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Katy Perry Will Be a Judge in the Rebooted American Idol

Katy Perry will now be a reality television host. ABC announced at today's upfront presentation that she'll be a host on the upcoming American Idol reboot. Perry confirmed…
Brian Josephs / May 16, 2017

Kelly Clarkson Joins The Voice, Squashing American Idol Rumors

Despite rumors swirling early this weekabout inaugural American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson being in talks to join that show's ABC revival, NBC announced Thursday (May…
Katie Atkinson, Billboard / May 11, 2017

American Idol Officially Returning at ABC

Less than a week after making an offer on American Idol, ABC has officially snapped up rights to the storied singing competition — putting an end…

They’re Already Talking About Reviving American Idol

After a 15-season run, American Idol ended last year. Now, Variety reports there's already talks of a revival. NBC, who already has the singing reality show…
Brian Josephs / February 9, 2017

Former American Idol Contestant Bo Bice Called “White Boy” at Airport Popeyes, Literally Cries About It

Lost in American Idol's vast archives of nearly-famous ephemera is singer Bo Bice. He was a finalist who rose to fame looking like a dollar store Neil…
Brian Josephs / January 4, 2017

Kelly Clarkson Proves She’s the Brightest ‘American Idol’ Star With Epic Finale Medley

After 15 seasons, American Idol has finally ended. Country singer Trent Harmon was named the last-ever winner during last night's series finale, but the biggest draws of the show…
James Grebey / April 8, 2016

Kelly Clarkson Brings Keith Urban to Tears on ‘American Idol’ With ‘Piece By Piece’ Performance

Original American Idol victor Kelly Clarkson returned to the stage that launched her career last night, breaking down in tears as she performed her 2015 song "Piece By Piece"
Anna Gaca / February 26, 2016

Music TV Shows Lose Their Rhythm

The reign of music TV shows could officially be over. As The New York Times reports, while American Idol was once so popular that it spawned…
Marc Hogan / May 12, 2014

America Doesn’t Get Talent: ‘X Factor’ Canceled, ‘Idol’ Winds Down

Interest in Fox's two flagship talent shows has been waning, and now the network is cutting its losses. Simon Cowell's The X Factor has been…
Chris Martins / February 10, 2014

Harry Connick Jr. Officially, Inoffensively Crowned Third ‘American Idol’ Judge

American Idol has finally found its third judge. Harry Connick Jr. will be joining the singing competition for its upcoming 13th season, working alongside Keith…
Kyle McGovern / September 3, 2013

Dr. Luke’s ‘Idol’ Pursuit Dashed by Contract Confusion

Yesterday it was reported that super-producer Dr. Luke would be joining American Idol as a judge for the waning singing competition's 13th season. But the Hollywood Reporter threw cold water…
Jordan Sargent / August 27, 2013

Dr. Luke Is in: Hit-Making Producer Is Third ‘American Idol’ Judge

The doctor is in. E! News reports that songwriter and super-producer Dr. Luke, a.k.a. Łukasz Sebastian Gottwald, will serve as the third judge for American…
Kyle McGovern / August 26, 2013

Dawg Training: Randy Jackson Could Rejoin ‘American Idol’ as Mentor

American Idol may be too mainstream for Kanye West, but that's apparently not an issue for Randy Jackson, who might be returning to the singing…
Kyle McGovern / August 22, 2013

‘American Idol’ Accused of Racism, Using ‘Willy Wonka’ Contracts in Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed against various entities connected to American Idol alleges that the show applied racist policy in disqualifying would-be singers, and that the requisite contestant…
Chris Martins / July 29, 2013

‘American Idol’ Fires Longtime Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe

What a year for American Idol. Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban joined Randy Jackson on the cast, making for an awesome power quartet of…
Colin Stutz / June 10, 2013
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