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]

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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