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JAN
13
8 MOS

'American Idol': 7 Changes for Season 13

'American Idol': 7 Changes for Season 13

With American Idol about to kick off its 13th season, plenty of questions remain as to how the show may be different in 2014. Expect some of those changes to be illuminated during today's Fox panel at the annual gathering of the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, but The Hollywood Reporter's Idol Worship has this early report.

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JAN
13
8 MOS

The New 'American Idol': A Cheeseburger, a Coke and a Smile (And Shut the F--- Up)

The New 'American Idol': A Cheeseburger, a Coke and a Smile (And Shut the F--- Up)

The biggest difference viewers will notice when American Idol season 13 kicks off on Jan. 15? Not the snazzy Roman numeral logo or the postcard-inspired, Greetings from Asbury Park-esque graphics denoting each audition city.

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DEC
14
9 MOS

Harry Connick Jr., Ryan Seacrest on New 'American Idol' Season: 'Give It Another Shot'

Harry Connick Jr., Ryan Seacrest on New 'American Idol' Season: 'Give It Another Shot'

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest has a message for viewers who may have checked out of the show last season: Give us another chance.

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SEP
22
11 MOS

Nigel Lythgoe Angered, 'Shocked' by 'The Voice' Emmy Win

Nigel Lythgoe Angered, 'Shocked' by 'The Voice' Emmy Win

Nigel Lythgoe is still peeved about the Emmys' American Idol snub.

The Fox show's former executive producer took to Twitter immediately after the award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Show was handed to NBC's The Voice.

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SEP
11
12 MOS

Randy Jackson on Next Season's 'American Idol': 'Greatest Show of Its Kind Ever'

Randy Jackson on Next Season's 'American Idol': 'Greatest Show of Its Kind Ever'

Randy Jackson had kind words for the newly announced panel of American Idol judges when he spoke to THR and a group of reporters outside Tuesday's Novak Djokovic Foundation Gala Dinner in New York.

Jackson said that the panel, which includes Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., is "amazing" and will make the upcoming season of Idol the "greatest show of its kind ever."

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SEP
3
12 MOS

'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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SEP
2
12 MOS

'American Idol's' Jessica Sanchez and 'The Voice's' Chris Mann Team Up for MDA Telethon

'American Idol's' Jessica Sanchez and 'The Voice's' Chris Mann Team Up for MDA Telethon

Jessica Sanchez spent her Labor Day weekend giving back, as the American Idol alum participated in the MDA Show of Strength Telethon Sunday night.

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JUN
21
1 years

'American Idol' Staff, Alumni Bring Their Pets to Work (Video)

'American Idol' Staff, Alumni Bring Their Pets to Work (Video)

It's not always cutthroat competition backstage at American Idol, especially where furry friends are concerned.

Friday, June 21 is National Bring Your Pet To Work Day, and season 10 runner up Lauren Alaina got into the spirit by taking her adorable pooch, Prissie, to the set back on May 9. 

PHOTOS: 'American Idol' Season 12 Finale in Pictures

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JUN
2
1 years

'American Idol' Alums Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo Get Married

'American Idol' Alums Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo Get Married

American Idol can now officially claim its own first couple. On Saturday, June 1, season five finalist Ace Young married longtime girlfriend and season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo.

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MAY
16
1 years

'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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MAY
16
1 years

'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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MAY
15
1 years

'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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MAY
14
1 years

A Day in the Life of 'American Idol' Musical Director Ray Chew

A Day in the Life of 'American Idol' Musical Director Ray Chew

The Hollywood Reporter was invited to spend a day with American Idol musical director Ray Chew on the set of the Fox staple. Our vantage point was the vertigo-inducing top step of the staircase that Ryan Seacrest walks down every week to begin the show. That meant looking down at Chew in his well-designed space. For each of his three seasons on Idol, Chew has had a different location, depending on the design of the set.

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MAY
9
1 years

'American Idol' Recap: a Shocking Elimination Brings Tears and Heartbreak

'American Idol' Recap: a Shocking Elimination Brings Tears and Heartbreak

After 11 years on the air, American Idol continues to surprise: In an upset that few saw coming, Angie Miller -- piano player, power singer and bright-eyed Miley Cyrus doppelganger -- lost a spot in next week's finale to rivals Kree Harrison and Candice Glover.

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