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‘American Idol’ Finalist Rickey Smith Killed in Car Crash

TMZ | May 6, 2016 - 12:19 pm

Former American Idol finalist Rickey Smith was killed Thursday night in a multi-car highway wreck in Oklahoma.

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‘American Idol’ Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy

TMZ | April 28, 2016 - 4:40 pm

The show became a money pit.

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Breaking Hair News: Katharine McPhee Goes Blonde for ‘American Idol’ Finale

Jelani Addams Rosa | April 8, 2016 - 1:22 pm

Someone’s channeling her inner Khloe Kardashian.
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Simon Cowell Still Won’t Apologize for Being Such a Jerk on ‘American Idol’

Mia Lardiere | April 8, 2016 - 12:09 pm

The V-neck regrets nothing.

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WATCH: William Hung Returns for ‘American Idol’ Finale to Sing ‘She Bangs’

Lisa Timmons | April 8, 2016 - 8:30 am

Arguably one of the most memorable American Idol contestants, William Hung returned to the reality TV singing competition to help celebrate the show’s finale.
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Brian Dunkleman and William Hung Returning for ‘American Idol’ Series Finale

Huffington Post | April 6, 2016 - 6:21 pm

American Idol is really pulling out all the stops for its series finale.

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WATCH: Jennifer Lopez Teases New Single, ‘Ain’t Your Mama’

Mia Lardiere | April 5, 2016 - 9:38 am

But… can we still call you MOM?

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‘American Idol’ Will Never Ever, Ever, Ever, Die

Jelani Addams Rosa | April 4, 2016 - 3:59 pm

American Idol will be right back, after the break.”
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WATCH: Kelly Clarkson Brings Everyone to Tears, Including Herself, With Her Emotional ‘American Idol’ Performance

Jelani Addams Rosa | February 26, 2016 - 2:03 pm

Get your tissues out.
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Kelly Clarkson Is Returning to ‘American Idol’ as a Judge

Gabrielle Chung | January 15, 2016 - 4:17 pm

Everything has come full circle.

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Clay Aiken Slams ‘Boring’ ‘American Idol’ Judges During Twitter Rant

Jelani Addams Rosa | January 7, 2016 - 12:25 pm

Talk about biting the hand that feeds you…
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The Top-Earning American Idols of 2015 Might Surprise You

Kaitlyn Laurie | January 6, 2016 - 3:09 pm

With 14 seasons under its belt and the next (and final) season starting up tonight (Jan. 6), American Idol’s run is coming to a complete end soon but not without some major success stories.

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WATCH: Chicago Rapper Risks All for ‘American Idol’ Ticket to Hollywood

Mia Lardiere | January 5, 2016 - 11:37 am

There once was a boy from the South Side of Chicago who dreamed of one day becoming a rapper.

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WATCH: Kanye West Auditions for ‘American Idol’, Kim Kardashian Cheers Him On

Us Weekly | December 23, 2015 - 1:30 pm

So dramatic and so random!

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Carrie Underwood Says ‘American Idol’ Was the ‘Most Horrifying Thing’

Natasha Reda | October 23, 2015 - 5:35 pm

But not in the way you might think.
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Simon Cowell Is Replacing Howard Stern as Judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Kaitlyn Laurie | October 22, 2015 - 10:13 am

America’s Got Talent has a familiar face as its new judge: the man responsible for One Direction.

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ICYMI: Kanye West Smiled Upon Receiving an ‘American Idol’ Ticket to Hollywood

Mia Lardiere | October 12, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Leave it to Kanye to make Kanye smile.

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Ellen DeGeneres: Judging ‘American Idol’ Was ‘One of the Worst Decisions I’ve Made’

Us Weekly | September 9, 2015 - 12:21 pm

Judging American Idol might seem like a dream job, but for Ellen DeGeneres, it was anything but. During a chat with Howard Stern for his SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday, Sept. 8, the comedienne admitted she “hated” her year on the Fox singing competition.

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WATCH: Kelly Clarkson in ‘Tinder: The Musical’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Mia Lardiere | August 19, 2015 - 3:22 pm

Ah, virtual love. It just makes you want to sing.

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Paul Walker’s Estate Theft Details and More Celebrity News You May Have Missed

Michael Prieve | June 17, 2015 - 10:00 pm

We’ve rounded up some of today’s hottest entertainment news stories that you may have missed featuring Paul Walker, Adam Lambert, The Simpsons and more.

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