Headlines: Blake Lewis, JAX, Carrie Underwood

American Idol 6 singer Blake Lewis heading to Europe with Postmodern Jukebox

JAX Promotes her Upcoming EP Ahead of Friday’s Release

Funny is out on January 27

Are Utah and Mormon mommy bloggers creating a false perception of reality? (Brooke White Interviewed) – White still remembers sitting in the audience during rehearsals of “American Idol” and wondering with tears in her eyes why she was there. She listened as “Olympic-type singers” performed and she was “a very simple singer/songwriter.” She felt she would never be good enough. And then one day a very clear thought came to her: “Stop competing and comparing and start connecting.” – Read more at Deseret News

Carrie Underwood On How She Stays ~Almost~ Vegan – “It just freaked me out and that was that,” Underwood tells SELF. “I didn’t become vegan right away, but I quit eating beef and didn’t eat a whole lot of other meat,” she explains. She recalls trying to find tofu in her small town so she could experiment with it, but it was in short supply. “And then when I was on American Idol, being in California, there were all these places that had vegan food, and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is easy here!’” By the time she was 22, she had completely cut meat from her diet. – Read more at Self

How Magic Tricks Saved One NFL Player’s Life – “Even with the injury that I’m dealing with right now, and the surgery being more painful than I thought it would be, I’ve never been in the position that I thought I would quit on myself.” After fourteen years in the NFL, and having just signed a three-year extension with the Eagles, it was no doubt a disappointing way to end a season. But Dorenbos has a history of focusing on the positive, even when the faced with the worst of tragedies. – Read more at Rolling Stone

Erin Andrews shares her battle with Cervical Cancer – “After the trial,” Andrews says, “I felt the need to simplify my life.” So, in negotiating her new contract with Fox, Andrews requested to be taken off MLB coverage so she could focus solely on the NFL. Four months later, Andrews was in a meeting at the Giants’ team facility on the Saturday morning before the Week 3 game between New York and Washington. Her doctor’s number popped up on her phone. Andrews excused herself. She was calling with the results of the follow-up tests, which were now conclusive: cervical cancer. Andrews would need surgery, and soon. She missed the Monday and Tuesday tapings of Dancing with the Stars; ABC said she took time off to support boyfriend (now fiancé) Jarret Stoll and his grieving family. (Stoll’s 17-year-old nephew had been killed in a car accident that weekend.) That, in part, was true. But Andrews was mostly dealing with her diagnosis. – Read more at MMQB

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