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American Farce: The Failed 'Idol' Plot To Replace Mariah Carey With Jennifer Lopez

A secretive plan to have Jennifer Lopez replace Mariah Carey midseason on American Idol was abandoned when Carey’s heavyweight legal team threatened action, according to the Hollywood Reporter. This year’s ratings have been pretty disastrous,...

Viewers Not Turning Their Backs On The Voice

NBC nowadays rarely plants an entertainment show at the top of the Nielsen ratings list -- but it did this week with the Tuesday edition of The Voice. The singing competition also tied for third...

Beaten By A Repeat! American Idol Embarrassed By Big Bang Theory In Thursday Ratings

You know you’re in trouble in the ratings when you get beaten out by a repeat – ok, a repeat of a hugely popular show, but a repeat nonetheless; let’s not forget either, you’re supposed...

American Idol Resumes Slide

Despite airing opposite repeats of CBS's usual ratings leaders The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, Fox's American Idol saw another night of fading ratings on Thursday. The talent contest attracted 11.90...

Ratings For American Idol Rise

American Idol finally got a bit of a bounce Wednesday night as its performance installment attracted 12.45 million viewers and nailed a 3.3 rating and a 9 share among the 18-49 age group. Those were...

American Idol Finalist Angie Miller Dedicates Performance To Boston In The Wake Of Marathon Bombing

Wednesday night’s American Idol stage was the setting for an emotionally charged performance by finalist Angie Miller in the wake of the Boston bombing. Miller is not technically a Bostonian, but she grew up in...

Mariah Carey Moved To Tears By Whitney Houston Duet Performance

Mariah Carey broke down in tears on U.S. Tv on Wednesday night (17Apr13) when an American Idol contestant performed the 1998 duet she recorded with the late Whitney Houston.Carey, who serves as a judge alongside...

Hoops Win Week; Idol Falls Again

CBS's coverage of the final game of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championships between Louisville and Michigan easily topped the weekly Nielsen ratings list with 23.4 million total viewers, 10.6 million of whom were in...

Idol Rises -- Thanks To Rivals' Reruns

Fox's American Idol rose slightly in the ratings Thursday night and once again became the highest-rated show of the night. Its victory came thanks to its principal rivals, CBS's The Big Bang Theory and Two...

Idol: Winning While Losing

Its numbers were certainly not what they used to be -- in fact, they were near the series' lows -- but Fox's American Idol remained the No. 1 television show Wednesday night as it attracted...

Idol Falls Out Of The Top Ten

Only a very few hit television shows go out on top, and it looks like American Idol is not going to be one of them. Although no one is talking about canceling the series, both...

Idol Slides To Lowest Level Ever

Things aren't getting any better for Fox's American Idol. On Thursday it matched its series low with only 11.28 million viewers. The results episode at 8:00 p.m. was easily beaten by CBS's The Big Bang...

Nicki Minaj Reluctant To Perform Live On American Idol

Nicki Minaj has certainly been a fiery judge during the live shows of American Idol, though the Young Money rapper insists she will not follow Keith Urban and perform on the show herself. "I don't...

American Idol Recap: Candice Glover And Kree Harrison Deliver Despite Injury

In an injury-plagued American Idol, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison impressed the judges despite being injured. Harrison belted out Janis Joplin's Piece of My Heart while remaining static due to a pinched nerve.“I feel like...

Unusual Week In The Ratings

It was a week that saw lowly NBC rise up to take the top two positions among the 18-49 age group on the Nielsen ratings list, while CBS's NCIS, which went on the air nearly...

Nicki Minaj Working On Onscreen Movie Debut

Rapper and American Idol judge Nicki Minaj is secretly working on her first onscreen movie debut.The Starships hitmaker, who studied acting in high school, lent her voice to a character in animated family film Ice...

American Idol Boss Simon Fuller Settles Copyright Case Against X Factor

Simon Fuller, the UK-born media mogul behind the massively successful Pop Idol (which ultimately spawned American Idol and the various international variations of the show), has settled a long-standing battle between himself and his production...

