American Idol's Top 40 Revealed in Las Vegas

What happened in Vegas? American Idol revealed its top 40 contestants.

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"American Idol" SEASON 11 AUDITIONS KICK OFF LATER THIS MONTH

Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - American Idol, will begin its 11th nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent later this June in St. Louis.

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Jennifer Lopez may not return to American Idol

Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) - Jennifer Lopez has announced that she is unsure whether she will be coming back to "American Idol" because of her busy schedule.

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"American Idol" finale ratings up 17 percent over last year

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - The country stylings of this year's "American Idol" finale were a ratings winner. The show was up 17 percent in viewers from last year.

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Scotty McCreery wins 'American Idol'

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Even though this season of "American Idol" introduced rocker Steven Tyler and pop diva Jennifer Lopez as judges, it was country crooning that made it to the top two. After a record-breaking 122 million votes, Scotty McCreery is the country's 10th American Idol.

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Haley Reinhart on being voted off American Idol

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - 20-year-old Haley Reinhart was voted out of "American Idol" just before the tenth season finale. But the genre-bending singer, who performed covers by Led Zeppelin, Elton John, and Lady Gaga, says she has no regrets.

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Aerosmith won't perform on "American Idol" finale

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Although Steven Tyler has been promising that Aerosmith would perform during the "American Idol" finale since he started on the show, looks like that performance is a no-go. According to Joe Perry, the band was never even formally asked.

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Beyoncé to premiere new music video on 'American Idol'

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Beyoncé has been teasing fans with clips and trailers for her upcoming new music video, "Run the World (Girls)." But the video will get its world premiere on Wednesday night's "American Idol."

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Morissette, Womack among Judge's Choice picks for "American Idol" finalists

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - After months of obsessive watching and voting, the 10th season of "American Idol" is down to its last three finalists. While we've seen quite a few changes this season, Haley Reinhart, Lauren Alaina, and Scotty McCreery will all be performing a song of the judge's choice.

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"American Idol" haunted mansion on the market for million

Bel Air, Calif., United States (AHN Entertainment) - The "haunted" mansion that once housed this season's "American Idol" contestants is up for sale.

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Lady Gaga to mentor final four "American Idol" contestants

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - If you were looking for the premiere of Lady Gaga's latest music video on "American Idol" this week, it never aired. But there is still plenty of Gaga coming to the hit Fox show.

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Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony team up with "American Idol" creator for new show

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are teaming up with "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller to begin a new reality competition show that celebrates Latin music.

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American Idol eliminations may prove too much for judge Jennifer Lopez

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - With just six contestants left on "American Idol," has the popular show become too much for judge Jennifer Lopez to handle?

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'American Idol' finalist Pia Toscano to perform on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Pia Toscano, who shocked "American Idol" viewers when the favorite was booted at ninth place, is gearing up for yet another reality competition. She's joining "Dancing with the Stars."

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"American Idol" has run its course

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Cee Lo Green is one of the judges on NBC's new "American Idol"-like singing competition "The Voice," which also stars Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, and Maroon 5's Adam Levine. But the singer says its own competitor, "Idol," has "run its course."

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Nigel Lythgoe considering changing voting format for "American Idol"

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - With the recent elimination of Pia Toscano from "American Idol," producer Nigel Lythgoe said he is considering changing the voting system of the FOX program. The "So You Think You Can Dance" judge said that the format might make more sense.

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Casey Abrams saved from "American Idol" elimination

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - "American Idol" judges don't need to hear Casey Abrams plead his cause; they already know how he sounds. The 20-year-old finalist garnered the lowest votes during Thursday's show, but the judges still have plans for him.

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Jennifer Hudson says she hasn't been watching this season's "American Idol"

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - Jennifer Hudson hasn't watched an episode of this season's "American Idol."

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"American Idol" releases Top 13 cast compilation to iTunes

"American Idol" is hoping to have some of that chart-topping "Glee" luck rub off on it. For the first time, it's releasing a compilation album of the studio versions performed by the Season 10 finalists.

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"American Idol" releases compilation album of top 13 finalists' songs on iTunes

"American Idol" may not have crowned this season's winner yet, but the show has already turned the top 13 finalists into top-selling recording artists.

