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‘American Idol’ Might Take ‘Real World’ Approach

Celebuzz | December 8, 2010 - 11:49 am

Ready for yet more changes to American Idol when it returns for its 10th season?

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series’ producers plan to have this season’s Top 12 live together in a house in the Hollywood Hills, with footage possibly being aired on the series in a seeming bid to generate… More »

More Changes in Store for ‘American Idol’

Celebuzz | November 18, 2010 - 10:30 am

The sweeping reform that goes into effect for American Idol’s next season isn’t stopping with a few fresh new faces on the judges’ panel.
Returning AI executive producer Nigel Lythgoe tells TV Guide that contestants will face a barrage of new challenges when the popular singing competition returns to the air in January. Aspiring… More »

More ‘American Idol’ Changes Coming

| September 22, 2010 - 3:01 pm

In the wake of this morning’s official announcement that Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have signed on as judges for the popular televised singing competition, Deadline Hollywood reports that there are also some major changes in store for the show’s format.
First off, according to newly returned producer Nigel Lythgoe, neither of the new… More »

Steven Tyler Confirmed as ‘American Idol’ Judge

| August 18, 2010 - 10:30 am

Walk this way, Steven Tyler—right toward the American Idol judges’ table.
Though Fox has yet to issue an official announcement, E! Online has confirmed that Aerosmith singer Tyler has completed negotiations to join the panel of American Idol judges when the show returns for its next season.
It’s still uncertain whether another contender,… More »

Justin Timberlake Rumored for ‘Idol’ Panel as $300 Million Lawsuit Looms

| July 27, 2010 - 11:18 am

The loss of famously cantankerous judge Simon Cowell isn’t the only big change coming to American Idol.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, former Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe—who left the show two years ago and currently produces So You Think You Can Dance—is in talks to return to AI as an executive producer, and he’s… More »

La Toya Jackson Wants Simon Cowell’s ‘Idol’ Job. Let the Insanity Begin!

Celebuzz | January 18, 2010 - 8:55 am

How do you fill Simon Cowell’s soon-to-be-vacated American Idol seat, and fill the nuttiness void created by Paula Abdul’s departure last year?
La Toya Jackson, as always, has a solution.
Michael Jackson’s oft-unhinged sister recently lobbied Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe for an AI guest-judging spot, but now that Cowell has decided to take… More »

Seacrest In…As American Idol’s New Judge?

Celebuzz | January 13, 2010 - 8:30 am

Ryan Seacrest might be getting a lot of exercise soon—running from American Idol’s stage to the judging panel.
According to E! Online, producers are considering having the AI host and apparent workaholic pull double duty by taking the place of Simon Cowell, who announced this week that he’ll be leaving the show after this… More »

Simon Cowell Is Leaving American Idol, Producers Rush to Fill Gaping “Jerk Void”

Alex Blagg | January 11, 2010 - 2:28 pm

Sad news, people; you won’t have Simon Cowell to hurl curses at anymore. At least not while watching American Idol.
The notoriously acid-tongued AI judge announced today that he will be vacating his post on the popular singing competition at the end of this season. But don’t worry; he’ll be back to belittle a… More »

Simon Cowell is Doggone Generous

Celebuzz | October 9, 2009 - 7:00 am

Simon Cowell may come off like a human iceberg while hosting American Idol, but underneath that cold exterior beats the heart of a true puppy-lover.
Cowell recently single-handedly saved the WorldHeart Foundation, which cares for up to 50 abandoned pooches at once, by laying a $30,000 donation on the organization, which is run by… More »

VIDEO: Adam Lambert Assaulted by Sex Toy!

