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Wednesday
Apr132011

Leona Lewis, Donna Summer and Others to Guest-Judge 'Platinum Hit'

SonyBMG/Syco(NEW YORK) -- Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi is lining up some top talent for her new reality competition show Platinum Hit, debuting on Bravo May 30.

Billboard reports that Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and Donna Summer will all serve as guest judges for the show.

As previously reported, the show features 12 aspiring songwriters who have to compete in challenges, with DioGuardi, who's written a string of hits for the likes of Kelly Clarkson and Celine Dion, acting as head judge.  Jewel will host the show and give the contestants feedback.  The winner receives $100,000, a publishing deal and a recording deal.

The contestants for the show have also been announced and USA Today reports that at least two of them previously appeared on DioGuardi's old show -- American Idol.  They include Jes Hudak, who made it to the Hollywood round in season five, and Jackie Tohn, who was a top 36 semi-finalist in season eight, Dioguardi's first year as a judge.´╗┐

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Sunday
Jan162011

Miss America: Youngest Winner In 90 Years

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LAS VEGAS) -- 17-year-old Teresa Scanlan of Nebraska has become the youngest winner of the Miss America crown in 90 years.

Scanlan won a $50,000 scholarship and a year-long rein with the crown after beating out 52 other contestants Saturday night at Planet Hollywood casino and resort in Las Vegas. She is the youngest Miss America since the pageant's first competition in 1921, which Margaret Gorman of the District of Columbia won at age 15.

First runner-up Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady won $25,000, while Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier won $20,000 for third place.

Caressa Cameron, who was crowned Miss America last year, handed off the coveted crown to the new winner after a two-hour competition.

Contestants hailed from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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