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Coca-Cola and 'American Idol' End Sponsorship Deal

Coca-Cola and 'American Idol' End Sponsorship Deal

Say goodbye to those giant Coke cups at the American Idol judges' table.

When the Fox show returns for its 14th season on Jan. 7, it will be without its longtime sponsor, Coca-Cola. The soft drink company has ended its relationship with the show after 13 seasons.

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MAY
21
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'American Idol' Finale Recap: Season 13 Winner Crowned

'American Idol' Finale Recap: Season 13 Winner Crowned

It came down to Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene on American Idol on Wednesday, and before naming the winner of the thirteenth season, the two enjoyed a slew of performances.

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' Top Two: The Race Comes Down to the Wire

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MAY
21
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'American Idol' Finale: 'Boy, It Is Close,' Says Harry Connick Jr.

'American Idol' Finale: 'Boy, It Is Close,' Says Harry Connick Jr.

Now that the final performance show of American Idol's season 13 is in the history books, it's time for the cast to party onstage for the finale -- and that includes the judges.

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MAY
16
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Alex Preston on his 'American Idol' Elimination: 'I Was Confident I Was Going Home'

Alex Preston on his 'American Idol' Elimination: 'I Was Confident I Was Going Home'

First Ryan Seacrest announced that Jena Irene would compete in the season 13 finale of American Idol. Then, in a climactic moment on Thursday’s results show, the series' longtime host revealed that the other contestant going into the finale was Caleb Johnson.

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MAY
15
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'American Idol' Recap: Top Two Singers and Finale Details Revealed

'American Idol' Recap: Top Two Singers and Finale Details Revealed

After months of auditions, Hollywood Week, Rush Week and weeks of competition, American Idol revealed which two singers will go head-to-head in next week’s season finale.

On the show’s 500th episode, the Idol hopefuls performed songs selected by Randy Jackson, the judges, and their hometowns. On Thursday, it was time for the big moment.

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MAY
14
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'American Idol' Reveals Partial Finale Lineup

'American Idol' Reveals Partial Finale Lineup

American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips and other celebrity guest vocalists will take the stage for next week's season finale, revealed host Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday night's performance episode.

Seacrest made the announcement along with the season's top 13, who humorously gave The Hunger Games salute for the program's 500th episode.

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MAY
7
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'American Idol' Recap: Rise of the Musical Platypus

'American Idol' Recap: Rise of the Musical Platypus

With just two weeks to go before the finale, the American Idol top four competed for the biggest prize so far in the competition--a coveted top three position and the much lauded hometown visits.

 “Unfortunately this group is going to have to break up,” said Ryan Seacrest, showing off some new scruff.

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MAY
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'American Idol' Renewed for Season 14

'American Idol' Renewed for Season 14

American Idol is coming back. The singing competition series has been renewed through season 14, Fox announced Wednesday.

Idol will hit 15 cities for auditions beginning June 18 in Minneapolis, with stops also planned in Portland, Oreg., Columbus, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Richmond, Va., Albuquerque, N.M. and more.

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'American Idol' Recap: Who Went Home Grumpy on Results Show?

'American Idol' Recap: Who Went Home Grumpy on Results Show?

The top six finalists were a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll on Wednesday night's American Idol episode, but on Thursday night's results show, Ryan Seacrest promised that one contestant was "going to be grumpy," as he cradled the show's special guest, Grumpy Cat, in his arms.

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My First 'American Idol': An Intern's Tale

My First 'American Idol': An Intern's Tale

I might not fit into what is now the stereotypical American Idol fangirl demographic, but growing up on the show that changed the face of television keeps me tuning in. So on Wednesday, for the first time, I got to experience the singing competition live.

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'American Idol' Recap: A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock and Roll and a Grumpy Cat

'American Idol' Recap: A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock and Roll and a Grumpy Cat

The six remaining hopefuls competing on American Idol took on the dual themes of country and rock while the show continued its streak of celebrity appearances.

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'American Idol' Announces 2014 Tour Dates

'American Idol' Announces 2014 Tour Dates

Host Ryan Seacrest announced Wednesday that tickets for the American Idol Summer Tour are going on sale on May 9.

The 41-city tour will kick off June 24 in Binghamton, N.Y., and will wrap Aug. 23 in Redmond, Wash. 

STORY: 'American Idol' Recap: Demi Lovato Returns (Sort of) to Judge Top 7

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'American Idol': 6 Things You Didn't See on '80s Night

'American Idol': 6 Things You Didn't See on '80s Night

Some 500 people got to enjoy American Idol '80s week in all its fluorescent glory from inside the Idol-dome. Among those in the audience: yours truly, who returns with this report on the six things you didn’t see on TV ...

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MAR
27
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'American Idol' Season 13: 7 Things You Didn't See on Thursday's Elimination Show

'American Idol' Season 13: 7 Things You Didn't See on Thursday's Elimination Show

Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. may not have used their save on Majesty Rose during Thursday night's American Idol, but they certainly gave her a big send-off.

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