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How Long Will Survivor Survive?

14th February 2013

CBS's Survivor may now have to begin thinking about its own survival following the premiere of Survivor: Caramoan, which on Wednesday drew the lowest ratings for a season opener since the series debuted 11 years...

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Grammys Down But Still Tops For The Week

12th February 2013

CBS's telecast of the Grammy Awards may have fallen steeply from a year ago when it aired one day following the death of Whitney Houston, but it was nevertheless the highest rated program of last...

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Nigel Lythgoe Launches Phone Hacking Lawsuit

8th February 2013

American Idol boss Nigel Lythgoe has launched a lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch's U.K. media company after cops told him his phone was hacked by the News of the World.The Tv producer is seeking damages after...

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Fox News Wins Ratings Vote

7th February 2013

It may have been a more strident voice in opposition to Barack Obama during the 2012 election campaign than Mitt Romney's, but unlike Romney, Fox News turned out to be a big winner at the...

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Hollywood Week: Could One Of 'The Couch Potatoes' Win American Idol?

By Michael West | 7th February 2013

American Idol kicked off its 'Hollywood week' on Wednesday (February 6, 2013), with the singing hopefuls bidding for a place in the grand finale. We say Hollywood week, we actually mean Quiet Suburb Week, as...

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Super Bowl Delay Sheds A Little Darkness On The Ratings

6th February 2013

Thanks to that 34-minute delay due to an electrical outage at the New Orleans Superdome -- cause: still unknown -- CBS can now claim the record for the most viewers during primetime (7:00 p.m. to...

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Dude Looks Like A Lady: Steven Tyler Does Audition In Drag On American Idol

By Lorna Greville  | 2nd February 2013

American Idol contestant "Pepper LaBeija from the House of LaBeija." rocked up in an impeccable face of make-up and a big blonde wig ready, a very short skirt and honking false boobs. She raring to...

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Steven Tyler Dons Drag For American Idol Return

1st February 2013

Steven Tyler made a surprise return to American Idol on Thursday night (31Jan13) by showing up in drag to audition for the panel.The Aerosmith rocker, who quit the Tv show last year (12), caused a...

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Kara Dioguardi Is A New Mother

1st February 2013

Former American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi is a new mother after welcoming her first child via surrogate.The songwriter and her husband Mike MCCuddy are now the proud parents of little Greyson James Carroll MCCuddy....

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Kelly Clarkson Is Highest-earning American Idol Star

30th January 2013

Singer Kelly Clarkson has been crowned the highest-earning American Idol contestant, according to Forbes magazine.Clarkson, who was the talent show's first winner in 2002, came out on top of a success list after pulling in...

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Blake Shelton To Perform At Kelly Clarkson's Wedding

29th January 2013

Country star Blake Shelton is set to sing at Kelly Clarkson's upcoming wedding after the former American Idol star accepted his offer to perform on her big day.Shelton's manager, Brandon Blackstock, proposed to the Since...

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"Far-fetched" American Idol Racist Discrimination Lawsuit "Highly Unlikely" To Be Successful

By Lorna Greville  | 28th January 2013

Last week TMZ reported that lawyer James Freeman was planning to file a suit against the makers of American Idol for racist discrimination, after he noticed that all the contestants who had ever been publicly...

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Were American Idol Contestants Booted Because Of The Color Of Their Skin?

By Michael West | 28th January 2013

American Idol is at the centre of a racism lawsuit after it was claimed black contestants were booted from the hit talent show as a direct result of discrimination. obtained a letter filed with...

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Nicki Minaj Makes Light Of Mariah Carey Feud

27th January 2013

Rapper Nicki Minaj has risked the wrath of her fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey once again after making light of their infamous feud by joking that she fights using "whatever weapon is handy".The two...

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American Idol Accused Of Racism By Former Contestants

By Victoria Pavlova | 27th January 2013

American Idol’s troubles with accusations of racism are far from over. Earlier this week, a letter was obtained by the tabloid TMZ, in which New York attorney James Freeman is asking permission from the EEOC...

