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This Teen From American Idol Really Wishes Katy Perry Hadn’t Kissed Him on the Lips Without Asking

Back in October, when the rebooted edition of American Idol filmed its contestant auditions, a gangly 19-year-old named Benjamin Glaze introduced himself by saying that he likes…
Anna Gaca / March 14, 2018

American Idol Producers and ABC Stand by Ryan Seacrest Despite Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Both ABC president Channing Dungey and the CEO of American Idol's production company FremantleMedia are standing by host Ryan Seacrest in the wake of sexual…
Maggie Serota / March 9, 2018

Ryan Seacrest’s Ex-Stylist Suzie Hardy Details Alleged Sexual Harassment in New Interview

Suzie Hardy, a stylist for Ryan Seacrest from 2007 until 2013, has described years' worth of alleged sexual harassment and abuse by the ubiquitous television host in…
Anna Gaca / February 26, 2018

Luke Bryan Set as Second American Idol Judge Alongside Katy Perry

Luke Bryan is joining American Idol. The country music star is poised to join ABC's upcoming revival, taking a seat on the judges…

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
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