American Idol Recent News



‘American Idol’ Finalist Rickey Smith Killed in Car Crash

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

TMZ | May 6, 2016 - 12:19 pm

‘American Idol’ Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy

The show became a money pit.

TMZ | April 28, 2016 - 4:40 pm

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

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.

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

Brian Dunkleman and William Hung Returning for ‘American Idol’ Series Finale

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

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

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

But… can we still call you MOM?

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

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

American Idol will be right back, after the break.”

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

Kelly Clarkson Is Returning to ‘American Idol’ as a Judge

Everything has come full circle.

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

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

Talk about biting the hand that feeds you…

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

The Top-Earning American Idols of 2015 Might Surprise You

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.

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

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

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

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

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

So dramatic and so random!

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

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

But not in the way you might think.

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

Simon Cowell Is Replacing Howard Stern as Judge on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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

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

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

Leave it to Kanye to make Kanye smile.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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