Idol Headlines for 12/13/10 – The Evening Edition

Lee DeWyze performs at Studio C for 92.9 the Mountain in Tuscon, AZ. Friday December 17 at Noon. Contest deets HERE.

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Bo Bice is headed to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to perform for the troops there. December 30-Jan 2.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Crystal Bowersox attends CitySights NY’s 2010 Holiday Joy Toy Drive at The Children’s Aids Society in NYC

Musician Crystal Bowersox, and TV personalities Danielle Staub and Kelly Bensimon along with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo attend CitySights NY’s 2010 Holiday Joy Toy Drive at The Children’s Aids Society on December 13, 2010 in New York City.

TV personality Danielle Staub, musician Crystal Bowersox, members of The Radio City Rockettes and Miss USA Rima Fakih attend CitySights NY’s 2010 Holiday Joy Toy Drive at The Children’s Aids Society on December 13, 2010 in New York City.

Photos: Wireimage

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David Archuleta, Michael York to sign after Friday’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir show

Utah’s own “American Idol” David Archuleta will meet his fans and sign copies of his new album, “The Other Side of Down, ” immediately following his performance at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 17.

Multifaceted actor Michael York (below), the narrator at the Choir’s 2010 Christmas concert, will also sign.

The signings will be Friday, Dec. 17 at approximately 9:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.

It will be at Downtown Deseret Book, 45 West South Temple, Salt Lake City

Here are some guidelines from Deseret Book:

Read more at the Salt Lake City Tribune

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‘Alright With Music’ Fundraiser Honoring American Idol Winner, Kris Allen Exceeds First Week Goal – $14, 000 Raised for Music Empowers Foundation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The “Alright with Music” fundraiser honoring Kris Allen and benefiting Music Empowers Foundation exceeded its week one goals, organizers of the fan-driven effort announced today. “In just one week we raised $14, 000 for Music Empowers, ” explained Kathy Tibaldi, one of the organizers of “Alright with Music.” “That is over 50% of our current target goal for the entire fundraiser.” The goal of “Alright with Music” is to raise at least $25, 000 by December 31st for the Music Empowers Foundation. Music Empowers has partnered with Kris Allen on several initiatives and provides funding to non-profit organizations that offer innovative music education programs to children in underserved communities.

Organizers credit the early success to Kris Allen fans who have been inspired by his passion for music education and to Kris’s direct support. The platinum-selling recording artist gave call-outs to the Fundraiser during recent radio interviews and on Friday, December 10, tweeted his personal support. Mr. Allen also recorded a short video announcement supporting Alright with Music and asking his fans to contribute. Fans can watch the announcement on the Music Empowers Foundation fundraising page at www.musicempowersfoundation.org/alright-with-music.html.

Read more at PR Newswire

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Carrie Underwood’s Shape Earns Her a ‘Best Bridal Body’ of 2010 Title

Carrie Underwood has made no secret about her passion for staying healthy. Her hard work is being noticed as Fitness magazine ranks the newlywed among the ‘Best Celeb Bodies of 2010, ‘ Carrie is spotlighted in the feature as having the ‘Best Bridal Body.’

Read more at AOL

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Tim Urban sings “What Child Is This”

Via timothyjurban

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Former Idol contestant Janell Wheeler visits FOX 35 Good Day

She is a finalist for a country singing contest for the movie “Country Song” starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester in theaters January 7. Sony Pictures and CMT are looking for the best singer in the nation.

The website for the contest is http://www.cmt.com/asm/country-strong/

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Photos: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Steven Tyler at Sinatra show

The star-studded opening weekend of Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra: Dance With Me continued last night, as superstars Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Steven Tyler joined the celebrated choreographer and director at Encore Theater in the Wynn to celebrate what would have been the Chairman of the Board’s 95th birthday.

See the photos at Las Vegas Weekly

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Simon Cowell ‘Disappointed’ with ‘X Factor’ Finale Results

“Extra’s” Terri Seymour sat down with good friend Simon Cowell to chat about “The X Factor’s” Sunday night finale.

Singer Matt Cardle was voted the winner of the hit UK show, beating the group One Direction, which was being mentored by Cowell.

“I was disappointed. But Cardle was a very, very popular contestant from day one, ” Cowell told Seymour.

Read more at Extra TV

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X-Factor secures highest audience for nine years

The final of The X Factor scored a record-breaking 19.4million viewers on Sunday, making it the highest-rated non-sport TV programme in nearly nine years.

Almost one in three of the UK population – amounting to 60 per cent of the people who were watching television at the time – tuned to ITV1 to see Matt Cardle, 27, beat Rebecca Ferguson, 24, in the final sing-off.

Read more at Telegraph.co.uk

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Jennifer Grey Has Surgery to Repair Ruptured Disc

No wonder she almost had to withdraw from Dancing with the Stars.

Actress Jennifer Grey, who won the ABC dancing competition last month, underwent surgery last week to repair a ruptured disc in her back, suffered on the first night of Dancing’s two-night finale.

Dr. Robert S. Bray Jr. removed “a huge fragment” from Grey’s back during the operation. The procedure was a success, and Grey, 50, is recuperating but feeling great.

Read more at People

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