1. 'American Idol' 429-Page Racism Lawsuit: The Highlights

    July 29, 2013 1:33 AM EDT On Thursday, 10 former contestants on American Idol sued over alleged discrimination on the long-running reality singing competition show. If you want to read the complaint, it'll likely take you longer than the amount of screen time that 9 ...

  2. Longtime 'Idol' Producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick Exit After 12 Seasons

    June 10, 2013 10:09 AM EDT Add two more departures to the "American Idol" post-season tally. Fox said Sunday that longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are exiting the singing contest. Its 12th season ended in May with a record low-rated fin ...

  3. 'American Idol' Top 11: Bad Song Choices and Disqualifications

    March 15, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jermaine Jones, the proclaimed "gentle giant" who was brought back to the show after being eliminated prior to the semifinals, was announced Wednesday night (March 14) to be off "American Idol" -- for good this time. His eliminat ...

  4. 'Idol' Hollywood Night 2: Down With the Sickness

    February 10, 2012 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Let's be real here -- nothing of note really happened on "Idol" Thursday night. True, it was an hour-long show, and sure, the always-important selection of groups for the always-entertaining Group Round took place. But really, what ha ...

  5. Will 'Idol' and 'The Voice' Ever Produce New Pop Stars?

    January 18, 2012 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Anyone wondering if singing competitions will produce pop stars again, consider some recently observed behind-the-scenes activity. "American Idol" executive producer Ken Warwick told the media assembled at the Winter Television Critics Ass ...

  6. 'American Idol' Executive Producer Says Show Will Change Voting Next Season

    April 20, 2011 3:49 PM EDT "American Idol" producers will discuss changes to the voting process at the end of this season, but will not tweak the process this year. Executive producer Ken Warwick said the producers will consider limiting the number of text votes a ...

  7. 'American Idol' Mulls Tweaks to Voting System After Pia Toscano Elimination

    April 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" producers will discuss changes to the voting process at the end of this season, but will not tweak the process this year. Executive producer Ken Warwick said the producers will consider limiting the number of text votes all ...

  8. 'Idol' Hopeful Casey Abrams 'Feeling Really Good' After Hospitalization

    March 15, 2011 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" contestant Casey Abrams missed last Thursday's live elimination episode after being hospitalized for a second time since the season began. Fortunately, the fan favorite said that he's "feeling really good&quo ...

  9. Nigel Lythgoe Officially Rejoins 'American Idol'

    August 05, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fox made one thing official Thursday -- 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 ...

  10. 'Idol' Pursuing Elton John, Justin Timberlake

    July 27, 2010 7:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 to work on the hit series as part of a mast ...

  11. Crystal Bowersox's 'American Idol' Future Uncertain

    March 03, 2010 6:52 PM EST 0 0 0 A medical issue could take Crystal Bowersox out of "American Idol." "Idol" executive producer Ken Warwick told host Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Wednesday morning that if the 24-year-old dreadlocked singer from Toledo, Ohio, d ...

  12. 'Idol' Exec Warwick Inks New Deal

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT One by one, Fox's "American Idol" is securing its key players. "Idol" executive producer/showrunner Ken Warwick has inked a three-year deal with the show's co-producer, FremantleMedia North America, to remain at the h ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 'Idol' Producer Defends Show's Integrity

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It's "rubbish" to suggest there was a deliberate effort to tinker with "American Idol" by putting wrong voting information on-screen, according to a series producer. It's "rubbish" to suggest there was a delib ...

  16. Cleveland Draws Biggest 'Idol' Audition

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Pequignot battled heat and humidity, camped out all night at a football stadium and waited hours in line just to be told he wasn't good enough for "American Idol." But the 19-year-old from Cleve James Pequignot battled heat and ...