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Here’s What ‘American Idol’ Runner-Up Justin Guarini Is Up to These Days

Gabrielle Chung | December 6, 2016 - 7:18 pm

Thankfully, it’s not a From Justin to Kelly sequel. More »

Kelly Clarkson on Her Overnight Success: ‘I Was in a Very Dark Place for a Long Time’ 

Scott Baumgartner | November 15, 2016 - 3:11 pm

The Grammy-winner opened up about surviving stardom and challenging the music industry in a new interview. More »

‘American Idol’ Alum Taylor Hicks’ Private Plane Almost Crashed

Kit Bowen | October 27, 2016 - 4:10 pm

“It was literally something out of a movie.” More »

Simon Cowell’s Worst Insults Ever

Amanda Nieto | October 7, 2016 - 8:30 am

Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by Simon Cowell. More »

‘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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