American Idol

  1. Ryan Seacrest Nears New 'American Idol' Deal, In Talks for Bigger Clear Channel Role

    April 18, 2014 4:54 PM EDT Though discussions continue, Seacrest has signaled that he likely will part ways with long-time partner NBCU and end his red carpet presence. Ryan Seacrest is zeroing in on his next chapter. Hollywood's hardest working multihyphenate is said ...

  2. No Label, No Problem as 'Idol' Alums Turn to Kickstarter (and Fans) to Fund Their Music

    October 10, 2013 12:42 PM EDT As the music industry becomes increasingly crowded with artists clamoring for ever more elusive record deals, several "American Idol" alums are turning to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter as a way to raise money for their projects whi ...

  3. Randy Jackson Exits 'American Idol'

    May 09, 2013 6:20 PM EDT It’s official: Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol. The longtime judge and last remaining member of the original panel, which featured Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, exits the program after 12 seasons. "Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the specu ...

  4. Carly Rae Jepsen Teams With Coke, 'American Idol' on Crowd-Sourced Song To Be Performed on Season Finale

    March 20, 2013 1:45 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen is prepping a new catch phrase-laden single for the summer, but is teaming up with Coca-Cola and “American Idol” to help her finish writing it. Jepsen is the latest artist to become the face of Coke’s Perfect Harmony program, wh ...

  5. Universal Music Sees Recorded Music Business Near Turnaround

    November 17, 2011 12:00 PM EST Top executives of Vivendi's Universal Music Group on Thursday said the industry was nearing a turnaround for the recorded music business, which has continued to decline in recent years. During an analyst meeting in Paris, which was webcast, B ...

  6. Apollo Global Completes Acquisition of 'American Idol' Owner CKx

    June 23, 2011 7:39 AM EDT An affiliate of private equity firm Apollo Global Management has completed the roughly $510 million acquisition of American Idol owner CKx Inc., the companies said early Wednesday. CKx is the owner of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance p ...

  7. Jennifer Lopez 'On the Fence' About 'American Idol' Return

    June 15, 2011 7:45 AM EDT First-year 'American Idol' judge Jennifer Lopez says she's "on the fence" about returning to Fox's competition series for a second season. The singer told BBC Radio 1's Scott Mills , "I don't know. I ha ...

  8. 'X Factor' Key In Simon Cowell Deal

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Britain's "The X Factor" may be coming to the U.S. via Fox and a deal with the show's creator, "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell. Cowell, in the final year of his contract on "Idol," had been open about his ...

  9. AFM Files Suit Against American Idol

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The American Federation of Musicians has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against American Idol Productions and its subsidiary Tick Tock Productions, who they alleged created an unauthorized orchestral soundtrack for the second season of &qu ...

  10. American Idol Rocker Chris Daughtry Signs With BMG Songs

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST BMG Songs has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with American Idol rocker Chris Daughtry, whose self-titled debut album on RCA Records currently sits at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 (Dec. 9). Daughtry, the fourth-place finalist from the fif ...