American Idol

  1. NBC, Mark Burnett to Launch 'Idol' Rival

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST NBC is teaming with Mark Burnett and John de Mol to launch a new singing competition program that takes aim at Fox's American Idol and its upcoming series The X Factor. The broadcaster has acquired the rights to The Voice of Holland, a format ...

  2. Simon Cowell Honored At International Emmys

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST British music impresario and prickly former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell received an honorary International Emmy award at the annual prizes for television produced outside the United States. Britain won five of the competitive priz ...

  3. Paula Abdul To Launch Casting Website

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Step Inside. Be Discovered. That is the tag line of online discovery platform AuditionBooth, co-founded by former "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul to connect aspiring talents with casting directors, producers and managers. A beta test s ...

  4. Lythgoe Reveals More Changes For 'American Idol'

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told TVGuide.com that there are more changes coming to Fox's singing competition. This season, the finalists will participate in a number of new challenges, including making a music v ...

  5. Justin Bieber Interested in Judging 'X Factor,' Says Simon Cowell

    October 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Teen pop star Justin Bieber may be busy selling out arenas on his My World 2.0 tour and hyping his autobiography, "First Step 2 Forever: My Story," but according to former American Idol judge Simon Cowell, the 16-year-old has additional ...

  6. Ryan Seacrest In Talks To Launch Cable Network

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Are you ready for the Ryan Seacrest channel? The reality producer, radio personality and "American Idol" host is in early talks with talent agency CAA and entertainment company AEG about jointly launching a new cable network. The busines ...

  7. Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Jimmy Iovine Join 'Idol'

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As widely expected, the judging lineup for "American Idol" season 10 will be Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, with Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, acting as an in-house mentor to contestants, w ...

  8. Report: Jennifer Lopez Inks $12 Mil 'Idol' Deal

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez has sealed a one-year deal valued at around $12 million to become a judge on Fox hit show "American Idol," according to reports. A deal would allow Lopez to be at the auditions of the new season of "Idol," which ...

  9. BACKBEAT: Bo Bice sings American Anthem at season opener for the Tennessee Titans!

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bo Bice sang the national anthem at the home opening game for the Tennessee Titans on August 23, where he also caught up with consultant Joe Patrick (right) and Lofton Creek Records (LCR) President and Artist Consultant Mike Borchetta(left). The A ...

  10. Kara DioGuardi Departs American Idol

    September 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ending weeks of speculation, Kara DioGuardi and Fox announced late Friday that she would be departing as a judge on "American Idol" after two seasons. A statement released by Fox was full of accolades for DioGuardi, perhaps to counteract ...

  11. No Autotuning Here, Say 'American Idol' producers

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell has gone from "American Idol" judge to a potential headache for the show. A furor over whether Cowell's British talent show "The X Factor" electronically altered contestant voices has prompted "American I ...

  12. Aerosmith Bandmate Says Steven Tyler Confirmed For 'Idol'

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler has signed a deal to become a judge on "American Idol," according to a news report on Wednesday quoting one of his bandmates. Fox and the show's producers have kept largely quiet on the speculation, but ...

  13. 'American Idol' to Refocus on Talent

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" will refocus on strong talent in this coming season as it looks to revive its ratings, Michael Ferrel, CEO of owner CKX Inc., said Monday. "We want to refocus 'Idol' on its talent," he told analysts ...

  14. 'Idol' Back-Up Plan: Shania Twain

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As the "American Idol" judge selection process continues, sources tell TMZ that a deal to bring Jennifer Lopez on board isn't dead yet, but country star Shania Twain is a potential back-up. Twain had a successful appearance this pas ...

  15. 'Idol' Judge Kara 'Disappointed' By Fox Silence

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi's father, a Republican U.S. Senate contender in New York, says the songwriter is getting the silent treatment from Fox about her rumored axing from the show. "Would you believe she did not h ...

  16. 7 Reasons Fox Hasn’t Signed An 'Idol' Judge

    August 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell declared he's leaving "American Idol" back in January. Now it's a few weeks before the "Idol" judging panel goes before the cameras on the show's audition trail, and there's still no replacement ...

  17. Nick Cannon: Mariah Wants To Be 'Idol' Judge

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard sister publication the Hollywood Reporter spoke today with Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey's husband, about his just extended term as chairman of the teens-only TeenNick network, his hosting duties of NBC's "America's Got T ...

  18. Fantasia 911 Call Released

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fantasia Barrino is "doing fine" after overdosing on aspirin and a sleeping aid, her father told RadarOnline.com . The former "American Idol" winner was rushed to the hospital Monday night, but her manager, Brian Dickens tells ...

