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NOV
12
1 month

The Case for Adam Lambert as New 'American Idol' Mentor

The Case for Adam Lambert as New 'American Idol' Mentor

American Idol fans probably never imagined a day when Randy Jackson would no longer be "in it to win it," but so it seems for season-14 of the Fox show, the first that won't feature the former judge-turned-mentor. 

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NOV
11
1 month

Randy Jackson Exits 'American Idol'

Randy Jackson Exits 'American Idol'

American Idol is losing one of its last remaining original players.

Randy Jackson, who has been with the Fox series since its start, will exit the singing competition, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Jackson, who first started as a judge and later became a mentor, will not return for the upcoming 14th season of the series.

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NOV
11
1 month

'American Idol' Alum Angie Miller on her Debut EP: "It's 100 Percent Me"

'American Idol' Alum Angie Miller on her Debut EP: "It's 100 Percent Me"

It’s one week before the release of Angie Miller’s debut EP, Weathered, and the American Idol season-12 alum is busy with a very important task: mailing out envelopes of goodies to her fans. “I have 1,400 packages that I am sending out today,” she says. “It’s crazy.”

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NOV
4
2 MOS

Clay Aiken's Congressional Bid to Be Esquire Docuseries

Clay Aiken's Congressional Bid to Be Esquire Docuseries

Esquire Network will go behind the scenes of Clay Aiken's failed congressional bid with a new docuseries.

The NBCUniversal-owned cable network announced late Tuesday — following Aiken's defeat in North Carolina — that camera crews have been documenting the American Idol alum's bid for a seat in the House

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NOV
4
2 MOS

Clay Aiken Loses Bid for Congress

Clay Aiken Loses Bid for Congress

Clay Aiken is a runner-up once again. 

The 35-year-old American Idol alum has been projected to lose to incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) in his bid for a seat in the House

See more 'American Idol' Finalists: Where Are They Now?

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NOV
2
2 MOS

Bill Maher Skewers Clay Aiken on 'Real Time'

Bill Maher Skewers Clay Aiken on 'Real Time'

Bill Maher ripped into Clay Aiken's congressional run on Real Time With Bill Maher, saying the American Idol season-two alum is "going to lose" his bid for North Carolina's 2nd District.

Maher was especially critical of Aiken's comments that he did not need President Barack Obama's assistance on the campaign trail and Aiken's assertion that he was "doing well."

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OCT
30
2 MOS

Nicole Kidman Talks Father's Death, Keith Urban's Support: "I Was So Devastated"

Nicole Kidman Talks Father's Death, Keith Urban's Support: "I Was So Devastated"

After losing her father, beloved psychologist Antony KidmanNicole Kidman has learned a thing or two about grief. 

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OCT
27
2 MOS

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Slams 'American Idol'

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Slams 'American Idol'

If Dave Grohl had auditioned for American Idol, would he have snagged a golden ticket to the Hollywood rounds (coincidentally taking place this week)?

Not a chance, the Foo Fighters frontman told CBS' 60 Minutes on Sunday night. “I would never make it."

In a candid interview with Anderson Cooper, Grohl slammed Idol and other singing shows for squashing aspiring vocalists, asserting that singers who are now rock legends would never pass the first audition.

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OCT
22
2 MOS

'American Idol' Alum Haley Reinhart Expands Rights Deal With Ole; New EP in the Works

'American Idol' Alum Haley Reinhart Expands Rights Deal With Ole; New EP in the Works

American Idol season-10 alum Haley Reinhart has expanded her deal with independent rights management company ole, it was announced.

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OCT
20
2 MOS

Phillip Phillips, Trisha Yearwood, Carlos Santana Confirmed for World Series

Phillip Phillips, Trisha Yearwood, Carlos Santana Confirmed for World Series

American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, Trisha Yearwood, Carlos Santana and Little Big Town are among the entertainers slated to perform the National Anthem at the 2014 World Series, a Fox spokesperson has confirmed.

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OCT
20
2 MOS

Watch 'American Idol' Alum Clay Aiken's New Campaign Ad

Watch 'American Idol' Alum Clay Aiken's New Campaign Ad

American Idol and congressional candidate Clay Aiken is going after Republican Renee Ellmers in a new television advertisement aimed at North Carolina's Second District.

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OCT
18
2 MOS

Former 'American Idol' Contestant Joanne Borgella Dies of Cancer

Former 'American Idol' Contestant Joanne Borgella Dies of Cancer

American Idol season-seven contestant and plus-size model Joanne Borgella has died from a rare form of cancer.

The Long Island, New York native was 32 and had been battling endometrial cancer, which she revealed in a video posted to her Facebook page a year ago had "spread to her chest."

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OCT
17
2 MOS

'American Idol' Is Allowing Fans to Award a Golden Ticket to Hollywood

'American Idol' Is Allowing Fans to Award a Golden Ticket to Hollywood

For the first time ever, American Idol fans will have the chance to tell a hopeful "you’re going to Hollywood!"

Producers of the Fox singing series have added a new wrinkle, allowing viewers to have a say in which contestant will receive a coveted golden ticket to the show's Hollywood rounds, which begin the week of Oct. 25 (and air in the spring).

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OCT
17
2 MOS

'American Idol' Performance Series to Launch at Los Angeles Restaurant Vitello's

'American Idol' Performance Series to Launch at Los Angeles Restaurant Vitello's

Maintaining a full touring schedule, even though his doctors have recommended a kidney transplant within six months, season-eight American Idol alum Scott MacIntyre will make his first public in-concert appearance in the U.S. at Vitello's in Studio City on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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