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Nicki Minaj, Shakira Latest In Singing Competition Judge Shakeups

Remember when singing competitions kept their judges a little longer than one or two-year stints? Perhaps American Idol set an unattainable precedent during its first seven years on the air, with zero changes to the […]

05/17/2013

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Randy Jackson Steps Down As ‘American Idol’ Judge, Who’s Next?

After making the careers of artists like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, longtime American Idol judge Randy Jackson announced Thursday (May 9) that he will not be returning as a judge next season.

05/10/2013

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Judging The Judges: Star Power Alone Can’t Revive ‘American Idol’ Ratings

The early- to mid-2000s were a simpler time in music. Rock music was actually thing on popular radio. Production on hit singles was often stripped down nearly to its core rather than with bombastic synths […]

03/29/2013

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Will You Help Carly Rae Jepsen Write Her Next Song?

Carly Rae Jepsen is taking fans into her songwriting world for her latest project. In partnership with American Idol and Coca-Cola, Jepsen is allowing fans to choose the lyrics for her song “Take A Picture,” […]

03/29/2013

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In Honor Of Mariah Carey’s Birthday, Watch Her Rise To Fame

It’s Mariah Carey’s 43rd birthday today and while we’ve enjoyed watching her on American Idol this season, we really want to celebrate the singer herself, who’s been in this business for nearly half her life. […]

03/27/2013

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Nicki Minaj Rolls In Late To ‘Idol’ Live Taping, Covers ELLE Sans Makeup

When Nicki Minaj didn’t appear to the set on time for the first live taping of American Idol Wednesday night (March 13), the cameras kept on rolling. Her absence had many wondering what could have […]

03/15/2013

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Kelly Clarkson Refuses “To Be Bullied” By Industry Titan

Clive Davis, record industry mogul and the man who takes credit for finding and grooming artists like Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Janis Joplin, Jennifer Hudson and many more, finds himself in Kelly Clarkson’s crosshairs. Davis […]

02/19/2013

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Jennifer Hudson Celebrates Return Of Destiny’s Child, But Not ‘American Idol’

While promoting her new film, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, at the Sundance Film Festival, Jennifer Hudson had some kind words for the return of Destiny’s Child. But unfortunately, didn’t show the same […]

01/22/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Does Judging ‘Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ Help or Hurt Artists’ Careers?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Last week, American Idol returned with a whimper instead of the bang […]

01/22/2013

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Colton Dixon Advises ‘American Idol’ Contestants To “Always Be Yourself”

The new season of American Idol debuted last night and we finally got to see if the fighting between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey was everything we thought it would be. While the two divas […]

01/17/2013

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“It Feels Like I’ve Joined A Band” Says Keith Urban Of “Idol” Team

Country star and newly appointed American Idol judge Keith Urban was a guest on the Ellen show this week, and right away, he got down to the business talking Idol. “We’re putting the fun in dysfunction,” he says at the beginning of […]

01/17/2013

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Haley Reinhart Looks Back On ‘American Idol’

As we gear up for a new and rejuvenated season of American Idol this week, we look back on what Season 10 alum Haley Reinhart had to say about her time on the show. While […]

01/15/2013

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Will Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Make Nice For ‘Idol’?

Mariah Carey is once again speaking out about the alleged feud between her and fellow American Idol judge Nicki Minaj. With the show’s 12th season set to premiere January 9, Mariah sat down with Barbara […]

01/09/2013

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Jeff Dunham Gears Up For ‘American Idol’s’ Next Season

The comic and his puppet, Walter, don’t pull any punches when it comes to the feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Mianj. One of the ladies look like they can “kick butt” to Walter, but […]

01/08/2013

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Can Reality Show Contestants Win GRAMMYS? Tony Lucca Weighs In

“I think Kelly Clarkson really proved herself to be a career-long artist. She really handled her early work with grace and still stays relevant and works with great people and gets songs consistently out there.”

12/18/2012

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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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