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P. Diddy says he's moved by ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez on "American Idol"

Who knew Jennifer Lopez could make a baby out of hip-hop mogul P. Diddy.

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Adam Lambert returns to "American Idol" for acoustic performance

Adam Lambert is heading back to the "American Idol" stage this week, performing on Thursday's results show.

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David Cook scores "American Idol" Season 10 exit song

Current "American Idol" viewers are going to be hearing a lot more of Season 7 winner David Cook. He's been chosen to perform the exit song for Season 10, which is set to play over the weekly farewell to this year's hopefuls.

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"American Idol" apologizes for judge Steven Tyler's behavior on show

"American Idol" producers traded in the usual recap of last week's episode at the show's into with a message that may have left many fans of the show scratching their heads.

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Steven Tyler talks juggling "American Idol" with new Aerosmith album

Steven Tyler is about to have one of his busiest years ever. He's turning 63 this year and along with scoring a seat on the judges panel of "American Idol," he's also at work on Aerosmith's first all-new studio album in 10 years.

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American Idol To Eliminate Top 24 Round, To Present New Challenges

"American Idol" not only has new judges, it also has a new format and new challenges. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe says the Fox talent show will ditch the top 24 contestants round, and just go straight to the top 12.

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"American Idol" Officially Announces New Judge Line-Up

It's official! Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are joining longtime judge Randy Jackson in the judges' panel for the 10th season of "American Idol."

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"American Idol" Launches First-Ever Online Audition Process

"American Idol" is now accepting online auditions. In celebration of its 10th anniversary season, the hit Fox talent show is now offering wannabes an opportunity to showcase their singing skills online.

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Jennifer Lopez Snags "American Idol" Deal For Million

Jennifer Lopez has reportedly snagged the "American Idol" deal for a whopping million. While it seemed that the singer/actress struck gold with the deal, it was actually million less than what she asked for.

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Kara DioGuardi Announces Official Exit From "American Idol"

Kara DioGuardi is now the third judge from last season that is out. She announced her decision to leave the hit reality music series on Friday.

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"American Idol" Still Pining Over Elton John To Be Judge

"American Idol" wants Elton John to replace Simon Cowell. And although the Rocket Man's jam-packed schedule leaves no room for judging talent shows, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe reportedly hasn't given up on him yet.

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"American Idol" Bosses Vows No Auto-Tuning On Show

After Simon Cowell's U.K. talent shows have confessed to digitally correcting pitch problems of contestants on TV, "American Idol" bosses assure fans they don't apply the same technique in the show. The Fox hit series, in which Cowell was a judge for nine seasons, responds to the recent scandal other singing shows are in.

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Steven Tyler Reportedly Already Signed On For "Idol"

Steven Tyler is all set for "American Idol," according to a new report. The Aerosmith frontman has apparently signed on to be take the judging seat vacated by Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres.

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Shania Twain May Be New "American Idol" Judge

"American Idol" may get a little bit country next season as Shania Twain is being pushed as the next judge after Jennifer Lopez's negotiations failed. The Fox producers are apparently interested in the country pop songstress to take the coveted position.

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Jennifer Lopez Out As "American Idol" Judge

Dim the lights. Jennifer Lopez is out of "American Idol," before she even started. The Latin singer, actress, and all-around global superstar won't be a judge on the hit Fox show after all.

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Kara DioGuardi Reportedly Fired From "Idol," Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler Become New Judges

Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell aren't the only "American Idol" judges leaving the show, a new report claims that Kara DioGuardi is also going to be missing from the show next season after she was fired.

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Ellen DeGeneres Announces "American Idol" Exit

After just one season on the show, Ellen DeGeneres has announced she is leaving "American Idol." The talk show host says the show just "didn't feel like the right fit" for her.

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Life & Style: "American Idol" Wants Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson may be continuing her days of reality TV, but this time she may be securing a spot on "American Idol."

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"American Idol" Reject Wants To Bring Down Show, Sues For 0 Million

An "American Idol" reject wants to bring down the show. Ian Benardo claims that after the producers told him to "gay it up" on the season finale, he was told to scram after he apparently pissed off comedian Dane Cook.