Celebuzz | August 20, 2009 - 5:57 pm

Poor Adam Lambert. His fans just love him too much. And in very bizarre ways.
As the American Idol fave recently mentioned, his admirers are fond of pelting him with sex toys at his concerts, and that’s exactly what happened at his August 14 show at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Judging… More »

Paula Abdul Definitely Not Getting Idol-ized

Celebuzz | August 20, 2009 - 11:45 am

Sorry, Paula Abdul fans; despite all of our deepest hopes, it appears that Abdul most certainly won’t be returning to her throne as American Idol’s most entertaining judge.
While earlier reports hinted that Fox and Abdul were working toward an agreement to get her back on the show, the New York Post says that… More »

Paula Abdul Looking to Return to Idol

Celebuzz | August 18, 2009 - 12:45 pm

Paula Abdul is taking a hard look at returning to her American Idol judging post, which she abandoned earlier this month, MSNBC reports.
According to a source, the very high-profile—but ultimately fruitless—campaign to recruit Abdul onto ABC’s Dancing With the Stars made Fox rethink Abdul’s value to the singing competition.
However, Paula isn’t… More »

Victoria Beckham To Become Permanent Judge On ‘Idol’?

Celebuzz | August 13, 2009 - 5:15 pm

Victoria Beckham fans were happy when news hit last week that the former Spice Girls singer would be filling in as a temporary fourth judge on American Idol.
She even told Ryan Seacrest that she wanted to play the supportive judge role, like the recently departed Paula Abdul had. “I want to be nice… More »

Simon Cowell: The $45 Million Man?

Celebuzz | August 11, 2009 - 11:15 am

Though it seems next to impossible, Simon Cowell may soon be as rich as he is arrogant.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the prickly American Idol judge is close to finalizing a deal to stay on with the popular singing competition for the next three years, and it’s worth big bucks—a reported $45 million… More »

Jordin Sparks Blasts American Idol for Letting Paula Go

Celebuzz | August 8, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Jordin Sparks isn’t mincing words in the battle between American Idol and Paula Abdul.
The Idol season six winner told E! Online on Friday, “It was dumb on American Idol’s part [to let Abdul go from the show]…I love American Idol and I respect them. It’s because of them that I got my start,… More »

Kara DioGuardi “Shocked” by Paula’s Idol Exit

Celebuzz | August 7, 2009 - 5:45 pm

Count newest American Idol host Kara DioGuardi among those who were caught off-guard by Paula Abdul’s abrupt departure from American Idol earlier this week.
“I can’t get over it. I’m completely shocked,” DioGuardi professed on Ryan Seacrest’s KIISFM radio show on Friday. “It’s such a loss for the show, such a loss for the… More »

VIDEO: David Cook, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen Get Their Mac On

Celebuzz | August 7, 2009 - 4:15 pm

A veritable Mount Rushmore of pop music assembled on the stage of Good Morning America’s concert series on Friday morning, as American Idol alumnae David Cook, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen joined musical forces to shock and awe the audience.
As Cook and his band tore into the Fleetwood Mac classic “Little Lies,” the… More »

Paula Abdul Will Be Replaced

Celebuzz | August 6, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Though it would seem that Paula Abdul is one of a kind, the powers behind American Idol hope that they can replace her anyway.
Us Magazine reports that Fox network chariman Peter Rice has announced that the show is looking for someone new to take the place of Abdul, who announced earlier this weekMore »

Paula Abdul Wanted $20 Million to Stay on American Idol

Celebuzz | August 5, 2009 - 11:15 am

The details behind Paula Abdul’s departure from American Idol are starting to emerge, and it looks like it was mostly about the Benjamins—and lots of them.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Abdul—who earned about $2 million from the show last year—was demanding $20 million to remain with the popular singing competition.
Abdul had… More »

Paula Abdul Has Left American Idol

Celebuzz | August 5, 2009 - 7:20 am

The judges’ panel on American Idol is going to be a lot less wacky from now on.
Paula Abdul announced via her Twitter account on Tuesday night that she was leaving the popular show.
“With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to #IDOL,” Abdul writes. “I’ll miss nurturing all the… More »

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