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Kris Allen Celebrates His Love Of Christmas On New EP

Kris told CBS Local about his favorite holiday songs and how he changed them up for his fans on his new release, ‘Waiting For Christmas.’

12/11/2012

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Colton Dixon Spills ‘American Idol’ Secrets

“I think people would be surprised to know how much work goes into the whole thing.”

12/03/2012

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Steven Tyler To Nicki Minaj: “I Am No Racist”

When it comes to American Idol, even the judges are judged. But in an effort to quiet the rising Idol chatter and talk of “racist comments,” Steven Tyler has apologized for calling out Nicki Minaj and the current crop of AI judges.

11/29/2012

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Colton Dixon Says JLo Inspired His Work Ethic: “She Works So Hard”

“It was cool to see someone of her status have that work ethic. It helped inspire me to work just as hard if not harder.”

11/29/2012

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Nicki Minaj Calls Out “Racist Comment” In Latest ‘Idol’ Feud

The ‘American Idol’ chatter has gotten louder when Nicki Minaj responded to Steven Tyler’s remarks about her judgeship. The rapper took to Twitter and called his comments “racist.”

11/27/2012

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Colton Dixon Discusses New Single: “It Just Gets Implanted Into Your Brain”

“When we were selecting songs for the record we came across this song and it just gets implanted into your brain. I found myself singing it all day long.”

11/14/2012

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Nicki Minaj Promises Man Bits On Her Upcoming Tour

“Maybe we’ll have some flying penises. Imagine we just have little penises flying through the air,” she said.

11/06/2012

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Phillip Phillips Gives Back To Staten Island With Help From PS22

The ‘American Idol’ winner plans to perform “Home” alongside the kids from PS22 with proceeds from the show going to relief efforts in the area.

11/05/2012

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Colton Dixon Recalls One Scary Halloween

Find out what caused this former ‘American Idol’ contestant to make a trip to the emergency room.

10/30/2012

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Kris Allen on Halloween: ‘If You Don’t Dress Up, You’re Lame.’

The singer talks about a few of his recent costumes and what he’s planning on dressing up as this year.

10/28/2012

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‘American Idol’ Runner-Up Jessica Sanchez Officially Joins ‘Glee’

No word yet on who she’ll play, but she’ll be there.

10/16/2012

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Kelly Clarkson Reveals Cover Art For ‘Greatest Hits’

What do you think of Kelly’s cover look?

10/16/2012

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Hear Kelly Clarkson’s New Song ‘Catch My Breath’

It’s been a decade since Kelly Clarkson won ‘American Idol’ and her latest single “Catch My Breath” talks about her journey.

10/11/2012

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Did Nicki Minaj Threaten To Shoot Mariah Carey?

More shots fired in the Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey beef. While Mariah spoke to Barbra Walters about a threatening accusation, Minaj continued her tirade on Twitter.

10/04/2012

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Nicki Minaj Might Have Her Own Reality Show, Would You Watch?

Looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more from the singer.

09/27/2012

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will.i.am Developing “American Idol For Young Wizards”

Would you watch the reality show he calls “great TV and great for society?”

09/25/2012

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Kelly Clarkson Is Leaving Texas For Tennessee

The American Idol winner is selling her Texas home and moving to Nashville fulltime. “I do love pop music,” she says, but “I think I have more of a Southern mentality.”

09/20/2012

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Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey Deny ‘American Idol’ Judges Feud, Darling

When pressed further about the feuding that’s been reported Mariah jumped in, saying “How we gonna feud in two days?”

09/19/2012

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5 Musical Icons We’d Like To See Judge ‘American Idol’

The current rumor involves quite the eclectic mix of genres: the already-confirmed Mariah Carey, rapper Nicki Minaj, country star Keith Urban, and Idol staple Randy Jackson. But what about the icons here? We’ve got a few ideas.

09/14/2012

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Style Evolution: Jennifer Hudson Goes From ‘Idol’ Cast-Off to Hollywood Starlet

In honor of Jennifer Hudson’s 31st birthday, we take a look back at her style evolution from ‘American Idol’ cast-off to Hollywood starlet.

09/12/2012

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Randy Jackson On “American Idol” And His Type II Diabetes Diagnosis

The judge raves about AI, calling it an “amazing, amazing show.”

09/11/2012

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Jennifer Hudson Admits Plastic Surgery To Oprah

Jennifer Hudson joined Oprah on her couch last night (September 9) to talk about her fiancé, the tragic loss of her mom and her career. But she also revealed a few things about her body.

09/10/2012

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From Georgia To Hollywood: American Idol Phillip Phillips’ Journey “Home”

The winner reveals the support he’s been given from former Idol contestants.

09/06/2012

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Randy Jackson Is “Done” But “Not Done” With American Idol

After eleven seasons with American Idol it looks like Randy Jackson, one of the original judges on the show, is calling it quits… Or is he?

08/31/2012

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‘American Idol’ Wants Nicki Minaj, But What Does Mariah Want?

According to reports, Nicki Minaj is Idol’s pick for the open judges position, but Mariah might have some other ideas.

08/21/2012

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Nicki Minaj Reportedly In Talks To Join “American Idol,” Hilarity Ensues

Nicki Minaj is reportedly in talks to become the next judge on American Idol. While there is no official word, the internet machine has gone into overdrive trying to compute what a Minaj judgeship would mean for fans and contestants alike.

08/21/2012

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Kelly Clarkson Talks Mariah, Helping Her ‘Duet’ Partners and Football

The ‘American Idol’ winner raves about the show’s newest judge, staying in touch with her ‘Duets’ partners and how in the eyes of her football-loving family she’s finally hit the big time.

08/16/2012

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Jordin Sparks Shares Her Thoughts On Mariah Carey As ‘American Idol’ Judge

The AI alum reveals why she thinks Mariah will be a great judge.

08/16/2012

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Phillip Phillips Picks “Idol”s Perfect Steven Tyler Replacement

Tyler was a big fan of Phillips, predicting both his win and a career as an actor for the vulnerable Georgia native. But trying to choose the perfect replacement for Tyler wasn’t an easy task for Phillips.

08/08/2012

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‘Idol’ Winner Phillip Phillips Releases ‘Home’ Video, Gets a Sales Boost From Olympics

After becoming the unofficial theme song of the American women’s gymnastics team, Phillip Phillips’ “Home” is seeing a boost in sales.

08/03/2012

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