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Music Buzz #11

Music Buzz #11 - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Music Buzz#11

1Get ready to see a lot more of pop singer, Mandy Moore. She'll be hitting the tube on Home For The Holidays on December 21, 2001 on CBS and she's gonna co-host Regis and Kelly's Xmas Day Show from Orlando, December 25th on ABC.

But wait, there's more. Mandy's new video Cry premieres on December 27, 2001 on TRL. So watch the show and help Mandy get to #1. She also hits the big screen for her first starring role in A Walk to Remember. The flick hits theaters January 25, 2002 so mark your calendar.

1The young opera singer, Josh Groban, has been making major waves after his appearance on Ally McBeal. Since the Christmas episode aired on December 10th, there's been nothin' but Josh buzz. Fox will air a special encore of the episode on Christmas Eve, December 24th (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT.) Josh sings his hit To Where You Are.

Since the appearance, sales of his self-titled CD Josh Groban have more than doubled and the CD has jumped from number 60 to number one at Amazon.com. Not to mention the 20, 000 new visitors to joshgroban.com the night after the show plus over 1, 000 emails sent to Josh. Whoa! Way to go guy.

1This week NBA Inside Stuff is going to focus on what's important at this time of year - family and friends. The special edition of Inside Stuff will focus on NBA players' relationships with their families - on and off the court. Guests will include Grant Hill (Orlando Magic) and his wife, Jason Collins (New Jersey Nets) and his twin brother Jarron of the Utah Jazz. Tune into NBA Inside Stuff Saturday morning December 22nd on NBC. Check your local listings for show times.

1Have a safe and fun happy holiday from all of us at Kidzworld!!!

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