The First family is making an appearance on an upcoming episode of American Idol.
President Obama and the First Lady taped a portion of the program Wednesday for Idol’s annual “Idol Gives Back” program.
“Idol Gives Back” is a two hour charitable event that has already raised more than $140 million for global charities.
The Obama’s edition of Idol will air April 21 at 8 p.m.
An Illinois man has been awarded $8 million in damages after an appeals court ruled that he was wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of his 3-year-old daughter.
The ruling comes after an intense court battle by Kevin Fox and his wife Melissa in 2007. Fox spent eight months in jail for the crime before being cleared by DNA evidence.
The appeals court ruled that investigator’s decision to rule out the child’s death at the hands of a sexual predator “absurd” and that police had “exceedingly weak evidence” used to arrest Fox.
He was arrested four months after the death of his daughter Riley who was sexually assaulted, bound with duct tape and drowned.
Fox will be awarded $8,166,000, a cut from the original $12.2 million a jury agreed to award him.
Riley’s murder remains unsolved.
Too bad they can’t do anything to give this man his reputation back.
Nicki Minaj is cleaning house.
The Queen of the Young Money empire has fired Wacka Flocka Flame’s mother as her manager.
According to SingersRoom Debbie Antney received a letter from Nicki’s lawyer notifying her that her services were no longer needed.
Debbie Antney says, “I received a letter, which was (a) suspension. The next letter that came in was a cease and desist in doing all business with Nicki Minaj from Nicki’s attorney.”
Nicki recently dropped out of the “Last Girl On Earth” tour with Rihanna and Ke$ha. At that time she released a statement on Twitter saying she would instead use the time to concentrate on her debut album.
There’s no word on why Nicki decided to make the management change or if fallout from leaving the tour had anything to do with it.
For her part, Antney wishes Nicki the best.
“I love Nicki. I wish her the most success. It’s not about the music, she’s like one of my children,” she says. “I wish her no harm, only much success.”