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Mary J. Blige Gets Psychedelic On “Idol Gives Back”

In case you got bored and started fast-forwarding through last night’s “Idol Gives Back” bonanza (it was kind of a snoozefest), you might have missed the best moment of the pseudo-telethon—Mary J. Blige covering “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin. That’s what I love most about Mary, she can sing anything, even psychedelic rock. Randy Jackson got up there and jammed with her band and her lady guitarist shredded that famous solo. Oh, and then Tim Urban got eliminated and no one cared. Keep reading »

Heart Rules On “American Idol Gives Back”

Last night was American Idol‘s “Idol Gives Back” show, in which a ton of celebs show up to encourage viewers to donate money to Idol’s charity, which distributes the funds to various amazing organizations around the U.S. and in Africa. Seriously, some of the footage shot in Africa and in some of the poorest areas of the U.S. gave our tear ducts (and our checkbooks) a work out. (We also discovered an unbelievable fondness for Miley Cyrus. Weird.) But oh my god! Heart performed with Fergie and it was friggin’ awe-some. Check out the Wilson chicks belting out “Barracuda” above. Then head over to AmericanIdol.com to get the scoop on donating to their very worthwhile cause.
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