1. 'American Idol' Season 10: Where Are They Now?

    January 18, 2012 7:05 AM EST In interviews following their elimination from the show, "American Idol" contestants often claim that his or her road to stardom has not ended, and that good things are to come on the horizon. But, if previous seasons are any indication, continued fame is hard to come by, unless…

  2. Snoop Dogg Kicks Off 'The Price Is Right' Celebrity Charity Week: Watch

    January 03, 2012 10:40 AM EST "The Price Is Right" kicked off its Celebrity Charity Week yesterday (Jan. 2) with Snoop Dogg winning big. Happy 40th, Doggfather: Snoop Dogg's Top 10 Billboard Hits Each episode of the week long series features a celebrity assisting a regular contestant in the game, with the…

  3. Chris Daughtry to Belt National Anthem at World Series

    October 28, 2011 4:30 PM EDT It's taken to the seventh and final game, but the World Series is finally ready to rock a little with the national anthem. "American Idol" alum Chris Daughtry will take Star-Spangled Banner duties before Game 7 Friday between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals at…

  4. 'American Idol' Bounces Back with Smart Shake-Ups, Young Talent

    May 25, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Two teen-age country charmers -- one overtly emotional, one ridiculously calm -- head into tonight's "American Idol" finale, closing out a year in which everything went right for everyone associated with the show. After slipping last year from its pedestal as America's…

  5. James Durbin on 'Idol' Elimination: 'I Haven't Failed At All'

    May 13, 2011 2:38 PM EDT James Durbin's impressive run on "American Idol" ended last night (May 12) in a shocking elimination that left the rocker visibly upset. While Scotty McCreery, Haley Reinhart and Lauren Alaina move on to the Top 3, Durbin, who had never entered the Bottom 2 during the show'…

  6. Pia Toscano Will 'Have a Great Career' After 'Idol,' Says Sister

    April 14, 2011 6:31 PM EDT P ia Toscano's "American Idol" elimination last week shocked just about everyone, from A-listers like Tom Hanks to other gone-too-soon "Idol" contestants, like Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry . But although "Idol" has officially moved on without Pia, she…

  7. The Best-Selling Non-Winning 'American Idol' Finalists

    April 12, 2011 1:05 PM EDT As rumors abound over Pia Toscano's possible record deal with Interscope (and, in juicier news, an alleged romance with a fellow reality show hopeful), "American Idol" viewers this week face the first episode following the power ballad vocalist's surprising elimination…

  8. 'Idol' Creator Simon Fuller to Manage Season 10 Winner

    March 29, 2011 11:10 AM EDT "American Idol" creator and executive producer Simon Fuller, in partnership with 19 Entertainment and CKX, Inc., will manage season 10's winner and runner-up, according to a statement being released today by XIX Entertainment. Over the show's nearly decade-long run, Fuller…

  9. Lee DeWyze Reveals Four Tracks from New Album

    October 08, 2010 6:01 PM EDT On Friday (Oct. 8), 19 Recordings/RCA debuted four tracks from "American Idol" Season Nine champ Lee DeWyze's new album, "Live It Up," which is scheduled for release on Nov. 16. Fans of DeWeezy will be happy to know that his gruff vocals are still intact, as is his…

  10. Billboard Bits: 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler Romantically Linked, Kelly Clarkson Reveals Album Details

    October 05, 2010 5:57 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler: Couple Alert? Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent have been linked romantically, after a photo surfaced of the two getting close at the Blue Nile jazz bar in New Orleans on Sunday night.…

  11. Zac Brown Band Bows At No. 1 on Billboard 200

    September 29, 2010 12:35 PM EDT Z ac Brown Band nets its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as "You Get What You Give" bows atop the list with 153,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The country act's major label debut, "The Foundation," peaked at No. 9 in May. "Give" also…

  12. Carlos Santana Covers Classics on 'Guitar Heaven'

    September 23, 2010 12:03 PM EDT C arlos Santan a knows a bit about classic songs: After all, he's made a few of them himself, from "Oye Como Va" to the more recent "Smooth." But for his latest album, the guitar god took on some timeless songs from others. "Guitar Heaven ... The Greatest Guitar…

  13. Not-Quite Title Cuts

    September 14, 2010 1:05 PM EDT A recent listen to Daughtry 's latest single, "September," revealed a lyrical treasure that's always fun to discover: an album's title within a song that's technically not quite a set's title track. The bridge to "September" sports the lyric that…

  14. POTW: Chris Brown, Drake, Ke$ha, George Michael, Britney

    August 27, 2010 4:01 PM EDT Drake and Chris Brown threw up gang signs, Ke$ha made a toast, George Michael got swarmed by the paps, Britney Spears looked angelic in white, Lauryn Hill rocked "Rock The Bells," Bret Michaels got his hosting duties on, Swizz Beatz , Estelle and Mary J. Blige celebrated art, Katy…

  15. Daughtry Collaboration on Solo Album Was 'Fun,' Says Live's Ed Kowalczyk

    July 14, 2010 5:48 PM EDT With his solo debut, former Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk says he's "Alive" again after suffering a "creative malaise" in the wake of the band's dissolution last year. "I hit this point -- I guess you'd say an end of a chapter -- where I felt like I kind…

  16. Santana Recruits Nas, Daughtry, Weiland For Classic Rock Covers

    June 24, 2010 8:34 AM EDT C arlos Santana was initially intimidated by Sony Music Chief Creative Officer Clive Davis' pitch for his next album -- another "Supernatural"-style all-star collaboration, but this time on a collection of iconic rock songs by the likes of the Beatles , the Rolling Stones , Led…

  17. Chart Beat Thursday: Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, "Glee"

    June 10, 2010 4:45 PM EDT 'CALIFORNIA' COASTS TO NO. 1: As previously reported , Katy Perry logs the fastest No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an artist signed to Capitol Records in nearly 43 years, as "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg , rises 2-1 in its fourth week on the chart. Perry'…

  18. DeWyze, Bowersox Talk Inspirations For Their Debut Album

    May 28, 2010 7:29 PM EDT "American Idol" Lee DeWyze offered up some hints as to the direction of this first major label album Friday, saying he's most recently been inspired by the Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews and Sufjan Stevens. "I really dig [Kings of Leon's] newest album," he says. …

  19. "Idol" Chart Battle Of The Sexes

    May 25, 2010 1:05 PM EDT One Tuesday night TV mystery (sort of) down, two to go. Sunday night (May 23), ABC aired the heartwarming "Lost" series finale, a satisfying two-and-a-half hours, even if many of the island's questions remain unanswered. (It's a good bet that executive producers Carlton…

  20. 'American Idol' Recap: 'Hallelujah!' The Judges Love Lee DeWyze

    May 18, 2010 9:16 PM EDT It's the final three, which means singer's and judges' choice and hometown visits, which always make me a little teary. (Shut up! It's been a long season!) For all the knocks the show has taken this year, I can say in all honesty that I really don't know who is going…

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