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Kelly Clarkson to Return to 'Idol' Stage?

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Kelly Clarkson's new album is due to be released this September, and the pop star is making sure to promote it heavily. Last week, she appeared on "Ellen," performing some of her old hits, and while fans certainly enjoyed the opportunity to hear those tunes again, we have a feeling that her next  bigperformance might be significantly more...

Iggy Pop Thrills 'American Idol' Audience

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Iggy Pop and "American Idol" should not go together as well as they did last night, March 7. Whereas the former is a legendary star who combines a shockingly raw and untamed stage energy with the kind of music that made your parents worried, the latter is a contest designed, in it searly stages, to identify potential pop-stars who will likely...

Pia Toscano Voted Off American Idol, Which Is Just Crazy

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As much as I find this season of American Idol underwhelming, due mostly to the absence of Simon Cowell and his lively commentary, I will admit that I, along with the rest of the planet, was shocked with the elimination of Pia Toscano Thursday night (April 7). "I have no idea what just happened here. I'm shocked. I'm angry. I don't even know what...

Casey Abrams Remains on 'American Idol' Thanks to the Judges

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Casey Abrams, a contestant on the current season of "American Idol," is undoubtedly a talented performer, but last night, March 24, that didn't look like it would be enough to keep him in the competition. He received a low number of viewer votes and landed in the ranks of the bottom three contestants. However, according to Contact Music,...

'American Idol' Donates Proceeds From Wednesday's Downloads to Japan Relief...

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It's easy to approach shows like "American Idol" with a fair degree of cynicism; sure, they may claim to be all about helping talented young people realize their dreams, but we all know that in the end, money is what the producers are after. So it's pretty encouraging when the The Christian Science Monitor reports that 100 percent of the proceeds from downloads of...

'American Idol' to Let Viewers Vote via Facebook

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Although there has rarely been a season of "American Idol" in which everyone agreed upon who the winning contestant should be, the show deserves respect for putting the power in the hands of the people and asking them to decide who will win the competition. However, for casual fans of the show, the text-message voting process may have seemed too tedious to be worth participating...

Jennifer Lopez Angers Simon Cowell by Refusing to Leave 'Idol'?

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With Simon Cowell focusing his efforts on his new talent show "X-Factor", popular music stars Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler have had to do their best filling in for him on "American Idol." Whether or not they are doing a good job at it is up for debate, but Cowell seems to think J-Lo would make a...

Crystal Bowersox Grateful for "Idol" Experience But Worried for Show's...

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Crystal Bowersox has been busy lately. Between getting married last October and releasing her first album, Farmer's Daughter yesterday, the former "American Idol" contestant has arguably done more to stay in the public's eye than last season's official winner, Lee DeWyze. Taking time off from her hectic schedule to speak with MTV, Bowersox commented...

Adam Lambert To Release Acoustic EP; Universe Just Gets Crueler

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Because the universe is a cold, brutally unforgiving expanse of meaninglessness made by an unloving god bent on nihilistically driving his ant-like creations mad with insipid and mind-bendingly empty music, OTRC reports that Adam Lambert, American Idol runner-up and “edgy” rehasher of everything David Bowie did better 30 years ago, will be...

Jennifer Lopez Doesn't Want American Idol Contestants Singing Her Songs

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Jennifer Lopez will be a judge on the next season of "American Idol," but don't expect to hear too many of her hits being sung during the early audition episodes. Along with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and familiar face Randy Jackson, Lopez recently finished a round of LA auditions and although she says it was "super entertaining and flattering" to see...

Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez Officially Announced as American Idol...

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Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez Officially Announced as American Idol Judges
See this dude in the photo above? Yeah, that's Steven Tyler and he used to rock it out with his band Aerosmith but after numerous injuries and creative differences with his band mates, he is now an American Idol judge. Talk about downgrade. We all heard the rumors of Tyler replacing one of the many judges leaving the hit show but even for someone who isn't the biggest Aerosmith...

Jennifer Lopez Joins American Idol For 12 Million, Auditions To Be Held Via...

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American Idol has been having its ups and downs before the tenth season actually starts. First, Simon Cowell leaves. Then newest judge Ellen DeGeneres leaves and Kara DioGuardi has been sacked. After desperately attempting to reach out to many, many possible replacements such as Steven Tyler, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Harry Conick Jr, and more Jennifer...

Kara DioGuardi Officially Leaves American Idol

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We knew this was coming. Last week we reported that Jennifer Lopez was in final negotiations to join the cast of "American Idol" as one of its judges. This came weeks after Ellen Degeneres' decision to leave the show, and Kara DioGuardi's rumored firing. Well, it's not rumor! According to EW, DioGuardi released an official statement confirming that she is...

Jennifer Lopez Joining American Idol After All

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A couple weeks ago when it was first announced that Ellen Degeneres was leaving "American Idol", everyone wanted to know who her replacement was. Then, word spread that Kara DioGuardi was also leaving the show making matters even worse. The producers needed to get someone who could fill their void and bring some star power with them! That's where Jennifer...

Steven Tyler Reportedly Inks Deal To Become American Idol Host

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Well, according to Billboard, it’s finally happened – Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has reportedly inked a deal with Fox to become American Idol’s new host, thus marking largest collision and joining of mediocrity since Ron Silver’s past and future selves merged into one another at the end of 1994's Timecop (a Jean-Claude Van Damme...

Jennifer Lopez A No Go For American Idol Judge?

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The unending American Idol news cycle powers along, this time spurting out reports that the name Jennifer Lopez has been scratched off the list of potential judge candidates. People.com reports that Lopez had been close to finalizing a deal for the upcoming 10th season, but looks like there might be a little too much 'J. Lo' to put up with.

American Idol Partners With Universal Music

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The Big Shakeup continues inside American Idol headquarters. Ryan Seacrest still has a job, in case you were wondering. But today it was announced that 19 Entertainment and Simon Fuller, creator of American Idol, has signed a deal with Universal Music Group as the label for the show's performers starting next season. The move kicks Sony Music out of the bed after...

Justin Timberlake Not Interested In American Idol, Continues To Pursue...

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There's been a lot of hushed whispers concerning who the replacement for Simon Cowell will be on American Idol. The judging table is now uneven with only Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and Randy Jackson waiting for the fourth voice in the TV show. There's been rumors of Jazz crooner, Harry Connick Jr., and Roots rocker, Chris Issak, so far. Who's the the latest to be thrown into this...