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"American Idol' Lowers Minimum Age Limit To 15

Thanks to Justin Bieber and other much hyped-about tween stars, "American Idol" has lowered its minimum age limit to 15. Originally set at 16, the now age limit opens the doors for stars like Bieber and Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, who hit it big before the ripe age of 16.

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Simon Cowell To Receive Special BAFTA Award

London, United Kingdom (NewsBahn) - Simon Cowell, known in the United States for his role in bringing 'American Idol' to television, will be honored in his home, the United Kingdom, with a special award. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will honor Cowell for his work, especially "his development of new talent."

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"Idol" Winner Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox Sign Record Deals

The music business moves fast. Less than 24 hours after being crowned the new "American Idol," Lee DeWyze has already signed his record deal. Runner-up Crystal Bowersox already inked her deal too.

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Lee DeWyze Is The New "American Idol"

Lee DeWyze is the next "American Idol," beating out Crystal Bowersox for the top prize and a recording contract. The 24-year-old singer performed a smooth set with the 8-time multi-platinum band Chicago as he wowed fans for the win. Bowersox offered a pair of songs with Canadian rocker Alanis Morissette, who showed up for a live duet on the final episode. In the closing tune, Bowersox and DeWyze performed 'A Little Help From My Friends' with Joe Cocker.

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Lee DeWyze Is The New "American Idol"

Lee DeWyze is the next "American Idol," beating out Crystal Bowersox for the top prize and a recording contract. The 24-year-old singer performed a smooth set with the 8-time multi-platinum band Chicago as he wowed fans for the win. Bowersox offered a pair of songs with Canadian rocker Alanis Morissette, who showed up for a live duet on the final episode. In the closing tune, Bowersox and DeWyze performed 'A Little Help From My Friends' with Joe Cocker.

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Paula Abdul Lands "Got To Dance" Gig

After being rumored to join numerous other reality competition shows, Paula Abdul has finally settled on one. The erstwhile "American Idol" judge has signed on with CBS as executive producer, lead judge and "creative partner" for the new dancing show "Got to Dance."

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"American Idol" Down To Final Two

And then there were two. "American Idol" has ousted a third wheel, bringing the competition closer to its finish line with only two of its hopefuls left for next week's coronation night.

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Lady Gaga Upset With Fox After Edited "American Idol" Performance

Lady Gaga took the "American Idol" stage on Wednesday night to perform her latest single. While Gaga's performances always leave people talking, this time they were saying the performance was lackluster. But the singer is blaming Fox for how they "poorly" and "amateurly" edited her performance.

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BET's "Sunday Best" Announces Contestant Lineup

"American Idol" may rule the ratings in pop music, but the gospel genre has its own TV competition starting up again.

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"American Idols LIVE!" Tour To Kick Off In July

"American Idol" is set to embark on its annual tour with the season's Top 10 finalists. Beginning July 1st, the aspiring singers will be gearing up for an extensive North American road show.

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Tim Urban Responds To Criticisms Following "American Idol" Elimination

Tim Urban, the 20-year-old, fresh-faced Texas-native, was the latest crooner to be cast-off from "American Idol." He was sent packing on Wednesday night and was finally able to dish on the criticisms he received during his time on the show, including those from bloggers, media, and even Simon.

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Fox Set To Rock In May With "American Idol," "Glee"

Fox is pulling out all the stops for May sweeps, including show-stopping musical numbers on almost all their hit shows for "Fox Rocks," a full week of music-themed programming.

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Ryan Seacrest Defends His Actions On Last Week's "American Idol"

Ryan Seacrest is stepping up to the plate to address all of the criticism he received after his odd behavior on last Tuesday's "American Idol." The television and radio host has had the internet buzzing for the last week after he danced with a larger man in the audience, played air guitar and made a sexual pun to performer and former "Idol" contestant Adam Lambert.

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Crystal Bowersox Reportedly Almost Quit "American Idol"

"American Idol" contestant Crystal Bowersox is considered a frontrunner for winning the title this season. But it's being reported that the 24-year-old Ohio native was going to quit the competition just two weeks ago.

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Dish Network Shows Ellen DeGeneres Plenty Of Love After "Idol" Snub

For those who might have any doubt, Dish Network loves Ellen DeGeneres and they are making it quite clear on their onscreen program guide. After an Ellen fan sent in a letter complaining that DeGeneres's name was left off the list of "American Idol" judges on their program guide, the home satellite provider quickly made amends to remedy the slight oversight.

