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La’Porsha Renae might have ended her journey on American Idol on Thursday night, but her career in the music industry is just beginning.

According to Billboard, Porsha has landed a major deal with Universal Music Group family, signing with 19/Big Machine/Motown Records, in partnership with Big Machine. Harmon also locked in a deal with 19/Big Machine Records.

“Because of the overwhelming fan demand and success of the farewell season of American Idol, we have made the decision to sign both the winner, Trent Harmon, and runner-up, La’Porsha Renae, to exclusive recording agreements,” Big Machine Label Group founder and CEO Scott Borchetta revealed to Billboard.

Brochetta added “I can’t think of a better way to bring this American institution to a close. Everyone at the Big Machine Label Group, the Universal Music Group and Motown Records are so thrilled with the outcome and can’t wait to get to work.”

And while these two final Idol contestants have landed record deals, the Mississippi natives will most likely join forces in the studio in the future. Following Thursday night’s two hour finale, Renae revealed to Entertainment Tonight, “We got to! We’re from the South. [We should] make a good old Southern album or song,”

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No Joke: Bill Cosby Is Back On Stage Doing Stand-Up

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We are not trying to shame the elderly, but we are super confused why Bill Cosby is back on stage doing stand-up. He is after all 80-years old and going blind, but apparently that’s all apart of his routine.

Cosby did a set on Monday at LaRose Jazz Club in Philly and poked fun at his visual impairment amongst other personal anecdotes. He didn’t touch his pending trial, but many suspect his resurgence into the public eye is all a ploy to revitalize his image.

Just two weeks ago Cosby attended a dinner with friends and let reporters tag along to ask questions and take photos. This time around Cosby announced on his Facebook that he’d be doing a set a couple hours before. He wore a sweatshirt that said “hello friend” and also played the drums alongside the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet.

Folks in the audience are laughing … so maybe it’s working.

#BillCosby has returned to comedy since his trial last summer.

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The disgraced comedian’s retrial on sexual assault charges is set to begin in April, and a new jury selection begins at the end of March. He averted a decision this past June when a jury couldn’t agree on a verdict … ending in a mistrial.

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