Bono, John Mayer, Brad Pitt, Snoop Dogg will appear for Idol Gives Back

More performers for American Idol 7‘s Idol Gives Back charity event have been announced. Last Thursday, Ryan Seacrest announced some celebrities and musicians who would show up, and now more have been added to the list.

The roster so far includes actors Brad Pitt and Reese Witherspoon; NFL stars Peyton and Eli Manning; and musicians Bono Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Annie Lennox, John Mayer, and Snoop Dogg.

American Idol alumni Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry will also appear.

The show will air April 9, and “will be bigger and more ambitious than ever,” according to a Fox press release.

Emmy-Award Winning Special “Idol Gives Back” Returns Wednesday, April 9, on Fox [Fox press release]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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