Madonna Carpool Karaoke, ‘The Voice’ closer to a winner, Anderson Cooper readies for NYE

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Looking at all the TV show box sets available at the local department store, I realize that binge watching a TV series over the Christmas holiday is a must. Especially if it’s blasting snow outside or one of those really chilly days. Of course, a good binge session needs more than just a good TV show. You must have a comfy chair (or sofa), your favorite snack, a drink of your choice and (this is the most important) a pillow to prop yourself up for your perfect viewing pleasure. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the shows!

New Year’s Eve Nightmare? Anderson Cooper ushers in 2017 with Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper sound like the oddest pairing when it comes to holiday shows, but they work well together. Once again on New Year’s Eve the duo will return to usher in 2017 from Times Square. As fans who have watched the show know, it’s possible anything can happen as Kathy Griffin is a wild card. Some viewers suggest this is Anderson Cooper’s nightmare, but it is so much fun to watch and on the West Coast, it’s the only NYE show that is live (so we can get to bed by 10 p.m. and make it to the Rose Bow parade at 7 a.m. without yawning.) The biggest treat is when Anderson Cooper gets the giggles (which is always hilarious).

Madonna Carpool Karaoke? James Corden’s twerking passenger

Madonna Carpool Karaoke is going to have people talking. The talented entertainer hit the streets of Los Angeles with James Corden to do a little singing, but she didn’t stop there. According to the promos, Madonna felt the need to twerk and move that booty while James was behind the wheel. The entire segment will air Wednesday on “The Late Late Show with James Corden”, but a sneak peek is available right now!

The Voice’ inches closer to a winner

Before there is one winner, four singers grace the stage. On Tuesday night the competitors find out their fate and who moves forward depends primarily on America. Now don’t mind me, but I’m extremely nervous for this talented bunch. It’s going to be tough to say goodbye to some of these singers and there will be tears. Grab your tissues and be ready. It’s going to be a tough night.

And Finally… Have you ever considered the music used during a TV show?

The tunes we hear on shows, be it a sitcom or a crime drama set the mood and offer clues to the situation. After a while we don’t really think about the sounds coming from our TV sets (unless, of course, it is a singing competition), but it’s such a viable piece to any show! (Photo credit: Anderson Cooper, Twitter.)

This column was written by Jodi Jill. Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Twitter!

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