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JUL
24
1 years

'American Idol' Alum Lazaro Arbos Misses Arizona Show

'American Idol' Alum Lazaro Arbos Misses Arizona Show

The Arizona stop on the American Idol 2013 summer tour went on without Lazaro Arbos, who was fighting off an infection.

The Season 12 alum let his fans know the situation on Twitter, writing, “I won’t be performing in Arizona tonight due to a really bad infection I got.”

VIDEO: 'American Idol' Season 12: Idols Play Reporters 

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JUL
21
1 years

'American Idol' Tour Kicks Off in Washington with Half-Full Venue

'American Idol' Tour Kicks Off in Washington with Half-Full Venue

The American Idol season 12 tour kicked off in Kent, Washington on Friday with about half of the ShoWare Center's 6,500 seats filled, according to eyewitness reports.

VIP tickets for the inaugural concert were selling for $20 in the weeks leading up to the July 19 kick-off. 

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JUL
11
1 years

'American Idol' Season 12: The Top 11 Interview Each Other (Video)

'American Idol' Season 12: The Top 11 Interview Each Other (Video)

American Idol's season 12 finalists about to embark on a North American tour met the press this week but were in for a surprise when they came face-to-face with the crew from The Hollywood Reporter and were asked to play journalists. In what's become an Idol Worship summer staple, we asked the Top 11 to interview each other.

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JUL
10
1 years

'American Idol' Season 12 Tour: Top 11 Preview 'Gone, Gone, Gone' Group Number (Video)

'American Idol' Season 12 Tour: Top 11 Preview 'Gone, Gone, Gone' Group Number (Video)

Ask one of the season 12 Idols which songs they will be singing on their summer tour, and they won’t tell you. It’s supposed to be a secret, but one song was revealed today when the top 10 plus one (Aubrey Cleland from this year’s top 20 joins her fellow Idols for the tour) spent time talking to the press at a Burbank rehearsal facility.

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JUN
27
1 years

'American Idol' on the Charts: Lauren Alaina Continues Billboard Streak With 'Barefoot and Buckwild'

'American Idol' on the Charts: Lauren Alaina Continues Billboard Streak With 'Barefoot and Buckwild'

LAUREN, YEAR THREE: After placing second on season 10 of American Idol, Lauren Alaina debuted on the Billboard country singles chart the week of June 11, 2011. Her debut single, “Like My Mother Does,” peaked at No 36 on Hot Country Songs. The follow-up, “Georgia Peaches,” is her biggest hit to date, which came in at No. 28. In the summer of 2012, she peaked at No. 37 with “Eighteen Inches,” a song co-written by Carrie Underwood

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JUN
26
1 years

'American Idol' Season 13: Ray Chew Will Return

'American Idol' Season 13: Ray Chew Will Return

American Idol might be making many changes next season, but one thing remains consistent: Ray Chew will return.

“That’s my plan,” Chew told The Hollywood Reporter at Tuesday night's Recording Academy Honors in New York City. “We’ve had some wonderful talks so everything is pointing in the right direction.”

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JUN
10
1 years

Nigel Lythgoe Speaks Out on 'American Idol' Firing: 'I Am Truly Saddened'

Nigel Lythgoe Speaks Out on 'American Idol' Firing: 'I Am Truly Saddened'

Just two days after confirming that he had been fired as executive producer of American Idol, Nigel Lythgoe is focusing on the positives.

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JUN
4
1 years

'American Idol': Executive Producers Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick Are Out

'American Idol': Executive Producers Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick Are Out

In a move widely expected by industry insiders, American Idol executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick "will be leaving the show,” a source tells The Hollywood Reporter. However, formal exit discussions have not yet begun.

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JUN
3
1 years

'American Idol' Summer Tour: Ticket Resales Down 347 Percent from 2012

'American Idol' Summer Tour: Ticket Resales Down 347 Percent from 2012

Ticket resales for the 2013 American Idol Live! Tour are down 347 percent, according to data compiled by StubHub, the Ebay-owned online marketplace for secondary sellers. The news follows word of recent show cancellations, where nearly a quarter of the AEG trek's 40 U.S. dates have been called off

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MAY
31
1 years

'American Idol' Summer Tour: Quarter of Scheduled Dates Canceled

'American Idol' Summer Tour: Quarter of Scheduled Dates Canceled

It looks as if the American Idol summer tour, much like judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, is also a casualty of a ho-hum season 12.

Late on Friday, 19 Entertainment, the company that produces Idol in partnership with Fox and FremantleMedia, announced that nine dates of the North American trek have been canceled and one has been rescheduled. They include stops in St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Tulsa, Las Vegas and Oakland, among other secondary markets.

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MAY
23
1 years

'American Idol' Finale: Candice vs. Kree Debate Leads to Stabbing Incident

'American Idol' Finale: Candice vs. Kree Debate Leads to Stabbing Incident

Two American Idol fans in York, Pennsylvania took a heated debate over season 12's top two to extremes when their argument ended in multiple stab wounds.

Karen Elaine Harrelson, 48, and Gregory L. Stambaugh, 57, were watching the Idol finale in the basement of Stambaugh's West Manchester Township home on Wednesday, May 15, when they got into a drunken argument over which finalist -- Candice Glover or Kree Harrison -- should win the title.

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MAY
23
1 years

'American Idol': Kelly Clarkson Will Not Judge Season 13

'American Idol': Kelly Clarkson Will Not Judge Season 13

Despite rampant rumors, a rep for Kelly Clarkson tells The Hollywood Reporter that the American Idol winner will not be judging season 13 of the Fox show.

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MAY
22
1 years

'American Idol' Finalist Angie Miller Lands Publishing Deal

'American Idol' Finalist Angie Miller Lands Publishing Deal

American Idol finalist Angie Miller proved her songwriting chops on season 12 of the Fox show when she performed an original number, "You Set Me Free" and captured the judges' -- and America's -- hearts. Now a major publishing company is showing it's willing to bet on future music from the Beverly, Mass. native.

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MAY
18
1 years

'American Idol' Without Randy Jackson? Alums Weigh In (Video)

'American Idol' Without Randy Jackson? Alums Weigh In (Video)

A common refrain at the American Idol season 12 finale? "It's the end of an era."

So declared a slew of series alums who walked the red carpet when asked about the exit of veteran judge Randy Jackson.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol': Randy Jackson Through the Years

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