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Judges Save Michael Lynch From "American Idol" Elimination

The people have spoken: Michael Lynche is not their "American Idol." However, the judges don't think so. Using their only save, Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Randy Jackson, and Ellen DeGeneres chose to save Big Mike from elimination on Wednesday's show.

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Adam Lambert To Mentor "American Idol" Contestants

Less than a year ago, all of Adam Lambert's performances were followed by critiques by Simon, Paula, and the others on "American Idol." Now, just a few months into his career, he's returning to "Idol" as guest mentor.

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Carrie Underwood, Black Eyed Peas Confirmed For "Idol Gives Back"

After it went on hiatus last year, "American Idol" is bringing back its popular charity event "Idol Gives Back." This year, they're bringing major music stars like Alicia Keys and Black Eyed Peas to perform.

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David Cook Talks Trip To Ethiopia, Participation In "Idol Gives Back"

David Cook had the support of America when he was named the 7th season winner of "American Idol" and scored hits like "Light On." Now, he's shedding light on issues affecting the young girls in Ethiopia and asking America for their support again.

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'American Idol' Owner CKX Inc. Up For Sale, JP Morgan Interested

The owner of 'American Idol' CKX Inc., released a statement Monday confirming rumors it is involved in discussions regarding a possible sale of the company.

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Paula Abdul Not Joining "Star Search" Remake

Paula Abdul remains jobless to this day. The former "American Idol" judge was reported to be joining the upcoming ABC reincarnation of "Star Search," but it has been learned that the show will be airing without her.

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Reports Continue Of Feuding Between Simon Cowell And Ellen DeGeneres

While the Top 24 contestants of "American Idol" hit the stage for the first week of live performances, the real performances could be coming from two of the judges. Reports continue that Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres aren't exactly idolizing each other.

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"Idol" Reject, Chris Golightly, Reportedly Faked Contract To Get Back On Show

Did "American Idol" reject Chris Golightly fake documents to appeal to the producers to get him back on the show? The aspiring singer was disqualified from the Top 24 of the Fox hit talent show after producers found out he had a recording contract, but he claims he had been released from the deal before joining "Idol."

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Kris Allen Talks Recent Trip To Haiti, Special "Idol Gives Back" Performance

"American Idol" is giving back once again, teaming up with the United Nations Foundation for a special episode in effort to raise money for the earthquake-ravaged nation of Haiti. Kris Allen, last year's "American Idol" winner, joined UNF CEO Kathy Calvin on a recent trip to Port-au-Prince. Kris is set to discuss and showcase images from his trip on Thursday's "Idol."

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Simon Cowell Offers Advice For Replacements, Talks Last Season Of "American Idol"

"American Idol," now in its ninth season, is losing the disarmingly brash, often hilariously honest Simon Cowell to another show, "The X Factor," his own superstar search which has created international stars like Leona Lewis. But while Hollywood continues to buzz about who could replace the British ego (names like Howard Stern, Elton John, and even Perez Hilton having been raised), Cowell himself offers some advice for the search for the next superstar judge.

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"American Idol" To Benefit UN Foundation Fund For Haiti On February 25 On Fox

"American Idol" and the United Nations Foundation are partnering for a new episode dedicated to Haiti. The series will feature former Idol winner Kris Allen as he performs and shares footage of his trip to the earthquake-stricken island.

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"American Idol" To Reveal Semifinalists In New Format

The big changes on "American Idol" just keep coming. Along with the addition of new judge Ellen DeGeneres, the show is changing the way it reveals its Top 24.

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Kara DioGuardi Talks "American Idol," Contestants, And Ellen-

The first days of Hollywood Week are down and Kara DioGuardi, only in her second year as judge on "American Idol," just spent her first few days with Ellen DeGeneres on the judges' panel. With Paula Abdul out, a slew of guest judges over the auditions process, Ellen in, and Simon Cowell leaving at the end of the season, DioGuardi says she's looking forward to the current judges staying put at least through the end of the season.

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Parents' Group Demands Fox To Deny Howard Stern's Possible Judging Gig On "Idol"-

Parents are protesting Howard Stern's possible "American Idol" judging gig. Amid rumors that the shock jock will be replacing Simon Cowell next season, the Parents Television Council has sent out a press release, demanding Fox to clarify the reports.

