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Jennifer Lopez Leaving Idol?

Jennifer Lopez is reportedly leaving 'American Idol'.The 'On The Floor' singer - who has four-year-old twins Max and Emme with former spouse Marc Anthony - is to step down from the judging panel of the...

Britney Spears Not 'Considered' For American Idol

Britney Spears would never be considered for a judging role on 'American Idol'. The 'Toxic' singer and Demi Lovato are joining the panel on the US 'X Factor' with Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, but...

Ryan Seacrest Calls Out Girlfriend On Phillip Phillips Crush

Ryan Seacrest might've been feeling ill during the latest edition of 'American Idol,' but the host was still a charming presence in front of the camera - if a slightly green-looking one - and managed...

Ryan Seacrest Battles Through Illness On 'American Idol'

Rumours had been circulating that Ryan Seacrest might not be making an appearance on the latest round of 'American Idol,' surely a man who just signed a $30 million contract with the show shouldn't be...

American Idol's Wanted Man Jermaine Jones Leaves Competition

JERMAINE JONES has been disqualified from 'American Idol' because of his undisclosed criminal record.The former talent show contestant was axed from the competition due to his undisclosed criminal record - which featured four active warrants...

Leann Rimes Steps Closer To X Factor Job

LeAnn Rimes has stepped closer to a job on 'The X Factor' judging panel.The 'Can't Fight The Moonlight' hitmaker - who is believed to be filling one of the spots left vacant by axed judges...

Flu Strikes Down American Idol Hopefuls In Hollywood

It's certainly been a rollercoaster week in the world of American Idol, which began with 16-year-old Symone Black falling off the stage after wooing the judges with an assured rendition of the Otis Redding hit...

Symone Black Fully Recovers After American Idol Collapse

On last night's episode of American Idol, one of the contestants, Symone Black, collapsed at the end of her audition, whilst talking to the judges. Her tumble saw her fall off the stage and hit...

American Idol's Symone Black Falls Off Stage, Hits Her Head

The Pittsburgh auditions of American Idol certainly started with a bang this week, with the usual mix of the talented, the not-so-talent, and the downright awful. Contestants handed a golden-ticket included Erika Van Pelt, Aaron...

American Idol Creator Slams 'Gimmicky' The Voice

American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe seems to be feeling the heat of his competitors this year, a decline in viewers for its latest season clearly ranking with the senior member, allied with the fact...

The Things They Tweet 2285

"We loved your vocal performance so much we'd love to invite you on to American Idol this Season for a duet with Al Green." American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe wants U.S. President Barack Obama to...

Fox Drops Results Show From So You Think You Can Dance

Fox may have concluded that it is overloaded with talent shows. On Monday, Nigel Lythgoe, the producer/judge on So You Think You Can Dance revealed that Fox had canceled the separate weekly results show, making...

Lady Gaga Surprises International Emmy Awards

Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the International Emmy Awards last night (21.11.11).The 'Bad Romance' hitmaker presented 'American Idol' and 'So You Think You Can Dance' executive producer Nigel Lythgoe with the honorary International...

Simon Cowell Blasts Former Colleague

Simon Cowell has blasted former 'American Idol' colleague Nigel Lythgoe for being "unprofessional". The music mogul has branded the executive producer of the talent show "disrespectful" after he said the programme - which is judged...

Nigel Lythgoe Shrugs Off Levine's American Idol Complaint

American Idol boss Nigel Lythgoe has hit back at Adam Levine's accusations that show chiefs urge gay contestants to keep quiet about their sexuality.Levine, who acts as a judge on Idol rival The Voice, slammed...

'Delight' At Jennifer's American Idol Deal

'American Idol' creator Simon Fuller is "delighted" Jennifer Lopez is returning to judge on the show.The executive producer explained it is a "positive" move that last year's panellists - Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, record producer...

American Idol Judges All Returning

Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson are all returning to 'American Idol'.The three judges - who appeared for the first time together on the show this year - have signed up to return for...

Nigel Lythgoe To Be Feted At International Emmys

American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is set to be honoured by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.The British reality show mogul, who also serves as co-creator of TV hit So You Think...

Lady Gaga Cries On So You Think You Can Dance

Lady Gaga broke down in tears as she watched contestants perform on 'So You Think You Can Dance'.The 'Edge of Glory' singer was guest judge on the hit US TV talent show and was overcome...

Lady Gaga To Guest Judge So You Think You Can Dance

Lady Gaga is to guest judge 'So You Think You Can Dance'.The 'Edge Of Glory' hitmaker - who is currently in Singapore as part of her 'Monster's Ball' tour - will join permanent judges Nigel...

Prince William To Meet Hollywood Elite

Prince William and Duchess Catherine are to meet "Hollywood's elite" during their upcoming visit to the US.The royal couple - who married at London's Westminster Abbey on April 29 - will walk the red carpet...

Lee Dewyze Explores His Feud With American Idol Producer Nigel Lythgoe

Lee Dewyze has finally opened up about his feud with the 'American Idol' producer Nigel Lythgoe over the shows' finale last week. Lee Dewyze was the winner of the ninth series of the show.After having...

Lee Dewyze Refused To Present American Idol Trophy?

Lee Dewyze, the 25-year-old rock singer and last year's American Idol champion, refused to present the trophy to Scotty Mccreery during the season ten finale, according to the show's executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. Lee Dewyze...

Haley Reinhart Angry At American Idol Judges

Haley Reinhart, the 20-year-old American Idol semi-finalist, says she is "mad" at the show's judges for criticising her performance on last night's show, reports E! Online. Haley Reinhart's bluesy cover of Michael Jackson's 'Earth Song'...

Cat Deeley's New Show Faces The Axe

Cat Deeley may see her new show cancelled unless it can pull in more viewers, according to the Press Association. Cat Deeley's new UK Saturday evening show 'So You Think You Can Dance', was seen...

Idol Producer Denies Vote Rigging

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe has rebuffed rumors that the show rigs results in order to spark controversy and thereby boost the ratings. The rumors were rekindled last week after the elimination of Pia Toscano,...

Pia Toscano Had No Chance

Pia Toscano had 'no chance' of winning American Idol, according to a production insider on the show, reports the UK's Daily Mail. Pia Toscano, the 22-year-old New Yorker who was controversially eliminated from the singing...

'American Idol' To Introduce Facebook Voting?

'American Idol' fans may soon be able to vote for their favourite contestants via Facebook.If the new method gets the green light, viewers of the reality talent show - which features pop star Jennifer Lopez...

Fascinating Fact 10667

Stars toasted Sunday night's (16Jan11) Golden Globe nominees with tea on Saturday (15Jan11) at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' (BAFTA) Tea Party. True Grit star JEFF BRIDGES, The Town's BEN AFFLECK and...

Simon Cowell To Reveal X Factor Judges Soon

Simon Cowell will reveal the judges for the US version of 'The X Factor' in "three or four weeks". The music mogul - who will launch his hit pop star search TV show in America...

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