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Carlos Santana's Nephew Auditions For American Idol

23rd January 2015

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...

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

By Elinor Cosgrave | 18th January 2015

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...

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Lakisha Jones Sentenced To Jail For Failure To Pay Bills

9th January 2015

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...

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Carrie Underwood Continues Reign As Highest-earning American Idol Star

9th January 2015

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,...

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Jennifer Lopez Slow-dances With American Idol Wannabe

8th January 2015

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...

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Nikki Reed's Divorce Finalised

2nd January 2015

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...

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

By Elinor Cosgrave | 28th December 2014

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...

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The Things They Say: 4516058

22nd December 2014

"So sorry to hear of the passing of #JoeCocker - he was a mentor to me. May he rest in peace." American Idol champion Taylor Hicks pays tribute to the late Joe Cocker. Hicks performed...

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Taylor Swift's Label Boss Heading To American Idol

4th December 2014

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...

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American Idol Rejects Lose Discrimination Lawsuit

21st November 2014

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 -...

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Randy Jackson Finally Says Farewell To 'American Idol' Family

By Holly Williams | 12th November 2014

'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...

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Constantine Maroulis Injured On Stage

31st October 2014

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...

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

By Elinor Cosgrave | 27th September 2014

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...

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

By Elinor Cosgrave | 27th September 2014

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...

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

By Hannah Woodhead | 16th August 2014

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...

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Jennifer Lopez Slow Dances With American Idol Contestant

8th August 2014

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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Fascinating Fact: 4317166

8th August 2014

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is launching his own men's tailored clothing and accessories line called Distinction, exclusively for U.S. department store MACy's. The collection will debut this autumn (14).

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Autopsy Fails To Shed Light On Michael Johns' Sudden Death

By Victoria Pavlova | 5th August 2014

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...

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American Idol Singer Michael Johns Dead At 35

3rd August 2014

Former American Idol contestant Michael Johns has died, aged 35.The series seven finalist, originally from Perth, Australia, passed away on Friday (01Aug14), with the administrator of his website confirming the news in a post on...

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Friends, Family And Fellow Musicians Mourn The Death Of "American Idol" Alum Michael Johns

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd August 2014

Friday saw the unexpected death of Michael Johns, a Perth-born musician, best known outside of Australia for his 2007 appearance on American Idol. He was 35.Johns' death was attributed to a blood clot following his...

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Fascinating Fact: 4300071

24th July 2014

Tony Award-nominated singer/actor Constantine Maroulis is heading back to the Broadway musical which launched his stage career, Rock Of Ages. The former American Idol contestant will reprise his role as Drew Boley, a part he...

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American Idol Winner's Album Out In August, But Will It Succeed?

By Joe DeAndrea | 15th July 2014

Caleb Johnson won’t be following in the footsteps of previous American Idol winners. Johnson, who was crowned as the season 13 victor this past May, is beginning his post Idol career by doing something that...

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American Idol Judges Set To Return For 14th Season

24th June 2014

Singers Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. are all set to return for the upcoming 14th season of American Idol.The trio of judges, along with host Ryan Seacrest, will reprise their roles for...

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'American Idol' "Dream Team" - Lopez, Urban, Connick Jr. & Seacrest - Set To Return For 14th Season

By Elinor Cosgrave | 24th June 2014

American Idol judges, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., will all be returning to the 14th season of American Idol, Fox announced on Monday (23rd June). Ryan Seacrest will also be returning as...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Casey Kasem

15th June 2014

Nancy Sinatra, Nikki Sixx, Marie Osmond and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest have led the music world's tribute to broadcasting legend Casey Kasem following his death early on Father's Day (15Jun14).The legendary radio Dj's death...

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Jennifer Lopez And Casper Smart Have Split After 2 Years Together

By Elinor Cosgrave | 6th June 2014

Jenifer Lopez and Casper Smart have separated after more than two and a half years together. American Idol judge began dating her former backing dancer, Smart, in October 2011 mere months after announcing her split...

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American Idol Star To Join Jennifer Lopez On Tour

30th May 2014

Jennifer Lopez has invited one of her favourite American Idol contestants to join her on tour as a back-up singer.Pia Toscano was voted off the 10th season of the talent show, but has remained close...

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American Idol Singers Lose Discrimination Lawsuit

26th May 2014

Two former American Idol contestants have lost a $40 million (£25 million) discrimination lawsuit against Mtv.Corey Clark and Jaered Andrews were both disqualified from the reality singing competition in 2003 and filed a lawsuit against...

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On The Red Carpet At 'American Idol' Season 13 Finale [Pictures]

By Elinor Cosgrave | 22nd May 2014

Caleb Johnson has been crowned the winner of American Idol Season 13! The 23-year-old was pitted against 17-year-old Jena Irene but was successful in his efforts on Wednesday (21st May). Caleb Johnson won American Idol...

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American Idol Judges Form Supergroup On Season Finale

22nd May 2014

American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. performed together for the first time during the U.S. talent show's star-studded season finale.The 13th season of the singing competition came to an end...

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