Miranda Lambert/Dierks Bentley/Lee Brice: Tickets on sale Friday at 10:00am for their show February 22, 2013 at Assembly Hall in Champaign. Tickets available at 1-866-ILLINI-1 or www.uofiassemblyhall.com
Holiday Lights at the Zoo: Starts Friday and goes through December 23rd at Henson Robinson Zoo. 5-8pm each night. Admission is $3.25 for adults, $2 for children. Get free admission for each new, unwrapped toy you bring for Toys for Tots.
The Nutcracker: Presented by the Springfield Ballet Company at Sangamon Auditorium. Saturday at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets available at www.sangamonauditorium.org or call 217-206-6160.
White Christmas: Presented by the Springfield Theatre Centre at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. Call 523-2787 or visit www.hcfta.org for tickets.
Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas: Presented by the Lincoln Land Community College theater department at Lincoln's New Salem Visitor Center near Petersburg. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tickets at 217-632-5440 or visit www.theatreinthepark.net
Carlinville Christmas Market: Friday - Sunday in Carlinville centered around the downtown square. Friday 1pm - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 8pm, Sunday 11am - 3pm. More information at www.CarlinvilleChristmasMarket.com
Christmas Open House: Saturday 10am - 4pm at the Vachel Lindsay Home. This event is free. More info at 524-0901.
Candlelight Tours of Elijah Iles House: Saturday 6-8pm with Christmas tree from various eras, refreshments. Free.
Christmas In Virginia: Friday and Saturday on the town square in Virginia.
Stephen Baldwin Arrested for Tax Evasion
The younger brother of Alec Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, has been arrested for failing to pay New York State personal income tax for 2008 to 2010. He owes the government $350,000. Alec told CNN's Piers Morgan he doesn't think Stephen will go to jail and that the media has blown the whole thing out of proportion.
Clinton and Obama Up for Grammys
The Grammy Awards aren't just about music. In fact, former President Bill Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama are each nominated for a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word category. Clinton is up for his book "Back to Work" while Obama is up for "American Grown." They will face off against Ellen DeGeneres, Rachael Maddow, and Janis Ian.
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman Trying to Work It Out
A few weeks ago it was reported one of the longest-running marriages in Hollywood was over. Now it looks as if Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are trying to work out their differences. DeVito told "Extra," "Rhea and I are really close. Actually, still together...just separate, but together."
A Celebrity Diving Show?
We've had celebrities skating, losing weight, and ballroom dancing, but this is a new one. FOX has announced a new reality show where celebrities will compete in diving. It's called "Stars in Danger: The High Dive" and will air January 9th as a 2-hour special. Contestants include J-Woww of "Jersey Shore," Terrell Owens, Antonio Sabato Jr, one-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton, and mothers.
Christmas Movies/Specials on This Weekend
Disney's a Christmas Carol - ABC Family at 4:00pm
The Santa Clause - ABC Family at 6:00pm
The Santa Clause 3 - ABC Family at 8:00pm
Come Dance With Me - Hallmark Channel at 7:00pm
Holly's Holiday - Lifetime at 7:00pm
The Mistle-Tones - ABC Family at 7:00pm
Miracle on 34th Street - AMC at 7:00pm
We're No Angels - TCM at 7:00pm