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Taylor Hicks on ‘Celebrity Ghost Stories;’ Brooke White co-starring in NBC movie

Taylor Hicks appeared over the weekend on Bio channel in a chapter of  “Celebrity Ghost Stories.” He tells a story out of Savannah from 2002 with a re-enactment. He believes he saw his guardian angel that night and his life changed after that. “Without that peculiar wake-up call,” he said, “I would never had put myself in a position to win ‘American Idol.’ ” Here’s the segments, courtesy of the intrepid MJ:

Brooke White is co-starring in an NBC movie “Change of Plans.” I had no idea she had acting aspirations but good for her! It’s set to air Jan. 8, 2011. She plays a care-free woman whose best friend dies and leaves her four kids to take care of, including three from other countries. Phylicia Rashad of “Cosby Show” fame plays a social worker. Given that this was co-sponsored by P&G and Wal-Mart, I can’t imagine it will be terribly racy.

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Kris Allen goes all Britney Spears on us during a Miami Dolphins tailgate. The woman near the video’s audio singing along: worse than Britney!

Carrie Underwood’s “Mama’s Song” jumps to No. 6, with airplay up to 6,691 spins for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, up 388 spins week over week. Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson jump to No. 31 with “Don’t You Wanna Stay” on that same country chart. On the Mediabase 24/7 top 40 chart, Daughtry has peaked at No. 20 and has fallen to 25. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Hot AC chart and has fallen to 9. Lee DeWyze’s “Sweet Serendipity” edges up to No. 28. Fantasia’s “I’m Doin’ Me” slips into the top 20 on the urban chart and top 5 on the urban AC chart. Chris Sligh remains at No. 12 with “Only You Can Save” (though airplay dropped sharply because several Christian pop stations went Christmas.)

On the current Christmas chart, Katharine McPhee has two songs in the top 10:  “I’ll  Be Home For Christmas” at No. 3 and “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas” at No. 6.

And Carrie was one of the CMT’s artists of the year Sunday. She does a medley you can view at cmt.com.

37 comments Add your comment

Rickster

December 6th, 2010
12:57 pm

Looks like Brooke’s been raiding Carrie’s boot collection! :-)

Rickster

December 6th, 2010
12:58 pm

(Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

JTesla

December 6th, 2010
1:20 pm

Agreed Rickster. Boots White can rock the footwear.

As for “Celebrity Ghost Stories” that sounds like the dumbest show on television. Well except for that real housewives garbage, and that Fantasia reality show, and about half the other programing that is currently out there. However, here is my question: if it is about ghosts why is Taylor talking about his guardian angel? Wouldn’t that make it “Celebrity Guardian Angel Stories”?

Rickster

December 6th, 2010
1:25 pm

I think the ghost story is about his post-Idol career. :-)

Deirdre

December 6th, 2010
1:28 pm

LOL!

Re Brooke…not really surprised, she’s done a few commercials. I’ll give the show a try just to see if she’s any good.

Rickster

December 6th, 2010
1:29 pm

So… Brooke goes from being a nanny (if I remember correctly) in real life – to playing a woman who takes care of another woman’s kids?

Now there’s a stretch! :-)

sls

December 6th, 2010
1:34 pm

I loved Taylor on Celebrity Ghost Stories! Spooked me! And man, didn’t he look gorgeous! Hope we see him on the big screen soon! Keep on keepin’ on SoulMan! Love ya!

JTesla

December 6th, 2010
1:34 pm

Since I can normally only say this on Rodney’s other blog, you know the one he doesn’t like as much as this one, I’ll repeat my thoughts here: ghosts do not exist.

Thank you.

Nana

December 6th, 2010
1:38 pm

Good for Brooke. Hope the show does well for her. A for Taylor and his ghost stories, I will have to weight that and collect my thoughts.

Rickster

December 6th, 2010
1:39 pm

Yeah… Taylor spooked me too… especially the dancing! (But nowhere close to Elaine’s on “Seinfeld.”)

Mercedes S.

December 6th, 2010
1:44 pm

Typecasting, Rickster, typecasting…

As for ghosts, it seems everybody has a personal ghost story to tell.

sls

December 6th, 2010
2:04 pm

Hey Rickster – I think you were watching DWTS, not Celebrity Ghost Stories! Get your Tee-Vee shows straight cuz I didn’t see any dancing, just one handsome HUNK! LOL

JTesla

December 6th, 2010
2:09 pm

Is it just me or has the definition of “HUNK” slid over the years? Don’t get me wrong, I’ll give you handsome and all, but “HUNK”?

