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'American Idol's' Scott MacIntyre needs new kidney in 6 months to avoid dialysis

It's not the first challenge Scott MacIntyre has faced. The singer, 29, who placed eighth on the 2009 season of "American Idol," is almost completely blind, and was diagnosed with kidney failure as a teen. He had a kidney transplant at age 22 and now needs another."Unfortunately, transplanted kidneys don't last forever," he tells People magazineon Monday.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:12:00 GMT
Monica Lewinsky talks about shame, bullying in passionate speech

Monica Lewinsky is back in the public eye, and she's using the attention to bash bullying.Lewinsky got emotional on Monday at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia, where she delivered a passionate speech about the dangers of online harassment.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:23:59 GMT
Kristen Bell talks about using sign language with young daughter

When it comes to communicating with her 18-month-old daughter, Lincoln, actress Kristen Bell says sign language has been a help."[She can say] a lot of two-syllable words, but she signs mostly because shes really good at it," Bell told People magazine at an event last week hosted by her company,This Bar Saves Lives.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:17:05 GMT
Former 'American Idol' contestant Joanne Borgella dies at 32

Plus size model and former "American Idol" contestant Joanne Borgella passed away Saturday morning. She was 32.In an emotional Facebook post written by her family, fans learned that the talented star died after battling endometrial cancer."To God be the glory! With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne," the family shared.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:31:00 GMT
Hitting the right notes: Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder honors doctor onstage

At Sunday night's Pearl Jam concert at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, fans came to see Eddie Vedder and his band. But Vedder felt that it was another person who deserved the spotlight.Vedder introduced the audience to Dr. Jakub Tolar, a University of Minnesota doctor who leads the university's research into rare genetic disorders, including epidermolysis bullosa.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:03:00 GMT
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