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Thursday
Dec162010

'Christmas in Washington' to Air on TNT

Photo Courtesy - Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- It was taped last weekend, but Friday night, everyone can watch TNT's annual holiday special Christmas in Washington.

The show, which airs at 8:00 p.m. ET, features performances by a very pregnant Mariah Carey, Glee star Matthew Morrison, opera star Andrea Bocelli, Annie Lennox, and Miranda Cosgrove, and is hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

The show was filmed at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. in front of an audience that included President Obama, Michelle Obama, and their two daughters.  The first family joins all the performers onstage at the end, and watch closely when that happens -- that's when, according to Showbiz411.com, you may be able to see Carey turn to the Obamas and whisper that she's expecting twins,  making the first couple among the first to know the news.

Carey opens the show with one of the original songs from her Christmas album, "One Child."  She also sings "O Come All Ye Faithful" during the big finale.  Annie Lennox performs "Universal Child" from her holiday album, A Christmas Cornucopia, as well as the standard "Gloria in Excelsis Deo."  Matthew Morrison will be seen strumming a ukulele and sang, "Mele Kalikimaka," a Hawaiian Christmas tune.

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Monday
Dec132010

Stars Perform for President Obama at 'Christmas in Washington'

Photo Courtesy - Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Mariah Carey, iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove, Annie Lennox and Glee star Matthew Morrison helped the first family ring in the Christmas season Sunday night by performing at the 29th annual Christmas in Washington concert.

The event, which was hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, took place at the National Building Museum and benefited the Children’s National Medical Center.  Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and R&B star Maxwell also performed for the president, first lady Michelle Obama, the couple’s two children and a Washington audience of VIPs.

The Washington Post reports Mariah Carey opened the show wearing a glittering maroon dress with a bow that dangled over her baby bump.  Mariah performed the song “One Child” from her new Christmas album, and returned later in the show to sing “O Come, All Ye Faithful” during the cast finale.

Annie Lennox performed “Universal Child” from her new release, A Christmas Cornucopia, and also sang "Gloria in Excelsis Deo.”  Glee star Matthew Morrison sat on a stool and strummed a ukulele as he sang Bing Crosby’s Hawaiian Christmas classic, “Mele Kalikimaka.”

TNT will air the Christmas in Washington special Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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Friday
Nov122010

Mariah Carey, Others Performing on 'Christmas In Washington Special'

Photo Courtesy - Island Records(WASHINGTON) -- Mariah Carey, iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove, Annie Lennox and Glee star Matthew Morrison will help the first family ring in the holiday season this year by performing on Christmas in Washington, the annual TNT special.

The show, attended each year by the president and first lady, as well as other Washington D.C. VIPs, will be taped Dec. 12 at the National Building Museum.  TNT will air the special Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. Eastern time.  Ellen DeGeneres will host.

Carey and Lennox both have new Christmas albums to promote, while Glee is releasing a Christmas-themed soundtrack, so viewers can expect a program heavy on holiday favorites.

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