American Idol Recent News



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

Mariah Carey Says ‘American Idol’ Was the ‘Worst Experience of My Life’

Mariah Carey doesn’t have a lot of nice things to say about her brief stint on American Idol.

Peggy Truong | May 28, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About ‘American Idol’ Cancellation and Dating Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez made a stunning appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show (airing today), where she made a surprising confession about American Idol’s fate and opened up about her relationship with Casper Smart.

Kaitlyn Laurie | May 15, 2015 - 12:55 pm

WATCH: The First Auditions of the 10 Most Famous American Idol Contestants #TBT

After Fox announced that American Idol will be canceled after it’s fifteenth season next year, we can’t help but take a walk down memory lane…

Kendall Fisher | May 14, 2015 - 8:30 am

Ryan Seacrest and Show Veterans React to ‘American Idol’ Cancellation

Fox announced that season 15 of American Idol will be the final installation of the iconic singing competition. Friends and family of Idol chimed in on social media and beyond in reaction to the unfortunate news.

Mia Lardiere | May 11, 2015 - 4:00 pm

‘American Idol’ Is Ending After Season 15

This is the end of an era: FOX has canceled American Idol, announcing that this season will be the show’s last. …

Natasha Reda | May 11, 2015 - 9:54 am

Fox Newscaster Fat-Shames Kelly Clarkson: Stay Off the Deep Dish Pizza

In the most despicable piece of news today, Fox news anchor and jerk of the month Chris Wallace fat shamed Kelly Clarkson for her weight while on the air in a radio interview.

Kaitlyn Laurie | April 4, 2015 - 6:30 pm

WATCH: Jennifer Lopez Ruled ‘Idol’ with This Dress Last Night

If you were too busy watching Lena Dunham on Scandal or getting ready for your much-deserved weekend, chances are you missed Thursday’s American Idol. Not to worry: the best part of last night’s show, starring Jennifer Lopez and a ginormous dress, is right here.

Peggy Truong | March 20, 2015 - 11:35 am

Kelly Clarkson Cried When She Found Out She Had to Be in ‘From Justin to Kelly’

'From Justin to Kelly' Romance

Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini were dating in real life during 'From Justin to Kelly' filming.


Kelly Clarkson Not Wanted

Gabrielle Chung | February 26, 2015 - 4:55 pm

Jennifer Lopez is the Only Thing That Matters in These New ‘American Idol’ Promo Photos

The year of J. Lo is still going strong. On Thursday, Jennifer Lopez and her fellow American Idol judges Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban got together for a little photo shoot to promote the upcoming season.

Ryan Seacrest was there, too.

Peggy Truong | October 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Former ‘American Idol’ Hopeful Michael Johns Has Passed Away

Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns has passed away; he was just 35-years-old.

Jason Marshall | August 2, 2014 - 4:58 pm

Jennifer Lopez Returning To ‘American Idol’ With Ryan, Harry and Keith, Because Why Not?

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Oh wait.

While American Idol pretty much tanked this past season in the ratings, Fox executives apparently aren’t blaming the host or the judges.

Michael Prieve | June 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Jennifer Lopez, Vegan, Shimmers in Sequins for ‘American Idol’ Taping

Looks like the vegan lifestyle is working wonders for Jenny from the Block.

On Wednesday, Jennifer Lopez flaunted her amazing figure in a shimmery ensemble as she made her way to the American Idol live taping in West Hollywood, Calif.

Peggy Truong | May 15, 2014 - 10:30 am
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