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.
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.