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American Idol Racist? Potential Lawsuit With 9 Former Contestants Thinks So

By Lorna Greville  | 25th January 2013

There have only been 9 contestants in American Idol to have been disqualified publicly, and all of them have been black. Lawyer James H. Freeman suspected something was up during season 11 when Jermaine Jones...

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Nigel Lythgoe Slams Allegations Of Racism On American Idol

25th January 2013

American Idol boss Nigel Lythgoe has fired back at allegations of racism on the show following the threat of a lawsuit from former contestants.Lawyer James H. Freeman has submitted a letter to the U.S. Equal...

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Fascinating Fact: 3465525

24th January 2013

Rapper Nicki Minaj caused a sensation on U.S. Tv show American Idol on Wednesday night (23Jan13) by storming off the set following a clash with her fellow judges. Producers were forced to axe several auditions...

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Jennifer Hudson: 'American Idol Should Go Out On Top'

23rd January 2013

Former American Idol star Jennifer Hudson has urged show producers to quit while they're ahead and end the Tv singing contest before the ratings drop.The Oscar-winner fears the series that helped make her a star...

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Why Have American Idol Ratings Dropped?

By Lorna Greville  | 17th January 2013

Few television programmes manage to make it to a twelfth season successfully; writing gets stale, possible plot lines for characters become exhausted, and viewers get bored. So, for American Idol to make it to this...

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Kara Dioguardi To Be A Mother

17th January 2013

Former American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi is preparing to become a first-time parent.The songwriter and her husband, Mike MCCuddy, are expecting a son via a gestational surrogate in the next few weeks, and they have...

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Mariah Carey Gives The Lowdown On Her American Idol Favourites

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th January 2013

An endorsement from Mariah Carey in the singing game is like a Stephen Hawking putting in a good word for you in physics: it's big. So when the Carey lists her favourite American Idol auditions,...

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The Things They Say: 3453999

16th January 2013

"I'm a singer. I'm a dancer. I'm a performer. I'm an actress. That's what I'm supposed to be doing. It makes me a better parent, a better person." Jennifer Lopez couldn't wait to get back...

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Nicki Minaj: 'I Am Not A Crazy Psycho'

15th January 2013

Nicki Minaj fears her feud with Mariah Carey will overshadow the rest of her time on American Idol because fans now view her as a "crazy psycho".The two panellists hit headlines during the show's audition...

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Katharine Mcphee Pretended Not To Know About Fashion On American Idol

11th January 2013

Actress/singer Katharine Mcphee played down her fashion sense while competing on U.S. reality show American Idol in order to earn more votes.The clever star rose to fame as a contestant on the fifth season of...

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Nicki Minaj Warns Aspiring Rappers To Avoid American Idol

10th January 2013

Nicki Minaj has warned aspiring rappers not to take their chances on American Idol because she is convinced hip-hop fans need "credible" and "authentic" stars.The rapper/singer has joined the panel for the latest series of...

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Mariah Carey And Nicki Minaj Play Nice At American Idol Press Conference

8th January 2013

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj put their differences to one side on Tuesday (08Jan13) in an effort to persuade Tv writers they're becoming friends on American Idol.The two new judges fell out as auditions got...

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Mariah Carey Felt 'Unsafe' On American Idol After Nicki Minaj Feud

7th January 2013

Singer Mariah Carey has opened up about her infamous American Idol feud with Nicki Minaj, admitting she felt "unsafe" on set as a result of the bust-up.The two new judges were filming an audition in...

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Kelly Clarkson Quashes Gay Rumours, Calls Them Insulting

By Jack de Aguilar | 4th January 2013

If anyone needed any evidence that Kelly Clarkson wasn't gay (and we can't for a second think why they'd care), then this should do it. Kelly Clarkson says she's not gay. And she thinks the...

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Nicki Minaj Worries American Idol Will Make Her Too Famous

4th January 2013

Rapper Nicki Minaj had reservations about joining American Idol as she worries the hit Tv talent show will make her "too famous".The Super Bass hitmaker fears she may lose fans and even her hip-hop credentials...

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