1. Kara DioGuardi To Return To 'American Idol'

    August 03, 2009 2:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 As expected, newest "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi will return to appear on the show next season, producers and Fox announced Monday. "Kara's spitfire personality and sharp musical sensibility infused 'American Idol� ...

  2. Kara DioGuardi To Return To 'American Idol'

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As expected, newest "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi will return to appear on the show next season, producers and Fox announced Monday. "Kara's spitfire personality and sharp musical sensibility infused 'American Idol& ...

  3. Paula Abdul May Not Be Back On 'Idol'

    July 20, 2009 9:07 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paula Abdul's new manager says she may not be returning to "American Idol." According to a Los Angeles Times report, David Sonenberg says he doesn't have a proposal for a new contract for Abdul. He says it doesn't appear she ...

  4. Jonas Brothers / July 15, 2009 / E. Rutherford, NJ (Izod Center)

    July 16, 2009 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 "This is not the circus…stand up!" Joe Jonas shouted to the audience Wednesday night (July 15) at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. "Yeah!" echoed his older sibling, Kevin Jonas. "We might be brothers, but we're not Barnum ...

  5. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes ...

  6. Cobra Starship Gets Leighton Meester Into 'Hot Mess'

    July 13, 2009 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta knows he shouldn't be takling this much -- let alone recording a new album, touring nonstop and doing interviews -- but he just can't quit. "I haven't really given my voice a rest," says ...

  7. Ashley Tisdale's 'Guilty Pleasure' Showcases Edgier Side

    July 13, 2009 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ashley Tisdale knows it sounds silly, but her new album has a lot to do with the color of her hair. "For the last few years everyone has thought of me as Sharpay," the 23-year-old singer/actor says, referring to her blonde-and-bubbly chara ...

  8. Ryan Seacrest Re-Ups With 'Idol' In $45 Million Deal

    July 13, 2009 10:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ryan Seacrest is Fox's 45-Million-Dollar Man. The "American Idol" host has closed a major new three-year deal with CKX, parent of "Idol" producer 19 Entertainment, worth $15 million per year. Under the pact, which is believe ...

  9. Ryan Seacrest Re-Ups With 'Idol' In $45 Million Deal

    July 13, 2009 7:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ryan Seacrest is Fox's 45-Million-Dollar Man. The "American Idol" host has closed a major new three-year deal with CKX, parent of "Idol" producer 19 Entertainment, worth $15 million per year. Under the pact, which is believe ...

  10. Ashley Tisdale's 'Guilty Pleasures' Showcases Edgier Side

    June 29, 2009 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ashley Tisdale knows it sounds silly, but her new album has a lot to do with the color of her hair. "For the last few years everyone has thought of me as Sharpay," the 23-year-old singer/actor says, referring to her blonde-and-bubbly chara ...

  11. Jessie James

    June 15, 2009 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Growing up a military brat and moving around the country for most of her childhood and adolescent years, Jessie James took harbor in music -- and its paid off. Now, James, born Jessica James, has gone from being the new girl in town to the new " ...

  12. Kris Allen Just Wants Respect After Winning 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2009 7:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 With speculation already underway about whether "American Idol" winner Kris Allen's future in the music industry will go boom or bust, the singer wants everyone to know that he's defining success on his own terms. "The only ...

  13. Chart Beat: Kris Allen, SWV, Green Day, Al B. Sure!

    May 21, 2009 2:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 HE IS THE CHAMPION: In a night featuring performances from Queen, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Carlos Santana, Keith Urban, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin, David Cook, Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas, owners of more than 200 combi ...

  14. Pitbull, Jeremih Hit Top Ten On Billboard Hot 100

    May 21, 2009 12:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pitbull unleashes his first top 10, "American Idol" spurs movement for Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks and the Fray, and Jeremih jumps into the top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. Pitbull’s 10th Hot 100 appearance marks his first ...

  15. Adam Lambert Defeated in 'American Idol' Upset

    May 20, 2009 10:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Allen's smooth vocals and boy-next-door image propelled him to "American Idol" victory Wednesday, turning the theatrical powerhouse Adam Lambert into the most unlikely of also-rans . "I'm sorry, I don't even know w ...

  16. 'Idol' Finale Down To The Wire

    May 19, 2009 9:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kris Allen "won" the first round of the "American Idol" finale, but the force of nature known as Adam Lambert bounced back to tie it all up. Lambert, the guylinered glam rocker from California, is battling acoustic guitar player ...

