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Jordin Sparks Heads to In the Heights for Broadway Debut

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American Idol winner Jordin Sparks will make her Broadway debut this August in In the Heights. The 20-year-old will perform with the musical from Aug. 19 through Nov. 14.

"It's always been one of my dreams to perform on Broadway... read more

Idol Results Show Books Season 6 Champ Jordin Sparks, Katy Perry

Jordin Sparks, Katy Perry

As American Idol inches closer to crowning a new champ, a former winner will return to the stage for an encore.

On the May 13 results show — in which either Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey or Kris Allen will be sent home — your Season 6 American Idol, Jordin Sparks, will perform ... read more

Alicia Keys Cancels Concert Due to Swollen Vocal Cords

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Is there something in the water? A severe throat ailment forced American Idol alum Jordin Sparks to cancel an appearance with Alicia Keys this week. Now, swollen vocal cords have forced Keys to cancel her own appearances.She was scheduled to perform tonight in Cleveland. She also cancelled an apearance in Pittsburgh earlier this week as a result of the ailment. — J.R. WhalenRelated:• Jordin Sparks Sidelined by Severe Throat Injury read more

Jordin Sparks Sidelined by Severe Throat Injury

Jordin Sparks by Michael Caulfield/ WireImage.com

American Idol Jordin Sparks has canceled three concert appearances due to a severe throat ailment.Sparks, 18, was scheduled to perform at Penn State University on Sunday, but is suffering from "an acute vocal-cord hemorrhage", according to the officials at the theater on campus.She also canceled an Earth Day show in Washington, D.C., that was slated for Monday, as well as an appearance as the opening act for Alicia Keys this coming weekend. — J.R. Whalen read more

Miley, Hayden and More Have a Good Ol' Slime at Kids' Choice Awards

Miley Cyrus and Hayden Panettiere by Steve Grantiz/WireImage.com

Shrieks and slime filled UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion as Jack Black, Miley Cyrus, Shia LeBoeuf, Jessica Alba and many, many more took center stage at the annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. The first victim claimed by the green goo was Indiana Jones himself, Harrison Ford, but before the night was over Mummy star Brendan Fraser and heartthrob Orlando Bloom would also be covered in gooey goodness. The orange carpet, with its usual displays of playful fashion and eardrum-busting noise, was a chance for celebrity parents to share the spotlight with their kids. Brad Garrett ('Til Death)and Jodie Foster had both claimed tickets after taking part in kid-friendly movies. For Garrett the question wasn’t whether playing Underdog gave him more clout with his kids, or whether it was getting tickets to the show. “Being the animated dog helped get tickets for this show," he says. "I’m a big kid, too, so I love it!” Foster, who has only made one movie her kids are allo... read more

The Top 10 Revealed!

Hey guys Erin Fox here again First off I still have no news about Nina and her baby which means shes dealing with some seriously long labor I thought for sure shed have him last night but alas Baby Boy Hammerling-Smith is a stubborn little guy Send lots of positive thoughts her way Secondly I know all about Chikezie-gate 2008 I swear he was not left out intentionally it was just computer error as in my computer kept crashing and I had to keep re-entering my recap it was not a fun time at my house late last night Poor Chikezie was temporarily dissed but I made sure to add him back as soon as I couldNow I have to admit something I hate the elimination shows I never watch them I just cant stand the cheesy group numbers and bad product placement videos But lets hope they prove me wrong and Im thoroughly entertained We start with Ryan making a pretty huge announcement The four mentors this year include Dolly Parton Andrew Lloyd Webber Neil Diamo read more

DVDs Coming for American Idol's Season 6 Climax

Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis by Frank Micelotta/FOX

Tonight the remaining eleven 7th-season Idol hopefuls return to the stage, trying to impress Simon, Paula, Randy and all of you, and make their way to the final showdown!Last season, though, the contest came down to Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis, in a dazzling episode featuring a performance by former Idol contestant Chris Daughtry. Now we've gotten word that you'll be able to enjoy that sixth season final round on DVD, and very soon!We've exclusively learned that American Idol - Season 6 Finale Performance Show: The Top 2 is on the way for release on May 13th, just a week ahead of the broadcast on Fox of the current season's Finale. The set will come with two DVDs: on the first will be the 90-minute finale performance show with Blake and Jordin battling (and belting) it out. It includes Daughtry's special performance of "Home", as well as the first official performance of the American Idol Season 6 winner.The second disc on this release comes with Bloopers and three Behind-the-Scen... read more

Jeers: American Idol Fumbles the Super Bowl

Jordin Sparks, Alicia Keys and Ryan Seacrest by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

Jeers to Fox for allowing American Idol to tarnish its Super Bowl pre-game show. The network enlisted Ryan Seacrest to emcee insipid red-carpet coverage of celebrities arriving at the big game. He annoyingly referred to Hugh Laurie (who looked like he was being held at gunpoint to promote House's supercool post-Super Bowl episode) as "Dr. House." Have a little respect, Ryan — the guy's an award-winning actor, not Urkel! Then Paula Abdul debuted her new single, "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" (if only that were true for her career) with a pre-taped performance so listless, it made Britney's VMA sleepwalk look like Michael Jackson at Motown 25. (Watch video here.) Randy Jackson, whose new album (!) includes the song, stood off to the side and played bass, despite earlier threats that he, too, would dance. And last season's Idol champ, Jordin Sparks, "sang" the national anthem (though it looked suspiciously like lip-syncing). They all could learn a lesson from Tom Petty and the H... read more

Jordin Sparks, Letterman and More News Briefs

Jordin Sparks by Bennett Raglin/WireImage.com

Season 6 American Idol Jordin Sparks will appear on Fox's Talkshow with Spike Feresten on Jan. 19, to perform "Tattoo," the first single from her self-titled debut.... An upcoming Late Show with David Letterman guest will be Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards (Jan. 22) .... The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson will feature Ringo Starr (Jan. 24).... Rent, which after more than a dozen years of performances is the seventh-longest-running show in Broadway history, will shut its doors after June 1. read more

Tila Tequila's Hookup, and More New Year's News

The Shot at Love hoochie will count down to midnight for MTV as ringleader of Tila Tequila's New Year's Eve Masquerade 2008, featuring partygoers ranging from the sublime (Mary J. Blige, Wyclef, Paramore) to the ridiculous (Kid Rock, Perez Hilton). Of course, how literally the MySpace case will interpret the dropping of the ball remains to be seen and, odds are, will have to be seen to be believed.... Fox has added Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis and Lifehouse to the list of performers for its New Year's Eve Live. The Cat Deeley-hosted special will also feature the premiere of Mariah Carey's "Shake It Off" video. — Ben Katner read more

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