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'American Idol' Releases Official Picture of the 'Dream Team'

'American Idol' Releases Official Picture of the 'Dream Team'

Fox released the first official photograph of the new American Idol judging panel on Tuesday, and it's a happy one.

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'American Idol' Makes It Official With 'Dream Team' Panel

'American Idol' Makes It Official With 'Dream Team' Panel

It's official: Fox has named Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban as American Idol's newest judges panel.

The trio will kick off production on season 13 on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Boston.

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'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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Nicki Minaj Confirms 'American Idol' Departure

Nicki Minaj Confirms 'American Idol' Departure

Rapper Nicki Minaj followed Mariah Carey's lead on Thursday afternoon, announcing via Twitter, "Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!"

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'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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Adam Lambert: 'American Idol' Judge? (Video)

Adam Lambert: 'American Idol' Judge? (Video)

His return to the stage was one of the highlights of the American Idol season 12 finale. We're talking, of course, about season eight runner-u[ Adam Lambert, who joined top three finalist Angie Miller for an emotional rendition of David Guetta and Sia's "Titanium."  

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'American Idol' Finale's Ratings Free Fall: What Went Wrong

'American Idol' Finale's Ratings Free Fall: What Went Wrong

The numbers are in on the American Idol season 12 finale, and it’s not a pretty picture. The Fox show saw a dip of more than 40 percent from the 2012 season closer, losing some 7 million viewers to come in at a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49. Total viewers equaled 14.3 million -- the first time a finale has not reached the 20-million mark since the show first aired in 2002.

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'American Idol' Season 12 Finale: Adam Lambert Tops 5 Best Moments

'American Idol' Season 12 Finale: Adam Lambert Tops 5 Best Moments

Adam Lambert returned, Jennifer Lopez worked the wind machine and Randy Jackson was honored with a farewell package featuring dogs, not dawgs. With season 12 officially in the history books, American Idol pulled out all the stops to make the 2013 finale memorable.

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'American Idol' Season 12 Winner Revealed

'American Idol' Season 12 Winner Revealed

After enduring weeks of live performances and judges' critiques -- not to mention the frosty Mariah Carey-Nicki Minaj feud -- Candice Glover has defeated Kree Harrison to win the 12th season of American Idol.

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'American Idol' Finale: 7 Things You Didn't See on TV

'American Idol' Finale: 7 Things You Didn't See on TV

 

The audience was larger than usual, as the American Idol set moved from CBS Television City in Los Angeles to the Nokia Theatre, downtown at L.A. Live for the top two performance finale. But, as always, there were things you didn’t see if you weren’t inside the venue. The Hollywood Reporter observed them for you from a reserved seat.

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'American Idol' Finale: Mariah Carey Medley, Randy Jackson on Bass, Psy on Tap

'American Idol' Finale: Mariah Carey Medley, Randy Jackson on Bass, Psy on Tap

Preparations are in full swing for Thursday night's American Idol grand finale at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre where, following Wednesday's showdown between Kree Harrison and Candice Glover, the entire audience was loaded out and a new one brought in for a pre-tape of Mariah Carey's performance.

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'American Idol' Finale Recap: Kree Harrison Battles Candice Glover

'American Idol' Finale Recap: Kree Harrison Battles Candice Glover

If only it were possible to crown two winners.

Because in this battle of soul singers -- the first girl versus girl finale since 2004 --  Kree Harrison and Candice Glover, both wildly talented, have proven to be equally deserving of the season 12 title.

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'American Idol' Winners, Alums Share Randy Jackson Memories

'American Idol' Winners, Alums Share Randy Jackson Memories

"Teddy bear," "sweetheart," "supporter" -- those are just some of the words used to describe Randy Jackson by American Idol graduates. Since 2002, when he first sat alongside then-judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, the affable music industry veteran has become a pop culture icon thanks to his signature catch-phrases and less-is-more critiques.

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'American Idol': Angie Miller's Last Words (Video)

'American Idol': Angie Miller's Last Words (Video)

Angie Miller's American Idol exit came as a shock on Thursday night, as the top 3 finalist, and presumptive frontrunner cleared the way for Kree Harrison and Candice Glover to duke it out on the season 12 finale.

Perhaps equally surprising: how the 19-year-old Beverly, Mass. native managed to maintain her composure following the show.

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