  19. Jennifer Lopez's 'Idol' Deal Falls Apart: Report

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez, widely rumored to become a judge on "American Idol," will not be joining the show after all, according to report by People . A source told the magazine's website that Lopez had been working on a deal to become a judg ...

  20. Fantasia Reportedly Hospitalized After 'Medication Overdose'

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino was hospitalized last night (Aug. 9) due to a "medication overdose," according to a report by North Carolina's NewsChannel 36 (WCNC). Barrino was reportedly taken to Carolinas Medica ...

  21. 'American Idol' Watch: Lythgoe Officially Onboard, Iovine As Mentor?

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox on Thursday confirmed that Nigel Lythgoe will return as an executive producer of "American Idol." He joins executive producers Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick for the 10th anniversary season that kicks off in January ...

  22. Seacrest: Could Be Weeks Before 'Idol' Judges Set

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest says it could be weeks before the guessing game over the show's new judges comes to an end. At auditions for the Fox TV singing contest Tuesday in East Rutherford, N.J., Seacrest said he didn' ...

  23. Fox Couldn't Talk DeGeneres Into Staying On 'Idol'

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ellen DeGeneres couldn't be talked into staying with "American Idol," a Fox executive said Monday, creating a second opening for change in the show's 10th season. Who will fill her judge's chair and the one vacated by Simo ...

  24. Steven Tyler Calls 'Idol' Deal a 'Work In Progress'

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler discussed the possibility of joining "American Idol" as a judge next season -- and what kind of judge he would be -- during an interview Monday (Aug. 2) with syndicated radio show "Kid Kraddick in the ...

  25. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Kara Dioguardi, Steven Tyler, Ellen DeGeneres and more

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Kara Dioguardi Kara Dioguardi has allegedly been fired from American Idol. 10. Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is allegedly a new judge on American Idol. 13. American Idol Ellen DeGeneres and Kara Dioguardi have allegedly be ...

  26. Kara DioGuardi Reportedly Out At 'American Idol,' Steven Tyler Rumored As Replacement

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kara DioGuardi is following Ellen DeGeneres out of "American Idol," according to reports. TMZ says "Idol" producers have chosen not to renew DioGuardi's contract and will return to a "three-judge format," with Ae ...

  27. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Kara Dioguardi, Steven Tyler, J-Lo and more

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 1. Kara Dioguardi Kara Dioguardi has allegedly been fired from American Idol. 2. American Idol Ellen DeGeneres and Kara Dioguardi have allegedly been replaced by Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler on American Idol. 3. Steve ...

  28. Jennifer Lopez to Join 'American Idol' As Judge: Report

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez will join "American Idol" as a judge next season, according to a report by Deadline Hollywood. If true, Lopez would be replacing Ellen DeGeneres, who announced her departure from the panel on Thursday afternoon (July 29). ...

  29. Ellen DeGeneres Leaves 'American Idol'

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ellen DeGeneres is leaving Fox's "American Idol." As previously reported, Fox has been looking to shake-up the "Idol" format, including potentially ditching current judges and bringing back producer Nigel Lythgoe, as well ...

  30. 'Idol' Pursuing Elton John, Justin Timberlake

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Reality producer Nigel Lythgoe is near a deal to to executive produce Fox's "American Idol" -- and that could spell trouble for the current judges panel. Fox is seeking to bring back Lythgoe, who shepherded "Idol" for it ...

  31. 'American Idol' Season 10 Underway In Nashville

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 10th season of "American Idol" is under way in Nashville, and despite the long lines and big dreams of wannabe contestants, there's no denying that something's missing. "'Idol's' going to be different th ...

  32. 'American Idol' Joins List Of Shortened Summer Tours

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The "American Idol" U.S. tour was cut short by two weeks on Wednesday (July 7), less than a week after it kicked off, joining artists ranging from the Jonas Brothers to the Eagles who have pulled out of summer dates. Eight scheduled show ...

  33. Business Matters: Sony, Jonas Bros, 'Idol,' HMV and more

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A LOOK AT SONY'S STRATEGY, REVENUE AND PROFIT -- The 360 deal is on a publicity tour. A week after Fast Company highlighted Warner Music Group ’s adaptation to a changed music industry through multi-rights deals, the New York Times does the s ...

  34. Fox To Lower 'Idol' Age Requirement

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox is lowering the age requirement to audition for "American Idol," allowing 15-year-old singers to compete for the first time. Previously, contestants had to be at least 16 to appear on the show. The maximum age to try out for "Id ...

