WATCH: ‘American Idol’ contestant Todrick Hall from Arlington records anti-bullying song

The “It Get Better” campaign will likely produce an ever-growing list of participants. Add American Idol season nine castoff Todrick Hall, who happens to be from Arlington, to the list. Only Hall goes one better by recording a song with the same name. This is much more of an effort than Amanda Lepore’s video message of encouragement.

—  Rich Lopez

American Idol contestant Nikki McKibbin at suicide prevention benefit at Best Friends

Nikki McKibbin, the North Texan who finished third in the debut season of American Idol, will be the featured guest at “Strides for Shauna,” a show and date auction set for Saturday, Oct. 16, at 8:30 p.m. at Best Friends, 2620 E. Lancaster Ave., in Fort Worth.

This second annual show, held in memory of Shauna Greaham who died Oct. 13, 2008 of suicide, will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

In addition to the show and the date auctions, the event will include a 50/50 raffle.

Anybody interested in being auctioned off as a date can e-mail Casey Cohea at or Kinita Albertson at

Wacth the Oct. 15 issue of Dallas Voice for more information about the show and about Shauna.

If you can’t attend but would still like to donate to the cause, go to, team name Strides for Shauna.

—  admin