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Kelly Clarkson Celebrates 14 Years Since Winning 'American Idol'


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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 14 years since Kelly Clarkson was crowned the first ever winner of ‘American Idol’. Now a global superstar, Clarkson marked her career anniversary on Twitter, Sunday, saying she was "forever grateful" to the talent show.

Kelly ClarksonKelly Clarkson is celebrating 14 years of being an 'American Idol'

"14 yrs ago 2day @AmericanIdol opened a door w/such amazing opportunities & experiences 4 me!" the 34-year-old tweeted on September 4. "I am 4ever grateful & blessed! #heresto14more.”

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La'Porsha Renae - American Idol Finale held at the Dolby Theatre - Arrivals at Dolby Theater, Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 7th April 2016

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American Idol, La'porsha Renae and Trent Harmon
American Idol, La'porsha Renae and Trent Harmon
American Idol, La'porsha Renae and Trent Harmon
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American Idol and Pia Toscano_

James Durbin - American Idol Finale held at the Dolby Theatre - Arrivals at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th April 2016

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American Idol and James Durbin
American Idol and James Durbin
American Idol, James Durbin and Guest
American Idol, James Durbin and Guest
American Idol, James Durbin and Guest

Brian Dunkleman - American Idol Finale held at the Dolby Theatre - Press Room at Dolby Theater, Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 7th April 2016

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American Idol and La'porsha Renae
American Idol and La'porsha Renae
American Idol and La'porsha Renae
American Idol and La'porsha Renae
American Idol and Scott Borchetta

American Idol Season 15 Winner , Trent Harmon - American Idol Finale Red Carpet Arrivals held at the Dolby Theatre - Press Room at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 7th April 2016

American Idol and Trent Harmon
American Idol and Trent Harmon
American Idol and Trent Harmon
American Idol and Trent Harmon
American Idol and Trent Harmon
American Idol and Trent Harmon

Maddie Ziegler - American Idol Finale Red Carpet Arrivals held at the Dolby Theatre - Arrivals at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 7th April 2016

American Idol and Maddie Ziegler
American Idol and Maddie Ziegler
American Idol and Maddie Ziegler
American Idol and Maddie Ziegler
American Idol and Maddie Ziegler
American Idol and Maddie Ziegler

Kelly Clarkson Makes Emotional Return To 'American Idol'


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Kelly Clarkson delivered an emotional performance as she returned to the place where it all began for her, as she appeared on ‘American Idol’ during its last ever season.

33 year old Clarkson, who was the first ever winner of ‘American Idol’ when it started in 2002, appeared as a guest judge giving out advice to the Top Ten contestants before getting on stage to sing ‘Piece By Piece’, her recent single.

It proved to be devastatingly effective, as Clarkson visibly started shedding tears during her full-on performance, with fellow judge Jennifer Lopez clearly moved and even bringing a tear to Keith Urban’s eye.

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Carrie Underwood Describes 'American Idol' Experience As "The Most Horrifying Thing"


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Country star Carrie Underwood has described her time on ‘American Idol’ as, “the most horrifying thing.” The 32 year old shot to fame after winning the fourth season of the reality series in 2005, but says the experience of competing on the Fox show was scary, as she was all by herself for the first time.

Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood has described her time on ‘American Idol’ as “the most horrifying thing.”

Speaking to Parade magazine, Underwood said, “Idol was probably the most horrifying thing, because I had never been away from my hometown like that before. I was in L.A., of all places, by myself, putting myself out there, which is a scary thing for anybody to do."

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Fox Announces Next Season Of 'American Idol' Will Be The Last


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At one point it was the most popular reality in U.S. TV history, but ‘American Idol’ is coming to an end. Fox announced today that the upcoming fifteenth season would be the final one.

At the peak of its popularity, ‘American Idol’ was watched by more than 30 million viewers, and helped launch the careers of the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood. However, its ratings have waned over recent years, and Fox have decided to pull the plug.

Kelly ClarksonKelly Clarkson won the first season of 'American Idol' in 2002

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"American Idol" Alum Phillip Phillips Breaks Conventions With Petition Against Oppresisve Contract


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So Phillip Phillips, besides having the most tongue-twistery name since Benedict Cumberbatch is also having some legal issues with American Idol and 19 Entertainment – namely, he wants out. Phillips won a recording contract with 19 in Season 11 of the show.

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Phillip Phillips is the first Idol winner to object against his contract's oppressive terms.

 

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Fox Orders Second Season Of 'Empire' After Two Episodes, 'Gotham' & 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Renewed


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Fox has ordered a second season of Empire after airing just two episodes. Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and superhero drama Gotham have also been renewed. Fox announced the renewals on Saturday (17th January) at the Television Critics Association press tour in California.

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Terrence Howard stars in Empire.

Read More: Empire Star Taraji P. Henson Unleashes SASS In Response To 50 Cent.

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Phillip Phillips, 'American Idol' Winner, Is Engaged To His Girlfriend Of Five Years


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Phillip Phillips is engaged! The 24-year-old American Idol winner announced his engagement to Hannah Blackwell on Friday (26th December).

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Phillip Phillips is engaged!

Watch the Music Video for Phillip Phillips' 'Unpack Your Heart'.

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Randy Jacksons Wife Reportedly Files For Divorce After 18 Years Of Marriage


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Randy Jackson's wife has reportedly filed for divorce. Erika Jackson has filed the paperwork to end their 18 year relationship citing irreconcilable differences.  

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Randy Jackson and his wife Erika are reportedly divorcing.

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American Idol Finalist Josh Gracin Checks Into Hospital Following Suicidal Facebook Post


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The Season 2 finalist posted a concerning message on his Facebook account on Friday, which caused worried relatives to contact the local police who were able to locate Gracin and bring him home. The singer was later admitted to hospital for observation, but was eventually discharged. 

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Gracin underwent a "personal crisis" according to today's statement on his Facebook

In the original post on his account, Gracin said "Please remember me as someone who gave his all in his music. Pray for my family as they carry on in this world without me. Goodbye." This cryptic message was taken as indicating he intended to commit suicide by concerned friends and fans. Luckily Gracin has now checked himself into an inpatient facility for treatment for his depression. 

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Autopsy Fails To Shed Light On Michael Johns' Sudden Death


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In the days after the death of American Idol alum Michael Johns, his sudden passing was thought to be the result of a blood clot. However, an autopsy reportedly failed to determine the cause of death with any certainty. Earlier on Tuesday, TMZ reported that the final conclusion had been deferred until the toxicology report comes through.

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Johns was loved and respected by friends, family and colleagues in the industry.

This may mean that substance abuse was involved in Johns’ tragic death. An unnamed source for TMZ has allegedly revealed some new information about Johns.

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