  35. Chart Moves: 'American Idol,' Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Poison

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- "Glee" Cast: Tired of hearing about the continuing chart feats of the cast of Fox TV's hit TV show? Yes? Sorry pal, the "Glee&q ...

  36. 'Idol' Impacts, 'Glee' Halts Stone Temple Pilots' Flight

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It was all quiet on the album release front last week as only one of last week's new releases debuts in the top 10 of the Billboard 200: Stone Temple Pilots' new self-titled set starts at No. 2, behind the "Glee: The Music, Volume 3 ...

  37. 'Idols' Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox Impact Billboard Charts

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Last week's "American Idol" finale certainly added some spice to a slow run on this week's Billboard charts, with winner Lee DeWyze, runner-up Crystal Bowersox and a number of the show's guest stars impacting the Digital ...

  38. DeWyze, Bowersox Reflect On "Idol," Reveal Album Details

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM 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 o ...

  39. Exclusive: Lee DeWyze Signs with 19/RCA, Crystal Bowersox Signs with 19/Jive

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It hasn’t even been 24 hours since Lee DeWyze was crowned this year’s “American Idol,” but already he and his runner-up, Crystal Bowersox, have signed their record deals. DeWyze is signed to 19 Recordings Limited and RCA Records, while Bowersox is ...

  40. Web Trends: 50 Cent, Janet Jackson, Greyson Chance, Gorillaz and More

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 6. 50 Cent Weight Loss Pictures Rapper 50 Cent lost a shocking 50 pounds as part of his role as a cancer patient in "Things Fall Apart." 15. Janet Jackson on American Idol Janet Jackson, Joe Cocke ...

  41. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Janet Jackson, Bret Michaels, David Cook and More

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11am) 3. Janet Jackson on American Idol 6. Bret Michaels on American Idol 16. Janet Jackson New Haircut 17. Joe Cocker Janet Jackson, Joe Cocker, Alice Cooper and Bret Michaels were among the special guests that ...

  42. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV (Night 2)

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Congratulations to "American Idol" Season Nine champ Lee DeWyze - not since Kelly Clarkson won in the first season has a winner seemed so totally blown away by taking home the title. Lee's astonishment was there for all to see on TV ...

  43. 'Idol' Results Finale Ratings Down 16%

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The crowning of Lee DeWyze as the ninth season "American Idol" champ drew 24.2 million total viewers Wednesday night, down 15.9% from the 28.8 million that watched Kris Allen take the title in 2009, according to numbers provided by Nie ...

  44. Lee DeWyze Wins 'American Idol'

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It was a paint rags to riches story made for television, as Lee DeWyze was named the champion Wednesday night for the ninth season of "American Idol." The raspy and rock-friendly voice of DeWyze, 24, a paint salesperson from Mount Prospe ...

  45. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Crystal Bowersox, Suge Knight and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 1pm) 10. Who Will Win American Idol 2010 The performance finale of American Idol took place Tuesday night, votes will be tallied to determine the winner tonight. 17. Crystal Bowersox Up to the Mountain "Up to the Mountain ...

  46. Ellen DeGeneres Starts Label, Signs YouTube Kid

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Talk show host and "American Idol" judge Ellen DeGeneres is setting up her own record label with plans to find and sign up new artists. DeGeneres, who joined "American Idol" in January, will announce on "The Ellen DeGenere ...

  47. 'American Idol' Finale Attracts 19.6 Million Viewers, Down 15%

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The performance finale of "American Idol" Tuesday night attracted 19.6 million total viewers, according to preliminary ratings numbers provided by the Nielsen Company, down 14.7% from the performance finale ratings last year. Last year ...

  48. Paula Abdul Returning To Primetime On CBS

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paula Abdul is returning to the judges table as part of a new primetime talent competition series on CBS. Abdul will serve as the lead judge, executive producer, creative partner, mentor and coach on "Got to Dance," a series from Shine G ...

  49. Web Trends: Suge Knight, Miley Cyrus, Axl Rose and More

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 5. Rio Tinto Stadium Paul McCartney will play his first concert ever in the state of Utah on July 13th at the Rio Tinto Stadium according to a Salt Lake City Tribune report. 16. Suge Knight Marion "Suge" Knight ...

  50. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Miley Cyrus, David Guetta and More

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 4. Who Got Kicked Off American Idol May 19th Last night's American Idol sent Casey James home with Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze moving on as the top 2. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Lee DeWyze ...

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