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Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 11/25/2011

Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina suffer Thanksgiving performance flubs; Maggie Rizer welcomes a son


Scotty McCreery rides a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.(AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
A mix of the morning’s entertainment headlines...

Thanksgiving was not a great day for American Idol’s latest winner and runner-up. Scotty McCreery, the 18-year-old country crooner, missed his cue to start lip-syncing during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, alerting some less observant viewers to the fact that no one is actually singing. (E!)

Meanwhile, the even younger Lauren Alaina had some live singing troubles when she forgot the words to the national anthem at the Lions/Packers game.

“I’m not a robot. I have no excuses. I messed up. You know what can ya do. At Least didn’t fall down again,” she tweeted. (Gossip Cop)

Model Maggie Rizer welcomed a son, Alexander Rafahi Mehran III, Wednesday. Like January Jones’s son, the child will go by the name Zander. Is this a thing now? (People)

Piers Mogan will testify at the Leveson Inquiry to explain comments he has made about phone-hacking. The CNN host is a former editor of tabloids News of the World and The Mirror. (THR)

Jennifer Lopez’s rumored boyfriend, Casper Smart, could spend some time in jail for driving really fast, sometimes without a license. (People)

Speaking of Jenny from the Block, a J. Lo lookalike may have been used for the Bronx shots in her Fiat commercial. Sadly, it was really her doing the obnoxious car product placement at the AMAs. (Smoking Gun)

Can Justin Bieber name all seven continents? Find out at the link. (Gawker)

Singer Sinitta dished on her ex Brad Pitt on the show “I’m a Celebrity ... Get me out of here!” in the most boring way possible. “He was beautiful with the most amazing body,” she said. “He was fun, he was young and very sweet.” (Us)

Jack Wagner has a very “Melrose Place” moment, after the jump.

Jack Wagner , who recently split from fiance Heather Locklear, revealed he has a 23-year-old love child from a “fling.” (People)

George Michael was admitted to a hospital in Vienna with pneumonia. “George is getting really great care. He’s doing fine and he just needs to rest,” his publicist said. (NME)

Demi Moore tweeted a Thanksgiving message from her Twitter account, which still has the handle @mrskutcher. (@MrsKutcher)

Watch Amy Poehler pitch some hilarious TV show ideas while accepting Variety’s Power of Comedy award below.

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