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DEC
16
2 DAYS

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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DEC
13
5 DAYS

Syrian 21-Year-Old Wins 'Arab Idol'

Syrian 21-Year-Old Wins 'Arab Idol'

Weeks before American Idol returns to its 14th season on Fox, the pan-Middle Eastern edition of the show has just crowned its latest winner.

Hazem Shareef, 21, of Aleppo, Syria's most populated city, was announced the season-three winner of Arab Idol, the highly popular local version of the FremantleMedia format Pop Idol, which airs on pan-Arab television network MBC. While contestants originate from various countries in the region, the competition itself takes place in Beirut, Lebanon.

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DEC
13
5 DAYS

Ryan Seacrest: 'American Idol' to Be Reduced to One Night

Ryan Seacrest: 'American Idol' to Be Reduced to One Night

American Idol fans are going to find out who’s going home in a whole new way.

Walking the red carpet at the Z100 Jingle Ball in New York on Friday night, Ryan Seacrest revealed that the show’s infamous results show will now be a thing of the past.

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DEC
12
6 DAYS

'American Idol' Alum Haley Reinhart to Star in New Netflix Animated Series

'American Idol' Alum Haley Reinhart to Star in New Netflix Animated Series

American Idol alum Haley Reinhart is headed to Netflix.

The season-10 third-place finisher took to Instagram to announce that she has landed a part in animated series F is For Family. In a neat twist, Reinhart will be voicing the part of a young boy.

The series is produced by Vince Vaughn, Bill Burr, Michael Price  and Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story).

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DEC
11
7 DAYS

'American Idol' Judge Keith Urban Talks Season 14: "They've Brought Something Fresh"

'American Idol' Judge Keith Urban Talks Season 14: "They've Brought Something Fresh"

Keith Urban often refers to his American Idol co-stars as a family. And in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, the country star said that his fellow judges came through for him in his time of need — the death of his father-in-law, Antony Kidman, dad to Urban's wife, Nicole Kidman.

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DEC
5
2 WKS

'American Idol' Does Christmas: Kelly Clarkson, David Archuleta Usher In the Season

'American Idol' Does Christmas: Kelly Clarkson, David Archuleta Usher In the Season

American Idol alums are helping usher in the holiday season with new songs, videos, updates of Christmas classics and mash-ups.

Check out some of the merriment below:

Kris Allen is releasing a new song, "Baby, It Ain't Christmas Without You," through his own DogBear Records label. Fans can download the song on iTunes, and watch Kris perform the song live below:

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DEC
2
2 WKS

It's Official: Scott Borchetta Joining 'American Idol' Season 14 as Mentor

It's Official: Scott Borchetta Joining 'American Idol' Season 14 as Mentor

Can the man who discovered Taylor Swift pick the next American Idol?

The Fox show is banking on just that, as Scott Borchetta, the president and CEO of Big Machine Label group, will assume the position of mentor for the forthcoming 14th season, a source tells The Hollywood Reporter. Fox confirmed the news on Wednesday in a statement. 

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DEC
1
2 WKS

Adam Lambert Makes New Year's Plans, Cameo in Latest 'American Idol' Commercial

Adam Lambert Makes New Year's Plans, Cameo in Latest 'American Idol' Commercial

Adam Lambert will kick off 2015 in a big way. The American Idol season eight runner-up will join Queen in London for an exclusive concert airing live on BBC One.

The intimate show will take place at Central Hall Westminster (capacity: 2,000) near the iconic Big Ben clocktower and serve as a warm-up act to a fireworks display along the Thames at midnight.

"Words can't describe how excited I am," said Lambert in a release announcing the concert. "We are going to kick off 2015 in style."

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NOV
20
4 WKS

Fox Beats 'American Idol' Racism Lawsuit

Fox Beats 'American Idol' Racism Lawsuit

Fox Broadcasting, Fremantle and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe have prevailed over 10 former contestants on American Idol who alleged they were the victims of racial discrimination in the way they were disqualified.

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NOV
18
4 WKS

'American Idol' Alum Michael Johns' Death: New Details Emerge

'American Idol' Alum Michael Johns' Death: New Details Emerge

New details from the Orange County Coroner’s report have revealed that American Idol season-seven finalist Michael Johns died from an enlarged heart and a "fatty liver."

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NOV
17
1 month

'American Idol' David Cook Releases New Song

'American Idol' David Cook Releases New Song

It’s been a long wait for fans of David Cook — a year, to be exact — but this Monday, the American Idol season-seven winner will release a new song on iTunes. Appropriately enough, it's called “Wait For Me.”

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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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