Country singer Big Kenny is to be honoured in recognition of his charitable work in Sudan.
Big Kenny, real name William Kenneth Alphin, will be presented with the African Children's Choir Malaika Award during the organisation's fourth annual benefit gala in New York City in December (12).
The Big & Rich star will become the second U.S citizen to receive the honour, which is handed to individuals for outstanding work on behalf of Africa's most vulnerable children.
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Country music singer Big Kenny is the proud father of a newly-adopted baby boy.
The Big & Rich singer, real name Kenny Alphin, welcomed son Dakota Jefferson Holiday Alphin with his wife, Christiev, in July (10).
Dakota, now nine months old, is little brother to the couple's four-and-a-half-year-old son, Lincoln William.
Christiev confirmed the news to People.com on Friday (17Sep10), revealing they decided to adopt after failing to conceive a second child biologically.
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Rap mogul Sean Combs' celebrity cooking show has been axed by TV bosses at NBC in America after just four shows. Despite intense publicity and four prime-time slots, the reality show, CELEBRITY COOKING SHOWDOWN, failed to serve up ratings and NBC bosses have told producers there will be no more episodes. The show fell flat on day one when Naomi Campbell was forced to pull out at the last minute due to her legal troubles. Celebrities who appeared on the show, which debuted on Monday (17APR06) and ran for four successive nights, included Patti Labelle, country star Big Kenny and former O-TOWN singer Ashley Parker Angel.
Rapper Ja Rule and supermodel Naomi Campbell have signed on for Sean Combs new TV series COOKING SHOWDOWN. The show will pair superstar chefs with celebrities in a week-long cooking competition. Also signing up for the new series are TRUE LIES star Tom Arnold, country music singer Big Kenny, DAYS OF OUR LIVES soap star Alison Sweeney, former O-TOWN singer Ashley Parker Angel and volleyball player Gabrielle Reece. Former GROWING PAINS star Alan Thicke will host the show, along with US cable channel Food Network host Sandra Lee. Combs will executive produce the show, which will debut the week of 17 April (06).
The voyage will culminate with a private concert on an undisclosed Bahamian island.