Entries in Thanksgiving (7)


Demi Moore Has Thanksgiving Weekend Dinner with Close Friend

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(LOS ANGELES) -- Within two weeks of splitting from husband Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore was spotted over the Thanksgiving weekend having dinner with a man, reports UsWeekly.

But don't jump to conclusions.  The report says the man in question is a platonic friend, Eric Butterbaugh, a Hollywood florist.  

According to the magazine’s sources, “They are BFFs.”  In fact, Butterbaugh accompanied both Moore and Kutcher on a camping trip in October following reports of Kutcher’s infidelity.

Over dinner on Saturday, observers said Moore “seemed fine, in a good mood and laughing.”  But she might have had at least one other person on her mind -- her youngest daughter Tallulah was thousands of miles away in Paris, making her debut at a debutante ball.

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William Shatner on Deep Frying a Turkey

PRNewsFoto/State Farm(LOS ANGELES) -- Is there anything that William Shatner can’t do?

It seems that deep frying turkeys is one of the Star Trek actor’s specialties and he’s gotten together with State Farm Insurance to produce a video entitled “Eat, Fry, Love” which instructs fellow turkey lovers on the safest way to fry the bird for Thanksgiving.

Actually, Shatner demonstrates everything you shouldn’t do, which results in the superstar briefly setting himself on fire.

Not to worry though. Shatner comes out of the experience wiser, if not a little crispier.

He also want fans to find him on twitter, #ShatnerFryersClub, pleading, “I want to know you plan to keep yourself, your family and me safe from turkey fryer fires.”

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Nickelback to Perform at Halftime of NFL Thanksgiving Game

C Flanigan/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Nickelback will perform during halftime of the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions Thanksgiving game, according to a statement released Thursday.

The performance will be during the first game of the NFL's Thanksgiving tripleheader. The Packers-Lions game will air on Fox.

“We are honored to perform at the United Way halftime show on Thanksgiving Day,” said Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.  “We always love playing in Detroit, our fans there have been tremendously supportive of us through the years and we can’t wait to come back and celebrate an exciting day for the Lions and the city of Detroit."

Additionally, American Idol season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina will sing the national anthem at Ford Field.

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Sugarland, Urban, Underwood Performing on Thanksgiving TV Specials

Photo Courtesy - Mercury Records(NEW YORK) -- Country stars will be all over television on Thanksgiving Day.

Sugarland will be on the tube Thursday night at 8 ET to perform at the CNN "Heroes" special, which honors people who are making a positive difference in the world.

Keith Urban will perform the halftime show on Thanksgiving Day as the Dallas Cowboys host the New Orleans Saints.  The seven-minute performance will be carried live on Fox.  It will also serve as the kick-off to the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.

Cameras will be following Urban for his entire time in Dallas, and that footage will be turned around to air as a special on the NFL network on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET.  "Keith Urban: Halftime in Real Time" will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put on such a massive show in such a short amount of time.

Look for Carrie Underwood to perform on CBS's coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday morning, too.  Gloriana will also perform during the parade on NBC.

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'Taylor Swift: Speak Now' Airs Thanksgiving Night on NBC

Photo Courtesy - Big Machine Records(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Swift's Thanksgiving Day special, "Taylor Swift: Speak Now," premieres on NBC Thursday night at 8 ET.  The hour-long program, which was filmed primarily in New York and Los Angeles, gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at how Swift made her latest platinum album, Speak Now.  She also takes fans on the cross-country trip she made during the album's release week.

Fans can look for Swift to perform a few songs on her NBC special as well, including "Mine," "Back to December," and "Sparks Fly."

She says, "Having a Thanksgiving special and getting to be a part of people's lives on such an important holiday -- it's wonderful.  I'm really excited about it."

This Thanksgiving, the singer is very thankful her fans have embraced  Speak Now in such a big way. "It came out and they appreciated it for what it is," she says.  "That's something to be really thankful for, other than general happiness." 

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Beyonce Stars in Second Thanksgiving Night Special for ABC

Photo Courtesy - Music World/ Columbia Records(NEW YORK) -- Last year, Beyonce starred in an ABC Thanksgiving Night special called "I Am...Yours."  This year, she's starring yet another Thanksgiving Night special, once again on ABC.

This one is called "I Am...World Tour," and features her storming stages around the world, performing all her biggest hits.  But it also features a rare behind-the-scenes look at the singer's life, through the use of footage that she captured herself on her computer video camera.

Beyonce says she wanted her fans to "get a better feeling" for the woman behind all the glitz and glamour, and to understand better what she calls "this battle between me onstage, which is Sasha Fierce, and who I really am."  Beyonce, who produced, edited and directed the special, says she's "honored" to be part of the nation's TV viewing on Thanksgiving night.

She says, "I know how many families get's such a beautiful holiday, so to think that my music can inspire and be the entertainment for Thanksgiving for ABC is incredible!"

"I Am...World Tour" airs at 9:30 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving.  Fans will be able to buy it on DVD Nov. 30.

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Keith Urban to Perform Thanksgiving Day Halftime Show

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Keith Urban will headline the halftime show during the Dallas Cowboys' game on Thanksgiving Day.

In conjunction with the game, The Salvation Army is holding a contest to raise money using a "virtual kettle" for a chance to win a trip to the game and stand on the field for Urban's performance.

Details are available on The Salvation Army's website.

The Cowboys host the New Orleans Saints Thanksgiving Day on Fox.

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