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  1. 'American Idol' Alum Jermaine Jones Says Claims the Show Is Racist Are 'Ludicrous'

    2:30 pm 7/25/2013

    The season 11 finalist also reveals to THR that he's auditioning for "The Voice."Read more

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  2. 'American Idol' Staff, Alumni Bring Their Pets to Work (Video)

    8:00 am 6/21/2013

    Among the execs whose dogs are featured in an adorably cute clip: Simon Fuller, creator of the Fox show, and Nigel Lythgoe, its former executive producer.Read more

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  3. Sundance Selects Picks Up Documentary 'Dancing in Jaffa'

    11:49 am 6/18/2013

    Hilla Medalia's film follows ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine as he returns to his hometown in Israel.Read more

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  4. How to Get Fired: Nigel Lythgoe's 'American Idol' Goodbye Analyzed

    5:00 am 6/12/2013

    Workplace politics specialist and author Ben Dattner on the nuances in the June 10 statement.Read more

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  5. Nigel Lythgoe Speaks Out on 'American Idol' Firing: 'I Am Truly Saddened'

    10:38 am 6/10/2013

    “If the executives that are now in charge believe ratings will improve with my departure, I have no complaints,” says the executive producer.Read more

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  6. 'American Idol' Names New Executive Producer

    10:14 am 6/10/2013

    Swedish television executive Per Blankens steps in for Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick, who recently confirmed their exits from the Fox show.Read more

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  7. Nigel Lythgoe Confirms 'American Idol' Firing

    3:14 pm 6/8/2013

    "Don't worry ... Fox still loves me," writes the longtime executive producer and co-creator of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance." Fellow EP Ken Warwick is also out.Read more

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  8. 'American Idol': Executive Producers Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick Are Out

    2:00 pm 6/4/2013

    The longtime friends, who helped launch the Fox show in 2002, won't be around for season 13, say sources.Read more

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  9. A Day in the Life of 'American Idol' Musical Director Ray Chew

    4:15 pm 5/14/2013

    Now finishing his third year on the Fox show, the industry veteran reveals his insane work schedule. "It's a marathon, not a sprint," he says.Read more

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  10. 'American Idol': 5 Drastic Changes to Save the Show

    5:00 am 5/8/2013

    Axing theme nights, replacing judges and producers -- all options are on the table as ratings keep sinking.Read more

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