Idol Headlines for 07/27/11 – The Evening Edition

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Help Season 8 Idol, Megan Joy Kickstart her upcoming EP. Megan is hoping to raise $15,000 in order to produce a 7 song EP. You can donate to her next project by clicking on THIS LINK.

Jennifer Hudson will perform at the upcoming President Barak Obama Birthday Party/Fundraiser at the The Aragon Ballroom in Chicago IL on August 3 at 4 pm. More information HERE.

‘American Idol’s’ Jennifer Lopez Expected to Close Deal This Week

Carly Smithson Reveals Health Issues, Help Raise 3K for Nat. Stroke Assoc.

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Wait…what????!!!? Season 7 Idol Carly Smithson is promoting her husband’s run in the upcoming NYC marathon as part of the National Stroke team. But here’s the thing, Carly herself experienced stroke symptoms and has been under a doctors care!

Stay healthy Carly, and good luck to your husband on his run! If you would like to donate to Todd Smithson’s campaign. The NYC Marathon will take place on November 6. “Stroke is no stranger to my family and on November 6th I will be running for my Wife !” writes Todd.

Details and where to donate after the jump.

Billboard’s Top 25 Tours of 2011 (So Far)

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Billboard magazine checks in on how the concert touring business is doing so far in 2011. They report, “After the bloodbath of 2010, and the more moderate pain of 2009, the touring industry came into 2011 more than a little gun-shy. As we take stock of the first half of the year, you can almost hear the sigh of relief.

See the numbers after the jump.

Jordin Sparks Talks New Single, Save the Music on Today

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Jordin Sparks, dropped by the Today Show this morning to chat with Kathie Lee and Hoda.
The topic of conversation? Her dramatic weight loss, new single, “I Am Woman” and the work the Season 6 Idol winner is doing for the Vh1 Save the Music foundation.

Watch the video after the jump.