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Howard Stern Rumored To Replace Simon Cowell On "American Idol"-

 Could the "King of All Media" be replacing Simon Cowell next season on American Idol?  Rumor has it that Howard Stern, who once called the competition reality show a "karaoke contest" is looking to secure himself a seat on the judging panel but not without a price - a cool 0 million, that is.

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"Idol" Top 24 Contestant Reportedly Disqualified After Father Reveals Result

An "American Idol" contestant who made it to the top 24 list has reportedly been kicked off the show after violating a confidentiality agreement. Michael Lynche's father, Marque Lynch Sr, confirmed his son's place in the show to St. Petersburg Times.

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Madonna's Brother Campaigns To Replace Simon Cowell On "American Idol"

Christopher Ciccone, best known as brother to superstar singer Madonna, is vying for the empty seat opening up on "American Idol" next year. He's urging fans to call 19 Entertainment and request him to be the next judge.

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"Idol" Creator Simon Fuller Teams With Perez Hilton, Jamie King For New Boy Band Talent Search

"American Idol" creator Simon Fuller and gossip blogger Perez Hilton are looking for the next boy band who will become the ultimate entertainment stars "for the next generation."

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Nearly 30 Million Viewers Tune In For "American Idol" Premiere

"American Idol" may have lost Paula Abdul, but it's not losing many viewers for it.

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Simon Cowell Announces He Is Leaving "American Idol"

Simon Cowell shocked "American Idol" fans today by announcing that he would be leaving the show after this year's season. Season 9 will see the last of Cowell putting aspiring singers in their place on the country's most-watched show in the U.S.

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"American Idol" Judge Randy Jackson Talks Ellen, Paula, And Show's Ninth Season

Since "American Idol" debuted in 2002, the show has catapulted then-unknowns like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, and Adam Lambert to pop music stardom. Now in its 9th season, "Idol" has seen the exit of one of its premier judges, Paula Abdul, and the introduction of funny-woman Ellen DeGeneres to the judges table. Through it all has been record producer/musical director/A&R exec Randy Jackson, who says the changes will make for a very interesting season.

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"American Idol" Bringing Back "Idol Gives Back"

The Idols are going to give back once more after a season of hiatus. "American Idol" will host their charitable campaign "Idol Gives Back" in April on Fox.

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"Idol" Champ Kris Allen Debuts Single, To Release New LP

Incumbent "American Idol" champ Kris Allen is set to release his debut album on 19 Recordings/Jive Records next month, while his highly anticipated first single "Live Like We Are Dying" goes to radio Monday.

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Ellen DeGeneres Named The New Judge Of "American Idol"

Ellen DeGeneres has been named the new judge of "American Idol." The U.S. talk show host is taking Paula Abdul's spot on the panel of the TV talent show, joining Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi.

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Shania Twain To Be Guest Judge On "American Idol"

Shania Twain is to appear on "American Idol." The country singer has signed up to be a guest judge on the U.S. singing contest, filling Paula Abdul's vacated spot on the judging panel on August 30 and 31.

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Simon Cowell Back For More "American Idol" Seasons

While Paula Abdul ends her "American Idol" journey amid salary dispute issues, Simon Cowell will continue his run on the Fox show for at least three more years.

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Paula Abdul Confirms "American Idol" Exit

Just days after Kara DioGuardi was confirmed to come back on "American Idol," longtime judge Paula Abdul has announced she is leaving the show.

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Fox Officially Announces Kara DioGuardi's Return To "American Idol"

After all the rumors surrounding her return to "American Idol," judge Kara DioGuardi will officially come back next season. Fox announces the fourth judge of the reality talent show will remain at the panel for the ninth season.

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"American Idol" Wannabe Killed In An Apparent Homicide

An "American Idol" wannabe was found dead in an apparent homicide. Alexis Cohen was struck by car and killed early Saturday morning.

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American Idol (Series: 8)

Genre: reality

Distributor: Fox TV

Production: Fremantle, 19 TV, American Idol Prod. Fox TV

Videos: 12
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Ongoing Series: 8 » Total Episodes: 2

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