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America’s Newest Idol Phillip Phillips Undergoes Surgery

Phillip Phillips, 21, American Idol’s eleventh winner, recently underwent surgery for enlarged kidney stones.

Fans of the show are familiar with Phillips’ health problems, which were well documented during his run on Idol. Phillips had surgery in March to prevent blockage in his kidney. Similar health concerns plagued him in April and his future on the show was doubtful.

The surgery, which lasted approximately six and a half hours, went smoothly. A source close to Idol assured the press that Phillips would be ready to perform on the Idols Live tour which begins in Detroit on July 6th.

Phillips’ coronation single “Home” peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, selling over 380,000 copies. He beat runner-up Jessica Sanchez after garnering a majority of the record-breaking 132 million votes that were cast on May 22nd.

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Brittany Tenpenny has wanted to be a writer for as long as she could remember. Aside from brief fantasies of pop stardom and becoming the female Indiana Jones, Brittany was dead set on writing. She pursued her dream all through her academic career, becoming a staff writer for "The Argo" at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey where she graduated at the top of her class with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications. Last year, Brittany's fictional pieces were published in the e-book "A Calm Whisper."

Brittany is now a graduate student at Rowan University and is currently working on a novel.