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Sparkle Worth It for Whitney

But it's no magnum opus

(Newser) - No one's going to call Sparkle a work of cinematic genius: It's a no-surprises remake about the struggles of a 1960s girl group. But if you're a Whitney Houston fan, it may be meaningful:
  • In the Washington Post , Ann Hornaday applauds the film. It "may have
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Fried Chicken and Pickles: 14 Celebrity Food Demands

Concert riders reveal what performers like to eat

(Newser) - Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez certainly aren't the only divas in Hollywood: Nicki Minaj's concert rider, recently revealed in a magazine interview, show that she has some pretty involved backstage demands as well. Those include three 12-piece buckets of spicy fried chicken, no thighs, and scented candles... More »

Idol Idled by Vocal Injury

Jordin Sparks cancels tour start, expects full recovery

(Newser) - "American Idol" champ Jordin Sparks has been forced to cancel April concert dates with Alicia Keys because of dangerous vocal-cord hemorrhaging, the New York Post reports. Even a sneeze could permanently damage the 18-year-old chart-topper, who has been singing nonstop since winning "Idol" last year. However, her handlers... More »

Sparks Best at Being Sweet

'Idol' does teen tunes well, soulful grownup not so much

(Newser) - American Idol season-six winner Jordin Sparks does a sweet job with a hip-hop flavored R&B debut album thanks to a roster of heavy-hitting producers who backed Beyonce and Rihanna among others, writes Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone. She does Prince funk with "Shy Boy," giving her that... More »

Jordin is America's Idol

(Newser) - FOX's new American Idol is 17-year-old Jordin Sparks. The teenager outsang and outperformed her last remaining rival Blake Lewis, wowing the Idol judges and hauling in a majority of the record 74 million votes cast. Jordin, the daughter of former New York Giants cornerback Phillippi Sparks, is the youngest ever... More »

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