Simon Fuller Settles Lawsuit Over The X Factor

American Idol creator Simon Fuller has settled his copyright lawsuit against bosses behind rival reality Tv show The X Factor.The 52 year old launched legal action against network executives at Fox Broadcasting Company in 2011,...

American Idol Ratings Sink To Lowest Level Ever

Producers of Fox's American Idol appear powerless to contain its weekly ratings slide. Thursday night's installment attracted the smallest audience among 18-49 viewers in the talent show's history. The number of total viewers fell to...

American Idol Recap: David Velez's Won't Win, But He Might Stil Get Prom King

The latest contestant to be voted off American Idol is Devin Velez. This fits in perfectly with Nicki Minaj’s early prediction that the men were going to have a tough time this season. Not only...

Fascinating Fact: 3580379

Smash star Katherine Mcphee returned to her American Idol roots on Thursday night (28Mar13) to perform her new track If I Lose Myself with OneRepublic. The brunette beauty was season five runner-up in 2006.

Idol's Ratings Slip To An All-time Low

American Idol's audience dropped to 12 million Wednesday night, and it's 18-49 segment fell to its lowest level ever, Nielsen overnight ratings disclosed. While the figure was still good enough to give Fox a ratings...

Another Motown Special? Predictable Week For American Idol, Janelle Arthur Saves The Day

Really, American Idol? Another Motown special? You’d think that with so much experience under their belts, and with world-class talent like Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on board, the folks behind American Idol would be...

'Everybody's Just Going To Hate Me' - Nicki Minaj On Joining American Idol

Nicki Minaj isn’t one to mince her words and in a recent conference call with reporters this week, she was quite open about what she was expecting when she signed up to the show. “I...

Crystal Bowersox To Make Broadway Debut As Patsy Cline

Former American Idol star Crystal Bowersox is set to make her Broadway debut as Patsy Cline in an upcoming musical based on the country legend's life.Bowersox will portray the Walkin' After Midnight hitmaker in Ted...

Julianne Hough Wanted To Get Married

Julianne Hough reportedly broke up with Ryan Seacrest because he didn't propose to her.Although the 38-year-old 'American Idol' host was looking at rings, friends believe he took too long to get around to it, leading...

American Idol Recap: Who Managed To Pull Off The Beatles?

Last night’s episode of American Idol saw the nine remaining finalists take on the Beatles catalogue – with varying success.In preparation for the night, producer and Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine had this to say to...

Jennifer Love Hewitt Visited Burlesque Clubs To Perfect Moves For New Video

Jennifer Love Hewitt and American Idol judge Randy Jackson hit strip clubs in Los Angeles late at night looking for moves the actress could use in her sexy new video.The actress was working with producer...

Ryan Seacrest Falls On Jane Lynch During American Idol Filming

Jane Lynch came to the rescue of U.S. Tv presenter Ryan Seacrest on Thursday (14Mar13) when he slipped and fell while walking down a staircase on the set of American Idol.The Glee star was in...

Nicki Minaj Late For Live American Idol Show

Rapper Nicki Minaj was late for the American Idol live show on Wednesday (13Mar13) after she was held up in heavy traffic.The Starships hitmaker serves as a judge, alongside Keith Urban, Randy Jackson and Mariah...

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'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Has Worn Joss Whedon Out

Now that he has unleashed his second 'Avengers' movie to global box...

Rosewater - Movie Review

A harrowing true story infused with sharp humour and bristling intelligence, this riveting film is an auspicious writing...

Music Streaming Dinosaur Grooveshark Shuts Down Overnight After Rights Settlement

With all the fuss around Spotify and Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal, other...

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Ryan Adams Covers Bryan Adams' 'Summer of 69' in Nashville [Video]

Some twelve years after he had a heckler removed for requesting Bryan...

Samba - Movie Review

Some very big themes are given space to breathe in this remarkably naturalistic drama, which is livened up by terrific...

Enrique Iglesias Is Second Biggest Victor At 2015 Latin Music Awards

Romeo Santos, commonly known as The King of Bachata, was not...

'Unfriended' Brings Horror To Screen Addicts

Horror is a reliably profitable genre, generally cheap to make and always popular with young audiences...

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