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Fantasia Barrino Weds

The former American Idol winner and her businessman beau wed in their native North Carolina, and the bride took to Instagram.com on Sunday (19Jul15) to share a shot of her new husband in...

Kimberly Caldwell To Be A First-time Mum

The former American Idol finalist and her U.S. soccer player husband Jordan Harvey are preparing to welcome a baby girl in October (15). Caldwell tells People magazine she already has a name...

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

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...

American Idol Comes To An End

The reality show was launched in the U.S. in 2002 and rumours of its cancellation have been circulating during recent series due to dwindling ratings. Representatives at the Fox TV network...

Kellie Pickler Lands Reality Show

The Red High Heels singer made the announcement during the network's annual upfront media presentation on Thursday (02Apr15), but she admitted the 10-episode pickup was surprising since she only presented network bosses with...

Keith Urban Embarrassed By Black-out Performance

The singer/songwriter and American Idol judge lit candles on his piano and blew them out dramatically one by one as he suggested fans should put down their cellphones for a moment and just...

Jason Aldean Recruited Duck Dynasty Reality Star To Officiate Wedding

The couple tied the knot in front of family and friends in Mexico last month (Mar15) and Aldean has since shared photos of the big day in this week's (begs30Mar15) edition of America's...

Tv Talent Show Judge Savaged Nine-year-old Keith Urban

The Australian star, who is now a judge on U.S. reality show American Idol, was a contestant on TV competition Pot of Gold when he was nine and sang a country song....

Rocker Chris Daughtry Heading Back To Tv

The Daughtry frontman has been cast in the music-themed programme as a drug-addicted rock star called Keith Rhodes. In addition, he will also write original music for the show. Grey's Anatomy executive...

Boy George To Serve As Mentor On American Idol

The Culture Club frontman will join judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. and full-time mentor Scott Borchetta to help coach the remaining 11 contestants on Wednesday's (25Mar15) programme. The...

Kelly Clarkson Confirms Dating Former American Idol Co-star

Kelly Clarkson has confirmed long-running rumours she briefly dated her American Idol opponent Justin Guarini.The Since U Been Gone hitmaker was crowned the winner of the U.S. talent competition in 2002 over runner-up Guarini, and...

American Idol Wannabe Charged With Attempted Rape

A wannabe pop star who auditioned on American Idol in 2011 has been arrested and charged with attempted rape.Yoji Asano, who was rejected from the U.S. talent competition after a disastrous rendition of Miley Cyrus'...

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

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...

Idol Bosses Vow To Fight Phillip Phillips Over Contract Dispute

Representatives for the company behind American Idol have hit back at singer Phillip Phillips after he demanded a release from his contract, insisting they have "always acted" in his best interests.The season 11 Idol champ...

Phillip Phillips Sues American Idol Bosses For Freedom

Singer/songwriter Phillip Phillips has gone to war with the company behind American Idol, demanding he be released from recording, management and merchandising deals linked to the Tv talent show.Phillips won season 11 of the hit...

Carlos Santana's Nephew Auditions For American Idol

Carlos Santana's nephew has been tipped for success on reality show American Idol after wowing judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban with his audition in New Orleans, Louisiana.Adam Lasher sported a cast...

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

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...

Lakisha Jones Sentenced To Jail For Failure To Pay Bills

Former American Idol contestant Lakisha Jones has been found guilty of civil contempt for failing to pay her bills.The former finalist has been ordered to turn herself into the Genesee County Jail in Michigan by...

Carrie Underwood Continues Reign As Highest-earning American Idol Star

Pregnant Carrie Underwood has retained her title as American Idol's top-earning star for the second consecutive year.The Before He Cheats hitmaker topped the Forbes magazine poll in 2013 with $31 million (£19.38 million) in earnings,...

Jennifer Lopez Slow-dances With American Idol Wannabe

Jennifer Lopez was given a thrill during auditions for American Idol in Nashville, Tennessee last year (14) when a romantic 20-year-old student insisted on slow-dancing with her.Michael Simian wowed Lopez and fellow judges Keith Urban...

Nikki Reed's Divorce Finalised

Actress Nikki Reed's divorce from American Idol star Paul Mcdonald has been finalised.The Twilight star has kept the couple's dog, a German Shepherd called Enzo, three of their homes and three cars - a Range...

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

Phillip Phillips is engaged! The 24-year-old American Idol winner announced his engagement to Hannah Blackwell on Friday (26th December).Phillip Phillips is engaged!Watch the Music Video for Phillip Phillips' 'Unpack Your Heart'.Phillips, who won the 11th...

Taylor Swift's Label Boss Heading To American Idol

A label boss responsible for discovering Taylor Swift has been recruited as a mentor on the upcoming season of American Idol.Scott Borchetta, president and Ceo of the Big MAChine Label Group, will be joining the...

American Idol Rejects Lose Discrimination Lawsuit

A group of former American Idol contestants have lost their discrimination lawsuit against producers of the reality Tv show.The 10 African-American singers - including Corey Clark, who alleged he briefly romanced then-judge Paula Abdul -...

Randy Jackson Finally Says Farewell To 'American Idol' Family

'American Idol''s last original judge Randy Jackson is finally stepping down from the show after an impressive 12 year stint as both a judge and a mentor. While there's been reports in previous years of...

Constantine Maroulis Injured On Stage

Former American Idol star Constantine Maroulis has pulled out of performing in Rock Of Ages after he was injured on stage on Sunday (26Oct14).The Tony-nominated actor was dancing in a performance of the musical when...

Carrie Underwood Is "Really Excited" But Still Feels "Kind Of Weird" About Pregnancy

Carrie Underwood announced she was pregnant at the beginning of September but the former American Idol contestant still can't believe she's going to be a mum!Carrie Underwood explained how she was feeling about her pregnancy...

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

Randy Jackson's wife has reportedly filed for divorce. Erika Jackson has filed the paperwork to end their 18 year relationship citing irreconcilable differences. Randy Jackson and his wife Erika are reportedly divorcing.Read More: On...

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

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...

Jennifer Lopez Slow Dances With American Idol Contestant

American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez was treated to a special serenade by a hopeful who asked to dance with her during his audition for the singing competition.The pop star is back at work for the...

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