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'American Idol' Alum Allison Iraheta Takes Up Residency at Hollywood's Hotel Cafe

'American Idol' Alum Allison Iraheta Takes Up Residency at Hollywood's Hotel Cafe

Halo Circus, the band fronted by American Idol season eight top female finalist Allison Iraheta, began a four-week residency at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood Friday night, playing to a packed house. The group's nine-song set included eight original songs plus their remake of Duran Duran's 1989 hit, "Do You Believe in Shame?", recorded for the tribute album Making Patterns Rhyme, released in August.

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Listen to 'American Idol' Alum Didi Benami Get 'Lost At Sea'

Listen to 'American Idol' Alum Didi Benami Get 'Lost At Sea'

American Idol season-nine alum Didi Benami is about to release her proper debut album, Reverie — the result of a successful PledgeMusic crowdfunding campaign (with proceeds earmarked for Brandon McMillan’s Argus Service Dogs Foundation) and, perhaps a little bit, a broken heart.

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Jason Aldean Engaged to Former 'American Idol' Contestant

Jason Aldean Engaged to Former 'American Idol' Contestant

Jason Aldean, country star and subject of Billboard's most recent cover story, proposed to his girlfriend Brittany Kerr on Tuesday at the San Diego Zoo.

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Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks Break Up

Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks Break Up

File under: News that's the worst.

Singer Jason Derulo and American Idol season-six winner Jordin Sparks have ended their relationship, according to E! News. The site says the split is mutual and that they'll remain friends.

Derulo first confirmed the two were a couple in January 2012. Their last red-carpet appearance together was the 2014 VMAs earlier this month.

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'American Idol' Alum Scott MacIntyre Requires Kidney Transplant Within Six Months

'American Idol' Alum Scott MacIntyre Requires Kidney Transplant Within Six Months

For the second time in his life, season-eight American Idol alum Scott MacIntyre is facing end-stage kidney disease.

The 29-year-old requires a transplant within six months, which necessitates a living donor. Last week, he was officially accepted into Nashville-based Vanderbilt Hospital’s transplant program and is on a national waiting list. The average wait time is three to five years for a kidney from a deceased donor.

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Adam Lambert to Judge 'American Idol' New York Auditions

Adam Lambert to Judge 'American Idol' New York Auditions

It wasn't all that long ago — the American Idol season-12 finale in 2013 to be exact — when Adam Lambert told The Hollywood Reporter how he would love to serve as a judge one day.

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Kris Allen Talks 'American Idol' Baby Boom, New Video, Fall Tour

Kris Allen Talks 'American Idol' Baby Boom, New Video, Fall Tour

Fans planning to see Kris Allen on tour this year may want to remember to wear a pair of comfortable dancing shoes.

“We have done some Soul Train lines,” says the American Idol season-eight winner. “How can I not do a Soul Train line?”

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Watch 'American Idol' Alum Chris Daughtry Record the 'Utopia' Theme Song (Exclusive)

Watch 'American Idol' Alum Chris Daughtry Record the 'Utopia' Theme Song (Exclusive)

When Fox debuts the much-buzzed about series Utopia on Sept. 7, viewers may notice a familiar voice singing the theme song: American Idol alum Chris Daughtry.

The season-five finalist says show producers reached out to him directly with the idea for the series and asked if he'd be interested in tackling the theme song. The concept piqued his curiosity, he explains in a behind-the-scenes video of the recording process, which will air during Sunday's Utopia premiere .

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Carrie Underwood Announces Pregnancy

Carrie Underwood Announces Pregnancy

Carrie Underwood has given new meaning to Labor Day with the announcement that she and husband Mike Fisher are expecting their first child.

The American Idol season-four winner took to Twitter to reveal the news with help from her two dogs, each wearing separate blue and pink shirts reading, "I am going to be a Big Brother" and "I am going to be a Big Sister."

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Watch Lady Gaga Join Adam Lambert Onstage in Homage to the Queen "Mothership"

Watch Lady Gaga Join Adam Lambert Onstage in Homage to the Queen "Mothership"

Lady Gaga joined Adam Lambert and Queen, the band that inspired her stage name, for a rocking rendition of the classic hit "Another One Bites The Dust" onstage in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday.

She joined the group decked out in a giant afro wig. Following her surprise appearance, the singer tweeted, "I just played with Queen I'm the happiest girl alive," then Instagrammed several pictures of herself along with guitarist Brian May and Lambert.

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'American Idol' Alum Colton Dixon Banks on Christianity

'American Idol' Alum Colton Dixon Banks on Christianity

Colton Dixon may be making a name for himself in the world of Christian music, but that doesn’t mean his name isn’t associated with at least one sinful indulgence: ice cream. The American Idol season 11 alum now has his very own flavor courtesy of Boston ice creamery Emack & Bolio, one part of a marketing blitz in advance of his sophomore effort, Anchor, which includes his likeness on specially-marked cans of Mountain Dew (that come with a free download of new music).

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Disney's 'American Idol' Experience to Close Early

Disney's 'American Idol' Experience to Close Early

Walt Disney World's American Idol Experience attraction will be closing at the end of summer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Following Suicide Scare, 'American Idol' Alum Josh Gracin Checks Into Psychiatric Facility

Following Suicide Scare, 'American Idol' Alum Josh Gracin Checks Into Psychiatric Facility

American Idol season-two alum Josh Gracin has been discharged from the hospital and has voluntarily checked himself into an inpatient psychiatric facility, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Watch Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert Lampoon 'American Idol'

Watch Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert Lampoon 'American Idol'

If Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, or Led Zeppelin were to audition for American Idol today, would any of them have earned a Golden Ticket to Hollywood?

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