Rickster

December 6th, 2010
2:22 pm

Oh… I wasn’t talking about the Ghost Story show. I was talking about his season on AI! That dancing was scary! :-)

Rickster

December 6th, 2010
2:33 pm

Hunk of what? is the question. :-)

JTesla

December 6th, 2010
2:51 pm

a hunk, a hunk of burning love…

Deirdre

December 6th, 2010
3:07 pm

The definition of “hunk” is based on perception and is very subjective. He seems like a nice guy and he’s good looking. A hunk? Not to me.

sls

December 6th, 2010
3:21 pm

He’s definitely a hunk in my book! A 6′1″ hunk! Must be my age, cuz the work “hunk” meant all kinds of handsome and a man with a good physique – a thing of beauty, in other words! LOL http://tinyurl.com/3xrj2qu

Deirdre

December 6th, 2010
3:44 pm

I will agree that he looks a lot better now than he did during Idol. “good physique” could not be used to describe him back then.

sls

December 6th, 2010
3:55 pm

Well, I thought he was incredibly good looking on Idol as well. The physical combined with his southern charm and charisma and talent made for a really attractive contender – and eventual winner.

JTesla

December 6th, 2010
4:08 pm

Rickster

December 6th, 2010
4:13 pm

Yeah… that’s ol “what’s his name version 1.0″ as opposed to this year’s “what’s his name version 3.0″

I-Ninjakicksbackxfactor

December 6th, 2010
4:20 pm

You can listen to the album of the person who should have won here:

http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/3

Rickster

December 6th, 2010
4:22 pm

With the exception of it being four kids of a friend – rather than two kids from a sibling – this is basically “Raising Helen” – starring Kate Hudson. (Another not-unattractive blonde.)

JTesla

December 6th, 2010
4:51 pm

After watching parts of Marmaduke this weekend I realize that every movie is recycled. And in the case of Marmaduke they recycled about 3 or 4 different movies to make it. Two of flics they reused were Steve Martin movies that I didn’t like the first time around.

sls

December 6th, 2010
4:57 pm

Taylor Hicks will be on TV again Dec 10 on the Hollywood and Highland Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Hallmark Channel and then again in syndication throughout the month of Dec. Catch it!! Sings a soulful version of White Christmas and Merry Christmas baby!

Negativo

December 6th, 2010
5:01 pm

Mama’s album is available for a free listen on AOL, and it is AWESOME!

http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/3

Deirdre

December 7th, 2010
7:31 am

Morning!

It was so cold this morning that even the dogs didn’t want to go out.

Deirdre

December 7th, 2010
7:42 am

On the topic of the weather:

In late Fall, the Indians on a remote reservation in South Dakota asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild.

Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn’t tell what the winter was going to be like.

Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared.

But, being a practical leader, after several days, he got an idea.

He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, ‘Is the coming winter going to be cold?’

‘It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold,’ the meteorologist at the weather service responded.

So the chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to be prepared.

A week later, he called the National Weather Service again. ‘Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?’

‘Yes,’ the man at National Weather Service again replied, ‘it’s going to be a very cold winter.’

The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.

Two weeks later, the chief called the National Weather Service again. ‘Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?’

‘Absolutely,’ the man replied. ‘It’s looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters we’ve ever seen.’

‘How can you be so sure?’ the chief asked.

The weatherman replied, ‘The Indians are collecting firewood by the truckloads.’

Harriett

December 7th, 2010
8:24 am

Morning! LOL, a good one, Dierdre! I am listening to Christmas music this morning, and the cold weather brought to mind this one. It is my favorite Elvis Christmas song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYF7tvLtxmo

Rickster

December 7th, 2010
8:43 am

Good one, your queeness!! Thanks for starting out our morning with a chuckle.

Rodney Ho

December 7th, 2010
9:02 am

New blog entry about Carrie at that American Country Awards show I didn’t watch last night…

Nana

December 7th, 2010
9:07 am

Good Morning.

A good way to start this awfully cold day. A good joke and an Elvis Christmas song. Can’t get much better.

Watched the ACA (America Country Awards) last night, and Carrie Underwood took home the top award, “Artist of the Year.” She looked good, as usual, in a one shoulder strap red gown.

kelly&carriefan

December 7th, 2010
9:09 am

Good morning y’all!

Ha, D, hilarious.

So, I turned into the ACAs midway through. Carrie won every single award she was nominated for. The ACAs are fan voted, I think Carrie’s fans know how to work that system. Kelly was surprisingly in attendance with Reba and I hear that she sang at Blake Shelton’s afterparty with her…and Miranda Lambert. (Hi Rickster!)

And I’m not a huge Chris Daughtry fan, but this was beyond adorable. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20447523,00.html

Mercedes S.

December 7th, 2010
9:19 am

Good joke, good Christmas song, good way to start the day. Once more into the breach for me, three movies today plus store and post office and presents to wrap.

Everyone have a great, if cold, day!

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New Taylor Fan

December 12th, 2010
4:48 pm

Saw Taylor Hicks at the Hollywood & Highland Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Wasn’t too familiar with him or his music. He’s an extraordinary performer. He’s also exceptionally good looking – should be in the movies.