‘American Idol’ Gets A Little Too Inspired By Butterflies

The now-annual ‘American Idol‘ episode that focuses on “inspirational” songs is always a difficult one to navigate. It’s for a good cause, so you want to be nice! And the word “inspirational” is one of those ‘Idol’ terms that’s vague enough for some of the song choices to cross over into kind of interesting territory! […]

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‘Idol Gives Back’ Promises Bill Gates Surprise

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — Simon Fuller, the entertainment magnate behind ‘American Idol‘ and its charity event airing Wednesday, is trumpeting a starry lineup that includes Elton John, Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood. But he played it coy when asked about the ‘Idol Gives Back’ role of two other prominent people. […]

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Octomom Reaches Deal Avoiding Foreclosure On Home

By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES — Octomom Nadya Suleman’s mortgage holder has agreed to a six-month extension on a $450,000 balloon payment, allowing her and her 14 children to remain in their home, her attorney said Wednesday. Suleman’s lawyer Jeff Czech said he reached the agreement with mortgage holder Amer Haddadin’s attorney […]

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David Cook Visits Ethiopia For ‘Idol Gives Back’

David Cook this week visited Addis Ababa as part of the ‘American Idol‘ charity effort “Idol Gives Back.” The season-seven winner visited a school for young girls in the Ethiopian capital for a segment that will air on the show’s April 21 effort, which will spotlight the charity efforts of the Idol Gives Back Foundation. […]

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Kris Allen Back on ‘Idol’ for Haiti Fundraiser

LOS ANGELES– Kris Allen next week will make his first appearance on ‘American Idol‘ since winning the show last year, to help raise money for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. As part of the Fox TV show’s ‘Idol Gives Back’ charity effort, Allen will travel to Haiti with the United Nations Foundation. He’ll share video from his visit […]

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‘Idol Gives Back’ Coming Back To ‘American Idol’

(AP) LOS ANGELES – ‘Idol Gives Back‘ is back. Producers of ‘American Idol‘ say the show’s charity effort will return next year, with ‘Idol Gives Back’ set to air April 21. The fundraising program will benefit national and international charities, including Malaria No More, Save the Children and the United Nations Foundation, Fox said Tuesday. […]

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