  17. Lambert, Allen Ready For 'Idol' Finale

    May 18, 2009 7:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 The final "American Idol" performance episode could be the weirdest concert ever televised. In one corner, there's over-the-top Adam Lambert, the dominating presence who transformed Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" into a s ...

  18. Gokey Out As 'Idol' Final Showdown Looms

    May 14, 2009 7:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Danny Gokey was sent home by "American Idol" viewers on Wednesday in an elimination that set the stage for next week's showdown between the last two singing contestants on America's most-watched television show. Gokey, 29, a wido ...

  19. Lambert, Gokey And Allen Compete For 'Idol' Crown

    May 13, 2009 8:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 The pressure is on for Danny Gokey, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. There's just one week until the "American Idol" finale, and on Tuesday night the all-male trio competed for two spots in next week's much-hyped sing-off. They each ...

  20. 'American Idol' Is Ready For Its Next Act

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The crowd isn't cheering for Simon Fuller. Rather, it's the four talent judges whose appearance just minutes before a recent Wednesday evening "American Idol" telecast causes a loud burst of applause to fill the soundstage at C ...

  21. Adam Lambert Does 'Whole Lotta Love' On 'Idol' Rock Night

    May 06, 2009 6:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 The "American Idol" final four paired off to channel their inner rock stars Tuesday. The result? Some shined, some stumbled. And some things just tumbled. The remaining four singers performed duets along with their solos on the rock-themed ...

  22. Matt Giraud Exits 'Idol'

    April 30, 2009 7:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 The judges could not save Matt Giraud again on Wednesday as "American Idol" fans eliminated the singer by casting the fewest votes for him this week based on his rendition of "My Funny Valentine." Giraud, 23, of Kalamazoo, Michig ...

  23. Colbie Caillat On 'American Idol:' 'Adam's Going To Win'

    April 29, 2009 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Colbie Caillat is a dedicated fan of "American Idol." "I'm like the loser that goes home from the studio and watches every night," the 23-year-old singer tells Billboard.com, but unlike millions of viewers, she's not qu ...

  24. Adam Lambert Is 'Feeling Good' After 'Idol' Rat Pack Night

    April 29, 2009 8:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paula Abdul stopped just short of declaring Adam Lambert the future winner of "American Idol." Instead, she compared him to a certain Olympic swimmer. The "Idol" judge praised yet another Lambert performance Tuesday night, tellin ...

  25. NMPA To Honor Singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi will be honored with the 2009 "Songwriter Icon Award" at the National Music Publishers Assn. annual meeting, to be held in New York on June 17. DioGuardi, who was added as a fourth judge on American Idol ...

  26. 'American Idol' Judges May Jump Ship

    April 25, 2009 1:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fox television this week faced an uncomfortable future when the two biggest stars on its No. 1-rated show "American Idol" openly discussed leaving, which experts said could send viewership plummeting in future seasons. Paula Abdul, whose o ...

  27. Adam Lambert Secures 'Idol' Lead With Disco Song

    April 22, 2009 9:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Before he went on stage, the camera swooped down on "American Idol" contestant Adam Lambert as he stood beaming in the crowd. But as usual, Lambert was more than just a face in the crowd on Tuesday night, as he again wowed the judges and s ...

  28. Adam Lambert Gets 'Wild' On 'Idol' As Judging Format Changes

    April 15, 2009 6:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" tried to end on time Tuesday, implementing a format that allowed only two judges to review a singer. Host Ryan Seacrest explained: "We're working in teams tonight, so we make it in on time." Judge Simon Cowel ...

  29. Chart Beat: Black Eyed Peas, Hello Goodbye, Keith Urban

    April 09, 2009 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  30. Chart Beat: Pink, George Strait, Jamie Foxx

    April 08, 2009 12:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from ...

  31. 'American Idol' Judges Dump Megan Joy

    April 02, 2009 7:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 The spotlight has been turned off of Megan Joy on "American Idol." The tattooed 23-year-old single mother from Sandy, Utah, who crooned Bob Marley's "Turn Your Lights Down Low," received the least number of viewer votes on t ...

  32. Smokey Robinson Gives Adam Lambert Standing Ovation On 'Idol'

    March 26, 2009 8:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Lambert has showed his softer side on "American Idol," earning a standing ovation for his smooth performance of "The Tracks of My Tears." Guest mentor Smokey Robinson, who originally performed the classic song with the Mirac ...

