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Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant Corey Clark Suing Fox

| January 29, 2013 - 6:45 pm

Corey Clark, an aspiring singer who was kicked off American Idol in 2003 after his arrest record was exposed on the Internet, is suing the top-rated program over comments made about his early exit and his alleged affair with former judge Paula Abdul.

In a 44-page complaint, obtained Tuesday by The Hollywood Reporter,… More »

‘American Idol’ Premiere Audience Shrinks… Again (VIDEO)

Jethro Nededog | January 17, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj’s feud didn’t help bring in viewers for Season 12. Wednesday night’s ratings presented good and bad news for FOX. Here’s the bad news: 17.8 million people tuned into the American Idol premiere. That’s a 19 percent decline over Season 11’s premiere audience of 21.6 million (which was also a double… More »

‘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 »

New ‘American Idol’ Judges at Work: First Look (VIDEO)

| December 3, 2010 - 4:14 pm

Been chomping at the bit to find out how Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will handle their new duties as American Idol judges? Today’s your lucky day.

Two new promo videos have been released, featuring Lopez and Tyler working side-by-side with Randy Jackson and sifting threw a slew of auditions by aspiring singing… 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 »

Report: Jennifer Lopez Officially In at ‘Idol’

| September 13, 2010 - 4:09 pm

The wait is over for a new American Idol judge. Jennifer Lopez has reportedly agreed to a $12 million offer, but with a few conditions. reports the “Jenny from the Block” singer initially wanted $15 mil to sit in departing Simon Cowell’s chair. Sources then say she told producers that the official announcement… More »

Kara DioGuardi Wanted to Leave ‘American Idol’

| August 23, 2010 - 4:41 pm

Don’t feel too bad for Kara DioGuardi. Sure, she might have gotten the ax from her American Idol judging gig, but she didn’t want the job anymore anyway. Really.
A source tells E! Online that DioGuardi, who was reportedly shown the door at Idol late last month, was actually looking to get off the… 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 »

American Idol’s Fantasia Caught in Sex Tape Scandal

| August 9, 2010 - 11:44 am

Will American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino be the next celebrity to be mired in a sex tape imbroglio?
Barrino, who took away top honors on Idol’s second season, has been named in court papers filed by Paula Cook, who claims that the singer began an affair with her husband, Antwuan Cook, in August 2009. More »

Ellen DeGeneres Quits ‘American Idol’

Celebuzz | July 29, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Ellen DeGeneres has bowed out of her American Idol judging post, less than a year after replacing departed judge Paula Abdul. In a statement released to People magazine, DeGeneres announced,

“A couple months ago, I let FOX and the American Idol producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me. More »

Is Jessica Simpson Replacing Simon Cowell on ‘American Idol’?

| July 28, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Is there anyone who isn’t in the running to fill the chair of resident grump Simon Cowell on American Idol next season?
TMZ reports that chicken-or-tuna girl Jessica Simpson is the latest contender to possibly step into the famously cantankerous Brit’s shoes. The Dukes of Hazzard actress has reportedly had “several meetings” with the… More »

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