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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Time Is Running Out to Get the Clothes Off Their Backs!

Time is running out to own a piece of Idol memorabilia…

Kimberley Locke has teamed up with Clothes Off Our Back to auction off clothing worn by “Idol” contestants, the judges and Ryan Seacrest. Among the items are a purple hoodie from Blake Lewis, a 205 jersey from Ruben Studdard and one of Simon’s black tees.

According to the website, proceeds from the auction benefit Camp Heartland, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and their families facing HIV/AIDS, poverty, grief and other painful life challenges; as well as the Children’s Defense Fund; Autism Speaks’ research division (formerly Cure Autism Now) and the emergency relief efforts in Darfur (specifically Friends of the World Food Program, Save the Children and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF).

You can check out the auction at http://www.clothesoffourback.org/. Bidding ends June 15th.

So whose item is going for the most money right now? A Paul Smith shirt worn by Clay Aiken is now at $3000! The next highest bid is for Kimberley Locke’s personalized Pittsburgh Pirates jersey at $300.

The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation is a non-profit organization that hosts charity auctions of celebrity attire. It was founded by Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm In the Middle”) and her husband Bradley Whitford (“Studio 60”).

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Monday, June 4, 2007

Idol Racks Up Another #1...


The “American Idol” franchise hit a major milestone on last week’s chart as it racked up its 124th #1.

Kimberley Locke’s “Change” did the honors as it hit #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. “Change” also moves up to #8 on the Adult Contemporary chart…
Remember that you can catch Kimberley on VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club” Sundays at 9 p.m…

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Friday, May 4, 2007

K-Lo's "True Story" Hits Shelves...

This season, “American Idol” has given us a pretty good final four in Melinda, Jordin, Blake and LaKisha…

But season two also produced a pretty fearsome foursome with Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Kimberley Locke and Josh Gracin.

One of those four, Kimberley Locke, released her second CD this week, “Based On a True Story.”

And K-Lo wastes no time getting right to it with the CD’s opening ballad, “Change.” It’s one of those sweeping songs you’d expect to hear over a montage in a movie when the heroine decides to pick herself up and get on with her life. And it’s a great showcase for Kimberley’s voice…

Unfortunately, the rest of the CD doesn’t live up to that promise.

That’s not to say that it’s bad, because it isn’t. It’s just that by about track five, all of the songs start sounding the same. And worse, some of the R&B comes off as a little cheesy. Plus, none of the tracks comes close to matching the poppy goodness of “8th World Wonder,” Kimberley’s first single.

As a bonus, Kimberley includes a cover of “Band of Gold,” which was one of her “Idol” standards. But on this CD, it just doesn’t fit and comes off as a little strange.

If you’re a K-Lo fan, you’ll like “Story.” But if you prefer your CDs to have a little more flavor, you’ll probably want to skip it.

You can hear it for yourself through Sunday at http://music.aol.com/songs/new_releases_full_cds...

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Kimberley Locke joins the "Fit Club"

Kimberley Locke (Season 2) is among the competitors on the newest edition of "Celebrity Fit Club" which for the first time will be a contest of men vs. women...

Some of the other contestants include Tiffany, Maureen McCormick ("The Brady Bunch"), Dustin Diamond (aka Screech) and Ross the Intern from "The Tonight Show."


"Celebrity Fit Club: Men Vs. Women" premieres Sunday, April 22nd at 9 p.m. on VH1, but you can catch a sneak preview of the premiere at www.vh1.com.


By the way, Kimberley's new CD, "Based on a True Story" drops May 1st...

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