Tennessee city cancels Christmas parade amid controversy over float with rainbow flag
Troy, Tenn., has canceled its annual Christmas parade after backlash over a planned "Love Everybody" float including a rainbow flag, according to the Tennessean.Dwight Tittle, a native of the small town in the northwest part of the state, said the proposed float was based on the Bible verse 1 John 4:7-8 and was meant to express solidarity and love for people who felt shunned or judged, including for being LGBTQ."All that says is we'reDwight Tittle, a native of the small town in the northwest part of the state, said the proposed float was based on the Bible verse 1 John 4:7-8 and was meant to express solidarity and love for people who felt shunned or judged, including for being LGBTQ.
Each year, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree continues to be a symbol of hope, and inspired the children’s book, “The Carpenter’s Gift,” written by David Rubel and Two trees were erected at Rockefeller Center and a skating pageant was held at the newly-opened ice skating rink on the plaza.
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.
Darlene Love took to Facebook to share her frustrations with NBC's annually televised tree lighting ceremony, Christmas in Rockefeller Center, which aired Wednesday night. According to the 78-year-old singer, the producers of the show, Brad Lachman Productions, continuously ask other artists to perform her 1963 holiday tune "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" and never her.
"Such an insult and let down!" Love."They book these young artists who can’t even hit the notes properly and are off key. Makes NO sense!! That’s my song and I’m still alive. Show me some respect!"
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It wasn't a silent night at Rockefeller Center during the 87th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.NBC’s biggest stars were on hand in New York Wednesday for the 87th annual lighting ceremony of the "most famous Christmas tree in the world," said "Today" host Al Roker, including "The Voice" coaches Gwen Stefani and John Legend, members of the "Saturday Night Live" cast and legendary rocker Jon Bon Jovi.
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This year, Skylar Astin, 32, and Alex Newell, 27, sang Love's song. The actors are set to co-star on NBC's upcoming series Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.
In her Facebook post, Love said that despite her publicist trying to score a booking for years, producers have told the entertainer that she is "not their demo or big enough" to appear at the tree lighting ceremony. Love added that producers have previously said they might consider involving her if she performed her Christmas track with another artist like Bette Midler or Bruce Springsteen. However, Love wrote that she "would never ask my friends to do that."
Love also went on to say that the entertainment industry "can be so unfair at times." She elaborated, "Don’t get me wrong, I’m TRULY blessed for what I have accomplished at 78 years of age but it’s still a constant struggle to stay relevant and convince those who control the industry that I’m worth it."
Darlene Love Slams 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' Producers for Snubbing Her
The singer called out Brad Lachman Productions for continuously not inviting her to perform her holiday hit "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" at NBC's annual tree lighting ceremony."Such an insult and let down!" Love wrote on Facebook."They book these young artists who can’t even hit the notes properly and are off key. Makes NO sense!! That’s my song and I’m still alive.
Just days after her controversial dismissal on NBC's America's Got Talent, Julianne Hough put on a show in a glittering gown on NBC's Christmas at Rockefeller Center . The 31-year-old singer/dancer/actress was joined Wednesday by Jordan Fisher to sing All I Want For Christmas Is
The two were rehearsing for the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting. She can currently be seen leading the top film in the country. Frozen II star Idina Menzel put her famous pipes on display Wednesday as she rehearsed for the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting to be held later that evening
Though "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)" was released in 1963, Love sang it on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1986, and made it a tradition to sing it on Letterman's show each holiday season until 2014 when Stephen Colbert took over. Since then, Love has frequently performed the song on The View. She is slated to make her next appearance on the daytime talker Dec. 20.
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Brad Lachman Productions and NBC for comment.
Read Love's entire Facebook post.
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This is how much money Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is raking in .
Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" still brings in millions of dollars.Since it debuted in 1994, Carey's song has become a go-to Christmas pop song during the holidays, along with mainstays "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Holly Jolly Christmas." The pop singer is raking in big bucks from its success.