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Nigel Lythgoe, David Cook, Paula Abdul Remember 'American Idol' Alum Michael Johns

Nigel Lythgoe, David Cook, Paula Abdul Remember 'American Idol' Alum Michael Johns

American Idol season seven finalist Michael Johns died unexpectedly on Aug. 1. He was 35-years-old.

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'American Idol' Alum Michael Johns Dies at 35

'American Idol' Alum Michael Johns Dies at 35

Michael Johns, a finalist on American Idol season seven, died on Aug. 1, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed via multiple sources. The cause of death is believed to be a blood clot in his ankle. 

The singer competed on the Fox music show in 2008 and came in eighth place. He followed with a full-length album, 2009's Hold Back My Heart, that included single "Heart on My Sleeve." 

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'American Idol' Alum Dexter Roberts Reveals Why He Left the Summer Tour

'American Idol' Alum Dexter Roberts Reveals Why He Left the Summer Tour

One of the biggest mysteries of the 2014 American Idol summer tour was the absence of country singer Dexter Roberts.

Outside of an official statement from the tour in early July announcing that he was released from his contractual obligations, not much else has been said. Fellow Alabama Idols Jess Meuse and CJ Harris revealed a short time later that Roberts was ill.

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'American Idol' Alum Constantine Maroulis Returns to 'Rock of Ages'

'American Idol' Alum Constantine Maroulis Returns to 'Rock of Ages'

It’s mid-July, and Constantine Maroulis is getting ready to return to Broadway in one of his most beloved roles — Drew, the rock and roll dreamer in Rock of Ages.

There is just one problem — he has recently trimmed his long, luscious locks of hair.

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More Than 20 People Hospitalized After Keith Urban Concert in Boston

More Than 20 People Hospitalized After Keith Urban Concert in Boston

Emergency service workers from six towns responded to numerous reports of illnesses at a Keith Urban concert in Mansfield, Mass. Officials said alcohol consumption was the likely cause.

Ambulances arrived from Eaton, Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton and Plainville to help private ambulance services at the Saturday night (July 26) concert at the Xfinity Center, located about 35 miles southwest of Boston.

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'American Idol' on the Charts: Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Colton Dixon Rise on Christian Tallies

'American Idol' on the Charts: Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Colton Dixon Rise on Christian Tallies

HOLY TRINITY: A triad of American Idol alums are representing the Christian genre well on the Billboard charts, and all three are enjoying upward movement this week.

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'American Idol' on the Charts: Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed (Still) Make Beautiful Music Together

'American Idol' on the Charts: Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed (Still) Make Beautiful Music Together

'FALLING' RISING: Paul McDonald met actress Nikki Reed at a movie premiere while he was competing on season 10 of American Idol. They fell in love and were married on Oct. 16, 2011. A little over a year later they released an EP of duets, The Best Part, which peaked at No. 28 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and No. 25 on Top Folk Albums.

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Queen + Adam Lambert Create Magic at Madison Square Garden (Video)

Queen + Adam Lambert Create Magic at Madison Square Garden (Video)

Back in March, when the Queen + Adam Lambert tour was first announced, Adam Lambert sat in the front lobby of Madison Square Garden and told reporters that playing the famed arena was a dream of his.

On July 17, Lambert's dream came true as he stood in front of a packed house (which included View host Whoopi Goldberg), stepping in for the late Freddie Mercury on a summer night that Queen guitarist Brian May said was filled with "magic."

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'American Idol' Live Tour 2014: No Band, No Problem

'American Idol' Live Tour 2014: No Band, No Problem

When the American Idol Live! 2014 tour touched down at The MAC at Momouth University in West Long Branch New Jersey Tuesday night, it was minus a back-up band and seventh-place finisher Dexter Roberts, who has been out with an unknown illness since July 1 and will not be continuing on the tour.

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

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'American Idol' on the Charts: New Album 'Hope' Brings Danny Gokey First Billboard No. 1

'American Idol' on the Charts: New Album 'Hope' Brings Danny Gokey First Billboard No. 1

'HOPE' IN FRONT: When Danny Gokey competed on American Idol, he was pulled aside by one of the season eight mentors, Randy Travis. Travis, a country superstar, made a strong suggestion that Gokey should consider a career in country music — that country was missing the soul in Gokey's voice. Shortly after the season finale, Gokey signed with Sony Music in Nashville. His debut release, My Best Days, peaked at No. 3 on Top Country Albums and No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

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'American Idol' Winner Caleb Johnson on New Album, Summer Tour: Singing to Track 'Sucks'

'American Idol' Winner Caleb Johnson on New Album, Summer Tour: Singing to Track 'Sucks'

Is Caleb Johnson the Jack White of American Idol? The season 13 winner will release his new album, Testify, on August 12, marking the fastest turnaround in Idol history (the album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes).

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BBC America's 'Intruders': First Look at the Mysterious Drama (Exclusive Photos)

BBC America's 'Intruders': First Look at the Mysterious Drama (Exclusive Photos)

BBC America's mysterious drama Intruders is making its way to television later this summer.

From writer/executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files), the scripted series centers on a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others and will launch Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series is based on the Michael Marshall Smith novel The Intruders, and John Simm, Mira Sorvino, James Frain, Tory Kittles and Millie Bobby Brown star.

The Hollywood Reporter exclusively debuts two images from the upcoming summer drama's first episode.

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Carrie Underwood Talks Live TV, 'Sunday Night Football,' New Album: 'It Feels Different'

Carrie Underwood Talks Live TV, 'Sunday Night Football,' New Album: 'It Feels Different'

Every fall, millions of viewers huddle around their television sets, indulge in chicken wings and popcorn, and tune into Sunday Night Football. Carrie Underwood is one of them.

After performing a sassy rendition of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" to open last year's show, Underwood is back to kick off the 2014 season of NBC's Sunday Night Football and, she tells The Hollywood Reporter, it promises to be one giant party.

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BET Awards: Nicki Minaj Enlists 'American Idol' Alum for 'Pills N Potions' Performance (Video)

BET Awards: Nicki Minaj Enlists 'American Idol' Alum for 'Pills N Potions' Performance (Video)

American Idol's twelfth season may have gone down in the history books as difficult, but former  judge Nicki Minaj showed her loyalty by bringing seventh place finisher Burnell Taylor onstage at Sunday night's Black Entertainment Television network awards.

PHOTOS BET Awards 2014: Stars on the Red Carpet

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