  33. Alexis Grace Booted From 'American Idol'

    March 19, 2009 8:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 There was no saving Alexis Grace on "American Idol." The show's four judges unanimously decided not to keep the soulful 21-year-old single mother from Memphis, Tenn., from being eliminated on the Fox singing competition after she rece ...

  34. New 'Idol' Judge Brings Girl Power Challenge To 'Bully Brother' Simon

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell may have the casting vote in early audition rounds of "American Idol" but it sounds like new judge Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul bring some girl power of their own to the tart-tongued British judge they call a "bully.& ...

  35. Kara DioGuardi Drops 'American Idol' Hints

    January 08, 2009 6:03 PM EST 0 0 0 She's the new kid on the block, but she's ready for the spotlight. The newest judge on "American Idol," songwriter-producer Kara DioGuardi, gave reporters a preview of what to expect during the eighth season of the show, which de ...

  36. Update: 'American Idol' Changing Its Tune

    December 15, 2008 4:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fox today (Dec. 15) outlined the schedule for the eighth season of "American Idol," which reworks the elimination process to extend the Hollywood round and gives judges the opportunity to send some of their overlooked favorite contestants ...

  37. Update: 'American Idol' Changing Its Tune

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fox today (Dec. 15) outlined the schedule for the eighth season of "American Idol," which reworks the elimination process to extend the Hollywood round and gives judges the opportunity to send some of their overlooked favorite contestant ...

  38. Chris Cornell Co-Writes David Cook Single

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" champ David Cook has selected "Light On," a co-write by Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell and Hinder/Puddle Of Mudd collaborator Brian Howes, as the first single from his d "American Idol" ch ...

  39. David Cook Album Arriving Nov. 18

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" champ David Cook's 19 Recordings/RCA debut has been penciled in for a Nov. 18 release date. The set is being produced by Rob Cavallo. "American Idol" champ David Cook's 19 Recordings/RCA debut has been p ...

  40. Kara DioGuardi Named New 'Idol' Judge

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in January 2009. Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in Janua ...

  41. Fourth Judge Added To 'American Idol'

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Grammy nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi will join "American Idol" as a judge for its eighth season in January 2009. DioGuardi, whose work includes Kelly Clarkson's "Walk Away," Christina Aguilera's "Ain't ...

  42. David Cook Promises 'Twists, Turns' On Debut CD

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even though he's busy on the road with the American Idols Live! tour, reigning champ David Cook says he's making good progress on his debut album. "I think we've for sure got seven songs we're trackin Even though he's b ...

  43. Another 'Idol' Exit: McPhee Leaves RCA

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Katharine McPhee has joined fellow "American Idol" contestants Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard as former members of the Sony BMG family. The artist has parted ways with RCA after a solitary album, a 2 Katharine McPhee has joined fellow &qu ...

  44. Mya Gives Voice To Lifetime Breast Cancer Campaign

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lifetime Television is ramping up a multiplatform breast cancer initiative that includes an exclusive partnership with iTunes, a tie-in with major-market radio and a PSA campaign enlisting notables fr Lifetime Television is ramping up a multiplatfor ...

  45. Leaks Force Britney To Move Up Album Release

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears has moved the release date of her new Jive album, "Blackout," from Nov. 13 to Oct. 30 due to widespread leaks of the new material. Britney Spears has moved the release date of her new Jive album, "Blackout," from N ...

  46. Britney Christens New Album 'Blackout'

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears has christened her new album "Blackout." The Jive set is due Nov. 13 and is led by the single "Gimme More," which rockets 68-3 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week after selling 179,000 d Britney Spears has christene ...

  47. Celine Ready To Take 'Chances' On New Album

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the process of recording her first major studio release in four years reaches its climax, Celine Dion is already calling the upcoming "Taking Chances" her favorite English-language album. Due Nov. As the process of recording her first m ...

  48. JC Chasez Cuts Ties With Jive

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former 'N Sync member JC Chasez has cut ties with longtime label Jive Records, which released his lone solo album, 2004's "Schizophrenic." Former 'N Sync member JC Chasez has cut ties with longtime label Jive Records, which ...

  49. DioGuardi Song Rights For Sale

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hit songwriter Kara DioGuardi is putting her copyright interests up for sale, Billboard.biz has learned. On the auction block are all of her rights, including her writer's share, in songs she's written and co-written through June 30 of t ...

  50. Garrett Says His Britney Collab Is 'Out Of Control'

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Of his collaboration with Spears, he notes, "I've got this one record I've been holding for 10 months that everyone has tried to buy, but I stayed with Britney on it." Currently enjoying pop and R&B/hip-hop chart success with ...

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