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MAR
13
1 month

'American Idol' Goes to the Movies: 7 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Goes to the Movies: 7 Things You Didn't See on TV

While American Idol fans were curled up on the sofa munching popcorn and enjoying a night at the movies -- musically speaking -- The Hollywood Reporter was peering behind-the-scenes inside Stage 36 at CBS Television City to see how the movie magic was made. Seven of our on-the-scene observations below...

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MAR
6
1 month

'American Idol' Results: Who Went Home?

'American Idol' Results: Who Went Home?

On a week where the theme was "Home," another singer was sent packing as the Top 11 was revealed on Thursday night's elimination episode of American Idol.

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MAR
6
1 month

'American Idol': 5 Things You Didn't See on Top 12 Night

'American Idol': 5 Things You Didn't See on Top 12 Night

So you watched American Idol at home Wednesday night? No problem. The Hollywood Reporter was your eyes and ears inside Stage 36 at CBS Television City. Here are five things that happened on the stage that you didn’t see in the comfort of your living room:

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MAR
6
1 month

'American Idol''s Top 12 Agree: The Judges Are 'Harsh to Everybody'

'American Idol''s Top 12 Agree: The Judges Are 'Harsh to Everybody'

Tough night on American Idol. The judges dished out more criticism than usual, most of it coming from Harry Connick, Jr., whose comments were often greeted with boos from the studio audience. A few minutes after Wednesday’s top 12 performance show ended, Sam Woolf summed up for The Hollywood Reporter what all of the contestants were thinking about the judges’ critiques. “It was a little harsh for everyone tonight.” Majesty Rose agreed: “They were harsh to everybody tonight.

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MAR
5
1 month

'American Idol' Recap: Top 12 Show There's No Place Like Home

'American Idol' Recap: Top 12 Show There's No Place Like Home

With this week’s American Idol theme of “Home” the Idols chose songs representing their home towns.

While the contestants made some unique song choices, would it have killed any of them to try “Sweet Home Alabama” or even Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long”--which pays homage to both Michigan and Alabama? Or even “Home” by Idol champ, Phillip Phillips

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MAR
5
2 MOS

Keith Urban Launches Line of Haiti-Manufactured Graphic Tees

Keith Urban Launches Line of Haiti-Manufactured Graphic Tees

Sure, Simon Cowell and his signature black crew-neck tees may seem ancient to American Idol viewers, now that Keith Urban is officially the singing show's reigning T-shirt king. And now, the country singer has launched his own line of graphic tees.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' Season 13: Fresh Faces, 'Harsh' Harry Connick, Jr. and Jennifer Lopez's Return

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FEB
26
2 MOS

'American Idol' Recap: Top 13 Tackle 'This Is Me'

'American Idol' Recap: Top 13 Tackle 'This Is Me'

At the beginning of American Idol’s first performance theme night of “This is Me,” Jennifer Lopez made an interesting observation that America hadn’t “gotten a chance to know this top 13.”

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FEB
21
2 MOS

'American Idol' Top 13: Were the Wildcard Performances Fair? (Video)

'American Idol' Top 13: Were the Wildcard Performances Fair? (Video)

After the top 13 were revealed on American Idol's first live results show of the season, the judges spoke to The Hollywood Reporter bout the stressful one-hour episode.

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FEB
20
2 MOS

'American Idol' Recap: Top 13 Revealed

'American Idol' Recap: Top 13 Revealed

The first live results show of the season on Thursday revealed American Idol's top 13: ten singers selected by viewers' votes, and three selected of five by the judges after an on-the-spot solo performance. That means five didn't get a chance to sing for a spot at all – and those who did were fighting for their singing career amidst a ton of sound problems.

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FEB
20
2 MOS

'American Idol' Top 10 Boys Take the Stage: 8 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Top 10 Boys Take the Stage: 8 Things You Didn't See on TV

If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, does that explain the difference in how they act on the Idol stage?

STORY: 'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Boys Go for Glory

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FEB
19
2 MOS

'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Boys Go for Glory

'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Boys Go for Glory

With the initial shock of American Idol’s Rush Week in the rearview mirror, it was the guys’ turn to find out which vocalists made it to the top ten.

“We already know that five great singers are not going to get to sing,” said judge Keith Urban, who admitted that the evening’s choices went “down to the wire” in Jennifer Lopez’s dressing room.

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FEB
19
2 MOS

'American Idol': 8 Things You Didn't See on Ladies Night

'American Idol': 8 Things You Didn't See on Ladies Night

Ten girls sang and five girls were never called to perform at the first live show of season 13 of American Idol. That's what you saw on TV. The view from inside Stage 36 at CBS Television City offered another picture.

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FEB
18
2 MOS

'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Girls Compete

'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Girls Compete

American Idol kicked off its first ever Rush Week as the judges unveiled their selections for the girls who made it to the top 10.

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FEB
14
2 MOS

'American Idol' Season 13: New Set Revealed

'American Idol' Season 13: New Set Revealed

When American Idol broadcasts its first live show of season 13 on Tuesday night, viewers will experience what the top 31 contestants saw this afternoon for the first time -- a brand-new set featuring many new elements, including a second stage directly in front of the seated audience, a lounge area where contestants will watch their co-competitors perform and gantries on two upper levels where even more members of the audience will stand as they surround the stage and become part of the 360-degree environment.

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