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Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant Corey Clark Suing Fox

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,…

/ January 29, 2013

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

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…

Jethro Nededog / January 17, 2013

‘American Idol’ Might Take ‘Real World’ Approach

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 some Real

Celebuzz / December 8, 2010

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

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…

/ December 3, 2010

More Changes in Store for ‘American Idol’

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 Idol…

Celebuzz / November 18, 2010

More ‘American Idol’ Changes Coming

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 judges—and…

/ September 22, 2010

Report: Jennifer Lopez Officially In at ‘Idol’

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 can’t…

/ September 13, 2010

Kara DioGuardi Wanted to Leave ‘American Idol’

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 show:…

/ August 23, 2010

Steven Tyler Confirmed as ‘American Idol’ Judge

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, Jennifer Lopez,…

/ August 18, 2010

American Idol’s Fantasia Caught in Sex Tape Scandal

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. A…

/ August 9, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres Quits ‘American Idol’

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. I…

Celebuzz / July 29, 2010

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

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 American

/ July 28, 2010

‘American Idol’ Will Be Conducting Auditions in Maternity Wards Soon

It sure does seem as if American Idol has caught a case of Bieber fever.
In seeming response to the My World sensation’s global success, the popular singing competition has lowered its age of eligibility from 16 to 15. The show’s maximum age limit for contestants will remain at 28 years of age.
According to

Celebuzz / June 21, 2010

Carrie Underwood Steps Up To the Plate For Charity (PHOTOS)

When it comes to helping the less fortunate, Carrie Underwood is coming out swinging, y’all.
The former American Idol fave put down the microphone and picked up a baseball bat in Nashville on Monday to participate in the Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge at Greer Stadium.
So who won? Duh, everybody!
Check out…

Celebuzz / June 8, 2010

Bret Michaels May Move From Hospital Bed to Simon Cowell’s Chair

Bret Michaels now has even more incentive to recuperate from his recent health woes.
The Poison frontman, who performed “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” on this week’s American Idol season finale, is in contention to replace departing Idol judge Simon Cowell next season—and he has the blessings of Cowell himself.
Following Michaels’ performance, the usually…

/ May 28, 2010

Bret Michaels Laughs in Death’s Face to Perform on ‘American Idol’ Finale (VIDEO)

You have to admire Bret Michaels’ dedication, even if his judgment might be a little questionable.
The Poison vocalist, who lately has been racking up more trips to the hospital than Amy Winehouse—threw caution to the wind on Wednesday night to bust out a surprise performance of the Poison chestnut “Every Rose Has Its Thorn&#8221…

Celebuzz / May 27, 2010

Adam Lambert Didn’t Bail on ‘Idol’ Performance; He Wasn’t Invited. So There!

Shock waves rippled across the Internet on Wednesday when reports surfaced that American Idol fave Adam Lambert had abandoned a scheduled performance on last night’s season finale. “How could this be?” Glambo Nation collectively wondered. “He’s always been the consummate professional!”
Well, as it turns out, reports of the “For Your Entertainment” singer’s diva-tude have…

Celebuzz / May 27, 2010

Justin Bieber Shows ‘American Idol’ Contestants How to Be Awesome (VIDEO)

The good news: Justin Bieber showed up on American Idol last night to wow the nation and the remaining Idol contestants.
The bad news: We’re sure that those contestants are having a hard time living with themselves today, knowing that they will never, in any way, measure up to the spectacle they witnessed.
The My

Celebuzz / May 20, 2010

Simon Cowell Will Soon Be Known as SIR Grumpy-Pants

Wow; apparently, Simon Cowell might actually be almost important as he thinks he is.
The cantankerous American Idol judge will reportedly be knighted next month in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his important contributions to society—and no, we’re not talking about his ability to crush the dreams of tone-deaf music-industry aspirants.
Cowell was apparently…

Alex Blagg / May 18, 2010

Lady GaGa on ‘American Idol’: The Full Uncut Awesomeness (VIDEO)

Silly American Idol producers; they should know that, when it comes to Lady GaGa, it’s all or nothing.
American Idol invited the Pantless One to gussy up their little singing-contest show on Wednesday night, which was a wise move, given this season’s less-than-thrilling nature. Unfortunately, due either to time constraints or concerns about decorum, GaGa&#8217…

Alex Blagg / May 6, 2010
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