
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Miley Cyrus Sends Love to 'Fairy God Mother' Dolly Parton & Dollywood After 'Voice' Collaboration

Miley Cyrus Sends Love to 'Fairy God Mother' Dolly Parton & Dollywood After 'Voice' Collaboration
Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton have a true connection.

After the pair teamed up with Pentatonix for a haunting rendition of "Jolene" on The Voice this week, the "Wrecking Ball" singer took to Instagram to send love Parton's way amid the Great Smoky Mountain fires in Tennessee that had reportedly burned over 500 acres as of Tuesday and threatened much of the area surrounding the Dollywood theme park.

Watch: Dolly Parton Reacts to 'Terrible' Great Smoky Mountains Wildfires: 'I Am Heartbroken'

"Love my fairy god mother @dollyparton and sending protective energy to the ever so sacred Dollywood and all of the homes/folks in Tn who are experiencing this devastating fire!" the 24-year-old singer shared on Instagram.

As for the state of Dollywood, a rep for the theme park tells Et, “The park reopens on Friday. The Resort and our dinner theatres reopen today. We are still cleaning up some storm damage.”

On Tuesday
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Miley Cyrus, Pentatonix And Dolly Parton Sing ‘Jolene’ On ‘The Voice’

  • ET Canada
In a show-stopping moment during Tuesday night’s episode of “The Voice”, Miley Cyrus joined her godmother Dolly Parton for a stirring rendition of Parton’s iconic song, “Jolene”. Related: Liam Hemsworth Calls Miley Cyrus His ‘Favorite Little Angel’ In Super Sweet Birthday Message With additional vocals from powerhouse a capella group Pentatonix, everyone harmonizes perfectly with one another […]
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Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus And Pentatonix Perform “Jolene” On ‘The Voice’ [Video]

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Last night on The Voice, Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus partnered up to sing a duet of “Jolene” with background a cappella by Pentatonix. Dolly Parton And Miley Cyrus Sing “Jolene” Parton visited the show to promote her new NBC Christmas movie Christmas of Many Colors. She also happens to be Cryus’s godmother, so the chemistry was wonderful. Parton […]

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Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton Unite with Pentatonix for Stunning ‘Jolene’ Performance on the Voice

Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton Unite with Pentatonix for Stunning ‘Jolene’ Performance on the Voice
Dolly Parton has said that of all the songs she’s written, “Jolene” is the most-recorded by other artists. But it’s never been heard like this before!

On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the 70-year-old country icon joined goddaughter and Voice coach Miley Cyrus for a stunning a cappella performance of her 1973 hit.

The family duo was joined by The Sing-Off champs and Grammy winners Pentatonix. Together, the three artists beautifully blended their voices in the haunting tune.

They all looked good too — wearing a matching mix of silver and black outfits. Cyrus, 24, stood out, in a sheer
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The Voice Top 10 Results Recap: Did the Right Two Singers Get the Boot?

The Voice Top 10 Results Recap: Did the Right Two Singers Get the Boot?
Did NBC just use The Voice Top 10 results night to aggressively cross-promote upcoming premieres of Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love and Hollywood Game Night?

Yeah, sure, but who cares? We got not one but two performances from living legend Dolly Parton, a mildly amusing bit of filler in which Jane Lynch got Blake Shelton and Miley Cyrus to sing into a fun-house microphone and an appearance by Pentatonix that makes me wonder if the Peacock Net might be considering a relaunch/reboot/revival of The Sing-Off. (I mean,they brought back Heroes for a minute, so anything’s possible.
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If You're Not a Fan of A Cappella, You Will Be After Attending a Pentatonix Concert

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Image Source: Getty / David Becker "We are only three songs in and I'm already obsessed with you," Scott Hoying told an arena filled with screaming fans at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. However, it's pretty clear that if anyone is to be obsessed over, it's him and the rest of the members of Pentatonix. The a cappella group first rose to fame when they won the third season of the television competition series The Sing-Off in 2011, and their popularity has only skyrocketed since. Not only do they have a huge following on YouTube (over 11.5 million subscribers), but they also have not one, but two Grammys! And they aren't planning on stopping anytime soon. Aside from headlining their world tour, they are also set to host NBC's A Pentatonix Christmas Special on Dec. 14, where they will sing hits off their most recent album, A Pentatonix Christmas. So, you're probably wondering,
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The Sing-Off: Season Three Winners Get Christmas Special on NBC

Pentatonix is getting their own NBC Holiday Special. The group won the third season of The Sing-Off in 2011. NBC quietly cancelled that a cappella singing competition after its fifth season was down-graded to a two-hour special.A Pentatonix Christmas Special premieres on NBC, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 8:00pm Et/Pt. The Peacock Network has announced Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson as guest stars and promises more surprises are on the way. Check out this NBC press release, for more.Read More…
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