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JAN
7
2 MOS

Harry Connick Jr. on 'American Idol' Changes: "We Are Going to Be OK"

Harry Connick Jr. on 'American Idol' Changes: "We Are Going to Be OK"

Has American Idol found its next superstar? Judge Harry Connick Jr. said based on what he has seen in auditions, the 14th season of the Fox singing competition is in good shape.

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JAN
3
2 MOS

Kelly Clarkson Drops Hints About New Album, Namechecks Dr. Dre

Kelly Clarkson Drops Hints About New Album, Namechecks Dr. Dre

Kelly Clarkson offered fans a few hints about her forthcoming album, slated to drop sometime early this year. 

The singer revealed several clues on her Twitter account on Jan. 3, confirming that genre-wise, it will land in the realm of pop. "People keep asking. My next album is pop. But I am always influenced by music I love, which is pop- rock/country/r&b/dance #whoknowswhatsnext," she tweeted.

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JAN
2
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Hear 'American Idol' Alum Casey Abrams' Jazzy Twist on Modern Rock Hit "Stacy's Mom"

Hear 'American Idol' Alum Casey Abrams' Jazzy Twist on Modern Rock Hit "Stacy's Mom"

It was 10 years ago that modern rock band Fountains of Wayne scored a hit single with “Stacy’s Mom." Today, the song lives on thanks to American Idol alum Casey Abrams, who gives the radio favorite a jazzy twist.

Abrams re-imagined the song on YouTube channel Postmodern Jukebox, adding a ragtime feel, melodica, tinkering piano keys, scatting and a cool handoff of the bass to Adam Kubota.

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JAN
2
2 MOS

Actress Nikki Reed, 'American Idol' Alum Paul McDonald Finalize Divorce

Actress Nikki Reed, 'American Idol' Alum Paul McDonald Finalize Divorce

Twilight actress Nikki Reed has had her divorce from ex-American Idol contestant Paul McDonald finalized and the pay-off is rather sweet, according to TMZ

As part of the settlement, Reed is to gain three houses, three cars and a dog — a German Shepherd named Enzo — following the end of their two-and-a-half-year marriage. McDonald, on the other hand, receives the one-time couple's Nashville home.

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JAN
1
2 MOS

Adam Lambert's New Year's Resolution: Finding "Somebody to Love"

Adam Lambert's New Year's Resolution: Finding "Somebody to Love"

Will 2015 be the year Adam Lambert finds true love?

The American Idol season-eight runner-up playfully pondered that very question onstage in London on New Year's Eve, performing at Big Ben Live and closing out a triumphant year fronting Queen with a sold-out show. The concert at Central Hall in Westminster led up to the city’s traditional fireworks celebration along the river Thames. Big Ben, of course, chimed at midnight.

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DEC
30
2 MOS

A Tragic Death, a Congressional Bid and Adam Lambert: 2014's Top 'American Idol' Stories

A Tragic Death, a Congressional Bid and Adam Lambert: 2014's Top 'American Idol' Stories

American Idol ushered in its share of changes in 2014, including a new judge (Harry Connick Jr.), a new set and a new production team. Season 13 also crowned a new Idol in Caleb Johnson, but it was the show's alumni that grabbed the biggest headlines. From career victories to slip-ups, major life milestones and one tragic death, Idol Worship counts down the 14 most-talked-about Idol stories of the year.

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DEC
26
2 MOS

'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Gets Engaged

'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Gets Engaged

American Idol alum Phillip Phillips is off the market.

The season-11 winner popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Hannah Blackwell for Christmas, and the singer shared the happy news on his Facebook page.

Wrote Phillips: "My best Christmas surprise is happening. We're engaged yall! @HannahBlackwell !"

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DEC
23
2 MOS

'American Idol' Alums Casey Abrams, Taylor Hicks, More Remember Joe Cocker

'American Idol' Alums Casey Abrams, Taylor Hicks, More Remember Joe Cocker

When Casey Abrams competed on the tenth season of American Idol, he was asked to perform music inspired by their own musical idols. Abrams didn’t even have to think about it: he chose Joe Cocker.

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DEC
22
2 MOS

'American Idol' Season 14: Get a Pre-Premiere Peek at the Top 24

'American Idol' Season 14: Get a Pre-Premiere Peek at the Top 24

In a season that is getting ever more unpredictable as its Jan. 7 premiere nears, American Idol unveiled another surprise early on Monday: the top 24 finalists.

"It's an Idol first," said host Ryan Seacrest in a two-minute preview. "Before we even show you the auditions, we are going to introduce you to the top 24." 

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DEC
18
3 MOS

Queen's Brian May on Adam Lambert: "He Can Sing Higher Than Freddie"

Queen's Brian May on Adam Lambert: "He Can Sing Higher Than Freddie"

Adam Lambert always maintained that in his role as touring frontman for Queen, he wasn't emulating the late Freddie Mercury. But when it comes to vocal skills, the American Idol season-eight star can more than hold his own, said Queen guitarist Brian May in a recent interview, noting that there are some things Lambert brings that even Mercury couldn’t do live.

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DEC
16
3 MOS

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
3 MOS

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
3 MOS

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
3 MOS

'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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