Leona Lewis drops out of Sunday's 93.3 Jingle Ball festivities
Like the headline says, British pop tart Leona Lewis is a no-go for Sunday's blockbuster 93.3 Jingle Ball, where she was scheduled to hang with fans at a celebrity backstage meet-and-greet. On the bright side, though, Lewis was never scheduled to perform, so you won't be missing anything onstage, at least.
Why did Lewis drop out? According to 93.3-FLZ program director Tommy Chuck, the Bleeding Love singer got an offer to go back to England for this weekend's Season 6 finale of X Factor, the Simon Cowell talent show that launched Lewis to stardom in 2006. "She couldn't pass it up," he said.
The Celebrity Club (in which Lewis had been booked to appear) will still feature appearances by Adam Lambert, Cobra Starship, Chris Kirkpatrick and all the mainstage artists. Click here for all the details.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Getty Images